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Category: Endoscope Infections
Infection Rates After Colonoscopies Up to 100 Times Higher Than Once Thought

Infection risks following colonoscopies and upper-GI endoscopies may be as much as 100 times higher than previously believed, according to new research from Johns Hopkins. The study, which was published in Gut, found that rates of infection after procedures performed

Study: 71% of endoscopes still contain bacterial growth after reprocessing

Written by: Mackenzie Bean Current reprocessing methods do not effectively sterilize flexible endoscopes, which may pose an infection risk to patients, suggest the findings of two new studies. Here are four things to know. 1. In the first study, published

Jury orders Olympus to pay $6.6M in damages to Virginia Mason Medical Center for scope-linked superbug outbreak

Written by: Ilene MacDonald Olympus Corp. was ordered to pay Virginia Mason Medical Center $6.6 million in damages Monday for its role in a superbug outbreak that led to the death of a pancreatic cancer patient. But a jury also

Deadly Superbug CRE Linked To 2 Deaths In Los Angeles – What You Need To Know

Robert J. Szczerba Contributor 2/19/2015 @ 3:10PM 5,736 views Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is a deadly strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that was recently linked to two deaths at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.  Seven patients initially contracted