Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 29th, 1995
The use of glutaraldehyde for the disinfection of bronchoscopes has recently received a great deal of adverse publicity for several reasons, including its toxicity to medical personnel and the build-up of "glutaraldehyde resistant" microorganisms within the disinfectant reservoir and in biofilms in automatic disinfector machines.
In this study researcher G. Nicholson and colleagues evaluated Sactimed-I-Sinald, an alternative to glutaraldehyde, by developing a stringent method to simulate the in-use conditions of a...
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