Response to the letter to editor: 24-h urine osmolality should be used in combination with other urine parameters in urolithiasis patients
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): James F. Donaldson, Yasir Ruhayel, Andreas Skolarikos, Steven MacLennan, Yuhong Yuan, Robert Shepherd, Kay Thomas, Christian Seitz, Aleš Petrik, Christian Türk, Andreas NeisiusAbstractContextBladder stones (BS) constitute 5% of urinary stones. Currently, there is no systematic review of their treatment.ObjectiveTo assess the efficacy (primary outcome: stone-free rate [SFR]) and morbidity of BS treatments.Evidence acquisitionThis systematic review was conducted in accordance with the European Association of Urology Guidelines Offic...
To demonstrate the utility of a natural language processing (NLP) algorithm for mining kidney stone composition in a large-scale electronic health records (EHR) repository.
to define computed tomography (CT) predictors of residual fragments after retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for kidney stones up to 20 mm in patients never submitted to surgical procedures for stone removal.
Authors: Kasper J, Kröncke T, Schwarz F PMID: 31288907 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Combined spinal-epidural anesthesia, which produces favorable outcomes in the intraoperative and postoperative periods, will become an alternative to general anesthesia. Also, the costs associated with these two anesthesia methods were calculated, it was found that the total cost of anesthesia medications and materials per operation was similar both methods. PMID: 31287257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: We found that visual PCNL was a safe and efficacious treatment for renal stones that may be considered as an alternative to conventional PCNL, especially in patients with mild hydronephrosis. Further prospective randomized controlled trials are needed to confirm the results of this study . PMID: 31287255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractUrolithiasis and osteoporosis are two different pathological entities, but are both important public health issues in older patients. Moreover, the two diseases may share some similar pathogenesis pathway. Currently, few studies focus on the relationship between urolithiasis and osteoporosis. Furthermore, whether the common mobilities influence the long-term osteoporosis rate in urolithiasis patients has never been studied. In the present study, we used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database (LHID 2000) compiled by the NHI from 1996 to 2013 to determine whether urolithiasis influenced long-term osteoporosis;...
An infection involving the kidney is known as acute pyelonephritis. This usually starts as a urinary tract infection that moves to the kidney. Acute pyelonephritis is commonly treated with antibiotics. Imaging studies are not usually required but may be needed if an individual has a history of diabetes or prior history of kidney stones, is immunocompromised, or is not responding to treatment.
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We present a right ureteral stone mimicking abnormal focal sacral uptake on planar scan in a patient with rectal cancer. This case highlights the necessity of performing SPECT/CT to ascertain the origin of abnormal focal sacral uptake on planar scan, especially in patients with a history of kidney stones.