Summary: Fragmentation of calculi, notably urinary or biliary, by laser. It is usually performed with an endoscopically guided pulsed tunable dye laser, a combination of a pulsed laser and a dye laser usually referred to as a pulsed dye laser. It is both safe and effective when extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy is infeasible or unsuccessful.
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- Ureteroscopic treatment of lower pole calculi: comparison of lithotripsy in situ and after displacementTimothy G Schuster
Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
J Urol 168:43-5. 2002..We compared the efficacy and safety of this technique with in situ treatment of small and intermediate lower pole calculi...
- Ureteroscopy and holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy: an emerging definitive management strategy for symptomatic ureteral calculi in pregnancyJames D Watterson
Division of Urology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Urology 60:383-7. 2002To review the results of holmium laser lithotripsy in a cohort of patients who presented with symptomatic urolithiasis in pregnancy...
- [Holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy under ureteroscopy for treating urinary caluli combined with acute renal failure]Zheng yan Tang
Department of Urology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410008, China
Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 31:125-7. 2006To evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for treating ureteral calculi combined with acute renal failure.
- Ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy for upper urinary tract calculi with active fragment extraction and computerized tomography followupAndrew J Portis
Metropolitan Urologic Specialists, PA, USA
J Urol 175:2129-33; discussion 2133-4. 2006Management of fragments generated by ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy remains controversial. In this study we explored the impact of active fragment extraction after ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy on stone clearance.
- Neodymium:Yttrium Aluminum Garnet laser for mini-percutaneous treatment of upper urinary tract stonesHongbo Luo
Department of Urology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci 27:197-9. 2007....
- Flexible ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy for multiple unilateral intrarenal stonesAlberto 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...
- Ureteroscopic treatment of ureteral calculi with holmium: YAG laser lithotripsyHaowen Jiang
Department of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
J Endourol 21:151-4. 2007We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy with a semirigid ureteroscope for ureteral calculi in a prospective cohort of 697 patients.
- Retrograde ureteropyeloscopic holmium laser lithotripsy for large renal calculiF G El-Anany
Urology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt
BJU Int 88:850-3. 2001..To assess the efficacy and safety of the retrograde ureteropyeloscopic holmium laser for treating renal stones that are too large to treat with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)...
- 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..Flexible ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy is a minimally invasive treatment modality that is able to treat large intrarenal calculi with the potential ..
- Ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy versus ballistic lithotripsy for treatment of ureteric stones: a prospective comparative studyS Garg
Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Urol Int 82:341-5. 2009..This study was undertaken to compare the results of laser (Ho:YAG) and pneumatic (ballistic) intracorporeal lithotripsy for ureteric calculi in terms of efficacy, safety and complications...
- Management of obstructing pulmonary broncholithiasis with three-dimensional imaging and holmium laser lithotripsyJ Scott Ferguson
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1089, USA
Chest 130:909-12. 2006..Here we report our experience treating obstructing broncholithiasis in two patients utilizing pretreatment planning with 3D MDCT imaging, followed by bronchoscopically delivered holmium laser fragmentation of the stones...
- Holmium laser lithotripsy for ureteral calculi: predictive factors for complications and successJoost A P Leijte
Department of Urology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
J Endourol 22:257-60. 2008To define possible predictive factors for success and complications for ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy procedures.
- Comparative evaluation of Swiss LithoClast 2 and holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for impacted upper-ureteral stonesT Manohar
Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat, India
J Endourol 22:443-6. 2008..We prospectively compared the results of the Swiss LithoClast System with the holmium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser for ureteral lithotripsy for management of upper ureteral stones...
- Complete ureteral stent encrustation managed with serial nephroscopy and laser lithotripsyJoseph L Whetstone
Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
Urology 69:576.e15-6. 2007..We present a case of a 2800-mm2 stent encrustation managed with serial nephroscopy and laser lithotripsy.
- Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy versus flexible ureteroscopy/holmium laser lithotripsy: cost and outcome analysisElias S Hyams
Department of Urology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, USA
J Urol 182:1012-7. 2009..of care for renal stones greater than 2 cm, recent studies have shown that staged ureteroscopy/holmium laser lithotripsy may be a reasonable option...
