No international consensus found for ‘indiscriminate use’ of single-use endoscopes

CHICAGO — Although no agreement could be reached for “indiscriminate use” of single-use endoscopes and accessories, single-use endoscopes should be considered for specific tasks, according to data at Digestive Disease Week.The adoption of single-use endoscopes and accessories have been touted to improve safety in gastrointestinal endoscopy, especially in the face of mounting infectious rate estimates and poor microbiological surveillance globally. However, there remains an absence of data on proper use and sustainability of single-use endoscopes.“The advent ofRead More