Bronchoscopes: Endoscopes for the visualization of the interior of the bronchi.Fiber Optic Technology: The technology of transmitting light over long distances through strands of glass or other transparent material.Bronchoscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the bronchi.Equipment Contamination: The presence of an infectious agent on instruments, prostheses, or other inanimate articles.Bronchography: Radiography of the bronchial tree after injection of a contrast medium.Hospital Bed Capacity, 100 to 299Iodophors: Complexes of iodine and non-ionic SURFACE-ACTIVE AGENTS acting as carrier and solubilizing agent for the iodine in water. Iodophors usually enhance bactericidal activity of iodine, reduce vapor pressure and odor, minimize staining, and allow wide dilution with water. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)Disinfection: Rendering pathogens harmless through the use of heat, antiseptics, antibacterial agents, etc.Bronchi: The larger air passages of the lungs arising from the terminal bifurcation of the TRACHEA. They include the largest two primary bronchi which branch out into secondary bronchi, and tertiary bronchi which extend into BRONCHIOLES and PULMONARY ALVEOLI.Foreign Bodies: Inanimate objects that become enclosed in the body.Hemoptysis: Expectoration or spitting of blood originating from any part of the RESPIRATORY TRACT, usually from hemorrhage in the lung parenchyma (PULMONARY ALVEOLI) and the BRONCHIAL ARTERIES.Intubation, Intratracheal: A procedure involving placement of a tube into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to provide a patient with oxygen and anesthesia.Tracheal NeoplasmsEquipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Gastroscopes: Endoscopes used for examining the interior of the stomach.Thoracoscopes: Endoscopes for examining the pleural cavity.Bronchoalveolar Lavage: Washing out of the lungs with saline or mucolytic agents for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It is very useful in the diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates in immunosuppressed patients.Solitary Pulmonary Nodule: A single lung lesion that is characterized by a small round mass of tissue, usually less than 1 cm in diameter, and can be detected by chest radiography. A solitary pulmonary nodule can be associated with neoplasm, tuberculosis, cyst, or other anomalies in the lung, the CHEST WALL, or the PLEURA.Bronchial Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the BRONCHI.Airway Obstruction: Any hindrance to the passage of air into and out of the lungs.Sterilization: The destroying of all forms of life, especially microorganisms, by heat, chemical, or other means.Serratia Infections: Infections with bacteria of the genus SERRATIA.Pulmonary Medicine: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM. It is especially concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases and defects of the lungs and bronchial tree.Airway Management: Evaluation, planning, and use of a range of procedures and airway devices for the maintenance or restoration of a patient's ventilation.Therapeutic Irrigation: The washing of a body cavity or surface by flowing water or solution for therapy or diagnosis.Hospital Bed Capacity, 500 and overBiopsy, Needle: Removal and examination of tissue obtained through a transdermal needle inserted into the specific region, organ, or tissue being analyzed.Laryngeal Masks: A type of oropharyngeal airway that provides an alternative to endotracheal intubation and standard mask anesthesia in certain patients. It is introduced into the hypopharynx to form a seal around the larynx thus permitting spontaneous or positive pressure ventilation without penetration of the larynx or esophagus. It is used in place of a facemask in routine anesthesia. The advantages over standard mask anesthesia are better airway control, minimal anesthetic gas leakage, a secure airway during patient transport to the recovery area, and minimal postoperative problems.Tracheal StenosisMediastinum: A membrane in the midline of the THORAX of mammals. It separates the lungs between the STERNUM in front and the VERTEBRAL COLUMN behind. It also surrounds the HEART, TRACHEA, ESOPHAGUS, THYMUS, and LYMPH NODES.Dictionaries, MedicalDictionaries as Topic: Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.Dictionaries, ChemicalFingers: Four or five slender jointed digits in humans and primates, attached to each HAND.Nuts: Botanically, a type of single-seeded fruit in which the pericarp enclosing the seed is a hard woody shell. In common usage the term is used loosely for any hard, oil-rich kernel. Of those commonly eaten, only hazel, filbert, and chestnut are strictly nuts. Walnuts, pecans, almonds, and coconuts are really drupes. Brazil nuts, pistachios, macadamias, and cashews are really seeds with a hard shell derived from the testa rather than the pericarp.Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Thumb: The first digit on the radial side of the hand which in humans lies opposite the other four.Marketing: Activity involved in transfer of goods from producer to consumer or in the exchange of services.Newspapers: Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)Journalism, Medical: The collection, writing, and editing of current interest material on topics related to biomedicine for presentation through the mass media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, or television, usually for a public audience such as health care consumers.Serratia: A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that occurs in the natural environment (soil, water, and plant surfaces) or as an opportunistic human pathogen.Pseudomonas Infections: Infections with bacteria of the genus PSEUDOMONAS.Hospitals, Community: Institutions with permanent facilities and organized medical staff which provide the full range of hospital services primarily to a neighborhood area.Auscultation: Act of listening for sounds within the body.Heart Auscultation: Act of listening for sounds within the heart.Optical Fibers: Thin strands of transparent material, usually glass, that are used for transmitting light waves over long distances.Endoscopes: Instruments for the visual examination of interior structures of the body. There are rigid endoscopes and flexible fiberoptic endoscopes for various types of viewing in ENDOSCOPY.Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal: Instruments for the visual examination of the interior of the gastrointestinal tract.EuropeCapsule Endoscopes: A pill sized videocamera encased in a capsule. It is designed to be swallowed and subsequently traverse the gastrointestinal tract while transmitting diagnostic images along the way.Laryngoscopy: Examination, therapy or surgery of the interior of the larynx performed with a specially designed endoscope.Laryngoscopes: Endoscopes for examining the interior of the larynx.

