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Microwave food processing for bioclean room patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6403741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to establish an efficient way to prepare diets for patients in bioclean rooms, sterilization and temperature increase of food and drinks were studied by means of a specially designed microwave oven, which can be set over a range of 50 to 600 W. It is built into a wall between the bioclean room and the preparatory room and can be opened from both sides. Tests were conducted on individual dishes and on Differential Heating Container (DHC) diets in which an entire meal is served on a single compartmentalized dish. The results showed that DHC diets can be completely sterilized and yet retain their tastefulness when subjected to 500 W for 15 min, even Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis have been added before the treatment. Although similar sterilization was attained with the individual dishes, use of the DHC system greatly reduced the time and effort for diet preparation. This microwave sterilization procedure was also effective for the special high-calorie powdered food E-651 which is often given in liquified form to patients who cannot accept solid food.
S Fujita; E Kohzuki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese journal of clinical oncology     Volume:  13 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0368-2811     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Clin. Oncol.     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-27     Completed Date:  1983-05-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0313225     Medline TA:  Jpn J Clin Oncol     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacillus subtilis / radiation effects
Environment, Controlled*
Escherichia coli / radiation effects
Food Handling*
Food Microbiology
Patient Isolators*

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