Dr. Srinivas Vourganti Performs Difficult Catheter Placement with the aScope 4 Cysto
Minimizing the Risk - Disposable Scopes in the GI Suite
Nancy Schlossberg discusses how single-use duodenoscopes can improve infection prevention in the GI suite.
Comparing the Costs of Reusable vs Single-Use Bronchoscopes
Russ Montgomery, PhD, reveals the true cost of reusable bronchoscopes by reviewing all the cost drivers.
Over the last four years, the FDA received more than 450 medical device reports describing post-procedure patient infections or other potential contamination issues involving reprocessed urological endoscopes. The agency says it’s investigating potential causes and contributing factors.
A Turkish hospital found a unique way to protect healthcare workers from aerosolization during bronchoscopy in the COVID-19 pandemic. Diagnostic and treatment procedures resumed within a month of lockdown.
The effectiveness of reusable and disposable ureteroscopes is comparable, while the single-use device resulted in lower complication and postoperative infection rates, a new study finds.
Chantel Taylor has a deeply personal survival story to share with patients and the community college students she teaches. She also imparts the most important lesson the pandemic has taught her: ‘Get in there and learn and help take care of these patients. Get in there and make a difference.’
A retrospective analysis found that no clinicians contracted COVID-19 after performing bronchoscopies with single-use devices. It also questioned the efficacy of tracheal aspirates in detecting secondary infection in COVID-19 patients.
Otolaryngologists will have to educate the public — as well as their colleagues in other clinical specialties — about the essential role they can play in diagnosing and managing post-COVID-19 symptoms, ENTtoday reports.
Dr. Todd Baron Assesses the aScope Duodeno for ERCP
aScope BronchoSampler: Closed Loop Sampling