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Efraín Maldonado-Alcaraz, Jorge Moreno-Palacios, Virgilio A López-Sámano, Claudia Landa-Salas, León O Torres-Mercado, Carlos GarcíaCruz
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper is to compare the efficacy of tamsulosin, oxybutynin or their combination for the treatment of symptoms related to double J stent (DJS). METHODS: Randomized clinical non-blinded trial with three arms (tamsulosin, oxybutynin or combination) to assess the improvement of ureteral related symptoms with DJS with the questionnaire of Ureteral Stent Symptom Questionnaire (USSQ) and the adverse effects of treatment. Evaluations were made at 7 and 21 days after the placement of DJS...
September 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Ahmed R El-Nahas, Mohammed Lachine, Essam Elsawy, Ahmed Mosbah, Hamdy El-Kappany
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of antimicrobial [silver sulfadiazine (SSD)]-coated ureteral stents with non-coated stents in the prevention of stent-related bacteriuria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted between September 2014 and September 2016 after approval from the local ethics committee. Inclusion criteria were adults who underwent unilateral double-J ureteral stent placement after ureteroscopic lithotripsy...
September 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
Jong Jin Oh, Sangchul Lee, Sung Yong Cho, Sang Wook Lee, Min Chul Cho, Woong Na, Ju Hyeon Park, Seung Bae Lee, Soyeon Ahh, Chang Wook Jeong
To evaluate the effect of naftopidil 75 mg once daily for ureteral double-J (DJ) stent-related discomfort after a ureteroscopic procedure using a multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study. 100 patients with indwelled retrograde DJ ureteral stents after ureteroscopic stone removal or retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) were randomized 1:1 to receive either placebo or naftopidil during the stenting period. At the time of stent removal, the Ureteral Stent Symptom Questionnaire (USSQ), the International Prostate Symptom Score and the total amount of used analgesics were reported...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
Jue Wang, Xiaobei Zhang, Tiande Zhang, Jianjun Mu, Bing Bai, Yi Lei
PURPOSE: Ureteral stenting is associated with various morbidity and reduced quality of life. We systematically evaluated the efficacy and safety of solifenacin as monotherapy, or combined therapy with tamsulosin versus control or tamsulosin monotherapy in stent-related symptoms (SRSs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Randomized controlled trials evaluating solifenacin or its combination with tamsulosin for the treatment of SRSs were identified via a comprehensive search of Pubmed, Embase, Ovid, The Cochrane Library and relevant sources up to February 2017...
November 2017: World Journal of Urology
Marie-Claire Rassweiler, Maurice-Stephan Michel, Manuel Ritter, Patrick Honeck
INTRODUCTION: Ureteral stenting is a common procedure in urology. The cystoscopic removal of Double-J stents (DJ) causes unpleasant side effects with a negative impact on patient's quality of life. The aim of our study was to evaluate this newly developed magnetic DJ and compare it with a standard DJ regarding quality of life with indwelling DJs as well as discomfort during the removal. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The magnetic DJ (Blackstar, Urotech [Achenmühle, Germany]) is a standard 7F ureteral stent with a small magnetic cube fixed through a string on the loop of the distal part of the stent...
August 2017: Journal of Endourology
Maged Ragab, Mohamed G Soliman, Ahmed Tawfik, Ali Abdel Raheem, Hassan El-Tatawy, Mohamed Abo Farha, Michael Magdy, Osama Elashry
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of pregabalin in relieving USRS in patients with an indwelling double-J (DJ) stents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 500 adult patients with a unilateral single ureteral stone who underwent ureteroscopic stone management and required DJ stent insertion were prospectively included in our study. Patients were blindly assigned into four groups A, B, C and D. Those in group A were managed with combination of solifenacin 5-mg tablets and pregabalin 75-mg capsules bid...
June 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
Yu-Ming Zhang, Pei Chu, Wen-Jin Wang
BACKGROUND: As a monotherpay, a-blockers and anti-muscarinics are both efficacy for ureteral stent-related symptoms (SRS). The aim of the study was to systematically evaluate their efficacy of a combination therapy for SRS. METHODS: Relevant studies investigating α-blockers and/or anti-muscarinics for SRS were identified though searching online databases including PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and other sources up to March 2016. The RevMan software was used for data analysis, and senesitivity analysis and inverted funnel plot were also adopted...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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...
