Gastroenterology

Automated endoscope drying cabinets reduce bacterial growth



Storing endoscopes in a cabinet with an automated drying system reduced the time needed to dry the external surfaces and internal channels of the scopes while reducing bacterial growth, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, from the University of California, Los Angeles, told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease that these automated drying cabinets (ENDODRY Cabinet, Medivators) were developed to address residual moisture present on endoscopes after reprocessing, which could potentially allow environmental contamination to take

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