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  1. Vaginal calculi in the dolphin.

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    Sawyer, J E; Walker, W A

    1977-10-01

    Examination of the reproductive tract of a mature spotted dolphin, Stenella attenuata , revealed 13 vaginal calculi, composed primarily of calcium phosphate compounds. Vaginal calculi also were found in two mature Lagenorhynchus obliquidens and in six mature Delphinus delphis . PMID:24228951

  2. Evaluation of refinement calculi

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    The present report aims at making a first evaluation of refinement calculi having some potential for the development of distributed systems. Refinement constitutes an integral part of formal software development, with the aim of providing a framework within which an executable software system can be constructed from a high level specification by going through a number of provably correct development steps. Many formal methods have their own refinement calculi, represented by sets of rules and pragmatic guidelines for relating pairs of specifications in a way that captures the essential idea of formal software development: to systematically produce a program that satisfies its specification. Based on a survey of a large number of relevant refinement calculi, seven selected methods were evaluated with respect to identified criteria. The results from the evaluation can be utilized in any software development project where a selection of refinement calculi is required. The evaluation in the present report complements those provided in other research projects at the OECD Halden Reactor Project, in particular INT-FS, EVAL-FS, and VV-FT (author) (ml)

  3. Lambda Calculi: A Guide

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    Hankin, Chris

    One of the universal notions of programming languages is functional abstraction. The methods of Java and the functions defined and used in functional programming languages, such as Haskell, are instances of this general notion. The inspiration for this form of abstraction mechanism comes from Mathematical Logic; notably Church's λ(lambda)-calculi and Schönfinkel's and Curry's Combinatory Logic. A proper study of these foundations leads to a better understanding of some of the fundamental issues in Computer Science.

  4. Drug-Induced Urinary Calculi

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    Matlaga, Brian R; Shah, Ojas D; Assimos, Dean G

    2003-01-01

    Urinary calculi may be induced by a number of medications used to treat a variety of conditions. These medications may lead to metabolic abnormalities that facilitate the formation of stones. Drugs that induce metabolic calculi include loop diuretics; carbonic anhydrase inhibitors; and laxatives, when abused. Correcting the metabolic abnormality may eliminate or dramatically attenuate stone activity. Urinary calculi can also be induced by medications when the drugs crystallize and become the primary component of the stones. In this case, urinary supersaturation of the agent may promote formation of the calculi. Drugs that induce calculi via this process include magnesium trisilicate; ciprofloxacin; sulfa medications; triamterene; indinavir; and ephedrine, alone or in combination with guaifenesin. When this situation occurs, discontinuation of the medication is usually necessary. PMID:16985842

  5. Observational Calculi and Association Rules

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    Rauch, Jan

    2013-01-01

    Observational calculi were introduced in the 1960’s as a tool of logic of discovery. Formulas of observational calculi correspond to assertions on analysed data. Truthfulness of suitable assertions can lead to acceptance of new scientific hypotheses. The general goal was to automate the process of discovery of scientific knowledge using mathematical logic and statistics. The GUHA method for producing true formulas of observational calculi relevant to the given problem of scientific discovery was developed. Theoretically interesting and practically important results on observational calculi were achieved. Special attention was paid to formulas - couples of Boolean attributes derived from columns of the analysed data matrix. Association rules introduced in the 1990’s can be seen as a special case of such formulas. New results on logical calculi and association rules were achieved. They can be seen as a logic of association rules. This can contribute to solving contemporary challenging problems of data minin...

  6. Calculi of meta-variables

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    Masahiko SATO; Takafumi SAKURAI; Yukiyoshi KAMEYAMA; Atsushi IGARASH

    2008-01-01

    The notion of meta-variable plays a fun-damental role when we define formal systems such as logical and computational calculi. Yet it has been usually understood only informally as is seen in most textbooks of logic. Based on our observations of the usages of meta-variables in textbooks, we propose two formal systems that have the notion of meta-variable. In both calculi, each variable is given a level (non-negative integer), which classifies variables into object variables (level 0), meta-variables (level 1), metameta-variables (level 2) and so on. Then, simple arity systems are. used to exclude meaningless terms like a meta-level function operating on the metameta-level. A main difference of the two calculi lies in the definitions of substitution. The first calculus uses textual substitution, which can often be found in definitions of quantified formulae: when a term is substituted for a meta-variable, free object-level variables in the term may be captured. The second cal-culus is based on the observation that predicates can be regarded as meta-level functions on object-level terms, hence uses capture-avoiding substitution. We show that both calculi enjoy a number of properties including Church-Rosser and Strong Normalization, which are indispensable when we use them as frameworks to define logical systems.

  7. Computed tomographic analysis of renal calculi

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    Hillman, B.J.; Drach, G.W.; Tracey, P.; Gaines, J.A.

    1984-03-01

    An in vitro study sought to determine the feasibility of using computed tomography (CT) to analyze the chemical composition of renal calculi and thus aid in selecting the best treatment method. Sixty-three coded calculi were scanned in a water bath. Region-of-interest measurements provided the mean, standard deviation, and minimum and maximum pixel values for each stone. These parameters were correlated with aspects of the stones' chemical composition. A multivariate analysis showed that the mean and standard deviation of the stones' pixel values were the best CT parameters for differentiating types of renal calculi. By using computerized mapping techniques, uric acid calculi could be perfectly differentiated from struvite and calcium oxalate calculi. The latter two types also were differentiable, but to a lesser extent. CT has a potential role as an adjunct to clinical and laboratory methods for determining the chemical composition of renal calculi in an effort to select optimal treatment.

  8. Computed tomographic analysis of renal calculi

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    An in vitro study sought to determine the feasibility of using computed tomography (CT) to analyze the chemical composition of renal calculi and thus aid in selecting the best treatment method. Sixty-three coded calculi were scanned in a water bath. Region-of-interest measurements provided the mean, standard deviation, and minimum and maximum pixel values for each stone. These parameters were correlated with aspects of the stones' chemical composition. A multivariate analysis showed that the mean and standard deviation of the stones' pixel values were the best CT parameters for differentiating types of renal calculi. By using computerized mapping techniques, uric acid calculi could be perfectly differentiated from struvite and calcium oxalate calculi. The latter two types also were differentiable, but to a lesser extent. CT has a potential role as an adjunct to clinical and laboratory methods for determining the chemical composition of renal calculi in an effort to select optimal treatment

  9. Computed tomographic analysis of urinary calculi

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    Newhouse, J.H.; Prien, E.L.; Amis, E.S. Jr.; Dretler, S.P.; Pfister, R.C.

    1984-03-01

    Excised urinary calculi were subjected to computed tomographic (CT) scanning in an attempt to determine whether CT attenuation values would allow accurate analysis of stone composition. The mean, maximum, and modal pixel densities of the calculi were recorded and compared; the resulting values reflected considerable heterogeneity in stone density. Although uric acid and cystine calculi could be identified by their discrete ranges on one or more of these criteria, calcium-containing stones of various compositions, including struvite, could not be distinguished reliably. CT analysis of stone density is not likely to be more accurate than standard radiography in characterizing stone composition in vivo.

  10. Flow Logic for Process Calculi

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    Nielson, Hanne Riis; Nielson, Flemming; Pilegaard, Henrik

    2012-01-01

    developed for programming languages, this article provides a tutorial development of the approach of Flow Logic for process calculi based on a decade of research. We first develop a simple analysis for the π-calculus; this consists of the specification, semantic soundness (in the form of subject reduction......Flow Logic is an approach to statically determining the behavior of programs and processes. It borrows methods and techniques from Abstract Interpretation, Data Flow Analysis and Constraint Based Analysis while presenting the analysis in a style more reminiscent of Type Systems. Traditionally...... implementation considerations. The electronic supplements present an application of the analysis techniques to a version of the π-calculus incorporating distribution and code mobility; also the proofs of the main results can be found in the electronic supplements....

  11. Covariant Functional Calculi from the Affine Groups

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    Gong, Yafang

    2009-01-01

    Invoking the Clifford-Hermite Wavelets from Clifford analysis, we use the covariances of affine groups to construct a kind of functional calculi for several non-commuting bounded operators. Functional calculi are the intertwining transforms between the representations of affine groups in the space $L^2(\\mathbb R^m)$ and in the space of bounded operators. It turns out that the Weyl calculus is the value of this new functional calculus at the identity of affine groups. Our app...

  12. Retroperitoneal Pyelolithotomy for Management of Renal Calculi

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    Chander, Jagdish; Suryavanshi, Manav; Lal, Pawan; Singh, Lakvinder; Ramteke, V. K.

    2005-01-01

    Objective: We evaluated the role of retroperitoneoscopic pyelolithotomy in the management of renal calculi. Methods: Fifty-six cases (male, 27; female, 29) of solitary or multiple renal calculi were evaluated in the study. There were 46 patients with a single calculus, 4 patients with a staghorn calculus, and 6 with a caliceal calculus. Retroperitoneoscopic pyelolithotomy was carried out after creating a retroperitoneal space with the balloon dissection method. Pneumoretroperitoneum was maint...

  13. Observations of vaginal calculi in dolphins.

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    Woodhouse, C D; Rennie, C J

    1991-07-01

    Vaginal calculi have been described from the common (Delphinus delphis), Pacific white-sided (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) and spotted (Stenella attenuata) dolphins. We describe additional calculi found in six sexually mature D. delphis from southern California. Three calculi were large (ca. 7 x 5 cm), exhibited concentric layer crystallization, and were unique from previously published descriptions. One calculus described previously and one in our sample appeared to be a fetal skeleton and skull respectively. Using CAT scans of a first trimester northern right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis) and of a near term Delphinus delphis, we discuss the potential origin and development of vaginal calculi through analysis of ossification in embryonic delphinids. We hypothesize that the calculi represented spontaneous incomplete abortion with retention of part or all of the fetus in the distal reproductive tract. The form of the calculus relates to the degree of skeletal development at the time of fetal death. Calculi from a pregnant dolphin provided one measure of residence time. PMID:1920661

  14. Renal pelvic calculi and neoplasm. New indication for treatment of asymptomatic renal pelvic calculi?

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    Vibitis, H; Jørgensen, J B

    1990-01-01

    Metaplasia of the renal pelvis caused by chronic irritation, calculi, infection is a reversible pre-malignant condition. The application of ESWL on renal calculi as a safe treatment in relation to metaplasia is discussed and a case history is presented....

  15. Holmium laser lithotripsy of bladder calculi

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    Beaghler, Marc A.; Poon, Michael W.

    1998-07-01

    Although the overall incidence of bladder calculi has been decreasing, it is still a significant disease affecting adults and children. Prior treatment options have included open cystolitholapaxy, blind lithotripsy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, and visual lithotripsy with ultrasonic or electrohydraulic probes. The holmium laser has been found to be extremely effective in the treatment of upper tract calculi. This technology has also been applied to the treatment of bladder calculi. We report our experience with the holmium laser in the treatment of bladder calculi. Twenty- five patients over a year and a half had their bladder calculi treated with the Holmium laser. This study was retrospective in nature. Patient demographics, stone burden, and intraoperative and post-operative complications were noted. The mean stone burden was 31 mm with a range of 10 to 60 mm. Preoperative diagnosis was made with either an ultrasound, plain film of the abdomen or intravenous pyelogram. Cystoscopy was then performed to confirm the presence and determine the size of the stone. The patients were then taken to the operating room and given a regional or general anesthetic. A rigid cystoscope was placed into the bladder and the bladder stone was then vaporized using the holmium laser. Remaining fragments were washed out. Adjunctive procedures were performed on 10 patients. These included transurethral resection of the prostate, transurethral incision of the prostate, optic internal urethrotomy, and incision of ureteroceles. No major complications occurred and all patients were rendered stone free. We conclude that the Holmium laser is an effective and safe modality for the treatment of bladder calculi. It was able to vaporize all bladder calculi and provides a single modality of treating other associated genitourinary pathology.

  16. Percutaneous management of staghorn renal calculi

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    During a four year period, ending May 1987, 154 cases of symptomatic staghorn calculi have been treated by percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Of these patients,86% were discharged completely stone free with the remainder having fragments less than 5 mm in greatest diameter. More than one operative procedure during the same hospitalizations was required in 24% of patients and multiple percutaneous tracts were established in excess of 73% of them. Significant complications occurred in 16% of patients and there was one death. Most complications can be generally by minimized by careful approach and manageable by interventional radiological means. The management of patients with staghorn calculi requires a comprehensive understanding of the renal anatomy, selection of appropriate percutaneous nephrostomy tract sites, and radiologic-urologic expertise needed to remove the large stone mass. The advent of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy will not abolish the need for nephrolithotomy, particularly complex stones such as staghorn calculi

  17. A criterion for separating process calculi

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    Banti, Federico; Tiezzi, Francesco; 10.4204/EPTCS.41.2

    2010-01-01

    We introduce a new criterion, replacement freeness, to discern the relative expressiveness of process calculi. Intuitively, a calculus is strongly replacement free if replacing, within an enclosing context, a process that cannot perform any visible action by an arbitrary process never inhibits the capability of the resulting process to perform a visible action. We prove that there exists no compositional and interaction sensitive encoding of a not strongly replacement free calculus into any strongly replacement free one. We then define a weaker version of replacement freeness, by only considering replacement of closed processes, and prove that, if we additionally require the encoding to preserve name independence, it is not even possible to encode a non replacement free calculus into a weakly replacement free one. As a consequence of our encodability results, we get that many calculi equipped with priority are not replacement free and hence are not encodable into mainstream calculi like CCS and pi-calculus, t...

  18. Measure permutation formulas in Feynman's operational calculi

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    Chang, K. S.; Kim, B. S.; Park, Y. H.

    2010-03-01

    In Jefferies-Johnson’s theory of Feynman’s operational calculi for noncommuting operators, the two operators T µ 1,µ 2 f( Ã, tilde B ) and T µ 2,µ1 f( Ã, tilde B ) are not equal. Relationships between these two operators are given, i.e., “measure permutation formulas” in Feynman’s operational calculi are developed; they correspond to the “index permutation formula” in Maslov’s discretized version of Feynman’s operational calculus.

  19. Mobility in process calculi and natural computing

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    Aman, Bogdan

    2011-01-01

    The design of formal calculi in which fundamental concepts underlying interactive systems can be described and studied has been a central theme of theoretical computer science in recent decades, while membrane computing, a rule-based formalism inspired by biological cells, is a more recent field that belongs to the general area of natural computing. This is the first book to establish a link between these two research directions while treating mobility as the central topic. In the first chapter the authors offer a formal description of mobility in process calculi, noting the entities that move

  20. Dietary dissolution of urinary calculi in cats

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    A young adult, castrated male DSH cat was admitted for pollakiuria, hematuria and dysuria. The cat was being fed a commercial dry grocery brand cat food. Radiographs demonstrated multiple radiodense cystic calculi and urinalysis showed hematuria but no crystalluria. A tentative diagnosis of struvite urolithiasis was made. The cat was fed s/d® Feline food exclusively. Clinical signs disappeared within a week and no calculi were visible radiographically within three weeks. s/d® Feline food was continued an additional two weeks. This case study shows that s/d® Feline therapeutic food can be used to successfully manage struvite urolithiasis in cats

  1. Vaginal calculi in a juvenile harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena).

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    Norman, Stephanie A; Garner, Michael M; Berta, Susan; Dubpernell, Sandra; Klope, Matthew

    2011-06-01

    A large number of vaginal calculi were observed in a juvenile harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) stranded on Whidbey Island, Washington. Vaginal calculi have been reported in other species, but not in harbor porpoises. Histologic examination of the urinary tract revealed mucosal hyperplasia most likely attributable to the calculi. The calculi were numerous (>30), composed completely of struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate), and on culture yielded Enterococcus spp., a bacterium not usually associated with struvite urolith formation in domestic animals. The only other lesion of note was severe hepatic lipidosis, and its relationship to the development of the vaginal calculi is unknown. PMID:22946417

  2. The value of ultrasound in diagnosis of ureteral calculi

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    To determine the diagnostic value of ultrasound in patient with clinically suspected ureteral calculi, a prospective study was performed on 58 patients. Of these, 42 patients had 44 ureteral calculi and 16 patients had no calculi. The sonographic of a distal shadowign highly echogenic reflector along the ureter, with or without dilatation of the proximal ureter. Ultrasound correctly diagnosed 42 stones among 44 calculi and there was one false positive examination. The overall diagnostic accuracy was 95% Ultrasonography appears to be a very useful adjunct for the diagnosis of ureteral calculi when excretory urography is equivocal or contraindicated. Also ultrasonography was valuable in monitoring passage of radiolucent ureteral stones

  3. Stochastic Simulation of Process Calculi for Biology

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    Andrew Phillips

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Biological systems typically involve large numbers of components with complex, highly parallel interactions and intrinsic stochasticity. To model this complexity, numerous programming languages based on process calculi have been developed, many of which are expressive enough to generate unbounded numbers of molecular species and reactions. As a result of this expressiveness, such calculi cannot rely on standard reaction-based simulation methods, which require fixed numbers of species and reactions. Rather than implementing custom stochastic simulation algorithms for each process calculus, we propose to use a generic abstract machine that can be instantiated to a range of process calculi and a range of reaction-based simulation algorithms. The abstract machine functions as a just-in-time compiler, which dynamically updates the set of possible reactions and chooses the next reaction in an iterative cycle. In this short paper we give a brief summary of the generic abstract machine, and show how it can be instantiated with the stochastic simulation algorithm known as Gillespie's Direct Method. We also discuss the wider implications of such an abstract machine, and outline how it can be used to simulate multiple calculi simultaneously within a common framework.

  4. Relationship between the number of calyces occupied by staghorn calculi and surgical difficulties in the treatment of staghorn calculi

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    The relationship between the number of calyces occupied by staghorn calculi and the surgical difficulties in the treatment of staghorn calculi was examined. Thirty-seven staghorn calculi in 35 cases, which were treated with percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL) between 1995 and 2007 in Saga University Hospital, were retrospectively reviewed. The number of calyces occupied by staghorn calculi was counted based on the radiographic findings of kidney ureter bladder (KUB), intravenous pyelography (IVP) and CT. The surgical difficulties in the treatment of staghorn calculi were evaluated according to the number of PCNL sessions, the total number of surgical treatments including transurethral ureterolithotripsy (TUL) and shockwave lithotripsy (SWL), the hospitalization period, the stone-free rate and the residual stone rate. The average stone size was 45.1 mm (21-99 mm). The average number of PCNL sessions was 2.5 times. TUL and SWL were conducted in combination with PCNL in 4 and 25 cases, retrospectively. According to the increase in the number of calyces occupied by staghorn calculi, the number of PCNL sessions, the total number of surgical treatments and the hospitalization period all increased. In cases where staghorn calculi occupied 3 or more calyces, a lower stone-free rate and a higher residual stone rate were observed, compared with those cases where calculi occupied only 2 calyces. Evaluating the number of calyces occupied by staghorn calculi seems to be one of the useful indicators for a preoperative assessment of surgical difficulties in the treatment of staghorn calculi. (author)

  5. CT findings of melamine caused urinary calculi

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    Objective: To analyze the CT findings of melamine induced urinary calculi. Methods: Nineteen children with a history of ingestion of melamine contaminated infant formula milk were studied, including 12 males and 7 females, age ranged from 50 days to 5 years. Results: CT demonstrated renal pelvic and ureteral stones in 13 cases, with urinary obstruction in 9 of them. The size of the stones ranged from 0.3 cm x 0.3 cm to stag-horn calculus. Tine density of the stones measured from a low of 40-70 HU up to a high of 410 HU with an average density of 160 HU. Conclusion: CT scan is an excellent modality in demonstrating urinary tract calculi caused by melamine. It is the method of choice when ultrasound examinations are equivocal. (authors)

  6. Endoscopic treatment of large vesical calculi

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    Objective: To determine the efficiency and safety of endoscopic treatment of large vesical calculi with the available modern endoscopic instruments. Methology: In case series, patients were collected randomly from 2007 to 2014. Patients were diagnosed with ultrasound and Nephroscope with Swiss pneumatic lithoclast, lithotrite and stone punch were used for treatment. Results: Majority of the patient could be managed with the method adopted. Stone size, hardness or softness, gender were the factors affecting treatment. Associated prostate pathology was seen in four patients. Postoperative complications included hemorrhage, perforation, residual stone and transurethral resection of prostate syndrome. Conclusion: Overall, it is a safe procedure except in patients with large enlarged prostate and large vesical calculi. Very hard vesical calculus may need vesicolithotomy. (author)

  7. Neutron activation analysis of urinary calculi

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    Urinary calculi resulting from disorders in the urinary system are mostly composed of uric acid, urates, calcium oxalate, alkaline earth phosphates (Ca and Mg), triple phosphate (magnesium ammonium phosphate), calcium carbonate, cystine, xanthine, and traces of proteins. The determination of these macro-constituents has been carried out by different analytical procedures. No attempts however, have been reported regarding the determination of trace elements in urinary stones, apart from that of Herring et al., who investigated the consumption of strontium by urolithiasis patients. The present work is a non-destructive neutron activation analysis of urinary calculi, to search the variation in concentration of certain trace elements with the chemical composition of the calculus

  8. More on differential calculi on bicrossproducts

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    We extend a previous classification of differentials and Cartan calculus on the bicrossproduct quantum group k(M)-blacktriangleright triangleleft-kG to its dual Hopf algebra H = kM-triangleright blacktriangleleft-k(G). It turns out that the usual bicovariant differential calculi on kM and on k(G) extend naturally to H. We explicitly work out the examples of kZ2-triangleright blacktriangleleft (Z3) and kZ6-triangleright 3). (author)

  9. Internalization of Calcium Oxalate Calculi Developed in Narrow Cavities

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    Fèlix Grases

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available We describe the case of a patient with calcium oxalate monohydrate and calcium oxalate dihydrate calculi occluded in cavities. All those calculi were located inside narrow cavities covered with a thin epithelium that permits their visualization. Urinary biochemical analysis showed high calciuria, not hypercalciuria, hypocitraturia, and a ratio [calcium]/[citrate] >0.33. The existence of cavities of very low urodynamic efficacy was decisive in the formation of such calculi. It is important to emphasize that we observed a thin epithelium covering such cavities, demonstrating that this epithelium may be formed after the development of the calculi through a re-epithelialization process.

  10. Renal calculi: emergency department diagnosis and treatment.

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    Carter, Michelle R; Green, Brad R

    2011-07-01

    The acute treatment of kidney stones (urolithiasis) addresses pain management and focuses on the effects of the morbidity associated with an obstructed renal system. Minimal fluid intake, resulting in decreased urine production and a high concentration of stone-forming salts, is a leading factor in renal calculi development. Radio-opaque calcareous stones account for 70% to 75% of renal calculi. Microscopic hematuria in the presence of acute flank pain is suggestive of renal colic, but the absence of red blood cells does not exclude urolithiasis. Furthermore, many inflammatory and infectious conditions cause hematuria, demonstrating the low specificity of urinalysis testing. The diagnostic modality of choice is a noncontrast computed tomography (CT); ultrasonography s preferred in pregnant patients and children. Combining opioids with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is the optimal evidence-based regimen to treat severe symptoms. Rapid intravenous (IV) hydration has not shown a benefit. Potentially life-threatening diagnoses including abdominal aortic aneurysm, ovarian torsion, and appendicitis may mimic renal colic and must be ruled out. PMID:22164398

  11. SEM and X-ray microanalysis of human prostatic calculi

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    Calculi removed from human prostates affected with nodular hyperplasia were analyzed with scanning electron microscopy and EDAX system. The general spectrum was made up of Na, Al, Mg, S, P, Ca and Zn. Two types of stone were identified morphostructurally and microanalytically: calculi type I of nodular surface with high peaks of S, and calculi type II polyfaceted with high peaks of P and Ca. Their formation from corpora amylacea and/or exogenous constituents is discussed. The superficial deposit of Zn suggests its incorporation from the prostatic liquid and does not seem to play an important role in the genesis

  12. SEM and X-ray microanalysis of human prostatic calculi

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    Vilches, J.; Lopez, A.; De Palacio, L.; Munoz, C.; Gomez, J.

    1982-02-01

    Calculi removed from human prostates affected with nodular hyperplasia were analyzed with scanning electron microscopy and EDAX system. The general spectrum was made up of Na, Al, Mg, S, P, Ca and Zn. Two types of stone were identified morphostructurally and microanalytically: calculi type I of nodular surface with high peaks of S, and calculi type II polyfaceted with high peaks of P and Ca. Their formation from corpora amylacea and/or exogenous constituents is discussed. The superficial deposit of Zn suggests its incorporation from the prostatic liquid and does not seem to play an important role in the genesis.

  13. Computerised tomography localisation of intrarenal calculi prior to nephrolithotomy

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    The use of the EMI CT 5005 scanner in patients with renal calculus disease is described. This investigation was found to be a useful aid in the accurate localisation of calculi within the renal collecting system prior to surgery. (author)

  14. Sonographic and computed tomographic evaluation of intrahepatic calculi

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    Menu, Y.; Lorphelin, J.M.; Scherrer, A.; Grenier, P.; Nahum, H.

    1985-09-01

    Intrahepatic calculi in non-Asian patients were studied by sonography and computed tomography (CT). Three patients were studied by CT cholangiography also. In two cases, the calculi were consecutive to Caroli disease, and in two others, the biliary stones were formed proximal to a stenosis of a previous surgical anastomosis. Five patients spontaneously developed intrahepatic calculi. All sonograms were abnormal. Image specificity was good, even when bile ducts were not dilated, if appropriate technique allowed identification of a double-arc-shadow pattern. Sonography strongly suggested the diagnosis in eight patients and was nonspecific in only one. On CT, calculi had various densities, and they were not visible in two patients. CT cholangiography was not particularly helpful. Both examinations strongly underestimate the number of stones, and direct cholangiography remains indicated if surgery is planned.

  15. Sonographic and computed tomographic evaluation of intrahepatic calculi

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    Intrahepatic calculi in non-Asian patients were studied by sonography and computed tomography (CT). Three patients were studied by CT cholangiography also. In two cases, the calculi were consecutive to Caroli disease, and in two others, the biliary stones were formed proximal to a stenosis of a previous surgical anastomosis. Five patients spontaneously developed intrahepatic calculi. All sonograms were abnormal. Image specificity was good, even when bile ducts were not dilated, if appropriate technique allowed identification of a double-arc-shadow pattern. Sonography strongly suggested the diagnosis in eight patients and was nonspecific in only one. On CT, calculi had various densities, and they were not visible in two patients. CT cholangiography was not particularly helpful. Both examinations strongly underestimate the number of stones, and direct cholangiography remains indicated if surgery is planned

  16. Shockwave lithotripsy in patients with renal calculi

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    Objective was to demonstrate the efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in the primary treatment of 1647 patients with renal calculi using a Dornier Doli U/50 lithotripter. One thousand six hundred forty-seven patients underwent SWL as day-cases at King Abdulaziz Hospital, Saudi Arabia between October 2001 and July 2007, using intravenous sedation (Pethidine 1mg/kg and Midazolam 5-10mg) for analgesia in 85.5% of the patients. The treatment outcome of 2241 renal calculi was analyzed and stratified according to the size and site of the stones. Recorded data included shock waves intensity, number of shocks, treatment time, analgesia stone related factors such as size, site, number, nature, composition and any related complications. The stones were grouped into 5 groups, according to the largest stone size in the kidney. Patients were followed up for 6-18 months, mean of 13 months. Complete clearance of the stones occurred in 2154 kidneys (89.5%). At 3-months follow-up, the overall treatment rate was 57.2% and for each group it was 132 (23.5%) for Group I, 254 (36.1%) for Group II, 473 (85.5%) for Group III, 278 (100%) for Group IV and 147 (100%) for Group V. Treatment failed in 87 patients with stone size of 30-39 mm. Fifty-six were solitary pelvic stones treated with ureteroscopy, while 31 were calyceal stoned treated by other modalities such as per-cutaneousnephro-lithotomy. The most common complication was pyelonephritis with or without obstruction. Shock wave lithotripsy treatment was a successful primary management of renal stones of variable sizes in 89.5% of the treated kidneys. (author)

  17. Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Ureterolithotomy for Proximal Ureteral Calculi in Selected Patients

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    Qingfeng Hu; Weihong Ding; Yuancheng Gou; Yatfaat Ho; Ke Xu; Bin Gu; Chuanyu Sun; Guowei Xia; Qiang Ding

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. To summarize our experience of retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy for ureteral calculi and evaluate the safety and efficiency of this procedure. Methods. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 197 patients with proximal ureteral calculi who accepted retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy from June 2005 to June 2014. Results. All procedures were performed successfully and the mean operating time and estimated blood loss were 87 min and 64 mL. The clearance rate ...

  18. Combined calculi for photon orbital and spin angular momenta

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    Elias, N. M.

    2014-08-01

    Context. Wavelength, photon spin angular momentum (PSAM), and photon orbital angular momentum (POAM), completely describe the state of a photon or an electric field (an ensemble of photons). Wavelength relates directly to energy and linear momentum, the corresponding kinetic quantities. PSAM and POAM, themselves kinetic quantities, are colloquially known as polarization and optical vortices, respectively. Astrophysical sources emit photons that carry this information. Aims: PSAM characteristics of an electric field (intensity) are compactly described by the Jones (Stokes/Mueller) calculus. Similarly, I created calculi to represent POAM characteristics of electric fields and intensities in an astrophysical context. Adding wavelength dependence to all of these calculi is trivial. The next logical steps are to 1) form photon total angular momentum (PTAM = POAM + PSAM) calculi; 2) prove their validity using operators and expectation values; and 3) show that instrumental PSAM can affect measured POAM values for certain types of electric fields. Methods: I derive the PTAM calculi of electric fields and intensities by combining the POAM and PSAM calculi. I show how these quantities propagate from celestial sphere to image plane. I also form the PTAM operator (the sum of the POAM and PSAM operators), with and without instrumental PSAM, and calculate the corresponding expectation values. Results: Apart from the vector, matrix, dot product, and direct product symbols, the PTAM and POAM calculi appear superficially identical. I provide tables with all possible forms of PTAM calculi. I prove that PTAM expectation values are correct for instruments with and without instrumental PSAM. I also show that POAM measurements of "unfactored" PTAM electric fields passing through non-zero instrumental circular PSAM can be biased. Conclusions: The combined PTAM calculi provide insight into mathematically modeling PTAM sources and calibrating POAM- and PSAM-induced measurement errors.

  19. Percutaneous ultrasonic lithotripsy of symptomatic renal calculi in children

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    Percutaneous ultrasonic lithotripsy of upper urinary tract lithiasis is a well-established procedure in adults. We successfully applied this technique to completely remove symptomatic renal calculi in two children with idiopathic hypercalciuria. The procedure was well tolerated and no complications occurred. Both patients were discharged within 4 days of the lithotripsy. This method is an alternative to surgery for the removal of large or impacted calculi from the upper urinary tracts of pediatric patients. (orig.)

  20. TREATMENT WITH TAMSULOSIN IN PATIENTS WITH DISTAL URETERAL CALCULI

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    Jagodic, K.; Bizjak, I.(J. Stefan Institute, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia); Erklavec, M.; Poteko, S.; Korosec-Jagodic, H.

