Prospective randomized comparison of 2 ureteral access sheaths during flexible retrograde ureteroscopy.

@article{Monga2004ProspectiveRC,
  title={Prospective randomized comparison of 2 ureteral access sheaths during flexible retrograde ureteroscopy.},
  author={Manoj Monga and Sara L. Best and R. T. Venkatesh and Caroline D Ames and David Lieber and Richard Vanlangendock and Jaime M Landman},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={172 2},
  pages={572-3}
}
PURPOSE While the use of ureteral access sheaths facilitates flexible ureteroscopy, buckling or kinking of the device may preclude its successful application. We evaluate the ability of 2 hydrophilic coated ureteral access sheaths to obtain and maintain access to the upper collecting system. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 54 flexible ureteroscopy procedures were randomized to use of the 12/15Fr Applied Access Forte XE (Applied Medical, Rancho Santa Margarita, California) or the 12/14Fr Cook… CONTINUE READING