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Evaluation of the mechanisms of damage to flexible ureteroscopes and suggestions for ureteroscope preservation.

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AIM: To investigate the causes and costs of flexible ureteroscope damage, and to develop recommendations to limit damage. METHODS: The authors analysed repair figures and possible causes of damage to 35 instruments sent for repair to a leading UK supplier over a 1-year period, and calculated cost figures for maintenance of the instruments as opposed to repair and replacement costs. RESULTS: All damages were handling-induced and therefore did not fall under the manufacturer's warranty: 28 % we...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Andrews, HO More by this author
Buchholz, NP More by this author
Journal:
Asian journal of andrology
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
433-438
Publication date:
2005-12-05
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EISSN:
1745-7262
ISSN:
1008-682X
URN:
uuid:a909dd89-44f5-4896-afde-e714b87e4ba3
Source identifiers:
414609
Local pid:
pubs:414609

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