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Document ID (ISN)54907
CIS number 90-2066
ISSN - Serial title 0025-729X - Medical Journal of Australia
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Taylor J.D.
Title AIDS and hepatitis B and C: Contamination risk at transurethral resection - A study using sodium fluorescein as a marker
Bibliographic information 3 Sep. 1990, Vol. 153, No.5, p.257-260. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Endoscopic surgeons performing transurethral resection are exposed to facial splashes containing minute and dilute quantities of irrigating fluid used during the operation, as was proven by the use of a fluorescent dye marker in 17 out of 20 consecutive operations. The surgeons generally were not aware of the splashes. As irrigating fluid can be contaminated by HIV and hepatitis B/C virus, it is important that endoscopic surgeons be vaccinated against hepatitis B, and that protective glasses and masks be used during the operation in order to guard against HIV infection.
Descriptors (primary) health care personnel; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) infectious diseases; vaccination; hospitals; infectious hepatitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)