Effect of Ureteric Access Sheath on Outcomes of Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery for Renal Stone Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial - Beyond the Abstract

The study aims to determine whether the use of a Ureteral Access Sheath (UAS) is a significant predictor of success in Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS) for the treatment of renal stones.

A prospective, single-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted on 90 patients who underwent RIRS. Results showed no significant difference in the success rate and complications between the two groups (with UAS and without UAS) in terms of stone-free rate, operative time and complications. The study concludes that the use of UAS does not affect the success of RIRS for renal stones.

Written by: Dr. Saket Singh, Department of Urology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

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