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FDA Safety Communication: ERCP Duodenoscopes. The US Food and Drug Administration has been closely monitoring the association between reprocessed duodenoscopes and the transmission of infectious agents in patients undergoing ERCP procedures. At a medical center where two such infections were recently reported, an internal review found that the cleaning protocols set by the FDA and scope manufacturers still didn’t result in removal of all pathogens from the devices.

NYSGE is aligned with the recommendations and initiatives of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy on this important issue. (Click here for further information).

The FDA has issued a safety communication on this topic, which contains recommendations for facilities and staff that reprocess ERCP duodenoscopes. NYSGE members are urged to review these and discuss them with the staff in their facilities.

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A Curious Case from Cairo. This case was submitted by Dr. Mazen Naga of Cairo, Egypt and describes a man with dysphagia since birth, blistering of the skin after trauma, dystrophic nail changes, and membranous webs in the esophagus. Of course, more details would be helpful and, as Sherlock Holmes cried in The Adventure of the Copper Beaches “data, data, data...I can’t make bricks without clay.” Nonetheless, we have sufficient clay here to begin building read more

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GI Around NY

2015 Brooklyn Hepatology Symposium
Recent Advances in the Treatment of Liver Disease
November 21, 2015
New York Methodist Hospital

Science in the City:
Review of Treatments for Viral Hepatitis and an Update on Evolving Therapies for Chronic Liver Diseases
November 21, 2015
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

32nd Annual Postgraduate Medicine Course
Update in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
December 4-5, 2015
Columbia University Medical Center

Mount Sinai Liver Cancer Program
10th Anniversary
Liver Cancer: From Bench to Clinic
December 18, 2015
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

NYU Post-Graduate Medical School
Focus on Complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease
March 4, 2016
NYU Langone Medical Center


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