AMDR Bibliography of Peer-Reviewed Articles and Other Scientific Literature on Reprocessing
Life Cycle Assessments
Julia A. Meister, Jack Sharp, Yan Wang, Khuong An Nguyen Assessing Long-Term Medical Remanufacturing Emissions with Life Cycle Analysis Processes December 24, 2022
Chantelle Rizan, Tom Brophy, Robert Lillywhite, Malcom Reed, Mahmood F. Bhutta Life cycle assessment and life cycle cost of repairing surgical scissors The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment June 2, 2022
Amanda Andersen, Siri Fritze Sørensen A case study of the environmental and economic sustainability of using remanufactured ultrasound catheters ResearchGate, Aalborg University June 2022
Chantelle Rizan, Mahmood F. Bhutta Environmental impact and life cycle financial cost of hybrid (reusable/single-use) instruments versus single-use equivalents in laparoscopic cholecystectomy Surgical Endoscopy September 24, 2021
Bart van Straten, Sharina Ligtelijn, Liecke Droog, Esther Putman, Jenny Dankelman, Nicolaas H. Sperna Weiland, Tim Horeman A life cycle assessment of reprocessing face masks during the Covid-19 pandemic National Library of Medicine September 3, 2021
Anna Schulte, Daniel Maga, Nils Thonemann Combining Life Cycle Assessment and Circularity Assessment to Analyze Environmental Impacts of the Medical Remanufacturing of Electrophysiology Catheters Sustainability January 17, 2021
Scott Unger, Amy Landis Assessing the environmental, human health, and economic impacts of reprocessed medical devices in a Phoenix hospital’s supply chain Journal of Cleaner Production August 13, 2015
Environmental Benefits of Reprocessing
Chantelle Rizan, Robert Lillywhite, Malcom Reed, and Mahmood F Bhutta The Carbon Footprint of Products Used in Five Common Surgical Operations: Identifying Contributing Products and Processes The Royal Society of Medicine Journals April 13, 2023
Julie Boussuge-Roze, Josselin Duchateau, Francis Bessiere, Frederic Sacher, Pierre Jaïs Environmental sustainability in cardiology: reducing the carbon footprint of the catheterization laboratory Nature Reviews Cardiology December 21, 2022
Jonathan Drew, Sean D. Christie, Daniel Rainham, Chantelle Rizan HealthcareLCA: an open-access living database of health-care environmental impact assessments The Lancet December 1, 2022
Geoffroy Ditac, Pierre Jean Cottinet, Minh Quyen Le, Daniel Grinberg, Josselin Duchateau, Kévin Gardey, Arnaud Dulac, Antoine Delinière, Christelle Haddad, Julie Boussuge-Roze, Frédéric Sacher, Pierre Jaïs, Philippe Chevalier, Francis Bessière Carbon footprint of atrial fibrillation catheter ablation EP Europace September 15, 2022
Chantelle Rizan, Ingeborg Steinbach, Rosamond Nicholson, Rob Lillywhite, Malcolm Reed, Mahmood F. Bhutta The Carbon Footprint of Surgical Operations Annals of Surgery December 2020
Other Articles
Matthew Smith, Hardeep Singh, Jodi D. Sherman Infection Prevention, Planetary Health, and Single-Use Plastics JAMA October 2, 2023
Markus Meissner, Juliane Hafermann, Ubong Silas, Rhodri Saunders Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Single-Use and Multi-Use Surgical Staplers with Staple Line Buttressing in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Risk Management and Healthcare Policy August 4, 2023
Tamara Hoveling, Jeremy Faludi, Conny Bakker Barriers and Opportunities for Laparoscopic Instruments Conference: Going Green – Care Innovation 2023 May 2023
National Institute for Health and Care Research Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery Reducing the environmental impact of surgery on a global scale: systematic review and co-prioritization with healthcare workers in 132 countries British Journal of Surgery April 20, 2023
Anne-Claire N.
