ureteral calculi

Summary

Summary: Calculi of the ureter, usually the result of the passage of one originating in the kidney. It occurs usually in mid-life, rarely in children; and is more frequent in males than females. (From CMIT, 5th ed)

Top Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi 2007 guideline for the management of ureteral calculi
    Glenn M Preminger
    American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc, USA
    J Urol 178:2418-34. 2007
  3. ncbi A systematic review of medical therapy to facilitate passage of ureteral calculi
    Amandeep Singh
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Alameda County Medical Center Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA 94602, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 50:552-63. 2007
  4. ncbi Low-dose versus standard-dose CT protocol in patients with clinically suspected renal colic
    Pierre Alexandre Poletti
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital Geneva, 24 rue Micheli du Crest 14, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 188:927-33. 2007
  5. ncbi Guidelines on urolithiasis
    H G Tiselius
    Working Party on Lithiasis, Health Care Office, European Association of Urology
    Eur Urol 40:362-71. 2001
  6. 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
  7. ncbi Relationship of spontaneous passage of ureteral calculi to stone size and location as revealed by unenhanced helical CT
    Deirdre M Coll
    Department of Radiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Box 141, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 525 E 68th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 178:101-3. 2002
  8. ncbi Laparoscopic techniques for removal of renal and ureteral calculi
    Marcel Hruza
    Department of Urology, SLK Kliniken Heilbronn GmbH, Teaching Hospital of Heidelberg University, Heilbronn, Germany
    J Endourol 23:1713-8. 2009
  9. ncbi Distinguishing pelvic phleboliths from distal ureteral calculi: thin-slice CT findings
    Mehmet Arac
    Department of Radiology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
    Eur Radiol 15:65-70. 2005
  10. ncbi Low-dose and standard-dose unenhanced helical computed tomography for the assessment of acute renal colic: prospective comparative study
    Bong Soo Kim
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Cheju National University College of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
    Acta Radiol 46:756-63. 2005

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  1. 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...
  2. ncbi 2007 guideline for the management of ureteral calculi
    Glenn M Preminger
    American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc, USA
    J Urol 178:2418-34. 2007
  3. ncbi A systematic review of medical therapy to facilitate passage of ureteral calculi
    Amandeep Singh
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Alameda County Medical Center Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA 94602, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 50:552-63. 2007
    ..Herein is a systematic evaluation of the use of medical expulsive therapy to facilitate ureteral stone expulsion...
  4. ncbi Low-dose versus standard-dose CT protocol in patients with clinically suspected renal colic
    Pierre Alexandre Poletti
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital Geneva, 24 rue Micheli du Crest 14, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 188:927-33. 2007
    ..The purpose of our study was to compare a low-dose abdominal CT protocol, delivering a dose of radiation close to the dose delivered by abdominal radiography, with standard-dose unenhanced CT in patients with suspected renal colic...
  5. ncbi Guidelines on urolithiasis
    H G Tiselius
    Working Party on Lithiasis, Health Care Office, European Association of Urology
    Eur Urol 40:362-71. 2001
    ..The basic task for the working group therefore was to extract and evaluate evidence from the literature in order to reach a consensus on how these patients could best be managed...
  6. 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.
  7. ncbi Relationship of spontaneous passage of ureteral calculi to stone size and location as revealed by unenhanced helical CT
    Deirdre M Coll
    Department of Radiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Box 141, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 525 E 68th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 178:101-3. 2002
    ..Given the improved accuracy and new role of unenhanced CT in the diagnosis of acute ureterolithiasis, we studied the relationship of stone size and location as determined by unenhanced CT to the rate of spontaneous passage...
  8. ncbi Laparoscopic techniques for removal of renal and ureteral calculi
    Marcel Hruza
    Department of Urology, SLK Kliniken Heilbronn GmbH, Teaching Hospital of Heidelberg University, Heilbronn, Germany
    J Endourol 23:1713-8. 2009
    ..The increasing experience with laparoscopy in urology poses the question of whether urolithiasis may be an indication for laparoscopy...
  9. ncbi Distinguishing pelvic phleboliths from distal ureteral calculi: thin-slice CT findings
    Mehmet Arac
    Department of Radiology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
    Eur Radiol 15:65-70. 2005
    ..Central lucency is a characteristic finding of pelvic phleboliths on thin-slice CT. This finding can therefore be used in combination with roundness as a problem-solving tool in differentiating phleboliths from distal ureteral stones...
