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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
He-Qun Chen, Zhi-Yong Chen, Feng Zeng, Yang Li, Zhong-Qing Yang, Cheng He, Yao He
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare flexible ureteroscopy (f-URS) and mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPNL) for 20-30 mm renal stones in obese patients regarding efficacy and safety. METHODS: Between May 2011 and June 2017, 254 obese patients who had 20-30 mm kidney stone were consecutively included in the study; 106 patients underwent mPNL and 148 underwent f-URS by the same surgeon. The following parameters were retrospectively assessed: patient and stone characteristics, surgical details, perioperative outcomes, and stone-free rates (SFR)...
March 13, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Jaap D Legemate, Guido M Kamphuis, Jan Erik Freund, Joyce Baard, Stefano P Zanetti, Michele Catellani, Harry W Oussoren, Jean J de la Rosette
BACKGROUND: Flexible ureteroscopy is an established treatment modality for evaluating and treating abnormalities in the upper urinary tract. Reusable ureteroscope (USC) durability is a significant concern. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the durability of the latest generation of digital and fiber optic reusable flexible USCs and the factors affecting it. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: Six new flexible USCs from Olympus and Karl Storz were included...
March 10, 2018: European Urology Focus
Y C Hao, C L Xiao, K Liu, Y Q Liu, L L Ma
Objective: To investigate application value of narrow-band imaging (NBI) flexible ureteroscopy in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of upper urinary tract transitional carcinomas (UTUC). Methods: From June 2015 to June 2017, 16 patients of UTUC were treated by flexible ureteroscopy with white light (WLI) and NBI at Department of Urology, Peking University Third Hospital , including 10 females and 6 males. The age of patients ranged from 43 to 84 years (average 68.9 years). There were 54 cases, including 16 cases with first-suspicion of cancer, and 38 cases with known of UTUC as follow-up...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Engin Kaya, Turgay Ebiloğlu, Murat Zor, Serdar Yalçın, Adem Emrah Coğuplugil, Selahattin Bedir
Objective: To determine the success rate of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) in kidney stones over 50 milimeters. Material and methods: Twenty-four patients with a renal stone size of >50 mm between January 2007 and December 2016 were enrolled. Stone-free and complication rates were investigated. Results: Twenty-one (87.5%) patients were male and 3 (12.5%) were female. Fifteen (62.5%) stones were located in the right, and 9 (37.5%) in the left kidney...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Urology
Giray Ergin, Mustafa Kirac, Burak Kopru, Turgay Ebiloglu, Yusuf Kibar, Hasan Biri
OBJECTIVES: To compare shock wave lithotripsy and flexible ureteroscopy in children with renal stone's diameter of 10 to 20 mm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study including 79 children, who had renal stone and underwent either shock wave lithotripsy or flexible ureteroscopy between January 2007 and June 2017. Of those, 38 patients underwent shock wave lithotripsy assigned as group 1 and 41 patients underwent flexible ureteroscopy assigned as group 2...
March 3, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
Nishant Patel, Manoj Monga
INTRODUCTION: Ureteral access sheaths (UAS) facilitate flexible ureteroscopy in the treatment of urolithiasis. The physical properties of UAS vary by manufacturer and model. We compared three new UAS: Glideway (GW, Terumo, 11/13Fr, 12/14Fr), Pathway (PW, Terumo 12/14F) and Navigator HD (NHD, Boston Scientific, 11/13Fr, 12/14Fr) in the domains of safety characteristics, positioning characteristics, lubricity and radioopacity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro testing of the three UAS included safety testing-tip perforation force, sheath edge deformation and dilator extraction forces...
March 1, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Mehmet Sarier, Ibrahim Duman, Yucel Yuksel, Sabri Tekin, Meltem Demir, Fatih Arslan, Osman Ergun, Alim Kosar, Asuman Havva Yavuz
Allograft lithiasis is a rare urologic complication of renal transplantation (RT). Our aim is to present our experience with minimally invasive surgical treatment of allograft lithiasis in our series of live-donor renal transplant recipients. In a retrospective analysis of 3758 consecutive live-donor RTs performed in our center between November 2009 and January 2017, the results of minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of renal graft lithiasis diagnosed at follow-up were evaluated. Twenty-two (0.58%) patients underwent minimally invasive surgery for renal graft lithiasis...
