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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911457/what-is-the-impact-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-on-semen-parameters-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mohammad H Radfar, Nasser Simforoosh, Mehdi Sotoudeh, Mehdi H Ramezani, Mohammad J Mollakoochakian, Maryam Nikravesh, Hamidreza Shemshaki
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is an important tool for the management of urolithiasis. The effects of shockwaves on tissues are established. The aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the microscopic semen characteristics of young men before and after ESWL treatment for lower ureteral calculi. METHODS: Literature searches were performed following the Cochrane guidelines. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis that included six trials that investigated the effects of ESWL on semen parameters, including sperm concentration, motility, and hematospermia...
December 2, 2016: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890522/design-and-challenges-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-medical-expulsive-therapy-tamsulosin-for-urolithiasis-in-the-emergency-department
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K Burrows Pamela, E Hollander Judd, B Wolfson Allan, C Kurz Michael, Richards Lorna, DiFiore Sara, Watts Phillip, Patkar Nivedita, Brown Jeremy, Jackman Stephen, Kirkali Ziya, W Kusek John, Michel Chloe, C Meltzer Andrew
Urolithiasis or urinary stone disease has been estimated to affect about 1 in 11 Americans. Patients with urinary stone disease commonly present to the emergency department for management of their acute pain. In addition to providing analgesia, administration of drug (medical expulsive therapy) is often prescribed to assist passage of the urinary stone. In this methodology paper, we describe the design of a prospective, multi-center, randomized, double-blind placebo controlled clinical trial of the alpha-adrenergic blocker, tamsulosin, to evaluate its effectiveness as medical expulsive therapy...
November 23, 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876212/alteration-in-oxidative-nitrosative-imbalance-histochemical-expression-of-osteopontin-and-antiurolithiatic-efficacy-of-xanthium-strumarium-l-in-ethylene-glycol-induced-urolithiasis
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Padma Nibash Panigrahi, Sahadeb Dey, Monalisa Sahoo, Shyam Sundar Choudhary, Sumit Mahajan
Xanthium strumarium has traditionally been used in the treatment of urolitiasis especially by the rural people in India, but its antiurolithiatic efficacy was not explored scientifically till now. Therefore, the present study was designed to validate the ethnic practice scientifically, and explore the possible antiurolithiatic effect to rationalize its medicinal use. Urolitiasis was induced in hyperoxaluric rat model by giving 0.75% ethylene glycol (EG) for 28days along with 1% ammonium chloride (AC) for first 14days...
November 18, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867850/minimal-access-surgery-in-the-management-of-pediatric-urolithiasis
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Ana Catarina Fragoso, Henry Steyaert, Pierre Arnaud, Ciro Esposito, Jose Estevao-Costa, Jean-Stephane Valla
BACKGROUND: In contrast to adult patients, a relatively large number of open surgical procedures are still needed in the treatment of urolithiasis in children. Since almost all open surgical techniques may be reproduced by minimal access surgery (MAS), there is a rationale to apply the latter in the management of pediatric urolithiasis. Our study aimed to assess the feasibility and outcome of MAS in the treatment of pediatric urinary calculi. METHODS: The charts of patients with urolithiasis submitted to MAS between 1994 and 2007 were retrospectively reviewed...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864113/chenopodium-album-linn-leaves-prevent-ethylene-glycol-induced-urolithiasis-in-rats
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Indu Sikarwar, Yadu Nandan Dey, Manish M Wanjari, Ajay Sharma, Sudesh N Gaidhani, Ankush D Jadhav
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The leaves of Chenopodium album Linn. are traditionally used for correction of kidney diseases and urinary stones. The present work investigated the effect of methanolic and aqueous extracts of leaves of Chenopodium album on experimentally induced urolithiasis in rats to substantiate its traditional use as antilithiatic agent. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The leaf extract was standardized by HPLC. Urolithiasis was induced in rats by administration 0...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856354/robotic-assisted-surgery-and-treatment-of-urolithiasis
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REVIEW
Khurram Mutahir Siddiqui, David Mois Albala
Advancement in surgical management of urolithiasis has revolved around improvements in technology. Urologists have been at the forefront on embracing new technology and passing on the benefits to the patients. Da Vinci(®) robotic system has contributed significantly in improving the outcomes of minimally invasive procedures especially those requiring complex resections and reconstruction. Endourological and percutaneous techniques have established superiority in management of urolithiasis and majority of the patients are ideal candidates for such procedures...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856353/urolithiasis-in-renal-transplant-donors-and-recipients-an-update
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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/27853528/recent-advances-in-understanding-and-managing-urolithiasis
