Response to a Report about GI Endoscopes Remaining Contaminated despite Cleaning

Initial remarks: This blog by Lawrence F Muscarella, PhD, provides his response to a recent report that gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes may remain contaminated with patient materials after cleaning, posing an increased risk of healthcare-associated infections. Click here to learn about Read More …

Recommendations to Prevent Infections Associated with Improperly Reprocessed Reusable Medical Equipment

January 3, 2013 — This article by Lawrence F Muscarella, PhD, discusses a number of infection-control breaches identified at several medical facilities within the past few years. This article acknowledges that no medical facility is perfect and, like humans, each Read More …

Risk of Disease Transmission Associated with Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

January 3, 2013 (updated July 28, 2013, revised April 24, 2014) —¬†This article responds to an article published in The Los Angeles Times. Although this Times’ article was published in 2003, its discussion about the potential risk of infection following...

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