A Bronchoscope is Linked Again in the U.S. to an Outbreak of the Feared ‘CRE’ Superbug Safety Notice: Is enough being done to improve the safety of bronchoscopes? And, several bronchoscope models are recalled.

Oct. 1, 2018 (updated: Oct. 5, 2018) — A bronchoscope has been linked again to a ‘superbug’ outbreak involving multiple patients, according to a regulatory report filed last spring. Providing few additional details, the report does not disclose the specific number of patients infected, whether 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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Another Potentially Deadly ‘Superbug’ Outbreak Suspected at a Pasadena Hospital

August 20, 2015 — A Pasadena hospital is investigating a potentially deadly ‘superbug’ outbreak that is reportedly related to the same type of medical endoscope federal officials have recently linked to several similar types of outbreaks across the U.S. The...

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