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Evolution from Percutaneous nephrolithotomy to Mini-PCNL in supine position on the treatment of complex renal calculi: feasibility study.

CONCLUSIONS: Mini-NLP can manage kidney stones and even large staghorn calculi without nephrostomy in a high percentage of patients. The technical evolution towards a small caliber approach maintains the effectiveness of the procedure without impacting its safety, with benefits perceived by patients such as less postoperative pain. PMID: 28613206 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archivos Espanoles de Urologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Arch Esp Urol Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe 16.5  Fr Miniperc tract offers lower morbidity in terms of blood loss and maintains stone clearance comparable to larger 24 Fr tract size. It should be the ideal size used for medium sized renal stones.
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
The patient is a 27-year-old Caucasian woman: slender, well-groomed. She is sitting in the office of her urologist, and she is unconsciously twisting her hands as she interrupts the doctor, having finally worked up the nerve. “I know you told me to expect some pain for a while after the lithotripsy. But I’ve been having pain in my bladder, even when I don’t think there are any stones. It started two years ago, before the stones. It feels like pressure, and it really stings when I urinate. It especially hurts when I’ve taken naproxen or loratadine, or if I have caffeine, or if I get dehydrated at all...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Education Primary Care Urology Source Type: blogs
People who have had the painful experience of passing a kidney stone remember well what this feels like, as sufferers describe it as one of the few pains worse than childbirth. Over 7 years, 50 percent of people who have had an episode will experience a recurrence, with a greater proportion experiencing a recurrence over a longer period. The majority of kidney stones are made from calcium oxalate. I have developed the Undoctored protocol to help you prevent these painful stones from forming. This is one Undoctored Protocol among many provided in the Undoctored book, further expanded in the growing list of Protocols in the ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora diy health Dr. Davis Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Nephrolithiasis Intervention:   Drug: Belladonna and Opium Sponsor:   University of Washington Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The objective of this study is to evaluate the average radiation exposure in children with renal stones before SWL treatment. Mean radiation exposure values were evaluated in 110 children before SWL treatment. While some children referred to the emergency department (ED) with colic pain, remaining cases referred to outpatient department (OD). Although low-dose NCCT was performed in ED; KUB and abdominal sonography were first performed in other cases referring to OD where CT has been applied if needed. The type of imaging modality used and the mean radiation exposure were evaluated and comparatively evaluated with respect t...
Source: Urolithiasis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe found no difference between SL buprenorphine and intravenous ketorolac in renal colic pain relief but more adverse effects in the buprenorphine group.Trial Registration Iranian Registry of Clinical trials identifier, IRCT2015041421773N1.
Source: Pain and Therapy - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusion Music can reduce pain and improve patient satisfaction in ESWL treatment. More studies are required to confirm this effect.
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Musab Ilgi, Cemil Kutsal, Cumhur Yesildal, Ayhan Dalkilinc, Sinan Levent KirecciUrology Annals 2017 9(4):384-386The horseshoe kidney (HSK) is common and supernumerary kidney is the rarest developmental anomaly of the urogenital system. The supernumerary kidney in a HSK conjunction is extremely rare, and prevalence of it is unknown. A review of literature, there have been a few case reports about the supernumerary and HSK combination, however, none of which also had a concomitant kidney stone and obstructive pathology. Our case indicated that patient referred to flank pain and visible hematuria to our clinic, and further in...
Source: Urology Annals - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Primary hyperparathyroidism is a disease that occurs more frequently than generally thought and is often overlooked. Classical symptoms are bone pain and osteoporosis, renal calculi and peptic ulcers. Many patients are asymptomatic or have unspecific complaints. It is easy to establish the biochemical diagnosis based on calcium and parathormone (PTH) levels and 24-h urine calcium excretion. The most sensitive localization procedures for parathyroid adenomas are sonography and Tc-99(m)-MIBI scintigraphy. The indication for surgery is undisputed in symptomatic patients; however, there is controversy co...
Source: Der Chirurg - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Chirurg Source Type: research
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