Month: March 2018

Are Enzymatic Detergents the Primary Cause of The Inflammatory Eye Reaction Called TASS? A recently published article investigates risk factors for TASS.

March 31, 2018 (11:21 am) — Improper cleaning and sterilization of reusable ophthalmic instruments used to perform cataract and other intraocular surgeries is one of several risk factors for TASS, my new…

New Guidance to Prevent Other Types of Flexible Endoscopes From Transmitting Superbugs A new practice is provided to prevent contaminated gastroscopes, echo-endoscopes and other types of flexible endoscopes from infecting patients with multidrug-resistant bacteria

March 26, 2018 (updated May 16, 2018)  —  Advice for preventing flexible endoscopes from transmitting potentially life-threatening “superbugs” is the focus of new research, which provides a new clinical practice for…

FDA Warns Duodenoscope Manufacturers for Not Completing Ordered Surveillance Studies

March 15, 2018 (1:14 pm)  — The three manufacturers of duodenoscopes sold in the U.S. have not complied with the requirements of an order the FDA issued to each in…