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    Background: Symptomatic ureteral calculi are one of the most important issues in urologist emergency clinical settings. Spontaneous passage of distal ureteral calculi is usually achieved with good hydration and spasmoanalgetic drugs. alpha-blocker therapy may facilitate and accelerate the spontaneous passage of ureteral stones.Patients and methodsIn retrospective study we analyzed patients with renal colic admitted to our department in 2006. All of them had clinical examination, urine and blo...

  1. Ureteroscopy Assisted Retrograde Nephrostomy for Complete Staghorn Renal Calculi

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    Kawahara, Takashi; Ito, Hiroki; Terao, Hideyuki; Ogawa, Takehiko; Uemura, Hiroji; Kubota, Yoshinobu; Matsuzaki, Junichi

    2012-01-01

    Complete staghorn calculi are typically managed with percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). However, dilating nephrostomy and inserting a nephro access sheath can be difficult to perform without hydronephrosis. We reported the procedure of ureteroscopy-assisted retrograde nephrostomy (UARN) during PCNL. UARN is effective without dilating the renal collecting system in cases of complete staghorn calculi. A 63-year old female with a left complete staghorn renal calculus was referred to our hospit...

  2. Staghorn calculi and xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis associated with transitional cell carcinoma

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    Chao-Wei Tseng

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Untreated staghorn calculi can cause xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP, diminished renal function, and renal malignancy. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC of the upper urinary tract is associated with kidney stones and chronic infection, but their association with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC has not been proven and has rarely been reported in literature. We present a rare case of staghorn calculi and XGP associated with TCC.

  3. Ureteroscopic Holmium:YAG Laser Lithotripsy for Managing Ureteral Calculi (A Report of 168 Cases)

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    庞自力; 肖传国; 曾甫清

    2004-01-01

    Summary: The effectiveness and safety of ureteroscopic holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy for managing ureteral calculi was evaluated. Ureteroscopic holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy was performed in 168 ureteral calculi (upper 27 cases, middle 33 cases and lower 108 cases). The results showed that the stone-free rate was 92.6 % in the upper ureteral calculi, 93.9 % in the middle ureteral calculi and 94.4 % in the lower ureteral calculi, respectively. The complication rate was 4.8 % (8 cases).It was suggested that ureteroscopic holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy is a highly effective and safe treatment modality for managing ureteral calculi.

  4. The incidence and location of prostatic calculi on noncontrast computed tomography images in patients with renal calculi.

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    Balasar, Mehmet; Poyraz, Necdet; Göğer, Yunus Emre; Unal, Yunus; Pişkin, Mehmet Mesut

    2015-08-01

    In this study, the incidence and location of prostatic calculi on noncontrast abdominal computed tomography (NCACT) images of patients with and without renal stones were investigated. Between 2006 and 2013, NCACT images were taken of 133 patients treated for renal stones (Group I) and of 100 age-matched control patients with putative urinary stone disease (Group II) in our clinic. The incidence and location of prostatic calculi on these images were determined. The location of prostatic calculus was classified as type A if they were located in the main prostatic ducts, and type B if they were located outside the ducts. Prostatic calculi were present in 44.4% of patients in Group I and 21.0% of patients in Group II. The incidence of prostatic calculi was significantly higher in patients with urinary stones compared with those without (PII the locations were 76.2% type A and 23.8% type B. The incidence of prostatic calculi is more prevalent in patients with renal stones. On NCACT images, prostatic calculi were mostly detected in the main prostatic ducts, which were defined as type A. PMID:25991494

  5. Existence families, functional calculi and evolution equations

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    This book presents an operator-theoretic approach to ill-posed evolution equations. It presents the basic theory, and the more surprising examples, of generalizations of strongly continuous semigroups known as 'existent families' and 'regularized semigroups'. These families of operators may be used either to produce all initial data for which a solution in the original space exists, or to construct a maximal subspace on which the problem is well-posed. Regularized semigroups are also used to construct functional, or operational, calculi for unbounded operators. The book takes an intuitive and constructive approach by emphasizing the interaction between functional calculus constructions and evolution equations. One thinks of a semigroup generated by A as etA and thinks of a regularized semigroup generated by A as etA g(A), producing solutions of the abstract Cauchy problem for initial data in the image of g(A). Material that is scattered throughout numerous papers is brought together and presented in a fresh, ...

  6. On the Expressiveness of Polyadic and Synchronous Communication in Higher-Order Process Calculi

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    Lanese, Ivan; Peréz, Jorge,; Sangiorgi, Davide; Schmitt, Alan

    2010-01-01

    Higher-order process calculi are calculi in which processes can be communicated. We study the expressiveness of strictly higher-order process calculi, and focus on two issues well-understood for first-order calculi but not in the higher-order setting: synchronous vs. asynchronous communication and polyadic vs. monadic communication. First, and similarly to the first-order setting, synchronous process-passing is shown to be encodable into asynchronous process- passing. Then, the absence of nam...

  7. Proteus mirabilis viability after lithotripsy of struvite calculi

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    Prabakharan, Sabitha; Teichman, Joel M. H.; Spore, Scott S.; Sabanegh, Edmund; Glickman, Randolph D.; McLean, Robert J. C.

    2000-05-01

    Urinary calculi composed of struvite harbor urease-producing bacteria within the stone. The photothermal mechanism of holmium:YAG lithotripsy is uniquely different than other lithotripsy devices. We postulated that bacterial viability of struvite calculi would be less for calculi fragmented with holmium:YAG irradiation compared to other lithotripsy devices. Human calculi of known struvite composition (greater than 90% magnesium ammonium phosphate hexahydrate) were incubated with Proteus mirabilis. Calculi were fragmented with no lithotripsy (controls), or shock wave, intracorporeal ultrasonic, electrohydraulic, pneumatic, holmium:YAG or pulsed dye laser lithotripsy. After lithotripsy, stone fragments were sonicated and specimens were serially plated for 48 hours at 38 C. Bacterial counts and the rate of bacterial sterilization were compared. Median bacterial counts (colony forming units per ml) were 8 X 106 in controls and 3 X 106 in shock wave, 3 X 107 in ultrasonic, 4 X 105 in electrohydraulic, 8 X 106 in pneumatic, 5 X 104 in holmium:YAG and 1 X 106 in pulsed dye laser lithotripsy, p less than 0.001. The rate of bacterial sterilization was 50% for holmium:YAG lithotripsy treated stones versus 0% for each of the other cohorts, p less than 0.01. P. mirabilis viability is less after holmium:YAG irradiation compared to other lithotripsy devices.

  8. Percutaneous retrieval of upper urinary tract foreign bodies and calculi

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    To determine, when extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy is contraindicated, the usefulness and safety of percutaneous management in the removal from the upper urinary tract of foreign bodies and calculi, or small remnants of these, retained after percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Between January 1996 and May 2001, We attempted to retrieve foreign bodies or calculi from the upper urinary tract of 20 patients, using various percutaneous technique. There were eleven foreign bodies, namely fragmented nephrostomy catheters (n=2), migrated ureteric stents inaccessible to retrograde ureteroscopic management (n=8), and one metallic radiopaque marker which was separated from the pusher of the internal ureteral stent. Nine urinary tract calculi were present. These ranged in radiographically measured size from 4 to 8 mm in their largest diameter, and were found in the renal pelvis or calyx (n=5) and ureter (n=4). After percutaneous nephrostomy, all procedures involved the use of a 7-F to 14-F sheath, inserted under fluoroscopic guidance. Devices used for the retrieval of these objects include a stone basket retriever, loop snare, grasping forceps, and balloon catheter. In all cases except one, it was possible to retrieve calculi or other items from the upper urinary tract. No surgical procedure was required and no significant complications were encountered in any of the cases during or after the procedures. The percutaneous technique can be useful and safe in the management of foreign bodies or calculi present in the upper urinary tract

  9. Percutaneous Removal of Retained Calculi from the Abdomen

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    With rising pressure placed on health service resources minimally invasive techniques requiring only short hospital admissions are increasing in importance. We describe the techniques used to remove calculi from the peritoneal cavity which had been retained after surgery and continued to cause clinical problems. In both cases described the calculi lay within abscess cavities associated with fistulous tracks to the skin. The fistulae were dilated to allow passage of therapeutic radiologic and endoscopic equipment enabling manipulation and subsequent extraction of the stones. In both cases removal of the calculi allowed complete resolution of the fistulae and the patients made a full clinical recovery. Removal of gallstones which have escaped into the peritoneum at laparoscopic cholecystectomy leading to sepsis has been described; we describe the novel management of a patient in whom extraction had already been attempted, at another hospital, without success. Removal of an appendicolith, described herein another patient, does not appear to have been reported previously

  10. Intracorporeal Lithotripsy for Ureteral Calculi Using Swiss Lithoclast : SKIMS Experience

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    Arif Hamid, M. Saleem Wani, B. S. Wazir

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available At present the techniques available for performing intracorporeal lithotripsy include electrohydraulic,ultrasonic, laser, and ballistic lithotripsy. We present our experience with a unique technology forperforming intracorporeal lithotripsy, namely the Swiss lithoclast, which is a form of ballistic lithotripsy.This simple and inexpensive device uses compressed air to activate a solid probe in a manner similarto that of a jackhammer. We report the use of this lithoclast in 92 patients involving a total of 95ureteral calculi. The lithoclast successfully fragmented 81 of the 95 calculi, a success rate of 85.26%.There were no major complications directly related to the use of this device. The Swiss lithoclastseems to be a safe, effective and an inexpensive means of performing intracorporeal lithotripsy forureteral calculi

  11. Recurrent bilateral renal calculi in a tetraplegic patient

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    Vaidyanathan, S; Soni, B M; Biering-Sorensen, F;

    1998-01-01

    An 18-year-old male developed C-5 complete tetraplegia following a motor-cycle accident in May 1975. The neuropathic bladder was managed by an indwelling urethral catheter. He developed recurrent episodes of urinary infection with Proteus species. In September 1975, an X-ray of the abdomen revealed...... annual urological evaluation. Urinary tract calculi, if detected, should be dealt with promptly to prevent renal damage due to urinary obstruction and urosepsis. Renal calculi can be treated effectively and safely by ESWL in spinal cord injury patients, thus avoiding the need for an invasive procedure...

  12. Labelled Lambda-calculi with Explicit Copy and Erase

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    Maribel Fernández

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available We present two rewriting systems that define labelled explicit substitution lambda-calculi. Our work is motivated by the close correspondence between Levy's labelled lambda-calculus and paths in proof-nets, which played an important role in the understanding of the Geometry of Interaction. The structure of the labels in Levy's labelled lambda-calculus relates to the multiplicative information of paths; the novelty of our work is that we design labelled explicit substitution calculi that also keep track of exponential information present in call-by-value and call-by-name translations of the lambda-calculus into linear logic proof-nets.

  13. Raman spectroscopic investigation of urinary calculi and salivary stones

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    Full text: The capabilities and limitations of determining the composition of urinary calculi (34 patients) and salivary stones (27 patients) by Raman spectroscopy have been investigated by analysing Raman spectra obtained with 1064 nm laser excitation, and comparing them with Raman spectra both from specific reference substances and from a commercial Raman database. The composition results were also compared with those obtained by other analytical methods e.g. powder diffraction. Raman spectroscopy proves to be an analytical method which provides reliable results on the composition of urinary calculi and salivary stones quickly, non-destructively and without any need of sample preparation. (author)

  14. Detection of renal calculi: the value of tomography

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    Two hundred patients were evaluated to determine the sensitivity of tomography in detecting calculous disease of the upper urinary tract. In all cases, patients had routine scout radiographs of the abdomen and five precontrast tomograms of the kidneys. Of the 200 patients, 28 (14%) had renal calculi. Of these, 11 (39%) had either unsuspected or more calculi detected on tomography than seen on abdominal radiographs. Patients with symptoms suggestive of calculous disease should be evaluated with tomography in addition to plain films in order to optimize the detection and the extent of calculous disease involving the urinary tract

  15. Treatment of giant ureterocele calculi by Holmium Laser Lithotripsy

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    Haluk Söylemez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Most ureteral stones pass spontaneously. But patients who have a calculi in an ureterocele could not pass their stone, because of narrow ureteral orifice. These stones may remain asymptomatic until hematuria or obstruction occurs.Materials and Methods: Holmium laser has many uses in urology, including soft tissue incision and calculus fragmentation. These properties are ideal for endoscopic management of the ureterocele calculusResults: We present a young patient who has no spesific and severe symptoms with a hypofunctional left kidney because of giant calculi in an ureterocele Conclusion: Its imaging characteristics on intravenous pyelography and endoscopic treatment were emphasized.

  16. Differential calculi on quantum spaces determined by automorphisms

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    If the bimodule of 1-forms of a differential calculus over an associative algebra A is the direct sum of 1-dimensional bimodules, a relation with automorphisms of A shows up. This happens for some familiar quantum-space calculi. (author)

  17. Papillary and Nonpapillary Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Renal Calculi: Comparative Study of Etiologic Factors

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    Enrique Pieras; Antonia Costa-Bauz; Margarita Ramis; Felix Grases

    2006-01-01

    Calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) renal calculi can be classified into two groups: papillary and nonpapillary. In this paper, a comparative study between etiologic factors of COM papillary and nonpapillary calculi is performed. The study included 40 patients with COM renal calculi. The urine of these individuals was analyzed. Case history, lifestyle, and dietetic habits were obtained.No significant differences between urinary biochemical data of both groups were observed; 50% of COM papillary...

  18. Proteomic analysis of renal calculi indicates an important role for inflammatory processes in calcium stone formation

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    Merchant, Michael L.; Cummins, Timothy D.; Wilkey, Daniel W.; Salyer, Sarah A.; Powell, David W.; Klein, Jon B.; Eleanor D. Lederer

    2008-01-01

    Even though renal stones/calculi occur in ∼10% of individuals, they are an enormous economic burden to the entire US health system. While the relative metabolic composition of renal calculi is generally known, there is no clear understanding of the genetics of renal stone formation, nor are there clear prognostic indicators of renal stone formation. The application of proteomics to the analysis of renal calculi axiomatically holds that insight into renal stone pathobiology can be gained by a ...

  19. A Fully Abstract Symbolic Semantics for Psi-Calculi

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    2010-01-01

    We present a symbolic transition system and bisimulation equivalence for psi-calculi, and show that it is fully abstract with respect to bisimulation congruence in the non-symbolic semantics. A psi-calculus is an extension of the pi-calculus with nominal data types for data structures and for logical assertions representing facts about data. These can be transmitted between processes and their names can be statically scoped using the standard pi-calculus mechanism to allow for scope migrations. Psi-calculi can be more general than other proposed extensions of the pi-calculus such as the applied pi-calculus, the spi-calculus, the fusion calculus, or the concurrent constraint pi-calculus. Symbolic semantics are necessary for an efficient implementation of the calculus in automated tools exploring state spaces, and the full abstraction property means the semantics of a process does not change from the original.

  20. Bacterial spectrum of urine in staghorn calculi nephrolithiasis

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: to study the role of the bacterial spectrum of urine in the development and clinical course of staghorn calculi nephrolithiasis. Patients and Methods. From 2008 to 2010 in the urological department of Rostov State Medical University urine culture was assessed in 86 patients with staghorn calculi. Mean age was 50,4±5,9 (25-73 years. Results: Most of the patients with staghorn calculus (89,5% have microbial contamination of urine, which has a high correlation with leucocituria, and the spectrum of microorganisms often has the various bacterial associations, which caused more infection complications during treatment. Conclusion: In the urine urease-producing bacteria, E. Coli, gram-positive organisms, nonclostridial anaerobic bacteria were predominated

  1. Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Ureterolithotomy for Proximal Ureteral Calculi in Selected Patients

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    Qingfeng Hu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. To summarize our experience of retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy for ureteral calculi and evaluate the safety and efficiency of this procedure. Methods. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 197 patients with proximal ureteral calculi who accepted retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy from June 2005 to June 2014. Results. All procedures were performed successfully and the mean operating time and estimated blood loss were 87 min and 64 mL. The clearance rate was 98.5% and the rates of urine leak and ureteral stricture were 2.5% and 1.0%. Conclusions. Retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy is a safe and effective procedure for patients with complex stones or anatomic abnormalities, and, with experience of high volume series, it is also a reasonable choice as the primary treatment for such selected patients.

  2. [Renal staghorn calculi in small children - presentation of two cases].

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    Krzemień, Grażyna; Szmigielska, Agnieszka; Jankowska-Dziadak, Katarzyna; Pańczyk-Tomaszewska, Małgorzata

    2016-01-01

    Urolithiasis in children occurs with the incidence of 0.1-5%. Risk factors such as metabolic disorders, recurrent urinary tract infections and/or congenital abnormalities of urinary tract are detected in 75-85% of children with urolithiasis. Staghorn calculi is associated with delayed diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infection caused by specific organisms, which produce the enzyme urease, promoting generation of ammonia and hydroxide from urea. We present two boys with staghorn calculi recognized in 8th and 31st month of age. The reason for performing ultrasonography was urinary tract infection in both boys. The younger child was previously healthy, with no symptoms of urolithiasis, the older one had recurrent urinary tract infections caused by Proteus mirabilis, episodes of anxiety and abdominal pain. Laboratory test and imaging studies excluded congenital abnormalities in the urinary tract and typical metabolic causes of urolithiasis in both boys. Treatment of infection-related stones in the younger child included two extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL). In the older child, both ESWL and operation were performed. Staghorn calculi were composed of mixtures of magnesium ammonium phosphate (struvite) and calcium carbonate (apatite) and confirmed to be identified as infection-related stones. During follow-up in a nephrology outpatient clinic, values of blood pressure, renal ultrasonography, kidney function test were normal and no symptoms of urinary tract infections were clinically present. In patients with recurrent urinary tract infections, urolithiasis should be taken into consideration. The majority of staghorn calculi is often asymptomatic and can be diagnosed with an ultrasonography study performed routine or during urinary tract infection. PMID:27416622

  3. Conformal and Poincare tensor calculi in N=1 supergravity

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    We present the superconformal tensor calculus for N=1 supergravity in a complete form; irreducible multiplets, their multiplication and embedding formulae and invariant action formulae. It is further clarified in detail how the various versions of N=1 Poincare supergravity (i.e. with different sets of auxiliary fields) are reproduced from the unique superconformal theory. The tensor calculi for all the known versions of Poincare supergravity are derived explicitly. (orig.)

  4. Determination of Lead in Human Calculi and Its Effects on Renal Function of Lead Occupational Workers

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Seventy five samples of renal and eighteen samples of supra gingival calculi of lead recycling workers were collected over the period of seven years (2008-2014 and studied for the accumulation of lead. The results were compared with those of non exposed subjects. The lead content of calculi was investigated for its dependence on type and composition of calculi, blood lead, job status and duration of exposure. The effect of blood lead and renal calculi was also investigated in relation to kidney function of respective subjects. The mean lead levels of various types of calculi were found to follow the order as phosphate > oxalate > urate .> cystine while single principal group of supra gingival calculi resulted in lower levels of metal. The lead content of calculi positively correlated with phosphate content of both of the renal (r = 0.655 and supra gingival calculi (r= 0.866, Impaired renal function was more pronounced in active workers and depended on blood lead levels in addition to presence of metal in renal calculi

  5. 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.

  6. Parotid and submandibular duct calculi in three successive generations of one family.

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    Bullock, K N

    1982-01-01

    A case is reported of chronic calculous parotitis beginning in a 12-month-old child. Further questioning revealed a history of parotid calculi in her mother and submandibular calculi in her maternal grandmother. The features which indicate the diagnosis of parotid calculous disease are discussed and, from a review of the literature, some observations are made on management.

  7. Unenhanced CT findings can predict the development of urinary calculi in stone-free patients

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    Ciudin, Alexandru; Luque Galvez, Maria Pilar; Franco de Castro, Agustin; Garcia-Cruz, Eduardo; Alcover Garcia, Juan; Alvarez-Vijande Garcia, Jose Ricardo; Alcaraz Asensio, Antonio [Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Urology Department, Barcelona (Spain); Salvador Izquierdo, Rafael; Nicolau, Carlos [Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Radiology Department, Barcelona (Spain)

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    To determine if calcium deposits in the papillae can be identified by unenhanced computed tomography (uCT) even before renal stones develop. A retrospective review of 413 patients with calculi identified 31 patients (stone-forming group) with a history of urinary tract calculi with a calculus demonstrated by uCT and a stone-free uCT before calculi had developed. The control group (n = 31) was composed of live kidney donors with no history of calculi and a stone-free uCT. CT attenuation was measured in all CTs using two regions of interest of 0.05 cm{sup 2} and 0.1 cm{sup 2} over the tip and the neighbouring area of the papillae. Student's and Wilcoxon t-tests were used for comparing results in the two groups. The attenuation of the tip of the papilla was higher in the stone-forming group when compared to the controls after (45.2 HU versus 32.1 HU, P = 0.001) and even before frank calculi had developed (44.2 HU versus 32.1 HU, P = 0.003). There was no significant difference in papillary attenuation in the stone group before and after calculi had developed (45.2 HU versus 44.2 HU, P = 0.82). Stone-forming patients exhibit higher papillary density even before calculi develop. This could define a population at risk of developing calculi. (orig.)

  8. Unenhanced CT findings can predict the development of urinary calculi in stone-free patients

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    To determine if calcium deposits in the papillae can be identified by unenhanced computed tomography (uCT) even before renal stones develop. A retrospective review of 413 patients with calculi identified 31 patients (stone-forming group) with a history of urinary tract calculi with a calculus demonstrated by uCT and a stone-free uCT before calculi had developed. The control group (n = 31) was composed of live kidney donors with no history of calculi and a stone-free uCT. CT attenuation was measured in all CTs using two regions of interest of 0.05 cm2 and 0.1 cm2 over the tip and the neighbouring area of the papillae. Student's and Wilcoxon t-tests were used for comparing results in the two groups. The attenuation of the tip of the papilla was higher in the stone-forming group when compared to the controls after (45.2 HU versus 32.1 HU, P = 0.001) and even before frank calculi had developed (44.2 HU versus 32.1 HU, P = 0.003). There was no significant difference in papillary attenuation in the stone group before and after calculi had developed (45.2 HU versus 44.2 HU, P = 0.82). Stone-forming patients exhibit higher papillary density even before calculi develop. This could define a population at risk of developing calculi. (orig.)

  9. Psi-calculi: a framework for mobile processes with nominal data and logic

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    Bengtson, Jesper; Parrow, Joachim; Victor, Björn

    2011-01-01

    The framework of psi-calculi extends the pi-calculus with nominal datatypes for data structures and for logical assertions and conditions. These can be transmitted between processes and their names can be statically scoped as in the standard pi-calculus. Psi-calculi can capture the same phenomena as other proposed extensions of the pi-calculus such as the applied pi-calculus, the spi-calculus, the fusion calculus, the concurrent constraint pi-calculus, and calculi with polyadic communication channels or pattern matching. Psi-calculi can be even more general, for example by allowing structured channels, higher-order formalisms such as the lambda calculus for data structures, and predicate logic for assertions. We provide ample comparisons to related calculi and discuss a few significant applications. Our labelled operational semantics and definition of bisimulation is straightforward, without a structural congruence. We establish minimal requirements on the nominal data and logic in order to prove general alge...

  10. Papillary and Nonpapillary Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Renal Calculi: Comparative Study of Etiologic Factors

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    Enrique Pieras

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM renal calculi can be classified into two groups: papillary and nonpapillary. In this paper, a comparative study between etiologic factors of COM papillary and nonpapillary calculi is performed. The study included 40 patients with COM renal calculi. The urine of these individuals was analyzed. Case history, lifestyle, and dietetic habits were obtained.No significant differences between urinary biochemical data of both groups were observed; 50% of COM papillary stone formers and 40% of COM nonpapillary stone formers had urolithiasis family history. A low consumption of phytate-rich products was observed for both groups. A relationship between profession with occupational exposure to cytotoxic products and COM papillary renal lithiasis was detected.The results suggest that COM papillary calculi would be associated to papillary epithelium alterations together with a crystallization inhibitors deficit, whereas COM nonpapillary calculi would be associated to the presence of heterogeneous nucleants and a crystallization inhibitors deficit.

  11. Types of Renal Calculi and Management Regimen for Chinese Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy.

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    Gu, Si-Ping; Zeng, Guo-Hua; You, Zhi-Yuan; Lu, Yi-Jin; Huang, Yun-Teng; Wang, Qing-Mao; He, Zhao-Hui

    2015-12-01

    Strict selection of patients for minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy could effectively improve the success rate of surgery. This study aimed to understand the required skills and the efficacy of mini-PCNL in the treatment of five types of upper ureteral calculi. Data collected after X-ray analysis and B mode ultrasound from 633 patients with upper ureteral and renal pelvis calculi who underwent B ultrasound-guided lithotomy was reviewed, including the following: type I, upper ureteral or renal pelvis calculi with moderate hydronephrosis (154 cases); type II, upper ureteral or renal pelvis calculi with severe hydronephrosis (157 cases); type III, upper ureteral or renal pelvis calculi without hydronephrosis (61 cases); type IV, renal pelvis calculi, one or two renal calyx calculi (206 cases); and type V, renal staghorn calculi (55 cases). Operations on 611 cases were successful. The treatment method for five patients was converted to open surgery. Twelve cases were treated by indwelling double-J tube retro-catheterization and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Five patients gave up the treatment. The rate of calculus clearance was 82.3 %, and the rate of residual calculus was 17.6 %. Selective renal artery embolization was performed in nine cases. Hydropneumothorax occurred in nine cases. No intestinal fistula occurred, and no patient had to undergo nephrectomy. The difficulty and the curative effect of the operation were different because the types of calculi varied. Selection of the procedure based on the different types of calculi could effectively improve the success rate of the procedure, reduce complications, and shorten the learning curve. PMID:27011473

  12. A rare entity in adults: Bilateral Hutch diverticulum with calculi.

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    Telli, Onur; Guclu, Adil Gucal; Haciyev, Perviz; Burgu, Berk; Gogus, Cagatay

    2015-01-01

    Congenital bladder diverticulum (CBD) is a very uncommon entity in adults. CBD could be unilateral or bilateral and is caused by a congenital weakness in the bladder musculature. CBD is differentiated from the paraureteral or Hutch type of diverticula. A 42-year-old male presented with bilateral Hutch diverticulum and multiple diverticulum calculus on intravenous pyelography. Cystoscopy revealed bladder diverticulum just medial to the left ureteral orifice with multiple calculi; the patient successfully underwent endoscopic laser cystolithotripsy with resolution of his urinary tract infection. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report presenting stone formation of CBD in an adult. PMID:26029313

  13. How accurate is unenhanced multidetector-row CT (MDCT) for localization of renal calculi?

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    Goetschi, Stefan, E-mail: goetschi@gmx.net [Institute of Radiology, Triemli Hospital, Birmensdorferstrasse 497, 8063 Zuerich (Switzerland); Umbehr, Martin, E-mail: martin.umbehr@triemli.ch [Urology Clinic, Department of Surgery, Triemli Hospital, Birmensdorferstrasse 497, 8063 Zuerich (Switzerland); Ullrich, Stephan, E-mail: stephan.ullrich@triemli.ch [Institute of Radiology, Triemli Hospital, Birmensdorferstrasse 497, 8063 Zuerich (Switzerland); Glenck, Michael, E-mail: michael.glenck@triemli.ch [Institute of Radiology, Triemli Hospital, Birmensdorferstrasse 497, 8063 Zuerich (Switzerland); Suter, Stefan, E-mail: stefan.suter@triemli.ch [Urology Clinic, Department of Surgery, Triemli Hospital, Birmensdorferstrasse 497, 8063 Zuerich (Switzerland); Weishaupt, Dominik, E-mail: dominik.weishaupt@triemli.ch [Institute of Radiology, Triemli Hospital, Birmensdorferstrasse 497, 8063 Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2012-11-15

    Purpose: To investigate the correlation between unenhanced MDCT and intraoperative findings with regard to the exact anatomical location of renal calculi. Design, setting, and participants: Fifty-nine patients who underwent unenhanced MDCT for suspected urinary stone disease, and who underwent subsequent flexible ureterorenoscopy (URS) as treatment of nephrolithiasis were included in this retrospective study. All MDCT data sets were independently reviewed by three observers with different degrees of experience in reading CT. Each observer was asked to indicate presence and exact anatomical location of any calcification within pyelocaliceal system, renal papilla or renal cortex. Results were compared to intraoperative findings which have been defined as standard of reference. Calculi not described at surgery, but present on MDCT data were counted as renal cortex calcifications. Results: Overall 166 calculi in 59 kidneys have been detected on MDCT, 100 (60.2%) were located in the pyelocaliceal system and 66 (39.8%) in the renal parenchyma. Of the 100 pyelocaliceal calculi, 84 (84%) were correctly located on CT data sets by observer 1, 62 (62%) by observer 2, and 71 (71%) by observer 3. Sensitivity/specificity was 90-94% and 50-100% if only pyelocaliceal calculi measuring >4 mm in size were considered. For pyelocaliceal calculi {<=}4 mm in size diagnostic performance of MDCT was inferior. Conclusion: Compared to flexible URS, unenhanced MDCT is accurate for distinction between pyelocaliceal calculi and renal parenchyma calcifications if renal calculi are >4 mm in size. For smaller renal calculi, unenhanced MDCT is less accurate and distinction between a pyelocaliceal calculus and renal parenchyma calcification is difficult.

  14. How accurate is unenhanced multidetector-row CT (MDCT) for localization of renal calculi?

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    Purpose: To investigate the correlation between unenhanced MDCT and intraoperative findings with regard to the exact anatomical location of renal calculi. Design, setting, and participants: Fifty-nine patients who underwent unenhanced MDCT for suspected urinary stone disease, and who underwent subsequent flexible ureterorenoscopy (URS) as treatment of nephrolithiasis were included in this retrospective study. All MDCT data sets were independently reviewed by three observers with different degrees of experience in reading CT. Each observer was asked to indicate presence and exact anatomical location of any calcification within pyelocaliceal system, renal papilla or renal cortex. Results were compared to intraoperative findings which have been defined as standard of reference. Calculi not described at surgery, but present on MDCT data were counted as renal cortex calcifications. Results: Overall 166 calculi in 59 kidneys have been detected on MDCT, 100 (60.2%) were located in the pyelocaliceal system and 66 (39.8%) in the renal parenchyma. Of the 100 pyelocaliceal calculi, 84 (84%) were correctly located on CT data sets by observer 1, 62 (62%) by observer 2, and 71 (71%) by observer 3. Sensitivity/specificity was 90–94% and 50–100% if only pyelocaliceal calculi measuring >4 mm in size were considered. For pyelocaliceal calculi ≤4 mm in size diagnostic performance of MDCT was inferior. Conclusion: Compared to flexible URS, unenhanced MDCT is accurate for distinction between pyelocaliceal calculi and renal parenchyma calcifications if renal calculi are >4 mm in size. For smaller renal calculi, unenhanced MDCT is less accurate and distinction between a pyelocaliceal calculus and renal parenchyma calcification is difficult.

