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Sahin Bagbanci, Mumtaz Dadali, Yeliz Dadalı, Levent Emir, Ozkan Gorgulu, Ayhan Karabulut
To establish if a retropulsion prevention device for ureteral stones equalizes surgical success and push-back rates of Ho:YAG laser and pneumatic lithotripters for upper ureteral stones. Patients with upper ureteral stones (n = 267) were treated endoscopically at the Department of Urology between April 2014 and December 2015. Patients were randomly assigned to pneumatic and Ho:YAG laser lithotripters as group-1 and group-2, respectively. Lithotripsy was performed with Stone Cone(TM) in both groups. The surgical success rate on the first postoperative day was 81...
October 19, 2016: Urolithiasis
Shih-Yi Lin, Cheng-Li Lin, Chao-Hsiang Chang, His-Chin Wu, Wen-Chi Chen, I-Kuan Wang, Yao Lung Liu, Fung-Chang Sung, Yen-Jung Chang, Chia-Hung Kao
Large cohort studies on whether any association existed between urological interventions for urolithiasis and the development of CKD are lacking. From claims data of the National Health Insurance (NHI) program of Taiwan, we identified 54,433 patients newly diagnosed with urolithiasis during 1998-2010. For each case, four individuals without urolithiasis were randomly selected and frequency matched by age, sex, and diagnosis year. Both groups were followed up until the end of 2010. Incident CKD events were identified by the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code in the NHI registration database...
October 19, 2016: Urolithiasis
Kiran Imran, Mirza Naqi Zafar, Uzma Ozair, Sadia Khan, Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi
The goal of this study was to investigate metabolic risk factors in pediatric stone formers in an emerging economy. A prospective, data collection enrolled 250 children age <1-15 years at our center. Risk factors were evaluated by gender and in age groups <1-5, 6-10 and 11-15 years. Patients were evaluated for demographics, blood and 24 h urine for calcium, magnesium, phosphate, uric acid, electrolytes and additional protein, citrate, ammonia and oxalate in urine. All reported values were two sided and statistical significance was considered at p value ≤0...
October 15, 2016: Urolithiasis
Yang Liu, Anniwaer Yasheng, Kang Chen, Chuangxin Lan, Hamulati Tusong, Lili Ou, Yeping Liang, Hans-Göran Tiselius, Guohua Zeng, Wenqi Wu
The Objective of this study is to analyze the difference in renal stone composition between Uyghur and Han children with urolithiasis in China and possible reasons. From May 2011 to September 2013, we analyzed the stone compositions of 274 Chinese children with urolithiasis, including 151 Uyghur children from Xinjiang Province and 123 Han children from Guangdong Province. All the stone components were determined by Infrared spectroscopy and the main components were recorded. We also evaluated the data, including age, gender and geographic region of the patients...
October 15, 2016: Urolithiasis
Haluk Sen, Sakip Erturhan, Erkan Sadioglu, Omer Bayrak, İlker Seckiner
We aimed to investigate the efficacy of two different doses of doxazosin, 4 and 8 mg, in medical expulsive therapy (MET). This prospective randomized study included a total of 66 patients with distal ureteral stones which were radio-opaque and ≤10 mm. All patients were randomly divided into three groups: Group 1 included 25 patients receiving 4 mg doxazosin. Group 2 included 22 patients receiving 8 mg doxazosin. Diclofenac 100 mg p.o. and daily 1500-2000 cc hydration were advised to the patients in Groups 1 and 2 to relieve pain...
October 7, 2016: Urolithiasis
Kürşat Düzenli, Mehmet Öztürk, İsmail Okan Yıldırım, Gülnur Erdem
Our aim in this study was to evaluate the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) for acute renal parenchymal changes occurring as a result of unilateral ureteral obstruction due to stones. Twenty four patients with obstructed and opposite unobstructed kidney were enrolled in this prospective study. DWI was used at two different b values (b = 0 s/mm(2) and b = 1000 s/mm(2)). Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements were completed on the upper pole, central section and lower pole parenchyma of both kidneys...
