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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.
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
Welcome to the NYSGE Fellows Corner, dedicated to providing a wide variety of information specific to the interests of gastroenterology fellows. Drawing on the rich expertise of NYSGE members and thought leaders at the forefront of endoscopic research, the Fellows Corner explores challenging cases and examines rapidly read more