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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299887/is-the-homocysteine-level-a-good-predictive-marker-for-evaluating-kidney-function-in-patients-after-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Ismail Karlidag, Deniz Abat, Adem Altunkol, Volkan Izol, Erkan Demir, Ibrahim Atilla Aridogan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the preoperative, early and late postoperative homocysteine levels and its relationship with kidney function in patients after undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three patients with kidney stones underwent PNL and blood samples were taken preoperatively as well as at 48 hours and three months after the operation. The homocysteine level was determined by high pressure liquid chromatography and the fluorometric method in blood samples with ethylenediaminetetraaceticacid...
January 4, 2018: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239258/is-the-preoperative-level-of-procalcitonin-a-valid-indicator-for-predicting-postoperative-fever-after-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Deng Li, Ming-Lei Sha, Lei Chen, Ying-Long Xiao, Jian Zhuo, Jun Lu, Yi Shao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk factors for postoperative fever and to identify the value of preoperative procalcitonin (PCT) in predicting postoperative fever after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent PNL between January 2014 and March 2017 were studied. In total, 363 medical records with complete data were determined to be eligible for analysis. Patients were classified into a control or febrile group according to the presence of a body temperature over 38°C...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218404/the-stone-surgeon-in-the-mirror-how-are-german-speaking-urologists-treating-large-renal-stones-today
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Martin Schoenthaler, Simon Hein, Christian Seitz, Christian Türk, Hansjörg Danuser, Werner Vach, Arkadiusz Miernik
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the current treatment strategies of LRS in German-speaking Europe. Little is known about the treatment of large renal stones (LRS > 3 cm) in daily urological practice. LRS therapy can be, however, challenging and hazardous. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 39 item web-based survey was performed among urologists listed by the German, Austrian and Swiss Associations of Urology, addressing professionals treating LRS "on their own" and working in a German-speaking country...
December 7, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204905/intracorporeal-lithotripsy
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REVIEW
Peter Alken
Since the introduction of ESWL, PNL and URS during the early 1980s the application rate of ESWL has declined while those of PNL and URS have increased. This is mainly due to the facts that instruments and techniques for Intracorporeal Lithotripsy (IL) have made a continuous progress. This review shows that today an array of options for IL within the entire urinary tract is available to treat stones in a perfect minimal invasive way. At the same time further improvements of IL are already visible.
December 4, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189885/invited-review-the-tale-of-ecirs-endoscopic-combined-intrarenal-surgery-in-the-galdakao-modified-supine-valdivia-position
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REVIEW
Cesare Marco Scoffone, Cecilia Maria Cracco
Modern-day percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) has undergone considerable evolution, mainly driven by the improvement in access techniques, endoscopic instrumentation technology, lithotripsy devices and drainage management. The introduction of the supine and supine-modified positions is also part of this evolution, enabling comfortable and safe procedures from an anaesthesiological point of view, and an easy combined retrograde surgery [Endoscopic Combined IntraRenal Surgery (ECIRS)], allowing tailoring of the procedure on the patient, the dynamic anatomy of the collecting system and the urolithiasis...
November 30, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176796/revisiting-primary-neural-leprosy-clinical-serological-molecular-and-neurophysiological-aspects
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Diogo Fernandes Dos Santos, Matheus Rocha Mendonça, Douglas Eulálio Antunes, Elaine Fávaro Pípi Sabino, Raquel Campos Pereira, Luiz Ricardo Goulart, Isabela Maria Bernardes Goulart
BACKGROUND: Leprosy neuropathy is considered the most common peripheral neuropathy of infectious etiology worldwide, representing a public health problem. Clinical diagnosis of primary neural leprosy (PNL) is challenging, since no skin lesions are found and the slit skin smear bacilloscopy is negative. However, there are still controversial concepts regarding the primary-neural versus pure-neural leprosy definition, which will be explored by using multiple clinical-laboratory analyses in this study...
November 27, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130789/the-evaluation-of-radiologic-methods-for-access-guidance-in-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Alberto Breda, Angelo Territo, Cesare Scoffone, Christian Seitz, Thomas Knoll, Thomas Herrmann, Mariannhe Brehmer, Palle J S Osther, Evangelos Liatsikos
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is the treatment of choice for larger and complex renal calculi. First step in performing PNL is to obtain access to the renal cavity using either fluoroscopy or ultrasound (US) guidance or a combination of both. Which guiding method to choose is controversial? A systematic review of the literature was performed comparing image guidance modalities for obtaining access in PNL. Evidence acquisition and synthesis: A PubMed, Scopus and Cochrane search for peer-reviewed studies was performed using the keywords "ultrasound" AND "fluoroscopy" AND "Percutaneous nephrolithotomy"...
