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Journal of Endourology

Javier Romero Otero, Lucía García-González, Borja García-Gómez, Manuel Alonso-Isa, Esther García-Rojo, Javier Gil-Moradillo, Jose Duarte-Ojeda, Alfredo Rodríguez-Antolín
PURPOSE: To assess the influence of holmium laser cystolitholapaxy (HLC) concomitantly with holmium laser prostate enucleation (HoLEP) on patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) presenting bladder calculi. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients with BPH (with or without concomitant HLC) at three Spanish centers. Intraoperative variables (e.g., time and resected tissue), changes in functional parameters of the prostate, and frequency of complications (intraoperative, early postoperative, and at 12 months) in patients with and without HLC were compared...
February 16, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Yoshifumi Kadono, Takahiro Nohara, Shohei Kawaguchi, Jiro Sakamoto, Hiroaki Iwamoto, Hiroshi Yaegashi, Kazufumi Nakashima, Masashi Iijima, Kazuyoshi Shigehara, Kouji Izumi, Atsushi Mizokami
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a prospective randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of a novel prophylactic procedure for inguinal hernia (IH) after transperitoneal robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The prophylactic procedure for IH after RARP involved the dissection of the peritoneum approximately 5 cm outward from internal inguinal ring, separating the spermatic cord and vessels from the peritoneum. This was randomly performed on one side (left or right)...
February 15, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Roberto Mario Scarpa, Rocco Papalia
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February 14, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Brett Allen Johnson, Matthew Timberlake, Ryan L Steinberg, Matthew Kosemund, Bradly Mueller, Jeffrey C Gahan
OBJECTIVE: We sought to develop and validate a low-cost, high fidelity robotic surgical model for the urethrovesical anastomosis component of the robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. METHODS: A novel simulation model was constructed using a 3D-printed model of the male boney pelvis from CT scan data and silicone molds to recreate the soft tissue aspects. Using a DaVinci Si surgical robot, urology faculty and trainees performed simulated urethral-vesical anastomosis...
February 8, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Elspeth M McDougall
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February 6, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Robert Sowerby, Andrea Gail Lantz, Daniela Ghiculete, Aaron Hong, Monica Farcas, Keith Barrett, Jason Y Lee, Michael Ordon, Kenneth Pace, John D'A Honey
INTRODUCTION Routine pre-operative electrocardiogram (ECG) before shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) is frequently performed despite recommendations against its use in asymptomatic patients undergoing low risk surgical procedures. This study assesses if routine pre-operative ECG prior to SWL is useful in patients at low risk for cardiac complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study of SWL at our centre (2003-2013) reviewed all cardiac-related pre-operative cancellations, intra-operative complications, post-operative admissions, and emergency department presentations in patients at low risk for cardiac complications...
February 6, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Chao Cai, Yang Liu, Wen Zhong, Wei Zhu, Zhijian Zhao, Wenqi Wu, Yongda Liu, Guohua Zeng
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of new generation super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (New-SMP) in the treatment of ≥20 mm renal stone. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the New-SMP procedures (14F) performed in the cases with ≥20 mm renal stone between 1st April, 2016 to 1st July, 2018. The cases with ipsilateral DJ stent and/or nephrostomy tube preoperatively, ipsilateral ureteric stone, uncorrected coagulopathy, active urinary tract infection, congenital abnormalities, urinary diversion were excluded...
February 6, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Jillian L Capodice, Egor Parkhomenko, Timothy Tran, Julie Ngoc Thai, Kyle A Blum, Ryan Chandhoke, Mantu Gupta
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the gold standard procedure for large renal calculi but postoperative (PO) pain remains a concern. Modifications of the PCNL technique and intra- and post-operative strategies have been tested to reduce pain. Postoperative pain control reducing risk of long-term pain medication and narcotic use is of considerable importance. Acupuncture is a common medical procedure shown to alleviate PO pain. Some benefits are that it is non-pharmacologic, easy to administer, and safe...
January 29, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Panagiotis Kallidonis, Evangelos Liatsikos
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January 28, 2019: Journal of Endourology
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January 24, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Konrad Wilhelm, Philippe-Fabian Müller, Johanna Schulze-Ardey, Johannes Spaeth, Rodrigo Suarez, Arkadiusz Miernik, Stefan Schumann
PURPOSE: To investigate renal pelvic pressures during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) in the standard, mini and ultra-mini PNL systems. METHODS: We studied an ultra-mini-PNL-system (UMP, outer shaft diameter 13 Fr), a mini-PNL-system (MPNL, shaft 18 Fr, nephroscope 12 Fr) and a standard-PNL-system (SPNL, shaft 27 Fr, nephroscope 24 Fr). Pressure profiles were first investigated in an open model setup, subsequently in a closed model and finally in an ex-vivo porcine kidney...
