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Olympus looks into patient injuries from duodenoscopes

Recently introduced single-use equipment for Olympus' duodenoscopes has been connected to patient injuries. Now, Olympus asks healthcare personnel to be extra attentive when using the equipment.

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Japanese medtech company Olympus has, in the wake of mounting reports of injuries connected with the use of company equipment, sent out an informational letter to health professionals, according to the Danish Medicines Agency, which monitors medical equipment in Denmark.

More specifically, the problems pertain to a recently launched piece of single-use equipment which is used along with Olympus' duodeoscopes. Its function is to ease the cleaning up of the reusable duodenoscopes.

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