Evaluation of detergents and contact time on biofilm removal from flexible endoscopes.

@article{Ren2013EvaluationOD,
  title={Evaluation of detergents and contact time on biofilm removal from flexible endoscopes.},
  author={Wei Ren and Xiaoyan Sheng and Xi Huang and Fachao Zhi and Wenzhi Cai},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={e89-92}
}
BACKGROUND The formation of endoscopic biofilm reduces the results of cleaning and disinfection and may increase nosocomial infection. This study aims to evaluate the effects of various detergents and different contact time on the removal of biofilm on flexible endoscopes based on an artificial biofilm model. METHOD Endoscopic biofilm model was established and treated with various detergents (detergent 1, Rapid Multi-Enzyme; detergent 2, Scopezime; and detergent 3, Intercept) for 3, 5, and 7… CONTINUE READING

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