Researchers in Tennessee are finding success with the use of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery pathway that provides standardization for the anesthetic care and postoperative management of patients undergoing ureteroscopy and stent placement with a novel approach that minimizes opioid exposure.
Forgotten stents are one of the most common challenges urologists and their patients face, and they can cause significant complications and increase costs of care. Now, a program that tracks stent insertion and removal in the electronic medical record shows strong potential to help eliminate retained stents.
A novel investigational ureteral access sheath force sensor served as an effective tool for the safe deployment of a ureteral access sheath in initial clinical experience, researchers reported at the 2018 World Congress of Endourology and SWL in Paris.
Implementation of a hospital-wide clinical care protocol for managing obstructive pyelonephritis and sepsis from stones shows potential for improving patient outcomes, according to the experience of researchers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York.