ureteroscopy

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Summary: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the ureter.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Management of pediatric stone disease
    H Serkan Dogan
    Curr Urol Rep 8:163-73. 2007
  2. ncbi Combining imaging and ureteroscopy variables in a preoperative multivariable model for prediction of muscle-invasive and non-organ confined disease in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma
    Ricardo L Favaretto
    Urology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    BJU Int 109:77-82. 2012
  3. ncbi Evaluation of pneumatic versus holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for impacted ureteral stones
    Murat Binbay
    Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Int Urol Nephrol 43:989-95. 2011
  4. ncbi The most reliable preoperative assessment of renal stone burden as a predictor of stone-free status after flexible ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy: a single-center experience
    Hiroki Ito
    Department of Urology, Ohguchi East General Hospital, Yokohama, Japan
    Urology 80:524-8. 2012
  5. ncbi Routine placement of ureteral stents is unnecessary after ureteroscopy for urinary calculi
    B K Hollenbeck
    Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0330, USA
    Urology 57:639-43. 2001
  6. ncbi Impact of preoperative ureteral stenting on outcome of ureteroscopic treatment for urinary lithiasis
    John M Shields
    Department of Urology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Urol 182:2768-74. 2009
  7. ncbi Diagnostic ureteroscopy independently correlates with intravesical recurrence after nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma
    Hao Lun Luo
    Graduate Institute of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:3121-6. 2013
  8. ncbi Flexible ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy for multiple unilateral intrarenal stones
    Alberto Breda
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Eur Urol 55:1190-6. 2009
  9. ncbi Narrow-band imaging digital flexible ureteroscopy in detection of upper urinary tract transitional-cell carcinoma: initial experience
    Olivier Traxer
    Department of Urology, Tenon University Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France
    J Endourol 25:19-23. 2011
  10. pmc Laparoscopic pyeloplasty and flexible nephroscopy: simultaneous treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction and nephrolithiasis
    Adam J Ball
    Department of Urology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    JSLS 8:223-8. 2004

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  1. ncbi Management of pediatric stone disease
    H Serkan Dogan
    Curr Urol Rep 8:163-73. 2007
    ..Herein, we present a review of the recent literature and offer our own preferences to approaches for treatment...
  2. ncbi Combining imaging and ureteroscopy variables in a preoperative multivariable model for prediction of muscle-invasive and non-organ confined disease in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma
    Ricardo L Favaretto
    Urology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    BJU Int 109:77-82. 2012
    ....
  3. ncbi Evaluation of pneumatic versus holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for impacted ureteral stones
    Murat Binbay
    Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Int Urol Nephrol 43:989-95. 2011
    ..We prospectively analyzed and compared the effectiveness and complications of pneumatic lithotripter with a holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser for the ureterorenoscopic management of impacted ureteral stones...
  4. ncbi The most reliable preoperative assessment of renal stone burden as a predictor of stone-free status after flexible ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy: a single-center experience
    Hiroki Ito
    Department of Urology, Ohguchi East General Hospital, Yokohama, Japan
    Urology 80:524-8. 2012
    ..to preoperatively determine the stone burden as predictors of stone-free (SF) status after a single flexible ureteroscopy (URS)...
  5. ncbi Routine placement of ureteral stents is unnecessary after ureteroscopy for urinary calculi
    B K Hollenbeck
    Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0330, USA
    Urology 57:639-43. 2001
    OBJECTIVES: To report a matched comparison of patients with and without stenting after ureteroscopy for calculi, including middle or proximal ureteral and renal calculi...
  6. ncbi Impact of preoperative ureteral stenting on outcome of ureteroscopic treatment for urinary lithiasis
    John M Shields
    Department of Urology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Urol 182:2768-74. 2009
    ..We investigated the impact of a preexistent ureteral stent in relation to a number of parameters and outcomes of ureteroscopic management for urinary lithiasis...
  7. ncbi Diagnostic ureteroscopy independently correlates with intravesical recurrence after nephroureterectomy for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma
    Hao Lun Luo
    Graduate Institute of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:3121-6. 2013
    Little is known about the effects of diagnostic ureteroscopy on intravesical recurrence after nephroureterectomy.
  8. ncbi Flexible ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy for multiple unilateral intrarenal stones
    Alberto Breda
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Eur Urol 55:1190-6. 2009
    ..External shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) have been the standard of care for the treatment of intrarenal calculi...
  9. ncbi Narrow-band imaging digital flexible ureteroscopy in detection of upper urinary tract transitional-cell carcinoma: initial experience
    Olivier Traxer
    Department of Urology, Tenon University Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France
    J Endourol 25:19-23. 2011
    ....
