A trio of studies presented at the 2023 annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology add support for the role of single-use duodenoscopes in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
High Overall Success Rates in Meta-Analysis
A systematic literature review revealed that single-use duodenoscopes are associated with a high success rate and promising safety profile in performing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures (abstract P3717).
Data from the 634 patients included in the meta-analysis showed an adjusted pooled procedural completion rate of 94%, which was statistically significant and higher than the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy threshold of 90% (P<0.001). Of note, there were no recorded cases of aspiration or perforation.
“Based on this analysis, we concluded that single-use duodenoscopes had high overall success rates for completion of procedure with seemingly acceptable rates of adverse events and crossover,” said lead researcher Sujani Yadlapati, MD, a visiting clinical lecturer in medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, in Indianapolis.