Latest posts by Lawrence F Muscarella PhD (see all)
- Are Enzymatic Detergents the Primary Cause of The Inflammatory Eye Reaction Called TASS? A recently published article investigates risk factors for TASS. - March 31, 2018
- Guidance to Prevent Other Flexible Endoscopes From Transmitting Superbug Infections. A new practice is discussed to reduce the risk of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. - March 26, 2018
- FDA Warns Duodenoscope Manufacturers for Not Completing Ordered Surveillance Studies - March 15, 2018
“The most comprehensive series of articles ever written about the risk of ‘superbug’ outbreaks during gastrointestinal endoscopy.”
“The series that started the national discussion about the risk of ‘superbug’ infections following GI endoscopy.”
Click here to read a free copy of Dr. Muscarella’s peer-reviewed article, which foresaw the deadly outbreaks that soon followed:
- “Risk of transmission of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and related ‘superbugs’ during gastrointestinal endoscopy” (World J Gastrointest Endosc 2014; 6:457-474).
The following series of more than two dozen articles by Dr. Muscarella discuss a number of recent outbreaks of “CRE” — or, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae — following gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy:
1. Executive Summary: “‘Updated’ Guidance for the Prevention of Multidrug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Following Endoscopy” [Free temporarily]
2. “FDA Recalls All Custom Ultrasonics System 83 Plus Automated Endoscope Reprocessors” [Free temporarily]
24. “GI Endoscopy: Pushed Beyond its Reprocessing Limits?” — click here.