  10. ncbi Low-dose and standard-dose unenhanced helical computed tomography for the assessment of acute renal colic: prospective comparative study
    Bong Soo Kim
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Cheju National University College of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
    Acta Radiol 46:756-63. 2005
    ..To compare the efficacy of low-dose and standard-dose computed tomography (CT) for the diagnosis of ureteral stones...
  11. ncbi Ultrasound vs CT for the detection of ureteric stones in patients with renal colic
    M Patlas
    Department of Radiology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem 91031, Israel
    Br J Radiol 74:901-4. 2001
    ..of our study was to compare the accuracy of non-contrast spiral CT with ultrasound (US) for the diagnosis of ureteral calculi in the evaluation of patients with acute flank pain...
  12. ncbi Alternate or additional findings to stone disease on unenhanced computerized tomography for acute flank pain can impact management
    Hanno Hoppe
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 175:1725-30; discussion 1730. 2006
    ..We evaluated the incidence and clinical relevance of alternate or additional findings on unenhanced CT in patients with acute flank pain and suspected urinary calculi...
  13. ncbi Laparoscopic retroperitoneal ureterolithotomy: initial experience and review of literature
    Yassine Nouira
    Department of Urology, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
    J Endourol 18:557-61. 2004
    To evaluate the place of retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy in the management of ureteral calculi through an initial experience and review of previously reported cases.
  14. ncbi Does ultra-low-dose CT with a radiation dose equivalent to that of KUB suffice to detect renal and ureteral calculi?
    Claudia Kluner
    Department of Radiology, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 30:44-50. 2006
    ..001). With regard to published data for standard-dose CT, the present CT protocol seems to be comparable in its diagnostic yield in assessing patients with calculi, and its radiation dose is equivalent to that of KUB...
  15. ncbi Differences in stone size and ureteral dilation between obstructing proximal and distal ureteral calculi
    Brian H Eisner
    Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Urology 72:517-20. 2008
    ..To examine the differences in ureteral dilation and calculus size between obstructing proximal and distal ureteral stones...
  16. ncbi Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy: the Edinburgh experience
    F X Keeley
    Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
    BJU Int 84:765-9. 1999
    ..To review our experience with laparoscopic ureterolithotomy...
  17. 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...
  18. 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
    The goal of treating ureteral calculi is to achieve complete stone clearance with minimal patient morbidity. Shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy have become standards of care for ureteral calculi...
  19. ncbi Evaluation of patients with suspected ureteral calculi using sonography as an initial diagnostic tool: how can we improve diagnostic accuracy?
    Seong Jin Park
    Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Gyeonggi do 420 021, Korea
    J Ultrasound Med 27:1441-50. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of sonography as an initial diagnostic tool in patients with suspected ureterolithiasis...
  20. ncbi Surgical decompression is associated with decreased mortality in patients with sepsis and ureteral calculi
    Michael S Borofsky
    Department of Urology, Nephrology Division and Section on Value and Effectiveness, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York University, New York, New York 10016, USA
    J Urol 189:946-51. 2013
    ..a retrospective study design, we defined the surgical decompression rate in patients admitted to the hospital with severe infection and ureteral calculi. We determined whether a mortality benefit is associated with this intervention.
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi Retroperitoneoscopic ureterolithotomy for the treatment of ureteral calculi
    Deniz Demirci
    Erciyes University, Medical Faculty Department of Urology, Kayseri, Turkey
    Urol Int 73:234-7. 2004
    ..In rare cases the ureteral stones are treated with open surgery after failure of first-line treatments. Retroperitoneoscopy is a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery...
  23. ncbi Randomized trial of the efficacy of tamsulosin, nifedipine and phloroglucinol in medical expulsive therapy for distal ureteral calculi
    Marco Dellabella
    Department of Urology and Division of Urology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I G M Lancisi G Salesi, Polytechnic University of the Marche Region, School of Medicine, Ancona, Italy
    J Urol 174:167-72. 2005
    ..We performed a randomized, prospective study to assess and compare the efficacy of 3 drugs as medical expulsive therapy for distal ureteral calculi.
