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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
#2
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...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912973/micro-ureteroscopy-for-the-treatment-of-distal-ureteral-calculi-in-children
#3
Mehmet Mazhar Utanğaç, Ahmet Ali Sancaktutar, Abdulkadir Tepeler
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of micro-ureteroscopy (micro-URS) in the management of distal ureteral stones in the pediatric population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 11 children, who had undergone micro-URS between September 2015 and April 2016 with the indication of distal ureteral calculi in two referral centers, were retrospectively evaluated. The procedures were performed with the patient in the lithotomy position under general anesthesia using the standard URS technique with a micro-ureteroscope that has a caliber of 4...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900939/incidence-and-implications-of-silent-hydronephrosis-following-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy%C3%A2
#4
Lawrence Dagrosa, Rachel Moses, Vernon Pais
OBJECTIVE: While routine renal imaging following ureteroscopy for urinary calculi has been recommended to screen for asymptomatic "silent" obstruction, the rate of silent obstruction following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) remains poorly defined, and no consensus recommendations exist on routine postoperative imaging. At our institution, we sought to assess the incidence of silent hydronephrosis (SH), as a screen for obstruction, following PCNL. METHODS: The records of all 162 patients who met study inclusion criteria were reviewed...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900217/can-endourology-fellowship-training-enhance-minimally-invasive-surgery-in-urology-practice
#5
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/27888151/examining-paediatric-cases-from-the-croes-ureteroscopy-global-study
#6
Selcuk Guven, Abbas Basiri, Anil Kumar Varshney, Ibrahim Atilla Aridogan, Hiroyasu Miura, Mark White, Mehmet Kilinc, Jean de la Rosette
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics and outcomes of ureteroscopy (URS) in children treated in several hospitals participating in the Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society (CROES) Study. Moreover, to present the overall results of pediatric URS compared with adults. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The CROES Study collected data on consecutive patients treated with URS for urolithiasis at each participating center over a 1-year period. The collected prospective global database includes data for 11,885 patients who received URS at 114 centers in 32 countries...
November 22, 2016: 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
#7
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
#8
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/27871076/semi-rigid-ureteroscopy-for-proximal-ureteral-stones-does-adjunctive-tamsulosin-therapy-increase-the-chance-of-success
#9
Abul-Fotouh Ahmed, Aref Maarouf, Essam Shalaby, Saad Alshahrani, Mohamed El-Feky, Sabri Khaled, Abdullah Daoud, Ahmed Soliman, Esam Desoky, Hisham El-Helaly
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of adjunctive tamsulosin therapy in improving the success rate of laser-assisted semi-rigid ureteroscopy (URS) for removing proximal ureteral stones. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 165 patients with proximal ureteral stones ≥10 mm. The patients were randomly assigned to a tamsulosin group (Group I, n = 81) receiving tamsulosin 0.4 mg daily for 1 week pre-URS and a control group (Group II, n = 84) without tamsulosin therapy...
November 22, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869504/initial-content-validation-results-of-a-new-simulation-model-for-flexible-ureteroscopy-the-key-box-k-box%C3%A2
#10
Luca Villa, Tarik Emre Sener, 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 & Methods Sixteen medical students were randomized to either a training group (n=8) that underwent 10 days of training on 10 different exercises to learn (1) specific movements for the flexible ureteroscope and (2) how to catch and release stones with a nitinol basket using the Key-Box, or a non-training control group (n=8). Subsequently, an expert endourologist (OT) blindly assessed the skills of all students (trained and non-trained) by observing their performance on two ureteroscope manipulation exercises and one stone capture exercise...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868099/endourologic-and-open-ureterolithotomy-and-common-sheath-reimplant-for-large-bladder-and-distal-ureteral-calculi
#11
Madeline Cancian, Joseph Brito, Joseph Renzulli, Gyan Pareek
A twenty-eight-year-old female with a history of suprapubic pain and recurrent urinary tract infections presents for urology referral with a kidney, ureter, and bladder radiograph showing a 4.4 cm bladder calculus and 6.5 cm distal left ureteral stone. She underwent effective cystolitholapaxy of the bladder stone. Endourologic attempt (left ureteroscopy) was unsuccessful because of ureteral stone burden. Findings at ureteroscopy revealed a duplicated system on the left with the lower pole moiety joining just proximal to the ureteral orifice...
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868098/neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-ureter-a-zebra-among-horses
#12
Akshay Sood, Sean R Williamson, David A Leavitt
Primary neuroendocrine tumors of the upper urinary tract are extremely rare. We report a case of de novo small cell carcinoma of the ureter that presented masquerading as a distal ureteral stone. A 55-year-old lady presented to our clinic with 1 month history of right lower back pain and hematuria. Her history was notable for stage 1B mixed clear cell-endometroid cancer of the uterus status post radical abdominal hysterectomy with adjuvant radiotherapy, 7 years before the current episode. The patient had no evidence of recurrence...
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868091/aftermath-of-grade-3-ureteral-injury-from-passage-of-a-ureteral-access-sheath-disaster-or-deliverance
#13
Roshan M Patel, Zhamshid Okhunov, Kamaljot Kaler, Ralph V Clayman
Background: The ureteral access sheath (UAS) has revolutionized the management of urinary pathology in the upper tract by providing rapid repeatable access to the upper urinary tract. However, in many practices, it remains a controversial tool in endourology given concerns of possible ureteral injury and presumed long-term sequela from those injuries. This case suggests that these concerns may be more hypothetical than real. Case Presentation: A 32-year-old female with a history of recurrent nephrolithiasis presented with left-sided symptomatic renal colic...