  15. Notes on the differential calculi on quantum linear groups

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    This talk is devoted to the problem of constructing differential calculi on quantum linear groups. Based on the natural algebraic postulates, we examine the possible commutation relations for the GLq(N)- and SLq(N)-invariant differential forms and vector fields. It turns out that there exist several families of admissible commutation rules for GLq(N), but, in contrast. the commutation prescription for SLq(N) is unique. The stochastic quantization of dissipative systems is discussed. It is shown that in order to stochastically quantize a sys- tem with dissipation, one has to restrict the Fourier transform of the space-time variable to the positive half domain in the complex plane. This breaks the time-reversal invariance, which manifests itself in the formulation through the re- sulting noninvaxiant forms for the propagators. The relation of the stochastic approach with the Caldeira and Leggett path-integral method is also analyzed

  16. In-vivo labelling of renal calculi with technetium 99m methylene diphosphonate

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    A method of labelling renal calculi in-vivo with 99Tcsup(m) methylene diphosphonate is described. The way in which this enables the stones to be located both before and during surgical removal is discussed. (author)

  17. Modeling Of Laser Ablation And Fragmentation Of Human Calculi

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    Gitomer, Steven J.; Jones, Roger D.; Howsare, Charles

    1989-09-01

    The large-scale radiation-hydrodynamics computer code LASNEX, has been used to model experimental results in the laser ablation and fragmentation of renal and biliary calculi. Recent experiments have demonstrated laser ablation and fragmentation of human calculi in vitro and in vivo. In the interaction, laser light incident upon the calculus is of sufficient intensity to produce a plasma (a hot ionized gas). The physical picture which emerges is as follows. The plasma couples to acoustic and shear waves which then propagate through the dense stone material, causing spall and fracture by reflection from material discontinuities or boundaries. Experiments have thus far yielded data on the interaction against which models can be tested. Data on the following have been published: (1) light emission, (2) absorption and emission spectra, (3) fragmentation efficiency, (4) cavitation bubble dynamics and (5) mass removal. We have performed one dimensional simulations of the laser-matter interaction to elucidate the im-portant physical mechanisms. We find that good quantitative fits between simulation and experiment are obtained for visible light emission, electron temperature, electron density, plasma pressure and cavitation bubble growth. With regard to mass removal, experiment and simulation are consistent with each other and give an excellent estimate of the ablation threshold. The modeling indicates that a very small ablation layer at the surface of the calulus is responsible for significant mass loss by fragmentation within the bulk of the calculus. With such quantitative fits in hand, we believe this type of modeling can now be applied to the study of other procedures involving plasma formation of interest to the medical community.

  18. Modeling of laser ablation and fragmentation of human calculi

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    Gitomer, S.; Jones, R.D.; Howsare, C.

    1989-01-01

    The large-scale radiation-hydrodynamics computer code LASNEX, has been used to model experimental results in the laser ablation and fragmentation of renal and biliary calculi. Recent experiments have demonstrated laser ablation and fragmentation of human calculi in vitro and in vivo. In the interaction, laser light incident upon the calculus is of sufficient intensity to produce a plasma (a hot ionized gas). The physical picture which emerges is as follows. The plasma couples to acoustic and shear waves which then propagate through the dense stone material, causing spall and fracture by reflection from material discontinuities or boundaries. Experiments have thus far yielded data on the interaction against which models can be tested. Data on the following have been published: (1) light emission, (2) absorption and emission spectra, (3) fragmentation efficiency, (4) cavitation bubble dynamics and (5) mass removal. We have performed one dimensional simulations of the laser-matter interaction to elucidate the important physical mechanisms. We find that good quantitative fits between simulation and experiment are obtained for visible light emission, electron temperature, electron density, plasma pressure and cavitation bubble growth. With regard to mass removal, experiment and simulation are consistent with each other and give an excellent estimate of the ablation threshold. The modeling indicates that a very small ablation layer at the surface of the calculus is responsible for significant mass loss by fragmentation within the bulk of the calculus. With such quantitative fits in hand, we believe this type of modeling can now be applied to the study of other procedures involving plasma formation of interest to the medical community. 25 refs., 7 figs.

  19. Percutaneous Endoscopic Holmium Laser Lithotripsy for Management of Complicated Biliary Calculi

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    Healy, Kelly; Chamsuddin, Abbas; Spivey, James; Martin, Louis; Nieh, Peter; Ogan, Kenneth

    2009-01-01

    Background and Objectives: Advances in endoscopic techniques have transformed the management of urolithiasis. We sought to evaluate the role of such urological interventions for the treatment of complex biliary calculi. Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of all patients (n=9) undergoing percutaneous holmium laser lithotripsy for complicated biliary calculi over a 4-year period (12/2003 to 12/2007). All previously failed standard techniques include ERCP with sphincterotomy (n=6), PTH...

  20. PA03.12. Role of stonvil capsule with varunadi kwath in renal & ureteric calculi

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    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Now a day's Renal & Ureteric calculi is very common problem in our society. In this patient experiences so much Renal pain, Ureteric colic, Haematuria, Recurrent UTI & they disturbed his daily routine work. Modern Medicines have limitations to treat it & advised Surgery to many patients. A poor & middle class patient was not tolerating surgical expenses. And there were chances of recurrences also. So I thought to use combinations to dissolve renal & Ureteric calculi and cure patients...

  1. Clinical observation of different minimally invasive surgeries for the treatment of impacted upper ureteral calculi

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    Liu, Yuanhua; Zhou, Zhangyan; Xia, An; Dai, Haitao; Guo, Linjie; Zheng, Jiang

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To compare the clinical effects of three minimally invasive surgeries on the treatment of impacted upper ureteral calculi. Methods: 135 patients with impacted upper ureteral calculi were selected and randomly divided into three groups (Group A-C) (n=45), which were treated with transurethral ureteroscopic lithotripsy, minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy respectively. Relevant results of the three groups were compared. R...

  2. Usefulness of reversed display of soft-copy abdominal radiographs for urinary calculi detection

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    PURPOSE: To determine the usefulness of reversed display of soft-copy abdominal radiographs for urinary calculi detection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty radiographs with a single urinary calculus less than 5 mm in the long diameter (15 in the kidney; 15 in the proximal ureter; 15 in the mid-ureter, 15 in the distal ureter) and 15 radiographs without calculi were evaluated. Four readers blinded to the presence or absence of urinary calculi on each radiograph reviewed the radiographs in the conventional display, reversed display, and combination of conventional and reversed displays at 1-week intervals. All images were evaluated in random order and the presence or absence of urinary calculi was interpreted using the confidence score from 1 to 5. RESULTS: Multireader analysis for calculi in all locations showed a greater area under the receiver operating curve for combination of the two displays (0.764) than for the conventional display alone (0.655) (P=0.031). In the single-reader analysis for calculi in all locations, the third reader showed a greater area under the receiver operating curve for the reversed display (0.784) than for the conventional display (0.622) (P=0.027). Multireader analysis of the calculi in the kidney showed a greater area under the receiver operating curve for combination of the two displays (0.824) than for the conventional display alone (0.703) (P=0.043). CONCLUSION: The reversed display of soft-copy abdominal radiographs may be useful for urinary calculi detection

  3. Non-contrast thin-section helical CT of urinary tract calculi in children

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    Background: Non-contrast thin-section helical CT has gained acceptance for the diagnosis of urinary tract calculi in adults, but experience with the technique in children is limited. Purpose: To evaluate the utility of non-contrast thin section helical CT for the diagnosis of urinary tract calculi in children. Materials and methods: Radiology databases at three pediatric institutions were searched to identify all pediatric patients evaluated by ''renal stone'' protocol CT scans (no oral or intravenous contrast, scans covering the entire urinary tract obtained in helical mode with narrow collimation (< 5 mm)). CT scans were reviewed for the primary finding of urinary tract calculi, for secondary signs of acute urinary tract obstruction and for evidence of alternative diagnoses. Medical records were reviewed to determine clinical presentation and to confirm the eventual diagnosis. Results: One hundred thirty-seven scans of 113 children (mean age: 11.2 years) were studied. Thirty-eight of 94 examinations (40%) performed on 82 children for acute pain and/or hematuria showed ureteral calculi. Alternative diagnoses were suggested by CT on 16 scans (17%). Twenty-eight scans were performed on 10 asymptomatic children with known calculus disease confirming renal stone burden on 21 scans (75%) and persistent ureteral calculi on 6 scans (21%). Upper tract calculi were demonstrated on 10 of 15 scans (67%) performed to evaluate for calculi in patients with known non-calculus genitourinary tract abnormalities. Conclusions: Non-contrast thin section helical CT is a useful method to diagnose urinary tract calculi in children. Radiation dose in this retrospective study may exceed the lowest possible radiation dose for diagnostic accuracy. Further research is needed to optimize CT imaging parameters, while maintaining diagnostic accuracy and minimizing radiation dose. (orig.)

  4. Non-contrast thin-section helical CT of urinary tract calculi in children

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    Strouse, Peter J. [Section of Pediatric Radiology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Bates, Gregory D. [Department of Radiology, Columbus Children' s Hospital, Columbus, OH (United States); Bloom, David A. [Department of Pediatric Imaging, Children' s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI (United States); Goodsitt, Mitchell M. [Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

    2002-05-01

    Background: Non-contrast thin-section helical CT has gained acceptance for the diagnosis of urinary tract calculi in adults, but experience with the technique in children is limited. Purpose: To evaluate the utility of non-contrast thin section helical CT for the diagnosis of urinary tract calculi in children. Materials and methods: Radiology databases at three pediatric institutions were searched to identify all pediatric patients evaluated by ''renal stone'' protocol CT scans (no oral or intravenous contrast, scans covering the entire urinary tract obtained in helical mode with narrow collimation (< 5 mm)). CT scans were reviewed for the primary finding of urinary tract calculi, for secondary signs of acute urinary tract obstruction and for evidence of alternative diagnoses. Medical records were reviewed to determine clinical presentation and to confirm the eventual diagnosis. Results: One hundred thirty-seven scans of 113 children (mean age: 11.2 years) were studied. Thirty-eight of 94 examinations (40%) performed on 82 children for acute pain and/or hematuria showed ureteral calculi. Alternative diagnoses were suggested by CT on 16 scans (17%). Twenty-eight scans were performed on 10 asymptomatic children with known calculus disease confirming renal stone burden on 21 scans (75%) and persistent ureteral calculi on 6 scans (21%). Upper tract calculi were demonstrated on 10 of 15 scans (67%) performed to evaluate for calculi in patients with known non-calculus genitourinary tract abnormalities. Conclusions: Non-contrast thin section helical CT is a useful method to diagnose urinary tract calculi in children. Radiation dose in this retrospective study may exceed the lowest possible radiation dose for diagnostic accuracy. Further research is needed to optimize CT imaging parameters, while maintaining diagnostic accuracy and minimizing radiation dose. (orig.)

  5. Definitive ureteroscopy and intracorporeal lithotripsy in treatment of ureteral calculi during pregnancy

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    Teleb, Mohamed; Ragab, Ahmed; Dawod, Tamer; Elgalaly, Hazem; Elsayed, Ehab; Sakr, Ahmed; Abdelhameed, Ahmed; Maarouf, Arif; Khalil, Salem

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the outcome of using semi-rigid ureteroscopy with or without intracorporeal pneumatic lithotripsy vs. temporary ureteric JJ stenting in the management of obstructing ureteric calculi in pregnant women. Patients and methods This prospective comparative study comprised 43 pregnant women with obstructing ureteric calculi. The diagnosis was based on the acute flank pain as the main symptom, microscopic haematuria, and unilateral hydronephrosis on abdominal ultrasonography (U...

  6. Renal papillary calcification and the development of calcium oxalate monohydrate papillary renal calculi: a case series study

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    Grases, Fèlix; Costa-Bauzá, Antonia; Rafel M. Prieto; Conte, Antonio; Servera, Antonio

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    Background The objective of this study is to determine in a case series (four patients) how calcified deposits in renal papillae are associated with the development of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) papillary calculi. Methods From the recently collected papillary calculi, we evaluated retrospectively patients, subjected to retrograde ureteroscopy, with COM papillary lithiasis. Results The COM papillary calculi were found to result from subepithelial injury. Many of these lesions underwent ...

  7. Nondestructive analysis of urinary calculi using micro computed tomography

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    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Micro computed tomography (micro CT has been shown to provide exceptionally high quality imaging of the fine structural detail within urinary calculi. We tested the idea that micro CT might also be used to identify the mineral composition of urinary stones non-destructively. Methods Micro CT x-ray attenuation values were measured for mineral that was positively identified by infrared microspectroscopy (FT-IR. To do this, human urinary stones were sectioned with a diamond wire saw. The cut surface was explored by FT-IR and regions of pure mineral were evaluated by micro CT to correlate x-ray attenuation values with mineral content. Additionally, intact stones were imaged with micro CT to visualize internal morphology and map the distribution of specific mineral components in 3-D. Results Micro CT images taken just beneath the cut surface of urinary stones showed excellent resolution of structural detail that could be correlated with structure visible in the optical image mode of FT-IR. Regions of pure mineral were not difficult to find by FT-IR for most stones and such regions could be localized on micro CT images of the cut surface. This was not true, however, for two brushite stones tested; in these, brushite was closely intermixed with calcium oxalate. Micro CT x-ray attenuation values were collected for six minerals that could be found in regions that appeared to be pure, including uric acid (3515 – 4995 micro CT attenuation units, AU, struvite (7242 – 7969 AU, cystine (8619 – 9921 AU, calcium oxalate dihydrate (13815 – 15797 AU, calcium oxalate monohydrate (16297 – 18449 AU, and hydroxyapatite (21144 – 23121 AU. These AU values did not overlap. Analysis of intact stones showed excellent resolution of structural detail and could discriminate multiple mineral types within heterogeneous stones. Conclusions Micro CT gives excellent structural detail of urinary stones, and these results demonstrate the feasibility

  8. Association between schizophrenia and urinary calculi: a population-based case-control study.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: People with schizophrenia have been demonstrated to have higher overall morbidity and all-cause mortality rates from general medical conditions. However, little attention has been given to the urinary system of people with schizophrenia. As no direct evidence has been reported demonstrating a link between schizophrenia and urinary calculi, this study utilized a population-based case-control study design to investigate the possibility of an association between schizophrenia and the occurrence of urinary calculi. METHOD: This study used data from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database. Cases consisted of 53,965 urinary calculi patients newly diagnosed between 2002 and 2008. In total, 269,825 controls were randomly selected and matched with the cases in terms of age and sex. Each person was traced to discern whether he had previously received a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Conditional logistic regression models were performed for the analysis. RESULTS: A total of 3,119 (1.0% subjects had been diagnosed with schizophrenia prior to the index date. This included 0.7% of the patients with urinary calculi, and 1.0% of the controls. A prior diagnosis of schizophrenia was independently associated with a 30% decrease (95% CI = 0.62-0.76 in the occurrence of urinary calculi. The reduction was even more remarkable in males (38%, 95% CI = 0.55-0.71 and in elder individuals independent of gender (48% in those aged >69, 95% CI = 0.36-0.77. CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that there is an inverse association between schizophrenia and urinary calculi. Future studies are needed to elucidate the mechanisms by which schizophrenia negatively associates with urinary calculi.

  9. MEDICAL EXPULSIVE THERAPY OF URETERIC CALCULI - OUR EXPERIENCE

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Uretric stones can be treated with multiple modalities including medical therapy, uretroscopy, shockwave lithotripsy (SWS, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, open/laparoscopic stone removal, and/or combinations of these modalities. The aim is to study the effectivene ss of medical management of uretric stones and to compare the effectiveness of Tamsulosin and Tamsulosin with steroid . MATERIALS & METHODS: 120 Patients who came with acute uretric colic were categorized into III categories of less than 5mm, 5mm to 7mm and more than 7mm based on NCCT. They were consecutively allotted to one of the three groups, the group I patients received Anti - Biotics with NSAIDs group II received Tamsulosin in addition Anti - Biotics and NSAIDs and III rd group received Anti - Biotics, Tamsu losin, NSAIDs in addition Deflazacart 30mg for a period of 10 days. The results were evaluated at the end of 10 days medical treatment. RESULTS : 90 out of 120 patients were re - evaluated at the end of 10 days. The calculi of 7mm should be removed as the chances of passage is <20%. The medical treatment with Tamsulosin or Tamsulosin with Deflazacart does not offer significant benefit.

  10. The feasibility of using microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography for detection and evaluation of renal calculi

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    Cao Caijun; Nie Liming; Lou Cunguang; Xing Da, E-mail: xingda@scnu.edu.c [MOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science and Institute of Laser Life Science, College of Biophotonics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631 (China)

    2010-09-07

    Imaging of renal calculi is important for patients who suffered a urinary calculus prior to treatment. The available imaging techniques include plain x-ray, ultrasound scan, intravenous urogram, computed tomography, etc. However, the visualization of a uric acid calculus (radiolucent calculi) is difficult and often impossible by the above imaging methods. In this paper, a new detection method based on microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography was developed to detect the renal calculi. Thermoacoustic images of calcium oxalate and uric acid calculus were compared with their x-ray images. The microwave absorption differences among the calcium oxalate calculus, uric acid calculus and normal kidney tissue could be evaluated by the amplitude of the thermoacoustic signals. The calculi hidden in the swine kidney were clearly imaged with excellent contrast and resolution in the three orthogonal thermoacoustic images. The results indicate that thermoacoustic imaging may be developed as a complementary method for detecting renal calculi, and its low cost and effective feature shows high potential for clinical applications.

  11. The feasibility of using microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography for detection and evaluation of renal calculi

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    Imaging of renal calculi is important for patients who suffered a urinary calculus prior to treatment. The available imaging techniques include plain x-ray, ultrasound scan, intravenous urogram, computed tomography, etc. However, the visualization of a uric acid calculus (radiolucent calculi) is difficult and often impossible by the above imaging methods. In this paper, a new detection method based on microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography was developed to detect the renal calculi. Thermoacoustic images of calcium oxalate and uric acid calculus were compared with their x-ray images. The microwave absorption differences among the calcium oxalate calculus, uric acid calculus and normal kidney tissue could be evaluated by the amplitude of the thermoacoustic signals. The calculi hidden in the swine kidney were clearly imaged with excellent contrast and resolution in the three orthogonal thermoacoustic images. The results indicate that thermoacoustic imaging may be developed as a complementary method for detecting renal calculi, and its low cost and effective feature shows high potential for clinical applications.

  12. The feasibility of using microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography for detection and evaluation of renal calculi

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    Cao, Caijun; Nie, Liming; Lou, Cunguang; Xing, Da

    2010-09-01

    Imaging of renal calculi is important for patients who suffered a urinary calculus prior to treatment. The available imaging techniques include plain x-ray, ultrasound scan, intravenous urogram, computed tomography, etc. However, the visualization of a uric acid calculus (radiolucent calculi) is difficult and often impossible by the above imaging methods. In this paper, a new detection method based on microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography was developed to detect the renal calculi. Thermoacoustic images of calcium oxalate and uric acid calculus were compared with their x-ray images. The microwave absorption differences among the calcium oxalate calculus, uric acid calculus and normal kidney tissue could be evaluated by the amplitude of the thermoacoustic signals. The calculi hidden in the swine kidney were clearly imaged with excellent contrast and resolution in the three orthogonal thermoacoustic images. The results indicate that thermoacoustic imaging may be developed as a complementary method for detecting renal calculi, and its low cost and effective feature shows high potential for clinical applications.

  13. "THE ROLE OF HARDNESS OF POTABLE WATER IN THE FORMATION OF URINARY CALCULI IN UROMIEH, Iran"

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    1995-06-01

    Full Text Available The formation of renal and urinary calculi is not due to a single cause but occurs as a multifactor entity, by which some of them still are unknown. Three theories of Stones formation including nucleation, stone matrix and inhibition of crystallization do not accuse water hardness as a main cause of the formation of urinary calculi 120 patients suffering from renal and urinary calculi and the same number of control persons were studied in the city of Uromieh. The analysis of uroliths and water samples fulfilled the laboratory Standard methods Chi-square test was done on the results obtained The results of water analyses showed that the total hardness of Calcium and Magnesium were 300, 69, 32 mg/I as CaCo3 , TDS , 410 mg/I, electrical conductivity 600 us/cm and water classified as very hard. The abundance of uroliths were, oxalate, cystjne, uric acid infectious respectively, There was no statistical significant association between water hardness and urinary calculi of patients under study with respect to age and sex. The abundance blood groups in patients were A , 0 , AB and B respectively and the occurrence of 3 renal calculi mentioned above were more in men than Women The formation of renal stones were most occurred in summer season. The most abundant was calcium oxalate, the incidence was between the ages 30 to 50 years old and calcium stones were 2.7 times more in men than woman.

  14. Computer-aided detection of renal calculi from noncontrast CT images using TV-flow and MSER features

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    Purpose: Renal calculi are common extracolonic incidental findings on computed tomographic colonography (CTC). This work aims to develop a fully automated computer-aided diagnosis system to accurately detect renal calculi on CTC images. Methods: The authors developed a total variation (TV) flow method to reduce image noise within the kidneys while maintaining the characteristic appearance of renal calculi. Maximally stable extremal region (MSER) features were then calculated to robustly identify calculi candidates. Finally, the authors computed texture and shape features that were imported to support vector machines for calculus classification. The method was validated on a dataset of 192 patients and compared to a baseline approach that detects calculi by thresholding. The authors also compared their method with the detection approaches using anisotropic diffusion and nonsmoothing. Results: At a false positive rate of 8 per patient, the sensitivities of the new method and the baseline thresholding approach were 69% and 35% (p < 1e − 3) on all calculi from 1 to 433 mm3 in the testing dataset. The sensitivities of the detection methods using anisotropic diffusion and nonsmoothing were 36% and 0%, respectively. The sensitivity of the new method increased to 90% if only larger and more clinically relevant calculi were considered. Conclusions: Experimental results demonstrated that TV-flow and MSER features are efficient means to robustly and accurately detect renal calculi on low-dose, high noise CTC images. Thus, the proposed method can potentially improve diagnosis

  15. Computer-aided detection of renal calculi from noncontrast CT images using TV-flow and MSER features

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    Liu, Jianfei; Wang, Shijun; Turkbey, Evrim B.; Yao, Jianhua; Summers, Ronald M., E-mail: rms@nih.gov [Radiology and Imaging Sciences, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-1182 (United States); Linguraru, Marius George [Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National Health System Center, Washington, DC 20010 and School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20010 (United States)

    2015-01-15

    Purpose: Renal calculi are common extracolonic incidental findings on computed tomographic colonography (CTC). This work aims to develop a fully automated computer-aided diagnosis system to accurately detect renal calculi on CTC images. Methods: The authors developed a total variation (TV) flow method to reduce image noise within the kidneys while maintaining the characteristic appearance of renal calculi. Maximally stable extremal region (MSER) features were then calculated to robustly identify calculi candidates. Finally, the authors computed texture and shape features that were imported to support vector machines for calculus classification. The method was validated on a dataset of 192 patients and compared to a baseline approach that detects calculi by thresholding. The authors also compared their method with the detection approaches using anisotropic diffusion and nonsmoothing. Results: At a false positive rate of 8 per patient, the sensitivities of the new method and the baseline thresholding approach were 69% and 35% (p < 1e − 3) on all calculi from 1 to 433 mm{sup 3} in the testing dataset. The sensitivities of the detection methods using anisotropic diffusion and nonsmoothing were 36% and 0%, respectively. The sensitivity of the new method increased to 90% if only larger and more clinically relevant calculi were considered. Conclusions: Experimental results demonstrated that TV-flow and MSER features are efficient means to robustly and accurately detect renal calculi on low-dose, high noise CTC images. Thus, the proposed method can potentially improve diagnosis.

  16. Toward the classification of differential calculi on κ-Minkowski space and related field theories

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    Jurić, Tajron; Meljanac, Stjepan; Pikutić, Danijel; Štrajn, Rina

    2015-07-01

    Classification of differential forms on κ-Minkowski space, particularly, the classification of all bicovariant differential calculi of classical dimension is presented. By imposing super-Jacobi identities we derive all possible differential algebras compatible with the κ-Minkowski algebra for time-like, space-like and light-like deformations. Embedding into the super-Heisenberg algebra is constructed using non-commutative (NC) coordinates and one-forms. Particularly, a class of differential calculi with an undeformed exterior derivative and one-forms is considered. Corresponding NC differential calculi are elaborated. Related class of new Drinfeld twists is proposed. It contains twist leading to κ-Poincaré Hopf algebra for light-like deformation. Corresponding super-algebra and deformed super-Hopf algebras, as well as the symmetries of differential algebras are presented and elaborated. Using the NC differential calculus, we analyze NC field theory, modified dispersion relations, and discuss further physical applications.

  17. Proceedings Fourth Workshop on Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi 2010

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    Ciobanu, Gabriel; 10.4204/EPTCS.40

    2010-01-01

    The 4th Workshop on Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi (MeCBIC 2010) is organized in Jena as a satellite event of the Eleventh International Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC11). Biological membranes play a fundamental role in the complex reactions which take place in cells of living organisms. The importance of this role has been considered in two different types of formalisms introduced recently. Membrane systems were introduced as a class of distributed parallel computing devices inspired by the observation that any biological system is a complex hierarchical structure, with a flow of biochemical substances and information that underlies their functioning. The modeling and analysis of biological systems has also attracted considerable interest of the process algebra research community. Thus the notions of membranes and compartments have been explicitly represented in a family of calculi, such as ambients and brane calculi. A cross fertilization of these two research areas has ...

  18. PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF TAMSULOSIN IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CALCULI IN LOWER THIRD OF URETER

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Urinary calculus disease is one of the 3 most common urological diseases . It affects about 12 % of the world population and has become a worldwide health problem . Of all the urinary tract stones 20% are ureteral stones , of which 70% are found in the lower third of ureter . Patients with ureteric calculi have wide range of complications which includes acute pain necessitating hospitalization , urinary tract infection , anuria , acute renal failure , chronic renal failure , hydronephrosis , pyonephrosis , pyelonephritis . The objective of the study is , t o study the effect of Tamsulosin in the passage of calculi in the lower one third of the ureter compared to NSAIDs and oral and IV fluids . MATERI AL AND METHOD: This study included a total of 82 patients between the study period from Nov 20 10 to May 201 3 . 42 patients were chosen randomly and advised to take plenty of oral fluids and treated with NSAIDs ( Diclofenac sodium and the other 40 patients w ere treated with Tamsulosin ( alpha blocker 0 . 4mg HS for one month along with oral fluids and NSAIDs ( Diclofenac sodium . RESULTS: Majority of the patients were in the age group of 20 - 40 yrs . The mean size of the calculus was 6 . 62 cms on the right side and 6 . 07 cms on the left side . Out of the 40 patients who were on alpha 1 blocker ( Tamsulosin 31 patients had passed the calculi and 9 patients had no results with a success rate of 77 . 5% . In the 42 patients who were not on Tamsulosin , 8 patients passed the calculi and 34 patients did not pass the calculi . 9 patients among the 42 underwent ureterorenoscopy ( URS . CONCLUSION : Tamsulosin is an effective and safe drug in the management of calculi in the lower 1/3 rd of the ureter . Most patients with ureteric calc uli were rendered stone free with endourological procedures if conservative treatment failed .

  19. Flexible Ureteroscopic Management of Horseshoe Kidney Renal Calculi

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTPurpose:To evaluate the clinical efficacy of flexible ureteroscope (F-URS combined with holmium laser lithotripter in treating renal calculi in horseshoe kidney.Materials and Methods:From November 2010 to December 2013, the medical history and charts of sixteen patients (mean age 42.9±11.6 years, range 26-66 years, including 13 males and 3 females were analyzed retrospectively. Mean stone burden was 29±8 mm (range 17-42 mm2. Mean stone digitized surface area (DSA was 321±94 mm2 (range 180-538 mm2. Under spinal anesthesia in a modified lithotomy position with the head down, rigid ureteroscope was placed firstly into the ureter to reach the level of the pelvis, a zebra guide wire was inserted and following the removal of the rigid ureteroscope, an ureteral access sheath was positioned along the guide wire, then passed the URF P-5 flexible ureteroscope into the renal cavities over the guidewire. After locating the stones, holmium laser lithotripsy was performed.Results:The average operative time was 92±16 minutes (range 74-127 min.. No major complications were encountered. Ten patients obtained stone-free status with one session, four obtained stone-free status after two sessions. Single session stone-free rate was 62.5%, overall stone-free rate was 87.5%. Two patients have small residual stones in the lower pole.Conclusions:F-URS combined with holmium laser lithotripter and nitinol basket, is safe and effective in dealing with moderate stone diameter (<30 mm in HSKs with high clearance rates and low complication rates.

  20. Weak Convergence and Vector-Valued Functions: Improving the Stability Theory of Feynman's Operational Calculi

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    In this paper we present a theorem that establishes a relation between continuous, norm-bounded functions from a metric space into a separable Hilbert space and weak convergence of sequences of probability measures on the metric space. After establishing this result, it's application to the stability theory of Feynman's operational calculi will be illustrated. We will see that the existing time-dependent stability theory of the operational calculi will be significantly improved when the operator-valued functions take their values in LH,H a separable Hilbert space

  1. Analytical scanning electron microscopy and x-ray microdiffractometry of renal calculi using etched plastic sections

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    We describe the technique and illustrate results of renal calculi analyses utilizing correlative analytical scanning electron microscopy and x-ray microdiffractometry on the same 100 micrometer Spurr embedded sections. Essential to the technique is the employment of an extremely sensitive x-ray microdiffractometer, and for morphological analysis, pretreatment of the sections with a sodium ethoxide etching solution. This technique facilitates more precise identification of crystalline constituents especially calcium apatite and magnesium ammonium phosphate hexahydrate (struvite). Further, the technique permits detection and mapping of both crystalline and amorphous constituents within calculi

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

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    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.

  3. Renal colic: comparison of spiral CT, US and IVU in the detection of ureteral calculi

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    Yilmaz, S.; Sindel, T.; Arslan, G.; Oezkaynak, C.; Karaali, K.; Kabaalioglu, A.; Lueleci, E. [Department of Radiology, Akdeniz University Medical Faculty, Arapsuyu, Antalya (Turkey)

    1998-03-01

    The aim of our study was to compare noncontrast spiral CT, US and intravenous urography (IVU) in the evaluation of patients with renal colic for the diagnosis of ureteral calculi. During a period of 17 months, 112 patients with renal colic were examined with spiral CT, US and IVU. Fifteen patients were lost to follow-up and excluded. The remaining 97 patients were defined to be either true positive or negative for ureterolithiasis based on the follow-up data. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value and accuracy of spiral CT, US and IVU were determined, and secondary signs of ureteral stones and other pathologies causing renal colic detected with these modalities were noted. Of 97 patients, 64 were confirmed to have ureteral calculi based on stone recovery or urological interventions. Thirty-three patients were proved not to have ureteral calculi based on failure to recover a stone and diagnoses unrelated to ureterolithiasis. Spiral CT was found to be the best modality for depicting ureteral stones with a sensitivity of 94 % and a specificity of 97 %. For US and IVU, these figures were 19, 97, 52, and 94 %, respectively. Spiral CT is superior to US and IVU in the demonstration of ureteral calculi in patients with renal colic, but because of its high cost, higher radiation dose and high workload, it should be reserved for cases where US and IVU do not show the cause of symptoms. (orig.) With 4 figs., 3 tabs., 12 refs.