  10. pmc Laparoscopic pyeloplasty and flexible nephroscopy: simultaneous treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction and nephrolithiasis
    Adam J Ball
    Department of Urology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    JSLS 8:223-8. 2004
    ..Therapeutic controversy exists regarding their ideal management. We report our use of flexible nephroscopy during laparoscopic pyeloplasty for caliceal stone removal...
  11. ncbi Predictive value of attenuation coefficients measured as Hounsfield units on noncontrast computed tomography during flexible ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy: a single-center experience
    Hiroki Ito
    Department of Urology, Ohguchi East General Hospital, Yokohama, Japan
    J Endourol 26:1125-30. 2012
    To assess the utility of attenuation coefficients as predictors of surgical outcome after a single flexible ureteroscopy (URS) with holmium laser lithotripsy...
  12. doi Flexible ureteroscopy is the ideal choice to manage a 1.5 cm diameter lower-pole stone
    Michael Y C Wong
    Singapore Urology and Fertility Centre, Singapore
    J Endourol 22:1845-6; discussion 1859. 2008
  13. ncbi Ureteroscopic treatment of ureteral calculi with holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy
    Haowen Jiang
    Department of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
    J Endourol 21:151-4. 2007
    ..We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy with a semirigid ureteroscope for ureteral calculi in a prospective cohort of 697 patients...
  14. ncbi Complications of 2735 retrograde semirigid ureteroscopy procedures: a single-center experience
    Petrisor Geavlete
    Department of Urology, Saint John Emergency Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
    J Endourol 20:179-85. 2006
    b>Ureteroscopy is nowadays one of the techniques most widely used for upper urinary- tract pathology. Our goal is to describe its complications in a large series of patients.
  15. ncbi Retrograde ureteroscopic holmium laser endopyelotomy in a selected population of patients with ureteropelvic junction obstruction
    Nicolaj M Stilling
    Department of Urology, Hospital Littlebaelt, Fredericia, Denmark
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 43:68-72. 2009
    ..Significant controversy remains concerning the best way to treat ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). This study evaluates subjective and objective outcomes of retrograde holmium laser endopyelotomy in a selected population with UPJO...
  16. ncbi Ureteral catheterization in uncomplicated ureterolithotripsy: a randomized, controlled trial
    Hooman Djaladat
    Department of Urology, Mohammadi Hospital, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
    Eur Urol 52:836-41. 2007
    ..To evaluate short-term ureteral catheterization in patients undergoing ureteroscopic lithotripsy for ureteral calculi...
  17. ncbi Flexible ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy for single intrarenal stones 2 cm or greater--is this the new frontier?
    Alberto Breda
    Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Urol 179:981-4. 2008
    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy has been the standard of care for intrarenal calculi greater than 2 cm. Flexible ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy is a minimally invasive treatment modality that is able to treat large intrarenal ..
  18. ncbi Management of lower pole renal calculi: shock wave lithotripsy versus percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus flexible ureteroscopy
    Glenn M Preminger
    The Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center, The Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Urol Res 34:108-11. 2006
    ..If the stone cannot be fragmented in situ, nitinol basket or grasper retrieval, through a fully deflected ureteroscope, allows for repositioning of the stone into a less dependant position, thus facilitating stone fragmentation...
  19. ncbi Laparoscopic pyeloplasty versus antegrade endopyelotomy: comparison in 100 patients and a new algorithm for the minimally invasive treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction
    Michael C Ost
    Department of Urology, North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York 11040, USA
    Urology 66:47-51. 2005
    ..To maximize an efficacious outcome, minimally invasive UPJO treatment decisions should be based on patient and surgeon preference, as directed by the presented algorithm...
  20. ncbi New-generation flexible ureterorenoscopes are more durable than previous ones
    Olivier Traxer
    Department of Urology, Tenon Hospital, Paris, France
    Urology 68:276-9; discussion 280-1. 2006
    ..To determine the deterioration in the maximal active deflection and flow capabilities of a new-generation flexible ureteroscope (URS)...
  21. ncbi Comparison of outcomes of ureteroscopy for ureteral calculi located above and below the pelvic brim
    B K Hollenbeck
    Department of Surgery, Section of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Urology 58:351-6. 2001
    OBJECTIVES: To compare the safety and efficacy of ureteroscopy performed for proximal and distal ureteral calculi in a contemporary cohort. Ureteroscopy has been used most often for distal ureteral calculi...
  22. ncbi Patient position and semi-rigid ureteroscopy outcomes
    Fernando Korkes
    Division of Urology, ABC Medical School, Santo Andre, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Int Braz J Urol 35:542-7; discussion 548-50. 2009
    Two positions have been reported for ureteroscopy (URS): dorsal lithotomy (DL) position and dorsal lithotomy position with same side leg slightly extended (DLEL)...
