Gastrointestinal Endoscopes

Rutala, William A.; Weber, David J.
October 2014
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/8/2014, Vol. 312 Issue 14, p1405
Academic Journal
The authors stress the risk of patient-to-patient transmission of potential pathogens with a subsequent risk of infection with the use of a contaminated gastrointestinal endoscopes in line with a report on a cluster of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM)-producing Escherichia coli associated with gastrointestinal endoscopy in a single hospital in northeastern Illinois. Topics discussed include the findings of the report and ways to ensure the safety and disinfection of endoscopes.


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