Extensive cross-contamination of specimens with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a reference laboratory. (1/100)

A striking increase in the numbers of cultures positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis was noticed in a mycobacterial reference laboratory in Campinas, Sao Paulo State, Brazil, in May 1995. A contaminated bronchoscope was the suspected cause of the increase. All 91 M. tuberculosis isolates grown from samples from patients between 8 May and 18 July 1995 were characterized by spoligotyping and IS6110 fingerprinting. Sixty-one of the 91 isolates had identical spoligotype patterns, and the pattern was arbitrarily designated S36. The 61 specimens containing these isolates had been processed and cultured in a 21-day period ending on 1 June 1995, but only 1 sample was smear positive for acid-fast bacilli. The patient from whom this sample was obtained was considered to be the index case patient and had a 4+ smear-positive lymph node aspirate that had been sent to the laboratory on 10 May. Virtually all organisms with spoligotype S36 had the same IS6110 fingerprint pattern. Extensive review of the patients' charts and investigation of laboratory procedures revealed that cross-contamination of specimens had occurred. Because the same strain was grown from all types of specimens, the bronchoscope was ruled out as the outbreak source. The most likely source of contamination was a multiple-use reagent used for specimen processing. The organism was cultured from two of the solutions 3 weeks after mock contamination. This investigation strongly supports the idea that M. tuberculosis grown from smear-negative specimens should be analyzed by rapid and reliable strain differentiation techniques, such as spoligotyping, to help rule out laboratory contamination.  (+info)

Placement of left-sided double-lumen endobronchial tubes: comparison of clinical and fibreoptic-guided placement. (2/100)

We have compared a new intubation manoeuvre using a fibreoptic bronchoscope with conventional blind placement of a double-lumen tube. Thirty adult patients who presented for thoracoscopy requiring one-lung ventilation underwent endobronchial intubation with a double-lumen tube inserted either in the conventional blind way or using a fibreoptic bronchoscope. There were four misplacements of the double-lumen tube using the conventional method but none using the bronchoscope. In addition, the bronchoscope allowed more rapid intubation (mean 106 vs 347 s). The results suggest that the fibreoptic-guided method of inserting the double-lumen tube was a satisfactory alternative to the conventional one.  (+info)

Peripheral airway findings in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using an ultrathin bronchoscope. (3/100)

