aScope BronchoSampler: Closed Loop Sampling
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.
Many symptoms overlap for COVID-19 and routine sinus issues.

Preventing Infection

Recognizing the differences between COVID-19 symptoms and those of allergies, sinus infections and upper respiratory infections can help keep ENTs and their staff safe.

AI is relatively unexplored in urinary endoscopy.

Emerging Technologies

When in a closed state, ureteral orifices may blend into the bladder wall, making them incredibly difficult for urologists to identify. For this reason, researchers developed a deep-learning scheme to assist in identification and tracking.

Patient Safety

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.

Endoscope reprocessing station

Preventing Infection

As physician-based practices grow, some find that working with a hospital to centralize reprocessing makes sense. But reusable endoscopes do not adapt well to the system given their fragile design.

Burnout is an often unrecognized problem in the physician community.

Performing Procedures

During Public Health Awareness Week, we highlight some drivers of and solutions for coping with burnout.

Salmonellosis is generally reportable, even though manifestation of Salmonella bacteriuria alone may not meet the definition of salmonellosis.

Preventing Infection

A recent report suggests cystoscopy is a risk factor for Salmonella bacteriuria and should prompt public health investigations between the two.

Clinicians don PPE prior to a procedure.

Preventing Infection

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.

Flexible ureteroscopes are used for RIRS.

Emerging Technologies

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.

Respiratory system

Patient Safety

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.’

Dr. Todd Baron Assesses the aScope Duodeno for ERCP
Dr. Srinivas Vourganti Performs Difficult Catheter Placement with the aScope 4 Cysto

Evidence-Based Strategies to Eliminate ERCP-Related Infections