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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221156/-microperc-fashion-or-reality
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Marcos Cepeda, José H Amón
Miniaturization in percutaneous surgery has seen its zenith in microperc. Technological advances have enabled us to treat renal lithiasis through a 4.8 Ch. caliper percutaneous access. According to published literature, the technique is reproducible and when applied to small and medium size renal lithiasis has a high success rate keepin a low complication rate. Its main advantage is the absence of tract dilatation, diminishing the bleeding risk inherent to percutaneous access, postoperative pain and hospital stay...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221149/technique-minimal-requirements-and-fragmentation-strategies-in-rirs
#2
Juan Ramón Cansino Alcaide, Alejandra Portilla Eastmond
Flexible ureteroscopy is a highly resolving surgery which is able to solve most renal lithiasis of any Urology Department, with very low economic impact. It is a technique that has helped to continue treatment when SWL couldn't, and also has reduced the number of percutaneous renal surgeries that we currently perform. In this paper, we try review three important features of the operation: Technique, minimal requirements that we need to perform this surgery in a Urology Department, and the different possibilities to treat the lithiasis with holmium laser...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221147/-update-in-the-management-of-ureteral-lithiasis-semirigid-and-flexible-ureterorenoscopy
#3
Carlos Torrecilla Ortiz, Sergi Colom Feixas
OBJECTIVE: The contribution of therapeutic ureteroscopy done by Perez Castro in 1980 varied the management algorithm for ureteral lithiasis worldwide. The techniques of Retrograde Ureteroscopy and transrenal antegrade ureteroscopy led to the abandonment of open surgery for the treatment of ureteral lithiasis. Only Shock wave lithotripsy has maintained similar success rates in selected cases. METHODS: Descriptive analysis of the semirigid and flexible ureteroscopy techniques performed in our department over the last 10 years giving detail on the technique and safety tips to increase the efficacy and efficiency of ureteroscopy...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203551/digital-ureteroscopes-technology-update
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REVIEW
Chad M Gridley, Bodo E Knudsen
The field of ureteroscopy has undergone a continual evolution since the first ureteroscopes were introduced. Over the past 10 years, we have entered into the digital era of ureteroscopy with both semirigid and flexible options becoming available. The following review looks at the benefits and drawbacks of digital flexible ureteroscopes as well as the current commercially available options.
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182718/rigid-ureteroscopic-lithotripsy-versus-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-for-large-proximal-ureteral-stones-a-meta-analysis
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Qing Wang, Jiachao Guo, Henglong Hu, Yuchao Lu, Jiaqiao Zhang, Baolong Qin, Yufeng Wang, Zongbiao Zhang, Shaogang Wang
OBJECT: To compare the safety and efficacy of rigid ureteroscopic lithotripsy (rigid URSL) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in treating large proximal ureteral stones. METHODS: A systematic search of PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases was performed to find out relevant studies. After literature screening according to the predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria, data of eligible studies was extracted and then a meta-analysis was conducted via RevMan 5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161725/treatment-for-residual-stones-using-flexible-ureteroscopy-and-holmium-laser-lithotripsy-after-the-management-of-complex-calculi-with-single-tract-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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L Chen, M-L Sha, D Li, J Zhuo, C-Y Jiang, Y-P Zhu, S-J Xia, J Lu, Y Shao
This study validated the effectiveness and safety of the treatment for residual stones using flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) and holmium laser (0.6-1.2 J, 20-30 Hz) lithotripsy via a fiber with a 200-μm core diameter and 0.22 numerical aperture (NA) after the management of complex calculi with single-tract percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). Between January 2014 and June 2016, 27 consecutive patients with complex calculi underwent fURS and holmium laser lithotripsy after a planned single-tract PCNL. Among the 27 patients with complex calculi, 9 had full staghorn calculi, 7 had partial staghorn calculi, and 11 had multiple calculi...
