Category: Endoscope Sampling

Gastroscopes Now Linked to ‘Superbug’ Infections, Too The number of endoscope types linked to emerging antibiotic-resistant infections is growing.

December 21, 2016 —¬†Gastroscopes have now been linked to “superbug” infections, too, my research has found. This newly recognized risk has not been previously publicized. The University of Pittsburgh Medical…

Causal Associations Between Duodenoscopes and ‘Superbug’ Infections: Can They Be Proven? Update: The Associated Press corrects a misquote about causation attributed to Dr. Muscarella

August 24, 2016 — (Updated: August 29, 2016)¬†— Newspapers frequently print articles discussing my independent research, views and conclusions about hospital safety, public health, and the possible¬†causes of — and…

THE SEATTLE TIMES: “Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Virginia Mason”

The Seattle Times: “Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Virginia Mason” (January 22, 2015) An outbreak of multidrug-resistant superbugs spread by contaminated endoscopes infected at least 35 patients at Virginia Mason…