• Does Enhanced Sterilization of Duodenoscopes Reduce Contamination?

Does Enhanced Sterilization of Duodenoscopes Reduce Contamination?

A comparison of duodenoscopes reprocessed by standard high-level disinfection (sHLD) vs double high-level disinfection (dHLD) and standard high-level disinfection followed by ethylene oxide gas sterilization (HLD–ETO) found no significant differences in contamination with multidrug-resistant organisms (MRDO) or other bacteria. The article, published in the October issue of Gastroenterology, concludes that enhanced disinfection

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  • What are the Pyschologic Effects of Infection With Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli?

What are the Pyschologic Effects of Infection With Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli?

Six months after thousands of people in Germany were infected with shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli O104, many still had poor psychological health, persistent fatigue, and impaired quality of life, according to a follow-up study in the November issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The researchers identified risk factors that might

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  • Special Issue: The Gut Microbiome

Special Issue: The Gut Microbiome

Gastroenterology is proud to present a special issue devoted to ‘The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease’. The human body contains over 10 times more microbial cells than human cells. This microbiome (the commensal, symbiotic, and pathogenic microorganisms that share our body space) maintains the health and function of many

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