Posts Tagged 'antibiotic-resistant bacteria'

Study Finds Bacteria in Medical Scopes Survives Intensive Cleaning

study finds bateria still present in medical scopes after cleaningInformation continues to come to light about threatening bacteria found in medical scopes used for critical procedures, the LA Times reports. Cleaning requirements for the devices have become increasingly strenuous since 2015. That’s when Olympus, a major manufacturer, disclosed to US medical professionals that their hard-to-clean duodenoscope design retained bacteria – even after going through reprocessing.

The FDA has urged hospitals and other facilities that use duodenoscopes ...

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Contaminated Duodenoscopes Blamed for two LA-hospital Deaths

contaminated duodenoscopes kill 2 in Los AngelesScientists at the Ronald Reagan UCLA medical center have identified an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that contributed to the deaths of two patients and may have infected 179 more, an LA Times article reports. The infection is believed to have been transmitted when patients were exposed to infected medical devices during a complex endoscopy procedure involving contaminated duodenoscopes.

Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of gut-dwelling bacteria that are difficult ...

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