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Bacterial colonisation of humidifier attachments on oxygen concentrators prescribed for long term oxygen therapy: a district review.
  1. N Pendleton,
  2. J S Cheesbrough,
  3. M J Walshaw,
  4. C R Hind
  1. University Department of Medicine, Royal Liverpool Hospital.

    Abstract

    A microbiological survey was undertaken on the eight patients in the Liverpool District who have a humidifier attachment on their oxygen concentrator. All but one of the humidifiers were contaminated with potentially pathogenic bacteria.

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