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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244271/laparoscopic-dismembered-pyeloplasty-combined-with-port-entrance-flexible-renoscopic-lithotripsy
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Kaan Gokcen, Gokhan Gokce, Gokce Dundar, Resul Cicek, Halil Gulbahar, Emin Yener Gultekin
INTRODUCTION: Ureteropelvic junction obstruction and concomitant calculus disease may coexist. We demonstrate our use of flexible renoscopy during laparoscopic pyeloplasty for caliceal stone removal. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 28-year-old female patient presented with recurrent attacks of flank pain of two years duration. When noncontrast-CT and DTPA were performed, the patient was diagnosed with ureteropelvic junction stenosis and 3 stones with a total burden of 14mm in the lower pole of right kidney...
December 18, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241827/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-kidney-stones-in-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva
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REVIEW
Rishi R Gupta, Patricia L R Delai, David L Glaser, David M Rocke, Mona Al Mukaddam, Robert J Pignolo, Frederick S Kaplan
The worldwide prevalence and risk factors for kidney stones in patients with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) are unknown. We conducted a survey of 383 patient-members of the International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association, comprising the entire global membership of the international FOP community. Two hundred seven patients from 31 nations and 6 continents (54%) responded. Nineteen of 207 respondents had kidney stones, revealing a worldwide prevalence of 9.2%. In a confirmatory follow-up study of subjects participating in a longitudinal FOP natural history study, 9 of 114 individuals reported a history of kidney stones (7...
December 11, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241659/a-novel-method-for-predicting-kidney-stone-type-using-ensemble-learning
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Yassaman Kazemi, Seyed Abolghasem Mirroshandel
The high morbidity rate associated with kidney stone disease, which is a silent killer, is one of the main concerns in healthcare systems all over the world. Advanced data mining techniques such as classification can help in the early prediction of this disease and reduce its incidence and associated costs. The objective of the present study is to derive a model for the early detection of the type of kidney stone and the most influential parameters with the aim of providing a decision-support system. Information was collected from 936 patients with nephrolithiasis at the kidney center of the Razi Hospital in Rasht from 2012 through 2016...
December 11, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241314/perioperative-antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-endoscopic-urologic-surgery-where-do-we-stand-with-current-literature
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Richard Naspro, Lori B Lerner, Roberta Rossini, Michele Manica, Henry H Woo, Ross J Calopedos, Cecilia M Cracco, Cesare M Scoffone, Thomas R Herrmann, Jean J de la Rosette, Jean-Nicolas Cornu, Luigi F DA Pozzo
INTRODUCTION: The number of patients on chronic anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy requiring endoscopic urological surgery is increasing worldwide. Therefore, there is a strong demand to standardize the peri-operative treatment of this cohort of patients, both from a surgical and cardiological point of view, balancing the risks of bleeding versus thrombosis, and the important possible clinical and medical legal repercussions therein. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Although literature is scarce and the quality of evidence quite low, in line with other surgical specialties, guidelines and recommendations for the management of urological patients have begun to emerge...
December 14, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226837/nephrolithiasis-associated-with-the-use-of-topiramate-in-children
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K M Yam, M Ly Yau, E Lw Fung
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December 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210632/role-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-degenerative-kidney-disorders
#6
Shifa Narula, Chanderdeep Tandon, Simran Tandon
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are members of calcium dependent-zinc containing endopeptidases that play a pivotal role in extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling. MMPs are also known to cleave non-matrix proteins, including cell surface receptors, TNF-α, angiotensin-II, growth factors, (especially transforming growth factor-β1, ΤGF-β1) plasminogen, endothelin and other bioactive molecules. The tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) inhibit the activity of MMPs and decrease ECM degradation. Various patho-physiological conditions have been linked with the imbalance of ECM synthesis and degradation...
December 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190598/evaluation-and-management-of-kidney-calculi
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Arash Shadman, Bahar Bastani
INTRODUCTION: The recent change in the view towards nephrolithiasis from a benign isolated disease to a disorder associated with numerous systemic and chronic conditions has added to the importance of a more thorough and timely diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Both original and review articles found via the PubMed search on recent evaluation and management strategies of urinary calculi were reviewed. These resources were integrated with the authors' knowledge of the field...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187160/nephrolithiasis-and-risk-of-hypertension-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Weifeng Shang, Yuanyuan Li, Yali Ren, Yi Yang, Hua Li, Junwu Dong
BACKGROUND: Observational studies have demonstrated an association between nephrolithiasis and hypertension. The aim of this meta-analysis was to summarize all available evidence. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases, and the reference lists of relevant articles were searched to identify observational studies that reported study-specific risk estimates comparing the risk of hypertension in patients with nephrolithiasis...
