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Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 46.3 (2000): 363-368

Inactivation of a hepadnavirus by electrolysed acid water

Microbe(s): Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 46.3 (2000): 363-368

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Glutaraldehyde is used as a disinfectant for endoscopes, but is an irritant and so should be replaced by an alternative. Electrolysed acid water (EAW) has a bactericidal effect, and an endoscopic washing device using EAW has been developed in Japan. To investigate the effect of EAW on the infectivity of viruses, we treated duck hepatitis B virus (DHBV), which has similar properties to hepatitis B...

Journal of Virological Methods 85.1 (2000): 163-174

Disinfection potential of electrolyzed solutions containing sodium chloride at low concentrations

Microbe(s): Journal of Virological Methods 85.1 (2000): 163-174

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Electrolyzed products of sodium chloride solution were examined for their disinfection potential against hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in vitro. Electrolysis of 0.05% NaCl in tap water was carried out for 45 min at room temperature using a 3 A electric current in separate wells installed with positive and negative electrodes. The electrolyzed products were...

Digestive Endoscopy 15.1 (2003): 19-24

Endoscope contamination from HBV- and HCV-positive patients and evaluation of a cleaning/disinfecting method using strongly acidic electrolyzed water

Microbe(s): Digestive Endoscopy 15.1 (2003): 19-24

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Background: It is well known that strongly acidic electrolyzed water (SAEW) has a potent bactericidal effect. We examined residual viruses on endoscopes that were used in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-positive and hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive patients and evaluated the effectiveness of SAEW in cleaning/disinfecting the endoscopes. Methods: A random sample of endoscopes used in 109 endoscopies on...

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 19.8 (2004): 897-903

Efficacy of electrolyzed acid water in reprocessing patient used flexible upper endoscopes: Comparison with 2% alkaline glutaraldehyde

Microbe(s): Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 19.8 (2004): 897-903

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Background and Aim: Two percent glutaraldehyde, the most widely used liquid chemical germicide (LCG), may be hazardous to patients and medical personnel. Alternatives to glutaraldehyde, such as electrolyzed acid water (EAW), are being developed, but data from well-controlled studies with patient-used endoscopes are rare. The purpose of the present paper was to evaluate the high-level...

Journal of Food Protection 78.6 (2015): 1147-1153

Comparative study on the efficacy of bacteriophages, sanitizers, and UV light treatments to control Listeria monocytogenes on sliced mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)

Microbe(s): Journal of Food Protection 78.6 (2015): 1147-1153

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The ability of acidic electrolyzed oxidizing water (AEO) and neutral electrolyzed oxidizing water (NEO) to inactivate the murine norovirus (MNV-1) surrogate for human norovirus and hepatitis A virus (HAV) in suspension and on stainless steel coupons in the presence of organic matter was investigated. Viruses containing tryptone (0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0) were mixed with AEO and NEO...