- Ureteroscopy and holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy as emergency treatment for acute renal failure caused by impacted ureteral calculiHaowen Jiang
Department of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
Urology 72:504-7. 2008To 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.
- Treatment of ureteric calculi--use of Holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy versus pneumatic lithoclastSalman Ahmed Tipu
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi
J Pak Med Assoc 57:440-3. 2007..To compare the efficacy of Holmium: YAG laser and pneumatic lithoclast in treating ureteric calculi...
- Therapeutic options for proximal ureter stone: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus semirigid ureterorenoscope with holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser lithotripsyChing Fang Wu
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chia Yi, Taiwan, Republic of China
Urology 65:1075-9. 2005To compare the safety and cost-effectiveness of ureterorenoscopic holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser lithotripsy (URSL) with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for proximal ureteral stones.
- Risk factors for symptomatic stone recurrence after transpapillary laser lithotripsy for difficult bile duct stones using a laser with a stone recognition systemRalf Jakobs
Department of Medicine C Gastroenterology Klinikum der Stadt Ludwigshafen, Academic Teaching Hospital, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:469-73. 2006..The aim of this study was to assess the long-term risk for a symptomatic bile duct stone recurrence after LISL and to detect risk factors predicting recurrence...
- Ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy in pregnancy: stents must be used postoperativelyHaluk Akpinar
Department of Urology, Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
J Endourol 20:107-10. 2006To present our experience with ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy in pregnant patients and discuss the need for stents postoperatively.
- Holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy of intrahepatic biliary calculiG J Tarman
Department of Urology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, California 92134 1005, USA
J Endourol 13:381-3. 1999..In this report, we describe its utility in intracorporeal lithotripsy of intrahepatic biliary stones and the urologist's role in providing expertise in small-caliber endoscopy and lithotripsy to other disciplines...
- Outpatient holmium laser lithotripsy using semirigid ureteroscope. Is the treatment outcome affected by stone load?M C Cheung
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Tung Wah Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Eur Urol 39:702-8. 2001To compare the outcome of outpatient ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy (URSL) for ureteral stone larger than 10 mm in longest diameter (group 1) with those less than or equal to 10 mm (group 2).
- New endourologic technology for simultaneous holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy and fragment evacuation for PCNL: ex-vivo comparison to standard ultrasonic lithotripsyM S Michel
Department of Urology, University Hospital Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
J Endourol 22:1537-9. 2008..We present our experience with a Ho:YAG laser in combination with simultaneous suction in an in-vitro model using a new endourologic technique in comparison to conventional ultrasonic lithotripsy...
- Pneumatic lithotripsy versus laser lithotripsy in the endoscopic treatment of ureteral calculiY Sun
Department of Urology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, China
J Endourol 15:587-90. 2001To compare the efficacy, safety, and features of pneumatic lithotripsy (PL) with those of laser lithotripsy (LL) and present our clinical experience in the endoscopic management of ureteral calculi.
- Holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy for gallstones. A preliminary reportJ M Teichman
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78284 7845, USA
Surg Endosc 15:1034-7. 2001..We assessed the efficacy of the holmium:YAG laser in managing retained biliary calculi that had proven refractory to the usual methods of extraction...
- Holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for upper urinary tract calculi in 598 patientsMario Sofer
Division of Urology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
J Urol 167:31-4. 2002We assessed the effectiveness and safety of holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for managing upper urinary tract calculi in a prospective cohort of 598 patients.
- Holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy: A dominant photothermal ablative mechanism with chemical decomposition of urinary calculiK F Chan
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
Lasers Surg Med 25:22-37. 1999..In addition, the vapor bubble induced by this laser is not spherical. Thus the magnitude of the pressure wave produced at cavitation collapse does not contribute significantly to lithotripsy...
