Causal Associations Between Duodenoscopes and ‘Superbug’ Infections: Can They Be Proven? Update: The Associated Press corrects a misquote about causation attributed to Dr. Muscarella

August 24, 2016 — (Updated: August 29, 2016) — Newspapers frequently print articles discussing my independent research, views and conclusions about hospital safety, public health, and the possible causes of — and the necessary steps to prevent — ‘superbug’ infections in a Read More …

At Least 3 Patients Infected with Pseudomonas Die at Pasadena’s Huntington Memorial Hospital The hospital had disclosed previously only that three patients were infected.

May 5, 2016 — At least three patients died following an endoscopic procedure performed last year at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena (CA), the Los Angeles Times disclosed today in a breaking front-page news report. Each of the patients was infected with a multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas...

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A 2015 ‘Superbug’ Outbreak in North Carolina: Were Contaminated Duodenoscopes to Blame?

June 15, 2015 — The Mountain Xpress, a local newspaper in Asheville (NC), reported earlier this week that two patients died in February at a hospital in North Carolina “from infections linked to contaminated endoscopes.” At that time of those...

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