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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832704/re-pre-and-post-operative-predictors-of-infection-related-complications-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
#1
Ibrahim Halil Bozkurt, Ismail Basmaci, Tarik Yonguc
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901350/blood-transfusion-requirement-and-not-preoperative-anaemia-is-associated-with-perioperative-complications-following-intracorporeal-robotic-assisted-radical-cystectomy
#2
Wei Shen Tan, Benjamin Wilfrid Lamb, Pramit Khetrapal, Mae-Yen Tan, Melanie El Tan, Ashwin Sridhar, Elizabeth Cervi, Simon Rodney, Gerald Busuttil, Senthil Nathan, John Hines, Greg Shaw, Anna Mohammed, Hilary Baker, Timothy P Briggs, Andrew Klein, Toby Richards, John D Kelly
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of preoperative anaemia and the impact of preoperative anaemia and blood transfusion requirement on 30- and 90-day complications in a cohort of patients undergoing robotic assisted radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion (iRARC). PATIENTS & METHODS: IRARC was performed on 166 patients between June 2011-March 2016. Prospective data was collected for patient demographics, clinical and pathological characteristics, perioperative variables, transfusion requirements and hospital length of stay...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809568/feasibility-of-retrograde-ureteral-contrast-injection-to-guide-ultrasonographic-percutaneous-renal-access-in-the-nondilated-collecting-system
#3
Manint Usawachintachit, David T Tzou, John Mongan, Kazumi Taguchi, Stefanie Weinstein, Thomas Chi
OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has become increasingly utilized. Patients with nondilated collecting systems represent a challenge: the target calix is often difficult to visualize. Here we report pilot study results for retrograde ultrasound contrast injection to aid in percutaneous renal access during ultrasound-guided PCNL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From April to July 2016, consecutive patients over the age of 18 years with nondilated collecting systems on preoperative imaging who presented for PCNL were enrolled...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809567/adoption-of-technology-and-its-impact-on-nephrectomy-outcomes-a-u-s-population-based-analysis-2008-2012
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David M Golombos, Bilal Chughtai, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Jialin Mao, Alexis Te, Padraic O'Malley, Douglas S Scherr, Joseph Del Pizzo, Jim C Hu, Art Sedrakyan
PURPOSE: Robot-assisted surgery has been touted as offering superior outcomes in various oncologic surgeries. We sought to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of robotic radical nephrectomy (RRN) compared with laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) in regard to hospital charges, complications, and survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program-Medicare linked database, we identified patients over the age of 65 who underwent radical nephrectomy (RN) for nonmetastatic renal-cell carcinoma from 2008 to 2012...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799004/comparing-high-intensity-focal-ultrasound-hemiablation-to-robotic-radical-prostatectomy-in-the-management-of-unilateral-prostate-cancer-a-matched-pair-analysis
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Simone Albisinni, Fouad Aoun, Simon Bellucci, Ibrahim Biaou, Ksenija Limani, Eric Hawaux, Alexandre Peltier, Roland van Velthoven
INTRODUCTION: Although still experimental, focal treatment is being increasingly implemented in the management of prostate cancer (PCa). Aim of the current study was to compare functional and oncologic outcomes of high-intensity focal ultrasound (HIFU) hemiablation of the prostate to robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) in the management of unilateral PCa. MATERIALS: Fifty-five men with unilateral, clinically localized PCa underwent HIFU hemiablation of the affected prostatic lobe between 2007 and 2015...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899041/electromagnetic-and-electrohydraulic-shock-wave-lithotripsy-induced-urothelial-damage-is-there-a-difference
#6
Mahmoud Mustafa, Honood Aburas, Fatema Helo, Laila Qarawi
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the acute effect of electromagnetic and electrohydraulic extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) on the urothelial layers of kidney and ureter. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty patients (29 males (58%), 21 females (42%), with average age 51.68 years (range: 37-70) who underwent SWL application in two different centers were included. Twenty-eight patients (56%) were treated with electrohydraulic and 22 (44%) were treated with electromagnetic lithotripsy...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897036/computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-findings-of-fat-poor-angiomyolipomas
#7
Aaron Potretzke, Theodora A Potretzke, Tyler Marques Bauman, B Alexander Knight, Alyssa Park, Jonathan M Mobley, Robert S Figenshau, Cary Siegel
