Lawrence F Muscarella PhD

New Guidance for Hospitals Considering the Sterilization of Flexible Endoscopes A newly developed 3-tiered classification scheme based on the infection risk is discussed.

May 30, 2019 — New guidance designed to help medical facilities considering replacing high-level disinfection with sterilization of flexible endoscopes, including…

A Colonoscope is Linked to Two Infections of the Nightmarish ‘CRE’ Superbug. Colonoscopy could now also be a risk factor for infection, in addition to ERCP and bronchoscopy.

January 10, 2019 — Infections caused by a nightmarish superbug have been identified following exposure to a colonoscope, according to two…

A Bronchoscope is Linked Again in the U.S. to an Outbreak of the Feared ‘CRE’ Superbug Is enough being done to improve safety? The recall of several bronchoscope models is also discussed.

October 1, 2018 (updated: Oct. 5, 2018; edited: Oct. 8, 2020) — A bronchoscope’s use has been linked again to a…