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Endoscope Disinfection

Level: Meta-analyses, Systematic reviews, Practice guidelines: 14 Abstracts

Legend: : Key Development,  : Very Important,  : Important, [no star]: Special Mention


ESGE-ESGENA Guideline: cleaning and disinfection in gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Beilenhoff U, Neumann CS, Rey JF, Biering H, Blum R, Cimbro M, Kampf B, Rogers M, Schmidt V, ESGE Guidelines Committee, Endoscopy. 2008 Nov;40(11):939-57


Inconsistencies in endoscope-reprocessing and infection-control guidelines: the importance of endoscope drying.
LF Muscarella, Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Sep:2147-54


Monopolar electrocautery versus ultrasonic dissection of the gallbladder from thegallbladder bed in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a randomized controlled trial.
Mahabaleshwar V, Kaman L, Iqbal J, Singh R., Can J Surg. 2012 Oct;55(5):307-11.


Advanced colorectal polyp detection techniques.
Qumseya BJ, Wallace MB., Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2012 Oct;14(5):414-20. doi: 10.1007/s11894-012-0279-z.


Management of occluded metal stents in malignant biliary obstruction: similaroutcomes with second metal stents compared to plastic stents.
Shah T, Desai S, Haque M, Dakik H, Fisher D., Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Nov;57(11):2765-73. doi: 10.1007/s10620-012-2272-7. Epub 2012Jun 26.


A novel disposable, transnasal esophagoscope: a pilot trial of feasibility,safety, and tolerance.
Chung JW, Park S, Chung MJ, Park JY, Park SW, Chung JB, Song SY., Endoscopy. 2012 Feb;44(2):206-9. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1291483. Epub 2012 Jan 23.

Comments: First evaluation of a novel disposable transnasal esophagoscope, the E.G. Scan (IntroMedic Co. Ltd., Seoul, Korea). The feasibility, safety, and tolerability of the first version was excellent. Further technical improvements are envisioned.


Comparison of the cleaning and disinfecting efficacy of four washer-disinfectors for flexible endoscopes.
U Kircheis, H Martiny, J Hosp Infect. 2007 Jul:255-61


Endoscope disinfection using chlorine dioxide in an automated washer-disinfector.
H Isomoto, M Urata, K Kawazoe, J Matsuda, Y Nishi, A Wada, K Ohnita, Y Hirakata, N Matsuo, K Inoue, T Hirayama, S Kamihira, S Kohno, J Hosp Infect. 2006 Jul:298-305


Indoor glutaraldehyde levels in the endoscope disinfecting room and subjective symptoms among workers.
H Katagiri, T Suzuki, Y Aizawa, T Kadowaki, Ind Health. 2006 Apr:225-9


Reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes after a period of disuse: is it necessary?
AS Vergis, D Thomson, P Pieroni, S Dhalla, Endoscopy. 2007 Aug:737-9


Minimally invasive versus open surgery for reversal of tubal sterilization.
George K, Kamath MS, Tharyan P., Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Feb 28;2:CD009174. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009174.pub2.


Multidrug-resistant NDM-1 Klebsiella outbreak and infection control in endoscopicurology.
Koo VS, O'Neill P, Elves A., BJU Int. 2012 Dec;110(11 Pt C):E922-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11556.x.Epub 2012 Oct 26.


Sporicidal activity of disinfectants as one possible cause for bacteria in patient-ready endoscopes.
N Miner, V Harris, T Ebron, TD Cao, Gastroenterol Nurs. 2007 Jul-Aug:285-90


Validation of low-temperature steam with formaldehyde sterilization for endoscopes, using validation device.
K Kanemitsu, A Ogawa, T Hatori, T Imasaka, H Kunishima, K Inden, M Hatta, I Nakamura, Y Hirayama, M Kaku, Gastrointest Endosc. 2005 Dec:928-32