Category: O-ring Contamination

A Bronchoscope is Linked Again in the U.S. to an Outbreak of the Feared ‘CRE’ Superbug Is enough being done to improve safety? The recall of several bronchoscope models is also discussed.

October 1, 2018 (updated: Oct. 5, 2018; edited: Oct. 8, 2020) —¬†A bronchoscope’s use has been linked again to a “superbug” outbreak, this time involving “multiple patients,” according to a…

A Bronchoscope Was Linked to a ‘Superbug’ Outbreak in 2014 CRE outbreaks linked to bronchoscopes may be under-recognized.

July 21, 2015 — A¬†bronchoscope has been linked to 14 patients who tested “positive” for CRE and pan-susceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa, according to a regulatory report filed with the FDA seven…

Investigation and Prevention of ‘Superbug’ Outbreaks Following Endoscopy

May 11, 2013 — Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes and other types of flexible endoscopes may become contaminated with infectious materials during their routine clinical use. The rigorous, prompt and thorough reprocessing…