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Andrew R Christiansen, Rami M Shorti, Cory D Smith, William C Prows, Jay T Bishoff
PURPOSE: Despite the increasing use of advanced 3D imaging techniques and 3D printing, these techniques have not yet been comprehensively compared in a surgical setting. The purpose of this study is to explore the effectiveness of five different advanced imaging modalities during a complex renal surgical procedure. METHODS: A patient with a horseshoe kidney and multiple large, symptomatic stones that had failed Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopy treatment was used for this evaluation...
March 15, 2018: World Journal of Urology
J Klein, C Netsch, K D Sievert, A Miernik, J Westphal, H Leyh, T R W Herrmann, P Olbert, A Häcker, A Bachmann, R Homberg, M Schoenthaler, J Rassweiler, A J Gross
Interventional treatment of stones essentially consists of three treatment modalities. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), in addition to uterorenoscopy (URS) and percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy (PCNL) is an essential treatment pillar and is the only noninvasive therapy option for the treatment of urinary stones. After a long period of ESWL being the leading choice in stone treatment, the number of SWL interventions diminished in recent years in favor of the other two treatment modalities (URS and PCNL)...
March 8, 2018: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
P K Saha, M S Hossain, K C Ghosh, M S Alam, S Nabi, B K Saha, F H Pathan
Ureteral stent placement is a common procedure in urologic practice. Forgotten, encrusted D/J stents represent a difficult problem for urologists. The major complications are infection, impaired renal function, migration, encrustation, stone formation and multiple fragmentation of stent. A consensus on the best therapeutic approach is still lacking. Here we present our experience with endoscopic management of this challenging problem and discuss the multimodal endourologic approaches for treating forgotten, encrusted ureteral stents...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Hsiang-Chun Lai, Hung-Jen Lin, Sheng-Teng Huang
OBJECTIVE: Urolithiasis is a common medical condition affecting the urinary tract. Typical symptoms reported by patients include colic pain and hematuria. Some patients may undergo surgical intervention or lithotripsy to remove the stones. In this case, we demonstrated that Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) was an effective modality to remove stones in a patient with urolithiasis. CLINICAL FEATURES AND OUTCOME: A 47-year-old man suffered from right flank pain and hematuria for three months and was diagnosed with an upper third ureteral stone obstruction with right hydronephrosis...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Ahmed Farouk, Ahmed Tawfick, Mohamed Shoeb, Mahmoud A Mahmoud, Diaa Eldin Mostafa, Mohamed Hasan, Hany M Abdalla
PURPOSE: The extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) remains the most common first line of treatment for renal stones in the pediatric population. The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare the outcomes of the ESWL and mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini-PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 108 patients younger than 12 years of age with 1-2 cm single renal stone (pelvic or calyceal) were randomized into two groups, each containing 54 patients...
February 15, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Patrick Fox, Michael C Ost
In recent years, the incidence of nephrolithiasis in the pediatric population appears to be increasing.1 This has placed a new emphasis on surgical management of stones in children. In the past, extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) was the preferred management technique for stones in children.2 More recently, though, advances in endoscopy have allowed ureteroscopy to be adapted to the pediatric population and this approach has become more frequently utilized not just for lower ureteral calculi but also for proximal ureteral and renal stones...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Liang Huang, Yong Lin, Zhengyan Tang, Dongjie Lie, Zhao Wang, Hequn Chen, Guilin Wang
The aim of the present study was to summarize the management of upper urinary tract calculi in crossed fused renal ectopia (CFRE). Two patients were retrospectively studied in Xiangya Hospital (Changsha, China) and all relevant literature published in English between 1996 and 2016 was reviewed. All patients, including those reported in the literature, were characterized by age, sex, manifestation, therapy history, ectopic side, stone location, surgery and outcome. The patients had a mean age of 42.3±18.5 years, a male: Female ratio of 5:4 and the ratio of renal ectopic side was 9:8 (left:right)...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Muhammad Waqas, Imad-Ud-Din Saqib, Muhammad Imran Jamil, Mohammad Ayaz Khan, Saeed Akhter
Purpose: To evaluate the impact of various computed tomography scan-based parameters of renal stones on the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Materials and Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of patients who underwent ESWL for renal stones (sized 5-20 mm) from January 2013 to December 2016. We evaluated body mass index, location of the stone, skin-to-stone distance (SSD), stone attenuation value (SAV), stone diameter, Hounsfield density, stone area, and stone volume...
