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 from this article: “It’s fair to ask whether the FDA Read More …

Risk of Transmission of Superbugs during Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Click here (PDF format) or here  (HTML format) to read Dr. Muscarella’s “Risk of transmission of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and related ‘superbugs’ during gastrointestinal endoscopy” (World J Gastrointest Endosc 2014; 6(10):457-474.) This article, which is the most comprehensive and detailed article Read More …

Recent Cases of Infection during GI Endoscopy and Other Surgical Procedures: A Focus on Patient Notification

September 30, 2014 — This article discusses a number of recent instances of transmission of the hepatitis C virus and other infectious agents during gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and other surgical procedures, as reported by a number of newspapers. In most of Read More …