November 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125335/a-review-of-mammographic-positioning-image-quality-criteria-for-the-craniocaudal-projection
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Rhonda-Joy I Sweeney, Sarah J Lewis, Peter Hogg, Mark F McEntee
Detection of breast cancer is reliant on optimal breast positioning and the production of quality images. Two projections, the mediolateral (MLO) and craniocaudal (CC), are routinely performed. Determination of successful positioning and inclusion of all breast tissue is achieved through meeting stated image quality criteria. For the CC view, current image quality criteria are inconsistent. Absence of reliable anatomical markers, other than the nipple, further contribute to difficulties in assessing the quality of CC views...
November 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098195/subcapsular-splenic-urinoma-and-splenorenal-fistula-a-new-complication-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Eugene B Cone, Ghalib Jibara, Daniel Wollin, Glenn M Preminger
Background: Splenic urinoma has not been previously reported as a complication of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). Case Presentation: A 46-year-old Caucasian male underwent PNL for two large left renal stones. Surgery was performed in prone split-leg position, with access obtained through combined fluoroscopic guidance and direct ureteroscopic observation of the targeted calix. The tract was dilated to 30F using a pressure balloon, and complete clearance of stones was obtained through a combination of rigid and flexible nephroscopy, as well as antegrade ureteroscopy...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050173/-effects-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-the-treatment-of-medullary-sponge-kidney-with-calculi
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Y Hong, Q Q Xu, X B Huang, Z J Zhu, H Y Ye, F S Zhang, Q Y Yang, L Z An, T Xu
Objective: To evaluate the effects of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) in the treatment of medullary sponge kidney with calculi. Methods: A total of 77 patients (91 renal units) of medullary sponge kidney with calculi (MSK group) and 77 patients (77 renal units) with common kidney stone (control group) received PNL at Department of Urology in Peking University People's Hospital from September 2006 to February 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. The MSK group included 33 males and 44 females with a mean age of (42...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040480/cyfra-21-1-as-a-tumor-marker-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus
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T Nakamura, H Ide, R Eguchi, K Hayashi, K Takasaki, S Watanabe
This study assessed the clinical value of CYFRA 21-1 in comparison with squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC-Ag), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. In 112 primary cancer patients, the diagnostic sensitivity of CYFRA 21-1 (33.9%) was superior to SCC-Ag (28.6%), CEA (12.5%), and CA19-9 (6.3%). Levels of CYFRA 21-1 were closely correlated with TNM stage and were below the cutoff value in all 21 patients with stage I disease...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982291/intranasal-melanoma-treated-with-radiation-therapy-in-three-dogs
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Owen Davies, Sarah Spencer, Slavomira Necova, Emma Holmes, Angela Taylor, Laura Blackwood, Ana Lara-Garcia
Three dogs were investigated for chronic unilateral nasal discharge. In all cases CT imaging showed an intranasal mass causing turbinate lysis and no evidence of metastasis. Cytology in cases 1 (a 14-year-old neutered male crossbreed dog) and 2 (a five-year-old neutered male German Shepherd dog) demonstrated a pleomorphic cell population with variable intracellular pigment suspicious of melanocytic neoplasia. Histopathology with immunohistochemistry (Melan-A and vimentin, plus PNL-2 in one case) confirmed the diagnosis of melanoma in all dogs...
October 6, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969399/renal-access-in-pnl-under-sonographic-guidance-do-we-really-need-to-insert-an-open-end-ureteral-catheter-in-dilated-renal-systems-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Bilal Eryildirim, Murat Tuncer, Emre Camur, Fatih Ustun, Fatih Tarhan, Kemal Sarica
PURPOSE: To evaluate the true necessity of open end ureteral catheter insertion in patients with moderate to severe pelvicalyceal system dilation treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) under sonographic guidance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 50 cases treated with PNL under sonographic guidance in prone position for solitary obstructing renal stones were evaluated. Patients were randomly divided into two groups; Group 1: Patients in whom a open end ureteral catheter was inserted prior to the procedure; Group 2: Patients receiving no catheter before PNL...
