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Journal of Endourology

Hedieh Alavi Tamaddoni, William W Roberts, Alexander P Duryea, Charles A Cain, Timothy L Hall
Cavitation plays a significant role in the efficacy of stone comminution during shockwave lithotripsy (SWL). Although cavitation on the surface of urinary stones helps to improve fragmentation, cavitation bubbles along the propagation path may shield or block subsequent shockwaves, and potentially induce collateral tissue damage. Previous in vitro work has shown that applying low amplitude acoustic waves after each shockwave can force bubbles to consolidate and enhance SWL efficacy. In this study, the feasibility of applying acoustic bubble coalescence (ABC) in vivo was tested...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Chi-Fai Ng, Sylvia Luke, Chi-Hang Yee, Winnie Chu, Ka-Tak Wong, John Yuen
Objectives To perform a prospective study to evaluate the renal protective effects of ramping protocol and pause protocol for extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in human subjects. Patients and Methods 320 patients with solitary renal stone <15mm, were randomized to receive one of four protocols: (1) 80% power from beginning until the end of treatment; (2) the first 100 SWs at 40% power, and then 80% power until the end of treatment; (3) the first 100 shocks at 40% power, followed by a 3-minute pause and then further SWs at 80% power until the end of treatment; and (4) the first 100 shocks at 80% power, followed by a 3-minute pause and then further SWs at 80% power until the end of treatment...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Wei Chen, Jian-Ming Guo, Jun Hou, Guo-Min Wang
PURPOSE: Saving warm ischaemia time (WIT) in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) is very important. We have designed a new device, a remotely activated bulldog clamp, to facilitate LPN. In present study, the effectiveness, convenience and safety of the new design device were compared with that of standard bulldog vascular clamp in a pig model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen cases of LPN were bilaterally operated on upper or lower pole of kidneys in five pigs...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Helena Chang, David T Tzou, Manint Usawachintachit, Brian D Duty, Ryan S Hsi, Jonathan D Harper, Mathew D Sorensen, Marshall Stoller, Roger L Sur, Thomas Chi
<b>Objectives</b>: Registry-based clinical research in nephrolithiasis is critical to advancing quality in urinary stone disease management and ultimately reducing stone recurrence. A need exists to develop HIPAA-compliant registries comprised of integrated electronic health record (EHR) data using prospectively defined variables. An EHR-based standardized patient database - The Registry for Stones of the Kidney & Ureter (ReSKU™) was developed and herein we describe our implementation outcomes...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Ben Horsburgh, Mike Higgins
Purpose - To quantify through environmental audit the radiation dose urologists receive during surgery in the lithotomy position, and quantify the dose reduction achieved by altering techniques. Materials and Methods - Simulated surgery in the lithotomy position using an anthropomorphic phantom as a patient and a SimMan mannequin as the surgeon. Pulsed fluoroscopy, focus to skin distance, collimation and lead shielding at the table end were individually and collectively introduced following a control study...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Melinda Wolboldt, Barbara Saltzman, Patrick Tenbrink, Khaled Shahrour, Samay Jain
INTRODUCTION: With healthcare reform, cost and patient satisfaction will directly affect hospital reimbursement. We present data on same day discharge (SDD) for patients who underwent robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). METHODS: Patient data were gathered in an IRB approved database. In April 2015, surgeon (SJ) began SDD. The SDD protocol for RALP includes multimodal anesthesia/analgesia and extended recovery. Interim analysis revealed that government insurance (CMS) refused hospital reimbursement for SDD...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Nazih Khater, Jim Ken-Chie Shen, Javier L Arenas, Mohamed Keheila, Muhannad Alsyouf, Jacob Martin, Michelle Lightfoot, Roger Li, Gaudencio Olgin, Jason Smith, D Duane Baldwin
: Basic Science Research Introduction: Traditional techniques for obtaining percutaneous renal access utilize continuous fluoroscopy. In an attempt to minimize radiation exposure, we describe a novel Laser DARRT (Direct Alignment Radiation Reduction Technique) for percutaneous access and test it in a bench-top model. METHODS: In this randomized-controlled bench-top study, twenty medical personnel obtained renal accesses using both the conventional bullseye technique and the Laser DARRT...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Casey A Dauw, Michael Borofsky, Nadya York, James E Lingeman