The authors performed bronchoscopic examination using an ultrathin bronchoscope to determine the characteristics of the peripheral airways in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study population comprised 13 healthy control subjects, 10 patients with chronic bronchitis without airflow limitation, and 20 patients with COPD. The COPD patients were divided clinically into 10 with chronic bronchitis and 10 with pulmonary emphysema. The peripheral airways were examined using an ultrathin bronchoscope. In chronic bronchitis, peripheral airways of the 11th or 12th generation showed a high frequency of obstruction and mucosal changes such as granulation. In pulmonary emphysema, the peripheral airways frequently showed a net-like appearance of the bronchial epithelium and obstruction at the 11th or 12th generation. Morphological changes of the small airways in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can be detected by an ultrathin bronchoscope, and this method is likely to be useful for investigating the small airways in vivo.  (+info)

Influence of airway-occluding instruments on airway pressure during jet ventilation for rigid bronchoscopy. (4/100)

We measured changes in airway pressure (Paw) caused by microsurgical instruments introduced into a rigid bronchoscope during high frequency jet ventilation (HFJV). With approval of the institutional Ethics Committee, 10 adults undergoing elective tracheobronchial endoscopy and endosonography during general anaesthesia were investigated. Inflation of an endosonography probe balloon in the left main stem bronchus caused airway obstruction. Pressure measurements proximal and distal to the obstruction were compared after three degrees of obstruction (0%, 50% and 90%) and with two different driving pressure settings. Airway obstruction increased the mean (SD) peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) from 7.5 (2.6) to 9.5 (3.5) mm Hg for 2 atm (P = 0.0008) and from 9.7 (3.7) to 13.0 (5.1) mm Hg for 3 atm (P = 0.0001). Airway obstruction did not alter peripheral PIP (7.2 (4.1) to 7.1 (3.7) mm Hg for 2 atm and 8.8 (4.3) to 9.4 (5.2) mm for 3 atm), but resulted in an end-expiratory pressure (EEP) beyond the narrowing being significantly greater than in the unobstructed airway (2.5 (3.4) to 5.5 (3.7) mm Hg for 2 atm; P = 0.0005) and 3.2 (3.6) to 8.0 (4.3) mm for 3 atm; P < 0.0001). Severe airway narrowing increases inspiratory pressure proximal and expiratory pressure distal to the obstruction in relation to the applied driving pressure. Since the distal EEP never exceeded PIP, even near-total airway obstruction should not cause severe lung distension or barotrauma in subjects with normal lungs.  (+info)

Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy. Anesthesia, technique and results. (5/100)

During a period of three years, 256 diagnostic bronchoscopies were done with flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopes at a Veterans Administration hospital. In all of these procedures, topical cocaine hydrochloride anesthesia was used, and it proved satisfactory and free of any undesirable side effects. The peroral route using an endotracheal tube is preferred for flexible bronchofiberscopy. Fluoroscopic guidance is essential in examining peripheral lung lesions. A 70 percent positive yield was obtained for patients with peripheral carcinoma of the lung as contrasted to a 47 percent yield when the tissue specimens were obtained blindly.  (+info)

Identification of a contaminating Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain with a transposition of an IS6110 insertion element resulting in an altered spoligotype. (6/100)

Molecular fingerprinting with the IS6110 insertion sequence is useful for tracking transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis within a population or confirming specimen contamination in the laboratory or through instrumentation. Secondary typing with other molecular methods yields additional information as to the relatedness of strains with similar IS6110 fingerprints. Isolated, relatively rare, random events within the M. tuberculosis genome alter molecular fingerprinting patterns with any of the methods; therefore, strains which are different by two or more typing methods are usually not considered to be closely related. In this report, we describe two strains of M. tuberculosis, obtained from the same bronchoscope 2 days apart, that demonstrated unique molecular fingerprinting patterns by two different typing methods. They were closely linked through the bronchoscope by a traditional epidemiologic investigation. Genetic analysis of the two strains revealed that a single event, the transposition of an IS6110 insertion sequence in one of the strains, accounted for both the differences in the IS6110 pattern and the apparent deletion of a spacer in the spoligotype. This finding shows that a single event can change the molecular fingerprint of a strain in two different molecular typing systems, and thus, molecular typing cannot be the only means used to track transmission of this organism through a population. Traditional epidemiologic techniques are a necessary complement to molecular fingerprinting so that radical changes within the fingerprint pattern can be identified.  (+info)

