Epidemiology of urolithiasis in Spain: Review of published demographic data in the period 1977-2016.
CONCLUSIONS: The comprehensive review of studies on epidemiology in Spain constitutes a solid basis for future research about epidemiology of urolithiasis. PMID: 28300034 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Journal of Structural BiologyAuthor(s): Yung-Ching Chien, Ahmad Mansouri, Wenge Jiang, Saeed R. Khan, Jeffrey J. Gray, Marc D. McKeeAbstractOsteopontin (OPN) is a significant component of kidney stone matrix and a key modulator of stone formation. Here, we investigated the effects of different phosphorylated states of a synthesized peptide of OPN (the ASARM peptide; acidic, serine- and aspartate-rich motif) on calcium oxalate dihydrate (COD) crystals, a major mineral phase of kidney stones. In vitro, phosphorylated OPN-ASARM peptides strongly inhibited COD crystal grow...
ConclusionsSBES is safe and effective, with minimal morbidity. SBES has the potential advantages of shorter operative time, reduced anesthesia, and reduced hospital time, which can benefit patients, surgeons, and health care systems.Patient summarySimultaneous bilateral endoscopic surgery is an effective treatment with low complication rates for bilateral urolithiasis. This innovative and complicated procedure should be performed in high-volume centers by experienced surgeons.
Abstract Objectives: To retrospectively compare the operative and clinical outcomes of flexible ureteroscopic lithotripsy (fURSL) with stone extraction performed either by a surgeon (SE) who manipulates the retrieval basket or by having the surgical assistant (AE) manipulate the retrieval basket with the aim of clarifying which method provides a greater stone-free postoperative status. Methods: The study group consisted of patients who underwent fURSL with SE or AE at our institution between April 2015 and December 2016. Demographic, clinical, stone, and operative variables were compared between the two group...
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2018Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Jian Huang, Aierken Tuerxun, Hamulati Tusong, Abudukahaer Batuer, Hans-Göran Tiselius, Zhijian Zhao, Zanlin Mai, Guohua Zeng, Wenqi WuAbstractBackgroundTo retrospectively compare the composition of urinary tract stones formed by Uyghur children from the southern (Kashgar) and northern (Urumchi) parts of the Xinjiang region.MethodsThe chemical composition of urinary tract calculi formed by 855 Uyghur children from the two regions in Xinjiang (366 Kashgar and 489 Urumchi) was compared retrospectively. Stone compos...
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Ultrasonic repositioning of kidney stones will be tested in emergency department patients at UW Medicine as part of the development of a new medical technology for NASA. Astronauts are prone to kidney stones during space missions. The hope is that pushing stones with an ultrasound tractor beam would offer pain relief and avoid medical complications of urinary backups for astronauts affected in space.
Metabolically healthy and unhealthy obesity phenotypes and risk of renal stone: a cohort study, Published online: 13 July 2018; doi:10.1038/s41366-018-0140-zMetabolically healthy and unhealthy obesity phenotypes and risk of renal stone: a cohort study
Journal of Endourology, Ahead of Print.
Condition: Nephrolithiasis Interventions: Drug: Ketorolac Oral Tablet [Toradol]; Drug: Acetaminophen; Drug: Percocet Sponsor: Montefiore Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Conclusion: Although PCNL is the gold standard for intermediate-sized renal pelvic stones of 2-4 cm, laparoscopic pyelolithotomy is a suitable surgical technique in selected cases.
Conclusion: PCNL can be recommended as first line of management in the treatment of horseshoe kidneys with large stone burden considering its higher clearance rate and minimal complications.