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Methodology of reprocessing one-time use accessories.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10683222     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The current climate of falling reimbursements has prompted evaluation of reusing single use (disposable) endoscopic accessories. A number of different accessories have undergone study of both function and sterility after reuse. These studies, albeit limited in number, do show that selected equipment can be sterilized without impairment of function. Nonetheless, despite the data, widespread adoption of accessory reuse remains hampered by lingering concerns over cross-contamination and medical and legal risks.
C M Wilcox
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1052-5157     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastrointest. Endosc. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-13     Completed Date:  2000-04-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202792     Medline TA:  Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294-0007, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Disposable Equipment* / standards
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal* / microbiology
Equipment Contamination / prevention & control*
Equipment Safety
Infection / transmission
Infection Control / legislation & jurisprudence,  methods
Sensitivity and Specificity
Sterilization / methods*,  standards
United States

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