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Rush of human traffic in Canadian operating rooms could expose patients to 'disastrous' bacterial infections

from Financial :Post

New Canadian research is revealing an alarmingly high rate of human rush-hour-like traffic in operating rooms, possibly exposing patients to potentially "disastrous" bacterial infections with every swing of a door. Quebec researchers who secretly recorded how often staff entered or left an operating room during 100 hip or knee replacements — procedures that require a "particularly aseptic environment" — found the doors were opened as many as 176 times in a single surgery. more


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