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Hiroaki Kawanishi, Katsuhiro Ito, Satoshi Kamido, Yuka Kohno, Toshihiro Uemura, Keiji Kato, Hirotsugu Uetsuki, Hitoshi Ohno, Kazuhiro Okumura
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic urologists are familiar with both transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approaches. That experience is an advantage when devising a strategy for intra-abdominal lymph node biopsy. We report the feasibility and effectiveness of laparoscopic biopsy using a urological laparoscopic technique for the treatment of patients with clinically suspected intra-abdominal lymphoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 2010 to April 2015, a total of 22 patients underwent laparoscopic biopsy for suspected intra-abdominal lymphoma...
November 2016: Investigative and Clinical Urology
Gokce Dundar, Gokhan Gokce, Kaan Gokcen, Esat Korgali, Aydemir Asdemir, Kenan Kaygusuz
PURPOSE: Pediatric stone disease is an important clinical problem in pediatric urology practice. We aimed to compare mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (miniperc) and micro-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (microperc) in pediatric patients who underwent unsuccesful SWL procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A number of 43 pediatric patients, aged 17 years or younger, were treated with miniperc or microperc procedures due to renal calculi by a single surgeon. In group 1, there were 27 patients who underwent miniperc procedure...
October 10, 2016: Urology Journal
Ge Qu, Xu-Lei Cui, Hong-Ju Liu, Zhi-Gang Ji, Yu-Guang Huang
<strong>Objective</strong> To evaluate the effects of ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block on postoperative analgesia and early recovery in patients undergoing retroperitoneoscopic urologic surgeries. <strong>Methods</strong> This was a randomized, controlled, double-blinded trial. Eligible patients scheduled for retroperitoneoscopic urologic surgeries were randomly assigned to two groups. Group TAP received ultrasound-guided TAP block with 0.5% ropivacaine 20 ml at 30 minutes before surgery, and Group C received TAP sham block with normal saline...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
Ali Solhpour, Alireza Jafari, Masoud Hashemi, Behnam Hosseini, Sajad Razavi, Gholamreza Mohseni, Maryam Vosoughian, Faranak Behnaz, Reza Amin Nejad, Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi, Fereshteh Soltani
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of combination of meperidine and dexamethasone with that of placebo, meperidine alone, and the combination of ketamine and midazolam in preventing shivering during spinal anesthesia. DESIGN: This is a prospective, placebo-controlled study. SETTING: The setting is at an operating room of a university-based teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Two hundred American Society of Anesthesiologists I and II patients undergoing orthopedic and urologic surgery under spinal anesthesia were included...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Michael J Biles, Julia B Finkelstein, Mark V Silva, Sarah M Lambert, Pasquale Casale
INTRODUCTION: Robotic technology has been increasingly utilized for complicated reconstructive surgeries in pediatric urology, such as ureteroureterostomy (UU). The literature is limited regarding the performance of minimally invasive UU in children, and the existing published series utilize indwelling ureteral stents. We sought to report on our pediatric experience with robot-assisted laparoscopic (RAL)-UU using a temporary ureteral catheter in duplex systems with ureteral ectopia. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of all pediatric patients who underwent RAL-UU at a single institution over a 2-year period...
October 2016: Journal of Endourology
Debasis Pal, Aditi Ghosh, Ranjan Sen, Atasi Pal
A continuous-wave (CW) as well as quasi-continuous wave (QCW) thulium-doped all-fiber laser at 1.94 μm has been designed for targeting applications in urology. The thulium-doped active fiber with an octagonal-shaped inner cladding is pumped at 793 nm to achieve stable CW laser power of 10 W with 32% lasing efficiency (against launched pump power). The linear variation of laser power with pump offers a scope of further power scaling. A QCW operation with variation of duty cycle from 0.5% to 90%, repetition rate from 0...
August 10, 2016: Applied Optics
Ostap Dovirak, Jialin Mao, Kimberly Taylor, Peter Chang, Andrew A Wagner
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive approaches to adrenal surgery were adopted in an attempt to reduce surgical morbidity. Despite the widespread use, few studies objectively evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients undergoing laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA). We assessed patients' health status and recovery after LA with the use of validated questionnaires. METHODS: Patients seen in urology clinic for evaluation of adrenal surgery were enlisted in our prospective, patient-reported, HRQOL study assessing postoperative recovery...
