THE SEATTLE TIMES: “Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Virginia Mason”

The Seattle Times: “Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Virginia Mason” (January 22, 2015) An outbreak of multidrug-resistant superbugs spread by contaminated endoscopes infected at least 35 patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center between 2012 and 2014. Neither the hospital nor Read More …

Risk of Transmission of Superbugs during Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Click here (PDF format) or here  (HTML format) to read Dr. Muscarella’s “Risk of transmission of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and related ‘superbugs’ during gastrointestinal endoscopy” (World J Gastrointest Endosc 2014; 6(10):457-474.) This article, which is the most comprehensive and detailed article Read More …

GI Endoscopy: Pushed Beyond its Reprocessing Limits?

This article is divided into two sections, for the reader’s convenience: “Part 1: ‘The Outbreak’” and “Part 2: ‘Commentary: An superbug outbreak waiting to happen?’”  (‘Part 2’ can be read separately, in a different “window.” Just click the link immediately...

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