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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411942/libs-raman-an-effective-complementary-approach-to-analyze-renal-calculi
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K M Muhammed Shameem, Arun Chawla, Madhukar Mallya, Bijay Kumar Barik, V K Unnikrishnan, V B Kartha, C Santhosh
Presence of renal calculi (kidney stones) in human urethra is being increasingly diagnosed over the last decade and is considered as one of the most painful urological disorders. Accurate analysis of such stones plays a vital role in the evaluation of urolithiasis patients and in turn helps the clinicians toward exact etiologies. Two highly complementary laser-based analytical techniques; Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and micro-Raman spectroscopy have been used to identify the chemical composition of different types of renal calculi...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376598/-analysis-of-clinical-effectiveness-and-risk-factors-for-complication-of-percutaneous-nephrolototripsia-in-patients-with-a-solitary-kidney
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L D Arustamov, M I Katibov, D S Merinov, Sh Sh Gurbanov, A V Artemov, V A Epishov
RELEVANCE: Management of patients with large and staghorn stones of a solitary kidney is widely debated among urologists and has not been sufficiently investigated, which determined the relevance of this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised 80 patients with large (>20 mm) and staghorn stones of an anatomically or functionally solitary kidney. Of them, 58 patients underwent percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PNL), and 22 had open surgery. The criterion of the treatment effectiveness was the complete stone clearance or small residual fragments sized less than 3 mm...
December 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357554/re-effectiveness-of-treatment-modalities-on-kidney-stone-recurrence
#3
Dean G Assimos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353409/16s-rrna-gene-sequencing-reveals-altered-composition-of-gut-microbiota-in-individuals-with-kidney-stones
#4
Ruiqiang Tang, Yonghua Jiang, Aihua Tan, Juan Ye, Xiaoying Xian, Yuanliang Xie, Qiuyan Wang, Ziting Yao, Zengnan Mo
Nephrolithiasis is a common urological disease with high prevalence and recurrence rates. Characterizing gut microbiome profiles of nephrolithiasis patients may provide valuable insights and potential biomarkers for the disease. Therefore, we explored the relation between gut microbiome and nephrolithiasis using 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequencing. 13 patients with multiple kidney stones and 13 matched healthy controls were recruited. A decreasing trend in number of observed species in nephrolithiasis patients was detected, although statistical significance was not reached (p = 0...
January 20, 2018: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330993/chemical-composition-of-stones-in-paediatric-urolithiasis
#5
Kiran Imran, Mirza Naqi Zafar, Naureen Fatima, Uzma Ozair, Sajid Sultan, Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi
BACKGROUND: Chemical composition of stones is one of the important diagnostic criteria for aetiology of stone formation and treatment to prevent recurrence. This paper reports composition of stones in children at a tertiary hospital by Fourier Transformation Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). METHODS: Between January-June 2015, 412 urinary stones from children were analysed by FTIR. Chi-square tests were used for the comparison of categorical measurements between groups...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288007/overexpression-of-semaphorin-3a-in-patients-with-urothelial-cancer
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Zahava Vadasz, Jacob Rubinstein, Jacob Bejar, Hilla Sheffer, Sarel Halachmi
OBJECTIVE: A highly sensitive and specific urine marker for the detection of recurrent urothelial cancer and for screening healthy population or people at risk for urothelial cancer has not been found yet. As urine cytology is not sensitive enough, patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer need lifelong follow-up involving multiple invasive cystoscopies. Our aims of study were to examine the expression of semaphorin 3A in urothelial cancer patients and to evaluate semaphorin 3A as a potential marker for urothelial cancer...
December 26, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249291/a-multigene-signature-based-on-cell-cycle-proliferation-improves-prediction-of-mortality-within-5-yr-of-radical-nephrectomy-for-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Todd M Morgan, Rohit Mehra, Placede Tiemeny, J Stuart Wolf, Shulin Wu, Zaina Sangale, Michael Brawer, Steven Stone, Chin-Lee Wu, Adam S Feldman
BACKGROUND: There is a critical need for improved prognostic discrimination in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) given the increasing awareness that some patients may be managed with active surveillance, while others with higher-risk disease might benefit from adjuvant therapy following surgery. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a multigene proliferation signature predicts long-term oncologic outcomes in surgically resected RCC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: The cell cycle proliferation (CCP) score was determined after radical nephrectomy for localized clear cell, papillary, or chromophobe RCC in 565 patients...