  23. ncbi Treatment of ureteral calculi with semirigid ureteroscopy: where should we stop?
    Faruk Yencilek
    Department of Urology, Yeditepe University Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
    Urol Int 84:260-4. 2010
    To evaluate the efficacy of semirigid ureteroscopy in the management of ureteral stones located in different parts of the ureter.
  24. ncbi Is stent placement necessary after uncomplicated ureteroscopy for removal of impacted ureteral stones?
    Ibrahim Cevik
    Urotip Diagnosis Center, Istanbul, Turkey
    J Endourol 24:1263-7. 2010
    Ureteral stent placement after ureteroscopic lithotripsy has some advantages and disadvantages. In this randomized study, the necessity of ureteral stent placement after uncomplicated ureteroscopy for impacted ureteral stones was assessed.
  25. ncbi MR urography versus retrograde pyelography/ureteroscopy for the exclusion of upper urinary tract malignancy
    K S Lee
    Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Clin Radiol 65:185-92. 2010
    To evaluate the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance urography (MRU) versus retrograde pyelography and/or ureteroscopy (RPU) in the detection of upper urinary tract neoplasms.
  26. ncbi Single upper-pole percutaneous access for treatment of > or = 5-cm complex branched staghorn calculi: is shockwave lithotripsy necessary?
    Carson Wong
    Department of Urology, University of Miami, 1400 NW 10th Avenue, Suite No 507, Miami, FL 33126, USA
    J Endourol 16:477-81. 2002
    ..We believe these stones can often be removed with a staged procedure via a single upper-pole percutaneous access using flexible nephroscopy and the holmium:YAG laser. Our experience is reviewed...
  27. ncbi Retrograde ureteroscopy for renal stones larger than 2.5 cm
    Julie M Riley
    Department of Urology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
    J Endourol 23:1395-8. 2009
    Because of the advances in endoscopic technology, retrograde flexible ureteroscopy (URS) is being applied to larger renal stone burdens. For stones greater than 2...
  28. ncbi Outcomes of ureteroscopy for the management of impacted ureteral calculi with different localizations
    Tansu Degirmenci
    Department of Urology, Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
    Urology 80:811-5. 2012
    ..To assess the effectiveness of Holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet lithotripsy for the treatment of impacted ureteral stones with different localizations...
  29. ncbi Current trends in ureteroscopy
    Gennady Bratslavsky
    Division of Urology, Albany Medical College, 23 Hackett Boulevard, Albany, NY 12208, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 31:181-7, xi. 2004
    The advances of technology are having substantial ramifications in medicine and in urology, in particular. This article discusses these advances and explores current trends in ureteroscopy.
  30. ncbi [Flexible ureteroscopy with laser for upper urinary tract stone]
    P O Fais
    Service d urologie et de transplantation rénale, Hopital de la Conception, Marseille, France po
    Prog Urol 21:811-5. 2011
    The treatment of upper urinary tract stone with flexible ureteroscopy is safe and efficient. According to the size and the localization of stone, it is the first-line treatment...
  31. ncbi Flexible robotic retrograde renoscopy: description of novel robotic device and preliminary laboratory experience
    Mihir M Desai
    Section of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Urology 72:42-6. 2008
    ..To describe a novel flexible robotic system for performing retrograde intrarenal surgery...
  32. ncbi Flexible ureteroscopy in conjunction with in situ lithotripsy for lower pole calculi
    B K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Urology 58:859-63. 2001
    OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of ureteroscopy as a compromise in treating small and intermediate-size lower pole calculi. The optimal management of lower pole calculi remains controversial...
  33. ncbi Management of 10-15-mm proximal ureteral stones: ureteroscopy or extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy?
    Seyed Amir Mohsen Ziaee
    Department of Urology, Shaheed Labbafinezhad Hospital, Tehran, Iran
    Urology 71:28-31. 2008
    ....
  34. ncbi Placement of ureteral stent after uncomplicated ureteroscopy: do we really need it?
    Liang Tang
    Department of Urology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
    Urology 78:1248-56. 2011
    To investigate the role of stenting after uncomplicated ureteroscopy.
  35. ncbi Shock wave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy for the management of proximal ureteral calculi: an old discussion revisited
    Kittinut Kijvikai
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Urol 178:1157-63. 2007
    ..Shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy have become standards of care for ureteral calculi...
