Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

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…

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…