More Medical Instrument Modes
For Spreading CJD/Prions
"All instruments used for patients with CJD must be destroyed. "

Endotracheal intubation: a procedure by which a tube is inserted through the mouth down into the trachea (the large airway from the mouth to the lungs).
Spinal anaesthesia: used during caesarians, hernia repairs and other operations below the navel.
A peripheral nerve block: a medical procedure that involves administration of a dose of local anesthetic usually into either your arm, hand, leg, or ankle region.
Anesthesia And Non-Conventional Transmissible Agents (Or Prion Diseases)
JP Estebe Annales Francaises D'Anesthesie Et de Reanimation Volume 16 ï Issue 8 1997 16:955-63
Abstract The transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) represent a group of neurodegenerative diseases with lethal outcome. They include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and kuru, among others in humans, scrapie in sheep and spongiform encephalopathy in cattle (bovine spongiform encephalopathy: BSE)...
A new variant clinicopathological type of CJD (nvCJD) has been reported. The nvCJD has strain characteristics distinct from other types of CJD, close to those of BSE transmitted (studies with intracerebral inoculation), consistent with BSE being the source of this new disease...
It has been suggested that CJD might be transmitted by blood products derived from patients with CJD during the prodromal [precursory] stage...
For the most part of conformational changes of PrPc, the remarkable resistance of the infectious agent (PrP alone or combined) to ordinary sterilising procedures is a major problem. Because of this resistance, current recommendations are to recognize patients at risks and to use disposable medical devices. This is particularly true in anaesthesia during endotracheal intubation, spinal anaesthesia, and to a lesser extent with peripheral nerve blocks.
All instruments used for patients with CJD must be destroyed. The economic consequences of these measures have highlighted the essential importance of an early diagnosis.



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