- Safety and efficacy of holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy in patients with bleeding diathesesJames D Watterson
Division of Urology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
J Urol 168:442-5. 2002We assessed the safety and efficacy of ureteroscopy and holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for treating upper urinary tract calculi in patients with known and uncorrected bleeding diathesis.
- Comparison between extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and semirigid ureterorenoscope with holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for treating large proximal ureteral stonesChing Fang Wu
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chang Gung University, Chia Yi, Taiwan, Republic of China
J Urol 172:1899-902. 2004..In this study we compared the safety and efficacy of ureterorenoscopic holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy (URSL) with SWL for large impacted proximal ureteral stones.
- Erbium:YAG laser lithotripsy using hybrid germanium/silica optical fibersYubing Yang
Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins Medical School, JH Bayvuew Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
J Endourol 18:830-5. 2004Previous studies have demonstrated that the erbium:YAG laser is two to three times more efficient for laser lithotripsy than the holmium:YAG laser...
- Retrograde endoscopic management of ureteral stones more than 2 cm in sizeSoichi Mugiya
Department of Urology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Handayama, Hamamatsu, Japan
Urology 67:1164-8; discussion 1168. 2006..To verify the safety and efficacy of retrograde endoscopic lithotripsy as the treatment modality for large ureteral stones...
- Endoscopic lithotripsy and the FREDDY laser: initial experienceFrancis 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...
- In vitro evaluation of nitinol urological retrieval coil and ureteral occlusion device: retropulsion and holmium laser fragmentation efficiencyHak J Lee
Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
J Urol 180:969-73. 2008Retropulsion of ureteral stones during laser lithotripsy may result in difficult and incomplete stone fragmentation...
- Combined ureterorenoscopy and shockwave lithotripsy for large renal stone burden: an alternative to percutaneous nephrolithotomy?Jason Hafron
Department of Urology, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10461, USA
J Endourol 19:464-8. 2005To investigate the feasibility and initial outcomes of a combination of ureterorenoscopy (URS) using holmium laser lithotripsy and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in a single outpatient session for the treatment of large renal ..
- Safety and outcome of rigid ureteroscopy for management of ureteral calculi in childrenAhmed 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...
- [Endoscopic treatment of pielo-uretheral lithiasis with Holmium-YAG laser. Two years of experience]J L Palmero Marti
Servicio de Urologia, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia
Actas Urol Esp 29:587-92. 2005..To show the efficiency and safety of Holmium laser in the treatment of pyeloureteral lithiasis, based on our own experience since the introduction of this source of energy in our department...
- Pediatric ureteroscopic stone managementJohn C Thomas
Division of Pediatric Urology, Vanderbilt Children s Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2765, USA
J Urol 174:1072-4. 2005We reviewed our experience of 5 years using ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy to treat stone disease in prepubertal children.
- [Flexible ureteroscopy and holmium-Yag laser: material and technique]Abdelkader Saidi
Service dUrologie, Hopital Salvator, Marseille, France
Prog Urol 16:19-24. 2006..Flexible ureteroscopy is a technique with a rapid learning curve once the operator is familiar with all of the equipment. This article describes the material and technique of flexible ureteroscopy combined with Holmium-YAG laser...
- Anesthesia for pediatric lithotripsyRoderick D Aldridge
Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK
Paediatr Anaesth 16:236-41. 2006..As a high incidence of postoperative vomiting and discomfort was observed, the effect of increasing intraoperative analgesia and the use of antiemetic medication was examined...
- Holmium:YAG Lasertripsy with semirigid ureterorenoscope for upper-ureteral stones >2 cmChih Shou Chen
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chia Yi, Taiwan, R O C
J Endourol 19:780-4. 2005..This report examines the feasibility and effectiveness of ureterorenoscopic holmium:YAG lasertripsy (URSL) for impacted upper-ureteral stone >2 cm...
- Management of lower pole renal calculi: shock wave lithotripsy versus percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus flexible ureteroscopyGlenn 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...
- Holmium:YAG laser treatment of ureteral calculi: A 5-year experienceA Farkas
Department of Urology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Nagyerdei körút 98, 4032, Debrecen, Hungary
Lasers Med Sci 21:170-4. 2006..The advantages of Ho lasertripsy outweighed its disadvantages. Based on our experience, the Ho:YAG laser is one of the most effective and safest energy sources in the treatment of ureteral calculi...
- Combined electrohydraulic and holmium:YAG laser ureteroscopic nephrolithotripsy of large (greater than 4 cm) renal calculiAlbert J Mariani
Kaiser Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819, USA
J Urol 177:168-73; discussion173. 2007..This report is an assessment of the safety and efficacy of ureteroscopic nephrolithotripsy monotherapy for the management of large (greater than 4 cm) branched renal calculi in the community setting...
- Experience with ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy in childrenAhmed S Safwat
Department of Urology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205 7199, USA
Pediatr Surg Int 24:579-81. 2008The purpose of the study was to evaluate the outcome of ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy (UHLL) in children, taking into consideration different stone locations...
- 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..with an upper ureteral stone, 10 to 15 mm in size, by analyzing the therapeutic outcomes for those undergoing semirigid ureteroscopic holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser lithotripsy (URSL) and shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) prospectively.
- Fatal gas embolism during ureteroscopic holmium: yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser lithotripsy under spinal anesthesia - a case reportChung Pei Chang
Departments of Anesthesiology and Urology, Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan, ROC
Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 17:259-61. 2008Ureteroscopic holmium: yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser lithotripsy is an excellent treatment modality, especially for a large impacted ureteral stone. The treatment is efficient and safe...
- Stones of the upper urinary tract. Update on minimal-invasive endourological treatmentSven Lahme
Department of Urology, Hospital St Trudpert, Pforzheim, Germany
Arch Ital Urol Androl 80:13-7. 2008..In experienced hands modern endourological approaches are suitable as first-line treatment of upper urinary tract stones. Even in elderly patients and large stone burden the endourological techniques show acceptable results...
- Comparison of holmium laser and pneumatic lithotripsy in managing upper-ureteral stonesShivadeo S Bapat
Department of Urology, Ratna Memorial Hospital, Pune, India
J Endourol 21:1425-7. 2007..To compare the success rates and complications of Lithoclast and holmium laser-assisted ureterorenoscopy (URS) in managing upper-ureteral stones...
- [Stone management in children]M F Hamann
Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Universitatsklinikum Schleswig Holstein, Campus Kiel
Aktuelle Urol 38:398-402. 2007..This gives the clinician the opportunity to choose from a wide range of treatment alternatives. Proper treatment planning, technique and availability of appropriate instrumentation are important to achieve an optimal outcome...
- A comparison of the FREDDY and holmium lasers during ureteroscopic lithotripsyJennifer Yates
Department of Surgery Division of Urology, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
Lasers Surg Med 39:637-40. 2007..The purpose of this study is to compare the stone-free and complication rates of the FREDDY and holmium lasers...
- Case report: intrarenal arteriovenous fistula after ureteroscopic stone extraction with holmium laser lithotripsyScott I Tiplitsky
Department of Urology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
J Endourol 21:530-2. 2007..woman presented with gross hematuria 10 days after flexible ureteroscopic stone extraction with holmium laser lithotripsy. Work-up revealed a bleeding intrarenal arteriovenous fistula that was embolized...
- Clinical outcome of ureteroscopic lithotripsy for 2,129 patients with ureteral stonesToshifumi Kurahashi
Division of Urology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan
Urol Res 35:149-53. 2007....
- Massive steinstrasse after treatment of a staghorn calculusJennifer Pugliese
Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Tacoma, WA 98431, USA
ScientificWorldJournal 7:504-5. 2007
- Is the holmium:YAG laser the best intracorporeal lithotripter for the ureter? A 3-year retrospective studyPawan Kumar Gupta
R P Stone Clinic P Ltd, Panipat, India
J Endourol 21:305-9. 2007To study the efficiency and safety of holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for ureteral stones.