INTRODUCTION: The holmium laser has revolutionized the practice of minimally invasive endoscopy for kidney stones. Recently, a novel, rigid hand-piece for use in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) that couples the holmium laser with suction has been developed. To date, there exists limited data regarding the usability and ergonomics of such treatment systems. We thus sought to compare surgeon-rated usability with three different suction laser hand-pieces in a porcine model. METHODS: We performed bilateral reverse PCNL on 4 female domestic farm pigs...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Jodi A Antonelli, Heather Beardsley, Stephen Faddegon, Monica Sc Morgan, Jeffrey C Gahan, Margaret S Pearle, Jeffrey A Cadeddu
PURPOSE: We developed a polyethylene sack (the PercSac) that fits over the shaft of a rigid nephroscope and is deployed into the collecting system to capture a stone and contain fragments during PCNL. We previously reported results using the PercSac in a percutaneous cystolithopaxy model. Herein we compare the efficiency of stone fragmentation with and without the PercSac in an anatomically correct in vitro PCNL model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PCNL model consisted of a human collecting system model created on a 3-D printer...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Morihiro Nishi, Kazumasa Matsumoto, Tetsuo Fujita, Masatsugu Iwamura
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic pyeloplasty (LPP) for lower functioning kidney, we investigated the outcome of this procedure for patients with ureteropelvic junction obstruction with decreased renal function, defined as less than 20% split renal function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between October 1998 and June 2015, we performed transperitoneal dismembered LPP in 224 patients. Among them, 15 patients with less than 20% split renal function were included in this study...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Mattieu Haddad, Esteban Emiliani, Olivier Traxer
We have read with interest the article recently published in the Journal of Endourology by Peplinski et al "The Effect of Laser Fiber Cleave Technique and Lithotripsy Time on Power Output". First, we agree with the conclusion of founding no benefit of using any specific cleaving technique. The authors did not include this parameter in their evaluations; this parameter is a key element in the experiments as the results might vary. Finally cleaving the laser fibers may bring other benefits: the fiber tip damage and cracking may allow back burns and retrograde laser emissions becoming a potential risk to damage the ureteroscope...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Adam Geoffrey Kaplan, Tony T Chen, Georgy Sankin, Chen Yang, Joanne Andrea Dale, W Neal Simmons, Pei Zhong, Glenn M Preminger, Michael Eric Lipkin
INTRODUCTION: The Nanopulse Lithotripter (NPL, Lithotech Medical, Israel) is a novel intracorporeal device that uses a nanosecond duration electrical discharge through a reusable flexible coaxial probe to endoscopically fragment urinary stones. This device was compared to a holmium laser lithotripsy (HoL) with regards to stone fragmentation efficiency (SFE) and its impact on flexible ureteroscope (URS) deflection and flow of irrigation. METHODS: Using a custom bench model, a 6mm Begostone cylindrical phantom (mixture 5:2) was confined under 0...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Myong Kim, Bumsik Hong, Hyung Keun Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term clinical efficacy and safety of double-layered polytetrafluoroethylene membrane-covered self-expandable segmental metallic stents (Uventa) in patients with chronic ureteral obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, a total of 50 ureter units (44 patients) with chronic obstructions were included from July 2010 to May 2015. Indications for Uventa placement were primary stenting for malignant ureteral obstruction, failed conventional polymeric Double-J stent (PS) or percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) technique, with comorbidities or fears limiting PS/PCN changes, or with irritation or pain due to PS/PCN...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Philip T Zhao, David M Hoenig, Arthur Smith, Zeph Okeke
