369 results match your criteria Percutaneous Endourology

Paediatric stone management: innovations and standards.

Curr Opin Urol 2022 Jul 9;32(4):420-424. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Department of Urology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Purpose Of Review: The aim of this study was to discuss current trends and recent developments in the surgical management of paediatric urolithiasis.

Recent Findings: Medical expulsive therapy (MET) is considered as an option for the treatment of children with ureter stones. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) remains as a first option for majority of kidney stones and upper ureter stones. Read More

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Gallbladder injury after Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: A case report.

Urol Case Rep 2022 Jul 6;43:102106. Epub 2022 May 6.

Department of Urology, Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the gold standard treatment of large kidney stones that has rare but serious complications such as gallbladder injury. In this article, a 62-year-old woman with a right lower kidney who was scheduled for PCNL was presented. The patient had acute abdomen on the first day after PCNL, so explorative laparotomy and cholecystectomy were done. Read More

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Long Term Outcome of 112 Pediatric Patients With Ureteroplevic Junction Obstruction Treated by Endourologic Retrograde Balloon Dilatation.

Front Pediatr 2022 25;10:863625. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Pediatric Urology, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain.

Purpose: To analyze the effectiveness, complications and long-term outcome of the patients with ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) treated by endoscopic retrograde balloon dilatation (ERBD) in the largest series reported.

Materials And Methods: Between years 2004 and 2018, 112 patients with primary unilateral UPJO were treated by ERBD. Endoscopic treatment consisted on a retrograde balloon dilatation of the ureteropelvic junction (UPJ), through cystoscopy and under fluoroscopic guidance, using high-pressure balloon catheters. Read More

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Upper urinary tract pressures in endourology: A systematic review of range, variables and implications.

BJU Int 2022 Apr 29. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.

Objectives: To systematically review the literature, ascertaining upper tract pressures generated during endourology, relevant influencing variables and clinical implications.

Materials & Methods: A systematic review of MEDLINE/Scopus/Cochrane databases was performed by two authors independently (SC,ND). Studies reporting ureteric or intrarenal pressures during semi-rigid ureteroscopy(URS)/flexible ureterorenoscopy(FURS)/percutaneous nephrolithotomy(PCNL)/miniaturised PCNL(mPCNL);1950-2021 were identified. Read More

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Robot-Assisted Mini-Endoscopic Combined Intrarenal Surgery for Complex and Multiple Calculi: What Are the Real Advantages?

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2022 Apr 25. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Department of Urology, Biruni University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

To determine the stone-free rates (SFR) with robot-assisted mini-endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery (mini-ECIRS) and evaluate the impact of intraoperative assessment of stone-free status compared to postoperative non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) scan findings. A total of 42 consecutive patients (44 renal units) diagnosed with complex/multiple renal stones were enrolled and reviewed in a retrospective manner. While retrograde access with the flexible scope was performed by using Avicenna Roboflex, mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy was performed through a 16. Read More

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Querying the significance of patient position during computerized tomography on the reliability of pre-percutaneous nephrolithotomy planning.

World J Urol 2022 Jun 2;40(6):1553-1560. Epub 2022 Apr 2.

Endourology Unit, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Background: Computerized tomography (CT) is considered indispensable in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) planning. We aimed to define the reliability of pre-PCNL CT for planning renal access by assessing renal positional changes between supine and prone CTs.

Subjects And Methods: CT urographies (CTU) of 30 consecutive patients were reviewed for distances upper pole (UP)-diaphragm, UP-diaphragm attachment, renal pelvis (RP)-lateral body wall, RP- posterior body wall, and lower pole (LP)- anterior-superior iliac spine (ASIS). Read More

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Urological stone disease: a 5-year update of stone management using Hospital Episode Statistics.

BJU Int 2022 Mar 20. Epub 2022 Mar 20.

Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Department of Urology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Objective: To reassess the trends in upper urinary tract (UUT) stone disease burden and management in the UK during the last 5 years.

Methods: The present paper is our third quinquennial analysis of trends in the management of renal stones in England. Data were collected using the Hospital Episode Statistics database for the years 2015-2020 inclusive. Read More

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Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and lymphocyte-monocyte ratio (LMR) in predicting systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL).

