October 1st 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.
September 20th 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.
August 16th 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.
April 15th 2019
Dr. Dangle shows that pediatric ureteroscopy is safe and feasible with good results and without long-term sequelae on the ureters.
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
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
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
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?
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
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.
Diet impacts microbial oxalate metabolism more than antibiotics
Other topics covered in this year's take-home messages for basic science (benign) include interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and bladder cancer.
Update on PCNL technique: Tips to optimize outcomes
These videos demonstrate significant advances in percutaneous nephrolithotomy technique that can serve to optimize outcomes, reduce OR time, and help achieve optimal results.
Challenging cases in urology: Persistent ureteral stone in a 76-year-old male
An elderly male with hypertension, lumbar spinal stenosis, morbid obesity, and ED presents with acute right-sided worsening of his chronic back pain. A distal right ureteral stone is found on CT and his symptoms respond well to medical therapy, but he later develops severe right flank pain.
Challenging cases in urology: A case of hydronephrosis, sepsis, and pain
A 61-year-old female complains of acute-onset right-sided flank and abdominal pain. She describes associated nausea, but denied urinary symptoms, hematuria, fever, or chills.
Ureteroscopy: Surgeons show techniques, tips in videos
In these videos, high-volume stone surgeons demonstrate novel approaches to classification, visualization, and treatment of stones.
Pediatric urolithiasis: Update and practical pointers
This article provides an update on the risk factors for stone disease and its presentation in children, and offers practical tips on its evaluation, treatment, and prevention.
Dusting vs. basketing: Which method is better?
Researchers from the Endourology Disease Group for Excellence research consortium compared the techniques in 152 patients at several stone centers.
Ureteroscopy vs. shock wave lithotripsy: Advances spell positive future for both
In this interview, Brian R. Matlaga, MD, MPH, discusses factors to consider in the decision to utilize ureteroscopy versus shock wave lithotripsy, how to counsel patients on the optimal approach, how to minimize the morbidity of each modality, and why younger urologists are more likely to perform ureteroscopy.
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