November 29, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183349/a-drosophila-genetic-model-of-nephrolithiasis-transcriptional-changes-in-response-to-diet-induced-stone-formation
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Vera Y Chung, Benjamin W Turney
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a significant healthcare issue but the pathophysiology of stone disease remains poorly understood. Drosophila Malpighian tubules were known to share similar physiological function to human renal tubules. We have used Drosophila as a genetic model to study the transcriptional response to stone formation secondary to dietary manipulation. METHODS: Wild-type male flies were raised on standard medium supplemented with lithogenic agents: control, sodium oxalate (NaOx) and ethylene glycol (EG)...
November 28, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179563/clinical-outcomes-for-cystinuria-patients-with-unilateral-versus-bilateral-cystine-stone-disease
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Manint Usawachintachit, Benjamin Sherer, Matthew Hudnall, David T Tzou, Kazumi Taguchi, Ryan S Hsi, Marshall Stoller, Thomas Chi
<b>Introduction</b>: Cystinuria is a genetic disorder marked by elevated urinary cystine excretion and recurrent cystine nephrolithiasis. Interestingly, despite seemingly similar contralateral renal anatomy, a subset of cystinuric patients consistently form stones in only one kidney. The aim of this study is to evaluate clinical outcomes in unilateral versus bilateral cystine stone formers. <b>Methods</b>: We performed a retrospective case-control study of cystinuric patients evaluated and treated at the University of California, San Francisco between 1994 and 2015 and categorized patients as either unilateral or bilateral stone formers...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178965/a-child-with-distal-type-1-renal-tubular-acidosis-presenting-with-progressive-gross-motor-developmental-regression-and-acute-paralysis
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Randula Ranawaka, Kavinda Dayasiri, Manoji Gamage
BACKGROUND: Distal (Type 1) renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is characterized by inability to secrete hydrogen irons from the distal tubule. The aetiology of dRTA is diverse and can be either inherited or acquired. Common clinical presentations of dRTA in the paediatric age group include polyuria, nocturia, failure to thrive, constipation, abnormal breathing and nephrolithiasis. Though persistent hypokalemia is frequently seen in dRTA, hypokalemic muscular paralysis is uncommon and rarely described in children...
November 25, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177841/xanthogranulomatous-pyelonephritis-a-case-with-rare-adhesion-to-pancreas
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Tuba Devrim, Pınar Atasoy, Devrim Tuğlu
Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a rare benign condition with unknown aetiology and chronic infection of kidney. Commonly, most cases are related with urinary tract obstruction, nephrolithiasis, infection, diabetes, and/or immune compromise. XGP is associated with destruction of the renal parenchyma and granulomatous inflammation with foamy lipid-laden macrophages resulting from obstructive uropathy. It closely mimics a malignancy, exhibiting local tissue invasion and destruction. Adjacent organs especially duodenum as well as very rarely pancreas or spleen may be involved...
November 25, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170856/robot-assisted-flexible-ureteroscopy-an-update
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REVIEW
Jens Rassweiler, Marcel Fiedler, Nikos Charalampogiannis, Ahmet Sinan Kabakci, Remzi Saglam, Jan-Thorsten Klein
The role of flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) in the management of nephrolithiasis has increased due to the improved armamentarium. However, FURS still represents a challenging technique limiting its diffusion. Similar to previous experiences in laparoscopy, recently developed robotic devices may significantly compensate for the ergonomic deficiencies of FURS. Based on a short description of the history of robotic devices for laparoscopy, this article summarizes all current developments of robotic FURS. In 2008, robotic FURS was first reported using the Sensei-Magellan system designed for interventional cardiology...
