Clinical evidence related to single-use bronchoscopy

Explore clinical evidence, articles and other information related to bronchoscopy and our single-use bronchoscope solutions.

The clinical role of single-use bronchoscopy

Listen to this on-demand webinar on the clinical value and impact of single-use bronchoscopy in the ICU and endoscopy suite, featuring Prof. Suveer Singh, Dr. Sonali Sethi and Dr. Jonathan S. Kurman

Prof. Suveer Singh

Prof. Suveer Singh

The clinical role of single-use bronchoscopy in the ICU and how it affects workflow, administration, and guidelines.

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Dr. Sonali Sethi

The clinical value of bringing single-use bronchoscopy into the endoscopy suite and its potential advantages for interventional pulmonology. 

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Dr. Jonathan Kurman

The cost and organizational impact of single-use and how this compares to reusable bronchoscopes.

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Q&A session

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FDA recommends single-use bronchoscopes

In a new safety communication, the FDA substantiates reusable bronchoscope associated cross-infections. To alleviate the cross-infection risk, the FDA recommends introducing a sterilisation step during the reprocessing of reusable flexible bronchoscopes and that single-use bronchoscopes must be considered when there is an increased risk of spreading infection.

What are the implications?

Our white paper explores the implications of these new recommendations and demonstrates the impact these have on patient safety, costs, workflow complexity and turnaround time.

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Ambu® aScope 5 Broncho

Clinical evidence

Comprehensive overview of the latest peer-reviewed studies

Get an overview of key findings relevant to single-use bronchoscopy and the endoscopy suite, with links to the full studies, in the areas of:

  • Infection control
  • Single-use bronchoscopy in the era of COVID-19
  • Clinical performance
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Organizational impact
  • Clinical evidence

Quick summaries

One pagers on significant findings in specific areas of bronchoscopy with links to the full studies:

Clinical performance and COVID-19 management

Health economics, environmental impact and organisational impact

Contamination, infections and COVID-19

5 of the most significant studies related to single-use bronchoscopy

Ambu® aScope4 Broncho

Clinical evidence

Comprehensive summary of the latest peer-reviewed studies

Get an overview of the key findings from the latest peer-reviewed studies on clinical performance, contamination and infection control, cost-effectiveness and organizational impact related to aScope 4 Broncho.

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Quick summaries

One pagers on scientific evidence relevant to the use of aScope 4 Broncho with links to the full studies:

Clinical performance

Contamination and infection control

Scientific evidence related to single-use flexible bronchoscopes


Ambu single-use bronchoscopes can be used for a wide range of procedures, from intubation, secretion management, bedside PDT, BAL & BW through OLV to advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopies.

Endoscopy suite

Diagnostic Bronchoscopy

Compatible with a variety of endotherapy instruments
The video displays a forceps biopsy with aScope 5 Broncho HD 5.6/2.8 in a cadaver.

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Diagnostic Bronchoscopy

Compatible with a variety of endotherapy instruments
The video displays a cryobiopsy with aScope 5 Broncho HD 5.6/2.8 in a cadaver.

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Therapeutic Bronchoscopy

Compatible with a variety of endotherapy instruments, including active tools
The video displays an APC with aScope 5 Broncho HD 5.6/2.8 in a cadaver.

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OR and ICU

Bedside PDT 

Worried about damaging your bronchoscope during PDT?

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“Availability is no longer a problem” Dr. Mark J.G. Gunn, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

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One Lung Ventilation

The Ambu portfolio helps you overcome the challenges of proper placement.

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Facts and numbers

Ambu aScope Bronchoscopes:
100% plastic neutral in Europe and Latin America

A partnership with Plastic Bank® will prevent over 100 tons of plastic from entering the ocean. The quantity corresponds to the amount of plastic used in all of the Ambu single-use aScope products in EMEA and Latin America throughout the year.
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Environmental impact
A study has compared the impact of single-use and reusable flexible bronchoscopes.
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Interactive learning

Discussion of the effectiveness of reprocessing flexible bronchoscopes by The American College of Chest Physicians with Cori Ofstead, MSPH and Atul C. Mehta, MBBS
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Audio white paper
Can workflow compromise BAL/BW clinical outcomes? To understand the challenges, Ambu conducted a survey among physicians in the US and UK. Listen to this 9-min recording of the white paper or download the pdf. 
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Scientific conference posters

Reducing hospital readmission rates with single-use devices
Patient study finds single-use bronchoscopes can reduce hospital readmission rates. Improper reprocessing of bronchoscopes poses a serious patient safety and infection risk.
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Cost advantages of single-use bronchoscopes
ISPOR poster 2021: A micro-costing analysis has shown that by implementing single-use flexible bronchoscopes, a major university hospital in Denmark, can save €133 per procedure, corresponding to €91.770 on an annual basis.
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The cost of reusable flexible bronchoscopes
ISPOR poster 2020: A targeted review has shown that the estimated average cost of use for flexible reusable bronchoscopes across Denmark, France, Germany, Singapore, UK, and USA is $340 and range from $89-$927.
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