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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097262/lessons-learned-over-a-decade-of-pediatric-robotic-ureteral-reimplantation
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REVIEW
Minki Baek, Chester J Koh
The da Vinci robotic system has improved surgeon dexterity, ergonomics, and visualization to allow for a minimally invasive option for complex reconstructive procedures in children. Over the past decade, robot-assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation (RALUR) has become a viable minimally invasive surgical option for pediatric vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). However, higher-than-expected complication rates and suboptimal reflux resolution rates at some centers have also been reported. The heterogeneity of surgical outcomes may arise from the inherent and underestimated complexity of the RALUR procedure that may justify its reclassification as a complex reconstructive procedure and especially for robotic surgeons early in their learning curve...
January 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096918/perioperative-outcomes-following-radical-prostatectomy-for-patients-with-disseminated-cancer-an-analysis-of-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-database
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Raj Satkunasivam, Christopher J D Wallis, James Byrne, Azik Hoffman, Douglas C Cheung, Girish S Kulkarni, Avery B Nathens, Robert K Nam
INTRODUCTION: We sought to determine whether patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) in the context of disseminated cancer have higher 30-day complications. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. Men undergoing RP (from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2014) for prostate cancer were identified and stratified by presence (n=97) or absence (n=27 868) of disseminated cancer. The primary outcome was major complications (death, re-operation, cardiac or neurologic events) within 30 days of surgery...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094201/diagnosing-urogenital-schistosomiasis-dealing-with-diminishing-returns
#3
REVIEW
Loc Le, Michael H Hsieh
Urogenital schistosomiasis, caused by Schistosoma haematobium, is the most prevalent form of schistosomiasis affecting humans, and can result in severe bladder, kidney, ureteral, and genital pathologies. Chronic infection with S. haematobium has been linked with bladder cancer and increased risk for HIV infection. As mass drug administration with praziquantel increases in an attempt to transition from control to elimination of schistosomiasis, the need for updated, more sensitive diagnostic tools becomes more apparent, especially for use in areas of low infection intensity and for individuals with light infections...
January 13, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088772/thrombospondin-immune-regulation-and-the-kidney
#4
Claudio Ponticelli, Hans-Joachim Anders
Most therapeutic attempts to prevent the progression of kidney diseases have been based on interventions to inhibit the production of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β). Thrombospondins (TSPs) play an important role in activating TGF-β. In the healthy kidney, two TSPs are expressed, TSP1 and TSP2, which exert contrasting effects. While TSP1 is a major activator of TGF-β in renal cells and exerts pro-inflammatory effects both in vitro and in vivo, TSP2 lacks the ability for TGF-β activation but regulates matrix remodeling and inflammation in experimental kidney disease...
January 14, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078533/risk-factors-for-intravesical-recurrence-after-nephroureterectomy-in-patients-with-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Ryo Yamashita, Reiko Watanabe, Ichiro Ito, Hideo Shinsaka, Masafumi Nakamura, Masato Matsuzaki, Masashi Niwakawa
PURPOSE: To determine major risk factors for bladder cancer (BC) recurrence after nephroureterectomy (Nux) by focusing on the pathologic appearances of tumors in upper urinary tract urothelial carcinomas (UUTUCs). METHODS: We performed 147 Nux procedures between November 2002 and September 2015. Forty-eight patients were excluded because of a history of BC (28 patients), previous or concurrent radical cystectomy (9 patients), neoadjuvant chemotherapy (5 patients), and other reasons (6 patients)...
January 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074261/perioperative-chemotherapy-in-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Atiqullah Aziz, Jakub Dobruch, Kees Hendricksen, Luis A Kluth, Andrea Necchi, Aidan Noon, Michael Rink, Florian Roghmann, Roland Seiler, Paolo Gontero, Wassim Kassouf, Shahrokh F Shariat, Evanguelos Xylinas
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role of neoadjuvant (NAC) and adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) treated with radical nephroureterectomy (RNU). METHODS: A comprehensive review of the current literature was performed searching for all studies investigating NAC and AC in UTUC in MEDLINE and https://clinicaltrials.gov , prior to April 2016. The following keywords were used: "ureteral neoplasms," "urothelium," "ureter," "upper tract urothelial," "chemotherapy," "adjuvant," "neoadjuvant" and relevant variants...
January 10, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005154/-pathogenesis-of-urological-complications-after-radiation-therapy
#7
Y Tolkach, G Kristiansen
Radiation therapy is a treatment modality that is often used in the uro-oncological setting. The common indication for the radiation therapy in the urological sphere is prostate cancer, whether it is used primarily as a radical approach, or postoperatively as adjuvant or salvage therapy. All urological organs are sensitive to radiation injury with the urinary bladder being the most susceptible with a typical cascade including acute and late changes, arising in the dose-dependent manner. The common indication for radiation therapy in urology is prostate cancer, which collaterally affects the urinary bladder and rarely urethra (especially the bulbo-membranous urethra)...
