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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865484/renal-ultrasound-provides-low-utility-in-evaluating-cardiac-surgery-associated-acute-kidney-injury
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Allen Young, Todd Crawford, Alejandro Suarez Pierre, J Trent Magruder, Charles Fraser, John Conte, Glenn Whitman, Christopher Sciortino
BACKGROUND: Renal ultrasonography is part of the algorithm in assessing acute kidney injury (AKI). The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical utility of renal US in postoperative cardiac patients who develop AKI. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 90 postoperative cardiac surgery patients at a single institution from 1/19/2010 to 3/19/2016 who underwent renal US for AKI. We reviewed provider documentation to determine whether renal US changed management...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856329/obstructive-uropathy-because-of-a-large-rectus-sheath-haematoma-a-case-report-of-combined-interventional-radiology-and-surgical-approach
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A Gangemi, H N Mashbari, J T Bui
INTRODUCTION: Rectus sheath haematomas associated with anticoagulation are often self limiting. When large, however, they can even extend into the pelvis and cause compression of adjacent organs such as the bladder. A combined endovascular and surgical approach can decrease the operative exposure necessary to treat this occurrence. REPORT: A 42 year old morbidly obese African American female on warfarin treatment for pulmonary embolism presented outside the hospital with pneumonia...
2017: EJVES Short Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828122/seeding-of-a-high-grade-papillary-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-along-a-nephroureterostomy-tract
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Mark Gemender, Elliot Rinzler, Gabriel Werder, Anthony P Trace
Percutaneous nephrostomy placement is a common treatment for obstructive uropathy of various causes. Although rare in the literature, tumor seeding along the nephrostomy tract is a potential risk of percutaneous nephrostomy in the treatment of obstructive symptoms secondary to urothelial carcinoma. In this case report, we present one such unusual outcome where urinary bladder urothelial cancer cells metastasized to the paravertebral soft tissues through apparent seeding along a nephroureterostomy tract.
September 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755732/the-urinothorax-a-comprehensive-review-with-case-series
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Adam Austin, Sidharth Navin Jogani, Paul Bradley Brasher, Rahul Gupta Argula, John Terrill Huggins, Amit Chopra
Urinothorax is an uncommon thoracic complication of genitourinary (GU) tract disease, which is most frequently caused by obstructive uropathy, but may also occur as a result of iatrogenic or traumatic GU injury. It is underrecognized because of a perceived notion as to the rarity of the diagnosis and the absence of established diagnostic criteria. Urinothorax is typically described as a paucicellular, transudative pleural effusion with a pleural fluid/serum creatinine ratio >1.0. It is the only transudate associated with pleural fluid acidosis (pH < 7...
July 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737134/nephrotic-syndrome-in-primary-myelofibrosis-with-renal-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-and-glomerulopathy-in-the-jak-inhibitor-era
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Rachele Del Sordo, Rachele Brugnano, Carla Covarelli, Gioia Fiorucci, Franca Falzetti, Giorgio Barbatelli, Emidio Nunzi, Angelo Sidoni
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is an uncommon form of myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) characterized by a proliferation of predominantly megakaryocytes and granulocytes in the bone marrow that, in fully-developed disease, is associated with reactive deposition of fibrous connective tissue, extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH), and splenomegaly. Kidney involvement is rare and clinically presents with proteinuria, nephrotic syndrome, and renal insufficiency. Renal damage can be due to EMH and glomerulopathy. Renal EMH presents three patterns: infiltration of the interstitium with possible renal failure caused by functional damage of parenchyma and vessels, infiltration of capsule and pericapsular adipose tissue, and sclerosing mass-like lesions that can cause hydronephrosis and hydroureter with obstructive uropathy and renal failure...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689244/changes-in-management-of-poorly-compliant-bladder-in-botulinum-toxin-a-era
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REVIEW
Nachiketh Soodana Prakash, Diana M Lopategui, Christopher Gomez
Bladder compliance is a measure of distensibility. Maladies such as myelodysplasia, myelomeningocele, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and obstructive uropathy are known to decrease bladder compliance. Decrease in bladder compliance is a characteristic of neurogenic bladders. The pathophysiology of bladder compliance is complex but ultimately leads to high pressure during filling and storage phases. These high pressures lead to renal impairment, incontinence, and recurrent urinary tract infections. This review presents management of poorly compliant bladders with onabotulinumtoxinA...
