"Ethylene Oxide" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A colorless and flammable gas at room temperature and pressure. Ethylene oxide is a bactericidal, fungicidal, and sporicidal disinfectant. It is effective against most micro-organisms, including viruses. It is used as a fumigant for foodstuffs and textiles and as an agent for the gaseous sterilization of heat-labile pharmaceutical and surgical materials. (From Reynolds, Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p794)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Ethylene Oxide" by people in Profiles.
MacDonald D, Hanzlik J, Sharkey P, Parvizi J, Kurtz SM. In vivo oxidation and surface damage in retrieved ethylene oxide-sterilized total knee arthroplasties. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Jul; 470(7):1826-33.
Costa L, Bracco P, Brach del Prever EM, Kurtz SM, Gallinaro P. Oxidation and oxidation potential in contemporary packaging for polyethylene total joint replacement components. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2006 Jul; 78(1):20-6.