ureteroscopy

URS and ED risk: Intriguing association
Ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile functionResults of a retrospective study raise concern that ureteroscopy may adversely affect erectile function.
Ureteroscopy: Surgeons show techniques, tips in videosIn these videos, high-volume stone surgeons demonstrate novel approaches to classification, visualization, and treatment of stones.
Anticoagulant use in URS patients ups bleeding riskPatients undergoing ureteroscopy while remaining on anticoagulant therapy may be at increased risk for bleeding complications, including significant bleeding events and unplanned returns to the operating room, according to a retrospective study
Shock wave lithotripsy: Down, but not outOnce considered a primary option for kidney stone treatment, shock wave lithotripsy appears to be losing traction. Many urologists say its outcomes aren’t as reliable as those from ureteroscopy. But others say it remains an option that works well with proper patient selection and technique and offers what ureteroscopy doesn’t: a noninvasive option.
Difficult stones present treatment, training challenges
Difficult stones present treatment, training challengesIn this interview, Dr. Wong describes difficult stones, discusses the skills and training required to treat them, and outlines the role of different treatment modalities.
Do you think shock wave lithotripsy should be retired?Despite ureteroscopy's high success results, there is still a role for shock wave lithotripsy in treating stones, urologists say.
Pre-op antibiotics sufficient to prevent UTI during stone TxBrian Howard Eisner, MD, examined antibiotic use in ureteroscopy and PCNL in two studies presented at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans. He discusses the studies’ findings with Urology Times.
Flexible URS found safe, effective in stones <2 cmFlexible ureteroscopy is a safe and highly effective approach for treating proximal ureteral stones measuring <2 cm, according to the findings of a multi-institutional, prospective clinical trial.
Ureteroscopy increasingly used for pediatric stonesUreteroscopy is being increasingly used for surgical management of nephrolithiasis in pediatric patients, and that trend appears to be associated with cost benefits, a recent study indicates.