Clinical evidence related to single-use gastroenterology

Explore clinical evidence, webinars, physician videos, case studies and other information related to gastroenterology and our single-use GI solutions.


Prof. Dr. Marco Bruno, Chief of the Dept. of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Rotterdam's Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands, on the bright future of single-use endoscopes (15 min).

Single-Use Benefits
Infection Risks
Advantages & Challenges
Single-Use Performance
Indications for Use
Future Perspectives

At ENDO2022’s “A New Era in GI Endoscopy” symposium, co-sponsored by Ambu.

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Thoracic surgeon and Ambu consultant, Dr. Wilson Tsai, shares his first experiences using the single-use aScope™ Gastro endoscope.

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Gastrointestinal endoscopy and ergonomics

Facts about the occupational hazard of musculoskeletal injuries

Did you know that up to 89% of GI endoscopists suffer from work-related musculoskeletal injuries1?

The combination of long, repetitive worktimes with intensive muscular demand has led experts to recommend that whenever possible, lighter endoscopes should be favoured2

Download our summary to learn the most relevant facts related to ergonomics for GI endoscopists.

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Infection control

Get facts and numbers behind the risk of patient cross-contamination when using GI endoscopes. Also, learn about three of the main challenges related to reprocessing reusable scopes and how they can affect your work.

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GI Clinical evidence

Comprehensive overview of the latest peer-reviewed studies

Keep up with key findings in the latest GI endoscopy studies (with links to the full studies) in the areas of:

. Infection control.
. Clinical performance
. Cost effectiveness and organizational impact

See also: Key insights of doctors using Ambu single-use GI endoscopes


Research related to standard and therapeutic, single-use and reusable gastroscopes

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Research related to duodenoscopes and ERCP

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Quick summaries

One-pagers on significant findings in specific areas of gastroenterology
with links to the full studies:

Contaminated gastroscopes


Infectious outbreaks


Organizational impact, performance, and health economics


Scientific evidence, multi-topics, related to single-use gastroenterology




Single-use may offer solution for urgent evaluations and upper GI bleeding
Read abstract at Thieme: Endoscopy

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

Estimated contamination rate of reprocessed gastroscopes 22.31% 
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Comparing reusable duodenoscopes to single-use duodenoscopes 
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Findings highlight the need to educate endoscopy staff on reprocessing to minimize cross-contamination
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How ready is Europe to adopt single-use duodenoscopes?
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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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Estimated endoscope-related infection risk associated with reusable duodenoscopes.
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Videos of procedures

Watch physicians using Ambu’s single-use GI endoscopes recorded live at streaming events.
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Single-use and the environment

Learn about our recycling, bioplastics and other goals and sustainability initiatives, and get an overview of how single-use compares with reusable endoscopes in terms of environmental footprint.
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1. Khaniceh and Shergill, Elsevier,
2. ASGE Report,