A Duodenoscope Has Been Linked to ‘Probable Transmission’ of a Colistin-Resistant Superbug. In January, the FDA had issued a safety alert reporting a "design issue" with the endoscope "that could increase the risk of patient infection."

December 8, 2017 (2:46 pm) — A duodenoscope has been linked, possibly for the first time, to the “probable transmission” of a uniquely resistant type of superbug, I have learned. This incident is disclosed in an otherwise unknown regulatory report that the duodenoscope’s Read More …

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.” According to the FDA’s press release issued last Wednesday, the...

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