'Superbug' Facts: What You Need to Know

Northwestern Medicine
Health and Wellness February 20, 2015
In response to recent news reports focused on a "Super Bug" - a bacteria known as CRE - and its transmission during ERCP procedures, Northwestern Medicine's Srinadh Komanduri, Medical Director, Gastroenterology Endoscopy Lab, shares important information about distinctions between ERCP - endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography - and routine endoscopic procedures like colonoscopy .

Northwestern Medicine follows a meticulous adherence to the recommended guidelines issued by our equipment manufacturer, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control for the cleaning and high-level processing of scopes used for these procedures. We constantly monitor our processes to make sure we are providing the highest level of safety for our patients.

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