The Identification of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Contamination in Ultrasound Endoscopes and Reproduction of Decontamination Failure by Deliberate Soiling Tests.

@article{Stigt2015TheIO,
  title={The Identification of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Contamination in Ultrasound Endoscopes and Reproduction of Decontamination Failure by Deliberate Soiling Tests.},
  author={Jos A. Stigt and Maurice J. H. M. Wolfhagen and Patricia Smulders and Vera Lammers},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={
          565-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND An outbreak of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia was observed in the cultures of bronchial aspirations. After systematic culturing of the scopes and reprocessing the equipment, it turned out to be a pseudo-outbreak caused by a failure of the disinfector to sterilize ultrasound scopes, subsequently resulting in cross infection of the bronchoscopes via the connecting tubes in the dryer. OBJECTIVES To support the above-mentioned findings and to show how different variables influence the… CONTINUE READING

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