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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515805/is-computed-tomography-defined-obstruction-a-predictor-of-urological-intervention-in-emergency-department-patients-presenting-with-renal-colic
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Peter Alexander Massaro, Avinash Kanji, Paul Atkinson, Ryan Pawsey, Tom Whelan
INTRODUCTION: Our objective was to determine whether unilateral calculus-induced ureteric obstruction on computed tomography (CT) was independently associated with the need for urological intervention and 30-day return to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients with symptomatic urinary calculi diagnosed by unenhanced helical CT. Stepwise regression analysis was used to determine the predictors of urological intervention and 30-day return to the ED...
March 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513524/ureterolithiasis-management-in-an-environment-with-limited-facilities
#2
C A Odoemene, Pcn Okere, M C Ugonabo
BACKGROUND: In the past 2-3 decades, there has been a dramatic development in the techniques of stone removal. This study highlights the management of symptomatic ureteral stones in an environment without such facilities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-nine patients, comprising 53 (76.8%) males and 16 (23.2%) females, diagnosed of symptomatic ureteric calculi within the study period in two tertiary health institutions were included in the study. Thorough history taking and physical examinations were performed...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505914/re-high-frequency-dusting-versus-conventional-holmium-laser-lithotripsy-for-intrarenal-and-ureteral-calculi
#3
Dean G Assimos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483465/use-of-medical-expulsive-therapy-in-children-an-assessment-of-nationwide-practice-patterns-and-outcomes
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Jonathan S Ellison, Paul A Merguerian, Benjamin C Fu, Sarah K Holt, Thomas S Lendvay, John L Gore, Margarett Shnorhavorian
INTRODUCTION: Early data support the use of medical expulsive therapy (MET) in children. However, little is known regarding use or outcomes associated with MET outside of pediatric-specific practices. Using a national administrative dataset, we sought to characterize utilization patterns of MET as well as assess outcomes associated with MET exposure. STUDY DESIGN: We interrogated the MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database to identify children under the age of 18 presenting to the emergency department (ED) with any diagnosis of upper urinary tract calculi (UUTC, including renal and ureteral calculi)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472804/evaluation-with-decision-trees-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-semirigid-ureteroscopy-in-the-treatment-of-proximal-ureteral-calculi
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Eyup Burak Sancak, Muhammet Fatih Kılınç, Sait Can Yücebaş
PURPOSE: The decision on the choice of proximal ureteral stone therapy depends on many factors, and sometimes urologists have difficulty in choosing the treatment option. This study is aimed at evaluating the factors affecting the success of semirigid ureterorenoscopy (URS) using the "decision tree" method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2005 to November 2015, the data of consecutive patients treated for proximal ureteral stone were retrospectively analyzed...
May 5, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436367/bilateral-obstructing-ureteric-calculi-in-pregnancy-a-rare-cause-of-acute-renal-failure
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Todd G Manning, Daniel Christidis, David Wetherell, Ruth Cameron-Jeffs, Nathan Lawrentschuk
Bilateral obstructing ureteric calculi is a rare cause of acute renal failure. Although urolithiasis in later pregnancy is not uncommon, the development of bilateral obstruction secondary to ureteric calculi in the first trimester is rare and poses difficulty to diagnosis and management. Symptoms of diseases and physiological changes associated with pregnancy can obscure diagnosis of urolithiasis and obstructive uropathy. Advances in minimally invasive endourology afford intervention with reduced risk to fetal health...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436364/upper-pole-urologist-obtained-percutaneous-renal-access-for-pcnl-is-safe-and-efficacious
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Amar P Patel, Don Bui, John Pattaras, Kenneth Ogan
INTRODUCTION: Interventional radiologist may be hesitant to obtain upper pole access for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) due to a higher complication rate. Renal access gained by urologists may achieve higher stone-free rates with similar complication rates. We evaluate our institution's contemporary results of percutaneous renal access in the upper pole for nephrolithotomy by urologists, which we believe both safe and efficacious. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective chart review included all PCNL's performed by fellowship-trained endourologists from 2003 to 2014 at a single institution...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427449/urolithiasis-analysis-in-a-multiethnic-population-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-nairobi-kenya
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Francis K Wathigo, Alfred Hayombe, Daniel Maina
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a global problem whose incidence is reported to be on the rise across the world. Previously, urolithiasis was reported as being rare among the indigenous African population but recent data suggest otherwise. This study reviewed the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with urolithiasis seen at the Aga Khan University hospital Nairobi (AKUHN) as well as the chemical composition of the stones and the modalities of therapy used. METHODS: This was a retrospective study which utilized patients' clinical and laboratory records from 2013 to 2014...
