Affiliation: University of Athens
Vordos N, Giannakopoulos S, Vansant E, Kalaitzis C, Nolan J, Bandekas D, et al
. Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and nitrogen porosimetry (NP): two novel techniques for the evaluation of urinary stone hardness. Int Urol Nephrol. 2018;50:1779-1785 pubmed publisher
..SAXS and NP can be used to evaluate human urinary stones. They provide information on stone hardness based on their nanostructure characteristics, which may be different even among stones with similar compositions. ..
Giannakopoulos S, Giannopoulos S, Gardikis S, Bantis A, Kalaitzis C, Zissimopoulos A, et al
. Second-look Flexible Nephroscopy Combined With Holmium: Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser Lithotripsy Under Local Anesthesia: A Prospective Study. Urology. 2017;99:27-32 pubmed publisher
..The stone-free rate under local anesthesia was 86.7%. For patients with a minimal to moderate residual stone burden after PCNL, second-look flexible nephroscopy can be combined with Ho:YAG laser lithotripsy using only local anesthesia. ..