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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894411/bilateral-hydroureteronephrosis-with-a-hypertrophied-trabeculated-urinary-bladder
#1
Showkathali Iqbal, Iqbal Raiz, Iqbal Faiz
Bilateral hydroureteronephrosis involves the dilatation of the renal pelvis, calyces and ureter; it develops secondary to urinary tract obstruction and leads to a build-up of back pressure in the urinary tract, and it may lead to impairment of renal function and ultimately culminate in renal failure. Although clinically silent in most cases, it can be diagnosed as an incidental finding during evaluation of an unrelated cause. In a minority of patients, it presents with signs and symptoms. Renal calculus is the most common cause, but there are multiple non-calculus aetiologies, and they depend on age and sex...
March 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892967/bilateral-single-system-orthotopic-ureterocele-with-bilateral-multiple-calculi-presented-with-retention-of-urine-an-urological-emergency
#2
Rupesh Gupta, Sweta Gupta, Dawood Khan, Supriya Basu
The ureterocele is an uncommon congenital anomaly of the lower ureter. Ureterocele with a single pelvicalyceal system, bilateral, and orthotopic variety is less common. Calculi within bilateral ureterocele are a rare occurrence. To the best of our knowledge, only a few similar cases have been reported in the literature. Among the all reported presentations of this type of ureterocele, presentation with Acute Urinary Retention (AUR) has not been described in the literature. We present a case of nine-year-old child having bilateral, single system orthotopic ureterocele with calculi in bilateral ureterocele and presented with AUR due to obstructive bulbar urethral calculus...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881491/in-vivo-x-ray-imaging-of-transport-of-renal-clearable-gold-nanoparticles-in-the-kidneys
#3
Jie Zheng, Jing Xu, Mengxiao Yu, Phoebe Carter, Elizabeth Hernandez, Andrew Dang, Payal Kapur, Jer-Tsong Hsieh
With more and more engineered nanoparticles (NPs) being designed renal clearable for clinical translation, fundamental understandings of their transport in the different compartments of kidneys become increasingly important. Here, we report noninvasive X-ray imaging of renal clearable gold NPs (AuNPs) in normal and nephropathic kidneys. By quantifying the transport kinetics of the AuNPs in cortex, medulla and pelvis of the normal and injured kidneys, we found that ureteral obstruction not just blocked the NP elimination through the ureter but also slowed down their transport from the medulla to pelvis and enhanced the cellular uptake...
September 7, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878594/outcomes-of-ureteral-stent-placement-for-hydronephrosis-in-patients-with-gynecological-malignancies
#4
Saya Kurata, Shohei Tobu, Kazuma Udo, Mitsuru Noguchi
OBJECTIVE: We examined the outcomes of patients undergoing ureteral stent placement for hydronephrosis that occurred during treatment for gynecological malignancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2004 to December 2009, we enrolled 33 patients with 45 ureters undergoing ureteral stent placement for hydronephrosis which occurred during treatment for gynecological malignancies. We examined the outcomes of the patients after stent placement. RESULTS: The causes of hydronephrosis were obstruction of the urinary tract by a tumor (n = 22), obstruction due to lymph node swelling (n = 6), ureteral stenosis after radiation therapy (n = 4), and others (n = 1)...
August 2017: Current Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861678/perioperative-serum-creatinine-changes-and-ureteral-injury
#5
Sam Siddighi, Junchan J Yune, Nicole B Kwon, Jeffrey S Hardesty, Joo H Kim, Philip J Chan
PURPOSE: To illustrate a simple method that screens for ureteral injury in the acute postoperative period after urogynecologic surgeries. METHODS: Serum creatinine measurements in the preoperative (baseline) and postoperative periods of urogynecologic surgeries were determined and the correlation of the change to ureteral injury and/or obstruction analyzed. The sample size calculation showed 7 cases and 28 controls were sufficient to detect significant changes in creatinine...
September 1, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861311/our-experiences-with-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-the-first-case-series-from-turkey
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Yusuf Kibar, Serdar Yalçın, Engin Kaya, Burak Köprü, Turgay Ebiloğlu, Giray Ergin, Hüseyin Tomruk
OBJECTIVE: Robotic surgery is a leading treatment option for minimally invasive surgery and has an increasing popularity in pediatric population, as well. In this article, we reported our case series of robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery in pediatric population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 29 consecutive pediatric patients who underwent robot- assisted procedures between May 2014 and October 2016. Patient demographics, hospitalization time, estimated blood loss, robotic time and total operative and peri-, and post-operative complications were evaluated...
