Category: Flexible “ENT” Laryngoscopes

Medical Errors, Infection-Control Breaches and the Use of Adulterated Devices

Initial comments: The following blog is an abstract of my peer-reviewed article: Medical errors, infection-control breaches and the use of adulterated and misbranded medical devices. (Muscarella LF. World J Clin…

A Tale of Two Assessments of the Risk of Disease Transmission

December 11, 2012 (updated 8-5-2014): The Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) decision in 2009 not to notify patients of the several infection-control  breaches confirmed within the VA Caribbean Healthcare System, which includes…

The Partial Immersion of a Flexible Endoscope in the Disinfectant?

There are two rules of thumbs (among others), in particular, that are apropos to questions about whether a flexible “ENT” endoscope, like any other type of flexible endoscope, may be…