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COVID-19 (in the context of infection prevention during GI endoscopy and bronchoscopy):


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JUST IN, Dr. Muscarella discussing disposable duodenoscopes, mold in hospitals and an organ transplant mistake:



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ALSO JUST IN, Dr. Muscarella discussing  infections linked to mycobacteria (“NTM”) in hospital water supplies:


Other hospital infections in the news:


FDA 2-day panel meeting discussing ethylene oxide (EO) gas sterilization of medical instruments:


  • A Proposed Paradigm Shift Regarding How We Clean Endoscopes

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Dr. Muscarella’s recent peer-reviewed articles:

  1. Muscarella LF. Use of ethylene-oxide gas sterilisation to terminate multidrug-resistant bacterial outbreaks linked to duodenoscopes. BMJ Open Gastro August 2019.
  2. Mehta AC, Muscarella LF. Bronchoscope-Related “Superbug” Infections. CHEST August 2019.
  3. Muscarella LF. Risk of transmission of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and related “superbugs” during gastrointestinal endoscopy. World J Gastrointest Endosc October 2014.

Infection Prevention … In the News



Dr. Muscarella’s other relevant peer-reviewed articles:

  1. Muscarella LF. Infection control and its application to the administration of intravenous medications during gastrointestinal endoscopy. Am J Infect Control 2004 Aug;32(5):282-6.
  2. Muscarella LF. The study of a contaminated colonoscope. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Jul;8(7):577-80.e1.
  3. Nelson DB, Muscarella LF. Current issues in endoscope reprocessing and infection control during gastrointestinal endoscopy. World J Gastroenterol 2006 Jul 7;12(25):3953-64.
  4. Muscarella LF; New York State health officials. Recommendations for preventing hepatitis C virus infection: analysis of a Brooklyn endoscopy clinic’s outbreak. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2001 Nov;22(11):669.


 




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