duodenoscope a medical device is placed in around 500,000 patients each year

Duodenoscope A Medical Device Is Placed in Around 500,000 Patients Each Year


In the treatment and diagnosis of the disease of pancreas and bile ducts duodenoscope is majorly use. This device is used in the hospital worldwide. This is an indispensable tool which is used in the diagnosis. These devices have certain drawback. They are going to insert in the upper part of small intestine. The way of insertion is through the mouth. This is continuously used in the diagnosis. They are not sterilized properly or by standard method. As an alternative, they are wash by hand with scrubbing and then put in machines which is as like dishwasher used to kill microorganisms which a chemical. After cleaning the instructions was given. This device may contain bacteria which can be transmitted from one patient to other patient.

In the United States and Europe due to duodenoscopes patients are infected in hospitals. Current testing now recommends regulators strictly underestimated the risks. This duodenoscope is transmitting antibiotic-resistant infections. This infection is impossible to cure. The worst thing is regarding this device is antibiotic-resistant infections. The Food and Drug Administration and Alarmed medical experts forced to manufacturers of duodenoscope to develop areas that can be properly sterilized in the device. Otherwise to stop the selling of all duodenoscopes from the market.

The data collected from hospital regarding infection. The data of infection is huge and undisputable. This is said by William A. Rutala. He is the director of the epidemiology program and state-run infection. They are working with University of North Carolina. They give this information regarding data of infection by duodenoscope. The manufacturers performed test on duodenoscope. This tests are carried out on the demand of the Food and Drug Administration. Resulting into founded microbes like E. coli after proper washing of duodenoscopes. Almost one in 20 duodenoscopes retained disease by E.coli. The agency was expected that less than one in 200 would recall bacteria after cleaning. This is said by medical director of the state-wide program at U.N.C Dr. David Jay Weber.