Single-use duodenoscope shows promise in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures

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The single-use duodenoscope is a promising option for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures, offering high procedural success rates and positive endoscopist feedback, according to a study.

The study involved 61 endoscopists at 22 academic centers in 11 countries performing ERCP procedures on adult patients aged 18 and older. Among 551 patients, a high percentage (96.0%) of ERCPs were successfully completed using the single-use duodenoscope. Only 4.7% of cases required a crossover to a reusable endoscope.

Endoscopists reported high satisfaction levels with the single-use duodenoscope, with a median overall satisfaction rating of 8.0 on a scale of 1 to 10.

Serious adverse events (SAEs) were reported in 7.8% of patients, with post-ERCP pancreatitis occurring in 3.1% of cases.

Bruno MJ, Beyna T, Carr-Locke DL, et al. Global prospective case series of ERCP using a single-use duodenoscope. Endoscopy. 2023;doi: 10.1055/a-2131-7180. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37463599.