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 ...
FDA orders transition to disposable duodenoscopes
By Michael Woodhead
5 Sep 2019