Category: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

Guidance to Prevent Adverse Events, Including Mucosal Tissue Injuries, When Using Duodenoscopes with a Single-Use Endcap

Updated guidance is provided to reduce the risks of mucosal injuries and the endcap becoming detached and falling off inside the patient when using a duodenoscope with a single-use endcap.

Gastroscopes Now Linked to ‘Superbug’ Infections, Too The number of endoscope types linked to emerging antibiotic-resistant infections is growing.

December 21, 2016 — Gastroscopes have now been linked to “superbug” infections, too, my research has found. This newly recognized risk has not been previously publicized. The University of Pittsburgh…

THE SEATTLE TIMES: “Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Virginia Mason”

The Seattle Times: “Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Virginia Mason” (January 22, 2015) An outbreak of multidrug-resistant superbugs spread by contaminated endoscopes infected at least 35 patients at Virginia Mason…