  36. ncbi [Prospective trial comparing shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for management of distal ureteral calculi]
    Fernando Marchant
    Servicio de Urologia, Unidad de Litiasis, Hospital Clínico de la Universidad de Chile José Joaquín Aguirre, Santiago, Chile
    Actas Urol Esp 33:869-72. 2009
    To compare the efficacy of ureteroscopy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in treating distal ureteral calculi and evaluate the best treatment alternative for this disease.
  37. ncbi Retrograde flexible ureteroscopy: reshaping the upper urinary tract endourology
    P Geavlete
    Department of Urology, Saint John Emergency Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
    Arch Esp Urol 64:3-13. 2011
    Introduction of retrograde flexible ureteroscopy represented a leap forward in upper urinary tract endourology...
  38. ncbi Flexible ureterorenoscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy for the management of renal stone burdens that measure 2 to 3 cm: a multi-institutional experience
    Elias S Hyams
    Department of Urology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    J Endourol 24:1583-8. 2010
    ..We report a multi-institutional series of URS/laser lithotripsy for renal stone burdens that measure 2 to 3 cm...
  39. ncbi Preoperative stenting decreases operative time and reoperative rates of ureteroscopy
    Lei Chu
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Endourol 25:751-4. 2011
    ..This study determines the impact of stent placement before ureteroscopy on operative time, radiologic stone clearance, and reoperative rates.
  40. ncbi Routine ureteral dilatation is not necessary for ureteroscopy
    Ali Unsal
    Department of Urology, Fatih University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Int Urol Nephrol 36:503-6. 2004
    ..To present our experience in ureteroscopic lithotripsy and stone extraction without ureteral dilatation...
  41. ncbi "Pass the ball!" Simultaneous flexible nephroscopy and retrograde intrarenal surgery for large residual upper-pole staghorn stone
    Shabnam Undre
    Department of Urology, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, Paddington, London W2 1NY, U K
    J Endourol 18:844-7. 2004
    ....
  42. ncbi New technology in the treatment of nephrolithiasis
    David Canes
    Stevan B Streem Center for Endourology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Curr Opin Urol 18:235-40. 2008
    ..The focus is commensurate with the areas of recent advances, i.e. flexible ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy...
  43. ncbi Endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery in Galdakao-modified supine Valdivia position: a new standard for percutaneous nephrolithotomy?
    Cesare M Scoffone
    Department of Urology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano Turin, Italy
    Eur Urol 54:1393-403. 2008
    ..It allows simultaneous performance of PCNL and retrograde ureteroscopy (ECIRS, Endoscopic Combined Intra-Renal Surgery) and has unquestionable anaesthesiological advantages.
  44. ncbi Techniques of ureteroscopy
    Jason K Sprunger
    Department of Urology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, A 1302 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN 37232 2765, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 31:61-9. 2004
    ..Almost all renal calculi can be treated with retrograde ureteroscopy. The fragility of these new endoscopes is a concern, and great care must be taken when using them...
  45. ncbi Computed tomography-determined stone-free rates for ureteroscopy of upper-tract stones
    Amanda Macejko
    Department of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Endourol 23:379-82. 2009
    Most series on ureteroscopy for urolithiasis use postoperative plain radiography of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder (KUB) or intravenous urography (IVU) to determine outcomes...
  46. ncbi A prospective randomized study comparing shock wave lithotripsy and semirigid ureteroscopy for the management of proximal ureteral calculi
    Hosni K Salem
    Department of Urosurgery, Kasr El Einy Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
    Urology 74:1216-21. 2009
    ..The ideal treatment for upper ureteral stones > 1 cm size remains to be determined with shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and ureteroscopy (URS) being acceptable options.
  47. ncbi Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy vs ureteroscopy as first-line therapy for patients with single, distal ureteric stones: a prospective randomized study
    Paolo Verze
    Department of Urology, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy
    BJU Int 106:1748-52. 2010
    To compare extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopy (URS) as first-line treatments for patients with distal ureteric stones.
  48. ncbi Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) versus ureteroscopic management for ureteric calculi
    Omar M Aboumarzouk
    Department of Urology, Academic Clinical Practice, Division of Clinical and Population Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK, DD1 9SY
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD006029. 2011
    ..Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopy, with or without intracorporeal lithotripsy, are the most common interventions used to treat ureteral stones...
  49. ncbi Flexible ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy for bilateral multiple intrarenal stones: is this a valuable choice?
    Zhichao Huang
    Department of Urology, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China
    Urology 80:800-4. 2012
    To demonstrate the safety and efficacy of flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) and holmium laser lithotripsy as a valuable treatment of bilateral multiple intrarenal stones and stratify the efficacy by stone burdens ≤ 20 and >20 mm.
