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Hyams Elias S - - 2010
There is no standardization in the nephrolithiasis literature regarding preoperative or postoperative evaluation of patients who are undergoing treatment for stone disease. This may hinder comparisons of efficacy of different treatment modalities. We evaluated heterogeneity in the literature of preoperative and postoperative evaluations of patients who were undergoing surgical treatment ...
Kramolowsky Eugene V - - 2010
To analyze the impact of slowing the shockwave delivery during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) on the clinical patient outcome and the cost of delivering this service in a community practice. The data from 1745 consecutive SWL procedures were analyzed at a freestanding surgery center. About 872 treatments were performed at ...
Metzner Gerald G Paracelsus Private Medical University, Orthopedics, Muellner Hauptstrasse 48, Salzburg A-5020, Austria. - - 2010
Few reports about the success of high-energy extracorporeal shock-wave therapy in cases of plantar fasciitis exist, even fewer about long-term results. This study investigated results of high-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy applied to patients with recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. Ninety ESWT were applied to 63 patients (73 heels; 25 male and ...
Bang Byoung Wook - - 2010
Endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD) is a safe and effective method for the treatment of choledocholithiasis, but previous studies have rarely reported the appropriate ballooning time (BT). We prospectively evaluated the safety and efficacy of EPBD according to BT in patients undergoing bile duct stone removal. Seventy consecutive patients with ...
McAdams Sean - - 2010
PURPOSE: We determined whether stone attenuation can predict stone fragmentation after shock wave lithotripsy in the pediatric population. Previous studies show that preoperative attenuation in HU on noncontrast computerized tomography predicts shock wave lithotripsy success. To our knowledge study of this parameter in the pediatric population has been lacking to ...
Yun Seok Joong - - 2010
PURPOSE: Sodium restriction is widely recommended to prevent urinary stone recurrence. However, the effect of urinary sodium excretion has not been fully evaluated. We investigated the relationship between urinary sodium, urinary metabolite excretion and the risk of recurrence in urinary stone formers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Selected for study were 798 ...
Krambeck Amy E - - 2010
The incidence of brushite stones has increased during the last 3 decades and we report our experience with brushite stone formers. From 1996 to 2008 we identified 82 patients with brushite urinary calculi. After institutional review board approval a review of our prospectively collected database was performed. There were 54 ...
Corwin Michael T - - 2011
To determine the natural history of gallbladder (GB) polyps incidentally detected at ultrasonography (US) and to propose management guidelines for these lesions based on polyp size. The HIPAA-compliant study was approved by the institutional review board, and informed consent was waived. A database search for "polyp" in all US examinations ...
Karami Hossein - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Gaining access to the pyelocaliceal system in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is routinely performed using fluoroscopic guidance with the patient in a prone position. We compared ultrasonography-guided access for PCNL with the patient in the flank position with conventional fluoroscopy-guided access. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 60 ...
Kubo Masayuki - - 2010
Although secondary lymphedema is a common complication after surgical and radiation therapy for cancer, the treatment options for lymphedema remain limited and largely ineffective. We thus studied the effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy on promoting lymphangiogenesis and improving secondary lymphedema. A rabbit ear model of lymphedema was created by ...
McAdams Sean - - 2010
PURPOSE: We determined whether age, gender, body mass index, number of stones, stone location or total stone diameter could independently predict stone-free rates after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed 149 patients 3 to 17 years old undergoing shock wave lithotripsy between 2001 and 2008. ...
Basiri Abbas - - 2010
PURPOSE: Since there is insufficient evidence to determine the best treatment modality in children with distal ureteral calculi, we designed a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy and complications of transureteral and shock wave lithotripsy in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 children with distal ...
Lu Jianlin - - 2010
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) using sciaticum majus foramen and sciaticum minus foramen as the path to treat distal ureteral stone in supine position. Between December 2006 and November 2008, 243 cases of distal urinary calculi were treated ...
Shah Kartik - - 2010
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of stone attenuation value on the effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for upper urinary tract stones. METHODS: In this prospective study, 99 patients underwent SWL for solitary renal and upper ureteral stones from January 2007 to March 2009. ...
Tarawneh Emad - - 2010
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is still the treatment of choice for most renal and upper ureteric stones; however the outcome depends on multiple factors. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of stone density, as measured by Hounsfield Units (H.U) by non-contrast Computerized Tomography (CT), stone ...
Haritopoulos K - - 2010
Cystinuric patients develop new stones and exhibit stone growth despite conservative measures and often require surgical intervention. There have been reports of better outcome both in surgical intervention rates and compliance when patients were referred to dedicated metabolic stone clinics. We wish to report our experience in the running of ...
Razmaria Aria A - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Rotablator is an angioplasty device that is passed over a wire. It uses a high-speed rotational "burr" (2 mm in diameter) that is coated with microscopic diamond particles and cooled by saline. It rotates at high speed (approximately 200,000 rpm) breaking up endovascular blockage into minute ...
