In-use evaluation of Perasafe® compared with Cidex® in fibreoptic bronchoscope disinfection

A. Hernández, E. Martró, C. Puzo, L. Matas, C. Burgués, N. Vázquez, J. Castella, V. Ausina

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Abstract

The mycobactericidal activity of Perasafe® (0.26% peracetic acid) was compared with that of Cidex® (2% alkaline glutaraldehyde) by an in-use test. Fibreoptic bronchoscopes were artificially contaminated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in sputum and, after manual pre-cleaning with a neutral soap, 10 and 20 min disinfection periods were tested. Perasafe® was as effective as Cidex®, thus requiring a 10 min disinfection period against M. tuberculosis and 20 min against M. avium-intracellulare. The results demonstrate that Perasafe® is an effective disinfectant for use in reprocessing fibreoptic bronchoscopes. © 2003 The Hospital Infection Society. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-51
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2003

Keywords

  • Alkaline glutaraldehyde
  • Disinfection
  • Fibreoptic bronchoscope
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Peracetic acid

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