Sterilization of Duodenoscopes Found to Terminate ‘Superbug’ Outbreaks Other effective measures include returning the endoscope to the manufacturer for servicing.

Measures healthcare facilities have adopted to prevent additional infections after associating use of a duodenoscope with a “superbug” outbreak are discussed in an article recently published in the peer-reviewed journal British Medical Journal Open Gastroenterology.

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 related regulatory reports filed last month. On December 7th, a manufacturer notified the FDA that two U.S. patients developed an infection Read More …

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 2015, according to individualized warning letters the FDA sent each Read More …