  4. Feline porphyria associated with anemia, severe hepatic disease, and renal calculi

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    2010-01-01

    A 13-year-old, neutered male domestic cat presented with signs of weight loss, anemia, and hepatomegaly. Pathognomonic signs of porphyria were identified. Charcoal-like renal calculi and severe liver changes were observed, neither of which has been previously reported in association with feline porphyria.

  5. Distal ureteral calculi: the usefulness of transrectal ultrasound and comparison with intravenous urography

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    To determine the usefulness of transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and to compare TRUS with intravenous urography (IVU) in the evaluation of distal ureteral calculi. TRUS and IVU were performed in 24 patients with distal ureteral calculi. Using TRUS, we evaluated the presence and size of calculus, type of ureteral jet at the affected site and diameter of ureter proximal to calculus, and using IVU evaluated the presence and size of calculus, degree of ureteral obstruction, and degree of hydroureter. TRUS and IVU findings, were compared. In each patient, TRUS detected calculus of the distal ureter;in only 18 cases (75%), were the calculi demonstrated with IVU. In 18 cases where calculi were detected by both modalities, average calculus size was 4.5x3.0mm (longest and shortest dimensions) by IVU, and 6.1x3.7mm by TRUS. Between TRUS and IVU(p0.05). TRUS appears to be a useful adjunctive method for the evaluation of distal ureteral calculus

  6. Renal colic: comparison of spiral CT, US and IVU in the detection of ureteral calculi

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    The aim of our study was to compare noncontrast spiral CT, US and intravenous urography (IVU) in the evaluation of patients with renal colic for the diagnosis of ureteral calculi. During a period of 17 months, 112 patients with renal colic were examined with spiral CT, US and IVU. Fifteen patients were lost to follow-up and excluded. The remaining 97 patients were defined to be either true positive or negative for ureterolithiasis based on the follow-up data. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value and accuracy of spiral CT, US and IVU were determined, and secondary signs of ureteral stones and other pathologies causing renal colic detected with these modalities were noted. Of 97 patients, 64 were confirmed to have ureteral calculi based on stone recovery or urological interventions. Thirty-three patients were proved not to have ureteral calculi based on failure to recover a stone and diagnoses unrelated to ureterolithiasis. Spiral CT was found to be the best modality for depicting ureteral stones with a sensitivity of 94 % and a specificity of 97 %. For US and IVU, these figures were 19, 97, 52, and 94 %, respectively. Spiral CT is superior to US and IVU in the demonstration of ureteral calculi in patients with renal colic, but because of its high cost, higher radiation dose and high workload, it should be reserved for cases where US and IVU do not show the cause of symptoms. (orig.)

  7. Disintegration of urinary calculi by laser beam: drilling experiment in extracted urinary stones.

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    Tanahashi, Y; Orikasa, S; Chiba, R; Tahira, K; Fukatsu, T; Miyakawa, T

    1979-06-01

    Disintegration of urinary calculi was attempted by the use of laser beam. As a first step, drilling of extracted urinary stones was attempted using a continuous wave CO2 laser and a pulse ruby laser. Stones were drilled easily by either laser beam. The power around 10 W of continuous CO2 laser beam was sufficient to drill through the stone. PMID:462477

  8. Successful Management of Repetitive Urinary Obstruction and Anuria Caused by Double J Stent Calculi Formation after Renal Transplantation

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This report firstly describes an extremely rare case of repetitive double J stent calculi formation after renal transplantation caused by the antihyperparathyroidism (HPT drug calcitriol. In 2012, a woman initially presented to our hospital for anuria with lower abdominal pain. She was diagnosed with allograft hydronephrosis and double J stents obstruction by calculi formation after transplantation and treated with triplicate stents replacements in another hospital without clinical manifestations improvements. Through detailed exploration of medical history, we conclude that the abnormal calculi formation is due to the calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 administration, a drug which can increase renal tubular reabsorption of calcium for treating posttransplant HPT bone disease. After discontinuing calcitriol, the patient was stone-free and had a good recovery without severe complications during the 9-month follow-up. Our novel findings may provide an important clue and approach to managing formidable repetitive double J stent calculi formation in the clinical trial.

  9. The role of the plain radiograph and renal tract ultrasound in the management of children with renal tract calculi

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    AIMS: The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the relative efficacy of plain abdominal radiographs and detailed renal tract ultrasound (US) examination in the diagnosis and follow-up of children with renal tract calculi. METHODS: The records and imaging studies of 28 paediatric patients who had presented with proven renal tract calculi over a period of 5 years were examined. RESULTS: In 23 (82%) patients, US was the first investigation. All these patients also had plain radiographs. Plain radiographs were the first investigation in five (18%) patients. All renal calculi (100%) visible on plain films were demonstrated on US. Furthermore, detailed US often provided other clinically significant findings that were not apparent on plain films. CONCLUSION: As a result of this study it is recommend that detailed US should be the investigation of choice in children with suspected renal tract calculi. Smith, S.L. (2000)

  10. Robust detection of renal calculi from non-contract CT images using TV-flow and MSER features

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    Liu, Jianfei; Wang, Shijun; Linguraru, Marius George; Summers, Ronald M.

    2013-03-01

    Renal calculi are one of the most painful urologic disorders causing 3 million treatments per year in the United States. The objective of this paper is the automated detection of renal calculi from CT colonography (CTC) images on which they are one of the major extracolonic findings. However, the primary purpose of the CTC protocols is not for the detection of renal calculi, but for screening of colon cancer. The kidneys are imaged with significant amounts of noise in the non-contrast CTC images, which makes the detection of renal calculi extremely challenging. We propose a computer-aided diagnosis method to detect renal calculi in CTC images. It is built on three novel techniques: 1) total variation (TV) flow to reduce image noise while keeping calculi, 2) maximally stable extremal region (MSER) features to find calculus candidates, 3) salient feature descriptors based on intensity properties to train a support vector machine classifier and filter false positives. We selected 23 CTC cases with 36 renal calculi to analyze the detection algorithm. The calculus size ranged from 1.0mm to 6.8mm. Fifteen cases were selected as the training dataset, and the remaining eight cases were used for the testing dataset. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) values were 0.92 in the training datasets and 0.93 in the testing datasets. The testing dataset confidence interval for AUC reported by ROCKIT was [0.8799, 0.9591] and the training dataset was [0.8974, 0.9642]. These encouraging results demonstrated that our detection algorithm can robustly and accurately identify renal calculi from CTC images.

  11. PHARMACOLOGICAL SCREENING OF MUSA PARADISICA LINN AGAINST ETHYLENE GLYCOL INDUCED RENAL CALCULI

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    Jha U

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The effect of ethanol extract of dried roots of Musa paradisica Linn against ethylene glycol induced renal calculi in albino wistar rats are studied in this research. A renal calculus was induced in rats by ingesting 0.75% ethylene glycol in drinking water for 28 days and was manifested by high urinary calcium, oxalate, and low urinary magnesium contents. Simultaneous administration of 1ml (1 in 10 Musa paradisica Linn orally for 28 days along with ethylene glycol (0.75% v/v reduced urinary calcium, oxalate and elevated urinary magnesium level. It also increased urinary volume thereby reducing the tendency for crystallization. The histopathological studies confirmed the induction as degenerated glomeruli, necrotic tubule and inflammatory cells was observed in section of kidney from animals treated with ethylene glycol. This was reduced; however after treatment with Musa paradisica Linn. These observations enable to conclude that Musa paradisica Linn is effective against ethylene glycol induced renal calculi.

  12. Trace element studies in urolithiasis; preliminary investigation on mixed calcium oxalate-struvite urinary calculi

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    In this study the levels of the trace elements copper , zinc, lead, iron, aluminum, nickel, chromium along with magnesium, sodium and potassium were estimated in fifteen mixed calcium oxalate-struvite (CaOx/STR) urinary stones. The mean values of the combined results were, copper 4.24, zinc 1302, zinc 1302.10, lead 23.25, iron 36.83,nickel 0.69, chromium 1.93, magnesium 4530441, sodium 54.13 and potassium 5.93 ng mg/sup -1/. It was observed that zinc, aluminum and potassium levels were higher than in calcium oxalate(CaOx) calculi 0.05>P>0.02 and potassium levels were higher than in mixed calcium oxalate-hydroxy appetite (CaOx/APA) calculi, P<0.01. A combination of all the results was also compared with similar data from South Africa, Turkey, Austria, India, U.S.A and Japan. (author)

  13. Swapping: a natural bridge between named and indexed explicit substitution calculi

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    Mendelzon, Ariel; Ziliani, Beta; 10.4204/EPTCS.49.1

    2011-01-01

    This article is devoted to the presentation of lambda_rex, an explicit substitution calculus with de Bruijn indexes and a simple notation. By being isomorphic to lambda_ex - a recent formalism with variable names -, lambda_rex accomplishes simulation of beta-reduction (Sim), preservation of beta-strong normalization (PSN) and meta-confluence (MC), among other desirable properties. Our calculus is based on a novel presentation of lambda_dB, using a swap notion that was originally devised by de Bruijn. Besides lambda_rex, two other indexed calculi isomorphic to lambda_x and lambda_xgc are presented, demonstrating the potential of our technique when applied to the design of indexed versions of known named calculi.

  14. Chemical analysis of human urinary and renal calculi by Raman laser fiber-optics method

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    Hong, Nguyen T. D.; Phat, Darith; Plaza, Pascal; Daudon, Michel; Dao, Nguyen Q.

    1991-11-01

    The Raman laser fiberoptics (RLFO) method using Raman spectroscopy for determination of chemical composition and optical fibers allowing multiplex, in situ, and remote possibilities, enabled chemical analysis of various human urinary and renal calculi. Raman spectra of about 40 constituents (synthetic or natural) in the authors''s possession and its 437 various binary and ternary mixtures are recorded using 1.06 micrometers radiation of a Nd:YAG laser and a FT Raman interferometer. These spectra--most of them are fluorescence free--constituted the calculi library. In the presence of urine, unknown stones can then be identified by RLFO method using an automatic computer procedure (at the present time, the Bruker IR search program is used). The results obtained for the identification of the stones are satisfactory. Major constituents of a complex calculus (

  15. Internal Structure of Kidney Calculi as a Predictor for Shockwave Lithotripsy Success

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    Christiansen, Frederikke Eichner; Andreassen, Kim Hovgaard; Osther, Susanne Sloth; Osther, Palle Joern Sloth

    with patients with homogeneous stones (odds ratio 0.43 [95% confidence interval 0.20, 0.92; p < 0.05]). However, when adjusting for stone size by multiple logistic regression, including stone size (area) as a covariate, this difference became insignificant. CONCLUSION: The internal structure of kidney......INTRODUCTION: The internal structure of renal calculi can be determined on CT using bone windows and may be classified as homogeneous or inhomogeneous with void regions. In vitro studies have shown homogeneous stones to be less responsive to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL). The objective...... collected retrospectively. All patients had noncontrast computed tomography (NCCT) performed before SWL and at 3-month follow-up. The stones were categorized as homogeneous or inhomogeneous. At follow-up, the patient's stone status was registered. Stone-free status was defined as no evidence of calculi on...

  16. Cystic calculi removal in African spurred Tortoise (Geochelone sulcata using transplstron coeliotomy

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    Full Text Available The present report was carried out to manage a case of calculi in the bladder of African spurred tortoise. A 6 year old African spurred tortoise presented with history of anorexia and whitish discharged from the vent. Upon physical examination, the tortoise were 10% dehydrated, hindlegs muscle wasting and whitish materials came out from the vent. Plain radiograph revealed increased radiopacity in the bladder and also both right and left kidney. Contrast gastrointestinal radiograph showed less possibility of foreign body. Inconclusive radiological findings required the decision to proceed with exploratory transplastron coeliotomy by using dental burr. About 4 cm solid, hard whitish mass was removed from the bladder and both kidney was congested with whitish material. The findings were suggestive for urates crystal calculi based on histology result. [Vet. World 2012; 5(8.000: 489-492

  17. SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF PERCUTANEOUS NEPHROLITHOTOMY IN INFANTS PRESENTING WITH OBSTRUCTIVE RENAL CALCULI AND ANURIA

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND : Urolithiasis in infancy is rare but important health issue. Etiology is multi factorial . Optimal management of pediatric stone disease is still evolving . Infants with bilateral obstructive renal stones are unique group of patients in whom prompt evaluation and management is necessary. AI MS AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate safety and efficacy of PCNL in infants presenting with bilateral obstructive renal calculi and anuria . MATERIALS AND METHOD S: From N ov . 2012 to M arch 2014, 18 renal units with calculi in 9 infants (6 boys, 3 girls were treated with PCNL ( P ercutaneous N ephrolithotomy at our institution. All infants presented with anuria, rised serum creatinin (mean 6.1mg/dl and uremic symptoms due to bilateral obstructive renal calculi. All patients managed initially with peritoneal dialysis a t nephrology u nit, followed by bilateral DJ (D ouble J stenting, then bilateral PCNL performed in two sittings. Mean age 8.5 months (4m to 12m, mean stone burden 1.7 cm (0.6cm to 3.0 cm, 20 F pediatric nephroscope through 22F percutaneous access was used . Stones were fragmented with pneumatic lithotripter. RESULTS: Mean operative time was 60.22 mins (30 mins to 90 mins. Complete stone clearance was done in all cases without need for second look PCNL. Mean post op serum creatinin is 0.6 mg/dl. No patient r equired blood transfusion, developed urosepsis, or had a procedure related complications. CONCLUSION: When performed by experienced urologists, PCNL is safe and effective procedure in infants presenting with bilateral obstructive renal calculi and anuria, provided these patients managed preoperatively with peritoneal dialysis and DJ stenting to optimise renal function and to relieve sepsis.

  18. Feynman's Operational Calculi: Spectral Theory for Noncommuting Self-adjoint Operators

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    Jefferies, Brian [University of New South Wales, School of Mathematics (Australia)], E-mail: b.jefferies@unsw.edu.au; Johnson, Gerald W. [333 Avery Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Department of Mathematics (United States)], E-mail: gjohnson@math.unl.edu; Nielsen, Lance [Creighton University, Department of Mathematics (United States)], E-mail: lnielsen@creighton.edu

    2007-02-15

    The spectral theorem for commuting self-adjoint operators along with the associated functional (or operational) calculus is among the most useful and beautiful results of analysis. It is well known that forming a functional calculus for noncommuting self-adjoint operators is far more problematic. The central result of this paper establishes a rich functional calculus for any finite number of noncommuting (i.e. not necessarily commuting) bounded, self-adjoint operators A{sub 1},..., A{sub n} and associated continuous Borel probability measures {mu}{sub 1}, ?, {mu}{sub n} on [0,1]. Fix A{sub 1},..., A{sub n}. Then each choice of an n-tuple ({mu}{sub 1},...,{mu}{sub n}) of measures determines one of Feynman's operational calculi acting on a certain Banach algebra of analytic functions even when A{sub 1}, ..., A{sub n} are just bounded linear operators on a Banach space. The Hilbert space setting along with self-adjointness allows us to extend the operational calculi well beyond the analytic functions. Using results and ideas drawn largely from the proof of our main theorem, we also establish a family of Trotter product type formulas suitable for Feynman's operational calculi.

  19. Simulation of a bounded symport/antiport P system with Brane calculi.

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    Vitale, Antonio; Mauri, Giancarlo; Zandron, Claudio

    2008-03-01

    Membrane systems (also called P systems) and Brane calculi have been recently introduced as formal models inspired by the structure and the functioning of living cells, but having in mind different goals. The aim of Membrane systems was the formal investigation of the computational nature and power of various features of the cell, while Brane calculi aims to define a model capable of a faithful and intuitive representation of various biological processes. The common background of the two formalisms and the recent growing of interests in applying P systems in Systems Biology have raised the natural question of bridging this two research areas. The present paper goes in this direction, as it presents a direct simulation of a variant of P systems by means of Brane calculi. In particular, we consider a Brane calculus based on three operations called Mate/Bud/Drip, and we show how to use such system to simulate Simple symport/antiport P systems, a variant of P systems purely based on communication of objects. As an example, a simplified sodium-potassium pump modeled in Simple SA is encoded in Mate/Bud/Drip Brane calculus. PMID:17889992

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

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    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.

  1. CT urograms in pediatric patients with ureteral calculi: do adult criteria work?

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    Smergel, E.; Greenberg, S.B.; Crisci, K.L.; Salwen, J.K. [Dept. of Radiology, St. Christopher' s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

    2001-10-01

    Background: Secondary signs of urinary obstruction associated with ureteral calculi are useful adjuncts to diagnosis in adults with renal colic evaluated by unenhanced helical CT. Objective: Our purpose was to evaluate the frequency of secondary signs of obstruction in children with renal colic undergoing unenhanced helical CT. Materials and methods: Ureteral calculi were identified in 20 of 61 children with acute flank pain examined by unenhanced helical CT. Each imaging study was evaluated for the presence of secondary signs of urinary obstruction. The frequencies of individual signs were compared with each other by means of the McNemar test. Results: Six children had no secondary sign identified. In the remaining 14 children, proximal ureteral dilatation was seen in 10, renal enlargement in 10, hydronephrosis in 9, tissue rim sign in 6, decreased kidney attenuation in 5, and perinephric stranding in 1. Comparison of the frequencies strongly suggested that perinephric stranding occurs less frequently than proximal ureteral dilatation (P = 0.004), hydronephrosis (P = 0.008), or renal enlargement (P = 0.012). Conclusion: Perinephric stranding, a common secondary sign in adults with ureteral calculi, occurs less frequently in children than other reported secondary signs. (orig.)

  2. 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.

  3. Dual-energy CT for the evaluation of urinary calculi: Image interpretation, pitfalls and stone mimics

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    Urolithiasis is a common disease with a reported prevalence between 4% and 20% in developed countries. Determination of urinary calculi composition is a key factor in preoperative evaluation, treatment, and stone recurrence prevention. Prior to the introduction of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT), available methods for determining urinary stone composition were only available after stone extraction, and thereby unable to aid in optimized stone management prior to intervention. DECT utilizes the attenuation difference produced by two different x-ray energy spectra to quantify urinary calculi composition as uric acid or non-uric acid (with likely further classification in the future) while still providing the information attained with a conventional CT. Knowledge of DECT imaging pitfalls and stone mimics is important, as the added benefit of dual-energy analysis is the determination of stone composition, which in turn affects all aspects of stone management. This review briefly describes DECT principles, scanner types and acquisition protocols for the evaluation of urinary calculi as they relate to imaging pitfalls (inconsistent characterization of small stones, small dual-energy field of view, and mischaracterization from surrounding material) and stone mimics (drainage devices) that may adversely impact clinical decisions. We utilize our clinical experience from scanning over 1200 patients with this new imaging technique to present clinically relevant examples of imaging pitfalls and possible mechanisms for resolution

  4. CT urograms in pediatric patients with ureteral calculi: do adult criteria work?

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    Background: Secondary signs of urinary obstruction associated with ureteral calculi are useful adjuncts to diagnosis in adults with renal colic evaluated by unenhanced helical CT. Objective: Our purpose was to evaluate the frequency of secondary signs of obstruction in children with renal colic undergoing unenhanced helical CT. Materials and methods: Ureteral calculi were identified in 20 of 61 children with acute flank pain examined by unenhanced helical CT. Each imaging study was evaluated for the presence of secondary signs of urinary obstruction. The frequencies of individual signs were compared with each other by means of the McNemar test. Results: Six children had no secondary sign identified. In the remaining 14 children, proximal ureteral dilatation was seen in 10, renal enlargement in 10, hydronephrosis in 9, tissue rim sign in 6, decreased kidney attenuation in 5, and perinephric stranding in 1. Comparison of the frequencies strongly suggested that perinephric stranding occurs less frequently than proximal ureteral dilatation (P = 0.004), hydronephrosis (P = 0.008), or renal enlargement (P = 0.012). Conclusion: Perinephric stranding, a common secondary sign in adults with ureteral calculi, occurs less frequently in children than other reported secondary signs. (orig.)

  5. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal calculi, experience of first 100 cases at Jinnah Hospital, Lahore

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    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), where available, has become the preferred treatment modality for majority of renal calculi. Nevertheless because of low morbidity and strong patient endorsement there is a natural tendency of over using it. We report the experience of first 100 patients of renal calculi treated at Lithotripsy Center, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore between November 1993 and October 1995.. All patients were treated on an out patients basis. In this prospective study patients were divided into three groups depending upon the initial stone size (Group 1 2.1 to 3 cm). Twenty-eight patients were lost to follow-up. Analysis of data revealed a success rate of 89.5%, 65.8% and 33.3% in Group-I, II and III respectively at the end of 3 months follow-up. Morbidity was directly procedures to stone burden, while success was inversely related to stone burden. Complications requiring auxiliary procedures were seen in none of the patients of Group-I while in 17.1% and 25% of the patients of Group-II and III respectively. Failure of the procedure demanding for an open intervention was seen in none of the patients of Group II and III respectively. We concluded that selection of patients is key to successful management of the renal calculi with ESWL. (author)

  6. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of urinary calculi. Results from the first 306 patients treated at the Copenhagen Municipal Stone Center with a second generation lithotriptor

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    Andersen, J T; Mogensen, P

    1991-01-01

    The first Danish experience with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) using a second generation Lithotriptor (Siemens Lithostar) is reported. 306 patients underwent 392 treatments for 363 stones. There were 339 renal calculi including 5 staghorn calculi and 54 ureteral calculi. Treatments...... and 11 patients had residual stones removed at open surgery. The used second generation lithotriptor with X-ray based stone localisation is effective for treatment of both renal calculi and ureteral calculi in situ in all three segments of the ureter.......The first Danish experience with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) using a second generation Lithotriptor (Siemens Lithostar) is reported. 306 patients underwent 392 treatments for 363 stones. There were 339 renal calculi including 5 staghorn calculi and 54 ureteral calculi. Treatments...... were performed under local analgesia (82%) or epidural or general anesthesia (18%) when invasive procedures had to be done in connection with the treatment. Stone fragmentation was achieved with 2487 +/- 1262 shocks. The first months stone clearance rate was 45%; 26% had fragments less than 6 mm; 29...

  7. Outcomes of flexible ureteroscopic lithotripsy with holmium laser for upper urinary tract calculi

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    Marcello Cocuzza

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess the perioperative and financial outcomes of flexible ureteroscopic lithotripsy with holmium laser for upper tract calculi in 44 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between February 2004 and September 2006, 44 patients treated for upper tract stone with flexible ureteroscopic lithotripsy were evaluated. Renal stones were associated with collecting system obstruction in 15 (34% patients, failed extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (SWL occurred in 14 (32% patients, unilateral multiple stones in 18 (41% patients, and multiple bilateral stones in 3 (7%. In 29 (66% patients, the stone was located in the inferior calyx. Perioperative and financial outcomes were also evaluated. RESULTS: 50 procedures were performed in 44 patients. The mean stone burden on preoperative CT scan was 11.5 ± 5.8 mm. The mean operative time was 61.3 ± 29.4 min. The stone free rate was 93.1% after one procedure and 97.7% after a second procedure, with overall complication rate of 8%. Therapeutic success occurred in 92% and 93% of patients with lower pole stones and SWL failure, respectively. Treatment failure of a single session was associated with presence of a stone size larger than 15 mm (p = 0.007, but not associated with inferior calyx location (p = 0.09. Surgical disposables were responsible for 78% of overall costs. CONCLUSION: Flexible ureteroscopy using holmium laser is a safe and effective option for the treatment of upper urinary tract calculi. In addition, it can be considered an attractive option as salvage therapy after SWL failure or kidney calculi associated with ureteral stones. Stone size larger than 15 mm is associated with single session treatment failure.

  8. Dual-energy CT for the characterization of urinary calculi: In vitro and in vivo evaluation of a low-dose scanning protocol

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    Thomas, C. [University of Tuebingen, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Tuebingen (Germany); Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Tuebingen (Germany); Patschan, O.; Nagele, U.; Stenzl, A. [University of Tuebingen, Department of Urology, Tuebingen (Germany); Ketelsen, D.; Tsiflikas, I.; Reimann, A.; Brodoefel, H.; Claussen, C.; Kopp, A.; Heuschmid, M.; Schlemmer, H.P. [University of Tuebingen, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Tuebingen (Germany); Buchgeister, M. [University of Tuebingen, Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, Tuebingen (Germany)

    2009-06-15

    The efficiency and radiation dose of a low-dose dual-energy (DE) CT protocol for the evaluation of urinary calculus disease were evaluated. A low-dose dual-source DE-CT renal calculi protocol (140 kV, 46 mAs; 80 kV, 210 mAs) was derived from the single-energy (SE) CT protocol used in our institution for the detection of renal calculi (120 kV, 75 mAs). An Alderson-Rando phantom was equipped with thermoluminescence dosimeters and examined by CT with both protocols. The effective doses were calculated. Fifty-one patients with suspected or known urinary calculus disease underwent DE-CT. DE analysis was performed if calculi were detected using a dedicated software tool. Results were compared to chemical analysis after invasive calculus extraction. An effective dose of 3.43 mSv (male) and 5.30 mSv (female) was measured in the phantom for the DE protocol (vs. 3.17/4.57 mSv for the SE protocol). Urinary calculi were found in 34 patients; in 28 patients, calculi were removed and analyzed (23 patients with calcified calculi, three with uric acid calculi, one with 2,8-dihyxdroxyadenine-calculi, one patient with a mixed struvite calculus). DE analysis was able to distinguish between calcified and non-calcified calculi in all cases. In conclusion, dual-energy urinary calculus analysis is effective also with a low-dose protocol. The protocol tested in this study reliably identified calcified urinary calculi in vivo. (orig.)

  9. Dual-energy CT for the characterization of urinary calculi: In vitro and in vivo evaluation of a low-dose scanning protocol

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    The efficiency and radiation dose of a low-dose dual-energy (DE) CT protocol for the evaluation of urinary calculus disease were evaluated. A low-dose dual-source DE-CT renal calculi protocol (140 kV, 46 mAs; 80 kV, 210 mAs) was derived from the single-energy (SE) CT protocol used in our institution for the detection of renal calculi (120 kV, 75 mAs). An Alderson-Rando phantom was equipped with thermoluminescence dosimeters and examined by CT with both protocols. The effective doses were calculated. Fifty-one patients with suspected or known urinary calculus disease underwent DE-CT. DE analysis was performed if calculi were detected using a dedicated software tool. Results were compared to chemical analysis after invasive calculus extraction. An effective dose of 3.43 mSv (male) and 5.30 mSv (female) was measured in the phantom for the DE protocol (vs. 3.17/4.57 mSv for the SE protocol). Urinary calculi were found in 34 patients; in 28 patients, calculi were removed and analyzed (23 patients with calcified calculi, three with uric acid calculi, one with 2,8-dihyxdroxyadenine-calculi, one patient with a mixed struvite calculus). DE analysis was able to distinguish between calcified and non-calcified calculi in all cases. In conclusion, dual-energy urinary calculus analysis is effective also with a low-dose protocol. The protocol tested in this study reliably identified calcified urinary calculi in vivo. (orig.)

  10. Scintigraphy and Doppler ultrasonography for the evaluation of obstructive urinary calculi

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    Gandolpho L.; Sevillano M.; Barbieri A; Ajzen S.; Schor N; Ortiz V; Heilberg I.P.

    2001-01-01

    Forty-seven patients with unilateral obstructive calculi (12 males and 35 females) were submitted to 99mTc-diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA) or 99mTc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scans for assessment of renal function. The scans revealed unilateral functional deficit in 68 and 66% of the patients, respectively. A calculus size of 1.1 to 2.0 cm was significantly associated with deficit detected by DTPA, but duration of obstruction and calculus localization were not. After relief of...

  11. Analysis of renal calculi by X-ray diffraction and electron microprobe: a comparison of two methods

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    We analyzed 48 renal calculi by X-ray powder diffraction and electron microprobe techniques. In 35 of these, the presence of a minor constituent, not detected by X-ray diffraction, was revealed--hydroxyapatite was found in 24 stones, struvite in 6, and calcium oxalate in 5. The results of this study, as well as others, show that incomplete assignment of the crystalline constituents of urinary calculi is an inherent risk of the X-ray method and that conclusions concerning total chemical composition should be based on X-ray diffraction analyses coupled with data obtained from other analytical procedures

  12. Application of physico-chemical procedures in the analysis of urinary calculi

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    Rodgers, A.L.

    1985-01-01

    All physico-chemical techniques used in the analysis of urinary calculi have inherent advantages and limitations. Although x-ray powder diffraction can identify constituents unambiguously, certain minor components can be missed. Infrared spectroscopy is more sensitive but band assignment at low concentrations is difficult. Scanning electron microscopy together with energy dispersive x-ray analysis permits the simultaneous investigation of morphology and chemical microstructure. With the electron microprobe, minor constituents can be detected but tedious sample preparation procedures are required. Transmission electron microscopy is extremely useful in determining constituent inter-relationships and ultrastructure but ultramicrotomy is very difficult. Thermal gravimetric analysis gives quantitative information easily but does not satisfactorily distinguish between struvite and brushite. In an attempt to assess the accuracy of chemical analyses, 62 calculi were investigated applying several chemical tests. Those for MgS , PO4(T ), NHU and uric acid proved highly reliable while that for CaS often yielded an incorrect result. The test for oxalate was totally unsatisfactory. Investigators of stone composition and structure should include x-ray diffraction (or infrared spectroscopy) and scanning electron microscopy as their methods of first choice. In addition, chemical or thermogravimetric analyses should be utilized in an auxiliary capacity.

  13. Diagnosis of ureteral calculi using ultrasonography, intravenous urography and unenhanced Helical Computed Tomography

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Ultrasonography Ultrasonography is an efficient tool in the detection of calculi in the pyelocalyx system, but it may not be sufficient for the area of renal pelvis and ureter, as well as for the ureter and the ureterovesical junction. Intravenous urography Radiolucent stones, dilatation of the ureter and of the pyelocalyx system were identified on the urogram, which are common signs of ureter calctilosis. Defects in the contrast can be caused by blood clots and papillary or malignant tumors of the ureter, thus causing a differential diagnosis problem. Unenhanced Helical Computed Tomography Noncontrast spiral CT is useful for detection for calculi as small as 3mm. It can identify their localization and size without enlargements. The primary and secondary CT signs also confirm the established diagnosis. Conclusion The noncontrast spiral CT is a highly precise method for assessment of kidney pain. It is a reliable and rapid diagnostic modality for the detection of urinary stones which differentiates them from blood clots, tumors, air and other factors which create a differential diagnosis problem.

  14. Use of a laparoscopic specimen retrieval pouch to facilitate removal of intact or fragmented cystic calculi from standing sedated horses: 8 cases (2012-2015).