- Matched pair analysis of ureteroscopy vs. shock wave lithotripsy for the treatment of upper ureteric calculiG D Stewart
The Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Int J Clin Pract 61:784-8. 2007..Choice of treatment should therefore be based on parameters such as availability of equipment, waiting times and patient preference...
- Holmium laser ureteroscopic treatment of various pathologic features in pediatricsMario Sofer
Service of Endourology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
Urology 69:566-9. 2007..To assess the outcome of pediatric patients treated by ureteroscopy for various pathologic findings...
- Eggshell bladder: complete bladder encrustation after ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsyKeith L Lee
Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California 94143 0738, USA
Urology 69:382-3. 2007
- Case report: endourologic treatment for a ureteral stone in a patient with osteogenesis imperfectaAthanasios N Argyropoulos
Department of Urology, The Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
J Endourol 22:459-61. 2008..The patient was treated endourologically by ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy. The lack of similar cases, the rare nature of the disease, and the difficulties in treatment suggest that ..
- Semirigid ureteroscopy of the proximal ureter can be aided by external lower-abdominal pressureA Joel Dagnone
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 61 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2T2
J Endourol 19:342-7. 2005..We sought to determine whether lower-abdominal pressure (LAP) facilitated SR-URS access to the upper ureter for safe laser lithotripsy.
- Expanding role of ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy for treatment of proximal ureteral and intrarenal calculiDemetrius H Bagley
Department of Urology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
Curr Opin Urol 12:277-80. 2002..Ureteroscopy has assumed an expanded and important role in the treatment of proximal ureteral and intrarenal calculi with the development of new endoscopes, more effective grasping devices, and the holmium laser lithotriptor...
- Ureteroscopy and pneumatic lithotripsy, followed by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for the treatment of distal ureteral stonesZafer Gökhan Gürbüz
Urology Clinic, Vakif Gureba Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Int J Urol 9:441-4. 2002....
- Efficiency and cost of treating proximal ureteral stones: shock wave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy plus holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laserBrian D Parker
Department of Urology, Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Clinic, Scott, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation, and Texas A and M University, Temple, TX 76508, USA
Urology 64:1102-6; discussion 1106. 2004..To compare the success rates, cost effectiveness, and efficiency of ureteroscopy (URS) and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for proximal ureteral stones...
- Ureteroscopic holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy for managing ureteral calculi (a report of 168 cases)Zili Pang
Department of Urology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022, China
J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci 24:305-6. 2004The effectiveness and safety of ureteroscopic holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy for managing ureteral calculi was evaluated. Ureteroscopic holmium...
- Use of the holmium:YAG laser for ureterolithotripsy in childrenHasan S Dogan
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
BJU Int 94:131-3. 2004..To review our experience with rigid ureteroscopy and holmium:YAG laser for treating ureteric calculi in children...
- Combined electrohydraulic and holmium:yag laser ureteroscopic nephrolithotripsy for 20 to 40 mm renal calculiAlbert J Mariani
Departmetn of Urology, University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine, Kaiser Medical Center, Honolulu 96819, USA
J Urol 172:170-4. 2004..We evaluated the safety and efficacy of ureteroscopic nephrolithotripsy for the management of 2 to 4 cm renal calculi in a community setting...
- 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...
- Assessment of stricture formation with the ureteral access sheathFernando C Delvecchio
Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
Urology 61:518-22; discussion 522. 2003..A new generation of ureteral access sheaths has been developed to facilitate ureteroscopic procedures. However, some have questioned their safety and whether the device might cause significant ureteral trauma...
- Retrograde intrarenal lithotripsy outcome after failure of shock wave lithotripsyKobi Stav
Department of Urology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center affiliated with Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Zerifin, Israel
J Urol 170:2198-201. 2003..We report our experience with retrograde intrarenal lithotripsy (RIRL) for renal stones not alleviated by shock wave lithotripsy (SWL)...
- Transverse ureterotomy in open ureterolithotomyL L Douglas
Departments of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health, University of the West Indies, Kingston Public Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
West Indian Med J 52:140-4. 2003..The fear of transecting the ureter may be overcome by good exposure and gentle careful dissection. We suggest that TU be used for open ureterolithotomy...
