Author Archives: Karin Lillis

Study from the American Journal of Gastroenterology reveals diarrhea is a prominent symptom of COVID-19

Digestive symptoms are common in COVID-19, occurring as the chief complaint in nearly half of patients presenting to hospital according to a new descriptive, cross-sectional multicenter study from China by investigators from the Wuhan Medical Treatment Expert Group for COVID-19 published today in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, the official publication of the American College of Gastroenterology. Most patients with COVID-19 ...

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ESGE and ESGENA position statement on gastrointestinal endoscopy and the COVID-19 pandemic

The outbreak of COVID-19 disease due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus has recently spread from its original cluster in Hubei province, China throughout the world, and has been declared to be a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Europe is severely affected with an exponential increase of number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and ...

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Study uncovers gap in widely accepted practice for safe endoscope drying

A recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control found that the practice of drying an endoscope for just 10 minutes prior to putting it into storage does not produce a dry, patient-ready endoscope. Drying is an essential part of endoscope reprocessing, and this study challenges the current industry standards around drying procedures. This information fundamentally shifts how healthcare facilities ...

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Cenorin launches advanced medical device lumen drying system

Cenorin, a healthcare company offering solutions for infection control management and waste stream reduction, recently released its new Cenorin LD 100 Lumen Drying System. This adjunct to medical device drying cabinets is designed to help reprocessing departments avoid retained moisture events and speed lumen drying and turnaround.  The number of minimally invasive surgeries using endoscopic and robotic devices continues to increase ...

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Boston Scientific receives FDA clearance for single-use duodenoscope, EXALT Model D

Boston Scientific Corporation has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope for use in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures. The EXALT Model D Duodenoscope is an FDA-cleared single-use (disposable) duodenoscope that was granted Breakthrough Device Designation from the FDA to ensure patients and healthcare providers have timely access to this device. ...

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