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  1. Huge plastic bezoar: a rare cause of gastrointestinal obstruction.

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    Yaka, Mbarek; Ehirchiou, Abdelkader; Alkandry, Tariq Tajdin Sifeddine; Sair, Khalid

    2015-01-01

    Bezoars are rare causes of gastrointestinal obstruction. Basically, they are of four types: trichobezoars, phytobezoars, pharmacobezoars, and lactobezoars. Some rare types of bezoars are also known. In this article a unique case of plastic bezoars is presented. We describe a girl aged 14 years who ingested large amounts of plastic material used for knitting chairs and charpoys. The conglomerate of plastic threads, entrapped food material and other debris, formed a huge mass occupying the whole stomach and extended into small bowel.

  2. Bezoares

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    Trini Fragoso Arbelo

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available Los bezoares son recolecciones de material ingeridos que se acumulan con el tiempo en el estómago o intestino delgado. Son cuerpos extraños poco comunes compuestos por pelo, fibras vegetales, determinados minerales, goma laca, e incluso, conglomerados de leche o algunos medicamentos. Se actualiza su clasificación, así como su importancia clínica. Se hace énfasis en la patogenia, diagnóstico clínico, radiológico y endoscópico y en los métodos de tratamientos.Bezoars are collections of ingested materials that are accumulated into the stomach or the small intestine as time goes by. They are unusual foreign bodies composed by hair, vegetable fibers, some minerals, rubber, and even milk or some drug conglomerates. This paper presents an updating of their classification and clinical importance. Emphasis is made on the pathogenesis, the clinical, radiological and endoscopic diagnosis, and the treatment methods.

  3. Duodenal obstruction following acute pancreatitis caused by a large duodenal diverticular bezoar

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    Ji Hun Kim; Jae Hyuck Chang; Sung Min Nam; Mi Jeong Lee; Il Ho Maeng; Jin Young Park; Yun Sun Im

    2012-01-01

    Bezoars are concretions of indigestible materials in the gastrointestinal tract.It generally develops in patients with previous gastric surgery or patients with delayed gastric emptying.Cases of periampullary duodenal divericular bezoar are rare.Clinical manifestations by a bezoar vary from no symptom to acute abdominal syndrome depending on the location of the bezoar.Biliary obstruction or acute pancreatitis caused by a bezoar has been rarely reported.Small bowel obstruction by a bezoar is also rare,but it is a complication that requires surgery.This is a case of acute pancreatitis and subsequent duodenal obstruction caused by a large duodenal bezoar migrating from a periampullary diverticulum to the duodenal lumen,which mimicked pancreatic abscess or microperforation on abdominal computerized tomography.The patient underwent surgical removal of the bezoar and recovered completely.

  4. Huge gastric bezoar caused by honeycomb, an unusual complication of health faddism: a case report

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    Katsinelos, Panagiotis; Pilpilidis, Ioannis; Katsinelos, Taxiarchis; Lazaraki, Georgia; Fasoulas, Kostas; Zavos, Christos; Kountouras, Jannis

    2009-01-01

    We report a young healthy woman, who believed that the consumption of large amounts of honeycomb would lead to good health and who finally developed a huge gastric bezoar of hard consistency. The conventional endoscopic techniques failed to manage the bezoar. Using the combination of injection of hydrogen peroxide 3% solution inside the bezoar to induce disintegration and a special designed needle-knife sphincterotome (bezotome) we managed to remove the bezoar in fragments. To the best of our knowledge this is the first reported bezoar caused by honeycomb. PMID:19829904

  5. Perforated duodenal diverticulum caused by Bezoar: A case report

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    Lee, Eun Jung; Moon, Sung Kyoung; Park, Seong Jin; Lim, Joo Won; Lee, Dong Ho; Ko, Young Tae [Dept. of Radiology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-11-15

    Duodenal diverticulum is common, but its perforation is a rare complication. Duodenal diverticulum perforation requires prompt treatments because of its high mortality rate. However, an accurate diagnosis is difficult to make due to nonspecific symptoms and signs. It can be misdiagnosed as pancreatitis, cholecystitis, or peptic ulcer. Herein, we report a case of perforated duodenal diverticulum caused by bezoar in a 33-year-old woman whom was diagnosed by abdomen computed tomography and ultrasonography.

  6. Fungal Bezoar: A Rare Cause of Ureteral Obstruction

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    Nabil Zeineddine

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available A 52-year-old male, with diabetes mellitus and alcoholic liver disease, presented to the Emergency Room for right flank pain of 3 days’ duration, associated with dysuria. Physical examination revealed right flank tenderness with fever and hypotension; laboratory findings showed acute kidney injury and large blood and leucocytes in the urine. A CT abdomen and pelvis showed hydronephrosis of the right collecting system of a horseshoe kidney with air and hyperdense debris in the renal pelvis. Patient was treated for multisensitive Proteus mirabilis emphysematous pyelonephritis, and a right nephrostomy tube was inserted. Symptoms recurred in 4 weeks, and repeated urine culture grew Candida albicans and CT scan showed same high density material within the right moiety of the horseshoe kidney. Patient underwent ureteroscopy, and a white fluffy material was aspirated from the right renal pelvis. Pathology of the aspirate confirmed the presence of fungal balls. Patient was given 2 weeks of oral fluconazole. Fungal pyelonephritis is unusual and difficult to treat. Candida species is responsible for the clear majority of the cases. A fungus ball should be managed with surgical and medical therapy. This patient had an endoscopic procedure to remove the fungus ball and received fluconazole. His symptoms resolved and urine culture was done before termination of the treatment was negative.

  7. An unusual cause of small bowel obstruction in children: lentil soup bezoar.

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    Plataras, Christos; Sardianos, Nektarios; Vlatakis, Stephanos; Nikas, Konstantinos

    2014-01-01

    Bezoars are an unusual cause of acute intestinal obstruction in children. Most cases are trichobezoars in adolescent girls who swallow their hair. Lactobezoars are another unusual but occasionally reported cause of intestinal obstruction in neonates. Phytobezoars and food bolus bezoars are the least common types of intestinal obstruction that have been reported in children. Of the few paediatric cases that have been described, the majority involve persimmons. Moreover, all of these cases involve the ingestion of raw fibres or fruit that have not been cooked. We report a case of a girl who presented with acute ileal obstruction because of lentil soup bezoar. Given the wide use of this otherwise nutritional foodstuff, we highlight the danger from its inappropriate preparation to the health of children. This is the first reported case of intestinal obstruction caused by lentils in children and we hope to raise concern among paediatricians regarding this matter.

  8. [Gastrointestinal bezoars].

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    Espinoza González, Ricardo

    2016-08-01

    Gastrointestinal bezoars are a concretion of indigested material that can be found in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and some animals. This material forms an intraluminal mass, more commonly located in the stomach. During a large period of history animal bezoars were considered antidotes to poisons and diseases. We report a historical overview since bezoars stones were thought to have medicinal properties. This magic conception was introduced in South America by Spanish conquerors. In Chile, bezoars are commonly found in a camelid named guanaco (Lama guanicoe). People at Central Chile and the Patagonia believed that bezoar stones had magical properties and they were traded at very high prices. In Santiago, during the eighteenth century the Jesuit apothecary sold preparations of bezoar stones. The human bezoars may be formed by non-digestible material like cellulose (phytobezoar), hair (trichobezoar), conglomerations of medications or his vehicles (pharmacobezoar or medication bezoar), milk and mucus component (lactobezoar) or other varieties of substances. This condition may be asymptomatic or can produce abdominal pain, ulceration, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastric outlet obstruction, perforation and mechanical intestinal obstruction. We report their classification, diagnostic modalities and treatment.

  9. Molecular pathology of murine ureteritis causing obstructive uropathy with hydronephrosis.

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    Osamu Ichii

    Full Text Available Primary causes of urinary tract obstruction that induces urine retention and results in hydronephrosis include uroliths, inflammation, and tumors. In this study, we analyzed the molecular pathology of ureteritis causing hydronephrosis in laboratory rodents.F2 progenies of C57BL/6 and DBA/2 mice were studied histopathologically and by comprehensive gene expression analysis of their ureters. Incidence of hydronephrosis was approximately 5% in F2 progenies. Histopathologically, this hydronephrosis was caused by stenosis of the proximal ureter, which showed fibrosis and papillary malformations of the proliferative epithelium with infiltrations of B-cell-dominated lymphocytes. Additionally, CD16-positive large granular leukocytes and eosinophils infiltrated from the ureteral mucosa to the muscular layer. Eosinophilic crystals were characteristically observed in the lumen of the ureter and the cytoplasm of large granular leukocytes, eosinophils, and transitional epithelial cells. Comprehensive gene profiling revealed remarkably elevated expression of genes associated with hyperimmune responses through activation of B cells in diseased ureters. Furthermore, diseased ureters showed dramatically higher gene expression of chitinase 3-like 3, known as Ym1, which is associated with formation both of adenomas in the transitional epithelium and of eosinophilic crystals in inflammatory conditions. The Ym1 protein was mainly localized to the cytoplasm of the transitional epithelium, infiltrated cells, and eosinophilic crystals in diseased ureters.We determined that the primary cause of hydronephrosis in F2 mice was ureteritis mediated by the local hyperimmune response with malformation of the transitional epithelium. Our data provide a novel molecular pathogenesis for elucidating causes of aseptic inflammation in human upper urinary tracts.

  10. Huge pelvic mass secondary to wear debris causing ureteral obstruction.

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    Hananouchi, Takehito; Saito, Masanobu; Nakamura, Nobuo; Yamamoto, Tetsuya; Yonenobu, Kazuo

    2005-10-01

    We report an unusual granulomatous reaction of wear debris that produced a huge pelvic mass causing ureteral obstruction. A 72-year-old woman, who received a cemented total hip arthroplasty 30 years ago, was referred to the department of gynecology for examination of a pelvic mass. A computed tomography scan revealed a huge homogenous mass, measuring approximately 20 x 16 x 12 cm, including extensive osteolysis of the left pelvis around the acetabular component. Intravenous pyelogram revealed complete obstruction of the left ureter resulting in hydronephrosis of the left kidney. Histological examination from the biopsy specimen detected polyethylene wear debris in the mass.

  11. Retroperitoneal fibrosis: A rare cause of both ureteral and small bowel obstruction

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    Faisal Aziz; Srinivasulu Conjeevaram; Than Phan

    2006-01-01

    Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare condition of unclear etiology. It can cause ureteral obstruction. We present the unique case of a 54 years old female, who initially presented with spontaneous perforation of the cecum. Upon exploring the abdomen, the classical glistening white, unyielding retroperitoneal fibrosis was encountered. A right hemicolectomy was performed.Subsequently, the patient presented with bilateral ureteral obstruction, and later on with small bowel obstruction. Ureteral obstruction was treated with stents,and small bowel obstruction was treated with bypass.To our knowledge no case of idiopathic RPF presenting with features of both bilateral ureteral and small bowel obstruction has been reported in the literature.

  12. Review of the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal bezoars.

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    Iwamuro, Masaya; Okada, Hiroyuki; Matsueda, Kazuhiro; Inaba, Tomoki; Kusumoto, Chiaki; Imagawa, Atsushi; Yamamoto, Kazuhide

    2015-04-16

    The formation of a bezoar is a relatively infrequent disorder that affects the gastrointestinal system. Bezoars are mainly classified into four types depending on the material constituting the indigestible mass of the bezoar: phytobezoars, trichobezoars, pharmacobezoars, and lactobezoars. Gastric bezoars often cause ulcerative lesions in the stomach and subsequent bleeding, whereas small intestinal bezoars present with small bowel obstruction and ileus. A number of articles have emphasized the usefulness of Coca-Cola(®) administration for the dissolution of phytobezoars. However, persimmon phytobezoars may be resistant to such dissolution treatment because of their harder consistency compared to other types of phytobezoars. Better understanding of the etiology and epidemiology of each type of bezoar will facilitate prompt diagnosis and management. Here we provide an overview of the prevalence, classification, predisposing factors, and manifestations of bezoars. Diagnosis and management strategies are also discussed, reviewing mainly our own case series. Recent progress in basic research regarding persimmon phytobezoars is also briefly reviewed.

  13. Ureteric Obstruction Caused by a Migrated Intrauterine Device

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    Xuesong Yang

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available We present an extremely rare case of ureteric obstruction caused by a migrated intrauterine device. A 36-year-old female with complaints of almost 10 months left flank pain presented to our hospital. She used an IUD for contraception for 6 months after the birth of her first child. The IUD was not visible then. Ultrasonography (US revealed that left severe hydronephrosis and upper ureterectasis. Pelvic computed tomography (CT found that IUD was located very close to the lower ureter which was adjacent to the third anatomize physiological narrow. Laparoscopy was performed to remove the migrated IUD. After 5 months of surgery, left hydronephrosis was exacerbated. This time we chose to perform the ureterocystostomy to relieve the hydronephrosis. We reported this rare case to remind that we must keep alert to the loss of the IUD to prevent it may cause severe injury of the nearby organs. IUD must be carefully researched for possible perforation of the uterus and migration to the pelvic organs.

  14. Medication bezoar: Intestinal obstruction by an Isocal bezoar

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    O' Malley, J.A.M.; Ferrucci, J.T. Jr.; Goodgame, J.T. Jr.

    1981-05-15

    Medications may occasionally obstruct the gastrointestinal tract by virtue of their physical mass. Obturative obstruction of the alimentary tract is reportedly caused by an increasing number of medications, including hydroscopic bulk laxatives, cholestyramine, nonabsorbable antacids, and vitamin C tablets. Inspissated Isocal tube feedings caused jejunal obstruction in a postoperative patient. Medication bezoars are a rare cause of intestinal obstruction that may result in significant patient morbidity, including bowel necrosis, perforation, and peritonitis. The radiographic appearance may mimic an abdominal abscess.

  15. Relapsing massive metal bezoar: a case report

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    Prieto-Aldape Manuel

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Bezoars are uncommon findings in the gastrointestinal tract and are composed of a wide variety of materials. We report a case of a relapsing metal bezoar in a man with schizophrenia. Case presentation A 34-year-old man presented with a history of sub-acute onset of mild diffuse abdominal pain and abdominal distention. Physical examination revealed dullness to percussion in the upper and lower left quadrants. Past medical history was remarkable for epilepsy, schizophrenia and previous abdominal surgery for intestinal occlusion. Plain radiographs revealed objects of metal density contained within a dilated stomach. Celiotomy was performed revealing more than 350 metal objects inside the stomach. The patient was discharged and referred to a psychiatric facility. Conclusion Intestinal occlusion in patients with psychiatric disorders can result from rare causes such as bezoars. This report alerts surgeons to rule out bezoars in the differential diagnosis of intestinal occlusion in people with mental health problems.

  16. Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis causing unilateral ureteral and sigmoid colon obstruction

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    Yan, Ting; Wang, Yujuan; Liu, Zhijun; Zhang, Xiaolei; Wu, Qian; Xi, Mingrong

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Objective: The present report aimed to present a unique case of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) presenting features of unilateral ureteral and sigmoid colon obstruction. RPF is a rare disorder with unclear etiology. Case report: A 43-year-old female had a 10-day history of lower right abdominal and lumbar pain. Gynecological examination, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT) were all suggestive of right ovarian tumor. An enhanced CT showed right-sided hydronephrosis. The patient was diagnosed as having ovarian cancer. Ten days after hospitalization, a right intraureteral stent with a double-J catheter was inserted. Upon exploring the abdomen, unyielding RPF was encountered. A partial sigmoidectomy and colostomy were performed. Postoperative pathological results suggested idiopathic RPF. She received steroid treatments. Conclusion: RPF is a rare disease that can be misdiagnosed. Our understanding about its presentation has to be improved and it should be considered as a differential diagnosis for patients presenting with abdominal diseases. PMID:28207528

  17. Magnetic resonance urography enhanced by gadolinium and diuretics: a comparison with conventional urography in diagnosing the cause of ureteric obstruction.

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    Jung, P; Brauers, A; Nolte-Ernsting, C A; Jakse, G; Günther, R W

    2000-12-01

    To compare the ability of magnetic resonance urography (MRU), enhanced using gadolinium and frusemide diuresis, and conventional intravenous urography (IVU) to diagnose the cause of ureteric obstruction. The study included 82 patients in whom IVU showed or suggested obstruction and who also underwent MRU. The images from both methods were interpreted by various investigators independently; two evaluated the IVU and two others the MRU, the latter being unaware of the diagnosis after IVU. If the diagnosis remained unclear, further investigations (e.g. computed tomography, retrograde pyelography or ureteroscopy) were conducted. The diagnoses were ureteric calculi in 72 patients, ureteric tumours in eight and extra-ureteric tumours in two. In those with urolithiasis, the diagnosis was correct with IVU in 49 patients and with MRU in 64. The diagnosis in this group was incorrect with MRU in only two patients. The main reason for the failure of IVU was absent contrast medium excretion. Three of eight patients with ureteric tumours were correctly diagnosed by IVU but in three patients the diagnosis was incorrect. MRU correctly diagnosed seven of the eight patients in this group, with no false diagnosis. IVU is currently likely to remain the standard procedure for imaging the upper urinary tract, but this study shows the potential of MRU when enhanced with gadolinium and frusemide. MRU may be helpful if there is a dilated system with no excretory function, in pregnant women, in children and in those with contrast medium allergy.

  18. A rare cause of anuria: Bilateral synchronous isolated mid-ureteric tubercular lesions

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    Anuj D Dangi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A young female presenting with right flank pain, fever, raised creatinine and bilateral hydronephrosis was treated with antibiotics elsewhere, with presumptive diagnosis of bilateral pyelonephritis. She had partial relief in symptoms and her creatinine level showed an improvement. Three months later during evaluation at our center she had anuria, hypertensive crisis and pulmonary edema which were managed with emergency bilateral percutaneous nephrostomies. Cross-sectional imaging and ureteroscopy suggested bilateral synchronous intramural mid-ureteric lesions as underlying pathology. Histopathology of the ureteric segments during laparotomy revealed caseating granulomas suggestive of tuberculosis. This clinical presentation has not been previously described in urinary tuberculosis.

  19. A rare cause of massive haematuria: Internal iliac artery-ureteric fistula.

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    Rao, Ahsan M; Khalil, Ahmed; Suttie, Stuart

    2015-04-01

    Ureteric fistula into the arterial tree is a well-recognised, but uncommon condition. The involvement of internal iliac artery is rare. We present a rare case of fistulous communication and subsequent infection of an internal iliac artery aneurysm and ureter secondary to insertion of ureteric stent following endovascular exclusion of the aneurysm and its management. Nephrostogram identified the fistula not seen on computerised tomography. This case highlights the awareness of such pathology allowing for prompt recognition of the condition and importance of appropriate imaging.

  20. Deletion of the prorenin receptor from the ureteric bud causes renal hypodysplasia.

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    Renfang Song

    Full Text Available The role of the prorenin receptor (PRR in the regulation of ureteric bud (UB branching morphogenesis is unknown. Here, we investigated whether PRR acts specifically in the UB to regulate UB branching, kidney development and function. We demonstrate that embryonic (E day E13.5 mouse metanephroi, isolated intact E11.5 UBs and cultured UB cells express PRR mRNA. To study its role in UB development, we conditionally ablated PRR in the developing UB (PRR (UB-/- using Hoxb7 (Cre mice. On E12.5, PRR (UB-/- mice had decreased UB branching and increased UB cell apoptosis. These defects were associated with decreased expression of Ret, Wnt11, Etv4/Etv5, and reduced phosphorylation of Erk1/2 in the UB. On E18.5, mutants had marked kidney hypoplasia, widespread apoptosis of medullary collecting duct cells and decreased expression of Foxi1, AE1 and H(+-ATPase α4 mRNA. Ultimately, they developed occasional small cysts in medullary collecting ducts and had decreased nephron number. To test the functional consequences of these alterations, we determined the ability of PRR (UB-/- mice to acidify and concentrate the urine on postnatal (P day P30. PRR (UB-/- mice were polyuric, had lower urine osmolality and a higher urine pH following 48 hours of acidic loading with NH4Cl. Taken together, these data show that PRR present in the UB epithelia performs essential functions during UB branching morphogenesis and collecting duct development via control of Ret/Wnt11 pathway gene expression, UB cell survival, activation of Erk1/2, terminal differentiation and function of collecting duct cells needed for maintaining adequate water and acid-base homeostasis. We propose that mutations in PRR could possibly cause renal hypodysplasia and renal tubular acidosis in humans.

  1. Deletion of the prorenin receptor from the ureteric bud causes renal hypodysplasia.

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    Song, Renfang; Preston, Graeme; Ichihara, Atsuhiro; Yosypiv, Ihor V

    2013-01-01

    The role of the prorenin receptor (PRR) in the regulation of ureteric bud (UB) branching morphogenesis is unknown. Here, we investigated whether PRR acts specifically in the UB to regulate UB branching, kidney development and function. We demonstrate that embryonic (E) day E13.5 mouse metanephroi, isolated intact E11.5 UBs and cultured UB cells express PRR mRNA. To study its role in UB development, we conditionally ablated PRR in the developing UB (PRR (UB-/-)) using Hoxb7 (Cre) mice. On E12.5, PRR (UB-/-) mice had decreased UB branching and increased UB cell apoptosis. These defects were associated with decreased expression of Ret, Wnt11, Etv4/Etv5, and reduced phosphorylation of Erk1/2 in the UB. On E18.5, mutants had marked kidney hypoplasia, widespread apoptosis of medullary collecting duct cells and decreased expression of Foxi1, AE1 and H(+)-ATPase α4 mRNA. Ultimately, they developed occasional small cysts in medullary collecting ducts and had decreased nephron number. To test the functional consequences of these alterations, we determined the ability of PRR (UB-/-) mice to acidify and concentrate the urine on postnatal (P) day P30. PRR (UB-/-) mice were polyuric, had lower urine osmolality and a higher urine pH following 48 hours of acidic loading with NH4Cl. Taken together, these data show that PRR present in the UB epithelia performs essential functions during UB branching morphogenesis and collecting duct development via control of Ret/Wnt11 pathway gene expression, UB cell survival, activation of Erk1/2, terminal differentiation and function of collecting duct cells needed for maintaining adequate water and acid-base homeostasis. We propose that mutations in PRR could possibly cause renal hypodysplasia and renal tubular acidosis in humans.

  2. [Bezoars in history--not only a perfect antidote].

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    Ryś, Anna; Siek, Bartłomiej; Sein Anand, Jacek

    2012-01-01

    Bezoar is a concretion found in gastrointestinal tract. The word "bezoar" is derived from the Arabic 'padzahr', and means antidote. Animal bezoars were widely used in medicine until the 18th century. Article presents European medieval and modern tradition about bezoar as an antidote. Ancient literary sources are compared with the medieval and modern medical and magical texts.

  3. [Morphogenesis of connective tissue in patients with hydronephrosis caused by stricture of ureteric-pelvic segment of various etiology].

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    Savenkov, V I

    2015-02-01

    In patients, suffering hydronephrosis stages II-III, caused by the ureteric-pelvic segment (UPS) obstruction due to inborn failures of urinary system, the collagen types I and III ratio reduction, and in acquired obstruction--its enhancement, are noted in interstitium, renal parenchyma vessels and the UPS walls. While obstruction in patients due to inborn failures in vascular basal membranes a deficiency of collagen type IV and appearance of nontypical for vascular basal membranes intersticial collagen type Il are observed. In the acquired UPS, obstruction the, enhancement of content of collagen type IV is revealed only. These disorders are mostly pronounced in patients with the disease recurrence. There was proposed diagnostic coefficient of ratio between collagens types I and III in patients, suffering hydronephrosis, caused by obstruction of various etiology. In hydronephrosis, caused by the UPS stricture, the cytokines disbalance occurs, impacting processes of collagen formation.

  4. [Exceptional iatrogenic ureteral rupture].

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    Martínez-Vieira, Almudena; Valera-Sánchez, Zoraida; Sousa-Vaquero, José María; Palacios-González, Carmen; García-Poley, Antonio; Bernal-Bellido, Carmen; Alamo-Martínez, José María; Millán-López, Ana; Blanco-Domínguez, Manuel; Galindo-Galindo, Antonio

    2005-08-01

    Rupture of the ureter is an infrequent event that can have serious consequences. The most frequent cause is surgical iatrogenic ureter disease. Other possible causes are urological procedures and urographic studies. In our patient, which, to our knowledge, is the first to be reported in the literature, the ureteral rupture was produced by a traumatic urinary catheterism, because the balloon was filled inside the ureter. The normal presentation is nephritic colic, although acute abdomen is also a possibility. The possibility of ureteral rupture in abdominopelvic surgery or in urological techniques should be evaluated when patients present these clinical symptoms. Treatment is surgical, although in some cases conservative measures can be used.

  5. A Literary Study on Bezoar Bovis

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    Seong Kyu Park

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives : Literary investigation of existing data was conducted to verify effects of Bezoar Bovis and its herbal acupuncture, and determine quality management through component analysis. Results : Following results were obtained through literary investigation. 1. Bezoar Bovis is dried cystic stone from a cattle. Its characteristics are cool, no toxicity, and bitter taste. Known actions are: quells heat and detoxifies Fire Poison, extinguishes internal movement of Liver Wind and stops convulsion, vaporizes phlegm, and opens orifice. It is mainly used for treating tremor, stroke, delirium, sore throat, oral furuncle, boil, and others. 2. Bezoar Bovis is effective for eliminating liver toxicity, protecting against brain damage, and has anti-microbial activities. 3. Bezoar Bovis is mixed with bear gall bladder and deer musk to be used as herbal acupuncture, and this mixture is effective is invigorating liver functions as well as treating arthritis, headache, and etc. 4. Principal components of Bezoar Bovis are bilirubin-type pigments and cholic acids. The amount of bilirubin can be used as a standard to determine the quality of Bezoar Bovis.

  6. CT appearances of the Rapunzel syndrome: an unusual form of bezoar and gastrointestinal obstruction

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    West, W.M. [Section of Radiology, University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica); Duncan, N.D. [Section of Surgery, University of Hospital of the West Indies (Jamaica)

    1998-05-01

    The CT appearances of an unusual type of trichobezoar which causes the Rapunzel syndrome are described. This syndrome is characterized by intestinal obstruction secondary to a bezoar possessing a tail which extends to or beyond the ileo-cecal valve. Most cases of bezoar are diagnosed with plain films or barium meal, but CT may be requested in patients who present with abdominal masses. The Rapunzel syndrome may be diagnosed with a combination of the CT findings and the history. (orig.) With 2 figs., 4 refs.

  7. [Ureteral reimplantation].

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    Aboutaieb, R; Rabii, R; Joual, A; el Mrini, M; Benjelloun, S

    1996-01-01

    Various techniques of ureteral reimplantation have been described for different indications. After a retrospective study concerning 109 cases and 178 ureteral reimplantations, the authors propose the selective indications for each technique noting the most important results. The indications for reimplantations are numerous and varied: enterocystoplasty (60 cases), iatrogenic lesion of the pelvic ureter (11 cases), inflammatory stenosis (13 cases), renal transplantation (20 cases), primary megaureter (4 cases), stenosis of reimplantation (2 cases). 5 techniques were used in this study: Leduc-Camey, Leadbetter-Politano, Direct, Manchette, Lich-Gregoir. We conclude that in ureterodigestive reimplantation, Leduc-Camey modified method is indicated. In renal transplantation, Lich-Gregoir is the ideal technique. In primary megaureter, the Leadbetter-Politano procedure possibly with ureter modelling improves the results. In iatrogenic lesions of the pelvic ureter, Leadbetter-Politano technique and possibly a hitch-bladder gives a good result.

  8. Overexpression of Robo2 causes defects in the recruitment of metanephric mesenchymal cells and ureteric bud branching morphogenesis

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    Ji, Jiayao [Institute of Nephrology, State Key Laboratory of Kidney Disease (2011DAV00088), The Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853 (China); Medical College of NanKai University, Tianjin (China); Li, Qinggang; Xie, Yuansheng; Zhang, Xueguang; Cui, Shaoyuan; Shi, Suozhu [Institute of Nephrology, State Key Laboratory of Kidney Disease (2011DAV00088), The Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853 (China); Chen, Xiangmei, E-mail: xmchen301@126.com [Institute of Nephrology, State Key Laboratory of Kidney Disease (2011DAV00088), The Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853 (China); Medical College of NanKai University, Tianjin (China)

    2012-05-11

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Overexpression of Robo2 caused reduced UB branching and glomerular number. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Fewer MM cells surrounding the UB after overexpression of Robo2 in vitro. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer No abnormal Epithelial Morphology of UB or apoptosis of mm cells in the kidney. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Overexpression of Robo2 affected MM cells migration and caused UB deficit. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The reduced glomerular number can also be caused by fewer MM cells. -- Abstract: Roundabout 2 (Robo2) is a member of the membrane protein receptor family. The chemorepulsive effect of Slit2-Robo2 signaling plays vital roles in nervous system development and neuron migration. Slit2-Robo2 signaling is also important for maintaining the normal morphogenesis of the kidney and urinary collecting system, especially for the branching of the ureteric bud (UB) at the proper site. Slit2 or Robo2 mouse mutants exhibit multilobular kidneys, multiple ureters, and dilatation of the ureter, renal pelvis, and collecting duct system, which lead to vesicoureteral reflux. To understand the effect of Robo2 on kidney development, we used microinjection and electroporation to overexpress GFP-Robo2 in an in vitro embryonic kidney model. Our results show reduced UB branching and decreased glomerular number after in vitro Robo2 overexpression in the embryonic kidneys. We found fewer metanephric mesenchymal (MM) cells surrounding the UB but no abnormal morphology in the branching epithelial UB. Meanwhile, no significant change in MM proliferation or apoptosis was observed. These findings indicate that Robo2 is involved in the development of embryonic kidneys and that the normal expression of Robo2 can help maintain proper UB branching and glomerular morphogenesis. Overexpression of Robo2 leads to reduced UB branching caused by fewer surrounding MM cells, but MM cell apoptosis is not involved in this effect. Our study demonstrates that

  9. Therapeutic approach to Candida bezoar in children

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    De Wall, L. L.; Van Den Heijkant, M. M C; Bökenkamp, A.; Kuijper, C. F.; Van Der Horst, H. J R; De Jong, T. P V M

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Candida bezoar (CB) is a rare finding in neonates and infants with candiduria, presenting as necrotic debris with proliferating mycelia in the collecting system of the kidney. If initial antifungal medical treatment does not result in clearance of candiduria and disappearance of CB on u

  10. Therapeutic approach to Candida bezoar in children

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    De Wall, L. L.; Van Den Heijkant, M. M C; Bökenkamp, A.; Kuijper, C. F.; Van Der Horst, H. J R; De Jong, T. P V M

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Candida bezoar (CB) is a rare finding in neonates and infants with candiduria, presenting as necrotic debris with proliferating mycelia in the collecting system of the kidney. If initial antifungal medical treatment does not result in clearance of candiduria and disappearance of CB on

  11. A Case of Septic Shock caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans in an Immunocompetent Female Patient after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for a Ureteral Stone.

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    Lee, Jae Hyuk; Lee, So Yon; Park, In Young; Park, So Yeon; Lee, Jin Seo; Kang, Goeun; Kim, Jae Seok; Eom, Joong Sik

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    Achromobacter xylosoxidans can cause various types of infections, but its infection in humans is rare. A. xylosoxidans has been reported as a rare etiological agent of infections including primary bacteremia, catheter-related bloodstream infection, endocarditis, otitis, and pneumonia, particularly in immunocompromised hosts. We encountered a case of septic shock caused by A. xylosoxidans in a 52-year-old, immunocompetent woman with no underlying disease, who received extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy to remove a left upper ureteral stone. She was treated with antibiotics to which the organism was susceptible but died as a result of septic shock.

  12. Bezoar de madeira em trato gastrointestinal: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Wood bezoar in the gastrointestinal tract: case report and literature review

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Bezoares são concreções de material animal, vegetal ou mineral retidas do tubo digestivo, sendo mais comuns fitobezoares e tricobezoares. Eles são causadores de várias doenças digestivas, incluindo obstruções, intussuscepções, sangramentos, perfurações, além de enteropatias, pancreatites, apendicites, icterícia obstrutiva e outras. OBJETIVO: Fazer revisão de literatura e apresentar um caso de paciente psiquiátrica com volumoso bezoar de madeira. RELATO DO CASO: Mulher de 20 anos portadora de distúrbio neuropsiquiátrico tem história de ingestão de palitos de fósforos e lápis de cor durante quatro anos. Foi admitida com queixa de plenitude, dor abdominal e vômitos. Ao exame apresentava-se hipocorada, emagrecida, abdômen levemente distendido e doloroso. Estudo radiológico revelou numerosa quantidade de corpo estranho impactado na região gástrica atingindo porção proximal do intestino delgado. Realizado tratamento com óleo mineral e soro fisiológico através de gavagem, sendo eliminado grande número de fitobezoares nas fezes. CONCLUSÃO: A associação da patologia bezoar com distúrbios psiquiátricos é relevante, podendo apresentar recorrências. Estes pacientes sempre que possível devem ser tratados de modo conservador, sendo a endoscopia o método de escolha, apesar de estar limitada à natureza e a quantidade dos bezoares. A remoção cirúrgica tem na gastrotomia anterior longitudinal e a ordenha cautelosa o procedimento de escolha.BACKGROUND: Bezoars consist of animal, vegetable or mineral fiber concretions found in the digestive tract, considered to be phytobezoars and trichobezoars the most common forms of presentation. Bezoars cause a number of digestive pathologies including obstructions, intussusceptions, bleeding, perforations as well as enteropathies, pancreatitis, appendicitis, obstructive jaundice and others. Aim - Literature review and case report of a psychiatric patient presenting a

  13. A Case of Safe Endoscopic Removal of a Gastric Bezoar

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    Gastric bezoars are relativery uncommon and have a reported incidence of 0.4%. Because of complications such as gastric ulcers, intestinal obstruction, and perforation, gastric bezoars need to be removed in some cases. We experienced a patient with a 5 x 6cm gastric bezoar. We could easily and safely break and remove it using standard endoscopic techniques. It was throught to a persimmon bezoar as the infrared (IR) spectrum was similar to that of tannic acid, which is a main component of the ...

  14. Extragenitourinary retroperitoneal primary hydatid cyst: a rare cause of bilateral lower ureteric obstruction and unilateral limb edema

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    Amit Goel

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    Full Text Available Hydatid cyst is an endemic disease in our country. Most commonly, it occurs in the liver and lungs. Bilateral hydroureteronephrosis is one of the rare presentations of hydatid disease. Herein, we are reporting an unusual case of hydatid disease where the primary mode of presentation was external iliac vein compression with chronic renal failure because of bilateral ureteric involvement. The patient was treated with bilateral double-J stenting to improve the renal function and operated later for removal of hydatid cyst under albendazole drug treatment.

  15. Diagnosis of acute flank pain caused by ureteral stones: value of combined direct and indirect signs on IVU and unenhanced helical CT

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    The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of combined direct and indirect signs on intravenous urography (IVU) and unenhanced helical computed tomography (UHCT) for the diagnosis of ureteral stones in emergency patients with acute flank pain. During an 8-month period, 82 emergency patients with acute flank pain undergoing IVU and UHCT with sufficient clinical follow-up formed the study group. The presence or absence of direct sign (visualization of ureteral stones) and indirect signs on IVU and UHCT was recorded. The diagnostic accuracy of each direct/indirect sign and their combination for the diagnosis of ureteral stones on IVU and UHCT were analyzed and compared. Of the 82 patients, 66 had ureteral stones, four had passed urinary stones prior to imaging and 12 had other diseases. The diagnostic accuracies of direct signs on IVU and UHCT for the diagnosis of ureteral stones were 79.3 and 98.8%, respectively, which was more accurate than that of any single indirect sign on IVU and UHCT. However, the diagnostic accuracy of ureteral stones by IVU increased to 90.2% when using diagnostic criteria requiring the presence of a direct sign or at least three indirect signs, and by UHCT, it increased to 100% when using diagnostic criteria requiring the presence of a direct sign with at least one indirect sign. Therefore, for emergency patients with acute flank pain, the use of the above combinations of direct/indirect signs is useful as the diagnostic criterion for ureteral stones. (orig.)

  16. Laparoscopic ureteral reimplant for ureteral stricture

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Evaluate the initial experience of laparoscopic ureteral reimplant for ureteral stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2004 to June 2008, 10 patients underwent 11 laparoscopic reconstruction surgeries for ureteral stenosis. Seven cases of stenosis of the distal ureter, two at the level of iliac vessels, a case of bilateral distal stenosis and one in the medium third. Eight ureteroneocystotomies were performed by extravesical technique with anti-reflux mechanism, two cases of vesical reimplant with Boari technique and one case using the psoas hitch technique. RESULTS: The average surgical time was 166 minutes (115-245 min, mean blood loss was 162 mL (100-210 mL and the average hospital stay was 2.9 days (2-4 days. There were two complications: a lesion of the sigmoid colon identified peroperatively and treated with laparoscopic sutures with good evolution, and a case of ureteral stone obstruction at the 30th day postoperative, treated by laser ureterolitotripsy. All patients had resolution of the stenosis at an average follow-up period of 18 months (3-54 months. CONCLUSIONS: Laparoscopic surgery represents a feasible, safe and low morbidity technique for ureteral reimplant in ureteral stenosis.

  17. Successful treatment with a combination of endoscopic injection and irrigation with coca cola for gastric bezoar-induced gastric outlet obstruction.

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    Lin, Chen-Sheng; Tung, Chun-Fang; Peng, Yen-Chun; Chow, Wei-Keung; Chang, Chi-Sen; Hu, Wei-Hsiung

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    We report a case of gastric bezoar-induced gastric outlet obstruction that was successfully treated with a combination of endoscopic injection and irrigation with Coca Cola. A 73-year-old diabetic woman had a history of perforated peptic ulcer and had received pyloroplasty more than 20 years previously. She had been ingesting Pho Pu Zi (Cordia dichotoma Forst. f.) as an appetizer for 1 month. She presented with epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, performed at a local hospital, showed 2 gastric bezoars in the stomach, and 1 of them impacted at the pylorus. She was referred to our emergency department for removal of the gastric bezoars that were suspected to be causing gastric outlet obstruction. All attempts at endoscopic removal using a polypectomy snare, biopsy forceps and Dormia basket failed. We then injected Coca Cola directly into the bezoar mass, followed by irrigation with Coca Cola. Follow-up endoscopy was performed the next day, which revealed that the gastric bezoars had dissolved spontaneously.

  18. The bezoar stone: a princely antidote, the Távora Sequeira Pinto Collection-Oporto.

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    Do Sameiro Barroso, Maria

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    Bezoar stones, once used as universal antidotes and panaceas, but currently regarded as costly and useless medicines of the past, are a major milestone in the history of toxicology. Arabic physicians had been using bezoars in medicine from the 8th century onwards. In the 16th century, the Portuguese controlled bezoar trade from India, and the Portuguese doctors Garcia de Orta, Amatus Lusitanus, and Cristobal Acosta introduced the medicinal use of Oriental bezoars to European medical literature. Some criticism aside, leading European doctors prescribed bezoars mainly as powerful antidotes. Five bezoars that now adorn the Távora Sequeira Pinto Collection in Oporto testify to the allure and glory of bezoars at the height of their golden age, when they equalled the splendour of gems and noble minerals that dominated the Eastern and Western lithotherapy.The end of the 18th century marked the end of ancient panaceas. This article focuses on the therapeutic and apotropaic use of bezoars.

  19. Malignant Ureteral Obstruction: Functional Duration of Metallic versus Polymeric Ureteral Stents.

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    Full Text Available Ureteral obstruction caused by extrinsic compression is often associated with intra-abdominal cancers. Internal drainage with ureteral stents is typically the first-line therapy to relieve such obstructions. Novel designs of ureteral stents made of different materials have been invented to achieve better drainage. In this study, we described the functional outcomes of a Resonance metallic ureteral stent (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Indiana, USA in patients with malignant ureteral obstruction and compare the functional duration of Resonance stents with regular polymeric stents in the same cohort.Cancer patients who received polymeric stents and subsequent Resonance stents for ureteral obstruction between July 2009 and November 2012 were included in a chart review. Stent failure was detected by clinical symptoms, imaging studies, and renal function tests. The functional durations of each stent were calculated, and possible factors affecting stent patency were investigated.A total of 50 stents were successfully inserted into 50 ureteral units in 42 patients with malignant ureteral obstruction. There were 7 antegrade stents and 43 retrograde stents. There were no major complications. Stent-related symptoms were similar in both kinds of stents. After polymeric stents were replaced with Resonance metallic stents, hydronephrosis subsided or remained stable in 90% (45/50 of the ureteral units. Serum creatinine decreased or remained stable in 90% (38/42 of these patients. The Resonance stent exhibited a mean increase in functional duration of 4 months compared with the polymeric stents (p<0.0001, and 50% (25/50 of the Resonance stents exhibited a significant increase in functional duration (more than 3 months. Pre-operative serum creatinine < 2 was associated with a substantial increase in stent duration.Resonance stents are effective and safe in relieving malignant ureteral obstructions after polymeric stents failure. Resonance stents can provide a

  20. [Intrinsic ureteral endometriosis: description of a striking instance].

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    Antonelli, Alessandro; Finotto, Elena; Zambolin, Tiziano; Fisogni, Simona; Simeone, Claudio

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    Intrinsic ureteral endometriosis is a very rare condition. A 41 y. o. woman with right hydroureteronephrosis and other aspecific symptoms came to our attention. The CT scan showed an ureteral obstacle causing the hydroureteronephrosis. She underwent ureterorenoscopy with biopsies of the lesion that did not result to be diriment. Suspecting a ureteral neoplasm, the patient then underwent ureteral resection and ureterocystoneostomy, and the extemporary histological examination resulted as endometriosis. The abdominal exploration showed a parametrial and a peritoneal growth - both compatible with the extemporary histological examination - that were also excised. The post-operative course was uneventful. The definitive hystological examination confirmed the perioperatory diagnosis. Intrinsic ureteral endometriosis is confirmed as a rare pathology with an indefinite clinical presentation; its typical presentation, namely cyclic hematuria, seems to be an anecdotal feature. Therefore the diagnostics of intrinsic ureteral endometriosis is still difficult even despite such a striking presentation.

  1. Ureteral Metastasis Secondary to Prostate Cancer: A Case Report

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    I. Morales

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Prostate cancer is very frequent, but secondary ureteral metastasis are extremely rare. We present a 55 year old man with a 2 month history of right flank pain and lower urinary tract symptoms. Prostatic specific antigen of 11.3 ng/mL. Computed tomography showed right hydroureteronephrosis, a developing urinoma and right iliac adenopathies. He underwent right ureteronephrectomy, iliac lymphadenectomy and prostate biopsy. Pathology revealed prostatic carcinoma infiltrating the ureteral muscularis propria, without mucosal involvement. There are 46 reported cases of prostate cancer with ureteral metastases. Ureteral metastasis are a rare cause of renal colic and need of a high index of suspicion.

  2. Forgotten and fragmented ureteral j stent with stone formation: combined endoscopic management.

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    Sen, Volkan; Bozkurt, Halil Ibrahim; Yonguc, Tarık; Aydogdu, Ozgu; Yarimoglu, Serkan; Degirmenci, Tansu; Minareci, Suleyman

    2015-01-01

    Ureteral stents are widely used in endo-urological procedures. However, ureteral stents can be forgotten and cause serious complications, including fragmentation, migration and urosepsis.There are few reports about forgotten and fragmented ureteral stents with stone formation. We aimed to present this rare case with successful combined endo-urological management.

  3. Forgotten and fragmented ureteral j stent with stone formation: combined endoscopic management

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    Volkan Sen

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTObjective : Ureteral stents are widely used in endo-urological procedures. However, ureteral stents can be forgotten and cause serious complications, including fragmentation, migration and urosepsis.There are few reports about forgotten and fragmented ureteral stents with stone formation. We aimed to present this rare case with successful combined endo-urological management.

  4. Acute small bowel obstruction due to chicken bone bezoar

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    Vetpillai P

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Preadeepan Vetpillai,1 Ayo Oshowo21CT2 Surgery in General, Charing Cross Hospital, 2Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgery, Whittington Hospital, London, UKAbstract: Acute intestinal obstruction due to foreign bodies, or bezoar, is a rare occurrence in an adult with a normal intestinal tract. We report an unusual case of a 43-year-old black man with no previous abdominal surgery and no significant medical history who presented with an acute episode of small bowel obstruction due to an impacted undigested chicken bone.Keywords: small bowel obstruction, chicken bone, bezoar

  5. Bilateral guaifenesin ureteral calculi.

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    Whelan, Chris; Schwartz, Bradley F

    2004-01-01

    We report on a patient with bilateral ureteral calculi composed of guaifenesin metabolite as determined by infrared spectroscopy. These stones may be associated with excessive guaifenesin intake related to the current popularity of ephedrine preparations.

  6. Ureteritis Cystica: A Radiologic Pathologic Correlation

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    Jennifer G Rothschild

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Ureteritis cystica (UC is a benign condition that commonly affects the ureter and can mimic other conditions such as transitional cell carcinoma, blood clots, air bubbles, radiolucent stones, fibroepithelial polyps, and sloughed renal papillae. Radiographically, UC is characterized by multiple small, round, lucent defects, which cause scalloping of the ureteral margins when seen in profile. The scalloping is produced by the projection of the submucosal cysts into the lumen and represents an important differential feature of this disease. We present a case of UC with a radiological pathological correlation.

  7. Ureteroscopic removal of forgotten ureteral stent

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    Kawahara, Takashi; Ishida, Hiroaki; Kubota, Yoshinobu; Matsuzaki, Junichi

    2012-01-01

    A 69-year-old female had a right ureteral stent placed due to ureteral stricture resulting from cervical cancer in March 2008. The ureteral stent migrated to the ureter and was not exchanged. A new ureteral stent was inserted, and was exchanged every 3 months. The patient was referred to our department to remove the forgotten ureteral stent. In January 2012, her old ureteral stent was removed ureteroscopically, and no ureteral stent encrustation was found. PMID:22707678

  8. Bezoar in a Pediatric Oncology Patient Treated with Coca-Cola

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    Sara Naramore

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available A bezoar is a mass of indigestible material. Bezoars can present with a gradual onset of non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. However, bezoars can result in more serious conditions such as intestinal bleeding or obstruction. Without quick recognition, particularly in susceptible individuals, the diagnosis and treatment can be delayed. Currently resolution is achieved with enzymatic dissolution, endoscopic fragmentation or surgery. We describe, to our knowledge, the first pediatric patient with lymphoma to have had a bezoar treated with Coca-Cola.

  9. Bezoar in a Pediatric Oncology Patient Treated with Coca-Cola.

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    Naramore, Sara; Virojanapa, Amy; Bell, Moshe; Jhaveri, Punit N

    2015-01-01

    A bezoar is a mass of indigestible material. Bezoars can present with a gradual onset of non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. However, bezoars can result in more serious conditions such as intestinal bleeding or obstruction. Without quick recognition, particularly in susceptible individuals, the diagnosis and treatment can be delayed. Currently resolution is achieved with enzymatic dissolution, endoscopic fragmentation or surgery. We describe, to our knowledge, the first pediatric patient with lymphoma to have had a bezoar treated with Coca-Cola.

  10. Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy

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    ... biopsy URL of this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003906.htm Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy To use ... minutes. A cystoscope is first placed through the urethra into the bladder. Cystoscope is a tube with a ... results may show cancer cells ( carcinoma ). This test is often used to ...

  11. Therapeutic approach to Candida bezoar in children.

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    de Wall, L L; van den Heijkant, M M C; Bökenkamp, A; Kuijper, C F; van der Horst, H J R; de Jong, T P V M

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    Candida bezoar (CB) is a rare finding in neonates and infants with candiduria, presenting as necrotic debris with proliferating mycelia in the collecting system of the kidney. If initial antifungal medical treatment does not result in clearance of candiduria and disappearance of CB on ultrasound in dilated kidneys, invasive interventions like insertion of nephrostomy tubes (NT) or surgical interventions to drain the kidney are sometimes advocated(.). However, NT placement can be a technical challenge, especially in pre- and dysmature neonates, and NT displacement or obstruction by the CB can lead to suboptimal treatment. Identification of those children who will benefit from invasive renal drainage is important. This study evaluates the management of patients with CB in three tertiary referral hospitals to determine criteria for intervention. A retrospective multicenter chart analysis was conducted of children with candiduria and ultrasonographic demonstration of CB (diagnosed between March 1995 and August 2012). The indication for invasive renal drainage (if performed) and subsequent clinical outcome, serum creatinine levels and ultrasound findings were assessed. A total of 12 children were included, two of which were premature neonates. Eight children had congenital urogenital anomalies. One older child with acute myeloid leukemia had CB during chemotherapy and one ex-premature developed CB following cerebral candidiasis. All children received systemic antifungal medication; in seven children invasive treatment was added. Indications for invasive treatment were clinical deterioration, progressive renal dilation, pyonephrosis, rising creatinine levels and persistence of CB. Two underwent a Y-cutaneous ureterostomy and nephrostomy tubes were inserted in five children. Percutaneous renal drainage by nephrostomy led to complications in 3 of 6 procedures. In all patients, irrespective of therapeutic modality, follow-up ultrasound demonstrated no de novo changes. No

  12. Case report: Colonic bezoar due to box myrtle seeds: A very rare occurrence

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    Narvir Singh Chauhan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Large bowel seed bezoars are rare and are mostly due to seeds of sunflower, prickly pear cactus, sesame and cucumber. We present a rare case of sigmoid colon seed bezoar due to Box Myrtle seeds because of an underlying benign stricture.

  13. Magnetic resonance urography for diagnosis of pediatric ureteral stricture.

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    Arlen, Angela M; Kirsch, Andrew J; Cuda, Scott P; Little, Stephen B; Jones, Richard A; Grattan-Smith, J Damien; Cerwinka, Wolfgang H

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    Ureteral stricture is a rare cause of hydronephrosis in children and is often misdiagnosed on ultrasound (US) and diuretic renal scintigraphy (DRS), requiring intraoperative diagnosis. We evaluated ureteral strictures diagnosed by magnetic resonance urography (MRU) at our institution. Children with ureteral stricture who underwent MRU were identified. Patient demographics, prior imaging, MRU findings, and management were assessed. The efficacy of MRU in diagnosis of stricture was compared with US and DRS. Patients with ureteropelvic or ureterovesical junction obstruction were excluded. Twenty-eight ureteral strictures diagnosed by MRU between 2003 and 2013 were identified; 22% of strictures were diagnosed by DRS ± US. The mean age at MRU diagnosis was 2.4 years (range 4 weeks-15 years). Hydronephrosis was the most common presentation, accounting for 20 (71%) cases. Other etiologies included pain (3), incontinence (2), and urinary tract infection, cystic kidney, and absent kidney, present in one case each. A mean of 2.7 imaging studies was obtained prior to MRU diagnosis. Twenty-one (75%) ureteral strictures required surgical intervention, with the approach dependent upon location. MRU provides excellent anatomic and functional detail of the collecting system, leading to accurate diagnosis and management of ureteral stricture in children. Copyright © 2014 Journal of Pediatric Urology Company. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Study On Gallstone And Bezoar (Ox Gallstone) by FT-IR Spectroscopy

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    Wu, Jinguang; Shen, Guorong; Guo, Hai; Xu, Guangxian

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    Some specimens of gallstones with black colour and pigment gallstones were studied by FT-IR spectroscopy. From the subtraction spectra of the samples using calcium bilirubin as the reference substance, the characteristic bands of the proteins were obtained. Bezoar is the gallstone of ox. It is an important ingredient of some Chinese traditional medicines. Four specimens of natural bezoar produced from different places were studied by FT-IR. From the subtraction spectra of the bezoar samples using calcium bilirubin as the reference, the main bands of protein were also obtained. The secondary structures of the proteins were discussed.

  15. Analysis of 136 ureteral injuries in gynecological and obstetrical surgery from completed insurance claims

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    Hove, L.D.; Michelsen, Jonas Bock; Christoffersen, J.K.;

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    Association. Main outcome measures. Preventable ureteral injuries. Results. From 1996 to 2006, 136 submitted claims concerning ureteral injuries were registered. Among these, 73 claims were approved (54%), and compensation paid. In 44 of these, the injury was caused by negligence. Failure to dissect...

  16. Antegrade deligation of iatrogenic distal ureteric obstruction utilising a high pressure balloon dilatation technique.

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    Rajendran, Simon

    2012-02-01

    BACKGROUND: Iatrogenic trauma is the leading cause of ureteric injury with an incidence in abdominal and pelvic surgery varying between 0.4 and 2.5%. CASE: We report a case of ureteric obstruction caused by a haemostatic clip. There was associated rupture of the ureter proximal to the clip with intra-peritoneal leakage of urine. The patient was unfit for surgery and was managed by a novel procedure of endoluminal balloon deligation. CONCLUSION: Ureteric injuries are rare but potentially serious complications. They require prompt diagnosis and management depends on the patients\\' clinical condition, extent of injury and interval from injury to diagnosis. We have successfully demonstrated a new technique to treat ureteric obstruction caused by a haemostatic clip with associated ureteral rupture in a patient unfit for surgery.

  17. Management Of Encrusted Ureteral stents

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    Objectives: To present our experience in managing encrusted ureteral stents and to review the .... A single anesthetic session was required in 18 patients (81.8%) and ... fluid intake, chemotherapy-induced hyperuricosuria, persistent or.

  18. 输尿管下段肿瘤致自发性尿外渗的临床诊治分析%Clinical diagnosis and treatment of spontaneous urinary extravasation caused by primary lower ureteral tumor

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    黄钟明; 李汉忠; 纪志刚; 肖河

    2012-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical characteristics of spontaneous urinary extravasation caused by primary lower ureteral cancer.Methods Eight cases of spontaneous urinary extravasation caused by the obstruction of primary ureteral cancer from January 2005 to June 2010 from Department of Urology,Peking Union Medical College Hospital,were reported.There were 5 males and 3 females with an age range of 56 -81 years old.Six cases presented with an onset of acute flank pains and 2 cases complained of flank discomforts with a lower fever.All cases had peripelvic fluid collection of varying levels on computed tomography (CT) scan and extravasation of contrast medium was found in delayed enhanced CT.The tumors of ureter were detected in 6 cases through preoperative imaging examinations while another 2 cases had no evidence of tumor.Results Unilateral nephroureterectomy was performed in 6 cases,including 5 cases undergoing retroperitoneal laproscopic surgery and 1 case with open surgery.In 5 laproscopic operations,the mean operative duration was 152 ( 120 - 235 ) minutes and the mean estimated intraoperative blood loss 130(100-430) ml.The patient of open nephroureterectomy had an operative duration of 175 minutes and an intraoperative blood loss of 200 ml respectively. One patient underwent a local resection of ureteral carcinoma.A 81-year-old patient was diagnosed of tumor by uteroscopic biopsy and accepted neither surgery or adjunctive therapy.All patients had a pathological diagnosis of urotheial carcinoma.One patient received local radiotherapy and chemotherapy with gemcitabine after nephroureterectomy while another one had local radiotherapy only. During a follow-up period of 6 - 36 months,CT showed that five cases undergoing nephroureterectomy were free of recurrence. One patient with local lymphatic metastasis had a local recurrence,developed multiple metastases at Month 3 and died of exhaustion at Month 8 post-operation.The patient with a local resection had a local

  19. Gastric bezoar after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity: A case report

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    Ertugrul, Ismail; Tardum Tardu, Ali; Tolan, Kerem; Kayaalp, Cuneyt; Karagul, Servet; Kirmizi, Serdar

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    Introduction We aimed to present a patient with gastric pouch bezoar after having a bariatric surgery. Presentation of case Sixty-three years old morbid obese female had a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery 14 months ago. She has lost 88% of her excess body mass index; but started to suffer from nausea, abdominal distention and vomiting lately, especially for the last two months. The initial evaluation by endoscopy, computed tomography (CT) and an upper gastrointestinal contrast series overlooked the pathology in the gastric pouch and did not display any abnormality. However, a second endoscopy revealed a 5 cm in diameter phytobezoar in the gastric pouch which was later endoscopically removed. After the bezoar removal, her complaints relieved completely. Discussion The gastric bezoars may be confused with the other pathologies because of the dyspeptic complaints of these patients. The patients that had a bariatric surgery; are more prone to bezoar formation due to their potential eating disorders and because of the gastro-enterostomy made to a small gastric pouch after the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Conclusion Possibility of a bezoar formation should be kept in mind in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients who has nausea and vomiting complaints. Removal of the bezoar provides a dramatic improvement in the complaints of these patients. PMID:27107501

  20. Bezoar de madeira em trato gastrointestinal: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Wood bezoar in the gastrointestinal tract: case report and literature review

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    Jair Gimenez Marra; Ary Leite de Campos Sobrinho; Kreisky de Los Santos Rebaza; Josenalda Félix Flores Aratani; Eloísa Almeida Curvo

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    INTRODUÇÃO: Bezoares são concreções de material animal, vegetal ou mineral retidas do tubo digestivo, sendo mais comuns fitobezoares e tricobezoares. Eles são causadores de várias doenças digestivas, incluindo obstruções, intussuscepções, sangramentos, perfurações, além de enteropatias, pancreatites, apendicites, icterícia obstrutiva e outras. OBJETIVO: Fazer revisão de literatura e apresentar um caso de paciente psiquiátrica com volumoso bezoar de madeira. RELATO DO CASO: Mulher de 20 anos p...

  1. Synergistic effect of multiple predisposing risk factors on the development of bezoars

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    Metin Kement; Nuraydin Ozlem; Elif Colak; Sadik Kesmer; Cem Gezen; Selahattin Vural

    2012-01-01

    AIM:To describe the clinical characteristics of patients with gastric or intestinal bezoars recently treated in our hospital.METHODS:In this study,a retrospective chart review of consecutive patients with gastrointestinal bezoars,who were treated at the Samsun Education and Research Hospital between January 2006 and March 2011,was conducted.Data on demographic characteristics,clinical presentation,history of risk factors,diagnostic procedures,localization of bezoars,treatment interventions,and postoperative morbidity and mortality rates were collected and evaluated.RESULTS:Forty-two patients [26 (61.9%) males and 16 (31.1%) females] with a mean ± SD (range) age of 55.8 ± 10.5 (37-74) years were enrolled in this study,.Thirty-six patients (85.7%) had one or more predisposing risk factors for gastrointestinal bezoars.The most common predisposing risk factor was a history of previous gastric surgery which was identified in 18 patients (42.8%).Twenty three patients (54.8%) had multiple predisposing risk factors.Phytobezoars were identified in all patients except one who had a trichobezoar in the stomach.Non-operative endoscopic fragmentation was performed either initially or after unsuccessful medical treatment in 14 patients with gastric bezoars and was completely successful in 10 patients (71.5%).Surgery was the most frequent treatment method in our study,which was required in 28 patients (66.7%).Intestinal obstruction secondary to bezoars was the most common complication (n =18,42.8%) in our study.CONCLUSION:The presence of multiple predisposing factors may create a synergistic effect in the development of bezoars.

  2. Ureteropyeloscopy and homium: YAG laser lithotripsy for treatment of ureteral calculi (report of 356 cases)

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    Wu, Zhong; Din, Qiang; Jiang, Hao-wen; Zen, Jing-cun; Yu, Jiang; Zhang, Yuanfang

    2005-07-01

    Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of holmium YAG laser lithotripsy for the treatment of ureteral calculi. Methods: A total of 356 patients underwent ureteropyeloscopic lithotripsy using holmium YAG laser with a semirigid uretesopyeloscope, 93 upper, 135 middle, and 128 lower ureteral stones were treated. Results: The overall successful fragmentation rate for all ureteral stones in a single session achieved 98% (349/356). The successful fragmentation rate stratified by stone location was 95% 88/93 in the upper ureter, 99% (134/135) in the mid ureter , and 99%(127/128) in the distal ureter. 12 cases with bilateral ureteral stones which caused acute renal failure and anuria were treated rapidly and effectively by the holmium YAG laser lithotripsy. No complications such as perforation and severe trauma were encountered during the operations. 2 weeks 17months (with an average of 6.8 month ) follow up postoperatively revealed that the overall stone-free rate was 98%(343/349) and no ureteral stenosis was found. Conclusions Holmium YAG laser lithotripsy is a highly effective, minimally invasive and safe therapy for ureteral calculi. It is indicated as a first choice of treatment for patients with ureteral calculi, especially for the ones with mid- lower levels of ureteral calculi.

  3. Stone Formation and Fragmentation in Forgotten Ureteral Double J Stent

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    Okan Bas

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Nowadays, ureteral stents play an essential role in various endourological and open surgical procedures and common procedures performed in daily urological practice. However, stents can cause significant complications such as migration, infection, fragmentation, stone formation and encrustation, especially when forgotten for a long period. Objectives: We present our experience in endoscopic management of forgotten ureteral stents with a brief review of current literature. Case presentation: A total of 2 patients with forgotten ureteral stents were treated with endourological approaches in our department. Indwelling durations were 18 months and 36 months. After treatment both patients were stone and stent free. Conclusion: An endourological approach is effective for stent and stone removal after a single anesthesia session with minimal morbidity and short hospital stay. However, therapeutic strategy is also determined by the technology available. The best treatment would be the prevention of this complication by providing detailed patient education.

  4. [Current treatment of ureteral lithiasis].

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    Reina Ruiz, C; Quintero Rodríguez, R; Espinosa Olmedo, J; Arrabal Martín, M; Campoy Martínez, P; Salazar Murillo, R; García Pérez, M

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    The treatment of ureteral lithiasis has undergone a revolution since the arrival of new techniques offering different therapeutical choices for which time is gradually elucidating the indications for each of the new procedures; although, to a large extent, a degree of controversy still persists. This paper reviews the different methods for ureteral lithiasis; spontaneous ejection and medical treatment, surgery, early endoscopic manoeuvres, backward and forward urethroscopy and, finally, extracorporeal lithority. This therapeutical experience in 3 series of ureteral lithiasis addressed with different criteria are revised together with 182 obstructive calculi of the lumbar ureter. We believe that grading the ureteral calculi according to their anatomical and functional features improves the results, since improved adjustment can be achieved for the indications of the various methods. Also it is noted that support endourology for extracorporeal lithotrity does not improve the results of treatment in lumbar calculi under 2 cm, and therefore our current approach is towards "in situ" treatment without complementary manoeuvres. Finally we show the therapeutic algorithm we are following actually to manage ureteral litiasis.

  5. 21 CFR 876.4620 - Ureteral stent.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Ureteral stent. 876.4620 Section 876.4620 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES GASTROENTEROLOGY-UROLOGY DEVICES Surgical Devices § 876.4620 Ureteral stent. (a) Identification. A ureteral...

  6. Modern Approach to Ureteral Stones

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    Geert G. Tailly

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Urolithiasis is a very common affliction of mankind. In western countries incidence is increasing steadily. An increasing proportion of patients are presenting with ureteral stones, of which renal colic most often is the first complaint and the most common reason for an emergency visit to a urologist. Proper imaging strategy is of paramount importance in the diagnosis of acute flank pain and in the subsequent therapy planning once a ureteral stone is diagnosed. Renal colic during pregnancy poses specific problems, both in imaging and therapy. Apart from the adequate treatment of renal colic, modern therapy of those ureteral calculi that will not pass spontaneously will consist of a judicious combination of ESWL (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, endourology, and laparoscopy. Open surgery should only be reserved for limited and very specific indications. Although beyond the scope of this article, metaphylaxis should take an important role in the follow-up of stone patients in general.

  7. The bladder ran dry: bilateral ureteral obstruction.

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    Schattner, Ami; Drahy, Yosef; Dubin, Ina

    2017-08-07

    A relatively young healthy man (barring obesity and distant gouty arthritis) was admitted with severe acute kidney injury (serum creatinine, 15.9 mg/dL) following acute gastroenteritis and occasional use of diclofenac. Abdominal ultrasound revealed mild left hydronephrosis due to staghorn stone and normal right kidney. Soon after, complete anuria necessitating haemodialysis developed without pain or evidence of infection. CT imaging revealed stones obstructing the right ureter. Following urological surgery, postobstructive diuresis developed and the serum creatinine came down to near normal. The stones were identified as uric acid stones.Anuria has a relatively narrow differential and painless (partially non-dilated) bilateral ureteral obstruction is a distinctly unusual cause. A review of the literature to cover all reported causes of bilateral ureteral obstruction is presented. Only a minority of cases were not associated with an underlying malignant disease or its treatment. The multifactorial aetiology of the patient's acute kidney injury (volume depletion, diclofenac and obstructive uropathy) is presented and discussed. © BMJ Publishing Group Ltd (unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2017. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.

  8. Spontaneous rupture of renal pelvis secondary to ureteral obstruction by urothelial tumor

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    Fernandes, Daniel Alvarenga; Palma, Ana Laura Gatti; Kido, Ricardo Yoshio Zanetti; Barros, Ricardo Hoelz de Oliveira; Martins, Daniel Lahan; Penachim, Thiago Jose; Caserta, Nelson Marcio Gomes, E-mail: daniel_alvafer@yahoo.com.br, E-mail: daniel_alvafer@icloud.com [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Fac. de Medicina. Dept. de Radiologia

    2014-09-15

    Partial spontaneous rupture of the upper urinary tract is rare and usually associated with nephrolithiasis. Other reported causes, apart from instrumentation and trauma, involve obstructive ureteral tumor in the pelvic cavity, retroperitoneal fibrosis, fluid overload, and pregnancy. We report a case of spontaneous rupture of renal pelvis secondary to ureteral obstruction caused by urothelial tumor, clinically suspected and evaluated by CT scans and MRIs, discussing the relevant findings for diagnosis.(author)

  9. Ureteral strictures revisited…trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel: a comprehensive review.

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    Tyritzis, Stavros I; Wiklund, Nils Peter

    2015-02-01

    A ureteral stricture is a rather rare urological event defined as a narrowing of the ureter causing a functional obstruction and renal failure, if left untreated. The aim of this review article is to summarize and discuss current knowledge on the incidence, pathogenesis, management, and follow up of proximal, mid, and distal ureteral strictures.

  10. ISOLATED GUNSHOT URETERAL INJURY – CASE REPORT

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    Dejan Bratuš

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Background. In the article a case report of an eleven years old child who suffered an air rifle gunshot injury of his right ureter is presented.Methods. The child was admitted to the hospital without any subjective complaints while both ultrasound and CT scan showed a metallic alien body just below the hilus of his right kidney with no surrounding liquid collection. After the condition of the child had worsened with right lumbar and abdominal pain, the control CT scan showed a huge urinoma in his right retroperitoneum.Results. During a surgical exploration an ureteral injury was found with the pellet lying inside the right ureter just below the injury, causing an obstruction of the ureter. After the removal of the pellet and suturing of the ureter over a double J stent the child recovered without any sequels.Conclusions. The ureter is the least often injured genitourinary organ. The management of these injuries is usually straightforward and is primarily a problem of recognition at the initial presentation, especially of a patient with multiple injuries. The delayed presentation is principally responsible for the morbidity that is associated with a ureteral injury.

  11. Analysis of ureteral length in adult cadavers

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    Hugo F. F. Novaes

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction In some occasions, correlations between human structures can help planning surgical intra-abdominal interventions. The previous determination of ureteral length helps pre-operatory planning of surgeries, reduces costs of auxiliary exams, the correct choice of double-J catheter with low morbidity and fewer symptoms, and an adequate adhesion to treatment. Objective To evaluate ureteral length in adult cadavers and to analyze its correlation with anthropometric measures. Materials and Methods: From April 2009 to January 2012 we determined ureteral length of adult cadavers submitted to necropsy and obtained the following measures: height, distance from shoulder to wrist, elbow-wrist, xiphoid appendix-umbilicus, umbilicus-pubis, xiphoid appendix-pubis and between iliac spines. We analyzed the correlations between ureteral length and those anthropometric measures. Results We dissected 115 ureters from 115 adult corpses from April 2009 to January 2012. Median ureteral length didn't vary between sexes or according to height. It was observed no correlation among ureteral length and all considered anthropometric measures in all analyzed subgroups and in general population. There were no significant differences between right and left ureteral measures. Conclusions There is no difference of ureteral length in relation to height or gender (male or female. There is no significant correlation among ureteral length and the considered anthropometric measures.

  12. Stents for malignant ureteral obstruction

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    Kristina Pavlovic

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Malignant ureteral obstruction can result in renal dysfunction or urosepsis and can limit the physician's ability to treat the underlying cancer. There are multiple methods to deal with ureteral obstruction including regular polymeric double J stents (DJS, tandem DJS, nephrostomy tubes, and then more specialized products such as solid metal stents (e.g., Resonance Stent, Cook Medical and polyurethane stents reinforced with nickel-titanium (e.g., UVENTA stents, TaeWoong Medical. In patients who require long-term stenting, a nephrostomy tube could be transformed subcutaneously into an extra-anatomic stent that is then inserted into the bladder subcutaneously. We outline the most recent developments published since 2012 and report on identifiable risk factors that predict for failure of urinary drainage. These failures are typically a sign of cancer progression and the natural history of the disease rather than the individual type of drainage device. Factors that were identified to predict drainage failure included low serum albumin, bilateral hydronephrosis, elevated C-reactive protein, and the presence of pleural effusion. Head-to-head studies show that metal stents are superior to polymeric DJS in terms of maintaining patency. Discussions with the patient should take into consideration the frequency that exchanges will be needed, the need for externalized hardware (with nephrostomy tubes, or severe urinary symptoms in the case of internal DJS. This review will highlight the current state of diversions in the setting of malignant ureteral obstruction.

  13. Hook Phenomenon: Intermittent distal ureteral obstruction following reimplantation

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    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Background/Objectives: To evaluate the child with intermittent ureteral obstruction following antireflux surgery and to introduce a new imaging technique for diagnosis of the socalled “hook” phenomenon, the most serious complication of antireflux surgery. Patients and Methods: Twenty-five children with a history of antireflux surgery who were referred for either persistent urinary tract infection (UTI or progressive hydronephrosis were included in the study. All the children with signs and symptoms of voiding dysfunction or persistent reflux were excluded. A new imaging technique was devised to evaluate these patients for the presence of “hook phenomenon”, in which a renal ultrasound was performed both on a full bladder and after voiding. If dilatation of the urinary tract was detected on full bladder, and this dilatation decreased dramatically following micturition, then a catheter was passed into the bladder and was filled with normal saline (based on the estimated bladder capacity in order to avoid over-distension. An intravenous urogram and saline cystogram were performed simultaneously. After 20 minutes, 2 abdominal radiographs were obtained on full and emptied bladder, both. Results: On the intravenous urogram, some children showed typical “J- hook-shaped” ureters. In all the cases marked hydronephrosis was noted, with no contrast material seen entering the bladder on the 20 minute radiogram. Upon evacuation of the bladder, both ureters promptly drained into the bladder and the”J-hooking” of the ureters and hydronephrosis resolved. Conclusion: "J- hook phenomenon” is one of the most common causes of hydronephrosis and hydroureter following ureteral re-implantation is intermittent ureteral obstruction from creation of the new ureteral hiatus at an inappropriate site. This complication is frequently misdiagnosed as irreversible uretero-vesical junction obstruction from ischemia or fibrosis. Once the diagnosis of “J- hook

  14. Bezoar-related stercoral perforation in an 11-year old child: Has anyone seen my other sock?

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    John D. Rutkoski

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Bezoars are accretions of indigestible material that develop within the gastrointestinal tract and occur with relative infrequency. Rarer yet, stercoral perforations of the colon (SPC result from pressure-induced ischemia and are nearly universally associated with chronic constipation. We report only the second recorded case of a bezoar-related stercoral perforation of the colon, the first to result from ingestion of cloth, and the first in a pediatric patient.

  15. Management of ureteral stenting for postrenal failure during pregnancy after ureteral reimplantation: a case report.

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    Yoneoka, Yutaka; Kaku, Shoji; Tsuji, Shunichiro; Yamashita, Hiroto; Inoue, Takashi; Kimura, Fuminori; Murakami, Takashi

    2016-04-01

    Vesicoureteral reflux is thought to predispose to urinary tract infection and renal scarring, and ureteral reimplantation in childhood remains the gold standard for its treatment. It has been reported that the risk of postrenal failure during pregnancy is increased among women with Politano-Leadbetter ureteral reimplantation. In previous case reports on patients with progressive hydronephrosis and renal failure during pregnancy after ureteral reimplantation, percutaneous nephrostomy was always required, so there has been no information about the clinical management of such patients by ureteral stenting. Here we report a patient with a history of bilateral ureteral reimplantation, in whom severe hydronephrosis during pregnancy was managed with ureteral stents. A primigravida with severe hydronephrosis was referred to us at 29 weeks of gestation. Bilateral Politano-Leadbetter ureteral reimplantation had been performed at the age of 3 years. She was hospitalized immediately, and bilateral ureteral stents were successfully inserted. Post-obstructive diuresis occurred after the stents were placed. Urinary tract infection developed after removal of the urethral catheter 1 week later, but responded to antibiotic therapy and catheter replacement. Labor was induced at 39 weeks of gestation, with vaginal delivery of a healthy male infant. Both stents were found to have spontaneously migrated into the urethra after delivery. Repeat stenting under spinal anesthesia was required to improve postpartum symptoms of back pain and fever. Right distal ureteral obstruction persisted at 6 months after delivery and repeat ureteral reimplantation is planned. General obstetricians will not necessarily pay attention to a history of Politano-Leadbetter ureteral reimplantation, but these patients should undergo careful monitoring of renal function and urinary tract morphology during perinatal care. In the present case, ureteral stenting was effective for postrenal failure during pregnancy

  16. Ureteral sciatic hernia: a case report

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    Choi, So Young; Han, Hyun Young; Park, Suk Jin; Choe, Hyoung Shim; Kim, Eun Tak [Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2008-09-15

    A ureteral hernia that occurs through the sciatic foramen is very rare. We present a case of a ureteral sciatic hernia with hydronephrosis. Intravenous urography (IVU) showed the presence of a curved, laterally displaced ureter, and computed tomography (CT) clearly depicted the herniated ureter through the sciatic foramen. The patient was treated transiently with a double J catheter.

  17. Acute bilateral ureteral obstruction secondary to guaifenesin toxicity.

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    Cockerill, Patrick A; de Cógáin, Mitra R; Krambeck, Amy E

    2013-10-01

    Several medications or their metabolites have been associated with urolithiasis, although overall they remain an infrequent cause of urolithiasis. Guaifenesin stones were originally reported as complexed with ephedrine, and subsequent reports have demonstrated pure guaifenesin stones, occurring after long term abuse. We report a case of a 23-year-old male who ingested a large, one time dose of guaifenesin, resulting in acute bilateral ureteral obstruction, which, to our knowledge, is the first such reported case in the literature.