Reprocessing single-use medical devices Clinical Pharmacy and Medical Devices March 7, 2023
Rajiv Raman, Chetan Rao, Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, Suber Huang, Tarun Sharma Single-use versus reuse of instruments in ophthalmic surgery Eye February 8, 2023
Hassane Alami, Pascale Lehoux, Fiona A. Miller, Sara E. Shaw, Jean-Paul Fortin Single-use versus reuse of instruments in ophthalmic surgeryAn urgent call for the environmental sustainability of health systems: A ‘sextuple aim’ to care for patients, costs, providers, population equity and the planet The International Journey of Health Planning and Management February 3, 2023
Rachel Hennein, Emily Goddard, Jodi D. Sherman Stakeholder perspectives on scaling up medical device reprocessing: A qualitative study PLOS ONE December 30, 2022
Mattis Keil, Tobias Viere, Kevin Helms, Wolf Rogowski The impact of switching from single-use to reusable healthcare products: a transparency checklist and systematic review of life-cycle assessments European Journal of Public Health November 26, 2022
Bart van Straten, Brian Tantuo, Jenny Dankelman, Nicolaas H. Sperna Weiland, Bendiks Jan Boersma, Tim Horeman Reprocessing Zamak laryngoscope blades into new instrument parts; an ‘all-in-one’ experimental study Heliyon November 17, 2022
Jeremy Greene, Caroline L. Skolnik, Maria W. Merritt How medicine becomes trash: disposability in health care The Lancet October 15, 2022
Ornella Benedettini Green Servitization in the Single-Use Medical Device Industry: How Device OEMs Create Supply Chain Circularity through Reprocessing Sustainability October 5, 2022
Fátima Sofia Costa, Maria Olívia Pereira, Carlos Esteves, Jorge Carvalh Reprocessing of Single-Use Medical Devices in hospital environment: evolution and future perspectives Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 6th Portuguese Meeting on Bioengineering February 22, 2019
Miguel Cunha Sustainability Prize 3 Surgeons’ awareness and opinions on sustainability in surgery: the ECOS-Surgery global survey British Journal of Surgery August 9, 2022
Julie Boussuge-Roze, Serge Boveda, Saagar Mahida, Ante Anic, Giulio Conte, Julian K. R. Chun, Eloi Marijon, Frederic Sacher, Pierre Jais Current practices and expectations to reduce environmental impact of electrophysiology catheters: results from an EHRA/LIRYC European physician survey EP Europace August 9, 2022
Linn Boberg, Jagdeep Singh, Agneta Montgomery, Peter Bentzer Environmental impact of single-use, reusable, and mixed trocar systems used for laparoscopic cholecystectomies PLOS ONE July 15, 2023
John Lazarus, Salome Maswime, Graham Fieggen, Lydia L. Cairncross, James Irlam, Anthony Reed, Shrikant Peters, Johannes J. Fagan Call for the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority to revisit regulations relating to singleuse medical devices The South African Medical Journal April 2022
Rosemary Haddock, Rabia de Latour, Keith Siau, Bu’Hussain Hayee, Swapna Gayam Climate Change and Gastroenterology: Planetary Primum Non Nocere and How Industry Must Help The American Journal of Gastroenterology March 2022
Alexander Soderbgerg, Birante Soumare MDR’s Impact on Standards Usages and the Relevance for In-house Production of Medical Devices Swedish Institute for Standards 2022
Purnima Aishwarya Prasad, Dhruvi Joshi, Jennifer Lighter, Jenna Agins, Robin Allen, Michael Collins, Foohel Pena, Joan Velletri, Cassandra Thiel Environmental footprint of regular and intensive inpatient care in a large US hospital The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment December 4, 2021
Victor J. Dzau, Rachel Levine, George Barrett, Andrew Witty Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector — A Call to Action The New England Journal of Medicine December 2, 2021
