Health Tip: Understanding Kidney Stones

Title: Health Tip: Understanding Kidney StonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/23/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2019 12:00:00 AM
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Conclusion: Ureteroscopy, rigid or flexible, is already well established in the country, requiring the direction of more resources for its practice, especially in less developed regions. Regarding PCNL a significant part of Brazilian urologists still lack practical experience in this procedure, emphasizing the need for greater investment in teaching this technique.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Laparoscopic pielolitotomy is an excellent treatment alternative for patients with large stones in pelvic kidney.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
PMID: 32217603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Br J Gen Pract Source Type: research
Indwelling ureteral stents are commonly used in pediatric surgeries for kidney stones and urinary tract obstruction, but often require instrumentation or anesthesia for removal. We evaluated the use of novel magnet devices to remove indwelling ureteral stents with a distally attached magnetic bead. Since the forces required for stent removal are unknown, we aimed to characterize and quantify the forces required for stent removal for future prototype testing.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: We have reported three new cases with pathogenic variants in PEX6 presenting with milder forms of the Zellweger spectrum disorders (ZSD). The three cases showed distinct clinical features. Thus, expanding the phenotypic spectrum of PBDs and ascertaining exome sequencing is an effective strategy for an accurate diagnosis of clinically overlapping and genetically heterogeneous disorders such as deafness-blindness association. PMID: 32214787 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Molecular Vision - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Vis Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study has a total complication rate of 16%, approximately 10% of those are severe. The most common complication to PCNL was infection (60%), followed by bleeding (5.4%), reoperation (1.6%) and pain (0.5%). The high prevalence of E. faecalis might need to be considered, however the results should be validated in a larger cohort, possibly with a higher rate of antibiotic resistance, before a change of guidelines regarding prophylactic antibiotics could be proposed. PMID: 32208808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research
Abstract Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) was modified using the Na2SeO3/HNO3 method to obtain selenized APS (Se-APS) with a selenium content of 1.75 mg/g. The structure and physicochemical properties of APS and Se-APS were investigated through transmission electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy mapping, fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, nano-zetasizer analysis, atomic force microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. APS and Se-APS did not exhibit toxic effects on human kidney proximal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells and were able to remove hydroxyl and DPPH ra...
Source: Appl Human Sci - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl Source Type: research
Journal of Endourology, Ahead of Print.
Source: Journal of Endourology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThe immune microenvironment is an important factor influencing the relapse of PC. The intratumoural density of CD3+, CD8+, CD45+, and CD163+ immunocytes was correlated with disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with PC. Immunotherapy based on T lymphocytes or tumour-associated macrophages may be a promising treatment strategy.
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2020Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Bo Mussmann, Maryann Hardy, Helene Jung, Ming Ding, Palle J. Osther, Ole Graumann
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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