  18. Ureteritis cystica: A rare benign lesion

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    F. Ibrahim

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Ureteritis cystica is an uncommon benign pathology of the ureter. The etiology is unclear but the diagnosis has become much easier to make with the routine use of ureteroscopy for diagnosis of ureteric lesions. We present a case of a 63 year old Sudanese woman with a history of repeated attacks of right loin pain in whom magnetic resonance urography (MRU showed multiple filling defects in the right ureter. These were initially thought to be malignant urothelial lesions. Ureteroscopy revealed cystic smooth walled masses which discharged tiny turbid fluid on biopsy. An intraoperative diagnosis of ureteritis cystica was confirmed. The patient was managed conservatively.

  19. Artificial Ureter in Patients with Extensive Ureteral Damage.

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    Yazdani, Mohammad; Javid, Amir; Mohammadi Sichani, Mehrdad; Gharaati, Mohammad Reza; Yazdani, Emad

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    loss of significant lengths of ureter when substitution with bowel or bladder fails is a disaster in urology. This study is conducted to evaluate the results of subcutaneous nephron-vesical bypass (SNVB) in ureteral damage of different etiologies. Seventeen SNVB were employed in patients with ureteral injuries. We employed a device consisted of an internal silicone tube covered by a coiled PTFE tube to replace the ureter. This is called artificial ureter (AU). Proximal end of the AU was introduced in the kidney percutaneously, the tube was passed through a subcutaneous tunnel, while the distal end was inserted in the bladder through a small suprapubic incision. Follow-up ranged from six months to ten years. We removed the prosthetic ureter in one patient due to gross hematuria two months after insertion. One of the patients was reoperated two days after the procedure because of urinary leakage. In all other patients, the procedure was safe and effective. Subcutaneous nephron-vesical bypass is a safe and appealing alternative to a nephrostomy tube. This is a permanent device with no need for exchange. The technique can be applied in ureteral injuries due to various causes.

  20. 输尿管下段结石致尿脓毒血症1例及文献复习%Treatment of Urosepsis Caused by Lower Ureteral Calculi: A Case Report

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    刘桂勇; 张秉虎; 何安仁; 杜建兵; 万齐福; 宋洪飞

    2012-01-01

    目的:结合1例输尿管下段结石致尿脓毒血症患者的抢救经过,探讨梗阻性尿脓毒血症的救治流程.方法:报告1例输尿管下段结石致尿脓毒血症女性患者,经抗休克、急诊肾造瘘引流处理,随之生命体征改善后再加强抗感染治疗,持续引流3月,肾功能改善,一般情况好转后Ⅱ期行钬激光碎石去除梗阻,成功抢救并治愈.结合文献对梗阻性尿脓毒血症救治进行复习.结果:抗休克及肾穿刺造瘘后待生命体征稍稳定后加强抗感染,Ⅱ期钬激光碎石等治疗后治愈.结论:结石梗阻性尿脓毒血症需早期诊断积极救治,有效的抗感染须建立在早期抗休克及充分引流基础之上,引流数周肾功能好转、全身状态改善后再手术去除梗阻是安全有效的处理流程.%Objective; To evaluate the treatment of urosepsis by reporting a uroseptic case of lower ureteral calculi. Methods; A female uroseptic patient due to lower ureteral calculi was reported here. The processes of anti-shock and percutaneous nephrostomy were performed immediately, and anti-infection treatment followed when the vital sign was stable. Three months later, holmium laser lithotrity was performed and the calculi were removed. Results: Anti-infection treatment after the vital sign was stable was proved to be an effective method of the treatment of urosepsis, while the ureteral calculi was cured by holmium laser lithotrity later. Conclusion: Urosepsis should be treated immediately, and anti-infection treatment should be performed after the control of shock. Lithotrity is a safe therapy for uroseptic patients when shock and renal function were controlled

  1. Diagnosis of ureteral obstruction in patients with compromised renal function: the role of noninvasive imaging modalities.

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    Shokeir, Ahmed A; El-Diasty, Tarek; Eassa, Waleed; Mosbah, Ahmed; El-Ghar, Mohamed Abou; Mansour, Osama; Dawaba, Mohamed; El-Kappany, Hamdy

    2004-06-01

    We compared the role of noncontrast computerized tomography (NCCT), magnetic resonance urography (MRU), and combined abdominal radiography (KUB) and ultrasonography (US) in the diagnosis of the cause of ureteral obstruction in patients with compromised renal function. The study included 149 patients, of whom 110 had bilateral obstruction and 39 had obstruction of a solitary kidney. Therefore, the total number of renal units was 259. All patients had renal impairment with serum creatinine greater than 2.5 mg/dl. Besides conventional KUB and US all patients underwent NCCT and MRU. The gold standard for diagnosis of the cause of obstruction included retrograde or antegrade ureterogram, ureteroscopy and/or open surgery. The sensitivity, specificity and overall accuracy of NCCT, MRU, and combined KUB and US in the diagnosis of ureteral obstruction were calculated in comparison with the gold standard. The definitive cause of ureteral obstruction was calculous in 146 and noncalculous in 113 renal units, including ureteral stricture in 65, bladder or ureter in 43, extraurinary collection in 3 and retroperitoneal fibrosis in 2. The site of stone impaction was identified by NCCT in all 146 renal units (100% sensitivity), by MRU in 101 (69.2% sensitivity), and by combined KUB and US in 115 (78.7% sensitivity) with a difference of significant value in favor of NCCT (p MRU in 54 of 65 (83%). Bladder and ureteral tumors causing ureteral obstruction could be diagnosed in approximately half of the patients by NCCT (22 of 43) and in all except 1 by MRU (42 of 43). NCCT and MRU could identify all extraurinary causes of obstruction. Overall of the 113 kidneys with noncalculous obstruction the cause could be identified by MRU in 101 (89% sensitivity), by NCCT in 45 (40% sensitivity), and by combined KUB and US in only 20 (18% sensitivity) with a difference of significant value in favor of MRU (p MRU is superior for identifying noncalculous lesions.

  2. Pseudotumoral tuberculous ureteritis: a case report

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    Bouchikhi Ahmed-Amine

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    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Tuberculosis is still endemic in Morocco and the urogenital form is common. This form is characterized by clinical polymorphism. However, the isolated ureteric form is very rare. The differential diagnosis might be raised in tumoral cases while undertaking surgical excision which is the realistic choice. Hence, we report an isolated ureteric tuberculosis case, and we discuss the clinical, imaging, diagnostic and therapeutical features. Case presentation A 30-year-old Moroccan man consulted us for left back pain associated with urinary frequency and a few macroscopic episodes of hematuria for the past six months. A computed tomography urography revealed a left hydronephrosis and hydroureter secondary to focal wall thickening of the left lumbar ureter. Hence, we had diagnosed a ureteral tumor. However, a clinical examination showed irritative voiding symptoms and epididymal disorders associated with prostate infection suggesting a Koch’s bacillus assessment of the patient’s urine of which the results proved strongly positive. The treatment consisted of establishing a double-J ureteric stent to drain the left kidney, followed by antituberculous antibiotics. Conclusion Urogenital tuberculosis is common in endemic countries, however isolated ureter affection is rare. It is important to consider a ureteral tuberculosis diagnosis whenever ureteral thickening is revealed in a patient living in a country in which tuberculosis is endemic.

  3. Transurethral exchange of double-J ureteral stent using goose- neck snare

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    Kang, Chang Ho; Kim, Yun Hwan; Cho, Sung Bum; Kim, Chul Joong; Kim, Hyoung Rae; Kim, Hong Weon; Suh, Won Hyuck [College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Sung Bum [Eulji Hospital, Eulji College of Medicine, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    2000-09-01

    To evaluate the usefulness of transurethral exchange of double-J ureteral stent as an effective alternative to the cystoscopic approach. There were 20 exchange cases involving seven patients (six women and one man) who initially underwent anterograde manipulation of a double-J ureteral stent. Indications for stent placement were ureteral stricture caused by malignancy in six patients (cervical carcinoma (n=3D5), stomach carcinoma (n=3D1)), and renal tuberculosis in one. An 8-F Nelaton catheter was inserted in the bladder via the urethra and contrast material was injected until the bladder was fully distended. The distal end of a double-J ureteral stent was extracted to the urethral orifice using a goose-neck snare and a 0.035{sup s}tiff guide wire was then advanced to the renal pelvis through the stent. After that, the stent was removed and a 4-F Cobra catheter was advanced to the renal pelvis along the guide wire. Contrast material was injected through the catheter, and the renal pelvis, calyx and ureter were opacified. The 0.035 stiff guide wire was again inserted via the catheter, and a new double-J ureteral stent was inserted, and the catheter removed. Finally, the new double-J stent was properly located within the renal pelvis and the bladder. Double-J ureteral stents were successfully exchanged in 19 of 20 exchange cases. After the procedure, all patients reported tolerable, minimal lower abdominal pain. Transurethral exchange of double-J ureteral stent is a useful alternative to cystoscopy. (author)

  4. Ureteral Stenting after Uncomplicated Ureteroscopy for Distal Ureteral Stones: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

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    Y. El Harrech

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. We compared outcome and complications after uncomplicated ureteroscopic treatment of distal ureteral calculi with or without the use of ureteral stents. Materials and Methods. 117 patients, prospectively divided into three groups to receive a double j stent (group 1, 42 patients, ureteral stent (group 2, 37 patients, or no stent (group 3, 38 patients, underwent ureteroscopic treatment of distal ureteral calculi. Stone characteristics, operative time, postoperative pain, lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS, analgesia need, rehospitalization, stone-free rate, and late postoperative complications were all studied. Results. There were no significant differences in preoperative data. There was no significant difference between the three groups regarding hematuria, fever, flank pain, urinary tract infection, and rehospitalisation. At 48 hours and 1 week, frequency/urgency and dysuria were significantly less in the nonstented group. When comparing group 1 and group 3, patients with double j stents had statistically significantly more bladder pain (P=0.003, frequency/urgency (P=0.002, dysuria (P=0.001, and need of analgesics (P=0.001. All patients who underwent imaging postoperatively were without evidence of obstruction or ureteral stricture. Conclusions. Uncomplicated ureteroscopy for distal ureteral calculi without intraoperative ureteral dilation can safely be performed without placement of a ureteral stent.

  5. [A 8-year-forgotten ureteral stent after kidney transplantation: treatment and long-term follow-up].

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    Lasaponara, Fedele; Dalmasso, Ettore; Santià, Silvia; Sedigh, Omidreza; Bosio, Andrea; Pasquale, Giovanni; Segoloni, Giuseppe P; Fontana, Dario

    2013-01-01

    Forgotten indwelling ureteral stents can cause significant urological complications. Only few cases are reported after kidney transplantation. We present a case of a 39-year-old woman, transplanted in 1993 and referred to our Transplant Center 8 years later, because of a serious urinary tract infection with renal function impairment. Abdominal CT scan showed pyelonephritis and hydronephrosis in the transplanted kidney and the presence of a calcific ureteral stent, which had been forgotten in situ for 8 years. The stent was removed, but it was impossible to replace it with a new stent both retrogradely and anterogradely, because of a tight obstruction of the mid ureter. So a uretero-ureteral anastomosis with up urinary tract was performed. No intra- or post-operative complications occurred. At 9 years' follow-up, the patient shows an optimal renal function, with no urinary tract infection. A forgotten ureteral stent in a transplanted kidney can cause a lot of complications and can lead to graft loss. The prosthesis may cause an irreversible ureteral damage, so, as in our experience, forgetting a ureteral stent can result in a complex surgery.

  6. Endoscopic treatment of vesico-ureteral reflux: Experience of 99 ureteric moieties

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    Minu Bajpai

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims: To study the outcome of endoscopic hyaluronic acid/dextranomer injection in patients with vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR. Materials and Methods: Sixty-three children were evaluated with a median follow up of 18 months (12-55 months before injecting hyaluronic acid/dextranomer in a total of 99 ureteric moieties. Median age at presentation was 24 months (6-72 months. Primary VUR was the main presenting diagnosis in 60%. Patients were monitored for urinary tract infection (UTI, glomerular filtration rate (GFR, renal scarring, persistence, or appearance of contra-lateral reflux. Results: Grade III VUR was the most common (38% followed by Grade IV (24%, Grade V (17%, Grade II (14%, and Grade I (7%. Most common cause for VUR was Primary (60%, followed by posterior urethral valve (PUV (19%, bladder exstrophy (5%, anorectal malformation (ARM, epispadias, and duplex system. Analysis of patients characteristics at presentation revealed renal scarring (40%, split renal functions 1.4 mg/dL (10%. Complete resolution (100% of Grade I and Grade II VUR was achieved after single injection. For Grade III VUR, single injection resolved reflux in 85.5% ureters, 100% resolution was seen after 2 nd injection. In Grade IV VUR, 1 st injection resolved VUR in 83.3% ureters, 95.8% ureters were reflux free after 2 nd injection, and 100% resolution was seen after 3 rd injection. In Grade V VUR, 94% ureters showed absent reflux after three injections. Conclusion: Hyaluronic acid/dextranomer injection holds promise even in higher grades of VUR.

  7. [Ambulatory ureteral lithotripsy with "Modulith SL-20"].

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    González Enguita, C; Calahorra Fernández, F J; García de la Peña, E; Rodríguez-Miñón Cifuentes, J L; Vela Navarrete, R

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    Analysis of our experience in 'in situ' ambulatory shockwave extracorporeal lithofragmentation of ureteral stones in 104 patients seen in the Lithotrity Unit, Urology Service, Fundación "Jiménez Díaz". Using Modulith SL 20, a third generation lithotripter, 'in situ' disintegration was achieved in 82.69% of cases, 51.92% of which were fragmented in a single lithotrity session. As a first choice, no ureteral handling was used in any of the patients prior to lithotrity. In 9.62% of patients it was necessary to place a 'double J' by-pass catheter, due to the disease presenting with a septic picture. The patient's position was either dorsal or ventral decubitus depending on the lithiatic site, while location and focusing of the stones was done radiologically. All patients were treated ambulatory without hospitalization. Only 18% was given oral or i.v. anaesthesia. Fursemide 40 mg was administered to all patients shortly before starting the session. Each patient received an average of 3,200 shockwaves per session (14-18 Kv, average 16 Kv). Haematuria was the single and modest side effect that happened during the 24 hours following lithofragmentation in 30% of patients, while 20% reported slight discomfort at the time of eliminating the gritted stones. We conclude stating that 'in situ' shockwave extracorporeal lithotrity of ureteral stones with Modulith SL 20 allows for elective disintegration of ureteral stones in whatever location they are found, due to the patient's easy positioning. The simple location and focusing of ureteral stones has allowed us to treat and solve some cases of ureteral lithiasis at the precise moment of the nephritic colic painful emergency, thus speeding up and facilitating the resolution of the condition. Our results and our strategy imply a new change of direction in the management of these lithiasis, as opposed to the well established and historical doctrines in existence regarding stones with ureteral location.

  8. Encrustation of the Ureteral Double J Stent in Patients with a Solitary Functional Kidney – a Case Report

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    Milicevic, Snjezana; Bijelic, Radojka; Jakovljevic, Branislava

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: The efficacy of ureteric stents in the management of various urological conditions causing the upper urinary tract obstruction has been extensively proven, and their contribution to urology remains enormous. The clinical use of ureteric stents is associated with several complications. “Stent syndrome,” encrustation, migration and urothelial hyperplasia are the most common problems related to long-term ureteral stenting. Case report: This work presents an interesting case from our practice: a complete encrustation of a classical polyurethane double J stent two and a half months after its initial instillation, in a 70 year old man, with a solitary functioning kidney, as well as successful removal of it by using a simultaneous treatment of extracorporeal lithotripsy and ureteroscopy with a contact disintegration of encrustations and with percutaneous nephrostomy, as an auxiliary procedure for providing of additional urine derivation. Conclusion: These problems can be overcome by the introduction of new advanced ureteral stent designs and biomaterials. PMID:26543316

  9. Ureteral metastasis from prostate cancer.

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    Hongo, Hiroshi; Kosaka, Takeo; Yoshimine, Shunsuke; Oya, Mototsugu

    2014-08-28

    A 59-year-old man had an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) concentration (439 ng/mL) in December 2008. We diagnosed prostatic adenocarcinoma by prostate needle biopsy. CT and MRI showed a prostatic tumour with bone and lymph node metastases. Combined androgen blockade therapy reduced the PSA level temporarily. After the PSA level gradually started to increase again and reached 27.27 ng/mL in October 2010, the patient was diagnosed with castration-resistant prostate cancer and treated with docetaxel chemotherapy. Radiological examination detected left hydronephrosis and a tumour in the left lower ureter in March 2011. Retrograde pyelography and urine cytology of class 3 from the left ureter indicated that the ureteral mass was a urothelial carcinoma. A left nephroureterectomy was performed. After the operation, the pathological examination showed a metastatic prostate carcinoma, accompanied by a decrease in the serum PSA level from 59.56 to 45.33 ng/mL.

  10. Therapeutic ureteral occlusion in advanced pelvic malignant tumors

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    Kinn, A.C.; Ohlsen, H.; Brehmer-Andersson, E.; Brundin, J.

    1986-01-01

    A technique for ureteral occlusion, combining insertion of nylon plugs with injection of polidocanol, is described. The method was used in 15 patients with vesicovaginal fistulas after operation and irradiation for advanced gynecological malignancy, or with severe malfunction and fibrosis of the bladder after radiotherapy for bladder carcinoma. The urinary leakage ceased in 11 patients, was greatly diminished in 2 and was unchanged in 2. Migration of plugs to the renal pelvis was the most serious complication and may have been the cause of pyelonephritis in 1 case. The technique is recommended for patients with a short life expectancy and uncontrolled, distressing leakage of urine.

  11. Histopathological correlations to ureteral lesions visualized during ureteroscopy

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    Lildal, Søren Kissow; Sørensen, Flemming Brandt; Andreassen, Kim Hovgaard

    2017-01-01

    PURPOSE: To correlate ureteral lesions visualized during ureteroscopy with histopathological findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ureteral access sheaths (UAS) sized 13/15 Fr. were inserted bilaterally in 22 laboratory pigs. During retraction of the UAS with a semirigid ureteroscope inside, ureteral...

  12. Plastic bezoar in the terminal ileum: a case report and imaging findings; Plastibezoar no ileo terminal: relato de caso e aspectos de imagem

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    Oliveira, Gabriel Antonio de; Abikair Filho, Jorge [Hospital Infantil Nossa Senhora da Gloria, Vitoria, ES (Brazil); Werlang, Henrique Zambenedetti [MedImagem, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: hzwerlang@gmail.com; Bergoli, Pedro Martins [SIDI - Servico de Investigacao Diagnostica, RS (Brazil)

    2006-04-15

    A 2 year old child presented with persistent abdominal pain and was referred to imaging studies. The abdominal ultrasound showed a hyper echogenic mass in the abdomen. Computed tomography scan showed a mass with very unusual density in the distal ileum. The patient was submitted to laparotomy and a large plastic bezoar was removed. In the medical literature, stomach bezoar, especially trichobezoar is a well known and described finding. No other case of plastic bezoar has been reported in similar imaging studies in the literature reviewed.(author)

  13. Taking the STING Out of Ureteral Obstruction

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    Aw, Ivan; Tan, Philip Huang Min; Clarke, David

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is diagnosed in ∼1% of children. The main goal of treatment is preservation of renal function by preventing recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) refractory to antibiotic therapy. Surgical treatment options include endoscopic injection or ureteral reimplantation. Subureteral Teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene) injection (STING) is an endoscopic treatment option no longer in common practice. Use of Teflon is no longer advised because of a number of documented complications secondary to local and distant migration of injected material. We present a case of delayed ureteral obstruction secondary to the STING procedure occurring 21 years after initial surgery and managed using a novel endoscopic method. PMID:27785466

  14. Ureterosciatic Hernia Causes Obstructive Uropathy

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    Ping-Ju Tsai

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive uropathy can be caused by urolithiasis, fibrotic ureteral stricture, inflammatory ureteritis with polyp formations, ureteral malignancy and various forms of external compression. Ureteral herniation is a relatively rare cause of obstructive uropathy and has been reported with herniation sites including inguinal canal, femoral canal and sciatic foramen. Most ureteral herniations occur in the inguinal area. In the literature, previous cases of sciatic ureter have been treated with observation in asymptomatic patients or with surgery in patients with obstructive uropathy or clinical symptomatology. We report the case of a 91-year-old female with asymptomatic hydronephrosis of the left kidney due to extremely rare ureterosciatic herniation. Her global renal function was acceptable. As she was elderly and a poor surgical candidate, watchful waiting was recommended after discussion with the patient and her family.

  15. A giant trichobezoar causing rapunzel syndrome in a 12-year-old female

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    Nadeem Ul Nazeer Kawoosa

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Bezoar is a tightly packed collection of undigested material that is unable to exit the stomach. Most bezoars are of indigestible organic matter such as hair-trichobezoars; or vegetable and fruit-phytobezoars; or a combination of both. Trichobezoars commonly occur in patients with psychiatric disturbances who chew and swallow their own hair. In very rare cases, the Rapunzel syndrome hair extends through the pylorus into the small bowel causing symptom and sign of partial or complete gastric outlet obstruction. A case report of trichobezoar in the stomach causing Rapunzel syndrome in a 12-year-old female is reported.

  16. [Pseudocystic ureteritis. Apropos of a case].

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    Joual, A; Sarf, I; Aboutaieb, R; el Mrini, M; Benjelloun, S

    1995-01-01

    The authors report one case of ureteritis cystica in a young adult. The diagnosis was made by intravenous urography and confirmed by histologic examination. The patient was treated surgically (nephro-ureterectomy). The etiopathogenic, clinical and therapeutic aspects are discussed with a review of literature.

  17. Forgotten Ureteral Stents: An Avoidable Morbidity.

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    Murtaza, Badar; Alvi, Sarwar

    2016-03-01

    To assess the clinical presentation of forgotten ureteral stents and highlight the etiological factors resulting in the retention of these stents. Observational study. Department of Urology, Armed Forces Institute of Urology, Rawalpindi, from January 2010 to June 2011. Thirty-eight patients, with forgotten ureteral stents, retained for more than 6 months duration, were enrolled. A detailed evaluation was performed, along with the questions regarding the patients' opinion about the ureteral stents. They were specially asked whether they knew about the stents or were they formally informed regarding the stents. Subsequently, the patients were managed according to their clinical condition. The male to female ratio was 2.1:1 aged 23 - 69 years, mean being 40.24 ±12.59 years. The time of presentation after the ureteral stenting was 7 - 180 months (mean = 28.89 ±33.435 years). Seven patients (18.4%) reported with chronic kidney disease, including ESRD in two cases. Recurrent UTI was seen in 28 cases (73.6%), calculus formed over the stents in 20 cases (52.6%), and stent fragmented in 5 patients (13.1%). Majority of patients, (n = 23, 60.5%), were not even aware of the placement of these stents while 8 (21.0%) knew but were reluctant about its removal. In 3 cases (7.8%), the relatives knew about the stent but never informed the patients. The stent had been removed in 2 cases (5.2%), but the other broken fragment was missed. One case (2.6%) each had a misconception about the permanent placement of the stents like cardiac stents and regarding degradation of the stents in situ. Forgotten ureteral stents produce clinical features ranging from recurrent UTI to ESRD. This preventable urological complication is primarily due to the unawareness or ignorance of the patients and their relatives regarding the stent.

  18. Modulation of ureteric Ca signaling and contractility in humans and rats by uropathogenic E. coli.

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    Floyd, Rachel V; Winstanley, Craig; Bakran, Ali; Wray, Susan; Burdyga, Theodor V

    2010-04-01

    Ascending urinary tract infections, a significant cause of kidney damage, are predominantly caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC). However, the role and mechanism of changes in ureteric function during infection are poorly understood. We therefore investigated the effects of UPEC on Ca signaling and contractions in rat (n = 17) and human (n = 6) ureters. Ca transients and force were measured and effects of UPEC on the urothelium were monitored in live tissues. In both species, luminal exposure of ureters to UPEC strains J96 and 536 caused significant time-dependent decreases in phasic and high K depolarization-induced contractility, associated with decreases in the amplitude and duration of the Ca transients. These changes were significant after 3-5 h and irreversible over the next 5 h. The infection causes increased activity of K channels, causing inhibition of voltage-gated Ca entry, and K channel blockers could reverse the effects of UPEC on ureteric function. A smaller direct effect on Ca entry also occurs. Nonpathogenic E. coli (TG2) or abluminal application of UPEC did not produce changes in Ca signaling or contractility. UPEC exposure also caused significant impairment of urothelial barrier function; luminal application of the Ca channel blocker nifedipine caused a reduction in contractions as it entered the tissue, an effect not observed in untreated ureters. Thus, UPEC impairs ureteric contractility in a Ca-dependent manner, largely caused by stimulation of potassium channels and this mechanism is dependent on host-urothelium interaction.

  19. Rektal bezoar forårsaget af solsikkekerner

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    Thing, Birthe Agergaard; Jørgensen, Henrik

    2010-01-01

    Phytobezoar is a rare cause of colonic obstruction in Denmark. We describe a case of a 12-year-old boy who was admitted to the hospital because he had not passed stool in two days and complained of anal pain. The boy had consumed about 200 grams of salted sunflower seeds with shells two days before...

  20. Case report of a ureteral obstruction by Candida albicans fungus balls detected by magnetic resonance imaging in kidney transplant recipient.

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    Arichi, Naoko; Yasumoto, Hiroaki; Ogawa, Kohei; Nagami, Taichi; Anjiki, Haruki; Nakamura, Shigenobu; Mitsui, Yozo; Hiraoka, Takeo; Sumura, Masahiro; Shiina, Hiroaki

    2014-12-01

    In kidney transplant recipients, acute renal failure resulting from a ureteral obstruction by fungus balls is uncommon. We report a 60-year-old man diagnosed with ureteral obstruction caused by Candida albicans fungus balls early after transplant. Diagnosis was made by a T2-weighted magnetic resonance image, which demonstrated fungus balls as a low-intensity mass in the pelvis and microscopic examination findings in the urine. The patient was treated successfully with an antifungal agent and direct irrigation. It should be noted that fungus balls may cause ureteral obstruction of transplanted kidneys, possibly resulting in graft failure. Imaging of the kidneys and collecting system and aggressive debridement that adds to systemic therapy are necessary for early diagnosis and are central to a successful outcome.

  1. [The analysis of multivariate image and chemometrics in TLC fingerprinting of artificial cow-bezoar].

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    Yao, Ling-Wen; Shi, Yan; Sun, Dong-Mei; Cheng, Xian-Long; Wei, Feng; Ma, Shuang-Cheng

    2017-06-01

    A method of thin-layer fingerprinting chromatogram of artificial cow-bezoar was established with the developing solvent consisting of cyclohexane, ethyl acetate, acetic acid and methanol (2∶7∶1∶2), and 10% sulfuric acid ethanol solution sprayed as colour-developing agent. After heated at 105 ℃, TLC was recorded as an image in ultraviolet light at 366 nm which was converted into grayscale. By the gray value extracted from the grayscale, the multivariate data obtained from TLC of samples could be analyzed by chemometric method. The results indicated that samples from different manufacturers could be distinguished by this method and some specific bands were found out. All in one, this simple and practical method was suitable for the evaluation of quality difference. Copyright© by the Chinese Pharmaceutical Association.

  2. Pharmacological Relaxation of the Ureter When Using Ureteral Access Sheaths during Ureterorenoscopy: A Randomized Feasibility Study in a Porcine Model

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    Søren Kissow Lildal

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. High intraluminal pressure during ureterorenoscopy (URS increases risk of infectious and haemorrhagic complications. Intrarenal pressure may be reduced by the use of ureteral access sheaths (UASs, which on the other hand may cause ureteral damage. We have previously shown that the β-agonist isoproterenol (ISO, when administered topically in the irrigation fluid, is able to inhibit ureteral muscle tone and lower intrarenal pressure during URS. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of ISO on the success rate of UAS insertion in a porcine model. Materials and Methods. 22 pigs in which a UAS could not initially be placed were randomized to endoluminal irrigation with either ISO (0.1 μg/mL or saline before a new insertion trial. Subsequently, it was registered whether the UAS could be passed without resistance. During extraction of the sheath, any ureteral lesions were characterized ureteroscopically using the PULS classification system. Surgeons were blinded to randomization. Results. In the ISO group, the observed effect of irrigation was 63% successful UAS insertions, compared to 27% in the saline group. No serious lesions (ureteral lesions.

  3. Phytobezoar impaction in a Meckel’s diverticulum; a rare cause of bowel obstruction: Case report and review of literature

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    Bassem Abou Hussein

    2017-01-01

    Conclusion: Complicated Meckel’s diverticulum can have different clinical presentations and can cause bowel obstruction. An association with bezoars impaction is possible and it should be suspected in adult patients presenting with bowel obstruction of unknown causes especially those with high vegetarian diet.

  4. Forgotten ureteric stents in renal transplant recipients: three case reports.

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    Bardapure, Mallikarjun; Sharma, Ajay; Hammad, Abdul

    2014-01-01

    Ureteric stents are widely used in renal transplantation to minimize the early urological complications. Ureteric stents are removed between two and 12 weeks following trans-plantation, once the vesico-ureteric anastomosis is healed. Ureteric stents are associated with considerable morbidity due to complications such as infection, hematuria, encrustations and migration. Despite the patient having a regular follow-up in the renal transplant clinic, ureteric stents may be overlooked and forgotten. The retained or forgotten ureteric stents may adversely affect renal allograft function and could be potentially life-threatening in immunocompromised transplant recipients with a single transplant kidney. Retrieving these retained ureteric stents could be challenging and may necessitate multimodal urological treatments. We report three cases of forgotten stents in renal transplant recipients for more than four years. These cases emphasize the importance of patient education about the indwelling ureteric stent and possibly providing with a stent card to the patient. Maintaining a stent register, with a possible computer tracking system, is highly recommended to prevent such complications.

  5. Microscopic hematuria and calculus-related ureteral obstruction.

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    Stewart, D P; Kowalski, R; Wong, P; Krome, R

    1990-01-01

    The evaluation of patients with ureteral calculi in the emergency department has historically included urinalysis (UA) and intravenous pyelograms (IVP). This retrospective study was done to determine if a statistically significant relationship existed between the degree of calculus-related ureteral obstruction, proven by IVP, and the presence or absence of microscopic hematuria. Urine red blood cells were recorded as less than 3 rbc/hpf (negative) or greater than or equal to 3 rbc/hpf (positive). IVPs were recorded as nonsevere or severe. IVP criteria were based on the presence or absence of extravasation, greater than 2-hour ureteral filling times, and a numerical scoring system of 1 to 4 for ureteral or calyceal dilatation and nephrogenic effect. Eighty-nine men (72%) had non-severe obstructions and 34 (28%) had severe obstructions. Twenty-five women (68%) had nonsevere obstructions and 12 (32%) had severe obstructions. Of the 28 patients with normal UAs, 11 had severe ureteral obstructions and 17 had nonsevere ureteral obstructions. There were no statistically significant differences between the presence or absence of significant microscopic hematuria and the presence or absence of severe ureteral obstruction. Microscopic hematuria is neither sensitive nor specific in determining the degree of calculus-related ureteral obstruction.

  6. Endourological management of ureteral obstruction after renal transplantation

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    Bosma, RJ; vanDriel, MF; vanSon, WJ; deRuiter, AJ; Mensink, HJA

    1996-01-01

    Purpose: We evaluated endourological treatment of ureteral obstruction after renal transplantation. Materials and Methods: Between January 1986 and December 1993, 582 kidney transplantations were performed at our center, and ureteral obstruction was suspected in 31 cases (5.3%). Results: Initial tre

  7. Ureteral injuries during photoselective vaporization of the prostate

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    Højgaard, M; Mikines, K.J.

    2010-01-01

    orifices are described, with hidden orifices, intravesical prostatic adenomas and prior prostatectomy as risk factors for laser-related injuries to ureteral orifices. A laser-coagulated ureteral orifice does not seem to regain patency spontaneously, so rapid nephrostomy and subsequent DJ stenting...

  8. A review of ureteral injuries after external trauma

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    2010-01-01

    Introduction Ureteral trauma is rare, accounting for less than 1% of all urologic traumas. However, a missed ureteral injury can result in significant morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this article is to review the literature since 1961 with the primary objective to present the largest medical literature review, to date, regarding ureteral trauma. Several anatomic and physiologic considerations are paramount regarding ureteral injuries management. Literature review Eighty-one articles pertaining to traumatic ureteral injuries were reviewed. Data from these studies were compiled and analyzed. The majority of the study population was young males. The proximal ureter was the most frequently injured portion. Associated injuries were present in 90.4% of patients. Admission urinalysis demonstrated hematuria in only 44.4% patients. Intravenous ureterogram (IVU) failed to diagnose ureteral injuries either upon admission or in the operating room in 42.8% of cases. Ureteroureterostomy, with or without indwelling stent, was the surgical procedure of choice for both trauma surgeons and urologists (59%). Complications occurred in 36.2% of cases. The mortality rate was 17%. Conclusion The mechanism for ureteral injuries in adults is more commonly penetrating than blunt. The upper third of the ureter is more often injured than the middle and lower thirds. Associated injuries are frequently present. CT scan and retrograde pyelography accurately identify ureteral injuries when performed together. Ureteroureterostomy, with or without indwelling stent, is the surgical procedure of choice of both trauma surgeons and urologists alike. Delay in diagnosis is correlated with a poor prognosis. PMID:20128905

  9. Forgotten ureteric stents in renal transplant recipients: Three case reports

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    Mallikarjun Bardapure

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Ureteric stents are widely used in renal transplantation to minimize the early urological complications. Ureteric stents are removed between two and 12 weeks following trans-plantation, once the vesico-ureteric anastomosis is healed. Ureteric stents are associated with considerable morbidity due to complications such as infection, hematuria, encrustations and migration. Despite the patient having a regular follow-up in the renal transplant clinic, ureteric stents may be overlooked and forgotten. The retained or forgotten ureteric stents may adversely affect renal allograft function and could be potentially life-threatening in immunocompromised transplant recipients with a single transplant kidney. Retrieving these retained ureteric stents could be challenging and may necessitate multimodal urological treatments. We report three cases of forgotten stents in renal transplant recipients for more than four years. These cases emphasize the importance of patient education about the indwelling ureteric stent and possibly providing with a stent card to the patient. Maintaining a stent register, with a possible computer tracking system, is highly recommended to prevent such complications.

  10. A giant gastric bezoar in billroth II stomach: a case report on successful endoscopic removal via repeated fragmentation and dissolution technique negating the need for surgical intervention

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    Jin Yu Chieng

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available A 76-year-old gentleman presented with anemia. He had a history of perforated duodenal ulcer six years ago, with Billroth II repair performed. A large gastric bezoar (8X6cm2 with a clean base ulcer at the anastomotic junction was found during the initial Oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGDS. Rapid urease test was negative. He presented with melena during the subsequent follow up (OGDS showed a Forrest Ib prepylori ulcer. We have successful removed the gastric bezoar with dissolution therapy initially (injection of coke-cola into the bezoar, followed by drinking 325ml coca-cola twice daily, followed by four attempts of OGDS with endoscopic fragmentation. Histopathology reported as degenerated vegetable matter, acellular debris mixed with scattered fungal and bacterial colonies, which was compatible with bezoar. Follow up OGDS showed complete clearance of the bezoar. Coca-cola ingestion should be considered as initial treatment as it is non-invasive, and it enables further successful endoscopic fragmentation.

  11. Ureteric erosion and obstruction: A rare but dreaded complication of intrauterine contraceptive device

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    Priyadarshi, Vinod; Sehgal, Nidhi; Sen, Dipanwita

    2017-01-01

    Though intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is a safe and most frequently used long-term contraceptive method, it has some complications. Uterine perforation and intra-abdominal migration have been reported often, but a retroperitoneal migration is exceptional. Here, we are reporting an IUCD which perforated the uterus and migrated to the retroperitoneum; impinging into and obstructing left ureter causing severe hydroureteronephrosis due to the development of the left lower ureteric stricture. PMID:28216944

  12. Ureteric erosion and obstruction: A rare but dreaded complication of intrauterine contraceptive device

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    Vinod Priyadarshi

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Though intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD is a safe and most frequently used long-term contraceptive method, it has some complications. Uterine perforation and intra-abdominal migration have been reported often, but a retroperitoneal migration is exceptional. Here, we are reporting an IUCD which perforated the uterus and migrated to the retroperitoneum; impinging into and obstructing left ureter causing severe hydroureteronephrosis due to the development of the left lower ureteric stricture.

  13. [Appendicular ureteroplasty to repair a ureteric lesion during disk surgery].

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    Joual, Abdenbi; Taha, Abdellatif; Querfani, Badereddine; Sahnoun, Abderrazak; Hamid, Fekak; El Mrini, Mohamed

    2005-09-01

    Extensive ureteric lesions raise difficult problems of surgical repair. This is also the case for upper ureteric lesions that often require replacement of the damaged segment or even autologous transplantation. The authors report a case of iatrogenic ureteric lesion resulting in a large defect in a patient operated 6 months previously for an L4-L5 disk hernia, which was treated successfully by interposition of an appendicular graft between the two ureteric stumps. In the light of this case, the authors discuss the various appearances of iatrogenic ureteric lesions with particular emphasis on the value of appendicular ureteroplasty due to its simplicity and low morbidity, while waiting for progress in the field of biocompatible substitutes.

  14. Linkage study of 14 candidate genes and loci in four large Dutch families with vesico-ureteral reflux

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    Eerde, A.M. van; Koeleman, B.P.C.; Kamp, J.M. van de; Jong, T.P.V.M. de; Wijmenga, C.; Giltay, J.C.

    2007-01-01

    Vesico-ureteral reflux (VUR) is a major contributing factor to end-stage renal disease in paediatric patients. Primary VUR is a familial disorder, but little is known about its genetic causes. To investigate the involvement of 12 functional candidate genes and two reported loci in VUR, we performed

  15. Endourological Management of Forgotten Encrusted Ureteral Stents

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    Kusuma V. R. Murthy

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To present our experience and discuss the various endourological approaches for treating forgotten encrusted ureteral stents associated with stone formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July 2006 to December 2008, 14 patients (11 men and 3 women with encrusted ureteral stents were analyzed. The average indwelling time of the stent was 4.9 years (range 1 to 12. Plain-film radiography was used to evaluate encrustation, stone burden, and fragmentation of the stents. Intravenous urogram and a Tc99m diethylene triamine penta acetic-acid renogram was used to assess renal function. RESULTS: In seven patients, the entire stent was encrusted, in three patients the encrustation was confined to the ureteral and lower coil part of the stent, two patients had encrustation of the lower coil, and minimal encrustation was observed in two patients. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy was performed in 5 cases and retrograde ureteroscopy with intra-corporeal lithotripsy in 9 patients. Cystolithotripsy was used to manage the distal coil of the encrusted stent in eight patients. Simple cystoscopic removal of the stents with minimal encrustation was carried-out in two cases. Looposcopy and removal of the stent was performed in one patient with an ileal conduit and retained stent. Only one patient required open surgical removal of the stent. Thirteen out of 14 patients were rendered stone and stent free in one session. All except two stents were removed intact and stone analysis of encrustation and calcification revealed calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate in the majority of the cases. CONCLUSION: Endourological management of forgotten encrusted stents is highly successful and often avoids the need for open surgical techniques.

  16. Effect of the combination of ginseng, oriental bezoar and glycyrrhiza on autonomic nervous activity and immune system under mental arithmetic stress.

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    Zheng, Aisong; Moritani, Toshio

    2008-06-01

    Stress reduces physical and mental tolerances (immune potential) of humans and it induces progression of existing illness or causes latent disorders to become active. Thus, the control and suppression of stress plays an important role in the improvement of quality of life and prevention of diseases. Ginseng, oriental bezoar and glycyrrhiza have been used for Kampo (herbal treatment) for thousand years and a number of pharmacological and clinical studies have reported their effects. However, it has not been previously described how the combination of these most commonly used herbs affect mental stress. This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled experiment to examine the effectiveness of reducing stress response by taking Kampo. Ten healthy males (mean age 27+/-1) participated in the study. The effectiveness of stress reduction was assessed by measuring ECG, salivary chromogranin A (CgA), blood glucose, WBC, granulocytes, lymphocytes, NK cell activity, etc. Salivary and blood measurement values of pre- and post-mental arithmetic stress were compared. In addition, ECG measurement values of pre- and mid-mental arithmetic stress were compared. we observed a higher HF power and a lower SNS index, HR, CgA, WBC and granulocytes in the Kampo trial than those in the placebo trial. The HR, HF power and SNS index were changed significantly (presult suggests that the Kampo should be useful in reducing mental stress.

  17. Gastric Outlet Obstruction--An Unexpected Complication during Coca-Cola Therapy for a Gastric Bezoar: A Case Report and Literature Review.

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    Lu, Lei; Zhang, Xiao-Feng

    2016-01-01

    Gastric bezoars are concretions of undigested material, and Coca-Cola therapy is an easy, efficacious and safe approach for bezoar treatment. Gastric outlet obstruction due to a migratory gastric bezoar during Coca-Cola therapy is an uncommon presentation and, to the best of our knowledge, no cases have been previously reported. We herein describe one such case with no known predisposing factors that recovered via the endoscopic technique. A thorough literature search was performed, which yielded eight relevant patients from seven publications, all of who developed gastrointestinal obstruction during dissolution treatment and recovered uneventfully after surgical intervention. In conclusion, this potential complication should be kept in mind in the event that alternative treatment is necessary.

  18. AN UNASCENDED RIGHT KIDNEY WITH LEFT SIDED URETERIC CALCULI: A CADAVERIC CASE REPORT

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    Meril Ann Soman

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Anomalies of the urinary system constitute approximately 30% of all the congenital malformations. There are various associated anomalies involving number, size, shape, position and vascularity of the kidneys. Unascended kidneys refers to a halt in the migration of the kidneys during their normal embryological development. Defect in the ascent of the kidneys are closely related with variations in the branching pattern of aorta. Here we report a case of an unilateral unascended right kidney in a male cadaver encountered during routine medical dissection. A left sided ureteric calculi was also seen as an incidental finding in the same cadaver. Ureterolithiasis occurs worldwide in all sets of population with 80% of the stones found in the male sex in the age group of 30- 60 years. There are various factors which favour the formation of ureteric calculi which includes geographical, socio-economical as well as the mineral content of water consumed and some general medical causes. An attempt has been made to document the causes for this variation and the preventive measures that can be adopted to prevent the formation of ureteric calculi.

  19. Effect of Simvastatin on Renal Fibrosis after Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction in Rat

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: Comparative reductase inhibitors, such as simvastatin increase HDL-cholestrol and decrease serum triglyceride and cholesterol. It is widely recognized that statins have organ protective nature and most effective for organ damage progressing. Obstructive uropathy can be used to indicate any obstruction to urinary flow; which causes a developing of hydronephrosis, tubular atrophy and associated renal impairment. The aim of this study was evaluation of the simvastatin effect on renal fibrosis after unilateral ureteral obstruction in rat. Materials & Methods: In this experimental study, 50 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO and randomly divided into five groups (ten rats in each group as follows: (1 control group; (2 UUO; (3 UUO/SIM; (4 Sham-operated; (5 Sham/SIM. Control animals received orally drug solvent by gavage for 15 days (started one day before operation. Unilateral ureteral obstruction was performed in groups 2 and 3 and sham operations were performed in groups 4 and 5. In group 2 animals received drug solvent and in group 3 animals received simvastatin (2 mg/kg/twice daily for 15 days (started one day before operation. Rats were sacrificed either at day 14 for histopathological evaluation with H&E, masson-trichrome and PAS technique. Results: In this investigation histopathologic evaluation approved that in UUO group, renal interstitial fibrosis, tubular epithelial necrosis, hemorrhage, interstitial infiltration of mononuclear cells, tubular atrophy, glumerular tufts expanding, periglomerular sclerosis, subcapsular fibrosis, glomerulosclerosis and peritubular capillaries edema were observed. But in simvastatin treated animals this histopatologic lesions and fibrosis significantly (p<0.05 decreased. There was no difference between control and sham groups.Conclusion: In this investigation our results showed that ureteral obstruction increased renal fibrosis and

  20. [Experimental study regarding the ureteral cicatrization pattern in rabbit].

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    Pintilie, R A; Grigorovici, Mirela

    2008-01-01

    This study aimed to elaborate an experimental model for ureteral cicatrization following surgical lesion, with direct involvement in urological therapy. The study was realized on a group of 9 female rabbits on which we have performed ureteral surgery. First surgical event consisted in partial cut of the left ureter following transperitoneal approach, ureteral stent insertion and the suture of the ureteral wound. The second surgical event has accomplished the harvesting of the ureteral fragment during cicatrisation process and was performed at various times from the first surgical event, accordingly at 1, 2, 3...6 days--on different rabbits. 3 rabbits composed the witness group. Fragments were fixed in formol 4%, and histologically stained with hematoxilin-eosin and van Gieson. In the first two days we have observed an obvious inflammatory process on the postoperative ureteral scar. In days 3 and 4, the limited fibrosis appeared in the 2nd day engaged a peak in the 4th day when appeared a sketch of ureteral lumen constriction. In the 5th and 6th day the fibrosis process underwent a moderate resolution, simultaneously with a local diffuse congestion, marker for the remodeling processes of the connective matrix. Animal cicatrisation model follows the same pattern as in human but at different timing so as extrapolation requires considering these facts.

  1. Sonography in acute ureteric colic: an experience in Dhulikhel Hospital.

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    Joshi, K S; Karki, S; Regmi, S; Joshi, H N; Adhikari, S P

    2014-01-01

    Computed tomography is considered as an imaging modality of choice in acute ureteric colic. However due to concerns regarding radiation exposure, sonograms are re-emerging as imaging methods in such situations. To evaluate the role of sonography in detection of calculus in acute ureteric colic. Total 384 patients were enrolled. Hydronephrosis was graded as mild, moderate or severe. Calculus was detected as an intraluminal echogenic focus with distal shadowing with twinkling artifact. Number, size and position of the calculi were assessed. Patients were categorized into four groups:I. ureteric colic only II. ureteric colic with hematuria III. ureteric colic with hydronephrosis and IV. ureteric colic with hematuria and hydronephrosis and then the possibility of detection of calculi has been compared among these groups. Out of 384 patients, 254 were found to have calculi ranging between 2.7-27 mm. Nineteen had in the pelvis/ pelviureteric junction, 64 in proximal ureter, 125 in distal ureter, 6 at iliac crossing and 40 at vesicoureteric junction. Two hundred forty one had single and 14 had multiple calculi. Calculus detection is easier in category III and IV patients. The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography were 87.98% and 93.07%. Degree of hydronephrosis is strongly correlated with the number of calculi but weakly correlated with the size of the calculus. Sonogram can be used in all cases of acute ureteric colic. Hydronephrosis is the most important finding because it paves the way out for the detection of calculus.

  2. MANAGEMENT OF URETERAL ENDOMETRIOSIS:A REPORT OF TEN CASES

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    Chun-yan Li; Hong-qing Wang; Hai-yuan Liu; Jing-he Lang

    2008-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical features and management ofureteral endometriosis.Methods Patients surgically and histologically diagnosed as ureteral endometriosis from January 2001 to January 2007 in Peking Union Medical College Hospital were retrospectively reviewed.Results Ten patients were diagnosed as ureteral endometriosis among 7561 cases with surgically and histologically proved diagnosis of endometriosis,with an incidence of 0.132%.Nine out of 10 patients were extrinsic ureteral endometriosis and concomitant with severe pelvic endometriosis,and the other was intrinsic ureteral endometriosis.Hormone therapy failed in 2 patients with urinary tract obstruction.Ureterolysis was performed in 6 patients and ureterectomy was performed in 4 patients.One ease of ureteral recurrence was observed in a postmenopausal woman without hormonal replacement therapy who received laparoscopic ureterolysis and hysterectomy with bilateral adnexectomy.No relapse was observed in the other 9 patients.Conclusions Ureteral endometriosis is a rare entity.The upper urinary tract should be evaluated in patients with severe endometriosis,even in postmenopausal women.The treatment of ureteral endometriosis usually requires surgery,while ureterolysis should not be performed in patients with extensive disease.As a form of adjuvant therapy of surgery,hormonal therapy is an appropriate option.

  3. Hydronephrosis in the mouse: the effects of the short-ear gene, sex and ureteral vascular system.

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    Wallace, M E

    1976-09-01

    The short-ear gene in the mouse, se, affects a number of soft tissues; skeletal effects result in reduced body cavities. A high incidence of hydronephrosis in short-ear genotypes has been ascribed to pressure on the lower ureter resulting from crowding of organs in the body cavity. This study concerns the ureteral vascular system as observed in 861 autopsies of mice of varying age, of the three short-ear genotypes, drawn from ten stocks. Incidence and expression of hydronephrosis is greater in short-ear males than in females, and the ratio between the two varies from one stock to another. This study seeks an explanation. Short-ear genotypes have an abnormally high incidence of unusual ureteral veins, hydronephrosis being strongly associated with the more posterior ones. Ureteraonadal and iliac veins. The spermatic vein's more posterior position, compared with the ovarian, is strongly correlated with the sex difference in posterior ureteral venation and thus with the sex difference in incidence of hydronephrosis. Stocks are compared according to the amount of selection for fitness of short-ear genotypes; there is a reduced incidence of hydronephrosis with selection, accompanied by fewer posterior ureteral veins. Age also affects hydronephrosis; its expression increases slightly with age, and the male sese progeny of young mothers appear to be particularly prone to hydronephrosis. Three skeletal mutants segregate; of these fidget, fi, causes a type of hydronephrosis differing somewhat from that caused by se.

  4. Percutaneous ureteral stent placement for the treatment of a benign ureteral obstruction in a Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae).

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    Delk, Katie W; Wack, Raymund F; Burgdorf-Moisuk, Anne; Palm, Carrie A; Zwingenberger, Allison; Glaiberman, Craig B; Ferguson, Kenneth H; Culp, William T N

    2015-01-01

    A 15-year-old, 113 kg intact male Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) was evaluated for weight loss, polydipsia, and intermittent hematuria. The tiger was immobilized for diagnostic testing including blood work, urinalysis, and abdominal ultrasound. Laboratory testing demonstrated macro- and microhematuria, azotemia, and an increased urine protein:creatinine ratio. Abdominal ultrasound revealed bilateral ureterolithiasis as well as hydronephrosis and ureteral dilation. Ultrasonography performed 5 months later revealed worsening of the right-sided hydronephrosis and hydroureter and a decrease in the severity of dilation on the left side presumably from passage of the left-sided ureteral calculi. Nephroureteral decompression via the placement of a stent was elected. A pigtail ureteral catheter (8.2 French diameter) was placed in the right ureter via an antegrade percutaneous approach utilizing ultrasound and fluoroscopic-guidance. Following stent placement, macrohematuria resolved although microhematuria was noted in opportunistic urine samples. Five months after stent placement, the azotemia had mildly progressed, the urine protein:creatinine ratio was improved, the right hydronephrosis and hydroureter had completely resolved, and the ureteral stent remained in the appropriate position. The tiger had clinically improved with a substantial increase in appetite, weight, and activity level. Ureteral stenting allowed for nephroureteral decompression in the captive large felid of this report, and no complications were encountered. Ureteral stenting provided a minimally invasive method of managing ureteral obstruction in this patient and could be considered in future cases due to the clinical improvement and low morbidity.

  5. Vesical-ureteral reflux in children; Reflux vesico-ureteral chez l`enfant

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    Desvignes, V.; Palcoux, J.B. [Hotel-Dieu, 63 - Clermont-Ferrand (France); Cochat, P. [Hopital Edouard-Herriot, 69 - Lyon (France)

    1995-12-31

    The vesical-ureteral reflux is the most frequent uropathy in children. The diagnosis is made by uretero-cystography, often after pyelonephritis, sometimes after ante-natal diagnosis from echographic abnormalities. Spontaneous recovery is possible in 50 to 80% of cases. This is especially true in grade 1, 2 and 3, however complications may occur. They are more frequent in the case of reflux nephropathy with a resulting risk of hypertension and chronic renal failure. The therapeutic choice is between the conservative management with urinary antiseptics ad the surgical treatment with ureters re-implantation or endoscopic treatment. The therapeutic indications take into account vesical-ureteral reflux grades, the child`s age, the associated diseases and the child`s and parents` compliance. (authors). 22 refs., 2 figs.

  6. Factors determining renal impairment in unilateral ureteral colic secondary to calcular disease: a prospective study.

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    Al-Ani, Ammar; Al-Jalham, Khaled; Ibrahim, Tarek; Majzoub, Ahmad; Al-Rayashi, Maged; Hayati, Ahmed; Mubarak, Walid; Al-Rayahi, Jehan; Khairy, Ahmed T

    2015-07-01

    To evaluate all possible risk factors that can cause impairment of overall renal function in patients with unilateral ureteral calculus and a normal contralateral kidney. This is a prospective study of 90 patients who presented to our institute complaining of renal colic secondary to unilateral ureteral calculus. All patients were evaluated with a thorough history, physical examination, and laboratory and radiological investigations including renal function testing, urine analysis, non-contrast computed topography, and radionucleotide scan. Patients were divided into two groups according to their calculated creatinine clearance using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formula. Group I (favorable group) had a creatinine clearance >60 ml/min, while group II (unfavorable group) had a creatinine clearance II included 36 patients (40 %). On univariate analysis, factors that were associated with overall renal function impairment were patients' age, urea-to-creatinine ratio (UCR), use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, stone location, and presence of obstruction. However, using binary logistic regression analysis, only patients' age, UCR, and presence of obstruction sustained statistical significance in association with renal function impairment. The study of factors that help explain the presence of renal impairment in patients with unilateral ureteral calculus is important in the clinical setting. Patients' age, urea-to-creatinine ratio, and degree of obstruction seem to be significantly associated with overall renal function impairment.

  7. COMPARISON OF ROLE OF IVP AND USG IN EVALUATING URETERIC CALCULI DISEASE

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    Rajesh Rathore

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    Full Text Available The incidence of urolithiasis varies according to geographic area, age, and sex distribution. 1 Various studies have shown that in economically developed countries the prevalence rate ranged between 4% and 20%. Urolithiasis may affect up to 10% of the population over the course of a lifetime. In India, upper and lower urinary tract stones occur frequently, but the incidence shows wide regional variation. Smaller stones (Up to 5 mm may cause severe symptoms such as flank pain and nausea, but pass without intervention. Though, they may need supportive care, but larger stones need intervention. Surgery has been used to remove stones (Lithotomy or to break them all into small pieces (Lithotripsy since antiquity. Twenty five years ago, open surgery was the sole form of therapy for urolithiasis, but now endourology is the surgical treatment of choice. 2 URETERIC JET When the bolus of urine being transmitted through the ureter reaches the terminal portion. It is ejected forcefully into the bladder through the Vesicoureteric Junction (VUJ. This creates a jet of urine that can be seen within the urinary bladder during cystoscopy and grey-scale Ultrasonography (US. Urine secreted from the renal glomeruli is excreted into the upper urinary tract including the collecting system, calyces-pelvis system, and ureter. Although, the precise mechanism of urine drainage through the whole system remains somewhat contentious. The trigger of ureteric jets is undoubtedly the pumping effect of calyceal peristalsis. 3 The latter comprises an autonomic and rhythmic minor calyceal peristalsis and a pressure-dependent major calyceal peristalsis, and the pressure of the major calyces comes from the resistance of the intrinsic tone of the upper ureter to the urine draining in the renal pelvic volume and tone and the rate of urine inflow. 4 Continuous discrete boluses of urine drainage into the ureter from pelvis, then fill the ureter, and finally, a ureteric jet is produced

  8. Foam bezoar: resection of perforated terminal ileum in a 17-year-old with sickle β+ thalassemia and pica.

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    Altepeter, Tara; Annes, John; Meller, Janet

    2011-07-01

    Children and adolescents with sickle cell disease demonstrate an increased incidence of pica. Pica involving polyurethane foam has been previously reported, but effective management of such cases remains unclear. We present the case of a 17-year-old African American adolescent girl with sickle β+ thalassemia who presented with a long history of foam rubber pica resulting in intestinal obstruction. Conservative management was unsuccessful, and the patient ultimately required operative intervention. We advocate for a low threshold for early operation in cases of foam rubber bezoar.

  9. Use of Mitrofanoff and Yang–Monti Techniques as Ureteric ...

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    Distal ureteric stricture is a common complication of urinary schistosomiasis which is a ... We report the case of a 17-year-old Nigerian with a long standing recurrent painless ... The patient had bilateral tube nephrostomy and antibiotic therapy.

  10. Spontaneous ureteral rupture in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Benson, C.H.; Pennebaker, J.B.; Harisdangkul, V.; Songcharoen, S.

    1983-08-01

    A patient with known systemic lupus erythematosus had fever and symptoms of a lower urinary tract infection. Bone scintigraphy showed left ureteral perforation and necrosis with no demonstrable nephrolithiasis. It is speculated that this episode was due to lupus vasculitis.

  11. An Indwelling Ureteral Stent Forgotten for Over 12 Years

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    Bidnur, Samir; Huynh, Melissa; Hoag, Nathan

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Ureteral stents are one of the most commonly used urologic devices with the purpose of establishing and maintaining ureteral patency. They are also associated with a number of complications including infection, migration, stent-related symptoms, and encrustation, leading to lithiasis. Prolonged stent dwell time is associated with a greater degree of these complications. We present the case of a 36-year-old man who presented with a severely encrusted ureteral stent that had been placed 12.5 years prior for an obstructive left-sided ureteral stone and was lost to follow-up. The patient underwent a combination of percutaneous nephrolithomy, cystolitholapaxy, and ureteroscopy to remove the stent and associated 1.7 cm renal pelvic stone and 4.1 cm bladder stone, necessitating two operative sittings to render him stone free. PMID:27579442

  12. Outcome of ureteroscopy for the management of distal ureteric ...

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    M. El-Qadhi

    Significant advancement has been made in the medical and surgical management of urolithiasis over ... (MET) for stone passage, antegrade ureteroscopy, laparoscopic and open ureterolithotomy [6]. Ureteroscopy remained ..... Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy vs uretroscopic management for ureteral calculi. Cochrane ...

  13. Inoperable aggressive mesenteric fibromatosis with ureteric fistula

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    Khanna, Paritosh C. [Radiology Department, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai (India)]. E-mail: paritoshkhanna@hotmail.com; Lath, Chinar [Radiology Department, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai (India); Gadewar, Swapna B. [Radiology Department, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai (India); Agrawal, Dilpesh [Internal Medicine Department, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai (India)

    2006-07-15

    The purpose of our report is to illustrate an aggressive case of mesenteric fibromatosis in a 17-year-old girl with a ureteric fistula and to review imaging and pathological features, natural history and treatment options of this disease. Our patient underwent computed tomography that revealed a widespread intra-abdominal mass. The necrotic centre of this mass had a fistulous communication with the right ureter. Fibromatoses represent a spectrum of uncommon benign conditions characterised by proliferating fibrous tissue. The deep intra-abdominal form of mesenteric fibromatosis (MF), one of the rare subtypes of the 'fibromatoses' or 'desmoid tumours', grows rapidly and may become extensive. Surgery provides good results in limited disease and non-surgical modalities in cases of unresectable and residual disease.

  14. A review of ureteral injuries after external trauma

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Ureteral trauma is rare, accounting for less than 1% of all urologic traumas. However, a missed ureteral injury can result in significant morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this article is to review the literature since 1961 with the primary objective to present the largest medical literature review, to date, regarding ureteral trauma. Several anatomic and physiologic considerations are paramount regarding ureteral injuries management. Literature review Eighty-one articles pertaining to traumatic ureteral injuries were reviewed. Data from these studies were compiled and analyzed. The majority of the study population was young males. The proximal ureter was the most frequently injured portion. Associated injuries were present in 90.4% of patients. Admission urinalysis demonstrated hematuria in only 44.4% patients. Intravenous ureterogram (IVU failed to diagnose ureteral injuries either upon admission or in the operating room in 42.8% of cases. Ureteroureterostomy, with or without indwelling stent, was the surgical procedure of choice for both trauma surgeons and urologists (59%. Complications occurred in 36.2% of cases. The mortality rate was 17%. Conclusion The mechanism for ureteral injuries in adults is more commonly penetrating than blunt. The upper third of the ureter is more often injured than the middle and lower thirds. Associated injuries are frequently present. CT scan and retrograde pyelography accurately identify ureteral injuries when performed together. Ureteroureterostomy, with or without indwelling stent, is the surgical procedure of choice of both trauma surgeons and urologists alike. Delay in diagnosis is correlated with a poor prognosis.

  15. Ureteral stent retrieval using the crochet hook technique in females.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: We developed a method for ureteral stent removal in female patients that requires no cystoscopy or fluoroscopic guidance using a crochet hook. In addition, we also investigated the success rate, complications and pain associated with this procedure. METHODS: A total of 40 female patients (56 stents underwent the removal of ureteral stents. All procedures were carried out with the patients either under anesthesia, conscious sedation, or analgesic suppositories as deemed appropriate for each procedure including Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL, Ureteroscopy (URS, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL, and ureteral stent removal. At the time of these procedures, fluoroscopy and/or cystoscopy were prepared, but they were not used unless we failed to successfully remove the ureteral stent using the crochet hook. In addition, matched controls (comprising 50 stents which were removed by standard ureteral stent removal using cystoscopy were used for comparison purposes. RESULTS: A total of 47 of the 56 stents (83.9% were successfully removed. In addition, 47 of 52 (90.4% were successfully removed except for two migrated stents and two heavily encrusted stents which could not be removed using cystoscopy. Ureteral stent removal using the crochet hook technique was unsuccessful in nine patients, including two encrustations and two migrations. Concerning pain, ureteral stent removal using the crochet hook technique showed a lower visual analogue pain scale (VAPS score than for the standard technique using cystoscopy. CONCLUSIONS: Ureteral stent removal using a crochet hook is considered to be easy, safe, and cost effective. This technique is also easy to learn and is therefore considered to be suitable for use on an outpatient basis.

  16. Flexible Ureteroscopy versus Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Ureterolithotomy for the Treatment of Proximal Ureteral Stones >15 mm: A Single Surgeon Experience.

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    Tugcu, Volkan; Resorlu, Berkan; Sahin, Selcuk; Atar, Arda; Kocakaya, Ramazan; Eksi, Mithat; Tasci, Ali Ihsan

    2016-01-01

    To compare safety and effectiveness of flexible ureteroscopy (F-URS) and laparoscopic retroperitoneal ureterolithotomy (L-RU) in treatment of proximal ureteral stones larger than 15 mm. This study included 103 patients treated with L-RU (Group I), and 80 patients treated with F-URS (Group II) due to proximal ureteral stones larger than 1.5 cm, in a single center. Patients' characteristics and procedure-related parameters including success rate, operation time, hospital stay, postoperative visual analogue scale (VAS) scores, auxiliary procedures, and complications were compared between Groups I and II. It was seen that both methods were effective in the treatment of large ureteral stones; however, R-LU provided a higher stone-free rate (100 vs. 87.5%), a lower complication rate (10.6 vs. 23.7%), and a shorter operation time (65.4 vs. 75.1 min). On the other hand, patients treated with F-URS had less postoperative pain, a shorter hospital stay, a faster return to daily activities. For treatment of large proximal ureteral stones, L-RU provides significantly higher success and lower retreatment rate compared with F-URS. Our results also indicate that R-LU, which has been regarded as an invasive procedure is not as invasive as it is thought to be, and it must be kept in mind that F-URS may cause complications despite its noninvasive nature. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  17. The Role of Pharmacology in Ureteral Physiology and Expulsive Therapy

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    Jerde, Travis J.; Nakada, Stephen Y.

    2007-04-01

    Research in the field of ureteral physiology and pharmacology has traditionally been directed toward relaxation of ureteral spasm as a mechanism of analgesia during painful ureteral obstruction, most often stone-induced episodes. However, interest in this field has expanded greatly in recent years with the expanded use of alpha-blocker therapy for inducing stone passage, a usage now termed "medical expulsive therapy". While most clinical reports involving expulsive therapy have focused on alpha receptor or calcium channel blockade, there are diverse studies investigating pharmacological ureteral relaxation with novel agents including cyclooxygenase inhibitors, small molecule beta receptor agonists, neurokinin antagonists, and phosphodiesterase inhibitors. In addition, cutting edge molecular biology research is revealing promising potential therapeutic targets aimed at specific molecular changes that occur during the acute obstruction that accompanies stone disease. The purpose of this report is to review the use of pharmacological agents as ureteral smooth muscle relaxants clinically, and to look into the future of expulsive therapy by reviewing the available literature of ureteral physiology and pharmacology research.

  18. Dissolution of Ureteral Uric Acid Calculi with Local Litholytic Irrigation

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    CHEN Zhiqiang; YAO Linfang; YE Zhangqun; YANG Weimin

    2005-01-01

    Summary: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of local litholytic irrigation (LLI) in the treatment of ureteral uric acid calculi. Fourteen cases of ureteral uric acid calculi were diagnosed by abdominal plain radiography (KUB),retrograde urography,ultrasonography(B-mode ultrasound),spiral computerized tomography(CT) and blood biochemical examinations. A ureteral catheter was passed retrogradely across ureteral calculi by cystoscopy. LLI with tromethamine-E(THAM-E) was performed via the ureteral catheter after the improvement of renal function and general situation and the control of urinary tract infection under the condition of intravenous application of antibiotics. The irrigation rate varied from 1000 to 1500 ml per day. Retrograde pyelography demonstrated complete dissolution of all the stones,13 cases within 10 days and 1 within 12 days. Mild hematuria was observed in the majority of the cases and temporary aggravated lumbago in 1 case,with no other side effects. It is concluded that LLI is a practical and effective method in the treatment of ureteral uric acid calculi for its advantages of shorter duration,lower cost,less physical suffering and no severe complications.

  19. The GDNF target Vsnl1 marks the ureteric tip.

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    Ola, Roxana; Jakobson, Madis; Kvist, Jouni; Perälä, Nina; Kuure, Satu; Braunewell, Karl-Heinz; Bridgewater, Darren; Rosenblum, Norman D; Chilov, Dmitri; Immonen, Tiina; Sainio, Kirsi; Sariola, Hannu

    2011-02-01

    Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is indispensable for ureteric budding and branching. If applied exogenously, GDNF promotes ectopic ureteric buds from the Wolffian duct. Although several downstream effectors of GDNF are known, the identification of early response genes is incomplete. Here, microarray screening detected several GDNF-regulated genes in the Wolffian duct, including Visinin like 1 (Vsnl1), which encodes a neuronal calcium-sensor protein. We observed renal Vsnl1 expression exclusively in the ureteric epithelium, but not in Gdnf-null kidneys. In the tissue culture of Gdnf-deficient kidney primordium, exogenous GDNF and alternative bud inducers (FGF7 and follistatin) restored Vsnl1 expression. Hence, Vsnl1 characterizes the tip of the ureteric bud epithelium regardless of the inducer. In the tips, Vsnl1 showed a mosaic expression pattern that was mutually exclusive with β-catenin transcriptional activation. Vsnl1 was downregulated in both β-catenin-stabilized and β-catenin-deficient kidneys. Moreover, in a mouse collecting duct cell line, Vsnl1 compromised β-catenin stability, suggesting a counteracting relationship between Vsnl1 and β-catenin. In summary, Vsnl1 marks ureteric bud tips in embryonic kidneys, and its mosaic pattern demonstrates a heterogeneity of cell types that may be critical for normal ureteric branching.

  20. URETERAL ACCESS SHEATH INFLUENCE ON THE URETERAL WALL EVALUATED BY CYCLOOXYGENASE-2 AND TUMOUR NECROSIS FACTOR- α IN A PORCINE MODEL

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    Lildal, Søren Kissow; Nørregaard, Rikke; Andreassen, Kim Hovgaard;

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    OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of ureteral access sheaths (UAS) on the expression of the proinflammatory mediators cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in the ureteral wall. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 22 pigs a ureteral access sheath was inserted and removed after 2 minutes......, respectively. CONCLUSION: The pro-inflammatory mediators COX-2 and TNF-α were significantly up-regulated in the ureteral wall by the influence of ureteral access sheaths. These findings may have implications for postoperative pain, drainage and complications....

  1. Comparison of Two Types of Double-J Ureteral Stents that Differ in Diameter and the Existence of Multiple Side Holes along the Straight Portion in Malignant Ureteral Strictures

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    Song, Myung Gyu, E-mail: acube808@naver.com; Seo, Tae-Seok, E-mail: g1q1papa@korea.ac.kr; Lee, Chang Hee, E-mail: chlee86@korea.ac.kr; Kim, Kyeong Ah, E-mail: kahkim@korea.ac.kr [Korea University College of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Korea University Guro Hospital (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Jun Suk, E-mail: kjs6651@kumc.or.kr; Oh, Sang Cheul, E-mail: sachoh@korea.ac.kr [Korea University College of Medicine, Department of Oncology, Korea University Guro Hospital (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jae-Kwan, E-mail: jklee38@korea.ac.kr [Korea University College of Medicine, Department of Gynecology, Korea University Guro Hospital (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-06-15

    PurposeThis study was decided to evaluate the impact of diameter and the existences of multiple side holes along the straight portion of double-J ureteral stents (DJUS) on early dysfunction of stents placed for malignant ureteral strictures.MethodsBetween April 2007 and December 2011, 141 DJUSs were placed via a percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) tract in 110 consecutive patients with malignant ureteral strictures. 7F DJUSs with multiple side holes in the straight portion were placed in 58 ureters of 43 patients (Group 1). 8F DJUSs with three side holes in the proximal 2-cm of the straight portion were placed in 83 ureters of 67 patients (Group 2). The incidence of early DJUS dysfunction was compared between the two groups, and nephrostographic findings were evaluated in the cases of early dysfunction.ResultsEarly dysfunction of the DJUS was noted in 14 of 58 patients (24.1 %) in Group 1, which was significantly higher (p = 0.001) than in Group 2 in which only 1 of 83 patients (1.2 %) had early dysfunction of the DJUS. Nephrostographic findings of early dysfunction included dilatation of the pelvicalyceal system, filling defects in the ureteral stent, and no passage of contrast media into the urinary bladder.ConclusionsIn malignant ureteral strictures, multiple side holes in the straight portion of the 7-F DJUS seem to cause early dysfunction. The 8F DJUSs with three side holes in the proximal 2-cm of the straight portion may be superior at preventing early dysfunction.

  2. Pyelo-cystic Reflux in F-18 FDG PET Scan Due to Ureteral Obstruction

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    Reyhan, Mehmet [Baskent Univ., Adana (Turkmenistan)

    2013-09-15

    A 72-year-old woman with a history of cervical cancer was treated with brachytherapy and chemotherapy. Combined F-18 FDG PET/CT performed for restaging demonstrated increased FDG uptake in a hypodense cystic lesion at the posterior part of the right renal cortex and a hypermetabolic soft tissue mass at the right parailiac region suggestive of a metastatic lymph node causing ureteral obstruction. There had been no FDG uptake in the cystic lesion on the FDG PET/CT study performed 1 year before. These findings suggest that the increased FDG uptake in the cystic lesion was caused by pyelocystic reflux due to ureteral obstruction secondary to parailiac lymph node metastasis (Figs. 1 and 2). Several renal lesions may have increased metabolism, such as renal cell carcinoma, lymphoma, oncocytoma, adult Wilms' tumor, angiomyolipoma, metastatic lesions, xanthogranulo-matous pyelonephritis and infected cyst. Most of these lesions are solid. Some infected renal cysts may be FDG avid, but in this situation increased FDG uptake is observed on the wall of the cyst. In our case, FDG uptake was seen in the entire cystic lesion. The patient had no symptoms or laboratory findings related to infection. Cysts are the most common space-occupying lesions of the kidney. The vast majority of these are simple cysts that are usually unilateral and solitary. Simple cysts are asymptomatic, except when complications exist such as hemorrhage, infection or rupture. There have been a few reports on spontaneous communications between renal cysts and the pyelocaliceal system, in most cases involving ruptures of the cysts into the pyelocaliceal system due to increased intracystic pressure caused by bleeding or infection of the cyst. In the present case, the cause of the connection between the cystic cavity and the pyelocaliceal system is the increased pressure in the renal pelvic cavity due to the ureteral obstruction secondary to parailiac lymph node metastasis.

  3. Ureteric Injury due to the Use of LigaSure

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    Muazzam Tahir

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. LigaSure is a bipolar clamping device used in open and laparoscopic surgeries for producing haemostasis in vascular pedicles up to 7 mm in diameter (“Covidien LigaSure technology: consistent, reliable, trusted vessel sealing,” 2012. The use of LigaSure has made securing haemostasis and tissue dissection relatively easy especially in laparoscopic surgery; however, if not used with care it can cause damage to the surrounding structures through lateral spread of energy. Case Report. This case report discusses the induction of a thermal ureteral injury associated with the use of LigaSure. An 80-year-old gentleman was operated for bowel cancer. LigaSure was used for securing haemostasis and tissue dissection. Postoperatively, he was found to have damage to the right ureter secondary to lateral spread of energy from the jaws of LigaSure with high abdominal drain output. Conclusion. Judicious and careful use of electrosurgical devices should be done to prevent inadvertent damage to the surrounding structures. Early recognition and involvement of a urologist can prevent long-term complications.

  4. Results of radiotherapy on ureteric obstruction in muscle-invasive bladder cancer

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    Honnens De Lichtenberg, Mette; Miskowiak, J; Rolff, H

    1995-01-01

    To evaluate the effect of radiotherapy on ureteric obstruction due to muscle-invasive bladder cancer.......To evaluate the effect of radiotherapy on ureteric obstruction due to muscle-invasive bladder cancer....

  5. Outcomes of Extravesical Versus Intravesical Ureteral Reimplantation

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    Leah P. McMann

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of our study was to examine outcomes and compare length of stay after extravesical and intravesical ureteral reimplantation at our institution. Materials and Methods: Retrospective review was performed of 30 patients (55 ureters with vesicoureteral reflux who underwent either the Cohen (intravesical cross-trigonal procedure or the extravesical (detrusorrhaphy approach. Each patient had documented follow-up consisting of a postoperative renal ultrasound and/or a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG. Inclusion criteria was the presence of primary vesicoureteral reflux. Exclusion criteria were patients who had undergone a previous repair and patients in whom results of neither the renal ultrasound nor the VCUG were available. Results: There were no significant cases of obstruction or wound infection with either approach. Two patients who underwent the extravesical approach had persistent reflux on VCUG three months postoperatively, but both resolved by fifteen months. Average length of stay was only 3.00 ± 1.33 days for the extravesical approach, compared to 5.36 ± 1.75 days for the intravesical approach ( P = .0003 . Conclusions: Given that by fifteen months success rates were the same with either approach, the extravesical approach is comparable to the intravesical technique and is a viable option in terms of outcome and economics given the shorter length of hospital stay.

