Disposable endoscopes do not require cleaning and disinfection, reducing the chance of contact with dirt, cutting off the infection path ofinfec-tious diseases, and effectively protecting medical staff. During periods ofunknown infectious diseases, they are recommended for use by thosewith indications for endoscopic diagnosis and treatment.
Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
We decided to perform the upper GI endoscopy using a disposable endoscope. In ICU, the emergent endoscopy was performed and an ulcer was detected in the duodenal bulb.
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