January 2017: Journal of Endourology
Yiloren Tanidir, Naside Mangir, Ahmet Sahan, Muhammed Sulukaya
PURPOSE: Ureteric stents are frequently used in urology practice and can cause significant impairment in quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to validate the Ureteral Stent Symptoms Questionnaire (USSQ) to be used in the evaluation of stent-related symptoms and impairment in QoL in Turkish-speaking patients. METHODS: After linguistic validation of the original USSQ into Turkish language, the Turkish version of the USSQ (T-USSQ) was self-administered to all participants at week 1 and 4 after stent placement for test-retest reliability and internal consistency and at week 8 (4 weeks after stent removal) for sensitivity to change analysis...
July 2017: World Journal of Urology
Huilei Yan, Yunhui Wang, Rong Sun, Yuanshan Cui
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of antimuscarinics alone or in combination with alpha-blockers for the treatment of ureteral stent-related symptoms. METHODS: The databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, the Cochrane Controlled Trial Register of Controlled Trials from 2000 to February 2016 were searched to identify randomized controlled trials that referred to the use of a combination of antimuscarinics and alpha-blockers for the treatment of ureteral stent-related symptoms...
2017: Urologia Internationalis
G Ordaz-Jurado, A Budía-Alba, P Bahilo-Mateu, J D López-Acón, M Trassierra-Villa, F Boronat-Tormo
OBJECTIVE: Double J ureteral stents are frequently used to allow free diuresis from the kidney to the bladder, but their presence has a major impact on patient's quality of life (QoL). Our aim is to describe such impact, and to describe possible solutions that can alleviate the symptoms associated with their use. METHODS: Systematic search in bibliographic sources including Cochrane library, UpToDate, Pubmed, Tripdatabase, selecting publications between 2000- 2015, and also the EAU European guidelines (2016)...
October 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
Franklin C Lee, Sarah K Holt, Ryan S Hsi, Brandon M Haynes, Jonathan D Harper
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the use of a belladonna and opium (B&O) rectal suppository administered immediately before ureteroscopy (URS) and stent placement could reduce stent-related discomfort. METHODS: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study was performed from August 2013 to December 2014. Seventy-one subjects were enrolled and randomized to receive a B&O (15 mg/30 mg) or a placebo suppository after induction of general anesthesia immediately before URS and stent placement...
February 2017: Urology
Long Zhang, Junping Li, Minjie Pan, Weiwei Han, Shucheng Liu, Yajun Xiao
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of Doxazosin Oral Intake Therapy on urinary symptoms and pain in patients with indwelling ureteral stents Patients and Methods: A total of 239 patients with ureteral stone-related hydronephrosis who underwent a double-J stent insertion after ureteroscopic lithotripsy were enrolled. Patients were randomized to receive doxazosin cotrolled release 4 mg once daily for 4 weeks or matching placebo. Patients completed the brief-form Chinese version Ureteric Stent Symptom Questionnaire (USSQ) and quality of life (QoL) score 2 weeks and 4 weeks after stent placement and 4 weeks after stent withdrawal...
July 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Ashraf M Abdelaal, Ahmed M Al-Adl, Shabieb A Abdelbaki, Mohamed M Al Azab, Khaled A Al Gamal
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of solifenacin, tamsulosin oral-controlled absorption system (OCAS), and the combination of both drugs on JJ stent-related symptoms using the validated Arabic version of the ureteric stent symptom questionnaire (USSQ). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In all, 260 patients who had undergone JJ stenting of the ureter for different endoscopic urological procedures were postoperatively randomly assigned into four equal groups. Patients in Group I received no treatment and served as the control group, Group II patients received tamsulosin OCAS 0...
