Category: Duodenoscopes

Guidance to Prevent Adverse Events, Including Mucosal Tissue Injuries, When Using Duodenoscopes with a Single-Use Endcap

Updated guidance is provided to reduce the risks of mucosal injuries and the endcap becoming detached and falling off inside the patient when using a duodenoscope with a single-use endcap.

Gastroscopes Have Been Linked to A Cluster of Resistant E. coli Infections — Is the Risk Sufficiently Recognized?

This article presents an FDA report filed in November (2022) — publicized now for the first time — that links gastroscopes to 3 patients testing positive for a “rare strain”…

Assessment of the Effectiveness of Today’s Endoscope Reprocessing Practices: An Abstract Updated guidance is provided to prevent multidrug-resistant bacterial infections.

This review analyzed more than 10,000 medical device reports submitted to FDA since 2014 describing the contamination of a flexible endoscope.