  24. ncbi A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of transureteral and shock wave lithotripsy--which is the best minimally invasive modality to treat distal ureteral calculi in children?
    Abbas Basiri
    Urology and Nephrology Research Center UNRC, Shahid Labbafinejad Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University, M C SBMU, Tehran, I R Iran
    J Urol 184:1106-9. 2010
    Since there is insufficient evidence to determine the best treatment modality in children with distal ureteral calculi, we designed a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy and complications of transureteral ..
  25. ncbi Retroperitoneoscopic ureterolithotomy for impacted ureteral stone
    H Kiyota
    Department of Urology, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    Int J Urol 8:391-7. 2001
    ..Retroperitoneoscopic ureterolithotomy should be useful as an alternative treatment for impacted ureteral stones because it involves minimal postoperative pain...
  26. ncbi Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy as a primary modality for large proximal ureteral calculi: comparison to rigid ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy
    Young Hwii Ko
    Department of Urology, Korea University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:7-13. 2011
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  27. 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...
  28. ncbi Medical expulsive therapy for ureteral calculi in the real world: targeted education increases use and improves patient outcome
    Christopher Brede
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    J Urol 183:585-9. 2010
    ..We studied the impact of targeted education of emergency department physicians about medical expulsive therapy and analyzed its impact on patient outcomes and cost...
  29. 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
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the results of these two treatment strategies in all consecutive patients attending our hospital in 1998 and 2000 for ureteric stone treatment...
  30. 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.
  31. ncbi The silence of the stones: asymptomatic ureteral calculi
    Florian Wimpissinger
    Department of Urology, and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of ESWL and Endourology, Rudolfstiftung Hospital Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Urol 178:1341-4; discussion 1344. 2007
    We investigated the characteristics and diagnosis of primary asymptomatic ureteral calculi.
  32. ncbi Holmium laser lithotripsy for ureteral calculi: predictive factors for complications and success
    Joost A P Leijte
    Department of Urology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Endourol 22:257-60. 2008
    ..To define possible predictive factors for success and complications for ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy procedures...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi Impact of the degree of hydronephrosis on the efficacy of in situ extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy for proximal ureteral calculi
    Ahmed El-Assmy
    Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 41:208-13. 2007
    ..We conducted a prospective randomized study to investigate the relation between the degree of stone-induced hydronephrosis and the outcome of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in patients with lumbar ureter stones...
  35. ncbi Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for distal ureteral calculi: what a powerful machine can achieve
    Werner W Hochreiter
    Deparment of Urology, University of Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 169:878-80. 2003
    We assessed the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL, Dornier Medical Systems, Inc., Marietta, Georgia) for distal ureteral calculi with the HM3 (Dornier Medical Systems, Inc.) lithotriptor.
  36. ncbi A prospective randomized comparison between early (<48 hours of onset of colicky pain) versus delayed shockwave lithotripsy for symptomatic upper ureteral calculi: a single center experience
    Anup Kumar
    Department of Urology, Vardhman Mahaveer Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India
    J Endourol 24:2059-66. 2010
    The role of early/emergency shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in symptomatic upper ureteral calculi has still not been established...
  37. ncbi Emergency ureteroscopic lithotripsy in acute renal colic caused by ureteral calculi: a retrospective study
    Mohammed A Al-Ghazo
    Department of General Surgery and Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, PO Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan
    Urol Res 39:497-501. 2011
    ..6 ± 12.7 years (range 22-73 years) were treated with emergency ureteroscopic lithotripsy for ureteral calculi. All patients were divided into three groups according to the stone location in the ureter...
  38. ncbi Holmium laser lithothripsy of ureteral calculi: our initial experience
    A Triantafyllidis
    Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
    Urol Int 79:24-7. 2007
    To evaluate effectiveness and safety of intracorporeal holmium:YAG (Ho:YAG) laser lithotripsy of ureteral calculi.
  39. ncbi [Ureteral stricture after ESWL for ureteral calculi]
    Tomoyuki Yamauchi
    Department of Urology, Tachikawa Kyosai Hospital, Tachikawa City, Tokyo, Japan
    Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi 94:8-14. 2003
    ..Therefore we have retrospectively reviewed our cases to define the predisposing factors of this complication...
  40. ncbi Emergency ureteroscopic removal of ureteral calculi after first colic attack: is there any advantage?