Knoll Thomas - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A benefit of miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL) compared with conventional percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has not been demonstrated as yet. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of conventional vs MPCNL and to determine if MPCNL offers an advantage for the patient. PATIENTS AND ...
Lu Ming-Hua - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical value of single B-mode ultrasonography and B-mode combined with color Doppler ultrasonography in the guidance of mini-invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (m-PCNL) to decrease the incidence of hemorrhagic complications. METHODS: A total of 297 patients with renal stones who had undergone m-PCNL were retrospectively categorized into 2 ...
Fabris Antonia - - 2010
Medullary sponge kidney (MSK) is a renal malformation typically associated with nephrocalcinosis and recurrent calcium stones. Incomplete distal renal tubular acidosis, hypocitraturia, and hypercalciuria are common. For stone prevention, patients with MSK generally receive the standard "stone clinic" recommendations and often receive potassium citrate (KC). However, the effect on stone ...
Molimard Benoit - - 2010
To assess the outcome of flexible ureterorenoscopy (F-URS) with the holmium laser in treating stones in the horseshoe kidney (HSK). We retrospectively reviewed the records of 17 patients with a HSK stone (17 renal units) who had undergone F-URS with the holmium laser from December 2004 to May 2009. The ...
Moursy Essam - - 2010
Steinstrasse is a well-known complication following extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL). The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of tamsulosin as a management of steinstrasse. 88 patients with unilateral steinstrasse were treated between January 2005 and December 2008. The patients were randomly allocated into two equal groups. There ...
Tu Jin-Fu JF Department of Laparoscopic Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou 325000, Zhejiang Province, - - 2010
To explore the feasibility and therapeutic effect of total laparoscopic left hepatectomy (LLH) for hepatolithiasis. From June 2006 to October 2009, 61 consecutive patients with hepatolithiasis who met the inclusion criteria for LLH were treated in our institute. Of the 61 patients with hepatolithiasis, 28 underwent LLH (LLH group) and ...
Aldemir Mustafa - - 2011
To compare the efficiency and spontaneous expulsion rates of tamsulosin and Rowatinex in patients with distal ureteral stones. Between March and July 2009, 90 patients with distal ureteral stones <10 mm in size were included in the study. Patients were randomized in 3 groups: Group 1 (n = 31, those received 0.4 mg tamsulosin ...
Bag Sanand - - 2011
To evaluate the role of nitrofurantoin (NFT) prophylaxis in a prospective randomized control study. Urosepsis is an important complication after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). Risk increases by around 4 times with larger stones and hydronephrosis (HDN). Patients with stones ≥2.5 cm and/or HDN and sterile urine undergoing PNL were randomized into ...
Heretis Ioannis - - 2011
The presentation of our results using the Dornier lithotripter (Doli) S electromagnetic shockwave emitter (EMSE) 220 F-XP for the strategic management of staghorn renal calculi. Sixteen patients with renal staghorn stones of more than 35 mm in maximum length on plain X-rays were treated by shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) monotherapy with ...
Tanriverdi Orhan - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To compare the results of two different ureteroscopes in pediatric ureteroscopy (URS) procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-five consecutive URS procedures in pediatric population (39 males, 26 females) were retrospectively evaluated. The subjects were divided in two groups according to the type of ureteroscope used: Group 1 (n = 32, ...
Akman Tolga - - 2010
PURPOSE: To analyze the early outcome after single tract vs multiple tracts percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in the management of staghorn calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of 413 patients with staghorn calculi (223 [54%] had complete and 190 [46%] had partial) who underwent PCNL were reviewed retrospectively. A total of ...
Abdel-Meguid Taha A - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy and outcome of tamsulosin therapy for 4 mm-10 mm uncomplicated distal ureteral stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 150 patients (adults with newly diagnosed single unilateral distal ureteral 4 mm-10 mm stones) were double blindly randomized into GA or GB. All patients received traditional treatment ...
Skolarikos A - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: All urinary stones may not need prompt active treatment. The aim of our study was to identify urinary stones that can be actively monitored safely. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the natural history and the role of active monitoring for urinary stones. RESULTS: ...
Turunc Tahsin - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) with a third-generation SWL machine in the pediatric age group and to determine the effects of stone burden and the degree of hydronephrosis on the results. METHODS: Two hundred and sixty children with urinary system stones were treated with Siemens Lithostar ...
De Berardinis Ettore - - 2010
Controversial data on ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) for the treatment of Peyronie's disease are controversial. This study was performed to access the efficacy, reliability and the side-effects of the ESWT. From 2000 to 2004, 157 patients with an average age of 58 years and with Peyronie's disease were enrolled ...
Tsujino Takeshi - - 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate short- and long-term outcomes in relatively young patients (≤ 60 years old) who underwent endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD) for bile duct stone removal. Immediate and long-term outcomes were evaluated in 311 patients who were 60 years old or younger at the ...
Cara Fuentes Gabriel Miguel - - 2010
Urolithiasis (UL) can present with its classic signs and symptoms, such as flank or abdominal pain and gross hematuria. However, atypical complaints can be more common in younger children. We report here a case of bilateral ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) stones in a 10-month-old boy who only showed nonspecific symptoms at ...