  6. Ureteral Involvement Within an Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia in a Patient With Crossed-fused Renal Ectopia

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    Udit Singhal

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Crossed-fused renal ectopy is an uncommon abnormality of the genitourinary tract that results from errors during embryological development. Ureteral herniation represents another rare anatomic event and can often occur from spontaneous, postoperative, and congenital causes (Allam, Johnson, Grewal & Johnson 2015; Pollack, Popky & Blumberg 1975. Here, we discuss the complex clinical course of a patient with crossed-fused renal ectopia who presents with symptoms due to ureteroinguinal herniation and provide a brief overview of the literature. We highlight the clinical considerations in the management of this patient and provide a potential anatomical and embryological explanation for his presentation.

  7. Post appendectomy acalculus bilateral ureteric obstruction: A rare entity in children

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    Vipul Gupta

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Bilateral acalculus ureteric obstruction is described as rare sequelae of acute appendicitis in two paediatric patients aged 6 and 11 years presented with features of anuria. Imaging and endoscopic evaluation confirmed bilateral ureteric obstruction secondary to bladder wall oedema as an inflammatory reaction to appendix. Both cases recovered following bilateral ureteric stenting and are doing well.

  8. Serum cytocines values in patients after endoscopic surgery for ureteral lithiasis.

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    Bantis, Athanasios; Tsakaldimis, Georgios; Zissimopoulos, Athanasios; Kalaitzis, Christos; Gianakopoulos, Stilianos; Pitiakoudis, Michail; Polichronidis, Alexandros; Touloupidis, Stavros

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    Obstructive uropathy due to ureteral stones can cause renal infection and, if left untreated, can cause impairment of renal function. Endoscopic surgery such as ureteroscopy (URS) and laser lithotripsy are the primary therapeutic approach. Cytokines as non invasive markers may have a role to diagnose ureteral damage and infection. We aimed to evaluate serum cytokine levels of tumor necrosis factor-a (TNFa) and interleukin-6 (IL6) in patients undergoing URS and holmium laser lithotripsy. The study included 40 patients (male 25 and 15 female) with a mean age of 47 years and 10 healthy blood donors serving as the control group. None of them had any additional systemic diseases, previous insertion of a ureteral double "j" stent or of a nephrostomy tube, neoplasmatic disease ot renal insufficiency. Routine urine examination and urine culture were obtained to exclude urinary infection. Preoperatively and 1h, 2h, 24h and 48h postoperatively serum samples of TNF-a and IL-6 were collected and measured. Serum TNFa and IL-6 values were correlated with the other variables measured from blood samples after the URS using paired samples Students t-test with confidence interval 95%. A P value of less than 0.01 was considered statistically significant. Correlation between serum TNF-a and IL6 levels with healthy donors were statistically significant in 1h (0.004), 2h (0.001), 24h (0.001) and 48h (0.001 and 0.001) postoperatively, respectively. In conclusion, our study shows that cytokines could be helpful as markers of renal tissue damage. However, further studies are needed to get more accurate results.

  9. [Subcutaneous ureteral bypass devices as a treatment option for bilateral ureteral obstruction in a cat with ureterolithiasis].

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    Heilmann, Romy M; Pashmakova, Medora; Lamb, Jodie H; Spaulding, Kathy A; Cook, Audrey K

    2016-06-16

    A 6-year-old female spayed Domestic Shorthair cat was presented with acute lethargy, dehydration, marked azotemia, metabolic acidosis, left-sided renomegaly, and bilateral hydronephrosis. Ureterolithiasis and ureteral obstruction were suspected based on further diagnostics including abdominal sonography. Medical treatment was not successful. Fluoroscopically guided antegrade pyelography confirmed the diagnosis of bilateral ureteral obstruction due to ureterolithiasis. Subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) devices were placed bilaterally, followed by close patient monitoring. Frequent reassessment of patient parameters and blood work served to adjust the fluid needs of the patient and to ensure proper hydration, correction of azotemia at an appropriate rate, and cardiovascular stability. After significant improvement of all patient parameters within 5 days, the patient was discharged from the hospital. Treatment included a dietary change to reduce the risk of stone formation as well as a phosphorus binder. Clinical and clinicopathologic parameters were unchanged at the 1- and 4- and 7-month rechecks (consistent with IRIS CKD stage II-NP-AP0), and both SUB devices continued to provide unobstructed urine flow. Bilateral placement of subcutaneous ureteral bypass devices may be a safe and potentially effective treatment option for acute bilateral ureteral obstruction in cats with ureterolithiasis. Strict patient monitoring and patient-centered postoperative treatment decisions are crucial to successful treatment outcomes.

  10. Percutaneous antegrade ureteric stent removal using a rigid alligator forceps.

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    Given, M F

    2008-12-01

    To evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous antegrade ureteric stent removal using a rigid alligator forceps. Twenty patients were included in our study. Indications for ureteric stent insertion included stone disease (n = 7), malignancy (n = 8) and transplant anastomotic strictures (n = 5). Stent retrieval was carried out for proximal stent placement\\/migration in seven patients and encrustation in the remaining 13. Twenty-two stents were successfully retrieved in 20 patients. There was one technical failure (5%). There were no major complications. We had four minor complications, which included nephrostomy site pain (n = 2), periprocedural sepsis (n = 1) and a small urinoma (n = 1). All patients settled with conservative management. Percutaneous radiologically guided antegrade ureteric stent removal with an alligator forceps is safe and effective, particularly when initial surgical removal has failed.

  11. Therapeutic ureteral occlusion with Ifabond cyanoacrylate glue: an interesting solution.

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    Oderda, Marco; Lacquaniti, Sergio; Fraire, Flavio; Antolini, Jacopo; Camilli, Marco; Mandras, Roberto; Puccetti, Luca; Varvello, Francesco; Fasolis, Giuseppe

    2017-08-01

    The aim of this study was to present a novel approach for complete and permanent ureteral occlusion using a percutaneous injection of Ifabond cyanoacrylate glue. We describe in detail all the steps of our surgery, performed on a 79-year-old patient with urinary leakage from ureteral stump following radical cystectomy. N-hexyl-cyanoacrylate glue (Ifabond) was used to occlude the distal ureter and solve the leakage. Our approach was successful, sparing our already frail patient further surgical procedures. Six months pyelography confirmed the complete ureteral blockage with absence of extravasation. In complicated scenarios with urinary leakages and frail patients, synthetic glues such as Ifabond might represent an interesting therapeutic option to solve the fistulas, leading to durable success with a minimally invasive approach.

  12. [Acute renal failure due to obstructive ureteral stone associated with norovirus gastroenteritis in an infant with congenital solitary kidney].

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    Kato, Taiki; Hamano, Atsushi; Kawamura, Hideki

    2014-10-01

    We report a 35 month-old boy with acute renal failure caused by an obstructive ureteral stone associated with norovirus gastroenteritis. He visited his family physician because of fever, abdominal pain and vomiting. He was diagnosed as acute gastroenteritis. The symptoms relieved once, but abdominal pain and vomiting recurred two days after the visit and the volume of urine decreased. He was diagnosed as norovirus gastoenteritis and acute renal failure which was unresponsive to fluid replacement. Ultrasound study of the abdomen showed a solitary kidney with mild hydronephrosis. He was then admitted to our hospital. He was finally diagnosed as acute postrenal failure due to obstructive ureteral stone with left solitary kidney by abdominal computer tomography (CT). We performed transurethral catheterization immediately. The creatinine and blood urea nitrogen returned to normal level in 2 days. The CT performed on the 28th day post operation showed disappearance of the stone after uric alkalization. Recently, some cases of postrenal failure due to bilateral obstructive ureteral stones, mainly ammonium acid urate stones, associated with viral gastroenteritis were reported. As clinical features, they are common in boys three years or younger after an episode of rotavirus gastroenteritis with high uric acid concentration. By far, the most common cause of acute renal failure in patients with severe gastroenteritis is prerenal failure resulting from hypovolemia. But postrenal cause due to bilateral obstructive stones should be taken in a consideration.

  13. Acute bilateral ureteral obstruction following Dextranomer/hyaluronic acid polymer injection: A case report

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    Arnon Lavi

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Ureteral obstruction following bulking agent injection for treatment of vesicoureteral reflux is rare. Herein we report a case of acute bilateral ureteral obstruction following bilateral Dextranomer/hyaluronic acid polymer injection. The obstruction which manifested hours following the injection, was treated with prompt insertion of bilateral ureteral stents. The stents were removed 4 weeks later with complete resolution of the obstruction. We believe that ureteral stenting is an excellent solution for acute ureteral obstruction following Dextranomer/hyaluronic acid polymer injection

  14. 胃石症及其并发溃疡的内镜特点与幽门螺杆菌的关系%The Endoscopic Features of Gastric Bezoars and Their Complicating Ulcer and Relationship with Helicobacter Pylori

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    张亚辉; 张丽艳; 欧阳义; 邓丽君

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To summarize the endoscopic features of gastric bezoars and their complicating ulcer and to analyze its formation and the relationship between helicobacter pylori(H.pylori).Method:The clinical data of 62 patients who were diagnosed to have gastric bezoars by gastroscopy from June 2006 to May 2014 were selected.The endoscopic features of gastric bezoars and their complicating ulcer were analysed and H.pylori was detected by 14C-urea breath test.The 62 patients who had gastric bezoars were divided into two groups by whether the number of gastric bezoars was more than 2, whether the size of gastric bezoars was greater than 5 cm and whether gastric bezoars had ulcer complication.The patients infected by H.pylori were registered and the occurrence of H.pylori infection were compared in each group.Result:In 62 patients with gastric bezoars,the number of patients which their gastric bezoars located in fundus of stomach were 33 cases (53.23%),47 cases(75.81%)were the single gastric bezoars,and the maximum diameter of gastric bezoars varied from 2.5 to 11.0 cm;whether H.pylori infection was positive,most gastric bezoars were usually single and the size of gastric bezoars were usually less than 5 cm.The infection rate of H.pylori was 56.45%(35/62)in 62 patients with gastric bezoars. The percentage rate of multiple gastric bezoars(34.29%)in H.pylori-positive patients was higher than that(11.11%)in H.pylori-negative patients(P0.05).34 cases(54.84%)with gastric bezoars were complicated with ulcer.Most ulcer were gastric ulcer and they were mostly located in angle of stomach or antrum of stomach.The infection rate of H.pylori(64.71%,22/34)in gastric bezoars complicated by ulcer was higher than that(46.43%,13/28)in gastric bezoars not complicated by ulcer, but the difference between two groups was not statistically significant(P>0.05).Conclusion:Gastric bezoars are usually single,the size of most gastric bezoars is less than 5 cm,and gastric bezoars usually have

  15. Verification of relationships between anthropometric variables among ureteral stents recipients and ureteric lengths: a challenge for Vitruvian-da Vinci theory.

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    Acelam, Philip A

    2015-01-01

    To determine and verify how anthropometric variables correlate to ureteric lengths and how well statistical models approximate the actual ureteric lengths. In this work, 129 charts of endourological patients (71 females and 58 males) were studied retrospectively. Data were gathered from various research centers from North and South America. Continuous data were studied using descriptive statistics. Anthropometric variables (age, body surface area, body weight, obesity, and stature) were utilized as predictors of ureteric lengths. Linear regressions and correlations were used for studying relationships between the predictors and the outcome variables (ureteric lengths); P-value was set at 0.05. To assess how well statistical models were capable of predicting the actual ureteric lengths, percentages (or ratios of matched to mismatched results) were employed. The results of the study show that anthropometric variables do not correlate well to ureteric lengths. Statistical models can partially estimate ureteric lengths. Out of the five anthropometric variables studied, three of them: body frame, stature, and weight, each with a Pvariables: age (R (2)=0.01; P=0.20) and obesity (R (2)=0.03; P=0.06), were found to be poor estimators of ureteric lengths. None of the predictors reached the expected (match:above:below) ratio of 1:0:0 to qualify as reliable predictors of ureteric lengths. There is not sufficient evidence to conclude that anthropometric variables can reliably predict ureteric lengths. These variables appear to lack adequate specificity as they failed to reach the expected (match:above:below) ratio of 1:0:0. Consequently, selections of ureteral stents continue to remain a challenge. However, height (R (2)=0.68) with the (match:above:below) ratio of 3:3:4 appears suited for use as estimator, but on the basis of decision rule. Additional research is recommended for stent improvements and ureteric length determinations.

  16. Comparison of the trauma degree after retroperitoneoscopy and percutaneous nephtoscopy treatment of complicated upper ureteral calculi

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    Shu-Run Zhao; Zhan-Peng Lu

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To compare the trauma degree after retroperitoneoscopy and percutaneous nephtoscopy treatment of complicated upper ureteral calculi.Methods:A total of 82 cases of patients with complicated upper ureteral calculi who received surgical treatment in our hospital from July 2013 to January 2015 were included for study. According to the different surgical methods, included subjects were randomly divided into observation group 41 cases and control group 41 cases. Control group received percutaneous nephtoscopy treatment, observation group received retroperitoneoscopy treatment, and then differences in early postoperative coagulation indicators, blood glucose and insulin levels, stress protein levels as well as PI3K/Akt and p38MAPK signaling pathway expression were compared between two groups.Results:Early postoperative PLCR, PDW, APTT and D-D values of observation group were lower than those of control group while Ca2+ value was higher than that of control group; early postoperative GLU, fasting lactate, fasting lactate/pyruvic acid and HOMA-IR values of observation group were lower than those of control group while HOMA-β value was higher than that of control group; early postoperative HSP70, DNA ligaseⅣ, JAB1 and ATF4 expression levels of observation group were higher than those of control group whileβ-tubulin and IFIT1 expression levels were lower than those of control group; early postoperative p38MAPK mRNA and protein expression levels of observation group were lower than those of control group while PI3K and Akt mRNA and protein expression levels were higher than those of control group.Conclusion: Retroperitoneoscopy treatment of patients with complicated upper ureteral calculi causes less injury to patients and less effect on internal environment, and helps to patients’ early postoperative rehabilitation.

  17. An unusual case: right proximal ureteral compression by the ovarian vein and distal ureteral compression by the external iliac vein

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    Halil Ibrahim Serin

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    Full Text Available A 32-years old woman presented to the emergency room of Bozok University Research Hospital with right renal colic. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT showed compression of the proximal ureter by the right ovarian vein and compression of the right distal ureter by the right external iliac vein. To the best of our knowledge, right proximal ureteral compression by the ovarian vein together with distal ureteral compression by the external iliac vein have not been reported in the literature. Ovarian vein and external iliac vein compression should be considered in patients presenting to the emergency room with renal colic or low back pain and a dilated collecting system.

  18. Pneumatic v electrokinetic lithotripsy in treatment of ureteral stones.

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    Vorreuther, R; Klotz, T; Heidenreich, A; Nayal, W; Engelmann, U

    1998-06-01

    Recently, a new device (Combilith) for electrokinetic lithotripsy (EKL) has become available which is very similar to the well-known device for pneumatic (ballistic) lithotripsy (Swiss Lithoclast). The Lithoclast uses air pressure to push a projectile within the handpiece against the end of a metal probe, which is thereby accelerated and thrown like a jackhammer against the stone. In principle, the same stroking movement of a small metal probe is provided by EKL; the difference is that instead of a projectile, a magnetic core within the handpiece is accelerated by the electromagnetic principle. This paper compares the clinical efficacy and the features of the two devices. Testing the devices on a stone model, taking into account stone propulsion, the systems turned out to equally effective regarding stone disintegration. However, stone displacement was more pronounced with the Lithoclast applied on easily breaking stones. In a second experiment, an optoelectronic movement-measuring apparatus (Zimmer camera) was employed to measure the range and velocity of the movement of the probe tip without any contact. The linear acceleration velocity ranged from 5 to a maximum of 12.5 m/sec with both systems, but the maximum height of the stroke was 2.5 mm with the Lithoclast and 1 mm with EKL. After the initial break-up of soft stones, further impact of the probe tip against the stone resulted merely in propulsion; thus, the greater probe stroke height is the cause of the stone displacement. In a clinical trial, 22 ureteral stones were treated with the Lithoclast and 35 with the EKL. The two devices were equally effective in terms of stone disintegration and safety margin. Fixation using a Dormia basket was necessary in 12 cases (8 Lithoclast, 4 EKL). Although a difference in probe stroke height was noted when comparing pneumatic and electrokinetic lithotripsy, there were no clinically significant differences in the efficacy of stone fragmentation or stone-free rates. At the

  19. The efficacy of tamsulosin in lower ureteral calculi

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    Griwan M

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: There has been a paradigm shift in the management of ureteral calculi in the last decade with the introduction of new less invasive methods, such as ureterorenoscopy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL. Aims: Recent studies have reported excellent results with medical expulsive therapy (MET for distal ureteral calculi, both in terms of stone expulsion and control of ureteral colic pain. Settings and Design: We conducted a comparative study in between watchful waiting and MET with tamsulosin. Materials and Methods: We conducted a comparative study in between watchful waiting (Group I and MET with tamsulosin (Group II in 60 patients, with a follow up of 28 days. Statistical Analysis: Independent ′t′ test and chi-square test. Results: Group II showed a statistically significant advantage in terms of the stone expulsion rate. The mean number of episodes of pain, mean days to stone expulsion and mean amount of analgesic dosage used were statistically significantly lower in Group II (P value is 0.007, 0.01 and 0.007, respectively as compared to Group I. Conclusions: It is concluded that MET should be considered for uncomplicated distal ureteral calculi before ureteroscopy or extracorporeal lithotripsy. Tamsulosin has been found to increase and hasten stone expulsion rates, decrease acute attacks by acting as a spasmolytic, reduces mean days to stone expulsion and decreases analgesic dose usage.

  20. AN IN VITRO MODEL FOR MURINE URETERIC EPITHELIAL CELLS

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    This report presents a model developed to study growth and differentiation of primary cultures of ureteric epithelial cells from embryonic C57BL/6N mouse urinary tracts. Single cells were resuspended in medium and plated onto transwells coated with collagen IV and laminin. Basa...

  1. Combined percutaneous and transurethral lithotripsy for forgotten ureteral stents with giant encrustation.

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    Rabani, Seyed Mohammadreza

    2012-01-01

    Ureteral stents are widely used in many urologic practices. However, stents can cause significant complications including migration, fragmentation, and encrustation and it may possibly be forgotten. Successful management of a retained, encrusted stent requires combined endourological approaches. To present our experience with the approaches for treating forgotten ureteral stents associated with giant stone formation. Seventy four patients with forgotten ureteral stents were managed by different open (nephrolithotomy and/or cystolithotomy), or endoscopic procedures in our center. Among these, 11 patients had severe encrustation (stones larger than 35 mm within the bladder or kidney) and seven patients of this group, presented at our department between July 2007 and December 2010. Combined endourological procedures percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL), cystolithotripsy (CLT), transurethral lithotripsy (TUL) were performed in one or 2 separate sessions. In these 7 patients the whole of the stents, especially both ends were encrusted. Initially, cystolithotripsy, retrograde ureteroscopy and TUL were performed in the dorsal lithotomy position. Following this, a gentle attempt was made to retrieve the stent with the help of an ureteroscopic grasper. In some cases the stent was grasped by a hemostat clamp out of the urethral meatus with a gentle traction to facilitate lithotripsy in the ureter and even in the kidney. Finally, a ureteric catheter was placed adjacent to the stent for injection of radio-contrast material to delineate the renal pelvis and the calyces. Then in the same session or later in another session the patient was placed in the prone position and PCNL of the upper coil of the encrusted stent along with calculus was done and the stent was removed. In 5 out of seven patients, the initial indication for stent placement was for urinary stone disease after open nephrolithotomy and pyeloplasty in other centers and in two patients after TUL. All patients

  2. Acute intestinal obstruction caused by a persimmon phytobezoar after dissolution therapy with Coca-Cola.

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    Ha, Seung Soo; Lee, Hyun Suk; Jung, Min Kyu; Jeon, Seong Woo; Cho, Chang Min; Kim, Sung Kook; Choi, Yong Hwan

    2007-12-01

    Bezoars are concretions or hard masses of foreign matter that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. Recent reports have demonstrated the efficacy of Coca-Cola administration for the dissolution of phytobezors. Here we report on a 73-year-old man with a very large gastric persimmon diospyrobezoar, and this caused small intestinal obstruction after partial dissolution with oral and injected Coca-Cola.

  3. The Cost-Effectiveness of Treatment Modalities for Ureteral Stones

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    Justin Ji-Yuen Siu MD

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    Full Text Available Additional intervention and medical treatment of complications may follow the primary treatment of a ureteral stone. We investigated the cost of the treatment of ureteral stone(s within 45 days after initial intervention by means of retrospective analysis of the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. All patients of ages ≥20 years diagnosed with ureteral stone(s( International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification/ICD-9-CM: 592.1 from January 2001 to December 2011 were enrolled. We included a comorbidity code only if the diagnosis appeared in at least 2 separate claims in a patient’s record. Treatment modalities (code included extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (SWL; 98.51, ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URSL; 56.31, percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PNL; 55.04, (open ureterolithotomy (56.20, and laparoscopy (ie, laparoscopic ureterolithotomy; 54.21. There were 28 513 patients with ureteral stones (13 848 men and 14 665 women in the randomized sample of 1 million patients. The mean cost was 526.4 ± 724.1 United States Dollar (USD. The costs of treatment were significantly increased in patients with comorbidities. The costs of treatment among each primary treatment modalities were 1212.2 ± 627.3, 1146.7 ± 816.8, 2507.4 ± 1333.5, 1533.3 ± 1137.1, 2566.4 ± 2594.3, and 209.8 ± 473.2 USD in the SWL, URSL, PNL, (open ureterolithotomy, laparoscopy (laparoscopic ureterolithotomy, and conservative treatment group, respectively. In conclusion, URSL was more cost-effective than SWL and PNL as a primary treatment modality for ureteral stone(s when the possible additional costs within 45 days after the initial operation were included in the calculation.

  4. [A CASE OF ASCENDING COLON CANCER RECURRENCE WITH INTRALUMINAL URETERAL DISSEMINATION MIMICKING PRIMARY URETERAL CANCER, DETECTED DURING INVESTIGATION FOR FEVER].

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    Nishiyama, Ryuichi; Kubota, Masashi; Kanno, Toru; Okada, Takashi; Higashi, Yoshihito; Yamada, Hitoshi

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    A 69-year-old woman visited our hospital with a chief complaint of fever. Five years ago, she was diagnosed as ascending colon cancer and received right hemi-colectomy. One year later, local recurrence with right hydronephrosis was detected, and she received chemotherapy -4 cycles of modified fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin (mFOLFOX6) plus bevacizumab, and 12 cycles of fluorouracil, leucovorin, and irinotecan (FOLFIRI) plus bevacizumab- for two years. Local recurrence and right hydronephrosis disappeared on positron emission tomography performed 4 years postoperatively. This time, abdominal computed tomography for investigation of fever showed a relapse of right hydronephrosis and pyonephrosis. Cystoscopy revealed non-papillary tumor from the right ureteral orifice. Pelvic magnetic resonance imaging showed multiple tumors in the right ureter, and the distal lesion projecting into the bladder. After the general condition became well by right nephrostomy for infection control, transurethral resection of bladder tumor was performed. Histological examination of the specimen revealed a metastatic tubular adenocarcinoma (colon origin). Although right nephrectomy was performed for pyonephrosis control, she died of local progression of ascending colon cancer 10 months after first visit. Intraluminal ureteral progression of carcinoma originating from organs other than urinary tract is very rare. To our knowledge, this is the 9th report in the English or Japanese literature. In this case we could not rule out primary ureteral cancer preoperatively, and histological examination revealed intraluminal ureteral dissemination of ascending colon cancer.

  5. A trial placement of a prophylactic ureteral catheter during the excision of a huge pelvic mass with incidental cystotomy

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    Hussein Warda

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Ureteral injuries are one of the major complications following gynecologic surgeries. They are serious, troublesome, often associated with significant morbidity, and are one of the most common causes for legal action against gynecologic surgeons. The reported rates of injury depend on the vigilance of diagnosis, type of surgery and other risk factors. We present a case of a 48 year old obese Caucasian femalewith no significant past medical history who came in with back pain and progressive abdominal swelling for the past three months and was found to have a very large pelvic mass. After preoperative evaluation, including: medical history, physical exam, and imaging studies showing a heterogenous mass 24.6 x 33.0 x 43.1, we predicted that the risk of urinary tract injuries was very high. We used preoperativeprophylactic bilateral ureteral catheters to prevent injury. A surgical oncologist was consulted and an exploratory laparotomy was performed with removal of the large multi–lobulated pelvic mass + total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo–oophorectomy, and appendectomy all performed at the same time. Patient had an incidental cystotomy during the procedure, which was repaired intra–operatively. The ureters remained intact with no injuries. The importance of thorough preoperative identification, evaluation and anticipation of ureteral injuries will be discussed in detail.

  6. Hemiresective reconstruction of a redundant ileal conduit with severe bilateral ileal conduit-ureteral re fl ux.

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    Fujimura, Tetsuya; Minowada, Shigeru; Kishi, Hiroichi; Hamasaki, Kimihisa; Saito, Kiyoshi; Kitamura, Tadaichi

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    A 58-year-old man was referred to our hospital with high fever and anuria. Since undergoing a total pelvic exenteration due to bladder-invasive sigmoid colon cancer, urinary tract infections had frequently occurred. We treated with the construction of a bilateral percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN), and chemotherapy. Although we replaced the PCN with a single J ureteral catheter after an improvement of infection, urinary infection recurred because of an obstruction of the catheter. Urological examinations showed that an ileal conduit-ureteral reflux caused by kinking of the ileal loop was the reason why frequent pyelonephritis occurred. We decided to resect the proximal segment to improve conduit-ureteral reflux for the resistant pyelonephritis. After the surgery, the excretory urogram showed improvement and the urinary retention at the ileal conduit disappeared. Three years after the operation, renal function has been stable without episodes of pyelonephritis. Here we report a case of open repair surgery of an ileal conduit in a patient with severe urinary infection.

  7. Management of Ureteric Calculi in Dhule City of North-western Maharashtra

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    Lokesh Patni

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Urolithiasis, usually affecting people in the prime of life, causes significant morbidity and loss of productivity. Uretericstones account for 2/3rd of all urinary calculi brought to attention of doctors. The damaging effects of the calculi may result in obstruction with dilatation of the urinary tract, leading to stasis and severe infection. Aims and Objectives: To evaluate patients with urinary stones with regards to the incidence, age, sex,clinical presentation, site, size, side, management and their complications. Material and Methods:It was a prospective study carried out by Department of Surgery at Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Medical College, and Hospital Dhule for a period of two years. Patients were selected after they were diagnosed as having ureteric calculi. The patients were treated by conservative or surgical methods, and the outcome was monitored. Statistical analysis of the data was done for obtaining results.Result: The majority of the patients were males with peak age group in the second and third decade. Pain in abdomen or loin tenderness was the most common presenting symptom. Most of the patients were treated by conservative medical management. Endourological procedures were the most commonly performed surgical intervention. Conclusion: Most of the patients with ureteric calculi present with painin abdomen and majority can be treated by medical management. With the availability of better facilities the requirement for open surgery is decreasing and endourological procedures are becoming the means of surgical intervention.Complications are minimal with surgical expertise for endourological procedures.

  8. [Tubeless cutaneous ureterostomy through a single stoma with new extraperitoneal ureteral route up to stoma].

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    Ishizuka, E; Iwasaki, A; Oogo, Y; Ueki, T; Sawada, T

    1999-01-01

    Tubeless cutaneous ureterostomy through a single stoma has been said to be difficult to establish in patients with normal ureters or normal ureters combined with thick fatty abdominal wall, because of the poor blood supply at the end of the ureters. The technical improvements observed were as follows: 1) The peritoneal fold and the upward traction of the gonadal vessels decrease the ureteral tension and keep the blood supply to the ureters in the extraperitoneal approach. 2) The gonadal vessels and its surrounding tissue, covering the subcutaneous fatty tissue, help the ureteral adhesion at the anastomotic site. 3) Full diminution of the skin defect caused by flap formation, decreases the horizontal tension of the side-to-side anastomized ureters. Sixteen patients with normal ureters underwent this procedure. In a short-term (4-37 months) observation, 4 of the patients, including one with thick abdominal fat, showed unilateral hydronephrosis and 2 patients unilateral non-function kidney. The remaining 10 patients had no complications. Moreover, all the patients have kept their ureterostomies tubeless and their serum blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels were within normal limits except for one patient. It is reasonably concluded that the new method will result in success clinically even in patients with normal ureters and thick abdominal fatty tissue.

  9. Metformin prevents renal interstitial fibrosis in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction.

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    Cavaglieri, Rita C; Day, Robert T; Feliers, Denis; Abboud, Hanna E

    2015-09-05

    Unilateral ureteral obstruction causes important tubulo-interstitial fibrosis in the kidney. Metformin reduces fibrosis in mice with diabetic nephropathy. We examined the effects of metformin in a mouse model of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). Expression of inflammation and fibrosis markers was studied by immunohistochemistry, immunoblot and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Seven days after UUO, kidneys presented dilated tubules, expansion of the tubulo-interstitial compartment, and significant infiltration of inflammatory cells. Macrophage infiltration and inflammation markers expression were increased in obstructed kidneys and reduced by metformin. Metformin reduced expression of extracellular matrix proteins and profibrotic factor TGFβ in obstructed kidneys, measured by immunohistochemistry. Interstitial fibroblast activation was evident in obstructed kidneys and ameliorated by metformin. UUO did not affect adenosine monophosphate-activated kinase (AMPK) activity, but metformin activated AMPK. Our results show that metformin prevents or slows down the onset of renal inflammation and fibrosis in mice with UUO, an effect that could be mediated by activation of AMPK.

  10. Allium stent for the treatment of a malignant ureteral stenosis: a paradigmatic case.

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    Oderda, Marco; Lacquaniti, Sergio; Fasolis, Giuseppe

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    The aim of this study was to present a paradigmatic case where the new-generation Allium URS stent was the optimal choice to treat a malignant ureteral stenosis. We describe in detail all the steps of our surgery, performed on a 69-year-old patient with left hydronephrosis caused by lumbo-aortic nodal metastases compressing the ureter. The patient was intolerant to double-J stent due to strong irritative urinary symptoms. Allium URS stent was positioned under fluoroscopy in replacement of pre-existing double-J stent. Our approach was successful and irritative urinary symptoms disappeared. At 6 months, the Allium URS was correctly positioned and no hydronephrosis was detected on ultrasound. The stent can be left in place for a maximum of 3 years. In complicated scenarios of chronic ureteral stenosis, the new-generation Allium URS can be an interesting option to treat the obstruction while sparing the patient the irritative urinary symptoms and periodic replacements typical of a double-J stent.

  11. Placement of subcutaneous ureteral bypasses without fluoroscopic guidance in cats with ureteral obstruction: 19 cases (2014-2016).

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    Livet, Véronique; Pillard, Paul; Goy-Thollot, Isabelle; Maleca, David; Cabon, Quentin; Remy, Denise; Fau, Didier; Viguier, Éric; Pouzot, Céline; Carozzo, Claude; Cachon, Thibaut

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    The purpose of this study was to describe the perioperative and postoperative complications as well as short-term and long-term outcomes in cats with ureteral obstructions treated by placement of a subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) device without imaging control. The second objective of this study was to compare cats treated by SUB device with cats treated by traditional surgical intervention. Data were obtained retrospectively from the medical records (2014-2016) of cats that underwent SUB placement (SUB cats) and cats that underwent traditional ureteral surgery (C cats). Nineteen SUB devices were placed without fluoroscopic, radiographic or ultrasonographic guidance in 13 cats. Fifteen traditional interventions (ureterotomy and neoureterocystostomy) were performed in 11 cats. Successful placement of the SUB device was achieved in all cats with only one major intraoperative complication (kinking of the kidney catheter) and one minor intraoperative complication (misplacement of the kidney catheter). Eleven SUB cats recovered from the surgical procedure; two SUB cats and three C cats died during the anaesthesia recovery period. Postoperative SUB complications included anaemia (n = 2), urinary tract infection (UTI) (n = 4), non-infectious cystitis (n = 5) and SUB device obstruction (n = 1). Postoperative traditional surgery complications included anaemia (n = 7), UTIs (n = 6), non-infectious cystitis (n = 1), re-obstruction (n = 4) and ureteral stricture (n = 1). Median postoperative duration of hospitalisation (3 days) was significantly shorter for SUB cats than for C cats (P = 0.013). Ten SUB cats (76.9%) and four C cats (40%) were still alive at a median follow-up of 225 days and 260 days, respectively. Owners were completely (90%) or mostly (10%) satisfied with the SUB device placement. SUB device placement appears to be an effective and safe option for treating ureteral obstruction in cats, and this study has shown that fluoroscopic guidance is not essential in

  12. Management of iatrogenic ureteric injury with retrograde ureteric stenting: an analysis of factors affecting technical success and long-term outcome.

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    Chung, Daniel; Briggs, James; Turney, Benjamin W; Tapping, Charles Ross

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    Background Iatrogenic ureteral injuries arise as serious complication following obstetrics, gynecological, general, and urological surgery with incidence in the range of 0.5-10%. Retrograde placement of double-J ureteric stent is a possible treatment option if the injury is not recognized at the time of surgery. Purpose To assess technical success and long-term outcome associated with retrograde ureteric stent insertion for iatrogenic ureteric injury. Material and Methods Between 1999 and 2011, 26 patients with initially unrecognized iatrogenic ureteric injury underwent initial management with retrograde ureteric stenting. Full case-notes were available for review in 25 patients. Results The mean interval from injury to attempted stenting was 19.4 days. Successful retrograde ureteric stenting was achieved in 21/25 patients (81%). Retrograde stenting failed in four patients, and nephrostomy followed by alternative procedures were performed instead. At a median follow-up interval of 9.7 months, normal anatomy was demonstrated on 12/21 patients (57%) and a stricture was observed in 6/21 patients (28%) with three requiring surgical intervention. Conclusion Retrograde stenting is a safe and efficient initial management in patients with iatrogenic ureteric injuries.

  13. Verification of relationships between anthropometric variables among ureteral stents recipients and ureteric lengths: a challenge for Vitruvian-da Vinci theory

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    Full Text Available Philip A Acelam Walden University, College of Health Sciences, Minneapolis, MN, USA Objective: To determine and verify how anthropometric variables correlate to ureteric lengths and how well statistical models approximate the actual ureteric lengths. Materials and methods: In this work, 129 charts of endourological patients (71 females and 58 males were studied retrospectively. Data were gathered from various research centers from North and South America. Continuous data were studied using descriptive statistics. Anthropometric variables (age, body surface area, body weight, obesity, and stature were utilized as predictors of ureteric lengths. Linear regressions and correlations were used for studying relationships between the predictors and the outcome variables (ureteric lengths; P-value was set at 0.05. To assess how well statistical models were capable of predicting the actual ureteric lengths, percentages (or ratios of matched to mismatched results were employed. Results: The results of the study show that anthropometric variables do not correlate well to ureteric lengths. Statistical models can partially estimate ureteric lengths. Out of the five anthropometric variables studied, three of them: body frame, stature, and weight, each with a P<0.0001, were significant. Two of the variables: age (R2=0.01; P=0.20 and obesity (R2=0.03; P=0.06, were found to be poor estimators of ureteric lengths. None of the predictors reached the expected (match:above:below ratio of 1:0:0 to qualify as reliable predictors of ureteric lengths. Conclusion: There is not sufficient evidence to conclude that anthropometric variables can reliably predict ureteric lengths. These variables appear to lack adequate specificity as they failed to reach the expected (match:above:below ratio of 1:0:0. Consequently, selections of ureteral stents continue to remain a challenge. However, height (R2=0.68 with the (match:above:below ratio of 3:3:4 appears suited for use as

  14. Bilateral ureteral complete obstruction with huge spontaneous urinoma formation in a patient with advanced bladder cancer.

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    Jou, Yeong-Chin; Shen, Cheng-Huang; Cheng, Ming-Chin; Lin, Chang-Te; Chen, Pi-Che

    2012-02-01

    Spontaneous rupture of the collecting system with extravasation of urine and urinoma formation is usually associated with urinary tract obstruction by a ureteral calculus. Tumor growth is an extremely rare cause of urinary extravasation. Here we report a case of bilateral obstructive uropathy with a huge spontaneous left retroperitoneal urinoma caused by advanced infiltrative transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder. The point of leakage was located in the left renal pelvis. The urinary leakage ceased after percutaneous nephrostomy drainage, and the patient subsequently underwent radical cystoprostatectomy. Histopathology revealed a high-grade urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder with pelvic lymph node metastasis. The patient refused any adjuvant treatment and expired 6 months after the operation from disseminated metastasis from bladder cancer. Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  15. Bilateral ureteral complete obstruction with huge spontaneous urinoma formation in a patient with advanced bladder cancer

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    Yeong-Chin Jou

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Spontaneous rupture of the collecting system with extravasation of urine and urinoma formation is usually associated with urinary tract obstruction by a ureteral calculus. Tumor growth is an extremely rare cause of urinary extravasation. Here we report a case of bilateral obstructive uropathy with a huge spontaneous left retroperitoneal urinoma caused by advanced infiltrative transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder. The point of leakage was located in the left renal pelvis. The urinary leakage ceased after percutaneous nephrostomy drainage, and the patient subsequently underwent radical cystoprostatectomy. Histopathology revealed a high-grade urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder with pelvic lymph node metastasis. The patient refused any adjuvant treatment and expired 6 months after the operation from disseminated metastasis from bladder cancer.

  16. Ureteral inguinal hernia: an uncommon trap for general surgeons

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    Yahya, Zarif; Al-habbal, Yahya; Hassen, Sayed

    2017-01-01

    Inguinal hernias involving the ureter, a retroperitoneal structure, is an uncommon phenomenon. It can occur with or without obstructive uropathy, the latter posing a trap for the unassuming general surgeon performing a routine inguinal hernia repair. Ureteral inguinal hernia should be included as a differential when a clinical inguinal hernia is diagnosed concurrently with unexplained hydronephrosis, renal failure or urinary tract infection particularly in a male. The present case describes a patient with a known ureteroinguinal hernia who proceeded to having a planned hernia repair and ureteric protection. The case is a reminder that when faced with an unexpected finding such an indirect sliding inguinal hernia, extreme care should be taken to ensure that no structures are inadvertently damaged and that a rare possibility is the entrapment of the ureter in the inguinal canal. PMID:28275027

  17. Independent roles of Fgfr2 and Frs2α in ureteric epithelium

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    Sims-Lucas, Sunder; Cusack, Brian; Eswarakumar, Veraragavan P.; Zhang, Jue(Institute for Fundamental Theory, Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611, U.S.A.); Wang, Fen; Bates, Carlton M.

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    Mice with conditional deletion of fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (Fgfr2) in the ureteric bud using a Hoxb7cre line (Fgfr2UB−/−) develop severe ureteric branching defects; however, ureteric deletion of fibroblast growth factor receptor substrate 2α (Frs2α), a key docking protein that transmits fibroblast growth factor receptor intracellular signaling (Frs2αUB−/−) leads to mild ureteric defects. Mice with point mutations in the Frs2α binding site of Fgfr2 (Fgfr2LR/LR) have normal kidneys. ...

  18. Acute ureteric calculus obstruction: unenhanced spiral CT versus HASTE MR urography and abdominal radiograph.

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    Regan, F; Kuszyk, B; Bohlman, M E; Jackman, S

    2005-06-01

    The aim of this study is to compare the performance of unenhanced spiral CT to the combination of HASTE MR urography (MRU) and plain abdominal radiography (KUB) in patients suspected of having acute calculus ureteric obstruction. 64 patients with suspected acute calculus ureteric obstruction were evaluated. The presence of perirenal fluid, presence and level of ureteric obstruction and calculi were assessed on both techniques. 44 of 64 (69%) patients had acute calculus ureteric obstruction based on clinical, radiographic or surgical findings. MRU showed perirenal fluid in acute ureteric obstruction (77%) with a greater sensitivity than CT showed stranding (45%). The combination of fluid and ureteric dilation on MRU showed a sensitivity of 93% (CT 80%), specificity of 95% (CT 85%), and accuracy of 94% (CT 81%). There were 61 findings of either fluid or ureteric dilatation on MRU in 44 acutely obstructed kidneys compared with 37 similar findings on CT (p0.75) in the finding of perirenal fluid on MRU, there was only fair interobserver agreement (KappaMRU/KUB showed ureteric calculi in 21/29 (72%) of patients with calculi seen by CT. Overall, MRU/KUB revealed 2.4 abnormalities per acutely obstructed ureter compared with 1.8 abnormalities detected by CT. MRU/KUB using HASTE sequences can diagnose the presence of acute calculus ureteric obstruction with similar accuracy to spiral CT. The technique has less observer variability and is more accurate than CT in detecting evidence of obstruction such as perirenal fluid.

  19. Role of ureteric stents in relieving obstruction in patients with obstructive uropathy

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    M Shehab

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    Conclusion: The predictors of renal recoverability revealed that ureteral stents alone can help in regaining renal function and significant improvement of clinical condition in patients with obstructive uropathy.

  20. Ureteric re-implant for the strictured renal allograft: How I do it.

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    McGregor, Thomas; Kroczak, Tadeuz; Huang, Chun; Koulack, Joshua

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    Ureteric stricture is the most common urologic complication following renal transplantation. Initial treatment should consist of endoscopic management, however patients that fail endoscopic management or strictures that are not amendable to endoscopic management are appropriate candidates for open surgical repair. In this manuscript we describe the steps and surgical technique we use to manage complicated ureteric strictures refractory to endoscopic management at our center. Ureteric re-implant with the use of a Boari flap is a safe, effective and definitive option for repair of ureteric strictures following renal transplantation. This approach provides excellent long term outcomes in terms of renal function preservation and negligible recurrence rates.

  1. Laparoscopic conservative management of ureteral endometriosis: a survey of eighty patients submitted to ureterolysis

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    Camanni, Marco; Bonino, Luca; Delpiano, Elena Maria; Berchialla, Paola; Migliaretti, Giuseppe; Revelli, Alberto; Deltetto, Francesco

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    Background this study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of laparoscopic conservative management of ureteral endometriosis. Methods Eighty cases of histologically confirmed endometriosis affecting the ureter, 10 of which with bladder involvement were prospectively studied. In detail, patients were 13 women with ureteral stenosis (7 with hydronephrosis), 32 with circular lesions totally encasing the ureter, and 35 with endometriotic foci on the ureteral wall, but not completely encasing it. They were submitted to laparoscopic ureterolysis with or without partial cystectomy, ureteroneocistostomy. The rate of surgical complications, the recurrence rate, the patients' satisfaction rate was assessed during 22 months (median) follow-up. Results Laparoscopic ureterolysis was employed for all patients and set free the ureter from the disease in 95% of cases, whereas ureteroneocystostomy was necessary for 4 patients showing severe stenosis with hydronephrosis, among which 2 had intrinsic endometriosis of the ureteral muscularis. Three post-surgery ureteral fistulae occurred in cases with ureteral involvement longer than 4 cm: two cases were successfully treated placing double J catheter, the third needed ureteroneocistostomy. During follow-up, ureteral endometriosis recurred in 2 patients who consequently underwent ureteroneocystostomy. Most patients expressed high satisfaction rate throughout the whole follow-up period. Conclusion laparoscopic ureterolysis is effective and well tolerated in most cases of ureteral endometriosis. Ureteroneocystostomy is a better strategy for patients with extended (more than 4 cm) ureteral involvement or with severe stenosis with or without hydronephrosis. PMID:19818156

  2. Laparoscopic conservative management of ureteral endometriosis: a survey of eighty patients submitted to ureterolysis

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    Migliaretti Giuseppe

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background this study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of laparoscopic conservative management of ureteral endometriosis. Methods Eighty cases of histologically confirmed endometriosis affecting the ureter, 10 of which with bladder involvement were prospectively studied. In detail, patients were 13 women with ureteral stenosis (7 with hydronephrosis, 32 with circular lesions totally encasing the ureter, and 35 with endometriotic foci on the ureteral wall, but not completely encasing it. They were submitted to laparoscopic ureterolysis with or without partial cystectomy, ureteroneocistostomy. The rate of surgical complications, the recurrence rate, the patients' satisfaction rate was assessed during 22 months (median follow-up. Results Laparoscopic ureterolysis was employed for all patients and set free the ureter from the disease in 95% of cases, whereas ureteroneocystostomy was necessary for 4 patients showing severe stenosis with hydronephrosis, among which 2 had intrinsic endometriosis of the ureteral muscularis. Three post-surgery ureteral fistulae occurred in cases with ureteral involvement longer than 4 cm: two cases were successfully treated placing double J catheter, the third needed ureteroneocistostomy. During follow-up, ureteral endometriosis recurred in 2 patients who consequently underwent ureteroneocystostomy. Most patients expressed high satisfaction rate throughout the whole follow-up period. Conclusion laparoscopic ureterolysis is effective and well tolerated in most cases of ureteral endometriosis. Ureteroneocystostomy is a better strategy for patients with extended (more than 4 cm ureteral involvement or with severe stenosis with or without hydronephrosis.

  3. Medical expulsive therapy for distal ureteric stones: tamsulosin versus silodosin

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    Vittorio Imperatore

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    Full Text Available Objectives: To compare the efficacy and safety of tamsulosin and silodosin in the context of medical expulsive therapy (MET of distal ureteric stones. Patients and methods: Observational data were collected retrospectively from patients who received silodosin (N = 50 or tamsulosin (N = 50 as MET from January 2012 to January 2013. Inclusion criteria were: patients aged ≥ 18 years with a single, unilateral, symptomatic, radiopaque ureteric stone of 10 mm or smaller in the largest dimension located between the lower border of the sacroiliac joint and the vesico-ureteric junction. Stone expulsion rate, stone expulsion time, number of pain episodes, need for analgesics use, incidence of side effects were compared. Results: Stone-expulsion rate in the silodosin and in the tamsulosin groups were 88% and 82%, respectively (p not significant. Mean expulsion times were 6.7 and 6.5 days in the silodosin and tamsulosin group, respectively (p not significant. Mean number of pain episodes were 1.6 and 1.7 in the silodosin and tamsulosin group, respectively (p not significant. The mean number of analgesic requirement was 0.84 and 0.9 for the silodosin and tamsulosin group, respectively (p not significant. Overall, incidence of side effects was similar in both groups. Patients taking silodosin experienced an higher incidence of retrograde ejaculation but a lower incidence of side effects related to peripheral vasodilation when compared to patients taking tamsulosin. Subgroup analysis demonstrated significantly lower mean expulsion times and pain episodes in patients with stones ≤ 5 mm in both groups. Conclusions: Tamsulosin and silodosin are equally effective as MET for distal ureteric stones sized 10 mm or smaller. MET with silodosin is associatd with a lower incidence of side effects related to peripheral vasodilation but an higher incidence of retrograde ejaculation when compared to tamsulosin.

  4. Low power laser in the management of ureteral stones.

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    Tayib, Abdulmalik M

    2010-03-01

    To evaluate the outcome of the low power Holmium-Yag laser in management of ureteral stones, and to report the incidence rate of different types of stones. One hundred and seventy patients underwent ureteroscopy and fragmentation of ureteral stones at the International Medical Center, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between March 2007 and August 2009. Stones were measured by their largest diameter on CT and classified according to their location from the ureter to the proximal middle and distal ureteral stones. We utilized 8-11 F Semi rigid or 7.5 F flexible ureteroscopes to identify the stones, and all stones were fragmented and evaporated using a 10 watt lower power Holmium-yag laser lithotripter. All stones were completely evaporated and fragmented using the Holmium-yag laser through ureteroscopy. The age of the patients varied between 21-76 years with a mean age of 38.6 years (males 113, and females 57). The largest diameter of the largest stone was 6-12mm (mean 8 mm) and classified according to its location in the ureter into proximal (93 [54.7%]), middle (26 [15.3%]), or distal ureteral stones (51 [30%]). We performed stone analysis in 122 patients (oxalate [n=87], uric acid [n=16], cystine [n=11], and calcium phosphate [n=8]). Laser lithotripsy using low power 10 watt laser lithotripter is safe and effective method for stone evaporation and disintegration, and can be carried out as a day care procedure. The types of stones in Saudi Arabia are same as it has been reported before in the literature.

  5. Evaluating kidney damage from vesico-ureteral reflux in children

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    Zaffanello M

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available To review the most relevant clinical studies that evaluate kidney damage in children with primary vesico-ureteral reflux (VUR, we reviewed and compared randomized controlled trials and clinical trials from scientific literature. In these studies, vesico-ureteral reflux was diagnosed by voiding cystourethrogram and kidney damage was assessed by either DMSA scan or urography. Relative risk with 95% confidence intervals was calculated using Review Manager Software (The Cochrane Collaboration, 2000. The overall relative risk of kidney damage shown by DMSA scan and urography was statistically higher in children with vesico-ureteral reflux of various degrees than in controls (3.7 times and 2.8 times, respectively. However, in high-grade VUR, the relative risk of congenital kidney damage was 5.6 times that of controls. We conclude that severe VUR is frequently associated with early kidney damage, perhaps with prenatal onset. Progression of kidney damage may depend on the severity of VUR and untreated urinary tract infections. Prevention of congenital kidney damage from severe VUR is possible when there is early intervention, even during fetal growth.

  6. Papain immobilized polyurethane as an ureteral stent material.

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    Maria Manohar, Cynthya; Doble, Mukesh

    2016-05-01

    Long term use of polyurethane-based ureteral stent is hampered by the development of infection due to the formation of bacterial biofilm and salt deposition. Here papain, is covalently immobilized to polyurethane using glutarldehyde and is investigated as a possible anti-infective ureteral stent material. Fourier transform infrared spectrum confirmed its immobilization. Immobilized enzyme retained 85% of the activity of the free enzyme and about 12% loss of enzyme was observed from the polymer surface in one month. The modified polyurethane showed 8 log reduction in Staphylococcus aureus and 7 log reduction in Escherichia coli live colonies and 3-4 times decrease in the protein and carbohydrate in the biofilms than bare polymer. The amount of calcium and magnesium salts deposited on the polymer surface reduced by 40% after enzyme immobilization. 80% of L6 myoblast cells were viable on this material which indicated that it was noncytotoxic. A linear regression equation with hydrophilicity of the polymer surface and the cell surface hydrophobicity as the two independent variables was able to predict the number of live cells attached on the modified PU. This study indicated the possibility of using such an approach to overcome the problems of ureteral stent associated biofilm and salt encrustation.

  7. Renal Autotransplantation for Iatrogenic High-Grade Ureteric Stricture

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    Jose Soto Soto

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A 47-year-old Hispanic woman developed a chronically obstructed left kidney, due to a long-segment ureteric stricture deemed not amenable to reimplantation, following left ovarian cyst excision in 2004. Therefore, a ureteral stent requiring exchange every 3 months was necessary, due to hydronephrosis, recurrent urosepsis, chronic pain, and a poor quality of life. Her medical history was complicated by hypertension, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, and microalbuminuria, suggesting early diabetic nephropathy. A left nephrectomy was recommended. This was deferred, due to concern for progressive kidney failure associated with her comorbidities. A radionuclide Tc-99m MAG3 renal scan revealed differential perfusion as follows: 44% left kidney and 56% right kidney, with symmetrical uptake on the renogram phase and delayed excretion on the left, which were correctted following furosemide administration. A left ureteronephrectomy with autotransplantation of the left kidney and ureteroneocystostomy was performed in 2009. Since then, the patient has experienced no further complications or need for invasive procedures, with excellent diabetic control and stable renal function (eGFR > 60 mL/min/1.73 m2. This technique is seldom employed in the surgical management of complex ureteral injuries, but may be an alternative for appropriate cases.

  8. Diagnosis and management of ureteral complications following renal transplantation

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    Brian D. Duty

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available When compared with maintenance dialysis, renal transplantation affords patients with end-stage renal disease better long-term survival and a better quality of life. Approximately 9% of patients will develop a major urologic complication following kidney transplantation. Ureteral complications are most common and include obstruction (intrinsic and extrinsic, urine leak and vesicoureteral reflux. Ureterovesical anastomotic strictures result from technical error or ureteral ischemia. Balloon dilation or endoureterotomy may be considered for short, low-grade strictures, but open reconstruction is associated with higher success rates. Urine leak usually occurs in the early postoperative period. Nearly 60% of patients can be successfully managed with a pelvic drain and urinary decompression (nephrostomy tube, ureteral stent, and indwelling bladder catheter. Proximal, large-volume, or leaks that persist despite urinary diversion, require open repair. Vesicoureteral reflux is common following transplantation. Patients with recurrent pyelonephritis despite antimicrobial prophylaxis require surgical treatment. Deflux injection may be considered in recipients with low-grade disease. Grade IV and V reflux are best managed with open reconstruction.

  9. Scintigraphic Demonstration of Urine Extravasation Secondary to Acute Ureteral Obstruction: A Case Report and Some Considerations about Acute Ureteral Obstruction

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    Federico M. Sarmiento

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute ureteral obstruction produces renal damage and complications that are proportional to the severity and length of the obstruction. Anatomic diagnosis of the obstruction may be insufficient to manage the patient. Intravenous urogram (IVU is the method usually advised by radiologists to obtain functional information, but requires iodinated contrast agents. IVU anatomic information is superior to anatomic information obtained with renal scintigraphy, but normally the physician already has the anatomic information (unenhanced CT or ultrasound. A renal scan offers better physiologic information than the IVU, has neither adverse effects nor complications, is accurate to confirm or discard significant ureteral obstruction, and depicts obstruction complications. This paper presents a patient with spontaneous urine extravasation secondary to acute renal obstruction who is diagnosed with renal scintigraphy. The authors describe the scintigraphic signs of extraperitoneal, diffuse perinephric, urine extravasation and emphasize the role of renal scintigraphy in diagnosis and follow-up of renal colic.

  10. The results of 15 years of consistent strategy in treating antenatally suspected pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction

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    Thorup, Jørgen Mogens; Jokela, R; Cortes, Dina;

    2003-01-01

    To determine how to select patients for surgery among those with antenatally detected pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction.......To determine how to select patients for surgery among those with antenatally detected pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction....

  11. Unilateral versus bilateral ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane blocks during ureteric shock wave lithotripsy: A prospective randomized trial

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    Ali Mohamed Ali Elnabtity

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    Conclusion: Ultrasound-guided unilateral TAP block is as safe and effective analgesic technique as bilateral TAP blocks during unilateral ureteric SWL. It can be used as the sole analgesic technique during ureteric SWL.

  12. A Novel Type of Ureteral Stents in the Treatment of a Bilateral Iatrogenic Transaction of the Ureters

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    Ernesto Mazza

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This report illustrates the case of a patient who suffered an iatrogenic complete injury of both ureters after a complex surgical procedure to remove a large sacral chordoma. Ureteral recanalization was achieved with two removable, autoexpandable, and polytetrafluoroethylene covered nitinol stents. To our knowledge, we describe the first application of this type of stents to treat a bilateral ureteral transection. Despite the bad general conditions of the patient, the ureteral stents successfully restored and maintained the bilateral ureteral continuity.

  13. Is joint hypermobility associated with vesico-ureteral refl ux? An assessment of 50 patients.

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    Eerde, M. van Albertien; Verhoeven, J.M. Virginie; Jong, P.V.M. de Tom; Putte, M. van de Elise; Giltay, C. Jacques; Engelbert, H.H. Raoul

    2011-01-01

    Recent studies have already shown associations between generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) and voiding and defecation dysfunction and/or slow transit constipation. Changes in extracellular matrix composition in vesico-ureteric junction of vesico-ureteral refl ux (VUR) patients were also observed p

  14. Analysis of 136 ureteral injuries in gynecological and obstetrical surgery from completed insurance claims

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    Hove, L.D.; Michelsen, Jonas Bock; Christoffersen, J.K.

    2010-01-01

    . Evaluation of claims concerning ureteral injuries reported to the Danish Patient Insurance Association. Setting. Danish Patient Insurance Association. Sample. All registered claims for ureteral injuries from 1996 to 2006. Methods. Retrospective study of medical records and data from Danish Patient Insurance...

  15. Differences in Ureteroscopic Stone Treatment and Outcomes for Distal, Mid-, Proximal, or Multiple Ureteral Locations

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    Perez Castro, Enrique; Osther, Palle J S; Jinga, Viorel

    2014-01-01

    Ureteroscopy has traditionally been the preferred approach for treatment of distal and midureteral stones, with shock wave lithotripsy used for proximal ureteral stones.......Ureteroscopy has traditionally been the preferred approach for treatment of distal and midureteral stones, with shock wave lithotripsy used for proximal ureteral stones....

  16. Treatment of benign ureteral stricture by double J stents using high-pressure balloon angioplasty

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    YU Hua-liang; YE Lin-yang; LIN Mao-hu; YANG Yu; MIAO Rui; HU Xiao-juan

    2011-01-01

    Background Balloon dilatation angioplasty is a minimally invasive surgery for treating benign ureteral stricture. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of placing double J (D-J) stents using high-pressure balloon angioplasty in treating benign ureteral stricture.Methods A total of 42 patients (48 cases) with benign ureteral stricture (42 had benign ureteral stricture) were investigated by inserting dual D-J stents using high-pressure balloon angioplasty. The control group contained 50 patients (57 cases) employing the conventional balloon angioplasty with a single D-J stent inserted for comparison.Results The overall effective rate of the treated and control groups was 87.8% (36/41) and 62.7% (32/51), respectively (P <0.05).Conclusion This new approach produces a better curative effect than the conventional balloon angioplasty with a single D-J stent insertion in treating benign ureteral stricture.

  17. The ureteric bud epithelium: morphogenesis and roles in metanephric kidney patterning.

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    Nagalakshmi, Vidya K; Yu, Jing

    2015-03-01

    The mammalian metanephric kidney is composed of two epithelial components, the collecting duct system and the nephron epithelium, that differentiate from two different tissues -the ureteric bud epithelium and the nephron progenitors, respectively-of intermediate mesoderm origin. The collecting duct system is generated through reiterative ureteric bud branching morphogenesis, whereas the nephron epithelium is formed in a process termed nephrogenesis, which is initiated with the mesenchymal-epithelial transition of the nephron progenitors. Ureteric bud branching morphogenesis is regulated by nephron progenitors, and in return, the ureteric bud epithelium regulates nephrogenesis. The metanephric kidney is physiologically divided along the corticomedullary axis into subcompartments that are enriched with specific segments of these two epithelial structures. Here, we provide an overview of the major molecular and cellular processes underlying the morphogenesis and patterning of the ureteric bud epithelium and its roles in the cortico-medullary patterning of the metanephric kidney.

  18. Comparison of a biodegradable ureteral stent versus the traditional double-J stent for the treatment of ureteral injury: an experimental study.

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    Fu, Wei-Jun; Wang, Zhong-Xin; Li, Gang; Cui, Fu-Zhai; Zhang, Yuanyuan; Zhang, Xu

    2012-12-01

    Ureteral injury remains a major clinical problem; here we developed a biodegradable ureteral stent and compared its effectiveness with a double-J stent for treating ureteral injury. Eighteen dogs with injured ureters were subdivided into two groups. In group A, one injured ureter was treated with a biodegradable stent, whereas only end-to-end anastomosis was performed on the other side. In group B, one injured ureter was treated with a biodegradable stent, while a double-J stent was used on the other side. Intravenous urography, radioactive renography, histological examinations, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and elemental composition analysis were performed at 40, 80 and 120 days postoperatively. Results showed that the biodegradable stent could effectively prevent hydronephrosis and hydroureter secondary to ureteral injury. Moreover all biodegradable stents gradually degraded and discharged completely in 120 days. SEM and elemental composition analysis of the surface of the double-J stent confirmed calcification at 80 days and calcific plaque at 120 days, while no signs of calcification were found in the biodegradable stent group. Histological studies found no difference between the biodegradable stented ureters and double-J stented ureters. It is concluded that the biodegradable ureteral stent was more advantageous than the double-J stent for treating ureteral injury in a canine model.

  19. Routine intraoperative ureteric stenting for kidney transplant recipients.

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    Wilson, C H; Bhatti, A A; Rix, D A; Manas, D M

    2005-10-19

    Major urological complications (MUCs) after kidney transplantation contribute to patient morbidity and compromise graft function. The majority arise from the vesico-ureteric anastomosis and present early after transplantation. Ureteric stents have been successfully used to treat such complications. A number of centres have adopted a policy of universal prophylactic stenting, at the time of graft implantation, to reduce the incidence of urine leaks and ureteric stenosis. Stents are associated with specific complications and some centres advocate a policy of only stenting selected anastomoses. To examine the benefits and harms of routine ureteric stenting to prevent urological complications in kidney transplant recipients. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL in The Cochrane Library), MEDLINE, EMBASE, reference lists of articles, books and abstracts and contacted companies, authors and experts to identify relevant randomised controlled trials (RCTs). All RCTs and quasi-RCTs were included in our meta-analysis. Four reviewers assessed the trials for quality against four criteria (allocation concealment, blinding, intention-to-treat and completeness of follow-up). The primary outcome was the incidence of MUCs. Further outcomes of interest were graft and patient survival and the incidence of adverse events (urinary tract infection (UTI), haematuria, irritative symptoms, pain and stent migration). Statistical analyses were performed using the random effects model and the results expressed as relative risk (RR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI). Seven RCTs (1154 patients) of low or moderate quality were identified. The incidence of MUCs was significantly reduced (RR 0.24, 95% CI 0.07 to 0.77, P = 0.02, NNT 13) by universal prophylactic stenting. This was dependent on whether the same surgeon performed, or was in attendance, during the operations. Two patients lost their grafts to infective urinary tract complications in the stented group

  20. The first use of Resonance® metallic ureteric stent in a case of obstructed transplant kidney

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    Abdulmajed, Mohamed I.; Jones, Vaughan W.; Shergill, Iqbal S.

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION To date, double JJ stent is the mainstay ureteric stent used in a transplant kidney. We herein report the first use of Resonance® metallic ureteric stent to manage ureteric obstruction in a transplant kidney. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 45-year-old lady underwent an uneventful living related donor renal transplantation. Due to post-operative pelvi-ureteric obstruction and recurrent obstruction following multiple distal stent migration and expulsion necessitated frequent nephrostomy insertion and antegrade stenting, she underwent challenging but successful retrograde insertion of a 12 centimetres long and size 6.0 French Cook Resonance® metallic ureteric stent which was performed under general anaesthesia. DISCUSSION Metallic ureteric stents are a fairly recent introduction to modern urology and they have been successfully used in the management of benign and malignant obstruction of ureter. CONCLUSION This is the first case of therapeutic metallic ureteric stent insertion in a transplant kidney. PMID:24858983

  1. Which ureteral access sheath is compatible with your flexible ureteroscope?

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    Al-Qahtani, Saeed M; Letendre, Julien; Thomas, Alexandre; Natalin, Ricardo; Saussez, Thibaud; Traxer, Olivier

    2014-03-01

    Our aim is to evaluate different ureteral access sheaths (UASs), which are available in the international market and their compatibility with different available flexible ureteroscopes (F-URSs) to help the urologist choose the proper ureteral access sheath for his or her endoscope before commencing the procedure. A total of 21 UASs and 12 F-URSs were evaluated. Measurements were obtained in French (F) units considering different characteristics for each UAS and each F-URS. Insertion test without friction between F-URS and UAS was considered as a successful test and was referred as (YES). All UASs and F-URSs were successfully submitted to the insertion test. All F-URSs that were inserted into UASs without friction had an internal diameter of at least 12F. Different lengths of UAS did not influence the test outcome. This study was able to establish a correlation table between different UASs and different flexible ureteroscopes. As of now, the 12/14F UAS is considered the universal UAS that accepts all F-URSs that are available in the endourology field. Nevertheless, we are expecting a significant change with the new standard size 10/12F UAS as well as huge advances in minimizing the size of different endoscopes.

  2. TROP2 expressed in the trunk of the ureteric duct regulates branching morphogenesis during kidney development.

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    Tsukahara, Yuko; Tanaka, Minoru; Miyajima, Atsushi

    2011-01-01

    TROP2, a cell surface protein structurally related to EpCAM, is expressed in various carcinomas, though its function remains largely unknown. We examined the expression of TROP2 and EpCAM in fetal mouse tissues, and found distinct patterns in the ureteric bud of the fetal kidney, which forms a tree-like structure. The tip cells in the ureteric bud proliferate to form branches, whereas the trunk cells differentiate to form a polarized ductal structure. EpCAM was expressed throughout the ureteric bud, whereas TROP2 expression was strongest at the trunk but diminished towards the tips, indicating the distinct cell populations in the ureteric bud. The cells highly expressing TROP2 (TROP2(high)) were negative for Ki67, a proliferating cell marker, and TROP2 and collagen-I were co-localized to the basal membrane of the trunk cells. TROP2(high) cells isolated from the fetal kidney failed to attach and spread on collagen-coated plates. Using MDCK cells, a well-established model for studying the branching morphogenesis of the ureteric bud, TROP2 was shown to inhibit cell spreading and motility on collagen-coated plates, and also branching in collagen-gel cultures, which mimic the ureteric bud's microenvironment. These results together suggest that TROP2 modulates the interaction between the cells and matrix and regulates the formation of the ureteric duct by suppressing branching from the trunk during kidney development.

  3. TROP2 expressed in the trunk of the ureteric duct regulates branching morphogenesis during kidney development.

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    Yuko Tsukahara

    Full Text Available TROP2, a cell surface protein structurally related to EpCAM, is expressed in various carcinomas, though its function remains largely unknown. We examined the expression of TROP2 and EpCAM in fetal mouse tissues, and found distinct patterns in the ureteric bud of the fetal kidney, which forms a tree-like structure. The tip cells in the ureteric bud proliferate to form branches, whereas the trunk cells differentiate to form a polarized ductal structure. EpCAM was expressed throughout the ureteric bud, whereas TROP2 expression was strongest at the trunk but diminished towards the tips, indicating the distinct cell populations in the ureteric bud. The cells highly expressing TROP2 (TROP2(high were negative for Ki67, a proliferating cell marker, and TROP2 and collagen-I were co-localized to the basal membrane of the trunk cells. TROP2(high cells isolated from the fetal kidney failed to attach and spread on collagen-coated plates. Using MDCK cells, a well-established model for studying the branching morphogenesis of the ureteric bud, TROP2 was shown to inhibit cell spreading and motility on collagen-coated plates, and also branching in collagen-gel cultures, which mimic the ureteric bud's microenvironment. These results together suggest that TROP2 modulates the interaction between the cells and matrix and regulates the formation of the ureteric duct by suppressing branching from the trunk during kidney development.

  4. Candida Bezoars with Urinary Tract Obstruction in Two Women without Immunocompromising Conditions

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    Giuseppe Di Paola

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available More than half of the cases of fungal infections of the urinary tract are caused by Candida sp., but occurrence of obstructive uropathy caused by mycetomas or fungus balls (urobezoars is extremely rare. The latter are conglomerates of fungal hyphae. Diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression, chronic disease, and malignancies are known predisposing factors. Preoperative imaging is not pathognomonic; blood clots, radiolucent urinary calculi, air bubbles, and inflammatory debris can mimic urobezoars. We report on two otherwise healthy women presenting with urinary tract obstruction caused by candidal mycetomas of the renal pelvis that mimicked matrix lithiasis.

  5. Psoas hitch ureteral reimplantation in adults--analysis of a modified technique and timing of repair.

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    Ahn, M; Loughlin, K R

    2001-08-01

    The psoas hitch ureteral reimplantation technique has been used with great success to bridge defects in ureteral length due to injury or planned resection. Several surgical principles have been historically stressed when performing this procedure, including adequate mobilization of the bladder, fixation of the bladder to the psoas tendon before reimplantation, the use of a submucosal nonrefluxing-type ureteral anastomosis, and a 6-week delay before attempting repair after a surgical injury. We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent ureteroneocystostomy with a psoas hitch, evaluated the relevance of these principles, and describe a modification of the technique. All patients undergoing psoas hitch ureteral reimplantation were reviewed. The indications, complications, and long-term outcomes were assessed. Between 1989 and 1999, 24 patients underwent psoas hitch reimplantation at our institution. The indications were operative injury in 11, planned surgical resection during nonurologic pelvic surgery in 4, cancer in 4, stricture in 4, and trauma in 1. Refluxing-type ureteral anastomoses were performed in 17 cases. One case of postoperative urosepsis occurred. A delayed repair after operative injury did not improve the operative time or overall morbidity. No cases of chronic flank pain, recurrent pyelonephritis, persistent severe hydronephrosis, or compromised renal function, as measured by a change in baseline serum creatinine level, occurred. No patient required reoperation for either early or delayed complications or failure of the repair at a follow-up of 1 to 122 months (mean 32.75). Psoas hitch ureteral reimplantation is an effective means of treating defects in ureteral length. Immediate repair may be safely undertaken as soon as the ureteral injury is recognized. Long-term sequelae are unusual in adults, even when using refluxing-type ureteral anastomoses.

  6. Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy for lower ureteric stones: Steps to make it a simple procedure

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    Anil Mandhani

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Despite advances in endoscopy and availability of holmium lithotripsy there are ureteric stones, which primarily need to be treated with laparoscopic ureterolithotomy. Literature is replete with the stone retrieval in upper ureteric stone but there are a very few reports on stones removal from ureter below the lower sacroiliac joint. Putting a double J stent before starting the procedure does not give any extra advantage; rather it takes away significant operating room time. This point of technique describes port placement strategy, proximal ureteral occlusion; stone localization, ureterotomy, stone retrieval and laparoscopic stenting are the important steps where one would like to be careful enough to complete the procedure successfully.

  7. The efficacy and safety of ureteral stenting after transurethral resection (TUR) of bladder tumors involving the ureteral orifice%累及输尿管口的膀胱肿瘤电切术后留置输尿管支架管的疗效及安全性

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    李涛; 高祥勋; 吴翔; 彭俊铭; 吴进锋; 张弛; 余澄波; 魏永宝; 张延榕; 叶烈夫

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    recurred out of the resected area.Conclusions Ureteral stenting after TUR of bladder tumors involving the ureteral orifice can prevent stricture at the ureterovesical junction without increasing the risk of tumor cell seeding along the upper urinary tract.The existence of a double-J ureteral stent does not increase complications of adjuvant intravesical chemotherapy, and also won't cause intolerable lower urinary tract symptoms.%目的:探讨累及输尿管口的膀胱肿瘤电切术后留置输尿管支架管(双J管)的疗效和安全性。方法回顾性分析2009年3月至2015年11月收治的累及输尿管口的非肌层浸润性膀胱肿瘤患者34例,男28例,女6例。年龄26~79岁,平均51岁。肿瘤单发14例,多发20例;初发29例,复发5例。术前IVU或CTU检查证实患侧输尿管无扩张、积水。34例均行TURBT,切除肿瘤达深肌层,输尿管口完全切除,其中18例术毕于患侧输尿管内留置双J管1根。所有患者术后即刻膀胱内灌注表柔比星50 mg,其后根据病理报告制定膀胱内灌注化疗方案。术后10~12周于膀胱镜下拔除双J管,术后1~2年内每3个月复查。结果34例手术均顺利完成,无手术并发症。术后即刻膀胱内灌注化疗及后续灌注化疗过程中均无严重不良反应发生。随访3~71个月,18例留置双J管者均未发生输尿管狭窄或肾积水,上尿路未发现肿瘤复发,膀胱镜检查见输尿管口外观及喷尿正常;16例未留置双J管者中3例出现肾积水,其中2例证实为患侧输尿管口瘢痕狭窄,行输尿管膀胱再吻合术治疗,1例证实为患侧输尿管肿瘤行根治性切除术。34例患者均无膀胱输尿管反流的症状,均无持续的不可缓解的下尿路症状。膀胱内肿瘤复发2例,复发部位均不在原电切创面区域。结论累及输尿管口的非肌层浸润性膀胱肿瘤行TURBT术毕于患侧输尿管内留置双J管可减少术后输尿

  8. TRAP1 ameliorates renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction by protecting renal tubular epithelial cell mitochondria.

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    Chen, Jun-Feng; Wu, Qi-Shun; Xie, Yu-Xian; Si, Bo-Lin; Yang, Ping-Ping; Wang, Wen-Yan; Hua, Qin; He, Qing

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    Mitochondrial dysfunction causes renal tubular epithelial cell injury and promotes cell apoptosis and renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) progression. TNF receptor-associated protein 1 (TRAP1) is a molecular chaperone protein that is localized in mitochondria. It plays an important role in cell apoptosis; however, its functional mechanism in TIF remains unclear. In this study, we observed the effects of TRAP1 in renal tubular epithelial cell mitochondria in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction and its function in cell apoptosis and TIF. Results show that TRAP1 could protect the mitochondrial structure in renal tubular epithelial cells; maintain the levels of mitochondrial membrane potential, ATP, and mitochondrial DNA copy number; inhibit reactive oxygen species production; stabilize the expression of the mitochondrial inner membrane protein mitofilin; reduce renal tubular epithelial cell apoptosis; and inhibit TIF. These results provide new theoretical foundations for additional understanding of the antifibrotic mechanism of TRAP1 in the kidney.-Chen, J.-F., Wu, Q.-S., Xie, Y.-X., Si, B.-L., Yang, P.-P., Wang, W.-Y., Hua, Q., He, Q. TRAP1 ameliorates renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction by protecting renal tubular epithelial cell mitochondria. © FASEB.

  9. Use of Corticosteroids for Urinary Tuberculosis Patients at Risk of Developing Ureteral Obstruction

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    Matsui, Kosuke; Furumoto, Akitsugu; Ohba, Kojiro; Mochizuki, Kota; Tanaka, Takeshi; Takaki, Masahiro; Morimoto, Konosuke; Ariyoshi, Koya

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    A 77-year-old man with urinary tuberculosis developed post renal anuria two days after starting an anti-tuberculosis drug regimen. He had bilateral hydronephrosis, and his right kidney was radiologically diagnosed to be non-functioning. A transurethral catheter was placed in the left ureter. No improvement in the ureteral stricture was noted during the initial three weeks of treatment; however, the stricture did thereafter improve after the commencement of oral prednisolone. In cases of urinary tuberculosis, ureteral stricture can deteriorate and result in ureteral obstruction during anti-tuberculosis treatment. Pre-emptive administration of corticosteroids may be beneficial for preventing such stricture in patients with a pre-existing ureteral lesion. PMID:27904125

  10. Forgotten/retained double J ureteric stents: A source of severe morbidity in children.

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    Nerli, Rajendra B; Magdum, Prasad V; Sharma, Vikas; Guntaka, Ajay Kumar; Hiremath, Murigendra B; Ghagane, Shridhar

    2016-01-01

    The increase in the usage of double J (DJ) ureteral stents in the management of a variety of urinary tract disease processes mandates familiarity with these devices, their consequences and their potential complications, which at times can be devastating. We retrospectively reviewed our series of children with forgotten/retained DJ ureteric stents. Hospital records of all patients' forgotten/retained DJ ureteral stent at our hospital were reviewed for age, gender, indication for insertion of DJ stent, duration of stent insertion, radiological images and surgical procedures performed. During the study period, January 2000 to December 2014 (a 15-year period), a total of 14 children underwent removal of forgotten/retained DJ ureteral stent. A combination of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, cystolitholapaxy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy was done to free the DJ stent and extract it. Forgotten/retained stents in children are a source of severe morbidity, additional/unnecessary hospitalisation and definitely financial strain.

