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Take a look at the most recent news articles about patient safety and infection prevention in endoscopy.

09.07.2021

PENTAX Medical ONE Pulmo: the single-use bronchoscope enhancing pulmonary care

PENTAX Medical ONE Pulmo is a single-use bronchoscope providing superior suction and HD image quality to help improve pulmonary care. This single-use bronchoscope offers sterility whilst maintaining its high-level HD visualisation, broadening its clinical application beyond that of a standard disposable scope.
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26.05.2021

PENTAX Medical Europe to launch single-use bronchoscope

PENTAX Medical Europe, a leading company in the endoscopic field, has obtained a CE mark for its new single-use bronchoscope – the PENTAX Medical ONE Pulmo. This innovative product provides high quality care without compromise in pulmonary care. The PENTAX Medical ONE Pulmo is a single-use bronchoscope with superior suction power and HD image quality.
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14.04.2021

Improving Hygiene In Endoscopy

At ESGE Days 2021, PENTAX Medical hosted a symposium to hear from key opinion leaders on Scientific Perspectives on Hygiene Innovation in Endoscopy. 
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Spring 2021

Capsule captures culprit: Dieulafoy's lesion in the small bowel

A 77 year old female presented to our Emergency Department with a three day history of malaena.
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30.03.2021

Raising patient safety standards during endoscopy

Infection prevention is of paramount importance in the practice of endoscopy. 
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30.03.2021

Ways to further improve patient safety in endoscopy

Infection prevention is pivotal in endoscopy. Working closely with experts for market insight is crucial ...
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01.01.2021

Solutions to improve hygiene standards: medical professionals' perspectives

Improving hygiene standards is important to patient safety. 
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21.12.2020

Ways to enhance hygiene in endoscopy

Stringent endoscope cleaning between procedures is vital. 
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17.12.2020

Solutions to improve hygiene standards

Improving hygiene standards is important to patient safety. 
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19.11.2020

Ensuring Patient Safety in Endoscopy

Patient safety in endoscopy must be approached from a holistic perspective ...
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01.09.2020

Ensuring patient safety in endoscopy

Patient safety in endoscopy must be approached from a holistic perspective ... 
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01.09.2020

Ensuring Patient Safety In Endoscopy

Patient safety in endoscopy must be approached from a holistic perspective ...
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26.08.2020

Improving hygiene in endoscopy

The use of flexible endoscopes for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is increasing ...
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12.06.2020

COVID-19: Ensuring Safety In Endoscopy

How can hospitals ensure they protect patients from the potential risks of infection? 
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11.05.2020

COVID-19: PENTAX Medical Talks Supporting Improved Patient Outcomes

How is COVID-19 affecting patient management? 
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01.04.2020

A year with covid-19: supporting hospitals with advanced endoscope drying & effective storage

The PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG system ...
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19.03.2020

Empowering Reprocessing Staff: Improving Patient Safety

Human factor aspects of reprocessing can never be completely avoided yet staff can be empowered to reduce the risk of infection. 
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08.01.2020

Enhancing Patient Safety In Endoscopy

Rainer Burkard, Managing Director of PENTAX Europe, discusses the latest hygiene approaches in endoscopy ...
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28.11.2019

PENTAX Medical DEC™ HD Duodenoscope receives FDA clearance

Conventional duodenoscopes are linked to infection risk, despite proper reprocessing after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures. 
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20.11.2019

QUOTED. 20 November 2019. Jeff Shuren.

The US FDA has cleared the PENTAX Medical Video ED34-i10T2, the first duodenoscope for the US market ...
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19.11.2019

Insights from Expert Round Table @ PENTAX Medical R&D Center Augsburg

Experts in endoscopy: infection risk mitigation in reprocessing deserves more attention and a holistic approach ...
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18.11.2019

FDA Clears First Duodenoscope with Disposable Business End

PENTAX Medical won FDA clearance for its ED34-i10T2 duodenoscope that features a disposable elevator end piece ...
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18.11.2019

Drying in endoscope reprocessing: Essential to patient safety

In practice, the drying of the endoscope is often underestimated and therefore a possible pitfall for hygiene and reprocessing steps.
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18.11.2019

FDA Clears Pentax’s Easier-To-Disinfect Duodenoscope

The US FDA cleared PENTAX Medical’s new duodenoscope as the first in the US with a disposable elevator part that reduces the number of parts needed to be disinfected compared to earlier designs. 
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18.11.2019

FDA clears Pentax duodenoscope with disposable part in bid to cut infection risk

FDA cleared the first duodenoscope with a sterile, disposable elevator component Friday in an effort to cut down on the risk of infection from reprocessing the class of devices. 
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18.11.2019

FDA authorises Pentax Medical Video Duodenoscope ED34-i10T2

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given marketing approval for the PENTAX Medical Video Duodenoscope ED34-i10T2 ...
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15.11.2019

FDA clears first duodenoscope with disposable elevator piece, reducing the number of parts needing disinfection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared for marketing in the U.S. the first duodenoscope with a sterile, disposable elevator component ...
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15.11.2019

FDA clears Pentax's duodenoscope designed to reduce need for disinfection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had cleared medical equipment maker PENTAX of America’s duodenoscope ...
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18.10.2019

Pentax Medical Pushes People, Product And Process Amid New US FDA Guidance

With the US FDA urging providers to transition away from fixed duodenoscopes to newer designs that reduce or eliminate reprocessing of the device ...
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15.09.2019

Infection risk mitigation by simplified IFUs

Duodenoscopes have been long recognized to require precise execution of reprocessing instructions to properly clean and disinfect.
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09.09.2019

Comparison of two storage techniques for heat-sensitive flexible endoscopes

Heat-sensitive flexible endoscopes (HSFE) cannot be autoclaved and French regulations demand their reprocessing every 12 hours when they are not stored using an appropriate system.
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01.09.2019

Infection risk mitigation by simplified IFUs

Duodenoscopes have been long recognized to require precise execution of reprocessing instructions to properly clean and disinfect.
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18.07.2019

Limited time and storage space in endoscope reprocessing: A new perspective

In endoscope reprocessing, time and storage space are always limited. 
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05.07.2019

The question of immediate reuse of endoscopes after reprocessing

Although the importance of scope reprocessing is widely recognized, there is no clear alignment on certain aspects of the reprocessing steps.
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12.06.2019

Hygiene committed: Pentax Medical addresses the challenges in endoscopy

Recent publications have stated that several outbreaks have been caused by insufficient drying of duodenoscopes.
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01.05.2019

2 Devices That Could Clean Up the Dirty Scope Problem

Boston Scientific is on track to launch a single-use duodenoscope this year designed to eliminate scope disinfection challenges completely.
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24.04.2019

PlasmaTYPHOON Endoscope Drying and Storage Device

PENTAX Medical, a global medical technology developer originally founded in Japan, provides the PlasmaTYPHOON Endoscope Drying and Storage Device through its controlling interest in PlasmaBiotics, a company based in France.
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16.04.2019

PlasmaTYPHOON Makes Sure Endoscopes are Dry and Hygienic

PENTAX Medical, a part of HOYA Group, has unveiled a new endoscope processing and storage solution that helps to eliminate any chance of bacterial infections.
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