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Evaluation of a pulsed xenon ultraviolet disinfection system to decrease bacterial contamination in operating rooms

  • Lynn El Haddad1,
  • Shashank S. Ghantoji1,
  • Mark Stibich1, 2,
  • Jason B. Fleming3,
  • Cindy Segal4,
  • Kathy M. Ware1 and
  • Roy F. Chemaly1Email author
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:672

Received: 27 June 2017

Accepted: 4 October 2017

Published: 10 October 2017

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Original Submission
27 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
9 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Pankaj Baral
15 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Katherine Belfield
11 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Lynn El Haddad
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
4 Oct 2017 Editorially accepted
10 Oct 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2792-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
Xenex Disinfection Services, San Antonio, USA
Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, USA
Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA