TcAF and Opragon have undergone scientific studies in a number of different contexts. Statements regarding the medical need for ultra-clean air in Operating Rooms, the correlation between lower bacteria levels and lower SSI rates as well as statements related to the performance of Opragon are all supported by several pieces of scientific evidence.
An extensive list of all scientific literature – in total 29 pieces - that supports Oragon is available on request (below). Each piece of litterature is linked to a specific statement. Example: “Surgical site infections are correlated with airborne bacteria levels” – which is linked to supporting evidence from several papers.
A selection of published studies are listed below:
Malin Alsved, Anette Civilis, Peter Ekolind, Ann Tammelin, Annette Erichsen Andersson, Jonas Jakobsson. Tobias Svensson, Matts Ramstorp, Sasan Sadrizadeh, Per-Anders Larsson, Mats Bohgard, Tina Šantl-Temkiv, Jakob Löndahl (2017). “Temperature controlled airflow ventilation in operating rooms compared with laminar airflow and turbulent mixed airflow” Journal of Hospital Infection.
Buhl S., Eschenbecher N., Bulitta C. (2016) Erste Ergebnisse und Erfahrungen mit einem neuartigen OP-Luftungssystem auf Basis einer temperaturkontrollierten Luftströmung. Krankenhaus-Hygiene + Infektionsverhütung Volume 38, Issue 2, 67–73
Bulitta S., Magerl F., Hartwish R., Russwurm B. (2015) CFD analysis of a high-tech operating room using STAR-CCM+®. Dynamics 38
Sadrizadeh S., Tammelin A., Ekolind P. and Holmberg S. (2014) Influence of staff number and internal constellation on surgical site infection in an operating room. Particuology, 13, 42-51
Sadrizadeh S., Holmberg S. (2014) Comparison of different ventilation principles in an operating suite. In: Proceedings of 13th SCANVAC International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms, Oct 19-22, São Paulo-Brazil.
Note: TcAF are in some articles termed “TAF”. Since 2018, Avidicare uses TcAF in order to avoid confusion with Turbulent Mixing Airflow, which in some countries are abbreviated as TAF.
The Avidicare team is open to presentation and in-depth discussion on how the Opragon system can make a difference for both patients and hospital staff.
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