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    Katzman, Scott A; Vaughan, Betsy; Nieto, Jorge E; Galuppo, Larry D

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    OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of a laparoscopic specimen retrieval pouch for removal of intact or fragmented cystic calculi from standing horses. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 8 horses (5 geldings and 3 mares) with cystic calculi. PROCEDURES Physical examination and cystoscopic, ultrasonographic, and hematologic evaluations of urinary tract function were performed for each horse. A diagnosis of cystic calculus was made on the basis of results of cystoscopy and ultrasonography. Concurrent urolithiasis or other urinary tract abnormalities identified during preoperative evaluation were recorded. Horses were sedated and placed in standing stocks, and the perineum was aseptically prepared. Direct access to the urinary bladder was gained in geldings via perineal urethrotomy or in mares by a transurethral approach. Calculi were visualized endoscopically, manipulated into the retrieval pouch, and removed intact or fragmented (for larger calculi). RESULTS For 4 geldings and 1 mare, fragmentation was necessary to facilitate calculus removal. Mean duration of surgery was 125 minutes, and trauma to the urinary bladder and urethra was limited to areas of hyperemia and submucosal petechiation. No postoperative complications were encountered for any horse. When lithotripsy was required, the retrieval pouch provided an effective means of stabilizing calculi and containing the fragments for removal. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE Use of the laparoscopic specimen retrieval pouch was an effective, minimally traumatic method for retrieving cystic calculi from standing horses. The pouch protected the urinary bladder and urethra from trauma during calculus removal and allowed for stabilization, containment, and fragmentation of calculi when necessary. PMID:27439348

  15. The Dual Action of Varunadi Kwath in Renal Calculi as well as Uterine Fibroid- A Case Study

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    Full Text Available Mutrashmari (Renal Calculi is very common disorder. This distressing urinary disorder affects around 5-7 million people in India [11]. The chances of recurrence are always high and the surgery having disadvantage of high cost. The available treatment in modern science is only conservative and surgical in this present study an effort was made to evaluate the role of Varunadi Kwath in Mutrashmari. The main aim of this particular study was inclined towards the disintegration, dissolution, dislodgement and expulsion of renal calculi. The contents of Varunadi Kwath are easily available, economical and are easy to administer, which are having Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic and Antilithic properties. A case of renal calculi with uterine fibroid was diagnosed and the treatment was given for a period of 9 months. The size of the calculus was studied by periodic ultrasonography; the symptoms Mutrakruchrata (Dysuria, Shula (Pain in abdomen, Sadaha Mutrata (Burning micturition are significantly reduced within less than 45 days and total expulsion of calculi in less than 180 days.

  16. Cases of polycystic kidney associated with right renal calculi and right perirenal abscess diagnosed preoperably by computed tomography

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    Computed tomography (CT) was used in 2 patients with polycystic kidney associated with right renal calculi and right perirenal abscess and definitive diagnostic informations were obtained preoperably. Therefore, CT was proved to be very valuable with its diagnostic accuracy and less complications compared with other diagnostic methods in recent urologic fields. (author)

  17. Content and Face Validation of a Curriculum for Ultrasonic Propulsion of Calculi in a Human Renal Model

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    Hsi, Ryan S.; Dunmire, Barbrina; Cunitz, Bryan W.; He, Xuemei; Sorensen, Mathew D.; Harper, Jonathan D.; Bailey, Michael R.; Lendvay, Thomas S.

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    Purpose: Ultrasonic propulsion to reposition urinary tract calculi requires knowledge about ultrasound image capture, device manipulation, and interpretation. The purpose of this study was to validate a cognitive and technical skills curriculum to teach urologists ultrasonic propulsion to reposition kidney stones in tissue phantoms.

  18. Ureteral jets in patients with unilateral ureteral calculi: Using color doppler ultrasonography

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    Sonographic detection of ureteral jets entering the urinary bladder is a well-known procedure. Color doppler ultrasound was used to image the ureteral jets in 28 patients with unilateral ureteral calculi proved by intravenous urography. Three major findings of ureteral jets were obtained in the affected ureter with a stone: less frequency (26 patients), weak reflection (20 patients), and lower grade in length (27 patients) that were significant different from the unaffected side in the same patient. No significant differences were found between the ureteral jets and the degree of hydronephrosis or the location of a stone. In conclusion, these results suggest that ureteral jets should be checked routinely during the procedure of color doppler ultrasonogram in patients with possible unilateral ureteral obstruction. Color doppler examination of ureteral jets may be an important adjunct in routine pelvic ultrasonogram especially in patients who have absolute or relative contraindications of intravenous urography

  19. Ureteral jets in patients with unilateral ureteral calculi: Using color doppler ultrasonography

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    Kwon, Hye Soo; Park, Hae Won; Oh, Won Ja [Seoul Koryo General Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    Sonographic detection of ureteral jets entering the urinary bladder is a well-known procedure. Color doppler ultrasound was used to image the ureteral jets in 28 patients with unilateral ureteral calculi proved by intravenous urography. Three major findings of ureteral jets were obtained in the affected ureter with a stone: less frequency (26 patients), weak reflection (20 patients), and lower grade in length (27 patients) that were significant different from the unaffected side in the same patient. No significant differences were found between the ureteral jets and the degree of hydronephrosis or the location of a stone. In conclusion, these results suggest that ureteral jets should be checked routinely during the procedure of color doppler ultrasonogram in patients with possible unilateral ureteral obstruction. Color doppler examination of ureteral jets may be an important adjunct in routine pelvic ultrasonogram especially in patients who have absolute or relative contraindications of intravenous urography.

  20. Upper and midureteral calculi: Percutaneous extraction with an occlusion balloon catheter

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    Beckmann, C.F.; Roth, R.A.; Luedke, M.D.

    1986-06-01

    In 44 patients with one or more calculi in the upper two-thirds of the ureter, single-stage percutaneous nephrolithotomy was performed through a middle or upper calyceal nephrostomy after cystoscopic placement of an occlusion balloon catheter distal to the calculus; in 42, the procedure was successful. The occlusion balloon catheter permitted retrograde opacification of all systems for enhanced renal puncture. In the last 30 patients an attempt was made either to push the calculus upward mechanically or to flush it upward into the renal pelvis with carbon dioxide or dilute contrast material. This was successful in 24 of these patients. Prior overnight occlusion of the ureter by means of ureteral dilatation further facilitates dislodgement of the calculus, which was successful in 12 of 13 patients.

  1. 99mTc-DTPA renography before and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal calculi

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    This study was undertaken to evaluate 99mTc-DTPA renography before and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Twelve patients with renal calculi were examined in this study. In three patients, bilateral kidneys were treated with ESWL. Sequential renal images of the vascular phase, and the functional and excretory phases were taken using a gamma camera (ZLC 7500, Siemens), after intravenous injection of 555 MBq of 99mTc-DTPA. Renograms were generated using data stored every 10 seconds for a period of 30 minutes by computer (Scintipac-2400, Shimadzu). Some treated kidneys were enlarged and/or showed uniform retention of radioactivity on sequential images, within a week after ESWL. Renogram patterns after ESWL were varied in each patient. The renogram findings after ESWL seemed to be affected by the presence or absence of stone fragments in the urinary tract. (author)

  2. Imaging protocol for suspected ureteric calculi in patients presenting to the emergency department

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    Aim: To ensure diagnostic yields were adequate in patients with suspected ureteric calculi with and without haematuria, and to assess whether there was a significant difference between these two groups in men and women. Materials and methods: A retrospective analysis was undertaken of 513 patient records who attended the Emergency Department with suspected ureteric colic over 8 months. Results: 513 patient records were evaluated. The overall positive rate for calculi was 45.4%, with an alternative diagnosis in 14.4%. Of the patients scanned with haematuria 49.36% were positive. The positive scan rate in males was significantly higher than in females (56% v. 31%, p < 0.0001). 32.79% of patients scanned without haematuria had a proven calculus. The positive rate in males without haematuria was 40.39% versus 27.14% in females. Conclusion: The overall diagnostic yield of 45.4% is acceptable according to national guidelines. A large number of patients scanned without haematuria were found to have a calculus. This review suggests that in males a negative urine dipstick should not preclude CT investigation for renal colic in the presence of a “classical” history. However, the number of female patients with negative scans suggests that further randomized studies are needed to identify the ideal investigation pathway in women. - Highlights: • Review CTKUB diagnostic yields in patients presenting to the ED with loin pain. • We examine gender differences and whether haematuria is obligatory for CT investigation. • The positive scan rate in males was significantly higher than in females. • The positive rate in males without haematuria was 40.4%. • Diagnostic yields in females were low with or without haematuria

  3. Changes in DMSA scan after PCNL procedure in children with renal calculi

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    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is an established technique for the management of renal calculi. However there is limited data on the effects of PCNL on the renal parenchyma especially in the paediatric population. This study was aimed to determine the effects of PCNL on the renal parenchyma in children with renal calculi using DMSA scan. Medical records of 37 patients who had undergone PCNL over a five-year period from 1999 to 2003 were reviewed. Details of imaging were not available in 11 patients and these were excluded from the study; only patients who had both preoperative and post operative DMSA scans or a normal postoperative DMSA scan were included. 26 patients (26 renal units) were therefore available for the review. The age of the patients ranged from 1 year to 12.5 years (median, 3.75 years) at the time of PCNL. DMSA scans was done from 1 day to 47 months (median, 2 months) before the PCNL and 2 months to 27 months (median, 3.5 months) after the procedure. Two independent observers interpreted the scans and any discrepancy was reviewed and the Conclusion was reached with mutual agreement. Regions of interest around each kidney were drawn to determine the percent uptake of DMSA. 20 patients (76.9%) showed no change or improvement in post-procedure scans. The uptake of DMSA was 43.63±10.11% (mean±SD) before and 42.79±11.80% after the PCNL procedure. This change did not reach the statistically significant level (p=0.334). Hence DMSA scans showed that PCNL procedure does not produce significant changes in the renal parenchyma in more than three quarters of the patients who undergo this procedure. (authors)

  4. Helical CT evaluation of the chemical composition of urinary tract calculi with a discriminant analysis of CT-attenuation values and density

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    Bellin, Marie-France; Meric, Jean-Baptiste [AP-HP, Department of Radiology, Hopital Paul-Brousse, Villejuif Cedex (France); Renard-Penna, Raphaelle; Grenier, Philippe [AP-HP, Department of Radiology, Hopital Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris Cedex 13 (France); Conort, Pierre; Richard, Francois [AP-HP, Department of Urology, Hopital Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris Cedex 13 (France); Bissery, Anne; Mallet, Alain [AP-HP, Department of Biostatistics, Hopital Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris Cedex 13 (France); Daudon, Michel [AP-HP, Department of Biochemistry, Hopital Necker, Paris Cedex 15 (France)

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of helical CT using a combination of CT-attenuation values and visual assessment of stone density as well as discriminant linear analysis to predict the chemical composition of urinary calculi. One hundred human urinary calculi were obtained from a stone-analysis laboratory and placed in 20 excised pig kidneys. They were scanned at 80, 120 and 140 kV with 3-mm collimation. Average, highest and lowest CT-attenuation values and CT variability were recorded. The internal calculus structure was assessed using a wide window setting, and visual assessment of stone density was recorded. A stepwise discriminant linear analysis was performed. The following three variables were discriminant: highest CT-attenuation value, visual density, and highest CT-attenuation value/area ratio, all at 80 kV. The probability of correctly classifying stone composition with these three variables was 0.64, ranging from 0.54 for mixed calculi to 0.69 for pure calculi. The probabilities of correctly classifying calculus composition were: 0.91 for calcium oxalate monohydrate and brushite, 0.89 for cystine, 0.85 for uric acid, 0.11 for calcium oxalate dihydrate, 0.10 for hydroxyapatite, and 0.07 for struvite calculi. When the first two ranks of highest probability for the accurate classification of each calculus type were taken into account, 81% of the calculi were correctly classified. Assessment at 80 kV of the highest CT-attenuation value, visual density and the highest CT-attenuation value/area ratio accurately predicts the chemical composition of 64-81% of urinary calculi. When the first two ranks of highest probability for the accurate classification of each calculus type were taken into account, all cystine, calcium oxalate monohydrate and brushite calculi were correctly classified. (orig.)

  5. A novel ureter dilatation method for replacing hydromantic perfusion pump during ureteroscopic lithotripsy in patients with ureteral calculi and ibroepithelial polyps

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    Li, Tengcheng; Fang, Youqiang; Wu, Jieying; Zhou, Xiangfu

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    This study aimed to evaluate the clinical value of a novel ureter dilatation method during ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy in patients with ureteral calculi and polyps. Clinical information of 86 patients with ureter calculi and polyps who underwent ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy was reviewed. A cavity-distention machine was used in 44 cases to inject normal saline for keeping clear operation view (cavity-distention machine-assisted group). A high handled water bag with artificial wa...

  6. Zdravljenje s tamsulozinom pri kamnih v spodnji tretjini sečevoda: Treatment with tamsulosin in patients with distal ureteral calculi:

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    Bizjak, Igor; Erklavec, Marko; Jagodič, Klemen; Korošec, Helena; Poteko, Sandi

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    Background Symptomatic ureteral calculi are one of the most important issues in urologist emergency clinical settings. Spontaneous passage of distal ureteral calculi is usually achieved with good hydration and spasmoanalgetic drugs. á-blocker therapy may facilitate and accelerate the spontaneous passageof ureteral stones.Patients and In retrospective study we analyzed patients with renal colic admitted to our department in methods 2006. All of them had clinical examination, urine and blood an...

  7. PA01.11. A retrospective case study of ayurvedic treatment of ashmaräª (renal calculi)

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    Jangid, Chhagan; ,

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    Purpose: Now a day's occurrence & recurrence of Ashmara (Renal Calculus) are very common & its rate of incidence is alarmingly increasing. Some acute cases require immediate attention to relieve from severe pain. Even surgery is recommended if a calculus is larger in size because it can cause many complications. Conservative line of treatment is recommended if calculi are small in size, non obstructive, post operative and in the cases of recurrence. For the conservative treatment of Renal Cal...

  8. Influence of ultrasonic adsorption lithotripsy by percutaneous nephroscope on inflammation mediators and stress hormones of patients with infectious renal calculi

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    Dong Lu; Xiao-Lei Jiang; Ming-Hui Wu; Yun-Jun Wu; Qiang Yuan

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the influence of ultrasonic adsorption lithotripsy by percutaneous nephroscope on inflammation mediators and stress hormones of the patients with infectious renal calculi. Methods:A total of 62 patients with infectious renal calculi in our hospital from January 2014 to June 2015 were selected as the study object,and they were randomly divided into control group(pneumatic ballistic lithotripsy by percutaneous nephroscope group) 31 cases and observation group(ultrasonic adsorption lithotripsy by percutaneous nephroscope group) 31 cases,then the serum expression levels of inflammation mediators and stress hormones of two groups before the treatment and at 12 h-24 h and 48 h after the treatment were compared. Results:The serum expression levels of inflammation mediators and stress hormones of two groups before the treatment were compared,all P>0.05,and the serum expression levels of observation group at 12 h-24 h and 48 h after the treatment were significantly lower than those of control group,while the expression levels of two groups after the treatment were all significantly higher than those before the treatment,all P<0.05. Conclusions:The inflammation mediators and stress hormones of patients with infectious renal calculi who are treated with pneumatic ballistic lithotripsy by percutaneous nephroscope are relatively lower,and it shows that the trauma and bad stress for the body are better controlled, so its clinical application value are relatively higher.

  9. 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.

  10. Scintigraphy and Doppler ultrasonography for the evaluation of obstructive urinary calculi

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    L. Gandolpho

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Forty-seven patients with unilateral obstructive calculi (12 males and 35 females were submitted to 99mTc-diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA or 99mTc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA scans for assessment of renal function. The scans revealed unilateral functional deficit in 68 and 66% of the patients, respectively. A calculus size of 1.1 to 2.0 cm was significantly associated with deficit detected by DTPA, but duration of obstruction and calculus localization were not. After relief of the obstruction, the mean percent renal function of the affected kidney was found to be significantly increased from 25 ± 12% to 29 ± 12% in DTPA and from 21 ± 15% to 24 ± 12% in DMSA. Initial Doppler ultrasonography performed in 35 patients detected an increased resistive index in 10 (29%. In the remaining patients with a normal resistive index, ureteral urinary jet was observed, indicating partial obstruction. The high frequency of renal function impairment detected by DTPA and of tubulointerstitial damage detected by DMSA as well as the slight amelioration of unilateral renal function after relief of obstruction suggest that scintigraphy assessment may help evaluate the unilateral percentage of renal function and monitor renal function recovery when it occurs. The presence of a urinary jet detected by Doppler ultrasonography further indicates the severity of obstruction and the recovery prognosis.

  11. Management of symptomatic ureteral calculi during pregnancy: Experience of 23 cases

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    Mohammad S Abdel-Kader

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To present our experience in the management of symptomatic ureteral calculi during pregnancy. Materials and Methods: Twenty-three pregnant women, aged between 19 and 28 years presented to the obstetric and urology departments with renal colic (17 cases, 73.9% and fever and renal pain (6 cases, 26.1%; suggesting ureteric stones. The diagnosis was established by ultrasonography (abdominal and transvaginal. Outpatient follow-up consisted of clinical assessment and abdominal ultrasonography. Follow-up by X-ray of the kidneys, ureter, and bladder (KUB, or intravenous urography (IVU was done in the postpartum period. Results: Double J (DJ stent was inserted in six women (26% with persistent fever followed by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL one month post-partum. Ureteroscopic procedure and pneumatic lithotripsy were performed for 17 women (distal ureteric stone in 10, middle ureter in 5, and upper ureteric stone in 2. Stone-free rate was 100%. No urologic, anesthetic, or obstetric complications were encountered. Conclusions: Ureteroscopy, pneumatic lithotripsy, and DJ insertion could be a definitive and safe option for the treatment of obstructive ureteric stones during pregnancy.

  12. Identification of mineral compositions in some renal calculi by FT Raman and IR spectral analysis

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    Tonannavar, J.; Deshpande, Gouri; Yenagi, Jayashree; Patil, Siddanagouda B.; Patil, Nikhil A.; Mulimani, B. G.

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    We present in this paper accurate and reliable Raman and IR spectral identification of mineral constituents in nine samples of renal calculi (kidney stones) removed from patients suffering from nephrolithiasis. The identified mineral components include Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate (COM, whewellite), Calcium Oxalate Dihydrate (COD, weddellite), Magnesium Ammonium Phosphate Hexahydrate (MAPH, struvite), Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate Dihydrate (CHPD, brushite), Pentacalcium Hydroxy Triphosphate (PCHT, hydroxyapatite) and Uric Acid (UA). The identification is based on a satisfactory assignment of all the observed IR and Raman bands (3500-400 cm- 1) to chemical functional groups of mineral components in the samples, aided by spectral analysis of pure materials of COM, MAPH, CHPD and UA. It is found that the eight samples are composed of COM as the common component, the other mineral species as common components are: MAPH in five samples, PCHT in three samples, COD in three samples, UA in three samples and CHPD in two samples. One sample is wholly composed of UA as a single component; this inference is supported by the good agreement between ab initio density functional theoretical spectra and experimental spectral measurements of both sample and pure material. A combined application of Raman and IR techniques has shown that, where the IR is ambiguous, the Raman analysis can differentiate COD from COM and PCHT from MAPH.

  13. Tratamiento no quirúrgico de la litiasis biliar Non-Surgical treatment of biliary calculi

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    Se describen diversos procedimientos para el tratamiento no quirúrgico de la colelitiasis: la administración de ácidos billares orales, la litotripsia extracorpórea, la colecistostomía percutánea, la escleroterapia de la vesícula y la litotripsia mecánica; se consignan las indicaciones, ventajas, desventajas y limitaciones de cada uno de ellos.

    Several procedures are described for non-surgical treatment of biliary calculi, namely: oral administration of bile acids, extracorporeal shock-wave lithotrypsy I percutaneous cholecystostomy I gallbladder sclerotherapy

    and mechanicallithotrypsy. lndications, advantages, disadvantages and limitations of each procedure are discussed.

  14. Diagnosis and surgical management of obstructive ureteral calculi in cats: 11 cases (1993-1996)

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    To evaluate diagnostic methods, surgical treatment, perioperative management, and renal function of cats with obstructive calcium oxalate ureteroliths. Retrospective case series. 11 cats that underwent surgery for removal of calcium oxalate ureteroliths. Medical records were reviewed, and the following information was recorded: signalment; results of physical examination, clinicopathologic analyses, and abdominal imaging; surgical procedure; postoperative management; and results of ureterolith quantitative analysis. Ureteroliths in the proximal portion of the ureter were removed from 5 cats (pyelotomy, 1 cat; unilateral ureterotomy, 2 cats; bilateral ureterotomies, 2 cats). Calculi in the middle and distal part of the ureter were removed by partial ureterectomy and ureteroneocystostomy (6 cats). Ten cats recovered from surgery and were discharged from the hospital. One cat died from unknown causes 4 months after surgery, and 1 cat had a nephrectomy elsewhere 5 weeks after ureterolith removal. Eight cats were evaluated 12 to 20 months after surgery. Of these, 2 cats that were markedly azotemic before surgery improved after surgery, and 2 cats developed nephroliths after surgery. Also, of 5 cats that had nephroliths that were not removed at the time of surgery, 4 still had visible nephroliths. One cat had recurrent ureteral obstruction from a ureterolith and persistent urinary tract infection. Ureteroliths or ultrasonographic evidence of ureteral obstruction were not detected in other cats. A combination of microsurgical techniques and intensive postoperative care is necessary to minimize morbidity of cats after removal of a ureterolith. Renal function may improve or stabilize after removal of the ureteral obstruction

  15. Protective effect of Urtica dioica methanol extract against experimentally induced urinary calculi in rats.

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    Zhang, Haiying; Li, Ning; Li, Kun; Li, Peng

    2014-12-01

    Renal calculi formation is one of the most common urological disorders. Urinary stone disease is a common disease, which affects 10‑12% of the population in industrialized countries. In males, the highest prevalence of the disease occurs between the age of 20 and 40 years, while in females, the highest incidence of the disease occurs later. Previous studies have shown that long‑term exposure to oxalate is toxic to renal epithelial cells and results in oxidative stress. In the present study, a methanolic extract of aerial parts of Urtica dioica was screened for antiurolithiatic activity against ethylene glycol and ammonium chloride‑induced calcium oxalate renal stones in male rats. In the control rats, ethylene glycol and ammonium chloride administration was observed to cause an increase in urinary calcium, oxalate and creatinine levels, as well as an increase in renal calcium and oxalate deposition. Histopathological observations revealed calcium oxalate microcrystal deposits in the kidney sections of the rats treated with ethylene glycol and ammonium chloride, indicating the induction of lithiasis. In the test rats, treatment with the methanolic extract of Urtica dioica was found to decrease the elevated levels of urinary calcium, oxalate and creatinine, and significantly decrease the renal deposition of calcium and oxalate. Furthermore, renal histological observations revealed a significant reduction in calcium oxalate crystal deposition in the test rats. Phytochemical analysis of the Urtica dioica extract was also performed using liquid chromatography‑electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry and high-performance liquid chromatography with photodiode array detection, to determine the chemical composition of the extract. The eight chemical constituents identified in the extract were protocatechuic acid, salicylic acid, luteolin, gossypetin, rutin, kaempferol‑3‑O‑rutinoside, kaempferol‑3‑O‑glucoside and chlorogenic acid. In conclusion

  16. Unique ability of the Proteus mirabilis capsule to enhance mineral growth in infectious urinary calculi.

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    Dumanski, A J; Hedelin, H; Edin-Liljegren, A; Beauchemin, D; McLean, R J

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    Struvite (MgNH4PO4.6H2O) calculi are a common complication of Proteus mirabilis urinary tract infections. Although urease is a major virulence factor in calculus formation, the polysaccharide capsule (CPS) of this organism also enhances struvite crystallization and growth in vitro (L. Clapham, R. J. C. McLean, J. C. Nickel, J. Downey, and J. W. Costerton, J. Crystal Growth 104:475-484, 1990). We obtained purified CPS, of known structure and varying anionic character, from P. mirabilis ATCC 49565 and several other organisms. Artificial urine was added to CPS, and the pH was elevated from 5.8 to 8.5 by the addition of urease or titration with 0.25 M NH4OH to induce struvite crystallization. Crystallization was measured by particle counting (Coulter counter), and the morphology (crystal habit) was examined by phase-contrast microscopy. In the presence of partially anionic P. mirabilis CPS, struvite formation occurred at a lower pH than in the absence of CPS or in the presence of other neutral, partially anionic, or anionic CPS. At pH 7.5 to 8.0, significantly more struvite crystals formed in the presence of P. mirabilis CPS than under other experimental conditions. With the exception of one polymer (curdlan) which did not bind Mg2+, enhancement of struvite formation by CPS polymers was inversely proportional to their Mg2+ binding ability. We speculate that the structure and partial anionic nature of P. mirabilis CPS enable it to enhance struvite formation by weakly concentrating Mg2+ ions during struvite crystal formation. This illustrates a new virulence aspect of bacterial CPS during infection. PMID:8005688

  17. Safety and efficacy of transurethral pneumatic lithotripsy for bladder calculi in children

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    Objective: To determine the safety and efficacy of transurethral pneumatic lithotripsy for bladder calculi in children. Method: The study included 100 children up to 15 years of age undergoing pneumatic cystolithoclast for bladder stones. The descriptive study was conducted from September 2006 to February 2007 at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi. The inclusion criteria was children up to 15 years of age with a bladder stone of up to 3 cm, pre-operative negative urine culture, no coagulopathy and fit for general anaesthesia. An X-ray and ultrasound of Kidney and Urinary Bladder (KUB) was mandatory. The procedure was done under general anaesthesia with a single dose of pre-operative antibiotic. A mini-scope of 4 FR or a semi-rigid ureteroscope of 7/8.5 FR with pneumatic wolf lithoclast was used for the fragmentation of stones. Duration of procedure, any per-operative and post-operative complications and the duration of hospital stay were recorded. Post-operatively, the patient underwent ultrasound Kidney and Urinary Bladder at the first follow-up to assess stone clearance after one week. Result: Mean patients age was 4.95+-3.3 years. The male-to-female ratio was 11.5: 1 The mean hospital stay was 9.2 +- 2.5 hours. The mean operating time was 25 (10 -65) minutes. Ten (10%) patients developed minor complications out of which 5 (5%) developed haematuria and 4 (4%) developed difficulty in passing urine. One (1%) of the patients developed post-operative retention of urine. All the patients were stone free after the procedure. Conclusion: The transurethral pneumatic lithoclast is very effective and safe in children with bladder stones up to 3 cm. (author)

  18. Anti-Urolithiatic Effect of Cow Urine Ark on Ethylene Glycol-Induced Renal Calculi

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    A.B Shukla

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    Full Text Available Purpose To investigate the anti-urolithiatic effect of cow urine ark (medicinal distilled cow urine on ethylene glycol (EG induced renal calculi. Materials and Methods 36 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 6 equal groups. Group I animals served as vehicle control and received distilled water for 28 days. Group II to VI animals received 1% v/v EG in distilled water for 28 days. Group II served as EG control. Group III and IV (preventive groups received cow urine ark orally for 28 days in doses of 1 mL/kg and 2 mL/kg, respectively. Group V and VI (treatment groups received 1 mL/kg and 2 mL/kg cow urine ark orally, respectively from 15th to 28th days. 24-hour urine samples were collected on day 0 and 28. Urine volume and oxalate levels were measured. On day 28, blood was collected for biochemical parameters. Animals were sacrificed and kidneys were harvested, weighed and histopathologically evaluated for calcium oxalate (CaOx crystals. To calculate the percentage of inhibition of mineralization, simultaneous flow static in-vitro model was used. Results EG significantly increased urine oxalate, serum creatinine, blood urea level; kidney weight and CaOx deposits. Provision of cow urine ark resulted in significantly lower levels of urine oxalate, serum creatinine, blood urea and CaOx depositions as compared to Group II. (p value < 0.05 It also significantly restored kidney weight. (p value < 0.05 Cow urine ark inhibited 40% and 35% crystallization of CaOx and calcium phosphate, respectively. Conclusion Cow urine ark is effective in prevention and treatment of EG induced urolithiasis in Wistar rats.

  19. Analyses of 99Tcm-DTPA dynamic kidney imaging on 346 patients of upper urinary tract calculi

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    Objective: To explore the clinical value of 99Tcm-DTPA renal dynamic imaging in evaluating renal function of the patients with upper urinary tract calculi. Methods: The results of 99Tcm-DTPA renal dynamic imaging, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), intravenous pyelography (IVP), blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (SCr) in 346 patients with upper urinary tract calculi diseases were analyzed retrospectively. These 346 patients were divided into four groups according to their total GFR value. Results: (1) The renal dynamic imaging in 346 patients could accurately reflect the function of the two kidneys. GFR was negatively related to the serum BUN and SCr levels (r=-0.458, P=0.000 and r=-0.542, P=0.000). (2) The BUN and SCr levels showed significant difference among the four groups (F=49.23, P=0.000 and F=80.66, P=0.000). There were no significant difference of the BUN and SCr levels found between group 1 and group 2 (P=0.119, P=0.088, respectively), while significant difference of the BUN and SCr levels found among the other groups (P99Tcm-DTPA renal dynamic imaging, the mean GFR was (21.89±12.81)ml/min. Conclusion: 99Tcm-DTPA renal dynamic imaging is valuable to early evaluate the renal function, especially for the sick renal function in IVP detection failed patients. (authors)

  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.

    2016-02-01

    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. Potentialities of polyposition procedures in the X-ray diagnosis of renal and ureteral calculi and associated complications

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    A comprehensive radiation examination of 47 apparently healthy patients has ascertained that one of the angles formed by the renal lateral axis and the body's frontal plane (BFP) is 35-45 Deg and medially open, the second made by the long axis of the kidney and BFP is 28-32 Deg and caudally open. The densitometric findings from the X-ray films of 17 patients with ureteral calculi (UC) significantly suggest that a contrast medium rapidly moves to the dilated lower urinary tract due to changes in the relative position of the renal cavities against BFP. Excretory urography followed by measurements of the mean ureteral diameter was performed in 36 patients with dilated ureters and in 31 control subjects. There was a close correlation between the size of ureteral lumen and diuretic values and there was an inverse relationship to the magnitude of tubular reabsorption

  2. 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

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    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.

  3. The management of the congenital anterior urethral diverticula with calculi which is the cause of acute urinary retention (Globe vesicale): A case report

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    Pirinççi, Necip; Geçit, İlhan; Güneş, Mustafa; Taken, Kerem; Tanık, Serhat; Ceylan, Kadir

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      Abstract. Congenital urethral diverticula with calculi has a low incidence as reported in the literature. Congenital diverticula have been seen % 10-20 in all urethral diverticula. The etiology of urethral stones are urethra and bladder stones, urethral diverticula, foreign matters, urethral stenosis and urethral trauma. Management of treatment urethral stones is surgery and endoscopy. Our case was a three years old boy who referred to our clinic due to globe vesicale. Diagnosis was perform...

  4. 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.; Nitin Gupta; Somour J. Baruah; Barua, Sasanka K.

