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Bapat Shivadeo S - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare the success rates and complications of Lithoclast and holmium laser-assisted ureterorenoscopy (URS) in managing upper-ureteral stones. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the records of 394 patients with upper-ureteral stone who underwent ureteroscopic lithotripsy at our institution from January 2000 to December 2005. In 193 patients (mean ...
Demirci Deniz - - 2007
PURPOSE: In this clinical study, our aim was to evaluate the results of conventional and step-wise shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in the management of urinary calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients seen in our outpatient urology clinic were included and randomized in the clinical study. SWL was performed using a ...
Karami Hossein - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our aim was to evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and feasibility of tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From June 2000 to September 2005, 201 patients with renal stones >2 cm underwent tubeless PCNL by a single surgeon. We report details of the outcomes. RESULTS: The complete ...
Masci E - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: To study the effectiveness of endoscopic treatment for biliary stones in a large case list of patients treated in units with different experience and different workloads in a region of northern Italy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively studied 700 patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or sphincterotomy, ...
Hoexter M Q - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) is a rare disorder whose pathophysiological mechanisms remain unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: To investigate dopamine abnormalities in KLS, a [99mTc]-TRODAT-1 single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) was performed in a patient with KLS during the asymptomatic period and compared with three matched healthy controls. RESULTS: The ...
Kosan Murat - - 2008
Suture materials are widely used in urological surgery especially in regions that are in contact with urine. In this study, we aimed to compare polyglactine 910, chromed catgut and polydioxanone sutures according to stone formation and inflammation, congestion and foreign body reaction that occur on bladder mucosa. Cystotomy procedure was ...
Furia John P - - 2008
BACKGROUND: High-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy. The results of high-energy shock wave therapy for chronic noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy have not been determined. HYPOTHESIS: Shock wave therapy is an effective treatment for noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy. STUDY DESIGN: Case ...
Semins Michelle Jo - - 2008
PURPOSE: Although experimental evidence suggests that the rate of shock wave delivery can affect the outcome of shock wave lithotripsy, clinical studies produce conflicting results. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to define the effect of shock wave rate on the outcome of shock wave lithotripsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ...
Lee Sang Hyub - - 2008
BACKGROUND: It has not been established whether endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) prevents subsequent cholangitis in patients with cholangitis and with a common bile duct (CBD) stone not documented by ERCP. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of ES on the recurrence of cholangitis in patients with ...
Rose Patricia L - - 2007
Standing myelography in the horse has been previously described. In that study, metrizamide was used and significant complications were reported. In recent years, the introduction of less-toxic nonionic contrast media has reduced the incidence of complications. This study was undertaken to determine whether standing myelography using a nonionic contrast medium ...
Skripak Justin M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Cow's milk allergy (CMA) is the most common food allergy in infants and young children, affecting 2% to 3% of the general population. Most studies have shown the prognosis of developing tolerance to cow's milk to be good, with most outgrowing their allergy by age 3 years. OBJECTIVE: To ...
Tomomasa Hiroshi - - 2007
The treatment results of 697 renal units in 687 patients treated for upper urinary tract stones using a Piezolith 2500 at the Ageo Central General Hospital during the 5-year period between August 1999 and July 2004 were analyzed. The stone-free rate and the success rate were calculated according to the ...
Rubenstein Ronald A - - 2007
PURPOSE: Although the use of stents after ureteroscopy has been studied extensively, relatively little has been published about stent placement before complicated ureteroscopic procedures. In this study, we examined our experience with stent placement before ureteroscopic management of renal and ureteral stone disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 90 ...
Stach A - - 2008
The aim of this paper is to analyse variations in the severity of Betula pollen seasons, particularly in relation to meteorological parameters at four sites, PoznaƄ and Krakow in Poland, and Worcester and London in the United Kingdom. Results show that there is a significant relationship between Betula pollen season ...
Penniston Kristina L - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Potassium citrate is prescribed to patients with calcium oxalate (CaOx) stone formation to increase urinary citrate and pH, thus reducing CaOx crystal formation. Lemonade therapy (LT) might also increase urinary citrate and the total urine volume. We compared the effects of LT alone (group 1, n = 63) and ...
Lo Y L - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: F wave study is a simple, non-invasive method commonly utilized for evaluation of cervical root lesions. Its diagnostic sensitivity is low. There are no large series comparing F wave studies with MRI as a reference standard. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed F wave studies in 30 controls (15 men; ...
Gaujac Cristiano - - 2007
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to comparatively evaluate, in a prospective and randomized manner, 2 techniques for providing double-gloving protection during arch bar placement for intermaxillary fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 42 consecutive patients in whom application of an Erich bar was indicated for intermaxillary fixation were equally ...
Csendes Attila - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: In patients with common bile duct (CBD) stones, the diameter of the CBD is usually dilated. After surgery, the behavior of CBD diameter is not clearly known. OBJECTIVE: To determine at a late follow-up the width of CBD before and after choledochostomy for CBD stones. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In ...
