Dr. Igor Sorokin describes his medical treatment goal for four patients presenting with clinical hypercalciuria: one with Medullary Sponge Disease, one taking Topamax, one with a solitary kidney and one with hyperparathyroidism.
In this interview, Juan Calle, MD, discusses how he follows patients once they are stone free and how he utilizes dietary/lifestyle modification and medical management.
In this video, Juan Calle, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, explains what he would tell a young urologist who wants to become an expert in stone prevention and minimizing recurrence.
Dr. Krambeck discusses a percutaneous nephrolithotomy procedure in a 54-year-old woman with a large upper pole stone completely obstructing the upper pole system.
In this video, Bodo Knudsen, MD, of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, explains his step-by-step process for obtaining percutaneous access in stone patients.
Dr. Borofsky discusses the ways in which an endoscopic analysis of the renal papilla is a useful alternative to post-procedural stone analysis or 24-hour urine analysis and how it may enable urologists to characterize a patient’s stone disease in real time. He covers both Randall’s plaque and ductal plugging, including how to identify each and important insights that might be useful to understanding a patient’s stone activity. He also discusses some of the potential correlations of these abnormalities with a patient’s underlying metabolic condition and disease progression.
In this interview, Bodo Knudsen, MD, outlines his step-by-process for obtaining percutaneous access, discusses the ways he reduces radiation exposure during percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and gives his thoughts on how clinicians can gain proficiency with access.
The high-power holmium laser with Moses technology (Lumenis Moses Pulse 120H) and the super-pulse thulium fiber laser (SPTF) have a similar ablative effect when operated at the same power, but when evaluated at maximal dusting settings, the SPTF laser seems to hold an advantage for greater efficiency, according to research reported at the AUA annual meeting in Chicago.