Infections of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Following Flexible Endoscopy: Did the CDC Get it Right?

April 10, 2013 — This article discusses bacterial outbreaks linked to flexible endoscopes contaminated with waterborne microorganisms, including bronchoscopes contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The importance of drying the endoscope’s channels using a 70% alcohol rinse, followed by forced air is...

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Infections of Pseudomonas aeruginosa linked to Flexible Endoscopes: The Importance of Endoscope Drying

This article discusses concerns about the re-contamination of flexible endoscopes with opportunistic, waterborne microorganisms, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, following their immersion in a high-level disinfectant or liquid chemical sterilant, which is a common practice prior to the flexible endoscope’s clinical use....

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Distinction Between a “True” and “Pseudo” Bacterial Outbreak

Initial remarks: This blog by Lawrence F Muscarella, PhD, uses a question-and-answer format to reveal the difference between a true and pseudo-outbreak caused by one or more bacterium. ♦ A hypothetical scenario:  Several patients from the same critical care unit Read More …