Category: Sterility

Answers Sought in Hepatitis Infection at a Hospital in New Hampshire

Report: “Answers Sought in Hepatitis Infection” This newspaper article discusses a recent outbreak of the hepatitis C virus due to the alleged theft of intravenous (IV) drugs. The following is…

“Disposable” Irrigation Tubing Used During Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A review of several marketed irrigating tubing kits.

August 15, 2013 (updated: January 27, 2015) — This article by Dr. Muscarella is the 2nd in a series of three that discusses disposable tubing used for irrigation during gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy.…

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…