C. diff Infections Cause Patient Cost and Mortality to Double

A recent study published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology examined the impact that C. diff infections have on the patient population. Utilizing data from a population-based cohort study among US adults, researchers found that that each year c. diff infections nearly double the patient cost and mortality chances.

Analyzing Medicare data from 2008-2010, researchers concluded that of 1,165,165 patients examined, 6,838 experienced C. diff infections. Mortality rate among patients with C. diff vs. non-infected patients was nearly double. (42.6% vs. 23.4%) Total healthcare cost for C. diff patients vs. non-infected patients was also nearly double. ($64,807 +- $66,480 vs. #38,128 +- $46,485)

Patients diagnosed with C. diff were more likely to be older, from the northeast, and demonstrated a higher burden of comorbidities. Researchers state “among elderly patients, C. diff infections are associated with an increase in adjusted mortality and healthcare associated infection cost following a CDI episode . . . nationwide, annually this equals to 240,000 patients with CDI, 46,000 potential deaths, and more than $6 billion in cost”.

Update on 222nm Exposure and ACGIH Eye Exposure Safety

Finally! We get some real world explanation of TLVs (Threshold Limit Values) and effects on eye radiation using 222 nm technology. A recently published article by the Council for Optical Radiation Measurements titled "Expected ACGIH Eye Exposure When Using 222 nm Ceiling Mounted Sources" gives some vital updates all 222nm users and future users should be aware of.

Far UV-C is the answer to our Pandemic fears

Could Far UV-C (222) help the fight against not only Covid-19 and its many variants, but Monkeypox as well? The answer is yes, yes it can. This article from Biospace.com explains Far UV-C and how it inactivates pathogens. Being that Monkeypox...

222 is the Future of Disinfection at UVC

    For decades, UV-C wavelengths of light have been used to disinfect everything from water to walls. In more recent years 254 nm wavelengths of UV-C light have been the standard in the fight against pathogens. However, there is a...
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