September 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852928/laparoscopic-ureteral-reimplantation-with-extracorporeal-tailoring-and-direct-nipple-ureteroneocystostomy-for-adult-obstructive-megaureter-long-term-outcomes-and-comparison-to-open-procedure
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Wenlong Zhong, Lin Yao, Haoran Cui, Kunlin Yang, Gang Wang, Tao Xu, Xiongjun Ye, Xuesong Li, Liqun Zhou
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation with extracorporeal tailoring and direct nipple ureteroneocystostomy for adult obstructive megaureter and compare the results with the open procedure. METHODS: From January 2007 to July 2013, 22 patients underwent laparoscopic and 28 patients underwent open ureteral reimplantation for adult obstructive megaureter. For laparoscopic group, the dilated ureter was delivered out of through a 12-mm port and the distal end was tailored and formed into an antireflux nipple extracorporeally...
August 29, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838448/inguinal-bladder-hernia-with-acute-ureteral-obstruction-14-years-after-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
#8
E Ghielmini, L Julita, Y Cerantola, M Matter, T Zingg
An 82-year-old man with a history of renal transplantation 14 years earlier presented with acute obstructive renal failure secondary to inguinal herniation of the urinary bladder complicated by ureteroneocystostomy entrapment. After percutaneous nephrostomy tube and endoscopic stent placement, the bladder was reduced and the hernia repaired with the use of a preperitoneal mesh. The postoperative course was uneventful and the renal function returned to normal. Inguinal herniation of the transplant ureter is a rare cause of hydronephrosis, but it has been described in the literature...
September 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821730/infiltration-of-m1-but-not-m2-macrophages-is-impaired-after-unilateral-ureter-obstruction-in-nrf2-deficient-mice
#9
Yuji Sogawa, Hajime Nagasu, Shigeki Iwase, Chieko Ihoriya, Seiji Itano, Atsushi Uchida, Kengo Kidokoro, Shun'ichiro Taniguchi, Masafumi Takahashi, Minoru Satoh, Tamaki Sasaki, Takafumi Suzuki, Masayuki Yamamoto, Tiffany Horng, Naoki Kashihara
Chronic inflammation can be a major driver of the failure of a variety of organs, including chronic kidney disease (CKD). The NLR family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome has been shown to play a pivotal role in inflammation in a mouse kidney disease model. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), the master transcription factor for anti-oxidant responses, has also been implicated in inflammasome activation under physiological conditions. However, the mechanism underlying inflammasome activation in CKD remains elusive...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818535/use-of-the-ileum-for-ureteral-stricture-and-obstruction-in-bilateral-unilateral-and-single-kidney-cases
#10
Aram Kim, Wook Nam, Sang Hoon Song, In Gab Jeong, Bumsik Hong
Objectives To investigate the functional outcomes of ileal ureter replacement for complex ureteral loss, including bilateral and single ureter stricture, as a result of various etiologies. Methods In 2013-2016, 31 patients underwent ileal ureter replacement surgery. The data for their assessments included etiology, combined surgical procedures, ureteral replacement type, postoperative complications, and changes in renal function. Results The 31 study patients had a median age of 56.0 (range 18 to 65) years old and were followed for a median 23...
August 14, 2017: Urology
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
#11
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/28816278/-analysis-of-development-safety-and-efficacy-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-for-management-of-upper-urinary-tract-calculi-in-pediatric-patients
#12
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815168/retro-ureteral-small-bowel-herniation-after-radical-cystectomy
#13
Abbey L Cole-Clark, Dane W Cole-Clark, Matthew Winter, Venu Chalasani, Philip Bergersen
Small bowel obstruction caused by internal herniation under ureteric bands is a rare occurrence. Only 6 previous cases have been documented. This case report reviews the case of a 79-year-old male who presented to emergency with abdominal pain requiring subsequent laparotomy and release of internal herniation of bowel under ureter.
