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New single-use duodenoscope well-liked by endoscopists

Dr Andrew Ross, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Washington, USA
UEGW 2019

Expert endoscopists reported good overall performance of a new single-use duodenoscope in an initial case series of patients scheduled for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Dr Andrew Ross (Virginia Mason Medical Center, Washington, USA) presented the study which aimed to assess overall satisfaction of the performance of new EXALT single-use Model D disposable duodenoscope in a series of human cases [1]. Because inadequate reprocessing of reusable duodenoscopes can lead to infection transmission, a new single-use duodenoscope was recently developed (see Figure).

It had comparable performance to reusable duodenoscopes when tested by expert endoscopists in a comparative bench model for ERCP. In total, 60 consecutive adult patients in 6 academic medical centres had an ERCP using the first-generation single-use duodenoscope in April and May 2019. Seven ERCP experts rated t...

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