  11. [Strategy changes in the treatment of ureteral lithiasis and nephritic colic].

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    González Enguita, C; Calahorra Fernández, F J; García de la Peña, E; Rodríguez-Miñón Cifuentes, J L; Vela Navarrete, R

    1996-04-01

    Since lithotripters were first introduced to the clinical practice in 1980, extracorporeal shock wave lithotrite (ESWL) has been universally recognized as the first choice to resolve urinary tract lithiasis, ureteral calculi being the most susceptible lithiasic site for controversy. The urologist approach to the lithiasic patient has changed mainly as compared to that of ureteral calculi. These profound changes translate an undeniable advance of the extracorporeal procedures versus those of endourology, basically based on ESWL low morbidity. In those cases when lithiasis is found in a situation of nephritic colic, there is a real therapeutical chance with ESWL, thus leading to drug therapy losing its major role. We present 768 patients with ureteral lithiasis (1991-1994), 20-25% of which were examined for a nephritic colic. Once the colic situation is overcome in all instances, 35% will require a new lithotrite for complete lithiasic resolution. Overall, our rate of successful ureteral lithiasis resolution is 97% (30% need repeated session).

  12. Efficacy of nifedipine and alfuzosin in the management of distal ureteric stones: A randomized, controlled study

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    Sameer

    2014-01-01

    Conclusion: The use of alfuzosin and nifedipine as a medical expulsive therapy for distal ureteric stones proved to be safe and effective in term of increased stone-expulsion rate, reduced pain attacks and decrease hospital re-admissions.

  13. Metallic stent in the treatment of ureteral obstruction: Experience of single institute

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    Chien-Chang Li

    2011-10-01

    Conclusion: Patients with ureteral obstructions can be treated sufficiently with the Resonance® metallic stent. Patients who had gynecological malignancies and received radiotherapy had a higher failure rate after Resonance® metallic stent insertion.

  14. Ureteroscopy for treatment of obstructing ureteral calculi in pregnant women: Single center experience

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    T.K. Fathelbab

    2016-06-01

    Conclusion: Ureteroscopy is a safe and effective therapeutic option for the treatment of obstructing ureteral stones in pregnancy with stone-free and complication rates comparable to the non-pregnant population.

  15. Encrustation and stone formation: complication of indwelling ureteral stents.

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    Schulze, K A; Wettlaufer, J N; Oldani, G

    1985-06-01

    Severe encrustation and stone formation on indwelling ureteral stents in 2 patients with a lithogenic history are reported. In both cases this complication occurred in the presence of sterile urine and treatment required pyelolithotomy in one and renal pelvic irrigation with urologic G solution in the other. Analyses of these stones revealed struvite and apatite, respectively. Dissolution of encrustations and stones via renal pelvic irrigation is suggested as a viable alternative to surgical intervention for this problem. A review of the literature shows a correlation between chronic stone formers and stent encrustation, rather than from bacteriuria alone. Long-term antibiotic suppression, more frequent followup with abdominal roentgenograms, and shorter periods of internal stenting are suggested for patients with a lithogenic history.

  16. Lessons learned over a decade of pediatric robotic ureteral reimplantation

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    Baek, Minki

    2017-01-01

    The da Vinci robotic system has improved surgeon dexterity, ergonomics, and visualization to allow for a minimally invasive option for complex reconstructive procedures in children. Over the past decade, robot-assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation (RALUR) has become a viable minimally invasive surgical option for pediatric vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). However, higher-than-expected complication rates and suboptimal reflux resolution rates at some centers have also been reported. The heterogeneity of surgical outcomes may arise from the inherent and underestimated complexity of the RALUR procedure that may justify its reclassification as a complex reconstructive procedure and especially for robotic surgeons early in their learning curve. Currently, no consensus exists on the role of RALUR for the surgical management of VUR. High success rates and low major complication rates are the expected norm for the current gold standard surgical option of open ureteral reimplantation. Similar to how robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery has gradually replaced open surgery as the most utilized option for prostatectomy in prostate cancer patients, RALUR may become a higher utilized surgical option in children with VUR if the adoption of standardized surgical techniques that have been associated with optimal outcomes can be adopted during the second decade of RALUR. A future standard of RALUR for children with VUR whose parents seek a minimally invasive surgical option can arise if widespread achievement of high success rates and low major complication rates can be obtained, similar to the replacement of open surgery with robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostectomy as the new strandard for men with prostate cancer. PMID:28097262

  17. Preventing the Forgotten Ureteral Stent by Using a Mobile Point-of-Care Application.

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    Ziemba, Justin B; Ludwig, Wesley W; Ruiz, Leticia; Carvalhal, Eduardo; Matlaga, Brian R

    2017-07-01

    The forgotten ureteral stent (FUS) can lead to patient morbidity. To date, tracking ureteral stents is a cumbersome task, given their high frequency of insertion and variable indwelling times. To simplify this process, an application was developed to track patients with indwelling ureteral stents. We report our initial user experience and clinical outcomes with this application. Ureteral Stent Tracker™ (UST) is a secure, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)-compliant, cloud-based point-of-care application. It is designed for logging stent insertion, scheduling the date of anticipated stent extraction, and confirming stent removal. It is accessible via a mobile phone application or web browser interface. We consecutively enrolled all patients who underwent ureteral stent insertion for any indication by two urologists from January 10, 2015, to October 10, 2016. A retrospective chart review was performed of all patients included in the UST database. Data extracted included patient demographics, diagnosis, procedure, and stent characteristics. A total of 115 patients were included with a mean age of 52.4 years; 54% (62/115) were male and 58% (67/115) were Caucasian. This cohort represented 146 ureteral stent care plans with 23 patients (23/115; 20%) having more than one care plan during the study period. The most common procedure performed was ureteroscopy (70/146; 48%) for a diagnosis of nephrolithiasis (108/146; 74%). The median indwelling ureteral stent time was 14 days (interquartile range: 7-45 days). A total of three patients (3/115; 3%) did not return for their scheduled extraction, but were identified only through the application. Each patient was contacted, resulting in effective removal of all three stents in the office. Tracking of ureteral stents is critical to prevent the patient safety issue of the FUS. The UST is a secure, HIPPA-compliant, cloud-based application, which once incorporated into the workflow of a urologic practice

  18. Distal Ureteral Diameter Ratio is Predictive of Breakthrough Febrile Urinary Tract Infection.

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    Arlen, Angela M; Leong, Traci; Guidos, Paul J; Alexander, Siobhan E; Cooper, Christopher S

    2017-07-08

    Distal ureteral diameter ratio is an objective measure that is prognostic of spontaneous resolution of vesicoureteral reflux. Along with likelihood of resolution, improved identification of children at risk for recurrent febrile urinary tract infections may impact management decisions. We evaluated the usefulness of ureteral diameter ratio as a predictive factor for breakthrough febrile urinary tract infections. Children with primary vesicoureteral reflux and detailed voiding cystourethrogram were identified. Ureteral diameter ratio was computed by measuring largest ureteral diameter within the pelvis and dividing by the distance between L1 and L3 vertebral bodies. Demographics, vesicoureteral reflux grade, laterality, presence/absence of bladder-bowel dysfunction, and ureteral diameter ratio were tested in univariate and multivariable analyses. Primary outcome was breakthrough febrile urinary tract infections. We analyzed 112 girls and 28 boys with a mean ± SD age of 2.5 ± 2.3 years at diagnosis. Vesicoureteral reflux was grade 1 to 2 in 64 patients (45.7%), grade 3 in 50 (35.7%), grade 4 in 16 (11.4%) and grade 5 in 10 (7.2%). Mean ± SD followup was 3.2 ± 2.7 years. A total of 40 children (28.6%) experienced breakthrough febrile urinary tract infections. Ureteral diameter ratio was significantly greater in children with (0.36) vs without (0.25) breakthrough febrile infections (p = 0.004). Controlling for vesicoureteral reflux grade, every 0.1 U increase in ureteral diameter ratio resulted in 1.7 times increased odds of breakthrough infection (95% CI 1.24 to 2.26, p urinary tract infections independent of reflux grade. Ureteral diameter ratio provides valuable prognostic information about risk of recurrent pyelonephritis and may assist with clinical decision-making. Copyright © 2017 American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Extraction of a long-forgotten ureteral stent by ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy

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    江军; 朱方强; 姜庆; 王洛夫

    2004-01-01

    @@ A long-forgotten ureteral stent is occasionally encountered in urological practice. It can be complicated by encrustation and may pose a management and legal dilemma. Here, we report on a long-forgotten ureteral stent that had completely calcified after 30 months in a patient with chronic renal insufficiency due to obstructive uropathy. The stent was extracted successfully by means of ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy.

  20. Ureteric complications in live related donor renal transplantation - impact on graft and patient survival

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    A Srivastava

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective : The study was performed with an aim to determine the incidence of ureteric complications in live related donor renal transplantation, and to study the effect of ureteric complications on long term graft and patient survival. Patients And Methods: Records of 1200 consecutive live related renal transplants done from 1989-2002 were reviewed. Twenty-six ureteric complications were noted to occur and treatment modalities employed were documented. In the non complication group sufficient data for evaluation was available in 867 patients. Survival analysis were performed using Kaplan-Meier techniques. Results: The overall incidence of urological complications is 2.9%. Complications occurred at a mean interval of 31.9 days after renal transplantation. Ureteric complications occurred in 2% patients with stented and 7.7% patients with non stented anastomosis (p=0.001. Mean follow up following renal transplantation was 37.4 months. Survival analysis showed that ureteric complications did not increase the risk of graft fai lu re or patient death. Conclusions: Ureteric complications in live related donor renal transplantation occurred in 2.9 % patients and did not impair graft and patient survival.

  1. Effect of Diuretics on Ureteral Stone Therapy with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

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    Zomorrodi A

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available To evaluate the effect of diuretics on ureteral stone fragmentation and clearance during therapy with extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL, we studied 87 patients with ureteral stone at different levels and treated with ESWL. The patients were randomized into two groups treated by standard ESWL; the treatment protocol included 3500 shock wave per patient in each session, energy of the shock in two groups was 13 to 9 kv per patient, and the number of sessions was 3 per patient. The first group included 43 patients who received only ESWL, while the second group of 44 patients received as well 40 mg of furosemide. Stone fragmentation rate was 81% and 93.1% and stone clearance rate was 68.2% and 88.4% for the first and the second groups, respectively. With diuretics, fragmentation was18.8% more in the middle ureteral stones, 16.9% more in the upper tract stones, and 5.4% more in the distal stones. Moreover, clearance of fragmented stones was 38%, 28%, 15.4% more at middle and upper and distal ureteral stone, respectively. We conclude that the stone fragmentation and clearance were higher with ESWL and diuretics than without diuresis. Diuresis is safe and has some advantage at increasing the effect of ESWL on ureteral stones especially the middle ureteral calculi.

  2. Unenhanced CT for the evaluation of acute ureteric colic: the essential pictorial guide.

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    Kennish, Steven J; Wah, Tze M; Irving, Henry C

    2010-07-01

    Acute ureteric colic is a common emergency, often dealt with by the emergency physician or general practitioner and referred on to the urologist. Unenhanced CT of the kidneys, ureters and bladder (CTKUB) is the 'gold standard' imaging investigation for establishing a diagnosis and guiding management. An appreciation of the CTKUB signs, which support or refute a diagnosis of ureteric colic, is highly valuable to the clinician when making a urological referral, and to the urologist, who must make appropriate management plans. All salient diagnostic and supportive features of ureteric colic are carefully illustrated, as are important radiological mimics, with the objectives of educating and informing the non-radiologist. Ready access to the picture archive and communication system (PACS) allows all specialists involved to interpret the radiological report with the benefit of images. A stone within the ureter may not always be readily apparent. Soft tissue rim sign around a calcific focus is an important indicator of a ureteric stone, whereas a comet tail sign suggests a phlebolith (a calcified venous thrombosis), a radiological mimic of a ureteric stone. Numerous secondary signs of ureteric obstruction may be present including hydronephrosis and perinephric stranding, and can help to confirm the diagnosis. The relative diagnostic weighting of signs is discussed, and a checklist is provided to assist with interpretation. Unexpected alternative radiological diagnoses are also illustrated, which may have significant management consequences necessitating specialist referral.

  3. Ureteral Access Sheath Influence on the Ureteral Wall Evaluated by Cyclooxygenase-2 and Tumor Necrosis Factor-α in a Porcine Model

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    Lildal, Søren Kissow; Nørregaard, Rikke; Andreassen, Kim Hovgaard; Christiansen, Frederikke Eichner; Jung, Helene; Pedersen, Malene Roland

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    Abstract Objective: To examine the effect of ureteral access sheath (UAS) on the expression of the pro-inflammatory mediators cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in the ureteral wall. Material and Methods: In 22 pigs an UAS was inserted and removed after 2 minutes on one side and 2 hours on the contralateral side. Postoperatively ureters were excised in vivo, and tissue samples from the distal (2 minutes/2 hours) and proximal ureter (2 minutes/2 hours) were snap-frozen before quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis of COX-2 and TNF-α. Five unmanipulated ureteral units from other pigs served as the control group. Results: Compared to controls COX-2 mRNA was significantly upregulated in all UAS treated ureteral groups. Similarly, TNF-α mRNA was upregulated in all groups except the 2-minute proximal ureteral group. Both COX-2 and TNF-α expression were significantly higher in the distal than in the proximal ureter in the UAS treated ureters. After UAS insertion for 2 minutes, expression levels in the distal ureter were increased 6.5- and 8-fold for COX-2 and TNF-α, respectively; and after 2 hours of UAS placement COX-2 and TNF-α mRNA expression levels were increased 9- and 9.5-fold, respectively. Conclusion: The pro-inflammatory mediators COX-2 and TNF-α were significantly upregulated in the ureteral wall by the influence of UAS. These findings may have implications for postoperative pain, drainage, and complications. PMID:27998175

  4. Curative Effect Observation of Treating 17 Cases of Gastric Bezoar Department of Internal Medicine%17例胃石症内科治疗效果观察

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    曹月敏; 王琳; 吴淑彦

    2014-01-01

    目的:内科保守治疗胃石的疗效观察。方法选择我院2011年~2013年17例胃石患者(均为植物性胃石)口服口服多潘立酮10mg,3次/d,兰索拉唑30mg,1次/d,碳酸氢钠注射液20ml,4次/d,可口可乐150ml,6次/d,共用7d。结果14例患者结石消失,3例患者胃石变小,在胃镜下应用圈套器碎石治疗,治疗过程中,2例患者出现腹胀,恶心症状,无消化道出血及穿孔发生。结论内科保守治疗胃石患者痛苦小、费用较低,效果明显、值得推广。%Objective To observe the curative ef ect of conservative treatment of gastrolith Department of internal medicine. Methods Our hospital in the years 2011~2013 17 cases of gastrolith patients (al vegetable gastrolithiasis) oral domperidone 10 mg 3 times daily, lansoprazole 30 mg once daily, Sodium Bicarbonate Injection 20 ml, 4 times a day, Coca-Cola 150 mil iliters 6 times a day, a total of 7 days. Results 14 patients with gal stone disappeared, 3 cases gastric bezoar smal er, application of the snare lithotripsy under the endoscopy, the course of treatment, 2 patients with abdominal distention, nausea, no gastrointestinal hemorrhage and perforation. Conclusion Department of internal medicine, conservative treatment of bezoar pain in patients with small, low cost, obvious ef ect, worthy of promotion.

  5. Single ectopic ureteral orifice with bilateral duplicated renal collecting systems in an adult girl: Diagnosis by magnetic resonance urography.

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    Tang, Min; Wang, Quanrongzi; Liu, Bianjiang; Li, Jie; Lu, Qiang; Song, Ninghong; Wang, Zengjun; Zhang, Wei

    2015-01-01

    Renal duplication accompanied by ureteral ectopia is an uncommon urinary congenital abnormality. We report the case of a 21-year-old girl who suffered from lifelong continuous urinary leakage. She was finally diagnosed with bilateral duplicated collecting systems complicated with right ectopic ureteral orifice - an extremely rare case. The patient underwent ureteric re-implantation for the ectopic side, and her urinary incontinence ceased soon thereafter. In this case, traditional imaging failed to show the exact insertion of an ectopic ureter. However, magnetic resonance urography combined with retrograde intubation radiography successfully depicted the point of ureteric insertion, which may make the diagnostic process accurate and efficient.

  6. Effects of Mycophenolate Mofetil on Renal Interstitial Fibrosis after Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction in Rats

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    张春; 朱忠华; 王刚; 邓安国

    2003-01-01

    To investigate the effects of mycophenolate mofetil MMF) on the process of renal inter-stitial fibrosis,unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) model was established in rats. Twenty Spra-gue-Dawley rats underwent UUO and received vehicle (n= 10) or MMF (20 mg. kg-1. d-1 , by dai-ly gastric gavage, n= 10) during a period of 5 days following surgery, and the additional 10 ratswere served as sham-operated group. The rats were killed 5 days after surgery. Immunohistochem-istry was performed on renal tissue for proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), a-smooth muscleactin (α-SMA) and type Ⅰ and Ⅲ collagen (col Ⅰ , colⅢ). Histological studies were also done byMASSON staining. Five days after surgery, proliferating cells in tubules, interstitium as well as in-terstitial myofibroblast (MyoF) infiltration and interstitial col Ⅰ , colⅢ deposition were all signifi-cantly reduced by MMF treatment. MMF also alleviated the histological changes of UUO rats.These results suggested that the reduction of interstitial MyoF infiltration may be an important e-vent by which MMF prevents renal injury caused by UUO and MMF could be used to limit the pro-gression of renal fibrosis.

  7. Bilateral ureteral obstruction revealing a benign prostatic hypertrophy: a case report and review of the literature.

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    Riyach, Omar; Ahsaini, Mustapha; Kharbach, Youssef; Bounoual, Mohammed; Tazi, Mohammed Fadl; El Ammari, Jalal Eddine; Mellas, Soufiane; Fassi, Mohammed El Jamal; Khallouk, Abdelhak; Farih, Moulay Hassan

    2014-02-11

    Prostatic hyperplasia is the most frequent tumor in men older than 50 years of age. Bilateral hydronephrosis secondary to benign prostatic hypertrophy is a rare condition most often due to vesicoureteral reflux. Herein we report a case of a patient with bilateral hydronephrosis with distal ureter obstruction caused by detrusor hypertrophy due to prostatic hyperplasia, our analysis of the clinical data and a review of the relevant published literature. We report a case of a 65-year-old Berber man with clinically significant storage, bladder-emptying symptoms and bilateral low back pain with renal biologic failure and bilateral ureterohydronephrosis, distal ureteral stenosis, detrusor hypertrophy and prostate hyperplasia without significant post-void residual urine volume visualized by abdominal sonography. The patient underwent bilateral JJ stent insertion with transurethral resection of the prostate. The patient was discharged 3 days after surgery without any obvious complications. At his 3-month follow-up examination, the JJ stent was removed and the patient had comfortable urination without renal failure. This is an extremely rare condition that has important diagnostic considerations because of the possibility of comorbid severe obstructive uropathy and chronic renal failure.

  8. Treatment of ureteral calculus obstruction with laser lithotripsy in an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).

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    Schmitt, Todd L; Sur, Roger L

    2012-03-01

    An adult female bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) presented with acute anorexia secondary to progressive azotemia (blood urea nitrogen = 213 mg/dl, creatinine [Cr] = 9.5 mg/dl) and electrolyte abnormalities (K = 7.4 mEq/L). It was later diagnosed with postrenal obstruction secondary to bilaterally obstructing ureteral calculi seen on ultrasound. Treatment of the obstruction required two endoscopic procedures, cystoscopy for ureteral stent placement and ureteroscopy to perform intracorporeal lithotripsy on the obstructing calculi. Before the first procedure, the dolphin's azotemia was stabilized with aggressive fluid therapy, peritoneal dialysis, and treatment for acidosis. Diuresis subsequent to the fluid therapy enabled passage of the right obstructing urolith. For both endoscopic procedures, the dolphin was placed in left lateral recumbency due to the peritoneal dialysis catheter in the right retroperitoneal region. For the first procedure, a 12-French (Fr) flexible cystoscope was inserted retrograde into the bladder via the urethra, whereupon a calculus was seen obstructing the left ureteral orifice. A 4.8-Fr, 26-cm double-pigtail ureteral stent was placed up the left ureter to relieve the postrenal obstruction. Inadvertent proximal migration of the left ureteral stent occurred during the procedure. However, renal parameters (serum Cr = 5.8, K = 5.4) improved significantly by the next day. For the second procedure, 28 hr later, ureteroscopy was performed to treat the calculus and replace the existing stent with a longer stent. The left ureteral calculus was pulverized into tiny fragments by using a holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser inserted through a 6.9-Fr semirigid ureteroscope. The migrated stent was visualized in the distal left ureter and replaced with a 90-cm single-pigtail ureteral stent that was sutured exterior to the urogenital slit and removed 3 days later. Renal function normalized over the next several days, and the dolphin recovered over

  9. A study of ureteric peristalsis using a single catheter to record EMG, impedance, and pressure changes.

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    Roshani, H; Dabhoiwala, N F; Tee, S; Dijkhuis, T; Kurth, K H; Ongerboer de Visser, B W; de Jong, J M; Lamers, W H

    1999-03-01

    Ureteric peristalsis transports a urinary bolus from the renal pelvis to the bladder. We developed an intraluminal catheter with a pressure transducer on it to study intraluminal pressure changes and a twin bipolar electrode to record the ureteric EMG and impedance (Z) changes during a peristaltic wave. Five female New Yorkshire pigs (50-60 kg) were studied under light halothane anesthesia (5% at induction/1% for maintenance). A steady state of hydration was maintained using intravenous saline infusion. EMG spike burst activity was studied at a 10-cm interval using low (0-30) Hz filters. Impedance between the same electrodes is measured simultaneously in higher frequencies (1-5 KHz) as a function of ureteric motor activity. Pressure generation in the ureteric lumen was also measured simultaneously by a transducer on the same catheter. A digital signal processing program (Poly 4.9) was used for analysis. Parenteral furosemide was used to induce diuresis. Resting ureteric impedance (Z(R)) decreases to Z(B) (Z bolus) during the passage of the urinary bolus. Passage of a contractile zone during a peristaltic wave increases impedance from Z(B) to its Z(R) level and initiates a pressure rise. Bolus length (the length Z(B)) is not constant and decreases distally. EMG corresponds well in time to impedance. Z(R) disappears after infusion of furosemide because of increased urine load and changes of intraluminal ionic environment. The contractile segment of a ureteric peristaltic wave appears to be represented by an elevated Z segment (Z(C)). Pressure rise is recorded only at the beginning of a contractile zone. A specially adapted intraluminal catheter can be used to study peristalsis in the upper urinary tract. One can study all the three components of ureteric peristalsis (excitation, contraction, and intraluminal pressure rise) using such a catheter.

  10. Ketoprofen-eluting biodegradable ureteral stents by CO2 impregnation: In vitro study.

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    Barros, Alexandre A; Oliveira, Carlos; Reis, Rui L; Lima, Estevão; Duarte, Ana Rita C

    2015-11-30

    Ureteral stents are indispensable tools in urologic practice. The main complications associated with ureteral stents are dislocation, infection, pain and encrustation. Biodegradable ureteral stents are one of the most attractive designs with the potential to eliminate several complications associated with the stenting procedure. In this work we hypothesize the impregnation of ketoprofen, by CO2-impregnation in a patented biodegradable ureteral stent previously developed in our group. The biodegradable ureteral stents with each formulation: alginate-based, gellan gum-based were impregnated with ketoprofen and the impregnation conditions tested were 100 bar, 2 h and three different temperatures (35 °C, 40 °C and 50 °C). The impregnation was confirmed by FTIR and DSC demonstrated the amorphization of the drug upon impregnation. The in vitro elution profile in artificial urine solution (AUS) during degradation of a biodegradable ureteral stent loaded with ketoprofen was evaluated. According to the kinetics results these systems have shown to be very promising for the release ketoprofen in the first 72 h, which is the necessary time for anti-inflammatory delivery after the surgical procedure. The in vitro release studied revealed an influence of the temperature on the impregnation yield, with a higher impregnation yield at 40 °C. Higher yields were also obtained for gellan gum-based stents. The non-cytotoxicity characteristic of the developed ketoprofen-eluting biodegradable ureteral stents was evaluated in L929 cell line by MTS assay which demonstrated the feasibility of this product as a medical device.

  11. Sema4C-Plexin B2 signalling modulates ureteric branching in developing kidney.

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    Perälä, Nina; Jakobson, Madis; Ola, Roxana; Fazzari, Pietro; Penachioni, Junia Y; Nymark, Mariann; Tanninen, Tiina; Immonen, Tiina; Tamagnone, Luca; Sariola, Hannu

    2011-02-01

    Semaphorins, originally identified as axon guidance molecules, have also been implicated in angiogenesis, function of the immune system and cancerous growth. Here we show that deletion of Plexin B2 (Plxnb2), a semaphorin receptor that is expressed both in the pretubular aggregates and the ureteric epithelium in the developing kidney, results in renal hypoplasia and occasional double ureters. The rate of cell proliferation in the ureteric epithelium and consequently the number of ureteric tips are reduced in the kidneys lacking Plexin B2 (Plxnb2-/-). Semaphorin 4C, a ligand for Plexin B2, stimulates branching of the ureteric epithelium in wild type and Plxnb2+/- kidney explants, but not in Plxnb2-/- explants. As shown by co-immunoprecipitation Plexin B2 interacts with the Ret receptor tyrosine kinase, the receptor of Glial-cell-line-derived neurotrophic factor (Gdnf), in embryonic kidneys. Isolated Plxnb2-/- ureteric buds fail to respond to Gdnf by branching, but this response is rescued by Fibroblast growth factor 7 and Follistatin as well as by the metanephric mesenchyme. The differentiation of the nephrogenic mesenchyme, its morphology and the rate of apoptosis in the Plxnb2-/- kidneys are normal. Plexin B2 is co-expressed with Plexin B1 (Plxnb1) in the kidney. The double homozygous Plxnb1-Plxnb2-deficient mice show high embryonic lethality prior to onset of nephrogenesis. The only double homozygous embryo surviving to E12 showed hypoplastic kidneys with ureteric branches and differentiating mesenchyme. Taken together, our results show that Sema4C-Plexin B2 signalling regulates ureteric branching, possibly through modulation of Gdnf signalling by interaction with Ret, and suggest non-redundant roles for Plexin B1 and Plexin B2 in kidney development. Copyright © 2010 International Society of Differentiation. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Ureteral Stones: Evaluation of Patient and Stone Related Predictive Factors

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    Ozgur Yazici

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTPurpose:To evaluate the patient and stone related factors which may influence the final outcome of SWL in the management of ureteral stones.Materials and Methods:Between October 2011 and October 2013, a total of 204 adult patients undergoing SWL for single ureteral stone sizing 5 to 15 mm were included into the study program. The impact of both patient (age, sex, BMI, and stone related factors (laterality, location, longest diameter and density as CT HU along with BUN and lastly SSD (skin to stone distance on fragmentation were analysed by univariate and multivariate analyses. Results: Stone free rates for proximal and distal ureteral stones were 68.8% and 72.7%, respectively with no statistically significant difference between two groups (p=0.7. According to univariate and multivariate analyses, while higher BMI (mean: 26.8 and 28.1, p=0.048 and stone density values (mean: 702 HU and 930 HU, p<0.0001 were detected as statistically significant independent predictors of treatment failure for proximal ureteral stones, the only statistically significant predicting parameter for the success rates of SWL in distal ureteral stones was the higher SSD value (median: 114 and 90, p=0.012.Conclusions:Our findings have clearly shown that while higher BMI and increased stone attenuation values detected by NCCT were significant factors influencing the final outcome of SWL treatment in proximal ureteral stones; opposite to the literature, high SSD was the only independent predictor of success for the SWL treatment of distal ureteral stones.

  13. Effect of ipsilateral ureteric obstruction on contralateral kidney and role of renin angiotensin system blockade on renal recovery in experimentally induced unilateral ureteric obstruction

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    Shasanka S Panda

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims: To study, the effects of ipsilateral ureteric obstruction on contralateral kidney and the role of renin angiotensin system (RAS blockade on renal recovery in experimentally induced unilateral ureteric obstruction. Materials and Methods: Unilateral upper ureteric obstruction was created in 96 adult Wistar rats that were reversed after pre-determined intervals. Losartan and Enalapril were given to different subgroups of rats following relief of obstruction. Results: The severity of dilatation on the contralateral kidney varied with duration of ipsilateral obstruction longer the duration more severe the dilatation. There is direct correlation between renal parenchymal damage, pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ fibrosis, inflammation and severity of pelvi-calyceal system dilatation of contralateral kidney with duration of ipsilateral PUJ obstruction. Conclusions: Considerable injury is also inflicted to the contralateral normal kidney while ipsilateral kidney remains obstructed. Use of RAS blocking drugs has been found to significantly improve renal recovery on the contralateral kidney. It can, thus, be postulated that contralateral renal parenchymal injury was mediated through activation of RAS.

  14. The Preparation and Clinical Application study of Cow Bezoar and Borneol Mixture Double Releasing-control Membranes%复方双层缓释药膜的制备与临床应用研究

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    赵呈利; 孙迎东; 荣丽; 孙继军

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To prepare the Cow bezoar and Borneol mixture double releasing-control membranes and observe the effect on recurrent oral ulcer(ROU)patients. Method:The Cow bezoar and Borneolmixture double releasing-control membranes were used to ROU(patients). Result:The effective rates of the Cow bezoar and Borneol mixture double releasing-control membranes and the Mixed powder for raise and promote tissue regeneration group were 98%and 84%separately. Both groups were better than the control group(P<0.01). The Cow bezoar and Borneol mixture double releasing-control membranes were especially efficacious(P<0.05). Conclusion:The cow-bezoar and borneol mixture double releasing-control membranes can stop pain quickly and shorten the period of ulcer. It can raise the effect of clinical treatment and possess the values of popularization.%目的:对复方双层缓释药膜的制备及治疗复发性口腔溃疡的疗效观察分析。方法:复方双层缓释药膜制备、应用于复发性口腔溃疡病例。结果:复方双层缓释药膜为黄色半透明薄膜,有一定的韧性,具有明显的冰片及人工牛黄的清香气;复方双层缓释药膜、养阴生肌散组,总有效率分别达98%、84%,尤以复方双层缓释药膜临床效果良好,两组对比差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),且均显著优于对照组(P<0.01)。结论:该膜制备工艺简单,止痛迅速,对缩短溃疡期,促进愈合,提高临床治疗疗效非常确切,具有可行的临床应用推广价值。

  15. Chronic partial ureteral obstruction and the developing kidney

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    Chevalier, Robert L. [University of Virginia, Department of Pediatrics, Box 800386, Charlottesville, VA (United States)

    2008-01-15

    Although congenital urinary tract obstruction is a common disorder, its pathophysiology remains poorly understood and clinical practice is controversial. Animal models have been used to elucidate the mechanisms responsible for obstructive nephropathy, and the models reveal that renal growth and function are impaired in proportion to the severity and duration of obstruction. Ureteral obstruction in the neonatal rat or mouse leads to activation of the renin-angiotensin system, renal infiltration by macrophages, and tubular apoptosis. Nephrons are lost by glomerular sclerosis and the formation of atubular glomeruli, and progressive injury leads to tubular atrophy and interstitial fibrosis. Recovery following release of obstruction depends on the timing, severity, and duration of obstruction. Growth factors and cytokines are produced by the hydronephrotic kidney, including MCP-1 and TGF-{beta}1, which are excreted in urine and can serve as biomarkers of renal injury. Because MRI can be used to monitor renal morphology, blood flow, and filtration rate, its use might supplant current imaging modalities (ultrasonography and diuretic renography), which have significant drawbacks. Combined use of MRI and new urinary biomarkers should improve our understanding of human congenital obstructive nephropathy and should lead to new approaches to evaluation and management of this challenging group of patients. (orig.)

  16. Updates on the use of ureteral stents: focus on the Resonance® stent

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    Thomas MT Turk

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Manoj V Rao, Anthony J Polcari, Thomas MT TurkDepartment of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USAAbstract: The Resonance® metallic ureteral stent is one of the latest additions to the urologist’s armamentarium in managing ureteral obstruction. One advantage of this stent over traditional polymer-based stents is resistance to encrustation with stone material, which allows longer dwell times and less frequent exchange procedures. Although exchanging a metallic stent is slightly more complicated than exchanging a polymer stent, the fluoroscopic techniques required are familiar to most urologists. The Resonance stent is also more resistant to compression by external forces, potentially allowing greater applicability in patients with metastatic cancer. Furthermore, the use of this stent in patients with benign ureteral obstruction is shown to be associated with significant cost reduction. Clinical studies on the use of this stent are accumulating and the results are mixed, although Level 1 evidence is lacking. In this article we present a comprehensive review of the available literature on the Resonance metallic ureteral stent.Keywords: resonance, metallic, ureteral, stent, obstruction

  17. Degradation and antibacterial properties of magnesium alloys in artificial urine for potential resorbable ureteral stent applications.

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    Lock, Jaclyn Y; Wyatt, Eric; Upadhyayula, Srigokul; Whall, Andrew; Nuñez, Vicente; Vullev, Valentine I; Liu, Huinan

    2014-03-01

    This article presents an investigation on the effectiveness of magnesium and its alloys as a novel class of antibacterial and biodegradable materials for ureteral stent applications. Magnesium is a lightweight and biodegradable metallic material with beneficial properties for use in medical devices. Ureteral stent is one such example of a medical device that is widely used to treat ureteral canal blockages clinically. The bacterial colony formation coupled with the encrustation on the stent surface from extended use often leads to clinical complications and contributes to the failure of indwelling medical devices. We demonstrated that magnesium alloys decreased Escherichia coli viability and reduced the colony forming units over a 3-day incubation period in an artificial urine (AU) solution when compared with currently used commercial polyurethane stent. Moreover, the magnesium degradation resulted in alkaline pH and increased magnesium ion concentration in the AU solution. The antibacterial and degradation properties support the potential use of magnesium-based materials for next-generation ureteral stents. Further studies are needed for clinical translation of biodegradable metallic ureteral stents.

  18. Percutaneous Management of Ureteral Injuries that are Diagnosed Late After Cesarean Section

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    Ustunsoz, Bahri; Ugurel, Sahin; Duru, Namik Kemal; Ozgok, Yasar; Ustunsoz, Ayfer [GATA Medical Faculty, Ankara (Turkmenistan)

    2008-08-15

    We wanted to present the results of percutaneous management of ureteral injuries that were diagnosed late after cesarean sections (CS). Twenty-two cases with 24 ureteral injuries that were diagnosed late after CS underwent percutaneous nephrostomy (PN), antegrade double J (DJ) catheter placement and balloon dilatation or a combination of these. The time for making the diagnosis was 21 +- 50.1 days. The injury site was the distal ureter in all cases (the left ureter: 13, the right ureter: 7 and bilateral: 2). Fifteen complete ureteral obstructions were detected in 13 cases. Ureteral leakage due to partial (n = 4) or complete (n = 3) rupture was noted in seven cases. Two cases had ureterovaginal fistula. All the cases were initially confirmed with antegrade pyelography and afterwards they underwent percutaneous nephrostomy. Balloon dilatation was needed in three cases. Antegrade DJ stents were placed in 10 cases, including the three cases with balloon dilatation. Repetititon of percutaneous nephrostomy with balloon dilatation and DJ stent placement was needed in one case with complete obstruction. All the cases were followed-up with US in their first week and then monthly thereafter for up to two years. Eighteen ureters (75%) were managed by percutaneous procedures alone. A total of six ureter injuries had to undergo surgery (25%). Percutaneous management is a good alternative for the treatment of post-CS ureteral injuries that are diagnosed late after CS. Percutaneous management is at least preparatory for a quarter of the cases where surgery is unavoidable

  19. Optimal management of distal ureteric strictures following renal transplantation: a systematic review.

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    Kwong, Justin; Schiefer, Danielle; Aboalsamh, Ghaleb; Archambault, Jason; Luke, Patrick P; Sener, Alp

    2016-05-01

    Our objective was to define optimal management of distal ureteric strictures following renal transplantation. A systematic review on PubMed identified 34 articles (385 patients). Primary endpoints were success rates and complications of specific primary and secondary treatments (following failure of primary treatment). Among primary treatments (n = 303), the open approach had 85.4% success (95% CI 72.5-93.1) and the endourological approach had 64.3% success (95% CI 58.3-69.9). Among secondary treatments (n = 82), the open approach had 93.1% success (95% CI 77.0-99.2) and the endourological approach had 75.5% success (95% CI 62.3-85.2). The most common primary open treatment was ureteric reimplantation (n = 33, 81.8% success, 95% CI 65.2-91.8). The most common primary endourological treatment was dilation (n = 133, 58.6% success, 95% CI 50.1-66.7). Fourteen complications, including death (4 weeks post-op) and graft loss (12 days post-op), followed endourological treatment. One complication followed open treatment. This is the first systematic review to examine the success rates and complications of specific treatments for distal ureteric strictures following renal transplantation. Our review indicates that open management has higher success rates and fewer complications than endourological management as a primary and secondary treatment for post-transplant distal ureteric strictures. We also outline a post-transplant ureteric stricture evaluation and treatment algorithm.

  20. Ureteral obstruction associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in a long-term intrauterine contraceptive device user.

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    Yonemura, Shigenori; Moriya, Mitsuhiko; Hori, Yasuhide; Arima, Kiminobu; Toyoda, Nagayasu; Sugimura, Yoshiki

    2006-03-01

    We report herein a case of ureteral obstruction associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in a long-term intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) user. A 62-year-old woman presented with a 2-week history of left flank pain and high fever, but no abdominal pain. She had forgotten the use of an IUD. Retrograde pyelography showed a stricture in the lower third of the left ureter. Magnetic resonance showed swelling of the uterus wall and left parametria, but did not reveal the presence of an IUD. Subtotal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and left nephronureterectomy was performed. The IUD was then found in the uterine cavity. The results of pathological and bacteriological findings for Actinomyces infection were negative. Therefore we diagnosed this case as ureteral obstruction associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. Ureteral obstruction associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in a long-term IUD user is extremely rare.

  1. Influence of ureter mirror holmium laser lithotripsy on blood rheology and oxidative stress in patients with upper ureteral calculi

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    Guo-Dong Chen; Jian Dong; Jun Ding; Guo-Bo Li; Chen-Xi Zhou

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To explore the influence of ureter mirror holmium laser lithotripsy on blood rheology and oxidative stress in patients with upper ureteral calculi.Methods:A total of 113 cases patients who underwent surgical treatment of ureter mirror holmium laser lithotripsy were divided into observation group (n=76) and the control group (n=37) according to different therapeutic methods. Patients in the observation group were treated by ureteroscopy holmium laser lithotripsy treatment and patients in control group were treated by open surgery treatment. Venous blood was collected ro test the blood rheology and oxidative stress indicators respectively in the preoperative and postoperative 1 d, 7 d after treatment.Results:The postoperative backlog of red blood cells increased performance first decreased after treatment in two groups, the plasma viscosity and whole blood viscosity, high shear viscosity of whole blood were increased after the stable trend, the postoperative hematocritg, plasma viscosity, whole blood viscosity, high shear viscosity of whole blood were significantly lower than the control group in the observation group 1 d and 7 d after operation; The postoperative Cor, MDA in two groups showed a rising trend, SOD showed a decreasing trend, the difference was statistically significant; MDA in observation group 1 d and 7 d after operation was significantly lower than the control group, SOD was significantly higher than control group in the same point in time.Conclusions:Patients with upper ureteral calculi treated by surgical treatment may cause abnormal blood rheology and oxidative stress. And compared with open surgery, ureteroscopy holmium laser lithotripsy is of smaller side effect, and is beneficial for postoperative recovery.

  2. Dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer (Deflux) implants mimicking distal ureteral calculi on CT

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    Nelson, Caleb P. [Children' s Hospital Boston, Department of Urology, Boston, MA (United States); Chow, Jeanne S. [Children' s Hospital Boston, Department of Radiology, Boston, MA (United States)

    2008-01-15

    Periureteral or subtrigonal injection of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid (Dx/HA) copolymer (Deflux, Q-Med, Uppsala, Sweden) is an increasingly common endoscopic treatment for vesicoureteral reflux. We report a confusing radiographic finding of bilateral calcified Dx/HA injections initially thought to represent bilateral distal ureteral stones in a boy who presented with intermittent periumbilical pain. Urologists, radiologists, and emergency room physicians should be aware of the potential for calcification of ureteral implants of Dx/HA, and of the potentially confusing radiographic images that may result. (orig.)

  3. TROP2 Expressed in the Trunk of the Ureteric Duct Regulates Branching Morphogenesis during Kidney Development

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    2011-01-01

    TROP2, a cell surface protein structurally related to EpCAM, is expressed in various carcinomas, though its function remains largely unknown. We examined the expression of TROP2 and EpCAM in fetal mouse tissues, and found distinct patterns in the ureteric bud of the fetal kidney, which forms a tree-like structure. The tip cells in the ureteric bud proliferate to form branches, whereas the trunk cells differentiate to form a polarized ductal structure. EpCAM was expressed throughout the ureter...

  4. Primarily Proximal Jejunal Stone Causing Enterolith Ileus in a Patient without Evidence of Cholecystoenteric Fistula or Jejunal Diverticulosis.

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    Abtar, Houssam Khodor; Mneimneh, Mostapha; Hammoud, Mazen M; Zaaroura, Ahmed; Papas, Yasmina S

    2016-01-01

    Stone formation within the intestinal lumen is called enterolith. This stone can encroach into the lumen causing obstruction and surgical emergency. Jejunal obstruction by an enterolith is a very rare entity and often missed preoperatively. To our knowledge, most cases of jejunal obstruction, secondary to stone, were associated with biliary disease (cholecystoenteric fistula), bezoar, jejunal diverticulosis, or foreign body. Hereby we present a rare case report of small bowel obstruction in an elderly man who was diagnosed lately to have primary proximal jejunal obstruction by an enterolith without evidence of a cholecystoenteric fistula or jejunal diverticulosis. This patient underwent laparotomy, enterotomy with stone extraction, and subsequent primary repair of the bowel.

  5. An Unusual Cause of Duodenal Obstruction: Persimmon Phytobezoar.

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    Fan, Shengxian; Wang, Jing; Li, Yousheng

    2016-12-01

    Duodenal phytobezoar, an unusual cause of acute duodenal obstruction, is rarely seen. The most common cause of this type of bezoar is persimmon. It frequently arises from underlying gastrointestinal tract pathologies (gastric surgery, etc.). Here, we report the case of a 66-year-old man who had undergone distal gastrectomy with Billroth I reconstruction for gastric cancer and experienced severe epigastric discomfort, abdominal pain, and vomiting for a few days. The abdominal computed tomography scan showed a large-sized mass in the horizontal portion of the duodenum. On following endoscopic examination, a large phytobezoar was revealed in the duodenum. He was treated with endoscopic fragmentation combined with nasogastric Coca-Cola. The patient tolerated the procedure well and resumed a normal oral diet 3 days later.

  6. Mast Cells and MCPT4 Chymase Promote Renal Impairment after Partial Ureteral Obstruction

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    Maguelonne Pons

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive nephropathy constitutes a major cause of pediatric renal progressive disease. The mechanisms leading to disease progression are still poorly understood. Kidney fibrotic lesions are reproduced using a model of partial unilateral ureteral obstruction (pUUO in newborn mice. Based on data showing significant mast cell (MC infiltration in patients, we investigated the role of MC and murine MCPT4, a MC-released chymase, in pUUO using MC- (Wsh/sh, MCPT4-deficient (Mcpt4−/−, and wild-type (WT mice. Measurement of kidney length and volume by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI as well as postmortem kidney weight revealed hypotrophy of operated right kidneys (RKs and compensatory hypertrophy of left kidneys. Differences between kidneys were major for WT, minimal for Wsh/sh, and intermediate for Mcpt4−/− mice. Fibrosis development was focal and increased only in WT-obstructed kidneys. No differences were noticed for local inflammatory responses, but serum CCL2 was significantly higher in WT versus Mcpt4−/− and Wsh/sh mice. Alpha-smooth muscle actin (αSMA expression, a marker of epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT, was high in WT, minimal for Wsh/sh, and intermediate for Mcpt4−/− RK. Supernatants of activated MC induced αSMA in co-culture experiments with proximal tubular epithelial cells. Our results support a role of MC in EMT and parenchyma lesions after pUUO involving, at least partly, MCPT4 chymase. They confirm the importance of morphologic impairment evaluation by MRI in pUUO.

  7. Endoscopic placement of double-J ureteric stents in children as a treatment for primary obstructive megaureter

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    Carroll Daniel

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To determine the efficacy and potential complications of double-J ureteric stents in the treatment of persistent or progressive primary obstructive megaureter in pediatric patients within our institution. Materials and Methods: A retrospective case-note review of all patients with double-J ureteric stents, between 1997 and 2004, was performed. In all, 38 stents were inserted in 31 patients aged between 2 months and 15 years of age. Complications and results of follow-up investigations and the need for follow-up investigations were recorded. Patients were followed up clinically and radiologically for a minimum of 2 years following stent insertion. Results: Endoscopic placement of double-J ureteric stents in childhood is straightforward and complications are uncommon (8/38 insertions. In non-resolving or progressive primary non-refluxing megaureter, double-J ureteric stenting alone is effective with resolution of primary non-refluxing megaureter in 66% of cases (25/38 insertions. Conclusions: Ureteric stenting provides an alternative to early surgery in patients with primary non-refluxing megaureter. The youngest patient in our series was 2 months old at the time of endoscopic ureteric double-J stent insertion. Endoscopic placement of ureteric double-J stents should be considered as a first-line treatment in the management of persistent or progressive non-refluxing megaureter leading to progressive hydronephrosis or pyonephrosis.

  8. Intestinal obstruction caused by phytobezoar composed of jaboticaba seeds: case report and literature review

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    Rafael Luís Luporini

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Bezoar is a cluster of swallowed and undigested material in the gastrointestinal tract which can cause intestinal obstruction. It has multiple subtypes and the phytobezoar (composed of vegetable fiber is the most common. We report a patient admitted with intestinal obstruction caused by impaction of multiples seeds of jaboticaba in the rectum. The treatment included multiple enemas, laxatives and digital maneuvers and it was effective after four days. Only one similar report was found in the literature.Bezoar trata-se de um aglomerado de material deglutido e não digerido no trato gastrointestinal que pode causar quadro de obstrução intestinal. Existem múltiplos subtipos, sendo o mais comum o fitobezoar (composto por fibras vegetais. Foi relatado o caso de uma paciente admitida com quadro de suboclusão intestinal causada por impactação de múltiplos caroços de jabuticaba em reto. O tratamento instituído foi conservador com múltiplos enteroclimas, laxativos e quebra digital, efetivos após quatro dias. Somente um caso semelhante foi encontrado na literatura.

  9. Genetic analysis reveals an unexpected role of BMP7 in initiation of ureteric bud outgrowth in mouse embryos.

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    Alexandre Gonçalves

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Genetic analysis in the mouse revealed that GREMLIN1 (GREM1-mediated antagonism of BMP4 is essential for ureteric epithelial branching as the disruption of ureteric bud outgrowth and renal agenesis in Grem1-deficient embryos is restored by additional inactivation of one Bmp4 allele. Another BMP ligand, BMP7, was shown to control the proliferative expansion of nephrogenic progenitors and its requirement for nephrogenesis can be genetically substituted by Bmp4. Therefore, we investigated whether BMP7 in turn also participates in inhibiting ureteric bud outgrowth during the initiation of metanephric kidney development. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Genetic inactivation of one Bmp7 allele in Grem1-deficient mouse embryos does not alleviate the bilateral renal agenesis, while complete inactivation of Bmp7 restores ureteric bud outgrowth and branching. In mouse embryos lacking both Grem1 and Bmp7, GDNF/WNT11 feedback signaling and the expression of the Etv4 target gene, which regulates formation of the invading ureteric bud tip, are restored. In contrast to the restoration of ureteric bud outgrowth and branching, nephrogenesis remains aberrant as revealed by the premature loss of Six2 expressing nephrogenic progenitor cells. Therefore, very few nephrons develop in kidneys lacking both Grem1 and Bmp7 and the resulting dysplastic phenotype is indistinguishable from the one of Bmp7-deficient mouse embryos. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Our study reveals an unexpected inhibitory role of BMP7 during the onset of ureteric bud outgrowth. As BMP4, BMP7 and GREM1 are expressed in distinct mesenchymal and epithelial domains, the localized antagonistic interactions of GREM1 with BMPs could restrict and guide ureteric bud outgrowth and branching. The robustness and likely significant redundancy of the underlying signaling system is evidenced by the fact that global reduction of Bmp4 or inactivation of Bmp7 are both able to restore ureteric bud outgrowth

  10. The Comparison of Ultrasonography and Non Enhanced Helical Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Ureteral Calculi

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    İlhan Kılınç

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Intravenous urography, ultrasonography, and non-contrast spiral computed tomography have been used to diagnose ureteral calculi. We aimed to compare the accuracy of non-contrast spiral computed tomography with ultrasonography in the evaluation of patients with renal colic.Fourty-one patients with flank pain were examined with both computed tomography and ultrasonography over a period of 11 months. Findings of ultrasonography and computed tomography of 28 patients in whom üreteral stones were confirmed by standart methods were comparedUreteral calculi were diagnosed in 28 of 41 patients. Ureteral stones could be demonstrated in 18 patients by ultrasonography and in 27 patients by computed tomography. Ultrasonography showed 64.3% sensitivity and 100% specificity in the diagnosis of ureterolithiasis; computed tomography showed 96.4% and 100%, respectively. Spiral computed tomography is superior to ultrasonography in the demonstration of ureteral calculi in patients with renal colic. But because of higher cost and higher radiation dose, it should be reserved for symptomatic cases in whom ultrasonography is non-diagnostic.

  11. Repeat knot formation in a patient with an indwelling ureteral stent

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    Brian Eisner

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available A patient treated for nephrolithiasis formed knots in 2 occasions, in 2 separate indwelling ureteral stents. This rare complication may make stent removal difficult. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of repeat knot formation in a single patient.

  12. Clinical implications and applications of the twinkling sign in ureteral calculus: a preliminary study.

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    Sharma, Gyanendra; Sharma, Anshu

    2013-06-01

    Twinkling is an artifact seen on color Doppler ultrasound as a rapidly changing mixture of red and blue behind a stationary echogenic structure. We studied the presence or absence of this artifact in ureteral calculi detected on ultrasound and correlated it with clinical parameters. We evaluated 284 ureteral calculi seen on color Doppler ultrasound. The twinkling artifact was graded as 0 to 2 and correlated with the presence or absence of pain, symptom duration, degree of hydronephrosis and passage of a Glidewire® guidewire across the ureteral calculus during ureterorenoscopy. The presence or absence of twinkling was not associated with the degree of hydronephrosis. Twinkling was absent in 92% of patients with significant pain and grade 2 twinkling was seen in 69.5% without significant pain. Twinkling was dominantly absent in patients with a recent colic episode, while 77% who presented 2 to 15 days after a colic episode had grade 2 twinkling. The guidewire was difficult to pass in cases with absent twinkling compared to those with grade 2 twinkling, in which the guidewire and ureteral catheter crossed the calculus easily. Absent twinkling is associated with significant pain, a recent colic episode and difficult guidewire passage across the calculus. These findings suggest that absent twinkling implies significant obstruction, while its presence indicates no significant obstruction. Copyright © 2013 American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Validation of screening examinations of the ureteral orifices in dogs: Comparison of ultrasonography with dissection.

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    Balogh, O; Degrandi, F; Hässig, M; Reichler, I M

    2015-08-01

    In dogs, ultrasonography is performed to locate the ureteral orifices in the urinary bladder, but reference values for their normal location using this technique are missing. In this study, the ureterovesical-vesicourethral and inter-ureterovesical distances were determined in 20 freshly euthanized medium size dogs by detecting artificially produced ureteral jets in color-flow Doppler ultrasonography at two different bladder volumes, and comparing them to manual measurements in the dissected bladder. All distances determined by ultrasonography were in agreement with values found by dissection (P ≥ 0.100). With increasing bladder volume only the left ureterovesical-vesicourethral distance changed (P = 0.041). The right ureteral opening was more cranial than the left in 16 dogs. The inter-ureterovesical distances differed by gender (P = 0.016), but spay/neuter status had no influence (P ≥ 0.847). In conclusion, ultrasonography is a reliable modality for screening ureteral orifices in medium size dogs and agrees with anatomical findings.

  14. A guidewire introducer as a ureteral foreign body: A case report.

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    Sener, Tarik Emre; Cloutier, Jonathan; Audouin, Marie; Villa, Luca; Traxer, Olivier

    2015-01-01

    A 63-year-old male, previously treated for a ureteral tumour by a right-sided segmental ureterectomy and end-to-end anastomosis of ureteral segments, was referred to our clinic for endoscopic follow-up. During his follow-up, he was diagnosed with partial right-sided ureteral stricture which eventually progressed to complete obstruction. During the ureteroscopy, as the stenotic segment did not allow passage of an hydrophilic guidewire, an antegrade-retrograde approach was decided. On the antegrade endoscopic view, a near-complete stenosis was diagnosed and a nephrostomy catheter (12 Fr) was placed. A second intervention was planned and from the nephrostomy tract, the ureteroscope was placed into the right pyelocaliceal system. The diagnostic ureteroscopy revealed a foreign object proximal to the stenotic area. Right-sided segmental ureterectomy of the stenotic segment with ureteroneocystostomy and removal of the foreign object was performed. This is the only case in literature to reveal a guidewire introducer as a ureteral foreign body. This case also highlights the importance of the fragility of the ureter, the importance of the equipment, of always being watchful during a surgery, and the importance of checking the integrity of the equipment at the end of each procedure.

  15. Lumbar Ureteral Stenosis due to Endometriosis: Our Experience and Review of the Literature

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    Salvatore Butticè

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Endometriosis is a chronic gynaecological disorder characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. The disease most often affects the ovaries, uterine ligaments, fallopian tubes, and cervical-vaginal region. Urinary tract involvement is rare, accounting for around 1%-2% of all cases, of which 84% are in the bladder. We report a case of isolated lumbar ureteral stenosis due to endometriosis in a 37-year-old patient. The patient came to our observation complaining from lumbar back pain and presented with severe fever. The urological examination found monolateral left positive sign of Giordano. Blood tests evidenced marked lymphocytosis and increased valued of C-reactive protein. Urologic ultrasound showed hydronephrosis of first degree in the left kidney and absence of images related to stones bilaterally. Uro-CT scan evidenced ureteral stenosis at the transition between the iliac and pelvic tracts. We addressed the patient to surgery, and performed laparoscopic excision of the paraureteral bulk, endoscopic mechanical ureteral dilation, and stenting. The histological examination evidenced glandular structures lined by simple epithelium and surrounded by stroma. Immunohistochemical test of the glandular epithelium showed positivity for estrogen and progesterone receptors and moreover stromal cells were positive for CD10. The finding suggested a very rare diagnosis of isolated lumbar ureteral endometriosis.

  16. Ureteral diameter in low-risk vesicoureteral reflux in infancy and childhood

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    Hellstroem, M.; Hjaelmaas, K.; Jacobsson, B.; Jodal, U.

    In order to improve the accuracy of the grading of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), reference values for ureteral diameter at micturition cystourethrography (MCUG) were established in infants and children with low-risk VUR. Low-risk VUR was defined as VUR not associated with infection, obstruction, calculi, duplication, malformations (except for hypospadia) or neurogenic bladder disturbances. Forty-six children (age 1 day - 14 years) were selected by examining the records of 12000 MCUG:s performed 1960-1983. Ureteral diameter was measured at the widest point of the ureter on the films from MCUG:s and urographies. Ureteral diameter was slightly larger at MCUG than at urography in the same individuals but the difference was not significant. The ureteral diameter at MCUG also correlated closely to normal values at urography in a previous study. It is proposed that the reference values obtained at MCUG in the present investigation can be used for the differentiation between dilatation and no dilatation in the grading of VUR.

  17. Ureteropelvic junction obstruction and ureteral strictures treated by simple high-pressure balloon dilation

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    Osther, P J; Geertsen, U; Nielsen, H V

    1998-01-01

    years, success was achieved in only 25% of cases. There were no major complications. It was concluded that simple high-pressure balloon dilation is a safe and reasonably effective technique for the management of most ureteral strictures and congenital UPJO with symptom debut in adult life. Balloon...... dilation seems to have no place in the treatment of primary congenital UPJO in children....

  18. Quality research of Part Pediatric Paracetamol Atificial Cow-bezoar and Chlorphenamine Maleate Granules on the market%市场上部分小儿氨酚黄那敏颗粒的质量调研

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    郝晶晶; 李海亮; 李伟; 梁卓; 李金梅

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the content uniformity of aceta minophen and chlorpheniramine maleate in Pediatric Paracetamol Atificial Cow-bezoar and Chlorphenamine Maleate Granules on the market. Methods Eight products of Pediatric Paracetamol Atificial Cow-bezoar and Chlorphenamine Maleate Granules on the market were sampled. The high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used to measure the content uniformity of acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine maleate at the same time. Results Taking the content uniformity of acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine maleate as the measuring standards, the content uniformity of acetaminophen of 7 products was qualified and the content uniformity of chlorpheniramine maleate of 1 product was qualified. Conclusion Among the sampled products of Pediatric Paracetamol Atificial Cow-bezoar and Chlorphenamine Maleate Granules, only 1 product reaches the eligibility requirements.%目的 调研现市场上小儿氨酚黄那敏颗粒中对乙酰氨基酚和马来酸氯苯那敏的含量均匀度,考察该产品的质量情况.方法 通过抽查现市场上8个小儿氨酚黄那敏颗粒产品,采用高效液相色谱法(HPLC)同时测定对乙酰氨基酚和马来酸氯苯那敏的含量均匀度.结果 以对乙酰氨基酚和马来酸氯苯那敏的含量均匀度为衡量标准,有7个产品的对乙酰氨基酚的均匀度合格;有1个产品马来酸氯苯那敏的均匀度合格.结论 所抽查的小儿氨酚黄那敏颗粒质量只有1个达到合格要求.

  19. Laparoscopic reconstruction of iatrogenic-induced lower ureteric strictures: Does timing of repair influence the outcome?

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Influence of timing of repair on outcome following laparoscopic reconstruction of lower ureteric strictures Aims: To assess the influence of timing of repair on outcome following laparoscopic reconstruction of lower ureteric strictures in our adult patient population. Settings and Design: Single surgeon operative experience in two institutes. Retrospective analysis. Materials and Methods: All patients were worked up in detail. All patients underwent cystoscopy and retrograde pyelography prior to laparoscopic approach. Patients were categorised into two groups: early repair (within seven days of inciting event and delayed repair (after two weeks. Operative parameters and postoperative events were recorded. Postprocedure all patients were evaluated three monthly. Follow-up imaging was ordered at six months postoperatively. Improvement in renal function, resolution of hydronephrosis and unhindered drainage of contrast through the reconstructed unit on follow-up imaging was interpreted as a satisfactory outcome. Statistical Analysis Used: Mean, standard deviation, equal variance t test, Mann Whitney Z test, Aspin-Welch unequal variance t test. Results: Thirty-six patients (37 units, 36 unilateral and 1 simultaneous bilateral underwent laparoscopic ureteral reconstruction of lower ureteric stricture following iatrogenic injury - 21 early repair (Group I and 15 delayed repair (Group II. All patients were hemodynamically stable at presentation. Early repair was more technically demanding with increased operation duration. There was no difference in blood loss, operative complications, postoperative parameters, or longterm outcome. Conclusions: In hemodynamically stable patients, laparoscopic repair of iatrogenically induced lower ureteric strictures can be conveniently undertaken without undue delay from the inciting event. Compared to delayed repairs, the procedure is technically more demanding but morbidity incurred and outcome is at par.

  20. Robot-assisted Surgery for Benign Ureteral Strictures: Experience and Outcomes from Four Tertiary Care Institutions.

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    Buffi, Nicolò Maria; Lughezzani, Giovanni; Hurle, Rodolfo; Lazzeri, Massimo; Taverna, Gianluigi; Bozzini, Giorgio; Bertolo, Riccardo; Checcucci, Enrico; Porpiglia, Francesco; Fossati, Nicola; Gandaglia, Giorgio; Larcher, Alessandro; Suardi, Nazareno; Montorsi, Francesco; Lista, Giuliana; Guazzoni, Giorgio; Mottrie, Alexandre

    2017-06-01

    Minimally invasive treatment of benign ureteral strictures is still challenging because of its technical complexity. In this context, robot-assisted surgery may overcome the limits of the laparoscopic approach. To evaluate outcomes for robotic ureteral repair in a multi-institutional cohort of patients treated for ureteropelvic junction obstruction and ureteral stricture (US) at four tertiary referral centres. This retrospective study reports data for 183 patients treated with standard robot-assisted pyeloplasty (PYP) and robotic uretero-ureterostomy (UUY) at four high-volume centres from January 2006 to September 2014. Robotic PYP and robot-assisted UUY were performed according to previously reported surgical techniques. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative variables and outcomes were assessed. A descriptive statistical analysis was performed. No robot-assisted UUY cases required surgical conversion, while 2.8% of PYP cases were not completed robotically. The median operative time was 120 and 150min for robot-assisted PYP and robot-assisted UUY, respectively. No intraoperative complications were reported. The overall complication rate for all procedures was 11% (n=20) and complications were mostly of low grade. The high-grade complication rate was 2.2% (n=4). At median follow-up of 24 mo, the overall success rate was >90% for both procedures. The study limitations include its retrospective nature and the heterogeneity of the study population. Robotic surgery for benign US is safe and effective, with limited risk of high-grade complications and good intermediate-term results. In this study we review the use of robotic surgery at four different tertiary care centres in the treatment of patients affected by benign ureteral strictures. Our results demonstrate that robotic surgery is a safe alternative to the standard open approach in the treatment of ureteral strictures. Copyright © 2016 European Association of Urology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All

  1. Ureteral stent duration and the risk of BK polyomavirus viremia or bacteriuria after kidney transplantation.

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    Wingate, Jonathan T; Brandenberger, Jared; Weiss, Andrew; Scovel, Lauren G; Kuhr, Christian S

    2017-02-01

    Ureteral stents are used in kidney transplantation (KTX) to decrease post-operative complications, but they are associated with BK polyomavirus viremia (BKV). Our primary outcome was to determine the association between ureteral stent duration and BKV. Secondary outcome measures were the association between bacteriuria and stent duration or use of ureteral stent strings. Between January 2010 and January 2015, 403 patients underwent KTX at the Virginia Mason Medical Center and met inclusion criteria. Stent duration was classified as short (3 weeks). Multivariate logistic regression models were created to assess for factors associated with BKV. The covariates in the BKV model were chosen a priori based on stent duration and risk factors previously described in the literature. Ureteral stents were placed in 304 (75.4%) transplants. Stent strings were left attached in 166 (54.6%) patients. On multivariate analyses, long stent duration was significantly associated with increased risk of BKV compared with no stent (odds ratio [OR] 1.92, P=.044, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.04-3.74). Short stent duration was not associated with BKV. Sixty-two (15.4%) patients had bacteriuria. Bacteriuria was associated with female gender (OR 2.77, P<.001, 95% CI 1.58-4.95), and there was a dose-dependent effect with stent duration compared with no stent-short duration (OR 2.46, P=.049, 95% CI 1.05-6.49) and long duration (OR 3.58, P=.004, 95% CI 1.58-9.25). Stent strings were not associated with either complication. The association between ureteral stents and BKV may be dose dependent. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  2. Ureteral Stent Insertion in the Management of Renal Colic during Pregnancy.

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    Choi, Chang Il; Yu, Young Dong; Park, Dong Soo

    2016-05-01

    To determine an optimal invasive intervention for renal colic patients during pregnancy after conservative treatments have been found to be unhelpful. Among the available invasive interventions, we investigated the reliability of a ureteral stent insertion, which is considered the least invasive intervention during pregnancy. Between June 2006 and February 2015, a total of 826 pregnant patients came to the emergency room or urology outpatient department, and 39 of these patients had renal colic. The mean patient age was 30.49 years. In this retrospective cohort study, the charts of the patients were reviewed to collect data that included age, symptoms, the lateralities and locations of urolithiasis, trimester, pain following treatment and pregnancy complications. Based on ultrasonography diagnoses, 13 patients had urolithiasis, and 13 patients had hydronephrosis without definite echogenicity of the ureteral calculi. Conservative treatments were successful in 25 patients. Among these treatments, antibiotics were used in 15 patients, and the remaining patients received only hydration and analgesics without antibiotics. Several urological interventions were required in 14 patients. The most common intervention was ureteral stent insertion, which was performed in 13 patients to treat hydronephrosis or urolithiasis. The patients' pain was relieved following these interventions. Only one patient received percutaneous nephrostomy due to pyonephrosis. No pregnancy complications were noted. Ureteral stent insertion is regarded as a reliable and stable first-line urological intervention for pregnant patients with renal colic following conservative treatments. Ureteral stent insertion has been found to be equally effective and safe as percutaneous nephrostomy, which is associated with complications that include bleeding and dislocation, and the inconvenience of using external drainage system.

  3. 腺性膀胱炎侵犯输尿管口的微创治疗%Mini-invasive treatment of cystitis glandularis with affected ureteric meatus

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    羊继平; 唐来坤; 汪祖林; 宋立; 田峰; 俞仲伟; 叶青; 吴凤金

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the minimal invasive management of cystitis glandularis with invasion of the ureteric meatus.Methods The clinical data of 18 cases were reviewed.Among the 18 cystitis glandularis patients,12 cases were invasion of bilateral ureteric meatus and 6 of unilateral ureteric meatus.Operation or drug treatment was performed on the diseases that can cause cystitis glandularis such as bladder stone,bladder neck stegnosis,external urethral meatus stegnosis and benign prostate hyperplasia.Sensitive antibiotic was administrated in all cases.After placing ureter catheter,transurethral plasma electro-resection was carried out in five patients whose ureteric meatus could be identified.In addition,of thirteen patients with ureteral orifice unable to be identified,there were ten cases with normal renal function,mitomycin was injected under affected membrana mucosa,and then the patient with ureteral orifice identified underwent transurethral plasma electro-resection after placing ureter catheter.On the other hand,the patient whose ureteral orifice still could not be recognized undertaken transurethral electro-resection at first,during which the ureter catheter was put once ureteral orifice had been detected,otherwise,the ureter catheter should be placed through cystoscope if nephritic colic emerged and hydronephrosis aggravated after operation.In those patients with kidney dysfunction,the ureter catheter was put by ureter discission or ureter replantation at first,the transurethral electro-resection could not be executed until the renal function recovered.Following all these procedure above,bladder instillation of drugs regularly,anti-infection and symptomatic treatment were administrated.Results One patient combined with bladder adenocarcinoma received cystectomy,of the other patients,six cases recurred and underwent electrotomy again resulting in no relapse.All nephrohydrops vanished or relieved obviously,nevertheless,urinary tract infection,haematuria and

  4. Effect of ciprofloxacin and N-acetylcysteine on bacterial adherence and biofilm formation on ureteral stent surfaces

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    El-Feky, Mohamed A; El-Rehewy, Mostafa S; Hassan, Mona A; Abolella, Hassan A; Abd El-Baky, Rehab M; Gad, Gamal F

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of ciprofloxacin (CIP), N-acetylcysteine (NAC) alone and in combination on biofilm production and pre-formed mature biofilms on ureteral stent surfaces...

  5. Treatment of ureteral stones: A prospective randomized controlled trial on comparison of Ho:YAG laser and pneumatic lithotripsy

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    Robab Maghsoudi

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To study the treatment of ureteric stones by HO:YAG laser lithotripsy and pneumatic lithotripsy and to evaluate the results of the two treatment modalities to assess effectiveness and complications. Materials and Methods: Over 1-year period, a total of 79 patients with 82 ureteral stones were randomized into two groups. In group 1 (39 cases with 41 ureteral stones ureteroscopic HO:YAG laser lithotripsy was performed using a rigid 8 Fr-ureteroscope (LL group. In group 2 (40 cases with 41 ureteral stones pneumatic lithotripsy was performed in like manner. Efficacy safety and complications in both groups were analyzed. Results: A total of 79 patients with 82 calculi were treated. Two cases in LL group and one in PL group had bilateral ureteral stones. Mean stone size was 12.07 mm in LL group and 10.2 mm in PL group. Stones located in lower ureter in 30 cases on LL group and 29 cases in PL group. Proximal migration of stone occurred in 1 case on LL group and in 3 cases on PL group. Successful fragmentation occurred in 37 cases on LL group and in 30 cases on PL group. Stone-free rate after 1 month in the base of Kidney Ureter Bladder (KUB and sonography was 95% in LL group and 80.5% in PL group. Ureteral perforation, urinoma, and urosepsis were not seen in both groups. Conclusion: HO:YAG laser has advantages over PL in high efficacy of stone fragmentation and a low-retrograde migration of ureteral stone treatment. Other complication of ureteral stone treatment with LL and PL are the same and very rare.

  6. Ureteral Stent Placement for Ureteral Calculi during Pregnancy:An Analysis of 50 Cases%输尿管支架置入术治疗孕期输尿管结石50例临床分析

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    王进峰; 卢晓明; 王礼平; 尹九湖

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT:Objective To explorer the value of ureteral stent placement in the treatment of ure-teral calculi during pregnancy.Methods Clinical data of 50 patients who underwent ureteral stent placement for ureteral calculi during pregnancy were retrospectively analyzed.Auxiliary examina-tion confirmed that all patients had ureteral calculi complicated by renal colic and failed to respond to conservative drug treatment.Among the 50 patients,25 had right ureteral calculi,22 had left u-reteral calculi,3 had bilateral ureteral calculi,31 had middle/upper ureteral calculi,and 19 had lower ureteral calculi.Results Thirty-seven patients successfully underwent cystoscopic catheter-ization after topical anesthesia.Twelve patients underwent successful ureteroscopic catheterization after failed cystoscopic catheterization.One patient underwent successful percutaneous renal an-terograde catheterization under local anaesthesia after failed retrograde catheterization.After treatment,renal colic was relieved obviously and hydronephrosis was alleviated to varying degrees with no threatened abortion in all patients.Postoperative reexamination showed that ureteral stents were placed appropriately in 48 patients and were located in upper ureter in 1 patient.In ad-dition,ureteral stents fell out in 1 patient when urinary catheter was removed on postoperative day 3.However,ureteral stents were appropriately placed after recatheterization in this patient. Conclusion Ureteral stent placement is a simple,effective,safe and reliable treatment for ureteral calculi during pregnancy.%目的:探讨输尿管支架置入术在治疗孕期输尿管结石中的应用价值。方法对50例输尿管支架置入术治疗的孕期输尿管结石患者的临床资料进行回顾性分析。50例患者均经辅助检查证实输尿管结石,同时合并肾绞痛,经药物保守治疗无效,其中右输尿管结石25例、左输尿管结石22例、双侧输尿管结石3例,31例

  7. Multimodal stone therapy for two forgotten and encrusted ureteral stents: a case report

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    2009-01-01

    Introduction Ureteral stent placement is a common procedure in daily urologic practice. To manage the problems of forgotten stents for many years needs multimodal stone therapy. Case presentation We present a case of a 26-years-old Caucasian, white woman with two forgotten encrusted ureteral stents for 48 months. Multimodal stone therapy including extracorporeal shock wave (SWL), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), ureterorenoscopy (URS), cystolithotripsy with Lithoclast, and open surgery was necessary to remove all the stones. Using the described combination of techniques, our patient was rendered stone and stent free. Urologists should bear in mind the presence of severe encrustations when they have to deal with a forgotten stent. Conclusion This case shows that combined urologic techniques can achieve successful and safe management of forgotten stents, but treatment should be tailored to the volume of encrustation and associated stone. PMID:19183439

  8. Diagnóstico Ecográfico de Refluxo Vesico-Ureteral

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    Santos, José Fonseca

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    Objectivo: Comparação de Ecocistografia e da Cistografia Radiológica no diagnóstico do refluxo vesico-ureteral.Material e Métodos: De Abril a Agosto de 1999, foram examinadas 25 crianças (8 raparigas e 17 rapazes, com idades compreendidas entre os 8 dias e os 14 anos), com 50 unidades renoureterais, para o diagnóstico de refluxo vesico-ureteral, realizando Ecocistografia e Cistografia Radiológica na mesma sessão. As indicações para o exame foram infecção do tracto urinário, diagnóstico pré-na...

  9. Intelligent Optimization of the Film-to-Fiber Ratio of a Degradable Braided Bicomponent Ureteral Stent

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    Xiaoyan Liu

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available A hierarchical support vector regression (SVR model (HSVRM was employed to correlate the compositions and mechanical properties of bicomponent stents composed of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid (PGLA film and poly(glycolic acid (PGA fibers for urethral repair for the first time. PGLA film and PGA fibers could provide ureteral stents with good compressive and tensile properties, respectively. In bicomponent stents, high film content led to high stiffness, while high fiber content resulted in poor compressional properties. To simplify the procedures to optimize the ratio of PGLA film and PGA fiber in the stents, a hierarchical support vector regression model (HSVRM and particle swarm optimization (PSO algorithm were used to construct relationships between the film-to-fiber weight ratio and the measured compressional/tensile properties of the stents. The experimental data and simulated data fit well, proving that the HSVRM could closely reflect the relationship between the component ratio and performance properties of the ureteral stents.

  10. Beware! Fungal urosepsis may follow endoscopic intervention for prolonged indwelling ureteral stent.

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    Gautam, Gagan; Singh, A K; Kumar, Rajeev; Hemal, A K; Kothari, Atul

    2006-07-01

    We present a 38-year-old lady with a prolonged indwelling ureteral stent that had been placed for pain relief after development of Steinstrasse following extracorporeal lithotripsy for a 2.5-cm left renal calculus. The patient developed candidal urosepsis within 6 hours after ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for the removal of residual fragments. She subsequently recovered on systemic antifungal therapy in the form of intravenous amphotericin B and achieved complete stone clearance after repeat ureteroscopy and PCNL. Fungal urosepsis is known to complicate the postoperative course in chronically debilitated patients with poor nutritional status or those with diabetes or other significant comorbities. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a patient with no significant comorbities developing fungal urosepsis after endoscopic intervention for a long-term indwelling ureteral stent.

