Interventional gastroenterology

Contamination warning for duodenoscopes

Higher than expected rates of duodenoscope contamination have prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a safety alert urging gastroenterologists to closely follow reprocessing instructions. On April 12, the FDA issued a safety communication stating that preliminary results obtained from three manufacturers of duodenoscopes showed that contamination rates exceeded the expected rate of 0.4%. ...

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