Category: Data Validation

Comparison of New COVID-19 Federal Guidance for Certifying Deaths to Assessments of Superbug-Related Deaths

This post reviews the CDC’s April guidance for recording the cause of deaths related to the COVID-19 virus, and compares it to published assessments of the cause of death of…

The Redesigned Olympus Duodenoscope Has Been Linked to a ‘Superbug’ Cluster The device's original design was recalled in January 2016 amid concerns about its safety.

March 21, 2017 (9:58 pm ET) — A “corrected” duodenoscope design introduced last year by the manufacturer to replace a recalled device has been linked to a “superbug” cluster, I have learned. The…

Infections Are Not Limited to the LivaNova’s Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler or to M. chimaera

January 18, 2017 — More than one brand of a specialized type of medical equipment used during open-chest surgery has been linked to potentially life-threatening bacterial infections, my research has found. In…