  11. Uretero-Internal Pudendal Artery Fistula with Longterm Indwelling of Ureteral Stent: A Case Report

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A 74-year-old woman presenting with bilateral ureteral stricture was referred to our hospital. She had undergone radical hysterectomy and adjuvant irradiation therapy for cervical cancer in 2000. Double-J stents were inserted in both the ureters and replaced at regular intervals. Eighteen months after ureteral stenting, she complained of gross hematuria and was managed with hemostatic agents. During a routine replacement of the right double-J stent, massive bleeding was observed from the urethra which continued intermittently. The source of bleeding was not identified on computed tomography and angiography. We kept her at rest, which reduced the bleeding. However, she required intermittent transfusions. Angiography was performed at the time of bleeding on March 5, 2011. A uretero-internal pudendal artery fistula was found, and coil embolization was performed. Thereafter, hematuria did not recur up to the last followup in July 2011.

  12. Use of Corticosteroids for Urinary Tuberculosis Patients at Risk of Developing Ureteral Obstruction

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    Matsui, Kosuke; Furumoto, Akitsugu; Ohba, Kojiro; Mochizuki, Kota; Tanaka, Takeshi; Takaki, Masahiro; Morimoto, Konosuke; Ariyoshi, Koya

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    A 77-year-old man with urinary tuberculosis developed post renal anuria two days after starting an anti-tuberculosis drug regimen. He had bilateral hydronephrosis, and his right kidney was radiologically diagnosed to be non-functioning. A transurethral catheter was placed in the left ureter. No improvement in the ureteral stricture was noted during the initial three weeks of treatment; however, the stricture did thereafter improve after the commencement of oral prednisolone. In cases of urina...

  13. Ureteral Stent Insertion in the Management of Renal Colic during Pregnancy

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    To determine an optimal invasive intervention for renal colic patients during pregnancy after conservative treatments have been found to be unhelpful. Among the available invasive interventions, we investigated the reliability of a ureteral stent insertion, which is considered the least invasive intervention during pregnancy. Between June 2006 and February 2015, a total of 826 pregnant patients came to the emergency room or urology outpatient department, and 39 of these patients had renal col...

  14. Noninvasive management of obstructing ureteral stones using electromagnetic extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

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    Sighinolfi, M C; Chiara, S M; Micali, S; Salvatore, M; De Stefani, S; Stefano, D S; Saredi, G; Mofferdin, A; Grande, M; Bianchi, G; Giampaolo, B

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    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) represents noninvasive management of urolithiasis. Since the first HM3 model, technological progress has improved the efficacy and safety of this treatment. The current study aimed to evaluate the role of ESWL as a first-line emergency therapy of renal colic due to ureteral stone with impaired renal function. This prospective study enrolled all the patients admitted from the emergency room with acute renal colic meeting the following criteria: serum creatinine level ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 mg/dl, hydronephrosis, ureteral stones 6 to 15 mm in size, body mass index less than 30, normal renal function at baseline, and no evidence of urinary tract infection. The patients were submitted to a single-session emergency treatment using Dornier Litothripter S. Follow-up assessment, performed at 24 and 72 h, included radiologic and ultrasound examinations with renal function serum assessment. The end points were a decrease in creatinine level and a stone-free condition. A total of 40 patients were eligible for the study. The mean creatinine level at admission was 1.93 +/- 0.26 mg/dl. After the treatment, renal function recovery occurred for 34 subjects (85%), with a significant global decrease in creatinine levels (p = 0.00). The global stone-free rate 72 h after SWL was 67.5% (27/40). The patients with residual fragments were managed using re-SWL (n = 7) and endoscopic technique (n = 6). Emergency SWL represents an effective tool in the treatment of ureteral stones with hydronephrosis and slight renal impairment. Although complete stone clearance after one treatment still remains a difficult target, the actual role of SWL in the management of acute obstruction is to obtain ureteral canalization and renal function recovery.

  15. Inhibitory effects of fasudil on renal interstitial fibrosis induced by unilateral ureteral obstruction.

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    Baba, Itsuko; Egi, Yasuhiro; Utsumi, Hiroyuki; Kakimoto, Tetsuhiro; Suzuki, Kazuo

    2015-12-01

    Renal fibrosis is the major cause of chronic kidney disease, and the Rho/Rho-associated coiled-coil kinase (ROCK) signaling cascade is involved in the renal fibrotic processes. Several studies have reported that ROCK inhibitors attenuate renal fibrosis. However, the mechanism of this process remains to be fully elucidated. The present study assessed the inhibitory effect of fasudil, a ROCK inhibitor using immunohistochemistry, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analyses, in vivo and in vitro, to elucidate the mechanisms underlying renal interstitial fibrosis. In mice induced with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO), collagen accumulation, the expression of fibrosis‑associated genes and the content of hydroxyproline in the kidney increased 3, 7, and 14 days following UUO. Fasudil attenuated the histological changes, and the production of collagen and extracellular matrix in the UUO kidney. The expression of α‑smooth muscle actin (α‑SMA) and the transforming growth factor‑β (TGFβ)‑Smad signaling pathway, and macrophage infiltration were suppressed by fasudil in the kidneys of the UUO mice. The present study also evaluated the role of intrinsic renal cells and infiltrated macrophages using NRK‑52E, NRK‑49F and RAW264.7 cells. The mRNA and protein expression levels of collagen I and α‑SMA increased in the NRK‑52E and NRK‑49F cells stimulated by TGF‑β1. Hydroxyfasudil, a bioactive metabolite of fasudil, attenuated the increase in the mRNA and protein expression levles of α‑SMA in the two cell types. However, the reduction in the mRNA expression of collagen I was observed in the NRK‑49F cells only. Hydroxyfasudil decreased the mRNA expression of monocyte chemoattractant protein‑1 (MCP‑1) induced by TGF‑β1 in the NRK‑52E cells, but not in the NRK‑49F cells. In the RAW264.7 cells, the mRNA expression levels of MCP‑1, interleukin (IL)‑1β, IL‑6 and tumor necrosis factor

  16. Retrograde versus Antegrade Approach for the Management of Large Proximal Ureteral Stones

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    Mykoniatis, Ioannis; Isid, Ayman; Gofrit, Ofer N.; Rosenberg, Shilo; Hidas, Guy; Landau, Ezekiel H.; Pode, Dov; Duvdevani, Mordechai

    2016-01-01

    Objective. To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of retrograde versus antegrade ureteroscopic lithotripsy for the treatment of large proximal ureteral stones. Patients and Methods. We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of patients with proximal ureteral stones >15 mm, treated in our institution from January 2011 to January 2016. Intraoperative parameters, postoperative outcomes, and complications were recorded and compared between the two techniques. Results. Our analysis included 57 patients. Thirty-four patients (59.6%) underwent retrograde and 23 patients (40.4%) underwent antegrade ureteroscopy. There was no significant difference in patients' demographics and stone characteristics between the groups. Stone-free rate was significantly higher (p = 0.033) in the antegrade group (100%) compared to retrograde one (82.4%). Fluoroscopy time, procedure duration, and length of hospitalization were significantly (p < 0.001) lower in retrograde approach. On the other hand, the need for postoperative stenting was significantly lower in the antegrade group (p < 0.001). No difference was found between the groups (p = 0.745) regarding postoperative complications. Conclusions. Antegrade ureteroscopy is an efficient and safe option for the management of large proximal ureteral stones. It may achieve high stone-free rates compared to retrograde ureteroscopy with the drawback of longer operative time, fluoroscopy time, and length of hospitalization. PMID:27766263

  17. Repair of a common bile duct defect with a decellularized ureteral graft

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    Cheng, Yao; Xiong, Xian-Ze; Zhou, Rong-Xing; Deng, Yi-Lei; Jin, Yan-Wen; Lu, Jiong; Li, Fu-Yu; Cheng, Nan-Sheng

    2016-01-01

    AIM To evaluate the feasibility of repairing a common bile duct defect with a decellularized ureteral graft in a porcine model. METHODS Eighteen pigs were randomly divided into three groups. An approximately 1 cm segment of the common bile duct was excised from all the pigs. The defect was repaired using a 2 cm long decellularized ureteral graft over a T-tube (T-tube group, n = 6) or a silicone stent (stent group, n = 6). Six pigs underwent bile duct reconstruction with a graft alone (stentless group). The surviving animals were euthanized at 3 mo. Specimens of the common bile ducts were obtained for histological analysis. RESULTS The animals in the T-tube and stent groups survived until sacrifice. The blood test results were normal in both groups. The histology results showed a biliary epithelial layer covering the neo-bile duct. In contrast, all the animals in the stentless group died due to biliary peritonitis and cholangitis within two months post-surgery. Neither biliary epithelial cells nor accessory glands were observed at the graft sites in the stentless group. CONCLUSION Repair of a common bile duct defect with a decellularized ureteral graft appears to be feasible. A T-tube or intraluminal stent was necessary to reduce postoperative complications. PMID:28082809

  18. Melatonin protects kidney against apoptosis induced by acute unilateral ureteral obstruction in rats

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    Badem, Hüseyin; Cakmak, Muzaffer; Yilmaz, Hakki; Kosem, Bahadir; Karatas, Omer Faruk; Bayrak, Reyhan; Cimentepe, Ersin

    2016-01-01

    Introduction To investigate whether there was a protective effect of melatonin on apoptotic mechanisms after an acute unilateral obstruction of the kidney. Material and methods A total of 25 rats consisting of five groups were used in the study, designated as follows: Group 1: control, Group 2: sham, Group 3: unilateral ureteral obstruction treated with only saline, Group 4: unilateral ureteral obstruction treated with melatonin immediately, and Group 5: unilateral obstruction treated with melatonin one day after obstruction. Melatonin was administered as a 10 mg/kg dose intraperitoneally. The kidneys were evaluated according to the apoptotic index and Ki-67 scores. Results Comparison of all obstruction groups (Group 3, 4, and 5), revealed that the apoptotic index was significantly higher in Groups 1 and 2. Despite melatonin reduced apoptotic mechanisms in Groups 4 and 5, there was no significant difference between Groups 4 and 5 in terms of the reduction of apoptosis. However, the reduction of apoptosis in the melatonin treated group did not decrease to the level of Groups 1 and 2. Conclusions Despite melatonin administration, which significantly reduces the apoptotic index occurring after acute unilateral ureteral obstruction, the present study did not observe a return to normal renal histology in the obstruction groups. PMID:27551563

  19. Comparison of Pneumatic and Laser Lithotripsy in the Endoscopic Treatment of Upper Ureteral Stones

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    Ozer Guzel

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Aim: We aimed to compare the success rate of the use of a pneumatic and a holmium laser lithotripter for endoscopic treatment of upper ureteral calculi with semirigid uretero-renoscopy (URS. Material and Method: A total of 74 patients were included in this study. The patients were divided into two groups; a ballistic lithotripter was used for group 1 containing 33 and a Holmium-YAG laser lithotripter for the remaining 41 patients in group 2. Both groups were compared in terms of stone size the duration of the operation, postoperative hospitalization time, stone-free rate and complications. Results: The mean age of the patients was 47.6. The mean stone size in groups 1 and 2 were 16.4mm and 11.0mm, respectively (p=0.043. The mean stone-free rate groups 1 and 2 were 78.7% and 80.5% respectively at the approximately 1 month follow-up (p=0.391. In group 1 two patients and in group 2 two patients had a minor complication (ClavienI-II. In group 1 three patients had major complications due to ureteral perforation (Clavien 3a and 3b. No major complications (Clavien III-V occurred in Group 2. Discussion: Based on these findings laser lithotripsy can be regarded as safer. If laser lithotripter is available in medical centers, we argue that it should be the first choice for the treatment of upper ureteral stones.

  20. PNEUMATIC LITHOTRIPSY VERSUS HOLMIUM:YAG LASER LITHOTRIPSY I N THE MANAGEMENT OF URETERAL STONES

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    Sebastiano Cimino

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Pneumatic lithotripsy (PL and Holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy (LL are two valid mini-invasive approaches in the treatment of urologic stones disease. The aim of this study was to compare stone free rates between these two treatment options. Material and methods: From January 2010 to January 2011, 120 consecutive patients with single and primary ureteral stones were prospectively enrolled in this prospective study. The study was single-blinded and none of the patients knew which approach for stone fragmentation would be used. Results: The ureteral stone-free rate (SFRs in the PL group was 80.7% and 86.1 % in the LL group (p=0.002. The mean operating time was 60 (± 25 minutes in the LL group and 61 (± 21 minutes in the PL group, without significant differences (p=0.68. Multivariate logistic analysis revealed that stone location was not significantly predictive of SFRs (p=0.47. None of the patients had blood transfusions and no other severe complications appeared in either group. Conclusions: In our study LL was significantly associated with a stone 80.7% in the PL group and 86.1% in the LL group (p<0.05. Also, Holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy was demonstrated to be the more efficacious endoscopic procedure for the treatment of ureteral stones, allowing stones to be successfully fragmented, with few complications.

  1. Targeted disruption of TGF-beta1/Smad3 signaling protects against renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis induced by unilateral ureteral obstruction.

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    Sato, Misako; Muragaki, Yasuteru; Saika, Shizuya; Roberts, Anita B; Ooshima, Akira

    2003-11-01

    Tubulointerstitial fibrosis is the final common result of a variety of progressive injuries leading to chronic renal failure. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) is reportedly upregulated in response to injurious stimuli such as unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO), causing renal fibrosis associated with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of the renal tubules and synthesis of extracellular matrix. We now show that mice lacking Smad3 (Smad3ex8/ex8), a key signaling intermediate downstream of the TGF-beta receptors, are protected against tubulointerstitial fibrosis following UUO as evidenced by blocking of EMT and abrogation of monocyte influx and collagen accumulation. Culture of primary renal tubular epithelial cells from wild-type or Smad3-null mice confirms that the Smad3 pathway is essential for TGF-beta1-induced EMT and autoinduction of TGF-beta1. Moreover, mechanical stretch of the cultured epithelial cells, mimicking renal tubular distention due to accumulation of urine after UUO, induces EMT following Smad3-mediated upregulation of TGF-beta1. Exogenous bone marrow monocytes accelerate EMT of the cultured epithelial cells and renal tubules in the obstructed kidney after UUO dependent on Smad3 signaling. Together the data demonstrate that the Smad3 pathway is central to the pathogenesis of interstitial fibrosis and suggest that inhibitors of this pathway may have clinical application in the treatment of obstructive nephropathy.

  2. Effects of PDE5 Inhibitors and sGC Stimulators in a Rat Model of Artificial Ureteral Calculosis.

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    Peter Sandner

    Full Text Available Urinary colics from calculosis are frequent and intense forms of pain whose current pharmacological treatment remains unsatisfactory. New and more effective drugs are needed to control symptoms and improve stone expulsion. Recent evidence suggested that the Nitric Oxide (NO / cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP/phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5 system may contribute to ureteral motility influencing stone expulsion. We investigated if PDE5 inhibitors and sGC stimulators influence ureteral contractility, pain behaviour and stone expulsion in a rat model of ureteral calculosis. We investigated: a the sex-specific PDE5 distribution in the rat ureter; b the functional in vitro effects of vardenafil and sildenafil (PDE5 inhibitors and BAY41-2272 (sGC stimulator on induced ureteral contractility in rats and c the in vivo effectiveness of vardenafil and BAY41-2272, alone and combined with ketoprofen, vs hyoscine-N-butylbromide alone or combined with ketoprofen, on behavioural pain indicators and stone expulsion in rats with artificial calculosis in one ureter. PDE5 was abundantly expressed in male and female rats' ureter. In vitro, both vardenafil and BAY41-2272 significantly relaxed pre-contracted ureteral strips. In vivo, all compounds significantly reduced number and global duration of "ureteral crises" and post-stone lumbar muscle hyperalgesia in calculosis rats. The highest level of reduction of the pain behaviour was observed with BAY41-2272 among all spasmolytics administered alone, and with the combination of ketoprofen with BAY41-2272. The percentage of stone expulsion was maximal in the ketoprofen+BAY41-2272 group. The NO/cGMP/PDE5 pathway is involved in the regulation of ureteral contractility and pain behaviour in urinary calculosis. PDE5 inhibitors and sGC stimulators could become a potent new option for treatment of urinary colic pain.

  3. Low-cost semirigid ureteroscopy is effective for ureteral stones: Experience of a single high volume center

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    Roberto Giulianelli

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Aim of the study: To demonstrate how, in a center with a large number of patients, as our center is, it is possible to perform ureterolithotripsy using a limited set of instruments. Methods: We evaluated medical charts of our center related to semirigid ureteral ureteroscopy (URS with ureterolithotripsy using Holmium laser performed from July 2004 to July 2011. Overall, 658 URS for ureteral stones were performed in 601 patients, of which 204 in proximal ureter (31%, 86 in the mid (13.06% and 368 (57.76% in the distal ureter. In 504 patients (76.5% ureterohydronephrosis (Grade II-III was observed. In 57 patients (8.6%, we performed a bilateral approach at the same time, but most patients had a solitary distal ureteral stone. 106 patients (16.1% had more than one stone in their distal ureter and 96 (14.8% had a proximal ureteral stone treated in the same surgery as well. Results: The overall stone-free rate for ureteral stones was 86.1% (567/658. Success rates for proximal, medial and distal ureteral stones were 68.13% (139/204 patients, 84.8% (73/86 patients and 96.4% (355/368 patients, respectively. One hundred and twenty patients (18.3% required additional surgical treatment for their stones beyond the initial URS, including a second URS in 97 patients (14.74% and URS plus Retrograde Intra-Renal Surgery (RIRS in 23 patients (3.54%. The overall stonefree rate after the second treatment was 99.3%. Intra-operative complications accounted for 5.92% and consisted of ureteral perforations in 16 pts (2.4%, erosions of urothelium leading to significant bleeding in 15 pts (2.27%, severe pain in 4 pts (0.6%, fever in 3 pts (0.45% and one case of ureteral avulsion (0.15%. Conclusions: This study demonstrates that the use of Holmium laser lithotripsy is a safe and effective means of treating ureteral stones regardless of sex, age, stone location, or stone size. The instrumentation we used was extremely limited, in order to reduce costs related to the

  4. 医原性输尿管膀胱损伤诊治分析%Clinical analysis of iatrogenic ureteral injury and bladder injury

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    饶大庞; 虞海峰; 李新德; 陈岳兵; 竺海波; 陈映鹤; 何有华; 陈镇钏

    2010-01-01

    Objective To investigate the etiology and treatment of iatrogenic ureteral injury(IUI) and bladder injury(IBI). Methods Forty-seven patients(7 males, 40 females) with ureteral and bladder inju-ries caused as a result of any medical procedures were reviewed from 1996 to 2007. Obstetrics and gynecolog-ical, urological,general surgical procedures were involved in 38, 6, and 4 of the injuries respectively. Re-sults Sixteen cases of IUI were found during operation, including 14 cases of entire ureteral laceration, 4 cases of partial ureteral laceration. Thirteen cases received ureteral anastomosis, one case received uretero-neopyelostomy. One case of ureteral perforations during ureteroscopic procedure was indweUed of double-J after the operation was terminated immediately. Three cases received nephrectomy. Four cases of lower ure-teric suture ligation and three cases of ureterovaginal fistula were detected at 3 days~ one week of postopera-tion. These 7 cases were received ureteroneocystomy during 2 weeks after the initial surgical procedure. Nineteen cases of IBI were found during operation, the length of cystic wound was ranging from 1 cm to 3 cm. 17 cases underwent repairing, 2 eases of bladder perforation which caused by endourologic or TVT procedure received catheterization for 1 week. Five cases of vesicovaginal fistula which were found during one week--one month of post-operation, were received fistula resection and bladder repairing 3 months after of initial operation. Forty-seven cases were follow-up ranging from 5 months to 11 years after the second opera-tion,mean time were 47 months. All cases were recovered. Conclusions Intraoperative findings and effec-tive treatments can achieve good therapeutic effects and avoid injury during secondary operation. Correct treatment of urinary fistula can promote cure rate.%目的 探讨医原性输尿管膀胱损伤发生原因及防治方法.方法 医原性输尿管膀胱损伤患者47例,男7例,女40

  5. Time-resolved dynamic contrast-enhanced MR urography for the evaluation of ureteral peristalsis: initial experience.

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    Kim, Sooah; Jacob, Jason S; Kim, Danny C; Rivera, Rafael; Lim, Ruth P; Lee, Vivian S

    2008-11-01

    To determine the feasibility of time-resolved dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance urography (MRU) for the evaluation of ureteral peristalsis using a data-sharing 3D gradient echo sequence with spiral k-space filling. Eight patients (M=3, F=5, mean 48.1 years) were referred for MRU for the evaluation for renal mass (n=3), hematuria (n=2), urinary tract tuberculosis (n=1), postoperative bladder cancer (n=1), and postoperative ureteric reimplantation (n=1). Dynamic MRU was performed for 120 seconds at 1.5T after intravenous furosemide and gadolinium administration using an oblique sagittal, time-resolved T1 3D gradient echo sequence with 1 second effective temporal resolution. Study quality was assessed based on artifacts and extent of ureteric visualization. Frequency of peristalsis from the renal pelvis to urinary bladder was evaluated for each subject. A total of 16 ureters were examined. Image quality was good in four ureters, satisfactory in 11 ureters, and poor in one ureter. Mean peristaltic frequency was 3.5 waves per minute (range, 2.5-6.5 waves/minute) in normal ureters (n=11). Five ureters were considered abnormal (one urinary tract tuberculosis and four postsurgical ureters), and all had decreased or no peristalsis (0-1.5 waves per minute). MRU using a time-resolved, data-sharing 3D contrast-enhanced technique is able to demonstrate ureteral peristalsis and permits quantification of ureteral peristaltic frequency. Copyright (c) 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  6. Ureteroscopy and holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy: an emerging definitive management strategy for symptomatic ureteral calculi in pregnancy

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    Watterson, James D.; Girvan, Andrew R.; Beiko, Darren T.; Nott, Linda; Wollin, Timothy A.; Razvi, Hassan A.; Denstedt, John D.

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    Objectives: Symptomatic urolithiasis in pregnancy that does not respond to conservative measures has traditionally been managed with ureteral stent insertion or percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN). Holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser lithotripsy using state-of-the-art ureteroscopes represents an emerging strategy for definitive stone management in pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to review the results of holmium laser lithotripsy in a cohort of patients who presented with symptomatic urolithiasis in pregnancy. Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted at 2 tertiary stone centers from January 1996 to August 2001 to identify pregnant patients who were treated with ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy for symptomatic urolithiasis or encrusted stents. Eight patients with a total of 10 symptomatic ureteral calculi and 2 encrusted ureteral stents were treated. Mean gestational age at presentation was 22 weeks. Mean stone size was 8.1 mm. Stones were located in the proximal ureter/ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) (3), mid ureter (1), and distal ureter (6). Results: Complete stone fragmentation and/or removal of encrusted ureteral stents were achieved in all patients using the holmium:YAG laser. The overall procedural success rate was 91%. The overall stone-free rate was 89%. No obstetrical or urological complications were encountered. Conclusions: Ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy can be performed safely in all stages of pregnancy providing definitive management of symptomatic ureteral calculi. The procedure can be done with minimal or no fluoroscopy and avoids the undesirable features of stents or nephrostomy tubes.

  7. Hydronephrosis causes salt-sensitive hypertension and impaired renal concentrating ability in mice

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    Carlström, M; Sällström, J; Skøtt, O

    2007-01-01

    AIM: Hypertension is a common disease in the industrialized world and approximately 5% of all cases are secondary to kidney malfunction. We have recently shown that hydronephrosis due to partial unilateral ureteral obstruction (PUUO) causes salt-sensitive hypertension in rats. The mechanisms are ...

  8. A case of iatrogenic ureteric injury presenting with headache

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    Phipps, Simon; Roder, Martin A; Aslan, Peter;

    2008-01-01

    A 33-year-old woman was referred to the renal outpatient clinic with a headache caused by severe hypertension. She had given birth 3 months previously by emergency caesarean section after a labor complicated by uterine rupture. She had delivered by caesarean section twice previously.......A 33-year-old woman was referred to the renal outpatient clinic with a headache caused by severe hypertension. She had given birth 3 months previously by emergency caesarean section after a labor complicated by uterine rupture. She had delivered by caesarean section twice previously....

  9. Cap mesenchyme cell swarming during kidney development is influenced by attraction, repulsion, and adhesion to the ureteric tip.

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    Combes, Alexander N; Lefevre, James G; Wilson, Sean; Hamilton, Nicholas A; Little, Melissa H

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    Morphogenesis of the mammalian kidney requires reciprocal interactions between two cellular domains at the periphery of the developing organ: the tips of the epithelial ureteric tree and adjacent regions of cap mesenchyme. While the presence of the cap mesenchyme is essential for ureteric branching, how it is specifically maintained at the tips is unclear. Using ex vivo timelapse imaging we show that cells of the cap mesenchyme are highly motile. Individual cap mesenchyme cells move within and between cap domains. They also attach and detach from the ureteric tip across time. Timelapse tracks collected for >800 cells showed evidence that this movement was largely stochastic, with cell autonomous migration influenced by opposing attractive, repulsive and cell adhesion cues. The resulting swarming behaviour maintains a distinct cap mesenchyme domain while facilitating dynamic remodelling in response to underlying changes in the tip. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Immediate and late management of iatrogenic ureteric injuries: 28 years of experience

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    El Abd, Ahmed S.; El-Abd, Shawky A.; El-Enen, Mohamed Abo; Tawfik, Ahmed M.; Soliman, Mohamed G.; Abo-Farha, Mohamed; Gamasy, Abd-El Naser El; El-Sharaby, Mahmoud; El-Gamal, Samir

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    Objective To evaluate the long-term results after managing intraoperative and late-diagnosed cases of iatrogenic ureteric injury (IUI), treated endoscopically or by open surgery. Patients and methods Patients immediately diagnosed with IUI were managed under the same anaesthetic, while those referred late had a radiological assessment of the site of injury, and endoscopic management. Open surgical procedures were used only for the failed cases with previous diversion. Results In all, 98 patients who were followed had IUI after gynaecological, abdominopelvic and ureteroscopic procedures in 60.2%, 14.3% and 25.5%, respectively. The 27 patients diagnosed during surgery were managed immediately, while in the late-referred 71 patients ureteroscopic ureteric realignment with stenting was successful in 26 (36.6%). Complex open reconstruction with re-implantation or ureteric substitution, using bladder-tube or intestinal-loop procedures, was used in 27 (60%), 16 (35.5%) and two (4.5%) patients of the late group, respectively. A long-term radiological follow-up with a mean (range) of 46.6 (24.5–144) months showed recurrent obstruction in 16 (16.3%) patients managed endoscopically and reflux in six (8.3%) patients. Three renal units only (3%) were lost in the late-presenting patients. Conclusion Patients managed immediately had better long-term results. More than a third of the late-diagnosed patients were successfully managed endoscopically with minimal morbidity. Open reconstruction by an experienced urologist who can perform a complex substitutional procedure was mandatory to preserve renal units in the long-term. PMID:26609443

  11. Double-J Versus External Ureteral Stents in Kidney Transplantation: A Retrospective Analysis

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    Vogel

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Background Kidney transplantation has long been recognized as the best available therapy for end stage kidney disease. Objectives This study aimed to compare outcomes of double-J versus percutaneous ureteral stent placement in renal transplantation. Patients and Methods A retrospective analysis was performed on data of renal transplantations performed at our institution in a 12-month period. In this period, external and double-J stents were used in parallel. Length of hospital stay and stent-associated complications were evaluated. Results In 76 kidney transplants, 43 external (group 1 and 33 double-J (group 2 urinary stents were used. No significant difference was observed in the number of urinary tract infections, ureteric stenosis or necrosis. The mean overall length of hospital stay was comparable in both groups (20.7 days in group 1 vs 19.3 days in group 2, P = 0.533. For patients without immunological complications, the hospital stay was significantly reduced using double-J stents (12.9 days in group 1, 10.8 days in group 2, P = 0.018. Leakage of the ureteroneocystostomy occurred in 6 out of 43 patients in group 1 (13.9%. No case of anastomotic insufficiency was observed in group 2 (P = 0.035. Macrohematuria was detected in 13 out of the 43 patients in group 1 (30.2%, compared to 3 out of 33 patients in group 2 (9.1%; P = 0.045. Conclusions This nonrandomized comparison of stent types in kidney transplantation supports the use of prophylactic double-J stents in terms of decreased ureteric complications and reduced length of hospital stay.

  12. Abdominal fat distribution on computed tomography predicts ureteric calculus fragmentation by shock wave lithotripsy.

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    Juan, Hsu-Cheng; Lin, Hung-Yu; Chou, Yii-Her; Yang, Yi-Hsin; Shih, Paul Ming-Chen; Chuang, Shu-Mien; Shen, Jung-Tsung; Juan, Yung-Shun

    2012-08-01

    To assess the effects of abdominal fat on shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). We used pre-SWL unenhanced computed tomography (CT) to evaluate the impact of abdominal fat distribution and calculus characteristics on the outcome of SWL. One hundred and eighty-five patients with a solitary ureteric calculus treated with SWL were retrospectively reviewed. Each patient underwent unenhanced CT within 1 month before SWL treatment. Treatment outcomes were evaluated 1 month later. Unenhanced CT parameters, including calculus surface area, Hounsfield unit (HU) density, abdominal fat area and skin to calculus distance (SSD) were analysed. One hundred and twenty-eight of the 185 patients were found to be calculus-free following treatment. HU density, total fat area, visceral fat area and SSD were identified as significant variables on multivariate logistic regression analysis. The receiver-operating characteristic analyses showed that total fat area, para/perirenal fat area and visceral fat area were sensitive predictors of SWL outcomes. This study revealed that higher quantities of abdominal fat, especially visceral fat, are associated with a lower calculus-free rate following SWL treatment. Unenhanced CT is a convenient technique for diagnosing the presence of a calculus, assessing the intra-abdominal fat distribution and thereby helping to predict the outcome of SWL. • Unenhanced CT is now widely used to assess ureteric calculi. • The same CT protocol can provide measurements of abdominal fat distribution. • Ureteric calculi are usually treated by shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). • Greater intra-abdominal fat stores are generally associated with poorer SWL results.

  13. Evaluation of pneumatic versus holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for impacted ureteral stones.

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    Binbay, Murat; Tepeler, Abdulkadir; Singh, Avinash; Akman, Tolga; Tekinaslan, Erdem; Sarilar, Omer; Baykal, Murat; Muslumanoglu, Ahmet Yaser

    2011-12-01

    We prospectively analyzed and compared the effectiveness and complications of pneumatic lithotripter with a holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser for the ureterorenoscopic management of impacted ureteral stones. From January 2006 to January 2008, we performed retrograde endoscopic treatment in 288 patients with ureteral stones in our clinic. The patients with impacted stones were randomized into two groups according to the lithotripter used to fragment the stone: pneumatic (n = 40) and laser (n = 40). The preoperative, operative, and post-operative follow-up findings were analyzed and compared. The average stone size was similar in both groups (118.8 ± 58.3 mm(2) vs. 110.7 ± 54.4 mm(2)). The calculi were located in the distal ureter in most of the patients in both groups (65% in pneumatic group and 52.5% in laser group). The operation time was significantly diminished in the laser group (P = 0.001). The stone-free rates after a single ureteroscopic procedure were 80 and 97.5% in the pneumatic and laser groups, respectively (P = 0.03). Auxiliary treatments were needed in seven patients in the pneumatic group, while only one patient in the laser group (P = 0.05) needed this treatment. After the additional procedures, a 100% success rate was achieved in both groups. The rate of double J stent insertion was significantly higher in the pneumatic group (P = 0.01). In the pneumatic group, four cases of stone up-migration and one case of post-operative stricture were seen, whereas only one case of stone up-migration was noted in the laser group. Our comparative study has shown that the use of Ho:YAG as an intracorporeal lithotripter during ureteroscopic management of impacted ureteral stones is highly efficient with high success rates, regardless of the stone location.

  14. Emphysematous pyelonephritis in type II diabetes: A case report of an undiagnosed ureteric colic.

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    Vollans, Samuel R; Sehjal, Ranjit; Forster, James A; Rogawski, Karol M

    2008-09-30

    Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a severe acute necrotising infection of the renal parenchyma and perirenal tissue, characterised by gas formation. 90% of cases are seen in association with diabetes mellitus. We report a case of undiagnosed ureteric obstruction in a type II diabetic, leading to EPN requiring emergency nephrectomy. A 59-year-old type II tablet controlled diabetic woman presented complaining of a five day history of right sided abdominal pain associated with vomiting, abdominal distension and absolute constipation. There were no lower urinary tract symptoms. Past surgical history included an open appendectomy and an abdominal hysterectomy. On examination, she was haemodynamically stable, the abdomen was soft, distended, and tender in the right upper and lower quadrants with no bowel sounds. Investigations revealed a CRP of 365 and 2+ blood and nitrite positive on the urine dipstick. The AXR was reported as normal on admission, however when reviewed in retrospect revealed the diagnosis. She was managed, therefore, as having adhesional bowel obstruction and a simple UTI. After four days, a CT was organised as she was not settling. This showed a right pyohydronephrosis with gas in the collecting system secondary to an 8 mm obstructing ureteric calculus. The kidney was drained percutaneously via a nephrostomy and the patient was commenced on a broad spectrum intravenous antibiotics. Despite this, she went on to need an emergency nephrectomy for uncontrolled severe sepsis. She was discharged in good health 15 days later. EPN carries a mortality of up to 40% with medical management alone. Early recognition of EPN in an obstructed kidney is essential to guide aggressive management, and in the presence of continued severe sepsis or organ dysfunction an urgent nephrectomy should be carried out. Diabetic patients who are known to have renal or ureteric calculi, whether symptomatic or not, should be considered for percutanous or ureteroscopic treatment. In

  15. A second cycle of tamsulosin in patients with distal ureteric stones: a prospective randomized trial.

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    Porpiglia, Francesco; Fiori, Cristian; Ghignone, Gianpaolo; Vaccino, Davide; Billia, Michele; Morra, Ivano; Ragni, Francesca; Scarpa, Roberto M

    2009-06-01

    To evaluate, in a prospective randomized pilot study, the effectiveness and safety of tamsulosin, administered in patients with distal ureteric stones and who have already undergone an unsuccessful first cycle of medical expulsive therapy (MET). We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of tamsulosin, administered as a further therapy, in patients previously unsuccessfully treated with combined expulsive 10-day therapy (tamsulosin + deflazacort) for distal ureteric stones. Ninety-one patients were enrolled and randomized into two groups, each receiving a different therapy for 10 days. Group A (46 patients) received a further cycle of tamsulosin (0.4 mg daily), and group B (45) did not. Age, gender, stone size, time to expulsion, number of acute episodes of colic during treatment and analgesic consumption were recorded. Patients who were not stone-free after the study period had ureteroscopy. The results were compared statistically using Student's t-, chi-square test and Fisher's exact test. The groups were comparable in age, gender and stone size (5.93 mm for group A and 6.03 mm for group B). The expulsion rate was significantly higher in group A (80%) than in group B (49%) (P < 0.01), whilst there were no differences between the groups in the number of colic episodes and analgesic use. There were no reported side-effects of medical therapy. A second cycle of 10 days of MET with tamsulosin in nonresponders to a 10-day first cycle of MET with tamsulosin and deflazacort is safe and effective, and therefore should be considered as an option in the management of uncomplicated distal ureteric stones.

  16. Ureteral Stents and Foley Catheters-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: The Role of Coatings and Materials in Infection Prevention

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    Joey Lo

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Urinary tract infections affect many patients, especially those who are admitted to hospital and receive a bladder catheter for drainage. Catheter associated urinary tract infections are some of the most common hospital infections and cost the health care system billions of dollars. Early removal is one of the mainstays of prevention as 100% of catheters become colonized. Patients with ureteral stents are also affected by infection and antibiotic therapy alone may not be the answer. We will review the current evidence on how to prevent infections of urinary biomaterials by using different coatings, new materials, and drug eluting technologies to decrease infection rates of ureteral stents and catheters.

  17. A mathematical simulation of the ureter: effects of the model parameters on ureteral pressure/flow relations.

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    Vahidi, Bahman; Fatouraee, Nasser; Imanparast, Ali; Moghadam, Abbas Nasiraei

    2011-03-01

    Ureteral peristaltic mechanism facilitates urine transport from the kidney to the bladder. Numerical analysis of the peristaltic flow in the ureter aims to further our understanding of the reflux phenomenon and other ureteral abnormalities. Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) plays an important role in accuracy of this approach and the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) formulation is a strong method to analyze the coupled fluid-structure interaction between the compliant wall and the surrounding fluid. This formulation, however, was not used in previous studies of peristalsis in living organisms. In the present investigation, a numerical simulation is introduced and solved through ALE formulation to perform the ureteral flow and stress analysis. The incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are used as the governing equations for the fluid, and a linear elastic model is utilized for the compliant wall. The wall stimulation is modeled by nonlinear contact analysis using a rigid contact surface since an appropriate model for simulation of ureteral peristalsis needs to contain cell-to-cell wall stimulation. In contrast to previous studies, the wall displacements are not predetermined in the presented model of this finite-length compliant tube, neither the peristalsis needs to be periodic. Moreover, the temporal changes of ureteral wall intraluminal shear stress during peristalsis are included in our study. Iterative computing of two-way coupling is used to solve the governing equations. Two phases of nonperistaltic and peristaltic transport of urine in the ureter are discussed. Results are obtained following an analysis of the effects of the ureteral wall compliance, the pressure difference between the ureteral inlet and outlet, the maximum height of the contraction wave, the contraction wave velocity, and the number of contraction waves on the ureteral outlet flow. The results indicate that the proximal part of the ureter is prone to a higher shear stress during

  18. Successful resuscitation after suspected carbon dioxide embolism during laparoscopic ureteric reconstructive surgery

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    Kalpana S Vora

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Carbon dioxide (CO2 embolism is a rare but potentially fatal complication of laparoscopic surgery. We report a case of presumed CO2 embolism in a 35-year-old female during laparoscopic ureteric reconstructive surgery. After 2 h of operating time, a sudden decrease in end-tidal carbon dioxide and deterioration of hemodynamic status followed by cardiac arrest with pulseless electrical activity suggested gas embolism. Immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation and inotropic support resulted in successful outcome. Thus, early recognition of the complication and prompt treatment can avoid catastrophy.

  19. Extravasation of Urine Associated with Bilateral Complete Ureteral Duplication, Vesicoureteral Reflux and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

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    Suzuki, Issei; Kaga, Kanya; Takei, Kohei; Tokura, Yuumi; Sakamoto, Kazumasa; Nishihara, Daisaku; Mizuno, Tomoya; Yuki, Hideo; Betsunoh, Hironori; Abe, Hideyuki; Yashi, Masahiro; Fukabori, Yoshitatsu; Yamanishi, Tomonori; Kamai, Takao

    2017-02-01

    We report a rare case of extravasation of urine, which may be associated with bilateral complete ureteral duplication, vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). A 71-year-old male presented with a complaint of right abdominal pain. An extravasation of urine was noted, and was improved by indwelling urethral catheterization. Transurethral resection of the prostate and the endoscopic subureteral injection of dextanomer/hyaluronic acid were performed for the treatment of BPH and VUR, respectively. The post-surgery recovery was successful.

  20. Transcolonic retrograde ureteric catheterization assisted by 3-d computed tomography

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    Snow, T.M.; Olivier, J.; Vigar, M. [Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, QLD (Australia). Department of Radiology; Parnham, A.P. [Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, QLD (Australia). Department of Radiology

    1999-08-01

    A 42-year-old woman had bladder extrophy at birth, treated by ureterocolic anastomosis of her single kidney. She suffered recurrent hyperammonaemia, leading to comas, but refused an ileal conduit. During her most recent coma, it was decided to divert her urine to test whether this would reduce hyperammonaemia: this was accomplished by transcolonic retrograde catheterization of the ureter. This was only possible after computed tomography ureterography to show the ureterocolic anastomosis. Ureterocolic anastomosis is associated with several complications, the best known being hyperchloraemic acidosis and potassium deficiency. There is also a very high incidence of stricture at the anastomosis, both benign and malignant. Hyperammonaemia is less common. It can lead to disturbance of consciousness and seizures. It is caused by reabsorption of ammonia from the colon, exacerbated by the presence of urea-splitting organisms. Copyright (1999) Blackwell Science Pty Ltd 8 refs., 4 figs.

  1. Rigid ureteroscopic lithotripsy versus percutaneous nephrolithotomy for large proximal ureteral stones: A meta-analysis

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    Hu, Henglong; Lu, Yuchao; Zhang, Jiaqiao; Qin, Baolong; Wang, Yufeng; Zhang, Zongbiao

    2017-01-01

    Object To compare the safety and efficacy of rigid ureteroscopic lithotripsy (rigid URSL) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in treating large proximal ureteral stones. Methods A systematic search of PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases was performed to find out relevant studies. After literature screening according to the predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria, data of eligible studies was extracted and then a meta-analysis was conducted via RevMan 5.3 software. Results Five randomized controlled trials (RCTs), one prospective and four retrospective cohort studies involving 837 patients were included. Patients underwent rigid URSL were associated with shorter operation time (WMD, -23.66min; 95%CI, −45.00 to -2.32; p = 0.03), shorter hospital stay (WMD, -2.76d; 95%CI, −3.51 to −2.02; phematuria (RR, 0.38; 95%CI, 0.25 to 0.57; p < 0.0001). No significant difference was observed in terms of incidence of embolization, pain and ureterostenosis. When cohort studies or studies in which flexible ureteroscopy was used as an intraoperative auxiliary procedure were excluded, we both found that most of the results kept stable. Conclusions Both PCNL and rigid URSL are safe for patients with large proximal ureteral stones while PCNL is more effective in stone clearance. PMID:28182718

  2. Effect of beraprost sodium (BPS) in a new rat partial unilateral ureteral obstruction model.

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    Takenaka, Masahiko; Machida, Noboru; Ida, Nobutaka; Satoh, Nahoko; Kurumatani, Hajimu; Yamane, Yoshihisa

    2009-01-01

    Unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) is a representative model for investigating the common mechanism of decreasing renal function in chronic renal failure. In this study, we present a new partial UUO model in adult rats and evaluated the effect of beraprost sodium (BPS: stable prostaglandin I(2) (PGI(2)) analog). We could make reproductive and uniform partial UUO by ligating the left ureter together with a 0.5 mm diameter stainless steel wire with nylon thread, and withdrawing the stainless wire. One week later, the ureteral obstruction was released. After 3 weeks from the release of UUO, all animals of control group, without BPS administration, developed basophilic degeneration of tubular epithelium, tubular dilatation and interstitial fibrosis. The areas of tubular degeneration and fibrosis were significantly reduced in the BPS group, orally administered BPS 300 microg/kg twice a day from the next day of the release of obstruction, than in control group. In conclusion, we can established the adult rat partial UUO-release model and revealed that BPS can inhibit renal tubular damage and tubulointerstitial fibrosis.

  3. Cost-effective analysis of pneumatic and laser lithotripsy techniques in ureteral stones

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    Mehmet Bilgehan Yüksel

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URSL is a commontreatment alternative in ureteral stones. We aimedto evaluate pneumatic and laser lithotripsy techniques,which are used for fragmentation of stones.Materials and methods: The data of 100 patients whounderwent URSL by using pneumatic and laser lithotriptorswere analyzed. The sample divided in 2 groups, eachincluding 50 patients. URSL was performed in lithotomyposition under general anesthesia. The absence of residualstone at second week urinary system graphy wasaccepted as the criteria of success. We evaluated thepresence of differences in terms of efficiency and costeffectivityof pneumatic and laser lithotripsy techniques.Results: The mean ages were 42 and 45 years, respectively.The mean operation time was 43.1 min in pneumaticgroup and 40 min in laser group. Stone-free rates werefound 93.9% and 78%, respectively. The stone migrationrate was determined 16% in pneumatic group and 4.1% inlaser group. Complication rates were 4.1% in pneumaticgroup and 8% in laser group. The cost analysis showedthat pneumatic lithotriptor device cost 10000 TL and laserlithotriptor system cost 76000 TL. Nevertheless, the SocialSecurity Administration paid the same cost for bothlithotripsy techniques.Conclusion: Higher stone-free and lower stone migrationrates were determined in laser lithotripsy application.Therefore, low incidence of the requirement of subsequentsecondary treatments for residual stones in lasertreatment decreased the treatment costs. Nevertheless,the cost is significantly higher in laser technique. It requiresmore detailed studies.Key words: Ureteral stone, ureteroscopy, lithotripsy, efficiency,cost

  4. A mathematical model for the induction of the mammalian ureteric bud.

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    Lawson, Brodie A J; Flegg, Mark B

    2016-04-07

    Congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract collectively form the most common type of prenatally diagnosed malformations. Whilst many of the crucial genes that direct the kidney developmental program are known, the mechanisms by which kidney organogenesis is achieved is still largely unclear. In this paper, we propose a mathematical model for the localisation of the ureteric bud, the precursor to the ureter and collecting duct system of the kidney. The mathematical model presented fundamentally implicates Schnakenberg-like ligand-receptor Turing patterning as the mechanism by which the ureteric bud is localised on the Wolfian duct as proposed by Menshykaul and Iber (2013). This model explores the specific roles of regulatory proteins GREM1 and BMP as well as the domain properties of GDNF production. Our model demonstrates that this proposed pattern formation mechanism is capable of naturally predicting the phenotypical outcomes of many genetic experiments from the literature. Furthermore, we conclude that whilst BMP inhibits GDNF away from the budding site and GREM1 permits GDNF to signal, GREM1 also stabilises the effect of BMP on GDNF signalling from fluctuations in BMP sensitivity but not signal strength.

  5. [Ureterorenoscopy (URS) in treatment of ureteral calculi. II. Ureteroscopic treatment of calculus debris after ESWL].

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    Fernandez De la Maza, S; Noldus, J; Huland, H

    1999-03-01

    We were interested in the efficacy and morbidity of the ureteroscopy (URS) in the treatment of "steinstrasse" after ESWL. From 1991 to 1996, 27 patients with "steinstrasse" were treated with a total of 32 ureteroscopic procedures. The URS alone had a stonefree success rate of 43.7% (n = 14). URS combined with ESWL was effective in 43.7% (n = 14), leading to an overall success rate of 87.4%. In 4 cases (12.6%) a second therapy was necessary (in 3 cases a second URS + ESWL and in one patient a nephrectomy due to septic pyonephrosis. The overall rate of auxiliary ESWL after URS was 53.1%. Mean operating time was 72 minutes (20-180 min). The rate of complications was 21.8% (n = 7) and mainly due to ureteral perforations or postoperative fever but none suffered from late complications like ureteral stricture. All treated patients received a double-J-stent and antibiotics. The treatment of "steinstrasse" in the middle portion of the ureter proved to be more difficult due to the anatomical position of the ureter and lasted in a longer operating time as the upper or distal "steinstrasse". The stone extraction and the lithoclast-lithotripsy alone or in combination were the most frequent used ureteroscopic procedures to eliminate stone fragments. The URS alone or in combination with the ESWL for the treatment of "steinstrasse" is a highly effective and safe approach.

  6. Application of Skin Electrical Conductance of Acupuncture Meridians for Ureteral Calculus: A Case Report

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    Wu-Chou Lin

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Renal colic is a common condition seen in the emergency department (ED. Our recent study showed that measures of electrical conductance may be used as supplementary diagnostic methods for patients with acute renal colic. Here, we describe the case of a 30-year-old male subject with a left ureteral calculus who presented with frequency and normal-looking urine. He had already visited the outpatient department, but in vain. Normal urinalysis and nonobstructive urogram were reported at that time. Two days later, he was admitted to the ED because of abdominal pain in the left lower quadrant. The urinalysis did not detect red blood cells. Ultrasonography did not indicate hydronephrosis. The meridian electrical conductance and index of sympathovagal balance were found to be abnormal. High level of electrical conductance on the left bladder meridian was found. An unenhanced helical computed tomography was scheduled to reveal a left ureterovesical stone. Ureteroscopic intervention was later uneventfully performed, and the patient's pain was relieved. The follow-up measurements showed that the meridian parameters had returned to normal one month after treatment. This case suggests that bladder meridian electrical conductance might be used as a supplemental method for ureteral calculus diagnosis.

  7. Circumcaval Ureter with Vesico Ureteral Reflux: The First Association in Literature

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    Ilhan Ciftci

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available A circumcaval ureter is a rare congenital anomaly in which the ureter passes behind, and is compressed by, the inferior vena cava. Its etiology is assumed to be abnormal embryologic development of the inferior vena cava as a result of atrophy failure of the right subcardinal vein in the lumbar portion. A circumcaval ureter is also termed a retrocaval ureter. The right supracardinal system fails to develop, whereas the right posterior cardinal vein persists. With one reported exception, the anomaly always occurs on the right side. Patients with this anomaly may develop partial right ureteral obstruction or recurrent urinary tract infections. Therapeutic options include surgical relocation of the ureter anterior to the cava. A 14-year-old female patient came with complaints of fever, intermittent colic and dysuria 4 years ago. A right ureteric fourth-grade VUR and circumcaval ureter were established. An anomaly in which both of these are together could not be found in literature. If after the VUR treatment he has progressive abdomen pain and advancing hydronephrosis, a circumcaval ureter as an additive anomaly must not be forgotten. For that reason, in a patient having a urinary system anomaly, a likely extra anomaly should be searched. [Arch Clin Exp Surg 2012; 1(3.000: 191-194

  8. A new approach in ureteral access sheath locating in retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS by endovisional technique

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    Mehmet Giray Sönmez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To compare the results of patients who underwent retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS using endovisional technique for ureteral sheat locating with control group in which endovisional technique was not applied. Material and Methods: Of the 41 patients who underwent RIRS treatment for kidney stone, between March 2014- August 2015, 19 patients treated with endovisional technique formed the study group and remaining 22 patients formed the control group. Patients were evaluated for age and gender, baseline and post procedural creatinine level, duration of operation, fluoroscopy and hospitalization time, size and localization of the stone, presence of multiple stones, previous shock wave lithotripsy (SWL procedure, double J catheter requirement, complication rate, residual stone rate and absence of stone ratio. Results: There was no statistically significant difference between age, gender, location of the stone, previous SWL procedure, presence of multiple stones, baseline and postprocedural creatinine level, absence of stone ratio, double J catheter requirement and hospitalization duration between the groups. The duration of operation and fluoroscopy of the patients were significantly shorter than the control group (p = 0.036 and p < 0.001, respectively. The complication rates of the endovisional technique group was significantly lower than that of the control group (p = 0.032. Conclusion: Endovisional technique is considered to be an appropriate and useful technique in order to locate the sheath safely in patients who has difficulty in ureteral access sheath locating and to decrease the duration of operation and fluoroscopy.

  9. Anti-Fibrotic Effect of Natural Toxin Bee Venom on Animal Model of Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction

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    Hyun Jin An

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Progressive renal fibrosis is the final common pathway for all kidney diseases leading to chronic renal failure. Bee venom (BV has been widely used as a traditional medicine for various diseases. However, the precise mechanism of BV in ameliorating the renal fibrosis is not fully understood. To investigate the therapeutic effects of BV against unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO-induced renal fibrosis, BV was given intraperitoneally after ureteral ligation. At seven days after UUO surgery, the kidney tissues were collected for protein analysis and histologic examination. Histological observation revealed that UUO induced a considerable increase in the number of infiltrated inflammatory cells. However, BV treatment markedly reduced these reactions compared with untreated UUO mice. The expression levels of TNF-α and IL-1β were significantly reduced in BV treated mice compared with UUO mice. In addition, treatment with BV significantly inhibited TGF-β1 and fibronectin expression in UUO mice. Moreover, the expression of α-SMA was markedly withdrawn after treatment with BV. These findings suggest that BV attenuates renal fibrosis and reduces inflammatory responses by suppression of multiple growth factor-mediated pro-fibrotic genes. In conclusion, BV may be a useful therapeutic agent for the prevention of fibrosis that characterizes progression of chronic kidney disease.

  10. Partial deletion of the ROCK2 protein fails to reduce renal fibrosis in a unilateral ureteral obstruction model in mice.

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    Baba, Itsuko; Egi, Yasuhiro; Suzuki, Kazuo

    2016-01-01

    Renal fibrosis is a well‑known cause for the progression of chronic kidney disease. Rho/Rho‑associated coiled‑coil kinase (ROCK) signaling is involved in renal fibrotic processes. Non‑selective ROCK1/2 inhibitors have been reported to reduce renal interstitial fibrosis in a rodent unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) model. To clarify the role and contribution of ROCK2 in renal fibrosis, the present study used ROCK2 heterozygous knockout (HKO) mice to assess collagen deposition and fibrosis‑associated gene expression in the kidney of the UUO model. In the ROCK2 HKO mice, the expression level of ROCK2 in the normal kidney was half of that in the kidney of wild‑type (WT) mice. The expression levels of ROCK1 in the ROCK2 HKO mice and WT mice were equivalent. Furthermore, in the ROCK2 HKO and the WT mice, the hydroxyproline content and the gene expression levels of collagen I and transforming growth factor‑β1 in the obstructed kidneys were augmented following UUO. By contrast, the mRNA expression of α‑smooth muscle actin decreased in the ROCK2 HKO mice, compared with that in the WT mice. The activity of ROCK in the obstructed kidneys, indicated by the phosphorylation of myosin phosphatase target subunit‑1, which is a non‑selective substrate of ROCK1 and ROCK2, was equivalent among the ROCK2 HKO and WT mice. In conclusion, no differences in renal interstitial fibrosis or UUO‑induced ROCK activity were identified between the ROCK2 HKO and WT mice, indicating that the genetic partial disruption of ROCK2 is insufficient for protecting against renal fibrosis.

  11. Ureteral Obstruction by the Vas Deferens after Urostomy

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    Subramanian Vaidyanathan

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A male patient with spina bifida and paraplegia, born in 1968, underwent urostomy in 1973. In 1999, he developed urine infections. Intravenous urography showed bilateral hydronephrosis and hydroureter. This patient continued to get recurrent urine infections. In 2009, computed tomography of the abdomen revealed dilatation of the ureters, but the ureters reverted to normal calibre as they passed forward through the anterior abdominal wall. The vas deferens on either side was crossing and kinking the ureter. Magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen confirmed that the level of obstruction in both ureters was at the site where the vas deferens crossed the ureter and kinked it. While performing urostomy, the ureters below the crossover by the vas deferens were detached from the bladder and attached to the skin for urinary diversion, thus causing the vas deferens to hook the lower end of the ureters. As the patient gained height and weight, thereby increasing abdominal girth, kinking of the ureters by the vas deferens was accentuated. In hindsight, bilateral midline cutaneous urostomy using the ureters below the crossover by the vas deferens represents a poor surgical technique for urinary diversion.

  12. Genitourinary tuberculosis: a rare cause of obstructive uropathy in pregnancy.

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    Adhikari, Emily H; Duryea, Elaine L; Rac, Martha W F; Sheffield, Jeanne S

    2014-01-01

    Background. A rare but morbid form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB), genitourinary TB is an important cause of obstructive uropathy and is likely underdiagnosed in pregnancy. Case. A 30-year-old primigravida undergoing treatment for active pulmonary TB presented with anuria at 13-14-weeks gestation. Bilateral ureteral strictures above the level of the ureterovesicular junctions were seen on imaging studies. Given her pulmonary disease, her obstructive uropathy was attributed to genitourinary TB. Bilateral percutaneous nephrostomy tubes were placed during pregnancy with successful ureteral reimplantation postpartum. Conclusion. Genitourinary TB should be considered as an etiology of urinary tract pathology during pregnancy, especially in foreign-born and immunocompromised persons. Early recognition resulting in prompt treatment can prevent further deterioration of maternal renal function and optimize pregnancy outcomes.

  13. Genitourinary Tuberculosis: A Rare Cause of Obstructive Uropathy in Pregnancy

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    Emily H. Adhikari

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. A rare but morbid form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB, genitourinary TB is an important cause of obstructive uropathy and is likely underdiagnosed in pregnancy. Case. A 30-year-old primigravida undergoing treatment for active pulmonary TB presented with anuria at 13-14-weeks gestation. Bilateral ureteral strictures above the level of the ureterovesicular junctions were seen on imaging studies. Given her pulmonary disease, her obstructive uropathy was attributed to genitourinary TB. Bilateral percutaneous nephrostomy tubes were placed during pregnancy with successful ureteral reimplantation postpartum. Conclusion. Genitourinary TB should be considered as an etiology of urinary tract pathology during pregnancy, especially in foreign-born and immunocompromised persons. Early recognition resulting in prompt treatment can prevent further deterioration of maternal renal function and optimize pregnancy outcomes.

  14. Management of urine leak after laparoscopic cyst decortication with retrograde endoscopic fibrin glue application and ureteral stent placement.

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    Chen, Mang L; Tomaszewski, Jeffrey J; Matoka, Derek J; Ost, Michael C

    2011-01-01

    Urine leakage is an uncommon complication after renal cyst decortication that typically resolves with adequate drainage. With prolonged large volume urine leakage from a perinephric drain, however, consideration for open surgical repair must be taken into account. We present the successful management of persistent urine leakage after laparoscopic cyst decortication with endoscopic retrograde fibrin glue injection and ureteral stent placement.

  15. Is There Hope for Renal Growth on Imaging Studies Following Ureteral Reimplant for Boys With Fetal Hydronephrosis and Urinary Reflux?

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    Ming-Hsien Wang

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Reflux nephropathy is thought to be the etiology for renal maldevelopment. We present two boys with fetal hydronephrosis and sterile vesicoureteral reflux (VUR. There was lack of renal growth of the refluxing renal units on surveillance renal ultrasound. Parents elected to undergo open ureteral reimplants. Post-surgical ultrasounds demonstrated improved renal growth.

  16. Astragaloside IV Inhibits the Up-Regulation of Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling in Rats with Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction

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    Li Wang

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To investigate the effect of Astragaloside IV (AS-IV on the regulation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in rats with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO. Methods: Rat renal interstitial fibrosis models were prepared using unilateral ureteral ligation. Rats were randomly divided into sham group, sham group with AS-IV (33mg/kg, unilateral ureteral obstruction group, and unilateral ureteral obstruction group receiving varied doses of AS-IV (3.3, 10, and 33 mg/kg. Immunohistochemical analysis, real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR (FQ-PCR, and western blot were used to detect the expression of genes and proteins associated with the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in renal tissues. Results: Levels of Wnt3, Wnt4, and Frizzled gene expression increased significantly in the UUO model; AS-IV was associated with the downregulation of the expression of Wnt3, Wnt4, Frizzled4, p-LRP5, p-LRP6, disheveled, β-catenin, LEF-1, TCF-1, Snail, Jagged 1, Twist, MMP2, and MMP7 proteins in a concentration-dependent manner, while the expression of APC, CK1, and E-cadherin was increased. Conclusions: AS-IV effectively inhibits the up-regulation of proteins in the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in UUO-model rats, indicating its possible inhibitory effects on renal interstitial fibrosis.

  17. Right sided double inferior vena cava with obstructed retrocaval ureter: Managed with single incision multiple port laparoscopic technique using "Santosh Postgraduate Institute tacking ureteric fixation technique".

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    Kumar, Santosh; Singh, Shivanshu; Garg, Nitin

    2015-04-01

    Right double inferior vena cava with obstructed retrocaval ureter is an extremely rare anomaly with only a few reported cases in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report describing ureteric repair by use of a single-incision laparoscopic technique. In addition, this report addresses the underlying surgical challenges of this repair and provides a brief review of the embryology of this anomaly. The "Santosh Postgraduate Institute ureteric tacking fixation technique" provides ease of end-to-end uretero-ureteric anastomosis in a single-incision laparoscopic surgery.

  18. Preclinical evaluation of a newly designed ureteral stent and magnetic retrieval catheter for minimally invasive stent removal.

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    Wang, Jin; Feng, JiaYu; Hu, WenGang; Song, YaJun; Xu, XiaoTing; Fan, MingQi; Huang, ChiBing

    2014-10-01

    To develop a simple minimally invasive method for ureteral stent removal that does not require cystoscopy or fluoroscopic guidance. We developed a novel ureteral stent comprising the main body of a stent and an iron oxide-coated net that was woven of processed polyester sutures. The ureteral stent was retrieved by a magnetic retrieval catheter with small hooks on the neck surface. Detailed analysis of the necessary mechanical and magnetic properties was performed, and we conducted retrieval tests of the ureteral stent from a specially designed urinary system model. The breaking strength and Young modulus of the processed polyester sutures were 10.12 ± 0.30 N and 9143 ± 7 N/tex, respectively. Thermogravimetric tests showed that the iron (III) oxide powders on the processed sutures accounted for 23% of the total weight. The magnetization value of the magnetic retrieval catheter was 578 emu/g. The dissolution times of polyvinyl alcohol wrapped the net in saline or urine were 24.2 ± 2.0 and 23.6 ± 3.1 hours, respectively. All stents in both the experimental and the control groups were successfully removed from the specially designed urinary model. However, the retrieval time in the experimental group was significantly shorter than that in the control group (38.6 ± 12.6 vs 59 ± 15.7 seconds; P <.05). Ureteral stent removal using a magnetic retrieval catheter with small capture devices is considered feasible. This technique is easy to learn and should be considered as suitable for use on an outpatient basis. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. BILATERAL VESICO-URETERAL REFLUX IN PATIENT WITH CROSSED RENAL ECTOPIA AND FUSION TYPE A

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    A.L Bulotta

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Crossed renal ectopia with fusion is a very rare congenital anomaly and the reported incidence varies between 1:1000 and 1:7000. The kidney is located on the opposite site of the mid- line from where the ureter enters the bladder. Eighty-five percent of crossed renal ectopia kid- neys are fused from below to the normally located kidney. This anomaly is more frequent for left kidney and it’s associated with vesico-ureteral re- flux (VUR in 25-70% of cases. We report the management of a six-years-old patient with Pluri- malformative Syndrome, trisomy p16 and mono- somy q2, crossed renal ectopia with fusion type A and bilateral vesico-ureteral reflux (grade IV in the right kidney and grade III in the left.Materials and Methods. A 6-year-old boy was ammitted to our hospital for UTI in plurimalfor- mative syndrome characterized at birth by cleft palate, macrocephaly, congenital clubfeet, twisted right arm, congenital dysplasia of the hip, balanic hypospadias, bilateral inguinal hernia, right renal agenesis and epilepsy tonic-clonic. MRI revealed a fusion of the ectopic kidney with the left ortho- topic kidney (crossed renal ectopia with fusion type A. Voiding cystography showed a dilatated ureter of the crossed ectopic kidney passing across the midline and of the left ureter, and a bilateral vesico-ureteral reflux ( grade IV VUR in the right kidney and grade III VUR in the left. For this reason bilaterally endoscopic subureteral infiltra- tion was performed with Deflux ( 0.3 cc for side. Results. Patient was discharged in third day and he took antibiotic for one week. There weren’t complications like fever, obstruction or UTI. Fol- low-up after 1 month is normal and there weren’t UTI. Conclusion. Generally the outcome of patients with fused crossed renal ectopia is good. Presence of associated pathology likeVUR, could lead to a progressive deterioration of renal function. There- fore, in patient with uninhabited kidney area and

  20. Fatal Renal Failure in a Spinal Cord Injury Patient with Vesicoureteric Reflux Who Underwent Repeated Ureteric Reimplantations Unsuccessfully: Treatment Should Focus on Abolition of High Intravesical Pressures rather than Surgical Correction of Reflux

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    Subramanian Vaidyanathan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A 29-year-old man developed paraplegia at T-10 level due to road traffic accident in 1972. Both kidneys were normal and showed good function on intravenous urography. Division of external urethral sphincter was performed in 1973. In 1974, cystogram showed retrograde filling of left renal tract, which was hydronephrotic. Left ureteric reimplantation was performed. Following surgery, cystogram revealed marked retrograde filling of left renal tract as before. Penile sheath drainage was continued. In 1981, intravenous urography revealed bilateral severe hydronephrosis. Left ureteric reimplantation was performed again in 1983. Blood pressure was 220/140 mm Hg; this patient was prescribed atenolol. Cystogram showed gross left vesicoureteral reflux. Intermittent catheterisation was commenced in 2001. In 2007, proteinuria was 860 mg/day. This patient developed progressive renal failure and expired in 2012. In a spinal cord injury patient with vesicoureteral reflux, the treatment should focus on abolition of high intravesical pressures rather than surgical correction of vesicoureteric reflux. Detrusor hyperactivity and high intravesical pressures are the basic causes for vesicoureteral reflux in spinal cord injury patients. Therefore, it is important to manage spinal cord injury patients with neuropathic bladder by intermittent catheterisations along with antimuscarinic drug therapy in order to abolish high detrusor pressures and prevent vesicoureteral reflux. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin-receptor-blocking agents should be prescribed even in the absence of hypertension when a spinal cord injury patient develops vesicoureteral reflux and proteinuria.

  1. Complex bladder-exstrophy-epispadias management: Causes of failure of initial bladder closure

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    Kouame Dibi Bertin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The success of the initial closure of the complex bladder-exstrophy remains a challenge in pediatric surgery. This study describes a personal experience of the causes of failure of the initial closure and operative morbidity during the surgical treatment of bladder-exstrophy complex. From April 2000 to March 2014, four patients aged 16 days to 7 years and 5 months underwent complex exstrophy-epispadias repair with pelvic osteotomies. There were three males and one female. Three of them had posterior pelvic osteotomy, one had anterior innominate osteotomy. Bladder Closure: Bladder closure was performed in three layers. Our first patient had initial bladder closure with polyglactin 4/0 (Vicryl ® 4/0, concerning the last three patients, initial bladder closure was performed with polydioxanone 4/0 (PDS ® 4/0. The bladder was repaired leaving the urethral stent and ureteral stents for full urinary drainage for three patients. In one case, only urethral stent was left, ureteral drainage was not possible, because stents sizes were more important than the ureteral diameter. Out of a total of four patients, initial bladder closure was completely achieved for three patients. At the immediate postoperative follow-up, two patients presented a complete disunion of the abdominal wall and bladder despite an appropriate postoperative care. The absorbable braided silk (polyglactin used for the bladder closure was considered as the main factor in the failure of the bladder closure. The second cause of failure of the initial bladder closure was the incomplete urine drainage, ureteral catheterisation was not possible because the catheters sizes were too large compared with the diameters of the ureters. The failure of the initial bladder-exstrophy closure may be reduced by a closure with an absorbable monofilament silk and efficient urine drainage via ureteral catheterisation.

  2. Determination of Related Substances in Pediatric Paracetamol Artificial Cow-bezoar and Chlorphenamine Maleate Granules by HPLC%HPLC法测定小儿氨酚黄那敏颗粒有关物质

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    杨春梅

    2014-01-01

    目的::建立HPLC法测定小儿氨酚黄那敏颗粒中对氨基酚的含量。方法:色谱柱CAPCELL PAK MGⅡC18色谱柱(150 mm ×4.6 mm,5μm),以0.05%醋酸铵溶液-甲醇(85∶15)为流动相,检测波长为232 nm,进样量:10μl,柱温:30℃,流速为1 ml·min-1。结果:对氨基酚在9.8784~197.5680 ng范围内与峰面积呈良好的线性关系(r =0.9991),平均回收率99.8%(RSD =0.9%,n =9),检测限为2 ng。结论:该方法简便,专属性强,准确可靠,可作为小儿氨酚黄那敏颗粒中有关物质的测定。%Objective:To establish an HPLC method for the determination of p-aminophenol in pediatric paracetamol artificial cow-bezoar and chlorphenamine maleate granules. Methods: A CAPCELL PAK MGⅡC18 (150 mm × 4. 6 mm,5 μm) chromatographic column was used with 0. 05% ammonium acetate solution-methyl (85∶ 15) as the mobile phase at the flow rate of 1 ml·min-1 , the detection wavelength was 232nm,the injection volume was 10μl,and the column temperature was 30℃. Results:The linear range of p-aminophenol was 9. 878 4-197. 568 0 ng(r = 0. 999 1), the average recovery was 99. 8%(RSD = 0. 9%,n= 9), and detection limit was 2ng. Conclusion:The method is simple, specific and accurate, which can be used to determine the contents related substances in of pediatric paracetamol artificial cow-bezoar and chlorphenamine maleate granules.

  3. 高效液相色谱法测定氨咖黄敏胶囊的含量%Determination in Paracetamol Caffein Artificial Cow-Bezoar and Chlorphenamine Maleate Capsules by HPLC

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    吴俊芳; 张涛; 李丽萍

    2011-01-01

    Objective To establish a HPLC method for simultaneously determining paracetamol and caffiene in Paracetamol Caffein Artificial Cow-Bezoar and Chlorpbenamine Maleate Capsules. Methods The analytical column was Aglient C18(250 mm ×4. 6 mm, 0. 5 μm) with the column temperature of 30 ℃. The mobile phase was 1% acetic acid (adjusting to pH 3. 7 with ethylenediamine)-methanol(60:40) with flow rate of 1.0 mL/min. The detection wavelength was set at 272 nm. Results The linear ranges of paracetanol and caffeine were 0.1222-3. 055 5 μg and 0. 007 482 - 0. 187 1 μg with the relative coefficient r = 1. 000 0, r = 1. 000 0 ( n = 6), respectively. The average recovery rates of paracetamol and caffeine were 99. 54% ( RSD =0.66% )and 100.43% ( RSD =0. 92% ), respectively. Conclusion The method is simple, rapid, accurate and reliable, which can be used for the quality control of Paracetamol Caffein Artificial Cow- Bezoar and Chlorpbenamine Maleate Capsules.%目的 建立同时测定氨咖黄敏胶囊中对乙酰氨基酚和咖啡因含量的高效液相色谱法.方法 色谱柱为Aglient C18柱(250 mm×4.6 mm,5μm),流动相为1%醋酸溶液(用乙二胺调Ph至3.7)-甲醇(60:40),流速为1.0 Ml/min,检测波长272 nm,柱温30℃.结果 对乙酰氨基酚、咖啡因进样量分别在0.122 2~3.055 5μg和0.007 482~0.1871μg范围内与峰面积呈良好线性关系,r分别为1.000 0和1.000 0(n=6),平均加样回收率分别为99.54%(RSD=0.66%)和100.43%(RSD=0.92%).结论 该方法快速简便、准确可靠,可用于氨咖黄敏胶囊的质量控制.

  4. 氨咖黄敏片中对乙酰氨基酚的溶出度测定%Dissolution determination of acetaminophen from paracetamol,caffein,ar-tificial cow-bezoar and chlophenamine maleate tablets

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    吴静芳

    2015-01-01

    目的:建立氨咖黄敏片中对乙酰氨基酚的溶出度测定方法。方法采用桨法,以900 ml水作为溶出介质,转速为50 r/min,以高效液相色谱法测定。采用C18柱,以乙腈-水-三乙胺(15:85:1.5)(用磷酸调pH至3.0)为流动相,检测波长为243 nm。结果对乙酰氨基酚在0.0625~0.3750 mg/ml的范围内呈现良好的线性关系(r=0.9995),平均回收率为100.1%,R SD值为0.39%(n=9)。样品溶出均一性好,在30 min时6片中对乙酰氨基酚的溶出度均达90%以上。结论本方法快速、简便、结果准确,可作为该制剂中对乙酰氨基酚的溶出度测定方法。%Objective To establish a dissolution determination method of acetaminophen from paracetamol,caffein,artifi-cial cow-bezoar and chlophenamine maleate tablets. Methods The paddle method was used and with 900 ml water as dissolution medium at the rotation speed of 50 r/min,the acetaminophen was determined by HPLC.The C18 column was used with the mobile phase of acetonitrile-water-triethylamine(15:85:1.5)(pH was adjusted to 3.0 by phosphoric acid)at the detection wavelength of 243 nm. Results The linear range of acetaminophen was 0.0625-0.3750 mg/ml (r=0.9995), the average recovery (n=9)was 100.1%(RSD=0.39%).The sample was dissolved uniformly,and the solubilities of the 6 tablets were above 90%. Conclusion The method is rapid,simple and accurate for dissolution determination of ac-etaminophen from paracetamol,caffein,artificial cow-bezoar and chlophenamine maleate tablets.

  5. The number of fetal nephron progenitor cells limits ureteric branching and adult nephron endowment.

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    Cebrian, Cristina; Asai, Naoya; D'Agati, Vivette; Costantini, Frank

    2014-04-10

    Nephrons, the functional units of the kidney, develop from progenitor cells (cap mesenchyme [CM]) surrounding the epithelial ureteric bud (UB) tips. Reciprocal signaling between UB and CM induces nephrogenesis and UB branching. Although low nephron number is implicated in hypertension and renal disease, the mechanisms that determine nephron number are obscure. To test the importance of nephron progenitor cell number, we genetically ablated 40% of these cells, asking whether this would limit kidney size and nephron number or whether compensatory mechanisms would allow the developing organ to recover. The reduction in CM cell number decreased the rate of branching, which in turn allowed the number of CM cells per UB tip to normalize, revealing a self-correction mechanism. However, the retarded UB branching impaired kidney growth, leaving a permanent nephron deficit. Thus, the number of fetal nephron progenitor cells is an important determinant of nephron endowment, largely via its effect on UB branching.

  6. Management of Forgotten Ureteral Stents: Relationship Between Indwelling Time and Required Treatment Approaches.

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    Polat, Hacı; Yücel, Mehmet Özgür; Utangaç, Mehmet M; Benlioğlu, Can; Gök, Alper; Çift, Ali; Kalyenci, Bedreddin; Lök, Uğur; Gülaçtı, Umut

    2017-08-04

    Double-J stents are widely used in urology practice, and removal of these stents can sometimes be forgotten. To investigate whether indwelling time of double-J stent can predict which treatment modality is required for removal of the stent from the body. A multicentre, retrospective observational study. The data of 57 patients who were treated for forgotten ureteral stents between January 2007 and December 2014 were evaluated retrospectively. Patients were classified into four groups according to indwelling time of the stents: 6-12 months, 13-24 months, 25-36 months, and forgotten double-J stents. Transurethral procedures are sufficient for the treatment of patients with double-J stent indwelling times less than 30 months.

  7. Impact of Case Volume on Outcomes of Ureteroscopy for Ureteral Stones

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    Kandasami, Sangam V; Mamoulakis, Charalampos; El-Nahas, Ahmed R;

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society (CROES) undertook the Ureteroscopy Global Study to establish a prospective global database to examine the worldwide use of ureteroscopy (URS) and to determine factors affecting outcome. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence...... of case volume on the outcomes of URS for ureteral stones. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: The URS Global Study collected prospective data on consecutive patients with urinary stones treated with URS at 114 centres worldwide for 1 yr. Centres were identified as low or high volume based on the median......, and hospital stay were explored using multivariate regression analysis. RESULTS AND LIMITATIONS: Across all centres, the median case volume was 67; 58 and 56 centres were designated as low volume and high volume, respectively. URS procedures at high-volume centres took significantly less time to conduct. Mean...

