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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914602/initial-clinical-experience-with-a-modulated-holmium-laser-pulse-moses-technology-does-it-enhance-laser-lithotripsy-efficacy
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Michael Mullerad, Jonatan R A Aguinaga, Tareq Aro, Alexander Kastin, Oleg Goldin, Alexander Kravtsov, Akram Assadi, Shadie Badaan, Gilad E Amiel
OBJECTIVE: The Lumenis(®) High-power Holmium Laser (120H) has a unique modulated pulse mode, Moses™ technology. Moses technology modulates the laser pulse to separate the water (vapor bubble), then deliver the remaining energy through the bubble. Proprietary laser fibers were designed for the Moses technology. Our aim was to compare stone lithotripsy with and without the Moses technology. METHODS: We designed a questionnaire for the urologist to fill immediately after each ureteroscopy in which the Lumenis 120H was used...
September 13, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894841/symptomatic-distal-ureteral-stone-in-an-ileal-ureter-treatment-by-combined-supine-ureteroscopy-and-mini-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Florian Schott, Benedikt Becker, Andreas J Gross, Christopher Netsch
Urolithiasis is a well-known and common late complication in patients with urinary diversion. Patients without urinary diversion lead to symptoms such as hematuria and ureteral colic, whereas stones in patients with urinary diversion tend to be asymptomatic and are often diagnosed incidentally during staging examinations of oncologic diseases. We report the case of a 64-year-old male patient with a lower pole kidney stone and a stone in the ileal ureter substitution. He presented with diffuse abdominal and left-sided flank pain...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869170/-safety-and-feasibility-of-outpatient-flexible-ureteroscopy-for-urinary-stones-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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E Bosquet, B Peyronnet, R Mathieu, Z-E Khene, B Pradere, A Manunta, S Vincendeau, F Guille, K Bensalah, G Verhoest
AIM: Management of urolithiasis has changed over the past decades. Outpatient surgery has become a major issue for healthcare systems. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of outpatient flexible ureteroscopy. METHODS: A single-center retrospective study has been conducted including all patients who underwent an outpatient flexible ureteroscopy between January 2012 and December 2013. Failure of outpatient management was defined as length of hospital stay>12 hours or readmission within 48 hours after discharge...
August 28, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818526/which-patients-with-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-can-be-safely-treated-with-conservative-treatment-by-flexible-ureteroscopy-with-holmium-yag-laser-photoablation-long-term-results-from-a-high-volume-institution
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Luca Villa, Mattieu Haddad, Umberto Capitanio, Bhaskar K Somani, Jonathan Cloutier, Steeve Doizi, Andrea Salonia, Alberto Briganti, Francesco Montorsi, Olivier Traxer
PURPOSE: To test the effects of tumour size, tumour distribution and tumour grade on progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) treated with flexible ureteroscopy with Holmium:YAG laser photoablation (FULP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 92 consecutive UTUC patients treated with FULP (2003-2015) at a single tertiary care referral center were included. A stringent follow-up was offered according to the European Association Urological guidelines...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817961/evaluating-the-ergonomics-of-flexible-ureteroscopy
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Wesley Ludwig, Gyusung I Lee, Justin Bradley Ziemba, Joan S Ko, Brian Matlaga
INTRODUCTION: To date, the ergonomics of flexible ureteroscopy (URS) have not been well described. We performed a study to assess the biomechanical stresses on urologists performing URS and to investigate the effect of ureteroscope type on these parameters. METHODS: Electromyography (EMG) was used to quantify the activation level of muscle groups involved in URS. Surface EMG electrodes (Delsys, Boston, MA) were placed on the right and left thenar, flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU), extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU), biceps, triceps and deltoid...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816298/-multiple-endoscopy-for-the-treatment-of-upper-urinary-tract-calculi-following-ileal-conduit-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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B Wang, J F Ye, L Zhao, H Bi, J Lu, L L Ma
Upper urinary tract calculi with infection is a quite difficult acute urologic emergency. And what is more, upper urinary tract obstruction after radical cystectomy following urinary diversion may be fatal in the vulnerable patients with this kind of situation. Postoperative anatomy and other factors affect the upper urinary tract calculi, and urinary tract infection greatly increased the risk. But it is particularly difficult to handle with patients with poor general condition and septic shock treatment, so how to optimize the selection program is worth further studying...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802568/the-application-of-suctioning-flexible-ureteroscopy-with-intelligent-pressure-control-in-treating-upper-urinary-tract-calculi-on-patients-with-a-solitary-kidney
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Jianrong Huang, Donghua Xie, Ruiping Xiong, Xiaolin Deng, Chengbing Huang, Difu Fan, Zuofeng Peng, Wen Qin, Min Zeng, Leming Song
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the usage of intelligently pressure-controlled flexible ureteroscopy (URS) in managing upper urinary tract calculi in patients with a solitary kidney. METHODS: Forty patients with a solitary kidney and upper urinary tract calculus were included in this study. All the patients underwent suctioning URS with intelligent control of renal pelvic pressure by connecting pressure-measuring suctioning ureteral access sheath to an irrigation and suctioning platform...