OBJECTIVE: We compared postoperative outcomes and quality of life (QoL) between patients who received a nephrostomy versus a ureteral stent following PCNL in a prospective double-blind randomized fashion. METHOD: Between September 2015 and March 2016, we randomized 30 patients undergoing PCNL to receive nephrostomy drainage (Group 1) or Double-J ureteral stent (Group 2) at conclusion of surgery. Nephrostomy tubes were removed within 48 hours and ureteral stents were removed at least 2 weeks after surgery...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Mordechai Duvdevani
Endoscopic treatment is currently the mainstay of management for urolithiasis. The high effectiveness of PCNL is well documented in the literature, as are its complications. Bleeding during PCNL is directly related to the size of the dilatation.(1) Several minimally invasive refinements in percutaneous surgery have been made to reduce access related complications and bleeding rates.(2) This was achieved mainly by reducing tract diameter, but the advantage over standard PCNL has yet to be proven.(3) The effectiveness of RIRS is decreasing with increasing stone burden...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Yasushi Yamada, Jun Furusawa, Yoshiki Sugimura, Isao Kuromastu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes and safety photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From April 2005 to December 2015, a total of 1154 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) underwent PVP. The type of Green Light laser was an 80W potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser and later a 120W lithium triborate (LBO) laser. Before and after surgery, the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax), post-void residual volume (PVR), prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and prostate volume were assessed regularly...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Michele Talso, Esteban Emiliani, Mattieu Haddad, Laurent Berthe, Mohammed Baghdadi, Emanuele Montanari, Olivier Traxer
INTRODUCTION The costs of flexible ureterorenoscopes (fURS) and their repair oblige the surgeon to know the proper handling of instruments. There is a lack of evidence in the literature about the safety distance that the laser fiber should have once out from the scope to avoid instrumental damages. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed an in-vitro observational study. Seven fURS were tested. The distance from the laser fiber tip and the fURS camera was measured at the first appearance on the endoscopic screen and when the fiber was reaching one fourth of the screen...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Endourology
David T Tzou, Manint Usawachintachit, Kazumi Taguchi, Thomas Chi
Ultrasound has become a mainstay tool in urologists' armamentarium for the diagnosis and management of nephrolithiasis. From starting as a rudimentary form of imaging, it has come to play a more prominent role over time, paralleling evolution in ultrasound technology. Throughout the medical community there is a growing emphasis on reducing the amount of ionizing radiation delivered to patients during routine imaging. As such there has been a resurgence of interest in ultrasound given its lack of associated radiation exposure and proven effectiveness as a diagnostic and therapeutic imaging modality...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Simone L Vernez, Victor Huynh, Kathryn Osann, Zhamshid Okhunov, Jaime Landman, Ralph V Clayman
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that surgical skills assessment could aid in the selection process of medical student applicants to a surgical program. Recently, crowdsourcing has been shown to provide an accurate assessment of surgical skills at all levels of training. We compared expert and crowd assessment of surgical tasks performed by resident applicants during their interview day at the urology program at the University of California, Irvine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five resident interviewees performed four tasks: open square knot tying, laparoscopic peg transfer, robotic suturing, and skill task 8 on the LAP Mentor™ (Simbionix Ltd...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Yasser A Noureldin, Sero Andonian
OBJECTIVES: Percutaneous renal access (PCA) is a challenging step during percutaneous nephrolithotomy. The aim of this study is to review the literature for different types of simulators described for PCA. METHODS: Databases of Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, OvidSP, and Google Scholar were systematically searched until May 2016. The studies were analyzed regarding the type of simulator (nonbiologic, biologic, live animal, and virtual reality [VR]), type of validity (face, content, construct, and predictive), cost-effectiveness, and whether these simulators have been used for training and/or assessment of PCA...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Endourology
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