November 23, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156745/predictive-value-of-preoperative-inflammatory-response-biomarkers-for-metabolic-syndrome-and-post-pcnl-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-in-patients-with-nephrolithiasis
#14
Kun Tang, Haoran Liu, Kehua Jiang, Tao Ye, Libin Yan, Peijun Liu, Ding Xia, Zhiqiang Chen, Hua Xu, Zhangqun Ye
Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), derived neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (dNLR), platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR) were promising biomarkers used to predict diagnosis and prognosis in various inflammatory responses diseases and cancers. However, there have been no reports regarding these biomarkers in kidney stone patients. This study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of inflammatory biomarkers for metabolic syndrome (MetS) and post-PCNL SIRS in nephrolithiasis patients...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150416/-bicarbonate-from-physiology-to-treatment-for-all-clinicians
#15
Julie Beaume, Antoine Braconnier, Thibault Dolley-Hitze, Jean-Philippe Bertocchio
Acid-base regulation is essential to maintain homeostasis in humans. Carbonic acid/bicarbonate (H2CO3/HCO3(-)) couple is the most predominant extracellular buffer to keep plasma pH within a physiological range. The ability to (re)generate such a buffer is a key milestone that necessitates to understand a precise physiology of both renal tubule and digestive tract. Here, we first reviewed renal and digestive cycles of bicarbonate in physiology. We also reviewed pathological findings where acid-base disequilibrium is involved and nutritional and/or alkali therapy could be necessary...
November 14, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149910/sodium-chloride-pica-causing-recurrent-nephrolithiasis-in-a-patient-with-iron-deficiency-anemia-a-case-report
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Brittany Rogers, Joshua Kramer, Stephanie Smith, Vincent Bird, Eric I Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency anemia is a common finding in women of child-bearing age. Pica, or the ingestion of non-food or non-nutritive items, is a well-known manifestation of iron deficiency. A high sodium diet increases risk for nephrolithiasis. We describe the case of a 31-year-old woman with recurrent calcium nephrolithiasis and anemia who ate ice chips as well as spoons of salt daily. Treatment of pica may prove effective in preventing recurrent nephrolithiasis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 31-year-old white woman with a past medical history of menorrhagia, anemia, and recurrent calcium nephrolithiasis presented for preoperative evaluation prior to ureterolithotomy...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146141/the-myth-of-water-and-salt-from-aquaretics-to-tenapanor
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REVIEW
Luca Visconti, Valeria Cernaro, Sebastiano Calimeri, Antonio Lacquaniti, Francesca De Gregorio, Carlo Alberto Ricciardi, Viviana Lacava, Domenico Santoro, Michele Buemi
The impact of water intake has been studied in several renal diseases. For example, increasing water intake is useful to prevent primary and secondary nephrolithiasis. In autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, arginine vasopressin (AVP) is involved in the progression of the disease, and water intake could play a therapeutic role by inhibiting the synthesis of AVP, but its efficacy is still controversial. Conversely, the use of aquaretics, which are antagonists of AVP V2 receptors, results in the reduction of the increase rate of total kidney volume with a slower decline of glomerular filtration rate...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144625/acquired-hemophilia-presenting-as-gross-hematuria-following-kidney-stone-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Max Schmidt-Bowman, Lael Reinstatler, Eric P Raffin, Joseph E Yared, John D Seigne, Einar F Sverrisson
A rare condition in itself, acquired hemophilia A, seldom presents as isolated gross hematuria. It is a serious condition with a high mortality rate and thus clinical suspicion followed by prompt diagnosis is imperative (1). In fact, only 8 cases of such presentation of this condition have been reported thus far in the literature. Of these, none describe the initial presentation of hematuria with the inciting event of a kidney stone. We present a case of a 67-year-old man with signs and symptoms of nephrolithiasis accompanied by profuse hematuria, who was subsequently found to have developed expression of factor VIII inhibitor leading to acquired hemophilia A...
November 19, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135160/-the-role-of-urinary-tract-infection-in-the-development-of-recurrent-nephrolithiasis
#19
K R Khamidullin, A M Pushkarev, A I Tarasenko, V N Pavlov
This is a literature review on the role of microbial flora in the development of recurrent urolithiasis. The authors outline pathogenetic aspects of recurrent stone formation associated bacterial flora. A number of studies reported that standard urine culture has limited sensitivity in detecting urinary tract infection.
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135148/-hemorrhagic-complications-of-percutaneous-interventions-for-nephrolithiasis
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S V Shkodkin, Yu B Idashkin, V N Dmitriev, A V Lyubushkin, A A Nevskii
Hemorrhagic complications are one of the major problems of percutaneous urolithiasis interventions. AIM: To investigate the incidence of hemorrhagic complications after percutaneous nephrolithotripsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a comparative analysis of 146 percutaneous nephrolithotripsies. The study group comprised 81 patients with stag horn nephrolithiasis; the rest of the patients were assigned to the control group. RESULTS: Both groups were comparable in age and sex (p>0...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
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