August 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
James Liu, Caleb Abshire, Connor Carry, Andrew B Sholl, Sree Harsha Mandava, Amrita Datta, Manish Ranjan, Cameron Callaghan, Donna V Peralta, Kristen S Williams, Weil R Lai, Asim B Abdel-Mageed, Matthew Tarr, Benjamin R Lee
OBJECTIVE: To investigate tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) and gold nanorod (AuNR) paired with photothermal ablation in a human metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma mouse model. Nanoparticles have been successful as platform for targeted drug delivery in the treatment of urologic cancers. Likewise, the use of nanoparticles in photothermal tumor ablation, though early in its development, has provided promising results. Our previous in vitro studies of nanoparticles loaded with both TKI and gold nanorods and activated with photothermal ablation have demonstrated significant synergistic cell kill greater than each individual arm alone...
July 19, 2016: BJU International
Y El Harrech, O Ghoundale, E H Kasmaoui, D Touiti
Introduction. Retrocaval ureter is a rare congenital anomaly. Open surgery was the classic treatment for this condition. Laparoscopy is currently an admitted procedure to treat many urological diseases. The objective of our study is to present our experience and discuss the safety and the feasibility of transperitoneal laparoscopic pyelopyelostomy for treatment of retrocaval ureter (RCU). Materials and Methods. Three symptomatic patients underwent laparoscopic repair for RCU in our department. The diagnosis was suspected on the computed tomography scan (CT) and confirmed on ascending pyelography...
2016: Advances in Urology
Vincenzo Mirone, Ferdinando Fusco, Fabio Parazzini, Alessandro Zucchi
INTRODUCTION: PDE5 inhibitors are the firstline treatment for erectile dysfunction. Although all these drugs share the same mechanism of action, each agent could have different characteristics in terms of selectivity, pharmacokinetics and tolerability profile. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This manuscript illustrates a project, undertaken by the Italian Society of Urology in order to obtain a "snapshot" of the experience of Italian urologists with the use of PDE5 inhibitors in the clinical practice...
2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Daniel Ramirez, Matthew J Maurice, Catherine Seager, Georges-Pascal Haber
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) during pregnancy and review the existing literature on the topic. METHODS: A 35-year-old asymptomatic pregnant woman at 20 weeks gestation was found to have a large mass in the right kidney during routine anatomic ultrasound for fetal assessment. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a 7.5 cm right upper-pole solid-enhancing renal mass, concerning for malignancy, without evidence of local extension or metastases...
June 2016: Urology
Yasser A Noureldin, Ana Stoica, Wassim Kassouf, Simon Tanguay, Franck Bladou, Sero Andonian
INTRODUCTION: To incorporate the da Vinci Surgical Skills Simulator (dVSSS) into Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and to assess basic robotic skills of urology Post-Graduate Trainees (PGTs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: PGTs in post-graduate years (PGY-3 to PGY-5) from two Quebec urology training programs were recruited. During a 20 minute OSCE station, PGTs were asked to fill in a questionnaire and perform two tasks: pick and place, and energy dissection level 1...
February 2016: Canadian Journal of Urology
Nessn Htum Azawi, Mariam Annalisa Skibsted Hult, Claus Dahl, Mikkel Fode
INTRODUCTION: Conventionally, individual ligation of the renal vessels with clips is performed during laparoscopic nephrectomy (LN). Concomitant ligation of the vessels is not a standard procedure due to an expected risk of stapler dysfunction and the development of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF). Using the EndoGIA stapler 45/2.5 mm, we compared en bloc ligation with individual ligation during LN and nephroureterectomy (LNU) with a special focus on the development of AVF and technique safety...
February 2016: Danish Medical Journal
Zeng Li, Yidong Huang, Lei Kang, Guizhen Huang, Miao Yuan, Yue Zhang, Jie Zhang, Lugang Huang
UNLABELLED: Corresponding author: HUANG Lugang, E-mail: OBJECTIVE: To explore the effectiveness of modified Politano-Leadbetter reimplantation for the treatment of congenital malformation of the vesicoureteral junction in children. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was made on the clinical data of 53 patients with congenital malformation of the vesicoureteral junction treated with modified Politano-Leadbetter reimplantation between June 2000 and October 2014...
