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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335477/association-between-circulating-vitamin-d-level-and-urolithiasis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Henglong Hu, Jiaqiao Zhang, Yuchao Lu, Zongbiao Zhang, Baolong Qin, Hongbin Gao, Yufeng Wang, Jianning Zhu, Qing Wang, Yunpeng Zhu, Yang Xun, Shaogang Wang
Many studies compared the serum/plasma 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D₃ (1,25(OH)₂D) and 25 hydroxyvitamin D₃ (25(OH)D) between people with and without nephrolithiasis, and their results were conflicting. After systematically searching PubMed, Web of Science, The Cochrane Library, CNKI, and the Wanfang Database, we conducted a meta-analysis. Thirty-two observational studies involving 23,228 participants were included. Meta-analysis of these studies showed that of stone formers (SFs), calcium SFs had significantly higher concentrations of 1,25(OH)₂D (weighted mean difference (WMD), 10...
March 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331272/preputial-calculi-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#2
Gajanan S Bhat
Preputial calculi are the rarest form of urolithiasis seen usually in an uncircumcised male with phimosis. We report a case in an elderly male who presented with azotaemia. Calculi are evident on clinical examination by palpation. Late presentation by the patient leads to complications. Treatment is by dorsal slit or circumcision. The case highlights the need of early recognition and treatment of this rare condition to prevent any complication.
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324150/stress-stones-stress-recurrent-stones-a-self-propagating-cycle-difficulties-in-solving-this-dichotomy
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Montserrat Arzoz-Fabregas, Josep Roca-Antonio, Luis Ibarz-Servio, Dalielah Jappie-Mahomed, Allen Rodgers
Numerous studies have reported an association between stress and urolithiasis. Although urinary risk factors have been measured in several of these, compelling evidence of a causal relationship has not been established. A shortcoming is that alterations in single urinary parameters rather than ratios and quotients, which provide a more synergistic risk evaluation, have been measured. Recently, we speculated about a possible association between chronic stress and stone recurrence. This presents an intriguing dichotomy of whether stress causes stones or vice versa, or whether they are linked in a self-propagating stress-stones-stress-recurrence cycle...
March 21, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318298/factors-associated-with-compliance-to-increased-fluid-intake-and-urine-volume-following-dietary-counseling-in-first-time-kidney-stone-patients
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Aziz Khambati, Richard S Matulewicz, Kent T Perry, Robert B Nadler
OBJECTIVE: Increasing fluid intake to achieve a urine volume (UV) of >2.5 L/day decreases stone events. We assessed compliance rates and demographic and clinical variables associated with increased fluid intake and UV in patients with urolithiasis following dietary counseling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, patients with a low baseline UV (<2.5 L/day) on an initial 24-hour urine collection during metabolic stone evaluation were identified between 2010 and 2015...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306489/evaluation-for-association-between-urolithiasis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-cats
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Andréanne Cléroux, Kate Alexander, Guy Beauchamp, Marilyn Dunn
OBJECTIVE To determine whether urolithiasis is associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. ANIMALS 126 cats (59 and 67 with and without urolithiasis, respectively). PROCEDURES Medical records from June 2006 to July 2013 were searched to identify cats that underwent abdominal or focal urinary tract ultrasonography and for which serum creatinine concentration and urine specific gravity data were obtained ≤ 14 days before or after the examination. In cats with (urolithiasis group) and without (control group) urolithiasis, the presence of CKD was determined according to International Renal Interest Society guidelines...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303335/treatment-selection-for-urolithiasis-percutaneous-nephrolithomy-ureteroscopy-shock-wave-lithotripsy-and-active-monitoring
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Mahesh Desai, Yinghao Sun, Noor Buchholz, Andrew Fuller, Tadashi Matsuda, Brian Matlaga, Nicole Miller, Damien Bolton, Mohammad Alomar, Arvind Ganpule
Urolithiasis is a significant worldwide source of morbidity, constituting a common urological disease that affects between 10 and 15% of the world population. Recent technological and surgical advances have replaced the need for open surgery with less invasive procedures. The factors which determine the indications for percutaneous nephrolithotomy include stone factors (stone size, stone composition, and stone location), patient factors (habitus and renal anomalies), and failure of other treatment modalities (ESWL and flexible ureteroscopy)...
March 16, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300034/-epidemiology-of-urolithiasis-in-spain-review-of-published-demographic-data-in-the-period-1977-2016
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Francisco María Sánchez-Martín, Oriol Angerri, Esteban Emiliani, Enver Moncada, José Carpio, Félix Millán, Humberto Villavicencio
OBJECTIVE: Epidemiological data on urolithiasis in Spain have appeared in publications especially local and regional level, with few referrals to Spanish national territory. The aim of this paper is to review and systematize the epidemiological data published on urolithiasis in Spain. METHODS: We reviewed publications in national and international scientific journals, meetings and conferences, and research reports (1977-2016). PubMed search (indexed papers) and manual bibliography search (not indexed works) were performed...