Paul Elahna E Pediatric Nephrology Unit, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA. - - 2010
Children with refractory epilepsy who are co-treated with the ketogenic diet (KD) and carbonic anhydrase inhibitor (CA-I) anti-epileptic medications including topiramate (TPM) and zonisamide (ZNS) are at risk for urolithiasis. Retrospective chart review of all children treated with ketogenic therapy at our institution was performed in order to estimate the ...
Gao Jie - - 2010
BACKGROUND: In 2008, a sharp increase of the number of children diagnosed with urinary calculi was observed in China, 9433 children were diagnosed as having melamine-induced urinary calculi at outpatient clinic in Beijing Children's Hospital. This study examined the therapeutic efficacy of potassium sodium hydrogen citrate (PSHC) used to treat ...
Griwan M S - - 2010
There has been a paradigm shift in the management of ureteral calculi in the last decade with the introduction of new less invasive methods, such as ureterorenoscopy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Recent studies have reported excellent results with medical expulsive therapy (MET) for distal ureteral calculi, both in ...
Middela Seshikanth - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (SWL) offers an effective and minimally invasive method for treating ureteral stones. In the current study we investigated whether the presence of a double-J (JJ) stent or a percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) has any impact on the SWL success rates for ureteral stones. METHODS: All adult patients ...
Islam M S - - 2010
This study was done to determine the effectiveness of in situ extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in upper ureteric calculi in terms of stone clearance, peroperative & postoperative complications and also to determine some criteria for selection of patients for this procedure. From July, 2003 to July 2004, a total ...
Lorber Gideon - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: From 1985 to August 2007 we have performed 15,324 shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) treatments using the Dornier HM3 lithotripter. We studied trends in the characteristics of treatments and patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patient data were recorded in a computerized database. Changes in characteristics of patients and stones treated during this ...
Kara Cengiz - - 2010
To evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and feasibility of totally (tubeless and stentless) tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in elderly patients. Tubeless PCNL is performed widely in adult patients. A total of 60 patients with renal stones were enrolled in this study. Patients were randomized to either a totally tubeless approach (group ...
Bader M J - - 2010
The objectives of this study are to assess the efficacy and safety of retrograde ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy for intrarenal calculi greater than 2 cm in diameter. A total of 24 patients with a stone burden >2 cm were treated with retrograde ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy. Primary study endpoints were number ...
De Backer Daniel D Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium. - - 2010
Both dopamine and norepinephrine are recommended as first-line vasopressor agents in the treatment of shock. There is a continuing controversy about whether one agent is superior to the other. In this multicenter, randomized trial, we assigned patients with shock to receive either dopamine or norepinephrine as first-line vasopressor therapy to ...
Steinberg Peter L - - 2010
Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) has been a major tool in the treatment of urinary stones for nearly three decades. In recent years, SWL technology has been less effective at fragmenting stones than earlier devices; thus, adjunctive maneuvers to improve stone-free rates after SWL have been required. This article summarizes several ...
Jun-Ou J - - 2010
Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in selected patients has been found to be safe and can reduce postoperative discomfort without increasing complications. The challenges of tubeless PCNL via supracostal access are inadequate drainage and postoperative bleeding, conditions that may increase pulmonary complications. We compare the efficacy and safety of the tubeless ...
Giusti Guido - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate safety and outcomes of tubeless PCNL in comparison with standard PCNL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Since June 2002 we have performed 99 tubeless PCNL. Tubeless technique involves antegrade placement of a 6Fr double-J stent without nephrostomy tube at the end of the procedure. This series has been compared ...
Ahmed Abul-Fotouh Abdel-Maguid - - 2010
We evaluated and compared the efficacy of tamsulosin and alfuzosin in the medical treatment of symptomatic, uncomplicated distal ureteral stones. A total of 87 patients with distal ureteral stones of </=10 mm were randomly divided into 3 groups. Group I patients (n=29) received 0.4 mg tamsulosin daily, group II patients ...
Zehri Ali Akbar - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical efficacy of doxazosin as the medical-expulsive therapy for distal ureterolithiasis. METHODS: A total of 65 patients with a symptomatic 4-7 mm distal ureteral stone were included in the study. Patients were randomized to 1 of the 2 treatment groups. Group 1 (n=32 patients) was the ...
Yencilek Faruk - - 2010
The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor blocking agent on the spontaneous passage of proximal ureteral calculi < or =10 mm. 92 patients having single radio-opaque proximal ureteral stone < or =10 mm were randomized into two groups. Group 1 patients (n ...
Kaneko Tomoyuki - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of low dose tamsulosin for facilitating spontaneous passage of ureteral stones in Japanese male patients. METHODS: A total of 71 patients with symptomatic ureteral stones, 10 mm or smaller in size, were randomly allocated into groups 1 and 2. Group 1 received tamsulosin (0.2 mg/day) ...
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