    2016-01-01

    Background: Medical expulsive therapy in the form of alpha blockers, corticosteroids, calcium channel blockers is being used with success for medical treatment of lower ureteric calculus. Adjunctive use of these therapeutic agents in post extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy period is also being tried.With this background, we evaluated the efficacy of tamsulosin with or without deflazacort for various outcome factors after ESWL of upper ureteral and renal calculi. Methods: A Prospecive stu...

  5. Unenhanced low-dose versus standard-dose CT localization in patients with upper urinary calculi for minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL)

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    Jiang Licheng; Fan Yidong; Wang Ping; Yan Keqiang; Wang Xueting; Zhang Yingchen; Gao Lei; Ding Jiyang; Xu Zhonghua

    2014-01-01

    Background & objectives: With the ethical concern about the dose of CT scan and wide use of CT in protocol of suspected renal colic, more attention has been paid to low dose CT. The aim of the present study was to make a comparison of unenhanced low-dose spiral CT localization with unenhanced standard-dose spiral CT in patients with upper urinary tract calculi for minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL) treatment. Methods: Twenty eight patients with ureter and renal calcul...

  6. Procalcitonin determined at emergency department as an early indicator of progression to septic shock in patient with sepsis associated with ureteral calculi

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    Young Hwii Ko; Yoon Seob Ji; Sin-Youl Park; Su Jin Kim; Phil Hyun Song

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    ABSTRACT Introduction: To investigate the role of initial procalcitonin (PCT) level as an early predictor of septic shock for the patient with sepsis induced by acute pyelonephritis (APN) secondary to ureteral calculi. Materials and Methods: The data from 49 consecutive patients who met criteria of sepsis due to APN following ureteral stone were collected and divided into two groups: with (n=15) or without (n=34) septic shock. The clinical variables including PCT level for this outcome were...

  7. Investigation of the microstructure and mineralogical composition of urinary calculi fragments by synchrotron radiation X-ray microtomography: a feasibility study

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    Kaiser, J.; Holá, M.; Galiová, M.; Novotný, K.; Kanický, V.; Martinec, Petr; Ščučka, Jiří; Brun, F.; Sodini, N.; Tromba, G.; Mancini, L.; Kořistková, T.

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    Roč. 39, č. 4 (2011), s. 259-267. ISSN 0300-5623 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA203/09/1394 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30860518 Keywords : computed microtomography * synchrotron radiation * urinary calculi Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy Impact factor: 1.233, year: 2011 http://www.springerlink.com/content/y244643574072rk3/fulltext.pdf

  8. Comparative study of minimally invasive endoscopic surgery and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL for proximal ureteral calculi in pilots

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    Full Text Available Objective To observe and compare the therapeutic effect of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL and minimally invasive endoscopic surgery (URL/PCNL for proximal urinary calculi in pilots. Methods A retrospective analysis was conducted for the clinical data of 115 pilots who had received ESWL, URL and PCNL for the treatment of proximal urinary tract calculi from Sep, 2005 to Sep, 2012. The patients were divided into two groups according to the way of treatment: ESWL group (n=83 and URL/PCNL group (n=32. In ESWL group, the patients received ESWL for a maximum of 3 times. In URL/PCNL group, the patients received URS or PCNL after ESWL for 3 times without lithecbole. Results All the patients were male and the mean age was 36.1±9.1 years. The average diameter of the stones was 0.68±0.22cm in ESWL group and 0.78±0.25cm in URL/PCNL group. There was no significant difference in stone diameter between the two groups (P=0.526. The rate of qualification for flying was 68.7% in ESWL group and 81.3% in URL/PCNL group (URL 80.0%, PCNL 100%, showing a significant difference (P=0.002. In ESWL group, the rate of qualification for flying of pilots harboring renal and proximal ureteral stone, middle ureteral stone and distal ureteral stone was 64.3%, 88.9% and 33.3% respectively, with a significant difference (P=0.023. The rate of flying qualification of pilots harboring proximal ureteral stone, middle ureteral stone and distal ureteral stone was 71.4%, 86.7% and 87.5% respectively after URL, and there was no significant difference (P=0.174. Among the five patients who received URL but did not achieve satisfactory effect, two had stones retreated to the renal pelvis during the operation, and in two patients distal ureter was too narrow to allow passage of ureteroscope, and the ureteroscope was enveloped by inflammatory polyp in one patient. Conclusion URL/PCNL maybe more effective than ESWL in the treatment of proximal urinary calculus in pilots

  9. 肾结石合并错构瘤的处理(附11例报告)%Treatment of Renal Calculi Associated with Renal Angiomyolipom

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    许良余; 陈善群; 王栋; 邹义华; 龚烨; 张威

    2013-01-01

    目的探讨肾结石合并错构瘤的治疗方法。方法通过对2006年10月~2013年1月11例肾结石同时合并错构瘤患者的治疗进行分析。结果11例患者中,3例随诊观察,无变化,2例行错构瘤剜除、肾实质切开取石,2例B超定位下行微创经皮肾碎石取石,4例输尿管软镜钬激光碎石术,1例行高选择性错构瘤动脉栓塞。结论肾结石合并错构瘤的治疗,依据结石大小、肾积水程度、肿瘤大小及技术设备条件综合考虑,选择安全、有效方法。%Objective To discuss treatment methods of renal calculi associated with renal angiomyolipoma. Methods According to the 2006 October to 2013 January in our hospital 11 cases of renal calculi associated with renal angiomyolipoma were analyzed. Results Of 11 cases,3 cases were fol ow-up observation and no change,2 cases received angiomyolipoma enucleation and anatrophic nephrolithotomy,2 cases were given MPCNL using B-ultrasound localization. 4 cases were given flexible ureteroscoppe holmium laser lithotripsy. Conclusion Accord to dif erent situations it took safe and ef ective methods in treatment of renal calculi associated with renal angiomyolipoma.

  10. Content and Face Validation of a Curriculum for Ultrasonic Propulsion of Calculi in a Human Renal Model

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    Dunmire, Barbrina; Cunitz, Bryan W.; He, Xuemei; Sorensen, Mathew D.; Harper, Jonathan D.; Bailey, Michael R.; Lendvay, Thomas S.

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    Abstract Purpose: Ultrasonic propulsion to reposition urinary tract calculi requires knowledge about ultrasound image capture, device manipulation, and interpretation. The purpose of this study was to validate a cognitive and technical skills curriculum to teach urologists ultrasonic propulsion to reposition kidney stones in tissue phantoms. Materials and Methods: Ten board-certified urologists recruited from a single institution underwent a didactic session on renal ultrasound imaging. Subjects completed technical skills modules in tissue phantoms, including kidney imaging, pushing a stone through a translucent maze, and repositioning a lower pole calyceal stone. Objective cognitive and technical performance metrics were recorded. Subjects completed a questionnaire to ascertain face and content validity on a five-point Likert scale. Results: Eight urologists (80%) had never attended a previous ultrasound course, and nine (90%) performed renal ultrasounds less frequently than every 6 months. Mean cognitive skills scores improved from 55% to 91% (p<0.0001) on pre- and post-didactic tests. In the kidney phantom, 10 subjects (100%) repositioned the lower pole calyceal stone to at least the lower pole infundibulum, while 9 (90%) successfully repositioned the stone to the renal pelvis. A mean±SD (15.7±13.3) pushes were required to complete the task over an average of 4.6±2.2 minutes. Urologists rated the curriculum's effectiveness and realism as a training tool at a mean score of 4.6/5.0 and 4.1/5.0, respectively. Conclusions: The curriculum for ultrasonic propulsion is effective and useful for training urologists with limited ultrasound proficiency in stone repositioning technique. Further studies in animate and human models will be required to assess predictive validity. PMID:24228719

  11. Geoenvironmental factors related to high incidence of human urinary calculi (kidney stones) in Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.

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    Abeywickarama, Buddhika; Ralapanawa, Udaya; Chandrajith, Rohana

    2016-10-01

    An area with extremely high incidence of urinary calculi was investigated in the view of identifying the relationship between the disease prevalence and the drinking water geochemistry. The prevalence of the kidney stone disease in the selected Padiyapelella-Hanguranketa area in Central Highlands of Sri Lanka is significantly higher compared with neighboring regions. Drinking water samples were collected from water sources that used by clinically identified kidney stone patients and healthy people. A total of 83 samples were collected and analyzed for major anions and cations. The anions in the area varied in the order HCO3 (-) > Cl(-) > SO4 (2-) > NO3 (-) and cations varied in the order Ca(2+) > Mg(2+) > Na(+) > K(+) > Fe(2+). The dissolved silica that occurs as silicic acid (H4SiO4) in natural waters varied from 8.8 to 84 mg/L in prevalence samples, while it was between 9.7 and 65 mg/L for samples from non-prevalence locations. Hydrogeochemical data obtained from the two groups were compared using the Wilcoxon rank-sum test. It showed that pH, total hardness, Na(+), Ca(2+) and Fe(2+) had significant difference (p plots, Gibbs' plot and factor analysis indicated that the chemical composition of water sources in this area is strongly influenced by rock-water interactions, particularly the weathering of carbonate and silicate minerals. This study reveals a kind of association between stone formation and drinking water geochemistry as evident by the high hardness/calcium contents in spring water used by patients. PMID:26620679

  12. Ⅰ期经皮肾镜取石术术后结石残留的影响因素分析%Influencing factors of residual calculi after single-session percutaneous nephrolithotomy

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    蓝志相; 蔡斌; 梁建波; 王晓平; 王伟

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨Ⅰ期经皮肾镜取石术( PCNL)术后结石残留的主要影响因素. 方法 回顾性分析776 例Ⅰ期PCNL患者围术期资料,其中Ⅰ期术后结石残留217例. 对可能影响PCNL后结石残留的相关因素进行单因素分析,将有统计学意义指标采用多因素logistic回归模型进行分析. 结果 多因素logistic回归分析结果显示,结石负荷、肾盂类型、肾功能不全及鹿角形肾结石是Ⅰ期PCNL术后结石残留的独立危险因素(P均 1 000 mm2、分支型肾盂、鹿角形肾结石、肾功能不全均可增加Ⅰ期PCNL术后结石残留的风险. 术前改善患者肾功能,明确肾盂类型及结石负荷并采取个性化方案是降低Ⅰ期PCNL术后结石残留的重要措施.%Objective To explore the main influencing factors of residual calculi after single-session percutaneous nephrolithotomy ( PCNL) .Methods The perioperative clinical data of 776 patients who underwent single-session PCNL were retrospectively analyzed.And residual calculi were observed in 217 patients after single-session PCNL.The probable related influencing factors of residual calculi after single-session PCNL were assessed by univariate analysis, and the statistically significant factors were analyzed by multivariate logistic regression analysis.Results Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that calculus load,type of renal pelvis,renal insufficiency and staghorn-shaped renal calculi were independent risk factors for residual calculi after single-session PCNL(all P<0.05).Conclusion Calculus load more than 1000 mm2 ,branched renal pelvis,staghorn-shaped renal calculi and renal insufficiency might increase the risk of residual calculi after single-session PCNL.The important management for reducing residual calculi after single-session PCNL includes the preoperative improvement of renal insufficiency and the application of individualized approach following confirming the type of renal pelvis and calculus load

  13. Epidemiological Survey of Renal Calculi in Adult Yao Population in Guangxi%广西瑶族成年人肾结石流行病学调查

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    汤宗源; 江顺建; 李江; 李秀清; 钟明涛; 黄日波; 李萍; 邹爱俐

    2015-01-01

    目的:分析广西恭城瑶族自治县瑶族成年人肾结石的患病状况及其影响因素。方法采用整群分层随机抽样方法,于2012年10—12月选取广西恭城瑶族自治县7个社区、31个村屯共3475例常住瑶族人为调查对象。采用自行设计的调查问卷,调查研究对象人口学资料、生活饮食习惯、疾病史。并采用肾脏 B 超确诊肾结石患者。采用单因素分析和多因素 Logistic 回归分析肾结石的影响因素。结果3475例调查对象中肾结石患者418例,患病率为12.0%(418/3475)。不同性别、年龄、职业、文化程度、婚姻状况、年收入、体质指数(BMI)者肾结石患病率比较,差异有统计学意义(P <0.05)。是否吸烟、是否饮酒、不同饮用水源、睡前是否饮水、饮用水是否煮沸及不同频率食用新鲜绿色蔬菜、豆类制品、柿子、动物内脏者肾结石患病率比较,差异均有统计学意义(P <0.05)。既往是否有胆结石、肾炎、泌尿系结石者肾结石患病率比较,差异有统计学意义( P <0.05)。多因素 Logistic 回归分析结果显示:年龄、性别、职业、文化程度、年收入、饮用水源、饮用水煮沸、食柿子、食新鲜绿色蔬菜、食豆类制品、食动物内脏及既往有肾炎、泌尿系结石史是肾结石的影响因素(P <0.05)。结论该地区瑶族成年人肾结石患病率较高,与饮食等多种因素有关,应针对高危因素开展肾结石的防治工作。%Objective To investigate the prevalence of renal calculi in adult Yao population in Gongcheng Yao Autonomous County of Guangxi and its influencing factors. Methods By using stratified cluster random sampling method,we enrolled 3 475 Yao permanent residents from 7 communities and 31 villages of Gongcheng County from October to December in 2012. A self - designed questionnaire was employed to investigate on demographic data,life habit

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

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    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

  15. Endoscopic treatment of urinary calculi in allograft kidneys%移植肾输尿管结石的腔镜治疗

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    王沈阳; 苏顺业; 张余芳; 刘鲁东; 高远; 张明荣; 周全

    2010-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effect of endoscopic treatment for urinary calculi in allograft kidneys. Methods The clinical files of urolithiasis in allograft kidneys in 5 cases were retrospectively analyzed consulting with literature,overall 5 cases of urinary calculi in allograft kidneys were treated by endoscopic technique.Among them, the stone size ranged from 8 mm to 48 mm in greatest dimension, and the time after transplantation ranged from 7 months to 9 years. Results YAG Lithotripsy by ureteroscopy was performed successfully in 4 cases;one underwent ESWL after failed ureteroscopy. The patients were followed up for 1 ~ 6 years, and all the patients and transplanted kidneys survived well. The kidney function returned to normal in 5 patients and no stones recurred. Conclusion Due to its less trauma and excellent outcome, minimally invasive endoscopy should be chosen for treatment of urinary calculi in allograft kidney so as to protect kidney function as far as possible.%目的 探讨肾移植术后移植肾输尿管结石的腔镜治疗效果.方法 结合病史及文献对5例移植肾输尿管结石患者的临床资料进行系统性回顾分析,5例均行输尿管镜钬激光碎石术,其中结石直径为7~48 mm,接受肾移植术的时间约为7个月~9年.结果 4例行输尿管镜钬激光碎石术碎石成功;1例在碎石过程中,结石被冲洗液冲入肾盂,术后留置D-J管行ESWL术,2次后排净结石.术后随访1~6年,人肾均存活良好,5例患者肾功能恢复正常,无结石复发.结论 移植肾输尿管结石处理应选择创伤小、效果好的腔镜微创治疗,尽而更好地保护肾功能.

  16. Semantics, Logics, and Calculi

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    Hanne Riis Nielson and Flemming Nielson turned 60 in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Congratulations! To celebrate the 60th birthdays, and to honor the birthday children, a colloquium was held at the Technical University of Denmark on January 8, 2016, to deliver the Festschrift and presentations of ...

  17. Transureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy for ureteral calculi%输尿管硬镜钬激光治疗输尿管结石

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    石红林; 朱晓博; 丁春霞; 张素琴; 魏金星

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To analyze the effect and evaluate the clinical value of transureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy for ureteral calculi. Method: A total of 406 cases of ureteral calculi were included in the study, which treated by Wolf F8/9. 8 ureteroscope, Germany Wavelight Auriga holmium laser machine, 365 — 600 μm fiber, with a pulse energy of 500—1 200 mJ and frequency 5 —12 Hz. All were followed up for 1 — 30 months to analyze and summarize the treatment effect. Result: Holmium laser lithotripsy was successfully completed in 387 cases at one time, except the stone migration to renal pelvis in 9 cases, ureteral stenosis in 10 cases, which caused uret-eroscopy failing to reach the stone, so other methods was selected. The operation time was 8 — 63 minutes with a mean of 21 minutes. Postoperative complications in 301 cases with hematuria, disappeared in 3 days, except 1 case up to 13 days; in 316 cases with dysuria, lasted 1 — 6 clays; fever in 18 cases, normal in 3 days, double J stent was retained after operation for 14 — 150 days with a mean of 30 days. 4 cases of kidney stones were treated by ESWL. Stone free rate was 89. 29% (100112) in upper ureter, 95. 10%(136/143) in middle, 98. 68% (149/151) in lower part. Conclusion: Holmium laser lithotripsy under ureteroscope for ureteral calculi is mini-invasive and effective. Using high frequency and low energy can reduce the incidence of upper ureteral calculi fefowing to kidney.%目的:通过分析输尿管硬镜钬激光输尿管结石的治疗效果,评价其临床应用价值.方法:应用Wolf F8/9.8输尿管硬镜,德国Wavelight Auriga钬激光治疗仪,365~600 μm光纤,激光能量500~1 200 mJ,频率5~l2Hz治疗406例输尿管结石患者,随防1~30个月,分析总结治疗效果.结果:除9例输尿管镜检查时结石回流入肾内,无法碎石,10例因输尿管结石远端狭窄,输尿管镜未能到达结石部位改其它方法治疗,余病人均一次成功.手术时间8~63 min

  18. Procalcitonin determined at emergency department as an early indicator of progression to septic shock in patient with sepsis associated with ureteral calculi

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    Ko, Young Hwii; Ji, Yoon Seob; Park, Sin-Youl; Kim, Su Jin; Song, Phil Hyun

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Introduction: To investigate the role of initial procalcitonin (PCT) level as an early predictor of septic shock for the patient with sepsis induced by acute pyelonephritis (APN) secondary to ureteral calculi. Materials and Methods: The data from 49 consecutive patients who met criteria of sepsis due to APN following ureteral stone were collected and divided into two groups: with (n=15) or without (n=34) septic shock. The clinical variables including PCT level for this outcome were retrospectively compared by univariate analysis, followed by multivariable logistic regression model. Results: All subjects had hydronephrosis, and were hospitalized with the mean of 11.8 days (3–42 days). The mean size of the ureteral stones was 7.5mm (3–30mm), and 57% were located in upper ureter. At univariate analysis, patients with septic shock were significantly older, a higher proportion had hypertension, lower platelet count and serum albumin level, higher CRP and PCT level, and higher positive blood culture rate. Multivariate models indicated that lower platelet count and higher PCT level are independent risk factors (p=0.043 and 0.046, respectively). In ROC curve, the AUC was significantly wider in PCT (0.929), compared with the platelet count (0.822, p=0.004). At the cut-off of 0.52ng/mL, the sensitivity and specificity were 86.7% and 85.3%. Conclusion: Our study demonstrated elevated initial PCT levels as an early independent predictor to progress into septic shock in patients with sepsis associated with ureteral calculi. PMID:27256181

  19. Pre- and Post-operative cortical function of the kidney with staghorn calculi assessed by sup(99m)Tc-DMSA renal scintigraphy

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    sup(99m)Tc-DMSA renal scintigraphy consisting of the cortical image and DMSA renal uptake was used to assess the pre- and post-operative renal function in 39 patients with staghorn calculi or complicated calculi occupying more than 2 major calices. Extended pyelolithotomy was performed on 14 patients, nephrolithotomy on 14 patients, pyelolithotomy combined with nephrotomy on 7 patients, and partial nephrectomy on 4 patients. Nine out of 14 patients who underwent pyelolithotomy and 4 out of 14 patients who underwent nephrolithotomy showed an increase or no change in the postoperative DMSA renal uptake in the diseased kidney. However, there was no increase in the postoperative DMSA renal uptake in the patients who underwent pyelolithotomy combined with nephrotomy or partial nephrectomy. Eight percent of the preoperative DMSA renal uptake in the diseased kidney seems to be the absolute level for predicting a postoperative recovery of the kidney function. The contralateral kidney function can affect the postoperative recovery of the function in the operative side. It seems to be hard to expect an increment in the DMSA renal uptake postoperatively when the ratio of DMSA renal uptake in the operative side to the total DMSA renal uptake is less than 20%. At least 6 months of the follow-up period is necessary for the evaluation of the kidney function in the operative side. DMSA renal scintigraphy is a useful modality to assess pre- and post-operative kidney function in nephrolithiasis from the point of both morphological and functional changes in the renal cortex. (author)

  20. Pre- and post-operative cortical function of the kidney with staghorn calculi assessed by sup(99m)Tc-DMSA renal scintigraphy

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    sup(99m)Tc-DMSA renal scintigraphy consisting of the cortical image and DMSA renal uptake was used to assess the pre- and post-operative renal function in 39 patients with staghorn calculi or complicated calculi occupying more than 2 major calices. Extended pyelolithotomy was performed on 14 patients, nephrolithotomy on 14 patients, pyelolithotomy combined with nephrotomy on 7 patients, and partial nephrectomy on 4 patients. Nine out of 14 patients who underwent pyelolithotomy and 4 out of 14 patients who underwent nephrolithotomy showed an increase or no change in the postoperative DMSA renal uptake in the diseased kidney. However, there was no increase in the postoperative DMSA renal uptake in the patients who underwent pyelolithotomy combined with nephrotomy or partial nephrectomy. Eight percent of the preoperative DMSA renal uptake in the diseased kidney seems to be the absolute level for predicting a postoperative recovery of the kidney function. The contralateral kidney function can affect the postoperative recovery of the function in the operative side. It seems to be hard to expect an increment in the DMSA renal uptake postoperatively when the ratio of DMSA renal uptake in the operative side to the total DMSA renal uptake is less than 20%. At least 6 months of the follow-up period is necessary for the evaluation of the kidney function in the operative side. DMSA renal scintigraphy is a useful modality to assess pre- and post-operative kidney function in nephrolithiasis from the point of both morphological and functional changes in the renal cortex.

  1. 复杂性肾结石外科治疗的安全性探讨%The safety of surgical treatment for complex renal calculi

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    许爱国; 徐冬冬; 高昕池; 徐良杰

    2013-01-01

    目的 讨论复杂性肾结石外科治疗的安全性.方法 我院于2001年3月至2012年9月期间治疗复杂性肾结石患者30例,其中肾盂切开取石15例,肾实质切开取石7例,肾窦后实质切开取石5例,肾蒂血管阻断+肾周冰块低温下肾实质切开取石术3例.总结手术效果及患者手术时间、术中出血量及术后血尿时间,评价手术治疗的安全性.结果 本组所有患者均顺利完成手术,术后一周患肾功能均恢复正常.所有患者无一例输血.残留结石5例,残石率16.67%.残石数5,残石直径0.3 ~ 0.5 cm,均为肾盏内细小结石,结合EWSL治愈.同时,本组患者手术时间为50 ~ 120 min,平均为(93±17) min;术后出血量为50~200 ml,平均为(112±36) ml;术后血尿时间12~48 h,平均为(28±7)h.结论 复杂性肾结石的外科治疗安全性较高,临床治疗中应根据结石的位置、大小选择不同的手术方法.%Objective To explore the safety of surgical treatment for complex renal calculi.Methods 30 patients with complex renal calculi who had been treated during the period of March 2001 to September 2012 were included in this study.15 patients underwent pyelolithotomy,7 received renal parenchyma incision for removing stones,5 received renal sinus parenchyma incision for stone removal,and 3 received renal pedicle vascular blocking plus renal parenchyma incision for removing stones under pararenal low temperature with ice.The efficacy of the procedures,surgical duration,postoperative bleeding volume and duration of hematuria were analyzed.The safety of the procedures were assessed.Results The procedures were successfully perfromed on all patients,and kidney function returned to normal one week after surgery.No patients needed to receive blood transfusion.Residual stones occurred in five patients,with a rate of 16.67%.There were 5 residual stones with a diameter of 0.3 cm to 0.5 cm and they were small calyceal stones,which were finally treated by

  2. Analysis of chemical composition of urinary calculi%南疆地区197例患者泌尿系结石成份分析

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    黄睿; 孟晓辉

    2012-01-01

    Objective To analyze the composition of urinary stone and investigate its prevention method. Methods 197 cases with urinary stones related to melamine milk were collected. The qualitative determination was performed by infrared spectroscopy automatic analyzer. Results 8 components in urinary stone were detected. 98 cases (51. 8%) were pure type, while 91 cases (48. 1%) were the mixed type. 38% of the calculi were calcium-containing stones. 34. 8% of the stones were non-calcium- containing. The rest were mixed. The percentage of various stone compositions were as follows: urinary ammonium calculi was 44. 9% (48 cases) , calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) + urinary ammonium calculi was 28. 5% (28 cases), calcium lactate was 26. 8% (24cases). The clinical features of three kinds of urinary stones were Uygur nationality cases accounted for 67% , 71% male and 52. 8% was infants under 3 years old. The proportion of patients with kidney stones was 61. 4%. The urinary stones ammonium was the main ingredient, while a certain percentage of patients with calcium oxalate stones. Conclusion Combination of case history, inferred that incidence of kidney stones in Uighur nationality is higher than that of Han nationality significantly. It is inferred that urinary ammonium stones could be easily induced by melamine milk powder.%目的 探讨南疆地区泌尿系结石患者的结石成份及防治方法.方法 搜集新疆南部地区与三聚氰胺奶粉相关尿路结石病例197例.手术取石,采用红外光谱自动分析仪定性检测.结果 除外8例资料不全,纳入统计189例,共检测出8种成份,其中单纯成份结石51.85%(98例),混合成份结石48.15%(91例).按结石主要成份分为含钙结石72例(38%),非钙结石66例(34.8%),混合型结石51例(28%).各种成份的结石病例的构成比从高到低依次为尿酸铵结石44例(44.9%),一水草酸钙和尿酸铵28例(28.5%),一水草酸钙24例(26.3%).三种结石的临床特点是67

  3. Unenhanced low-dose versus standard-dose CT localization in patients with upper urinary calculi for minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL

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    Full Text Available Background & objectives: With the ethical concern about the dose of CT scan and wide use of CT in protocol of suspected renal colic, more attention has been paid to low dose CT. The aim of the present study was to make a comparison of unenhanced low-dose spiral CT localization with unenhanced standard-dose spiral CT in patients with upper urinary tract calculi for minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL treatment. Methods: Twenty eight patients with ureter and renal calculus, preparing to take MPCNL, underwent both abdominal low-dose CT (25 mAs and standard-dose CT (100 mAs. Low-dose CT and standard-dose CT were independently evaluated for the characterization of renal/ureteral calculi, perirenal adjacent organs, blood vessels, indirect signs of renal or ureteral calculus (renal enlargement, pyeloureteral dilatation, and the indices of localization (percutaneous puncture angulation and depth used in the MPCNL procedure. Results: In all 28 patients, low-dose CT was 100 per cent coincidence 100 per cent sensitive and 100 per cent specific for depicting the location of the renal and ureteral calculus, renal enlargement, pyeloureteral dilatation, adjacent organs, and the presumptive puncture point and a 96.3 per cent coincidence 96 per cent sensitivity and 93 per cent specificity for blood vessel signs within the renal sinus, and with an obvious lower radiation exposure for patients when compared to standard-dose CT (P<0.05. The indices of puncture depth, puncture angulation, and maximum calculus transverse diameter on the axial surface showed no significant difference between the two doses of CT scans, with a significant variation in calculus visualization slice numbers (P<0.05. Interpretation & conclusions: Our findings show that unenhanced low-dose CT achieves a sensitivity and accuracy similar to that of standard-dose CT in assessing the localization of renal ureteral calculus and adjacent organs conditions and identifying the

  4. Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy with 2 μm laser in treating nephritic staghorn calculi%经皮肾镜下2μm激光碎石治疗肾铸型结石55例分析

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    刘津念; 陈强; 刘显中; 刘德云; 周健; 闻斌; 刘聪颖; 张茂; 田波; 周述银

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨经皮肾镜下2 μm激光治疗肾铸型结石的有效性、安全性及相关技巧.方法 采用经皮肾镜下2 μm激光治疗肾铸型结石患者55例,其中双侧肾铸型结石8例.结果 55例患者中,一次碎石成功率为74.5%,手术平均时间70 min;术后恢复快、并发症少;随访3个月,无残余碎石,肾积水均有不同程度减轻或消失.结论 经皮肾镜下2 μm激光治疗肾铸型结石是安全、有效的微创治疗方法,具有避免开放手术、手术时间短、恢复快、创伤小等优点.%Objective To investigate the efficacy, safety and techniques of percutaneous nephrolithotripsy with 2 μm laser in treating nephritic staghorn calculi. Methods The clinical data of 55 patients treated with PCNL with 2 μm laser during January 2008 to December 2009 were analyzed. Results Among 55 cases of nephritic staghorn calculi,all calculi were successfully fragmented,the one-time calculi clearance rate was 74. 5% (41/55) and the clearance time was 40-120 min(mean 70 min). No severe complications such as massive haemorrhage, ureteral perforation, conglutinant stenosis happened. Infection or recurrence was observed during the postoperative follow-up for 3 months, and no recurrence was found. Conclusion The percutaneous nephrolithotripsy with 2 μm laser in treating nephritic staghorn calculi could avoid patency operation,reduce the operation time,have a quick recovery and take small wound for patients. So this method has the advantages of safety and efficacy, and has higher value for widespread application in clinic.