Mahmood F. Bhutta Our over-reliance on single-use equipment in the operating theatre is misguided, irrational and harming our planet The Royal College of Surgeons of England November 10, 2021
Bart van Straten, D.R.van der Heiden, Daniel Robertson, Corinne Riekwel, Frank Willem Jansen, Maarten van der Elst, Tim Horeman Surgical waste reprocessing: Injection molding using recycled blue wrapping paper from the operating room Journal of Cleaner Production November 1, 2021
Marina Romanello, Alice McGushin, Claudia Di Napoli, Paul Drummond, Nick Hughes, Louis Jamart, et al. The 2021 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: code red for a healthy future The Lancet October 20, 2021
Eliana Auxiliadora Costa, Edina Costa Single-use devices: reuse regulation policies and implications for collective health SciELO Brazil October 18, 2021
Jodi D. Sherman, Forbes McGain, Melissa Lem, Frances Mortimer, Wayne B. Jonas, Andrea J. MacNeill Net zero healthcare: a call for clinician action BMJ September 20, 2021
Tuncay Bayrak, Saliha Işıl Soylu Reprocessing of single use medical devices: A new proposal for a regulation Health Policy and Technology July 16, 2021
Jakov Mihanović, Zenon Pogorelić, Nataša Skitarelić, Robert Karlo, Miro Jukić, Igor Stipančić Reuse of single-use surgical equipment – Survey on current practice and attitudes in Croatia Portal Hrvatskih Znanstvenih Strucnih Casopisa July 2021
Damola Ikeoluwa Akano, Winifred Ijomah, James Windmillb Hierarchical analysis of factors influencing acceptance of remanufactured medical devices Cleaner and Responsible Consumption June 2021
Chantelle Rizan, Mahmood F. Bhutta Strategy for net-zero carbon surgery British Journal of Surgery May 8, 2021
Ilyssa O Gordon, Jodi D Sherman, Michael Leapman, Michael Overcash, Cassandra L. Thiel Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Gastrointestinal Biopsies in a Surgical Pathology Laboratory American Journal of Clinical Pathology April 5, 2021
Matthew J. Eckelman, Kaixin Huang, Robert Lagasse, Emily Senay, Robert Dubrow, Jodi D. Sherman Health Care Pollution And Public Health Damage In The United States: An Update Health Affairs December 2020
Andrea J. MacNeill, Harriet Hopf, Aman Khanuja, Saed Alizamir, Melissa Bilec, Matthew J. Eckelman, Lyndon Hernandez, Forbes McGain, Kari Simonsen, Cassandra Thiel, Steven Young, Robert Lagasse, Jodi D. Sherman Transforming The Medical Device Industry: Road Map To A Circular Economy Health Affairs December 2020
Jakov Mihanović, Nataša Lisica Šikić, Ivana Mrklić, Zvonimir Katušić, Robert Karlo, Miro Jukić, Ana Jerončić, Zenon Pogorelić Comparison of new versus reused Harmonic scalpel performance in laparoscopic appendectomy in patients with acute appendicitis—a randomized clinical trial Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery November 25, 2020
Daniel Guzzo, Marly M. Carvalho, Ruud Balkenende, Janaina Mascarenhas Circular business models in the medical device industry: paths towards sustainable healthcare Resources, Conservation and Recycling September 2020
Gerald McDonnell Block’s Disinfection, Sterilization, and Preservation Wolters Kluwer August 12, 2020
Jodi D. Sherman, Cassandra Thiel, et al. The Green Print: Advancement of Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare Resources, Conservation and Recycling July 22, 2020
David Duncker, Martin Svetlosak, Federico Guerra, Klaudia Vivien Nagy, Philippe Vanduynhoven, Evgeny N Mikhaylov, Jedrzej Kosiuk Reprocessing of electrophysiology material in EHRA countries: an EHRAYoung EP survey European Society of Cardiology July 20, 2020