February 26, 2018: Urolithiasis
Tarik Emre Sener, Yiloren Tanidir, Saeed Bin Hamri, Ibrahim Halil Sever, Burcu Ozdemir, Abdulla Al-Humam, Olivier Traxer
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effects of flexible ureteroscopy (F-URS) on renal blood flow using renal Doppler ultrasound (US). MATERIALS AND METHOD: Patients undergoing F-URS were scheduled for Doppler US preoperatively and postoperatively. Peak systolic velocity (PSV), end-diastolic velocity (EDV), resistive index (RI) and pulsatility index (PI) were reported. Technical details, operation time, stone characteristics and complications were recorded...
February 20, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
Jin Wen, Zhi G Ji, Han Z Li
BACKGROUND: Treatment with the combination of ureteroscopy and thulium laser ablation may provide an alternative to radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of this technique. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the data for patients who were treated surgically for upper tract urothelial carcinoma in a single center. It included 32 patients treated by endoscopic thulium laser resection and 107 patients treated by radical nephroureterectomy (RNU)...
February 17, 2018: BMC Cancer
Shinnosuke Kuroda, Hiroki Ito, Kentaro Sakamaki, Tadashi Tabei, Takashi Kawahara, Atsushi Fujikawa, Kazuhide Makiyama, Masahiro Yao, Hiroji Uemura, Junichi Matsuzaki
This study aimed to develop a prediction model for the operative time of flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) for renal stones. We retrospectively evaluated patients with renal stones who had been treated successfully and had stone-free status determined by non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) 3 months after fURS and holmium laser lithotripsy between December 2009 and September 2014 at a single institute. Correlations between possible factors and the operative time were analyzed using Spearman's correlation coefficients and a multivariate linear regression model...
2018: PloS One
Huaming Zhang, Guimin Zhuang, Dongchong Sun, Tianxing Deng, Jiawei Zhang
RATIONALE: Spontaneous renal rupture is rupture of the renal parenchyma, collecting system, or renal blood vessel, which often occurs in pathological kidney and is clinically less common. Postoperative long-term renal rupture is rarely reported in flexible ureteroscopy treatment of calculus in the upper urinary tract. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 58-year-old man complained of right lower abdominal pain with hematuria for 3 hours after flexible ureteroscopy, combined with holmium laser lithotripsy of right renal calculi was performed 1 month ago...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mehdi Aloosh, Félix Couture, Nader Fahmy, Mostafa M Elhilali, Sero Andonian
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to assess flexible ureteroscopic stone extraction skill of urology postgraduate trainees (PGTs) at an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and to determine whether previous experience in the operating theatre or practice on the simulator correlated with performance. METHODS: After obtaining ethics approval, PGTs from postgraduate years (PGYs) 3-5 were recruited from all four Quebec urology training programs during an OSCE. After a short orientation to the UroMentor™ simulator, PGTs were asked to perform Task 10 for 15 minutes, where two small stones from the left proximal ureter and renal pelvis were extracted using a basket...
December 1, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
Niall F Davis, Shannon McGrath, Mark Quinlan, Gregory Jack, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Damien M Bolton
PURPOSE: There are no comparative assessments on the environmental impact of endourologic instruments. We evaluated and compared the environmental impact of single-use flexible ureteroscopes with reusable flexible ureteroscopes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An analysis of the typical life cycle of the LithoVue™ (Boston Scientific) single-use digital flexible ureteroscope and Olympus Flexible Video Ureteroscope (URV-F) was performed. To measure the carbon footprint, data were obtained on manufacturing of single-use and reusable flexible ureteroscopes and from typical uses obtained with a reusable scope, including repairs, replacement instruments, and ultimate disposal of both ureteroscopes...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Simon Hein, Dominik Stefan Schoeb, Ingo Grunwald, Katharina Richter, Jörg Haberstroh, Maximilian Seidl, Peter Bronsert, Ulrich Wetterauer, Martin Schoenthaler, Arkadiusz Miernik
PURPOSE: To evaluate the viability and biocompatibility of a novel, patented bioadhesive system for intrarenal embedding and retrieval of residual fragments after endoscopic lithotripsy. Complete stone clearance via active removal of residual fragments (RF) after intracorporeal laser lithotripsy may be time-consuming and fail in many cases. Therefore, the novel adhesive has been developed and evaluated for the first time in an in vivo pig model in the present work. METHODS: Four female domestic pigs underwent flexible ureteroscopy (RIRS) or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) under general anesthesia (8 kidneys, 4 × RIRS, 4 × PNL) evaluating the bioadhesive system...