October 2015: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
Chen Jen Chan, Victor Srougi, Fabio Yoshiaki Tanno, Ricardo Duarte Jordão, Miguel Srougi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficiency of a novel device coupled with ultrassound for renal percutaneous puncture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After establishing hydronephrosis, ten pigs had three calyxes of each kidney punctured by the same urology resident, with and without the new device ("Punctiometer"). Time for procedure completion, number of attempts to reach the calyx, puncture precision and puncture complications were recorded in both groups and compared. RESULTS: Puncture success on the first attempt was achieved in 25 punctures (83%) with the Punctiometer and in 13 punctures (43%) without the Punctiometer (p=0...
September 2015: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Udi Blankstein, Andrea G Lantz, R John D'A Honey, Kenneth T Pace, Michael Ordon, Jason Young Lee
INTRODUCTION: Simulation-based training (SBT) is being increasingly used for novice trainees as a means of overcoming the early learning curve associated with new surgical skills. We designed a SBT flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) course using a novel inanimate training model (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN; URS model). We evaluated the course and validated this Cook URS model. METHODS: A 2-week SBT fURS course was designed for junior level urology trainees at 2 Canadian universities...
September 2015: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
Eugene Kramolowsky, Zachary McDowell, Blake Moore, Brigette Booth, Nada Wood
INTRODUCTION: The frequency of flexible ureteroscopy has increased with the introduction of improved instrumentation. Ureteroscopes allow increased endoscopic access to the ureter and kidney. However, maintenance and repair of scopes may increase the total procedure expense. METHODS: In 3 years (8/2011-7/2014), 655 flexible ureteroscopies were performed at a single-specialty, urology, ambulatory surgery center. Procedures were performed by 26 board-certified urologists using four Olympus URF P5 flexible ureteroscopes...
March 2016: Journal of Endourology
Benjamin K Canales, Lindsay Sinclair, Diana Kang, Anna M Mench, Manuel Arreola, Vincent G Bird
PURPOSE: Proper fluoroscopic education and protocols may reduce the patient radiation dose but few prospective studies in urology have been performed. Using optically stimulated luminescent dosimeters we tested whether fluoroscopy time and/or entrance skin dose would decrease after educational and radiation reduction protocols. MATERIALS AND METHODS: At default manufacturer settings fluoroscopy time and entrance skin dose were prospectively measured using optically stimulated luminescent dosimeters in patients undergoing ureteroscopy, retrograde pyelogram/stent or percutaneous nephrolithotomy with access for stone disease...
April 2016: Journal of Urology
A A Nasir, S K Mishra, A Ahmadi, V Murali, V B Kori, V B Kori, R B Sabnis, M R Desai
BACKGROUND: Microperc using all-seeing needle is associated with reduced tract-related morbidity. AIM & OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness and safety of microperc in children. PATIENTS & METHODS: From July 2010 to August 2014, a total of 17 children with renal stones underwent microperc at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, India. Renal access was achieved through 4.85-Fr (16 gauge) all-seeing needle (PolyDiagnost, Pfaffenhofen, Germany)...
July 2014: Journal of the West African College of Surgeons
Yasuhiro Yamada, Yasuyuki Naitoh, Kenichi Kobayashi, Atsuko Fujihara, Kazuyoshi Johnin, Fumiya Hongo, Yoshio Naya, Kazumi Kamoi, Koji Okihara, Akihiro Kawauchi, Tsuneharu Miki
BACKGROUND: Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) was performed for 31 cases of pediatric urologic disease in our department. OBJECTIVE: A retrospective chart review was performed on pediatric patients who underwent LESS. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Procedures included pyeloplasty (21), nephrectomy (4), varicocele ligation (3), orchiectomy (1), orchiopexy (1), and removal of female genitalia (1). In all 31 cases, an incision of 15 to 20 mm was made in the umbilical region, and a port for LESS was put in place...
January 2016: Journal of Endourology
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