    Kemal Sarica
    Department of Urology, Yeditepe University Medical School, and 2nd Urology Department, Sisli Etfal Training Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Urology 78:516-20. 2011
    ..To comparatively evaluate the efficacy of ureteroscopic stone treatment immediately after the first colic attack and in an electively planned manner...
  41. ncbi A clinical nomogram to predict the successful shock wave lithotripsy of renal and ureteral calculi
    Joshua D Wiesenthal
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 186:556-62. 2011
    ..In this study we develop a comprehensive nomogram to predict renal and ureteral stone shock wave lithotripsy outcomes...
  42. ncbi Value of 3-dimensional transrectal/transvaginal sonography in diagnosis of distal ureteral calculi
    Michael Mitterberger
    Department of Urology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    J Ultrasound Med 26:19-27. 2007
    In a prospective study, the feasibility of 3-dimensional (3D) transrectal/transvaginal sonography in comparison with transabdominal sonography and intravenous urography (IVU) in identifying distal ureteral calculi was evaluated.
  43. 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.
  44. ncbi Ureteropyeloscopic treatment of large, complex intrarenal and proximal ureteral calculi
    Jacob Cohen
    Department of Urology, New York Medical Center, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA
    BJU Int 111:E127-31. 2013
    ..This study frames an argument for retrograde ureteroscopic lithotripsy not only in those who are at high risk for percutaneous nephrostolithotomy but in all who present with large, non-infected stone burdens...
  45. ncbi Is there a role for tamsulosin after shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of renal and ureteral calculi?
    Siavash Falahatkar
    Department of Urology, Urology Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
    J Endourol 25:495-8. 2011
    ..Our study aimed at defining the role of tamsulosin as adjunctive therapy after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in patients with stones in the kidney and ureter...
  46. ncbi Is there a role for tamsulosin in shock wave lithotripsy for renal and ureteral calculi?
    Suresh K Bhagat
    Departments of Urology and Biostatistics, Christian Medical College, Ida Scudder Road, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632004, India
    J Urol 177:2185-8. 2007
    ..We evaluated the effect of the alpha-blocker tamsulosin on stone clearance, analgesic requirements and steinstrasse in shock wave lithotripsy for solitary renal and ureteral calculus...
  47. ncbi Laparoscopic management of ureteral calculi: a report of 123 cases
    Naser Simforoosh
    Department of Urology, Shaheed Labbafinejad Medical University and Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran
    Urol J 4:138-41. 2007
    Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic surgery for the management of ureteral calculi.
  48. ncbi Emergency room management of ureteral calculi: current practices
    Elizabeth Phillips
    Department of Urology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Endourol 23:1021-4. 2009
    To evaluate current practice patterns in U.S. emergency departments (EDs) for the diagnosis, treatment, and counseling of patients with ureteral calculi.
  49. 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...
  50. 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
  51. ncbi Treatment selection and outcomes: ureteral calculi
    J Stuart Wolf
    Division of Minimally Invasive Urology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0330, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 34:421-30. 2007
    The most important recent advances in the management of ureteral calculi have been the development of medical expulsive therapy to facilitate passage of ureteral stones, such that many calculi that would previously have required ..
  52. 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...
  53. ncbi The use of tamsulosin in the medical treatment of ureteral calculi: where do we stand?
    Riccardo Autorino
    Department of Urology, Second University, Naples, Italy
    Urol Res 33:460-4. 2005
    ..the interesting results obtained by different groups with the use of tamsulosin in the treatment of distal ureteral calculi. We performed a prospective randomized study to evaluate the effects of the addition of tamsulosin on our ..
  54. ncbi Rapid extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for proximal ureteral calculi in colic versus noncolic patients
    Christian Seitz
    Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Eur Urol 52:1223-7. 2007
    ....
  55. ncbi Management of ureteral calculi: a cost comparison and decision making analysis
    Yair Lotan
    Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 167:1621-9. 2002
    We compared the cost of treatment strategies for ureteral calculi using a decision tree model.
  56. ncbi Alfuzosin stone expulsion therapy for distal ureteral calculi: a double-blind, placebo controlled study
    Renato Nardi Pedro
    Department of Urology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    J Urol 179:2244-7; discussion 2247. 2008
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of alfuzosin as medical expulsive therapy for distal ureteral stone passage...
