How Do the Carbon Footprints of Single-Use and Reusable Ureteroscopes Compare?
Emerging TechnologiesA study found the environmental impact of reusable and single-use flexible ureteroscopes to be comparable, with the single-use alternative generating slightly less kg of CO2 per case.
Resolving the Problem of Poor Access to Rhinolaryngoscopes
Emerging TechnologiesDr. Matthew Dahl is an otolaryngologist who sees patients at both the private Ear, Nose & Throat Center of Utah as well as on call at a local hospital. It was in the ICU recently where Dahl experienced firsthand what happens when the challenge of reprocessing endoscopes runs up against real-time patient care.
Urology Podcast Details 3-Month Single-Use Trial
Emerging TechnologiesSpeaking of Urology features an Indiana University School of Medicine professor taking listeners through performance and cost-savings findings after her department switched from reusable scopes for 90 days.
Here’s What A Study Found on Implementing Teleurology During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Emerging TechnologiesPrior to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth had been used sparingly in urology. Urologists at the University of Virginia found it to be feasible and highly accepted by patients.
How Did a Disposable Cystoscope Perform in Detecting Bladder Cancer?
Emerging TechnologiesVigorous reprocessing cycles too frequently resulted in failure of reusable flexible cystoscopes, so urologists decided to assess the off-label use of a novel grasper incorporated disposable cystoscope in detecting bladder cancer.
Mayo Clinic Trial: Disposable Endoscopes Improve Patient Experience
Emerging TechnologiesResearch presented at COSM 2021 suggests disposable video monitor assisted flexible laryngoscopes possess many advantages when compared to the standard reusable options.
Can AI Help Identify Ureteral Orifices?
Emerging TechnologiesWhen in a closed state, ureteral orifices may blend into the bladder wall, making them incredibly difficult for urologists to identify. For this reason, researchers developed a deep-learning scheme to assist in identification and tracking.
Hitting the Right Notes: How to Decrease Pain, Anxiety During Flexible Cystoscopy
Emerging TechnologiesListening to music during cystoscopy may boost a patient’s willingness to undergo the procedure again — significant because it’s often a recurring procedure for surveillance purposes.
How Does Single-Use Stack Up in RIRS?
Emerging TechnologiesThe effectiveness of reusable and disposable ureteroscopes is comparable, while the single-use device resulted in lower complication and postoperative infection rates, a new study finds.
Report: Emergent Single-Use Technology Offers Infection Prevention Benefits
Emerging TechnologiesAmbu, Boston Scientific and other companies are profiled offering safer alternatives to conventional duodenoscopes for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).