  8. Spontaneous rupture of renal pelvis as a rare complication of ureteral lithiasis.

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    Porfyris, Orestis; Apostolidi, Elena; Mpampali, Andromachi; Kalomoiris, Paraskevas

    2016-03-01

    Spontaneous rupture of renal pelvis with urine extravasation is a rare condition and usually associated with obstructing ureteric calculus. It poses diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas, while a stepwise approach for the confirmation of diagnosis, treatment and follow up is needed. We present a case of a 75-year old male patient who had a renal pelvis rupture with perirenal extravasation of urine due to a 4 mm stone located at the right ureterovesical junction. Diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography, while the patient was treated successfully with the placement of a percutaneous nephrostomy. A week later a CT- nephrostomography showed the healing of renal pelvis with no extravasation and no evidence of the obstructing stone.

  9. Regional changes in renal cortical glucose, lactate and urea during acute unilateral ureteral obstruction

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    Krarup, Peter-Martin; Stolle, Lars B; Rawashdeh, Yazan F

    2007-01-01

    . Furthermore, we investigated regional variations in renal interstitial fluid (RIF) glucose, lactate and urea during acute UUO. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight anesthetized pigs were used. Microdialysis probes were inserted in the upper, middle and lower thirds of the left renal cortex and perfused with Ringer......OBJECTIVE: Acute unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) leads to changes in kidney function and metabolism. Microdialysis offers the possibility of topical analysis of changes in kidney metabolism. We applied microdialysis to the porcine kidney and evaluated its impact on gross kidney function......'s chloride at a rate of 0.3 microl/min. Dialysates were fractionated for 30-min periods. Bilateral intrapelvic pressure, urinary output, urinary osmolality, the excretion fractions of sodium and potassium, renal blood flow and the glomerular filtration rate were measured. Subsequently, left-sided graded...

  10. Severe Vesico-ureteral Reflux and Urine Sequestration: Mathematical Relations and Urodynamic Consequences

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    de Jesus, Lisieux Eyer

    2009-01-01

    Some simple mathematical formulae to calculate the volumes of proximal pyeloureteral reflexive systems are presented, and the results are compared to bladder capacity values. Using the results of the calculi, the author discusses possible implications of severe urinary sequestration in the pyeloureteral systems. Using geometrical and topological approximations we calculate the volumes of ureters and renal pelvises, applying in vivo measurements obtained from conventional ultrasound, retrograde cystourethrograms and topographic anatomic references. Approximations use 2 decimals and assumed $\\pi$ value was 3.14. Ureteral and pyelic volumes are calculated, respectively, from the mathematical formula for the cylinder and cone volumes. Dolicomegaureter are compensated using proportional calculi. Bladder volumes are estimated from conventional formulae. Proximal urinary sequestration is compared between infants and older children with VUR. Mechanisms of direct induction of bladder urodynamic failure from VUR are su...

  11. [Application of fluid mechanics and simulation: urinary tract and ureteral catheters.

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    Gómez-Blanco, J C; Martínez-Reina, J; Cruz, D; Blas Pagador, J; Sánchez-Margallo, F M; Soria, F

    2016-10-01

    The mechanics of urine during its transport from the renal pelvis to the bladder is of great interest for urologists. The knowledge of the different physical variables and their interrelationship, both in physiologic movements and pathologies, will help a better diagnosis and treatment. The objective of this chapter is to show the physics principles and their most relevant basic relations in urine transport, and to bring them over the clinical world. For that, we explain the movement of urine during peristalsis, ureteral obstruction and in a ureter with a stent. This explanation is based in two tools used in bioengineering: the theoretical analysis through the Theory of concontinuous media and Ffluid mechanics and computational simulation that offers a practical solution for each scenario. Moreover, we review other contributions of bioengineering to the field of Urology, such as physical simulation or additive and subtractive manufacturing techniques. Finally, we list the current limitations for these tools and the technological development lines with more future projection.

  12. [The combination of extracorporeal lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrostomy in the treatment of obstructive ureteral urate calculi].

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    Del Boca, C; Ferrari, C; Dotti, E; Corsi, G; Guardamagna, A; Giuberti, A C; Colloi, D

    1994-04-01

    The authors report their experience with combined percutaneous nephrostomy and extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy to treat obstructive uratic ureteral stones. The role of nephrostomy is stressed as a diagnosis and treatment method before, during and after lithotripsy. Thus, the method proved especially useful to drain obstructed kidneys and restore peristalsis, to evacuate septic urine, to facilitate the elimination of lithiasic fragments, to perform anterograde pyelography before, during and after lithotripsy and finally to allow pharmacological litholysis. Fourteen patients were successfully treated with combined extracorporeal lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrostomy and the results compared with those obtained with other techniques--e.g., ureteroscopy, whose value appears lower because the method requires general anesthesia and is more traumatic to the ureter. The authors conclude that combined extracorporeal lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrostomy make the best technique to treat obstructive uric acid stones thanks to their positive results, low invasiveness and to patients compliance.

  13. Lunar Phases and Emergency Department Visits for Renal Colic Due to Ureteral Calculus.

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    Full Text Available Urolithiasis affects an estimated 5% of the population and the lifetime risk of passing a stone in the urinary tract is estimated to be 8-10%. Urinary calculus formation is highly variable and while certain risk factors such as age, gender, seasonality, anatomic abnormality, and metabolic diseases have been identified, not much is known regarding the association of environmental factors such as lunar phases on renal colic. We conducted a retrospective study to test the hypothesis that full moon phase is an environmental factor associated for increased emergency department (ED visits for renal colic due to ureteral calculus.We analyzed 559 renal colic diagnoses by the ED at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in a 24-month period and compared them with corresponding lunar phases as well as supermoon events. The lunar phases were defined as full moon ± two days, new moon ± two days, and the days in-between as normal days according to the lunar calendar. Supermoon event dates were obtained from NASA.90 cases (16.1% were diagnosed during full moon phase, 89 cases (15.9% were diagnosed during new moon phase, and 380 cases (68.0% were diagnosed during normal days. The incidence of renal colic showed no statistically significant association with lunar phases or supermoon events.In this retrospective longitudinal study with adequate power, neither full moon phase nor supermoon event exhibited an association with increased renal colic diagnoses due to ureteral calculus by the ED at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

  14. Comparative efficacy of tamsulosin versus nifedipine for distal ureteral calculi: a meta-analysis

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    Full Text Available Hai Wang, Li Bo Man, Guang Lin Huang, Gui Zhong Li, Jian Wei WangDepartment of Urology, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China Objective: The aim of this study was to systematically compare the therapeutic effect and safety of tamsulosin with nifedipine in medical expulsive therapy for distal ureteral calculi.Methods: Databases, including PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and Clinical Trial Register Centers, were comprehensively searched. Relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs were selected, and quality assessment was performed according to the Cochrane Handbook. RevMan software was used to analyze the outcome measures, which consisted of expulsion rate, expulsion time, and complications.Results: Twelve RCTs consisting of 4,961 patients were included (tamsulosin group, 2,489 cases; nifedipine group, 2,472 cases. Compared with nifedipine, tamsulosin significantly increased the expulsion rate (risk ratio =1.29, 95% CI [1.25, 1.33], P<0.0001 and reduced the expulsion time (standard mean difference =-0.39, 95% CI [−0.72, −0.05], P=0.02. Regarding safety, tamsulosin was associated with fewer complications than nifedipine (risk ratio =0.45, 95% CI [0.28, 0.72], P=0.0008, and further subgroup analysis showed that tamsulosin was associated with a lower risk of both mild and moderate-to-severe complications.Conclusion: On the bias of current evidence, tamsulosin showed an overall superiority to nifedipine for distal ureteral calculi <10 mm in aspects of expulsion rate, expulsion time, and safety. Tamsulosin was supposed to be the first drug to be recommended to patients willing to receive medical expulsive therapy.Keywords: tamsulosin, nifedipine, medical expulsive therapy, MET, lower urinary calculi

  15. LAPAROSCOPIC RECONSTRUCTION OF THE URINARY TRACT IN PATIENTS WITH URETERAL STRICTURE AFTER KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION

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    D. V. Perlin

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    Full Text Available Aim. Ureteral obstruction secondary to ischemia is the most common urologic complication of kidney trans- plantation. Pyeloureteral anastomosis with recipient ureter has shown most satisfactory long-term results in its management. Existing urinary infection and immunosupression determine the high risk of wound complications. We have experience more than 50 reconstructive procedures of urinary tract after kidney transplantation by open surgery during 25 years. Till last time this procedure has been performed through open surgery. Method. We used pyeloureteral anastomosis with recipient ureter in two patients with ureteral stricture after kidney transplantation by laparoscopic approach. The operations lasted 215 and 275 min respectively. In both cases the surgery was per- formed after percutaneous nephrostomy because of deterioration of transplanted kidney function. Internal stent was indwelled laparoscopicaly. No drain tube was left. Results. The nephrostomy tubes were removed after 10 and 7 days respectively. The stents were removed after 27 and 20 days respectively. No complications were seen during the surgery and postoperative period. Now serum creatinine level is 0.12 mmol/l and 0.15 mmol/l after 15 and 12 months after surgery respectively. Conclusion. In spite of some difficulties related with topographic land- marks and severe tissues fibrosis after transplantation laparoscopic pyeloureterostomy in transplanted kidney is safe and feasible procedure. The main advantage is absence of risk of most serious complications related with wound infection in immune compromised patients. Moreover, early recovery to usual activity and diet facilita- tes to prevent pulmonary infections and to normalize intestinal absorbability of the immunosuppressive drugs. 

  16. Comparison of tamsulosin with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in treating distal ureteral stones

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    ZHANG Meng-yuan; DING Sen-tai; L(U) Jia-ju; LUE Yan-he; ZHANG Hui; XIA Qing-hua

    2009-01-01

    Background Tamsulosin,an alpha-1 receptor antagonist,has been demonstrated effective in promoting distal ureteral stone passage and in reducing pain associated with stone expulsion.This study aimed to evaluate the effect of tamsulosin in comparison with nifedipine and extracerporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) on the expulsion rate of distal ureteral stones at different sizes.Methods We assigned 314 patients to three categories:Ⅰ,the stone with maximal diameter of 4.0-5.9 mm;Ⅱ,6.0-7.9mm,and Ⅲ,8.0-9.9 mm.Patients in each category were randomly subdivided into three treatment subgroups:group A (nifedipine group),group B (tamsulosin group),and group C (ESWL group).Stone-free rate and the dose of analgesics were recorded weekly during the 4-week follow-up period.Results Three hundred and three patients completed the study.The results showed that nifedipine and tamsulosin treatments promoted a small (4-8 mm,categories Ⅰ and Ⅱ) stone expulsive rate that was comparable with ESWL treatment.Nonetheless,when the stone diameter was 8.0-9.9 mm,ESWL showed a greater stone free rate than nifedipine and tamsulosin treatments;no significant difference existed between the latter two therapies.Although the ESWL treatment group required the least analgesics,tamsulosin treatments required less pain medication than nifedipine (P <0.05).Conclusions Tamsulosin treatment is recommended for patients with the stone diameter smaller than 8 mm because of its feasibility,effectiveness and safety.ESWL is more appropriate than tamsulosin therapy for the patients whose stones are larger than 8 mm.

  17. Immersed multilayer biodegradable ureteral stent with reformed biodegradation: An in vitro experiment.

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    Yang, Ganggang; Xie, Hua; Huang, Yichen; Lv, Yiqing; Zhang, Mingqing; Shang, Yafeng; Zhou, Junmei; Wang, Liping; Wang, Jin-Ye; Chen, Fang

    2017-03-01

    Objective The aim of this study was to develop a novel immersed multilayer biodegradable ureteral stent with reformed biodegradation and evaluate it in vitro. Methods Poly(glycolic-co-lactic acid) (PGLA), microsphere zein and BaSO4 were employed to produce a multilayer biodegradable stent using immersion technology. Tests of the biodegradable stents and conventional control stents were conducted in human urine in vitro to evaluate the biodegradable properties. The biocompatibility was assessed by the morphology and proliferation of urine-derived cells cultured with extracted media from the biodegradable stent and a latex material positive control. Results An immersed multilayer biodegradable stent was successfully produced. It began to degrade in week 2 and was fully degraded by week 4. The mass loss ratio in the first 2 weeks was low (approximately 10.0% at 1 week, 20.0% at 2 weeks) and increased after 3 weeks (approximately 70%) to the end of testing. During the first 2 weeks, the radial compression load performances of the biodegradable stents were better than those of the control stents with statistically significant differences ( p = 0.00, p = 0.01) and the tensile strengths were lower in the biodegradable stents than those in the control stents throughout the experiment. SEM showed that the stents degraded layer by layer from the outer to the inner wall. The influences on the cells of extracted medium from the biodegradable stents were morphologically slight and lower than 10% in relative growth rates. Conclusions This preliminary study demonstrates that the immersed multilayer biodegradable ureteral stent has good radial compression and biocompatible performance and can be degraded in vitro within 4 weeks in a moderate manner.

  18. Anatomic relationships of psoas muscle: clinical applications to psoas hitch ureteral reimplantation.

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    Maldonado, Pedro A; Slocum, Paul D; Chin, Kathleen; Corton, Marlene M

    2014-11-01

    The objective of the study was to examine the anatomic relationship of the genitofemoral and femoral nerves to the psoas major muscle. Dissections were performed in 17 unembalmed female cadavers. Point A was used as the approximate location for placement of psoas hitch sutures and as the reference point from which all measurements were taken. Measurements included the width of the psoas major muscle, psoas minor tendon, genitofemoral nerve branches, and femoral nerve. The relative location of the genitofemoral and femoral nerves to point A and the presence or absence of a psoas minor tendon were documented. The psoas minor tendon was absent on at least 1 side in 11 specimens (64.7%). The median width of the psoas minor tendon was 7 mm (range, 3-11.5 mm). The median width and depth of the psoas major muscle was 21.5 mm (range, 10-35 mm) and 20.0 mm (range, 11.5-32 mm), respectively. The median width of the genitofemoral nerve was 2 mm (range, 1-4.5 mm) and that of the femoral nerve was 6.3 mm (range, 5-10.5 mm). Overall, 54 genitofemoral nerve branches were identified in 17 cadavers, 30 medial (55.5%), 22 lateral (40.7%), and 2 directly overlying point A (3.7%). The exact location for the placement of the psoas hitch sutures will vary, depending on the location of the ureteral injury and the anatomy of the psoas muscle and surrounding structures. A thorough understanding of this regional anatomy should optimize the placement of psoas hitch sutures during ureteral reimplantation procedures and help avoid nerve and vessel injury. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Removal of ureteral calculi in two geldings via a standing flank approach.

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    Frederick, Jeremy; Freeman, David E; MacKay, Robert J; Matyjaszek, Sarah; Lewis, Jordan; Sanchez, L Chris; Meyer, Stephanie

    2012-11-01

    Two geldings, aged 11 and 17 years, were examined for treatment of ureteroliths located approximately 10 cm proximal to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction was an incidental finding in 1 horse that was referred because of urinary tract obstruction and a cystic calculus. This horse did not have clinical or laboratory evidence of renal failure, although severe hydronephrosis was evident on transabdominal ultrasonography. The second patient had a serum creatinine concentration of 6.3 mg/dL (reference range, 0.8 to 2.2 mg/dL) and mild hydronephrosis of the affected left kidney. In both patients, the obstructed ureter was exteriorized through a flank incision as a standing procedure, and the calculus was crushed and removed with a uterine biopsy forceps introduced through a ureterotomy approximately 25 cm proximal to the calculus. The cystic calculus was removed through a perineal urethrostomy by lithotripsy, piecemeal extraction, and lavage. The horse without azotemia developed pyelonephritis in the affected kidney and was euthanatized because of complications of a nephrectomy 13 months later. In the horse with azotemia, the serum creatinine concentration decreased after surgery, and the horse returned to its intended use. However, it was euthanatized approximately 2 years after surgery because of progressive renal failure, and a large nephrolith was found in the previously unobstructed right kidney. The technique used for ureterolith removal was successful in both horses in this report, did not require sophisticated equipment, and could be effective in the early stages of ureteral obstruction as a means of restoring urine flow and renal function. The outcome in the horse with advanced unilateral renal disease without azotemia would suggest that nephrectomy should be considered as a treatment in such patients.

  20. Efficacy and Safety of Alfuzosin as Medical Expulsive Therapy for Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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    Full Text Available Alfuzosin has been widely used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatitis, and is claimed to be a selective agent for the lower urinary tract with low incidence of adverse side-effects and hypotensive changes. Recently, several randomized controlled trials have reported using Alfuzosin as an expulsive therapy of ureteral stones. Tamsulosin, another alpha blocker, has also been used as an agent for the expulsive therapy for ureteral stones. It is unclear whether alfuzosin has similar efficacy as Tamsulosin in the management of ureteral stones.To perform a systematic review and analysis of literatures comparing Alfuzosin with Tamsulosin or standard conservative therapy for the treatment of ureteral stones less than 10 mm in diameter.A systematic literature review was performed in December 2014 using Pubmed, Embase, and the Cochrane library databases to identify relevant studies. All randomized and controlled trials were included. A subgroup analysis was performed comparing Alfuzosin with control therapy on the management of distal ureteral stones.Alfuzosin provided a significantly higher stone-free rate than the control treatments (RR: 1.85; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.35-2.55; p<0.001, and a shorter stone expulsion time (Weighted mean difference [WMD]: -4.20 d, 95%CI, -6.19 to -2.21; p<0.001, but it has a higher complication rate (RR: 2.02; 95% CI, 1.30-3.15; p<0.01. When Alfuzosin was compared to Tamsulosin, there was no significant difference in terms of stone-free rate (RR: 0.90; 95% CI, 0.79-1.02; p = 0.09 as well as the stone expulsion time (WMD: 0.52 d, 95%CI, -1.61 to 2.64; p = 0.63. The adverse effects of Alfuzosin were similar to those of Tamsulosin (RR: 0.88; 95% CI, 0.61-1.26; p = 0.47.Alfuzosin is a safe and effective agent for the expulsive therapy of ureteral stones smaller than 10 mm in size. It is more effective than therapeutic regiment without alpha blocker. It is equivalent to Tamsulosin in its effectiveness and

  1. RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF TAMSULOSIN AND SILODOSIN IN MEDICAL EXPULSIVE THERAPY FOR DISTAL THIRD URETERIC CALCULI

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    Rajanna

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Urolithiasis is a common condition that affects approximately 5% to 10% of the population and the incidence of Urolithiasis is rising. Ureteric stones account for 20% of urinary tract stones and about 70% of them are found in the lower third of the ureter at presentation. Recent literatures show the efficacy of various drugs and minimally invasive procedures for the management of lower third ureteral stones. We performed a randomized, prospective study to assess and compare the efficacy of tamsulosin and silodosin as medical expulsive therapy for lower third ureteral stones. SETTING AND DURATION: Department of Surgery, Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences/ Teaching Hospital, Hassan. from August 2013 to August 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The prospective data of 60 symptomatic patients with unilateral, lower third ureteral calculi of less than ≤10 mm were randomly allocated for out- patient treatment with tamsulosin and silodosin groups Patients aged ≥ 18 years with a single, unilateral, symptomatic, radio-opaque ureteric stone of 10 mm or smaller in the largest dimension located between the lower border of the sacroiliac joint and vesico-ureteric junction were included. For Group I tamsulosin a daily single dose of 0.4 mg for 28days and for Group II a daily single dose of silodosin 8mg was given. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were used on demand for both the groups. All the patients were told to observe passage of stone by filtering urine stream. The primary end point was the expulsion of the stone and the secondary end points were expulsion time, analgesic use, socioeconomic status, need for hospitalization, endoscopic treatment and drug side effects were documented. RESULTS: The stone expulsion rates in patients treated with tamsulosin and silodosin were 83.3% and 86.6% respectively. Mean stone expulsion times in tamsulosin group and silodosin group were 6.8 and 6.2 days respectively. Mean number of pain episodes were

  2. Primarily Proximal Jejunal Stone Causing Enterolith Ileus in a Patient without Evidence of Cholecystoenteric Fistula or Jejunal Diverticulosis

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    Houssam Khodor Abtar

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Stone formation within the intestinal lumen is called enterolith. This stone can encroach into the lumen causing obstruction and surgical emergency. Jejunal obstruction by an enterolith is a very rare entity and often missed preoperatively. To our knowledge, most cases of jejunal obstruction, secondary to stone, were associated with biliary disease (cholecystoenteric fistula, bezoar, jejunal diverticulosis, or foreign body. Hereby we present a rare case report of small bowel obstruction in an elderly man who was diagnosed lately to have primary proximal jejunal obstruction by an enterolith without evidence of a cholecystoenteric fistula or jejunal diverticulosis. This patient underwent laparotomy, enterotomy with stone extraction, and subsequent primary repair of the bowel.

  3. THE EFFECT OF COW-BEZOAR ON DNA DAMAGE OF ICR MICE DUE TO TCE%牛黄对三氯乙烯致ICR小鼠DNA损伤的影响

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    邰昌松; 黎燕; 杨青; 沈惠麒

    2004-01-01

    目的:研究牛黄(Cow-bezoar)对三氯乙烯(TCE)致ICR小鼠肝肾外周血细胞DNA损伤的影响.方法:应用单细胞凝胶电泳(SCGE)技术和彗星图象分析系统,检测三氯乙烯对ICR小鼠肝肾外周血细胞DNA损伤作用,同时观察20~200μmol/L牛黄对三氯乙烯所致DNA损伤的保护作用.结果:TCE染毒组肝、肾、血细胞彗星率较阴性对照组增加;牛黄各组肝、肾、血细胞尾长、尾/头(长)、尾/头(光强)、尾DNA%、Oliver尾矩、彗星率减少.结论:牛黄能抑制三氯乙烯致ICR小鼠肝肾外周血细胞的DNA断裂能力.

  4. Laparoscopic bilateral nephroureterectomy and bladder cuff excision for native renal pelvic and ureteral transitional cell carcinoma after renal transplantation.

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    Chen C

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A 37-years-old female who was suffering from end-stage renal disease for about 6 years received allograft renal transplantation 4 years ago. She has been receiving 50mg of Cyclosporin A orally daily for immuno-suppression since then. Gross haematuria was noted and computerised tomography showed native left renal pelvic and ureteral multi-focal transitional cell carcinoma with severe hydronephrosis. Laparoscopic bilateral nephroureterectomy and bladder cuff excision were performed. In the past, history of previous operation was considered a relative contraindication for laparoscopic surgery. To our knowledge, we present the first case of laparoscopic treatment for native renal pelvic and ureteral transitional cell carcinoma after renal allograft transplantation without a hand-assisted device. This case shows the feasibility of laparoscopic bilateral nephroureterectomy in patients with transplanted kidneys.

  5. Interkinetic nuclear migration in the mouse embryonic ureteric epithelium: Possible implication for congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract.

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    Motoya, Tomoyuki; Ogawa, Noriko; Nitta, Tetsuya; Rafiq, Ashiq Mahmood; Jahan, Esrat; Furuya, Motohide; Matsumoto, Akihiro; Udagawa, Jun; Otani, Hiroki

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    Interkinetic nuclear migration (INM) is a phenomenon in which progenitor cell nuclei migrate along the apico-basal axis of the pseudostratified epithelium, which is characterized by the presence of apical primary cilia, in synchrony with the cell cycle in a manner of apical mitosis. INM is suggested to regulate not only stem/progenitor cell proliferation/differentiation but also organ size and shape. INM has been reported in epithelia of both ectoderm and endoderm origin. We examined whether INM exists in the mesoderm-derived ureteric epithelium. At embryonic day (E) 11.5, E12.5 and E13.5, C57BL/6J mouse dams were injected with 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) and embryos were killed 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 h later. We immunostained transverse sections of the ureter for BrdU, and measured the position of BrdU (+) nuclei in the ureteric epithelia along the apico-basal axis at each time point. We analyzed the distribution patterns of BrdU (+) nuclei in histograms using the multidimensional scaling. Changes in the nucleus distribution patterns suggested nucleus movement characteristic of INM in the ureteric epithelia, and the mode of INM varied throughout the ureter development. While apical primary cilia are related with INM by providing a centrosome for the apical mitosis, congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) include syndromes linked to primary ciliary dysfunction affecting epithelial tubular organs such as kidney, ureter, and brain. The present study showed that INM exists in the ureteric epithelium and suggests that INM may be related with the CAKUT etiology via primary ciliary protein function.

  6. Challenges in treatment and diagnosis of forgotten/encrusted double-J ureteral stents: the largest single-center experience.

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    Adanur, Senol; Ozkaya, Fatih

    2016-07-01

    We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the endourologic management of forgotten and/or encrusted ureteral stents together with our single-center experience. Fifty-four patients with forgotten double-J ureteral stents were treated in our center between January 2008 and March 2014. Encrustation and the related stone burdens were estimated by using computerized tomography and kidney-ureter-bladder radiography. The management method was chosen based on the stone burden or clinical and radiological findings. Fifty-four patients, 39 males and 15 females, were included in the study. The average age of the patients was 38.2 ± 25.06 (2-86) years. The average indwelling time of the ureteral stents was 22.6 ± 30.3 (6-144) months. Six of the patients with forgotten stents had solitary kidneys. The double-J stent (DJS) was fragmented in four (7.4%) patients. A urinary system infection was present in 15 (27.7%) of the patients. The ureteral stents and related stones were successfully removed without any complications by combined endourologic techniques to achieve a stone-free state in all patients except for patient with 110 months of forgotten stent time in whom nephrectomy was performed for a nonfunctioning kidney related to the forgotten stent. Forgotten/encrusted DJS may lead to complications in a range of urinary system infections, up to a loss of renal function. They can be safely and successfully removed, and the renal function can be preserved by endourologic techniques, starting with the least invasive procedures in centers highly experienced.

  7. Safety and efficacy of pneumatic lithotripters versus holmium laser in management of ureteral calculi: a randomized clinical trial.

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    Razzaghi, Mohammad Reza; Razi, Abdollah; Mazloomfard, Mohammad Mohsen; Golmohammadi Taklimi, Amin; Valipour, Reza; Razzaghi, Zahra

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    To compare efficacy and safety of holmium:YAG laser and pneumatic lithotripter in the management of ureteral stones. One hundred and twelve patients with 1 to 2 cm ureteral calculi were selected for pneumatic or holmium:YAG laser transurethral ureterolithotripsy (56 patients in each group). Ultrasonography and plain abdominal x-ray were performed for all the patients before the operation. The pneumatic lithoclast was Swiss LithoClast, while in laser lithotripsy, holmium:YAG laser frequency was used, which was usually set between 5 and 10 Hz at a power of 10 to 15 Watt. Intravenous urography was performed for all the patients at 3 months to assess functional status and to delineate the ureteral anatomy. The mean patients' age and stones' size were the same in both groups, and there were no statistical differences. Mean duration of lithotripsy was 13.7 ± 12.6 minutes in laser group and 7.9 ± 4.2 minutes in pneumatic lithotripsy group. Immediate stone-free rate was 100% and 82.1% in the laser and pneumatic groups, respectively (P = .001). Stone pushing back occurred only in 10 (17.9%) patients in pneumatic group. In terms of complications, such as perforation, mucosal injury, and bleeding, there were no differences between the two groups. No intravenous pyelography related complication was seen at 3-month follow-up. Laser lithotripsy is a superior approach for the management of upper ureteral stones of 1 to 2 cm in size due to its higher rate of stone clearance.

  8. Effects of Terazosin and Tolterodine on Ureteral Stent Related Symptoms: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Ali Tehranchi; Yousef Rezaei; Hamidreza Khalkhali; Mahdi Rezaei

    2013-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effects of terazosin and tolterodine on ureteral stent discomfort. Materials and Methods Of 163 patients assessed for eligibility, 104 patients were randomly assigned to receive placebo, 2 mg of terazosin twice daily, 2 mg of tolterodine daily, or both terazosin plus tolterodine during the stenting period. Prior to stenting and at stent removal, the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), the IPSS quality of life (QoL) subscore and the Visual Analog Scale for ...

  9. Anterior urethral valve, a rare cause of bilateral vesicoureteral reflux in a two year old boy: A case report and a review of the literature

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    Amit Sharma

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Anterior urethral valve (AUV is a rare cause of obstructive uropathy in children. These are much rarer than posterior urethral valves. We report a case of a child with AUV and high grade bilateral vesicoureteric reflux. He was managed by transurethral laser ablation. The left sided reflux resolved after ablation. The right sided reflux persisted. The child is awaiting ureteric reimplantation.

  10. 1.4%Sodium Bicarbonate Retention Enema on Scavenging Channel Bezoars in Contrast to Digest%1.4%的碳酸氢钠保留灌肠清除小儿下消化道粪石对比研究

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    谢立新

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the 1.4% sodium bicarbonate retention enema on road bezoar clear under the ef ect of digestion in children. Methods 70 patients in our department from 2012 January to selection method in 2013 December during hospitalization as evaluation object, Were randomly divided into experimental group and control group, two groups were given conventional anti infection,Spectrum ir adiation for two times a day to promote intestinal peristalsis, The experimental group adopted the first 1.4%sodium bicarbonate retention enema for half an hour after reflux enema once a day, The control group adopted reflux enema once a day, to compare the treatment ef ect of the two groups. Results The experimental group remove bezoar is bet er than the control group, The experimental group of independent defecation time earlier than the control group ( <0.5). Conclusion Sodium bicarbonate retention enema for half an hour after reflux enema than simple reflux enema can accelerate the bezoar ileus bezoar discharge, Reduce the bezoar ileus complications, reduce the conservative treatment is invalid for the incidence of operation, Shorten the hospitalization time, improve the cure rate of bezoar ileus.%目的探讨1.4%的碳酸氢钠保留灌肠对清除小儿下消化道粪石的效果。方法选取我科2012年1月~2013年12月期间住院的70例患儿作为评估对象,随机分为实验组及对照组,两组均给予常规抗感染,频谱仪照射2次/d促进肠蠕动,实验组采取先1.4%的碳酸氢钠保留灌肠30min后再回流灌肠1次/d,对照组采取回流灌肠1次/d,对两组的治疗效果进行对比分析。结果实验组清除粪石的效果优于对照组,实验组自主排便的时间早于对照组﹙<0.5﹚。结论碳酸氢钠保留灌肠30min后再回流灌肠比单纯回流灌肠更能加快粪石性肠梗阻的粪石排出,降低粪石性肠梗阻的并发症的发生,减少因保守治疗无效需做手术的发病率,缩短住院时间,提

  11. The ability of renal ultrasound and ureteral jet evaluation to predict 30-day outcomes in patients with suspected nephrolithiasis.

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    Fields, J Matthew; Fischer, Jonathan I; Anderson, Kenton L; Mangili, Alessandro; Panebianco, Nova L; Dean, Anthony J

    2015-10-01

    We sought to identify findings on bedside renal ultrasound that predicted need for hospitalization in patients with suspected nephrolithiasis. A convenience sample of patients with suspected nephrolithiasis was prospectively enrolled and underwent bedside ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder to determine the presence and degree of hydronephrosis and ureteral jets. Sonologists were blinded to any other laboratory and imaging data. Patients were followed up at 30 days by phone call and review of medical records. Seventy-seven patients with suspected renal colic were included in the analysis. Thirteen patients were admitted. Reasons for admission included intractable pain, infection, or emergent urologic intervention. All 13 patients requiring admission had hydronephrosis present on initial bedside ultrasound. Patients with moderate hydronephrosis had a higher admission rate (36%) than those with mild hydronephrosis (24%), P<.01. Of patients without hydronephrosis, none required admission within 30 days. The sensitivity and specificity of hydronephrosis for predicting subsequent hospitalization were 100% and 44%, respectively. Loss of the ipsilateral ureteral jet was not significantly associated with subsequent hospital admission and did not improve the predictive value when used in combination with the degree of hydronephrosis. No patients with suspected renal colic and absence of hydronephrosis on bedside ultrasound required admission within 30 days. Ureteral jet evaluation did not help in prediction of 30-day outcomes and may not be useful in the emergency department management of renal colic. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Symptomatic small non-obstructing lower ureteric calculi: comparison of ureteroscopy and extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

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    Andankar M

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To compare the success, efficacy and complications of ureteroscopy (URS and extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL for the treatment of symptomatic small non obstructing lower ureteric calculi. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This prospective non-randomised study was conducted simultaneously at two urological referral centres, included 280 patients with symptomatic small (4-10 mm lower ureteric calculi (situated below the sacroiliac joint, with good renal function on intravenous urography. Patients were offered both the treatment options. One hundred and sixty patients chose ureteroscopy, whereas 120 patients were treated by ESWL. Standard techniques of ureteroscopy and ESWL were employed. Patients were followed-up to assess the success rates and complications of the two procedures. RESULTS: Ureteroscopy achieved complete stone clearance in one session in 95% of patients. In six patients ureteroscopy had failed initially and was later accomplished in second session improving the success rate to 98.7%. Two patients had a proximal migration of calculus that needed ESWL. Of the 120 patients treated by ESWL, 90% achieved stone free status at three months. Ureteroscopy was needed for twelve patients (10% where ESWL failed to achieve stone clearance. There were no significant ESWL related complications. ESWL was administered on outpatient basis, while patients needed hospitalisation and anaesthesia for ureteroscopy. CONCLUSION: ESWL can be the primary mode of treatment for symptomatic small non-obstructing lower ureteric calculi as it is minimally invasive and safe. Ureteroscopy can be offered to patients who demand immediate relief or when ESWL fails.

  13. Effects of ureteral stents on risk of bacteriuria in renal allograft recipients.

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    Chordia, P; Schain, D; Kayler, L

    2013-06-01

    Placement of ureteral stents at the time of renal transplantation is thought to decrease the incidence of postoperative complications, such as anastomotic leakage and stenosis. However, stents may also predispose to post-transplantation urinary tract infection, which can lead to increased risks of graft dysfunction, sepsis, and death. The aim of this study was to analyze the risk of post-transplantation bacteriuria with ureteral stent placement in renal allograft recipients. A retrospective single-center analysis was conducted to investigate the incidence of bacteriuria in all renal allograft recipients transplanted between January 2007 and March 2009. Recipients were categorized as in the nonstent group (NSTG) or the stent group (STG). Stent removal was performed per protocol at 6 weeks, and all patients were followed for at least 1 year post transplantation. In the NSTG, the incidence of bacteriuria was assessed at 0-6, 6-12, and 12 weeks to 1 year post transplantation. In the STG, bacteriuria was assessed prior to stent removal, 6 weeks after stent removal, and thereafter until 1 year post transplantation. A total of 395 renal allograft recipients, 183 in the NSTG and 212 in the STG groups, were studied. The overall incidence of bacteriuria within 1 year post transplantation was similar between NSTG and STG (28.0 vs. 24.0%, P = 0.38). No difference was found in the incidence of bacteriuria when NSTG and STG were compared at 0-6 weeks or prior to stent removal (9.7% vs. 9.1%, P = 0.81), at 6-12 weeks, or 6 weeks after stent removal (6.7% vs. 5.8%, P = 0.75), and thereafter for 1 year post transplantation (13.3% vs. 10.8%, P = 0.46). The incidence of graft failure at 1 year was similar in NSTG and STG (6.2% vs. 4.9%, P = 0.6). Urinary anastomotic leakage occurred in none of the NSTG and 2 of the STG recipients. On multivariate analysis, risk factors for bacteriuria were female recipient gender (odds ratio [OR] 2.5, 95% confidence interval [CI

  14. Utilidad de la ureterolitotomía endoscópica en el tratamiento de la litiasis ureteral: estudio descriptivo de una serie de casos utilizando un nuevo método de dilatación del meato ureteral

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    Carlos Mario Jiménez

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    OBJETIVO: determinar la utilidad de la ureterolitotomía endoscópica y la dilatación del meato ureteral con pinza de ureteroscopio en el tratamiento de la litiasis ureteral.

    MATERIALES Y MÉTODOS: estudio descriptivo de una serie de casos atendidos en las clínicas Las Américas y Conquistadores de la ciudad de Medellín en un período de 9 meses. Se revisaron los procedimientos endoscópicos efectuados entre junio de 2004 y febrero de 2005, evaluando su utilidad en términos de la eliminación del cálculo ureteral y la seguridad según la presentación de complicaciones.

    RESULTADOS durante el tiempo del estudio se hicieron 44 ureterolitotomías endoscópicas. En 41 casos la localización del cálculo fue distal. El método diagnóstico más utilizado fue la urografía excretora en 21 pacientes. La duración promedio del procedimiento fue de 8 minutos y en 38 pacientes fue ambulatorio. El procedimiento fue exitoso en 42 pacientes (95,5%; en los otros dos casos se abortó la cirugía por dificultad para extraer el cálculo. Adicionalmente, en 37 pacientes (84,1% se hizo dilatación del meato ureteral con la pinza del ureteroscopio; en todos ellos el resultado final fue satisfactorio.

    CONCLUSIÓN: este estudio muestra que la

  15. 输尿管镜下气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石的疗效分析%Efficacy Analysis of Ureteral Microscopically Pneumatic Ballistic Lithoclast in the Treatment of Ureteral Calculi

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    娄斌; 陈桂莲; 黄伟

    2011-01-01

    目的 观察经输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结结石的疗效和并发症.方法 随机选取牡丹江医学院第二附属医院泌尿外科自2007年10月至2010年10月收治的180例输尿管结石患者.根据治疗方法的不同,将180例患者分为两组,A组80例采用经输尿管镜超声碎石术,B组100例采用经输尿管镜气压弹道碎石.观察两组患者的单次手术操作成功率、结石排净率、平均住院时间及并发症发生率.结果 A组的首次结石排净率76.3%,尿路感染、输尿管狭窄、穿孔的发生率分别为12.5%、11.3%、12.5%,平均住院时间(6.0 ±2.3)d.B组的结石排净率89.0%,尿路感染、输尿管狭窄、穿孔的发生率分别为25.0%、3.0%、4.0%,平均住院时间(4.2 ±1.8)d,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 输尿管镜下气压弹道碎石术是高效、安全、易使用的方法.%Objective To observe the curative effect and complications of the ureteral mirror pneumatic ballistic lithoclast in the treatment of ureteral calculi.Methods To randomly selecte 180 patients since October 2007 October 2010 from urinary surgical of the second affiliated hospital of Mudanjiang medical School.According to the different treatment methods, 180 were divided into two groups, A group of 80 patients with ureteral mirror by ultrasonic lithotripsy,B group of 100 patients with ureteral mirror by pneumatic ballistic gravel.To observe two groups in single operation success rate, the stone row net rate, the average hospitalization time and complications.Results The first stone row net rate of group A was 76.3%, the incidence of urinary tract infection, ureteral stricture, fenestration showed 12.5 %, 11.3 %, 12.5 % respectively, the average hospitalization time was( 6.0 ±2.3 )d.The stone row net rate of group B was 89.0% ,the incidence of urinary tract infection,ureteral stricture,fenestration showed 25.0% 、3.0% 、4.0% respectively,the average

  16. β-catenin causes renal dysplasia via upregulation of Tgfβ2 and Dkk1.

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    Bridgewater, Darren; Di Giovanni, Valeria; Cain, Jason E; Cox, Brian; Jakobson, Madis; Sainio, Kirsi; Rosenblum, Norman D

    2011-04-01

    Renal dysplasia, defined by defective ureteric branching morphogenesis and nephrogenesis, is the major cause of renal failure in infants and children. Here, we define a pathogenic role for a β-catenin-activated genetic pathway in murine renal dysplasia. Stabilization of β-catenin in the ureteric cell lineage before the onset of kidney development increased β-catenin levels and caused renal aplasia or severe hypodysplasia. Analysis of gene expression in the dysplastic tissue identified downregulation of genes required for ureteric branching and upregulation of Tgfβ2 and Dkk1. Treatment of wild-type kidney explants with TGFβ2 or DKK1 generated morphogenetic phenotypes strikingly similar to those observed in mutant kidney tissue. Stabilization of β-catenin after the onset of kidney development also caused dysplasia and upregulation of Tgfβ2 and Dkk1 in the epithelium. Together, these results demonstrate that elevation of β-catenin levels during kidney development causes dysplasia. Copyright © 2011 by the American Society of Nephrology

  17. A PROSPECTIVE STUDY COMPARING TAMSULOSIN AND SILODOSIN IN MEDICAL EXPULSIVE THERAPY FOR LOWER URETERIC STONES

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    Full Text Available The urinary stone disease is one of the most common afflictions of the modern society and it has been described since antiquity with the westernization of global culture. The efficacy of mini-invasive therapies, such as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy [ESWL] and ureteroscopy are not risk free, are problematic and are quite expensive. Recently, the use of watchful waiting approach has been extended by using Pharmacotherapy. This can reduce symptoms and facilitate stone expulsion. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective randomised study was conducted between September 2015 and May 2016 at Rajarajeshwari Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore. The cohort comprised 100 adult patients (54 men and 46 women who presented with a symptomatic, unilateral, single, uncomplicated lower ureteric stone of ≤ 10 mm. Patients were randomized into two equal groups, 50 (50% patients received a daily single dose of tamsulosin 0.4 mg for 28 days and 50 (50% patients received a daily single dose of silodosin 8 mg for 28 days. Both groups were compared in terms of patient’s demographics, socioeconomic status, stone size and side, type of MET, stone expulsion rate, stone expulsion time, number of pain episodes, need for analgesics use and incidence of side effects. Subgroup analysis was performed according to stone size ≤ or > 5 mm. RESULTS No significant differences among the two groups for patient’s age, gender, stone side and stone size. Spontaneous stone expulsion rate within 28 days was observed in 44 (88% patients in the tamsulosin group and in 45 (90% patients in the silodosin group without statistically significant differences. There were no statistically significant differences observed in terms of mean expulsion time, mean number of pain episodes and need for analgesics. Retrograde ejaculation was significantly higher in the silodosin arm, while the incidence of side effects related to peripheral vasodilation were higher in the tamsulosin arm

  18. PRISMA-combined α-blockers and antimuscarinics for ureteral stent-related symptoms

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    Zhang, Yu-ming; Chu, Pei; Wang, Wen-jin

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Background: As a monotherpay, a-blockers and anti-muscarinics are both efficacy for ureteral stent-related symptoms (SRS). The aim of the study was to systematically evaluate their efficacy of a combination therapy for SRS. Methods: Relevant studies investigating α-blockers and/or anti-muscarinics for SRS were identified though searching online databases including PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and other sources up to March 2016. The RevMan software was used for data analysis, and senesitivity analysis and inverted funnel plot were also adopted. Results: Seven randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 1 prospective controlled trial including 545 patients were selected. Compared with α-blockers, the combination group achieved significant improvements in total International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) [–3.93 (2.89, 4.96), P < 0.00001], obstructive subscore [–1.29 (0.68, 1.89), P < 0.0001], irritative subscore [–2.93 (2.18, 3.68), P < 0.00001], and quality of life score [–0.99 (0.42, 1.55), P < 0.001]. Compared with antimuscarinics, there were also significant differences in total IPSS [–3.49 (2.43, 4.55), P < 0.00001], obstructive subscore [–1.40 (0.78, 2.01), P < 0.00001], irritative subscore [–2.10 (1.30, 2.90), P < 0.00001], and quality of life score [–1.18 (0.58, 1.80), P < 0.001] in favor of combination group. No significant difference was found in the visual analog pain score and the urinary symptoms score in Ureteral Stent Symptom Questionnaire (USSQ). No significant difference in complications was found. Conclusions: Current analysis shows significant advantages of combination therapy compared with monotherapy of α-blockers or antimuscarinics alone mainly based on IPSS. More RCTs adopting validated USSQ as outcome measures are warranted to support the finding. PMID:28207522

  19. Robotic versus open pediatric ureteral reimplantation: Costs and complications from a nationwide sample.

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    Kurtz, Michael P; Leow, Jeffrey J; Varda, Briony K; Logvinenko, Tanya; Yu, Richard N; Nelson, Caleb P; Chung, Benjamin I; Chang, Steven L

    2016-12-01

    We sought to compare complications and direct costs for open ureteral reimplantation (OUR) versus robot-assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation (RALUR) in a sample of hospitals performing both procedures. Anecdotal reports suggest that use of RALUR is increasing, but little is known of the outcomes and costs nationwide. The aim was to determine the costs and 90-day complications (of any Clavien grade) in a nationwide cohort of pediatric patients undergoing OUR or RALUR. Using the Premier Hospital Database we identified pediatric patients (age cost data for RALUR versus OUR using descriptive statistics and hierarchical models. We identified 17 hospitals in which both RALUR and OURs were performed, resulting in a cohort of 1494 OUR and 108 RALUR cases. The median operative time was 232 min for RALUR vs. 180 min for OUR (p = 0.0041). Incidence of any 90-day complications was higher in the RALUR group: 13.0% of RALUR vs. 4.5% of OUR (OR = 3.17, 95% CI: 1.46-6.91, p = 0.0037). The difference remained significant in a multivariate model accounting for clustering among hospitals and surgeons (OR, 3.14; 95% CI, 1.46-6.75; p = 0.0033) (Figure). The median hospital cost for OUR was $7273 versus $9128 for RALUR (p = 0.0499), and the difference persisted in multivariate analysis (p = 0.0043). Fifty-one percent (55/108) of the RALUR cases occurred in 2012-2013. We present the first nationwide sample comparing RALUR and OUR in the pediatric population. There is currently wide variation in the probability of complication reported in the literature. Some variability may be due to differential uptake and experience among centers as they integrate a new procedure into their practice, while some may be due to reporting bias. A strength of the current study is that cost and 90-day postoperative complication data are collected at participating hospitals irrespective of outcomes, providing some immunity from the reporting bias to which individual center surgical

  20. Diospyrobezoar as a Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction

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    Andréia Padilha de Toledo

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Phytobezoar, a concretion of indigestible fibers derived from ingested vegetables and fruits, is the most common type of bezoar. Diospyrobezoar is a subtype of phytobezoar formed after excessive intake of persimmons (Diospyros kaki. We report the case of a diabetic man with a 5-day history of abdominal pain after massive ingestion of persimmons who developed signs of complicated small bowel obstruction. The patient had a previous history of Billroth II hemigastrectomy associated with truncal vagotomy to treat a chronic duodenal ulcer 14 years earlier. Since intestinal obstruction was suspected, he underwent emergency laparotomy that revealed an ileal obstruction with small bowel perforation and local peritonitis due to a phytobezoar that was impacted 15 cm above the ileocecal valve. After segmental intestinal resection, the patient had a good recovery and was discharged on the 6th postoperative day. This report provides evidence that diospyrobezoar should be considered as a possible cause of small bowel obstruction in patients who have previously undergone gastric surgery.

  1. Longitudinal changes in MRI markers in a reversible unilateral ureteral obstruction mouse model: preliminary experience.

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    Haque, Muhammad E; Franklin, Tammy; Bokhary, Ujala; Mathew, Liby; Hack, Bradley K; Chang, Anthony; Puri, Tipu S; Prasad, Pottumarthi V

    2014-04-01

    To evaluate longitudinal changes in renal oxygenation and diffusion measurements in a model of reversible unilateral ureteral obstruction (rUUO) which has been shown to induce chronic renal functional deficits in a strain dependent way. C57BL/6 mice show higher degree of functional deficit compared with BALB/c mice. Because hypoxia and development of fibrosis are associated with chronic kidney diseases and are responsible for progression, we hypothesized that MRI measurements would be able to monitor the longitudinal changes in this model and will show strain dependent differences in response. Here blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) and diffusion MRI measurements were performed at three time points over a 30 day period in mice with rUUO. The studies were performed on a 4.7T scanner with the mice anesthetized with isoflurane before UUO, 2 and 28 days postrelease of 6 days of obstruction. We found at the early time point (∼2 days after releasing the obstruction), the relative oxygenation in C57Bl/6 mice were lower compared with BALB/c. Diffusion measurements were lower at this time point and reached statistical significance in BALB/c These methods may prove valuable in better understanding the natural progression of kidney diseases and in evaluating novel interventions to limit progression. Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  2. Coronal reconstruction of unenhanced abdominal CT for correct ureteral stone size classification

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    To determine whether size measurement of a urinary calculus in coronal reconstruction of computed tomography (CT) differs from stone size measured in the axial plane, and whether the difference alters clinical decision making. We retrospectively reviewed unenhanced CT examinations of 150 patients admitted to the emergency room (ER) with acute renal colic. Maximal ureteral calculus size was measured on axial slices and coronal reconstructions. Clinical significance was defined as an upgrading or downgrading of stone size according to accepted thresholds of treatment: {<=}5 mm, 6-9 mm and {>=}10 mm. There were 151 stones in 150 patients (male:female 115:34, mean age 41 years). Transverse stone diameters ranged from 1 to 11 mm (mean 4 mm). On coronal images, 56 (37%) stones were upgraded in severity; 46 (30%) from below 5 mm to 6 mm or more, and ten (7%) from 6-9 mm to 10 mm or more. Transverse measurement on the axial slices enabled correct categorization of 95 stones (63%). Transverse calculus measurement on axial slices often underestimates stone size and provides incorrect clinical classification of the true maximal stone diameter. Coronal reconstruction provides additional information in patients with renal colic that may alter treatment strategy. (orig.)

  3. Characterization of ureteral stents by dual-energy computed tomography: Clinical implications

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    El-Sayed; H; Ibrahim; William; E; Haley; Maria; A; Jepperson; Michael; J; Wehle; Joseph; G; Cernigliaro

    2014-01-01

    Dual-energy computed-tomography(DECT) has been suggested as the method of choice for imaging urinary calculi due to the modality’s high sensitivity for detect-ing stones and its capability of accurately differentiat-ing between uric-acid(UA) and non-UA(predominantly calcium) stones. The clinical significance of the latter feature relates to the differences in management of UA vs non-UA calculi. Like calculi, ureteral stents are assigned color by the dual-energy post-processing algorithm, which may lead to improved or worsened stone visualization based on the resulting stent/stone contrast. Herein we depict the case of a nephrolithiasis patient with bilateral stents, each with different color, clearly displaying the effect of stent color on stone vi-sualization. Further, three-dimensional reconstruction of the DECT images illustrates advantages of this enhancement compared to conventional two-dimensional computed tomography. The resulting stent/stone contrast produces an unanticipated potential advantage of DECT in patients with urolithiasis and stents and may promote improved management decision-making.

  4. Bilateral uric acid nephrolithiasis and ureteral hypertrophy in a free-ranging river otter (Lontra canadensis)

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    Grove, Robert A.; Bildfell, Rob; Henny, Charles J.; Buhler, D.R.

    2003-01-01

    We report the first case of uric acid nephrolithiasis in a free-ranging river otter (Lontra canadensis). A 7 yr old male river otter collected from the Skagit River of western Washington (USA) had bilateral nephrolithiasis and severely enlarged ureters (one of 305 examined [0.33%]). The uroliths were 97% uric acid and 3% protein. Microscopic changes in the kidney were confined to expansion of renal calyces, minor loss of medullary tissue, and multifocal atrophy of the cortical tubules. No inflammation was observed in either kidney or the ureters. The ureters were enlarged due to marked hypertrophy of smooth muscle plus dilation of the lumen. Fusion of the major calyces into a single ureteral lumen was several cm distal to that of two adult male otters used as histopathologic control specimens. This case report is part of a large contaminant study of river otters collected from Oregon and Washington. It is important to understand diseases and lesions of the otter as part of our overall evaluation of this population.

  5. Abdominal fat distribution on computed tomography predicts ureteric calculus fragmentation by shock wave lithotripsy

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    Juan, Hsu-Cheng; Chou, Yii-Her [Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Department of Urology, Kaohsiung (China); Lin, Hung-Yu [Kaohsiung Medical University, Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung (China); E-Da Hospital/ I-Shou University, Department of Urology, Kaohsiung (China); Yang, Yi-Hsin [Kaohsiung Medical University, Institute of Oral Health Sciences, Kaohsiung (China); Shih, Paul Ming-Chen [Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung (China); Kaohsiung Medical University, Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung (China); Chuang, Shu-Mien [Yuh-Ing Junior College of Health Care and Management, Kaohsiung (China); Shen, Jung-Tsung [Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Department of Urology, Kaohsiung (China); Juan, Yung-Shun [Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Department of Urology, Kaohsiung (China); Kaohsiung Medical University, Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung (China); Kaohsiung Medical University, Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Kaohsiung (China)

    2012-08-15

    To assess the effects of abdominal fat on shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). We used pre-SWL unenhanced computed tomography (CT) to evaluate the impact of abdominal fat distribution and calculus characteristics on the outcome of SWL. One hundred and eighty-five patients with a solitary ureteric calculus treated with SWL were retrospectively reviewed. Each patient underwent unenhanced CT within 1 month before SWL treatment. Treatment outcomes were evaluated 1 month later. Unenhanced CT parameters, including calculus surface area, Hounsfield unit (HU) density, abdominal fat area and skin to calculus distance (SSD) were analysed. One hundred and twenty-eight of the 185 patients were found to be calculus-free following treatment. HU density, total fat area, visceral fat area and SSD were identified as significant variables on multivariate logistic regression analysis. The receiver-operating characteristic analyses showed that total fat area, para/perirenal fat area and visceral fat area were sensitive predictors of SWL outcomes. This study revealed that higher quantities of abdominal fat, especially visceral fat, are associated with a lower calculus-free rate following SWL treatment. Unenhanced CT is a convenient technique for diagnosing the presence of a calculus, assessing the intra-abdominal fat distribution and thereby helping to predict the outcome of SWL. (orig.)

  6. Immobilization of oxalate-degrading enzymes into p(HEMA) for inhibiting encrustation on ureteral stents

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    Mellman, James Kenneth

    Ureteral stents develop calcium-bearing deposits, called encrustation, that diminish their biocompatibility due to complications, such as chronic abrasion to the lumen of the ureter wall and subsequent infection. A reduction of encrustation, namely calcium oxalate, will improve the lifetime, health care costs, and infection resistance of such devices. The purpose of this research project is to study oxalate-degrading enzymes entrapped into a coating material that will control the interface to the urinary environment for ureteral stents. The coating material was a lightly crosslinked poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (p(HEMA)) matrix in which the active enzymes were entrapped within the bulk material's free volume. The swelling of p(HEMA) films was comparable in ddH2O and urine. This hydrophilic matrix allows oxalate anions to diffuse into the bulk so that enzyme activity against oxalate can lower its local concentration, and thereby reduce the supersaturation of calcium oxalate. Oxalate oxidase (OxO) and oxalate decarboxylase (OxDc) were the oxalate-degrading enzymes examined herein. Michaelis Menten kinetic models were applied to free and immobilized enzyme activity. A substrate inhibition model was applied to OxO. The free form of OxO had a Vmax of 1.8 +/- 0.1 muM/min-mug, a km of 1.8 +/- 0.1 mM, and a ks of 35.4 +/- 3.7 mM while the immobilized form had a Vmax of 1.2 +/- 0.2 muM/min-mug, a km of 4.1 +/- 0.6 mM, and a ks of 660 +/- 140 mM. The free form of OxDc had a Vmax of 23.5 +/- 1.4 muM/min-mug and a km of 0.5 +/- 0.1 mM while the immobilized form had a Vmax of 5.0 +/- 1.9 muM/min-mug and km of 23.2 +/- 9.1 mM. The enzyme activity was measured to indicate viable application conditions for the coating, such as storing the films in urine over time. The maximum activity was shown at pH 4.2 to 4.5 and activity drops to be negligible by pH 7.0. Storing the enzyme at pH 6.1 exhibited a larger retained activity than storing at pH 4.2, yet storing in urine showed

  7. In Vitro Propagation and Branching Morphogenesis from Single Ureteric Bud Cells

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    Shunsuke Yuri

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available A method to maintain and rebuild ureteric bud (UB-like structures from UB cells in vitro could provide a useful tool for kidney regeneration. We aimed in our present study to establish a serum-free culture system that enables the expansion of UB progenitor cells, i.e., UB tip cells, and reconstruction of UB-like structures. We found that fibroblast growth factors or retinoic acid (RA was sufficient for the survival of UB cells in serum-free condition, while the proliferation and maintenance of UB tip cells required glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor together with signaling from either WNT-β-catenin pathway or RA. The activation of WNT-β-catenin signaling in UB cells by endogenous WNT proteins required R-spondins. Together with Rho kinase inhibitor, our culture system facilitated the expansion of UB tip cells to form UB-like structures from dispersed single cells. The UB-like structures thus formed retained the original UB characteristics and integrated into the native embryonic kidneys.

  8. Akt2 is involved in loss of epithelial cells and renal fibrosis following unilateral ureteral obstruction.

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    Aiping Lan

    Full Text Available Obstructive nephropathy is an aggressive form of chronic kidney disease (CKD, which is characterized by an epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT and interstitial fibrosis. However, the molecular mechanisms of EMT and fibrosis are complex and not fully understood. In this study, we investigated the contribution of Akt2 to experimental renal EMT and fibrosis using the well-established model of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO. We found that Akt2 and phosphor (p-Akt protein levels were increased in the obstructed kidneys. UUO induced activation of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1 signaling. Importantly, knockout of Akt2 suppressed UUO-induced EMT, kidney fibrosis, increased GSK3β activity, and decreased expression of Snail and β-catenin. Inhibition of GSK3β with LiCl (the inhibitor of GSK3β increased the expression of Snail and β-catenin in cultured kidney epithelial cells. Our findings suggest that Akt2 partially contributes to interstitial fibrosis following UUO and that inhibition of this signaling pathway may provide a novel approach of prevent progression of renal fibrosis.

  9. The Protective Effect of Melittin on Renal Fibrosis in an Animal Model of Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction

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    Hyun-Jin An

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Renal fibrosis is the principal pathological process underlying the progression of chronic kidney disease that leads to end-stage renal disease. Melittin is a major component of bee venom, and it has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties in various cell types. Thus, this study examined the therapeutic effects of melittin on the progression of renal fibrosis using the unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO model. In addition, the effects of melittin on inflammation and fibrosis in renal fibroblast cells were explored using transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1. Histological observation revealed that UUO induced a considerable increase in the number of infiltrated inflammatory cells. However, melittin treatment markedly reduced these reactions compared with untreated UUO mice. The expression levels of inflammatory cytokines and pro-fibrotic genes were significantly reduced in melittin-treated mice compared with UUO mice. Melittin also effectively inhibited fibrosis-related gene expression in renal fibroblasts NRK-49F cells. These findings suggest that melittin attenuates renal fibrosis and reduces inflammatory responses by the suppression of multiple growth factor-mediated pro-fibrotic genes. In conclusion, melittin may be a useful therapeutic agent for the prevention of fibrosis that characterizes the progression of chronic kidney disease.

  10. Large bifid ureteric calculus in a patient with an ileal conduit.

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    Rajaian, Shanmugasundaram; Kekre, Nitin S

    2012-09-01

    Urinary diversion after extirpative surgery of the bladder is done by various methods. Conduit urinary diversion is the most commonly practiced method of urinary diversion. It is relatively easy to perform and has a lower complication rate than other forms of diversion, e.g., orthotopic neobladder and continent cutaneous urinary diversion. Urolithiasis is a known and common complication of urinary diversion. Upper tract calculi in these cases often manifest symptomatically as occurs in the general population. Stones in the conduit can have a variable clinical presentation. Asymptomatic presentation is also noted in a few cases. We report a case of a large silent bifid ureteric calculus within an ileal conduit in a woman who had undergone urinary diversion 32 years earlier. Plain X-ray of the abdomen is the only investigation necessary to rule out urinary lithiasis in those who have had urinary diversion for a long time. This simple tool can diagnose the condition well in advance and aid in planning the management of this condition.

  11. Large bifid ureteric calculus in a patient with an ileal conduit

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    Shanmugasundaram Rajaian

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Urinary diversion after extirpative surgery of the bladder is done by various methods. Conduit urinary diversion is the most commonly practiced method of urinary diversion. It is relatively easy to perform and has a lower complication rate than other forms of diversion, e.g., orthotopic neobladder and continent cutaneous urinary diversion. Urolithiasis is a known and common complication of urinary diversion. Upper tract calculi in these cases often manifest symptomatically as occurs in the general population. Stones in the conduit can have a variable clinical presentation. Asymptomatic presentation is also noted in a few cases. We report a case of a large silent bifid ureteric calculus within an ileal conduit in a woman who had undergone urinary diversion 32 years earlier. Plain X-ray of the abdomen is the only investigation necessary to rule out urinary lithiasis in those who have had urinary diversion for a long time. This simple tool can diagnose the condition well in advance and aid in planning the management of this condition.

  12. [Psoas abscess after ureteral stent exchange for cutaneous ureterostomy: report of a case].

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    Sano, Taichi; Tomita, Keiji; Takimoto, Keita; Kim, Chul Jang

    2012-07-01

    A 69-year-old man underwent a radical cystectomy and cutaneous ureterostomy for carcinoma in situ of the urinary bladder. The ureteral stents were exchanged for cutaneous ureterostomy 35 days after the operation. The patient suffered from high fever with chills a few hours after the stent exchange, and was readmitted to our hospital. High fever was not improved by treatment with Ceftriaxone for 5 days. Five days after the stent exchange, computed tomography (CT) revealed a right psoas abscess. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was detected in the blood culture. Urine culture showed MRSA, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus faecium. Computed tomography-guided percutaneous catheter drainage and treatment consisting of vancomycin, minocycline and ciprofloxacin were performed for the psoas abscess. This treatment significantly reduced the size of the abscess and high fever was improved. The catheter was removed 22 days after the drainage. However, magnetic resonance imaging revealed a spondylitis at L4 and L5. Therefore, antibiotics treatment was continued for about 3 months. There has been no sign of recurrence of bladder cancer and psoas abscess at 23 months after the operation.

  13. Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Kidney Tissue Sections of Rat Subjected to Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction

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    Liu, Huihui; Li, Wan; He, Qing; Xue, Jinjuan; Wang, Jiyun; Xiong, Caiqiao; Pu, Xiaoping; Nie, Zongxiu

    2017-01-01

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) poses a serious threat to the quality of human life and health with an increasing incidence worldwide. Renal fibrosis is closely related to CKD and regarded as the final common pathophysiological pathway in most cases of end-stage renal diseases. Elucidating the mechanisms underlying renal fibrosis and developing novel therapeutic strategies are of great importance. Herein, matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI MSI) based on 1, 5-diaminonaphthalene hydrochloride was applied to the rat model of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) to investigate metabolic changes during renal fibrosis. Among identified endogenous compounds, twenty-one metabolites involved in metabolic networks such as glycolysis, tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, ATP metabolism, fatty acids metabolism, antioxidants, and metal ions underwent relatively obvious changes after 1 and 3 weeks of UUO. Unique distribution of the metabolites was obtained, and metabolic changes of kidneys during renal fibrosis were investigated simultaneously for the first time. These findings once again highlighted the promising potential of the organic salt matrix for application in small molecule in situ MSI and in the field of biomedical research. PMID:28157191

  14. Outcome analysis of holmium laser and pneumatic lithotripsy in the endoscopic management of lower ureteric calculus in pediatric patients: a prospective study

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    Ankur Jhanwar

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objective: To analyse outcomes of holmium laser and pneumatic lithotripsy in treatment of lower ureteric calculus in pediatric patients. Materials and methods: Prospective study conducted between August 2013 and July 2015. Inclusion criteria were lower ureteric calculus with stone size ≤1.5cms. Exclusion criteria were other than lower ureteric calculus, stone size ≥1.5cms, congenital renal anomalies, previous ureteral stone surgery. Patients were divided into two groups. Group A underwent pneumatic and group B underwent laser lithotripsy procedure. Patient's baseline demographic and peri-operative data were recorded and analysed. Post operatively X-ray/ultrasound KUB (Kidney, ureter and bladder was performed to assess stone free status. Results: A total of 76 patients who met the inclusion criteria to ureteroscopic intracorporeal lithotripsy were included. Group A and B included 38 patients in each. Mean age was 12.5±2.49 in Group A and 11.97±2.74 years in Group B respectively (p=0.38. Overall success rate was 94.73% in Group A and 100% in Group B, respectively (p=0.87. Conclusion: Holmium Laser lithotripsy is as efficacious as pneumatic lithotripsy and can be used safely for the endoscopic management of lower ureteric calculus in pediatric patients. However, holmium laser requires more expertise and it is a costly alternative.

  15. Does a retropulsion prevention device equalize the surgical success of Ho:YAG laser and pneumatic lithotripters for upper ureteral stones? A prospective randomized study.

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    Bagbanci, Sahin; Dadali, Mumtaz; Dadalı, Yeliz; Emir, Levent; Gorgulu, Ozkan; Karabulut, Ayhan

    2016-10-19

    To establish if a retropulsion prevention device for ureteral stones equalizes surgical success and push-back rates of Ho:YAG laser and pneumatic lithotripters for upper ureteral stones. Patients with upper ureteral stones (n = 267) were treated endoscopically at the Department of Urology between April 2014 and December 2015. Patients were randomly assigned to pneumatic and Ho:YAG laser lithotripters as group-1 and group-2, respectively. Lithotripsy was performed with Stone Cone(TM) in both groups. The surgical success rate on the first postoperative day was 81.5 % (n = 106) and 90.6 % (n = 116) for group-1 and group-2, respectively, and the difference between the groups was statistically significant (p pneumatic group versus 64 % for the laser group (p pneumatic lithotripsy for upper ureteral stones and a retropulsion prevention device does not equalize the surgical success of Ho:YAG laser and pneumatic lithotripters for upper ureteral stones on the first postoperative day and one month after surgery. Although the success rate of the first month after surgery is higher in group-2, the difference is not statistically significant.

  16. Positioning the instillation of contrast at the ureteral orifice cystography can be useful to predict postoperative contralateral reflux in children with unilateral vesicoureteral reflux.

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    Matsumoto, Fumi; Shimada, Kenji; Matsui, Futoshi; Itesako, Toshihiko

    2011-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the usefulness of positioning the instillation of contrast at the ureteral orifice (PIC) cystography in prediction of postoperative contralateral reflux in patients with unilateral vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) undergoing ureteral reimplantation. Between January 2007 and March 2009, 34 children (20 boys and 14 girls) had antireflux surgery for unilateral primary VUR. This was diagnosed by conventional fluoroscopic voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) in all patients. After induction of general anesthesia, PIC cystography was carried out immediately before ureteral reimplantation by instilling contrast material at the ureteral orifice. Patients with positive PIC cystogram on the contralateral side underwent bilateral ureteral reimplantation via the Cohen technique. VCUG was repeated at 6-12 months postoperatively. Of the 34 patients, 16 (47%) showed VUR on the contralateral side on PIC cystography and underwent bilateral reimplantation. The remaining 18 patients (53%) with negative PIC cystogram underwent unilateral reimplantation, and no VUR was detected by postoperative VCUG in all ureters. None of the 34 patients had surgical complications or recurrent urinary tract infections. In conclusion, PIC cystography represents a useful tool to predict new onset contralateral VUR in patients with unilateral VUR on conventional VCUG.

  17. Extracorporeal shock waves lithotripsy versus retrograde ureteroscopy: is radiation exposure a criterion when we choose which modern treatment to apply for ureteric stones?

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    Catalin Pricop

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to compare two major urological procedures in terms of patient exposure to radiation. We evaluated 175 patients, that were subjected to retrograde ureteroscopy (URS and extracorporeal shock waves lithotripsy (ESWL for lumbar or pelvic ureteral lithiasis, at two urological departments. The C-arm Siemens (produced in 2010 by Siemens AG, Germany was used for ureteroscopy. The radiological devices of the lithotripters used in this study in the two clinical centers had similar characteristics. We evaluated patient exposure to ionizing radiation by using a relevant parameter, the air kerma-area product (PKA; all values in cGy cm2, calculated from the radiation dose values recorded by the fluoroscopy device. PKA depends on technical parameters that change due to anatomical characteristics of each case examined, such as body mass index (BMI, waist circumference, and stone location. For the patients subjected to ESWL for lumbar ureteral lithiasis the mean of PKA (cGy cm2 was 509 (SD=180, while for those treated for pelvic ureteral lithiasis the mean of PKA was 342 (SD=201. In the URS group for lumbar ureteral lithiasis, the mean of PKA (cGy cm2 was 892 (SD=436, while for patients with pelvic ureteral lithiasis, the mean of PKA was 601 (SD=429. The patients treated by URS had higher exposure to ionizing radiation dose than patients treated by ESWL. The risk factors of higher radiation doses were obesity, exposure time, and localization of the stones.

  18. [Occlusion of the gastric outlet caused by a trichobezoar].

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    Cavuşoğlu, Z; Olcay, E; Dağoğlu, T; Akgün, E; Vural, S; Ateş, R

    1990-10-01

    Bezoars are concretions formed in the gastrointestinal tract. The trichobezoars are hairballs in the stomach or intestines composed of hair. They are usually found in young girls as in our case which we operated in April 1989 on Surgical Ward in Kartal State Hospital in Istanbul. The postgastrectomy state predisposes to bezoar formation. Persimmon peels or pits, orange or grapefruit pulp are the usual offenders. Bezoars are associated with vague upper gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, and vomiting. The patients may complain of abdominal pain. Ulceration, bleeding, obstruction, and perforation are the most common complications. Treatment consist of mechanical fragmentation via the endoscope or operative extraction. Dissolution of the undigested bolus by ingestion of proteolytic enzymes such as papain may be tried. As prophylaxis the postgastrectomy patient must be warned of ingesting citrus fruits.

  19. Treatment Approaches to Urinary Stones Caused by Forgotten DJ Stents

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    Ergun Alma

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Ureteral DJ stents have been used widely for years in urology practice. With increased use, complications have been increased and forgotton stents have started to cause problems. The most common complications are early pain and irritative symptoms. Late complications are bacterial colonization and stone formation because of the biofilm covering the stents. Treatment for a forgotten stent varies on many factors, such as stent localization and stone formation. In this article, we aimed to discuss our clinic approach on two different cases in light to current literature. [Cukurova Med J 2015; 40(Suppl 1: 58-63

  20. Treatment of forgotten ureteral stents: how much does it really cost? A cost-effectiveness study in 27 patients.

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    Sancaktutar, Ahmet Ali; Söylemez, Haluk; Bozkurt, Yasar; Penbegül, Necmettin; Atar, Murat

    2012-08-01

    Aim of study was to present costs of forgotten ureteral stents extraction so as to distract attentions of the urologists on this issue. Medical files of 27 accessible patients who referred to our clinics between 2001 and 2010 because of forgotten ureteral stent were retrospectively analyzed. The indwelling time of double-j stents (DJS) was calculated from the time of its insertion. Costs related to radiological investigations, all invasive, and noninvasive interventions, duration of hospital stay, and medical treatments used were calculated. These estimations were based on 2010 prices determined by Turkey Ministry of Health. Mean age of the patients was 31.2 (8-86 years) years. Mean indwelling time of ureteral DJSs was 36.7 months (14-84 months). Seventy-one [extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), n = 26; invasive/noninvasive interventions, n = 32] procedures were applied for 27 patients. In six patients without incrustation, after a single session of ESWL DJSs could be removed cystoscopically. A various combination of a multimodal therapy was used for other 21 patients. Total financial burden of 27 patients was US $ 34,300. Cost of treatment was estimated to be 6.9-fold (1.8- to 21-fold) higher than an average timely stent extraction. Financial burden of the treatments increased in parallel with the duration of the stent retention (p = 0.001). Management of forgotten DJS is time consuming, difficult, complicated, risky, and costly. Therefore; financial burden, increased labour loss, and impaired quality of life brought by the application of these modalities must not be forgotten.

  1. Ultrasonography-guided PNL in comparison with laparoscopic ureterolithotomy in the management of large proximal ureteral stone

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    Hossein Karami

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of PNL in comparison with laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (LUL in proximal ureteral stones larger than 1 cm. Materials and Methods: A total of 80 patients who were candidates for treatment of large ureteral stones in our urology center were enrolled in the study between September 2004 and September 2008. By using patient randomization, they were assigned into two forty-patient groups (PNL and LUL. After evaluating the patients with laboratory tests and IVP, PNL was performed under sonography guidance in the prone position or the patients were submitted to classic laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (LUL transperitoneally. All patients underwent postoperative assessments including KUB and ultrasonography. Results: A hundred-percent success was achieved in both groups. The mean age of the patients were 39.4 (16-63 and 35.2 (18-57 years old in PNL and LUL groups, respectively. The mean stone size in PNL group was 14.2 (10-25 mm and in LUL group was 13.5 (10-28 mm. The duration of the operations were 54.35 (50-82 minutes, and 82.15 (73-180 minutes (P < 0.0001; and the average hospital stay days were 2.6 (2-5 and 3.5 (3-8 days (p = 0.011 in groups PNL and LUL, accordingly. The mean Hb decrease in PNL group was 0.9mg/dL and in LUL group was 0.4mg/dL (p = 0.001. No statistically significant differences in terms of blood transfusion, fever, ICU admission, and prolonged urinary leakage were detected in both groups. Conclusion: According to our study, percutaneous nephrolithotomy under ultrasonography guidance is comparable with the laparoscopic ureterolithotomy for the treatment of proximal ureteral stones larger than 1 cm.

  2. Prospective analysis of a complete retrograde ureteroscopic technique with holmium laser stent cutting for management of encrusted ureteral stents.

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    Thomas, Alexandre; Cloutier, Jonathan; Villa, Luca; Letendre, Julien; Ploumidis, Achilles; Traxer, Olivier

    2017-03-14

    To propose and evaluate a new endoscopic technique using only a retrograde ureteroscopic approach for the removal of heavily encrusted ureteral stents. Data from 51 consecutive patients with encrusted and retained ureteral stents were prospectively collected. Description of the successive steps of surgery is detailed. The Holmium-YAG laser properties offer the opportunity for fragmentation of stent-attached encrustation and the ability to cut the stent itself. Reducing the length of the stent is critical to creating space in the ureter and to allow free access for ureteroscopes or ureteral access sheath placement. The primary outcome of this study was the feasibility and the safety of this retrograde intra-renal approach. Some factors of encrustation and outcomes are also discussed in comparison with lithotripsy, percutaneous, laparoscopic, open surgery or a combination of these techniques. The removal of the encrusted stent was possible with only this retrograde technique in 98% of patients. The transection of the encrusted stent with the Holmium-YAG laser was useful in 71% of the patients. Mean operative time was 110 minutes and mean hospital stay was 2.33 days. Postoperative complications were mainly non-obstructive pyelonephritis (10%). The most significant predictor of this life threatened complication was the presence of struvite stones with the encrusted stent (p=0,018). Contrariwise, operative time, BMI, gender and encrustation rate were not associated with postoperative pyelonephritis. Cystine stone disease or pregnancy both led to faster stent encrustation. Retrograde ureteroscopic surgery is efficient and safe for removing retained stents and associated stone burdens. The Holmium-YAG laser is essential to perform the encrustation removal and sectioning of the stent.

  3. Is the KUB radiograph redundant for investigating acute ureteric colic in the non-contrast enhanced computed tomography era?