August 9, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753800/correlation-between-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-cellvizio-%C3%A2-and-histological-grading-of-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-a-step-forward-for-a-better-selection-of-patients-suitable-for-conservative-management
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Alberto Breda, Angelo Territo, Andrea Guttilla, Francesco Sanguedolce, Martina Manfredi, Luigi Quaresima, Jose M Gaya, Ferran Algaba, Joan Palou, Humberto Villavicencio
BACKGROUND: Despite the recent growing interest in the conservative management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC), the diagnostic process is still a challenge for the risk of tumor undergrading. Real-time confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) provides in vivo microscopic images of tissues using a low-energy laser light source. OBJECTIVE: To describe our initial experience with CLE for the real-time characterization of UTUC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Fourteen flexible ureteroscopies (f-URS) were performed at our center with CLE for UTUC...
June 4, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733910/a-review-study-to-evaluate-holmium-yag-laser-lithotripsy-with-flexible-ureteroscopy-in-patients-on-ongoing-oral-anticoagulant-therapy
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Bulent Altay, Bulent Erkurt, Selami Albayrak
The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) and holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for the treatment of upper urinary tract stones in patients on active oral anticoagulants. The records of 1081 patients who underwent flexible ureteroscopic holmium:YAG (Ho:YAG) laser lithotripsy for upper ureteral and renal calculi from 1999 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 84 patients on continuous oral anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy (warfarin, aspirin, or clopidogrel) were identified...
July 22, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723230/retrograde-endourological-management-of-upper-urinary-tract-abnormalities-in-patients-with-ileal-conduit-urinary-diversion-a-dual-center-experience
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Louise Olson, Hywel Satherley, Paul Cleaveland, Bachar Zelhof, Max Mokete, Donald Neilson, Shalom Srirangam
INTRODUCTION: Patients with ileal conduit urinary diversions are at an increased risk of long-term upper urinary tract (UUT) complications, including anastomotic strictures, infections, and urolithiasis. The reconstructed urinary system poses challenges for endoscopic manipulation. We present and describe our dual-center experience in performing retrograde ureteroscopy to treat or diagnose UUT abnormalities in patients with ileal conduit incontinent diversion. PATIENT AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of medical records for all patients with previous urinary diversion who underwent retrograde ureteroscopic procedures via the ileal loop in our institutions over a 9 year period (between June 2007 and August 2016)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720368/a-critical-review-of-miniaturised-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-is-smaller-better
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REVIEW
Silvia Proietti, Guido Giusti, Mahesh Desai, Arvind P Ganpule
CONTEXT: In an effort to reduce morbidity related to percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), some investigators have progressively introduced miniaturised approaches. The development of miniaturised nephroscopes facilitated widespread dissemination of these techniques and a significant expansion of the role of PCNL in endourology. OBJECTIVE: To discuss the different techniques comprising modern PCNL and identify the pros and cons of each of them. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Data for this review were identified through a search of PubMed, including studies published in the last 20 yr in core clinical journals in English...
February 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720366/the-evolving-role-of-retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-urolithiasis
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REVIEW
Francesco Sanguedolce, Giorgio Bozzini, Ben Chew, Panagiotis Kallidonis, Jean de la Rosette
CONTEXT: Retrograde intrarenal surgery has gained substantial popularity worldwide thanks to continuous improvements in technology and techniques, and is now considered one of the first-line treatment options for active removal of renal stones. OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive synthesis of the main evidences in literature on the current management of kidney stones by means of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A review of literature has been conducted using search string "retrograde intrarenal surgery OR flexible ureteroscop* OR ureterorenoscop*", without any language restriction; PubMed, Embase, and Scopus databases were searched in November 2016...
February 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652165/same-session-bilateral-ureteroscopy-safety-and-outcomes
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Johann P Ingimarsson, Marcelino Rivera, John J Knoedler, Amy E Krambeck
OBJECTIVE: To assess the complications and outcomes associated with same-session bilateral ureteroscopy in a tertiary referral center, as same-session bilateral ureteroscopy for stone disease has been critiqued for the theoretical risk of injury to both ureters with subsequent risk to renal function. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of bilateral ureteroscopy performed for urolithiasis by a single surgeon at out institution between 2009 and 2014. These were compared to a prospective unilateral ureteroscopy data base RESULTS: There were 117 same-session bilateral ureteroscopic procedures performed in 113 patients totaling 234 ureteroscopies...
