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Disposable duodenoscope shows clinical potential

Key clinical point: A single-use duodenoscope may reduce the risk of endoscopy-related infection while maintaining a high level of user satisfaction.

Major finding: Median overall satisfaction score was 9 out of 10.

Study details: A multicenter case series study involving 73 patients who underwent roll-in maneuvers or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with a single-use duodenoscope.

Disclosures: The study was funded by Boston Scientific. The investigators reported additional relationships with Medtronic, Ethicon/Torax, CapsoVision, and others.


Muthusamy V et al. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Oct 11. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2019.10.052.