duodenoscope used in ercp

Design of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Duodenoscopes May Impede Effective Cleaning: FDA Safety Communication

In light of an outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria at UCLA linked to ERCP duodenoscopes, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a new alert available at: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm434871.htm At the forefront of best practices in laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, SAGES is committed to researching, developing and disseminating the guidelines and training for standards of practice in […]

Gastroenterology Societies Discuss Patient Safety in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Patient safety is a primary concern for gastrointestinal endoscopists. You may have recently heard or read about the spread of infection of difficult bacteria, called CRE, through a procedure called ERCP. The following information provides background information and explains important concepts. What is ERCP? ERCP stands for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. It is an advanced highly […]