SEARCH VEGSOURCE:

 

 

Follow Ups | Post Followup | Back to Discussion Board | VegSource
See spam or
inappropriate posts?
Please let us know.
  




From: TSS (216-119-138-199.ipset18.wt.net)
Subject: EFFECTS INSTRUMENTS WHO PROTOCAL DECONTAMINATION TSEs
Date: October 6, 2004 at 11:22 am PST

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Effects on instruments of the World Health Organization-recommended protocols for decontamination after possible exposure to transmissible spongiform encephalopathy-contaminated tissue
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 13:24:29 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Effects on instruments of the World Health Organization-recommended
protocols for decontamination after possible exposure to transmissible
spongiform encephalopathy-contaminated tissue
Stanley A. Brown *, Katharine Merritt, Terry O. Woods, Deanna N. Busick
United States Food & Drug Administration, Center of Devices and
Radiological Health, Office of Science and Technology, Rockville,
Maryland 20850
email: Stanley A. Brown (sab@cdrh.fda.gov )

*Correspondence to Stanley A. Brown, FDA/ CDRH, HFZ-150, 9200 Corporate
Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850

This article is a US Government work and, as such, is in the public
domain in the United States of America.

Keywords

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease " mad cow disease " decontamination " surgical
instruments " corrosion

Abstract

It has been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that rigorous
decontamination protocols be used on surgical instruments that have been
exposed to tissue possibly contaminated with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
(CJD). This study was designed to examine the effects of these protocols
on various types of surgical instruments. The most important conclusions
are: (1) autoclaving in 1N NaOH will cause darkening of some
instruments; (2) soaking in 1N NaOH at room temperature damages carbon
steel but not stainless steel or titanium; (3) soaking in chlorine
bleach will badly corrode gold-plated instruments and will damage some,
but not all, stainless-steel instruments, especially welded and soldered
joints. Damage became apparent after the first exposure and therefore
long tests are not necessary to establish which instruments will be
damaged. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part B: Appl
Biomater

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Received: 29 January 2004; Revised: 13 May 2004; Accepted: 23 June 2004
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)


10.1002/jbm.b.30125 About DOI

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/109658752/ABSTRACT

TSS






Follow Ups:



Post a Followup

Name:
E-mail: (optional)
Subject:

Comments:

Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL: