Ethylene oxide in dialyzer rinsing fluid: effect of rinsing technique, dialyzer storage time, and potting compound.

  title={Ethylene oxide in dialyzer rinsing fluid: effect of rinsing technique, dialyzer storage time, and potting compound.},
  author={W. Ansorge and M. Pelger and W. Dietrich and U. Baurmeister},
  journal={Artificial organs},
  volume={11 2},
  • W. Ansorge, M. Pelger, +1 author U. Baurmeister
  • Published 1987
  • Medicine
  • Artificial organs
  • Ethylene oxide (ETO) is recognized as one of the main causes of dialyzer-associated hypersensitivity reactions. We studied the amount of ETO in the rinsing fluid of ETO-sterilized hollow-fiber dialyzers as a function of rinsing technique, dialyzer storage time, and the amount of potting compound (known to be an ETO reservoir) in the dialyzer. The results suggested that the initial 500 ml of rinsing fluid removes much of the residual ETO in the dialyzer. Ethylene oxide extraction was enhanced… CONTINUE READING
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