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Reloadable Hemostasis Clip Advances GI Endoscopy

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 06 Aug 2020
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Image: The EZ Clip endotherapy device and clips (Photo courtesy of Olympus)
Image: The EZ Clip endotherapy device and clips (Photo courtesy of Olympus)
A new hemostasis clip delivery device aids bleeding control and defect closure during gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy procedures.

The Olympus Medical (Olympus; Tokyo, Japan) EZ Clip endotherapy device is a flexible system with four different clip arm jaw angles and length configurations in order to address a range of procedures, such as endoscopic submucosal resection (ESR), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), and per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). The rotatable device can be reloaded with hemostasis clips with a simple two-step push-pull action that loads the clips onto the applicator handle. The color-coded cartridges simplify clip identification when more than one clip is needed.

“Unlike other clips on the market, our clips are differentiated in offering clinical and economic benefits to our customers. We are excited to see how this new technology affects customer procedural efficiency and overall expenditure on disposables,” said Kevin Mancini, group vice president of the endoscopy division at Olympus America. “With the efficiencies it offers, EZ Clip can help facilities meet the requirements of the Triple Aim of healthcare reform, including improving quality of care, decreasing costs, and enhancing patient satisfaction.”

Hemostatis clips are one of the simplest, most reliable hemostatic techniques, mechanically binding blood vessels to minimize the risk of re-bleeding and damage to the surrounding tissue, while providing instant visual feedback to confirm placement. In addition to hemostasis for mucosal and submucosal defects, bleeding ulcers, arteries, polyps and diverticula in the colon, clips can be used for endoscopic marking, and as a supplementary method for closure of some GI tract luminal perforations.

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