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Wojciech Krajewski, Janusz Dembowski, Anna Kołodziej, Bartosz Małkiewicz, Krzysztof Tupikowski, Michał Matuszewski, Paweł Chudoba, Maria Boratyńska, Marian Klinger, Romuald Zdrojowy
INTRODUCTION: Urological complications after renal transplantation occur in between 2.5% and 30% of all graft recipients. The aim of the study was to present 7 years of experience in urological treatment of patients with a transplanted kidney. We aimed to identify retrospectively late urological complications in renal transplant recipients at a single center and analyze the treatment modalities and their outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2014, a total of 58 patients after KTX were treated in the Department of Urology because of post-transplant urological complications that occurred during follow-up at the Transplant Outpatient Department...
2016: Central European Journal of Urology
V Gómez-Dos Santos, V Díez-Nicolás, L Martínez-Arcos, J J Fabuel-Alcañiz, I Laso-García, S Álvarez-Rodríguez, F de Asís Donis-Canet, V Hevia-Palacios, M Ruiz-Hernández, F J Burgos-Revilla
: Mayor urological complications, fistulae and stenosis, mainly affect the vesicoureteral anastomosis and present in the early post-transplant period. The systematic use of ureteral catheters keeps selecbeing controversial with many groups using them only selectively depending on the existence of pretransplant or intraoperative risk factors. METHODS: We performed a bibliographic review through automatized search in the Medline bibliographic database, as the main bibliographic source, and also in Clinical Key...
October 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
F Soria, E Morcillo, A López de Alda, T Pastor, F M Sánchez-Margallo
One of the main wishes in the field of urinary catheters and stents is to arm them with biodegradable characteristics because we consider a failure of these devices the need for retrieval, the forgotten catheter syndrome as well as the adverse effects permanent devices cause after fulfilling their aim. The efforts focused in new designs, coatings and biomaterials aim to increase the biocompatibility of theses internal devices. Lately, there have been correct advances to answer the main challenges regarding biodegradable ureteral devices...
October 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
M Cepeda, J A Mainez, B de la Cruz, J H Amón
The use of double J catheters is usual in urologist's daily practice. The indication can be divided in prophylactic or therapeutic. Prophylactically, they prevent complications derived from endourological procedures, such as ureteral lesion or obstructive uropathy secondary to residual lithiasis or edema. Therapeutically, they treat obstructive uropathy of many different pathologies, either in an emergency setting or scheduled, such as lithiasis, stenosis, extrinsic compression of any nature or urinary tract tumors among others...
October 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
Patrick-Julien Treacy, Art R Rastinehad, Laetitia Imbert de la Phalecque, Laetitia Albano, Matthieu Durand
Background: Ureteral stenosis is part of the common complications of renal graft reported in 3% to 7% of cases. Multiple treatments have been introduced regarding length and position of the stenosis. Metal stents for urologic purpose were created in 1998. Double percutaneous antegrade and transurethral retrograde access to a ureteral stenosis to a long-term metal stent procedure has been rarely described. Case Presentation: Here, we present a case of a ureteral stricture in a double ipsilateral kidney graft with a common ureter...
2016: J Endourol Case Rep
Ping Chen, Maoqing Jiang, Yuanwei Lin, Xianwang Ye, Xinzhong Ruan, Qiuli Huang
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma occurring in various sites, but rarely involving the ureters. Primary DLBCL is a rare entity. Imaging studies in a 82-year-old male patient revealed left hydronephrosis and an area of nodular soft tissue density in the upper ureteral wall. On enhanced computed tomography scans, the lesion exhibited early enhancement. As the lesion was considered to be malignant, a left nephroureterectomy was performed for the purpose of pathological diagnosis...
September 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Liselotte S S Ooms, Laura G Spaans, Michiel G H Betjes, Jan N M Ijzermans, Türkan Terkivatan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of 2 types of external ureteral stents on the number of urological complications after kidney transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected from 366 consecutive transplants performed between January 2013 and January 2015 in our hospital, in which an external ureteral stent was placed during surgery and removed after 9 days. Urological complications were defined as urinary leakage or ureteral stenosis requiring percutaneous nephrostomy placement...