June 2016: Arab Journal of Urology
Dominik Abt, Kristina Dötzer, Patrick Honek, Karolina Müller, Daniel Stephan Engeler, Maximilian Burger, Hans-Peter Schmid, Thomas Knoll, Francesco Sanguedolce, Hrishi B Joshi, Hans-Martin Fritsche
PURPOSE: We developed and validated the German version of the Ureteral Stent Symptoms Questionnaire (USSQ) for male and female patients with indwelling ureteral stents. METHODS: The German version of the USSQ was developed following a well-established multistep process. A total of 101 patients with indwelling ureteral stents completed the German USSQ as well as the validated questionnaires International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) or International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire (ICIQ) and the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36)...
March 2017: World Journal of Urology
Feng He, Li-Bo Man, Gui-Zhong Li, Ning Liu
OBJECTIVE: To critically evaluate the efficacy of an α-blocker in improving ureteral-stent-related symptoms and preliminarily investigate the difference between different types of α-blockers. METHODS: Relevant randomized controlled trials were identified through searching PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Embase, and other sources. After quality assessment and data abstraction, direct comparison based on the Ureteral Stent-related Symptom Questionnaire (USSQ) between α-blockers and control was performed by RevMan 5...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Miguel Maldonado-Avila, Leopoldo Garduno-Arteaga, Rene Jungfermann-Guzman, Hugo A Manzanilla-Garcia, Emmanuel Rosas-Nava, Nestor Procuna-Hernandez, Alejandro Vela-Mollinedo, Luis Almazan-Trevino, Jose Guzman-Esquivel
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Indwelling double J ureteral stents are used routinely in the resolution of ureteral obstruction caused by different etiologies. Evaluation of urinary symptoms related to double-J stent, indicate that these affect 73-90% of patients. We conducted a prospective, randomized study, to evaluate the efficacy of tamsulosin, oxybutinin and combination therapy in improving the urinary symptoms. METHODS: Patients who underwent ureteral stent placement after ureterolithotripsy (total 51), were randomized into three groups: Group I: Tamsulosin 0...
May 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Peng Zhang, Wan-Li Hu, Bei Cheng, Long Cheng, Yang-Jun Zeng, Gang Wang
The present meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the current evidence for the use of α1-blockers in relieving ureteric stent-related symptoms (USS). Electronic databases, including PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library, were searched and two independent reviewers identified relevant parallel randomized controlled trials (RCTs), assessed trial quality and extracted data. Review Manager (version 5.2) was used to conduct a meta-analysis of the data. Significant advantages were demonstrated in the treatment group based on International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), voiding symptom sub-scores [mean difference (MD), -2...
February 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Satinder Pal Aggarwal, Shivam Priyadarshi, Vinay Tomar, S S Yadav, Goto Gangkak, Nachiket Vyas, Neeraj Agarwal, Ujwal Kumar
Objectives. To evaluate the safety and efficacy of Tadalafil and Tamsulosin in treating Double J stent related symptoms. Methods. In a prospective study, 161 patients with DJ related symptoms were randomized into 3 groups: Group A patients (54), Group B patients (53), and Group C patients (54). They were given Tadalafil, Tamsulosin, and placebo, respectively, at 1st week till removal of DJ stent at 3rd week. All patients completed Ureteral Stent Symptom Questionnaire (USSQ) at 1st week and at 3rd week. The statistical significant difference among groups was determined by the t-test, Kruskal-Wallis test and multivariate analysis were used to assess association of the variables within the three groups, and the level of significance was set at P < 0...
2015: Advances in Urology
Ahmed R El-Nahas, Mohamed Tharwat, Mohamed Elsaadany, Ahmed Mosbah, Mohamed A Gaballah
PURPOSE: To compare the effectiveness of tamsulosin and solifenacin in relieving ureteral stents related symptoms. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted between January 2013 and July 2014. Inclusion criteria were patients aged 20-50 years who underwent temporary unilateral ureteral stent for drainage of calcular upper tract obstruction or after ureteroscopic lithotripsy. Patients with history of lower urinary tract symptoms before stent placement, stents that were fixed after open or laparoscopic procedures, and those who developed complications related to the primary procedure were not included...
July 2016: World Journal of Urology
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