Low-temperature sterilization and new technologies

Vania Regina Goveia, Silma Maria Cunha Pinheiro, Kazuko Uchikawa Graziano
2007 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem  
The new low-temperature sterilization technologies are presented as an alternative to the use of ethylene oxide. This review was performed in order to identify evidences of the antimicrobial activity, toxicity, adverse events and the applicability of these technologies. The research was carried through the electronic databases MEDLINE and LILACS up to 2005. The authors analyzed 10 articles in this survey. The studies about the efficacy of these sterilization methods constitute experimental and
more » ... omparative research that showed the influence of the extension and diameter of the lumen, besides the presence of crystal salts. Thus, choosing the correct equipment is essential, as well as the assurance of the cleansing of the devices, which interfere with the effectiveness of the low-temperature sterilization. These technologies present limitations regarding the sterilization of graft bone and affect the materials properties.
doi:10.1590/s0104-11692007000300002 pmid:17653417 fatcat:nylniaqyznbhlkibkjnrjt3pxy