The updated guidelines focus on appropriate pre-procedure evaluation and novel surgical enhancements, according to Matthew D. Houlihan, DO, and Tobias S. Köhler, MD, MPH.
"My conclusion is to do what you know best, learn a new technology from an expert, and consider participating in a clinical trial,” writes Gopal H. Badlani, MD.
Cycling has multiple benefits, and steps can be taken to prevent genitourinary injury.
Findings from a longitudinal cohort study provide an evidence base for counseling patients about pain and recovery following ureteroscopy for nephrolithiasis.
A significant trend is occurring in the management of urethral stricture, with increased utilization of urethroplasty and decreased utilization of repeat endoscopic procedures, researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle report.
Providers should incorporate discussion of dietary supplements into patient counseling, Kevin Koo, MD, MPH, MPhil, advises.
A course of treatment with prednisone may offer improvement in mean total motile count for men who undergo vasectomy reversal and subsequently have partial or complete anastomotic obstruction, according to a recent study.
A study of kidney stone patients who were treated using ureteral access sheaths found no evidence of ureteral strictures an average of 4 years following ureteroscopy.
Single-access percutaneous nephrolithotomy can clear the vast majority of staghorn stones with minimal morbidity, said Tim Large, MD, at the 2019 World Congress of Endourology and SWL in Abu Dhabi.
Pharmacotherapy for reducing risk of stone recurrence is best reserved for patients with more aggressive disease who are at higher risk for another stone-related event, said Brett A. Johnson, MD, at the 2019 World Congress of Endourology and SWL in Abu Dhabi.
"In this era of BCG shortage, we may be forced to develop new standards and alternative strategies for bladder preservation," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.