Ultrathin bronchoscopy as an adjunct to standard bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions. A preliminary report. (7/100)

BACKGROUND: The role of the standard bronchoscope as a method of diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions is limited. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of the ultrathin bronchoscope as an adjunct to standard bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions. METHODS: Seventeen consecutive patients with a peripheral lung lesion on chest radiography or chest CT. All patients underwent a bronchoscopic examination with a standard size bronchoscope, and if there was no evidence of endobronchial lesion, these patients were subsequently examined with an Olympus 3C40 ultrathin bronchoscope (external diameter of 3.6 mm). Under fluoroscopic guidance, cytological brushing samples were taken with the ultrathin bronchoscope followed by a reexamination with the standard bronchoscope which followed the same 'pathway' to the lesion established by the 3C40 ultrathin bronchoscope. Transbronchial biopsies (TBB) and cytological samples were taken with the standard bronchoscope. RESULTS: The size of the lesions ranged from 1.5 to 7.0 cm. A positive bronchoscopic diagnosis by TBB was obtained in 11 out of 17 patients (64.7%) and a diagnosis of atypical cells suspicious for malignancy noted in a further 3 patients. For lesions less than 3 cm in size, a positive diagnosis by TBB was achieved in 7 out of 10 of these cases. The lesion was directly visualized with the ultrathin bronchoscope in 4 cases. CONCLUSIONS: Ultrathin bronchoscopy appears to be a useful adjunct to standard bronchoscopy by providing an accurate pathway to the lesion in question. However, further studies with larger patient groups are warranted.  (+info)

Endoluminal stent graft repair of aortobronchial fistulas. (8/100)

OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with endoluminal stent graft repair of aortobronchial fistulas. METHODS: We reviewed the records of patients treated with endoluminal stent grafting of aortobronchial fistulas at a private teaching hospital. All patients underwent the following diagnostic studies: computed tomography, angiography, bronchoscopy, and transesophageal echocardiography. With standard endovascular techniques, two different devices were implanted. RESULTS: Between March 1997 and October 2000, we treated four patients with postsurgical fistulas. The patients were diagnosed with hemoptysis between 3 and 23 years after aortic replacement grafting for thoracic aneurysms. Diagnostic studies varied in their ability to find the fistula. Transesophageal echocardiography most reliably demonstrated the fistula in the patients. All were successfully treated by exclusion with endoluminal stent grafting. The patients had no complications and no further episodes of hemoptysis. CONCLUSION: Endoluminal stent grafting of aortobronchial fistulas is feasible and may become the preferred method of management in patients at high risk.  (+info)