- [Ureteroscopic holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy for managing urinary tract calculi]Zi Li Pang
Department of Urology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, HuaZhong Science Technology University, Wuhan 430022, China
Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi 42:92-3. 2004To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of ureteroscopic holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy for managing ureteral calculi.
- Gender Differences among Hispanics and Caucasians in symptomatic presentation of kidney and ureteral stonesJoseph E Dall'era
Department of Surgery Urology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 E 9th Avenue, Box C 319, Denver, CO 80262, USA
J Endourol 19:283-6. 2005..We determined gender differences in the symptomatic presentation of kidney and ureteral stones among the Hispanic population and compared it with presentation in the Caucasian population...
- A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing nonstented versus stented ureteroscopic lithotripsyJ D Denstedt
Division of Urology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
J Urol 165:1419-22. 2001..Therefore, we believe that routine stenting after ureteroscopic intracorporeal lithotripsy with the holmium laser is not required as long as the procedure is uncomplicated and performed without balloon dilation of the ureteral orifice...
- Is ureteral stenting necessary after uncomplicated ureteroscopic lithotripsy? A prospective, randomized controlled trialYung Tai Chen
Departments of Urology, EnChu Kong Hospital and National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
J Urol 167:1977-80. 2002..We conducted a prospective, randomized controlled study to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of ureteral stenting after ureteroscopic lithotripsy...
- Ureteral stenting--an obsolete procedure?Timothy D Moon
J Urol 167:1984. 2002
- The treatment of intrahepatic calculosis by applying helix hydro-jet lithotripsy under video choledochoscope: a report of 30 casesYi Wu Wu
The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat sen University, Zhuhai, Guangdong, 519000, PR China
Langenbecks Arch Surg 391:355-8. 2006..For big stones or compact stones, lithotripsy should be applied. But the laser lithotripsy and the electrohydraulic lithotripsy can cause serious complications such as perforation of bile duct...
- Treatment of ureteric lithiasis with retrograde ureteroscopy and holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy vs extracorporeal lithotripsyMiguel A Arrabal-Polo
Urology Department, San Cecilio University Hospital, Granada, Spain
BJU Int 104:1144-7. 2009..the efficiency of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) vs retrograde ureteroscopy and holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy, as ESWL is successful in 67-90% of cases but endoscopic lithotripsy with pneumatic lithotrites or lasers is ..
- Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and intracorporeal lithotripsy for proximal ureteric calculi--a comparative assessment of efficacy and safetyY K Fong
Department of Urology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Ann Acad Med Singapore 33:80-3. 2004..In this study, we compared the efficacy and safety of ESWL versus ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy for the treatment of this group of stones.
- Ureteroscopy in the management of pediatric urinary tract calculiAsif 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...
- Adjunctive tamsulosin improves stone free rate after ureteroscopic lithotripsy of large renal and ureteric calculi: a prospective randomized studyTony T John
Urology Center of Excellence of South Florida, Jackson South Hospital, Miami, FL 33157, USA
Urology 75:1040-2. 2010..evaluate the role of tamsulosin on the stone free rate and the rate of colic episodes after ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy. The presence of alpha-1A adrenoceptor in the distal ureteral smooth muscle prompted the use of tamsulosin, ..
- Therapeutic applications of lasers in urology: an updateNathaniel M Fried
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Biophotonics Laboratory, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
Expert Rev Med Devices 3:81-94. 2006..workhorse laser in urology since it can be used for multiple soft- and hard-tissue applications, including laser lithotripsy, benign prostate hyperplasia, bladder tumors and strictures...
- Management of difficult common bile duct stonesJ Hochberger
Department of Medicine I, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 13:623-34. 2003..For these stones laser lithotripsy, EHL, and ESWL are nonoperative options, especially for elderly patients and patients with an elevated ..
- Fungal urosepsis after ureteroscopy in cirrhotic patients: a word of cautionShawn M Beck
Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Orange, California 92868, USA
Urology 72:291-3. 2008..This represents a unique and high-risk population, and, to our knowledge, these are the first such cases reported...
