Arch Esp Urol 2017 Jun;70(5):534-541
Servicio de Urología. Hospital Universitario de La Ribera. Alzira. Valencia. España.
BJU Int 2012 May 28;109(9):1384-9. Epub 2011 Oct 28.
Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Unlabelled: Study Type--Therapy (case control). Level of Evidence 3b. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Recently European Association of Urology 2011 guidelines on urolithiasis recommended retrograde intrarenal surgery as the second-line therapy for the treatment of kidney stones <10 mm in diameter. Read More
Urolithiasis 2013 Feb 23;41(1):73-8. Epub 2012 Dec 23.
Department of Urology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine, No.1630 Dong Fang Road, Shanghai, 200127, China.
The aim of the study was to compare the clinical outcome and the cost-effectiveness between retrograde intra renal surgery (RIRS) and mini-percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (mPCNL) for the management of single renal stone of 2-3 cm in Chinese medical setting. From May 2005 to February 2011, 115 patients with solitary renal calculi were treated either by RIRS or mPCNL. 56 patients were in RIRS group while 59 were in mPCNL group. Read More
J Endourol 2016 12;30(12):1285-1289
Department of Urology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital , Ankara, Turkey .
Purpose: Comparison of effectiveness and safety of ultramini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (UMPNL) and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) in treatment of moderate-sized renal stones.
Material And Methods: The patients scheduled for surgery attributable to renal stones with the greatest diameter of 10 to 25 mm were prospectively analyzed. Patients were randomized into groups with tossing a coin method. Read More
Actas Urol Esp 2011 Feb 2;35(2):108-14. Epub 2011 Feb 2.
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Río Hortega, Valladolid, España.
Introduction: Washing the renal cavities using minipercutaneous surgery shaft is an ideal technical procedure for retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) when lithiasic fragmentation is significant or if the anatomy of the renal cavities may obstruct the spontaneous elimination of fragments.
Materials And Methods: we performed 37 RIRS on 35 patients with renal lithiasis (14 men, 21 women) with a mean age of 56 (range 33-72) years, divided into two groups in accordance with the size of their kidney stones. Group A, 23 patients with lithiasis <1. Read More