  57. ncbi A clinical prediction rule for the diagnosis of ureteral calculi in emergency departments
    T J Elton
    Division of Area Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905
    J Gen Intern Med 8:57-62. 1993
    ..To determine: 1) whether a simple clinical prediction rule could identify emergency department patients with ureteral calculi; 2) whether the kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) radiograph provides diagnostic information beyond that ..
  58. 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
    ..As the efficacy of ureteroscopy is known this study focuses on the low intra-operative complication rate as justification for a proactive management protocol...
  59. ncbi Short-term ureteral catheter stenting after uncomplicated transurethral uretero-lithotomy
    Teiichiro Aoyagi
    Department of Urology, Tokyo Medical University, 6 7 1 Nishi shinjuku, Shinjuku ku, Tokyo 160 0023 Japan
    World J Urol 22:449-51. 2004
    ..6+/-0.8, indicating a sufficient duration of stenting. Short-term ureteral catheter stenting is a cheap and easy way for post-operative management for uncomplicated TUL...
  60. 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
    ..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...
  61. ncbi Efficacy of tamsulosin in medical expulsive therapy for distal ureteral calculi
    Mohamed Abdel Basir Sayed
    Urology Department, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 42:59-62. 2008
    ..To evaluate the potential role of tamsulosin in the medical treatment of distal ureteral stones...
  62. 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...
  63. ncbi Utility of the lithoclast in the treatment of upper, middle and lower ureteric calculi
    M S Akhtar
    Department of Urology, Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
    Surgeon 1:144-8. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility and efficacy of lithoclast in the treatment of upper, middle and lower ureteric calculi...
  64. 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.
  65. 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...
  66. ncbi Comparison of holmium laser and pneumatic lithotripsy in managing upper-ureteral stones
    Shivadeo 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...
  67. ncbi The effect of shock wave rate on the outcome of shock wave lithotripsy: a meta-analysis
    Michelle Jo Semins
    James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    J Urol 179:194-7; discussion 197. 2008
    ..We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to define the effect of shock wave rate on the outcome of shock wave lithotripsy...
  68. 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.
  69. ncbi Semirigid ureteroscopy and pneumatic lithotripsy as definitive management of obstructive ureteral calculi during pregnancy
    Abdul Majid Rana
    Department of Urology, Kidney Centre Postgraduate Training Institute, Karachi, Pakistan
    Urology 73:964-7. 2009
    To assess the results of semirigid ureteroscopy and intracorporeal pneumatic lithotripsy as a definitive treatment option for women presenting with obstructive ureteral calculi during pregnancy.
  70. ncbi Comparison between extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and semirigid ureterorenoscope with holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for treating large proximal ureteral stones
    Ching 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
    Management of large impacted upper ureteral calculi remains challenging for urologists. These calculi are frequently associated with obstructive uropathy and deteriorated renal function...
  71. ncbi Percutaneous antegrade removal of impacted upper-ureteral calculi: still the treatment of choice in developing countries
    Rajiv Goel
    Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    J Endourol 19:54-7. 2005
    To assess the safety and efficacy of antegrade percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) of large impacted proximal-ureteral calculi.
  72. ncbi Efficacy of the Stone Cone for treatment of proximal ureteral stones
    S D Maislos
    Department of Urology, Staten Island University Hospital, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Staten Island, NY, USA
    J Endourol 18:862-4. 2004
    ..This study sought to assess the role of just such an instrument, the Stone Cone, in proximal-ureteral lithotripsy...
  73. ncbi Dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer (Deflux) implants mimicking distal ureteral calculi on CT
    Caleb P Nelson
    Department of Urology, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Radiol 38:104-6. 2008
    ..Urologists, radiologists, and emergency room physicians should be aware of the potential for calcification of ureteral implants of Dx/HA, and of the potentially confusing radiographic images that may result...
  74. ncbi Ureteroscopic management of ureteral calculi in children
    S Erturhan
    Department of Urology, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
    J Endourol 21:397-400. 2007
    To evaluate the efficacy and safety of rigid ureteroscopy for the treatment ureteral calculi in children.
