Surgical smoke  hazards and

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Compared to traditional electrosurgery. PlasmaBlade™ X technology comparison in cut mode.

Evidence derived from in vitro or in vivo study.


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81-10-5683 Evaluation of Surgical Smoke Contamination (Mass of Smoke Particulate) Using Electrosurgical Devices 09/2014