Posts Tagged 'superbug'

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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Chicago Hospitals Halve Infections from Dangerous Superbug

CRE infections on the decline in Chicago hospitalsA group of Chicago hospitals have succeeded in halving the number of infections caused by the deadly superbug involved in two recent Los Angeles outbreaks, Reuters reports. U.S. health officials have taken note of the success, and now want to replicate the results on a national scale. According to the article, the White House recently informed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of its ...

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4 Patients Sickened by Contaminated Duodenoscopes

hospital-acquired infections are on the riseFour patients have acquired infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to an article by the Science Times. The discovery comes two weeks after two patients died and an unknown number were infected at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. All six patients were likely infected by contaminated duodenoscopes.

The hospital-acquired infections were reportedly caused by the same “superbug” that broke out at the UCLA ...

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