August 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679195/hutch-bladder-diverticulum-unusual-cause-of-adult-obstructive-uropathy
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Pedro Simões De Oliveira, Tiago Ribeiro De Oliveira, David Martinho, Tomé Lopes
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of a Hutch bladder diverticulum containing the ureteral opening. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An 83-year-old man presented a giant bladder diverticulum causing obstructive azotemia due to bilateral ureteral compression. Endoscopy revealed an unusual and potentially harmful anatomical alteration: the left ureteral orifice was inside in the diverticulum. Despite bladder emptying, the diverticulum remained full, causing bilateral ureteral compression...
June 30, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655424/risk-factors-for-early-return-visits-to-the-emergency-department-in-patients-with-urinary-tract-infection
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Sarah Jorgensen, Mira Zurayk, Samantha Yeung, Jill Terry, Maureen Dunn, Paul Nieberg, Annie Wong-Beringer
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the emergency department (ED) is challenging due to high patient turnover, decreased continuity of care, and treatment decisions made in the absence of microbiologic data. We sought to identify risk factors for return visits in ED patients treated for UTI. METHODS: A random sample of 350 adult ED patients with UTI by ICD 9/10 codes was selected for review. Relevant data was extracted from medical charts and compared between patients with and without ED return visits within 30days (ERVs)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637368/emergency-ureteral-stone-treatment-score-predicts-outcomes-of-ureteroscopic-intervention-in-acute-obstructive-uropathy-secondary-to-urolithiasis
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Timothy Y Tran, Natalia Hernandez Bustos, Avinash Kambadakone, Brian Eisner, Gyan Pareek
INTRODUCTION: Immediate ureteroscopic treatment for patients presenting to the emergency room with symptomatic ureterolithiasis is more commonly being utilized. Recent reports demonstrate good efficacy for emergency ureteroscopy (URS); however, preoperative predictors of treatment success have not been described. In this study, we report our multicenter experience with emergency URS and identify predictors of successful treatment. We also describe the Emergency Ureteral Stone Treatment (EUST) score, which integrates these predictors and stratifies patients into those that are likely and unlikely to have successful treatment...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629784/-from-paediatric-urological-care-to-adult-urology-assessment-of-a-transition-consultation-for-adolescents
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L Even, S Mouttalib, J Moscovici, M Soulie, P Rischmann, X Game, P Galinier, O Bouali
To provide an adequate lifelong urological care in the complex period of adolescence, a transition consultation conducted by a paediatric surgeon and an urologist was developed in our institution. As a real rite of passage, it allows the follow-up and the adapted care of urological conditions, sometimes complex, and permits the transition between childhood and the world of grown-ups. We reported our experience at the Children Hospital of our institution (paediatric surgery and urology departments). During a 6 months period (January-July 2015), forty-five young adults with a mean age of 17...
June 16, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624175/prospective-study-comparing-laparoscopic-and-open-radical-cystectomy-surgical-and-oncological-results
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C Esquinas, J M Alonso, E Mateo, A Dotor, A M Martín, J F Dorado, I Arance, J C Angulo
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic radical cystectomy with lymphadenectomy and urinary diversion is an increasingly widespread operation. Studies are needed to support the oncological effectiveness and safety of this minimally invasive approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A nonrandomised, comparative prospective study between open radical cystectomy (ORC) and laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) was conducted in a university hospital. The main objective was to compare cancer-specific survival...
June 14, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616270/urinothorax-a-systematic-review
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María E Toubes, Adriana Lama, Lucía Ferreiro, Antonio Golpe, José M Álvarez-Dobaño, Francisco J González-Barcala, Esther San José, Nuria Rodríguez-Núñez, Carlos Rábade, Tamara Lourido, Luis Valdés
BACKGROUND: The characteristics of patients with urinothorax (UT) are poorly defined. METHODS: A systematic review was performed searching for studies reporting clinical findings, pleural fluid (PF) characteristics, and the most effective treatment of UT. Case descriptions and retrospective studies were included. RESULTS: The review included 78 studies with a total of 88 patients. Median age was 45 years, male/female ratio was 1.6:1 and in 76% of cases the etiology was trauma...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611901/a-comparison-of-urolithiasis-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-microscopic-hematuria-in-the-emergency-department
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Jason M Mefford, Robert M Tungate, Leila Amini, Dongjin Suh, Craig L Anderson, Scott E Rudkin, Megan Boysen-Osborn
INTRODUCTION: Urolithiasis is a common medical condition that accounts for a large number of emergency department (ED) visits each year and contributes significantly to annual healthcare costs. Urinalysis is an important screening test for patients presenting with symptoms suspicious for urolithiasis. At present there is a paucity of medical literature examining the characteristics of ureteral stones in patients who have microscopic hematuria on urinalysis versus those who do not. The purpose of this study was to examine mean ureteral stone size and its relationship to the incidence of clinically significant hydronephrosis in patients with and without microscopic hematuria...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584678/preventive-effect-of-tamsulosin-on-postoperative-urinary-retention-in-neurosurgical-patients
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Azam Basheer, Mohammed Alsaidi, Lonni Schultz, Mokbel Chedid, Muwaffak Abdulhak, Donald Seyfried
BACKGROUND: Postoperative urinary retention (POUR) is common in neurosurgical patients. The use of alpha-blockade therapy, such as tamsulosin, has benefited many patients with a history of obstructive uropathy by decreasing lower urinary tract symptoms such as distension, infections, and stricture formation, as well as the incidence of POUR. For this study, we targeted patients who had undergone spinal surgery to examine the prophylactic effects of tamsulosin. Increased understanding of this therapy will assist in minimizing the morbidity of spinal surgery...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555170/chronic-dialysis-dependent-renal-failure-resulting-from-a-massive-bladder-containing-inguinal-hernia
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Michael M Herskowitz, Jamel Reid, Robert F Leonardo
Bladder involvement in inguinal hernia is relatively rare, 1-4%, although the incidence is increased to 10% with advancing age or obesity. There are several previously reported cases presenting with obstructive uropathy and renal failure, but all reversed with urinary diversion and hernia repair. We believe this to be the first reported case of bladder hernia leading to dialysis dependent chronic renal failure.
