Innovative Techniques

Managing stone recurrence: What practitioners should know

October 01, 2019

In this interview, Juan Calle, MD, discusses how he follows patients once they are stone free and how he utilizes dietary/lifestyle modification and medical management.

Stone recurrence: Advice for young urologists

September 20, 2019

In this video, Juan Calle, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, explains what he would tell a young urologist who wants to become an expert in stone prevention and minimizing recurrence.

Dr. Knudsen on how he obtains percutaneous access

August 16, 2019

In this video, Bodo Knudsen, MD, of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, explains his step-by-step process for obtaining percutaneous access in stone patients.

Pediatric ureteroscopy: Principles for safe surgery

April 15, 2019

Dr. Dangle shows that pediatric ureteroscopy is safe and feasible with good results and without long-term sequelae on the ureters.

Pediatric ureteroscopy: 6-year-old with umbilical pain, microhematuria

April 15, 2019

This video shows a case of semi-rigid ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy for ureteral stone in a child, who is rendered stone free without pre-stenting. 

Pediatric ureteroscopy: 16-year-old with cystinuria

April 15, 2019

This video of bilateral ureteroscopy in a 16-year-old male with cystinuria highlights several pragmatic strategies for efficient ureteroscopy while minimizing ionizing radiation.

Super-mini PCNL confers higher stone-free rate vs. RIRS

March 01, 2019

Super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy may have some advantages over retrograde intrarenal surgery when treating 1- to 2-cm lower pole renal calculi, according to a comparative study.

Tolterodine pretreatment does not improve stent symptoms

December 20, 2018

Pretreatment for 14 days with tolterodine (Detrol) and Tamsulosin (Flomax) did not appear to relieve ureteral stent symptoms better than tamsulosin alone as measured by the validated Ureteral Stent Symptom Questionnaire, say the authors of a recent study.

Stone surgery: Should outcome target change?

December 17, 2018

Results of a study evaluating health-related quality of life in patients surgically treated for kidney stones suggest a need to rethink the outcome target and focus on patient counseling to set appropriate expectations.

PCNL tips and tricks: Access is everything

September 24, 2018

In this interview, Thomas Chi, MD, discusses how he performs PCNL, explains why he uses ultrasound instead of fluoroscopy, and offers advice to urologists looking to gain more experience with the procedure.