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Ureteral calculi

Kemal Sarica, Bilal Eryildirim, Cahit Sahin, Özlem Kolçak Türkoğlu, Murat Tuncer, Alper Coskun, Hakan Akdere
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the emergency management of obstructing ureteral calculi with two different techniques (SWL and URS) with an emphasis on patients life quality. METHODS: A total of 80 patients presenting with acute colic pain due to a single obstructing ureteral stone were treated within 24 hours following the onset of pain with two different approaches in a randomized manner. Patients requiring DJ stent placement and/or auxiliary measures after both procedures were excluded and the remaining 65 patients were evaluated [Group1: ESWL (n = 34); Group 2: URS (n = 31)]...
October 5, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
B Gerber, F Brandenberger-Schenk, E Rothenanger, C Müller
In this study data on composition of uroliths collected from cats and epidemiologic data of affected cats in Switzerland from 2002 to 2009 are summarised. Of 884 stones analysed 50% (n=441) were composed of calcium oxalate, 45% (n=398) of struvite, 3% (n=18) of ammonium urate, 1% (n=12) were mixed stones, 1% (n=9) were composed of silica, 3 stones were solidified blood, 2 consisted of cystine and 1of xanthine. 40% of the ureteral stones were composed of struvite. Domestic cats had significantly less calcium oxalate stones compared to British Shorthair or Persian cats...
October 2016: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
David E Rapp, Nada L Wood, Matthew Bassignani, Luke Gergoudis, Sarah Caulkins, Eugene V Kramolowsky
INTRODUCTION: Non-contrast CT (NCT) is commonly used to evaluate flank pain (FP). We sought to evaluate incidence of ureteral calculi on NCT in patients with FP, and to determine if clinical variables are associated with higher detection rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review identified 613 patients undergoing NCT for FP. Patient clinical data, NCT findings, and intervention were analyzed. Focus was placed on variables commonly associated with urolithiasis (Vstone), comprising hematuria, nausea/vomiting, and prior stone history...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Urology
Tatenda Calvin Nzenza, Derek Barry Hennessey, Tim Dunshea, Nathan Lawrentschuk
Upper urinary tract rupture in the absence of trauma is typically related to ureteric calculi causing obstructive nephropathy. Spontaneous extravasation of contrast during CT intravenous pyelography (CT IVP) is infrequently reported. Two cases, who underwent CT IVP to further investigate positive urine cytology and microscopic haematuria, respectively, are described here. In both cases, there was spontaneous extravasation of contrast seen in the postcontrast scans in the absence of ureteric calculi or hydronephrosis which is very unusual...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Franklin C Lee, Sarah K Holt, Ryan S Hsi, Brandon Haynes, Jonathan D Harper
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the use of a Belladonna and Opium (B&O) rectal suppository administered immediately prior to ureteroscopy and stent placement could reduce stent-related discomfort. METHODS: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled study was performed from August 2013 to December 2014. 71 subjects were enrolled and randomized to receive a B&O (15mg/30mg) or placebo suppository after induction of general anesthesia immediately prior to ureteroscopy and stent placement...
September 19, 2016: Urology
Ankur Bansal, Manoj Kumar, Ashok Sokhal, Bimalesh Purkait, Gautam Kanodia
ABSTRACTBilateral single system ureteral ectopia (BSSEU) is an uncommon entity. Ureteric calculi in BSSEU are never reported so far. We herein report a case of BSSEU with left lower urtereic calculi managed by bilateral ureteric tapering and reimplantation with stone removal.
September 3, 2016: Urologia
Ruchika Talwar, Michael Benson, Mina Fam, Vladislav Bargman, Nitin N Patel
Urologists rely heavily on indwelling ureteral stents to manage urinary tract obstruction secondary to calculi, malignancy, stricture, congenital anomalies, or edematous response to operative procedures(1). The use of a ureteral stent is a temporary intervention and requires removal to prevent potential complications. However, patient non-compliance with follow-up may lead to encrustation of the ureteral stent. Given the widespread use of indwelling ureteral stents in urologic practice, the issue of encrustation secondary to a retained stent is a significant clinical challenge...
September 14, 2016: Urology
Hongwei Ge, Xiaoqing Zheng, Xinzhi Hou, Wenting Ding, Yanqun Na, Yuyong Wang, Zhijian Yu
INTRODUCTION: The traditional procedure for the management of bilateral ureteric stones is staged ureteroscopic lithotripsy(URSL). However, in recent years particularly, some urologists advocate same-session bilateral URSL on the ground of success rates and minimal morbidity. This systematic review is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of same-session bilateral ureteroscopy for the treatment of ureteral calculi. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a bibliographic search using MEDLINE(1980 to August 2015), EMBASE(1980 to August 2015)...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Marcos F Mello, Giovanni Scala Marchini, Cesar Câmara, Alexandre Danilovic, Renata Levy, José Eluf-Neto, Miguel Srougi, Eduardo Mazzucchi
PURPOSE: To assess the public hospitalization rate due to stone disease in a large developing nation for a 15-year period and its association with socio-demographic data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective database analysis of hospitalization rates in the Brazilian public health system was performed, searching for records with a diagnosis code of renal/ureteral calculi at admission between 1998-2012. Patients managed in an outpatient basis or private care were excluded...
September 1, 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Seung Kyu Lee, Tae Beom Kim, Kwang-Pil Ko, Chang Hee Kim, Kwang Taek Kim, Kyung Jin Chung, Khae Hawn Kim, Han Jung, Sang Jin Yoon, Jin Kyu Oh
[This corrects the article on p. 280 in vol. 57.].
