World Congress of Endourology 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.