Flexible Bronchoscopes and Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopes: What’s the Effectiveness of Reprocessing Methods?

Infections can be linked to many different causes, including inadequately reprocessed flexible bronchoscopes. According to this study in CHEST, researchers state that recent investigations determined pathogen transmission occurred even when bronchoscope cleaning and disinfection practices aligned with current guidelines. This multisite, prospective study also explored the effectiveness of real-world bronchoscope reprocessing methods.

 

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