September 2016: Investigative and Clinical Urology
Sun Woo Kim, Ji Hoon Ahn, Sang Un Yim, Yang Hyun Cho, Bo Sung Shin, Ho Seok Chung, Eu Chang Hwang, Ho Song Yu, Kyung Jin Oh, Sun-Ouck Kim, Seung Il Jung, Taek Won Kang, Dong Deuk Kwon, Kwangsung Park
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the predictors of ipsilateral hydronephrosis after ureteroscopic lithotripsy for ureteral calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2010 to December 2014, a total of 204 patients with ureteral calculi who underwent ureteroscopic lithotripsy were reviewed. Patients with lack of clinical data, presence of ureteral rupture, and who underwent simultaneous percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) were excluded. Postoperative hydronephrosis was determined via computed tomographic scan or renal ultrasonography, at 6 months after ureteroscopic lithotripsy...
September 2016: Investigative and Clinical Urology
Subramanian Vaidyanathan, Azi Samsudin, Gurpreet Singh, Peter L Hughes, Bakul M Soni, Fahed Selmi
INTRODUCTION: Paraplegic patients are at greater risk of developing complications following ureteroscopic lithotripsy because of urine infection associated with neuropathic bladder, difficulties in access due to altered anatomy of urinary bladder and urethra, spinal curvature, spasticity, and contractures. We report the occurrence of large subcapsular hematoma following ureteroscopy and discuss lessons we learn from this case. CASE REPORT: A 48-year-old male patient with spina bifida underwent ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy and ureteric stenting for left ureteric stone and staghorn calculus with hydronephrosis; laser lithotripsy was repeated after 3 months; both procedures were performed by a senior urologist and did not result in any complications...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Mahmoud Abdelhamid, Ashraf A Mosharafa, Hamdy Ibrahim, Hany M Selim, Mohamed Hamed, Mohamed N Elghoneimy, Hosny K Salem, Mohamed S Abdelazim, Hesham Badawy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of noncontrast CT parameters (stone size, stone attenuation, and skin-to-stone distance [SSD]) to predict the outcome of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in a prospective cohort of patients with renal and upper ureteric stones. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with stones 5 to 20 mm were prospectively enrolled from 2011 to 2014. Patients had NCCT with recording of stone size, stone mean attenuation, and SSD, as well as various stone and patient parameters...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Y F Shi, W G Li, J Zhang, S J Xia, X W Sun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect and double-J stent indwelling time in the treatment of acute upper urinary tract infection caused by ureteral calculi. METHODS: A prospective non-randomized controlled study was carried out. From January 2011 to August 2015, a total of 142 patients treated in Department of Urology of Shanghai First People's Hospital for ureteral calculi with systematic inflammatory response syndrome were divided into double-J stent indwelling 7 days group (n=63) and double-J stent indwelling > 7 days group (n=79)...
August 23, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Raymond J Leveillee, Emily Fell Kelly
BACKGROUND: Since the development of the first flexible ureteroscope, in 1964, technological advances in image quality, flexibility, and deflection have led to the development of the first single-use digital flexible ureteroscope, LithoVue™ (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA). With respect to reusable fiber-optic and now digital ureteroscopes, there is an initial capital cost of several thousand dollars (USD) as well as, controversy regarding durability, the cost of repairs and the burdensome reprocessing steps of ureteroscopy...
2016: J Endourol Case Rep
Fabio C M Torricelli, Manoj Monga, Giovanni S Marchini, Miguel Srougi, William C Nahas, Eduardo Mazzucchi
INTRODUCTION: To provide a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) comparing semi-rigid ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) with laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (LU) for the treatment of the large proximal ureteral stone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed in June 2015 using the PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science databases to identify relevant studies. Article selection proceeded according to the search strategy based on Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis criteria...
July 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
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
Sandeep Puvvada, Prasad Mylarappa, Kuldeep Aggarwal, Avinash Patil, Prarthan Joshi, Ramesh Desigowda
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, medical expulsive therapy has been used in the management of distal ureteric stones as a supplement to conservative treatment. Therefore, we conducted a prospective randomized study to evaluate the possible role of tadalafil individually in comparison with proven tamsulosin therapy in ureteric stone expulsion. The aim of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor (tadalafil) and an α-1 blocker (tamsulosin) as medical expulsive therapy for distal ureteric calculi...
2016: Central European Journal of Urology
Justin B Ziemba, Matthew E Sterling, Phillip Mucksavage
INTRODUCTION: To determine the contemporary practice patterns of academic emergency department (ED) providers in the United States for an episode of acute renal colic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 30-question survey was developed to assess ED providers' clinical decision making for an index patient with acute renal colic. The survey population was all attending and resident physicians affiliated with an American emergency medicine residency program with an institutional profile available on the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (156 programs; 95% of programs in the United States)...
August 2016: Canadian Journal of Urology
H X Zhang, L Zhao, L L Ma, X F Hou, L Liu, S H Deng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy with autotransplantation in cases of severe iatrogenic proximal ureteral damage. METHODS: From July 2011 to March 2015, two patients, aged 44 (female) and 54 years (male), underwent retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy and autotransplantation for treatment of severe iatrogenic proximal ureteral injuries. Both injuries were proximal ureteral avulsion during ureterolithotomy with the holmium laser for ureteral calculi...
February 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
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