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 of new research, which provides a new clinical practice for reducing this infection risk. The association between duodenoscopes and outbreaks Read More …

Duodenoscopes

This is a resource page developed by “Discussion in Infection Control” for the public to use to learn more about the risk of “superbug” infection associated with duodenoscopes (and “EUS” endoscopes). Dr. Muscarella’s postings discussing duodenoscopes: Some FDA notices and...

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Devices – New!

The FDA has recently focused on the following medical devices and technologies, because each has been recently linked to bacterial outbreaks and discussed in the news: Heater-Cooler Devices | Duodenoscopes | Automated endoscope reprocessors (or, AERs) || Bronchoscopes || Laryngoscopes || Read More …