Narcotics-free ureteroscopy: Anatomy of an ERAS protocolSeptember 3rd 2021
In this interview, Nicole L. Miller, MD, discusses her institution’s enhanced recovery after surgery protocol for ureteroscopy, which eliminates the use of opioids in patients undergoing this common procedure.
Lithotripters Trilogy and ShockPulse-SE show efficacy for stonesAugust 27th 2021
“For harder, more aggressive stones, I'm more likely to use the Trilogy based on the results of the study. If I have a softer, easier stone, I prefer the lightness of the ShockPulse," said lead study investigator Amy E. Krambeck, MD.
Stone management apps comparedJune 24th 2021
“While patient facing apps hold great potential to support self-management behaviors, particularly in stone disease, thoughtful consideration across an array of domains should really be taken prior to supporting or even recommending one of these apps to a patient,” says Jared S. Winoker, MD.
Stones, stents, sepsis, and the need for some common senseJune 21st 2021
"If we can’t get the emergency rooms physicians to apply a bit of common sense to medicine, maybe we should require that they all have a ureteral stent placed for a few weeks during their residency so that they have a better idea of what these patients go through," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
Researchers report positive preliminary experience with super pulse thulium fiber laser lithotripsyMarch 11th 2021
North American urologists analyzing outcomes from their initial experience treating urolithiasis with the high-power super pulse thulium fiber laser (Soltive) are encouraged by the results.
Observational study results put minimally invasive PCNL in a favorable lightJanuary 26th 2021
Analyses of data collected in a prospectively maintained database support the recommendation for urologists to consider the minimally invasive version of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy for stone removal in patients with medium-sized stones (10-20 mm).
SuperPulsed thulium fiber laser shows several advantagesApril 13th 2020
U.S. academic centers using the Soltive SuperPulsed Laser System to treat stones are finding it offers several advantages compared with holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy. But more research comparing the two is needed, according to a presentation at the 2019 World Congress of Endourology in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.