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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The Ambu® aScope™ 4 Broncho Regular 5.0/2.2 single-use bronchoscope

Gastroscopy

Ambu will launch a sterile, single-use gastroscope in 2022.

The Ambu® aScope™ 4 Broncho Regular 5.0/2.2 single-use bronchoscope

Colonoscopy

Ambu will launch a sterile, single-use colonoscope in 2022.

How and why you should introduce single-use duodenoscopes as part of your treatment algorithms

One of the world’s highest-volume ERCP academic centres now recommends single-use duodenoscopes as part of its treatment algorithm.
Read why

All the key facts and figures in a straightforward visual one-pager.
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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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Learn about aScope Duodeno

1. Khaniceh and Shergill, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tgie.2019.05.003 
2. ASGE Report, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2010.01.071

Facts and numbers

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.
Learn about infection control in gastroenterology

 

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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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% 
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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
See poster

UEGW
How ready is Europe to adopt single-use duodenoscopes?
See poster

 

ACG
Are single-use endoscopes the future of ERCP?
See poster

Audio summary of survey
We asked 70 GI physicians about their attitudes towards single-use duodenoscopes. Get a quick breakdown of the results.
Listen now (04m12sec)

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 personalised medical journal feed
qxmd.com

Business, technology and procedure insights
GIEndoscopy.com by Ambu

 

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