October 5, 2016: Urolithiasis
Sanjay Khadgi, Babu Shrestha, Hamdy Ibrahim, Sunil Shrestha, Mohammed S ElSheemy, Ahmed M Al-Kandari
To evaluate safety and efficacy of minipercutaneous nephrolithotomy (Mini-PNL) in management of stones in different types of renal anomalies. Patients with stones ≥2 cm or SWL-resistant stones in anomalous-kidneys treated by Mini-PNL between March 2010 and September 2012 were included prospectively. Mini-PNL was done under regional anesthesia in prone position with fluoroscopic guidance through 18 Fr sheath using semirigid ureteroscope (8.5/11.5 Fr) and pneumatic lithotripter. All patients were followed-up for 2-3 years...
October 4, 2016: Urolithiasis
Ingo Sethmann, Gunnar Wendt-Nordahl, Thomas Knoll, Frieder Enzmann, Ludwig Simon, Hans-Joachim Kleebe
Randall's plaques (RP) are preferred sites for the formation of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) kidney stones. However, although processes of interstitial calcium phosphate (CaP) plaque formation are not well understood, the potential of plaque microstructures as indicators of CaP precipitation conditions received only limited attention. We investigated RP-associated COM stones for structural details of the calcified tissues and microstructural features of plaque-stone interfaces as indicators of the initial processes of stone formation...
October 1, 2016: Urolithiasis
Danny M Rabah, Mohamed S Mabrouki, Karim H Farhat, Mohamed A Seida, Mostafa A Arafa, Riyadh F Talic
This study was designed to find out the optimized energy delivery strategy in Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) that yield to the best stone-free rate (SFR). In this clinical trial, 150 consecutive patients were randomized into three groups: (a) Dose escalation, 1500 SW at 18 kV, followed by 1500 SW at 20 kV then 1500 SW at 22 kV. (b) Constant dose, 4500 SW at 20 kV. All patients undergo plain X-ray film of the urinary tract at day 1, 14, and 90 to assess stone-free rate (SFR) which was defined as no stones or painless fragments less than 4 mm...
September 29, 2016: Urolithiasis
Cahit Sahin, Utku Can, Bilal Eryildirim, Kemal Sarica
To evaluate the short term effects of transient AP medication cessation on the safety of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and evaluate them with normal cases in a comparative manner. 71 cases undergoing PCNL for renal pelvic stones were divided into two groups: Group 1 (n: 35) Cases under AP medication (100 mg/day acetyl salicylic acid) in whom the medication was stopped for 7 days before PCNL procedure. Group 2 (n: 36) Cases without any AP medication prior to PCNL. Coagulation test parameters were normal in all cases prior to stone removal...
September 27, 2016: Urolithiasis
Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Angelo Minucci, Aniello Primiano, Elisa De Paolis, Jacopo Gervasoni, Silvia Persichilli, Alessandro Naticchia, Ettore Capoluongo, Giovanni Gambaro
Mutations of the CYP24A1 gene, encoding for the enzyme 25(OH)D-24-hydroxylase, can cause hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis. We report the case of a 22-year-old male patient with recurrent nephrolithiasis, nephrocalcinosis, hypercalcemia with low parathyroid hormone levels, hypercalciuria and low bone mass. Gene sequencing showed that the patient had compound heterozygous mutations including a novel genotype of the CYP24A1 gene. Genetic CYP24A1 testing and biochemical analyses were offered to other family members; the father was heterozygous for the same novel genotype and was also affected with recurrent nephrolithiasis...
September 17, 2016: Urolithiasis
F Berardinelli, L Cindolo, P De Francesco, S Proietti, D Hennessey, O Dalpiaz, C M Cracco, F Pellegrini, C M Scoffone, L Schips, G Giusti
The aim of this study is to evaluate if surgical experience could influence the outcomes of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) in terms of stone clearance and complication rate. Patients from five institutions were included in this study. Patients were divided into two groups. Group 1: patients treated by three surgeons in the early phase of learning curve (surgical experience <100 procedures); Group 2: cases operated by two surgeons with great endourological experience (>400 procedures). Patients and stone characteristics, outcome and complications were analyzed...