- Holmium:YAG (lambda = 2,120 nm) versus thulium fiber (lambda = 1,908 nm) laser lithotripsyRichard L Blackmon
Department of Physics and Optical Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223 000, USA
Lasers Surg Med 42:232-6. 2010..We hypothesize that this should translate into more efficient laser lithotripsy using the thulium fiber laser...
- Percutaneous cystolithotomy of large urinary-diversion calculi using a combination of laparoscopic and endourologic techniquesPo N Lam
Department of Urology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104, USA
J Endourol 21:155-7. 2007..Often, the stone burden is large, necessitating open stone removal. We describe our technique for removing such stones using a combination of laparoscopic and endourologic instrumentation...
- Efficacy of retrograde ureteropyeloscopic holmium laser lithotripsy for intrarenal calculi >2 cmM J Bader
Department of Urology, University Hospital Großhadern, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Marchioninistr 15, 81377, Munich, Germany
Urol Res 38:397-402. 2010The objectives of this study are to assess the efficacy and safety of retrograde ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy for intrarenal calculi greater than 2 cm in diameter...
- Comparison of holmium:YAG and thulium fiber laser lithotripsy: ablation thresholds, ablation rates, and retropulsion effectsRichard L Blackmon
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Physics and Optical Science, 9201 University City Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223 0001, USA
J Biomed Opt 16:071403. 2011....
- Impact of collateral damage to endourologic tools during laser lithotripsy--in vitro comparison of three different clinical laser systemsMarkus J Bader
Department of Urology, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
J Endourol 25:667-72. 2011During laser lithotripsy, working instruments are often in close proximity to the distal fiber tip and may be damaged accidentally or even intentionally...
- Quantification of holmium:yttrium aluminum garnet optical tip degradationAdam C Mues
Department of Urology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA
J Endourol 23:1425-8. 2009..are utilized to transmit energy to the surface of a stone during holmium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Ho:YAG) laser lithotripsy. During lithotripsy, fiber tip degradation (burn back) can occur...
- [RIRS through semi-rigid ureteroscope and holmium laser in the treatment of ureteral stones retropulsion]M Ruoppolo
UO Urologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedale Treviglio Caravaggio Bergamo, Italy
Urologia 77:57-63. 2010..total of 48 patients harbouring proximal (21 cases) and distal (27 cases) ureteral stones underwent Holmium Laser lithotripsy. In 3 patients previous percutaneous nephrostomy was performed to drain the excretory way...
- Impact of stone location on success rates of endoscopic lithotripsy for nephrolithiasisAdam E Perlmutter
Division of Urology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
Urology 71:214-7. 2008..To determine whether stone location affects the stone-free rates of endoscopic lithotripsy for nephrolithiasis...
- Retrograde transureteral approach: a safe and efficient treatment for recurrent cystine renal stonesLorenzo Ruggera
Urology Clinic, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Urol Res 39:411-5. 2011..9 F flexible ureteroscopes were used. In 6 cases, stones were removed using a basket; in 9 procedures laser lithotripsy with flexible scope was performed; in 6 cases renal calculi were pulled down in the ureter using flexible ..
- [Transurethral lithotripsy with rigid and flexible ureteroscopy for renal and ureteral stones: results of the first 100 procedures]Ryoji Takazawa
The Department of Urology, Tokyo Metropolitan Ohtsuka Hospital
Hinyokika Kiyo 57:411-6. 2011..The overall success rate was 99% (81/82). Rigid & flexible ureteroscopy and holmium : YAG laser lithotripsy achieved excellent results of treatment for urolithiasis...
- Low power laser in the management of ureteral stonesAbdulmalik M Tayib
International Medical Center, PO Box 122762, Jeddah 21332, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Med J 31:289-92. 2010..To evaluate the outcome of the low power Holmium-Yag laser in management of ureteral stones, and to report the incidence rate of different types of stones...