January 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
Michael Koch, Mirco Schapher, Konstantinos Mantsopoulos, Felix von Scotti, Miguel Goncalves, Heinrich Iro
OBJECTIVES: To assess results after treatment of difficult/complex sialolithiasis with extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and intraductal pneumatic lithotripsy (IPL). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study in a tertiary referral center. METHODS: Altogether, 63 stones were diagnosed in 38 patients with difficult/complex sialolithiasis. Forty-nine stones were treated with fragmentation using both ESWL and IPL. Stones accessible with the sialendoscope were treated primarily with IPL in multiple sialolithiasis...
December 15, 2017: Laryngoscope
Rinkesh Kumar Bansal, Gaurav Kumar Patil, Rajesh Puri, Narendra S Choudhary, Saurabh R Patle, Zubin D Sharma, Randhir Sud
Background and aim:  There is paucity of data about endoscopic pancreatic sphincteroplasty (EPS) after endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy (EPST) in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis. The aim of this study was to establish the indications for EPS, complications related to it, and to examine its effectiveness in managing chronic pancreatitis after a year of follow-up. Methods:  We evaluated the safety and efficacy of pancreatic balloon dilation coupled with sphincterotomy for the treatment of chronic pancreatitis...
December 2017: Endoscopy International Open
Chi-Fai Ng, Sylvia Luke, Chi-Hang Yee, Steven C H Leung, Jeremy Y C Teoh, John Yuen
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: This prospective study aimed to evaluate the effect of ramping and pause protocols on renal fibrosis, blood pressure control, and renal function in patients receiving extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study prospectively recruited 320 patients with solitary radiopaque renal stones <15 mm in size. Patients were randomized to receive one of four shockwave protocols: (1) standard protocol (no ramping or pause); (2) ramping protocol alone; (3) ramping and pause protocols; or (4) pause protocol alone...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Peter Alken
Since the introduction of ESWL, PNL and URS during the early 1980s the application rate of ESWL has declined while those of PNL and URS have increased. This is mainly due to the facts that instruments and techniques for Intracorporeal Lithotripsy (IL) have made a continuous progress. This review shows that today an array of options for IL within the entire urinary tract is available to treat stones in a perfect minimal invasive way. At the same time further improvements of IL are already visible.
February 2018: Urolithiasis
Wenqi Wu, Zhou Yang, Fengling Tang, Changbao Xu, Youzhi Wang, Xiaojian Gu, Xuehua Chen, Rongjiang Wang, Jiaka Yan, Xiang Wang, Wenxi Gao, Chunhua Hou, Jianming Guo, Jian Zhang, Alberto Gurioli, Zhangqun Ye, Guohua Zeng
OBJECTIVE: To asset the efficacy and safety of EPVL plus ESWL compared with ESWL alone for the treatment of simple upper urinary stones (< 15 mm). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with upper urinary stones (< 15 mm) were prospectively randomized into two groups. In treatment group, patients were assigned to immediate EPVL after ESWL, while in control group, ESWL alone was offered. All patients were reexamined at 1, 2, and 4 weeks after ESWL. Stone size, stone location, stone-free rate (SFR), and complication rate were compared...
February 2018: World Journal of Urology
José Manuel Reis Santos
Stone surgery is one of oldest surgical practices undertaken by man. Hippocrates refused to let his followers "cut for the stone" and it was only in February 1980, when the first human trial of shock wave therapy on a renal stone was performed with success that a new era in minimally invasive treatment (surgery) for stones was opened up and this condemnation was finally resolved in the Hippocratic Oath. Endoscopy, using natural orifices, supported by anaesthesia, incremented by technology and with access to all points along the urinary tract, began by competing with ESWL, but is now the treatment of choice in most cases...