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REVIEW
Walter L Strohmaier
During the last few years, there has been relevant progress in both understanding and managing urolithiasis. Our knowledge of stone formation has changed; although the importance of urine biochemistry was questioned by several investigators years ago, the decisive role of cellular processes (induced by oxidative stress) and the renal papilla has only recently been generally accepted as the most important step in stone formation. For calcium oxalate urolithiasis, the formation of papillary calcifications plays a key role and is of prognostic relevance...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825989/antilithiatic-effect-of-peucedanum-grande-c-b-clarke-in-chemically-induced-urolithiasis-in-rats
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B N Kumar, Abdul Wadud, Nasreen Jahan, Ghulamuddin Sofi, Humaira Bano, Shaikh Ajij Ahmed Makbul, Sadique Husain
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Duqu (Peucedanum grande C. B. Clarke) has been used by Unani physicians since ancient times in retention of urine, renal and bladder calculi, nephritis and other associated disorders in different dosage forms. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to evaluate the antiurolithiatic activity of Peucedanum grande C. B. Clarke in experimental model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The experiment was carried out in male Sprague Dawley rats divided into 5 groups of 8 animals each...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816709/urolithiasis-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Renato N Pedro, Krishanu Das, Noor Buchholz
Urolithiasis in pregnancy is a major health concern and can potentially affect the well-being of both mother and foetus. Management of this condition often entails simultaneous multidisciplinary involvement of obstetrician, radiologist and urologist. Additionally, adverse effects with usage of anaesthesia, radiation, medications and surgery on mother and foetus, limit utilisation of the full armamentarium of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities that are commonly used in non-pregnant women. This review was conducted using an electronic literature search of peer reviewed journal articles...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810168/ultra-low-dose-low-dose-and-standard-dose-ct-of-the-kidney-ureters-and-bladder-is-there-a-difference-results-from-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
S Rob, T Bryant, I Wilson, B K Somani
AIM: To investigate whether reducing the radiation dose of computed tomography (CT) of the kidney, ureters, and bladder (KUB) for acute renal colic impacts upon the specificity, sensitivity, and detection of urolithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of the literature over a 20-year period between 1995 and 2015 was conducted of all prospective studies in the English language reporting on adult patients who underwent CT KUB or non-contrast CT for renal colic or urolithiasis...
October 31, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800291/comparison-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-for-urolithiasis-between-children-and-adults-a-single-centre-study
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Nadeem Iqbal, Salman Assad, Joshua Rahat Aleman Bhatti, Aisha Hasan, Muhammad Usman Shabbir, Saeed Akhter
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for urolithiasis and compare the results between children and adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2011 to January 2015 (four years), ESWL was performed in 104 children and 300 adults for urolithiasis. MODULITH(®) SLX-F2 lithotripter (Storz Medical AG, Tägerwilen, Switzerland) equipment was used for ESWL. The stone-free rates, the number of ESWL sessions required, complication rates and ancillary procedures used were evaluated in a comparative manner...
September 29, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781075/metformin-prevents-renal-stone-formation-through-an-antioxidant-mechanism-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Xiong Yang, Hao Ding, Zhenbang Qin, Changwen Zhang, Shiyong Qi, Hongtuan Zhang, Tong Yang, Zhen He, Kuo Yang, E Du, Chunyu Liu, Yong Xu, Zhihong Zhang
Oxidative stress is a causal factor and key promoter of urolithiasis associated with renal tubular epithelium cell injury. The present study was designed to investigate the preventive effects of metformin on renal tubular cell injury induced by oxalate and stone formation in a hyperoxaluric rat model. MTT assays were carried out to determine the protection of metformin from oxalate-induced cytotoxicity. The intracellular superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were measured in vitro...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776377/saponins-and-flavonoids-from-an-infusion-of-herniaria-hirsuta
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Ines van Dooren, Kenn Foubert, Sebastiaan Bijttebier, Mart Theunis, Stefaniya Velichkova, Magda Claeys, Luc Pieters, Vassiliki Exarchou, Sandra Apers
Stone diseases present a major health problem in the Western society, since both urinary and biliary stones occur with a relatively high prevalence of 10-12 % and 10-20 %, respectively, and demonstrate a high recurrence rate. At the moment treatment is mainly based on interventional procedures, or prophylactic and dissolution therapy. However, many of the current drugs cause severe side effects, and therefore, there is an increasing interest in natural medicines. At the moment no registered herbal medicinal products are available for treatment of gallstones...
