EAU 2017: Debate Session: The Patient In Pain: How To Approach The Ureteral Stone?

London, England (UroToday.com) Ureteral stones are common and there are multiple treatment modalities including ureteroscopy (URS), shock-wave lithotripsy (SWL) and medical expulsive therapy. The optimal treatment modality as to what modality and when to use remains a topic of debate. During this is exciting session, two stone experts debated on an important topic in the management of ureteral stones.

EAU 2017: State-of-the-art Lecture – Stones And Cardiovascular Disease: More Than A Coincidence?

London, England (UroToday.com) Initial reports linking cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and stone disease date back to the 1970’s. Most reports however are small cohort studies and used surrogate endpoints.

EAU 2017: State-of-the-art Lecture – The Swiss Kidney Stone Cohort: Unraveling The Cause Of Renal Stones.

London, England (UroToday.com) Dr. Beat Roth started his plenary lecture with referring to the epidemiological studies that have shown the incidence and prevalence of urinary stone disease to be on the rise and the cost approximately associated with the diagnosis, management and preventive treatment modalities will be approximately 5 billion USD/year1.

EAU 2017: Debate: Small Asymptomatic Stones: Treat Or Observe?

London, England (UroToday.com) Dr. Monga started off his lecture by informing us that from CT colonoscopy study data, we know that about 8% of people may have asymptomatic stones (more prevalent in men than women) with an average stone size of 3mm ranging up to 20mm and an average of 2 stones. When considering that over 20 million abdominal CTs are performed every year in the US that would mean roughly 2 million will have asymptomatic stones. In 7 years follow-up asymptomatic stone patients have a 1 in 2 chance of progressing to surgery.

EAU 2017: Confederacion Americana De Urologia (Cau) Lecture: Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy In High Volume Centers: All Lessons Learnt?

London, England (UroToday.com) Dr. Gutierrez started off by discussing the indications for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). He continued stating that the basic principle of going in through the papilla to prevent bleeding, as reported by Sampaio and colleagues two decades ago, still holds true1.

EAU 2017: Testicular cancer in patients with learning disabilities in England from 2001-2015: A national cohort study

London, England (UroToday.com) There are 1.5 million people in the UK with learning disabilities (LD). This vulnerable group may receive less benefit from public education campaigns regarding their health than non-LD counterparts.

EAU 2017: Parenchyma volume and renal function after different types of nephron-sparing minimally invasive surgery in patients with renal cell carcinoma

London, England (UroToday.com) In this session, the group from N. N. Petrov Research Institute of Oncology described differences in renal functional results after various forms of nephron-sparing surgery.

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