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Publication Name World Journal of Orthopedics
Manuscript ID 53446
Country/Territory Pakistan
2019-12-20 16:09
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2020-03-01 12:27
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2020-05-18 09:19
ISSN 2218-5836 (online)
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Category Orthopedics
Manuscript Type Observational Study
Article Title Mobile phones in the orthopedic operating room: Microbial colonization and antimicrobial resistance
Manuscript Source Unsolicited Manuscript
All Author List Nada Qaisar Qureshi, Syed Hamza Mufarrih, Seema Irfan, Rizwan Haroon Rashid, Akbar Jaleel Zubairi, Anum Sadruddin, Israr Ahmed and Shahryar Noordin
Author(s) ORCID Number
Nada Qaisar Qureshi http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7589-6695
Syed Hamza Mufarrih http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2105-3203
Seema Irfan http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5626-5639
Rizwan Haroon Rashid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0572-0387
Akbar Jaleel Zubairi http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0236-4700
Anum Sadruddin http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1879-9917
Israr Ahmed http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3587-6630
Shahryar Noordin http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7056-3085
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Corresponding author Nada Qaisar Qureshi, MBBS, Doctor, Research Associate, Research Associate, Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Aga Khan University, FOB, 1st Floor, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan. nadaqtaq@gmail.com
Keywords Mobile phones; Contamination; Surgical site infections; Orthopedic surgeries; Antimicrobial resistance;
Core Tip Mobile phones have been implicated in contamination in the operating room. We cultured samples from phones of 100 health care professionals in the orthopedic operating rooms at a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan. 93% of the phones were colonized by potentially pathogenic bacteria. The most common cause of implant related infections, Coagulase-negative Staphylococci, were isolated from 62 mobile phones, 54% of which were resistant to oxacillin. Risk of contamination increased with mobile covers and cracked screens and decreased with cleaning using an alcohol swab. Findings recommend use of “Mobile hygiene” until relationship with surgical site infections is established.
Publish Date 2020-05-18 09:19
Citation Qureshi NQ, Mufarrih SH, Irfan S, Rashid RH, Zubairi AJ, Ahmed I, Noordin S. Mobile phones in the orthopedic operating room: Microbial colonization and antimicrobial resistance. World J Orthop 2020; 11(5): 252-264
Url https://www.wjgnet.com/2218-5836/full/v11/i5/252.htm
DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.5312/wjo.v11.i5.252
Full Article (PDF) WJO-11-252.pdf
Full Article (Word) WJO-11-252.docx
Manuscript File 53446-Review-Webster J.docx
Answering Reviewers 53446-Answering reviewers.pdf
Audio Core Tip 53446-Audio core tip.mp3
Biostatistics Review Certificate 53446-Biostatistics statement.pdf
Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form 53446-Conflict-of-interest statement.pdf
Copyright License Agreement 53446-Copyright license agreement.pdf
Signed Informed Consent Form(s) or Document(s) 53446-Informed consent statement.pdf
Institutional Review Board Approval Form or Document 53446-Institutional review board statement.pdf
Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate 53446-Language certificate.pdf
Peer-review Report 53446-Peer-review(s).pdf
Scientific Misconduct Check 53446-Scientific misconduct check.pdf
Scientific Editor Work List 53446-Scientific editor work list.pdf