October 3, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918616/trainee-associated-factors-and-proficiency-at-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Seyed Mohammad Kazem Aghamir, Negar Behtash, Morteza Hamidi, Hasan Farahmand, Alborz Salavati, Sara Mortaz Hejri
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is a complicated procedure for urology trainees. This study was designed to investigate the effect of trainees' ages and previous experience, as well as the number of operated cases, on proficiency at PNL by using patient outcomes. A cross sectional observational study was designed during a five-year period. Trainees in PNL fellowship programs were included. At the end of the program, the trainees' performance in PNL was assessed regarding five competencies and scored 1-5...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906030/pathological-and-immunoblot-analysis-of-phosphorylated-tdp-43-in-sporadic-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-with-pallido-nigro-luysian-degeneration
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Akiko Uchino, Mieko Ogino, Junko Takahashi-Fujigasaki, Saori Oonuma, Naomi Kanazawa, Sabine Kajita, Masaaki Ichinoe, Masato Hasegawa, Kazutoshi Nishiyama, Shigeo Murayama
Transactivation response DNA-binding protein 43 kDa (TDP-43) is a key protein of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and phosphorylated form of TDP-43 (p-TDP-43) is a major pathological protein that accumulates in sporadic ALS. p-TDP-43 is found not only in primary motor neurons, but often propagates to non-motor systems as well. However, pallido-nigro-luysian (PNL) degeneration (PNLD) is rarely associated with ALS. We describe here a 68-year-old ALS patient presenting severe PNLD. He had difficulty walking due to poor movement of his right leg, and was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease because of akinesia...
September 14, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890215/piperine-pro-nanolipospheres-as-a-novel-oral-delivery-system-of-cannabinoids-pharmacokinetic-evaluation-in-healthy-volunteers-in-comparison-to-buccal-spray-administration
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Irina Cherniakov, Dvora Izgelov, Dinorah Barasch, Elyad Davidson, Abraham J Domb, Amnon Hoffman
Nowadays, therapeutic indications for cannabinoids, specifically Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are widening. However, the oral consumption of the molecules is very limited due to their highly lipophilic nature that leads to poor solubility at the aqueous environment. Additionally, THC and CBD are prone to extensive first pass mechanisms. These absorption obstacles render the molecules with low and variable oral bioavailability. To overcome these limitations we designed and developed the advanced pro-nanolipospheres (PNL) formulation...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879060/onset-of-human-preterm-and-term-birth-is-related-to-unique-inflammatory-transcriptome-profiles-at-the-maternal-fetal-interface
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Radek Bukowski, Yoel Sadovsky, Hani Goodarzi, Heping Zhang, Joseph R Biggio, Michael Varner, Samuel Parry, Feifei Xiao, Sean M Esplin, William Andrews, George R Saade, John V Ilekis, Uma M Reddy, Donald A Baldwin
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a main determinant of neonatal mortality and morbidity and a major contributor to the overall mortality and burden of disease. However, research of the preterm birth is hindered by the imprecise definition of the clinical phenotype and complexity of the molecular phenotype due to multiple pregnancy tissue types and molecular processes that may contribute to the preterm birth. Here we comprehensively evaluate the mRNA transcriptome that characterizes preterm and term labor in tissues comprising the pregnancy using precisely phenotyped samples...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870564/evaluation-of-polymerase-chain-reaction-in-nerve-biopsy-specimens-of-patients-with-hansen-s-disease
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Vandana Tiwari, Kiranpreet Malhotra, Kainat Khan, Pradeep K Maurya, Ajai Kumar Singh, Anup Kumar Thacker, Nuzhat Husain, Dinkar Kulshreshtha
BACKGROUND: Pure neuritic variety of leprosy (PNL) presents as peripheral neuropathy with absent skin lesions and negative skin smears. Diagnosing PNL is an uphill task as most of these patients have nonspecific changes on nerve biopsy. In such circumstances, additional molecular diagnostic tools like polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has proven to be useful in diagnosing leprosy. The present study was planned to evaluate the role of PCR in nerve biopsy specimens of patients with PNL. METHODS: Patients attending the neuromuscular clinic from January 2013 to June 2014 with mononeuropathy multiplex underwent detailed diagnostic evaluation to ascertain the cause of neuropathy...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853103/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-a-new-factor-for-predicting-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-after-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
#19
Mehmet Cetinkaya, Ibrahim Buldu, Omer Kurt, Ramazan Inan
PURPOSE: The first purpose of this study was to reveal factors affecting the postoperative development of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in patients undergoing standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) for renal stones. The second purpose was to determine the role of the preoperative platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in the prediction of SIRS.Matarials and Methods: In total, 192 patients who had undergone conventional PNL for renal stones from 2013 to 2015 were included in the study...
August 29, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816278/-analysis-of-development-safety-and-efficacy-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-for-management-of-upper-urinary-tract-calculi-in-pediatric-patients
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L P Yu, T Xu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the development, safety and efficacy of percutaneous nephrolithotomy(PNL) for management of upper urinary tract calculi in pediatric patients. METHODS: In the study, 77 pediatric patients undergoing 87 PNLs through mini or standard tract for upper urinary tract calculi between January 2005 and December 2016 in Peking University People's hospital were reviewed, including 69 renal calculi, 6 upper ureteral calculi, 12 renal and upper ureteral calculi, 35 single calculi, 43 multiple calculi and 9 staghorn calculi...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
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