Chantelle Rizan, Malcolm Reed, Francis Mortimer, Anna Jones, Rachel Stancliffe, Mahmood F. Bhutta Using surgical sustainability principles to improve planetary health and optimise surgical services following the COVID-19 pandemic The Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons July 1, 2020
Chantelle Rizan, Frances Mortimer, Rachel Stancliffe, Mahmood F. Bhutta Plastics in healthcare: time for a re-evaluation The Royal Society of Medicine Journals February 7, 2020
Amit S. Gill, Thomas Hampton, Ravi Sharma Activism for health: green surgery BMJ February 4, 2020
George Winter Green Theatre The Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons November 2019
Cassandra Thiel, Leora I. Horwitz Improving Value in Health Care Through Comprehensive Supply Optimization JAMA October 2019
Jodi D. Sherman, Andrea MacNeill, Cassandra Thiel Reducing Pollution From the Health Care Industry JAMA August 2, 2019
Duojin Wang and Jing Wu Reprocessing and Reuse of Single-Use Medical Devices in China: A Pilot Survey BMC Public Health April 2019
Bruno de Sousa Martins Reprocessing of Single-Use Medical Devices: Clinical and Financial Results Portuguese Journal of Public Health February 2019
Lisa W. M. Leung, Banu Evranos, Alexander Grimster, Anthony Li, Mark Norman, Abhay Bajpai, Zia Zuberi, Manav Sohal, Mark M. Gallagher Remanufactured Circular Mapping Catheters: Safety, Effectiveness and Cost Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology December 2018
Camila R.Guettera, Barbara J. Williams, Eliza Slama, Amanda Arrington, Marion C. Henry, Mecker G. Möllere, Janet Elizabeth Tuttle-Newhall, Sharon Steing, Marie Crandall Greening the Operating Room The American Journal of Surgery October 2018
Kerstin H. Wyssusek, Maggie T. Keys, André A. J. van Zundert Operating room greening initiatives – the old, the new, and the way forward: A narrative review Sage Journals August 22, 2018
David Renton, Peter Denk, Oliver Varban Reprocessed single-use devices in laparoscopy: assessment of cost, environmental impact, and patient safety Surgical Endoscopy June 15, 2018
Sorawut Thamyongkit, Malick Bachabi , John M. Thompson, Babar Shafiq, Erik A. Hasenboehler Use of reprocessed external fixators in orthopaedic surgery: a survey of 243 orthopaedic trauma surgeons Patient Safety in Surgery June 2018
Cassandra L. Thiel, Noe C. Woods, Melissa M. Bilec Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Laparoscopic Surgery Am J Public Health April 2018
Aditya Kapoora, Amit Vorab, Gita Natarajc, Sundeep Mishrad, Prafulla Kerkare, C.N. Manjunath Guidance on Reuse of Cardio-Vascular Catheters and Devices in India: A Consensus Document Indian Heart Journal May 2017
Daniel Vukelich Lessons Learned from FDA’s Regulation of ‘Single-Use’ Device Reprocessing AAMI Horizons Spring 2016
Terrence J. Loftus A Comparison of the Failure Rate between Original Equipment Manufacturer and Reprocessed Single-use Energy Devices ASME Journal of Medical Devices August 6, 2015
Cassandra L. Thiel, Matthew Eckelman, Richard Guido, Matthew Huddleston, Amy E. Landis, Jodi Sherman, Scott O. Shrake, Noe Copley-Woods, Melissa M. Bilec Environmental Impacts of Surgical Procedures: Life Cycle Assessment of Hysterectomy in the United States Environmental Science & Technology December 17, 2014
John C. Wocher The Reuse of Medical Devices Intended for Single Use: The Great Difference of Opinions Japan Hospitals: The Journal of Japan Hospital Association July 2014
Ratna Rao, Ratna Mani, et al. Reprocessing of single-use hemodynamic catheters in cardiology-we do but how best to do it Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control June 25-28, 2013
Yoan Kagoma, Nathan Stall, Edward Rubinstein, Douglas Naudie People, Planets and Profits: The Case for Greening Operating Rooms Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) November 20, 2012