January 23, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Kheng Sit Lim, Yong Wei Lim, Daniel Zhan Peng Yong, Ying Hao, Henry Sun Sien Ho, Lay Guat Ng, Allen Sim
INTRODUCTION: Pre-stenting of the ureter is commonly performed to allow for passive dilatation and better access to the urinary system during subsequent procedures. There is no level 1 evidence on the duration of pre-stenting and EAU guidelines suggest a 1-2 weeks duration. OBJECTIVE: Our primary aim is to investigate the optimal duration required for pre-stenting in a porcine model. Our secondary aim is to compare the ureteral wall compliance between the stented and the unstented ureters...
January 23, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Mohammed Shahait, Mona Yezdani, Benjamin Katz, Alexandra Lee, Sue-Jean Yu, David Lee
BACKGROUND: Several randomized clinical trials have shown the efficacy of percutaneous transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block in decreasing pain after open and minimally invasive surgeries. We postulated that TAP block could be performed by a robot-assisted transperitoneal approach and provide postoperative pain control equivalent to local anesthetic port infiltration. OBJECTIVE: To compare different indicators of postoperative pain between robot-assisted TAP and local anesthetic port infiltration in patients who had undergone robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP)...
January 17, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Serdar Cakmak, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Kemal Ener, Ali Fuat Atmaca, Serkan Altinova, Mevlana Derya Balbay
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) on urinary continence after robotic radical prostatectomy (RARP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 99 patients with DM and 213 patients without DM who underwent RARP with at least 2-year follow-up were included. The preoperative prostate biopsy Gleason scores and clinical stages of the groups were similar. The patients who were dry or used 1 safety pad/day were regarded as continent. Early (0-3 months), mid-term (4-12 months) and late-term (>12 months) continence rates were evaluated...
January 16, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Bruce Dalkin
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January 11, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Alexandre R Marra, Mireia Puig-Asensio, Michael B Edmond, Marin L Schweizer, Kenneth G Nepple
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that using minimally invasive surgical techniques (conventional laparoscopy or robotic) for prostatectomy is associated with lower peri-operative complication rates compared to open radical retropubic prostatectomy. However, differences in infectious complications between these minimally invasive approaches is not well characterized. To study this further, we performed a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of the infectious complications of prostatectomy, comparing robotic prostatectomy (RP) to conventional laparoscopic prostatectomy (LP)...
January 11, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Chaoyue Lu, Wei Zhang, Yonghan Peng, Ling Li, Xiaomin Gao, Min Liu, Ziyu Fang, Zeyu Wang, Shaoxiong Ming, Hao Dong, Rong Shen, Fei Xie, Yinghao Sun, Xiaofeng Gao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although balloon dilatation is one of the main endoscopic procedures used to treat benign ureteral strictures, its precise efficacy remains controversial. We aimed to identify, combine, and analyze existing published data to ascertain the efficacy of endoscopic balloon dilatation for benign ureteral strictures. METHODS: In December 2018, a literature search was performed using Medline, Embase, and Web of Science databases. We included reports in which the study population consisted of patients who underwent endoscopic balloon dilatation for the treatment of benign ureteral strictures...
January 10, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Kyung Jin Chung, Jae Heon Kim, Gyeong Eun Min, Hyung Keun Park, Shufeng Li, Francesco Del Giudice, Deok Hyun Han, Benjamin I Chung
INTRODUCTION: Changes in the surgical treatment of nephrolithiasis, owing to recent technical advances and innovations, have made treatments more effective and less invasive. In this retrospective observational cohort study, we identified the changing trends in the treatment of nephrolithiasis. METHODS: We included patients with newly diagnosed nephrolithiasis who received any treatment in the United States, including extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), and open surgery, from January 2007 to December 2014...
January 10, 2019: Journal of Endourology
Caroline Kang, Xiang Shu, S Duke Herrell, Nicole L Miller, Ryan S Hsi
OBJECTIVE: Kidney stone formers are at risk for opioid dependence. The aim of this study is to describe opiate exposure and determine predictors of prolonged opiate use among kidney stone formers after surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed among patients who underwent ureteroscopy for upper tract stone disease. Prescription data was ascertained from a statewide prescribing database. Demographic data and surgical factors were collected from the electronic medical record...
January 8, 2019: Journal of Endourology
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