Arch Esp Urol 2017 06;70(5):550-555
Department of Urology. Samsun Ondokuz Mayis University. Samsun. Turkey.
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Urolithiasis 2017 Apr 12;45(2):209-213. Epub 2016 May 12.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun Ondokuz Mayis University, Atakum, 55200, Samsun, Turkey.
To compare the success and complications of ultra-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (UPNL) and standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy (SPNL) techniques. We prospectively analyzed 50 patients who underwent SPNL, and 47 patients who underwent UPNL. The patients with a stone size equal to or smaller than 25 mm and we used flipping a coin as the randomization technique. Read More
World J Urol 2016 Aug 17;34(8):1169-73. Epub 2015 Dec 17.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, BezmialemVakif University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Purpose: To evaluate and compare effectivity and safety of flexible ureteroscopy (F-URS) and mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPNL) for 10-20 mm renal stones in obese patients.
Methods: Between 2012 and 2015, charts of patients who were treated with F-URS or mPNL for 10-20 mm kidney stone(s) were analyzed. Patients with BMI > 30 kg/m(2) were enrolled into the study. Read More
Urolithiasis 2016 Oct 24;44(5):427-34. Epub 2015 Dec 24.
Department and Institute of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 1095 Jiefang Avenue, 430030, Wuhan, China.
The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes of flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) and minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPNL) for the treatment of renal and/or proximal ureteral stones sized 1-2 cm in the elderly (≥60 years). Between January 2010 and March 2015, 184 consecutive mPNL and fURS were performed to treat intermediate renal and/or proximal ureteral stones in geriatric patients. The records were retrospectively reviewed and outcomes were compared. Read More
Urolithiasis 2018 Jun 1. Epub 2018 Jun 1.
Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
We aimed to compare the outcomes of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPNL) and standard PNL techniques in the treatment of renal stones ≥ 2 cm. The study was designed as a randomized prospective study between January 2016 and April 2017. The patients with a kidney stone ≥ 2 cm were included in the study. Read More