Durability of reusable holmium:YAG laser fibers: a multicenter study.

@article{Knudsen2011DurabilityOR,
  title={Durability of reusable holmium:YAG laser fibers: a multicenter study.},
  author={Bodo E Knudsen and Renato N Pedro and Bryan D Hinck and Manoj Monga},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2011},
  volume={185 1},
  pages={
          160-3
        }
}
PURPOSE Single use and reusable variants of holmium:YAG laser fibers are available to treat calculi during ureteroscopic procedures. In this prospective, multicenter study we evaluated a series of reusable holmium:YAG laser optical fibers. We hypothesized that reusable fibers provide a cost advantage over single use variants. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively recorded fiber data, including type, size, number of uses, laser pulse energy and frequency, and total energy delivered. All… CONTINUE READING

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