Gastroenterology researchers from Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Sendai, Japan, created a device that protects against COVID-19 transmission during esophagogastroduodenoscopies, DOTmed reports.
What you should know:
1. The device captures coarse droplets from patients undergoing EGD and reduces the diffusion of aerosol droplets.
2. The device holds a mouthpiece that comes with a fixing belt and a square of fabric attached to the top of the mouthpiece. The fabric protects the patient's face and acts as a sleeve for the endoscope.
3. The device has not yet been named.