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 5% of angiomyolipomas (AMLs) are classified as "fat poor" due to lack of visually detectable fat on imaging, making them difficult to distinguish from renal cell carcinoma. Recent investigations have proposed computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features suggestive of fat-poor AML (fp-AML). Herein, we determined the frequency of these features in a cohort of fp-AMLs by retrospective review of preoperative imaging. METHODS: A pathology database query from January 2005 to August 2013 identified 49 renal specimens of AML with available imaging...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809592/tamsulosin-solifenacin-and-their-combination-for-the-treatment-of-stent-related-symptoms-a-randomized-controlled-study
#8
Athanasios E Dellis, Athanasios G Papatsoris, Francis X Keeley, Aristotelis Bamias, Charalambos Deliveliotis, Andreas A Skolarikos
PURPOSE: To properly use the Ureteric Symptom Score Questionnaire (USSQ) to evaluate, in a randomized control study, the effect of tamsulosin, solifenacin, and their combination in improving symptoms and quality of life in patients with indwelling ureteral stents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After institutional review board approval, 260 patients with a ureteral stent were randomly assigned to receive tamsulosin 0.4 mg, solifenacin 5 mg, or placebo and further randomized to receive their combination...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798969/the-influence-of-body-mass-index-on-outcomes-in-ureteroscopy-results-from-the-clinical-research-office-of-endourological-society-urs-global-study
#9
Amy Krambeck, Nienke Wijnstok, Peter Olbert, George Mitroi, Simon Bariol, Hemendra N Shah, Ahmed S El-Abd, Bulent Onal, Jean de la Rosette
INTRODUCTION: Although ureteroscopy (URS) has been established as a viable treatment for stones in obese patients, its safety and success has not been fully elucidated. The current study describes the worldwide prevalence of obesity in patients with urolithiasis and examines trends in URS outcomes, safety, and efficacy. METHODS: This study utilized the Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society (CROES) URS Global Study, which was a prospective, multicenter study including 11,885 patients treated with URS for urinary stones at 1 of 114 urology departments across 32 countries...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784164/re-abbreviation-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-pcnl-or-pnl-from-haluk-s%C3%A3-ylemez-j-endourol-30-7-830
#10
Christian Türk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784160/predictors-of-medical-and-surgical-complications-after-robot-assisted-partial-nephrectomy-an-analysis-of-1139-patients-in-a-multi-institutional-kidney-cancer-database
#11
Eric J Moskowitz, David J Paulucci, Balaji N Reddy, Kyle A Blum, Daniel C Rosen, Ronney Abaza, Daniel D Eun, Ashok K Hemal, Louis S Krane, Ketan K Badani
INTRODUCTION: Previous robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) studies have identified various predictors of overall and major postoperative complications, but few have evaluated the specific role of these factors in the development of medical and surgical complications. In this study, we present an analysis of the modifiable and nonmodifiable variables influencing medical and surgical complications in a contemporary series of patients who underwent RAPN and were followed in a prospectively maintained, multi-institutional kidney cancer database...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889982/external-validation-and-evaluation-of-reliability-and-validity-of-the-triple-d-score-to-predict-stone-free-status-after-shock-wave-lithotripsy
#12
Faruk Ozgor, Muhammed Tosun, Yunus Kayali, Metin Savun, Murat Binbay, Abdulkadir Tepeler
OBJECTIVE: The Triple D scoring system is defined as novel and simple nomogram using the main parameters (skin-to-stone distance, stone density, and volume) in order to indicate most appropriate patients for shock-wave lithotripsy (SWL). We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the Triple D scoring system in predicting SWL success rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In two tertiary academic centers, charts were retrospectively analyzed of patients who had, between January 2014 and May 2016, been treated by SWL for radiopaque kidney stones...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889960/current-management-in-transurethral-therapy-of-benign-prostatic-obstruction-in-patients-on-oral-anticoagulation-a-worldwide-questionnaire
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Benedikt Becker, Ann Sophie Knipper, Andreas J Gross, Christopher Netsch
OBJECTIVE: To assess the current treatment of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) in patients on ongoing oral anticoagulation (OA). METHODS: An internet survey was sent to all active members of the Endourological Society. The survey contained 32 questions regarding transurethral treatment of BPO in patients on ongoing OA, different techniques and arising complications. RESULTS: Out of all members (n=2000) of the Endourological Society, 133 participated in our survey...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881027/is-robotic-partial-nephrectomy-safe-for-t3a-renal-cell-carcinoma-experience-of-a-high-volume-center
#14
Hiury S Andrade, Homayoun Zargar, Oktay Akca, Önder Kara, Peter Caputo, Daniel Ramirez, Guillermo Andres, Robert J Stein, Shih-Chieh J Chueh, Jihad Kaouk