April 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417852/nuclear-medicine-in-pediatric-nephro-urology-an-overview
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Iosif Mendichovszky, Bernardita Troncoso Solar, Naima Smeulders, Marina Easty, Lorenzo Biassoni
In the context of ante-natally diagnosed hydronephrosis, the vast majority of children with a dilated renal pelvis do not need any surgical treatment, as the dilatation resolves spontaneously with time. Slow drainage demonstrated at Tc-99m-mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) renography does not necessarily mean obstruction. Obstruction is defined as resistance to urinary outflow with urinary stasis at the level of the pelvic-ureteric junction (PUJ) which, if left untreated, will damage the kidney. Unfortunately this definition is retrospective and not clinically helpful...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367661/increased-prevalence-of-premature-ejaculation-in-men-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Nader Salama, Ahmed Eid, Ahmed Swedan, Alaa Hatem
This prospective study aimed to investigate the relationship between metabolic syndrome (Met S) and premature ejaculation (PE) among men. The study included 300 consecutive male patients (53.6 y ± 8.7) who attended the urology clinic (December 2013-September 2014), mostly complaining of renal/ureteric calculi. A diagnostic approach was undertaken to include demographics, clinical features and laboratory investigations of the study subjects. Both erectile function and PE were evaluated using the International Index of Erectile Function (abridged form, IIEF-5) and Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool (PEDT) questionnaires, respectively...
February 21, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365782/role-of-silodosin-as-medical-expulsive-therapy-in-ureteral-calculi-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xin-Jian Liu, Jian-Guo Wen, You-Dong Wan, Bo-Wen Hu, Qing-Wei Wang, Yan Wang
The objective of this study is to investigate the efficacy of silodosin in medical expulsive therapy (MET) for ureteral stones. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the efficacy and safety of silodosin in MET for ureteral calculi. We searched PubMed, Embase, Medline, Central (the Cochrane Library, Issue 1,2013), Google Scholar from the inception to March 2015 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs), comparing silodosin with tamsulosin or control on ureteral stone passage. Eight RCTs with a total of 1145 ureteral stone patients (300 patients in the control group, 287 patients in the tamsulosin group, 558 patients in the silodosin group) were included in this meta-analysis...
April 1, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351191/acute-kidney-injury-after-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-for-stones-in-solitary-kidneys
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Ahmed R El-Nahas, Diaa-Eldin Taha, Hussien M Ali, Ahmed M Elshal, Mohamed H Zahran, Nasr A El-Tabey, Ahmed M El-Assmy, Ahmed M Harraz, Hazem E Moawad, Mahmoud M Othman
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report the incidence, severity, outcome and risk factors of acute kidney injury (AKI) following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) in solitary kidneys. METHODS: The study included consecutive adult patients who underwent PNL for treatment of calculi in a solitary kidney between May 2012 and July 2015. Patients with congenital renal anomalies or with stages 4 and 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) were excluded. Serum creatinine levels were measured the day before PNL, daily after PNL for 2-5 days and after 3 months...
March 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346915/safety-and-efficacy-of-flexible-ureteroscopy-in-combination-with-holmium-laser-lithotripsy-for-the-treatment-of-bilateral-upper-urinary-tract-calculi
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Bing Yang, Hao Ning, Zheng Liu, Yi Zhang, Chengfan Yu, Xianghua Zhang, Dongliang Pan, Kejia Ding
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) in combination with holmium laser lithotripsy for the treatment of bilateral upper urinary calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The stone-free status was defined as the absence of any stones or asymptomatic status, or the presence of clinically insignificant residual fragments <4 mm, and was assessed by plain kidney, ureter, and bladder X-ray. The operative time, stone-free rates (SFRs), serum creatinine (SCr), and complications were recorded...