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    Kennish, S.J.; Bhatnagar, P. [Department of Radiology, St James' University Hospital, Leeds (United Kingdom); Wah, T.M. [Department of Radiology, St James' University Hospital, Leeds (United Kingdom)], E-mail: Tze.wah@leedsth.nhs.uk; Bush, S. [Department of Emergency Medicine, St James' University Hospital, Leeds (United Kingdom); Irving, H.C. [Department of Radiology, St James' University Hospital, Leeds (United Kingdom)

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    Aim: To establish whether non-contrast enhanced computed tomography (NCCT) renders the kidneys-ureters-bladder (KUB) radiograph redundant as the initial imaging investigation for suspected acute ureteric colic. Materials and methods: The imaging investigations for 120 patients consecutively admitted to an emergency department-led clinical decisions unit (CDU) with suspected acute ureteric colic were retrospectively reviewed. A multidisciplinary meeting reviewed the findings and recommended that KUB radiographs should not be routinely performed prior to NCCT. Prospective assessment of 116 consecutive patients admitted over a comparable period was then undertaken. Results: In the retrospective group, 61 (50.8%) patients had calculi to account for symptoms (positive NCCT) and 59 (49.2%) patients did not have stone disease (negative NCCT). Ninety (75%) patients had a KUB radiograph prior to NCCT. However, in 46 (38% of total) of these patients the NCCT was negative for stones, and therefore, they had been subjected to an unnecessary radiographic examination. These results prompted a change in practice. In the subsequent and prospectively studied group, preliminary KUB radiographs were performed in only 6% of the patients, with no significant change in the positive NCCT rate (50.8 versus 51.7%) or the total number of examinations performed (120 versus 116). Conclusion: NCCT should be the initial imaging examination for acute ureteric colic. Up to 50% of patients with clinical suspicion do not have stone disease, and therefore, preliminary KUB radiographs with attendant radiation and cost implications are unjustified. Preliminary KUB radiographs can be omitted from the imaging pathway with no resultant indication creep or increase in demand for NCCT examinations.

  4. Evaluation of endourological tools to improve the diagnosis and therapy of ureteral tumors – from model development to clinical application

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    Wagner D.

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    Full Text Available Adequate diagnosis of upper urinary tract (UUT tumors is essential for successful local treatment. Organsparing approaches are technically difficult and require consistent further development. Appropriate models for investigating new diagnostic and therapeutic methods are not yet available. This study demonstrates the incorporation of a fresh sample model into five different test levels (I-V for improving the diagnosis and therapy of ureteral tumors. In these test levels, new diagnostic and ablation techniques are evaluated for feasibility, application safety, efficacy and accuracy. An assessment of their suitability for broad preclinical and clinical application also took economic aspects into account.

  5. Ectopia ureteral unilateral congênita em uma cadela Teckel Dachshund com pelagem arlequim: relato de caso

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    O presente relato apresenta a primeira descrição de ectopia ureteral congênita na raça Teckel Dachshund, diagnosticada em uma cadela com pelagem arlequim. O animal, aos dois meses de idade, apresentava sinais de incontinência urinária e cistite bacteriana, sendo submetido a um plano diagnóstico para confirmação de ureter ectópico. A urografia excretora revelou hidroureter direito com desembocadura caudal ao trígono da bexiga. O exame físico do animal evidenciou ainda hérnia inguinal bilateral...

  6. Robot-assisted pyeloplasty for pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction of lower moiety in partial duplex system: A technical challenge

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    Girdhar S Bora

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    Full Text Available Management of pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO in a duplex system is technically challenging as dissection at the pelvis may jeopardize the vascularity of the normal moiety ureter. Anastomosing the pelvis to the one single ureter will have a risk of future development of stricture which then will risk both the moieties. Robotic assistance enables appropriate tissue dissection; minimal handling of normal ureter and precision in suturing, overcoming the potential challenges involved in the minimally invasive management of such complex cases. We report the feasibility and efficacy of robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty in such case.

  7. Hidrocolpo por ectopia ureteral em hemivagina associado a displasia renal: relato de caso e revisão da literatura

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    BARBA, Mario Flores; Ogawa,Renata Emy; Tanuri,Uenis; Tanuri,Anna; Vera H. Koch; Oliveira,Luiz Antônio Nunes de

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    Os autores apresentam um caso de displasia renal associada a ectopia ureteral vaginal homolateral, com uretero-hidronefrose contralateral devida a compressão por hidrocolpo causado pela ectopia e por um septo vaginal oblíquo. Os exames de imagem utilizados foram urografia excretora, cistografia, ultra-sonografia, tomografia computadorizada e cintilografia renal com Tc-99m-DMSA. Foi realizada revisão da literatura sobre casos de hidrocolpo associado a malformações urinárias.

  8. Characterization of nanostructured ureteral stent with gradient degradation in a porcine model

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Xiaoqing Wang,1 Hongli Shan,2 Jixue Wang,1 Yuchuan Hou,1 Jianxun Ding,3 Qihui Chen,1 Jingjing Guan,1 Chunxi Wang,1 Xuesi Chen31Department of Urology, the First Hospital of Jilin University, 2Department of Clinical Laboratory, the First Hospital of Jilin University, 3Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, People’s Republic of ChinaAbstract: A tubular poly(ε-caprolactone (PCL/poly(lactide-co-glycolide (PLGA ureteral stent composed of nanofibers with micropores was fabricated by double-needle electrospinning. The stent was ureteroscopically inserted into six Changbai pigs, and the commercial polyurethane Shagong® stent was inserted into four pigs as control. Intravenous pyelography revealed that the PCL/PLGA stent gradually degraded from the distal end to proximal terminal, and all stents were completely degraded at 10 weeks post-insertion. No significant difference was observed in hydronephrosis severity between the two groups. The levels of serum creatinine and urine pH remained similar throughout the study in the two groups, but the number of white blood cells in the urine was significantly higher in the Shagong® stent group. On Day 70, histological evaluation indicated equivalent histological severity scores in the middle and distal ureter sections and bladder in the two groups. However, the PCL/PLGA stent-implanted pigs had significantly lower mean severity scores in the kidney and proximal ureter sites. These data revealed that the PCL/PLGA stent degraded in a controlled manner, did not induce obstruction, and had a lower urothelial impact in comparison to the Shagong® stent, indicating that the stent exhibited great potential for clinical application.Keywords: nanocomposites, polyesters, poly(ε-caprolactone, poly(lactide-co-glycolide, hydronephrosis severity

  9. Leptin is a coactivator of TGF-beta in unilateral ureteral obstructive kidney disease.

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    Kümpers, Philipp; Gueler, Faikah; Rong, Song; Mengel, Michael; Tossidou, Irini; Peters, Imke; Haller, Hermann; Schiffer, Mario

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    Progressive tubulointerstitial fibrosis is the common end point leading to end-stage renal disease in experimental and clinical settings. Since the peptide hormone leptin is involved not only in the regulation of obesity but also in the regulation of inflammation and fibrosis, we tested the hypothesis whether leptin deficiency has an impact on tubulointerstitial fibrosis in mice. Leptin-deficient (ob/ob) and leptin receptor-deficient mice (db/db) were exposed to 14 days of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). The degree of fibrosis and inflammation was compared with that in sham-operated mice by performing immunohistochemistry, quantitative PCR, and Western blotting. We found that tubulointerstitial fibrosis was significantly reduced in the obstructed kidneys of ob/ob compared with db/db mice or control mice. Detailed analysis of infiltrating inflammatory cells by immunohistochemistry revealed a significant reduction of CD4(+) cells at 14 days after UUO in both ob/ob and db/db mice. In contrast, we could not detect significant differences in CD8(+) cells and macrophage content. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta mRNA levels, TGF-beta-induced Smad-2/3 activation, and the upregulation of downstream target genes were significantly reduced in ob/ob mice. In addition, we demonstrated that leptin could enhance TGF-beta signaling in normal rat kidney fibroblasts in vitro. We conclude that leptin can serve as a cofactor of TGF-beta activation and thus plays an important role in renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Therefore, selective blockade of the leptin axis might provide a therapeutic possibility to prevent or delay fibrotic kidney disease.

  10. L-Endoglin overexpression increases renal fibrosis after unilateral ureteral obstruction.

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    Bárbara Oujo

    Full Text Available Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β plays a pivotal role in renal fibrosis. Endoglin, a 180 KDa membrane glycoprotein, is a TGF-β co-receptor overexpressed in several models of chronic kidney disease, but its function in renal fibrosis remains uncertain. Two membrane isoforms generated by alternative splicing have been described, L-Endoglin (long and S-Endoglin (short that differ from each other in their cytoplasmic tails, being L-Endoglin the most abundant isoform. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of L-Endoglin overexpression in renal tubulo-interstitial fibrosis. For this purpose, a transgenic mouse which ubiquitously overexpresses human L-Endoglin (L-ENG+ was generated and unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO was performed in L-ENG+ mice and their wild type (WT littermates. Obstructed kidneys from L-ENG+ mice showed higher amounts of type I collagen and fibronectin but similar levels of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA than obstructed kidneys from WT mice. Smad1 and Smad3 phosphorylation were significantly higher in obstructed kidneys from L-ENG+ than in WT mice. Our results suggest that the higher increase of renal fibrosis observed in L-ENG+ mice is not due to a major abundance of myofibroblasts, as similar levels of α-SMA were observed in both L-ENG+ and WT mice, but to the higher collagen and fibronectin synthesis by these fibroblasts. Furthermore, in vivo L-Endoglin overexpression potentiates Smad1 and Smad3 pathways and this effect is associated with higher renal fibrosis development.

  11. Bacteriology of urinary tract infection associated with indwelling J ureteral stents.

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    Kehinde, Elijah O; Rotimi, Vincent O; Al-Hunayan, Adel; Abdul-Halim, Hamdy; Boland, Fareeda; Al-Awadi, Khaleel A

    2004-11-01

    To investigate the microorganisms responsible for urinary tract infection (UTI) and stent colonization in patients with indwelling J ureteral stents and to compare the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of the isolates from urine and J stents in order to establish the etiologic agents of bacteriuria and colonized stents in such patients and provide baseline data on an antibiotic policy for the urology unit. Midstream urine from 250 patients requiring J stent insertion was investigated microbiologically prior to stent insertion and on the day of stent removal. After stent removal, 3 to 5 cm of the tip located in the bladder was also sent for culture. Patients' bio-data and underlying diseases were documented. Those with no known systemic diseases ("normal patients") were also studied as controls. Of the 250 patients studied, 152 (61%) were normal, while 27 (11%), 53 (21%), and 18 (7%) had diabetes mellitus (DM), chronic renal failure (CRF), and diabetic nephropathy (DN), respectively. The mean duration of stent retention was 27 days. All microbial isolates were tested for their susceptibility to a panel of 10 antibiotics. Twelve patients (5%) before stent insertion and 42 patients (17%; P removal had positive urine cultures. One hundred four stents (42%) were culture positive. Of the 104 patients with positive stent cultures, in 62 patients (60%), urine culture was sterile. The commonest isolates were Escherichia coli, Enterococcus spp., Staphylococcus spp., Pseudomonas, and Candida spp. On the day of stent removal, urine culture was positive in 28% of the normal patients compared with 57% (P = 0.11), 78% (P Norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin is recommended as prophylaxis prior to stent insertion, and an aminoglycoside can be added to treat symptomatic patients with severe infections.

  12. Oral fluoroquinolone therapy results in drug adsorption on ureteral stents and prevention of biofilm formation.

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    Reid, G; Habash, M; Vachon, D; Denstedt, J; Riddell, J; Beheshti, M

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    The oral administration of ciprofloxacin (250mg bid) and ofloxacin (300mg bid) in 40 patients with ureteral stents, led to drug levels on all the device surfaces that were higher than the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of Escherichia coli (0.004--0.015 mg/l), the most common uropathogen. The drug levels in the film were higher than the MIC of other common pathogens, namely Pseudomonas aeruginosa (0.25--1.0 mg/l), Enterococcus faecalis (0.25--2.0 mg/l) and Staphylococcus aureus (0.12--0.5 mg/l) in a few cases (six, three and 14 cases out of 40, respectively). For both antibiotics, the concentrations were greater than the MIC of many uropathogens on the film surrounding the devices (0.89 vs 0.31 mg/l respectively, P=0.05), and on the devices themselves (0.22 vs. 0.12 mg/l, P=0.207). Adsorption of the antibiotics was higher to the film than to the stent (PCiprofloxacin concentration on the film surrounding the stents was significantly higher than that of ofloxacin (P=0.05), while there was no statistical concentration difference between the two antibiotics adsorbed onto the actual devices (P=0.207). No bacteria were found in patients' urine and no biofilms were detected. This is the first report of an oral antibiotic being adsorbed onto medical devices. It potentially provides a new approach of preventing infection, and avoids the need to pre-coat devices with agents whose use will be restricted once bacteria develop resistance to them. If biomaterial properties can be enhanced to increase further the adsorptive concentration of drug, the risk of infections and recalcitrant biofilm formation could be significantly reduced in a highly susceptible patient population.

  13. Multiaxial mechanical behaviour of the passive ureteral wall: experimental study and mathematical characterisation.

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    Sokolis, Dimitrios P

    2012-01-01

    There is a scarcity of data regarding the mechanical properties of the ureter, although this would facilitate our understanding of its physiology and pathophysiology, and the development of suitable biomaterials for replacement. There is hence an urgent need for multiaxial experimental data and methodical constitutive formulations, which we aim at presenting through this report. The zero-stress state of wall tissue, serving as the starting geometry for biomechanical analyses, was accordingly determined and the 3D passive behaviour of ureteral specimens, isolated from healthy rabbits, was studied under a physiologic range of finite inflation and longitudinal extension. Two most-commonly employed descriptors of soft tissue behaviour were chosen to fit the material response: the Fung-type strain-energy function (SEF) and its combination with a quadratic function. Both SEFs were tested in the thick-walled setting, with incompressibility enforced explicitly or via a Lagrange multiplier. The deformational response of the ureter exhibited an exponential and not the sigmoidal dependency on pressure that requests implementation of two-term SEFs. Indeed, the four-parameter Fung-type SEF resulted in reasonable fit of both the external radius and longitudinal force vs. lumen pressure data, and fitting accuracy was not improved when attempting the seven-parameter Fung-type or biphasic SEFs. There were also serious over-parameterisation problems with those models, favouring the implementation of the SEF with the smallest number of parameters. The material parameters optimised revealed significant mechanical anisotropy, with longitudinal properties being stiffer than circumferential ones under equibiaxial stress states. We conclude that ureter displays a nonlinear anisotropic mechanical response that is well-characterised by the four-parameter Fung-type SEF.

  14. How can we predict ureteral obstruction after gynecological surgery? The changes in Doppler resistive index and plasma creatinine and magnesium concentrations after surgical, unilateral ureteral obstruction in a rabbit model.

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    Terek, M C; Tamsel, S; Aygul, S; Akman, L; Irer, S V; Itil, I M; Alper, G

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    The aim of this study is to evaluate the changes in Doppler resistive index (RI) and plasma creatinine and magnesium concentrations after unilateral ureteral obstruction in a rabbit model. Fourteen adult female rabbits were used in this study. In seven rabbits, the left ureter was ligated with silk suture, and the control group was sham operated. Before surgery and on the second and seventh days after surgery, blood samples were obtained to measure plasma creatinine and magnesium concentrations. Doppler RIs of both kidneys were also measured before surgery and on the second and seventh days after the surgical procedure. With regard to magnesium levels, there was a significant within-subjects sessions difference [F(2, 20) = 15.21, P= 0.001] indicating a decrease through sessions. Magnesium concentrations decreased significantly at the postoperative second and seventh days compared to preoperative baseline levels (P= 0.003 and P= 0.001, respectively). Multifactorial analysis of variance was applied for each session separately with laterality, and groups as factors. The Doppler RI and the creatinine level did not show any significant differences or interactions for all sessions (P > 0.05). The decreasing plasma magnesium concentration after surgery may indicate ureteral injury; however, Doppler studies and creatinine levels may not be useful as well.

  15. Ureteroscope pneumatic lithotripsy for 204 cases of ureteral calculi%输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石204例效果观察及治疗策略

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    张力; 胡兴平; 王凯

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of ureteroscope pneumatic lithotripsy for ureteral calculi. Methods Pneumatic lithotripsy under ureteroscopy was used to treat 204 cases of ureteral calculi, including 16 cases (8% ) in middle ureter and 188 cases (92% ) in lower ureter, in which 6 cases were in the wall of urinary bladder. Results The operation time varied from 15 to 116 min (45 min on average). The success rate of ureteroscope pneumatic lithotripsy was 98.0% (200 cases). The intraoperative stone free rate was 96. 6%. Stones in 2 cases transferred to kidney. Thus the surgery ended in failure. Some stones in 3 cases transferred to kidney after ureteroscope pneumatic lithotripsy (diameterIS3 mm). Stones in 1 case were exceptionally hard which could not be shattered by pneumatic lithotripsy probe and transferred to surgery. In another case, due to severe local mucosal edema with hemorrhage caused by swelling in the opening of the wall of urinary bladder, we could not find the front opening of ureter and insert a guide wire into it. This case was then cured by both surgery and ureteroscope pneumatic lithotripsy. Postoperative hematuria was observed by naked eye or microscope in all the cases, and disappeared 2-3 days after operation. No complications such as perforation and infection were found in any cases. Conclusions Ureteroscope pneumatic lithotripsy for ureteral calculi is effective, safe, with small damage of tissue, fewer complications, which can be used as the top choice for ureteral calculi in middle and lower ureter.%目的 观察输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石的效果.方法 应用输尿管镜下气压弹道碎石治疗输尿管结石204例,其中输尿管中段结石16例(占8%),输尿管下段结石188例(占92%),膀胱壁内段结石6例.结果 204例手术时间15 ~116分钟,平均45分钟;碎石成功率98.0%(200例),术中结石排净率96.6%,2例结石漂移至肾脏,未能完成手术;3例碎石后,

  16. Stenting or not prior to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for ureteral stones? Results of a prospective randomized study.

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    Sfoungaristos, Stavros; Polimeros, Nikolaos; Kavouras, Adamantios; Perimenis, Petros

    2012-06-01

    To determine the need for pre-treatment stenting in patients undergoing extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) for ureteral stones sized 4-10 mm. A prospective randomized study was conducted between September 2009 and March 2011. Included 156 patients randomized in stented and non-stented groups and underwent a maximum of 3 ESWL sessions. Radiographic follow-up was used to assess the stone fragmentation and clearance. Results were compared in terms of stone-free rates, post-treatment morbidity and complications. Overall efficacy was 76.9%. Stone-free rates were statistically significantly lower (P = 0.026) in the stented group (68.6%) compared to the non-stented ones (83.7%). Furthermore, stenting was significantly correlated with post-treatment lower urinary tract symptoms (P ≤ 0.001), need for more ESWL sessions (P = 0.019) and possibility for operation due to ESWL failure (P = 0.026). A multivariate analysis was conducted to identify the parameters which may predict complete stone removal after ESWL. Stone size (P = 0.026), stone location (P = 0.011) and stenting (P = 0.007) were the most significant factors. ESWL is an efficient and safe treatment for 4- to 10-mm ureteral stones. Pre-treatment stenting is limiting stone-free rates and is significantly influencing post-ESWL morbidity and quality of life in a negative manner, while it contributes minimally to the prophylaxis of complications.

  17. Disruption of cyclooxygenase-2 prevents downregulation of cortical AQP2 and AQP3 in response to bilateral ureteral obstruction in the mouse

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    Nilsson, Line; Madsen, Kirsten Morill; Topcu, Sukru Oguzkan

    2012-01-01

    Bilateral ureteral obstruction (BUO) in rats is associated with increased cyclooxygenase type 2 (COX-2) expression, and selective COX-2 inhibition prevents downregulation of aquaporins (AQPs) in response to BUO. It was hypothesized that a murine model would display similar changes in renal COX-2...

  18. 急诊首选B超定位ESWL治疗输尿管结石%Preferred B-positioning emergency ESWL treatment of ureteral calculi

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    夏远峰

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    目的:总结急诊首选B超定位ESWL治疗输尿管结石的临床经验。方法:回顾分析2010年5月~2014年3月急诊首选第五代JC-Eswl-B型体外碎石机治疗2328例输尿管结石患者临床资料。结果:ESWL治疗输尿管结石成功率97.2%(1次成功率86.3%)。结论:急诊首选B超定位ESWL治疗输尿管结石是有效的,但要严格掌握适应证,以提高治疗效果。%Objective:To summarize the preferred B ~positioning emergency ESWL treatment of ureteral calculi clinical experience . Methods:Analysis from May 2010-November 2014 B-positioning emergency preferred using electromagnetic shock wave lithotripsy ma -chine2328 cases of clinical data in patients with ureteral calculi .Results:ESWL treatment of ureteral calculi success rate of 97.2% ( a success rate of 86.3%).Conclusion:Preferred B-positioning emergency ESWL treatment of ureteral calculi was effective , but to strictly indications to improve the therapeutic effect .

  19. Lrp4 regulates initiation of ureteric budding and is crucial for kidney formation--a mouse model for Cenani-Lenz syndrome.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Development of the kidney is initiated when the ureteric bud (UB branches from the Wolffian duct and invades the overlying metanephric mesenchyme (MM triggering the mesenchymal/epithelial interactions that are the basis of organ formation. Multiple signaling pathways must be integrated to ensure proper timing and location of the ureteric bud formation. METHODS AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We have used gene targeting to create an Lrp4 null mouse line. The mutation results in early embryonic lethality with a subpenetrant phenotype of kidney agenesis. Ureteric budding is delayed with a failure to stimulate the metanephric mesenchyme in a timely manner, resulting in failure of cellular differentiation and resulting absence of kidney formation in the mouse as well as comparable malformations in humans with Cenani-Lenz syndrome. CONCLUSION: Lrp4 is a multi-functional receptor implicated in the regulation of several molecular pathways, including Wnt and Bmp signaling. Lrp4(-/- mice show a delay in ureteric bud formation that results in unilateral or bilateral kidney agenesis. These data indicate that Lrp4 is a critical regulator of UB branching and lack of Lrp4 results in congenital kidney malformations in humans and mice.

  20. Evaluation of the efficacy of tamsulosin with or without deflazacort for stone clearance after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for upper ureteral and renal calculi

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    Rajeev T. P.

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    Conclusions: Addition of alpha-blocker tamsulosin along with deflazacort post ESWL for renal and upper ureteric calculi increases the stone expulsion rate and reduces the expulsion duration as shown by highly statistically significant results in group C. [Int J Res Med Sci 2016; 4(2.000: 643-648

  1. Prospective randomized comparison between fluoroscopy-guided ureteroscopy versus ureteroscopy with real-time ultrasonography for the management of ureteral stones

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    Vishwajeet Singh

    2016-01-01

    Conclusions: Ultrasound-guided ureteroscopy is safe and effectively for ureteric stone. Fluoroscopy can be avoided during ureteroscopy for uncomplicated stone. No radiation ureteroscopy is feasible with good success and minimal complication. Larger sample size with multicentric trial needed for its greater applicability.

  2. Study on Pediatric Paracetamol Artificial Cow-bezoar and Chlorphenamine Maleate Tablets%不同厂家小儿氨酚黄那敏片溶出行为的考察

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    孙婷; 苗会娟; 张轶华

    2014-01-01

    目的:建立小儿氨酚黄那敏片溶出行为测定方法,考察制剂中对乙酰氨基酚的溶出行为。方法:采用转蓝法,以水900 mL为溶出介质,75转/min。色谱条件:Diamonsil C18色谱柱(4.6 mm ×200 mm,5μm),流动相:以磷酸盐缓冲液(取磷酸二氢铵11.5 g,加水适量使溶解,加磷酸1 mL,用水稀释至1000 mL)-乙腈(75∶25);检测波长:262 nm;柱温:30℃;进样量:10μL;流速:1.0 mL・ min-1。结果:采用该测定方法,考察17个厂家67批次样品的溶出行为,并对 AV(average value)值进行比较分析。研究发现小儿氨酚黄那敏片的溶出行为差异较大,无整体相似。结论:建立的小儿氨酚黄那敏片溶出度及高效液相色谱(HPLC)测定方法操作简单,重现性好,可使企业重视药品的溶出行为,提高药品的内在质量。%Objective: To establish a test method for the dissolution of pediatric paracetamol artificial cow-bezoar and chlorphenamine maleate tablets,and reseach curve of resolution.Methods: The method of dissolution was apparatus 1,the medium was water.And the chro-matographic condition of column was Diamonsil C18 (4.6 mm ×200 mm,5 μm), the mobile phase was phosphate buffer-acetonile (75∶25), the wavelength was 262 nm.Results: Research resolution curve of pediatric paracetamol of 67 batches in 17 companies, and analysis AV.The result shows that there are obvious difference on dissolution curve.Conclusion: The dissolution test method is accurate and widely applicable.

  3. Ectopic ureterocele and ectopic ureter in pediatric patients; Ureterocele ectopico y ectopia ureteral en pacientes pediatricos

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    Lloret, M. T.; Ricart, V.; Muro, M. D.; Perez, D.; Martinez, I.; Brugger, S.; Romero, M. J.; Cortina, H. [hospital General Universitario La Fe. Valencia (Spain)

    2000-07-01

    To describe the radiological findings associated with ectopic ureterocele and ectopic ureter in pediatric patients. To assess the role of ultrasound (US), serial micturating cystourethrography (SM-CU) and intravenous urography (IVU) in the diagnosis of these two entities. The authors performed a retrospective study of 132 patients, 73 with ectopic ureterocele and 59 with ectopic ureter. The imaging studies used were US, SMCU, IVU and methods to determine renal function (diuretic renography and renal scintigraphy). The findings were confirmed during surgery in every case. The most common radiological findings in ectopic ureterocele were renal duplication (86,3%). vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) to the lower half of the kidney (46.6%), dilatation of the lower pole of the kidney (38.4%) and contralateral duplication (30.1%). In boys, the ectopic ureter entered via bladder neck and posterior urethra (73.7%) or into seminal vesicles (15.8%); in girls, it went to vagina (32.5%), bladder neck (30%) or urethra (22.5%). Renal duplication was associated in 64.4%, with VUR to the ectopic ureter in 21% while there was a single renal system in 35.6%, with VUR to the ectopic ureter in 57.1% and contralateral renal agenesis in 19%. Eighteen patients (13.6%) presented a single, dy plastic, nonfunctioning renal system (6 cases of ureterocele and 12 of ectopic ureter). Knowledge of the embryological development of ureteral duplication is essential for the understanding of these two entities and helps to differentiate between them, thus facilitating a sometimes complicated diagnosis. Ectopic ureters and ureteroceles accompanied by a single, dysplastic renal system are associated with a greater incidence of congenital anomalies and a higher rate of complications than the duplicate systems. A prenatal US examination enables early diagnosis. The anatomical information provided by US is, on occasion, more valuable than that resulting from IVU or SMCU, However, IVU is indispensable in girls

  4. Clinical Observation of 35 Cases of Chronic Severe Hepatitis Treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine Enema and Ann Palace Bezoar Bolus%中药灌肠配合安宫牛黄丸治疗慢性重型肝炎35例临床观察

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    李斌

    2015-01-01

    目的:总结中药灌肠配合安宫牛黄丸治疗慢性重型肝炎的临床疗效。分析中药灌肠配合安宫牛黄丸治疗慢性重型肝炎的特色优势。方法:回顾性分析35例慢性重型肝炎的临床资料。结果:中药灌肠配合安宫牛黄丸治疗组35例中好转治愈22例(62.8%),死亡加未愈13例(37.2%);西药组33例中好转治愈15(45.5%),死亡加未愈18例(54.5%)。结论:中药灌肠配合安宫牛黄丸治疗慢性重型肝炎在提高临床疗效,减少内毒素血症,减少并发症,降低病死率等方面有特色优势。%Objective:To summarize the clinical curative effect of traditional Chinese medicine enema and Ann palace bezoar bolus on treatment of chronic severe hepatitis and analyze the special advantage of the method. Methods: The clinical data of 35 cases of chronic severe hepatitis was retrospectively analyzed.Results:In the 35 cases treated with traditional Chinese medicine enema and Ann palace bezoar bolus of the treatment group,22 (62.8%) cases were cured or become better,and 13 (37.2%) cases died or were not cured;in the 33 cases treated western medicine,15 (45.5%) were cured or become better, and 18 (54.5%) cases died or were not cured. Conclusion: In improving clinical curative effect, reducing endotoxemia,complications and fatality rate,traditional Chinese medicine enema and Ann palace bezoar bolus had special advantages.

  5. 人工牛黄甲硝唑胶囊联合云南白药治疗复发性口腔溃疡的临床观察%Clinical observation of the treatment of recurrent oral ulcer by artificial cow-bezoar and metronidazole capsules combined with yunnan baiyao

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    罗建红

    2016-01-01

    ObjectiveTo observe the effect of artificial cow-bezoar and metronidazole capsules combined with yunnan baiyao on the treatment of recurrent oral ulcer.Methods80 patients with recurrent oral ulcer were randomly assigned into treatment group and control group. The treatment group was treated by oral administration of artificial cow-bezoar metronidazole capsules and external use of Yunnan baiyao white powder, and the control group was treated by sublingual administration of cydiodine buccal tablets. The clinical curative effects and the av-erage healing, average symptoms disappear and average recurrence time were compared between these two groups. ResultsThe oral ulcer healed faster in the treatment group, the pain symptoms was obviously relieved, and the recurrence interval was extended. No adverse reaction was observed. The clinical curative effect was better than the control group(P<0.05). ConclusionThe artificial cow-bezoar metronidazole capsules combined with yun-nan baiyao had safe and effective effects on the treatment of recurrent oral ulcer by intemal and external use. It is worthy of further promotion and application in clinic.%目的:观察人工牛黄甲硝唑胶囊联合云南白药治疗复发性口腔溃疡的临床效果。方法选取复发性口腔溃疡患者80例,随机分成2组,观察组给予人工牛黄甲硝唑胶囊口服及云南白药粉外用,对照组给予华素片含服。比较2组的临床疗效及平均愈合、平均症状消失和平均复发时间。结果观察组经治疗后溃疡愈合快,疼痛症状缓解明显,复发间隔时间延长,无不良反应,优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论人工牛黄甲硝唑胶囊联合云南白药治疗复发性口腔溃疡,内服加外用安全且疗效显著,值得在临床上进一步推广和应用。

  6. A new patient safety smartphone application for prevention of "forgotten" ureteral stents: results from a clinical pilot study in 194 patients.

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    Molina, Wilson R; Pessoa, Rodrigo; Donalisio da Silva, Rodrigo; Kenny, McCabe C; Gustafson, Diedra; Nogueira, Leticia; Leo, Mark E; Yu, Michael K; Kim, Fernando J

    2017-01-01

    Approximately 12% of all ureteral stents placed are retained or "forgotten." Forgotten stents are associated with significant safety concerns as well as increased costs and legal issues. Retained ureteral stents (RUS) often occur due to lack of clinical follow-up, communication or language barriers, and economic concerns. We describe a multiplatform application that facilitates data collection to prevent RUS. The "Stent Tracker" application can be installed on mobile devices and computers. The encrypted and password-protected information is accessible from any device and provides information about each procedure, stent placement and removal dates, as well as product description. This multicenter retrospective study included 194 patients who underwent stent placement between July and October 2015. Nominal data was tallied and ordinal data was divided into quartiles of 25, 50, and 75%. A total of 194 patients from three institutions underwent ureteral stent placement. Reasons for stent placement include 122 cases post ureteroscopy (63%), 8 cases post percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) (4%), 14 cases post extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) (7%), 18 cases of cancer-related ureteral obstruction (9%), 21 cases of hydronephrosis (11%), and 11 for other reasons (6%). Of these patients, only one patient was lost to follow-up (0.5%). On average, ureteral stents were removed within 14 days of placement (IQR: 8-26 days). The "Stent Tracker" is a patient safety application that provides a secure and simplified interface, which can significantly reduce the incidence of RUS. Further developments could include automated notifications to patients and staff, color-coding, and integrated information with electronic patient charts.

  7. Rapunzel Syndrome: a rare cause of acute small bowel obstruction

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    Dr. Vipul D Yagnik

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The Rapunzel syndrome is a very rare condition where trichobezoar has extended up to the small bowel. Here we are reporting a rare case of Rapunzel syndrome in an adolescent girl with history of trichophagia who presented with small bowel obstruction. Patient underwent exploratory laparotomy and bezoar was removed through gastrotomy. Post-operative course was unremarkable.

  8. Outcomes of Percutaneous Management of Anastomotic Ureteral Strictures in Renal Transplantation: Chronic Nephroureteral Stent Placement with and without Balloon Dilatation

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    Uflacker, A., E-mail: andreuflacker@gmail.com; Sheeran, D., E-mail: dsheeran9@gmail.com; Khaja, M., E-mail: mkhaja@mac.com [University of Virginia/Interventional Radiology (United States); Patrie, J., E-mail: jp4h@virginia.edu [UVA Health System/Radiology (United States); Elias, G., E-mail: gae2y@virginia.edu [VCU Medical Center/Radiology (United States); Saad, W., E-mail: wspikes@yahoo.com [University of Michigan Health System (United States)

    2015-06-15

    PurposeThis study was designed o evaluate outcomes of percutaneous management of anastomotic ureteral strictures in renal transplants using nephroureteral stents with or without balloon dilatation.MethodsA retrospective audit of 1,029 consecutive renal transplants was performed. Anastomotic ureteral strictures were divided into two groups: nephroureteral stent only (NUS) and NUS+PTA (nephroureteral stent plus percutaneous transluminal angioplasty), with each cohort subdivided into early versus late presentation (obstructive uropathy occurring <90 day or >90 days from transplant, respectively). Overall and 6-month technical success were defined as removal of NUS any time with <30 % residual stenosis (any time lapse less or more than 6 months) and at >6 months, respectively. Patency was evaluated from NUS removal to last follow-up for both groups and compared.ResultsSixty-seven transplant patients with 70 ureteric anastomotic strictures (6.8 %, n = 70/1,029) underwent 72 percutaneous treatments. 34 % were late (>90 days, n = 24/70), and 66 % were early (<90 days, n = 46/70). Overall technical success was 82 % (n = 59/72) and 6-month success was 58 % (n = 42/72). Major and minor complications were 2.8 % (n = 2/72), and 12.5 % (n = 9/72). NUS+PTA did not improve graft survival (p = 0.354) or patency (p = 0.9) compared with NUS alone. There was no difference in graft survival between treated and nontreated groups (p = 0.74).ConclusionsThere is no advantage to PTA in addition to placement of NUS, although PTA did not negatively impact graft survival or long-term patency and both interventions were safe and effective. Neither the late or early groups benefited from PTA in addition to NUS. Earlier obstructions showed greater improvement in serum creatinine than later obstructions.

  9. 输尿管结石梗阻致尿脓毒症急症减压方法的探讨%Discussion on urgent decompression for urosepsis associated with ureteral obstruction caused by ureteral calculi

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    解海杰; 史启铎

    2013-01-01

    目的:本研究探讨输尿管结石梗阻致尿脓毒症的急症减压方法.方法:输尿管结石梗阻导致尿脓毒症患者106例,根据病情分期采取不同急症减压方法解除梗阻:①膀胱镜下逆行留置双J管引流.②经皮肾造瘘引流.③经尿道输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术后留置双J管引流.结果:所有患者均减压成功,其中105例患者术后情况有不同程度的改善,感染得到控制.一般脓毒症患者术后恢复时间(3.25±1.71)d,严重脓毒症患者术后恢复时间(6.38±1.94)d,脓毒性休克患者术后恢复时间(15.55±2.46) d(P<0.01);1例脓毒性休克伴有弥漫性血管内凝血患者死亡.结论:根据病情分期选择适当的急症减压方法及时解除梗阻对于控制输尿管结石梗阻致尿源性脓毒症至关重要.

  10. Radionuclide diagnosis of ureteric function in patients with stages I-IV cancer of the cervix uteri

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    L. A. Ashrafyan

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The experience with serial renal scintigraphy demonstrated its high informative value and safety in evaluating the severity of intrarenal urine outflow disorders; however, failure to make an objective assessment of ureteral patency considerably limits its study. The set of studies, which is given in this paper, is devoted to precisely this, highly urgent, problem. The authors describe an original procedure for diagnosing impaired urine outflow along the ureters, which has been used during serial renal scintigraphy, define the visual and digital characteristics of normal and impaired urine outflow in the supravesical segment, and denote the criteria characterizing severe impair- ments of renal urine derivation along the ureters. Risk factors for urine outflow disorders have been identified in patients with cancer of the cervix uteri, who receive various treatment modalities.

  11. Ectopia ureteral unilateral congênita em uma cadela Teckel Dachshund com pelagem arlequim: relato de caso

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    M.N. Silva

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente relato apresenta a primeira descrição de ectopia ureteral congênita na raça Teckel Dachshund, diagnosticada em uma cadela com pelagem arlequim. O animal, aos dois meses de idade, apresentava sinais de incontinência urinária e cistite bacteriana, sendo submetido a um plano diagnóstico para confirmação de ureter ectópico. A urografia excretora revelou hidroureter direito com desembocadura caudal ao trígono da bexiga. O exame físico do animal evidenciou ainda hérnia inguinal bilateral, o que reforçou a caracterização da origem congênita das alterações. Aspectos de bem-estar animal são também discutidos.

  12. The role of early nephrostomy in the management of patients with hyperkalaemia and renal failure due to ureteric obstruction

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    Bhaskar Kumar Somani; Harun Gupta; Alastair Todd

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To assess the outcomes of early percutaneous nephrostomy in obstructed hydronephrosis and hyperkalaemia from ureteric obstruction. Methods:Patients were diagnosed with hyperkalaemia with serum potassium >5.0 mmol/L and hyperkalaemia was graded as mild(5.0-6.0 mmol/L), moderate(6.1-7.0 mmol/L) or severe(>7.1 mmol/L).Data on age, sex, clinical presentation, presence of concurrent disease, creatinine, potassium, haemoglobin concentration, time interval in doing the nephrostomy since their first presentation, any prenephrostomy medical correction of hyperkalaemia and complications were collected. Results:A total of61 patients(40 males and21 females) with mean age of69.7 years(ranged35 to94 years) underwent69 procedures.Prior to the nephrostomy, the serum potassium was mildly elevated in42 cases, moderately elevated in17 cases and severely elevated in10 cases.The overall mean level of potassium before intervention was6.1 mmol/L(range:5.1 mmol/L-9.3 mmol/L).Forty(58%) had nephrostomy without prior medical treatment of the hyperkalaemia.The mean serum potassium in these patients was5.6 mmol/L(range:5.1 mmol/L-7.5 mmol/L).Twentynine (42%) had medical treatment of the hyperkalaemia prior to nephrostomy.The mean potassium level in these patients was reduced from6.7 mmol/L(range5.4 mmol/L-9.3 mmol/L) before medical treatment to5.8 mmol/L(4.0 mmol/L-7.4 mmol/L).Five patients(7%) had complications from percutaneous nephrostomy including temporary atrial fibrillation in3 patients and transient pyrexia in2 patients. Conclusions:Percutaneous nephrostomy as the initial management for hyperkalaemia from ureteric obstruction is a safe procedure with acceptable complication rates.

  13. Effects of Terazosin and Tolterodine on Ureteral Stent Related Symptoms: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Ali Tehranchi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective To evaluate the effects of terazosin and tolterodine on ureteral stent discomfort. Materials and Methods Of 163 patients assessed for eligibility, 104 patients were randomly assigned to receive placebo, 2 mg of terazosin twice daily, 2 mg of tolterodine daily, or both terazosin plus tolterodine during the stenting period. Prior to stenting and at stent removal, the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS, the IPSS quality of life (QoL subscore and the Visual Analog Scale for Pain were determined. The patients also reported their analgesic use during the stenting period. Results Ninety-four patients completed the study. We noted significant decreases in the total IPSS scores (p = 0.002, irritative subscore (p = 0.039, QoL (p = 0.001, flank pain (p = 0.013, voiding pain (p = 0.01 and amount of analgesics used (p = 0.02 in the groups. However, neither the obstructive subscore nor the suprapubic pain improved significantly (p = 0.251 and p = 0.522, respectively. The patients receiving terazosin plus tolterodine experienced significant reductions in the total IPSS, irritative symptoms, QoL, flank pain, voiding pain and decreased analgesics use compared with those patients receiving placebo. However, compared with placebo, terazosin monotherapy did not affect pain levels, and tolterodine monotherapy did not improve QoL, flank pain or analgesics use. Conclusions Terazosin plus tolterodine improves ureteral stent-related complications, including irritative symptoms, the amount of analgesics used, QoL, flank pain and voiding pain but does not decrease obstructive symptoms or suprapubic pain. This trial was registered at www.clinicaltrials.gov as NCT01530243.

  14. Modified totally tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy: Is it an effective and safe treatment option for renal and upper ureteral stones?

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    Ho Seok Chung

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: We hypothesized that modified totally tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL without indwelling ureteral stent would minimize postoperative discomfort without complications. Aim : To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and morbidity of standard, tubeless, and modified totally tubeless PNL as well as the usefulness of modified totally tubeless PNL. Material and methods: From November 2011 to February 2015, 211 patients who underwent PNL consecutively were enrolled in this study and divided into 3 groups (group 1: standard, group 2: tubeless, group 3: modified totally tubeless PNL. Patient and stone characteristics, operation time, hemoglobin change, length of hospitalization, stone-free rate, analgesic requirement, and perioperative complications were analyzed and compared among the 3 groups. Results: There were no significant differences in preoperative patient characteristics among the three groups. In the postoperative analysis, the three groups had similar operation time, stone-free rate, perioperative fever and transfusion rate, but group 2 showed superior results in terms of length of hospitalization (p = 0.001. Group 2 and group 3 had a lower analgesic requirement (p = 0.010. Immediate postoperative hemoglobin change (p = 0.001 and tube site complications (p = 0.001 were more common in group 1. Conclusions : Modified totally tubeless PNL was not inferior in terms of postoperative outcomes and safety compared with the standard and tubeless PNL, and avoided the postoperative stent-related symptoms and cystoscopy for double-J stent removal. Modified totally tubeless PNL could be an alternative treatment of choice for management of renal or upper ureteral stones in selected patients.

  15. Effect of ciprofloxacin and N-acetylcysteine on bacterial adherence and biofilm formation on ureteral stent surfaces.

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    El-Feky, Mohamed A; El-Rehewy, Mostafa S; Hassan, Mona A; Abolella, Hassan A; Abd El-Baky, Rehab M; Gad, Gamal F

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of ciprofloxacin (CIP), N-acetylcysteine (NAC) alone and in combination on biofilm production and pre-formed mature biofilms on ureteral stent surfaces. Two strains each of Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, Klebseilla pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus vulgaris, recently isolated from patients undergoing ureteral stent removal and shown to be capable of biofilm production, were used in this study. The inhibitory effects of ciprofloxacin, N-acetylcysteine and ciprofloxacin/N-acetylcysteine combination were determined by static adherence assay. Ciprofloxacin (MIC and 2 MIC) and N-acetylcysteine (2 and 4 mg/ml) inhibited biofilm production by > or = 60% in all tested microorganisms. Disruption of pre-formed biofilms of all tested microorganisms was found to be > or = 78% in the presence of ciprofloxacin (MIC and 2 MIC) and > or = 62% in the presence of N-acetylcysteine (2 and 4 mg/ml), compared to controls. Ciprofloxacin/N-acetylcysteine showed the highest inhibitory effect on biofilm production (94-100%) and the highest disruptive effect on the pre-formed biofilms (86-100%) in comparison to controls. N-acetylcysteine was found to increase the therapeutic efficacy of ciprofloxacin by degrading the extracellular polysaccharide matrix of biofilms. These data are statistically significant. The inhibitory effects of ciprofloxacin and N-acetylcysteine on biofilm production were also verified by scanning electron microscope (SEM). In conclusion, Ciprofloxacin/N-acetylcysteine combinations have the highest inhibitory effect on biofilm production and the highest ability to eradicate pre-formed mature biofilms.

  16. Ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy: Is this procedure safe in pregnant women with ureteral stones at different locations?

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    Senol Adanur

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of ureteroscopy and Holmium: Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet lithotripsy for the treatment of ureteral stones with different localizations in symptomatic pregnant women. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on 19 pregnant patients referred to our center between January 2005 and December 2012 with symptomatic hydronephrosis requiring surgical intervention. 7.5 F and 9.5 F semirigid ureterorenoscopy with Holmium laser lithotripsy was used for treatment in all patients. Complications were stratified according to modified Clavien criteria. Results: The mean age of patients was 25.4 (18-41 years, and the mean gestation duration was 24.8 (7-33 weeks. Six cases (31.5% had a history of stone. Solitary kidney secondary to previous nephrectomy was observed in 2 patients and 1 patient had a hypoplastic kidney. Abdominal ultrasonography was used as the main diagnostic tool. Mean stone size was 9.2 mm (6-13. The location of the stones was the lower, middle, and upper ureter in 8 (42.1%, 5 (26.3% and 6 (31.5% cases, respectively. All stones were fragmented with Holmium laser lithotripsy. Of the 19 patients, 11 (57.8% required doublr J stent insertion peroperatively. Intraoperative urological and obstetric complications were not observed. Postoperatively two complications were noted. According to Clavien criteria a complication was level 1, and the other was level 2. Conclusions: For treatment of pregnant women with symptomatic ureteral stones in every location, Holmium laser lithotripsy with a semirigid ureteroscopy can be used as judicious treatment. This approach is effective and safe with an acceptable complication rate.

  17. Efficacy of three different alpha 1-adrenergic blockers and hyoscine N-butylbromide for distal ureteral stones

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    M. Cenk Gurbuz

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate hyoscine N-butyl bromide (HBB and three different alpha-1 blockers in the treatment of distal ureteral stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 140 patients with stones located in the distal tract of the ureter with stone diameters of 5 to 10mm were enrolled in the present study and were randomized into 4 equal groups. Group 1 received HBB, Group 2 received alfuzosin, Group 3 received doxazosin and Group 4 received terazosin. The subjects were prescribed diclofenac injection (75 mg intramuscularly on demand for pain relief and were followed-up after two weeks with x-rays of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urinary ultrasonography every week. The number of pain episodes, analgesic dosage and the number of days of spontaneous passage of the calculi through the ureter were also recorded. RESULTS: The average stone size for groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 was comparable (6.13, 5.83, 5.59 and 5.48 mm respectively. Stone expulsion was observed in 11%, 52.9%, 62%, and 46% in groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively. The average time to expulsion was 10.55 ± 6.21 days in group 1, 7.38 ± 5.55 days in group 2, 7.85 ± 5.11 days in group 3 and 7.45 ± 5.32 days in group 4. Alpha blockers were found to be superior to HBB (p < 0.05. CONCLUSIONS: Medical treatment of distal ureteral calculi with alfuzosin, doxazosin and terazosin resulted in a signi?cantly increased stone-expulsion rate and decreased expulsion time when compared with HBB. HBB seems to have a negative effect on stone-expulsion rate.

  18. Endoluminal Palliative Treatment for Ureteral Orifice Invaded by Advanced Prostate Cancer%晚期前列腺癌侵犯输尿管口的腔内姑息性治疗15例临床分析

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    柯坤彬; 官润云; 张建华; 陈骋; 李颢; 刘孝东; 申吉泓

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy of transurethral resection of ureteral orifice invaded by advanced prostate cancer caused hydronephrosis. Methods A retrospective study was done in 15 patients who were diagnosed by advanced prostate cancer with invasion of ureteral orifice and treated by transurethral resection of ureteral orifice and maximal androgen blockade. 24 kidneys were diagnosed as hydronephrosis by ultrasound. Before the procedure, the average serum BUN was 13.2 mmol/L (8.9~28.5), the average serum Cr was 243.3 μmol/L (126.7~369.2), the average GFR evaluated by renal radionuclide imaging was 48.6 mL/min (31.1~66.2), and the upper urinary tract was obstructed in kidneys with hydronephrosis. Results All 15 patients underwent successfully transurethral resection of ureteral orifice and discharged after 4 days stay. The average procedure time was 65 min (50~100 min) and mean blood loss was 45 mL (30~65 mL) . The patients were followed up for 2~4 weeks. Hydronephrosis examined by ultrasound was ameliorated in 18 kidneys (75%) and not obviously changed in 6 kidneys (25%) in one week after procedure. Hydronephrosis examined by ultrasound was ameliorated in 20 kidneys (83.3%) and not obviously changed in 4 kidneys (16.7%) in two weeks after procedure. Within two weeks after procedure,the average serum BUN was 10.75 mmol/L (6.6~21.30 mmol/L), the average serum Cr was 187.3μmol/L (97.5~286.6 μmol/L), the average GFR evaluated by renal radionuclide imaging was 58.1 mL/min (37.8~79.2 mL/min),and upper urinary tract was unobstructed. Conclusion Upper urinary tract obstruction and renal function were ameliorated and improved in a short time by transurethral resection of ureteral orifice invaded by advanced prostate cancer which caused hydronephrosis.%目的:探讨晚期前列腺癌侵犯输尿管口导致肾积水行经尿道输尿管口等离子电切术的临床疗效.方法回顾性分析15例晚期前列腺癌侵犯输尿管口导致肾积水

  19. Tricholithobezoar Causing Gastric Perforation

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    Juliana Santos Valenciano

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A bezoar is an intraluminal mass formed by the accumulation of undigested material in the gastrointestinal tract. Trichobezoar is a rare condition seen almost exclusively in young women with trichotillomania and trichotillophagia. When not recognized, the trichobezoar continues to grow, which increases the risk of severe complications such as gastric ulceration and even perforation. Formation of a gallstone within the trichobezoar (tricholithobezoar is an event that has not yet been described. We report the case of a 22-year-old woman admitted to the emergency room with signals and symptoms of an epigastric mass and perforative acute abdomen. Radiological study revealed bilateral pneumoperitoneum. Personal history revealed depressive syndrome, trichotillomania and trichophagia. With a diagnosis of visceral perforation, an urgent exploratory laparotomy was performed. This confirmed the diagnosis of gastric perforation due to a large trichobezoar with the formation of a gastrolith that was removed by anterior gastrotomy. Biochemical study of the gastric stone revealed that it was composed of bile salts. There were no complications. The patient was discharged on the 5th postoperative day and was referred for psychiatric treatment.

  20. Pyelonephritis with bacteremia caused by Listeria monocytogenes: A case report.

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    Uno, Shunsuke; Hase, Ryota; Toguchi, Akihiro; Otsuka, Yoshihito; Hosokawa, Naoto

    2017-02-01

    Listeria monocytogenes is a well-known cause of meningitis, colitis, and bacteremia; however, obstructive pyelonephritis caused by L. monocytogenes has never been reported. We herein report on a 90-year-old Japanese woman with obstructive pyelonephritis and bacteremia due to uterus carcinoma invading the ureter. She was admitted to our hospital complaining of fever and chills, and her physical examination revealed left costovertebral angle tenderness. Computed tomography showed hydronephrosis and complete ureteral obstruction due to tumor invasion. Blood and urine cultures upon nephrostomy revealed the growth of L. monocytogenes. We treated the patient with two weeks of intravenous ampicillin and an additional one-week treatment of oral sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim. This case shows the importance to recognize L. monocytogenes as a potential causative agent of urinary tract infection. Copyright © 2016 Japanese Society of Chemotherapy and The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Renal access in PNL under sonographic guidance: Do we really need to insert an open end ureteral catheter in dilated renal systems? A prospective randomized study.

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    Eryildirim, Bilal; Tuncer, Murat; Camur, Emre; Ustun, Fatih; Tarhan, Fatih; Sarica, Kemal

    2017-10-03

    To evaluate the true necessity of open end ureteral catheter insertion in patients with moderate to severe pelvicalyceal system dilation treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) under sonographic guidance. 50 cases treated with PNL under sonographic guidance in prone position for solitary obstructing renal stones were evaluated. Patients were randomly divided into two groups; Group 1: Patients in whom a open end ureteral catheter was inserted prior to the procedure; Group 2: Patients receiving no catheter before PNL. In addition to the duration of the procedure as a whole and also all relevant stages as well, radiation exposure time, hospitalization period, mean nephrostomy tube duration, mean drop in Hb levels and all intra and postoperative complications have been evaluated. Mean size of the stones was 308.5 ± 133.2 mm2. Mean total duration of the PNL procedure in cases with open end ureteral catheter was significantly longer than the other cases (p < 0.001). Evaluation of the outcomes of the PNL procedures revealed no statistically significant difference between two groups regarding the stone-free rates (86% vs 84%). Additionally, there was no significant difference with respect to the duration of nephrostomy tube, hospitalization period and secondary procedures needed, complication rates as well as the post-operative Hb drop levels in both groups (p = 0.6830). Our results indicate that the placement of an open end ureteral catheter prior to a PNL procedure performed under sonographic access may not be indicated in selected cases presenting with solitary obstructing renal pelvic and/or calyceal stones.

  2. Immediate postoperative morbidity in patients with indwelling double-J stent versus overnight-externalized ureteral catheter after tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a prospective, randomized study.

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    Mercado, Alejandro; Fernández, Mario I; Recabal, Pedro; Fleck, Daniela; Ledezma, Rodrigo; Moya, Francisco; Sepúlveda, Francisco; Vilches, Roberto; Reyes, Diego; Marchant, Fernando

    2013-06-01

    The conventional technique for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) ends by placing a nephrostomy tube within the access tract. However, feasibility and safety of tubeless PNL have been widely demonstrated. In this modification, a ureteral stent is usually left in place instead of the nephrostomy tube. The aim of this study is to compare the use of a postoperative indwelling double-J stent versus an overnight-externalized ureteral catheter in patients undergoing tubeless PNL. Sixty-eight patients undergoing tubeless PNL were randomized either for a postoperative double-J stent (group 1) or for an overnight-externalized ureteral catheter (group 2). Outcomes evaluated included postoperative pain, hospital stay length, incidence of hemorrhagic complications, residual lithiasis and urinary leakage. Groups were similar according to age, sex, body mass index and stone burden. There were no significant differences in terms of postoperative pain, incidence of perirenal hematomas, residual lithiasis and urinary leakage. However, patients in group 1 presented longer hospital stays (3.7 ± 1.7 vs. 1.9 ± 0.3 days; p < 0.001) and greater hematocrit drops (4.9 ± 2.2 vs. 2.1 ± 1.8 %; p < 0.001). Our results confirm that among patients undergoing tubeless PNL, both alternatives (i.e. leaving a double-J stent or an overnight-externalized ureteral catheter) are reliable and safe. However, further considerations, like the need of double-J stent removal under cystoscopy, need to be taken into account when deciding which modality to use.

  3. Metformin Prevents Renal Fibrosis in Mice with Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction and Inhibits Ang II-Induced ECM Production in Renal Fibroblasts

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    Yang Shen; Naijun Miao; Jinlan Xu; Xinxin Gan; Dan Xu; Li Zhou; Hong Xue; Wei Zhang; Limin Lu

    2016-01-01

    Renal fibrosis is the final common pathway of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and no effective medication is available clinically for managing its progression. Metformin was initially developed as an anti-diabetic drug and recently gained attention for its potential in the treatment of other diseases. In this study, we investigated its effects on renal fibrosis in a mouse model of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in vivo and in angiotensin II (Ang II)–treated renal fibroblast NRK-49F cells...

  4. 腹腔镜胆总管探查一期缝合术中经胆囊管输尿管导管胆道引流607例%Biliary Drainage with Ureteral Catheter in Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration with Primary Suture:Report of 607 Cases

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    肖宏; 索运生; 尹思能; 易斌; 陈先林; 孙科; 王征夏; 张胜龙

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    Objective To investigate the feasibility of application of ureteric catheter for biliary drainage in laparoscopic common bile duct exploration with primary suture through cystic duct remnant. Methods From June 1992 to October 2014, we performed 607 cases of laparoscopic exploration of common bile duct with primary suture.At the subcostal level on the midline of clavicle, an ureteral catheter was inserted via the cystic duct stump for biliary drainage. Results Of the 607 cases, the bile duct drainage was successful in 598 cases (98.5%).Ureteral catheter intubation failed in 6 cases (1.0%), 2 of which were given conversion to nasobiliary drainage and 4 of which were given T-tube drainage.Folded or blocked ureteral catheter due to no liquid outflow occurred in 2 cases (0.3%).Biliary peritonitis caused by ureteral catheter detachment happened in 1 case (0.2%), who was given a reoperation of laparoscopic ureteral catheter insertion and abdominal drainage.Mild stenosis after primary suture was seen in 3 cases (0.5%) , which were given no intervention.Postoperative cholangiography via ureteral catheter at 3-14 days after surgery in the 598 cases found no residual stones.Extubation was conducted at 2-4 weeks after surgery in 588 cases and at 4-6 weeks after surgery in 10 cases.Follow-up for 6-60 months (average, 18.5 months) in 588 cases showed no bile leakage, severe complications, or death. Conclusion For suitable patients, application of ureteric catheter for biliary drainage in laparoscopic common bile duct exploration with primary suture of bile duct is effective for preventing postoperative bile leakage.%目的:探讨腹腔镜胆总管探查一期缝合术中留置输尿管导管作胆管引流的可行性。方法1992年6月~2014年10月,在607例腹腔镜胆总管探查一期缝合术中,经右锁中线肋下穿刺置入输尿管导管经胆囊管残端置入胆总管行胆道引流术。结果598例(98.5%)胆管引流获得成功。插管失败6

  5. PRISMA-combined α-blockers and antimuscarinics for ureteral stent-related symptoms: A meta-analysis.

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    Zhang, Yu-Ming; Chu, Pei; Wang, Wen-Jin

    2017-02-01

    As a monotherpay, a-blockers and anti-muscarinics are both efficacy for ureteral stent-related symptoms (SRS). The aim of the study was to systematically evaluate their efficacy of a combination therapy for SRS. Relevant studies investigating α-blockers and/or anti-muscarinics for SRS were identified though searching online databases including PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and other sources up to March 2016. The RevMan software was used for data analysis, and senesitivity analysis and inverted funnel plot were also adopted. Seven randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 1 prospective controlled trial including 545 patients were selected. Compared with α-blockers, the combination group achieved significant improvements in total International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) [-3.93 (2.89, 4.96), P < 0.00001], obstructive subscore [-1.29 (0.68, 1.89), P < 0.0001], irritative subscore [-2.93 (2.18, 3.68), P < 0.00001], and quality of life score [-0.99 (0.42, 1.55), P < 0.001]. Compared with antimuscarinics, there were also significant differences in total IPSS [-3.49 (2.43, 4.55), P < 0.00001], obstructive subscore [-1.40 (0.78, 2.01), P < 0.00001], irritative subscore [-2.10 (1.30, 2.90), P < 0.00001], and quality of life score [-1.18 (0.58, 1.80), P < 0.001] in favor of combination group. No significant difference was found in the visual analog pain score and the urinary symptoms score in Ureteral Stent Symptom Questionnaire (USSQ). No significant difference in complications was found. Current analysis shows significant advantages of combination therapy compared with monotherapy of α-blockers or antimuscarinics alone mainly based on IPSS. More RCTs adopting validated USSQ as outcome measures are warranted to support the finding.

  6. Involvement of hydrogen sulfide and homocysteine transsulfuration pathway in the progression of kidney fibrosis after ureteral obstruction.

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    Jung, Kyong-Jin; Jang, Hee-Seong; Kim, Jee In; Han, Sang Jun; Park, Jeen-Woo; Park, Kwon Moo

    2013-12-01

    Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) produced by cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) and cystathionine γ-lyase (CSE) in the transsulfuration pathway of homocysteine plays a number of pathophysiological roles. Hyperhomocysteinemia is involved in kidney fibrosis. However, the role of H2S in kidney fibrosis remains to be defined. Here, we investigated the role of H2S and its acting mechanism in unilateral ureteral obstruction (UO)-induced kidney fibrosis in mice. UO decreased expressions of CBS and CSE in the kidney with decrease of H2S concentration. Treatment with sodium hydrogen sulfide (NaHS, a H2S producer) during UO reduced UO-induced oxidative stress with preservations of catalase, copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD), and manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) expression, and glutathione level. In addition, NaHS mitigated decreases of CBS and CSE expressions, and H2S concentration in the kidney. NaHS treatment attenuated UO-induced increases in levels of TGF-β1, activated Smad3, and activated NF-κB. This study provided the first evidence of involvement of the transsulfuration pathway and H2S in UO-induced kidney fibrosis, suggesting that H2S and its transsulfuration pathway may be a potential target for development of therapeutics for fibrosis-related diseases.

  7. Comparison of intravenous urography and magnetic resonance urography in preoperative evaluation of pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction in children.

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    Sharma, Alok; Sodhi, Kushaljit Singh; Saxena, Akshay Kumar; Bhatia, Anmol; Menon, Prema; Rao, Katragadda L N; Khandelwal, Niranjan

    2016-01-01

    To compare intravenous urography (IVU) and magnetic resonance urography (MRU) in the preoperative evaluation of pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO) in children. A total of 35 children up to 10 years of age in whom unilateral or bilateral PUJO were suspected on ultrasonography were enrolled in this prospective study. All children underwent IVU and MRU, and the findings were compared. Of the 70 kidneys evaluated, 14 (20%) were not visualized on IVU because of nonexcretion of contrast, whereas all the 70 (100%) kidneys were visualized on MRU. On IVU, nephrogram was not visualized in 66 (94.2%) of the 70 kidneys, whereas MRU showed prompt and homogeneous nephrogram in 68 (97.1%) of the 70 kidneys. No evidence of PUJO was seen in 31 (44.2%) kidneys on both IVU and MRU. IVU showed PUJO in 26 (37.1%) kidneys, whereas MRU showed it in 38 (54.2%) kidneys. MRU detected two duplex systems that were missed on IVU. A focal renal lesion and two incidental extra renal abnormalities were detected on MRU, which were not visualized on IVU. MRU is better than IVU, especially in case of poorly functioning kidneys which are not visualized on IVU. MRU also provides anatomic details of the ureter and vessels with better evaluation of renal parenchyma. It also has an additional advantage of detecting incidental extra renal abnormalities, if present.

  8. Transient ureteral obstruction prevents against kidney ischemia/reperfusion injury via hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF-2α activation.

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    Shun Zhang

    Full Text Available Although the protective effect of transient ureteral obstruction (UO prior to ischemia on subsequent renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R injury has been documented, the underlying molecular mechanism remains to be understood. We showed in the current study that 24 h of UO led to renal tubular hypoxia in the ipsilateral kidney in mice, with the accumulation of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF-2α, which lasted for a week after the release of UO. To address the functions of HIF-2α in UO-mediated protection of renal IRI, we utilized the Mx-Cre/loxP recombination system to knock out target genes. Inactivation of HIF-2α, but not HIF-1α blunted the renal protective effects of UO, as demonstrated by much higher serum creatinine level and severer histological damage. UO failed to prevent postischemic neutrophil infiltration and apoptosis induction in HIF-2α knockout mice, which also diminished the postobstructive up-regulation of the protective molecule, heat shock protein (HSP-27. The renal protective effects of UO were associated with the improvement of the postischemic recovery of intra-renal microvascular blood flow, which was also dependent on the activation of HIF-2α. Our results demonstrated that UO protected the kidney via activation of HIF-2α, which reduced tubular damages via preservation of adequate renal microvascular perfusion after ischemia. Thus, preconditional HIF-2α activation might serve as a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatment of ischemic acute renal failure.

  9. Myeloid cell-derived hypoxia-inducible factor attenuates inflammation in unilateral ureteral obstruction-induced kidney injury.

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    Kobayashi, Hanako; Gilbert, Victoria; Liu, Qingdu; Kapitsinou, Pinelopi P; Unger, Travis L; Rha, Jennifer; Rivella, Stefano; Schlöndorff, Detlef; Haase, Volker H

    2012-05-15

    Renal fibrosis and inflammation are associated with hypoxia, and tissue pO(2) plays a central role in modulating the progression of chronic kidney disease. Key mediators of cellular adaptation to hypoxia are hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1 and -2. In the kidney, they are expressed in a cell type-specific manner; to what degree activation of each homolog modulates renal fibrogenesis and inflammation has not been established. To address this issue, we used Cre-loxP recombination to activate or to delete both Hif-1 and Hif-2 either globally or cell type specifically in myeloid cells. Global activation of Hif suppressed inflammation and fibrogenesis in mice subjected to unilateral ureteral obstruction, whereas activation of Hif in myeloid cells suppressed inflammation only. Suppression of inflammatory cell infiltration was associated with downregulation of CC chemokine receptors in renal macrophages. Conversely, global deletion or myeloid-specific inactivation of Hif promoted inflammation. Furthermore, prolonged hypoxia suppressed the expression of multiple inflammatory molecules in noninjured kidneys. Collectively, we provide experimental evidence that hypoxia and/or myeloid cell-specific HIF activation attenuates renal inflammation associated with chronic kidney injury.

  10. Does a retrograde pyelography prior to ureteroscopy influence stone-free rates and complication rates in ureteral calculi?

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    Seklehner, Stephan; Heißler, Ortwin; Engelhardt, Paul F; Riedl, Claus

    2015-01-01

    To evaluate the impact of retrograde pyelography (RPG) in patients treated with ureteroscopy (URS) for ureteral calculi. Retrospective analysis of patients treated with and without RPG prior to URS at a single institution from 2010 to 2013. Assessment of stone-free rates and intraoperative complications. Out of 469 URS, 211 (45%) were done with and 258 (55%) without RPG. Complete stone removal was achieved in 86.8% without RPG compared to 73% with RPG (p=0.0001). Partial stone removal rates were similar in both groups (p=0.77). Stone removal was not achieved in 9.3 vs. 22.7% (p=0.0001), with concordant findings in the distal (7.4 vs. 16.9%, p=0.007) and the proximal ureter (14.5 vs. 38.6%, p=0.002). Patients with RPG had a threefold higher chance of an unsuccessful URS (OR 3.05, 1.71-5.43, pRPG prior to URS had significantly inferior stone-free rates. RPG was identified as an independent risk factor for inferior results. RPG neither facilitates nor diminishes complication rates during URS. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  11. Astragalus mongholicus ameliorates renal fibrosis by modulating HGF and TGF-β in rats with unilateral ureteral obstruction

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    Chuan ZUO; Xi-sheng XIE; Hong-yu QIU; Yao DENG; Da ZHU; Jun-ming FAN

    2009-01-01

    Astragalus mongholicus (AM) derived from the dry root of Astragalus membranaceus Bge. var. mongolicus (Bge.) Hsiao is a widely used traditional Chinese medicine. The present study investigated the potential role of AM on renal fibrosis on a rat model of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). We divided 48 Sprague-Dawley rats randomly into 4 groups: sham-operated group (Sham), untreated UUO group, AM-treated (10 g/(kg.d)) UUO group, and losartan-treated (20 mg/(kg.d)) UUO group as positive control. Haematoxylin & eosin (HE) and Masson staining were used to study the dynamic histological changes of the kidneys 7 and 14 d after operation. The expressions of fibronectin (FN), type I collagen (coII), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), transforming growth factor-pi (TGF-βl), and a-smooth muscle actin (a-SMA) were analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), immunohistochemistry staining, and Western blot. Results show that, similar to losartan, AM alleviated the renal damage and decreased the deposition of FN and colI from UUO by reducing the expressions of TGF-pi and a-SMA (P<0.05), whereas HGF increased greatly with AM treatment (P<0.05). Our findings reveal that AM could retard the progression of renal fibrosis. The renoprotective effect of AM might be related to inhibition of myofibroblast activation, inducing of HGF and reducing of TGF-β1 expression.

  12. CD11c+ CD8+ T Cells Reduce Renal Fibrosis Following Ureteric Obstruction by Inducing Fibroblast Apoptosis

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    Haidong Wang

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Tubulointerstitial fibrosis is a common consequence of various kidney diseases that lead to end-stage renal failure, and lymphocyte infiltration plays an important role in renal fibrosis. We previously found that depletion of cluster of differentiation 8+ (CD8+ T cells increases renal fibrosis following ureteric obstruction, and interferon-γ (IFN-γ-expressing CD8+ T cells contribute to this process. CD8+ T cells are cytotoxic T cells; however, whether their cytotoxic effect reduces fibrosis remains unknown. This study showed that CD8+ T cells isolated from obstructed kidney showed mRNA expression of the cytotoxicity-related genes perforin 1, granzyme A, granzyme B, and FAS ligand; additionally, CD8 knockout significantly reduced the expression levels of these genes in obstructed kidney. Infiltrated CD8+ T cells were distributed around fibroblasts, and they are associated with fibroblast apoptosis in obstructed kidney. Moreover, CD11c+ CD8+ T cells expressed higher levels of the cytotoxicity-related genes than CD11c− CD8+ T cells, and infiltrated CD11c+ CD8+ T cells in obstructed kidney could induce fibroblast death in vitro. Results indicated that induction of fibroblast apoptosis partly contributed to the effect of CD8+ T cells on reduction of renal fibrosis. Given that inflammatory cells are involved in fibrosis, our results suggest that kidney fibrosis is a multifactorial process involving different arms of the immune system.

  13. Ultrasonographic diagnosis of urinary calculus caused by melamine in children.

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    Jia, Li-qun; Shen, Ying; Wang, Xiao-man; He, Le-jian; Xin, Yue; Hu, Yan-xiu

    2009-02-05

    Intake of melamine can cause renal and ureteral lithiasis in infants and children. The present study aimed to understand the value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of renal and ureteral lithiasis in infants and young children caused by melamine, and the characteristics of ultrasonograms of melamine-associated calculi. Ultrasonographic examination on the urinary system was performed for 28 332 children who ingested milk powder that was possibly tainted with melamine; 395 of the children were diagnosed by ultrasonography as having urinary calculus, and 231 cases had lump-like calculi and 164 cases had sand gravel-like calculi. The features of the calculi, the sites of obstruction and the status of hydronephrosis and hydroureterosis were analyzed. Ultrasonographic reexamination was performed for 116 patients and the findings were compared with those of the first ultrasonography, and the short-term expulsion of the calculi was evaluated. Most of the 395 patients with urinary lithiasis, except for those who developed renal failure, had no symptoms. The whole profile of the calculi could be seen in most of the cases, because the echogenicity of the calculi with no sharp or absent acoustical shadowing, was weaker as compared with those from calcium-containing calculi. Comet tail sign could be seen behind the echogenicity of single gravel calculus. The rate of diagnostic consistency of ureteral lithiasis between the ultrasound and the results of clinical observation (including stones expelled spontaneously or after cystoscopic intervention) in 51 cases for 76 ureters was 100%. Percutaneous renal biopsy was performed for one case, and histopathological examination showed flocculent, fine strip-like, ellipse and circular deeply stained sand gravel-like material in the renal tubules, and the circular calculi were found to be attached to the walls of the tubules. Chemical analysis of the calculi expelled from 12 cases showed that the main contents of the calculi were uric

  14. Ultrasonographic diagnosis of urinary calculus caused by melamine in children

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    JIA Li-qun; SHEN Ying; WANG Xiao-man; HE Le-jian; XIN Yue; HU Yan-xiu

    2009-01-01

    Background Intake of melamine can cause renal and ureteral lithiasis in infants and children. The present study aimed to understand the value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of renal and ureteral lithiasis in infants and young children caused by melamine, and the characteristics of ultrasonograms of melamine-associated calculi.Methods Ultrasonographic examination on the urinary system was performed for 28 332 children who ingested milk powder that was possibly tainted with melamine; 395 of the children were diagnosed by ultrasonography as having urinary calculus, and 231 cases had lump-like calculi and 164 cases had sand gravel-like calculi. The features of the calculi, the sites of obstruction and the status of hydronephrosis and hydroureterosis were analyzed. Ultrasonographic reexamination was performed for 116 patients and the findings were compared with those of the first ultrasonography, and the short-term expulsion of the calculi was evaluated.Results Most of the 395 patients with urinary lithiasis, except for those who developed renal failure, had no symptoms. The whole profile of the calculi could be seen in most of the cases, because the echogenicity of the calculi with no sharp or absent acoustical shadowing, was weaker as compared with those from calcium-containing calculi. Comet tail sign could be seen behind the echogenicity of single gravel calculus. The rate of diagnostic consistency of ureteral lithiasis between the ultrasound and the results of clinical observation (including stones expelled spontaneously or after cystoscopic intervention) in 51 cases for 76 ureters was 100%. Percutaneous renal biopsy was performed for one case, and histopathological examination showed flocculent, fine strip-like, ellipse and circular deeply stained sand gravel-like material in the renal tubules, and the circular calculi were found to be attached to the walls of the tubules. Chemical analysis of the calculi expelled from 12 cases showed that the main contents

  15. 超声造影诊断输尿管占位的初步探讨%Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in ureteral lesions: a preliminary study

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    王晓; 黄备建; 夏罕生; 李超伦; 俞清; 范培丽; 王文平

    2011-01-01

    Objective To explore the diagnostic value of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in ureteral lesions.Methods The ultrasonogram of conventional ultrasound and CEUS were retrospectively analyzed in 19 confirmed ureteral lesions cases by operation and pathology.The size,inner echoes,boundary and color blood signal of ureteral lesions were observed by conventional ultrasound.The modality and phases of enhancement,including arrival time,peak time,washout time and appearance of internal structure,were observed by CEUS.Results The 19 ureteral tumors were of maximum widths between 2.1 to 7.7 cm.Conventional ultrasound showed 7 hypoechoic masses,10 isoechoic masses,1 hyperechoic mass and 1 unclear mass.Color Doppler flow imaging showed fairly rich blood signal in 8 tumors,a small amount of blood signal around tumor in 6 tumors and no blood signal in the rest.In early phase,CEUS showed enhancement in all 19 ureteral lesions,including synchronously enhancement in 8 tumors and delayed enhancement in 11 tumors.In peak time,hypoechogenicity compared to the normal renal cortex was shown in 3 tumors,hyperechogenicity in 11 tumors and isoechogenicity in 5 tumors.In late phase,fast wash-out was displayed in 16 tumors,isochronously wash-out in 1 tumor,delayed wash-out in 1 tumor and unclear in 1 tumor.The detection rates of blood supply and clear boundary in ureteral lesions and the diagnostic sensitivity for ureteral cancer were 74% (14/19),16% (3/19),50% (8/16) by conventional ultrasound respectively.The detection rates of blood supply and clear boundary in ureteral lesions and the diagnostic sensitivity for ureteral cancer were 100% (19/19) ,58% (11/19) ,94% (15/16) by CEUS respectively.The change of these performances was statistically significant between conventional ultrasound and CEUS.Conclusions CEUS can improve blood supply,boundary and the diagnostic sensitivity of ureteral lesions.%目的 探讨超声造影诊断输尿管占位的可行性及声像表现.方法 对19

  16. Hypertension and hydronephrosis: rapid resolution of high blood pressure following relief of bilateral ureteric obstruction.