June 23, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648966/ultra-low-radiation-exposure-during-flexible-ureteroscopy-in-nephrolithiasis-patients-how-far-can-we-go
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Simon Hein, Martin Schoenthaler, Konrad Wilhelm, Daniel Schlager, Werner Vach, Ulrich Wetterauer, Arkadiusz Miernik
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility and clinical performance of a novel surgeon technique and protocol targeting ultra-low fluoroscopy usage in retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS). METHODS: All RIRS procedures between 2009 and 2015 for 10-20-mm renal calculi performed by the same two experienced urologists were eligible. All procedures were performed using a highly standardized step by step RIRS technique. This technique was modified by the ultra-low radiation exposure RIRS protocol: herein as much as possible of the standardized steps were performed without radiation control targeting ultra-low fluoroscopy usage...
June 22, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587845/trends-in-the-management-of-urolithiasis-in-latin-america-spain-and-portugal-results-of-a-survey-in-the-confederaci%C3%A3-n-americana-de-urolog%C3%A3-a-cau
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J C Angulo, N Bernardo, H Zampolli, M A Rivero, H Dávila, J Gutiérrez
OBJECTIVE: To describe the trends in the current management of urolithiasis in the Confederación Americana de Urología (CAU) setting to recognise patterns of clinical practice and identify educational needs. MATERIAL AND METHOD: An online survey was created with 31 multiple-choice questions (Spanish and Portuguese) through www.caunet.org, which revealed demographic data, patterns of clinical practice and approaches for specific clinical conditions. RESULTS: A total of 463 practitioners from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Colombia, Chile and other countries (3...
June 3, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494641/establishment-and-evaluation-of-patient-specific-virtual-ureteroscopy-in-assisting-flexible-ureteroscopy-for-urolithiasis
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Yi Zhang, Cheng-Fan Yu, Jun-Hui Zhang, Lu-Dong Qiao, Wei Yan, Cai-Peng Qin
OBJECTIVES: To establish virtual ureteroscopy (VU) through computed tomography urography (CTU) data from patients with upper urinary tract (UUT) stones indicated for flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) and to validate its effectiveness. METHODS: Patient-specific VU generation was accomplished through incorporating CTU data into specialized software (Crusher) developed on the open access Visualization Tools Kit (VTK). These were then presented to fURS experts and novice urologists for evaluation and comparison using modified Likert-type questionnaire of 10-point rating scales (1 = not at all useful/not at all realistic/poor, 10 = very useful/very realistic/ excellent)...
October 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461995/is-a-ureteral-stent-required-after-use-of-ureteral-access-sheath-in-presented-patients-who-undergo-flexible-ureteroscopy
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Gastón Astroza, Manuel Catalán, Lucas Consigliere, Tomás Selman, José Salvadó, Francisco Rubilar
INTRODUCTION: Use of a ureteral access sheath (UAS) within flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) for the management of kidney and ureteral stones has shown improvements in its effectiveness, but it is also associated with increased risk of ureteral injury. Use of ureteral stent (US) after fURS is recommended by some authors, because of its role in reducing postoperative pain and preventing complications. Our objective is to determine if postoperative stenting is necessary in pre-stented patients that underwent fURS using UAS...
2017: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461994/ureterorenoscopy-training-on-cadavers-embalmed-by-thiel-s-method-simulation-or-a-further-step-towards-reality-initial-report
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Edward Mains, Benjie Tang, Tomasz Golabek, Tomasz Wiatr, Gillian Ross, Alan Duncan, Duncan Howie, Iain Tait, Piotr Chłosta, Sławomir G Kata
INTRODUCTION: The technique of ureterorenoscopy has a significant learning curve. Cadavers embalmed by the Thiel method have been successfully used for simulation training in a number of surgical specialties. Here we present our experience of the first use of Thiel cadavers in a formal ureteroscopy training course. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The inaugural 'Masterclass in Flexible Ureterorenoscopy' was run with participants performing ureterorenoscopy on three Thiel cadavers under expert supervision...
2017: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434755/-evaluation-of-the-operating-results-and-costs-associated-with-the-implementation-of-a-flexible-ureteroscopy-activity-within-a-university-hospital-center
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K Del Santo, M Audouin, I Ouzaid, V Ravery, O Traxer
INTRODUCTION: The increasing use of flexible ureteroscopy (USSR) sets the cost problems inevitably associated with the fragility of these endoscopes. The aim of this work is to clear from a recent example (universitary hospital) results, costs during the implementation of this technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study conducted from December 2012 (date of introduction of the activity) in March 2015 concerning the USSR made in a French universitary hospital for stone disease...
May 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392131/modern-flexible-ureteroscopy-in-cohen-cross-trigonal-ureteral-reimplantations
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Esteban Emiliani, Michele Talso, Marie Audouin, Olivier Traxer
PURPOSE: We describe a feasible flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) technique with the latest instruments to and to discuss their advantages. METHODS: Three patients underwent a fURS for stone treatment. A 7F angled orifice catheter and a hydrophilic angled tip stiff wire is used to guide the wire in the proper ureteral direction sighting the ureter allowing the use of a 10/12 ureteral access sheath. A single use ureteroscope was used. RESULTS: All of them had successful ureteral access and laser lithotripsy being stone free endoscopically...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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