Marcus Bracklo, Ulrike Marczak Reprocessing Cardiology Devices – Reviewing 15 Years of Experience in Germany European Cardiology Summer 2012
Joann Eller Sustainability Strategies at Piedmont Hospital: 10 Years of Reprocessing Success in the EP Lab EP Lab Digest October 2011
Gifty Kwakye, Gabriel A. Brat; Makary, Martin A. Makary Green Surgical Practices for Health Care Archives of Surgery February 21, 2011
Francesco Tessarolo, Iole Caola; Giandomenico Nollo Critical Issues in Reprocessing Single-Use Medical Devices for Interventional Cardiology Biomedical Engineering, Trends, Research and Technologies January 8, 2011
Bruce R. Lester, Keith Miller, Arie Boers, David C. Harris, William G. Gamble Comparison of In Vivo Clinical Performance and Shaft Temperature and In Vitro Tissue Temperature and Transection Times Between New and Reprocessed Harmonic Scalpels Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques October 2010
Walter Popp, Ossama Rasslan, Akeau Unahalekhaka, Pola Brenner, Edith Fischnaller, Maha Fathy, Carol Goldman, Elizabeth Gillespie What is the use? An international look at reuse of single-use medical devices International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health July 2010
Gifty Kwakye, Martin Makary A Call to Go Green in Health Care by Reprocessing Medical Equipment Academic Medicine; The Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges March 2010
Bruce R. Lester, Nicole P. Boser, Keith Miller, Mark Schnapf, Beth A. Jacques, Brian F. Sullivan, George L. Marchin Reprocessing and Sterilization of Single-Use Electrophysiological Catheters: Removal of Organic Carbon and Protein Surface Residues Journal of AOAC International; A Peer-Reviewed Journal Publishing Basic and Applied Research in the Analytical Sciences Related to Foods, Drugs, Agriculture, and the Environment July 2009
Alan J. Bank, James M. Berry, Robert F. Wilson, Bruce R. Lester Acceptance Criteria for Reprocessed Acunav Catheters: Comparison Between Functionality Testing and Clinical Image Assessment Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Official Journal of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology March 2009
Thomas Sloan First, Do No Harm? A Framework for Evaluating New Versus Reprocessed Medical Devices Journal of the Operational Research Society January 7, 2009
Axel Kramer, Ojan Assadian, Christian Jaekel, Marc Kraft The Safe Processing of Medical Devices in the Interests of Patient Protection GMS Krankenhaushygiene Interdisziplinaer; Deutsche Gesellscheaft fuer Krankenhaushygiene September 3, 2008
Axel Kramer, Ojan Assadian Ethical and Hygiene Aspects of the Reprocessing of Medical Devices in Germany GMS Krankenhaushygiene Interdisziplinaer; Deutsche Gesellscheaft fuer Krankenhaushygiene September 3, 2008
Volker Grosskopf, Christian Jaekel Legal Framework Conditions for the Reprocessing of Medical Devices GMS Krankenhaushygiene Interdisziplinaer; Deutsche Gesellscheaft fuer Krankenhaushygiene September 3, 2008
Marc Kraft Framework Conditions and Requirements to Ensure the Technical Functional Safety of Reprocesed Medical Devices GMS Krankenhaushygiene Interdisziplinaer; Deutsche Gesellscheaft fuer Krankenhaushygiene September 3, 2008
Kerstin Klosz Quality Management for the Processing of Medical Devices GMS Krankenhaushygiene Interdisziplinaer; Deutsche Gesellscheaft fuer Krankenhaushygiene September 3, 2008
Colin M. Krueger Processing Single-Use Medical Devices for Use in Surgery – Importance, Status Quo and Potential GMS Krankenhaushygiene Interdisziplinaer; Deutsche Gesellscheaft fuer Krankenhaushygiene September 3, 2008
