Duodenoscopes, while helpful medical tools for examining the top of the small intestine or duodenum, have been linked to serious infections in patients due to cleaning and disinfecting difficulties. To address health concerns relating to the reprocessing of these devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a safety communication. These supplemental measures were issued on August 4, 2015.
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