March 11th 2020
Findings from a longitudinal cohort study provide an evidence base for counseling patients about pain and recovery following ureteroscopy for nephrolithiasis.
October 22nd 2019
Emergent setting linked to lost follow-up for stentsMay 8th 2019
Patients with ureteral stents are rarely lost to follow-up, but the risk is increased when patients are stented in an emergent setting rather than as part of an elective procedure, Yale University urologists reported at the 2018 World Congress of Endourology in Paris.
Low-oxalate diet more beneficial than supplementJanuary 22nd 2018
A preliminary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial supports the efficacy of a low-oxalate diet for reducing urinary oxalate excretion in patients with idiopathic hyperoxaluria, but shows little or no benefit for daily dietary supplementation with vitamin B6 25 mg/magnesium 400 mg or a diet-supplement combination.
How do ureteroscope types compare ergonomically?September 25th 2017
Findings of a study investigating biomechanical stresses on the urologist while performing flexible ureteroscopy indicate that reusable and single-use digital ureteroscopes have a more favorable ergonomic profile than a reusable fiberoptic instrument.
Anticoagulant use in URS patients ups bleeding riskDecember 22nd 2016
Patients undergoing ureteroscopy while remaining on anticoagulant therapy may be at increased risk for bleeding complications, including significant bleeding events and unplanned returns to the operating room, according to a retrospective study
Stone Disease: New AUA guide discusses SWL vs. URSJune 24th 2016
Other key stone disease/endourology topics from the 2016 AUA annual meeting included the use of aspirin in percutaneous nephrolithotomy patients as well as the continuing debate over the benefit of medical expulsive therapy.
Two-drug therapy fails to improve stent discomfortDecember 19th 2014
Adding an anticholinergic medication to an alpha-blocker does not appear to improve ureteral stent-related discomfort compared to monotherapy with an alpha-blocker alone, according to research presented by investigators from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
How to use CPT 52356 for removing multiple stonesMay 14th 2014
In this edition of "Coding Q&A," Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter also discuss the use of the –59 modifier when instilling mitomycin after TURBT, and whether you can charge for a establishing a treatment on the same day for a patient on whom you have just performed a cystoscopy.
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy: Tricks and tips for access and stone removalJanuary 1st 2012
Although percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) comprises only 4% to 6% of all stone surgeries, it behooves the urologist with an interest in stone disease to be facile in this treatment modality in order to offer patients the most appropriate and effective treatment for their stones.