Recent Research Supports Sedation-Free TNE for Effective Management of GI Disorders Utilizing the EvoEndo System

—Sedation-Free TNE is an effective, preferred alternative—

Denver, CO, April 3, 2024 — Recently published scientific abstracts and peer-reviewed papers support the efficacy and demand for gastroenterology programs to offer Sedation-Free Transnasal Endoscopy (TNE) utilizing the EvoEndo System as an alternative to traditional TNE. Findings suggest a valuable opportunity to optimize the patient experience, minimize risks associated with anesthesia, and improve diagnostic outcomes. 

Office-Based Sedation-Free Transnasal Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (TN-EGD) with Biopsies Using Single-Use Gastroscopes: A Pediatric Single-Center Experience” evaluated the feasibility of sedation-free transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy (TN-EGD) using single-use gastroscopes in pediatric patients. The results were promising, with a success rate of 100% for esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and 87.5% for duodenoscopy. Patients overwhelmingly preferred the sedation-free procedure. 

A second study, titled Proof of Concept Functional Endoscopic Esophageal Evaluation of Swallowing (FEEES) Using Unsedated Transnasal Endoscopy, investigated the feasibility of FEEES using sedation-free TNE in a hospital outpatient clinic. The patient was a 14-year-old male diagnosed with Type 2 Achalasia and Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). There were no adverse events, suggesting promising potential for TNE as a diagnostic tool in assessing esophageal disorders. 

 Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Ultrathin Gastroscope for Unsedated Transnasal Endoscopy in Children and Adults for Evaluation of Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders evaluated the EvoEndo Model LE Gastroscope and its application in pediatric and adult populations. The study achieved a completion rate of 94.3%, and the average procedure duration was just 33.5 minutes, positioning the EvoEndo Scope as a valuable alternative for evaluating upper GI disorders.

Finally, A Guide on Transnasal Endoscopy: Setting Up a Pediatric Unsedated Endoscopy Program is a comprehensive resource for implementing a thriving pediatric TNE program. The study covers staffing, workflow, equipment, distraction techniques, patient preparation, and financial considerations, including billing and coding strategies. 

These studies highlight the advantages of offering unsedated TNE and the viability of broader applications in pediatric endoscopy. 

About EvoEndo® 

The EvoEndo® Model LE Gastroscope is intended for the visualization of the upper digestive tract in adults and pediatric patients, specifically for the observation, diagnosis, and endoscopic treatment of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenal bulb in patients over the age of five. The gastroscope is a sterile, single-use device and can be inserted orally or transnasally. The EvoEndo® Controller is intended for use with an EvoEndo® Endoscope for endoscopic diagnosis, treatment, and video observation.