December 22, 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987509/-preoperative-prognostic-factors-and-preoperative-risk-stratification-of-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Y C Xing, G Y Xiong, D Fang, Z Zhang, L Cai, L Zhang, Z S He, X S Li, L Q Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To identify the preoperative prognostic factors of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) and construct preoperative risk stratification system. METHODS: A retrospective study including 686 patients who were diagnosed with UTUC and received radical nephroureterectomy or partial ureterectomy in Peking University First Hospital during 2003 and 2013. RESULTS: Of the 686 UTUC patients, 303 (44.2%) were male and 383 (55.8%) female. The postoperative pathological examination showed that 203 (29...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957822/laparoscopic-assisted-abdominoperineal-resection-combined-with-en-bloc-prostatectomy-using-the-trans-sacral-approach-for-locally-invasive-rectal-cancer-a-case-report
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Jo Tashiro, Shigeki Yamaguchi, Toshimasa Ishii, Hiroka Kondo, Kiyoka Hara
Laparoscopic-assisted abdominoperineal resection and en-bloc prostatectomy using the trans-sacral approach for locally invasive rectal cancer that invades only the prostate is useful in order to avoid total pelvic exenteration. The patient was a 63-year-old man with cT4b (prostate) N1M0, stage IIIC rectal cancer. Curative resection was performed. Histopathological findings did not indicate definitive invasion into the prostate gland. The patient was discharged from the hospital on postoperative day 32 with an anastomotic leak and a ureteral catheter...
December 13, 2016: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919138/-modified-toyoda-method-for-complete-duplex-ureters-in-tubeless-cutaneous-ureterostomy-report-of-a-case
#10
Chul Jang Kim, Ryo Fujiwara, Hiroto Yamashita
A 65-year-old man underwent radical cystectomy and cutaneous ureterostomy for bladder cancer. Because the patient had left complete duplex ureters,we modified the Toyoda method to construct the tubeless cutaneous ureterostomy with a unilateral stomal creation. The adhesive portion of both ureteral walls in duplex ureters was simultaneously cut approximately 5 mm from the distal end longitudinally,and the common sheath of the cut portion of the ureters was cut approximately 5 mm longitudinally in order to separate the two ureters...
November 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914244/surgical-treatment-and-histopathological-assessment-of-advanced-cervicovaginal-carcinoma-a-prospective-study-and-retrospective-analysis
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Michael Höckel, Benjamin Wolf, Bettina Hentschel, Lars-Christian Horn
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment of advanced cervicovaginal cancer [international federation of gynecology and obstetrics (FIGO) stages II(B), III(A, B), IVA] is (chemo-)radiation excluding the possibility of systematic histopathological assessment of locoregional tumour spread. Laterally extended endopelvic resection (LEER) and therapeutic lymph node dissection (tLND) are novel surgical treatment options for advanced cervicovaginal cancer. METHODS: The therapeutic efficacy of LEER for locally advanced primary and recurrent cervicovaginal cancer was reassessed by an update of the prospective observational trial at the University of Leipzig...
January 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868098/neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-ureter-a-zebra-among-horses
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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/27862740/poor-immune-reconstitution-is-associated-with-symptomatic-bk-polyomavirus-viruria-in-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Ala Abudayyeh, Amir Hamdi, Maen Abdelrahim, Heather Lin, Valda D Page, Gabriela Rondon, Borje S Andersson, Aimaz Afrough, Charles S Martinez, Jeffrey J Tarrand, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, David Marin, A Osama Gaber, Betul Oran, Roy F Chemaly, Sairah Ahmed, Islam Abudayyeh, Amanda Olson, Roy Jones, Uday Popat, Richard E Champlin, Elizabeth J Shpall, Katayoun Rezvani
BACKGROUND: BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) infections are known indicators of immune suppression in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients; they can lead to hemorrhagic cystitis, ureteral stenosis, renal dysfunction, and prolonged hospital stays. In this study, we determined transplant-associated variables and immune parameters that can predict for the risk of BKPyV viruria. We hypothesized that BKPyV infection is a marker of poor immune recovery. METHODS: We analyzed all engrafted patients undergoing first allogeneic HSCT at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston between January 2004 and December 2012...
November 14, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785465/ureteroiliac-artery-fistula-caused-by-a-metallic-memokath-ureteral-stent-in-a-radiation-induced-ureteral-stricture
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Krishanu Das, Flavio Ordones, Sumudu Welikumbura, Nicholas R Brook
Background: Memokath 051™ stents are increasingly used for management of benign and malignant ureteral strictures refractory to management with single or tandem polymeric Double-J ureteral stents. Migration, encrustation, and difficulty in extraction during stent exchange are the chief problems reported so far with these thermoexpandable metallic stents. We report an unusual complication of ureteroexternal iliac artery fistula (UEAF) caused by Memokath stent inserted for radiation-induced ureteral stricture...
