NJ.com: “Hospitals get a mixed report card for preventing dangerous infections”

NJ.com (January 16, 2015) “Hospitals get a mixed report card for preventing dangerous infections.” NOTABLE QUOTES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Eliminating hospital infections is a “top priority.” Kerry McKean Kelly of the New Jersey Hospital Association: “Hospitals Read More …

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 Medical Center between 2012 and 2014. Neither the hospital nor Read More …

Recent Cases of Infection during GI Endoscopy and Other Surgical Procedures: A Focus on Patient Notification

September 30, 2014 — This article discusses a number of recent instances of transmission of the hepatitis C virus and other infectious agents during gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and other surgical procedures, as reported by a number of newspapers. In most of Read More …