Guest commentary: Single use duodenoscopes – niche or necessity?

In this guest commentary, Tyler M. Berzin, MD, co-director of GI Endoscopy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Mohammad Bilal, MD, an advanced endoscopy fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discuss developments surrounding duodenoscope contamination and the emergence of single use duodenoscopes.Duodenoscope-associated infections were first flagged by the CDC in 2013. Despite users following manufacturer disinfection protocols, duodenoscope-related infection with multi-drug resistant bacteria were reported at several centers. In 2015, the FDA issued its first safetyRead More

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