Case for resurgence of radical perineal prostatecomy in Indian subcontinent
Conclusions: As the world is taking note of radical perineal prostatectomy again, with a very small learning curve, minimal invasion and good oncological control urologists from Indian subcontinent should also embrace this procedure in view of the relative limited resources available. (Source: Indian Journal of Urology)
Source: Indian Journal of Urology - January 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Rajeev SoodNikhil KhattarRishi NayyarSachin KathuriaVineet NarangDevashish Kaushal Source Type: research

Correlation between differential renal function estimation using CT-based functional renal parenchymal volume and 99m Tc - DTPA renal scan
The objective of this study is to correlate between differential renal function estimation using CT-based renal parenchymal volume measurement with differential renal function estimation using 99m TC - DTPA renal scan. Materials and Methods: Twenty-one patients with unilateral obstructive uropathy were enrolled in this prospective comparative study. They were subjected to 99m Tc - DTPA renal scan and 64 slice helical CT scan which estimates the renal volume depending on the reconstruction of arterial phase images followed by volume rendering and percent renal volume was calculated. Percent renal volume was correlated with...
Source: Indian Journal of Urology - January 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Debanga SarmaSasanka K BaruaTP RajeevSaumar J Baruah Source Type: research

Does urinary metabolic assessment in idiopathic calcium nephrolithiasis matter? A matched case control study among Indian siblings
Conclusions: The urinary biochemical profile of idiopathic calcium nephrolithiasis was similar to the appropriately matched family member. It appears that an independent intrinsic factor may possibly be present and responsible for stone disease. The usefulness of urinary metabolic evaluation is seems to be of doubtful significance. (Source: Indian Journal of Urology)
Source: Indian Journal of Urology - January 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Gaurav GuptaMukha R PaulSantosh KumarAntony DevasiaNV MahendriPrasanna SamuelNitin S KekreNinan K Chacko Source Type: research

Voiding dysfunction after repair of giant trigonal vesicovaginal or urethrovesicovaginal fistulae: A need for long-term follow-up
Conclusion: Even after successful repair, patients with complex trigonal or urethra-vesicovaginal fistulae warrant indefinite long-term follow-up for voiding dysfunction in view of possibility of developing poorly compliant bladder. (Source: Indian Journal of Urology)
Source: Indian Journal of Urology - January 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mayank Mohan AgarwalSathishkumar Mothilal RaamyaRavimohan MavuduruArup K MandalShrawan K Singh Source Type: research

Bone densitometric assessment and management of fracture risk in Indian men of prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy: Does practice pattern match the guidelines?
Conclusion: Majority of the urologists in India do not follow the guidelines for BMD measurement in prostate cancer. A baseline BMD may help in reducing the unnecessary use of ZA. (Source: Indian Journal of Urology)
Source: Indian Journal of Urology - January 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Manas R PradhanAnil MandhaniSaurabh S ChipdeAlok SrivastavaManmeet SinghRakesh Kapoor Source Type: research

Prospective evaluation of complications using the modified Clavien grading system, and of success rates of percutaneous nephrolithotomy using Guy's Stone Score: A single-center experience
Swarnendu Mandal, Apul Goel, Rohit Kathpalia, Satyanarayan Sankhwar, Vishwajeet Singh, Rahul J Sinha, Bhupender P Singh, Divakar DalelaIndian Journal of Urology 2012 28(4):392-398Introduction and Objectives: To prospectively document the perioperative complications of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) using the modified Clavien grading system. Evaluation of complications and clearance rates according to stone complexity using the validated Guy's Stone Score (GSS) was also done. Materials and Methods: A total of 221 renal units underwent 278 PCNL procedures at a urology resident training center between September 2...
Source: Indian Journal of Urology - January 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Swarnendu MandalApul GoelRohit KathpaliaSatyanarayan SankhwarVishwajeet SinghRahul J SinhaBhupender P SinghDivakar Dalela Source Type: research

Proteus: Mythology to modern times
Conclusions: Thus proteus, true to its name, has had a myriad of connotations over the centuries. (Source: Indian Journal of Urology)
Source: Indian Journal of Urology - January 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Senthy V SellaturayRaj NairIan K DickinsonSeshadri Sriprasad Source Type: research

Exstrophy epispadias complex- Issues beyond the initial repair
Jai K Mahajan, Kattragadda L.N. RaoIndian Journal of Urology 2012 28(4):382-387Despite advances in the management of exstrophy epispadias complex (EEC), the quality of life of these patients is far from good. The post-operative period is complicated by numerous and variable events - infection, dehiscence, upper tract dilatation with deterioration, fistulas, stone formation and incontinence to name a few of the major complications. Redo surgery for bladder closure, bladder neck reconstruction, epispadias repair and closure of fistulas are frequently required. The current focus is on limiting the frequency and morbidity of t...
Source: Indian Journal of Urology - January 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jai K MahajanKattragadda L.N. Rao Source Type: research

Vitamin D receptor as a therapeutic target for benign prostatic hyperplasia
Parmeet Kaur Manchanda, Aaron J Kibler, Mei Zhang, Janani Ravi, Hemant K BidIndian Journal of Urology 2012 28(4):377-381The bioactive form of vitamin D, 1α, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1α, 25(OH)2D3), is a secosteroid hormone that binds to the vitamin D receptor (VDR), a member of the nuclear receptor super-family expressed in many cell types, and modulates a variety of biological functions. 1α, 25(OH)2D3 is essential for bone and mineral homeostasis, but also regulates growth and differentiation of multiple cell types, and displays immunoregulatory and anti-inflammatory activities. The antiproliferative, prodif...
Source: Indian Journal of Urology - January 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Parmeet Kaur ManchandaAaron J KiblerMei ZhangJanani RaviHemant K Bid Source Type: research

The rise and rise of technology in urology- Cost-effective medicine vs. new treatments
Nitin S KekreIndian Journal of Urology 2012 28(4):375-376 (Source: Indian Journal of Urology)
Source: Indian Journal of Urology - January 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nitin S Kekre Source Type: research