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Table 1 Survey’s questions and responses

From: Practice patterns of ureteral access sheath during ureteroscopy for nephrolithiasis: a survey among endourologists worldwide

Q1: Do you practice as an Endourologist?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 Yes 99.53% 213
 No 0.47% 1
 Total   214
Q2: Are you a fellowship-trained Endourologist?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 Yes 63.43% 137
 No 36.57% 79
 Total   216
Q3: How many years have passed since you graduated from your fellowship?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 0–5 25.59% 54
 6–10 17.54% 37
  > 10 56.87% 120
 Total   211
Q4: Where do you practice?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 University hospital 54.46% 116
 Private practice 26.76% 57
 Combination university hospital and private practice 18.78% 40
 Total   213
Q5: What is your yearly volume of ureteroscopy?
 Answer Choices Responses  
  < 100 22.69% 49
 100–199 33.33% 72
 200–299 23.61% 51
 300–400 12.96% 28
  > 400 7.41% 16
 Total   216
Q6: Do you routinely use ureteral access sheath (UAS) for the treatment of ureteral stones?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 Yes 45.83% 99
 No 54.17% 117
 Total   216
Q7: In what percentage of cases do you use UAS?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 0–20% 4.55% 5
 20–40% 6.36% 7
 40–60% 26.36% 29
 60–80% 30.91% 34
 80–100% 31.82% 35
 Total   110
Q8: What is the UAS size that you commonly use?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 9.5/11.5 F 11.82% 13
 10/12 F 26.36% 29
 12/14 F 44.55% 49
 14/16 F 2.73% 3
 Other 14.55% 16
 Total   110
Q9: Do you routinely use UAS for the treatment of kidney stones?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 Yes 75.71% 159
 No 24.29% 51
 Total   210
Q10: In what percentage of cases do you use UAS?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 0–20% 5.03% 8
 20–40% 6.92% 11
 40–60% 15.72% 25
 60–80% 25.79% 41
 80–100% 46.54% 74
 Total   159
Q11: What is the UAS size that you commonly use?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 9.5/11.5 F 14.01% 22
 10/12 F 24.2% 38
 12/14 F 45.86% 72
 14/16 F 4.46% 7
 Other 11.46% 18
 Total   157
Q12: Do you use UAS in primary ureteroscopy?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 Yes 42.03% 87
 No 57.97% 120
 Total   207
Q13: Is a double J stent insertion mandatory prior to UAS insertion?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 Yes 9.66% 20
 No 90.34% 187
 Total   207
Q14: Do you think the use of UAS increases complications rate?
 Answer Choices Responses  
 Yes 20.87% 43
 No 79.13% 163
 Total   206
Q15: Which of the following? (you can choose more than one)
 Answer Choices Responses  
 Ureteral strictures 93.18% 41
 Hydronephrosis 13.64% 6
 Infection 6.82% 3
 Pain 47.73% 21
 Total respondents: 44