infections

FDA Alert: Change in Reprocessing Methods for Certain Karl Storz Urological Endoscopes

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently issued a letter to healthcare providers regarding changes to reprocessing methods for certain urological endoscopes manufactured by Karl Storz, due to infection risk. The letter can be found here. An excerpt follows: “As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to evaluate the risk of patient infections and contamination issues associated with ...

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GI Issues in Kids With COVID-19 MIS-C May Muddy Diagnosis

— Pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome symptoms could mimic less toxic GI infections, IBD Children and adolescents with COVID-19 who developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) often exhibited marked gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations, sometimes confounding diagnosis by mimicking GI infections or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a recent case series. In a chart review of 44 pediatric patients (ages 7 months to 20 years, ...

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