December 14, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244271/laparoscopic-dismembered-pyeloplasty-combined-with-port-entrance-flexible-renoscopic-lithotripsy
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Kaan Gokcen, Gokhan Gokce, Gokce Dundar, Resul Cicek, Halil Gulbahar, Emin Yener Gultekin
INTRODUCTION: Ureteropelvic junction obstruction and concomitant calculus disease may coexist. We demonstrate our use of flexible renoscopy during laparoscopic pyeloplasty for caliceal stone removal. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 28-year-old female patient presented with recurrent attacks of flank pain of two years duration. When noncontrast-CT and DTPA were performed, the patient was diagnosed with ureteropelvic junction stenosis and 3 stones with a total burden of 14mm in the lower pole of right kidney...
December 18, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240374/case-study-case-studies-in-cystinuria
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David S Goldfarb, Michael Grasso
The diagnosis and treatment of patients with rare inherited metabolic disorders associated with recurrent and often obstructive kidney stones are important to the prevention of chronic kidney disease or end stage renal disease. Two case studies in this article describe the diagnosis and management of cystinuria, the most common rare kidney stone disorder.
March 2017: Urologic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235239/familial-risks-in-urolithiasis-in-the-population-of-sweden
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Kari Hemminki, Otto Hemminki, Asta Försti, Kristina Sundquist, Jan Sundquist, Xinjun Li
OBJECTIVE: To assess detailed familial risks for medically diagnosed urolithiasis (UL, urinary tract stone disease) based on nationwide hospital and population records. PATIENTS/SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Subjects were identified from the Swedish Multigeneration Register in which there were 211 718 patients with UL. Standardised incidence ratios (SIRs) were calculated by comparison to individuals without a family history of UL. RESULTS: The highest familial SIRs were invariably found for the same (concordant) type of UL: 2...
December 13, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234532/bilateral-same-session-ureterorenoscopy-a-feasible-approach-to-treat-pan-urinary-stone-disease
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Bora Özveren, Murat Tugrul Eren, Hakan Özveri, Uğur Altuğ, Ahmet Şahin
Objectives: To assess treatment effectiveness and safety of bilateral same-session ureterorenoscopy (BSSU) for the management of stone disease involving the entire urinary system. Patients and methods: We reviewed the records of 64 patients who underwent BSSU for the treatment of bilateral ureteric and/or kidney stones. Size, number, location per side, and the total burden of stones were recorded. Data on stenting, lithotripsy, and stone retrieval, and details of hospital stay and operation times were investigated...
December 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204238/crossed-fused-renal-ectopia-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Anna Mudoni, Francesco Caccetta, Maurizio Caroppo, Fernando Musio, Antonella Accogli, Maria Dolores Zacheo, Maria Domenica Burzo, Vitale Nuzzo
Crossed fused renal ectopia is a rare congenital anomaly, and is mostly detected incidentally. A 45-year-old man, during investigation for recurrent abdominal pain, was found to have an empty left renal fossa and right crossed renal ectopia with fusion on ultrasonography. In the present case, there were no abnormalities and/or alteration of the renal function. Abdominal tomography scan with contrast medium confirmed the diagnosis. Ectopic kidney is often associated with other abnormal situations such as agenesis, vascular malformation, incontinence, a palpable abdominal mass, urinary tract infection, high incidence of stone formation, and genital anomalies...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202723/changes-in-urinary-risk-profile-after-short-term-low-sodium-and-low-calcium-diet-in-recurrent-swiss-kidney-stone-formers
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Harald Seeger, Andrea Kaelin, Pietro M Ferraro, Damian Weber, Philippe Jaeger, Patrice Ambuehl, William G Robertson, Robert Unwin, Carsten A Wagner, Nilufar Mohebbi
BACKGROUND: Kidney stone disease is common in industrialized countries. Recently, it has attracted growing attention, because of its significant association with adverse renal outcomes, including end stage renal disease. Calcium-containing kidney stones are frequent with high recurrence rates. While hypercalciuria is a well-known risk factor, restricted intake of animal protein and sodium, combined with normal dietary calcium, has been shown to be more effective in stone prevention compared with a low-calcium diet...
December 4, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188308/ureteroscopy-from-the-recent-past-to-the-near-future
#14
REVIEW
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...