March 28, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331263/clinical-profile-of-surgical-diseases-with-emergence-of-new-problems-in-hiv-individuals
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Tejaswini Vallabha, Mandar Dhamangaonkar, Vikram Sindgikar, Ravindra Nidoni, Harshavardhan Biradar, Aniketan Kv, Ramakant Baloorkar
North Karnataka is one of the regions with the high prevalence of HIV+ individuals. Bijapur is a district in North Karnataka with high prevalence as per fact sheets of NACO of March 2012. Better awareness, access to health care, and antiretroviral therapy have improved survival and increase in number of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA). Improved survival has increased their attendance to hospitals with variety of surgical problems, some known and some less known. The percentage of HIV+ individuals was 1.64 % among all admissions...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306333/efficacy-and-safety-of-naftopidil-in-the-medical-expulsion-therapy-for-distal-ureteral-stone-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Jun Li, Zhuang Tang, Liang Gao, Jinhong Li, Feng Qin, Jiuhong Yuan
PURPOSE: The selective α-adrenoceptor blocker is widely used as a cost-effective treatment option for medical expulsive therapy (MET) of ureteral stones. In this review, we aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of naftopidil for MET compared with control or tamsulosin. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, and Google Scholar to identify randomized controlled trials that compared naftopidil with either control or tamsulosin for the management of distal ureteral stones...
May 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303335/treatment-selection-for-urolithiasis-percutaneous-nephrolithomy-ureteroscopy-shock-wave-lithotripsy-and-active-monitoring
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Mahesh Desai, Yinghao Sun, Noor Buchholz, Andrew Fuller, Tadashi Matsuda, Brian Matlaga, Nicole Miller, Damien Bolton, Mohammad Alomar, Arvind Ganpule
Urolithiasis is a significant worldwide source of morbidity, constituting a common urological disease that affects between 10 and 15% of the world population. Recent technological and surgical advances have replaced the need for open surgery with less invasive procedures. The factors which determine the indications for percutaneous nephrolithotomy include stone factors (stone size, stone composition, and stone location), patient factors (habitus and renal anomalies), and failure of other treatment modalities (ESWL and flexible ureteroscopy)...
March 16, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289943/intra-patient-comparison-of-reduced-dose-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-with-standard-dose-adaptive-statistical-iterative-reconstruction-in-the-ct-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-urolithiasis
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Sean Tenant, Chun Lap Pang, Prageeth Dissanayake, Varut Vardhanabhuti, Colin Stuckey, Catherine Gutteridge, Christopher Hyde, Carl Roobottom
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the accuracy of reduced-dose CT scans reconstructed using a new generation of model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) in the imaging of urinary tract stone disease, compared with a standard-dose CT using 30% adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction. METHODS: This single-institution prospective study recruited 125 patients presenting either with acute renal colic or for follow-up of known urinary tract stones. They underwent two immediately consecutive scans, one at standard dose settings and one at the lowest dose (highest noise index) the scanner would allow...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275513/extending-indications-of-micropercutaneous-nephrolithotomy-it-is-not-just-about-cracking-stones
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Arvind P Ganpule, Jaspreet Singh Chhabra, S B Sudharsan, Ankush Jairath, Mohankumar Vijaykumar, Ravindra Sabnis, Mahesh R Desai
OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience and results of using the MicroPerc™ micropercutaneous nephrolithotomy armamentarium (PolyDiagnost, Germany) for unusual indications unexplored using this modality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the MicroPerc™ system for stone clearance in three ureteric calculi, two bladder calculi, one case of urethral calculus, for antegrade biopsy in a case of upper tract urothelial carcinoma, for Deflux® (dextranomer/hyaluronic copolymer, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Uppsala, Sweden) injection in three cases of vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR), and three cases of posterior urethral valve (PUV) fulgurations...
March 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261676/efficacy-of-phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-distal-ureteral-calculi-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Carlos Eduardo Montes Cardona, Herney Andrés García-Perdomo
PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) as medical expulsive therapy (MET) for the treatment of distal ureteral calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search strategy was conducted in the MEDLINE, CENTRAL, and Embase databases. Searches were also conducted in other databases and unpublished literature. Clinical trials were included without language restrictions. The risk of bias was evaluated with the Cochrane Collaboration's tool...
March 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247325/medical-expulsive-therapy-worthwhile-or-wishful-thinking
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REVIEW
Tad Kroczak, Kenneth T Pace, Jason Y Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We set out to provide an overview of the most recent evidence for medical expulsive therapy (MET). Conflicting level 1 evidence for and against the use of MET has been published. RECENT FINDINGS: The largest double-blind randomized control trial (1110 patients) comparing placebo, tamsulosin, and nifedipine found no benefit for MET in preventing the need for secondary intervention. A recent meta-analysis of 55 randomized trials using alpha-blockers suggests that no benefit is seen with smaller ureteric calculi, but patients with larger ureteric calculi experience shorter times to stone passage, fewer episodes of pain, require less surgical intervention, and fewer hospital admissions...
April 2017: Current Urology Reports
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