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Table 3 Capacity of the aScope 4TM bronchoscope to perform the planned techniques

From: Bronchoscopist's perception of the quality of the single-use bronchoscope (Ambu aScope4™) in selected bronchoscopies: a multicenter study in 21 Spanish pulmonology services

  n % 95% CI
Loss of functionality or deterioration during the procedure No 287 97.0 94.3–98.4%
Yes 9 3.0 1.6–5.7%
Need to change bronchoscope during the procedure It was not necessary to change 283 94.3 91.1–96.4%
Changed due to rupture or damage to the bronchoscope 2 0.7 0.2–2.4%
Changed for bad aspiration 1 0.3 0.1–1.9%
Changed for limitation to reach procedure goals 3 1.0 0.3–2.9%
It was changed for a bad image 1 0.3 0.1–1.9%
It was changed for another reason 10 3.3 1.8–6.0%
Compared to other video-endoscopic equipment how did you find the Ambú Much better quality 9 3.1 1.6–5.7%
More quality 35 11.9 8.7–16.1%
Equal quality 90 30.6 25.6–36.1%
Less quality 152 51.7 46.0–57.4%
Much less quality 8 2.7 1.4–5.3%
Were you able to reach all lung segments? Yes 272 91.9 88.2–94.5%
No 19 6.4 4.1–9.8%
Does not apply 5 1.7 0.7–3.9%
Ability to perform all the techniques provided Yes 280 94.9 91.8–96.9%
No 12 4.1 2.3–7.0%
Does not apply 3 1.0 0.3–2.9%
General satisfaction with the bronchoscope Very satisfied 3. 4 11.6 8.4–15.7%
Satisfied 102 34.7 29.5–40.3%
Neutral 118 40.1 34.7–45.8%
Somewhat unsatisfied 39 13.3 9.9–17.6%
Dissatisfied one 0.3 0.1–1.9%
I would recommend using this bronchoscope for similar procedures I would recommend that it always be used 3. 4 11.6 8.4–15.7%
I would recommend that it be used in most cases 102 34.7 29.5–40.3%
I would recommend that it be used in an acceptable number of cases 118 40.1 34.7–45.8%
I would recommend that it be used only in very select cases 39 13.3 9.9–17.6%
I would recommend that it never be used 1 0.3 0.1–1.9%
  1. 95% CI 95% confidence interval