November 29, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179563/clinical-outcomes-for-cystinuria-patients-with-unilateral-versus-bilateral-cystine-stone-disease
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Manint Usawachintachit, Benjamin Sherer, Matthew Hudnall, David T Tzou, Kazumi Taguchi, Ryan S Hsi, Marshall Stoller, Thomas Chi
<b>Introduction</b>: Cystinuria is a genetic disorder marked by elevated urinary cystine excretion and recurrent cystine nephrolithiasis. Interestingly, despite seemingly similar contralateral renal anatomy, a subset of cystinuric patients consistently form stones in only one kidney. The aim of this study is to evaluate clinical outcomes in unilateral versus bilateral cystine stone formers. <b>Methods</b>: We performed a retrospective case-control study of cystinuric patients evaluated and treated at the University of California, San Francisco between 1994 and 2015 and categorized patients as either unilateral or bilateral stone formers...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098195/subcapsular-splenic-urinoma-and-splenorenal-fistula-a-new-complication-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Eugene B Cone, Ghalib Jibara, Daniel Wollin, Glenn M Preminger
Background: Splenic urinoma has not been previously reported as a complication of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). Case Presentation: A 46-year-old Caucasian male underwent PNL for two large left renal stones. Surgery was performed in prone split-leg position, with access obtained through combined fluoroscopic guidance and direct ureteroscopic observation of the targeted calix. The tract was dilated to 30F using a pressure balloon, and complete clearance of stones was obtained through a combination of rigid and flexible nephroscopy, as well as antegrade ureteroscopy...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073769/retrospective-cost-analysis-of-a-single-center-reusable-flexible-ureterorenoscopy-program-a-comparative-cost-simulation-of-disposable-furs-as-an-alternative
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Tomasz Ozimek, Michael H Schneider, Marie C Hupe, Judith R Wiessmeyer, Jens Cordes, Piotr L Chlosta, Axel S Merseburger, Mario Wolfgang Kramer
OBJECTIVE: The increasing number of flexible ureterorenoscopy (fURS) procedures, the fragility of devices, and their growing maintenance and repair costs represent a substantial burden for urologic departments. Disposable single-use fURS devices offer many advantages over reusable fURS. Among them, the LithoVue™ model shows the best clinical utility. In our study, we assessed the economic aspects of reusable fURS application compared with the potential costs and benefits of single-use fURS (LithoVue™)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061541/personalized-intervention-in-monogenic-stone-formers
#18
REVIEW
Lucas J Policastro, Subodh J Saggi, David S Goldfarb, Jeffrey P Weiss
PURPOSE: The treatment of a first-time renal stone episode consists of acute management followed by medical efforts to prevent stone recurrence. Though nephrolithiasis is roughly 50% heritable, the presence of a family history usually does not affect treatment, as most stone disease is regarded as polygenic, i.e. not attributable to a single gene. Recently, new evidence has suggested that single mutations could be responsible for a larger proportion of renal stones than expected. This intriguing possibility holds the potential to change the management paradigm in stone prevention from metabolically-directed therapy to more specific approaches informed by genetic screening and testing...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038707/prevalence-of-idiopathic-hypercalciuria-in-children-with-urinary-system-related-symptoms-attending-a-pediatric-hospital-in-bandar-abbas-in-2014
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Maryam Esteghamati, Kambiz Ghasemi, Marie Nami
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic hypercalciuria is a group of diseases which can be manifested with urinary symptoms. Its importance is due to high prevalence, recurrent infections, and stone formations which are often asymptomatic. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of idiopathic hypercalciuria in children with urinary system related symptoms in Bandar Abbas in 2014. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study was done in 2014 in a children's hospital in Bandar Abbas (southern Iran) on 321 children who were between 2 months to 14 years old...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025381/adenovirus-infection-as-a-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-and-allograft-dysfunction-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
#20
Michelle Saliba, Hala Kfoury Assouf, Souodod Abbas, Pierre Abi Hanna, Gaby Kamel, Antoine Barbari
With the recent introduction of more potent modern immunosuppressive regimens in solid-organ transplant, new types of viral infections such as adenovirus are emerging as a potential cause for graft dysfunction and loss. We report a case of 41-year-old male patient with end-stage renal disease from recurrent kidney stones who underwent kidney transplant from a deceased 12-year-old female donor. He developed adenoviral infection with acute cystitis, microscopic hematuria, and necrotizing interstitial nephritis associated with graft dysfunction within the first month of the postoperative period...
October 12, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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