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Efficacy and safety of modified tract dilation technique using simultaneous pulling of proximal and distal ends of a guidewire for percutaneous nephrolithotomy in modified supine position

Chung JW, Ha H, Park DJ, Ha YS, Lee JN, Chun SY, Kwon TG, Kim BS

Purpose Recently, the needs for supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) have become more increased because of an easy approach for endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery. However, making a nephrostomy tract during supine PCNL...
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Extremely-slow, half-number shockwave lithotripsy for asymptomatic renal stones <20 mm

Ito K, Takahashi T, Kanno T, Okada T, Higashi Y, Yamada H

Purpose: To compare the treatment success rate and safety of reduced (30 shocks/min, 1,200 shocks/session) versus standard (60 shocks/min, 2,400 shocks/session) extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for the management of renal stones. Materials...
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Controversies associated with ureteral access sheath placement during ureteroscopy

Wong VK, Aminoltejari K, Almutairi K, Lange D, Chew BH

The use of ureteral access sheaths (UAS) is common practice during routine flexible ureteroscopy procedures. However, debates and concerns continue amongst endourologists on routine UAS placement. UAS placement allows for...
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Does Early Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Improve the Cost-Effectiveness of Renal Stone Management?

Yang SY, Jung HD, Kwon SH, Lee EK, Lee JY, Lee SH

Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of treatment with retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) versus repeated shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in patients with renal calculi. Materials and Methods: The non-retreatment...
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A prediction model of Nephrolithiasis Risk: A population-based cohort study in Korea

Mukasa D, Sung J

PURPOSE: Well-validated risk prediction models help to stratify individuals on the basis of their disease risks and to guide health care professionals in decision-making. The incidence of nephrolithiasis has been...
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Postoperative renal functional changes assessed by (99m)Tc-DTPA scintigraphy and predictive factors after miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy and retrograde intrarenal surgery: An observational 1-year follow-up study

Jung JH, Yoo S, Park J, Cho MC, Son H, Jeong H, Ryang SH, Cho SY

PURPOSE: We evaluated the comparative effect of miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini-PCNL) and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) on perioperative kidney function by use of diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid ((99m)Tc-DTPA) scintigraphy and identified...
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Does quality of drinking water matter in kidney stone disease: A study in West Bengal, India

Mitra P, Pal DK, Das M

PURPOSE: The combined interaction of epidemiology, environmental exposure, dietary habits, and genetic factors causes kidney stone disease (KSD), a common public health problem worldwide. Because a high water intake (>3...
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Optimization of urinary dipstick pH: Are multiple dipstick pH readings reliably comparable to commercial 24-hour urinary pH?

Abbott JE, Miller DL, Shi W, Wenzler D, Elkhoury F, Patel ND, Sur RL

PURPOSE: Accurate measurement of pH is necessary to guide medical management of nephrolithiasis. Urinary dipsticks offer a convenient method to measure pH, but prior studies have only assessed the accuracy...
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Epidemiology and economics of nephrolithiasis

Ziemba JB, Matlaga BR

Nephrolithiasis is a disease common in both the Western and non-Western world. Several population based studies have demonstrated a rising prevalence and incidence of the disease over the last several...
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Antiurolithic effect of olive oil in a mouse model of ethylene glycol-induced urolithiasis

Alenzi M, Rahiman S, Tantry BA

PURPOSE: At present, commercially available antiurolithic drugs have more adverse effects than potential therapeutic or preventive effects with chronic use. With this in mind, the present study was designed to...
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Can a brief period of double J stenting improve the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal calculi sized 1 to 2 cm?

Sharma R, Choudhary , Das RK, Basu S, Dey RK, Gupta R, Deb PP

PURPOSE: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is an established modality for renal calculi. Its role for large stones is being questioned. A novel model of temporary double J (DJ) stenting...
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Is it necessary to actively remove stone fragments during retrograde intrarenal surgery?

Lee YJ, Bak DJ, Chung JW, Lee JN, Kim HT, Yoo ES, Kim BS

PURPOSE: Based on the experiences of our center, we sought to verify the necessity of actively removing stones during retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for the management of renal stones. MATERIALS AND...
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Modified supine versus prone percutaneous nephrolithotomy: Surgical outcomes from a tertiary teaching hospital

Jones MN, Ranasinghe W, Cetti R, Newell B, Chu K, Harper M, Kourambas , McCahy P

PURPOSE: The traditional prone positioning of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is associated with various anesthetic and logistic difficulties. We aimed to compare the surgical outcomes of PCNLs performed using our modified...
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Staphylococcus saprophyticus Bacteremia originating from Urinary Tract Infections: A Case Report and Literature Review

Hur J, Lee A, Hong J, Jo WY, Cho OH, Kim S, Bae IG

Staphylococcus saprophyticus is a common pathogen of acute urinary tract infection (UTI) in young females. However, S. saprophyticus bacteremia originating from UTI is very rare and has not been reported...
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The Effect of Glycemic Status on Kidney Stone Disease in Patients with Prediabetes

Lien TH, Wu JS, Yang YC, Sun ZJ, Chang CJ

BACKGROUND: While the evidence supporting a positive association between diabetes mellitus and kidney stone disease (KSD) is solid, studies examining the association between impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and KSD show...
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Recent advancement or less invasive treatment of percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Kim BS

Since its initial introduction in 1976, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has been widely performed for the management of large renal stones and currently is recommended for staghorn calculi, kidney stones larger...
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Ultramini nephrostomy tract combined with flexible ureterorenoscopy for the treatment of multiple renal calculi in paediatric patients

Guo J, Yang WZ, Zhang Y, An F, Wei R, Li Y, Zhang H

PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of an ultramini nephrostomy tract, which we were using for the first time, combined with flexible ureterorenoscopy (URS) in the treatment of pediatric...
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Medical and Dietary Therapy for Kidney Stone Prevention

Gul Z, Monga M

The prevalence of kidney stone disease is increasing, and newer research is finding that stones are associated with several serious morbidities. These facts suggest that emphasis needs to be placed...
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Feasibility and Efficacy of Intermediate-Supine Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: Initial Experience

Chung DY, Lee JY, Kim KH, Choi JH, Cho KS

We evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of intermediate-supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in patients with renal calculi. Fifteen patients were included in this study. The intermediate-supine operative position was modified by...
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Laparoscopic Stone Surgery With the Aid of Flexible Nephroscopy

Jung JH, Cho SY, Jeong CW, Jeong H, Son H, Woo SH, Kim DK, Min SH, Oh SJ, Kim HH, Lee SB

PURPOSE: To report the outcome of laparoscopic pyelo- and ureterolithotomies with the aid of flexible nephroscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed in 71 patients with complex renal stones...
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