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769 Hospitals Fined for Medial Errors, Infections, by CMS

The punishments come in the third year of Medicare penalties for hospitals with patients most frequently suffering from potentially avoidable issues. The federal government has cut payments to 769 hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, for the first time

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

Colonoscopies Can Cause Greater Infection Risk

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Getting a colonoscopy or an endoscopy may be riskier than you thought. Researchers report that the rate of infections following these procedures at outpatient ambulatory surgery centers could be 100 times higher than

Study: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Commonly Used Medical Scopes Tainted By Bacteria

In an ominous sign for patient safety, 71 percent of reusable medical scopes deemed ready for use on patients tested positive for bacteria at three major U.S. hospitals, according to a new study. The paper, published last month in the

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

FDA Cracks Down on Duodenoscope Manufacturers Again

FDA doesn’t like it when manufacturers ignore the agency’s orders, as all three companies that make duodenoscope should probably have figured out by now. The company said it issued warning letters Friday to Olmpus, Pentax, and Fujifilm for failing to

Duodenoscope Surveillance Sampling and Culturing Protocols

Duodenoscope Surveillance Sampling and Culturing Protocols, 22 Feb 2018 View and Download PDF Here

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

Reusable Devices How Effective Is Your Cleaning Validation

Written by: Daphne Allen from MDDI Online If you’re developing a medical device that will be reprocessed, you’ve got a lot to consider. Daphne Allen Developing a cleaning validation for a reusable medical device presents several challenges. How are you

Medical scope risks extensive, report says

Written by: Brady Dennis WASHINGTON — The number of patients harmed by contaminated medical scopes in recent years far exceeds previous estimates from federal regulators, according to findings in a Senate health committee report published Wednesday. During a three-year stretch