November 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810600/ethanol-extract-of-gardenia-fruit-alleviates-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-induced-by-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-in-rats
#14
Xiaobo Li, Min Ma, Xianggui Zhang, Liang Deng, Yarong Wang, Zhuang Bian, Shining Cai, Bangya Peng, Jiangquan Yang, Yang Chen
Gardenia fruit has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. A previous study by the present authors indicated that the ethanol extract of gardenia fruits (EEG) primarily contains eight constituents. In the present study, the potential effects of EEG on unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)-induced renal interstitial fibrosis were observed in rats. A total of 30 rats were randomly divided into three groups (n=10 each): Sham group, UUO group, and EEG group, which were administered with EEG (200 mg/kg/day) or the same volume of distilled water as a vehicle...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807809/paraureteral-endometriosis-with-bilateral-gross-hydroureters-and-left-renal-compromise
#15
Arnaud Wattiez, Razan Nasir
Deep endometriosis is usually defined as endometriosis infiltrating the peritoneum by >5 mm. It sometimes involves the ureter causing hydronephrosis in 5% of cases. The latter is associated with 18% ureteral lesions. Ureteral endometriosis is one of the rare causes of silent Kidney failure. The ureter obstruction can lead to urinary tract obstruction, hydronephrosis and hydroureters. The ureters are usually compressed externally by the endometriotic lesions surrounding it causing extrinsic ureteral endometriosis, and sometimes by pressure from the bulky adenomyotic uterus with paraureteral fibrosis...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802719/tandem-ureteral-stents-in-the-management-of-double-j-stent-dysfunction-in-gynecological-malignancies
#16
U Ozyer, A Dirim
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of tandem ureteral stent placement in the management of malignant ureteral obstruction (MUO) refractory to single ureteral double-J stent drainage in women with gynecological malignancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 14 women (mean age, 54.5±9.6 [SD] years; range: 38-70 years) who had tandem stent placement following failed single ureteral double-J stent placement from 2012 to 2017...
September 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798248/giant-hydronephrosis-in-a-case-of-ureterocele-with-duplex-system-an-entity-yet-not-reported
#17
Ruchir Aeron, Ashok Kumar Sokhal, Manoj Kumar, Satyanarayan Sankhwar
Ureterocele, which is a cystic dilatation of the terminal ureter, is usually associated with the upper moiety in a case of the duplex system. Giant hydronephrosis, a rare entity, is usually due to pelviureteric junction obstruction and is usually diagnosed in infants and children. We report a unique case of a unilateral complete duplex system with ureterocele with giant hydronephrosis of the upper moiety in an adult woman presenting as an abdominal lump. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of giant hydronephrosis associated with ureterocele in an adult patient...
August 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774588/percutaneous-nephrostomy-placement-in-infants-and-young-children
#18
J Y Hwang, J H Shin, Y J Lee, H M Yoon, Y A Cho, K S Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and clinical effectiveness of ultrasound and fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) placement in infants and young children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2015, 57 patients had a total of 66 fluoroscopically guided PCN placement procedures. There were 37 boys and 20 girls with a mean age 8.6±15.3 (SD) months (range: 1 day-75.5months). The most common underlying disease was upper-urinary-tract obstruction, including ureteropelvic-junction stenosis (27/66, 40...
July 31, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762684/-the-retroperitoneal-space
#19
Andrea Mancini, Mario Meola, Giuseppe Tarantino, Ilaria Petrucci, Giovanna Berardi, Cristoforo Cuzzola
We describe the case of a 45-year-old woman with a clinical history of breast cancer presenting with anuric renal failure, metabolic acidosis and bilateral grade 2-3 hydronephrosis. Following insertion of bilateral ureteral stents, urinary output was 5000 ml in the subsequent 24 hours with frankly bloody urine, after which anuria recurred. A new ultrasound examination showed hydronephrotic kidneys with properly positioned stents, a distended bladder free of clots and a hypo-anechoic, well-demarcated mass enveloping the aorta...
August 1, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762369/variable-presentation-of-retrocaval-ureter-report-of-four-cases-and-review-of-literature
#20
Muhammed Ahmed, Abdullahi Alhassan, Muhammad Abubakar Sadiq, Ahmad Tijjani Lawal, Ahmad Bello, Hussaini Yusuf Maitama
Retrocaval ureter is a rare anomaly in which the ureter passes behind the inferior vena cava due to abnormal embryogenesis. Very few cases have been reported from Africa. Although the anomaly is congenital, patients become symptomatic in the third or fourth decade of life. We reviewed the records of four patients with the diagnosis of retrocaval ureter and managed in our centre between January 2010 and December 2016. Three patients presented with recurrent colicky right flank pain while one was asymptomatic...
April 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
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