  50. ncbi A new technique for retrograde flexible ureteroscopy after Cohen cross-trigonal ureteral reimplantation
    Lukas Lusuardi
    Department of Urology and Andrology, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria L Lusuardi salk at
    Urol Int 87:260-2. 2011
    ..We present our experience with retrograde ureteral catheterization and flexible ureteroscopy after Cohen cross-trigonal reimplantation in patients presenting with ureteral stones.
  51. ncbi Robotic flexible ureteroscopy for renal calculi: initial clinical experience
    Mihir M Desai
    University of Southern California Institute of Urology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 91011, USA
    J Urol 186:563-8. 2011
    ..We report what is to our knowledge the initial clinical experience with remote robotic ureterorenoscopy and laser lithotripsy for renal calculi using a novel flexible robotic system...
  52. ncbi [Flexible ureteroscopy in the treatment of kidney stone between 2 and 3 cm]
    M A Ben Saddik
    Service d Urologie, CHU Tenon, Universite de Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, 4, rue de la Chine, 75970 Paris cedex, France
    Prog Urol 21:327-32. 2011
    Our aim was to evaluate the outcome of flexible ureteroscopy (F-URS) with Holmium Laser as a minimal invasive procedure for kidney stone between 2 and 3 cm in diameter.
  53. ncbi Rigid ureteroscopy for ureteral stones: factors associated with intraoperative adverse events
    Ahmed F Abdelrahim
    Department of Urology, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
    J Endourol 22:277-80. 2008
    To analyze some of the factors that may be associated with a higher incidence of complications during management of ureteral stones by rigid ureteroscopy.
  54. ncbi Do new generation flexible ureterorenoscopes offer a higher treatment success than their predecessors?
    Gunnar Wendt-Nordahl
    Department of Urology, Hospital Sindelfingen Böblingen, Arthur Gruberstrasse 70, 71065, Sindelfingen, Germany
    Urol Res 39:185-8. 2011
    ..They offer an increased stone free rate especially in the treatment of lower pole stones. It seems therefore advisable to switch to the latest generation flexible devices...
  55. ncbi Ureteroscopy assisted retrograde nephrostomy: a new technique for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
    Takashi Kawahara
    Departments of Urology, Ohguchi Higashi General Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan
    BJU Int 110:588-90. 2012
    ..In the present study, we continuously visualised from puncture to inserting the nephron-access sheath with the URS...
  56. ncbi Single-session ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy for multiple stones
    Ryoji Takazawa
    Department of Urology, Tokyo Metropolitan Ohtsuka Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Int J Urol 19:1118-21. 2012
    ..Herein we report our most recent experience of a single-session ureteroscopy for multiple stones...
  57. ncbi The natural history of renal stone fragments following ureteroscopy
    David A Rebuck
    Department of Urology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 675 North St Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Urology 77:564-8. 2011
    ..The goal of ureteroscopy is to fragment stones, actively basket and remove fragments larger than 1 mm, and allow the remaining fragments ..
  58. ncbi Ureteroscopy and holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy as emergency treatment for acute renal failure caused by impacted ureteral calculi
    Haowen Jiang
    Department of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
    Urology 72:504-7. 2008
    To present our clinical outcomes in managing acute renal failure caused by impacted ureteral calculi with ureteroscopy and holmium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser lithotripsy as emergency treatment.
  59. ncbi Primary ureteroscopy for distal-ureteral stones compared with ureteroscopy after failed extracorporeal lithotripsy
    Volkan Tugcu
    Department of Urology, Baklrkoy Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    J Endourol 20:1025-9. 2006
    ....
  60. ncbi Evidence-based instrumentation for flexible ureteroscopy: a review
    Timothy Holden
    Department of Urologic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    J Endourol 22:1423-6. 2008
    ..This review article will identify the evidence base that supports our current recommendations for equipment used during ureteroscopy.
  61. ncbi Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy for 5- to 10-mm stones in the proximal ureter: Prospective effectiveness patient-preference trial
    Steinar J Karlsen
    University of Oslo, Oslo Urological University Clinic, Aker University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    J Endourol 21:28-33. 2007
    ..with proximal-ureteral calculi 5 to 10 mm, we compared the treatment outcome in those who underwent primary ureteroscopy (URS) with that in patients who underwent primary in-situ SWL...
  62. ncbi Contralateral ureteroscopy performed at percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a unique evaluation of stone-free rates
    Patrick Wirtz
    Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Urol 184:2378-82. 2010
    Immediate stone-free rates of ureteroscopy are rarely reported...
  63. ncbi Successful outcome of flexible ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy for renal stones 2 cm or greater
    Ryoji Takazawa
    Department of Urology, Tokyo Metropolitan Ohtsuka Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Int J Urol 19:264-7. 2012
    ..Thanks to the recent advances in endoscopic technology, flexible ureteroscopy has become another option in this setting...
