Reducing the risk of cross-contamination from transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.


IN RESPONSE TO RECENT REPORTS from several major US medical centers regarding possible exposure of surgical patients to transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), one institution developed guidelines to care for surgical patients with the preoperative diagnosis of "rule out TSE." BASED ON CURRENT sterilization technology, using disposable surgical… (More)