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

 

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

Colonoscopy
Ambu will launch a sterile, single-use colonoscope in 2021.

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

Gastroscopy
Ambu will launch a sterile, single-use gastroscope in 2021.

What is the contamination rate of reusable duodenoscopes used for ERCP?

A new meta-analysis on the contamination rate of reusable duodenoscopes used for ERCP (Larsen et al., 2020) has been published in the eClinicalMedicine journal.

The meta-analysis published in EClinical Medicine included a total of 15 existing studies on duodenoscope cross-contamination rates in order to determine one reference point.

Read the meta-analysis

 

Do you have questions about the meta-analysis? Ask the lead author, Ambu’s own Sara Larsen, directly.

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Facts and figures

Infection control
Get facts and figures 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

 

 

Evidence

 

Download and read our survey results poster where gastroenterologists say they would convert 50% of their ERCP procedures to single-use
Read poster
 

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

 

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

Articles

Resources from around the web

Monthly newspaper for GI professionals
gastroendonews.com

aScope™ Duodeno TPT Payments
payment guide

Business, technology and procedure insights
GIEndoscopy.com by Ambu

 

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