Publications

2021

Comparison of the cleaning and drying performance of different instrument tray designs and accessories (Zentralsterilization 1/2021)

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2020

Basic hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic in dental practices (aseptica 2/2020)

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Insight: cleaning medical devices (aseptica 3/2020)

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Reprocessing thermolabile endoscopes - the latest information and discussions (aseptica 2/2020)

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2019

Automated Reprocessing: Inter-related Process Parameters in Washer-disinfectors (aseptica October 2019)

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Comparative assessment of the effects of process parameters as well as of detergents on PTFE channels with regard to automated reprocessing of flexible endoscopes (Zentralsterilization 1/2019)

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Comparative evaluation of the effect of process parameters as well as enzymatic detergents in automatic reprocessing / Evaluación comparativa del efecto de los parámetros del proceso y de los detergentes enzimáticos en el reprocesamiento mecánico (FORUM Medical Devices and Processes 1/2019)

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Experience Report: Feasibility and practical relevance of a supplementary AER type test based on a new
publication by the Type Test Working Group on behalf of the author group of the German Guideline for Validation of AER Processes (Zentralsterilization 4/2019)

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Investigation into the formation of silicate deposits in the steam sterilization process (Zentralsterilization 6/2019)

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2018

Comparison of cleaning and drying performance of different designs of instrument baskets (Zentralsterilization 2/2018)

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Out of the labyrinth together: The best way to retain instrument value (aseptica October 2018)

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Testing the efficacy of chemical additives for ultrasound cleaning / Prueba de la eficacia de aditivos químicos para el lavado por ultrasonido (FORUM Medical Devices and Processes 1/2018)

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Reprocessing of flexible endoscopes and endoscopic accessories used in gastrointestinal endoscopy: Position Statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) 
and European Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (ESGENA) – Update 2018

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Test method for comparative evaluation of instrument detergents for manual reprocessing of surgical instruments on the basis of fibrin (Zentralsterilization 6/2018)

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2017​

ESGE-ESGENA technical specification for process validation and routine testing of endoscope reprocessing in washer-disinfectors according to EN ISO 15883, parts 1, 4, and ISO/TS 15883-5

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Haemoglobin as analyte for evaluation of cleaning (Zentralsterilization 1/2017)

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Scope and performance of type test of washerdisinfectors used to reprocess thermolabile endoscopes as per standard series EN ISO 15883 (Zentralsterilization 2/2017)

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Prevention of multidrug-resistant infections from contaminated duodenoscopes: Position Statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and European Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (ESGENA)

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Standardization of precleaning and automated reprocessing of robotic instruments (Zentralsterilization 6/2017)

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2016​

Determination of tolerable process chemical residues after reprocessing thermolabile endoscopes (Zentralsterilization 3/2016)

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Statement on the letter to the editor "Process chemical residues" (Zentralsterilization 6/2016)

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2014​

The impact of disinfectant substances on residue formation on the surfaces of flexible endoscopes (Zentralsterilization 2/2014)

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2013

A method for testing the cleaning of MIS robotic instruments (Central Service 3/2013)

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Assessment of cleaning efficacy based on the protein-surface relationship (Central Service 3/2013)

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Assessment of the biocompatibility of process chemicals used for decontamination of medical instruments (Central Service 1/2013)

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Investigation of the cleaning efficacy of washerdisinfectors for thermolabile endoscopes - Multicentre trial on using a tube model with protein detection (Central Service 3/2013)

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2012

Comparing AAMI Standards With the ‘Red Book’

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2011

Method for Testing the Cleaning Efficacy of Washer-Disinfectors for Flexible Endoscopes (Zentralsterilization 5/2011)

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Properties of manual instrument disinfectants (Zentralsterilization 6/2011)

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Biocompatibility of medical devices after automated reprocessing in washer-disinfectors (Zentralsterilization 5/2011)

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Investigations into reproducible cleaning of instruments based on a worst-case model (Zentralsterilization 1/2011)

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2010

Analysis of Stainless Steel and Anodized Aluminium Material Compatibility with Foam Sprays Used for Keeping Used Surgical Instruments Moist (Zentralsterilization 4/2010)

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Hygienic and Microbiological Inspection of Flexible Endoscopes after Reprocessing (Zentralsterilization 2/20)

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​Multicentre Trial on Testing Cleaning in the Practical Situation with and without Ultrasound

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2009                      

Steam sterilisation of reusable surgical instruments

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Multicentre Trial on Standardisation of a Test Soil of Practical Relevance for Comparative and Quantitative Evaluation of Cleaning Pursuant to EN ISO 15883 - Description of Test Procedure

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AKI: 30 years of instrument preparation

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2008

Multicentre Trial on Standardisation of a Test Soil of Practical Relevance for Comparative and Quantitative
Evaluation of Cleaning Pursuant to EN ISO 15883

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