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Use duodenoscopes with innovative designs to enhance safety: FDA Safety Communication.

Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; April 5, 2022.

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May 4, 2022

Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; April 5, 2022.

The challenge of medical device sterilization has shifted the design of some products with disposable elements in order to reduce opportunities for human error that increase infection potential during reuse. The publication supports the complete adoption of disposable duodenoscopes or scope components as a safety measure.