  64. ncbi Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy versus flexible ureteroscopy/holmium laser lithotripsy: cost and outcome analysis
    Elias S Hyams
    Department of Urology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, USA
    J Urol 182:1012-7. 2009
    ..is the standard of care for renal stones greater than 2 cm, recent studies have shown that staged ureteroscopy/holmium laser lithotripsy may be a reasonable option...
  65. ncbi The evolution and progress of ureteroscopy
    William K Johnston
    Minimally Invasive Urology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Taubman Center 2916, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0330, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 31:5-13. 2004
    ..The introduction of fiberoptics and the development of the ureteroscope opened the doors to the field of ureteroscopy. Advances in rigid and flexible ureteroscopy with irrigating and working channels have expanded the capability ..
  66. ncbi Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy as primary treatment for ureteric stones: a retrospective study comparing two different treatment strategies
    Klas Lindqvist
    Department of Urology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 40:113-8. 2006
    ..Before replacing our lithotripter, most ureteric stones were treated with ureteroscopy (URS); subsequently, almost all patients underwent ESWL as primary treatment...
  67. ncbi Safety and efficacy of same-session bilateral ureteroscopy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0330, USA
    J Endourol 17:881-5. 2003
    Same-session ureteroscopy for bilateral urinary calculi would potentially reduce costs and the need for a second anesthetic compared with staged procedures...
  68. ncbi Validation of a high fidelity adult ureteroscopy and renoscopy simulator
    Michael A White
    Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Urologic Consortium, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan 49519, USA
    J Urol 183:673-7. 2010
    ..We assessed the face, content and construct validity of a newly developed, anatomically accurate, reasonably priced high fidelity ureteroscopy and renoscopy trainer.
  69. ncbi Immediate unplanned hospital admission after outpatient ureteroscopy for stone disease
    Hung Jui Tan
    Division of Endourology and Stone Disease, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Urol 185:2181-5. 2011
    Medicare recently changed reimbursement for ureteroscopy, encouraging migration to ambulatory surgical centers...
  70. ncbi Preoperative stent placement decreases cost of ureteroscopy
    Lei Chu
    Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3232, USA
    Urology 78:309-13. 2011
    ..Passive ureteral dilation with a preoperative ureteral stent has been proposed as a method to facilitate both upper tract access and stone removal...
  71. ncbi Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy for distal ureteric calculi: efficacy and patient satisfaction
    Ibrahim F Ghalayini
    School of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, King Abdullah University Hospital, Irbid, Jordan
    Int Braz J Urol 32:656-64; discussion 664-7. 2006
    We compared the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopy (URS) for the treatment of distal ureteral calculi with respect to patient satisfaction.
  72. ncbi Prospective randomized trial comparing shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for management of distal ureteral calculi
    M S Pearle
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 166:1255-60. 2001
    PURPOSE: We compared the efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for treatment of distal ureteral calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 64 patients with solitary, radiopaque distal ureteral calculi 15 mm...
  73. ncbi Outpatient ureteroscopy: predictive factors for postoperative events
    M C Cheung
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Tung Wah Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Republic of China, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Urology 58:914-8. 2001
    OBJECTIVES: To identify risk factors that can predict the postoperative events of outpatient ureteroscopy. METHODS: The data of 329 consecutive patients who underwent outpatient ureteroscopy from January 1996 to July 2000 were analyzed...
  74. pmc Day-case rigid and flexible ureteroscopy
    E J Bromwich
    Department of Urology, St Mary s Hospital, Portsmouth, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 89:526-8. 2007
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of rigid and flexible ureteroscopy as a day-surgery procedure.
  75. ncbi Ureteral fibroepithelial polyp diagnosed preoperatively on virtual CT ureteroscopy
    Chen Pin Chou
    Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, 386 Ta Chung 1st Rd, Kaohsiung 813, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Abdom Imaging 32:421-3. 2007
    ..By virtual CT ureteroscopy, a fibroepithelial polyp (FEP) was preoperatively diagnosed...
  76. ncbi Ureteroscopic management of lower ureteric calculi: a 15-year single-centre experience
    Osama M Elashry
    Urology Department, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
    BJU Int 102:1010-7. 2008
    ..To review our 15-year experience with ureteroscopic treatment of distal ureteric calculi and to determine the impact of improved technology and techniques on the efficacy, success and complications of the procedure...
  77. ncbi A prospective randomized multicentric study comparing stented vs non-stented ureteroscopic lithotripsy
    Francesco S Grossi
    Struttura Complessa di Urologia OC, Martina Franca, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 78:53-6. 2006
    ..We compared postoperative pain, short and long-term complications after ureteroscopic (URS) treatment of stones followed or not by placement of a double J stent...