PURPOSE: To compare the oncological and functional outcomes of robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) with radical nephrectomy (RN) in RCC cases with pT3a staging. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of our IRB approved nephrectomy database from 2005 to 2015 was performed. RPN and RN cases with confirmed RCC and pT3a staging were matched. Preoperative variables, functional and oncological outcomes were compared between the groups, as well a Kaplan-Meier estimated overall survival (OS), cancer specific survival (CSS) and recurrence-free survival (RFS)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881019/comparative-analysis-of-renal-functional-outcomes-and-overall-survival-of-elderly-vs-non-elderly-patients-undergoing-radical-nephrectomy
#15
Charles Christopher Peyton, Michael Rothberg, Victoria Jiang, Matthew Heavner, Ashok Hemal
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in renal function and overall survival in elderly vs. non-elderly patients undergoing radical nephrectomy for renal masses. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed available records of 392 patients undergoing radical nephrectomy from 2008 through 2013. Patients were divided into elderly, defined as ≥ 70 years old (n = 110), or non-elderly (n = 282) at the time of nephrectomy. The groups were compared for perioperative characteristics, renal functional outcomes and overall survival...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869504/initial-content-validation-results-of-a-new-simulation-model-for-flexible-ureteroscopy-the-key-box-k-box%C3%A2
#16
Luca Villa, Tarik Emre Sener, Bhaskar K Somani, Jonathan Cloutier, Salvatore Butticè, Francesco Marson, Steeve Doizi, Silvia Proietti, Olivier Traxer
: Purpose We sought to test the content validity of a new training model for flexible ureteroscopy: the Key-Box. Material & Methods Sixteen medical students were randomized to either a training group (n=8) that underwent 10 days of training on 10 different exercises to learn (1) specific movements for the flexible ureteroscope and (2) how to catch and release stones with a nitinol basket using the Key-Box, or a non-training control group (n=8). Subsequently, an expert endourologist (OT) blindly assessed the skills of all students (trained and non-trained) by observing their performance on two ureteroscope manipulation exercises and one stone capture exercise...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869481/papillary-versus-non-papillary-puncture-in-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#17
Panagiotis Kallidonis, Iason Kyriazis, Dimitrios Kotsiris, Adamantia Koutava, Wissam Kamal, Evangelos N Liatsikos
INTRODUCTION: Literature suggests that the percutaneous punctures for PCNL must be performed at the papilla of the renal calyx and a puncture at the infundibulum or the direction of the pelvis is not advisable due to increased hemorrhagic risk. A prospective randomized study was conducted to investigate the safety in terms of blood loss of the infundibular approach for PCNL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with renal stones with a accumulative size of at least 2cm were randomly assigned to one of two parallel groups to undergo PCNL with either papillary (Group 1) or infundibular (Group 2) renal access...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863458/bench-top-and-initial-clinical-evaluation-of-the-shockpulse-stone-eliminator%C3%A2-in-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
#18
Andre Alessandro Matteliano, Thomas de Los Reyes, Ryan F Paterson, Dirk Lange, Michael Eric Lipkin, Ben Hall Chew
PURPOSE: Standardized bench testing of the new ShockPulseTM intracorporeal lithotripter was performed against three commercially available lithotripsy systems to determine differences and nuances in performance. MATERIALS & METHODS: The ShockPulse intracorporeal lithotripter was tested against the LUS-2TM, CyberWandTM and EMS LithoClastTM in a standardized bench setting using hard (Ultracal-30) and soft (Plaster of Paris) stone phantoms. An in vitro kidney model was used to record the time needed to fragment stone samples into retrievable sized pieces...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855497/bladder-neck-contracture-after-radical-prostatectomy-what-is-the-reality-of-care
#19
Daniel Pfalzgraf, Fabian Philipp Siegel, Maximilian Kriegmair, Nian Wagener
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the therapeutic methods and algorithms currently used in the treatment of bladder neck contracture (BNC) after radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Heads of 170 urologic departments in Germany, listed at the German Society of Urology (DGU), were invited to participate in an internet-based customized survey. The questions consisted of an epidemiologic part (kind of hospital, state of practice) and questions inquiring used surgical techniques with their respective incidence and given algorithms for therapy...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784168/hospital-based-analysis-of-trends-and-outcomes-for-patients-undergoing-pyelolithotomy
#20
Charles U Nottingham, Andrew J Cohen, Vignesh T Packiam, Joseph J Pariser, Glenn S Gerber
OBJECTIVE: To determine trends in pyelolithotomy, evaluate risk factors for complications, and evaluate the difference in outcomes and charges between open and minimally invasive (MI) techniques. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to identify patients with a diagnosis of having nephrolithiasis undergoing pyelolithotomy from 2008 to 2012. Total charges were inflation-adjusted to U.S. dollars in 2012. Patient demographics, hospital characteristics, and outcomes were reported and compared between open and MI groups after survey weighting...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Endourology
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