Bactericidal Clothes Protect Against Respiratory Infections in the Elderly Patients

Ken Ichi Meguro, Tomo Yamaguchi, Chika Doi, Takashi Nakamura, Kiyohisa Sekizawa, Hidetada Sasaki

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In order to protect against infections in the elderly patients, bactericidal clothes were used. Ninety elderly patients were divided into two groups; the control group and the other group with bactericidal clothes. In period I neither group received particular treatment for three months and in period II only the treated group used bactericidal clothes for three months. The control group in period II used regular clothes throughout. Cause of fever (>37°C) extending more than 10 or 15 days were significantly lower in the treated group than in the control group. It was suggested that the bactericidal clothes reduce infections in elderly patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-415
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Geriatrics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Bactericidal clothes
  • Ducubitus
  • Infections in the elderly
  • Respiratory infections
  • Urinary tractinfection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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