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Effective High-Level Disinfection of Cystoscopes: Is Perfusion of Channels Required?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 November 2015

William A. Rutala
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Division of Infectious Diseases, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Maria F. Gergen
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Judie Bringhurst
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
David J. Weber
Affiliation:
Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Division of Infectious Diseases, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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