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- Designing, testing and labeling reusable medical devices for reprocessing in healthcare facilities: a guide for device manufacturers. Association for the advancement of medical instrumentation.AAMI TIR. 1994; 12
- Reprocessing of reusable medical devices.ASAIO J. 1995; 41: 146-151
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- Environmental issues concerning sterile reprocessing, disposal practices, recycling.AORN J. 1992; 55: 606-608
- History of the instruments for gastrointestinal endoscopy.Gastrointest Endosc. 1991; 37: 527-530
- Virus transmission via fiberoptic endoscope: recommended disinfection.JAMA. 1987; 257: 843
- Cost containment in the operating room: use of reusable versus disposable clothing.Am Surg. 1992; 58: 654-656
- Infection control issues in the gastrointestinal endoscopy unit.Gastroenterol Nurs. 1990; 12: 279-284
- Reusable instruments are more cost effective than disposable instruments for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.Surg Endosc. 1994; 8: 32-34
- Disposable versus reusable ERCP equipment: the tip of the regulatory iceberg.Gastrointest Endosc. 1993; 36: 846-847
- The re-use of single-use medical devices.Nursing RSA. 1992; 7: 33-36
- Prospective, randomized comparison of disposable and reusable biopsy forceps in gastrointestinal endoscopy.Gastrointest Endosc. 1994; 40: 671-674
- Disposable endoscopic biopsy forceps: comparison with standard forceps of sample size and adequacy of specimen.J Clin Gastroenterol. 1991; 13: 76-78
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- Disposable versus reusable biopsy forceps: a prospective evaluation of costs.Gastrointest Endosc. 1996; 43: 10-13
- Prospective evaluation of costs of disposable accessories in diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP.Gastrointest Endosc. 1993; 39: 763-765
- FDA labeling requirements for disinfection of endoscopes; a counterpoint.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1995; 16: 231-235
- Mycobacteria and glutaraldehyde: is high-level disinfection of endoscopes possible? A pilot study.Gastrointest Endosc. 1996; 43: 451-456
- APIC guidelines for selection and use of disinfectants.Am J Infect Control. 1990; 18: 99-117
- Cleansing and disinfection of equipment for gastrointestinal flexible endoscopy: interim recommendations of a working party of the British Society of Gastroenterology.Gut. 1988; 29: 1134-1151
- The efficacy of the disinfection of bronchoscopes contaminated in vitro with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium aviumintracellulare in sputum: a comparison of Sactimed-I-Sinald and glutaraldehyde.Hosp Infect. 1995; 29: 257-264
- Reuse of disposable equipment: one medical center's approach to the problem [abstract].Gastrointest Endosc. 1995; 41: 323
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