Nine Physicians Evaluate Current Market’s Single-use and Reusable Bronchoscopes
Olympus did not initiate, fund, or set or control parameters for the Study.
With the popularity of single-use medical devices on the rise, wouldn’t it be helpful to point to peer-reviewed, published user experience on key performance metrics?
In Operator Perception of the Performance of Multiple Single-use Bronchoscopes Compared to Standard Re-usable Bronchoscope,1 Darrell Nettlow, MD, and colleagues participate in a small, single-center study conducted on an ex-vivo model, not in a clinical setting or during patient care, to evaluate user preference and overall perception scores on some of the current market’s single-use and reusable bronchoscopes. The study was conducted at UC San Diego Health and the perception paper was published in the October 2022 issue of American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research.
Nine researchers evaluated three single-use bronchoscopes, including Olympus’ H-SteriScope™ Single-use Bronchoscope. Immediately after completing the bronchoscopies in the ex-vivo model, participants completed an anonymous survey rating each bronchoscope’s ease of maneuverability into the difficult airway segments (RB1, RB6, LB1/2, and LB6) on a scale of 1-100, with a higher number representing a more favorable rating. The participants’ ability to successfully engage each of these segments was also recorded.