  • This series of capillaries is connected to a long polyethylene catheter which permits advancing the system through the inner channel of a fiberoptic bronchoscope, and the placing of the sample holding tube into the lower airways for the aspiration of secretions under direct vision. (elsevier.com)
  • Developed by Dr. Tonn (Hanover, Germany), the TONN™ NOVATECH ® tracheal and bronchial Stent Applicator facilitates the placement of Novatech's tracheobronchial stents NOVATECH ® GSS™ and DUMON ® through a rigid bronchoscope. (novatech.fr)
  • In adults, removal of the foreign body can be attempted during diagnostic examination with a fibreoptic bronchoscope under local anaesthesia, which may help to avoid any further invasive procedures with more complications. (bmj.com)
  • The potential for a "reprocessed" bronchoscope, however, to transmit CRE or a related multidrug-resistant organism, called an MDRO, has been less clearly known and defined both in the literature and by federal U.S. health officials. (lfm-hcs.com)
  • This study in Chest addresses this question, and its findings suggest not only that bronchoscopes can transmit CRE and related MDROs - a safety concern warranting greater public awareness, enhanced preventive measures, and updated reprocessing guidance, according to this study's authors - but also that this risk may be underrecognized. (lfm-hcs.com)
  • Because they are used for an invasive procedure, and are particularly associated with being used with people who are suffering from an infection, it is extremely important that bronchoscopes be properly disinfected between uses. (finzfirm.com)
  • This notice added that bronchoscopes are " part of a subset of devices that pose a greater likelihood of microbial transmission and represent a high risk of infection if they are not adequately reprocessed . (lfm-hcs.com)
  • While this August safety notice importantly publicized that bronchoscopes can pose an infection risk, it did not answer or clarify, for pulmonologists and other stakeholders, whether reprocessed bronchoscopes had been linked specifically to outbreaks of CRE or a related MDRO. (lfm-hcs.com)
  • Underestimating the true risk of infection associated with a bronchoscope (or any reusable medical device) can have significant adverse implications for the public's safety. (lfm-hcs.com)
  • While the study recommends hospitals consider using sterilization or single-use bronchoscopes to prevent spreading infection to patients through contaminated bronchoscopes, sterilization comes with its own set of challenges. (bedsidebronchoscopy.com)
  • As if a deja vu moment, this August notice also reported that the FDA had learned of instances of "persistent" contamination of bronchoscopes " despite following the manufacturer's reprocessing instructions . (lfm-hcs.com)
  • Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Olympus Corporation, Ambu A/s, Karl Storz, Teleflex Incorporated, Cogentix Medical, The Bronchoscopes Market report is a rich asset of basic information that is relatable for financial specialists who are aiming to make a route into the market. (openpr.com)
  • An adequate STORZ bronchoscope is available. (novatech.fr)
  • December 20, 2019 (original publication date) - Bronchoscopes can pose a risk of infecting patients with life-threatening "superbugs," even when the devices have been cleaned, a new study suggests . (lfm-hcs.com)
  • The size of the bronchoscope is quite small and will allow its transport and use by the military in the field or remote locations, while the small size of the instrument could permit its use on awake patients. (dtic.mil)
  • In addition, the exploration advances an exhaustive perspective on the Bronchoscopes Market division that is grouped based on [Product, Applications, End-Users, and Major Regions]. (openpr.com)
  • 6. Utilization Volume, Consumption Value, and Sale Price Analysis of Bronchoscopes Market industry by Regions, Types, and Applications. (openpr.com)
  • The goal of this proposal is to design a portable bronchoscope that can determine the health status of the tracheal epithelial lining cells by analyzing changes in their metabolic profile. (dtic.mil)
  • In this closing year 1 funding period, we have built the bronchoscope and done some preliminary testing on mouse trachea samples exposed to chemicals known to injure the tracheal epithelium. (dtic.mil)
  • First and foremost, the investigation advances the statistical data points identifying with the market outline that involves size, definition, and elements of the Bronchoscopes Market. (openpr.com)
  • What's more, various essential highlights of the Bronchoscopes Market, for example, esteem chain investigation, local patterns, and key agreements are likewise referenced in the report. (openpr.com)
  • Due to their small size and flexibility, bronchoscopes can be used to view areas of the throat, head, and sinuses that other tools simply cannot reach safety or effectively. (finzfirm.com)
  • Bronchoscopes are becoming more and more commonly used, both in hospitals and by ENTs (Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists). (finzfirm.com)
  • If hospitals and doctors are not following those recommendations, or are trying to maximize profit by using the same bronchoscopes past the point of safety, they must be held accountable. (finzfirm.com)
  • A new study shows not only that hospitals that disinfect and reuse bronchoscopes pay considerably more per instrument than if they had purchased a sterile, single-use bronchoscope, but they also use reprocessing practices that don't meet current standards, often by personnel lacking adequate training. (bedsidebronchoscopy.com)
