Medical devices

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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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria more prevalent in device-related Infections

DetailsMonday, 25 November 2019 Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) related to the use of medical devices are more likely to be antibiotic resistant than HAIs that result from surgical procedures, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare ...

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