VIDEO: Dr. Jonathan Aviv Performs a TNE and The Importance of Safe Endoscopy

Citizens for Safe Endoscopy's David Schwartz talks with Dr. Jonathan Aviv about safer methods of endoscopy and has a TNE performed on camera.

Improper disinfection procedures may have exposed 293 Baystate Noble patients to hepatitis, HIV

From Mass Live: WESTFIELD — Baystate Noble Hospital has notified colonoscopy patients that the scopes used in their procedures may not have been properly disinfected. Springfield-based Baystate Health said Friday that because of a lapse in disinfection procedures, 293 patients who had colonoscopies at Noble between June 2012 and April 2013 are at risk of having been exposed to blood-borne [...]

RADIO: David Schwartz on America Tonight Radio – Safer Endoscopy

Citizens for Safe Endoscopy's David Schwartz joins host Kate Delaney to talk about the hidden secret about the dangers of endoscopy and easily available solution the medical industry doesn't want you to know about.

Dr. Jonathan Aviv discusses upper endoscopy, TNE, and the risk of endoscopic cross contamination on WFAN

Voice and Swallowing Center Clinical Director Dr. Jonathan Aviv discusses upper endoscopy, transnasal esophagoscopy, and the risk of endoscopic cross contamination with WFAN's Bob Salter.

LA Times: Scope maker Olympus faces scrutiny over patient deaths, infections

The industry leader finds itself at the center of superbug outbreaks at U.S. hospitals, including UCLA, where two patients have died and nearly 180 more people may have been exposed to deadly bacteria on contaminated Olympus scopes.

LA Times: Olympus to recall and redesign medical scope linked to superbug outbreaks

From LA Times: Olympus Corp. said Friday that it would voluntarily recall and redesign a troubled medical scope that has been linked to deadly patient infections around the world. The company, which sells about 85% of the duodenoscopes used in the United States, said it would revamp an internal mechanism inside the reusable device that [...]

LA Times: Dirty scopes needlessly infected scores of patients, investigation finds

Scores of hospital patients treated with medical scopes were infected with potentially deadly bacteria because of repeated failures by manufacturers, regulators and hospitals to report outbreaks, according to a U.S. Senate investigation released Wednesday.

Reprocessing Medical Devices in Health Care Settings

This guidance provides recommendations for the formulation and scientific validation of reprocessing instructions for reusable1 medical devices. This guidance document also provides recommendations for the content and review of premarket notification submissions [510(k)], premarket approval (PMA) applications, humanitarian device exemption (HDE) applications, de novo requests and investigational device exemption (IDE) applications, concerning the labeling instructions for reprocessing reusable medical devices.

Seattle Times: Navy vet’s death blamed on contaminated medical scopes

From The Seattle Times: A retired Navy chief petty officer treated at the Seattle Veterans Affairs hospital may have been the victim of a deadly infection tied to dirty medical scopes — and to scope-washing machines ordered recalled last week by U.S. regulators because of increased risk to patients. That’s according to an amended lawsuit [...]

American Society for Microbiology: Transmission of Infection by Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Bronchoscopy

Most contemporary flexible endoscopes cannot be heat sterilized and are designed with multiple channels, which are difficult to clean and disinfect.