autoclaving


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autoclaving

A method for treating medical waste to render it noninfectious to humans, by heating it to 140ºC (284ºF), after which the waste can be safely disposed of in a landfill.
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To evaluate the effect of autoclaving on 17-OHP concentrations in dried blood spots (experiment 1a), native filter-paper cards from 25 term and 25 premature neonates were retrieved from the Austrian neonatal screening bank.
To evaluate the effect of autoclaving on 17-OHP concentrations in a fluid environment (experiment 1b), an aqueous solution was prepared that contained 29.
Concentrations before and after autoclaving were compared by a paired t-test and correlated by means of the Pearson linear correlation coefficient.
17-OHP concentrations in newborn dried blood spots collected on filter-paper cards (experiment 1a) were significantly lower after autoclaving (autoclaved 17-OHP) than before (native 17-OHP): median (25th-75th percentiles), 11.
Processing technologies developed as alternatives to treatment by incineration or autoclaving have long been required to perform this type of in-depth testing to prove efficacy and gain regulatory approval, while medical waste autoclave processes have been assumed to be 100% effective.
An improved method of trapped-rubber molding (TRM) that eliminates the trouble and expense of autoclaving was presented at the Texas SME meeting by Dow Corning Corp.
Our first phase evaluation clearly demonstrates the ability of MDI-P to kill highly resistant microorganisms in three minutes or less," Welch said, adding that continued autoclaving of instruments damaged them and ultimately resulted in high replacement costs.
Welch, Medical Discoveries' president, said that current sterilizing methods used by dental and medical professionals include autoclaving and treatment of instruments with ethylene oxide.