September 16, 2016: Urolithiasis
Yiloren Tanidir, Ahmet Sahan, Mehmet Kazim Asutay, Tarik Emre Sener, Farhad Talibzade, Asgar Garayev, Ilker Tinay, Cagri Akin Sekerci, Ferruh Simsek
To differentiate ureteral stones and phleboliths by measuring density [as Hounsfield unit (HU)] and volume (as mm(3)) of the opacities in the bony pelvis on unenhanced computerized tomography (U-CT). A total of 52 patients, who underwent semirigid ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy for distal ureteral stone and had isochoronous phleboliths in U-CT, were included. Images were reviewed for density and volume of the opacities. Data were compared, and a cut-off value was defined with receiver operating characteristics curve analysis to differentiate the nature of the opacity...
September 16, 2016: Urolithiasis
Bimalesh Purkait, Manoj Kumar, Ashok Kumar Sokhal, Ankur Bansal, Satya Narayan Sankhwar, Ashok Kumar Gupta
To assess the outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in bilateral staghorn calculi in pediatric patients, we have performed a retrospective analysis. Staghorn calculus is defined as stone that fills a greater part of the pelvic-caliceal system. Still, in developing countries, patients may present with staghorn calculus. PCNL is the preferred treatment modality for staghorn calculus both in adult and children. Our study included fifty-one pediatric patients (<15 years) of bilateral staghorn calculi from 2004 to 2015...
September 15, 2016: Urolithiasis
Akif Erbin, Murat Binbay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2016: Urolithiasis
Fabio Nussberger, Beat Roth, Tobias Metzger, Bernhard Kiss, George N Thalmann, Roland Seiler
The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for renal hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) for kidney stones in a matched case-control analysis of a subgroup of patients recruited from a prospective randomized cohort. Between 06/2010 and 03/2013, 418 patients underwent SWL with the MODULITH(®)-SLX-F2-lithotripter for kidney stones. In 39/418 patients (9 %), ultrasound at post-treatment day 1 revealed renal hematomas. For 37 of these patients, a matched group without hematoma could be selected according to the following matching criteria: age, gender, number and energy of shock waves, stone burden and localization...
August 30, 2016: Urolithiasis
Paolo Ria, Antonia Fabris, Alessandra Dalla Gassa, Gianluigi Zaza, Antonio Lupo, Giovanni Gambaro
Medullary sponge kidney (MSK) is a congenital renal disorder. Its association with several developmental abnormalities in other organs hints at the likelihood of some shared step(s) in the embryogenesis of the kidney and other organs. It has been suggested that the REarranged during Transfection (RET) proto-oncogene and the Glial cell line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) gene are defective in patients with MSK, and both RET and GDNF are known to have a role in the development of the central nervous system, heart, and craniofacial skeleton...
August 29, 2016: Urolithiasis
Bernhard Hess
: Nothing is known about how well stone formers understand physician's explanations of stone formation, and a few data are available on adherence to provided recommendations. In this study, two groups of recurrent calcium stone formers (RCSFs) were compared. Group 1: 153 consecutive RCSF (118 men, 35 women) referred 1/2011-6/2014. At least 3 months after a 60-75 min consultation explaining metabolic evaluation and therapeutic measures, RCSF received a questionnaire by mail, regarding understanding of stone formation and adherence to therapeutic recommendations (diet, lifestyle, drug treatment)...
August 29, 2016: Urolithiasis
Hassan Sharifi, Abolfazl Firouzian, Amir Emami Zeydi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 27, 2016: Urolithiasis
Emel Gönüllü, N Şule Yaşar Bilge, Döndü U Cansu, Müge Bekmez, Ahmet Musmul, Nevbahar Akçar, Timuçin Kaşifoğlu, Cengiz Korkmaz
It has been reported that renal stone formation increased in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, its reason remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate serially the possible risk factors for renal stone formation in AS patients. Two groups consisted of AS patients with renal stone (n = 30), AS patients without renal stone (n = 30), and 20 healthy controls (HC) were included to the study. Parathyroid hormone, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and immunoglobulin A levels and 24 h urine were evaluated at baseline, and three times monthly...
August 19, 2016: Urolithiasis
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