Ramakrishnan Prem A - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric urolithiasis is relatively uncommon and limited information is available on the application of minimally invasive management modalities in young children. We present a single centre experience with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) for infants with upper urinary tract calculi. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 74 infants aged 3 ...
Cox-Brinkman J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Intravenous enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with recombinant alpha-L-iduronidase may ameliorate the non-neurological symptoms in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I). Since home-based ERT for Gaucher and Fabry diseases has been reported to be safe and successful, we investigated the feasibility and safety of home therapy in patients with ...
Smaldone Marc C - - 2007
PURPOSE: We report our current outcomes for ureteroscopic management of pediatric stone disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective review of all ureteroscopic procedures for kidney or ureteral calculi performed between 2001 and 2005. Stone location and size, preoperative and postoperative stenting, intraoperative dilation, use of ureteral access ...
Nomikos Michael S - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a fourth-generation lithotripter, the Sonolith Vision (Technomed Medical Systems, Vaulx-en-Velin, France) for treating single previously untreated renal calculi, and to compare the results with the reference standard HM-3 (Dornier MedTech Europe GmbH, Wessling, Germany) in the same population originally studied by the USA Cooperative ...
Mulanovich Victor - - 2007
We retrospectively collected information about 29 cancer patients who underwent measurement of their plasma concentration (PC) of voriconazole (VRC) (2002-2006). Nine patients (31%) had VRC PC <1 microg/ml. VRC PC <1 microg/ml occurred in 7 of 10 patients who were on VRC >2 months versus only 2 of 19 patients ...
Sofer Mario - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has been successfully performed in selected patients. We assessed its applicability for use without imposing preoperative restrictions. METHODS: The study consisted of a prospective and consecutive series of 126 patients. Tubeless PCNL was performed when perforation, residual stones, and significant bleeding had been intraoperatively excluded ...
Tipu Salman Ahmed - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of Holmium: YAG laser and pneumatic lithoclast in treating ureteric calculi. METHODS: The study included total of 100 patients divided into two equal groups of laser lithotripsy (LL) and pneumatic lithoclast (PL). Study was conducted between September 2006 and February 2007. Inclusion criteria were patients ...
Shen Cheng-Huang - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: A retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of creating a percutaneous nephrostomy tract for stone removal with innovative metal dilators. METHODS: A total of 546 percutaneous nephrolithotomies was performed at Chiayi Christian Hospital from January 2001 to December 2005. Innovative metal dilators were used to ...
Long L O - - 2007
Urolithiasis affects 10%-15% of the population in their lifetime. After spontaneous passage or surgical treatment, a subset of these patients will have recurrent calculi. These recurrent stone events are significantly morbid and can potentially lead to serious chronic renal disease, thus prevention is a very important treatment goal. Fortunately, a ...
Lee Courtney - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of the type of anesthesia on treatment efficacy, using a comparison of general anesthesia (GEN) and monitored anesthesia care with intravenous sedation (MAC), for patients undergoing extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) on the Medstone STS lithotripter. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A case-control study was conducted of 660 ...
Yates Jennifer - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Two laser devices that are used today in endoscopic treatment of renal and ureteral calculi are the frequency-doubled double-pulse neodynium:YAG (FREDDY) and Holmium:YAG lasers. The mechanism of action of these lasers differs, thus conferring potentially different safety and efficacy profiles. The in vitro efficacy of these lasers ...
Sofikerim Mustafa - - 2007
PURPOSE: This study was designed to determine the outcome and safety of tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in the treatment of renal calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between November 2005 and March 2006, 48 patients were randomized to either an 18F Re-entry nephrostomy tube (group 1) or a 6F Double-J stent (group ...
Sayed Mohamed Abdel-Basir - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential role of tamsulosin in the medical treatment of distal ureteral stones. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety patients with symptomatic distal ureteral calculi were enrolled. They were randomly divided into two groups: Group A (n=45) received diclofenac 100 mg on demand for 4 weeks plus levofloxacin 250 ...
Maydeo A - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Extraction of common bile duct stones at endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography can be technically challenging when the size of the stone exceeds that of an endoscopic sphincterotomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of papillary balloon dilation after sphincterotomy for extraction ...
Dello Strologo Luca - - 2007
Medical treatment of cystinuria is often disappointing. Patients undergo frequent surgery, which is often followed by early relapse. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of medical treatment of cystinuria, to prevent formation or to reduce the numbers and dimensions of renal stones. Twenty cystinuric patients were ...
Pipelzadeh Mohammad H - - 2007
The aim of this retrospective descriptive study was to describe the epidemiological and some common clinical symptoms and signs among humans stung by Hemiscorpius lepturus (H. lepturus) in the southwest province of Iran, Khuzestan. Cases were collected from hospital patients' files referred to two major Khuzestan hospitals over 5 years. ...