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    Chalisey, Anil; Karim, Mahzuz

    2013-03-01

    Hypertension secondary to hydronephrosis is not commonly reported in the medical literature. Tubuloglomerular feedback and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone axis are thought to mediate this process. We describe a patient presenting with acute kidney injury and bilateral hydronephrosis secondary to pelvic malignancy in which peripheral venous renin and aldosterone were elevated. Her blood pressure improved rapidly following insertion of bilateral nephrostomies. The speed of resolution of hypertension following relief of obstruction suggests that humorally mediated vasoconstriction can play an important role in the mechanism by which hydronephrosis causes hypertension. We also discuss other causes of renal parenchymal compression that may lead to the development of hypertension.

  17. Esophageal space-occupying lesion caused by Ascaris lumbricoides

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    Zheng,Ping-Ping; Wang, Bing-Yuan; Wang, Fei(Physics Department, Zhengzhou University, Henan, 450001, China); Ao, Ran; Wang, Ying

    2012-01-01

    Ascaris lumbricoides is the largest intestinal nematode parasite of man, which can lead to various complications because of its mobility. As the esophagus is not normal habitat of Ascaris, the report of esophageal ascariasis is rare. An old female presented with dysphagia after an intake of several red bean buns and haw jellies. The barium meal examination revealed a spherical defect in the lower esophagus. Esophageal bezoar or esophageal carcinoma was considered at the beginning. The patient...

  18. 前列腺增生症术后排尿困难的原因及预防%Causes and prevention of dysuria after hyperplasia of prostate operation

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    周小川; 刘亮; 潘丽娜

    2002-01-01

    Objective To investigate cause and prevention of dysuria after hyperplasia of prostate operation. Methods To analyze 66 cases of dysuria after hyperplasia of prostate operation retrospectively. Result The most common reasons to dysuria are orderly stenosis of bladder neck; inflammatory edema of bladder neck; urethral stricture; rehyperplasia of remained prostate tissue; neruogenic bladder; prominence of ureteral crest; clot obstruction. Conclusion Prevention of dysuria after hyperplasia of prostate operation consists in preoperative satisfied diagnosis and correct treatment in operation and after operation.

  19. Pneumatic lithotripsy through ureteroscope for treating ureteral calculi%输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石

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    林飞鹤; 谢春发; 高海亮; 蔡伯基; 蔡道广

    2015-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the pneumatic lithotripsy through ureteroscope for the treatment of ureteral calculi.Methods A total of 920 patients underwent ureteroscopic lithotripsy using pneu-matic lithotripsy 259 upper,375 middle,and 286 lower ureteral stone were treated.Results The overall successful fragmentation rate for all levels of ureteral stones in a single session achieved 94.0% (864 /920),failure rate 6.0%(56 /920).28 cases failed because of ureteral stricture.24 cases of stone moved up into the kidney.All worst -cases were in dewelled shock wave lithotripsy ESWL.Conclusion Ureteroscopic lithotripsy using pneumatic lithotripsy is a highly effective,minimally invasive and safe therapy for ureteral calculi.It is indicated as a first choice for treatment patients with ureteral stones,especially for the ones with the middle and lower uneteral stones.Develop particularly suitable for basic hospital.%目的:总结分析经尿道输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石的疗效及其安全性。方法应用输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗920例输尿管结石,其中输尿管上段结石259例,输尿管中段结石375例,输尿管下段结石286例。结果920例输尿管结石单次成功率94%(864/920),失败率6%(56/920)。失败原因:28例因输尿管口畸形狭窄而上镜失败,24例碎石过程中部分结石进入肾内,52例失败病例在留置双 J管条件下术后辅助冲击波体外碎石治疗。4例因既往有输尿管手术史或多次 ESWL 史,结石远端输尿管明显扭曲或狭窄,术中输尿管镜试图扩张通过而发生穿孔。结论输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石有效,微创、安全、经济,是治疗输尿管结石特别是输尿管中、下段结石的首选治疗方法,特别适合在基层医院开展。

  20. B超诊断输尿管结石的价值%Diagnostic value of B type ultrasound in ureteral calculi

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    李成

    2010-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the diagnostic value of B type ultrasound in ureteral calculi. Methods B type ultrasound examination were performed on 100 cases with ureteral calculi who were confirmed by open surgery, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and comprehensive therapy. Results The diagnostic accuracy was 94. 00% in 100 cases,no false positive was found,and the rate of missed diagnosis was 6.00% (6 cases). Conclusion B type ultrasound has a high application value in the diagnosis of ureteral calculi, which has low false positive rate and can clear display negative stone. It can also afford some accurate clues for diagnosis and clinical treatment in tihe according to abdomenal B type ultrasound and it will be preferred in way for diagnosis of acute nephrite colic especially in basic hospitals.%目的 评价B超在输尿管结石中的诊断价值.方法 对100例经手术取石、体外震波碎石和综合疗法排石证实为输尿管结石患者进行B超检查诊断分析.结果 本组100例输尿管结石患者中,B超诊断正确率为94.00%,无假阳性,漏诊6例,占6.00%.结论 B超诊断输尿管结石假阳性率低,可清晰显示X线阴性结石,有较高的临床应用价值和为临床及时准确地提供诊断和治疗依据,是急性肾绞痛的首选检查方法,特别是在基层医疗单位为首选检查方法.

  1. Conservative management in ureteric hydronephrosis due to deep endometriosis: Could the levonorgestrel-intrauterine device be an option?

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    Simón, Elisa; Tejerizo, Álvaro; Muñoz, José Luis; Álvarez, Carmen; Marqueta, Laura; Jiménez, Jesús S

    2017-07-01

    Endometriosis can affect up to 10% of women of reproductive age, in a wide range of clinical presentations that vary from mild to severe or deep endometriosis. Deep endometriosis can affect the urinary tract in 1-5% to 15-25% cases. Even though deep endometriosis' surgeries are usually complex with higher rate of complications, conservative management is not always considered as an option because of its high failure rates. This paper describes two cases of deep endometriosis with ureteric involvement (hydronephrosis) treated conservatively with a double-pigtail stent plus a Levonorgestrel intrauterine device, after conservative surgery, who remained symptom free with no evidence of recurrence at 3 years follow-up, avoiding radical high-risk surgery. Impact statement Several treatments have been described for endometriosis. From a symptomatic perspective, conservative medical management has been proposed with a variable response. Concerning deep endometriosis (affecting the urinary or digestive tract), the definitive treatment has always been thought to be radical surgery. However, this can lead to several complications. To illustrate a possible more conservative approach this paper describes two cases of deep infiltrating endometriosis affecting the ureter, treated conservatively with a temporary pigtail ureter stent plus a Levonorgestrel intrauterine device. The management demonstrates that, in a selected population, conservative treatment solves the urinary disease avoiding the surgical complications and, what is more, improving patients' symptoms in a permanent way. Further prospective studies are needed to confirm whether the introduction of this management in clinical practice would reduce the need for surgery thereby, avoiding high-risk surgery and improving the success rate of conservative management.

  2. Extravesical (modified Gregoir Lich versus intravesical (Cohen′s ureteric reimplantation for vesicoureteral reflux in children: A single center experience

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    Krishnamoorthy Sriram

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: There are multiple techniques for surgical correction of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR. We compared the outcomes of extravesical versus Cohen′s reimplantation for VUR in children. Methods: Records of all children (n = 118 who underwent reimplantation for VUR between 2003 and 2014 were analyzed (male: female = 43:75. Children with secondary VUR, duplication anomalies, and ectopic ureter were excluded from our study. Extravesical reimplantation (EVR was performed bilateral in 32 children (Group 1a and unilateral in 19 (Group 1b, while bilateral Cohen′s reimplantation was performed in 67 (Group 2. Parameters compared were length of the surgical procedure, average duration of stay in the hospital, postoperative bladder spasms, significant hematuria >72 h, and long-term complications. Results: The mean age at operation was 15 months in Group 1, and 36 months in Group 2. The mean duration of surgery was significantly less (P = 0.0001 in Group 1a (n = 32; mean 104 min; standard deviation [SD] 18 min compared to Group 2 (n = 67; mean 128 min; SD 15 min. The mean (SD postoperative stay was significantly lower (P = 0.0001 at 4.5 (1.5 days in Group 1a compared to 6.5 (0.5 days in Group 2. Postoperative bladder spasms were significantly lower (P = 0.03 at 10/32 in Group 1a compared to 37/67 in Group 2. All patients responded well with anticholinergics. Postoperative hematuria and bladder spasms were significantly lower (P = 0.03 in Group 1a compared to Group 2. There was no significant difference in persistent VUR between Group 1 and Group 2. At 1 year follow, none of them had any evidence of ureteral obstruction. Conclusions: EVR has lower operative time, less postoperative discomfort and shorter hospital stay compared to Cohen′s reimplantation. Both techniques are equally effective in treating reflux.

  3. The Role of Apelin on the Alleviative Effect of Angiotensin Receptor Blocker in Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction-Induced Renal Fibrosis

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    Masashi Nishida

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Apelin is a selective endogenous ligand of the APJ receptor, which genetically has closest identity to the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT-1. The effects of the apelin/APJ system on renal fibrosis still remain unclear. Methods: We examined the effects of the apelin/APJ system on renal fibrosis during AT-1 blockade in a mouse unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO model. Results: We obtained the following results: (1 At UUO day 7, mRNA expressions of apelin/APJ and phosphorylations of Akt/endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS in the UUO kidney were increased compared to those in the nonobstructed kidney. (2 AT-1 blockade by the treatment with losartan resulted in a further increase of apelin mRNA as well as phosphorylations of Akt/eNOS proteins, and this was accompanied by alleviated renal interstitial fibrosis, decreased myofibroblast accumulation, and a decreased number of interstitial macrophages. (3 Blockade of the APJ receptor by the treatment with F13A during losartan administration completely abrogated the effects of losartan in the activation of the Akt/eNOS pathway and the amelioration of renal fibrosis. (4 Inhibition of NOS by the treatment with L-NAME also resulted in a further increase in renal fibrosis compared to the control group. Conclusion: These results suggest that increased nitric oxide production through the apelin/APJ/Akt/eNOS pathway may, at least in part, contribute to the alleviative effect of losartan in UUO-induced renal fibrosis.

  4. Expression of intronic miRNAs and their host gene Igf2 in a murine unilateral ureteral obstruction model

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    Li, N.Q. [Nephrology Department, The First Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin (China); Yang, J. [Nephrology Department, Daqing Oilfield General Hospital, Daqing (China); Cui, L. [Nephrology Department, The First Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin (China); Ma, N. [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin (China); Zhang, L.; Hao, L.R. [Nephrology Department, The First Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin (China)

    2015-03-27

    The objective of this study was to determine the expression of miR-483 and miR-483* and the relationship among them, their host gene (Igf2), and other cytokines in a murine model of renal fibrosis. The extent of renal fibrosis was visualized using Masson staining, and fibrosis was scored 3 days and 1 and 2 weeks after unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). Expression of miR-483, miR-483* and various cytokine mRNAs was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Expression of miR-483 and miR-483* was significantly upregulated in the UUO model, particularly miR-483 expression was the greatest 2 weeks after surgery. Additionally, miR-483 and miR-483* expression negatively correlated with Bmp7 expression and positively correlated with Igf2, Tgfβ, Hgf, and Ctgf expression, as determined by Pearson's correlation analysis. Hgf expression significantly increased at 1 and 2 weeks after the surgery compared to the control group. This study showed that miR-483 and miR-483* expression was upregulated in a murine UUO model. These data suggest that miR-483 and miR-483* play a role in renal fibrosis and that miR-483* may interact with miR-483 in renal fibrosis. Thus, these miRNAs may play a role in the pathogenesis of renal fibrosis and coexpression of their host gene Igf2.

  5. Activating Nrf-2 signaling depresses unilateral ureteral obstruction-evoked mitochondrial stress-related autophagy, apoptosis and pyroptosis in kidney.

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    Shue Dong Chung

    Full Text Available Exacerbated oxidative stress and inflammation may induce three types of programmed cell death, autophagy, apoptosis and pyroptosis in unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO kidney. Sulforaphane activating NF-E2-related nuclear factor erythroid-2 (Nrf-2 signaling may ameliorate UUO-induced renal damage. UUO was induced in the left kidney of female Wistar rats. The level of renal blood flow, cortical and medullary oxygen tension and reactive oxygen species (ROS was evaluated. Fibrosis, ED-1 (macrophage/monocyte infiltration, oxidative stress, autophagy, apoptosis and pyroptosis were evaluated by immunohistochemistry and Western blot in UUO kidneys. Effects of sulforaphane, an Nrf-2 activator, on Nrf-2- and mitochondrial stress-related proteins and renal injury were examined. UUO decreased renal blood flow and oxygen tension and increased renal ROS, 3-nitrotyrosine stain, ED-1 infiltration and fibrosis. Enhanced renal tubular Beclin-1 expression started at 4 h UUO and further enhanced at 3d UUO, whereas increased Atg-5-Atg12 and LC3-II expression were found at 3d UUO. Increased renal Bax/Bcl-2 ratio, caspase 3 and PARP fragments, apoptosis formation associated with increased caspase 1 and IL-1β expression for pyroptosis formation were started from 3d UUO. UUO reduced nuclear Nrf-2 translocation, increased cytosolic and inhibitory Nrf-2 expression, increased cytosolic Bax translocation to mitochondrial and enhanced mitochondrial Cytochrome c release into cytosol of the UUO kidneys. Sulforaphane significantly increased nuclear Nrf-2 translocation and decreased mitochondrial Bax translocation and Cytochrome c release into cytosol resulting in decreased renal injury. In conclusion, sulforaphane via activating Nrf-2 signaling preserved mitochondrial function and suppressed UUO-induced renal oxidative stress, inflammation, fibrosis, autophagy, apoptosis and pyroptosis.

  6. Influence of ginsenoside Rg1, a panaxatriol saponin from Panax notoginseng, on renal fibrosis in rats with unilateral ureteral obstruction

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    Xi-sheng XIE; Man YANG; Heng-cuang LIU; Chuan ZUO; Zi LI; Yao DENG; Jun-ming FAN

    2008-01-01

    Total saponins ofPanax notoginseng (PNS) have been shown to ameliorate renal interstitial fibrosis. Ginsenoside Rg1, a panaxatriol saponin, is one of the major active molecules from PNS. The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of ginsenoside Rg1 on renal fibrosis in rats with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). The rats were randomly divided into 3 groups:sham-operation (n=15), UUO (n=15) and UUO with ginsenoside Rg1 treatment (n=15, 50 mg per kg body weight, intraperito-neally (i.p.) injected). The rats were sacrificed on Days 7 and 14 after the surgery. Histological examination demonstrated that ginsenoside Rg1 significantly inhibited interstitial fibrosis including tubular injury as well as collagen deposition, a-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and E-cadherin are two markers of tubular epithelial-myofibroblast transition (TEMT). Interestingly, ginsenoside Rg1 notably decreased a-SMA expression and simultaneously enhanced E-eadherin expression. The messenger RNA (mRNA) of transforming growth factor-131 (TGF-β1), a key mediator to regulate TEMT, in the obstructed kidney increased dra-matically, but was found to decrease significantly after administration of ginsenoside Rg1. Further study showed that ginsenoside Rg1 considerably decreased the levels of both active TGF-β1 and phosphorylated Smad2 (pSmad2). Moreover, ginsenoside Rg1 substantially suppressed the expression of thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1), a cytokine which can promote the transcription of TGF-β1 mRNA and the activation of latent TGF-β1. These results suggest that ginsenoside Rg1 inhibits renal interstitial fibrosis in rats with UUO. The mechanism might be partly related to the blocking of TEMT via suppressing the expression of TSP-1.

  7. 输尿管导管留置技术在气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管上段结石中的作用%The role of ureteral catheter place ment duri ng pneu matic lithotri psy for manage ment of proxi mal ureteral stones

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    郎金田; 江昱; 崔刚; 陈美元; 张志坚; 李春浩

    2014-01-01

    To-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-ureteral-catheter-place-ment-during-pneu-matic-litho-tri-psy-for-proxi-mal-ureteral-stones-.Methods-:Fro-m-January-2011to-Dece-mber-2013-,67-patients-with-proxi-mal-ure-teral-stones-were-treated-with-ureteroscopic-pneu-matic-lithotripsy-.They-were-divided-into-two-groups-,ureteral-cath-eter-assisted-group-(20-cases-)and-conventional-therapy-group-(47-cases-),in-terms-of-ureteral-catheter-place-ment-during-lithotripsy-.Results-:There-was-no-si-gnificant-difference-between-the-two-groups-with-regard-to-operative-time-and-co-mplication-rate-.Stone-free-rate-in-ureteral-catheter-place-ment-group-was-significantly-higher-than-in-conven-tional-therapy-group-(100-%-vs-.766-%,χ2-=56-,P-=0026-).Conclusions-:The-place-ment-of-ureteral-catheter-is-val-uable-during-ureteroscopic-pneu-matic-lithotripsy-for-manage-ment-of-proxi-mal-ureteral-stones-,which-is-acco-mpa-nied-with-a-higher-stone-free-rate-without-co-mpro-mising-the-operative-time-and-safety-.%目的:研究输尿管导管留置技术在输尿管镜治疗输尿管上段结石的安全性和有效性。方法:2011年1月~2013年12月,采用输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管上段结石共67例。其中术中使用输尿管导管留置技术20例(导管辅助组),常规碎石术47例(常规治疗组)。输尿管导管留置方法为:采用 F3输尿管导管引导下输尿管镜跨过输尿管上段结石后留置 F3输尿管导管,退出输尿管镜,固定输尿管导管。在预留的输尿管导管旁进镜至结石处进行碎石。比较两组病例的手术时间、手术并发症和结石清除率。结果:导管辅助组与常规治疗组的手术时间、并发症发生率差异无统计学意义,导管辅助组结石清除率优于常规治疗组(分别为100%和766%,χ2=56,P =0026)。结论:输尿管导管留置技术的应用可以提高输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管上段结石的结石清除率,且并未增加术中术后的并发症。

  8. Scintigraphic detection of 'yo-yo' phenomenon in incomplete ureteric duplication

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    Chu, Winnie C.W.; Chan, Kam-wing; Metreweli, Constantine [Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong (China)

    2003-01-01

    'Yo-yo' reflux in an incompletely duplicated renal system was demonstrated on {sup 99m}Tc-mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) renal scintigraphy in a 7-year-old girl presenting with low-grade fever and pyelonephritis. Incomplete duplication and a bifid renal pelvis, which may be seen in up to 4% of the North American population, occasionally causes symptoms because of recurrent urinary tract infection or loin pain. {sup 99m}Tc-MAG3 renal scintigraphy can demonstrate 'yo-yo' reflux in patients with incomplete renal duplication and should be considered in cases with unexplained loin pain, even if {sup 99m}Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) renal scintigraphy is normal. (orig.)

  9. Usefulness of {sup 99m}Tc-DTPA renography and diuretic renography in predicting successful stone discharge following outpatient ESWL in patients with a single ureteral stone

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    Soga, Norihito; Komeda, Yoshinori [Yokkaichi Health Insurance Hospital, Mie (Japan); Suzuki, Ryuichi; Kawamura, Juichi

    1996-11-01

    We analyzed the {sup 99m}Tc-DTPA renogram with and without diuresis to predict the possibility of stone discharge on the outpatient basis by renogram patterns. Between October 1993 and December 1995, {sup 99m}Tc-DTPA renography was performed in 79 patients with a single ureteral stone. The {sup 99m}Tc-DTPA renogram pattern was classified into the three types of normal function, obstruction and lower function patterns and the complete stone discharge rate was 93, 63 and 25%, respectively. In addition, diuretic renography using Furosemide was performed in patients with an obstruction pattern and the three renogram patterns of return to the normal curve, a diuretic response and no response were obtained; the complete stone discharge rate was 44, 65.3 and 93%, respectively. From this study, patients with a single ureteral stone with a normal pattern on the regular DTPA renogram and patients with no response pattern on the diuretic renogram, even if in such patients an obstructive pattern was seen on the regular DTPA renogram, seem to be a good candidate for obtaining a high rate of a stone discharge with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) treatment in the outpatients basis. (author)

  10. 头孢曲松钠相关双侧输尿管结石%Ceftriaxone sodium associated with bilateral ureteral calculi

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    陈锐; 岳明; 刘小勇

    2013-01-01

    1例26岁女性患者因上呼吸道感染静脉滴注头孢曲松钠2 g,1次/d.第4天突然出现下腹持续性胀痛,腹部超声及CT检查提示双侧输尿管结石.给予对症支持治疗.第5天患者尿中排出少许沉渣.当天腹痛缓解,尿频、尿急症状消失.第6天复查CT,双侧输尿管结石消失.%A 26-year-old female patient received an Ⅳ infusion of ceftriaxone 2 g once daily for upper respiratory tract infection.On day 4,the patient developed persistent distending pain in her lower abdomen.Abdominal ultrasonography and CT examinations revealed bilateral ureteral calculi.The patient received symptomatic treatments and supportive therapy.On day 5,little sediment was excreted in the urine.On the same day,the abdominal pain was alleviated and symptoms of urinary frequency and urgency disappeared.On day 6,CT reexamination showed that the bilateral ureteral calculi disappeared.

  11. Preservation of the kidney with delayed diagnosis of traumatic pelvi-ureteric junction disruption secondary to blunt abdominal trauma in children

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    LI Ming-lei; LI Ning; SUN Ning; ZHANG Wei-ping; HUANG Cheng-ru; BAI Ji-wu; LIANG Ruo-xin; TIAN Jun; XIE Xiang-hui; SONG Hong-cheng

    2011-01-01

    Background The delayed diagnosis of pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ) disruption in children following blunt abdominal trauma can result in loss of function of the involved kidney. We examined the potential for kidney preservation and the limits of diagnostic delays. Methods A retrospective review of 17 cases of PUJ disruption at Beijing Children's Hospital from 1993 to 2009 was done with respect to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Results The interval from trauma to diagnosis of PUJ disruption was (52±52) days. If one case with nephrectomy was excluded, the interval from trauma to diagnosis was (40±20) days. The average time between injury and first treatment was (49±25) days. Pelvi-ureteric reanastomosis and caliceal ureterostomy were performed separately in 11 and 4patients, respectively. lleal replacement for ureter injuries was finally performed in one patient. Hydronephrosis of the injured kidney was reduced and the function improved in 15 out of 17 patients (88%). Only one patient received nephrectomy and the nephrectomy rate was 5.9%. Conclusion Differential renal function at the PUJ disruption side can be saved and the rate of nephrectomy reduced by appropriate surgery if the time to diagnosis and first treatment is limited to within two months.

  12. Assessment of vesical-ureteral reflux in transplant patients using radionuclide cystography; Exploration scintigraphique des reflux vesico-renaux chez les patients transplantes renaux

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    Wampach, H.; Gibold, C.; Loboguerrero, A.; Bouchard, A.; Lepailleur, A.; Liehn, J.C. [Centre Regional de Lutte Contre le Cancer, 51 - Reims (France); Canivet, E.; Toupance, O.; Chanard, J.; Brandt, B.; Lardennois, B. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, 51 - Reims (France)

    1995-12-31

    Direct radionuclide cystography is known to be sensitive and safe in children with suspected vesical-ureteral reflux. In this study we have investigated the utility of direct radionuclide cystography in renal transplant recipients with a recent history of pyelonephritis or recurrent urinary infections. Direct radionuclide cystography is a simple test, however it requires a rigorous methodology in order to obtain images during fill-in as well as during voiding in both men and women. The images must be interpreted using a rigorous image display methodology. Twenty-eight radionuclide cystographies were performed in 17 patients. Among the 17 tests performed for the initial diagnosis of reflux , 12 were positive. Four patients with positive results and four patients with negative results were also investigated by radiologic cystography. Similar results were obtained in those patients. Nine scintigraphies were done after treatment by surgery or teflon injection ; six of them were negative. Direct radionuclide cystography is a simple, safe and sensitive test which demonstrates a vesical-ureteral reflux. Such a defect has been documented in some 70% of real transplant recipients with a recent history of urinary tract infection. (authors). 14 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

  13. Hydronephrosis as an Unusual Cause of Acute Pancreatitis

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    Nata Pratama Hardjo Lugito

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease of the pancreas. The most common cause of acute pancreatitis is gallstone impacting the distal common bile-pancreatic duct (38% and alcoholism (36%. There have been a few reports in the literature of acute pancreatitis associated with an obstructed urinary system. This case describes a 38-year-old male with acute pancreatitis occurring in the setting of hydronephrosis. A magnetic resonance cholangiopancreaticography (MRCP showed right-sided severe hydronephrosis pushing the duodenum and head of pancreas anteriorly, thus obliterating distal segment of the common bile duct. There were also multiple right renal stones causing ureteral obstruction and hydronephrosis. Right nephrostomy was performed to release bile duct obstruction. However, sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation developed as a complication of acute pancreatitis, and the patient passed away. Although gallstone and alcoholism are the most common causes of acute pancreatitis, other causes should always be considered. Physicians should be aware of right hydronephrosis as one of the possible causes of acute pancreatitis in their workup of patients.

  14. Microarray Analysis Reveals Increased Expression of Matrix Metalloproteases and Cytokines of Interleukin-20 Subfamily in the Kidneys of Neonate Rats Underwent Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction: A Potential Role of IL-24 in the Regulation of Inflammation and Tissue Remodeling.

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    Pap, Domonkos; Sziksz, Erna; Kiss, Zoltán; Rokonay, Réka; Veres-Székely, Apor; Lippai, Rita; Takács, István Márton; Kis, Éva; Fekete, Andrea; Reusz, György; Vannay, Adam; Szabó, Attila J

    2017-01-01

    Congenital obstructive nephropathy (CON) is the main cause of pediatric chronic kidney diseases leading to renal fibrosis. High morbidity and limited treatment opportunities of CON urge the better understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms. To identify the differentially expressed genes, microarray analysis was performed on the kidney samples of neonatal rats underwent unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). Microarray results were then validated by real-time RT-PCR and bioinformatics analysis was carried out to identify the relevant genes, functional groups and pathways involved in the pathomechanism of CON. Renal expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-12 and interleukin (IL)-24 were evaluated by real-time RT-PCR, flow cytometry and immunohistochemical analysis. Effect of the main profibrotic factors on the expression of MMP-12 and IL-24 was investigated on HK-2 and HEK-293 cell lines. Finally, the effect of IL-24 treatment on the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and MMPs were tested in vitro. Microarray analysis revealed 880 transcripts showing >2.0-fold change following UUO, enriched mainly in immune response related processes. The most up-regulated genes were MMPs and members of IL-20 cytokine subfamily, including MMP-3, MMP-7, MMP-12, IL-19 and IL-24. We found that while TGF-β treatment inhibits the expression of MMP-12 and IL-24, H2O2 or PDGF-B treatment induce the epithelial expression of MMP-12. We demonstrated that IL-24 treatment decreases the expression of IL-6 and MMP-3 in the renal epithelial cells. This study provides an extensive view of UUO induced changes in the gene expression profile of the developing kidney and describes novel molecules, which may play significant role in the pathomechanism of CON. © 2017 The Author(s)Published by S. Karger AG, Basel.

  15. Incidence of bacterial colonisation after indwelling of double-J ureteral stent

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    Hasan Riza Aydin

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To determine the bacterial colonisation after double-J stent use and the risk factors for bacteriuria linked to the stent. Materials and Methods: A total of 102 patients (61 men and 41 women, mean age 47.5 ± 14.16 were examined. The stents were removed under aseptic conditions, and a urine culture was obtained before the removal of the stents. After the stents were removed, the upper, central and lower sections were separated, and washing water was sent through the stent. Results: Bacterial colonisation was found in 29.4% (30 of 102 of the stents. The most frequently observed microorganisms were determined as staphylococcus, coagulase negative (8 of 30 and E. coli (5 of 30. The washing fluid used to clean the interior of the catheter produced pathogens in 8 patients (7.8%, and these pathogens were observed to be the same microorganisms that colonised the outside of the stent. There was no statistical difference between the patients with colonisation and those without in terms of age, gender, duration of stenting and reason for stent insertion. Conclusions: Though stent colonisation does not always entail symptomatic urinary tract infections, as shown in our study, the pathogens in the urine culture are the same as those colonising the stent, confirming the reality that colonisation is the main factor in these events. Additionally, according to our study, significant colonisation may be found in the first 3 weeks, contrary to the literature, causing us to consider that urinary tract infections may develop even in the early period.

  16. Inhibitory Effect of NH4Cl Treatment on Renal Tgfß1 Signaling Following Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction

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    Martina Feger

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aims: Consequences of obstructive nephropathy include tissue fibrosis, a major pathophysiological mechanism contributing to development of end-stage renal disease. Transforming growth factor β 1 (Tgfβ1 is involved in the progression of renal fibrosis. According to recent observations, ammonium chloride (NH4Cl prevented phosphate-induced vascular remodeling, effects involving decrease of Tgfβ1 expression and inhibition of Tgfβ1-dependent signaling. The present study, thus, explored whether NH4Cl influences renal Tgfβ1-induced pro-fibrotic signaling in obstructive nephropathy induced by unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO. Methods: UUO was induced for seven days in C57Bl6 mice with or without additional treatment with NH4Cl (0.28 M in drinking water. Transcript levels were determined by RT-PCR as well as protein abundance by Western blotting, blood pH was determined utilizing a blood gas and chemistry analyser. Results: UUO increased renal mRNA expression of Tgfb1, Tgfβ-activated kinase 1 (Tak1 protein abundance and Smad2 phosphorylation in the nuclear fraction of the obstructed kidney tissues, effects blunted in NH4Cl treated mice as compared to control treated mice. The mRNA levels of the transcription factors nuclear factor of activated T cells 5 (Nfat5 and SRY (sex determining region Y-box 9 (Sox9 as well as of tumor necrosis factor α (Tnfα, interleukin 6 (Il6, plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (Pai1 and Snai1 were up-regulated in the obstructed kidney tissues following UUO, effects again significantly ameliorated following NH4Cl treatment. Furthermore, the increased protein and mRNA expression of α-smooth muscle actin (α-Sma, fibronectin and collagen type I in the obstructed kidney tissues following UUO were significantly attenuated following NH4Cl treatment. Conclusion: NH4Cl treatment ameliorates Tgfβ1-dependent pro-fibrotic signaling and renal tissue fibrosis markers following obstructive nephropathy.

  17. Current radiological techniques used to evaluate unilateral partial ureteral obstruction: an experimental rabbit study.

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    Yazıcı, Mehmet; Celebi, Suleyman; Kuzdan, Özgür; Koçan, Hüseyin; Ayyıldız, Halil Suat; Bayrak, İlkay Koray; Bilgici, Meltem Ceyhan; Yapıcı, Oktay; Kefeli, Mehmet; Arıtürk, Ender

    2015-07-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate functional and prognostic benefits of Doppler ultrasonography (DU), diuretic renal scintigraphy (DRS), and magnetic resonance urography (MRU) during diagnosis and follow-up of ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) and to examine apoptosis rates caused by UPJO in an experimental rabbit model. Twenty-four rabbits were divided randomly into two groups. The left kidneys of 15 rabbits from the first group underwent Ulm-Miller surgery to create UPJO, whereas the left kidneys of nine rabbits from the second group underwent sham surgery. A pressure flow study (Whitaker's test) was done during postoperative week 6. Based on the Whitaker test, the DU, DRS, and MRU findings were compared. The number of apoptotic renal cells was counted after death. The Whitaker test run during postoperative week 6 revealed obstructions in 15 rabbits from group 1; the nine rabbits of the sham group had no obstructions. Sensitivity and specificity of DRS were 93.3 and 88.8 %, respectively, and those of MRU were 93.3 and 88.8 %, respectively. The postoperative mean RI values were significantly higher than the preoperative values, associated with sensitivity of 86.6 % and specificity of 77.5 % for detecting UPJO. DRS, MRU, and RI could not predict UPJO in one (8 %), one (8 %), and two (16 %) kidneys, respectively. Likelihood ratio (LR) was 8.4 for MRU and scintigraphy, while for RI, LR was 3.9. Pathology specimens revealed that all kidneys with UPJO underwent apoptosis, and the number of apoptotic cells was significantly higher on the UPJO-created side than on the contralateral and in the sham group (p < 0.05). No test predicted all apoptosis related to UPJO. The RI, DRS, and DMRU results correlated with the pressure flow results for detecting UPJO. No single radiological technique predicted all initial UPJO-created kidneys that concluded with apoptosis. Further studies are required to seek with better methods for diagnosing an obstruction or to define a

  18. Management of ureteric calculi by ballistic lithotripsy%输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石的临床分析

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    赵福军; 李虹; 唐秀泉

    2001-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the clinical use of ballistic lithotriptorin the endoscopic management of ureteric calculi. Methods: Between Feb 2000 to Aug 2000, a total of 28 patients with ureteric calculi, including upper third ureteric stones, middle and lower ureteric stones, were treated with the ballistic lithotriptor. Results: Satisfactory fragmentation was obtained in 24 of the 28 stones (85.7%) and failed fragmentation, in 4(14.3%) in two of which stones were pushed up into pelvis and adjunctive ESWL was performed and in one of which ureteric perforation was emerged and it underwent open surgery and in another case of which the ureterorenoscope failed to be inserted in ureterostoma. Conclusion: The ballistic lithoclast, as a new technique, is claimed to be safe and a high success rate and less trauma, which is valuable to be greatly spread.%目的:探讨输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石的临床疗效。方法:应用输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石28例。结果:26例中、下段输尿管结石中24例获得成功,2例失败。2例上段输尿管结石,因推入肾盂内改行ESWL。结论;输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术作为一种新兴技术,具有碎石时间短、效果明显、工作时不产生热、不易损伤组织、手术并发症少等优点,是很值得推广的。

  19. 318 Cases of Ureteral Calculi Ultrasound Diagnosis Experience%318例输尿管结石超声诊断体会

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    孙秀丽; 于涛

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the color doppler ultrasonography in the diagnosis value of ureteral calculi. Methods: In our hospital for the treatment of ureteral stones in 318 cases, of which 198 cases were male, female 120 cases, aged 17~69 years old, the GE Vivid7 color doppler ultrasound diagnostic instrument to the diagnosis. Results: the 318 cases are all the medication, gravel or surgery for stone confirmed. Accept ultrasound in patients 306 example actually ureter stone, misdiagnosis in 12 cases. Ultrasound performance as the main performance of the ureter water for no echo with strong echo light appeared at the far end, accompanied by the rear of sound, part of the stone color doppler figure visible "hui tail levy" strong light group with arc light band or avoid looking frumpy fine narrow light band, stone size of 0.3~1 .8 cm. Conclusion: color doppler ultrasound examination of the quick and convenient, and is now the preferred method of ureteral calculi.%目的 评价彩色多普勒超声对输尿管结石的诊断价值.方法 选取在我院进行诊治的输尿管结石患者318 例,其中男198 例,女120 例,年龄17~69 岁,采用GE Vivid7 彩色多普勒超声诊断仪对其进行诊断.结果 接318 例患者均经服药、碎石或手术后证实为结石.接受超声检查患者中306 例证实为输尿管结石,漏诊12 例.超声表现为主要表现为积水的输尿管无回声带远段出现强回声光团,伴有后方声影,部分结石彩色血流图可见"慧尾征"强光团呈弧形细狭光带或粗厚光带,结石大小为0.3~1.8cm.结论 彩色多普勒超声检查快捷方便,是目前输尿管结石的首选方法.

  20. Ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy for treatment of complicated ureteral calculi%输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗复杂性输尿管结石

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    王文生; 薛建; 俞小明; 张钢; 李鑫; 李保国; 唐科伟

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗复杂性输尿管结石的疗效.方法 采用输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗复杂性输尿管结石56例,其中输尿管上段结石15例,中下段结石41例,体外冲击波碎石术(ESWL)失败25例,合并高热8例.结果 56例患者中,中下段结石均一次完全粉碎,成功率100.0%(41/41).上段结石一次完全粉碎10例,成功率66.7%(10/15).3例结石术中移位至肾脏,后辅以ESWL治疗1~2次,1例进镜困难终止手术,1例因输尿管穿孔改行开放手术.术后4周结石总清除率87.5%(49/56).8例合并高热者均急诊手术,7例一次结石粉碎成功,1例结石移位至肾脏,但梗阻均经手术得以解除,术后高热停止.输尿管穿孔发生率为1.8%(1/56).结论 输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗复杂性输尿管结石安全、有效.%Objective To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy for treatment of complicated ureteral calculi. Methods Clinical data of 56 cases with complicated ureteral calculi who were treated with ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy was reviewed. Among them 15 cases were proximal ureteral calculi,41 cases were middle and distal ureteral calculi. Treatment by extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) failed in 25 cases,8 cases complicated with fever. Results In 41 cases with middle and distal ureteral calculi, successful lithotripsy was achieved after the first treatment session,the success rate was 100.0% (41/41). In 15 cases with proximal ureteral calculi ,successful lithotripsy was achieved in 10 cases after the first treatment session,the success rate was 66.7%(l0/15). Calculi migrated to kidney in 3 cases who treated by ESWL for 1-2 times. The failure was due to ureteral kink in 1 case and due to ureteral perforation that required surgical repair in another case. Forty-nine cases were calculi-free after 4 weeks,the calculi-free rate was 87.5%(49/56). Emergency operation was performed in 8

  1. The effects of L-carnitine and alpha-tocopherol on acid excretion defect during the acute ureteral obstruction in anaesthetized rats

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    Ashtiyani SC

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available "n Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE AR-SA MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} Background: Ureteral obstruction has been shown to induce renal oxidative stress, suppressed energy metabolism and defected acid excretion. This study was aimed to examine the improving effects of L-carnitine, a facilitating cofactor for mitochondrial oxidation of fatty-acids as well as a scavenger of free-radicals, and a-tocopherol as the most potent antioxidant on these renal disorders at early hours following release of unilateral ureteral obstruction. "n"nMethods: The left ureter was ligated in 60 anaesthetised rats, L-carnitine, a-tocopherol, or their vehicles (normal saline and olive oil, respectively were injected (i.p. in four groups. Each rat was re-anesthetized and cannulated, and ureteral legation was released at exactly 24h after UUO-induction. A 30-min clearance period performed to separately collect urine from both kidneys. The collected urine and arterial blood samples were given to pH-gas analyzer and autoanalyzer, and malondialdehyde (MDA, ATP and ADP levels were assessed in preserved kidneys. There were also sham and control groups (n=8-10 in each."n"nResults: In the post-obstructed kidney of vehicle-treated groups with respect to the equivalent kidney of sham group, there were increases in MDA (p<0

  2. Adjunctive medical therapy with α-blocker after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of renal and ureteral stones: a meta-analysis.

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    Mingchao Li

    Full Text Available Although some trials assessed the efficacy and safety of the α-blocker in facilitating renal and ureteral stones expulsion after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL, the role of the α-blocker in facilitating upper urinary calculi expulsion after ESWL remain controversial.To determine the efficacy and safety of the α-blocker in facilitating renal and ureteral stones expulsion after ESWL.A literature search was carried out using the PubMed database, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library database to identify relevant studies. Two reviewers independently extracted data and assessed methodological quality. Pooled effect estimates were obtained using a fixed- and random-effects meta-analysis.The meta-analysis included 23 RCTs, α-blocker significantly enhanced expulsion rate of upper urinary tract calculi after ESWL (P<0.00001; RR 1.21; 95% CI 1.12-1.31, significantly promoted steinstrasse expulsion (P=0.03; RR 1.25; 95% CI 1.03-1.53, significantly shortened the discharge time of upper urinary tract calculi (P=0.0001; MD -2.12; 95% CI -3.20--1.04, significantly reduced the patient's pain VAS score (P=0.001; RR -1.0; 95% CI -1.61--0.39. Compared with the control group, dizziness (P=0.002; RR 5.48; 95% CI 1.91-15.77, anejaculation (P=0.02; RR 12.17; 95% CI 1.61-91.99 and headache (P=0.04; RR 4.03; 95% CI 1.04-15.72 in the α-blocker group was associated with a higher incidence.Treatment with α-blocker after ESWL appears to be effective in enhancing expulsion rate of upper urinary tract calculi, shortening the discharge time of upper urinary tract calculi, reducing the patient's pain. The side effects of α-blocker were light and few.

  3. Dermatan sulfate reduces monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 and TGF-β production, as well as macrophage recruitment and myofibroblast accumulation in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Selectins play an essential role in most inflammatory reactions, mediating the initial leukocyte-rolling event on activated endothelium. Heparin and dermatan sulfate (DS bind and block P- and L-selectin function in vitro. Recently, we reported that subcutaneous administration of DS inhibits colon inflammation in rats by reducing macrophage and T-cell recruitment and macrophage activation. In the present study, we examined the effect of porcine intestinal mucosa DS on renal inflammation and fibrosis in mice after unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO. Twenty-four adult male Swiss mice weighing 20-25 g were divided into 4 groups: group C (N = 6 was not subjected to any surgical manipulation; group SH (N = 6 was subjected to surgical manipulation but without ureter ligation; group UUO (N = 6 was subjected to unilateral ureteral obstruction and received no treatment; group UUO plus DS (N = 6 was subjected to UUO and received DS (4 mg/kg subcutaneously daily for 14 days. An immunoblot study was also performed for TGF-β. Collagen (stained area ~3700 µm², MCP-1 (stained area ~1700 µm², TGF-β (stained area ~13% of total area, macrophage (number of cells ~40, and myofibroblast (stained area ~1900 µm² levels were significantly (P < 0.05 higher in the UUO group compared to control. DS treatment significantly (P < 0.05 reduced the content of collagen (stained area ~700 µm², MCP-1 (stained area ~160 µm² and TGF-β (stained area ~5% of total area, in addition to myofibroblast (stained area ~190 µm² and macrophage (number of cells ~32 accumulation in the obstructed kidney. Overall, these results indicate that DS attenuates kidney inflammation by reducing macrophage recruitment, myofibroblast population and fibrosis in mice submitted to UUO.

  4. A Rare Cause of Abdominal Mass: Trichobezoar

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    Atakan Comba

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Bezoar is a mass that cannot be digested and that is collected in the gastrointestinal system. Being the exact frequency still unknown; it is rare among children. Trichobezoar is especially encountered in young adolescent girls who have psychiatric/neurologic problems. In this report; a fifteen year old girl who has stomachache and vomiting is presented. A mass without pain on palpation was diagnosed as trichobezoar by performing an endoscopy. A mass which weighed 1.5 kilograms and which took the shape of the stomach was removed out of her stomach by laparatomy. On her psychiatric examination; she was diagnosed with mild mental retardation and obsessive compulsive disorder. Trichobezoar should be considered when adolescent girls with psychiatric problems come with gastrointestinal symptoms such as stomachache and vomiting. (The Jo­ur­nal of Cur­rent Pe­di­at­rics 2014;1:51-3

  5. 单纯输尿管原位癌1例报告并文献复习%Simple ureteral carcinoma in situ: one case report and review of the literature

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    郭宇文; 王文营; 朱熹; 朱一辰; 田野

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨单纯输尿管原位癌(carcinoma in situ,CIS)的临床特点及诊断治疗.方法 总结1例单纯输尿管CIS患者的临床资料并复习相关文献.患者因左侧腰部及下腹部疼痛3周入院.超声提示左肾盂积水,CT提示左侧输尿管下段软组织占位,伴不均匀强化.结果 患者行输尿管下段肿物切除、输尿管再吻合术,术后病理报告为输尿管CIS,患者术后1周痊愈出院.术后随访2年未见肿瘤复发转移.结论 CIS通常合并于移行上皮癌,单纯输尿管CIS少见,术前确诊较困难,术后膀胱癌发生率高.治疗应采取根治性肾输尿管全长切除+膀胱袖状切除术,术后应定期复查膀胱癌复发情况.%Objective To study the clinical features,diagnosis and treatment of simple ureteral carcinoma in situ (CIS). Method Hie clinical data of one patient with simple ureteral CIS was analyzed retrospectively. One 70-year old man was admitted to the hospital for the lumber and abdominal pain for three weeks. The ultrasonography showed left renal hydronephrosis. CT scanning revealed a solid ureteral mass with heterogeneous enchancement. Result The patient was underwent partial ureteral resection and ureter anastomosis. Histological findings showed simple ureteral CIS. The pa-lient was otherwise healthy with no evidence of recurrent tumor after operation during 2 years follow-up. Conclusion Simple ureteral CIS is rare and difficult to diagnose. Since the recurrence rate of bladder carcinoma is high, so radical nephrourelerectomy and bladder cuff excision Bhould be done. Bladder tumor should be monitored closely during the post-operation follow-upn.

  6. Treatment of ureteral obstruction by holmium: YAG laser endoureterotomy: a report of 18 cases%输尿管镜钬激光内切开术治疗输尿管梗阻

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    付宜鸣; 倪少滨; 陈起引; 赵忠山; 任明华; 麻立; 焦治兴

    2009-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical value and safety of holmium: YAG laser endoureterotomy in the treatment of ureteral obstruction. Methods Holmium: YAG laser endoureterotomy, with the laser optic fiber 550 μm in diameter and the output power of 3.5 Watt, via ureteroscopy, was performed on 18 patients ureteral obstruction, 8 males and 10 females, aged 52.1 (34 -67), 11 with the stricture in the upper segment (complete obstruction in 4 cases), 5 in the middle segment, and 2 in lower segment ; and 6 cases complicated with ureteral calculus. Postoperatively, an orthopedic ureteral stent ( a 6-Fr double-J ureteral stent with a movable 5 cm length 9-Fr orthopedic cannula) was remained indwelling for 3 -6 months. Follow-up was conducted for 10.7 (2-14) months. Results The operative duration was 32 (25 -70 ) minutes. One patient underwent failed endoureterntomy and was turned to percutaneous nephroscopy. Success was achieved in 16 patients. The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of these affected kidneys increased from 16.4 ± 6.9 ml/min ante-operatively to 24.9 ± 8.2 ml/min (P<0.01) postoperatively. One kidney was resected because of non-function, with GFR of 2 ml/min and intractable pyelitis. No recurrence of ureteral stricture was observed. Conclusion Holmium: YAG laser endoureterotomy with insertion of orthopedic ureteral stent is an efficient and safe treatment for ureteral strictures with minimal invasion, less complications and easy recovery. This operation should be performed with a thorough preparation and severely restricted indication.%目的 探讨输尿管镜钬激光内切开术治疗输尿管狭窄的疗效及安全性.方法 回顾性分析18例采用输尿管镜钬激光治疗的输尿管梗阻患者的临床资料.输尿管狭窄位于上段11例(其中完全闭锁4例)、中段5例、下段2例,输尿管狭窄合并结石6例,采用输尿管镜钬激光(550 μm激光光纤,输出功率35 W)内切开术治疗,术后留置矫形输尿管支架,3~6

  7. 侵袭性输尿管血管粘液瘤的临床诊治及回顾性分析(附3例报告)%Retrospective of 3 cases of ureteral aggressive angiomyxoma

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    唐矛; 余喜梅

    2011-01-01

    Objective To summarize the clinical and pathological features and the diagnosis and treatment of ureteral aggressive angiomyxoma (AAM),to deepen understanding in the disease.Method s Diagnosis and treatment of 3 cases of ureteral AAM from January 1991 to January 2011.Results Three cases of ureteral AAM were female,post-operative pathological diagnosis was made,no recurrence occurred during follow up.Conclusions Ureteral AAM is rare,occur frequently in women,with clinical symptoms hidden,not typical.Diagnosis is based on histopathological and immunohistochemical examinations.Attention should be paid to differential diagnosis from soft tissue and other mucinous tumors.Surgery is not easy and complete,with disease easy to relapse after surgery.%目的 总结输尿管侵袭性血管黏液瘤(AAM)的临床及病理特征,探讨其诊治方案,加深对其的认识.方法 报告新疆自治区人民医院1991年1月-2011年1月诊治的3例输尿管AAM,统计并分析其临床各项指标.结果 3例输尿管AAM皆为女性,手术后病理确诊,随访至今未见复发.结论 输尿管AAM临床少见,好发于女性,临床症状隐匿,不典型.诊断主要依据术后的病理组织学及免疫组化检查,应注意和其他黏液性软组织肿瘤鉴别.手术不易彻底,术后易复发.

  8. 利尿B超在诊断重复肾双输尿管合并输尿管开口异位中的应用%Diuresis Ultrasound Diagnosis of Duplex Kidney with Double Ureters and Ectopic Ureteral Orifice

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    陈敏; 鲁功成; 邵明忠; 张齐钧; 张润清; 陈晓春; 曾甫清; 张秋艳; 吴玉珍

    1996-01-01

    Diuresis ultrasound was used to diagnose duplex kidney with double ureters and ectopic ureteral orifice in 8 cases.The result was satisfactory.In most cases the conventional ultrasound examination cann't show the normal ureter.Diuresis caused the ureter to be dilated(both upper and lower ureter).The duplex kidney and double ureters could be shown at same plane simultaneously.The ectopic dilated ureter did not enter into the bladder but extended along with the urethra behind the bladder.While the normal ureter showed as a slender and fine echo band,emerged into the trigone of bladder.The diagnosis of this abnormality in children sometimes may be very difficult.Diuresis ultrasound provides a reliable metod to detect this disease.The method is simple,easy to perform and also throws new light on ultrasound diagnosis.%采用利尿B超诊断重复肾双输尿管合并输尿管开口异位8例,结果令人满意.普通B超多不能显示正常输尿管.利尿可以使输尿管扩张(上、下半肾输尿管均扩张),操作者可以在同一切面上同时见到重复肾及双输尿管,而且可以在膀胱后方发现扩张的输尿管不进入膀胱而向尿道方向延伸.正常输尿管呈纤细狭长的回声带,开口于膀胱三角区.小儿重复肾双输尿管合并输尿管开口异位的诊断有时很困难.利尿B超为该病的诊断提供了确切的依据,并且简便易行,为超声诊断提供了新的方法与手段.

  9. 正常中晚期妊娠输尿管射尿的彩色多普勒检查%Observations of ureteral jets in normal second- and third-trimester pregnancy with color Doppler sonography

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    王家刚

    2001-01-01

    目的:了解正常中晚期妊娠输尿管的尿动力学改变是否影响输尿管射尿。方法:彩色多普勒超声观察32例中晚期妊娠妇女和11例非妊娠对照者膀胱射尿情况,观察时间5分钟。结果:妊娠受试者平均射尿5.9次/分,左、右侧射尿频率平均差异百分比为49%。对照组平均射尿7.3次/分,左、右射尿频率差异百分比为13%。受试组与对照组之间射尿对称性方面具有显著性差异(P<0.05)。32例妊娠受试者中有7例有单侧射尿缺乏,而对照者中无1例单侧射尿缺乏。结论:在妊娠中晚期,由于两侧输尿管射尿的不对称性,用彩色多普勒超声检测输尿管射尿诊断中晚期妊娠合并输尿管结石应慎用。%Objective: To understand whether ureteral urodynamic changes accompanying normal second- and third-trimester pregnancy altered the pattern of ureteral jets. Methods: Ureteral jets were observed with color Doppler sonography for five minutes in 32women during the second or third trimester of pregnancy and in 11 non-pregnant controls. Result: A mean of 5.9 jets/ minute were detected in the pregnant subjects. The mean percentage difference in frequency of jets between the right and left sides was 49%. A mean of 7.3 jets/ minute were detected and the mean percentage difference was 13% for controls. The two groups were significantly different in jet symmetry (P<0.05). Unilateral absence of jets was observed in seven pregnant subjects and in no controls. Conclusion: Because of asymmetry in ureteral jet between the left and right sides during the later stages of pregnacy, caution is recommended in the use of color Doppler sonography to diagnose ureteral urolithiasis during the later stages of pregnancy.

  10. Small bowel obstruction attributable to phytobezoar

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    Razavianzadeh, Nasrin; Foroutan, Behzad; Honarvar, Farhad; Forozeshfard, Mohammad

    2016-01-01

    Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common condition encountered in surgical practice. Literature shows divers and many different etiologies for intestinal obstruction. However, bezoars are rarely reported as an etiological factor. A bezoar happens most commonly in patients with impaired gastrointestinal motility. There are four types of bezoars: phytobezoars, trichobezoars, pharmacobezoars and lactobezoars. The most common type is phytobezoars, which are composed of undigested fiber from vegetables or fruits especially persimmons. They are mostly composed of cellulose, tannin and lignin. The commonest phytobezoar reported worldwide is related to the persimmon fruit ingestion. The most common symptom of bezoar-induced SBO is abdominal pain (96–100%). Other common symptoms include nausea and vomiting. Primary small bowel phytobezoars almost always present as SBO. We present an unusual case of SBO caused by a phytobezoar in a 35-year-old patient. Many types of bezoar can be removed endoscopically, but some will require operative intervention. PMID:28031856

  11. Combined static-dynamic MR urography for the simultaneous evaluation of morphology and function in urinary tract obstruction. II. Findings in experimentally induced ureteric stenosis.

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    Rohrschneider, W K; Becker, K; Hoffend, J; Clorius, J H; Darge, K; Kooijman, H; Tröger, J

    2000-08-01

    To assess the diagnostic value of combined static-dynamic MR urography (MRU) for the functional-morphological evaluation of experimentally induced urinary tract obstruction in the piglet. In 20 piglets unilateral ureteric stenosis was created operatively. Post-surgery repeated comparative examinations were obtained with MRU, diuretic renal scintigraphy (DRS), excretory urography (EU) and ultrasound (US). MRU was performed as a combination study with a static 3D-IR-TSE sequence and a dynamic 2D-FFE sequence after Gd-DTPA with frusemide administration. MRU allowed complete depiction of the prestenotic urinary tract and of the stenosis in all cases. In 43 comparative studies MRU was superior to EU in 36, EU to MRU in 2. When single kidney function was calculated with both MRU and DRS, results were highly correlated (r = 0.92). When urinary excretion was compared, significant agreement was achieved with concordant findings in 86% and slightly discordant results in 12%. Static-dynamic MR urography permits excellent depiction of experimentally induced urinary tract obstruction in piglets and reliable assessment of individual renal function and urinary excretion. Two advantages of the method stand out--it does not require radiation and it permits functional-morphological correlation.

  12. [Management of adult's renal and ureteral stones. Update of the Lithiasis Committee of the French Association of Urology (CLAFU). General considerations].

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    Chabannes, É; Bensalah, K; Carpentier, X; Bringer, J-P; Conort, P; Denis, É; Dore, B; Estrade, V; Gautier, J-R; Hadjadj, H; Hubert, J; Hoznek, A; Lechevallier, É; Meria, P; Mozer, P; Saussine, C; Yonneau, L; Traxer, O

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    The Lithiasis Committee of the French Association of Urology (CLAFU) aimed to update the current knowledge about urolithiasis. This update will be divided into four parts: 1) general considerations; 2) the management of ureteral stones; 3) the management of kidney stones; 4) metabolic assessment and medical treatment of urolithiasis. Recent technicals advances helped the urologists to improve stones management: new extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) devices, new flexible ureterorenoscopes, development of laser fragmentation. ESWL, semi-rigid and flexible ureteroscopy and the percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) remain currently the main therapeutic options. The first part of this update deals with the description and classification of stones, preoperative assessment, post-operative management and clinical follow-up. Main criteria of therapeutic choices are stone location, stone composition and stone size. Stone composition is assessed with infrared spectrophotometry analysis and its hardness is correlated with U.H. density on CT scan assessment. Preoperative assessment consists in urinary cytobacteriological examine, urinary PH, blood creatininemia, hemostasis. Low-dose CT scan is recommended before urological treatment. The result of the treatment must be done 1 or 3 months later with plain abdominal film and ultrasonography. Medical management of urolithiasis will be based on stone composition, metabolic and nutritional evaluation. Treatment success is definited by absence of residual fragments. Annual follow-up is recommended and based either on plain abdominal film and ultrasonography or low-dose CT scan.

  13. Metformin Prevents Renal Fibrosis in Mice with Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction and Inhibits Ang II-Induced ECM Production in Renal Fibroblasts

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    Full Text Available Renal fibrosis is the final common pathway of chronic kidney disease (CKD, and no effective medication is available clinically for managing its progression. Metformin was initially developed as an anti-diabetic drug and recently gained attention for its potential in the treatment of other diseases. In this study, we investigated its effects on renal fibrosis in a mouse model of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO in vivo and in angiotensin II (Ang II–treated renal fibroblast NRK-49F cells in vitro. Our data showed that UUO induced renal fibrosis and combined with the activation of ERK signaling, the upregulation of fibronectin, collagen I, and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β. The administration of metformin inhibited the activation of ERK signaling and attenuated the production of extracellular matrix (ECM proteins and collagen deposition in the obstructed kidneys. In cultured renal fibroblasts, Ang II increased the expression of fibronectin and collagen I and also activated ERK signaling and TGF-β in a time-dependent manner. Pretreatment of the cells with metformin blocked Ang II–induced ERK signaling activation and ECM overproduction. Our results show that metformin prevents renal fibrosis, possibly through the inhibition of ERK signaling, and may be a novel strategy for the treatment of renal fibrosis.

  14. Metformin Prevents Renal Fibrosis in Mice with Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction and Inhibits Ang II-Induced ECM Production in Renal Fibroblasts.

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    Shen, Yang; Miao, Naijun; Xu, Jinlan; Gan, Xinxin; Xu, Dan; Zhou, Li; Xue, Hong; Zhang, Wei; Lu, Limin

    2016-01-22

    Renal fibrosis is the final common pathway of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and no effective medication is available clinically for managing its progression. Metformin was initially developed as an anti-diabetic drug and recently gained attention for its potential in the treatment of other diseases. In this study, we investigated its effects on renal fibrosis in a mouse model of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in vivo and in angiotensin II (Ang II)-treated renal fibroblast NRK-49F cells in vitro. Our data showed that UUO induced renal fibrosis and combined with the activation of ERK signaling, the upregulation of fibronectin, collagen I, and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β). The administration of metformin inhibited the activation of ERK signaling and attenuated the production of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins and collagen deposition in the obstructed kidneys. In cultured renal fibroblasts, Ang II increased the expression of fibronectin and collagen I and also activated ERK signaling and TGF-β in a time-dependent manner. Pretreatment of the cells with metformin blocked Ang II-induced ERK signaling activation and ECM overproduction. Our results show that metformin prevents renal fibrosis, possibly through the inhibition of ERK signaling, and may be a novel strategy for the treatment of renal fibrosis.

  15. Combined static-dynamic MR urography for the simultaneous evaluation of morphology and function in urinary tract obstruction. II. Findings in experimentally induced ureteric stenosis

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    Rohrschneider, W.K.; Becker, K.; Hoffend, J.; Clorius, J.H.; Darge, K.; Kooijman, H.; Troeger, J. [Paediatric Radiology, Univ. of Heidelberg (Germany)

    2000-08-01

    Purpose. To assess the diagnostic value of combined static-dynamic MR urography (MRU) for the functional-morphological evaluation of experimentally induced urinary tract obstruction in the piglet. Materials and methods. In 20 piglets unilateral ureteric stenosis was created operatively. Post-surgery repeated comparative examinations were obtained with MRU, diuretic renal scintigraphy (DRS), excretory urography (EU) and ultrasound (US). MRU was performed as a combination study with a static 3D-IR-TSE sequence and a dynamic 2D-FFE sequence after Gd-DTPA with frusemide administration. Results. MRU allowed complete depiction of the prestenotic urinary tract and of the stenosis in all cases. In 43 comparative studies MRU was superior to EU in 36, EU to MRU in 2. When single kidney function was calculated with both MRU and DRS, results were highly correlated (r = 0.92). When urinary excretion was compared, significant agreement was achieved with concordant findings in 86 % and slightly discordant results in 12 %. Conclusions. Static-dynamic MR urography permits excellent depiction of experimentally induced urinary tract obstruction in piglets and reliable assessment of individual renal function and urinary excretion. Two advantages of the method stand out - it does not require radiation and it permits functional-morphological correlation. (orig.)

  16. 气压弹道和钬激光治疗输尿管单个结石效果的比较%A study on pneumatic lithotripsy versus holmium laser lithotripsy for the treatment of single ureteral stone

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    刘武; 钱坤

    2015-01-01

    ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to analyze the stone-free (SF) rates between pneumatic lithotripsy (PL) and holmium laser lithotripsy (HLL) for the treatment of single ureteral stones and to evaluate potentially single ureteral stones. MethodsFrom January2010 to August2014,131 consecutive patients with single stones were prospectively enrolled, and117 patients were brought into at last, which were divided into PL group(n=57) and HLL group(n=60). Uni- and multivariate logistic regression were performed to estimate predictive factors of a SF status.ResultsThe SF rate in the PL group was80.7 and86.1% in the HLL group. Success rates with regard of stone position were not significantly different between groups. At uni-variate logistic regression, middle ureteral stone (OR3.33,P=0.04), distal ureteral stone (OR4.4,P=0.02), HLL (OR3.05,P=0.04) and Hounsfield units (HUs) (OR1.07,P=0.03) were significantly predictive factors of a SF status. At a multivariate logistic regression, middle ureteral stone, distal ureteral stone, HLL and HUs ≥1200 were significantly associated with a SF status. Conclusion HLL significantly influences the SF status after ureteroscopy, allowing a higher SF rate when compared to PL. HUs may significantly influence this success rate.%目的:对比气压弹道和钬激光治疗输尿管单个结石的无石(SF)率,评价影响SF状态潜在的预测指标。方法:前瞻性选择2010年1月~2014年8月的131个患有输尿管单个结石的患者,最终纳入117人,将其分为气压弹道碎石组(PL组,57人)和钬激光碎石组(HLL组,60人)。应用单变量和多元线性回归分析,评价SF状态潜在的预测指标。结果:PL组的SF率是80.7%,而HLL组的SF率是86.1%,有显著差异。两组的相同位置的输尿管结石的碎石成功率无显著差异。通过单变量线性回归分析,确定输尿管中段结石(OR 3.33,P=0.04)、输尿管下段结石(OR 4.4,P=0.02

  17. Abdominopelvic actinomycosis in three different locations with invasion of the abdominal wall and ureteric obstruction: An uncommon presentation

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    Introduction: Actinomycosis is a rare chronic infectious disease caused by Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria that normally colonize the bronchial system and gastrointestinal tract in humans. The most common diseases associated with actinomycosis are orocervicofacial, thoracic and abdominal infections involving Actinomyces israelii. Due to its rarity, its various clinical presentations and often-infiltrative characteristics in radiological imaging, it can easily be mistaken for other clinical c...

  18. 输尿管镜下气压弹道碎石术(附160例报告)%Treatment of ureteral stones with the use of Wolf uretergcope and pneumatic lithotripter(report of 160 cases)

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    刘忠泽; 李世俊; 张福庆; 朱勇

    2001-01-01

    Objective To evluate the treatment of ureteral stones by the useof Wolf Ureteoscope and pnermatic lithotripter. Methods From Aug.1999 to Aug.2000,160 cases of ureteral stone were ureteroscopicaly treated by the use of the above mentioned lithotripter. Results 93%(142/149) of the stones were fragmented on one session,95% of the stones being expelled within 7 days after the procedure.Complications occurred in 4% (6/160),perforation in 4 and urosepsis in 2. Conclusions Treatment of the ureteral stones by the use of ureteroscope and pneumatic lithotripter has been safe and effective.%目的 分析输尿管镜下气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石的方法及并发症的防治。 方法 总结采用输尿管镜下气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石160例的临床资料。 结果 一次性碎石成功率93.0%(11/149),7d内结石排净率95.0%(142/149)。并发症发生率3.8%(6/160),其中输尿管穿孔4例,泌尿系感染2例。 结论 输尿管镜下气压弹道碎石方法较安全,疗效确切。

  19. Freqüência de desaparecimento do refluxo vésico-ureteral de graus I a III em pacientes pediátricos Vesicoureteral grade I to III reflux disappearance frequency in pediatric patients

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    Macedo,Célia S.; Márcia C. Riyuzo; Herculano D. Bastos

    2004-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: avaliar a freqüência do desaparecimento do refluxo vésico-ureteral (RVU) primário de graus I a III em crianças e correlacionar com idade no diagnóstico, sexo, grau e lateralidade. MÉTODOS: estudo retrospectivo de 34 crianças com RVU diagnosticado por uretrocistografia miccional (UCM). Cinco pacientes eram meninos (mediana: um ano e seis meses) e 29 meninas (mediana: três anos) O exame controle pela UCM ou cistografia foi realizado em intervalos de 12 a 24 meses. Na análise das vari...

  20. Arterially transplanted mesenchymal stem cells in a mouse reversible unilateral ureteral obstruction model: in vivo bioluminescence imaging and effects on renal fibrosis

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    BAI Zhi-ming; DENG Xiang-dong; LI Jin-dong; LI Dong-hui; CAO Hui; LIU Zhen-xiang; ZHANG Jie

    2013-01-01

    Background Chronic kidney disease (CDK) is a worldwide health problem,but there is currently no effective treatment that can completely cure this disease.Recently,studies with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on treating various renal diseases have shown breakthroughs.This study is to observe the homing features of MSCs transplanted via kidney artery and effects on renal fibrosis in a reversible unilateral ureteral obstruction (R-UUO) model.Methods Thirty-six Balb/c mice were divided into UUO group,UUO-MSC group,and sham group randomly,with 12 mice in each group.The MSCs had been infected by a lentiviral vector to express stably the luciferase reporter gene and green fluorescence protein genes (Luc-GFP-MSC).Homing of MSCs was tracked using in vivo imaging system (IVIS) 1,3,14,and 28 days after transplantation.Imaging results were verified by detecting GFP expression in frozen section under a fluorescence microscope.E-cadherin,α-SMA,TGF-β1,and TNF-α mRNA expression in all groups at 1 and 4 weeks after transplantation were analyzed by quantitative PCR.Results Transplanted Luc-GFP-MSCs showed increased Luciferase expression 3 days after transplantation.The expression decreased from 7 days,weakened thereafter and could not be detected 14 days after transplantation.Quantitative PCR results showed that all gene expressions in UUO group and UUO-MSC group at 1 week had no statistical difference,while at 4 weeks,except TGF-β expression (P>0.05),the expression of E-cadherin,α-SMA,and TNF-α in the above two groups have statistical difference (P<0.01).Conclusion IVIS enables fast,noninvasive,and intuitive tracking of MSC homing in vivo.MSCs can be taken home to kidney tissues of the diseased side in R-UUO model,and renal interstitial fibrosis can be improved as well.

  1. GDNF-independent ureteric budding: role of PI3K-independent activation of AKT and FOSB/JUN/AP-1 signaling

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    James B. Tee

    2013-07-01

    A significant fraction of mice deficient in either glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF or its co-receptors (Gfrα1, Ret, undergoes ureteric bud (UB outgrowth leading to the formation of a rudimentary kidney. Previous studies using the isolated Wolffian duct (WD culture indicate that activation of fibroblast growth factor (FGF receptor signaling, together with suppression of BMP/Activin signaling, is critical for GDNF-independent WD budding (Maeshima et al., 2007. By expression analysis of embryonic kidney from Ret(−/− mice, we found the upregulation of several FGFs, including FGF7. To examine the intracellular pathways, we then analyzed GDNF-dependent and GDNF-independent budding in the isolated WD culture. In both conditions, Akt activation was found to be important; however, whereas this occurred through PI3-kinase in GDNF-dependent budding, in the case of GDNF-independent budding, Akt activation was apparently via a PI3-kinase independent mechanism. Jnk signaling and the AP-1 transcription factor complex were also implicated in GDNF-independent budding. FosB, a binding partner of c-Jun in the formation of AP-1, was the most highly upregulated gene in the ret knockout kidney (in which budding had still occurred, and we found that its siRNA-mediated knockdown in isolated WDs also blocked GDNF-independent budding. Taken together with the finding that inhibition of Jnk signaling does not block Akt activation/phosphorylation in GDNF-independent budding, the data support necessary roles for both FosB/Jun/AP-1 signaling and PI3-kinase-independent activation of Akt in GDNF-independent budding. A model is proposed for signaling events that involve Akt and JNK working to regulate GDNF-independent WD budding.

  2. Candidiasis caused by Candida kefyr in a neonate: Case report

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Systemic Candidia infections are of major concern in neonates, especially in those with risk factors such as longer use of broad spectrum antibiotics. Recent studies showed that also term babies with underlying gastrointestinal or urinary tract abnormalities are much more prone to systemic Candida infection. We report a very rare case of candidiasis caused by Candida kefyr in a term neonate. Case Presentation Renal agenesis on the left side was diagnosed antenatally and anal atresia postnatally. Moreover, a vesico-ureteral-reflux (VUR grade V was detected by cystography. The first surgical procedure, creating a protective colostoma, was uneventful. Afterwards our patient developed urosepsis caused by Enterococcus faecalis and was treated with piperacillin. The child improved initially, but deteriorated again. A further urine analysis revealed Candida kefyr in a significant number. As antibiotic resistance data about this non-albicans Candida species are limited, we started liposomal amphotericin B (AMB, but later changed to fluconazole after receiving the antibiogram. Candiduria persisted and abdominal imaging showed a Candida pyelonephritis. Since high grade reflux was prevalent we instilled AMB into the child's bladder as a therapeutic approach. While undergoing surgery (creating a neo-rectum a recto-vesical fistula could be shown and subsequently was resected. The child recovered completely under systemic fluconazole therapy over 3 months. Conclusions Candidiasis is still of major concern in neonates with accompanying risk factors. As clinicians are confronted with an increasing number of non-albicans Candida species, knowledge about these pathogens and their sensitivities is of major importance.

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  5. Evaluation of spiral CT imaging in the diagnosis of the primary ureteral carcinoma%原发性输尿管癌的螺旋CT表现与病理对照分析

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    Xiuli Zhang; Dongmei Guo; Xiyou Zhang; Shen Lv

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To explore the characteristics of the primary ureteral carcinoma (PUC) and discuss the value of spiral CT (SCT) in the diagnosis of PUC. Methods: The SCT findings of the primary ureteral carcinoma in 16 cases were analyzed and compared with the histopathological diagnosis and staging. Results: The transverse diameters of the lesions were1.0-2.1 cm, and the longitudinal lengths were 1.5-15.2 cm. There were no statistically significant differences (P>0.1) in diameters and lengths among the low staging group (pT0-T2) and the high staging group (pT3-T4). The average CT value of the lesions was 43 HU on plain scanning, and 73 HU on CE scanning. The increment was 30 HU. The lesions were clearer on CE scanning. Curved planar reconstruction (CPR) could show the entire course of the urinary tract. Among 6 cases of pT3 stage,CT gave a correct diagnosis in 1 case. For 2 cases of pT4 stage, CT gave correct diagnoses in both cases. Conclusion: The carcinomatous lesions spread along the ureter. The longitudinal length of each lesion is longer than its transverse diameter.Tumor cannot be staged merely according to its diameter and length. CT is difficult to differentiate stage T0-T3, while for stage T4, CT diagnosis is accurate. Contrast enhancement CT scanning has the confirming and differentiating roles. CPR offers direct and easy observing images for clinical doctors.

  6. 妊娠期输尿管结石合并感染的微创处理%Minimally Invasive Management of Ureteric Calculi Complicated with Urinary Tract Infection During Pregnancy

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    孟祥军; 米其武; 叶照华; 罗道升; 莫俊华

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the feasibility and clinical effect of minimally invasive management of ureteric calculi complicated with urinary tract infection during pregnancy. Methods:From May 2006 to April 2010 ,the data of 21 pregnant women (gestational 6-36 weeks;mean, 24weeks ) with ureteric calculi complicated with infection were analyzed retrospectively. Theureteric calculi were 5-15 mm in greatest dimension. Five cases had calculi in upper ureter;10,in middle ureter and 6,in lower ureter. Routine urinary anlysis:WBC + + - + + + +. Eight cases received intra-ureteral double-J cannula alone; 12 cases received ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy, 1 case received percutaneous nephrostomy. Results: Symptoms and signs of renal colic and fever were disappeared completely in all cases after operation. The stones were removed completely one time in 12 cases. Double J tube and nephrostomy tube were placed until post partum. No threaten edabortion or premature labor was happened. All cases were labor smoothly and infants were healthy, All procedures were successful, no ureteral perforation and other complications were found. Conclusions: Minimally invasive technique is a safe and effective method for the treatment of ureteric calculi complicated with urinary tract infection during pregnancy.%目的:探讨利用微创技术治疗妊娠期输尿管结石合并感染的可行性及临床效果.方法:2006年5月~2010年4月对21例妊娠期输尿管结石合并泌尿系感染患者行微创技术治疗.21例患者孕6~36周,平均24周.结石最大径5~15 mm.左侧输尿管结石9例,右侧12例.输尿管结石上段5例,中段10例,下段6例.尿常规:白细胞++~++++,伴不同程度发热.单纯留置双J管8例,12例采用输尿管镜下钬激光碎石术,1例行经皮肾穿刺造痿术.结果:所有患者肾绞痛、发热等急症症状经治疗后消失.结石一次性取净12例,留置双J管及肾造痿管者至分娩后再行微创手术取石.无一例

  7. Treatment of 88 Cases with Ureteral Calculi by Using Ureteroscopic Pneumatic Ballistic Lithotripsy%输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗88例输尿管结石

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    阚乃尧; 杜耀安; 乔羽; 陈健

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the efficacy of ureteroscopic pneumatic ballistic lithotripsy for ureteral calculi. Methods A retrospective analysis was made in 88 cases treated by ureteroscopic pneumatic ballistic lithotripsy from June 2006 to November 2010. There are 9 cases of bilateral ureteral calculi ,7 cases of isolated renal and 14 cases of acute obstructive renal failure. Results The locations of ureteral calculi were in the upper portion in 20 sides,in the middle portion in 28 sides,in the lower portion in 50 sides. The total success rate of one stage for patients was 91.8% (75.0% in upper portion,92.8% in middle portion,98.0% in lower portion). The mean operation time was 56 minutes( range from 20 to 100 minutes). 3 cases were changed into open operation. 5 cases needed auxiliary ESWL. In the patients with acute obstructive renal failure, the serum Bun and Cr levels decreased at different degree or return to normal. Conclusion The ureteroscopic pneumatic ballistic lithotripsy is safe,effective and less invasive, and is the first choice in the treatment of lower and middle ureteral calculi, which can treat the bilateral ureteral calculi simultaneously;it can rapidly remove the obstruction for the patients with obstructive acute renal failure.%目的 探讨输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石的效果.方法 回顾性分析2004年6月-2010年11月88例输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管结石的临床资料.其中孤立肾7例,双侧结石9例,急性梗阻性肾功能衰竭14例.结果 输尿管结石位于上、中、下段分别为20侧、28侧、50侧.一次性碎石91.8%,其中上段75.0%,中段92.8%,下段98.0%.3例改开放手术,体外震波碎石术(ESWL)5例.手术时间20~100 min,平均56 min.急性肾功能衰竭患者血BUN,Cr恢复正常或接近正常.结论 输尿管镜气压弹道碎石术安全、高效、损伤小,可作为输尿管中下段结石的首选方法,能同时处理双侧结石.对梗阻性急

  8. 继发性输尿管梗阻对大鼠活体输尿管蠕动规律及ICC样间质细胞的影响%The Effects of Artificial Ureteral</