Reuse of disposable catheters and guide wires.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Recent government directives and manufacturers' warnings have strongly cautioned against reuse of angiographic catheters and guide wires following cleaning and sterilization. Though it is theoretically possible that complications might result from reuse, actual documentation is lacking. Complete sterility can be achieved by standard procedures even when the devices are intentionally infected. Survey data indicate no increased incidence of mechanical malfunction when these devices are reused.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ravin, CE; Koehler, PR

Published Date

  • March 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 122 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 577 - 579

PubMed ID

  • 841092

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/122.3.577


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States