Endoluminal Interventional Platform (EIP) with hydrophilic EZ Glide coating

Endoluminal Interventional Platform (EIP) with hydrophilic EZ Glide coating

Introducing DiLumen‘s newest innovation: EZ Glide

EZ Glide is an innovative, proprietary, hydrophilic coating applied to DiLumen’s inner sheath. Activated by simply water or saline, EZ Glide reduces the need for messy accessory lubricants. The result is an easier, faster and cleaner preparation, with a marked improvement in endoscopic stability, visibility, and control.

About the DiLumen Platform

DiLumen EZ Glide provides decisive advantages to GI professionals who perform endoluminal procedures.
  • Improved endoscopic performance: stabilize the endoscope tip and the nearby anatomy.

  • Gentle anatomic control: safely straighten and penetrate tortuous anatomy for faster access and improved control.

  • Cleaner preparation and improved visibility: reduce the need for messy gels or oils during preparation and improve intraoperative visibility.

  • Conduit: enable safe and repeated access, and efficient exchange of tools and tissue removal.

About the DiLumen Platform

DiLumen EZ Glide provides decisive advantages to GI professionals who perform endoluminal procedures.
  • Improved endoscopic performance: stabilize the endoscope tip and the nearby anatomy.

  • Gentle anatomic control: safely straighten and penetrate tortuous anatomy for faster access and improved control.

  • Cleaner preparation and improved visibility: reduce the need for messy gels or oils during preparation and improve intraoperative visibility.

  • Conduit: enable safe and repeated access, and efficient exchange of tools and tissue removal.

Selected Testimonials

Dr. David Diehl – Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
“EZ Glide represents a huge improvement in usability of DiLumen technology. The enhanced ease of use has prompted me to use DiLumen more often for complex colonic polypectomies.”

Dr. Stuart Gordon – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
“The new DiLumen EZ Glide improved our ability to remove four cecal polyps in a recent case.”

NEW STUDY EVALUATES ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY

SIGNIFICANT TIME SAVING THROUGH DiLumen®

A randomized prospective study evaluates the economic efficiency of the endoluminal double-balloon platform DiLumen for colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)

Presented at UEG Week 2020 and ACG 2020 by Dr. S. Kantsevoy, Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, USA

The results at a glance:

  • 49% less time spent on ESD
  • 37% less time required for the entire procedure
  • En bloc resection in 97% vs. 86% in the comparison group

DiLumen® was designed to address the difficulties of complex polypectomy procedures

DiLumen® EIP consists of a soft flexible sheath that fits over standard and small diameter endoscopes. The platform employs two balloons, one behind the bending section of the endoscope and the second in front of the tip of the endoscope. When both balloons are deployed and inflated the area in between is stabilized. This Therapeutic Zone (TZ) facilitates stabilization, insufflation, and manipulation of the tissue thus allowing the clinician to more effectively treat the target area. Once the therapy is completed the balloons are simply deflated and removed along with the endoscope.

Complex Polypectomy Benefits

Superior manipulation of colon

  • Aids in colon straightening and shortening
  • Navigate challenging sections of the colon
  • Easier access to lesions
  • Reduce fatigue from excess torque and manipulation of endoscope

Stabilization of the endoscope tip in relation to the intestinal wall

  • Therapeutic Zone™ (TZ) stabilizes colon, endoscope, and tools
  • Better control of endoscope, tools, and tissue

Conduit to therapeutic site

  • Scope exchange without loss of position
  • Instrument stabilization and exchange, when necessary
  • Quick return to the therapeutic site

Visualization is enhanced, especially around flexures and folds

  • Manipulation of colon wall and improved positioning of lesions
  • Facilitate defect closure
  • Expose polyps hidden behind folds

Dynamic retraction of mucosal tissue during procedures

  • New suture loops enhance visualization of mucosal planes with Dynamic Retraction +DR™ capabilities

DILUMENTM CLINICAL OBJECTIVES

  • Improved Patient Outcomes and Satisfaction
  • Reduced Complications and Shorter Hospital Stays
  • Lower Costs Across to the Healthcare System
SURGICAL TREATMENTENDOLUMENAL TREATMENT
Operating RoomOperating Room or GI Suite
Open or laparoscopic incisionsNo incisions
Hospital stay of 4-7 daysTypically go home same day
or next day
Recovery of 4-6 weeksTypical recovery of 1-2 days
Possible stomaStoma very unlikely
Potential for complications:
• Wound infection (5%-30%)
• Anastomotic leaks (3%-24%)
Potential for Complications:
• Perforation
• Infection
• Bleeding
Cost of surgery (MS-DRG)
• $10,000 with no
complications
• $15,000-30,000 with minor
to major complications
Cost of Endolumenal
Treatment (MS-DRG)

$1,000-$8,000

While most screened patients are disease-free or may have a minor procedure at the time of screening, others receive a diagnosis that requires additional intervention including surgery. Though relatively safe, surgery involves:

  • the use of general anesthesia,
  • abdominal incisions, and
  • often the removal of a portion of the colon.

Such interventions generally require a hospital stay of four to six days and over a month of recovery. In addition, potential complications resulting from wound infection or anastomotic leaks can result in much longer hospital stays and recovery times. These factors may also increase the costs of care significantly and result in loss of productivity for the patient.

With access to an appropriately trained clinician, some of these conditions can be treated through endoscopic procedures rather than surgery. However, patients with di cult anatomy, large polyps on folds, or flexures in the cecum, present challenges that may be di cult to overcome.

Factors like:

  • Stability of the endoscope and colon segment can always be a challenge.
  • Poor visualization can inhibit progress during the procedure.
  • These and other challenges can result in long, arduous procedures and inadequate resections.
DiLumen has the potential to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction through fewer complications and shorter hospital stays. These improvements can also lead to greatly reduced costs for the health system.