Category: Gastroscopes

Contamination of Flexible Endoscopes and Associated Infections: A Comprehensive Review and Analysis of FDA Adverse Event Reports

This review analyzed more than 10,000 medical device reports submitted to FDA since 2014 describing the contamination of a flexible endoscope.

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…

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…