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774410/analyzing-clinical-outcomes-in-laparoscopic-right-vs-left-colectomy-in-colon-cancer-patients-using-the-nsqip-database
#15
Valentine Nfonsam, Hassan Aziz, Viraj Pandit, Mazhar Khalil, Jana Jandova, Bellal Joseph
INTRODUCTION: Optimization of surgical outcomes after colectomy continues to be actively studied, but most studies group right-sided and left-sided colectomies together. The aim of our study was to determine whether the complication rate differs between right-sided and left-sided colectomies for cancer. METHODS: We identified patients who underwent laparoscopic colectomy for colon cancer between 2005 and 2010 in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database and stratified cases by right and left side...
2016: Cancer Treatment Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760608/-clinicopathologic-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-368-radical-nephroureterectomy-specimens
#16
Y Wang, H Y He
Objective: To evaluate the epidemiology, clinicopathological features and prognosis in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) patients. Methods: All archival 368 UTUC cases that underwent radical nephroureterectomy between September 1999 and October 2014 were reviewed, and their clinicopathological features were analyzed. Follow-up time was 1-216 months, with a mean follow-up of 41 month. Results: One hundred and twenty-eight male and 240 female patients were included, with a mean age of 68 years ranging from 31 to 88 years...
October 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744426/sorafenib-inhibits-renal-fibrosis-induced-by-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-via-inhibition-of-macrophage-infiltration
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Wenting Ma, Le Tao, Xuefei Wang, Qinyi Liu, Wei Zhang, Qiuying Li, Chunfeng He, Dongying Xue, Jie Zhang, Cheng Liu
AIMS: Sorafenib, which has been used extensively for the treatment of renal cell cancer and advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), has also been shown to have antifibrotic effects in liver fibrosis. However, the effects of sorafenib on renal fibrosis are unknown. Therefore, we investigated whether sorafenib inhibited renal fibrosis in a mouse model of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) and further explored the potential mechanism. METHODS: Mice underwent UUO followed by vehicle or sorafenib treatment...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736158/long-term-outcomes-of-double-layered-polytetrafluoroethylene-membrane-covered-self-expandable-segmental-metallic-stents-uventa-in-patients-with-chronic-ureteral-obstructions-is-it-really-safe
#18
Myong Kim, Bumsik Hong, Hyung Keun Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term clinical efficacy and safety of double-layered polytetrafluoroethylene membrane-covered self-expandable segmental metallic stents (Uventa) in patients with chronic ureteral obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, a total of 50 ureter units (44 patients) with chronic obstructions were included from July 2010 to May 2015. Indications for Uventa placement were primary stenting for malignant ureteral obstruction, failed conventional polymeric Double-J stent (PS), or percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) technique, with comorbidities or fears limiting PS/PCN changes, or with irritation or pain due to PS/PCN...
December 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730305/androgen-receptor-expression-is-associated-with-adverse-pathological-features-in-ureteral-but-not-in-pelvicalyceal-urothelial-carcinomas-of-the-upper-urinary-tract
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G J Wirth, A Haitel, M Moschini, F Soria, T Klatte, M R Hassler, K Bensalah, A Briganti, J A Karam, Y Lotan, V Margulis, J D Raman, M Remzi, N Rioux-Leclercq, B D Robinson, M Rouprêt, C G Wood, S F Shariat
PURPOSE: This study aims to determine the significance of androgen receptor (AR) expression in urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract (UTUC). METHODS: AR expression was assessed on tissue microarrays containing specimens of 737 patients with UTUC who underwent radical nephroureterectomy with curative intent. AR expression was correlated with clinical and pathological tumor features as well as recurrence-free survival (RFS), cancer-specific survival (CSS) and overall survival (OS)...
October 11, 2016: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714520/the-use-of-transureteroureterostomy-during-ureteral-reconstruction-for-advanced-primary-or-recurrent-pelvic-malignancy-in-the-era-of-multimodal-therapy
#20
Junichiro Kawamura, Masaki Tani, Kimiaki Sumida, Takefumi Yazawa, Junya Kawasoe, Michihiro Yamamoto, Hideki Harada, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Masazumi Zaima
PURPOSE: Cancerous involvement of a ureter is sometimes encountered in pelvic surgery for malignancy. We usually perform transureteroureterostomy (TUU) in cases of unilateral lower ureteral cancerous involvement. We report the outcomes in patients treated with TUU in our institute. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 11 patients who underwent TUU between June 2006 and September 2015. RESULTS: The primary disease was colon cancer in five patients, rectal cancer in four, and uterine cervical cancer and ovarian cancer in one patient each...
January 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
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