  5. Preoperative and postoperative cortical function of the kidney with staghorn calculi assessed by /sup 99m/technetium-dimercaptosuccinic acid renal scintigraphy

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    /sup 99m/Technetium dimercaptosuccinic acid renal scintigraphy, consisting of the cortical image and dimercaptosuccinic acid renal uptake rate, was used to assess preoperative and postoperative renal function in 55 patients with staghorn calculi. In 14 of 20 patients who had undergone extended pyelolithotomy and in 4 of 22 who had undergone nephrolithotomy there was an increase or no change in the postoperative dimercaptosuccinic acid renal uptake in the surgically treated kidney. However, there was no increase in the postoperative dimercaptosuccinic acid renal uptake in the patients who had undergone pyelolithotomy combined with nephrotomy or partial nephrectomy. Eight per cent of the preoperative dimercaptosuccinic acid renal uptake rate in the diseased kidney seems to be the absolute level for predicting the postoperative recovery of renal function. Dimercaptosuccinic acid renal images provide evidence of morphological changes in the cortex of the kidney with stones and the dimercaptosuccinic acid uptake rate is a useful adjunct for quantitative assessments of preoperative and postoperative residual cortical function

  6. Stage Ⅰ minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy for calculi complicated with pyonephrosis%Ⅰ期微通道经皮肾穿刺取石术治疗结石性脓肾

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    袁秦波; 王强东; 董振佳; 肖旭; 颜姚

    2014-01-01

    Objectives To evaluate the safety and efficacy of stage-Ⅰ minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL) for the treatment of upper urinary calculi complicated with pyonephrosis.Methods From January 2012 to June 2013,a total of 26 patients with upper urinary calculi complicated with pyonephrosis were treated with stage · Ⅰ MPCNL.Of the patients,8 had upper ureteral calculi,9 showed calculi in both kidneys,13 suffered from renal pelvis calculi.Of the patients,11 complained of low back pain at the affected side,5 had fever before operation,9 assumed bacteria culture positive in midstream urine.Results The mean operation time was 49.2 ± 13.2 minutes in our patients.The stones were removed on one session in 22 cases(80.8 %).Mean hospital stays was 8.38 ± 0.98 days.Six patients confirmed bacteria culture positive in urine in the kidney pelvis,1 patient confirmed positive blood culture after surgery.Eight patients appeard postoperative fever (Greater than 38 degrees Celsius),up to 39.6 degrees Celsius.Of the patients,2 had a transient fever,4 had a persistent fever last 1 to 3 days and 2 had a persistent fever last 4 to 5 days.Conclusions Stage-Ⅰ MPCNL is an effective,quick-recovery and safe treatment for upper urinary calculi complicated with pyonephrosis,as long we stick to the indications and standard procedures for the operation.%目的 探讨Ⅰ期微创经皮肾镜取石术治疗结石性脓肾的安全性和疗效.方法 选择2012年1月至2013年6月经Ⅰ期微创经皮肾穿刺取石术(MPCNL)治疗结石性脓肾患者26例.其中输尿管上段结石8例,双侧肾结石5例,单侧肾结石13例.术前有患侧腰痛11例,发热5例,中段尿细菌培养阳性9例.结果 平均手术时间49.2±13.2min.一次取尽结石22例(80.8%),平均住院时间8.38±0.98d,肾盂尿细菌培养阳性6例,术后血细菌培养阳性1例.术后发热(>38℃)8例,最高达39.6℃,2例发热1次,4例发热1~3d,2例发热4 ~5d.结论 采取相应

  7. The combination of three endoscopes ( laparoscope, choledochoscope, duodenoscope) in treatment of complicated intra- and extrahepatic bile duct calculi%三镜联合治疗复杂性肝内外胆管结石的体会

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    王卫斌

    2012-01-01

    目的:分析复杂肝内外胆管结石的有效治疗方法及三镜(腹腔镜、胆道镜、十二指肠镜)联合治疗的优势.方法:回顾分析2009年8月至2011年8月为100例肝内外胆管结石患者行三镜联合手术的临床资料,并对结果进行随访.结果:79例成功施行胆总管一期缝合术,术后5~8d拔除鼻胆管,患者治愈出院.19例放置T管,12~15 d后带管出院,6~8周经胆道造影检查无特殊发现,遂拔除T管;其中3例发现胆道残留结石,术后经T管胆道镜取石成功,患者治愈出院.2例合并胆管癌,1例中转开腹,1例植入金属支架.术后随访3~6个月,2例胆管癌患者均死亡,余者均无结石复发、胆道狭窄等并发症发生.结论:三镜联合治疗复杂性肝内外胆管结石具有患者创伤小、康复快等特点,可降低并发症发生率及残石率,技术较成熟,值得临床推广应用.%Objective; To analyze the efficiency and superiority of combination of three endoscopes (laparoscope, choledocho-scope,duodenoscope) in treatment of complicated intra- and extrahepatic bile duct calculi. Methods:The clinical data of 100 patients with intra- and extrahepatic bile duct calculi who underwent combined three-microscopic surgery from Aug. 2009 to Aug. 2011 was analyzed retrospectively. Results: Primary suture of common bile duct was successfully performed in 79 patients, the nasobiliary tube was removed 5-8 days later,and these patients were cured. T-tube was placed in 19 patients who were discharged with tube 12-15 days after operation. The T-tube was removed after no special finding was noticed in the eholangiography. Residual calculi in bile duct were found in 3 patients,and the calculi were removed through T-tube sinus by choledochoscope,patients were cured and discharged. 2 cases were combined with bile duct carcinoma, 1 case was converted to laparotomy,and 1 patient was implanted metal stent. During the follow-up of 3-6 months,2 patients with carcinoma

  8. ANALYSIS OF THE CURATIVE EFFECT OF URL AND ESWL ON URETERAL CALCULI TREAT OF THE OLD PATIENTS%URL与ESWL治疗老年输尿管结石的疗效分析

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    刘岩山

    2012-01-01

    [目的]探讨输尿管镜下气压弹道碎石(URL)和体外冲击波碎石(ESWL)治疗老年输尿管结石的疗效.[方法]回顾性分析2007年1月~2010年12月在某院分别采用URL与ESWL治疗的输尿管结石老年患者临床资料.[结果] URL组总成功率和中下段结石成功率明显高于ESWL组,差异有统计学意义(均P<0.01);上段结石成功率低于ESWL组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).URL组发热和肾绞痛均明显少于ESWL组,差异有统计学意义(均P<0.01);恶心呕吐、肉眼血尿和输尿管穿孔差异均无统计学意义(均P> 0.05).[结论]URL在微创性上更有优势,ESWL应作为老年输尿管上段结石的首选,URL应作为老年输尿管中下段结石的首选.%{Objective] To investigate the therapeutic effect of Ureteroscopic Iithotripsy (URL) and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Iithotripsy {ESWL) on the ureterai calculi in the old patients. [Methods] A retrospective analysis was carried out for the therapeutic effect of URL and ESWL treatment on ureterai calculi of elderly patients from January 2007 years to De* 0.0S). [Conclusion] Minimally invasive URL treatment has more advantages. ESWL should be the Crest choice with upper ureleral calculi, and URL should be the first choice for lower ureterai cal-cuili for the old patients.

  9. Outpatient emergency treatment by ESWL for ureteral calculi with renal colic%门诊急诊ESWL治疗输尿管结石伴肾绞痛疗效分析

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    吕金东; 汤元杰; 张丽; 李书铃; 陶淑芬

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨门诊急诊ESWL治疗输尿管结石伴肾绞痛的治疗效果.方法 回顾性分析2010年1月~2012年4月门诊急诊ESWL治疗输尿管结石伴肾绞痛的体外冲击波治疗的效果.结果 经1次碎石后肾绞痛缓解者715例(89.4%),经1次治疗后结石排净者660例(82.5%),经2~5次治疗后结石排净者126例(15.8%),结石总排净率为98.3%.失败14例,失败者均转入外科行肾镜输尿管镜或手术治疗.结论 门诊急诊ESWL治疗输尿管结石伴肾绞痛效果满意,是治疗输尿管结石伴肾绞痛的首选治疗手段.%OBJECTIVE To investigate outpatient emergency treatment by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for ureteral calculi with renal colic. METHODS A retrospective analysis was made on the effect of outpatient emergency treatment by ESWL for ureteral calculi with renal colic from January, 2010 to April, 2012. RESULTS After one time of ESWL, the o-dynolysis rate and lithecbole rate were 89.4% and 82.5% respectively. The lithecbole rate after 2-5 times of ESWL was 15.8%, and the total lithecbole rate was 98.3%. 14 cases were failed, and were transferred to urinary surgery to do examins by nephro-scope or ureteroscope surgical treatment or surgical operation. CONCLUSION Outpatient emergency treatment by ESWL for ureteral calculi with renal colic is very effective, and can be the first choice for the treatment of ureteral calculi with renal colic.

  10. Minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy with vacuum aspiration in the treatment of catastaghorn renal calculi%负压吸引式微创经皮肾镜取石术治疗鹿角形肾结石

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    杨忠圣; 宋乐明; 齐琳; 祖雄兵; 刘泰荣

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨自行设计的负压吸引式微创经皮肾镜取石术治疗鹿角形肾结石临床疗效及其优点.方法 回顾性分析60例采用负压吸引式微创经皮肾镜取石术治疗鹿角形肾结石患者的临床资料.其中单侧55例,双侧5例;结石大小4.0~6.5 cm,平均5.0 cm;有肾脏手术史患者6例;合并尿路感染23例;肾功能不全8例.采用B超引导穿刺建立通道,应用自行设计的经皮肾微造瘘吸引碎石清石鞘(已获国家专利),接负压吸引,肾镜下应用钬激光或者气压弹道碎石.对手术时间、手术并发症及清石率等进行分析.结果 60例患者均一期成功穿刺建立经皮肾通道,2例因为建立通道时有明显出血,行二期取石.手术时间120~260 min,平均180min.术中出血50~300mL,平均100mL,均未输血;术后3例继发出血,输血200~800mL,1例患者行肾动脉分支介入栓塞治疗.52例患者一次取净结石;5例患者再次手术取石,4例取净;3例患者(2例为第1次术后,1例为第2次术后)术后配合体外冲击波碎石(ESWL)治疗,1例排净;3例患者有残石.5例患者术后出现发热.所有患者中没有出现腹腔脏器损伤、气胸、休克等严重并发症.结论 负压吸引式微创经皮肾镜取石术具有创伤小、手术时间短、结石清除率高及并发症少等优点,是治疗鹿角形结石的一种重要选择.%[Objective] To evaluate the clinical effects and advantages of minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy with vacuum aspiration (VMPCNL) in the treatment of cata-staghorn renal calculi. [Methods] The clinical data of 60 cases (43 males and 17 females) treated by VMPCNL were retrospectively analyzed. There were mono-renal calculi in 55 patients, while the other 5 combined opposite side renal calculi. The diameter of calculi ranged from 4.0 to 6.5 (mean =5.0) cm. There were 6 patients with a history of renal surgery, 23 patients with combined urinary tract infection, and

  11. 多点穿刺标准通道经皮肾镜治疗鹿角形结石的体会%Multi-point puncture standard channels in percutaneous nephrolithotomy treatment of staghorn calculi

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    徐学军; 王磊; 尹海军; 高景宇; 魏洪亮; 罗子靖

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨多点穿刺标准通道术在双导管碎石清石系统治疗鹿角形肾结石中的价值。方法分析268例鹿角形肾结石患者的临床资料,男性148例,女性120例,年龄18~68岁。合并集合系统积水(包括某一肾盏的扩张)186例,积脓26例。均使用标准通道多点穿刺技术双导管碎石清石系统治疗。全麻或硬膜外(分2次手术者)麻醉。彩色多普勒超声引导下建立标准通道,手术中 B 超实时监测下选择和使用肾盂和肾盏穿刺点。结果268例共建立标准通道270个,选择和使用穿刺点486个,使用4个19例,3个27例,2个107例,1个115例。平均取石时间45.4 min。一期清石率96.7%(259/268),二期清石率98.9%(265/268)。输血 9例(3.4%)。介入治疗4例(1.5%),术后发热26例(9.7%)。无死亡病例,无肾切除病例。结论彩色多普勒超声实时监测下,使用标准通道多点穿刺技术,在双导管碎石清石系统对鹿角形肾结石的治疗中安全、快速,能够提高清石率,降低手术并发症。%Objective To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of the dual ultrasonic lithotriptor system combined with multi-point puncture standard channels technique in patients with renal staghorn calculi.Methods Analysis was made in 268 renal staghorn calculi patients, males 148,females 120,average age 18- 68 years old.Coupled with water collection systems (including the expansion of a kidney)accounted for 186 cases,pyometra amounted to 26 cases.All the patients were treated with dual ultrasonic lithotriptor system combined with multi-point puncture standard channels technique.General anesthesia or peridural anesthesia(in the two stage procedure)was applied.The standard channels,the punctures of renal pelvis and calyces were created under the color Doppler ultrasound guide.Results A total of 270 standard channels,486 point punctures of renal pelvis and

  12. Minimally Invasive Operation Skills for Chewing Gum-Like Urinary Matrix Calculi%泌尿系口香糖样软结石微创手术技巧

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    赵春利; 张晶; 杨文增; 古德强; 张彦桥; 李昱

    2011-01-01

    Objective To summarize the minimally invasive operation skills of chewing gum - like urinary matrix calculi. Methods Data of 11 patients ( 5 males and 6 females ) with chewing gum - like urinary matrix calculi admitted to our hospital from Jan 2005 to May 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. Of these patients , 10 were with urinary infections ( all identified by urine culture as Escherichia Coli ) , 6 were with diabetes. All the patients underwent minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy ( MPCNL ) . Results ALL the operations were successfully performed without open operation transfer. Operation time ranged from 45 to 120 minutes, with an average of ( 64.3 ± 6.9 ) minutes. Severe complications were not noted during and after the operation. No relapse cases were observed during the 6 months of follow - up. Conclusion MPCNL is safe and effective in treatment of chewing gum - like matrix calculi.%目的 总结微创手术治疗泌尿系口香糖样软结石的手术技巧.方法 回顾性分析2005年1月-2011年4月我院收治的泌尿系口香糖样软结石患者11例,其中男5例,女6例,10例患有泌尿系感染,尿培养均为大肠埃希菌,6例患有糖尿病.11例患者均采用经皮肾镜取石术(PCNL)微创治疗.结果 11例患者均一期完成手术,无改开放手术,手术时间为45~120 min,平均(64.3±6.9)min,术中术后均无明显并发症发生,随访6个月无结石复发者.结论 微创手术治疗泌尿系口香糖样软结石安全有效.

  13. 妊娠期输尿管结石并发顽固性肾绞痛的微创治疗%Minimally invasive treatment of ureteral calculi with period of refractory renal colic during pregnancy

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    卢文武; 张建育; 刘榕臻; 李毅宁; 王明镑; 洪传芳

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the safety and efifcacy of treatment of refractory renal colic due to ureteric calculi during pregnancy. Methods In our hospital in September 2009 to June 2014, clinical data of 18 pregnant women with refractory renal colic due to ureteric calculi in my hospital were collected and retrospectively analyzed.13 cases received intra-ureteral double-J cannula alone. 5 cases received intra-ureteral double-J cannula after ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy. Results Renal colic was relieved in 18 cases after operation. All the pregnant women had normal delivery and gave birth to healthy babies. Conclusion For pregnant women with refractory renal colic due to ureteric calculi, intra-ureteral cannula alone and intra-ureteral double-J cannula after ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy treatment are safe and effective.%目的:探讨妊娠期输尿管结石并发顽固性肾绞痛的微创治疗的安全性及疗效。方法对我院2009年9月~2014年6月,共18例妊娠期输尿管结石并发顽固性肾绞痛的患者,进行回顾性分析。13例患者采用输尿管置管术,5例患者采用输尿管镜气压弹道碎石+输尿管置管术治疗。结果18例患者肾绞痛都得到有效缓解,均顺利生产,婴儿健康。结论对妊娠期输尿管结石并发顽固性肾绞痛患者采用输尿管置管术、输尿管镜气压弹道碎石+输尿管置管术等微创外科治疗技术,是安全有效的。

  14. Verification of Stochastic Process Calculi

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    Skrypnyuk, Nataliya

    performed with the purpose to verify the system. In this dissertation it is argued that the verification techniques that have their origin in the analysis of programming code with the purpose to deduce the properties of the code's execution, i.e. Static Analysis techniques, are transferable to stochastic...... description of a system. The presented methods have a clear application in the areas of embedded systems, (randomised) protocols run between a fixed number of parties etc....

  15. Involutions on Relational Program Calculi

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The standard Galois connection between the relational and predicate-transformer models of sequential programming (defined in terms of weakest precondition confers a certain similarity between them. This paper investigates the extent to which the important involution on transformers (which, for instance, interchanges demonic and angelic nondeterminism, and reduces the two kinds of simulation in the relational model to one kind in the transformer model carries over to relations. It is shown that no exact analogue exists; that the two complement-based involutions are too weak to be of much use; but that the translation to relations of transformer involution under the Galois connection is just strong enough to support Boolean-algebra-style reasoning, a claim that is substantiated by proving properties of deterministic computations. Throughout, the setting is that of the guarded-command language augmented by the usual specification commands; and where possible algebraic reasoning is used in place of the more conventional semantic reasoning.

  16. Renal calculi: genesis and analysis

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    In this paper, genesis, composition and analysis of urolithiasis is discussed. Methods of medical examination are considered, e.g. quantitative analysis, infrared spectrometry, and X-ray diffraction analysis. (Auth.)

  17. [Complex therapy of cystine calculi].

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    Hamvas, A; Berényi, M; Frang, D

    1993-11-14

    Authors report their experiences with management of cystine urolithiasis between 1975-1992. 61 patients were observed and treated with dietotherapy, medicaments, open surgery, percutaneous nephrolithotomy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Difficulties of treatment of this rare stone have been demonstrated with data of 3 patients (lack of screening and early diagnosis, unsystematic prophylaxis, formation of large stones). PMID:8233469

  18. 临床路径模式与传统模式治疗输尿管结石的比较%Comparison and Analysis of Clinical Path Mode with the Traditional Mode of Treatment of Ureteral Calculi

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    马伟国; 金素慧; 马丽丽; 方睿; 张桐语

    2014-01-01

    目的:引用不同参数比较输尿管结石实施临床路径模式与传统治疗模式的不同及原因分析。方法164例输尿管结石分四组:A组为临床路径治疗单纯结石,B组为临床路径治疗结石合并其他疾病,C组为传统模式治疗单纯结石,D组为传统模式治疗结石合并其他疾病。全部病例均在各类麻醉下使用输尿管硬镜弹道碎石术。A组56例,B组30例,C组46例, D组32例。采用统计学方法从术前平均住院日、平均住院日、住院总费用、药占比、抗生素比、患者满意度调查等各参数进行比较。结果 A组各指标均优于B、C、D三组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);B组各指标与C组持平(P>0.05);B、C两组各指标均优于D组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论无合并其他疾病的单纯输尿管中下段结石实施临床路径模式治疗效果较好,总体疗效满意,临床路径模式还需进一步完善。%Objective To compare the differences of ureteral calculus between Implementation of clinical pathway and Traditional treatment mode by different parameter. Methods 164 cases of ureteral stones were divided into four groups:group A is the clinical path treatment of simple calculi, group B is clinical path treatment of calculi with other diseases, group C is the traditional mode of treatment of simple calculi, group D is the traditional mode of treatment of calculi complicated with other diseases. All patients were using ureteroscopic lithotripsy in all kinds of anesthesia. 56 cases in group A, 30 cases in group B, 46 cases in group C, group D of 32 cases. The preoperative waiting to bed days, average hospitalization days, total cost of hospitalization, drug for each parameter ratio, antibiotics, patients satisfaction survey are compared. Results In group A, the indicators are better than group B, C, D, the difference was statistically significant (P0.05);indicators of B, C groups are

  19. Observation of the Therapeutic Effect of Tamsulosin on Assisted Expulsion for Treating Lower Ureteral Calculi%坦索罗辛在输尿管下段结石辅助排石中的疗效观察

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    洪辉斌; 王乐浩; 王博智; 姚伟

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of tamsulosin in treatment of lower ureteral calculi. Method: A total of 90 consecutive patients with single radiopaque lower ureteral calculi were enrolled in the study. The stone diameter was 0. 4 — 1. 0cm and patients were 21-72 years. All patients were diveded into two groups! 45 cases in each group ). The control group were treated with lavoofloxacin ( 0. 2g bid ) and chi-nese medicine Paishi Decoction ( ldose qd ). The tamsulosin group received the same medicines in the control group plus tamsulosin( 0. 2mg qd ). There's no significant differences in concerning age, gender distribution and maximum stone diameter of two groups. All patients were treated for 10 days and followed up for 15 days. Efficacy was evaluated in term of stone expulsion rate, expulsion time, pain episodes, analgesic use and adverse drug reaction during a week of follow up. Result:The successful stone expulsion rate was 86. 7%( 39/45 ) in the tamsulosin group, which was significantly higher than 57. 8% in the control group ( P< 0. 01 ). Mean expulsive calculi time of the control group and the tamsulosin group were 7. 51 ±2. 34 days,5. 02±1.27 days respectively. There was statistically significant difference ( P<0.05 ). The pain episodes rate and analgesic use rate were 17.8% ( 8/45 ) and 6. 7%( 3/45 ) in the tamsulosin group, which were also significantly lower than those in the control group, which were 42.2%( 19/45 ) and 28.9%( 13/45 ), respectively ( P<0. 05 ). All the patients could tolerate the expulsive calculi therapy and no obvious side effects were found. Conclusion:Tamsulosin can be useful to shorten the duration of the expelling stone, relieves renal colic episode and significantly improve the expulsive calculi rate in the lower ureter. Tamsulosin in the treatment of lower ureteral stones ( 0. 4-1. 0cm in diameter ) is safe.%目的:评价坦索罗辛在输尿管下段结石辅助排石中的临床效果.方法:选取90例确诊单纯输

  20. 109例胆道结石超声与MRI诊断的对照研究%A comparative study of diagnosis of MRI and ultrasonography in 109 cases of biliary calculi

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    邱俊; 裴仁明; 陶振超; 马小苏

    2014-01-01

    Objective To compare the diagnostic value of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)in showing bili-ary calculi.Methods Totally 109 cases of biliary calculi were examined with magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)and ultrasonography before surgery.Final diagnosis was confirmed by surgery.The sensitivity,specificity and accuracy of MRI and US were analyzed.Results Among the 109 patients with biliary calculi,24 patients had cholecystolithiasis,32 patients had common duct stones,7 patients had calculi US of in-trahepatic duct,and there existed two or more sites of stones in 46 patients.The sensitivity,specificity and accuracy of MRI and US in detec-ting cholecystolithiasis were 87.63%,99.17%,92.98%,and 94.01%,95.09%,94.73%,respectively;the sensitivity,specificity and accu-racy of MRI and US in detecting common duct stones were 92.67%,97.33%,94.52%,and 76.44%,77.86%,76.71%,respectively;the sensitivity,specificity and accuracy of US and MRI in detecting calculi US of intrahepatic duct were 73.42%,84.82%,85.71%,and 75.31%,75.91%,75.00%,respectively.Conclusion US,used as a primary screening tool,can improve the diagnostic rate of cholecystoli-thiasis,which must be combined with MRI.In the imaging sequence of MRI and MRCP,the observation combined with T2WI,FIESTA-coronal and MRCP-original image is superior.%目的:比较超声与磁共振成像(MRI)各成像序列对胆道结石的诊断价值。方法根据本院情况,抽取109例单纯胆道结石病例的术前超声与MRI资料。比较两种检查方法诊断胆道结石的准确率、灵敏度和特异度。结果109例胆道系统结石病例中,术中所见24例为胆囊结石,32例为胆总管结石,7例为肝内胆管结石,46例有两个部位以上的结石同时存在。MRI和超声诊断胆囊结石的灵敏度、特异度和准确率分别为87.63%、99.17%、92.98%,94.01%、95.09%和94.73%;MRI和超声诊断胆总管结石的灵敏度、特

  1. URL及MPCNL治疗输尿管上段结石的临床疗效研究%Research on the Clinical Effect of URL and MPCNL in the Treatment of Upper Ureteral Calculi

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    万跃平; 李红艳; 习明; 万颂; 华伟

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To research the clinical effect of transurethral ureteroscopic lithotripsy(URL) and minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy(MPCNL) in the treatment of upper ureteral calculi. Method:320 cases of upper ureteral calculi patients in our hospital from July 2008 to December 2014 were selected as the research objects.They were randomly divided into group A and group B,with 160 cases in each group.Group A was given URL and group B was given MPCNL.Patients with calculus less than 1.5 cm in the two groups were selected as group A1 and group B1 respectively,patients with calculus longer than 1.5 cm in the two groups were selected as group A2 and group B2 respectively.The indexes of intraoperative and postoperative in each group were retrospectively analyzed and compared.Result:The time of operation,intraoperative blood loss,postoperative hospital stay,hospitalization expenses,intraoperative blood transfusion rate,incidence of secondary bleeding,incidence rate of peripheral viscera injury,incidence of postoperative infection and drug use rate for postoperation pain in group A1 and group B1 were lower than those in group A2 and group B2 respectively, the differences were statistically significant(P0.05).The incidence rate of calculi residual 1 month after operation in group B2 was lower than that in group A2,the difference was statistically significant(P1.5 cm的患者分别设为A2、B2组。回顾分析并比较各组术中及术后各项指标。结果:A1、A2组手术时间、术中出血量、术后住院时间、住院费用、术中输血率、继发出血发生率、周围脏器损伤发生率、术后感染发生率、术后疼痛药物使用率均分别低于B1、B2组,比较差异均有统计学意义(P0.05);B2组术后1个月结石残留发生率明显低于A2组,比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01)。结论:当输尿管上段结石长径大于1.5 cm时首选MPCNL术,它具有非常高的结石清除率;当输

  2. 急诊外科治疗老年结石性胆道患者的效果研究%Study the Elderly Biliary Calculi sex Emergency Surgical Treatment Method and Clinical Effect

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    谢东方; 宴万述; 于德洋

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨老年结石性胆道急诊外科的治疗方法和临床效果。方法:抽取我院收治的110例老年结石性胆道急诊的患者为主要研究对象,对其临床资料进行回顾性分析,患者均经过外科手术,对其治疗措施和治疗效果进行分析和研究。结果:外科手术后,发生心功能不全患者3例(2.73%);发生成人呼吸窘迫综合征患者2例(1.81%);糖尿病2型合并酸中毒3例(为2.73%);脑卒中1例(0.91%);肾功能不全1例(0.91%);通过对患者进行针对性的治疗,痊愈的患者有105例(95.45%),死亡5例(4.55%)。结论:在老年结石性胆道疾病的临床治疗过程中,要充分做好术前准备,选择简单、安全的手术方法,有效防治术后并发症,能够获得满意的效果。%Objective:To study the elderly biliary calculi sex emergency surgical treatment method and clinical effect.Methods:ex-traction of our hospital, 110 cases of patients with senile biliary calculi sex emergency as the main research object, the clinical data were analyzed retrospectively, all patients after surgery, the treatment measures and treatment effect is analyzed and the research.Results:af-ter surgery, in patients with cardiac insufficiency in 3 patients (2.73%);Patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome occurred in 2 cases (1.81%) .Type 2 diabetes merged acidosis in 3 patients (2.73%);Stroke in 1 case (0.91%);Renal insufficiency in 1 case (0. 91%);Through the study of the targeted treatment of patients, 105 cases of patients cured (95.45%), 5 cases died (4.55%).Con-clusions:in clinical treatment of senile biliary calculi sex disease process, should make full preoperative preparation, choose operation method is simple, safe, effective prevention and treatment of postoperative complications, and can obtain satisfactory results.

  3. 3种微创手术治疗复杂性输尿管上段结石212例比较%A comparison of three surgical procedures of complicated upper ureteral calculi for 212 cases

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    李旭明; 程洪林; 郭闯; 程宗勇; 李锋; 张力; 李元仲

    2011-01-01

    Objective To compare the efficacy of three procedures, ureteroscopic litripsy(URL), minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy(MPCNL) ,and retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithomy(RLU), for the treatment of complicated upper ureteral calculi. Methods Two hundred and thirteen cases of complicated upper ureteral calculi were treated in this hospital from February 2002 to February 2010,including fifty-two cases of URL, one hundred and seven cases of MPCNL, and fifty-four cases of RLU. Results The stone free rate seven days after operation:URL was 36.5%(19/52),MPCNL was 75.7%(81/107),RLU was 90.6% (48/53); the stone free rate one months after operation: URL was 71. 1% (38/52), MPCNL was 95. 3% (102/107), RLU was 96.2%(51/53); the stone-free rate three months after operation:URL was 82.7%(43/52),MPCNL was 98. 1%(105/107),RLU was 98.1%(52/53). There was significantly difference between URL and MPCNL(P<0.05) ,URL and RLU (P<0.05). There was also significantly difference between MPCNL and RLU in the near future(P<0. 05) ,but had no difference in long term. Conclusion High stone free rate can be obtained with RLU and MPCNL for impacted upper ureteral calculi. The stone-free rate is less satisfactory with URL.%目的 比较输尿管镜碎石(URL)、微创经皮肾镜取石(MPCNL)、后腹腔镜下输尿管切开取石(RLU)治疗复杂性输尿管上段结石的疗效.方法 回顾分析2002年2月至2010年2月复杂性输尿管上段结石212例,其中URL治疗52例,MPCNL治疗107例,RLU治疗54例.比较分析3种手术的治疗效果.结果 术后7 d结石清除率:URL组36.5%(19/52),MPCNL组75.7%(81/107),RLU组90.6%(48/53).术后1个月结石清除率:URL组73.1%(38/52),MPCNL组95.3%(102/107),RLU组96.2%(51/53).术后3个月结石清除率:URL组82.7%(43/52),MPCNL组98.1%(105/107),RLU组98.1%(52/53).URL组分别与MPCNL组、RLU组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),MPCNL、RLU组之间比较近期差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),

  4. 输尿管软镜下钬激光治疗肾盂旁囊肿合并肾结石的应用%Application study on flexible ureteroscope /holmium laser therapy of parapelvic cyst complicating with renal calculi

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    陈海潮; 邵法明; 孙树本; 缪起龙

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨输尿管软镜下钬激光治疗肾盂旁囊肿合并肾结石的手术方法、安全性、可行性. 方法 回顾性分析我院2012年11月至2014年11月共收治8例肾盂旁囊肿合并肾结石患者的临床资料,其中男5例,女3例,年龄54~78岁,平均63岁.最大单颗肾结石大小1.2 cm×1.1cm ~1.5 cm×2.0 cm,囊肿大小3.2cm×3.6 cm~5.1 cm×4.2cm,腰部酸胀不适6例,血尿3例,肾盂积水1例,局限性肾盏积水2例,合并高血压3例,泌尿系感染3例.在全麻下行经尿道输尿管软镜钬激光下肾盂旁囊肿内切开引流+肾结石碎石取石术. 结果 8例手术均成功,处理结石及囊肿时间共为52~120 min,平均76 min.术中、术后无大出血、肾周血肿、尿外渗、感染性休克、患肾萎缩等并发症发生,术后随访3~12个月,全部病例无肾结石残留,其中6例囊肿消失,2例囊肿明显缩小,随访期内无复发. 结论 经尿道输尿管软镜下钬激光治疗肾盂旁囊肿合并肾结石具有创伤小、恢复快、术式简单、经济、安全有效等优点.%Objective To investigate the safety and feasibility of flexible ureteroscope/holmium laser therapy of parapelvic cyst complicating with renal calculi.Methods The clinical data of 8 patients diagnosed as parapelvic cyst with renal calculi and hospitalized in our hospital from Nov.2012 to Nov.2014 were retrospectively analyzed.They were 5 males and 3 females,aged 54 78 years,with an average of 63 years old.The largest kidney calculis were at the size of (1.2 cm× 1.1 cm) to (1.5cm×2.0 cm),and the size of parapelvic cysts ranged between (3.2 cm×3.6 cm) and (5.1 cm×4.2cm).Waist pain was found in 6 patients,hematuria in 3 patients,hydronephrosis in 1 patient,circumscribed hydrocalycosis in 2 patients,hypertension in 3 patients,and infection of urinary tract in 3 patients.Incision and internal drainage of parapelvic cyst and lithotripsy for renal calculi were conducted by flexible ureteroscope

  5. 原位无萎缩性肾实质切开取石术治疗巨大肾鹿角形结石体会(附52例报告)%In situ big dissection of anatrophic nephrolithotomy to remove large renal staghorn calculi:report of 52 cases

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    宋希双; 殷积斌; 张仁科; 车翔宇; 何中舟; 张志伟; 臧青山

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨原位无萎缩性肾实质切开取石术治疗巨大肾鹿角形结石的方法和疗效.方法 52例患者,术前评估包括尿常规、尿细菌培养、肾功能、彩色多普勒超声、CT、立位腹部X线平片(KUB)和IVU检查.术中腰部第11肋间切口入路,充分游离肾脏,原位低温阻断肾蒂后,于相对无血管区大切口切开肾实质、肾盏、肾盂,取出结石,重建集合系统,缝合肾实质,恢复肾脏血供.术中采用肾功能保护措施.术后随访包括尿常规、肾功能、彩色多普勒超声、KUB、IVU和核素肾扫描.结果 手术时间(117±45)min.肾缺血时间(29±15)min.术中输血5例,平均输血230 ml.结石残留4例,结石清除率92.3%.术后均无近期并发症,随访肾功能均正常.结论 原位无萎缩性肾实质切开取石术是治疗巨大肾鹿角形结石安全有效的方法,术后并发症少,结石一次性取出、清除率高,术后复发率低.经过系列肾功能保护处理,对肾功能损害小,部分病例避免了肾切除.%Objective To discuss the method and effect of large renal staghorn calculi by anatrophic nephrolithotomy (AN).Methods Fifty-two patients with large renal staghom calculi underwent AN.Bilateral renal calculi disease was present in 3 patients,so that a number of 55 procedures were operated.Preoperative evaluation included urinalysis,urine culture,renal function,and ultragound,CT,KUB and IVU.A flank incision was between the 11th and 12th ribs and the kidney was freed.After interrupted renal pedicle in situ hypothermia,the renal parenchyma incision was made along the avascular plane which is outside in the back of the kidney.The collecting system was opened.The calculi were removed.The collecting system was reconstructed.The renal parenchyma was closed and the renal circulation was reestablished.The protected management of renal function was made intraoperative.Postoperative follow-up consisted of urinalysis,renal function

  6. Efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the emergency treatment of pediatric ureteral calculi with renal colic%急诊冲击波碎石术治疗小儿绞痛性输尿管结石的临床研究

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    桂西青; 孙华宾; 郭振宇; 苗永青; 周少朋

    2008-01-01

    Objective To study efficacy of pediatric ureteral calculi with renal colic by the emergency treatment of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Methods We reviewed the treatment and out-come of 31 pediatric patients with renal colic for ureteral calculi in the emergency treatment of ESWL over a 10-year period (1997~2007). Results 25 cases underwent one ESWL session;5 cases had two ESWLses-sions; 1 case underwent other treatment procedures after failure of 3 ESWL sessions. The stone-free rate was 96.8% (30/31).The renal coli of 28 cases (90.3%) relieved apparently in the one ESWL session. No severe complication was found. 19 cases required intravenous general anesthesia in the ESWL. Conclusion The e-mergency treatment of ESWL is an efficient and safe modality for pediatric ureteral calculi with renal colic.%目的 评价急诊体外冲击波碎石术(ESWL)治疗小儿绞痛性输尿管结石之效果.方法 回顾1997年1月至2007年12月32例小儿输尿管结石伴急性肾绞痛的急诊ESWL的治疗资料.结果 1次ESWL 25例;2次ESWL 5例;1例3次ESWL治疗失败后改其他治疗,总结石排净率为96.8%(30/31).首次ESWL治疗后,28例肾绞痛完全缓解(90.3%).ESWL术中,静脉全麻19例,镇静加止痛剂者12例.术后无严重并发症.结论 急诊ESWL治疗小儿绞痛性输尿管结石安全快捷、疗效肯定.

