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Nov 4, 2021

A recent study conducted at Duke University Hospital and published in the Journal of Endourology found that a new single-use cystoscope demonstrated superior flexion and comparable optics to the reusable scopes already being used in a hospital urology department. 

Dr. Michael Lipkin, a urologist in Durham, North Carolina, and one of the study’s authors, joined Endoscopy Insights to discuss the findings. In our conversation, he talks about the key technological capabilities of the cystoscopes that he and his fellow researchers set out to assess, and other factors that impact the calculus of single-use vs. reusable.

Lipkin also touches on a physician feedback survey that was done as part of the research and what his fellow urologists had to say, and other issues such as cost, infection prevention, and environmental factors.