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A Plea for Centralized Care for Ureteroscopy: Results from a Comparative Study Under Different Conditions Within the Same Center.
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PMID:  21361826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Purpose: We stratified factors that affect treatment morbidity, compared the outcomes of ureteroscopy procedures from a single department under different conditions, and provided evidence of treatment benefits when ureteroscopy is performed in an expert setting. Patients and Methods: Since the department became a dedicated endourologic center in 2002, we grouped all ureteroscopy procedures into those performed before 2002 (group A) and after 2002 (group B). The modified Clavien classification was used to score morbidity. Independent variables with an influence on postoperative outcomes were studied, including operative time, intraoperative and postoperative complications, and hospitalization time. Results: Of the 248 ureteroscopy procedures performed, 62 comprised group A and 186 comprised group B. Statistical preoperative differences were in the American Society of Anesthesiologists score, patients with diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and the use of anticoagulants; and the perioperative differences were seen in operative time, hospital stay, and the number of eventful procedures. Group A had a significantly longer operative time and a longer hospital stay compared with group B. The number of failed and eventful procedures are also higher in group A compared with group B. Stone-free rates were similar in both groups. Conclusions: The dedicated setting for ureteroscopy at our center resulted in decreased operative time, more uneventful procedures, and decreased hospitalization time. The modified Clavien morbidity score is a reliable tool for more objective comparisons of morbidity after ureteroscopic stone treatment.
Jorge Rioja; Charalampos Mamoulakis; Hiren Sodha; Sven Suwijn; Pilar Laguna; Jean de la Rosette
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endourology / Endourological Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-900X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807503     Medline TA:  J Endourol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Urology, AMC University Hospital , Amsterdam, The Netherlands .
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