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FDA orders transition to disposable duodenoscopes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that gastroenterologists  transition to using disposable duodenoscopes because of ongoing problems with cleaning to remove pathogens from conventional re-usable duodenoscopes. In an announcement made on 29 August to healthcare facilities and manufacturers the FDA said a switch to use of disposal duodenoscopes was needed because data from postmarketing ...

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