Comparison of Contamination Passing Through Iranian and Non- Iranian Filters of Ultra Filtration Dialysis Machines in Patients With Hepatitis C

AUTHORS

Homayoon Bashiri 1 , * , Hamidreza Omrani 1 , Masood Mami 1 , Mansour Rezaee 1

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], IR Iran

How to Cite: Bashiri H, Omrani H, Mami M, Rezaee M. Comparison of Contamination Passing Through Iranian and Non- Iranian Filters of Ultra Filtration Dialysis Machines in Patients With Hepatitis C, Hepat Mon. 2013 ; 13(1):5912. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.5912.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hepatitis Monthly: 13 (1); 5912
Published Online: January 20, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: June 12, 2011
Accepted: April 25, 2012
Crossmark

Crossmark

CHEKING

READ FULL TEXT
Abstract

Background: Hepatitis C is one of the common infectious diseases throughout the world. About 170 million people worldwide are infected with Hepatitis C virus. The most common route of transmission is direct blood-to-blood contacts.

Objectives: This study conducted to compare the amount of contamination might be found in ultra-filtered liquid passed through 2 kinds of filters ps10 (Mediatex, Iran) and Lups (Bio brand, Germany).

Patients and Methods: To achieve the goal, infected dialysis patients in which hepatitis C virus infection was detected by Elisa and PCR were selected.

Results: As shown in data the first stage of PCR test using ps10 filters all samples were negative. In the second step performed in later dialysis steps (with Lups filters), no infection was recorded, too.

Conclusions: Our results showed that dialysis machines do not have an important role in transmission of hepatitis C infection and sanitation control in the environment of dialysis should be emphasized.

Keywords

Hepatitis C Ultra-Filtered Liquid PCR Dialysis Machine

© 2013, Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.

Full Text

Full text is available in PDF

COMMENTS

LEAVE A COMMENT HERE: