I P Lipscomb

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Affiliation: University of Southampton
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Rapid method for the sensitive detection of protein contamination on surgical instruments
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Hosp Infect 62:141-8. 2006
  2. pmc Comparative study of surgical instruments from sterile-service departments for presence of residual gram-negative endotoxin and proteinaceous deposits
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 7PX, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3728-33. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint The sensitivity of approved Ninhydrin and Biuret tests in the assessment of protein contamination on surgical steel as an aid to prevent iatrogenic prion transmission
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Hosp Infect 64:288-92. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Are surgical stainless steel wires used for intracranial implantation of PrPsc a good model of iatrogenic transmission from contaminated surgical stainless steel instruments after cleaning?
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Hosp Infect 64:339-43. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of drying time, ambient temperature and pre-soaks on prion-infected tissue contamination levels on surgical stainless steel: concerns over prolonged transportation of instruments from theatre to central sterile service departments
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:72-7. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison between visual analysis and microscope assessment of surgical instrument cleanliness from sterile service departments
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Hosp Infect 68:52-8. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Amyloid-specific fluorophores for the rapid, sensitive in situ detection of prion contamination on surgical instruments
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Bassett Crescent East, Southampton SO16 7PX, UK
    J Gen Virol 88:2619-26. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Diathermy forceps and pencils: reservoirs for protein and prion contamination?
    I P Lipscomb
    J Hosp Infect 64:193-4. 2006

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Publications8

  1. ncbi request reprint Rapid method for the sensitive detection of protein contamination on surgical instruments
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Hosp Infect 62:141-8. 2006
    ..This new methodology for the assessment of surface contamination is generally applicable and should facilitate future quantitative surveys of instrument contamination in hospitals and other healthcare environments...
  2. pmc Comparative study of surgical instruments from sterile-service departments for presence of residual gram-negative endotoxin and proteinaceous deposits
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 7PX, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3728-33. 2006
    ..It is clear that the overall standard for cleaning must be raised in order to fulfill the imminent introduction of new European standards and to reduce the risk of cross-patient contamination and iatrogenic transmission...
  3. ncbi request reprint The sensitivity of approved Ninhydrin and Biuret tests in the assessment of protein contamination on surgical steel as an aid to prevent iatrogenic prion transmission
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Hosp Infect 64:288-92. 2006
    ..The application of more sensitive cleanliness evaluation methods should be applied to reduce the risk of iatrogenic transmission of prion disease in 'high-risk' instruments such as neurosurgical devices...
  4. ncbi request reprint Are surgical stainless steel wires used for intracranial implantation of PrPsc a good model of iatrogenic transmission from contaminated surgical stainless steel instruments after cleaning?
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Hosp Infect 64:339-43. 2006
    ..These results indicate that the application of wires as a realistic means of assessing the removal or inactivation of the prion infectious agent from surgical instruments should be treated with caution...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of drying time, ambient temperature and pre-soaks on prion-infected tissue contamination levels on surgical stainless steel: concerns over prolonged transportation of instruments from theatre to central sterile service departments
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:72-7. 2007
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  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison between visual analysis and microscope assessment of surgical instrument cleanliness from sterile service departments
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Hosp Infect 68:52-8. 2008
    ..The new methodology applied in the assessment of surface contamination is rapid and generally applicable and could be used more widely for routine monitoring of instrument cleanliness...
  7. ncbi request reprint Amyloid-specific fluorophores for the rapid, sensitive in situ detection of prion contamination on surgical instruments
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Bassett Crescent East, Southampton SO16 7PX, UK
    J Gen Virol 88:2619-26. 2007
    ..This technique, although not specific to an amyloid type, can be used to verify that surgical instruments are substantially free from prion amyloid protein soiling and hence reduce the risk of iatrogenic transmission...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diathermy forceps and pencils: reservoirs for protein and prion contamination?
    I P Lipscomb
    J Hosp Infect 64:193-4. 2006