Infection Control Risks and Endoscopy
Endoscopy Insights PodcastWhat are the challenges, and potential missteps, when it comes to reprocessing bronchoscopes, GI endoscopes and ureteroscopes? We explore these questions and more with Dr. Hudson Garrett.
FDA Investigating Reports of Infections Associated with Reprocessed Urological Endoscopes
Endoscopy Insights PodcastThe FDA is investigating “numerous” medical device reports (MDRs) describing patient infections and other possible contamination issues possibly associated with reprocessed urological endoscopes. Dr. Larry Muscarella talks about the letter to healthcare providers from the FDA.
Best Practices in Endoscope Reprocessing
Endoscopy Insights PodcastDr. Larry Muscarella delves into more detail on reprocessing best practices and some of the challenges therein. He also shares his key takeaways from the FDA letter — for clinicians, regulators and healthcare consumers alike.
The FDA’s Safety Communication Update for Reprocessing Bronchoscopes
Endoscopy Insights PodcastThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently updated a safety communication on reprocessing flexible bronchoscopes. To break down this announcement and what it means, we talked to Dr. Hudson Garrett, an infection prevention and control expert.
Endoscopy Insights Podcast Launched
Endoscopy Insights PodcastEach episode will explore the ways different clinical and technological innovations are moving endoscopy forward while also analyzing infection control challenges and other issues facing the field.
The Evolution of Single-Use Urologic Endoscopy
Endoscopy Insights PodcastDr. Michael Lipkin discusses a recent study that found that a new single-use cystoscope demonstrated superior flexion and comparable optics to the reusable scopes already being used in a hospital urology department.
Study: Single-Use Bronchoscope Can Reduce Readmission Rates, Infection Risk
Endoscopy Insights PodcastDr. Hudson Garrett breaks down the findings of a study examining the health outcomes of more than 14,000 patients who underwent a bronchoscopy.
Ergonomics Challenges in GI Endoscopy
Endoscopy Insights PodcastIs enough attention paid to ergonomics training in the endoscopy suite? Surveys suggest no, but one former GI endoscopist is working to raise awareness of ergonomics risks.
Let’s Talk About Efficiency in Flexible Endoscopy
Endoscopy Insights PodcastThe rationale for transitioning to single-use endoscopy is more comprehensive than the perhaps obvious benefit of eliminating device-related infection across the clinical space.
The Economics of Cystoscopy
Endoscopy Insights PodcastThe per-procedure cost of flexible cystoscopy varies by institution and the cost-effectiveness of single-use cystoscopes could largely rely on procedural volume, according to a micro-cost analysis. Dr. Yair Lotan, is our guest on the newest episode of Endoscopy Insights and he walks us through his findings.