February 4, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150482/life-threatening-complications-after-ureteroscopy-for-urinary-stones-survey-and-revision-of-the-current-literature
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Luca Cindolo, Pietro Castellan, Giulia Primiceri, Andras Hoznek, Cecilia M Cracco, Cesare M Scoffone, Antonio Galfano, Giovanni Petralia, Michele DE Angelis, Filippo Annino, Emilio Malacasa, Luigi Cormio, Pietro Acquati, Elisa DE Lorenzis, Orazio Maugeri, Giuseppe Arena, Antonio Celia, Guido Giusti, Luigi Schips
Retrograde ureteroscopy (URS) has become a common procedure for the management of urinary stones. Although its efficacy and safety are well known, the literature about major complications is still poor. This study highlighted some cases of life-threatening complications after semirigid ureteroscopy (s-URS) or flexible ureteroscopy (f-URS). We enrolled experienced endourologists (more than 75 cases/year in the last 3 years) and we performed a survey asking to review their series and report the cases encumbered by major complications (Clavien-Dindo IIIb-IV grade)...
February 1, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124870/rigid-only-versus-combined-rigid-and-flexible-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-pnl-a-systematic-review
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Cecilia M Cracco, Thomas Knoll, Evangelos N Liatsikos, Palle J Osther, Arthur D Smith, Roberto M Scarpa, Cesare M Scoffone
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is usually performed worldwide with a rigid-only antegrade approach. Daily practice suggests that adding flexible nephroscopy and/or ureteroscopy to conventional rigid PNL might improve its efficacy and safety, but available evidence is weak. Appraisal of reliable outcomes of such PNL techniques would better guide intraoperative choices and optimize surgical results. Therefore our objective was to systematically review relevant literature comparing the outcomes of rigid-only PNL and combined flexible PNLs (adding flexible nephroscopy and/or flexible ureteroscopy) for the treatment of large and/or complex upper urinary tract calculi, with regard to efficacy and safety...
January 26, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104420/use-of-a-novel-flexible-mini-nephroscope-in-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Dilip Kumar Mishra, Madhu Sudan Agrawal
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and safety of a novel flexible mini-nephroscope in minimally-invasive PCNL. Presumably, limiting the size and number of tracts during percutaneous-nephrolithotomy(PCNL) has the potential of decreasing the morbidity of the procedure. We present our experience with, this new technique. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with multiple kidney stones treated with mini-PCNL combined with a novel flexible mini-nephroscope was performed...
January 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101159/clinical-effects-of-furl-and-pcnl-with-holmium-laser-for-the-treatment-of-kidney-stones
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Zhi-Gang Li, Yan Zhao, Tao Fan, Lin Hao, Cong-Hui Han, Guang-Hui Zang
In the present study, the clinical effects of flexible ureteroscopy lithotripsy (FURL) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for the treatment of kidney stones of ≤2 cm was studied. Seventy-two patients with kidney stones were randomly divided into the FURL group (n=39) under ureteroscope lithotripsy with holmium laser and PCNL group (n=33) under PCNL with holmium laser and compared their clinical effects. At 3 months after the operation, the stone removal rate of the FURL group was significantly higher than that of the PCNL group...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052697/are-you-familiar-with-the-flow-of-the-roboflex-avicenna-pump-allow-me-to-explain
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Salvatore Butticè, Silvia Proietti, Laurian Dragos, Olivier Traxer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028425/should-surgeons-control-fluoroscopy-during-urology-procedures
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Jeremy Setterfield, James Watterson, Mathew Playfair, Luke T Lavallée, Matthew Roberts, Brian Blew, J Stuart Oake
INTRODUCTION: Our study explored the impact of switching from surgeon- to radiation technologist (RT)-controlled fluoroscopy on fluoroscopy and operative times. We also identified factors impacting fluoroscopy and operative times for ureteroscopy (URS) with laser lithotripsy. METHODS: Patients undergoing urological procedures requiring fluoroscopy six months before and after the change from surgeon- to RT-controlled fluoroscopy were identified. Median fluoroscopy and operative times were compared between cohorts...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027075/single-use-and-disposable-flexible-ureteroscopes
#13
Esteban Emiliani, Olivier Traxer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Flexible ureteroscopy has been widely developed in the last decade been nowadays one of the first line treatment options for urolithiasis and conservative management for upper tract urothelial tumors. Even though some unfavorable features of the reusable flexible scopes can limit the surgical procedure such as their availability, lack of sterilization or costly repairs. Disposable scopes have been developed with the intention of improving such problems. RECENT FINDINGS: To our knowledge, seven devices have been developed...
