OTSC® System has been recommended in the new ESGE and ACG ulcer bleeding guidelines

The OTSC® System has recently been recommended in the new ESGE and ACG ulcer bleeding guidelines. Both guidelines are excellently summarized in two videos by Dr. Guzman-Calderon from Peru.

In the ACG guideline the OTSC® System is recommended for recurrent peptic ulcer bleeding.

In the ESGE guideline the OTSC® System is:

  • Suggested for active bleeding ulcers (FIa,FIb) specifically those > 2 cm in size, with a large visible vessel > 2 mm, or located in a high risk vascular area

(Weak recommendation, low quality evidence)

  • Suggested for persistent bleeding refractory to standard hemostasis

(Weak recommendation, low quality evidence)

  • Recommended for recurrent peptic ulcer bleeding.

Only if a second endoscopic attempt fails TAE and as a last option surgery is considered.

(Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence)

Links to:

ESGE bleeding guideline

Summary video ESGE guideline

ACG bleeding guideline

Summary video ACG guideline

Click here for more information on OTSC

The OTSC® System is available throughout Ireland from Fleetwood Healthcare.

About Fleetwood Healthcare

As part of the KanDo Medical group, Fleetwood Healthcare is a privately owned medical device distributor, specialising in the delivery of single-use medical devices for GI Endoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Urology, Gynaecology and Surgical procedures.

Fleetwood Healthcare has represented many global medical device manufacturers since 2005 and is an approved supplier of medical equipment to the HSE, NHS and Private Hospital Groups in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Fleetwood Healthcare has dual-locations in both Bray, Co. Wicklow and Holywood, Co. Down.  We are fully MDR-compliant and ISO9001:2015 certified for quality.

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