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INTRODUCTION In the context of reducing endoscopy-related infectious risk and new national guidelines on microbiological samples from bronchoscopy, the results of a surveillance program set up in a hospital center were analyzed. METHODS Over 4 years, scheduled samples were taken from disinfected bronchoscopes. Bacteriology and mycology tests were used to(More)
BACKGROUND A new process for packaging endoscopes (SureStore®, Medical Innovations Group) immediately after they exit from washing and disinfection in an automated endoscope reprocessor (AER) allows for endoscopes to be stored for up to 15 days. AIM To describe the microbiological quality of samples from gastrointestinal endoscopes following this process.(More)
Glaucoma, given its insidious nature, is often coined 'the sneak thief of sight'. Following this trail of thought, primary open angle glaucoma with low or normal tension (POAGLNT) could be coined 'the king of thieves'. The lack of a compelling red fag of high intraocular pressure (IOP), together with the diurnal fuctuation of the deceptively low baseline(More)
From 1974 till 1979, 569 cholecystectomies with routine operative cholangiography were performed in the university surgical unit, Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong, for non-malignant disease of the gallbladder. Gallstones were present in 522 cases. Acalculous cholecystitis occurred in 47 cases. At least one of the clinical or operative indications to explore(More)
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