March 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979532/re-comparison-of-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-and-flexible-ureteroscopy-for-the-treatment-of-intermediate-proximal-ureteral-and-renal-stones-in-the-elderly
#14
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917317/flexible-ureteroscopy-for-renal-stone-without-preoperative-ureteral-stenting-shows-good-prognosis
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Jiaqiao Zhang, Chuou Xu, Deng He, Yuchao Lu, Henglong Hu, Baolong Qin, Yufeng Wang, Qing Wang, Cong Li, Shaogang Wang, Jihong Liu
PURPOSE: To clarify the outcome of flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) for management of renal calculi without preoperative stenting. METHODS: A total of 171 patients who received 176 fURS procedures for unilateral renal stones were reviewed. All procedures were divided into two groups depending on whether they received ureteral stenting preoperatively. Baseline characteristics of patients, stone burden, operation time, stone-free rates, and complications were compared between both groups...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913238/contemporary-ureteroscopic-management-of-renal-stones
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REVIEW
S Proietti, T Knoll, G Giusti
The advancements in the endourological armamentarium and the evolution of ureteroscopes with the advent of fiberoptic first and then digital technology, the introduction of holmium laser lithotripters, together with the increasing number of requests for minimally invasive procedures has ameliorated outcomes, patients' safety and comfort, making the use of flexible ureteroscopy for urinary calculi increasingly attractive and widespread among urological community. Due to its high stone-free rates and low morbidity, flexible ureteroscopy has become a viable option for the treatment of renal stones...
December 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900217/can-endourology-fellowship-training-enhance-minimally-invasive-surgery-in-urology-practice
#17
Ahmed M Al-Kandari, Yehya Elshebiny, Hamdy Ibrahim, Ahmad AlShammari, Ahmed A Shokeir
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of fellowship training in endourology on different endourological procedures in a single institution. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The operative records of endourological and open surgeries were reviewed. Data analysed included numbers, types, and technical issues related to surgeries. The early study period ranged from September 1998 to September 2004, and the later period from January 2014 to June 2016. The study duration was classified into three periods according to the availability of an endourology fellowship trained member of staff (EFTS)...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878116/minijfil%C3%A2-a-new-safe-and-effective-stent-for-well-tolerated-repeated-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-or-ureteroscopy-for-medium-to-large-kidney-stones
#18
Benoit Vogt, Francois-Noel Desfemmes, Arnaud Desgrippes, Yves Ponsot
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is recommended for treating staghorn stones or stones measuring > 20 mm. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) or flexible ureteroscopy (URS) may be used as a complement. However, PCNL can cause trauma to the kidney parenchyma, and patients may find a noninvasive procedure, such as ESWL, to be more attractive. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficiency of MiniJFil® stenting associated with ESWL or second-line URS for the treatment of medium-to-large kidney stones...
September 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872901/reperfusion-and-compartment-syndrome-after-flexible-ureteroscopy-in-a-patient-with-an-iliac-vascular-graft
#19
Esteban Emiliani, Michele Talso, Edgar Beltrán-Suárez, Steeve Doizi, Olivier Traxer
Background: Flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) is one of the main treatment options for urolithiasis less than 2 cm. Although fURS has no relative contraindication, some anatomical factors may need to be considered, as not all patients are suitable for the regular lithotomy position (LP). We report the case of a patient with a right iliac vascular graft that after an fURS without intraoperative incidences developed a reperfusion syndrome of the right lower limb. Case Presentation: A 46-year-old male patient was referred for treatment and follow-up in the cystinuric clinic after being found to have a 3 cm pelvic stone with a Double-J catheter in place after two failed sessions of shockwave lithotripsy...
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869504/initial-content-validation-results-of-a-new-simulation-model-for-flexible-ureteroscopy-the-key-box
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Luca Villa, Tarik Emre Şener, Bhaskar K Somani, Jonathan Cloutier, Salvatore Butticè, Francesco Marson, Steeve Doizi, Silvia Proietti, Olivier Traxer
PURPOSE: We sought to test the content validity of a new training model for flexible ureteroscopy: the Key-Box. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixteen medical students were randomized to undergo a 10-day training consisting of performing 10 different exercises aimed at learning specific movements with the flexible ureteroscope, and how to catch and release stones with a nitinol basket using the Key-Box (n = 8 students in the training group, n = 8 students in the nontraining control group)...
January 2017: Journal of Endourology
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