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UK U-turn on single use for vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease)-risk surgery

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UK Department of Health is to reintroduce reusable surgical instruments for tonsil and adenoid surgery, thus overturning its decision of almost a year ago to introduce single-use devices to eliminate the risk of patient-to-patient transmission of vCJD in these procedures. The decision has been prompted by the high number of adverse events attributed to the use of single-use instruments in the past year. It is based on the "balance of risks" to patients, says the DoH, on the advice of the British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists.

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