August 24, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Xiaolin Deng, Leming Song, Donghua Xie, Difu Fan, Lunfeng Zhu, Lei Yao, Xiaolin Wang, Shaohua Liu, Yonghua Zhang, Xiaohui Liao, Shengfeng Liu, Zuofeng Peng, Min Hu, Xianxin Zhu, Jianrong Huang, Tairong Liu, Chuance Du, Shulin Guo, Zhongsheng Yang, Guanghua Peng, Zhangqun Ye
BACKGROUND: Flexible ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) is rapidly becoming a first-line therapy for patients with renal and ureteral calculi. Most current medical infusion devices can only monitor infusion flow and pressure, but not renal pelvic pressure (RPP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We designed a patented intelligent system to facilitate flexible URS that included an irrigation and suctioning platform and a ureteral access sheath (UAS) with a pressure-sensitive tip, enabling regulation of the infusion flow precisely and control of the vacuum suctioning by computerized real-time recording and monitoring of RPP...
October 2016: Journal of Endourology
Tiago Rivello Elmor, Mauricio Rubinstein, Guilherme Lima, Antonio Cesar Cruz, Clovis Fraga Tenório Pereira, Irineu Rubinstein
OBJECTIVE: to describe our experience with a minimally invasive approach for persistent vesicourethral anastomotic leak (PVAL) after Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP). METHODS: from 2004 to 2011, two surgeons performed LRP in 620 patients. Ten patients had PVAL, with initially indicated conservative treatment, to no avail. These patients underwent a minimally invasive operation, consisting of an endoscopically insertion of two ureteral catheters to direct urine flow, fixed to a new urethral catheter...
May 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Nicola Berlanda, Edgardo Somigliana, Maria Pina Frattaruolo, Laura Buggio, Dhouha Dridi, Paolo Vercellini
Deep endometriosis, occurring approximately in 1% of women of reproductive age, represents the most severe form of endometriosis. It causes severe pain in the vast majority of affected women and it can affect the bowel and the urinary tract. Hormonal treatment of deep endometriosis with progestins, such as norethindrone acetate or dienogest, or estroprogestins is effective in relieving pain in more than 90% of women at one year follow up. Progestins and estroprogestins can be safely administered in the long-term, may be not expensive and are usually well tolerated...
August 8, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Nasser Simforoosh, Khaled Obeid, Babak Javanmard, Gholam Hossein Rezaeetalab, Shahram Razmjoo, Mohammad Hossein Soltani
OBJECTIVES: Inserting a double J stent during kidney transplant has reduced the rate of urologic complications. Traditionally, a double J stent is removed via endoscopic intervention. Here, we assessed the safety and efficacy of a nonoperative method for double J stent removal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study group included 200 consecutive patients who underwent kidney transplant from January 2013 to April 2014. Group A consisted of 100 recipients who had a double J stent that was tied to a Foley catheter with 2-0 silk suture...
August 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Sarah Giutronich, Aurélien Scalabre, Thomas Blanc, Peter Borzi, Yves Aigrain, Mike O'Brien, Pierre D E Mouriquand, Yves Heloury
OBJECTIVE: Bladder perforation is not commonly described in bladder exstrophy patients without bladder augmentation. The goal of this study was to identify the risk factors of spontaneous perforation in non-augmented exstrophy bladders. METHODS: The study was a retrospective multi-institutional review of bladder perforation in seven male and two female patients with classic bladder exstrophy-epispadias (E-E). RESULTS: Correction of E-E was performed using Kelly repair in two and staged repair in seven (Table)...
July 16, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Tamer M Abou Youssif, Ahmed Fahmy, Hazem Rashad, Mohammed Adel Atta
OBJECTIVES: To present a novel ureteric re-implantation technique for primary obstructed megaureter (POM) that ensures success in the short- and long-term, as conventional techniques are not ideal for megaureters especially in children, with ureteric stenosis and reflux being common complications after re-implantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2009 and 2012, 22 paediatric patients with POM were enrolled. We performed a new technique for re-implantation of these ureters to ensure minimal incidence of ureteric strictures and easy subsequent endoscopic access...
