Usefulness of a handmade distal endoscope attachment with a transparent tape

Post written by Marie Kurebayashi, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, NTT Medical Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. The video describes the steps involved in making a handmade distal attachment with a transparent tape, and how it can be used for different endoscopic procedures. Distal attachments placed on the endoscope tip improve visualization of the …

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A novel polytetrafluoroethylene-channel model

Post written by Michelle J. Alfa, PhD, from the St. Boniface Research Centre & University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada. The focus of our study was to develop a model that would mimic the accumulation of organic material and bacteria that occurs in patient-used endoscope channels when biofilm develops after repeated exposure to high-level disinfectants such …

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