Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreaticoduodenostomy with a forward-viewing echoendoscope

Post written by Shigenobu Yoshimura, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Kameda Medical Center, Chiba, Japan. This video case shows an endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic duct drainage (EUS-PD) using transduodenal puncture sites performed for malignant pancreatic duct obstruction. We performed EUS-PD from the long position with a forward-viewing (FV) echoendoscope. EUS-PD has emerged as a feasible …

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Risk of infection transmission in curvilinear array echoendoscopes

Post written by Christopher G. Chapman, MD, from the Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT) at University of Chicago Medicine. The focus of this study was to determine the yield of routine bacterial surveillance cultures of post-high-level disinfection (HLD) reprocessed curvilinear array (CLA) echoendoscopes. The impetus for this study was the relative lack of …

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