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Mehriban Sharifzade

İstanbul School of Medicine, Istanbul University, Turkey


  • Original Article   
    The Improvement of Endoscope Reprocessing with ATP-Bioluminescence Tool
    Author(s): Habip Gedik*, Leyla Günay, Ezgi Ceren Şahin and Mehriban Sharifzade

    Background: The incidence rates of endoscopy use associated healthcare-associated infection were reported to be 1 in 1.8 million procedures, but contaminated endoscopes might cause outbreaks more often than other medical devices. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the endoscope reprocessing procedure validated with microbiological cultures and ATP bioluminescence tool kits. Material and methods: We examined the endoscope reprocessing procedures at the Ministry of Health Bakırköy Sadi Konuk Research Hospital using microbiological cultures and ATP bioluminescence tool kit during 2014. Results: We examined 42 flexible endoscopes and 4 (9%) endoscopes were found to be contaminated. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (>100,000 cfu/mL) was isolated from irrigation bottles and extended.. Read More»

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