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Table 1 Summary statistics for OR Room and Patient Rooms (ICU, Internal Medicine and Neonatology) from all surfaces sampled

From: Efficacy of pulsed-xenon ultraviolet light for disinfection of high-touch surfaces in an Ecuadorian hospital

Service (n = 16)   Total CFU Mean ± SD Median (Min-Max)
OR Room (n = 4) After manual disinfection 76 3.61 ± 2.67 3 (0–8)
After PX-UV 11 0.52 ± 0.93 0 (0–3)
Percent reduction 87%   
Wilcoxon signed rank 164   
p-value < 0.001   
Patient Room (n = 12) After manual disinfection 3488 28.36 ± 56.54 10 (0–487)
After PX-UV 877 7.13 ± 22.73 1 (0–230)
Percent reduction 76%   
Wilcoxon signed rank 5135   
p-value < 0.001   
  1. PX-UV pulsed-xenon ultraviolet light, CFU colony form units