With the advent of electronic medical records and digitalization of health care over the past 2 decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as an enabling tool to manage complex datasets and deliver streamlined data-driven patient care.
San Francisco, CA (UroToday.com) -- UroViu Corporation, the developer of a suite of portable, self-contained and versatile single-use cystoscopy solutions, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its third device: Uro-G, a flexible single-use cystoscope with a fully deflectable tip that enables physicians to perform interventional and diagnostic urologic procedures in their clinics conveniently in any room, anytime, without reprocessing. This allows for practices to expand their cystoscopic capabilities and throughput without capital investments or service contracts. Typically, the per-procedure cost of owning and using a UroViu device is lower than for traditional reusable platforms.
To assess the prevalence of intraoperative penile erection in our endourology practice and the utility of intravenous ketamine in the management of the condition.
Of 402 endoscopic urological procedures performed in our clinic over a 4-year (2015-2019) period, a total of 9 cases with intraoperative penile erection impeding instrumentation during endourological surgery were included.
This study sought to characterize delays and estimate resulting costs during nephrolithiasis surgery.
Independent observers documented delays during ureteroscopy (URS) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedures.
To objectively assess the performance of graduating urology residents performing flexible ureterorenoscopy (fURS) using a simulation-based model and to set an entrustibility standard or benchmark for use across the educational spectrum.
The conventional flexible ureteroscope has limited access into the lower calyx and often causes biomechanical stress to surgeons. Recently, a novel flexible ureteroscope with an omnidirectional bending tip with a joystick-type control unit (URF-Y0016; Olympus, Japan) was developed.
While laparoscopic urachal excision in children has been well reported, there is limited data on a robot-assisted surgical (RAS) approach. The hidden incision endoscopic surgery (HIdES) technique is an established method of eliminating visible scars following a number of RAS urologic procedures.
To understand the current practice of flexible ureteroscopy (fURS), we conducted a worldwide survey among urologists with a special interest in endourology.
A 42-question survey was designed after an initial consultation with European Association of Urology young academic urologists (YAU) and uro-technology (ESUT) groups.
The aim of the article is to evaluate the actual role of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in the management of urolithiasis based on the new developments of flexible ureterorenoscopy (FURS) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL).