Current guidelines state that the flexible endoscope
is inserted, rinsed and cleaned in warm water with an enzymatic detergent (for example Klerzyme solution--approximately 60ml for every 10 litres of water) with thorough attention being paid to the channels (they should be brushed at least three times).
An adequate examination of the trachea and lower airways requires a flexible endoscope
and a recording system with video-capture capabilities, such as a videocassette recorder (VCR) with slow-motion and freeze-frame options.
The nasal packing is removed, and a flexible endoscope
(VE-1530; Pentax Precision Instrument Corp.; Orangeburg, N.Y.) is lubricated and inserted through the nose.
Booth # 757 * The EndoCheck[TM] is a miniature chemistry kit for checking the cleanliness of the biopsy channel of a flexible endoscope
. Simply swab the biopsy channel of the scope with the included cotton-tipped long probe and clip off the cotton swab into green-capped vial.
The flexible endoscopes
segment is further classified into fiberoptic and video endoscopes.
Olympus has a strong presence in the areas of flexible endoscopes
and visualization, among other devices.
Christine Williams, Business Performance Manager for the Division of Acute Medicine at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, looked at processes for decontaminating flexible endoscopes
, used to examine patient's stomachs, as part of her workbased degree in Leadership and Management at Teesside University.
The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each segment and sub-segment within seven market categories - Capsule Endoscope Systems, Endoscopic Instruments, Endoscopic Reprocessors, Endoscopy Fluid Management Systems, Endoscopy Visualization Systems, Flexible Endoscopes
and Rigid Endoscopes.
A variety of medical devices can benefit from the cable including electrophysiology products and small diameter flexible endoscopes
, where real estate is at a premium and reliability is paramount.