Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients: A Case Series
Valchanov et al (2020)
How aScope 4 Broncho was used as part of a modified procedure "to reduce risk of aerosol spread to staff."
Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy for saturating influx of COVID-19 patients: Experience of military ENT physicians deployed in Mulhouse, France
Morvan et al (2020)
Study including the use of aScope 4 Broncho and aView to demonstrate the feasibility of percutaneous tracheostomy by military ENT physicians during their deployment in amilitary intensive care field hospital, showing "the technique was fast, easy and safe and met safety requirements for patient and staff".
COVID-19: the key role of pulmonary capillary leakage. An observational cohort study.
Wu et al (2020)
Study including the use of aScope 4 Broncho for BAL on an investigation into whether hypoalbuminemia in COVID-19 patients is due to pulmonary capillary leakage and how its connected with indicators of respiratory function.
Acute eosinophilic pneumonia associated with elevated NKT cell response in COVID-19 patients
Kim et al (2020)
Study including the use of aScope 4 Broncho for BAL investigating the link between acute eosinophilic pneumonia and COVID-19.
Bronchoscopy in Patients with COVID-19 with Invasive Mechanical Ventilation: A Single-Center Experience
Torrego et al (2020)
Study including the use of aScope 4 Broncho for bronchoscopies in COVID-19 patients.
Patient-Worn Enhanced Protection Face Shield for Flexible Endoscopy
Anon et al (2020)
Study including the use of aScope 4 RhinoLaryngo to compare the protection afforded by a standard face shield design with a new enhanced design in a controlled setting.
Alveolitis in severe SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia is driven by self-sustaining circuits between infected alveolar macrophages and T cells
Grant et al (2020)
Study including the collection of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples using Ambu single-use devices from patients with SARS-CoV-2-induced respiratory failure and patients with known or suspected pneumonia from other pathogens.
With the current COVID pandemic: should we use single-use flexible bronchoscopes instead of conventional bronchoscopes?
Honore et al (2020)
Letter to the editor describing the advantages of single-use bronchoscopes, particularly in light of the COVID pandemic. Comments include: "better volume yields may potentially reduce post-procedure side effects such as pleuritic chest pain and cough"; "the risk of cross infection is eliminated, providing reassurance to researchers and participants"; "reduced maintenance requirements can be cost effective".
Bronchoscopy use in the COVID-19 era
Vergnon et al (2020)
Recommendations on the use of bronchoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic, including advice on using single-use flexible bronchoscopes as "less equipment is involved in set-up, post-procedure disinfection and transport" than standard reusable fiberoptic bronchoscopes.
Moving Forward with Dysphagia Care: Implementing Strategies during the COVID‑19 Pandemic and Beyond
Fritz et al (2020)
An algorithm and reference for dysphagia clinicians to minimize spread of COVID-19 cases while providing optimal care to patients sufering from swallowing disorders, including the recommendation that "disposable laryngoscopes could be considered".
Performing Bronchoscopy in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Practice Statement from an International Expert Panel
Luo et al (2020)
Recommendations for physicians performing bronchoscopy to protect those patients (un)-affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic, minimize the risk of transmission, and maintain clinical care for all patients, including the use of single-use bronchoscopes “where possible” and Ambu aScope BronchoSampler for BAL procedures.
Awake tracheal intubation in a suspected COVID-19 patient with critical airway obstruction
Ahmad et al (2020)
Report on the airway management of a patient suspected of being COVID-19 positive with impending airway obstruction requiring urgent surgical tracheostomy.
Potential impact of contaminated bronchoscopes on novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients
Ofstead et al (2020)
Cori Ofstead and her colleagues draw on their previous research evaluating the effectiveness of bronchoscope reprocessing, putting them into the perspective of the current pandemic.
The Italian coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak: recommendations from clinical practice
Sorbello et al (2020)
Report on the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak on regional and national healthcare infrastructure, and recommendations based on clinical experiences of managing patients throughout Italy.
Flexible Laryngoscopy and COVID-19
Rameau et al (2020)
Recommendations on flexible laryngoscopy performance during the pandemic, including patient selection, personal protective equipment, and endoscope disinfection, based on a consensus reached during a virtual webinar with approximately 300 participants from the American laryngology community.