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509132/transient-fanconi-syndrome-in-two-preterm-infants-with-hydronephrosis-and-urinary-tract-infection
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Takahiro Tominaga, Takeshi Sato, Yosuke Ichihashi, Naoko Amano, Yasuaki Kobayashi, Midori Awazu
Type IV renal tubular acidosis is known to occur in obstructive uropathy with urinary tract infection. Fanconi syndrome, however, has not been described in these settings. We report two preterm infants who developed Fanconi syndrome associated with hydronephrosis and urinary tract infection. Patient 1 is a boy with 21 trisomy, bilateral renal hypoplasia and bilateral vesicoureteral reflux delivered at 35 weeks' gestation. At postnatal day 42, he developed Fanconi syndrome after urinary tract infection, which persisted until the surgical correction of vesicoureteral reflux...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508979/urinothorax-in-a-child-secondary-to-obstructive-renal-stone-in-a-solitary-functioning-kidney-a-case-report
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Muhammad Waqas, Gul Nawaz, Avais Raja, Ijaz Hussain, Muhammad Waqas Iqbal
Urinothorax or presence of urine in pleural cavity is a highly unusual cause of pleural effusion. It is most commonly secondary to genitourinary trauma and obstructive uropathy. We here by present a case of urinothorax secondary to renal stone disease in a 5-year-old child with a solitary functioning kidney.
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499796/the-antenatal-urinary-tract-dilation-classification-system-accurately-predicts-severity-of-kidney-and-urinary-tract-abnormalities
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C D W Kaspar, M Lo, T E Bunchman, N Xiao
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract dilation (UTD) is a commonly diagnosed prenatal condition; however, it is currently unknown which features lead to benign and resolving or pathologic abnormalities. A consensus UTD classification system (antenatal UTD classification, UTD-A) was created by Nguyen et al. in 2014 [1], but has not yet been validated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of the UTD-A system to identify kidney and urinary tract (KUT) abnormalities, assess whether UTD-A can predict severity of KUT conditions, and perform a cost analysis of screening ultrasound (US)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466075/the-use-of-cook-resonance-metallic-ureteral-stent-in-cases-of-obstructive-uropathy-from-persistent-neoureteral-stenosis-following-kidney-transplantation
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Victoria Stainer, Rachel Jones, Sanjay Agawal, Iqbal S Shergill
Introduction: Following kidney transplantation, persistent cases of obstructive uropathy from neoureteral stenosis, at the reimplantation site, may require management with permanent, long-term Double-J stenting, following failed open surgical and minimally invasive procedures. We report our experience of the use of Cook Resonance(®) metallic ureteral stent to manage such cases endourologically. Materials and Methods: Medium-term follow-up of two cases requiring long-term ureteral stenting. Medical records, operative details, and radiologic data were reviewed...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444291/pasteurella-aerogenes-as-an-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-agent
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Demet Alaygut, Aynur Engin
'Asymptomatic bacteriuria' (ASB) is isolation of a specified quantitative count of bacteria in an appropriately collected urine specimen obtained from a person without symptoms or signs referable to urinary infection. Catheterized specimens are less likely to be contaminated compared with voided specimens; therefore, positive cultures of catheterized specimens are more likely to reflect true bladder bacteriuria even with low colony counts. The common pathogens for ASB are Escherichia coli, Klebsiella and Streptococcus spp...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
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