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Kidney stone analysis

Duncan R Morhardt, Miriam Hadj-Moussa, He Chang, J Stuart Wolf, William W Roberts, John T Stoffel, Gary J Faerber, Anne P Cameron
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of clinical factors on outcomes in SCI patients undergoing ureteroscopy. Immobility, recurrent urinary tract infection, and lower urinary tract dysfunction contribute to renal stone formation in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. Ureteroscopy is a commonly utilized treatment modality, however, surgical complication rates and outcomes have been poorly defined. Evidence guiding safe and effective treatment of stones in this cohort remains scarce. METHODS: Records were retrospectively reviewed for SCI patients who underwent ureteroscopy for kidney stones from 1996-2014 at a single institution...
March 12, 2018: Urology
Daniel Koh, Kenneth K Lau, Evonne Teoh
PURPOSE: To investigate if the presence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in patients with urinary tract obstruction at time of presentation to the emergency department correlates with a subsequent positive urine culture and to determine if it could be used as a tool to predict the urgency of a percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN). The secondary aim of the study was to assess the incidence of in-hour and after-hour emergent PCNs performed in a tertiary center which has both interventional radiological and urological expertise...
March 13, 2018: Emergency Radiology
Atsushi Okada, Shuzo Hamamoto, Kazumi Taguchi, Rei Unno, Teruaki Sugino, Ryosuke Ando, Kentaro Mizuno, Keiichi Tozawa, Kenjiro Kohri, Takahiro Yasui
BACKGROUND: We investigated the renoprotective ability of healthy people against kidney stone formation. To clarify intratubular crystal kinetics and processing in human kidneys, we performed a quantitative and morphological observation of nephrectomized renal parenchyma tissues. METHODS: Clinical data and pathological samples from 60 patients who underwent radical nephrectomy for renal cancer were collected from June 2004 to June 2010. The patients were retrospectively classified as stone formers (SFs; n = 30, kidney stones detected by preoperative computed tomography) and non-stone formers (NSFs; n = 30, no kidney stone history)...
March 12, 2018: BMC Urology
Bryan D Hinck, Ricardo Miyaoka, James E Lingeman, Dean G Assimos, Brian R Matlaga, Rocky Pramanik, John Asplin, Benjamin Cohen, Manoj Monga
INTRODUCTION: To determine if markers of kidney injury correlate with urinary oxalate excretion. If so, such biomarkers might be early predictors of oxalate nephropathy. Gastric bypass surgery for obesity is known to be associated with postoperative hyperoxaluria, which can lead to urolithiasis and kidney damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were recruited from four large academic centers > 6 months following completion of gastric bypass surgery. Patients provided a spot urine sample for analysis of three markers of kidney injury: 8-iso-Prostaglandin F2 α, N-acetyl- β -D-Glucosaminidase, and Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Urology
Hai Wang, Libo Man, Guizhong Li, Guanglin Huang, Ning Liu
The Editors are retracting this article [1] because post-publication peer review has identified multiple errors in the methodology of this meta-analysis, which invalidate the conclusions drawn.
March 9, 2018: Nutrition Journal
Jihua Wu, Zhiwei Tao, Yaoliang Deng, Quan Liu, Yunlong Liu, Xiaofeng Guan, Xiang Wang
Calcifying nanoparticles (CNPs) play an important role in kidney stone formation, but the mechanism(s) are unclear. CNPs were isolated and cultured from midstream urine of patients with kidney stones. CNP morphology and characteristics were examined by electron microscopy and electrophoresis analysis. Chemical composition was analyzed using energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis and Western blotting. Human renal proximal convoluted tubule cell (HK-2) cultures were exposed to CNPs for 0, 12 and 72 h, and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), mitochondrial membrane potential and apoptosis levels were evaluated...
