Laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation in the treatment of urinary tract complications after renal transplantation.
CONCLUSIONS: Laparoscopic surgery has evolved much allowing the performance on techniques that we could not think of years ago. Renal transplant patients present frequent postoperative complications, so they benefit of minimally invasive surgery such as endoscopy or laparoscopy. The Lich-Gregoire laparoscopic reimplantation in transplant patients is reproducible in Centers with experience both in laparoscopic surgery and transplantation. PMID: 28530621 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions The Ultra-Thin has a similar success rate as the 7.5–9.5F URS in the treatment of ureteric stones and is a feasible option in patients in whom a conventional URS cannot be advanced through any segment of the ureter.
Conclusion: These results demonstrate that the bilayer SF-BC scaffold may be a promising biomaterial with good biocompatibility for urethral regeneration and could be used for numerous other types of hollow-organ tissue engineering grafts, including vascular, bladder, ureteral, bowel, and intestinal.
BY STUART ETENGOFF, DO, &ABDULLAH BOKHARI, AB, DOA 20-year-old Caucasian man presented via EMS with a chief complaint of withdrawal from ketamine and secondary complaints of abdominal pain, blood in his urine, and painful urination with urgency for two days.He said he had been using ketamine intravenously daily for the past five days, up to 35 grams over the past week. His last use was 24 hours prior to presentation to the ED. He stated that he had been using ketamine regularly for four years and that he has used it intravenously, orally, and intranasally.He reported a history of ADHD and a family hist...
A new study adds to evidence that alpha-blockers do not expedite the passage of ureteral stones in patients who present with renal colic compared with placebo, although stone size may matter.Medscape Medical News
In this issue ofJAMA Internal Medicine, Meltzer and colleagues report the results of a randomized clinical trial assessing the role of an α-blocker, tamsulosin, among patients presenting to the emergency department with renal colic secondary to a ureteral stone. In the absence of indications for immediate intervention (eg, pyelonephritis, obstruction of a solitary kidney, intractable pain), a trial of conservative treatment is warran ted in this population, given that many patients will pass their stones spontaneously. However, since a number will fail conservative treatment and require a procedure for stone removal,...
In this randomized clinical trial, participants were randomized to treatment with either tamsulosin, 0.4 mg, or matching placebo daily for 28 days to determine if tamsulosin promotes the passage of urinary stones within 28 days among emergency department patients.
Publication date: July 2018 Source:European Urology Supplements, Volume 17, Issue 5 Author(s): D. Chernysheva, S.V. Popov, I.N. Orlov, P.V. Vyazovtsev
Publication date: July 2018 Source:European Urology Supplements, Volume 17, Issue 5 Author(s): J. Purvaneckas, A. Želvys
Publication date: July 2018 Source:European Urology Supplements, Volume 17, Issue 5 Author(s): E. Demirelli, E. Öğreden, C. Bayraktar, A. Tosun, U. Oğuz
CONCLUSION: The decrease in lasing time achieved by the Moses system does not translate into sufficient cost savings to off-set the higher cost of the laser fiber and software. PMID: 29900818 [PubMed - in process]