Endoscopy 2016; 48(07): v19
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-110188
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28. Juni 2016 (online)


    Rodolphe C. Hervé et al. Persistent residual contamination in endoscope „channels; a fluorescence epimicroscopy study

    This study used fluorescence epimicroscopy to examine working channels from endoscopes, and found considerable amounts of protein and biofilm after cleaning. Calls for sustained precautions and efforts for improved methods for the reprocessing of nonautoclavable, reusable surgical instruments are important.