Urolithiasis 2022 Jun 4;50(3):341-348. Epub 2022 Mar 4.

Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK.

The objective of this prospective observational study was to assess the clinical significance of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and lymphocyte-monocyte ratio (LMR) as potential biomarkers to identify post-PNL SIRS or sepsis. Demographic data and laboratory data including hemoglobin (Hb), total leucocyte count (TLC), serum creatinine, urine microscopy and culture were collected. The NLR, LMR and PLR were calculated by the mathematical division of their absolute values derived from routine complete blood counts from peripheral blood samples. Read More

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Mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the management of renal stones over 2 cm: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Minerva Urol Nephrol 2022 Feb 11. Epub 2022 Feb 11.

Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.

Introduction: Standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy (sPCNL) is recommended for renal stones over 2cm. Mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPCNL) has also emerged as a promising technique in this setting. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the safety and efficacy of sPCNL to mPCNL for the management of renal stones over 2cm. Read More

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February 2022

Propensity score-matched analysis comparing retrograde intrarenal surgery with percutaneous nephrolithotomy in anomalous kidneys.

Minerva Urol Nephrol 2022 Feb 11. Epub 2022 Feb 11.

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, NUHS, Singapore.

Background: Endourologic interventions for urolithiasis in patients with anomalous kidneys can be challenging, and comparisons between these interventions are not well studied. We aim to compare the safety, outcomes and complications of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) versus percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in patients with urolithiasis in anomalous kidneys.

Methods: A propensity score-matched pair analysis (PSM) was performed on pooled patient data from 20 centers. Read More

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February 2022

Is Guy's stone score useful for predicting outcomes in percutaneous nephrolithotomy?

Actas Urol Esp (Engl Ed) 2022 Mar 4;46(2):92-97. Epub 2022 Feb 4.

Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, Jefe del Departamento de Urología, Litiasis y Endourología, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Introduction: Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is currently the treatment of choice in large kidney stones. Guy's stone score was developed to predict treatment outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between Guy's score and outcomes in our institution. Read More

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Artificial intelligence in endourology: emerging technology for individualized care.

Curr Opin Urol 2022 Jul 31;32(4):379-392. Epub 2022 Jan 31.

Department of Urology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Artificial intelligence in medicine has allowed for efficient processing of large datasets to perform cognitive tasks that facilitate clinical decision-making, and it is an emerging area of research. This review aims to highlight the most pertinent and recent research in artificial intelligence in endourology, where it has been used to optimize stone diagnosis, support decision-making regarding management, predict stone recurrence, and provide new tools for bioinformatics research within endourology.

Recent Findings: Artificial neural networks (ANN) and machine learning approaches have demonstrated high accuracy in predicting stone diagnoses, stone composition, and outcomes of spontaneous stone passage, shockwave lithotripsy (SWL), or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL); some of these models outperform more traditional predictive models and existing nomograms. Read More

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International Alliance of Urolithiasis (IAU) guideline on percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Minerva Urol Nephrol 2022 01 31. Epub 2022 Jan 31.

Department of Urology, Biruni University, Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey -

Introduction: The International Alliance of Urolithiasis (IAU) would like to release the latest guideline on percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and provide a clinical framework for surgeons peforming PCNLs.

Evidence Acquisition: These recommendations were collected and appraised from a systematic review and assessment of the literature covering all aspects of PCNLs from the PubMed database between 01/01/1976 to 31/07/2021. Each generated recommendation was graded using a modified GRADE methodology. Read More

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January 2022

Past, Present and Future of Urology in Pakistan.

Manzoor Hussain

J Pak Med Assoc 2021 Oct;71(10):2407-2414

Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan.

There is very little published literature on urologic diseases prior to 1947 from areas now constituting Pakistan. From inception of the country to 1970s, urology was part of surgery practiced by general surgeons except for two urology units established in 1960s. The real take off of urology began with introduction of transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) in 1980s, ushering the era of endourology; the second era of which began with ureteroscopy along with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) in 1987-1989, percutaneous nephrolithotomy in 1992 and introduction of percutaneous nephrostomy in 1997. Read More

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October 2021

Supine Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in a Patient with Solitary Lung: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Prague Med Rep 2021 ;122(4):294-299

Department of Urology, Istanbul Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey.

