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
Dr. Muscarella — an independent expert in hospital safety, infection prevention, and medical device design — has been interviewed by a number of different media sources for his knowledge, perspectives, and expertise on the causes of several nationally publicized “superbug” outbreaks linked to the contamination of a specific type of gastrointestinal endoscope known as an “ERCP endoscope.”
A sample of these TV-news broadcasts include:
CNN | NBC’s The Today Show | NBC’s Nightly News with Lester Holt | ABC World News Tonight | CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley | CBS News 3 (Philadelphia, PA) | WFMZ’s 69News (Allentown, PA) | Huffington Post Live | Wall Street Journal Live | CBS Los Angeles
A sample of Dr. Muscarella’s radio interviews and comments in newspaper articles include:
USA TODAY | New York Times | CNN | Wall Street Journal | CBS News Radio (Los Angeles, CA) | Philadelphia Inquirer | Los Angeles Times | Bloomberg Business | NPR Radio (Los Angeles) | The Los Angeles Times | Scientific America | The Seattle Times | Reuters | Highlands Today | The Palm Beach Post | MassLive! | Los Angeles Times | Bloomberg Business | Newsweek | Al Jazeera America | KNX-1070 NewsRadio | CBS News 3 | CBS News 2 | ABC6 On-Your-Side | The Associated Press | The San Francisco Chronicle | WSOC-TV Eyewitness News | Reuters | The Los Angeles Times | USA TODAY | The Seattle Times | The Iowa City Gazette | NJ.com | The Philadelphia Inquirer | Winston-Salem Journal | Wall Street Journal | San Juan Weekly
These outbreaks at UCLA and other hospitals could collectively be the most significant instance of disease transmission ever linked to a contaminated reusable medical instrument. — Lawrence F Muscarella, PhD, a hospital-safety consultant in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania as quoted in The LA Times (February 18, 2015)
Some of Dr. Muscarella’s healthcare safety and quality services may be viewed by clicking here.
Legal Reviews for Hospitals, Manufacturers, and Patients: Click here to read about Dr. Muscarella’s expertise and legal assessments of the causes of healthcare-associated infections, including “superbug” outbreaks linked to contaminated GI endoscopes and other reusable medical equipment.
Dr. Muscarella’s quality and safety services are described on LinkedIn and on this page. He also performs reasonably priced audits of GI endoscopy units, to minimize the likelihood of one encountering a superbug outbreak.
Posted: 2/28/2015, Rev A.