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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


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


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


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...