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Journal of Endourology

Evan C Carlos, Ramy F Youssef, Adam G Kaplan, Daniel A Wollin, Brent B Winship, Brian H Eisner, Roger L Sur, Glenn M Preminger, Michael E Lipkin
INTRODUCTION: Ureteroscopy (URS) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) are common procedures performed to treat kidney stones. Despite advances in technology/technique, serious infectious complications can occur. To better understand the preoperative antibiotic administration patterns and adherence to guidelines from the American Urological Association (AUA) and the European Association of Urology (EAU), members of the Endourological Society were sent a clinical vignette-based survey to assess the antibiotic use in a variety of pre-URS and pre-PCNL scenarios...
September 21, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Pietro Castellan, Michele Marchioni, Ambra Rizzoli, Marta Di Nicola, Italo Porfilio, Jamil Ghahhari, Francesco Greco, Luigi Schips, Luca Cindolo
PURPOSE: To assess the extent to which surgical experience can affect perioperative and functional outcomes after photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) with 180W XPX GreenLight laser in patients with LUTS secondary to benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 291 consecutive patients with symptomatic BPO (median follow-up 12m) were collected and analyzed. Patients were treated at 2 different institutions by 2 expert (G1, n=182) and 2 novice (G2, n=109) transurethral prostate surgeons (February 2013 - March 2017) and underwent standard or anatomical PVP depending on surgeons' preferences...
September 18, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Burak Çıtamak, Emin Mammadov, Oğuzhan Kahraman, Taner Ceylan, Hasan Serkan Dogan, Serdar Tekgül
Purpose To investigate the factors which predict success and complication rates of semi-rigid ureterorenoscopy (URS) in pediatric population. Material-Methods This is a retrospective analysis of the database including 182 patients who underwent URS between 2001 and 2016. The possible factors which might affect the outcome were age, gender, stone laterality, largest stone size, number of stones, stone location, orifice dilatation status and caliber of ureterorenoscope. Results The mean age was 68.1 (7-204) months and male to female ratio was 94:88...
September 18, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Niall F Davis, John J Mulvihill, James J Lynch, Eva Browne, Damien M Bolton, Greg Jack, Michael T Walsh
Purpose To investigate the principles that govern ureteral stent failure by digitally and mechanically characterising their luminal reduction in response to various extrinsic compression forces. To explore the relationship between ureteral stent 'material area', 'luminal area' and 'cross-sectional area (CSA)' for resisting extrinsic compression forces. Materials and Methods 4.8 French (Fr, n=9), 6Fr (n=9), and 7Fr (n=9) ureteral stents were mechanically investigated to determine parameters that contribute to resisting radial compression forces...
September 15, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Jessica C Dai, Barbrina Dunmire, Ziyue Liu, Kevan M Sternberg, Michael R Bailey, Jonathan D Harper, Mathew D Sorensen
INTRODUCTION: Studies suggest that the width of the acoustic shadow on ultrasound (US) more accurately reflects true stone size than the stone width in US images. We evaluated the need for training in the adoption of the acoustic shadow sizing technique by clinical providers. METHODS: Providers without shadow sizing experience were recruited and assigned in a stratified, alternating fashion to receive a training tutorial ("trained") or no intervention ("control")...
September 15, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Nicholas John Mehan, Luke Stroman, Benjamin Challacombe
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September 15, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Riccardo Bertolo, Enrico Checcucci, Daniele Amparore, Riccardo Autorino, Alberto Breda, Miguel Ramirez-Backhaus, Prokar Dasgupta, Cristian Fiori, Jens Rassweiler, Evangelos Liatsikos, Francesco Porpiglia
OBJECTIVES: Literature regarding experience with three-dimensional (3D) laparoscopy in urology has remained scanty, and this might be also related to the parallel explosion of robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery. The study aim was to compare 3D vs two-dimensional (2D) laparoscopic approaches for urological procedures in perioperative outcomes in a subgroups analysis of studies reporting procedures requiring intracorporeal suturing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched EMBASE and Medline from database inception to September 22, 2017 for studies comparing patients undergoing 2D vs 3D laparoscopic approach for urological procedures...
September 12, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Yun-Lin Ye, Sheng-Jie Guo, Zai-Shang Li, Kai Yao, Dong Chen, Yan-Jun Wang, Peng Chen, Hui Han, Fang-Jian Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the modifications and feasibility of radical videoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy (VIL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2010 to December 2017, more than 200 patients who have underwent bilateral radical inguinal lymphadenectomy for penile cancer in Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center. And there were 33 patients who received radical VIL and 174 patients who received open inguinal lymphadenectomy (OIL). According to similar factors of age, body mass index, T stage, and N stage, two matched groups were created with a rate of 1:2, one group received VIL, and another group received OIL...