  75. ncbi [Slow delivery rate improves the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy]
    Motohiko Kimura
    Department of Urology, Niigata Kobari Hospital
    Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi 100:625-31. 2009
    To determine the efficiency of slow delivery rate of shockwaves (SW) on stone fragmentation and treatment outcomes in patients with renal and ureteral calculi.
  76. ncbi Clinical outcome of ureteroscopic lithotripsy for 2,129 patients with ureteral stones
    Toshifumi Kurahashi
    Division of Urology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan
    Urol Res 35:149-53. 2007
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  77. ncbi Re: Christian Seitz, Enis Tanovic, Zeljko Kikic, Mazda Memarsadeghi and Harun Fajkovic. Rapid extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for proximal ureteral calculi in colic versus noncolic patients. Eur Urol 2007;52:1223-8
    Riccardo Autorino
    Eur Urol 52:1264-5; author reply 1265-6. 2007
  78. pmc Outcomes of stenting after uncomplicated ureteroscopy: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ghulam Nabi
    Academic Urology Unit, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
    BMJ 334:572. 2007
    ..To investigate the potential beneficial and adverse effects of routine ureteric stent placement after ureteroscopy...
  79. ncbi Dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer implant calcification mimicking distal ureteral calculi on ultrasound
    Aaron T D Clark
    Division of Paediatric Urology, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Urology 75:1178-9. 2010
    ..Follow-up ultrasound studies remained unchanged. Calcification of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer implants may mimic distal ureteral calculi, and careful initial observation is recommended.
  80. ncbi Preventing retrograde stone displacement during pneumatic lithotripsy for ureteral calculi using lidocaine jelly
    Mohammad G Mohseni
    Department of Urology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Urology 68:505-7. 2006
    To assess the efficacy of lubricating jelly instillation proximal to the upper ureteral calculi during lithotripsy on the prevention of retrograde stone displacement and the stone-free rate.
  81. ncbi Ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy of impacted ureteral calculi
    Artur H Brito
    Division of Urology, School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Int Braz J Urol 32:295-9. 2006
    ..This work evaluates the results of ureteroscopic treatment of impacted ureteral stones with a pneumatic lithotripter...
  82. 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...
  83. ncbi A randomized, double-blind trial to compare shock wave frequencies of 60 and 120 shocks per minute for upper ureteral stones
    R J D A Honey
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 182:1418-23. 2009
    ..We report the first randomized trial to our knowledge to examine the effect of a slower shock wave frequency for shock wave lithotripsy on stones located in the proximal ureter...
  84. ncbi Does a slower treatment rate impact the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for solitary kidney or ureteral stones?
    Job Chacko
    Departments of Surgery and Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Kidney Stone Center of the Rocky Mountains, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Urol 175:1370-3; discussion 1373-4. 2006
    ..We compared the efficacy of an SR (70 to 80 shocks per minute) and an FR (120 shocks per minute) for ESWL for solitary stones less than 2 cm located in the kidney or proximal ureter...
  85. 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...
  86. 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.
  87. ncbi Results with 7.5F versus 10F rigid ureteroscopes in treatment of ureteral calculi
    Ozgur Yaycioglu
    Department of Urology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Urology 64:643-6; discussion 646-7. 2004
    ..To compare the success and complication rates in the treatment of ureteral stones with a 7.5F versus a 10F ureteroscope...
  88. ncbi Clinical characteristics of ureteral calculi detected by nonenhanced computerized tomography after unclear results of plain radiography and ultrasonography
    Takashi Kobayashi
    Department of Urology, Hamamatsu Rosai Hospital, Shogen cho 25, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 430 8525 Japan
    J Urol 170:799-802. 2003
    ..We also evaluated the clinical characteristics of urinary calculi detected under such conditions...
  89. ncbi Complications of ureteroscopy: analysis of predictive factors
    T G Schuster
    Section of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Urol 166:538-40. 2001
    ..The likelihood of immediate postoperative complications is greater when renal calculi are treated and less when the surgeon is more experienced...
  90. ncbi Treatment of ureteral calculi with ballistic lithotripsy
    Seyed Kazem Aghamir
    Department of Urology, Sina Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Hassan Abad Square, Hafez Street, Tehran, Iran
    J Endourol 17:887-90. 2003
    Ballistic lithotripsy is one of the new intracorporeal lithotripsy methods. In this study, the efficacy and complications of this method in the management of ureteral calculi were evaluated.