February 2018: Urolithiasis
Miguel Maldonado-Avila, Leopoldo Mateo Garduño-Arteaga, Roberto Alejandro Vela-Mollinedo, Jorge Jaspersen-Gastelum, Francisco Virgen-Gutierrez, Marcos Del Rosario-Santiago, Victor Rios-Davila
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the first-line treatment in the majority of cases of upper urinary tract stones. Since its introduction, attempts have been made to establish the ideal accompanying analgesic method to enable the application of shock waves of adequate duration and intensity for efficacious stone fragmentation. An open, randomized, prospective, longitudinal, comparative, and experimental clinical study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of subcostal nerve block with lidocaine, comparing it in combination with tramadol or diclofenac for pain control during ESWL...
November 18, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
M I Kogan, I I Belousov, A M Yassine
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has proven efficacy in the treatment of proximal ureteral stones. The research to date has not been able to establish real time to spontaneous stone clearance after ESWL and the appropriateness and effectiveness of -blockers in stimulating residual stone clearance after ESWL. AIM: To conduct a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of ESWL in treating proximal ureteral stones and determine the appropriateness of using -blockers to stimulate residual stone clearance...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
Yu Fan, Zhen-Hua Liu, Qiang Wei, Zhuang Tang, Liang-Ren Liu, Bi-Hua Ren, Xiang Li, Yi-Ge Bao, Lu Yang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility of CT attenuation value (CTvalue) to predict the composition of upper urinary calculi and the number of shock waves (NSW) and success rate (SR) of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). METHODS: A total of 146 patients with upper urinary calculi treated by ESWL were included. CT scan was performed before ESWL. Upper urinary calculi with the maximum diameters of less than or equal to 2 cm were included. Infrared spectroscopy was used to analyze the composition of calculi...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
Jae Min Chung, Bu Kyung Park, Jung Hee Kim, Hyun Jung Lee, Sang Don Lee
This study aimed to investigate the effects of repeated extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) on the kidneys of prepubertal and adult rats. Thirty rats were used: 15 were prepubertal (3 weeks of age) with an average body weight of 72.3 ± 3.3 g, and 15 were adults with of 265 ± 11.3 g. The prepubertal and adult rats were separately and randomly allocated to three groups, each consisting of five rats. Following anesthetization, the left kidney of each rat in each group received shock waves in one, two, or three sessions separated by 72 h...
November 8, 2017: Urolithiasis
Krzysztof Balawender, Stanisław Orkisz
Introduction: Despite the risk of complications, which does not exceed several percent, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) causes morphological and functional changes in kidneys as a result of the effect of the generated shock wave energy on the renal parenchyma structure. Material and methods: Forty-two patients were included in the study. The mean age in the studied group was 50.9 years (SD ±13.7). Extracorporeal lithotripsy treatments were carried out during the period from January 2014 to April 2014 using an electromagnetic shock wave generator...
2017: Central European Journal of Urology
Yang-Yang Qian, Hui Chen, Xin-Ying Tang, Xi Jiang, Wei Qian, Wen-Bin Zou, Lei Xin, Bo Li, Yan-Fen Qi, Liang-Hao Hu, Duo-Wu Zou, Zhen-Dong Jin, Dong Wang, Yi-Qi Du, Luo-Wei Wang, Feng Liu, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhuan Liao
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (P-ESWL) is the first-line therapy for large pancreatic duct stones. Although it is a highly effective and safe procedure for the fragmentation of pancreatic stones, it is still not complication-free. Just like endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), pancreatitis is the most common complication. To date, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have proven to be the only effective prophylactic medication for post-ERCP pancreatitis and the European, American and Japanese Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy guidelines have recommended prophylactic rectally administered indomethacin for all patients undergoing ERCP...
November 2, 2017: Trials
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