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Hybrid Bronchoscopy Solution: Single-Use and Reusable Bronchoscopes - The Right Scope, for the Right Patient, in the Right Situation

About This Webinar

Dr. George Cheng will talk about the results from his study which compared reusable to single-use bronchoscopes and how adopting a hybridized bronchoscopy portfolio may support optimal patient outcomes.

With increased demand for single-use bronchoscopes has come concern from physicians about performance. Recent survey-based research on bronchoscope performance conducted with nine pulmonologists shows that the Olympus reusable bronchoscope scores highest at 90.8 percent, followed by the H-SteriScope at 83 percent. 1 These findings are consistent with results from similar research published in Respiratory Care in fall 2020. 2

A hybrid portfolio of both single-use and re-usable bronchoscopes is designed to increase the likelihood that pulmonologists have the right bronchoscope on-hand when and where needed, for both basic and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic pulmonary procedures.

Based on a small, single center study comprised of 9 physicians; conducted on ex-vivo subjects, not in a clinical setting or during patient care.

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1. Darrell N, Grant S, Abdurrahman H, Matthew N, Russell M, et al. Operator Perception of the Performance of Multiple Single-Use Bronchoscopes Compared to Standard Re-Usable Bronchoscope. 2022;7(2) doi: 10.34297/AJBSR.2022.17.002333.
2. Liu L, Wahidi M, Mahmood K, Giovacchini C, Shofer S, Cheng G. Operator Perception of a Single-Use Flexible Bronchoscope: Comparison With Current Standard Bronchoscopes. 2020 Nov;65(11):1655-1662. doi: 10.4187/respcare.07574.

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UC San Diego Health - Interventional Pulmonologist, Medical Director, Interventional Pulmonary, Bronchoscopy and Pleural Services, Associate Professor of Medicine

George Cheng, MD, PhD, is a board-certified pulmonologist who specializes in interventional pulmonology. He performs minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and treatment of lung and pleural diseases. These include malignant and benign diseases of the lung, such as lung cancer, sarcoidosis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis and other conditions.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Cheng was a faculty member at Duke University with appointments in both the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, in Durham, N.C.

He is also a diplomate of the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology.

Outside of work, Dr. Cheng enjoys spending time with his family, photography, cooking, skiing, scuba diving, and reading about new technology developments. He speaks fluent Mandarin.
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