March 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300027/cystic-calculus-in-a-laboratory-housed-green-anole-anolis-carolinensis
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Leslie L Birke Ann M Cespedes Emma R Schachner And Simon P Lailvaux
An adult, male, wild-caught, laboratory-housed green anole (Anolis carolinensis) on a locomotor performance study was presented for anorexia. The anole exhibited a 26% weight loss and a thin body condition but was otherwise alert and active. Despitesupportive care, the anole's clinical condition deteriorated, necessitating euthanasia. Postmortem examination revealed a 4.5 mm × 2.5-mm cystic calculus, which consisted entirely of sodium urate. Here we describe the clinical findings and locomotor consequences of this disease in a green anole...
March 15, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299494/high-pitch-low-dose-abdominopelvic-ct-with-tin-filtration-technique-for-detecting-urinary-stones
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Gu-Mu-Yang Zhang, Bing Shi, Hao Sun, Hua-Dan Xue, Yun Wang, Ji-Xiang Liang, Kai Xu, Ming Wang, Man Wang, Min Xu, Zheng-Yu Jin
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate urinary stone detection, radiation exposure, image quality, breathing-motion artifacts, and scanning time with high-pitch tin filter-based abdominopelvic CT. METHODS: Sixty-three consecutive patients with urolithiasis underwent non-enhanced abdominopelvic CT with both regular (120 kV, pitch 0.6) and low-dose (Sn150kV, pitch 3.0) protocols on a third-generation dual-source CT. Stone characteristics, image noise (SD), signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), subjective image quality on a 5-point likert scale breathing-motion artifacts, and scanning time were evaluated...
March 15, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299318/application-of-pneumatic-lithotripter-and-holmium-laser-in-the-treatment-of-ureteral-stones-and-kidney-stones-in-children
#10
Marcin Życzkowski, Rafał Bogacki, Krzysztof Nowakowski, Bartosz Muskała, Paweł Rajwa, Piotr Bryniarski, Andrzej Paradysz
Objective. Treatment options for urolithiasis in children include URSL and RIRS. Various types of energy are used in the disintegration of deposits in these procedures. We decided to evaluate the usefulness of URSL and RIRS techniques and compare the effectiveness of pneumatic lithotripters and holmium lasers in the child population based on our experience. Materials and Methods. One hundred eight (108) children who underwent URSL and RIRS procedures were enrolled in the study and divided into two (2) groups according to the type of energy used: pneumatic lithotripter versus holmium laser...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299237/asymptomatic-urolithiasis-complicated-by-nephrocutaneous-fistula
#11
Marion Hamard, Gaël Amzalag, Christoph D Becker, Pierre-Alexandre Poletti
Asymptomatic spontaneous nephrocutaneous fistula is a rare and severe complication of chronic urolithiasis. We report a case of 56-year-old woman with a nephrocutaneous fistula (NFC) which developed from a superinfected urinoma following calyceal rupture due to an obstructing calculus in the left ureter. The patient was clinically asymptomatic and came to the emergency department for a painless left flank fluctuating mass. This urinoma was superinfected, with a delayed development of renal abscesses and perirenal phlegmon found on contrast-enhanced uro-computed tomography (CT), responsible for left renal vein thrombophlebitis and left psoas abscess...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292388/tailored-metabolic-workup-for-urolithiasis-the-debate-continues
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M. Hammad Ather, M. Nasir Sulaiman, Imran Siddiqui, Tahmeena Siddiqui
Urolithiasis is one of the commonest afflictions of the urinary tract. Stones are of various chemical compositions, some share some common etiology; but most are specific to the structure and composition of stone. In view of highly recurrent nature of this condition, it is logical to have strategies for prevention. However, due to multiple factors most patients receive no or fragmented information on prevention. The current controversy is to the extent of metabolic workup in adult first time stone former. This requires longitudinal studies to show benefit in prevention strategies...
February 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292311/sonography-of-the-distal-urethra-in-lambs
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Ammar AlLugami, Kerstin von Pückler, Axel Wehrend, Marlene Sickinger
Sonography is a convenient, non-invasive diagnostic modality in small ruminants, often used in reproductive management, internal medicine, and surgery. Pregnancy diagnostics and imaging anatomy and pathology of organs, such as neoplasia, are major applications. Urolithiasis is one of the most common causes of death in male sheep and goats, for which sonography is the diagnostic modality of choice. Although ultrasound-imaging techniques for kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder in small ruminants have been described previously, this study focuses on reporting the imaging technique of the extra-pelvic portion of the urethra, as nearly all the cases of obstructive urolithiasis result from urinary stones in this part...
