Month: January 2015

USA TODAY: “Deadly bacteria on medical scopes trigger infections”

The USA TODAY article that everyone in the field is talking about: “Deadly bacteria on medical scopes trigger infections” (By: Peter Eisler, 6:21 p.m. EST January 21, 2015) Important quotes…

Risk of “Superbug” Outbreaks Linked to Two Types of Gastrointestinal Endoscopes: Pittsburgh (PA), 2012

January 21, 2015 — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center — also known as “UPMC” — linked a bacterial “superbug” outbreak in 2012 to the inadequate cleaning and disinfection, or “reprocessing,”…

Important Lessons Taught by Recent “Superbug” Outbreaks Linked to GI Endoscopes

January 15, 2015 — More than a dozen outbreaks of “CRE” and their related superbugs have been recently linked to contaminated gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes, several in the U.S. just since…