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.
PCNL Tech & Devices
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.
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.
The Painters also answer coding questions regarding prostate needle biopsy and InterStim.
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.
This video of bilateral ureteroscopy in a 16-year-old male with cystinuria highlights several pragmatic strategies for efficient ureteroscopy while minimizing ionizing radiation.
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 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.
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.