WCE 2016: Renal Autotransplantation for Complex Stone Disease - Session Highlights

Cape Town, South Africa (UroToday.com) Renal autotransplantation for complex stone disease is not a common but crucial procedure in patients with recurrent severe stone disease.

WCE 2016: Lost in the Wilderness: Kidney Stone Follow-up in an Urban Hospital - Session Highlights

Cape Town, South Africa (UroToday.com) Dr. Friedlander started with providing background information on underserved medical communities that have less access to care which leads to poorer medical outcomes.

WCE 2016: Retroperitoneoscopic Radical Nephrectomy With Thormbectomy From Inferior Vena Cava - Session Highlights

Cape Town, South Africa (UroToday.com) Advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is associated with a tumor thrombus located in the inferior vena cava (IVC) in 3-11% of patients undergoing radical nephrectomy. Surgical treatment
of T3b RCC with IVC invasion still presents a challenge not only in endoscopic but also in open surgery.

WCE 2016: Bench-Top Feasibility Testing of a Novel Percutaneous Renal Access Technique: The Laser Direct Alignment Radiation Reduction Technique (DARRT). - Session Highlights

Cape Town, South Africa (UroToday.com) Traditional techniques for obtaining percutaneous renal access utilize continuous fluoroscopy. In an attempt to minimize radiation exposure, authors evaluated a novel laser direct alignment radiation reduction technique (DARRT) for percutaneous access and test it in a bench-top model.

WCE 2016: The Use of Google GLASS in Surgery - Session Highlights

Cape Town, South Africa (UroToday.com) Dr. Iqbal and colleagues at Guy’s Hospital of King’s College London conducted a study to determine whether Google GLASS, a hands-free optical head-mounted display which shows smartphone-like information to the wearer, can affect surgical performance and increase surgeon awareness of intraoperative vital signs.

WCE 2016: Preoperative and Operative Variables Predict Which Patients Can Be Discharged Without Admission After Percutaneous Ablation of RCC - Session Highlights

Cape Town, South Africa (UroToday.com) In hopes of identifying patients needing hospitalization following percutaneous thermoablation for small renal cell carcinoma, researchers at the University of Wisconsin – Madison conducted a study to elucidate characteristics that may predict complications occurring in the early post-operative period.

WCE 2016: Precise Characterization and Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of the Autonomic Nerve Distribution of the Human Ureter - Session Highlights

Cape Town, South Africa (UroToday.com) Dr. Okhunov and colleagues at the University of California, Irvine, hypothesized that ureteral innervation differs between sexes, and therefore sought to determine the overall distribution of the autonomic nerves along the length of the human ureter.
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