September 12, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Tim Large, Joshua Heiman, Ashley Ross, Blake Anderson, Amy Krambeck
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In the United States, there is an opioid abuse epidemic fueled by prescription medications. Concerns that uncontrolled pain after surgical procedures will result in poor patient satisfaction and increased workload for ancillary staff are potential factors that influence provider prescription habits. Currently, there is a paucity of literature on analgesic requirements after ureteroscopy (URS) for nephrolithiasis. Our study objective was to evaluate the safety of narcotic-free ureteroscopy (nf-URS) and assess its impact on provider workload...
September 12, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Allan Pantuck, David C Johnson
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September 10, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Raag Bhargava, Ho-Song Yu, Abinav Teja Chilukuri, Jaesoo Kim, Seung-Mo Yuk, Seung-Ryeol Lee, Thomas Fuller, Jill Buckley, Valmik Bhargava, Mahadevan Rajasekaran
INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES: Retrograde urethrography (RUG) and voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) are currently the gold standard imaging technique for diagnosis of urethral stricture disease and determination of stricture location. However, RUG and VCUG have multiple limitations. These techniques require exposure to ionizing radiation, the quality is operator and patient dependent, there is a moderate degree of invasiveness with urethral catheterization, can have artifacts due to patient positioning that underestimate stricture length...
September 7, 2018: Journal of Endourology
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September 6, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Lin Huang, Juan He, Yongyi Fan, Minggui Wu
PURPOSE: To assess changes of sexual function after 980-nm diode laser vaporization of the prostate. METHODS: A total of 82 BPH patients underwent 980 nm diode laser vaporization from May 2013 to December 2016 and were followed up for 12 months. The following outcomes were assessed at baseline and 6,12 months postoperatively, international prostate symptom score (IPSS), quality of life (QOL) score, maximum urine flow rate (Qmax), five-item version of international index of erectile dysfunction questionnair (IIEF-5), male sexual health questionnaire ejaculatory function domain Short Form (MSHQ-EJD Short Form) and retrograde ejaculation...
September 6, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Campbell Grant, Gabe Guzman, Rita Parke Stainback, Richard L Amdur, Patrick Mufarrij
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Kidney stone incidence has been known to vary with temperature and climate. However, little is known about any variation in the composition of kidney stones across different regions of the United States. We attempted to evaluate whether stone composition changes depending on region. METHODS: We were given access to de-identified data from LABCORPs database of kidney stone composition from August 1, 2016, to October 24, 2016, for states in seven representative areas of the country: Virginia, Minnesota, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, California, and Texas...
September 6, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Ozer Ural Cakici, Abdullah Erdem Canda
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the use of bidirectional barbed suture only vs poliglecaprone suture with posterior rhabdosphincter reconstruction for urethrovesical anastomosis (UVA) during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) on cystographic leakage, duration of catheterization, and early urinary continence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bidirectional double-armed barbed suture only was used for UVA (n = 50) in Group 1. Two 3/0 poliglecaprone 25 sutures were tied to each other to form a double-armed suture used for UVA with posterior rhabdosphincter reconstruction in Group 2 (n = 50)...
September 5, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Gal Rinott Mizrahi, Yuval Freifeld, Ilan Klein, Leonid Boyarsky, Rani Zreik, Ido Orlin, Boris Friedman, Avi Stein, Dekel Yoram
INTRODUCTION: Nephron-sparing surgery has emerged as the treatment of choice for small renal masses. However, its role in larger tumors remains controversial. In this study, we compare the outcomes of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) vs those of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) for T2 renal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen patients who had LPN and 16 patients who had LRN for T2 renal tumors were retrospectively analyzed for preoperative factors (age, gender, comorbidities, hemoglobin, and creatinine levels and estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR]), operative and perioperative characteristics (tumor characteristics, operative time [OT], warm ischemia time [WIT], estimated blood loss [EBL], length of stay [LOS], and postoperative complications), histopathologic results, and follow-up data (eGFR and recurrences)...
September 5, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Sara Q Perkins, Zane C Giffen, Bradley J Buck, George Ortiz, Puneet Sindhwani, Obi Ekwenna
INTRODUCTION: Since the first description of robotic-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for living donor renal transplantation, additional studies have noted outcomes comparable to traditional laparoscopic surgery. Urologists have embraced the technical advantages of the robotic approach, including improved dissection and more accurate graft preservation. With the advent of robotic stapling, we aim to demonstrate the feasibility of the use of robotic stapling for living-donor nephrectomies...
August 30, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Kefu Du, Robert S Wang, Joel Vetter, Alethea Paradis, R Sherburne Figenshau, Ramakrishna Venkatesh, Alana Christina Desai
OBJECTIVE: To identify avoidable predictors of post-ureteroscopy unplanned encounters and to minimize 30-day encounters. METHODS: We performed retrospective chart review and telephone surveys on patients who underwent ureteroscopy for urolithiasis between January and June 2016. Univariate and multivariable analyses evaluated for potential predictors of unplanned encounters. RESULTS: Of 157 patients, there were 44 (28.0%) unplanned patient-initiated clinical phone calls, 23 (14...
August 29, 2018: Journal of Endourology
FangLing Zhong, Ming Lei, Guohua Zeng
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August 28, 2018: Journal of Endourology
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