This post provides the abstract of a peer-reviewed article, co-authored by Dr. Nelson and Dr. Muscarella, entitled: “Current issues in endoscope reprocessing and infection control during gastrointestinal endoscopy.” This article can be read in its entirety by clicking here.
Abstract: The purpose of this article is to review the evidence regarding transmission of infection during gastrointestinal endoscopy, factors important in endoscope reprocessing and infection control, areas to focus on to improve compliance, and recent developments and advances in the field.
Source: Nelson DB, Muscarella LF. Current issues in endoscope reprocessing and infection control during gastrointestinal endoscopy. World J Gastroenterol 2006; 12(25):3953-3964.
Key words: Endoscopy; Infection; Disinfection; Reprocessing; Infection control
Post by: Lawrence F Muscarella PhD post on 4-15-2013