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Duodenoscope contamination rates continue to high, finds FDA
eMediNexus,  14 April 2019
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Postmarket surveillance studies examining the percentage of clinically used duodenoscopes which remain contaminated with viable microorganisms after use of labeled reprocessing instructions continue to show higher than expected levels of contamination. Hence, in a safety communication issued April 12, 2019, the US FDA has again reminded facilities of the importance of following duodenoscope reprocessing instructions.
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