Comparison Between Glutaraldehyde and HOCl for Endoscope Disinfection
Efficacy of electrolyzed acid water in reprocessing patient endoscopes: Comparison with 2% alkaline glutaraldehyde
Author/Source: Nitin Shetty et al. Journal of Hospital Infection
A study which compared, in a hospital setting, the efficacy of 2% glutaraldehyde with HOCl against bacterial and virus pathogens on the surfaces of endoscopes. Results indicated equal degrees of microbial control. The authors noted that HOCl gave a potentially significant advantage of freedom from user toxicity and sensitisation associated with extended glutaraldehyde use, together with a more rapid rate of microbial load reduction.