D. Gaertner, K. Muenz, E. Hueckelheim, U. Hesse Ultrasound Scissors: New Single-Use Instruments vs. Resterilized Single-Use Instruments – A Prospective Randomised Study GMS Krankenhaushygiene Interdisziplinaer; Deutsche Gesellscheaft fuer Krankenhaushygiene September 3, 2008
Thomas Vom Woedtke, Axel Kramer The Limits of Sterility Assurance GMS Krankenhaushygiene Interdisziplinaer; Deutsche Gesellscheaft fuer Krankenhaushygiene September 3, 2008
Jinsil K. Sung, Rafael Levin, Jodi Siegel, Thomas A. Einhord, William R. Creevy, Paul Tornetta Reuse of External Fixation Components: A Randomized Trial Journal of Orthpedic Trauma February 2008
Daniel S. Horwitz, Kathryn L. S. Schabel, Thomas F. Higgins The Economic Impact of Reprocessing External Fixation Components Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery October 2007
Francesco Tessarolo, Marcello Disertori, Iole Caola, Giovanni Maria Guarrera, Carlo Favaretti, Giandomenico Nollo Health Technology Assessment on Reprocessing Single-Use Catheters for Cardiac Electrophysiology: Results of a Three-Years Study Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. August 2007
Francesco Tessarolo, Iole Caola, Michele Fedel, Alessandra Stacchiotti, Patrizio Caciagli, Giovanni Maria Guarrera, Antonella Motta, Giandomenico Nollo Different Experimental Protocols for Decontamination Affect the Cleaning of Medical Devices Journal of Hospital Infection April 1, 2007
Bruce R. Lester, Alan A. Alexander, Keith Miller, Nicole P. Boser, Brian F. Sullivan, Gregory Brucker Comparison of Performance Characteristics Between New and Reprocessed Electrophysiology Catheters Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology 2006
Rafal Chudzik, Michael Howell, Atul Mahajan AcuNav Reprocessing: An Evaluation of Safety, Clinical Effectiveness and Cost Savings EP Lab Digest February 2006
Douglas R. Dirschl Reuse of Selected External Fixator Components is Safe and Should be Supported Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma January 2006
Francesco Tessarolo, Iole Caola, Giandomenico Nollo, R. Antolini, Giovannia Maria Guarrera, Patrizio Caciagli Efficiency in Endotoxin Removal by a Reprocessing Protocol for Electrophysiology Catheters Based on Hydrogen Peroxide Plasma Sterilization International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health November 2006
Francesco Tessarolo, Iole Caola, Patrizio Caciagli, Giovannia Maria Guarrera, Giandomenico Nollo Sterility and Microbiological Assessment of Reused Single Use Cardiac Electrophysiology Catheters Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2006
Julian D. Druce, Jessica S. Russell, Christopher J. Birch, Karen Vickery, Richard W. Harper, Joseph J. Smolich Cleaning and Sterilization Protocol for Reused Cardiac Electrophysiology Catheters Inactivates Hepatitis and Coxsackie Viruses Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology August 2005
Robby S. Sikka, David A. Fischer, Marc F. Swiontkowski Reprocessing Single-Use Devices: An Orthopaedic Perspective The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery February 2005
David Distel, Douglas Beinborn, Stephen Hammill Cost Containment: Single-Use Vs. Third-Party Reprocessing Issues for Review and Consideration EP Lab Digest September 2004
Francesco Tessarolo, Paolo Ferrari, Bortoluzzi Silvia, Antonella Motta, Claudio Migliaresi, Lucio Zennaro, Adelio Rigo, Giovanni Maria Guarrera, Giandomenico Nollo Evaluation and Quantification of Reprocessing Modification in Single-Use Devices in Interventional Cardiology Applied Surface Science 2004
Warburton, David Regaining Control: How OEMs Can Participate in the Medical Device Aftermarket in the Wake of MDUFMA: TAs Reprocessed Medical Devices Gain Legitimacy, Manufacturers Prepare for a Changing Market Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry July 2003
