Reuse of disposable sphincterotomes for diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP: a one-year prospective study.

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BACKGROUND Although previous studies have documented that single-channel sphincterotomes can be sterilized and used up to 10 times, no studies have prospectively evaluated the reuse of disposable sphincterotomes. METHODS Five- and six-French double-channel sphincterotomes marketed as one-time-use only were manually cleaned, sterilized with ethylene oxide… (More)

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@article{Kozarek1999ReuseOD, title={Reuse of disposable sphincterotomes for diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP: a one-year prospective study.}, author={Richard A. Kozarek and Shirley Raltz and Terrence J Ball and David J. Patterson and John J Brandabur}, journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy}, year={1999}, volume={49 1}, pages={39-42} }