Identification and quantification of lower gastrointestinal flexible endoscopic microflora.

@article{Matteucci1983IdentificationAQ,
  title={Identification and quantification of lower gastrointestinal flexible endoscopic microflora.},
  author={Donatella Matteucci and Claude H Organ and Mark A. Dykstra and B Zalasney and Howard Jenkins},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1983},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={499-502}
}
After use in 29 patients undergoing mechanical bowel preparation and cleansing by an acceptable, standardized method, flexible colonoscopes and sigmoidoscopes were cultured for identification and enumeration of bacterial organisms that might be transmitted during subsequent endoscopic procedures. Using a unique, new application, RODAC aerobic and anaerobic cultures of the shaft surface showed no evidence of residual fecal contamination, sparse growth of cutaneous and airborne organisms on some… CONTINUE READING