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) surgeries are performed with different patient positions, anesthesia methods and different-sized access sheaths in order to reduce the complication rates. Supine positioned PNL can be performed safely in the high-risk group patients with comorbidities. Herein, we present a patient who had a past surgical history of right pneumonectomy and underwent a supine PNL procedure under regional anesthesia for a staghorn renal stone in the right kidney. Read More

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December 2021

Is There Any Clinical Benefit for Peri-operative Administration of Tranexamic Acid for Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Curr Urol Rep 2021 Dec 16;22(12):65. Epub 2021 Dec 16.

Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK.

Purpose Of Review: The purpose of current systematic review and meta-analysis is to determine the efficacy and safety of the administration of tranexamic acid in patients undergoing PCNL. The study was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) statement. This systematic review and meta-analysis includes randomized comparative prospective studies. Read More

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December 2021

Urolithiasis in Germany: Trends from the National DRG Database.

Urol Int 2022 9;106(6):589-595. Epub 2021 Dec 9.

Department of Urology and Paediatric Urology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany.

Introduction: Urolithiasis is a common disease leading to a high socioeconomic burden due to treatment costs and sickness leave. The aim of this study was to evaluate recent trends in the incidence of urolithiasis in Germany and in the use of therapeutic interventions.

Methods: Treatment data for all in-patient hospital episodes for urolithiasis between 2005 and 2016 were extracted from the national DRG statistics at DESTATIS and analysed with regard to the corresponding procedures according to the OPS code. Read More

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Efficacy and Safety of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Outcomes from a Tertiary Care Center.

J Endourol 2022 05;36(5):600-609

Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.

The management of renal stone disease in the presence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a challenging scenario, both in terms of surgical safety and perioperative outcomes. The aim of the present study is to study the efficacy, safety, and outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in patients with CKD. A prospective study was conducted including adult patients with renal stone disease and a creatinine clearance of <90 mL/min (Stage 2 CKD or more) who underwent PCNL. Read More

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Impact of COVID-19 on endourology surgical practice in Saudi Arabia: A national multicenter study.

Asian J Urol 2021 Oct 26;8(4):416-423. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Devision of Urology, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Division of Urology, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Objective: To identify the impact of COVID-19 on endourology surgical practice in Saudi Arabia.

Methods: A retrospective study of seven tertiary hospitals from January 2019 to April 2019, and from January 2020 to April 2020 was performed. Records of urology outpatient department (OPD) visits and endourology procedures in the first third of 2020 were analyzed and compared with those in the first third of 2019, as well as, during the full curfew time, April 2020 versus April 2019. Read More

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October 2021

Role of Intrarenal Pressure in Modern Day Endourology (Mini-PCNL and Flexible URS): a Systematic Review of Literature.

Curr Urol Rep 2021 Oct 8;22(10):52. Epub 2021 Oct 8.

Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK.

Purpose Of Review: To review the latest evidence about intrarenal pressures (IRPs) generated during flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) and mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPCNL) and present tools and techniques to maintain decreased values.

Recent Finding: fURS and PCNL constitute the primary means of stone treatment. New flexible ureterorenoscopes with small diameter and miniaturized PCNL instruments achieve optimal stone-free rates (SFRs) while decreasing invasiveness and morbidity. Read More

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October 2021

Influence of Webinar-Based Learning on Practice of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: Outcomes of a Global Survey.

J Endourol 2022 02;36(2):279-286

Department of Urology, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, NUHS, Singapore, Singapore.

With webinars looking to be the mainstay post-pandemic, it is important to demonstrate whether webinars are, indeed, effective educational tools for professional training and skill acquisition. We aim at demonstrating, via a global survey, the efficacy of webinars on percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and how this knowledge transforms clinical practice. A structured online survey covering the following sections: (1) Demographics, (2) PCNL techniques, and (3) PCNL equipment was circulated. Read More

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February 2022

Fellowship training in endourology: Impact on percutaneous nephrolithotomy access patterns.