Julian D. Druce, Jessica S. Russell, Christopher J. Birch, Lynette A. Yates, Richard W. Harper, Joseph J. Smolich A Decontamination and Sterilization Protocol Employed During Reuse of Cardiac Electrophysiology Catheters Inactivates Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. March 2003
Maiko Matsuura, Smain Lounici, Nozomu Inoue, Stephen Walulik, Edmund Y. S. Chao Assessment of External Fixator Reusability Using Load- and Cycle-Dependent Tests Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research January 2003
Nan Ma, Alain Petit, Olga L. Huk, L’Hocine Yahia, Maryam Tabrizian Safety Issue of Re-Sterilization of Polyurethane Electrophysiology Catheters: a Cytotoxicity Study Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition 2003
Thomas A. Ischinger, Gunter Neubauer, Raphael Ujlaky, Hermann Schätzl, M. Bock Reuse of ‘Single Use’ Medical Devices After Quality Assured Reprocessing: Hygenic, Legal and Economic Aspects. Potential for Cost Savings in Interventional Cardiology Zeitschrift Fur Kardiologie November 2002
Timothy P. Kinney, Richard A. Kozarek, Shirley Raltz, Fouad Attia Contamination of Single-Use Biopsy Forceps: a Prospective in Vitro Analysis Gastrointestinal Endoscopy August 1, 2002
Debra Dunn Reprocessing Single-Use Devices – Regulatory Roles AORN Journal July 2002
Debra Dunn Reprocessing Single-Use Devices – the Equipment Connection AORN Journal June 2002
Igor Ayzman, Samer R. Dibs, Jeffrey Goldberger, Rod Passman, Alan Kadish In Vitro Performance Characteristics of Reused Ablation Catheters Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology May 2002
Elizabeth A. Grabsch, M. Lindsay Grayson, Paul D. R. Johnson, Lynette A. Yates, Richard W. Harper, Joseph J. Smolich Bactericidal Efficacy of Sterilizing Protocol for Reused Cardiac Electrophysiology Catheters American Journal of Cardiology March 15, 2002
Steve Campbell The Reuse of Single-Use Devices: The Story Continues Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) September/October 2001
Bruce D. Linday, Stephen P. Kutalek, David S. Cannom, Stephen C. Hammill, Gerald V. Naccarelli Reprocessing of Electrophysiology Catheters: Clinical Studies, Regulations, and Recommendations Journal of Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology August 2001
Steven Mickelsen, Cara Mickelsen, Chamisa MacIndoe, Joe Jaramillo, Sam Bass Gail West, Fred Kusumoto Trends and Patterns in Electrophysiologic and Ablation Catheter Reuse in the United States American Journal of Cardiology, The February 1, 2001
R. Buchwalsky, R. Grove, E. Feldkamp 25 Year’s Experience with Reusable Heart Catheters Zeitschrift Fur Kardiologie August 2001
Pamela J. Furman Single-Use Device Reprocessing FDA Consumer November/December 2001
John D. Clough, Walter Maurer, Dan E. Nickelson If it Ain’t Broke, What are we Trying to Fix? Reprocessing Devices Labeled ‘for Single Use Only’ Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine September 2000
C. M. Wilcox Methodology of Reprocessing One-Time Use Accessories Gastrointestal Endoscopy Clinics of North America April 2000
Pamela J. Furman Third-Party Reprocessing of Endoscopic Accessories Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America April 2000
Sophie Lerouge, Caroline Guignot, Maryam Tabrizian, D. Ferrier, N. Yagoubi, L’Hocine Yahia Plasma-Based Sterilization: Effect on Surface and Bulk Properties and J Hydrolytic Stability of Reprocessed Polyurethane Electrophysiology Catheters J Biomed Mater Rs. December 15, 2000
Richard A. Kozarek, Shirley L. Raltz, T. J. Ball, D. J. Patterson, John Brandabur Reuse of Disposable Sphincterotomes for Diagnostic and Therapeutic ERCP: A One-Year Prospective Study Gastrointestinal Endoscopy January 1999
