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Título: Ethylene oxide potential toxicity
Autor: Mendes, Gisela Cristina da Cunha
Brandão, Teresa Ribeiro da Silva
Silva, Cristina L.M.
Palavras-chave: Ethylene oxide residue
Ethylene oxide sterilization
Medical devices
Process design
Toxicity
Data: 2008
Editora: Expert Reviews
Citação: "Expert Review of Medical Devices". ISSN 1743-4440. 5: 3 (2008) 323-328
Resumo: The future of ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization has been questioned, owing to its associated toxicity. EO has been around for more than 60 years, mainly due to its recognized characteristics of reliability and effectiveness, coupled with the process flexibility, as well as its compatibility with most mechanical devices. Despite the well-known EO toxicity, the undesirable effects of medical devices’ EO residues on the patient’s health have not yet been well established. There are limitations related to the current risk-assessment studies. To overcome these drawbacks, demands on greater safety are increasing, which lead to improvements in sterilizers and aeration equipment, as well as the design of the processes. The paper under evaluation highlights risks related to EO sterilization of materials used during processing of stem cells for transplantation, but is an example of a study where the dose of the residues in the devices is not considered.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/2782
Versão do Editor: http://www.expert-reviews.com/doi/abs/10.1586/17434440.5.3.323
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