Kontak James A - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Caliceal diverticula can be treated with a variety of techniques. Traditional percutaneous techniques utilize nephrostomy-tract dilation to between 26F and 32F. Identification of a small diverticulum can be difficult after such dilation. The mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy technique has been described for the treatment of nephrolithiasis. We report on ...
Völker Hans-Ullrich - - 2007
In the opinion of soldiers and unit surgeons, specific environmental and climatic conditions in the mission in the former Yugoslavia increase the incidence of severe infections of the respiratory tract (so-called "Kosovo Cough"). Proof is pending. Thus, colds were analyzed during Bundeswehr operations in the province of Kosovo. Over a ...
Duvdevani Mordechai - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The approach to urinary-stone disease has changed dramatically over the last three decades with a transition from open surgery to minimally invasive procedures. Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL) is a cornerstone of the treatment of kidney and selected upper-ureteral stones and continues to evolve with advances in techniques and ...
Jo Young-Il - - 2007
The objective of this prospective study was to identify risk factors for developing rhabdomyolysis in patients with doxylamine overdose. Patients who were admitted to a university teaching hospital between July 2000 and September 2005 due to doxylamine overdose were recruited. Demographic information, clinical variables, and laboratory data were investigated. Twenty-seven ...
Turna Burak - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) monotherapy for isolated proximal ureteral calculi and compare it to that for isolated distal calculi. PATIENT AND METHODS: We treated 68 patients with isolated ureteral stones using MPL 9000. Stones were located in the proximal and distal ureters in ...
Piraka Cyrus - - 2007
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There are limited prospective data and long-term follow-up on cholangioscopy-directed management of difficult bile duct stones. The study objectives were to evaluate the safety and efficacy of cholangioscopy-directed lithotripsy in patients who had failed standard endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) techniques and to determine the stone recurrence rate. ...
Berland Todd L - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Ureteral stent placement to localize the ureters during operations is an invasive procedure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using the gamma probe to intraoperatively identify the ureters after intravenous injection of a radiopharmaceutical agent. STUDY DESIGN: Ten patients undergoing elective abdominal operations were ...
El-Assmy Ahmed M - - 2007
PURPOSE: Despite evidence that urologists can safely acquire percutaneous renal access for percutaneous nephrolithotomy, many centers still rely on interventional radiologists to obtain renal access. In this study we evaluated percutaneous access for percutaneous nephrolithotomy obtained by interventional radiologists or urologists, and compared access outcomes and complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ...
Mandhani Anil - - 2007
PURPOSE: We compared the outcome of tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy with or without Double-J(R) stent. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2004 to March 2006 patients with renal stones matched for age and stone size who underwent tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy were prospectively evaluated in 2 groups treated by 2 surgeons. Group 1 ...
Gurocak Serhat - - 2008
AIM: Our aim was to evaluate the impact of pelvicaliceal variables in pediatric and adult age groups who underwent SWL for lower caliceal calculi. METHODS: 25 pediatric and 78 adult patients treated with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) between 1996 and 2004 were enrolled into the study after exclusion of ...
Gravas S - - 2007
Our study aimed to define the position of tamsulosin as adjunctive therapy in patients with stones of the distal ureter who had undergone extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). In total, 61 consecutive patients (38 men and 23 women) with single distal radiopaque ureteral stone of > or =6 mm of ...
Turna Burak - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To review patients with an extended follow-up after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for calyceal diverticular stones (CDS), over a 15-year period, assessing the long-term outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In all, 56 patients were treated for symptomatic CDS disease by ESWL (38) or PCNL (18). ...
Hauri Peter J - - 2007
This study involves a replication and extension of a previous one reported by Hurwitz et al (1991) on the treatment of certain parasomnias with hypnosis. Thirty-six patients (17 females), mean age 32.7 years (range 6-71). Four were children aged 6 to 16. All had chronic, "functionally autonomous" (self-sustaining) parasomnias. All ...
Yalçin Sule - - 2007
Ingestion of a foreign body (FB) is a prevalent condition among children. The type of FB varies according to the feeding habits and sociocultural features of communities. The management modality differs also between disciplines due to use of conventional techniques. We aimed to picture the general characteristics of FB ingestion ...
De Sio Marco - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of a transportable extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) machine, the Modulith SLX-F2(TM) (Storz Medical Italia, Rome, Italy), in the management of solitary urinary calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 233 patients (mean age 51 years; 172 male, 61 female) with symptomatic solitary ...
Sergeyev Igor - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To stratify outcome and morbidity of percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL) with regard to body mass index (BMI) and kidney stone burden. METHODS: The charts of 148 patients who underwent PCNL procedures were reviewed retrospectively. Hospital stay, blood loss, maximal temperature during inpatient stay, and stone-free outcomes were evaluated. Patients were ...
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