Can Urol Assoc J 2022 Feb;16(2):E76-E81

Department of Urology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, United States.

Introduction: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) remains the treatment of choice for kidney stones larger than 2 cm. Few studies have examined the reasons why some urologists obtain their own PCNL access while others prefer to have interventional radiology (IR) obtain access. The objective of this study was to investigate what factors influence this decision. Read More

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February 2022

The Tomato Model.

Urology 2021 11 10;157:280-281. Epub 2021 Aug 10.

Department of Urology, Policlinico San Martino Hospital, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.

Objectives: Percutaneous renal access (PCA) is one of the most difficult intervention in endourology. Hands-on training is a useful tool for a good understanding of the puncturing technique, reducing the learning curve, and lowering risks of complications during first procedures. The ideal surgical simulator should efficiently improve trainees' skills, be easily accessible, low-cost, and realistic. Read More

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November 2021

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy - the puncture.

Peter Alken

BJU Int 2022 01 25;129(1):17-24. Epub 2021 Aug 25.

Department of Urology, Klinik für Urologie und Urochirurgie, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany.

Objective: To determine what importance is given to the puncture and assistive technologies in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) in the current urological literature.

Methods: PubMed was searched for English publications and reviews for the keywords: 'percutaneous nephrolithotomy', 'percutaneous nephrostomy', 'puncture'. The search was limited to the last 5 years, January 2016 until February 2021. Read More

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January 2022

Open Pyelolithotomy in the Presence of a Retro-Renal Colon: A Safe Alternative in Resource-Limited Settings.

Adrian R Rhudd

Cureus 2021 Jun 22;13(6):e15827. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Urology, Mount St John's Medical Center, St John's, ATG.

A retro-renal colon (RRC) is a rare but important anatomical variant to consider when planning percutaneous stone surgery. CT scanning of the abdomen is critical to detect this and to plan the surgical approach to avoid injury to the colon. In this case report, a 38-year-old woman with large obstructing bilateral symptomatic renal stones was found to have a left retro-renal colon on image review prior to left percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Read More

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Current status of thulium fibre laser lithotripsy: an up-to-date review.

BJU Int 2021 11 2;128(5):531-538. Epub 2021 Aug 2.

Department of Urology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.

Objective: To perform an up-to-date review to scope the current status of the thulium fibre laser (TFL) in the setting of stone lithotripsy and provide a guide for the clinical urologist.

Methods: A review of world literature was performed to identify original articles on TFL for stone lithotripsy. Our clinical experiences of using the technology have also been shared. Read More

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November 2021

Introducing in clinical practice a new laser suction handpiece for percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Urologia 2021 Jul 13:3915603211031874. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

Department of Urology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Objective: To assess a novel combined laser suction handpiece (LSH) for performing PCNL in a clinical setting.

Methods: The study comprised 40 consecutive PCNLs performed between May 2019 and February 2020. The first 20 procedures (Group A) were performed with conventional ultrasonic or pneumatic devices and the other 20 (Group B) were performed with the use of the new LSH. Read More

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A case of ureteral fungal mass removal in a patient taking empagliflozin.

CEN Case Rep 2021 11 28;10(4):603-607. Epub 2021 Jun 28.

Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1801 N. Senate Blvd, STE 220, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA.

With increased use of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors as antidiabetic agents, the risk of serious fungal urinary tract infection (UTI) may be increased. We present the case of a 67-year-old Caucasian female who was admitted for emphysematous pyelitis and found to have a fungal ball in the renal pelvis. Candida glabrata was cultured and the patient was managed with percutaneous nephrostomy tube placement and antifungal treatment. Read More

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November 2021

Evolution of Urology Services in Pakistan.

Manzoor Hussain

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2021 Jun;30(6):746-748

Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan.

Urology has been separated from its parent generic specialty at different times during the last 150 years in different countries. In Pakistan, from 1947 to 1970s, urology was part of surgery and was done by general surgeons. There were only two urology units from late 1950s to early 1960s. Read More

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