Predictors of spontaneous ureteral stone passage in the presence of an indwelling ureteral stent

AbstractPatients presenting acutely with obstructing stones often have a ureteral stent placed as a temporizing solution. Ureteroscopy is then commonly performed in a staged fashion, but occasionally the stone is found to have passed. We aimed to identify the frequency and predictors of ureteral stone passage with a stent in place. Records were reviewed to identify patients who had a stent placed for a single ureteral stone. Subsequent ureteroscopy or CT scan was used to ascertain stone passage. Effect of age, gender, BMI, stone diameter, alpha blocker use, urinary tract infection, hydronephrosis, and stent duration on stone passage was assessed. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were met in 209 patients. Mean maximum stone diameter was 6.5  ± 2.5 mm. Passage rates for stones 
Source: Urolithiasis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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Abstract There is benefit, risk and cost in all that we do, but when it comes to food, we expect that it will benefit our health, be available, safe to eat and affordable. But as climate change and demographic shifts through displacement and ageing gather momentum, the emphases on each of benefit, risk and cost will alter. That we are ecological beings whose health and wellbeing are ecosystem-dependent, must now be the underpinning framework for risk management. Loss of natural environment and biodiversity represents reduced nutritional and health resilience, which will need to be factored in to risk assessment an...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
This article reviews emerging technologies in retinal imaging, including their scientific background, clinical implications and future directions. Recent findings Fluorescence lifetime imaging ophthalmoscopy is a technology that will reveal biochemical and metabolic changes of the retina at the cellular level. Optical coherence tomography is evolving exponentially toward higher resolution, faster speed, increased portability and more cost effective. Adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy fluorescein angiography will provide unprecedented detail of the retinal vasculature down to the level of capillaries, enabling...
Source: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH: Edited by Jason Hsu and Sunir J. Garg Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: The Saudi Dental JournalAuthor(s): Wafa Alfaleh, Sarah Al Thobiani
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Publication date: January–March 2020Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 11, Issue 1Author(s): Suresh B. Patankar, A.M. Mujumdar, Fanthome Bernard, Phadke Supriya
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Extreme dipping pattern is a BP phenotype highly frequent in the general population largely consisting of middle-aged individuals without prevalent cardiovascular disease. In this population, the extreme dipping pattern is not associated with an increased risk of cardiac HMOD, which suggests that the mechanisms invoked for the potential adverse cardiovascular effects of this condition (i.e. nocturnal hypoxemia, low-grade myocardial inflammation, coronary hypoperfusion, sympathetic activation at early morning, etc.) are not operative.
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Organ damage Source Type: research
This study is consisted of 94 patients with poor obstetric history. Patients were evaluated in terms of the presence of cholelithiasis and urolithiasis in association with MTHFR polymorphism(s). Additional laboratory tests including homocysteine measurements were also performed. ROC analysis for assessing the performance of blood homocysteine level in predicting the presence of cholelithiasis and urolithiasis were also performed.Results: Patients were divided into three groups such as cholelithiasis group (n = 9, 9.6%), urolithiasis group (n = 18, 19.1%) and control group (n = 67, ...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research
Conclusions: RIRS may be the preferred procedure for patients who need more renal function protection when treating renal stones
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research
Authors: Zangrillo A, Beretta L, Silvani P, Colombo S, Scandroglio AM, Dell’Acqua A, Fominskiy E, Landoni G, Monti G, Azzolini ML, Monaco F, Oriani A, Belleti A, Sartorelli M, Pallanch O, Saleh O, Sartini C, Nardelli P, Lombardi G, Morselli F, Scquizzato T, Frontera A, Ruggeri A, Scotti R, Assanelli A, Dagna L, Rovere-Querini P, Castagna A, Scarpellini P, Di Napoli D, Ambrosio A, Ciceri F, Tresoldi M Abstract At the end of 2019, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak spread from China all around the world, causing thousands of deaths. In Italy, the hardest hit region was Lom...
Source: Critical Care and Resuscitation - Category: Intensive Care Tags: Crit Care Resusc Source Type: research
​​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...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The most common complications after renal transplant are urologic and are a cause of significant morbidity in a vulnerable population. We sought to characterize the timing and predictors of urologic complications after renal transplant using a statewide database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We queried the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database to identify patients who underwent renal transplant from 2005 to 2013. Postoperative complications included hydronephrosis, ureteral stricture, vesicoureteral reflux, nephrolithiasis, and urinary tract infections. Cox propor...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
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