March 14, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291706/medical-expulsive-therapy-use-in-emergency-department-patients-diagnosed-with-ureteral-stones
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Ralph C Wang, Newton Addo, Thomas Chi, Christopher Moore, Michael Mallin, Stephen Shiboski, Marshall Stoller, Rebecca Smith-Bindman
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have clarified the role of alpha-blockers, such as tamsulosin, for patients diagnosed with ureteral stones <10mm not requiring an urgent intervention. Prior studies have reported low rates of use of MET by emergency physicians. We sought to describe patterns of alpha-blocker use and to determine factors associated with utilization in patients diagnosed with ureterolithiasis in the ED. METHODS: We used data from a randomized trial of CT scan vs...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290249/in-vitro-and-in-silico-studies-of-mangiferin-from-aphloia-theiformis-on-key-enzymes-linked-to-diabetes-type-2-and-associated-complications
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Mohamad F Mahomoodally, Simone Carradori, Azzurra Stefanucci, Adriano Mollica, Gokhan Zengin, Marie C N Picot
BACKGROUND: Mangiferin, was identified in the crude methanol extract, ethyl acetate, and n-butanol fractions of Aphloia theiformis (Vahl.) Benn. OBJECTIVE: To study the plausible binding modes of mangiferin to key enzymes linked to diabetes type 2 (DT2), obesity, hypertension, Alzheimer's disease, and urolithiasis using molecular docking. METHOD: Crystallographic structures of α-amylase, α-glucosidase, glycogen phosphorylase (GP), pancreatic lipase, cholesterol esterase (CEase), angiotensin-I-converting enzyme (ACE), acetyl cholinesterase (AChE), and urease available on the Protein Databank database were docked to mangiferin using Gold 6...
March 7, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289943/intra-patient-comparison-of-reduced-dose-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-with-standard-dose-adaptive-statistical-iterative-reconstruction-in-the-ct-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-urolithiasis
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Sean Tenant, Chun Lap Pang, Prageeth Dissanayake, Varut Vardhanabhuti, Colin Stuckey, Catherine Gutteridge, Christopher Hyde, Carl Roobottom
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the accuracy of reduced-dose CT scans reconstructed using a new generation of model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) in the imaging of urinary tract stone disease, compared with a standard-dose CT using 30% adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction. METHODS: This single-institution prospective study recruited 125 patients presenting either with acute renal colic or for follow-up of known urinary tract stones. They underwent two immediately consecutive scans, one at standard dose settings and one at the lowest dose (highest noise index) the scanner would allow...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286070/the-risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease-associated-with-urolithiasis-and-its-urological-treatments-a-review
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REVIEW
Giovanni Gambaro, Emanuele Croppi, David Bushinsky, Philippe Jaeger, Adamasco Cupisti, Andrea Ticinesi, Sandro Mazzaferro, Alessandro D'Addessi, Pietro Manuel Ferraro
PURPOSE: Urolithiasis can impair kidney function. This literature review focuses on the risk of kidney impairment in stone formers, the specific conditions associated with this risk and the impact of urological surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed and Embase databases were searched for publications on urolithiasis, its treatment, and the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and nephrectomy in stone formers. RESULTS: In general, renal stone formers carry twice the risk of CKD or ESRD, and for female and overweight stone formers the risk is even higher...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282598/unenhanced-computed-tomography-for-normal-appendix-detection-comparison-of-low-dose-with-statistical-iterative-reconstruction-and-regular-dose-with-filtered-back-projection
#18
Hwi Ryong Park, Sung Bin Park, Eun Sun Lee, Hyun Jeong Park, Jong Beum Lee, Yang Soo Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the differences in visualization of a normal appendix between regular-dose (RD) and low-dose (LD) unenhanced CT. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 179 patients underwent both RDCT and LDCT for urolithiasis. Two reviewers evaluated the appendiceal visualization on a three-point scale. Sensitivities and interobserver agreement were measured. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between RDCT and LDCT in sensitivity, regardless of the reviewer...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273217/epidemiology-of-urolithiasis-consultations-in-the-para%C3%A3-ba-valley
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Guilherme Ricardo Nunes Silva, Luiz Carlos Maciel
OBJECTIVE: to know the epidemiological profile of patients with urolithiasis in the Paraíba Valley region, identifying its prevalence and spatial distribution. METHOD: we conducted a cross-sectional study, by residence location in the Paraíba Valley, on morbidity data due to urolithiasis obtained from the DATASUS, covering the period between 2010 and 2012. We aimed at identifying the general, male and female prevalence of urolithiasis, the distribution by age, type of visit, year season and spatial distribution...
December 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271650/usefulness-of-blood-cultures-and-radiologic-imaging-studies-in-the-management-of-patients-with-community-acquired-acute-pyelonephritis
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Yeonjae Kim, Mi Ran Seo, Seong Jong Kim, Jieun Kim, Seong Heon Wie, Yong Kyun Cho, Seung Kwan Lim, Jin Seo Lee, Ki Tae Kwon, Hyuck Lee, Hee Jin Cheong, Dae Won Park, Seong Yeol Ryu, Moon Hyun Chung, Hyunjoo Pai
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the usefulness of blood cultures and radiologic imaging studies for developing therapeutic strategies in community-acquired acute pyelonephritis (CA-APN) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively collected the clinical data of CA-APN patients who visited 11 hospitals from March 2010 to February 2011. RESULTS: Positive urine and blood cultures were obtained in 69.3% (568/820) and 42...
February 24, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
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