October 24, 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774431/diuretic-and-antiurolithiatic-activities-of-an-ethanolic-extract-of-acorus-calamus-l-rhizome-in-experimental-animal-models
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Hardik Ghelani, Maunik Chapala, Pinakin Jadav
Acorus calamus is a plant commonly used as a traditional herbal medicine and possesses the wide range of pharmacological applications. The present study investigated the diuretic and antiurolithiatic activities of an ethanolic extract of Acorus calamus L. (Family: Araceae) rhizome (EEAC). For diuretic activity, three doses of EEAC (250, 500 and 750 mg/kg) were studied, and measurement of the urinary volume and electrolytes (Na(+) and K(+)) concentration were taken as evaluation parameters. On the other hand, ethylene glycol induced urolithiasis (0...
October 2016: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756957/effect-of-hydro-alcoholic-extract-of-vernonia-cinerea-less-against-ethylene-glycol-induced-urolithiasis-in-rats
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Ravindra D Hiremath, Sunil S Jalalpure
OBJECTIVE: Aim of this study is to evaluate antiurolithiatic potential of whole plant hydro-alcoholic (30:70) extract of Vernonia cinerea Less. in accordance to its claims made in ancient literature and also being one of the ingredients of cystone, a marketed formulation widely used in the management of urolithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To induce urolithiasis, 0.75% v/v ethylene glycol was administered orally for 14 days. The curative dose of 400 mg/kg b.w. and preventive doses of 100, 200, and 400 mg/kg b...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735191/editorial-comment-for-demirbas-et-al
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Mordechai Duvdevani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730329/standard-vs-reduced-radiation-dose-ct-in-the-tracing-of-the-ureter
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Chang Kyu Sung, Min Hoan Moon, Hwancheol Son, Sohee Oh, Myoung Seok Lee, Hyunsik Woo
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness of reduced-radiation-dose computed tomography (CT) protocols in the tracing of the ureter in patients with suspected renal colic. METHODS: The study was approved by our institutional review board, and informed consent was obtained from the participants. From July 2012 to April 2014, 310 consecutive patients with suspected urolithiasis were recruited to undergo unenhanced CT at 280 (n = 62), 200 (n = 62), 140 (n = 62), 100 (n = 62), and 70 (n = 62) reference mA seconds (mAs) while keeping other imaging parameters constant...
October 11, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717728/bergenin-attenuates-renal-injury-by-reversing-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-ethylene-glycol-induced-hyperoxaluric-rat-model
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Deepika Aggarwal, Diksha Gautam, Minu Sharma, S K Singla
Bergenin, isolated from Bergenia ligulata is a potent antioxidant and antilithiatic agent. Present work was designed to establish the biochemical role of bergenin on mitochondrial dysfunction in the ethylene glycol induced hyperoxaluric rat model. Bergenin was administrated at a dose of 10mg/kg body wt i.p. from 14th day of establishing the 28 days hyperoxaluria rat model. α-Tocopherol was given as positive control at a dose of 100mg/kg body wt i.p. Mitochondrial dysfunction was studied by evaluating the activities of respiratory chain complexes, mitochondrial membrane potential and reactive oxygen species...
October 5, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716888/efficacy-and-safety-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-with-adult-standard-size-instruments-in-children-under-3-years-of-age-a-10-years-single-center-experience
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Akbar Nouralizadeh, Abbas Basiri, Seyed Amir Mohsen Ziaee, Ali Tabibi, Farzaneh Sharifiaghdas, Behzad Narouie, Reza Sarhangnejad, Reza Valipour, Mehdi Sotoudeh, Hamidreza Shemshaki, Nooshin Ketabi, Saeed Movahed
BACKGROUND: Using percutaneous nephrolitotomy (PCNL) with large adult instruments in treatment of pediatricurolithiasis is still in debate. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of PCNL with adult's instrument in treatment of patients less than 3 years old. METHODS: Data on patient characteristics and outcomes for 261 consecutive children undergoing PCNL at a Labbafinejad University Hospital were collected prospectively from September 2006 to February 2016...
November 18, 2016: Urologia
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