  78. ncbi Office-based surveillance ureteroscopy after endoscopic treatment of transitional cell carcinoma: technique and clinical outcome
    Karen Reisiger
    Department of Urology, Columbia University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Urology 70:263-6. 2007
    ..We report our present technique and 16-year experience of office-based ureteroscopy for surveillance of TCC after initial endoscopic ablation.
  79. ncbi Treatment for extended-mid and distal ureteral stones: SWL or ureteroscopy? Results of a multicenter study
    A J Hendrikx
    Department of Urology, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    J Endourol 13:727-33. 1999
    ..We investigated also, for reasons of cost effectiveness, the factors influencing the outcome, the complications, and the need for auxiliary procedures...
  80. ncbi Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for upper urinary-tract transitional-cell carcinoma
    Ravi Munver
    The James Buchanan Brady Foundation, Department of Urology, The New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Endourol 18:351-8. 2004
    ..As operative times decrease, hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy may become the procedure of choice for upper-tract transitional-cell carcinoma. The techniques and early results are described...
  81. ncbi 2007 Guideline for the management of ureteral calculi
    Glenn M Preminger
    Duke University Medical Center, Division of Urologic Surgery, DUMC 3167, Room 1572D, White Zone, Duke South, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Eur Urol 52:1610-31. 2007
  82. ncbi Does a ureteral access sheath facilitate ureteroscopy?
    J Kourambas
    Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Urol 165:789-93. 2001
    ..Therefore, we prospectively analyzed intraoperative time, symptomatic outcome, major complications, stone-free rate and overall costs related to the routine use of a new ureteral access sheath during standard ureteroscopic procedures...
  83. ncbi Is ureteroscopy first line treatment for pediatric stone disease?
    Marc C Smaldone
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3232, USA
    J Urol 178:2128-31; discussion 2131. 2007
    ..We report our current outcomes for ureteroscopic management of pediatric stone disease...
  84. ncbi Ureteroscopy in the management of pediatric urinary tract calculi
    Asif Raza
    The Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    J Endourol 19:151-8. 2005
    To report our experience with ureteroscopy in the treatment of pediatric urinary tract calculi and present a review of the literature.
  85. ncbi Use of a temporary ureteral drainage stent after uncomplicated ureteroscopy: results from a phase II clinical trial
    James E Lingeman
    Clarian Health Partners, Methodist Hospital Institute for Kidney Stone Disease, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Urol 169:1682-8. 2003
    An indwelling ureteral stent is commonly placed for 48 hours after uncomplicated ureteroscopy to maintain drainage and prevent postoperative complications...
  86. ncbi Surgical management of children with urolithiasis
    Hsi Yang Wu
    University of Pittsburgh and Department of Urology, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4A 424 DeSoto Wing, 3705 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 31:589-94, xi. 2004
    ..Specific adjustments for performing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and cystolithotomy in children are discussed.
  87. ncbi A comparison of holmium:YAG laser with Lithoclast lithotripsy in ureteral calculi fragmentation
    Seong Soo Jeon
    Department of Urology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 135 710, Korea
    Int J Urol 12:544-7. 2005
    ..The purpose of the present study is to compare Lithoclast with holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy in ureteral calculi fragmentation...
  88. ncbi A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing nonstented versus stented ureteroscopic lithotripsy
    J D Denstedt
    Division of Urology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    J Urol 165:1419-22. 2001
    ..in treatment groups in terms of the amount of analgesic required in the recovery room or during 1 week after ureteroscopy. Similarly there was no difference in the number of patients requiring antiemetics...
  89. ncbi A new world revealed: early experience with digital ureteroscopy
    Mitchell R Humphreys
    International Kidney Stone Institute, Clarian Methodist Hospital, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Urol 179:970-5. 2008
    ..Southborough, Massachusetts) offers image quality that greatly exceeds current analog image capabilities. The purpose of this report was to document the applicability of this device in studying the earliest stages of stone formation...
  90. ncbi Ureteral endometriosis
    Paulos Yohannes
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, USA
    J Urol 170:20-5. 2003
    ..This review discusses the pathophysiology, presentation, and different minimally invasive medical and surgical treatment options for ureteral endometriosis...
  91. ncbi An audit of 2273 ureteroscopies--a focus on intra-operative complications to justify proactive management of ureteric calculi
    M R Butler
    Department of Urology, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital Dublin, Incorporating the National Children s Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland
    Surgeon 2:42-6. 2004
    At the national Stone Centre we have adopted a proactive management approach involving early ureteroscopy for ureteric calculi...
