Michael G Schmidt

Summary

Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Sustained reduction of microbial burden on common hospital surfaces through introduction of copper
    Michael G Schmidt
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:2217-23. 2012
  2. pmc Characterization and control of the microbial community affiliated with copper or aluminum heat exchangers of HVAC systems
    Michael G Schmidt
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Curr Microbiol 65:141-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Intrinsic bacterial burden associated with intensive care unit hospital beds: effects of disinfection on population recovery and mitigation of potential infection risk
    Hubert H Attaway
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:907-12. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Copper surfaces reduce the rate of healthcare-acquired infections in the intensive care unit
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:479-86. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Copper continuously limits the concentration of bacteria resident on bed rails within the intensive care unit
    Michael G Schmidt
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:530-3. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Patient environment microbial burden reduction: a pilot study comparison of 2 terminal cleaning methods
    Michael G Schmidt
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:559-61. 2012

Collaborators

  • Cassandra D Salgado
  • Hubert H Attaway
  • Harold T Michels
  • J Robert Cantey
  • Katherine D Freeman
  • Peter A Sharpe
  • Joseph F John
  • Kent A Sepkowitz
  • Sarah Fairey
  • Lisa L Steed

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. pmc Sustained reduction of microbial burden on common hospital surfaces through introduction of copper
    Michael G Schmidt
    Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:2217-23. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Characterization and control of the microbial community affiliated with copper or aluminum heat exchangers of HVAC systems
    Michael G Schmidt
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Curr Microbiol 65:141-9. 2012
    ..97 % lower during the same time period...
  3. doi request reprint Intrinsic bacterial burden associated with intensive care unit hospital beds: effects of disinfection on population recovery and mitigation of potential infection risk
    Hubert H Attaway
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:907-12. 2012
    ..A quantitative assessment was conducted of the risk represented by the intrinsic bacterial burden associated with bed rails in a medical intensive care unit (MICU), and how disinfection might mitigate this risk...
  4. doi request reprint Copper surfaces reduce the rate of healthcare-acquired infections in the intensive care unit
    Cassandra D Salgado
    Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:479-86. 2013
    ..Additional studies are needed to determine the clinical effect of copper alloy surfaces in additional patient populations and settings...
  5. doi request reprint Copper continuously limits the concentration of bacteria resident on bed rails within the intensive care unit
    Michael G Schmidt
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:530-3. 2013
    ..However, BB can quickly return. Copper, when used to surface hospital bed rails, was found to consistently limit surface BB before and after cleaning through its continuous antimicrobial activity...
  6. doi request reprint Patient environment microbial burden reduction: a pilot study comparison of 2 terminal cleaning methods
    Michael G Schmidt
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:559-61. 2012
    ..There was no difference in effectiveness, with a mean relative reduction of microbial burden of 84% for the traditional method versus 88% for the PureMist method...