- Use of mobile extracorporeal shock wave lithotripter: experience in a pediatric institutionWilliam Defoor
Division of Pediatric Urology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 3039, USA
Urology 65:778-81. 2005..The low incidence of pediatric urinary calculi, along with the high cost of lithotripsy units, has limited the use of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in pediatric institutions...
- Redefining the limits of flexible ureterorenoscopyMuddassar Hussain
Maidstone Department of Urology, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom
J Endourol 25:45-9. 2011Flexible ureterorenoscopic holmium laser lithotripsy allows retrograde management of renal calculi that previously needed alternative strategies...
- Assessing the surgical decision making abilities of novice and proficient urologistsSuman Chatterjee
Department of Urology, McMaster University, St Joseph s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Urol 181:2251-6. 2009..We examined whether the Surgical Decision Making Rating Scale can measure a difference in surgical judgment among urologists at various levels of training...
- Percutaneous nephrolithotomy with holmium: Yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser and fiber guider--report of 349 casesYeong Chin Jou
Department of Urology, Chiayi Christian Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan
Urology 65:454-8. 2005To assess the efficacy and safety of holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser lithotripsy for percutaneous nephrolithotomy in a cohort of 349 consecutive procedures.
- Outcome of simple use of mechanical lithotripsy of difficult common bile duct stonesWen Hsiung Chang
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei, Taiwan
World J Gastroenterol 11:593-6. 2005..The extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or laser lithotripsy also yields an excellent success rate of greater than 90%...
- Percutaneous transhepatic lithotripsy with the holmium: YAG laser for the treatment of refractory biliary lithiasisOscar Schatloff
Section of Endourology, Department of Urology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Hashomer 52621, Israel
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 19:106-9. 2009..9 months (2 to 43) no de novo strictures were recorded. Percutaneous choledochoscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy is a safe and effective minimally invasive technique to treat complex biliary stone disease and may preclude ..
- Preparation of artificial kidney stones of reproducible size, shape, and mass by precision injection moldingRobert I Carey
Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
J Endourol 22:127-32. 2008..To prepare artificial kidney stones of defined shape, size, mass, and material composition via precision injection molding of Ultracal 30 cement slurries into an inexpensive biodegradable mold...
- Outpatient ureteroscopic lithotripsy: selective internal stenting and factors enhancing successM C Cheung
Department of Surgery, Tung Wah Hospital, The University of Hong Kong Medical Center, Hong Kong
J Endourol 14:559-64. 2000To evaluate a policy of selective, short-duration internal stenting after outpatient ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy.
- REAL-TIME OPTICAL FEEDBACK CONTROL OF LASER LITHOTRIPSYDavid Rosen; Fiscal Year: 1990..investigate the feasibility of utilizing the characteristic prompt optical emissions generated during pulsed laser lithotripsy for automatic and rapid feedback control of the laser energy delivery system...
- RAMAN SERVING OPTICAL BIOPSY FOR LASER LITHOTRIPSYCHRISTIAN SCHOEN; Fiscal Year: 1999..PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Provide in-vivo laser Raman sensing of biochemical composition within a current laser lithotripsy.
- REAL TIME OPTICAL FEEDBACK CONTROL OF LASER LITHOTRIPSYDavid Rosen; Fiscal Year: 1992..the development of the technology demonstrated in Phase I for automated real-time feedback control of laser lithotripsy. In vitro results to date have shown considerable promise for utilizing the characteristic prompt optical ..
- ALEXANDRITE LASER LITHOTRIPTERJOHN WALLING; Fiscal Year: 1990..It is anticipated that this work could lead directly to less expensive and more widespread application of laser lithotripsy.
- SURFACTANT AND TUBERCULOSIS PATHOGENESISJ Ferguson; Fiscal Year: 2002..tb and the host, and for the principal investigator to become an accomplished independent biomedical investigator. ..
- 10th International Symposium on UrolithiasisGLENN 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. ..
- Effect of Green Tea Catechins on Tumor VascularizationPeter Shamamian; Fiscal Year: 2006..2. To study the effects of catechins on the developing vasculature in primary and recurrent mammary carcinoma. ..