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: A Comparison Among Pcnl, Miniperc And Ultraminiperc For Lower Calyceal Stones Between 1 And 2 Cm: A Multicenter Experience

London, England (UroToday.com) Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the golden standard surgical modality in the management of large kidney stones. Recently, we observed an increase in the use of PCNL for kidney stones.

EAU 2017: Validation Of Automated Kidney Stone Volumetry In Low Dose Computed Tomography

London, England (UroToday.com) Do we finally have a software that accurately measures the stone volume?
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