March 6, 2018: Urolithiasis
Muhammed A P Manzoor, M Mujeeburahiman, Punchappady-Devasya Rekha
Urinary stones are complex mineralogical formations in the urinary system often impairing the kidney function. Several studies have attempted to understand the mechanisms of stone formation and growth; however, it remains to be fully explored. Here, we present a detailed investigation on the morphological and mineralogical characterizations of urinary stones. Structural properties of different types of urinary stones were done by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) analyses...
March 5, 2018: Urolithiasis
Daniel J Lama, Shoaib Safiullah, Albert Yang, Zhamshid Okhunov, Jaime Landman, Ralph V Clayman
The concept of adipose tissue as an organ unto itself represents a new medical construct; already differences in the volume of perirenal fat around a tumor-bearing kidney have been described. We hypothesized that renal calculi may have similar impact on perirenal fat or alternatively abnormalities in urinary metabolites may be the result of perirenal fat affecting renal metabolism and subsequent stone formation. Accordingly, we conducted a study utilizing three-dimensional imaging software to evaluate perirenal fat volume (PFV) in patients with nephrolithiasis...
March 2, 2018: Urolithiasis
Janusz Ławiński, Zbigniew Jabłonowski
The improvement of surgical care requires transparent, consistent and accurate reports concerning surgical outcomes which are assessed and documented in a standardized manner. No consensus has yet been reached as to how to define and assess postoperative complications with regard to the specificity of urological procedures. Therefore, the comparison of data from different centres is difficult. The modified Clavien-Dindo classification allows for a more uniform analysis of surgical complications. This study analyses the occurrence of perioperative complications after percutaneous nephrolithotomy assessed on the basis of the aforementioned classification...
February 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Ching-Chia Li, Tsu-Ming Chien, Wen-Jeng Wu, Chun-Nung Huang, Yii-Her Chou
The aim of this study was to compare the clinical characteristics of uric acid stones and their potential risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). A total of 401 patients (196 with uric acid stone and 205 without) were enrolled from our database of patients with urolithiasis. We analyzed the clinical demographic features, stone location, urine chemistries, and renal function. There was a significant difference (p < 0.001) between the two groups in terms of age, with the higher mean age in the uric acid group...
February 28, 2018: Urolithiasis
Nathaniel P Roberson, Jonathan R Dillman, Sara M O'Hara, William R DeFoor, Pramod P Reddy, Richard M Giordano, Andrew T Trout
BACKGROUND: The incidence of pediatric nephrolithiasis in the United States is increasing. There is a paucity of literature comparing the diagnostic performance of computed ultrasound (US) to tomography (CT) in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic performance of renal US for nephrolithiasis in children using a clinical effectiveness approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval with a waiver of informed consent was obtained for this retrospective, HIPAA-complaint investigation...
February 23, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Jessica Sheehan Tangren, Camille E Powe, Jeffrey Ecker, Kate Bramham, Elizabeth Ankers, S Ananth Karumanchi, Ravi Thadhani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Kidney stones are associated with future development of hypertension, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome. Our objective was to assess whether stone formation before pregnancy was associated with metabolic and hypertensive complications in pregnancy. We hypothesized that stone formation is a marker of metabolic disease and would be associated with higher risk for maternal complications in pregnancy. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of women who delivered infants at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 2006 to 2015...
February 22, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Paleerath Peerapen, Sakdithep Chaiyarit, Visith Thongboonkerd
Our previous expression study has reported a set of proteins with altered levels in renal tubular cells after exposure to calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals, which are the main composition of kidney stones. However, their functional significance remained largely unknown. In this study, protein network analysis revealed that the significantly altered proteins induced by COM crystals were involved mainly in three main functional networks, including i) cell proliferation and wound healing; ii) oxidative stress and mitochondrial function; and iii) cellular junction complex and integrity...
February 21, 2018: Proteomics
Doyeon Hwang, Kyung Woo Park, Joo Myung Lee, Tae-Min Rhee, Myeong-Ki Hong, Yangsoo Jang, Marco Valgimigli, Antonio Colombo, Martine Gilard, Tullio Palmerini, Gregg W Stone, Hyo-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: We compared efficacy and safety of short- (3 or 6 months) versus long-term (≥12 months) dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, according to the presence of chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Patient-level pooled analysis was performed with 7242 patients (87.2% with 2nd generation DES) from 5 randomized controlled trials. RESULTS: In both CKD (1273 patients) and non-CKD (5969 patients) population, the rates of patient-oriented composite outcomes at 1-year (POCO, all-cause death, any myocardial infarction [MI], stroke and TIMI major bleeding) were not different between the short- and long-term DAPT (hazard ratio [HR] 1...
March 2018: American Heart Journal
V Kováčik, M Maciak, P Bujdák, V Baláž, R Školka, M Rusňák
INTRODUCTION: Identifying factors effecting the quality of nephrolithiasis surgical treatment could improve medical care for patients suffering from kidney stone disease. The objective of the article is to identify factors influencing reintervention rate after surgical treatment of kidney stone disease either by percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy or flexible ureterorenoscopy. METHOD: A retrospective study was conducted on 149 patients who underwent a surgery for a kidney stone disease at the Urological department of F...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
Junrong Wang, Wei Wang, Wei Guo, Yanru Ma, Tianhui Ji, Baodi Zhang
Chemokines are a class of proteins with low molecular weight that serve important roles in the progression of inflammation. Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy is a surgical technique in which lasers or ultrasound are utilized to break down and/or remove kidney stones. In order to ensure a full recovery following surgery, effective patient care and nursing are required. In the present study, a total of 348 patients with kidney stones were recruited and the clinical importance of chemokines and inflammatory cytokines for the nursing of patients during perioperative period was investigated...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Haisong Lin, Xiujuan Zhu, Jun Long, Yang Chen, Yuanliang Xie, Ming Liao, Jianxin Chen, Jiarong Tian, Shengzhu Huang, Ruiqiang Tang, Xiaoying Xian, Suchun Wei, Qiuyan Wang, Zengnan Mo
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recent studies have shown that genetic factors are involved in the development of kidney stone disease (KSD). A case-control association analysis was performed to investigate the association between homeodomain-interacting protein kinase 2 (HIPK2; OMIM *606868) polymorphisms and KSD. METHODS: A total of 890 KSD patients and 920 healthy subjects were analyzed. Polymorphisms were genotyped using SNPscanTM high-throughput SNP classification technology...
February 8, 2018: Gene
Aditya S Pawar, Charat Thongprayoon, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Ankit Sakhuja, Michael A Mao, Stephen B Erickson
Introduction: The horseshoe kidney (HSK) is the most common type of renal fusion anomaly. The incidence and characteristics of kidney stones in patients with HSK are not well studied. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the incidence and types of kidney stones in patients with HSK. Methods: A systematic literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from the databases' inception through November 2016...
January 2018: Urology Annals
K M Muhammed Shameem, Arun Chawla, Madhukar Mallya, Bijay Kumar Barik, V K Unnikrishnan, V B Kartha, C Santhosh
Presence of renal calculi (kidney stones) in human urethra is being increasingly diagnosed over the last decade and is considered as one of the most painful urological disorders. Accurate analysis of such stones plays a vital role in the evaluation of urolithiasis patients and in turn helps the clinicians toward exact etiologies. Two highly complementary laser-based analytical techniques; Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and micro-Raman spectroscopy have been used to identify the chemical composition of different types of renal calculi...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
Saeed M Bafaraj
Background: Obstructive uropathy is a common public health issue that requires imaging research for providing necessary information. The data is important for determining treatment options, and may influence selective management choices. Objective: The aim of the study is to determine whether magnetic resonance urography or computerized tomography urography is the best imaging modality among patients with suspected obstructive uropathy. Methods: Seventy patients; referred from the emergency department for the evaluation of renal colic or hematuria that highly suggested urinary tract abnormalities, were prospectively enrolled...
February 2018: Current Medical Imaging Reviews
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