FDA Clears A Duodenoscope with a Detachable Cap Almost 20 years ago, the FDA cleared two other duodenoscope models with a reusable distal cover for sale in the U.S.

Sept. 25, 2017 (Monday; 11:47am) — The FDA announced last week that it has “cleared the first duodenoscope with a disposable distal cap” for use in U.S. hospitals, calling this a “new feature.”...

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The Redesigned Olympus Duodenoscope Has Been Linked to a ‘Superbug’ Cluster. The device's original design was recalled in January 2016 amid concerns about its safety.

March 21, 2017 (9:58 pm ET) — A “corrected” duodenoscope design introduced last year by the manufacturer to replace a recalled device has been linked to a “superbug” cluster, I have learned. The...

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A Philadelphia Hospital Links Mycobacterial Infections to a Heater-Cooler Device The hospital has notified hundreds of patients of the infection risk.

January 26, 2017 — The Philadelphia Inquirer reported last September that Philadelphia’s Penn Presbyterian Medical Center had diagnosed mycobacterial infections in three patients who had undergone cardiac surgery using a heater-cooler device. This hospital...

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