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856353/urolithiasis-in-renal-transplant-donors-and-recipients-an-update
#14
REVIEW
Ahmed M Harraz, Ahmed I Kamal, Ahmed A Shokeir
Urolithiasis in the context of renal transplant is a quite rare event that requires keeping a higher index of suspicion and vigilance. Donors with incidentally discovered asymptomatic renal stones "donor gifted lithiasis" are potentially considered for donation should they are not recurrent stone formers and in the absence of active biochemical disorders. Stone clearance from the donors can be done before donation using shock wave lithotripsy and/or flexible ureteroscopy. Ex vivo ureteroscopy at time of transplant is equally feasible and safe...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847289/nephrolithiasis-after-bariatric-surgery-a-review-of-pathophysiologic-mechanisms-and-procedural-risk
#15
REVIEW
Umer Hasan Bhatti, Andrew J Duffy, Kurt Eric Roberts, Amir Hafeez Shariff
Obesity alone is a known risk factor for nephrolithiasis, and bariatric surgery has been linked to a higher incidence of post-operative new-onset nephrolithiasis. The mean interval from bariatric surgery to diagnosis of nephrolithiasis, ranges from 1.5 to 3.6 years. The stone risk is greatest for purely malabsorptive procedures, intermediate for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and lowest for purely restrictive procedures (laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy) where it approaches or is reduced below that of non-operative obese controls...
November 12, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846934/-ccafu-french-national-guidelines-2016-2018-on-upper-tract-tumors
#16
M Rouprêt, P Colin, E Xylinas, E Compérat, F Dubosq, N Houédé, S Larré, A Masson-Lecomte, Y Neuzillet, G Pignot, P Puech, M Roumiguié, A Méjean
INTRODUCTION: The purpose was to propose an update of the french guidelines from the national committee CCAFU on upper tract urothelial carcinomas (UTUC). METHODS: A systematic Medline search was performed between 2013 and 2016, as regards diagnosis, options of treatment and follow-up of UTUC, to evaluate different references with levels of evidence. RESULTS: The diagnosis of this rare pathology is based on CT-scan acquisition during excretion and ureteroscopy with histological biopsies...
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846839/combination-therapy-only-shows-short-term-superiority-over-monotherapy-on-ureteral-stent-related-symptoms-outcome-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Qinyu Liu, Banghua Liao, Ruochen Zhang, Tao Jin, Liang Zhou, Deyi Luo, Jiaming Liu, Hong Li, Kunjie Wang
BACKGROUND: Controversy remains on the superiority of combination therapy over monotherapy on ureteral stent-related symptoms (SRSs). We tend to explore if there is a necessity of combination therapy. METHODS: One hundred cases of unilateral upper urinary tract calculi with stent insertion (pre and post flexible ureteroscopy) were randomized into 4 groups, given non-treatment, solifenacin, tamsulosin or combination respectively. Eight times of follow-ups were given after each insertion...
November 15, 2016: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824261/extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-versus-flexible-ureteroscopy-for-the-management-of-upper-tract-urinary-stones-in-children
#18
Lucas Freton, Benoit Peyronnet, Alexis Arnaud, Lauranne Tondut, Juliette Hascoët, Benjamin Pradere, Gregory Verhoest, Edouard Habonimana, Olivier Azzis, Benjamin Fremond, Karim Bensalah
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and morbidity of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) and flexible ureteroscopy (F-URS) for the management of upper urinary tract stones in children. METHODS: All ESWL and F-URS performed in children in a single-institution between 2000 and 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Only procedures performed to treat upper tract urinary stones (upper ureter or kidney) were included in this study. Preoperative and perioperative outcomes were compared between the ESWL and F-URS groups...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798969/the-influence-of-body-mass-index-on-outcomes-in-ureteroscopy-results-from-the-clinical-research-office-of-endourological-society-urs-global-study
#19
Amy Krambeck, Nienke Wijnstok, Peter Olbert, George Mitroi, Simon Bariol, Hemendra N Shah, Ahmed S El-Abd, Bulent Onal, Jean de la Rosette
INTRODUCTION: Although ureteroscopy (URS) has been established as a viable treatment for stones in obese patients, its safety and success has not been fully elucidated. The current study describes the worldwide prevalence of obesity in patients with urolithiasis and examines trends in URS outcomes, safety, and efficacy. METHODS: This study utilized the Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society (CROES) URS Global Study, which was a prospective, multicenter study including 11,885 patients treated with URS for urinary stones at 1 of 114 urology departments across 32 countries...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798945/comparison-of-yag-laser-lithotripsy-and-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-in-treatment-of-ureteral-calculi-a-meta-analysis
#20
Chao Yang, Shijun Li, Yingdong Cui
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficiency and safety of ureteroscopy lithotripsy (URSL) with holmium laser technology and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) on ureteral calculi using systematic reviews. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials and prospective controlled trials accorded with inclusion among PubMed Database, EmBase Database, Cochrane Library and China National Knowledge Infrastructure were collected. Review Manager 5.0 was adopted to estimate the effects of the results among selected articles...
November 1, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
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