The U.S. Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion ap­proved med­i­calde­vice maker Olym­pus’ re­designed duo­deno­scope.

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The agency said the changes aim to lower the risk of in­fec­tions through con­tam­i­na­tion. In Fe­bru­ary, Olym­pus will be­gin re­call­ing its TJF-Q180V model duo­deno­scope from an es­ti­mated 4,400 health­care fa­cil­i­ties. Scopes made by Olym­pus and other man­u­fac­tur­ers have been linked to 25 in­fec­tion in­ci­dents be­tween 2012 and 2015 in the U.S., where as many as 250 pa­tients ac­quired an­tibi­oti­cre­sis­tant in­fec­tions, ac­cord­ing to a Se­nate com­mit­tee mi­nor­ity staff re­port re­leased last week. Mod­i­fi­ca­tions to Olym­pus’ scope aim to pre­vent leak­ing be­lieved to in­crease in­fec­tion risk.

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