Category: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

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…

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…

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.)…