Evaluation of intubation and intensive care use of the new Ambu® aScope™ 4 broncho and Ambu® aView™ compared to a customary flexible endoscope a multicentre prospective, non-interventional study

Publication date: Available online 11 February 2020Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Marc Kriege, Jan Dalberg, Brendan A. McGrath, Alexander Shimabukuro-Vornhagen, Björn Billgren, Thomas Kromann Lund, Klaus Thornberg, Alice Vangerschov Christophersen, Mark J.G. DunnAbstractBackgroundFlexible endoscopes have been well established for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in critically ill patients. The purpose of this study was to compare the utility between the novel aScope 4 Broncho and the standard bronchoscope in a non-interventional study.MethodsIn a prospective multicentre study, we evaluated the aScope 4 Broncho for different clinical indications involving an endoscopy procedure. We compared the acceptability of and preference for the novel Ambu® aScope™ 4 Broncho (Ambu® A/S, Ballerup, Denmark) with that of the customary flexible endoscope (reusable or single-use) normally used at each of the study centres.ResultsA total of 176 aScope 4 Broncho-aided interventions were evaluated, and the primary finding of the study was that the aScope 4 Broncho was preferred over customary devices for both diagnostic/therapeutic bronchoscopy (58% preference, P 
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