S. K. Roach, Richard A. Kozarek, Shirley L. Raltz, S. E. Sumida In Vitro Evaluation of Integrity and Sterilization of Single-Use Argon Beam Plasma Coagulation Probes American Journal of Gastroenterology, The January 1999
Carina Blomström-Lundqvist The Safety of Reusing Ablation Catheters with Temperature Control and the Need for a Validation Protocol and Guidelines for Reprocessing Pacing and Clinical Eletrophysiology (PACE) December 1998
Murali N. Bathina, Steve Mickelsen, Conni Brooks, Joe Jaramillo, Trish Hepton, Fred M. Kusumoto Safety and Efficacy of Hydrogen Peroxide Plasma Sterilization for Repeated Use of Electrophysiology Catheters Journal of the American College of Cardiology November 1, 1998
Douglas R Dirschl, Ilyse J. Smith Reuse of External Skeletal Fixator Components: Effects on Costs and Complications The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care May 1998
Kevin F. Browne, Rey Maldonado, Mary Telatnik, Ronald E. Vlietstra, Alan S. Brenner Initial Experience With Reuse of Coronary Angioplasty Catheters in the United States Journal of the American College of Cardiology Dec 1997
R. Michael Whitby, D. F. Looke ‘Single Use Only’: Obfuscation or the Necessary Attainment of Zero Risk? Medical Journal of Australia November 17, 1997
David F. Bloom, J. Fredrick Cornhill, Paul S. Malchesky, Donna M. Richardson, Kathryn A. Bolsen, Donna M. Haire, Floyd D. Loop, Delos M. Cosgrove III Technical and economic feasibility of reusing disposable perfusion cannulas Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, The September 1997
Rick Sites Policies for the Reuse of Disposables; Reprocessing Road Map OHA (the Association for Hospitals and Health Systems) News May 16, 1997
Richard A. Kozarek, Stanley E. Sumida, Shirley L. Raltz, Linda D. Merriam, David C. Irizarry In vitro evaluation of wire integrity and ability to reprocess single-use sphincterotomes Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Feburary 1, 1997
Nancy English Reprocessing Disposables: One Strategy to Balance Cost Reduction and Quality Patient Care Today’s Surgical Nurse July/August 1996
Zoltan G. Turi Reuse of Single-Use Items Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis June 1996
Jean-Gaston DesCôteaux, Lucille Tye, Eric C. Poulin Reuse of disposable laparoscopic instruments: cost analysis Canadian Journal of Surgery April 1996
Jean-Gaston DesCôteaux, Eric C. Poulin, M. Lortie, G. Murray, S. Gingras Reuse of Disposable Laparoscopic Instruments: A Study of Related Surgical Complications Canadian Journal of Surgery December 1995
Elizabeth A. Aton, Patrick Murray, Victoria Fraser, Larry Conaway, Michael E. Cain Safety of reusing cardiac electrophysiology catheters American Journal of Cardiology, The December 1, 1994
Roger Jacob, Patricia Bentolila The Re- Use of Single-Use Cardiac Catheters: Safety, Economical, Ethical, and Legal Issues Canadian Journal of Cardiology, The May 1994
Boaz Avitall, Miqdad Khan, David Krum, Mohammad Jazayeri, John Hare Repeated use of ablation catheters: A prospective study Journal of American College of Cardiology November 1, 1993
Patricia Bentolila, R. Jacob, Fernand Roberge Effects of re-use on the physical characteristics of angiographic catheters Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology November/December 1990
Susan O’Donoghue, Edward V. Platia Reuse of Pacing Catheters: A Survey of Safety and Efficacy Pacing and Clinical Eletrophysiology (PACE) September 1988
Ann Dunnigan, Connie Roberts, Mary McNamara, D. Woodrow Bensen Jr., David G. Benditt Success of Re-use of Cardiac Electrode Catheters American Journal of Cardiology, The October 1, 1987