January 24, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Ahmed Ibrahim, Shadi Badaan, Mostafa M Elhilali, Sero Andonian
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to compare fragmentation efficiency of the conventional regular mode of holmium laser to the Moses contact mode on a stone simulator. METHODS: The Lumenis® PulseTM P120H holmium laser system together with Moses D/F/L fibers were used to compare regular mode with Moses contact mode in a stone simulator model using flexible ureteroscopy with artificial stones. Efficiency of laser lithotripsy was measured by procedural time...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
Kazumi Taguchi, Manint Usawachintachit, David T Tzou, Benjamin A Sherer, Ian Metzler, Dylan Isaacson, Marshall L Stoller, Thomas Chi
INTRODUCTION: Reusable ureteroscope durability and need for repair are significant sources of expense and inefficiency for patients and urologists. Utilization of LithoVue™, a disposable flexible digital ureteroscope, may address some of these concerns. To identify its economic impact on clinical care, we performed a micro-cost comparison between flexible reusable fiberoptic ureteroscopes (URF-P6™) and LithoVue. PATIENTS AND METHODS: For this prospective, single-center micro-costing study, all consecutive ureteroscopies performed during 1 week each in July and August 2016 utilized either URF-P6 or LithoVue ureteroscopes respectively...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Kazumi Taguchi, Jonathan D Harper, Marshall L Stoller, Brian D Duty, Mathew D Sorensen, Roger L Sur, Manint Usawachintachit, David T Tzou, David L Wenzler, Dylan Isaacson, Angela Xu, Carissa Chu, Uwais B Zaid, Eric R Taylor, Krishna Ramaswamy, Thomas Chi
Maintenance of flexible ureteroscopes can involve high costs and administrative burden. Instrument fragility necessitates eventual repair, rendering scopes inaccessible during refurbishment. We conducted a multi-institutional prospective cohort study to identify perioperative factors influencing flexible ureteroscope durability. Patients undergoing flexible ureteroscopy (URS) at six United States endourology centers were enrolled between August 2014 and June 2015. Surgeon self-reported concern and satisfaction with scope performance as well as upward and downward angles of deflection for each scope tip were measured before and after each procedure...
December 9, 2017: Urolithiasis
Steeve Doizi, Olivier Traxer
During the last decades, the surgical management of kidney stones benefited of many technological advances and one of them is the development of flexible ureteroscopy (fURS). This tool, ancillary equipment such as graspers and baskets, and lithotripsy technique with Holmium:YAG laser underwent many improvements leading to a widening of its indications with diagnostic and therapeutic management of upper urinary tract pathologies such as urolithiasis and urothelial tumors. The objective of this review is to describe the surgical technique for fURS as well as tips and tricks for the treatment of renal stones...
February 2018: Urolithiasis
FangLing Zhong, Gurioli Alberto, GuangMing Chen, Wei Zhu, FuCai Tang, Guohua Zeng, Ming Lei
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience in minimally invasive management of urinary tract stones in patients with urinary diversion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 26 patients with urinary tract stones after cystectomy and urinary diversion. The types of urinary diversion were ileal conduit, colon conduit, ileal orthotopic neobladder in 19, 4, and 3 patients, respectively. At postoperative days 2, a plain KUB and urinary ultrasonography were performed in order to assess stone fragmentation or hydronephrosis...
January 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
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