June 2016: Arab Journal of Urology
Bibek Das, Dorian Hobday, Jonathon Olsburgh, Chris Callaghan
Background. Ureteric stent insertion during kidney transplantation reduces the incidence of major urological complications (MUCs). We evaluated whether routine poststent removal graft ultrasonography (PSRGU) was useful in detecting MUCs before they became clinically or biochemically apparent. Methods. A retrospective analysis was undertaken of clinical outcomes following elective stent removals from adult single renal transplant recipients (sRTRs) at our centre between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2013. Results...
2016: Journal of Transplantation
Laura Vilalta, Elisabet Dominguez, Raul Altuzarra, Neus Sibera, Yvonne Espada, Rosa Novellas, Jaime Martorell
An 8-month-old neutered male ferret was presented for vaccination and preventive treatment for adrenal gland disease. Abdominal ultrasound revealed severe bilateral hydronephrosis and hydroureter. Excretory urography and negative contrast cystography showed bilateral ureterovesical junction stenosis. Positive retrograde cystography demonstrated right ureteral reflux. A subcutaneous ureteral bypass was placed in the left kidney; however, it had to be removed 3 months later due to an obstruction and persistent urinary tract infection...
August 4, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
O Lavergne, Q Bonnet, A Thomas, D Waltregny
Renal colic (RC) represents nearly 2% of emergency department admissions. RC is defined by the occurrence of back pain which may radiate towards the abdomen and external genitals. In adults, the obstruction is caused by a urinary stone in 80% of cases. The 20 % of non-stone related RCs are due either to an intrinsic obstruction (pyeloureteral junction stenosis, ureteral tumor, ...) or an extrinsic compression (pelvic tumor, lymphadenopathy ...). In over 90% of cases, an RC does not require hospitalization and is treated with medication...
May 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
Lujia Zou, Shanhua Mao, Shenghua Liu, Limin Zhang, Hua Xu, Tian Yang, Hui Wen, Yun Hu, Qiang Ding, Haowen Jiang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this experimental study was to evaluate the feasibility of a bilateral Boari flap bridge as a novel method for unilateral long-segment ureteral reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on eight dogs. After resection of 10 cm of right-sided distal ureter, bilateral Boari flaps were made from the anterior upper wall of the bladder and then anastomosed head to head, forming a flap bridge. The left base of the flap bridge was transected, and the free end was then anastomosed to the proximal stump of the ureter with a stent inside...
October 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
J Iizuka, Yas Hashimoto, Yai Hashimoto, T Kondo, T Takagi, T Nozaki, T Shimizu, T Akimoto, H Ishida, K Karasawa, K Tanabe
BACKGROUND: In transplant patients with localized prostate cancer, irradiation is not proposed as often as it is in healthy adults because of the post-radiation risks, such as ureteral stenosis and gastrointestinal toxicity as the result of fragile tissue. The objective of the study was to analyze the efficacy and feasibility of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer in renal transplant recipients (RTRs). METHODS: Between May 2005 and December 2014, all patients who had undergone IMRT for clinically localized prostate cancer at our institution were retrospectively identified (n = 365)...
April 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
J Iizuka, Yas Hashimoto, Yai Hashimoto, T Kondo, T Takagi, T Nozaki, T Shimizu, T Akimoto, H Ishida, K Karasawa, K Tanabe
BACKGROUND: In young patients with localized prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy is the treatment of choice in the general population. Radiotherapy, such as low-dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy or intensity-modulated radiotherapy, is a viable alternative as well. However, in transplant patients, irradiation is not proposed as often as it is in healthy adults because of the risk of post-radiation ureteral stenosis and gastrointestinal toxicity as the result of fragile tissue. The objective of the study was to assess the efficacy and feasibility of LDR brachytherapy for prostate cancer in renal transplant recipients (RTRs)...
April 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Farid Dadkhah, Hassan Yari, Majid Ali Asgari, Mohammad Hossein Fallahnezhad, Ali Tavoosian, Alireza Ghadian
BACKGROUND: The most important surgical complications of renal transplantation are stenosis and obstruction of anastomosis of the ureter to the bladder. Although the routine use of the ureteral stents to prevent such complications seems rational, the optimal time to keep the ureteral stent is still controversial. OBJECTIVES: This study presents the benefits and complications of removing the ureteral stent based on the elapsed time after the surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients who underwent kidney transplantation between May 2011 and August 2014 in Modarres hospital, Tehran, Iran, were enrolled in the study...
March 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
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