Latest posts by Lawrence F Muscarella PhD (see all)
- A Duodenoscope Has Been Linked to ‘Probable Transmission’ of a Colistin-Resistant Superbug In January, the FDA had issued a safety alert reporting a "design issue" with this endoscope "that could increase the risk of patient infection." - December 8, 2017
- FDA Clears A Duodenoscope with a Detachable Cap Almost 20 years ago, the FDA cleared two other duodenoscope models with a reusable distal cover for sale in the U.S. - September 25, 2017
- Air Force Advises 135 Patients of HIV, Hepatitis Infection Risk a Year Later A number of questions about this lapse remain unanswered. - June 26, 2017
Welcome to the blog, “Discussions in Infection Control.” Designed and written exclusively by Lawrence F Muscarella, PhD, this blog is the most comprehensive discussion of healthcare-associated (e.g., hospital) infections (or, “HAIs”), infection control, and both instrument and endoscope reprocessing in the world.. TO date, this blog has almost 50,000 views.
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