PCNL Tech & Devices

Protocol cuts opioid prescribing in stone patients

November 26, 2019

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.

System tracks stent insertion, removal in EMR

October 22, 2019

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.

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.

How to bill when a stone changes location during procedure

April 29, 2019

The Painters also answer coding questions regarding prostate needle biopsy and InterStim.

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.

Device measures force during UAS insertion

March 29, 2019

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.

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.

Protocol improves pyelonephritis/sepsis management

January 29, 2019

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.