An outbreak associated with multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination of duodenoscopes and an automated endoscope reprocessor


YETKİN F. , ERSOY Y. , KUZUCU Ç. , OTLU B. , Parmaksiz N., SEÇKİN Y.

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, cilt.28, ss.6064-6070, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 13
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.6064-6070

Özet

Background: Duodenoscopes are semi-critical devices used for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Disinfection of these instruments is usually based on high-level disinfection procedures with a manual or automated endoscope reprocessor (AER). Duodenoscopes and AER are reported very rarely as a source of infection and outbreaks.