  92. ncbi Comparison of results of virtual-reality simulator and training model for basic ureteroscopy training
    David S Chou
    Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 20:266-71. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if a materials, model-based training format and an interactive virtual-reality simulator could provide equivalent teaching of basic ureteroscopy skills to the inexperienced medical student.
  93. ncbi Ureteroscopic treatment of proximal ureter stones with the aid of an antegrade occlusion balloon catheter
    A Dirim
    Department of Urology, Baskent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Acta Radiol 47:103-6. 2006
    ..To define the role of an antegrade occlusion balloon catheter in preventing migration of proximal ureteral stones to the dilated proximal ureter during endoscopic treatment...
  94. ncbi Safety and outcome of rigid ureteroscopy for management of ureteral calculi in children
    Ahmed El-Assmy
    Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
    J Endourol 20:252-5. 2006
    To present our experience with ureteroscopy for the treatment of pediatric ureteral calculi.
  95. ncbi The evolution of ureteroscopy: a modern single-institution series
    Amy E Krambeck
    Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochesterr, MN 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 81:468-73. 2006
    To evaluate a modern ureteroscopy series, including the use of new technological advances, operative procedures, and potential complications, at a single institution and to compare our current experience with our prior published series ..
  96. ncbi Ureteroscopy for the treatment of urolithiasis in children
    Timothy G Schuster
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 167:1813-; discussion 1815-6. 2002
    b>Ureteroscopy for treating urolithiasis in prepubertal children has become more common with the advent of smaller instruments...
  97. ncbi [Ureteroscopy (URS) for ureteric calculi]
    R Hofmann
    Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Philipps Universitat, 35037, Marburg
    Urologe A 45:W637-46; quiz W647. 2006
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  98. ncbi Randomized prospective blinded study validating acquistion of ureteroscopy skills using computer based virtual reality endourological simulator
    James D Watterson
    Division of Urology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    J Urol 168:1928-32. 2002
    ..We evaluate and validate the use of a computer based ureteroscopy simulator (URO Mentor, Simbionix Ltd., Lod, Israel) in the acquisition of basic ureteroscopic skills.
  99. ncbi Ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy in pregnancy: stents must be used postoperatively
    Haluk Akpinar
    Department of Urology, Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
    J Endourol 20:107-10. 2006
    To present our experience with ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy in pregnant patients and discuss the need for stents postoperatively.
  100. ncbi Endoscopic lithotripsy and the FREDDY laser: initial experience
    Francis Dubosq
    Urology Department, Tenon Hospital, Paris, France
    J Endourol 20:296-9. 2006
    ..Furthermore, it is less expensive and easier to maintain than other lasers. Our goal was to evaluate its efficacy and role in the ureteroscopic treatment of urinary stones...
  101. ncbi The role of ureteroscopy in pediatric urology
    Eugene Minevich
    Division of Pediatric Urology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Curr Opin Urol 16:295-8. 2006
    ..Endoscopic evaluation and management of the diverse conditions involving the upper urinary tract using rigid or flexible endoscopes is now readily feasible and has been shown to be safe and efficacious even in the smallest children...

Research Grants7

  1. Super-Zoom Endoscope (SuZE)
    MIKHAIL A GUTIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The primary application of SuZE is envisioned in indourology, including cystoscopy, ureteroscopy, lithotripsy, transurethral bladder tumor resection, bladder biopsies, fulguration, and radical prostatectomy...
  2. Improvement of lithotripters by ultrasound imaging and backscatter tecniques
    Lawrence A Crum; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of all treatments for stone disease, it is gradually being replaced by minimally-invasive procedures, such as ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy...
  3. Noninvasive, non-ionizing localization and clearance of kidney stones
    Michael R Bailey; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..be used to clear residual fragments remaining after shock wave lithotripsy (or invasive stone removal such as ureteroscopy), and could be a means to prophylactically expel small stones from the kidney before they become symptomatic...
  4. IKSI: 1st Annual International Urolithiasis Research Symposium
    Andrew Evan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..dramatically altered with the introduction of minimally invasive treatment such as shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and precutaneous stone removal...
  5. 10th International Symposium on Urolithiasis
    GLENN PREMINGER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..It is hoped that the cross fertilization of ideas and the development of new collaborations will foster new insights into the disease processes involved. ..
  6. STRETCH-INDUCED CYCLOOXYGENASE-2 IN UROTHELIAL CELLs
    Stephen Nakada; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. Dietary Oxalate and Kidney Stone Formation
    DEAN GEORGE ASSIMOS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This translation of laboratory based findings to the clinic should be adatable to reducing a number of dietary associated risk factors and in individuals with stones other than calcium oxalate. ..