  • The Bronchoscopes Market report that features the worldwide Bronchoscopes Market confers the crowds with an extensive audit of the market scene, covering the huge elements truth be told. (openpr.com)
  • Olympus announced today the FDA clearance of its BF-MP190F, a fully rotatable, ultra-slim bronchoscope featuring an optimal ratio of working channel to outer diameter size, compatible with the radial endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) probe and an array of sampling devices to expand access to smaller, more distal airways. (olympusamerica.com)
  • July 23, 2018) - Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the FDA clearance of its BF-MP190F, a fully rotatable, ultra-slim bronchoscope featuring an optimal ratio of working channel to outer diameter size, compatible with the radial endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) probe and an array of sampling devices to expand access to smaller, more distal airways. (olympusamerica.com)
  • The distal tip of a bronchoscope is steerable. (patentsencyclopedia.com)
  • During insertion and operation of the bronchoscopic tool, the distal tip of the bronchoscope should be held steady at the target. (patentsencyclopedia.com)
  • More recently, fiberoptic scopes have been replaced by bronchoscopes with a charge coupled device (CCD) video chip located at their distal extremity. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP) organization consists of over 7,200 medical professionals representing over 50 regional professional representation and national societies that is expected to favor growth of bronchoscopes market. (coherentmarketinsights.com)
  • The ultra-slim profile of this bronchoscope may address some limitations to our current practices by improving accessibility to peripheral lesions without compromising our ability to use recommended tools such as the radial EBUS probe and transbronchial needle aspiration," said Dr. Alexander Chen, Director, Interventional Pulmonology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO. (olympusamerica.com)
  • The Hoya (TYO:7741) subsidiary's EB-J10 Series bronchoscopes are designed to provide high-definition visualization of the bronchus and have compatibility with the simultaneously launched Defina video processor for supporting pulmonology practices with advanced imaging. (massdevice.com)
  • 12. The adapter for a bronchoscope of claim 9 further comprising a clamping block defining an inner lumen and contained between said housing and said retaining nut such that tightening said retaining nut against said housing compresses said inner lumen, reducing a diameter thereof. (google.ca)
  • The manual for the bronchoscope states that "… instillation of anesthetics can be performed through its 1.5 mm (internal diameter) channel. (asahq.org)
  • Ventilating bronchoscopes are available in a variety of sizes and lengths from 2.5 mm internal diameter upwards (Karl Storz GmbH). (bmj.com)
  • The newer adult bronchoscopes have an external diameter less than 5 mm and may be used in children as young as 3 to 4 years. (bmj.com)
  • Therapeutic bronchoscopes (with operating channels) may be used to perform biopsies and laser surgery, remove foreign objects, aspirate fluids, and administer diagnostic agents or therapy using devices such as lasers, electrosurgical units, or surgical instruments. (ophthalmologymanagement.com)
  • In the present study, we evaluate the efficacy and safety of EC coated on the rigid bronchoscope for tracheobronchial foreign body removal in children undergoing intravenous anesthesia with spontaneous ventilation. (biomedsearch.com)
  • 05). CONCLUSIONS: EC coated on the rigid bronchoscope combined with intravenous anesthesia could provide more efficacious and safer anesthesia for tracheobronchial foreign body removal in children under spontaneous ventilation. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The wider lumen size of the rigid bronchoscope allows for the performance of the above mentioned medical procedures thereby increasing their favorability for the same. (sbwire.com)
  • Six months after the FDA published its February safety alert about duodenoscopes, the agency published a safety notice focusing, this time, on bronchoscopes. (lfm-hcs.com)
  • Item # 240817 Title: Pentax EB-1530T2 Bronchoscope Manufacturer: Pentax Model: EB-1530T2 Description: Bronchoscope Quantity: 1 Item Location: MN Warehouse Item Condition: Good (Please. (dotmed.com)
  • Pentax launches high-def bronchoscopes in U.S. (massdevice.com)
  • Pentax Medical announced today that it launched its EB-J10 Series bronchoscopes in the U.S. after receiving FDA 510(k) clearance. (massdevice.com)
  • Bronchoscopes are generally used for diagnostic purposes however sometimes also used for surgical procedures of the airways. (sbwire.com)
  • When a suspicious area is seen, an instrument is channeled through the bronchoscope to take a sample for analysis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A new study shows not only that hospitals that disinfect and reuse bronchoscopes pay considerably more per instrument than if they had purchased a sterile, single-use bronchoscope, but they also use reprocessing practices that don't meet current standards, often by personnel lacking adequate training. (bedsidebronchoscopy.com)
  • The instrument channel is wider in these bronchoscopes, accommodating a larger variety of instruments. (bmj.com)