How Do the Carbon Footprints of Single-Use and Reusable Ureteroscopes Compare?

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A 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

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Dr. 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

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‘Speaking 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

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Prior 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.

Report: Emergent Single-Use Technology Offers Infection Prevention Benefits

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Ambu, Boston Scientific and other companies are profiled offering safer alternatives to conventional duodenoscopes for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).