New Guidance for Transitioning to the Sterilization of Flexible Endoscopes A newly developed 3-tiered classification scheme based on the infection risk is discussed.

May 30, 2019 — New guidance designed to help medical facilities considering replacing high-level disinfection with sterilization of flexible endoscopes, including duodenoscopes, has just been published. This guidance is based on a newly developed scheme that proposes classifying flexible endoscopes into Read More …

A Colonoscope is Linked to Two Infections of the Nightmarish ‘CRE’ Superbug. Colonoscopy could now also be a risk factor for infection, in addition to ERCP and bronchoscopy.

January 10, 2019 — Infections caused by a nightmarish superbug have been identified following exposure to a colonoscope, according to two related regulatory reports filed last month. On December 7th, a manufacturer notified the FDA that two U.S. patients developed an infection Read More …

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 …