Gastroenterology

Ambu believes that sterile single-use gastrointestinal endoscopy solutions should perform like conventional ones, only with the added advantages of increased availability and improved patient safety.

 

Familiar tools with new benefits

 
The Ambu® aScope™ 4 Broncho Large 5.8/2.8 single-use bronchoscope

Ambu® aScope Duodeno

Helps you address concerns about patient cross-contamination.

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Facts and numbers

Ambu aScope Duodeno:
100% plastic neutral in Europe and Latin America

A partnership with Plastic Bank® will prevent over 100 tons of plastic from entering the ocean. The quantity corresponds to the amount of plastic used in all of the Ambu single-use aScope products in EMEA and Latin America throughout the year.
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Infection control
Is contamination of bronchoscopes really a problem? Get an overview of the risks and financial impact associated with reprocessing of reusable bronchoscopes.
Learn how cross-contamination can affect workflow and costs

 

Evidence

 

15% of duodenoscopes found to be contaminated despite reprocessing (Rauwers 2018, GUT)
Read article on BMJ Journals

Duodenoscopes used to perform ERCP implicated in infection outbreaks (Kim et al., 2016, GIE)
Read abstract on GIE Journals

 

Existing manufacturer-recommended HLD inadequate  (Ross et al., 2015, GIE)
Read abstract on GIE Journal

Scientific conference posters

UEGW
Estimated contamination rate of reprocessed gastroscopes 22.31% 
See poster

UEGW
Comparing reusable duodenoscopes to single-use duodenoscopes 
See poster

 

UEGW
Findings highlight the need to educate endoscopy staff on reprocessing to minimize cross-contamination
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UEGW
How ready is Europe to adopt single-use duodenoscopes?
See poster

 

ACG
Are single-use endoscopes the future of ERCP?
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Audio summary of survey
We asked 70 GI physicians about their attitudes towards single-use duodenoscopes. Get a quick breakdown of the results.
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ISPOR
Estimated endoscope-related infection risk associated with reusable duodenoscopes.
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Articles on singleuseendoscopy.com

Resources from around the web

Monthly newspaper for GI professionals
gastroendonews.com

App offering personalized medical journal feed
qxmd.com

Business, technology and procedure insights
GIEndoscopy.com by Ambu

 

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