  91. ncbi Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy: technical considerations and long-term follow-up
    D D Gaur
    Department of Urology, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Bombay, India
    BJU Int 89:339-43. 2002
    ..To analyse the technical details and the long-term results of laparoscopic ureterolithotomy...
  92. ncbi Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is highly effective for ureteral calculi in children
    E H Landau
    Department of Urology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Urol 165:2316-9. 2001
    PURPOSE: Treatment of ureteral calculi in the pediatric population represents a unique challenge. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL*) and ureteroscopy have been advocated for the treatment of such stones...
  93. ncbi Ureteroscopy as a first-line intervention for ureteral calculi in pregnancy
    David A Lifshitz
    Department of Urology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel
    J Endourol 16:19-22. 2002
    ..We propose that advances in endoscopic equipment and anesthesia techniques dictate a more definitive strategy...
  94. ncbi Management of ureteral stones with pneumatic lithotripsy: report of 500 patients
    Sinan Sozen
    Department of Urology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    J Endourol 17:721-4. 2003
    ..To evaluate the results of pneumatic lithotripsy (PL) with ureteroscopy in the treatment of ureteral stones...
  95. ncbi Impact of power index, hydroureteronephrosis, stone size, and composition on the efficacy of in situ boosted ESWL for primary proximal ureteral calculi
    I Singh
    Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    Urology 58:16-22. 2001
    OBJECTIVES: The efficacy, safety, feasibility, and outcome of in situ treatment applied to select proximal ureteral calculi was assessed and analyzed with a view to avoiding auxiliary interventions and providing high clearance rates in ..
  96. ncbi Ureteral stenting after ureteroscopy for distal ureteral calculi: a multi-institutional prospective randomized controlled study assessing pain, outcomes and complications
    P G Borboroglu
    Department of Urology, Naval Medical Center and Division of Urology, University of California, San Diego, California 92134-1005, USA
    J Urol 166:1651-7. 2001
    ..We compare postoperative pain, stone-free rates and complications after ureteroscopic treatment of distal ureteral calculi with or without the use of ureteral stents...
  97. ncbi Matched pair analysis of shock wave lithotripsy effectiveness for comparison of lithotriptors
    Andrew J Portis
    Department of Surgery, Division of Urologic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Urol 169:58-62. 2003
    ..Marietta, Georgia) we used a matched pair analysis design. A matched design often provides more efficient estimates (smaller variances) than an unmatched design given the same sample size...
  98. ncbi Extracorporeal shock-wave versus pneumatic ureteroscopic lithotripsy in treatment of lower ureteral calculi
    Guang Qiao Zeng
    Department of Urology, First Municipal People s Hospital, Guangzhou 510180, China
    Asian J Androl 4:303-5. 2002
    To compare the efficacy and complications of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (SWL) and pneumatic ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) in the treatment of lower ureteral calculi.
  99. ncbi Rigid ureteroscopy for the treatment of ureteral calculi in children
    Nihat Satar
    Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cukurova, Adana, Turkey
    J Urol 172:298-300. 2004
    ..We assess the safety and efficacy of rigid ureteroscopy for the treatment of pediatric ureterolithiasis...
  100. ncbi Minimally invasive retroperitoneoscopic ureterolithotomy
    A K Hemal
    Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
    J Urol 169:480-2. 2003
    ..We assessed the efficacy of modified technique of retroperitoneal ureterolithotomy for managing ureteral stones...
  101. ncbi Treatment of proximal ureteral calculi: holmium:YAG laser ureterolithotripsy versus extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    John S Lam
    Department of Urology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA
    J Urol 167:1972-6. 2002
    We compared the safety and efficacy of ureteroscopy with intracorporeal holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) (Dornier Medical Systems, Inc., Marietta, Georgia) for proximal ureteral calculi.

Research Grants5

  1. 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. ..
  2. Improved Tumor Resection in Image-Guided Neurosurgery
    KELLY ZOU; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The methodological development may also be applicable to other surgical applications. ..
  3. STRETCH-INDUCED CYCLOOXYGENASE-2 IN UROTHELIAL CELLs
    Stephen Nakada; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  4. Acupuncture and Low Back Pain during Pregnancy
    Shu Ming Wang; Fiscal Year: 2007
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