  7. 经皮肾镜Ⅰ期治疗肾铸型结石合并脓肾45例%Treatment of renal struvite staghorn calculi complicated with pyonephrosis via percutaneous nephrolithotomy

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    周大庆; 王坚; 李文刚; 庞翔; 余小祥; 江波

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal struvite staghon calculi complicated with pyonephrosis. Methods 45 patients who caught struvite staghon calculi complicated with pyonephrosis were analysised. Pyonephrosis was found in 27 patients pre-operation.18 patients were found complicated with pyonephrosis during operation.Urine culture were performed in all the patients before operation and percutanous nephrorithotomy were perfoumed after antibiotics treating. The tract was dilated to F24 and the stones were removed by EMS lithotrity system.The operation time were limited in two hours whenever the stone free or not. Results 32 patients were free-stone after first stage percutaneous nephrorithotomy and 8 patients were underwent second stage operation fore residual stones. 5 patients were cured by EWSL after first stsge operation. All the patients caught fever after operation and 17 patients' temperature were above 38.5℃. The blood culture were performed in all the patients.and bactermia and septicemia were not found. Conclusion Percutaneous nephrorithotomy of standard tract is a safe and effective procedure for struvite stahgorn caculi complicated with pyonephrosis.%目的:探讨肾铸型结石合并脓肾的治疗方法.方法:分析合并脓肾的肾铸型结石患者45例,其中术前明确脓肾诊断27例,术中穿刺后发现脓肾18例,所有患者术前行常规尿培养,经抗感染治疗后行经皮肾镜治疗,术中穿刺成功后常规扩张至F24标准肾镜通道,根据结石坚硬程度分别用EMS超声或联合气压弹道碎石,手术时间控制在2 h内,如结石无法清除,予留置肾造瘘管、双J管后再行二期手术治疗,术后根据情况行造瘘管间断呋喃西林冲洗.结果:术后复查,一期手术取尽结石32例(71%),8例仍有较多结石残留,行二期取石,5例残留结石较小,行体外冲击波碎石治疗后治愈.所有患者术后不同程度发热,17

  8. Clinical Research of Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy in The Treatment of Complicated Ureteral Calculi%经输尿管镜取石术在治疗复杂性输尿管上段结石中的临床研究

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    2013-01-01

    Objective:To compare and analyze clinical effects of ureteroscopic lithotripsy(URL)in the treatment of complicated ureteral calculi. Method:70 patients who had received treatments of URL in our hospital from January 2010 to January 2012 were chosen,the patients were randomly divided into experimental and control groups,35 people in each group. The experimental group received treatment of URL to remove stones,whereas the control group undergone treatment of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy(ESWL). 1 week and 4 weeks after the surgery,all patient were reviewed. Patients who were found with stones need to be rechecked until two months after the review. All patients were followed up for 2-10 months,with an average of six months. The treatment effects were evaluated based on the following standards:operation time,time of postoperative hospital stay,rate of successful surgery,the amount of bleeding,clearance rate of stones,complications,and other indicators.Result:After treatment,the successful rate of experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control group(P0.05).Conclusion:URL is a feasible and effective method to treat complicated ureteral calculi.%  目的:对比研究经输尿管镜取石术在治疗复杂性输尿管上段结石中的临床疗效。方法:选取2010年1月-2012年1月于本院接受治疗的复杂性输尿管上段结石患者70例,将70例患者随机分为实验组和对照组,每组35例,实验组患者接受经输尿管镜取石术(URL)清除结石,对照组患者接受体外冲击波碎石(ESWL)清除结石。手术后1周内和第4周内对患者进行复查,对术后4周仍发现结石的患者等待到术后2个月再次复查同样的项目。对所有患者进行随访,随访时间为2~10个月,平均6个月。对两组的手术时间、术后住院时间、一次手术成功率、出血量、结石清除率、并发症等指标进行评价。结果:治疗后实验组(URL)的一

  9. Clinical Diagnosis of Urinary Calculi Application Observed the Effect of Different Dose of CT Scanning%泌尿结石临床诊断应用不同剂量CT扫描效果观察

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    黄锦炽

    2015-01-01

    Objective Discusses the application of different dose of CT scan in the clinical diagnostic value of urinary calculi.Methods In chronological order according to admission registered 200 cases of suspected urinary calculi were divided into a control group and the observation group, the 100 cases respectively. Control group with conventional-dose CT scan (120KV, 150mA); Observe the different groups were used (100mA, 80mA, 50mA) low-dose CT scans based on patient body mass index. Comparison of the two groups were image quality score (IQS) and volume CT dose index (CTDIvol), scanning sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value.Results The study found that the observation group CTDIvol was (6.5±1.1) and the control group (19.7±1.4) compared with statistical significance (P 0.05).Conclusion Compared with conventional dose CT scan, according to body mass index (bmi) in patients with clinical use of low-dose CT scan, the images quality, specificity, positive predictive value and its quite. But low dose CT scanning process produced less radiation dose, therefore cause harm to patients, more worthy of popularization and application.%目的:探讨不同剂量CT扫描应用于泌尿结石临床诊断价值。方法按照入院挂号时间顺序将200例拟诊泌尿系结石患者分为对照组与观察组,各100例。对照组采用常规剂量CT扫描检查(120KV、150mA);观察组根据患者体重指数不同分别采用(100mA、80mA、50mA)低剂量CT扫描。比较2组患者图像质量评分(IQS)和容积CT剂量指数(CTDIvol)、扫描敏感性、特异性、阳性预测值、阴性预测值。结果经研究发现,观察组CTDIvol为(6.5±1.1)与对照组(19.7±1.4)比较,具有统计学意义(P0.05)。结论相比常规剂量CT扫描来说,临床根据患者体重指数采用低剂量CT扫描,其图像质量、特异性、阳性预测值与其相当。但低剂量CT扫描过程中所产生辐射剂量要少,因此

  10. Risk Factors for Urinary Calculi in Children of Migrant Workers in Nanlang Town of Zhongshan%中山市南朗镇外来务工人员随迁子女泌尿系结石危险因素调查

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    吴耀华; 饶惠平; 丁敏

    2015-01-01

    目的:分析外来务工人员随迁子女泌尿系结石的患病特征及影响因素。方法通过体检资料获得南朗镇外来务工人员随迁子女(W 组)和本地子女(B 组)4~10岁儿童各1260例。采用自制调查问卷收集泌尿系结石的影响因素信息并进行统计学分析。结果泌尿系结石患病率 W 组(3.14%)高于 B 组(1.75%),差异有统计学意义(χ2=6.964,P =0.008);饮水达标率 W 组(36.0%)低于 B 组(81.9%),差异有统计学意义(χ2=549.979,P <0.001);尿道感染率 W 组(46.5%)高于 B 组(22.7%),但差异无统计学意义(χ2=3.478、P =0.062);2组高钙尿发生比例比较差异无统计学意义(χ2=0.017,P =0.896);父母对预防小儿泌尿系结石知识评分 W 组为(2.39±1.913)分,低于 B 组的(4.12±1.791)分,差异有统计学意义(t=23.433,P <0.001)。结论外来务工人员随迁子女泌尿系结石患病率高于本地户籍儿童。小儿泌尿系结石可能与饮水量不足、父母对预防小儿泌尿系结石知识知晓度有关。%Objective To analyze the characteristics of urinary calculi and its influencing factors in children of migrant workers in Nanlang.Methods The factors influencing urinary calculi were investigated in 1 260 children of migrant workers (group W)and 1 260 local children (group B)in Nanlang using the self-designed questionnaires.Data were analyzed statistically.Results The prevalence of urinary calculi,rate of drinking water complying with standard,incidence of urinary tract infection and urinary calculi knowledge score of parents were,respectively,3.14%,36.0%, 46.5% and (2.39±1.913)in group W,and 1.75%,81.9%,22.7% and (4.12±1.791)in group B. There were significant differences in the prevalence of urinary calculi(χ2 =6.964,P =0.008),rate of drinking water complying with standard(χ2 =549.979,P

  11. 输尿管软镜治疗孤立肾上尿路结石34例临床观察%Clinical observation of flexible ureteroscopy in the treatment of upper urinary tract calculi of solitary kidney

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    胡嘉盛; 袁鹤胜; 谢国海; 刘冠琳; 贾晓龙; 郑重; 程跃

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the effect and surgical techniques of flexible ureteroscopy in the treatment of upper u‐rinary tract calculi of solitary kidney .Methods From Jan .2012 to Dec .2013 ,34 cases of upper urinary tract calculi of soli‐tary kidney underwent flexible ureteroscopy ,of which 2 cases were congenital solitary kidney ,8 were contralateral nephrecto‐my ,and 24 were contralateral renal atrophy .Among the 24 atrophy cases ,17 underwent open operation ,4 had multiple extra‐corporeal shock wave lithotripsy history .Of all patients ,21 had residual stones after percutaneous nephrolithotomy ,and 23 ca‐ses had D‐J catheter indwelt 1-4 weeks before the operation .Results The operation time was 40-125 minutes .As many as 30 cases had stones successfully crushed with one session ,the success rate being 88 .2% (30/34) .Of these patients ,17 showed no residual stones after one month of follow‐up ,and the diameter of 13 patients'residual stones was smaller than 4 mm .Three months later ,the stones were fully discharged .The operation failed in 2 patients because the vision of the flexible ureteroscope could not touch the stones ,and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) there were still residual stones with diame‐ter larger than 4 mm .One patient had underwent a second surgery with an interval of one month .The other patient received a third surgery .Either of them had residual stones after one month of follow‐up .Conclusions Flexible ureteroscope is safe and effective in the treatment of upper urinary tract calculi of solitary kidney ,especially for patients who have experienced percutaneous nephrolithotomy with residual stones .%目的:探讨输尿管软镜治疗孤立肾上尿路结石的疗效及手术技巧。方法2012年1月至2013年12月对34例孤立肾上尿路结石患者行输尿管软镜碎石术,其中先天性孤立肾2例,对侧肾切除所致孤立肾8例,对侧肾萎缩(无功能肾)24例;萎缩肾有17

  12. 孕期输尿管结石并肾绞痛的输尿管镜腔内置双J管疗效分析%Treatment of renal colic complicated with ureteral calculi by ureteroscope double-J stent insertion dur-ing pregnancy

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    罗建斌; 陈国强; 张闽杰; 曾智辉

    2014-01-01

    目的:评估输尿管镜腔内置双 J 管术治疗孕期输尿管结石并肾绞痛的疗效及安全性。方法对58例经保守治疗无效的孕期输尿管结石并肾绞痛患者行输尿管镜腔内置双 J 管术,观察手术疗效及安全性。结果所有患者置入双 J 管后肾绞痛症状均缓解;58例双 J 管留置时间3~8个月,术后复查泌尿系彩色多普勒超声检查发现结石自行排出后拔除双 J 管14例;留置双 J 管至分娩后1个月行输尿管镜碎石取石术26例、行体外震波碎石术18例。58例均顺利足月分娩,新生儿均健康,无因肾绞痛而发生流产、早产等不良事件。结论输尿管镜腔内置双 J 管术治疗孕期输尿管结石并肾绞痛疗效好,且安全。%Objective To evaluate the efficacy and safety of double-J stent insertion in treatment of persistent renal colic in pregnant women with ureteral calculi.Methods Fifty-eight pregnant women with per-sistent renal colic who were failed in antispasmodics and analgesics therapy due to ureteral calculi underwent double-J stent placement.The efficacy and safety were evaluated.Results Renal colic was alleviated after double-J stent insertion in all patients.The indwelling time of double-J stent ranged from 3 to 8 months.In 1 4 cases,ureteral stones were discharged spontaneously and then double-J stents were removed.At one month af-ter delivery,ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy were performed in 26 patients and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy was conducted in 1 8 cases.All patients had normal delivery and gave birth to healthy infants.Conclusions Ureteroscope double-J stent insertion is a safe and efficacious treatment of refractory renal colic complicated with ureteral calculi during pregnancy.

  13. 急性肾绞痛患者B超联合腹部X线平片与平扫CT诊断尿路结石的比较研究%Comparison between ultrasonography with plain abdominal radiography and unenhanced computed tomography in the diagnosis of urinary calculi with renal colic

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    曾筱江; 刘丽华; 涂响安

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To compare the effect between ultrasonography and plain abdominal radiography with unenhanced computed tomography ( CT) for the diagnosis of urinary calculi in patients with renal colic . Methods; Sixty-iiine patients with renal colic were diagnosed with ultrasonography ; plain abdominal radiography and unenhanced computed tomography. The findings of two methods were compared. Results: 59 of 69 patients were confirmed to have urinary calculi by follow -up. Ultrasonography with plain abdominal radiography detected 44 of the 59 patients with calculi (sensitivity 74. 6% and specificity 100% ). Unenhanced CT detected 55 of 59 patients, (sensitivity 93. 2% and specificity 100% ). Sensitivity of the two methods is of statistical differences in the diagnosis of acute renal colic urolithiasis patients. Conclusion: Unenhanced CT is more sensitive for detecting urolithiasis than ultrasonography with plain abdominal radiography.%目的:比较B超联合腹部X线平片(KUB)和平扫CT在诊断急性肾绞痛患者尿路结石的效能.方法:对69例因急性肾绞痛在我院泌尿外科门诊或者急诊的患者进行B超联合KUB和平扫CT检查,并对两种诊断方法的诊断效能进行对比研究.结果:经过3个月的随访,69例中确诊患有尿路结石59例.B超联合KUB诊断急性肾绞痛患者尿路结石的敏感度为74.6%(44/59),特异度为100%(10/10).CT平扫诊断急性肾绞痛患者尿路结石的敏感度为93.2%(55/59),特异度为100%(10/10).两种影像学方法诊断急性肾绞痛患者尿路结石的敏感度比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:平扫CT用于诊断急性肾绞痛患者尿路结石的敏感度优于B超联合KUB.

  14. Formalization of malware through process calculi

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    Jacob, Gregoire; Debar, Herve

    2009-01-01

    Since the seminal work from F. Cohen in the eighties, abstract virology has seen the apparition of successive viral models, all based on Turing-equivalent formalisms. But considering recent malware such as rootkits or k-ary codes, these viral models only partially cover these evolved threats. The problem is that Turing-equivalent models do not support interactive computations. New models have thus appeared, offering support for these evolved malware, but loosing the unified approach in the way. This article provides a basis for a unified malware model founded on process algebras and in particular the Join-Calculus. In terms of expressiveness, the new model supports the fundamental definitions based on self-replication and adds support for interactions, concurrency and non-termination allows the definition of more complex behaviors. Evolved malware such as rootkits can now be thoroughly modeled. In terms of detection and prevention, the fundamental results of undecidability and isolation still hold. However th...

  15. Languages, Algorithms, Procedures, Calculi, and Metalogic

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    Burgin, Mark

    2007-01-01

    Logicians study and apply a multiplicity of various logical systems. Consequently, there is necessity to build foundations and common grounds for all these systems. This is done in metalogic. Like metamathematics studies formalized mathematical theories, metalogic studies theories in logic, or logics. The discipline of logic has been developed with the aim to model and study human thinking and reasoning. A more realistic understanding relates logic only to reasoning. Reasoning is a mental and...

  16. [Tonsil calculi in the orthopantomography image].

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    Crameri, Manuel; Bassetti, Renzo; Werder, Peter; Kuttenberger, Johannes

    2016-01-01

    Tonsilloliths are calcifications within the tonsillar crypts. Affected are especially the palatine tonsils. The prevalence is ranging between 16 and 46.1%. Tonsilloliths can be the reason for chronic halitosis, irritating cough, dysphagia, otalgia, foreign body sensation or foul taste in the mouth. They are often asymptomatic. Tonsilloliths can be discovered incidentally in orthopantomography (OPT) as singular or multiple radioopacities in the area of the ramus mandibulae. The aim of this case report is to present two cases with asymptomatic tonsilloliths detected based on an OPT and confirmed in a computed tomography (CT) or by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). PMID:26797801

  17. Comparing the orthogonal and homotopy functor calculi

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    Barnes, David; Eldred, Rosona

    2015-01-01

    Goodwillie's homotopy functor calculus constructs a Taylor tower of approximations to F, often a functor from spaces to spaces. Weiss's orthogonal calculus provides a Taylor tower for functors from vector spaces to spaces. In particular, there is a Weiss tower associated to the functor which sends a vector space V to F evaluated at the one-point compactification of V. In this paper, we give a comparison of these two towers and show that when F is analytic the towers agree up to weak equivalen...

  18. Programs for the calculi of blocks permeabilities

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    This report studies the stochastic analysis of radionuclide transport. The permeability values of blocks are necessary to do a numeric model for the flux and transport problems in ground soils. The determination of block value by function on grill value is the objective of this program

  19. The Complexity of Enriched Mu-Calculi

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    Bonatti, Piero A; Murano, Aniello; Vardi, Moshe Y

    2008-01-01

    The fully enriched mu-calculus is the extension of the propositional mu-calculus with inverse programs, graded modalities, and nominals. While satisfiability in several expressive fragments of the fully enriched mu-calculus is known to be decidable and ExpTime-complete, it has recently been proved that the full calculus is undecidable. In this paper, we study the fragments of the fully enriched mu-calculus that are obtained by dropping at least one of the additional constructs. We show that, in all fragments obtained in this way, satisfiability is decidable and ExpTime-complete. Thus, we identify a family of decidable logics that are maximal (and incomparable) in expressive power. Our results are obtained by introducing two new automata models, showing that their emptiness problems are ExpTime-complete, and then reducing satisfiability in the relevant logics to these problems. The automata models we introduce are two-way graded alternating parity automata over infinite trees (2GAPTs) and fully enriched automa...

  20. Double J Tube in the Treatment of Stubborn Ureteral Calculi and Renal Colic During Pregnancy%双J管置入治疗孕期顽固性输尿管结石并肾绞痛的临床体会

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    罗云伟

    2015-01-01

    ObjectiveTo observe the double J tube in treatment of intractable chronic ureteral calculi during pregnancy and the clinical treatment effect of renal colic.Methods Between January 2013 to May 2015, after invalid conservative treatment of intractable chronic ureteral calculi during pregnancy and 38 cases of renal colic patients with double J tube for treatment,then observed the clinical therapeutic effect of patients.ResultsAl patients were successfuly completed ureteral lumen built-in double J tube,the operation time was in 5 to 10 min,and pregnant women and fetus was in good condition in the operation. Renal colic symptoms had eased significantly. Patients discharged from hospital after color doppler ultrasound examination, according to the results,38 patients with double J tube indweling time was between 3 to 5 month. By color doppler ultrasound examination revealed calculi by itself after extubation in 9 cases,indweling double J tube to 1 month after giving birth to a line of ureteroscopy rubble nephrolithotomy in 16 cases,lines of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in 13 cases. After examination showed that al fetal condition were good,no adverse events such as abortion happened.Conclusion Double J tube placement therapy during pregnancy with refractory ureteral calculi and renal colic,the treatment effect is remarkable,safe and reliable.%目的:观察双J管置入治疗孕期顽固性输尿管结石并肾绞痛的临床治疗效果。方法选取2013年1月~2015年5月在我院经保守治疗无效的孕期顽固性输尿管结石并肾绞痛的38例患者行双J管置入治疗,观察患者的临床治疗效果。结果所有患者均顺利完成输尿管镜腔内置双J管术,手术时间在5~10 min,手术中孕妇和胎儿状况良好,肾绞痛症状有缓解。患者出院后行泌尿系统彩超检查,结果显示,38例患者双J管留置时间在3~5个月,通过彩超检查发现结石自行排出后拔管的有9

  1. 结石成分分析护理模式在预防尿路结石复发中的应用%Application of the nursing model based on calculi composition analysis in the prevention of recurrence of lithangiuria

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    郑岚鹏; 阮定萍; 孙明; 陈爱文; 王玉新; 张澍; 梁丽英; 石宏燕

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨结石成分分析护理模式在预防尿路结石复发中的应用效果。方法:将788例上尿路结石患者按随机数字表法分为干预组和对照组各394例,对照组采取常规护理措施,干预组在对照组基础上根据结石分析结果进行健康教育和针对性护理。比较两组患者近、远期结石复发率和患者健康知识依从性。结果:与对照组比较,干预组患者3、6个月近期复发率和1、2年远期复发率均降低,两组比较差异有统计学意义( P <0.05);干预组患者健康知识依从性明显高于对照组( P <0.05)。结论:结石成分分析护理模式可有效降低尿路结石的近、远期复发率,提高患者依从性,使患者更积极地配合结石复发的预防。%Objective:To investigate the effect of the nursing model based on calculi composition analysis in the prevention of recur-rence of lithangiuria. Methods:788 patients with upper urinary tract calculi were randomly divided into the intervention group and the control group(394 cases in each group). The routine nursing measures were taken in the control group and the targeted health education and nursing measures were implemented in the intervention group according to the result of calculi analysis. The recent and forward re-currence rate of the disease and patient compliance of health education were compared between the two groups. Results:Compared with the control group,the recent recurrence rate of 3 and 6 months and the forward recurrence rate of one and 2 years decreased in the inter-vention group and the difference between the two groups was statistically significant(P < 0. 05);the patient compliance of health educa-tion was significantly higher in the intervention group than the control group(P < 0. 05). Conclusion:The nursing model based on calcu-li composition analysis can reduce the recurrence rate of urinary tract stones and improve patient compliance as well.

  2. 经皮肾镜取石术治疗小儿复杂肾结石合并上尿路梗阻%Treatment of complex renal calculi and upper urinary tract obstruction with Minimally invasive percu-taneous nephrolithotomy in children

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    张国锋; 侯广军; 耿宪杰; 张春英; 范应中; 张谦

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨微创经皮肾镜取石术(MPCNL)治疗小儿复杂肾结石合并上尿道梗阻的疗效和临床应用价值。方法回顾性分析我们于2006年6月至2009年6月采用微创经皮肾镜取石术(MPCNL)治疗的20例小儿复杂肾结石合并上尿路梗阻患儿临床资料,其中男14例,女6例,年龄8个月至11岁,平均年龄4.5岁。结果全部患儿平均住院时间6 d,20例中,16例一期全部取净,4例行二期取净,一期结石清除率为80.0%(16/20),术中未见肾盂大穿孔或肾皮质撕裂的并发症,无一例需术中输血,所有患儿术后随访6~12个月,未见输尿管狭窄或闭锁等并发症。结论微创经皮肾镜取石术(MPCNL)治疗小儿复杂肾结石合并上尿路梗阻安全有效,值得在临床上推广。%Objetive To evaluate the efficacy and the clinical value of minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL)in terms of treating complex renal calculi with upper urinary tract obstruction in children. Methods A total of 20 patients who received treatment by minimally invasive percutaneous nephro-lithotomy (MPCNL)in The First Affiliated Hospital of Zheng zhou University and in The children's Hospital of Zhengzhou between June 2006 and June 2009 were analyzed retrospectively from whom 14 male and 6 female, with average age 4.5 (8 months~1 1 years old). Results The average hospitalization time was 6 days,and 16 out of 20 cases succeeded in taking out the stones clearly at the first time,while the rest 4 cases needed sec-ond surgeries.The stone-free rate was 80.0% (16/20).There were no big holes or renal pelvis cortical tear complications during the operation,and no one needed blood transfusions in the surgery.In the follow-up 6 to 12 months,the ureteral stricture or urethratresia complication was not detected. Conclusion MPCNL has the advantanges of safety and high efficiency in treating complex renal calculi with upper urinary tract

  3. 标准通道与微通道经皮肾镜治疗感染性肾结石的对比研究%A comparative study of standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy and Min - percutaneous nephrolithotomy in treatment of renal struvite calculi

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    张林林; 吴卫真; 朱李兵; 朱凌峰; 王栋; 谢星; 林若飞

    2011-01-01

    目的 研究经皮肾镜标准通道与微通道碎石术治疗感染性肾结石疗效和安全性.方法 回顾分析2006 年1 月至2010 年6月我院138例(149例次)应用经皮肾镜术治疗肾脏感染性结石患者的资料.其中采用标准通道83例次,采用微通道66例次.对两组患者结石清除率、手术时间和手术并发症等指标进行比较分析.结果 两组患者均分别成功建立24F和18F肾穿刺通道.两组清石率比较:标准通道组与微通道组Ⅰ期单通道结石清除率分别为71.08%(59/83)、48.48%(32/66),P0.05;两组术后血细菌培养阳性分别为18例、24例,P 39℃)分别为10例、13例,P>0.05.结论 标准通道经皮肾镜术具有手术时间短、清石效率高、低压灌注及感染率低,术后菌血症发生率低等优点,在处理感染性肾结石方面优于微小通道经皮肾镜术.%Objective To compare the efficacy and safety of standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy( S - PCNL) and Min - percutaneous nephrolithotomy( MI - PCNL) in the treatment of renal struvite calculi. Methods Clinical data of 138 patients with renal struvite calculi who underwent PCNL from January 2006 to June 2010 in our hospital were retrospectively analyzed. S - PCNL and MI - PCNL were performed in 83 and 66 cases respectively. Stone -free rate ,operative time and complications were compared. Results 24F and 18F percutaneous renal assess were successfully established in the S - PCNL and MI - PCNL groups respectively. The single channel stone- free rate at phase Ⅰ was 71.08% (59/83)in the S- PCNL group and 48.48% ( 32/66 ) in the MI - PCNL group with difference being significant ( P < 0. 05 ). The total stone - free rate at phase Ⅰ was 80.72% ( 67/83 ) in the S - PCNL group and 60.60% ( 40/66 ) in the MI - PCNL group(P <0.05 ). The operative time was(95 ± 16) min in the S - PCNL group and( 120 ±15 )min in the MI- PCNL group( P <0.05 ). Mean blood loss in the operation was( 136 ± 9

  4. 经皮肾镜治疗在复杂性肾结石中的疗效及对应激状态的影响%Effect of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in the treatment of patients with complex renal calculi and its influence for the stress condition

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    王建平; 王海坤; 吴烈中; 肖耀军; 黄谷; 李彬; 宁小良

    2014-01-01

    目的 观察研究经皮肾镜治疗在复杂性肾结石中的疗效及对应激状态的影响.方法 选取2011年5月~2013年4月于本院进行治疗的78例复杂性肾结石患者为研究对象,将其随机分为对照组39例和观察组39例,对照组进行传统开放式手术治疗,观察组则以经皮肾镜的方式进行治疗,然后将两组患者中不同结石类型者的总有效率及治疗前、治疗后ld、3d、5d的血清机体应激指标进行比较.结果 观察组中不同结石类型者的总有效率分别高于对照组,同时治疗后1d、3d、5d的血清机体应激指标也分别低于对照组,P <0.05,均有显著性差异.结论 经皮肾镜治疗在复杂性肾结石中的疗效较好,且机体对手术的应激程度也较小.%Objectives To observe and study the effect of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in the treatment of patients with complex renal calculi and its influence for the stress condition.Methods 78 patients with complex renal calculi in our hospital from May 2011 to April 2013 were selected as research object,and they were randomly divided into control group 39 cases and observation group 39 cases,the control group were treated with traditional open operation,the observation group were treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy operation,then the total effective rate of different calculus and serum body stress indexes before the treatment and at 1 st,3 rd and 5th day after the treatment of two groups were compared.Results The total effective rate of observation group with different calculus were higher than those of control group,serum body stress indexes at 1 st,3rd and 5th day after the treatment were respectively lower than those of control group too,all P < 0.05,there were all significant differences.Conclusions The effect of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in the treatment of patients with complex renal calculi is better,and its influence for the stress condition of body is smaller too.

  5. 微通道经皮肾镜取石术治疗上尿路结石的疗效及安全性评价(附4533例报告)%The Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety in Mini-PNL for Upper Urinary Tract Calculi(Report of 4 533 Cases)

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    李炯明; 刘建和; 陈戬; 姜永明; 张劲松; 闫永吉; 王光; 张海燕; 郭海翔

    2011-01-01

    Objective..To evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy(mPNL) for the treatment of upper urinary tract tcalculi.Methods:4 533 patients with upper urinary tract calculi underwent mPNL from September 1999 to December 2010,including 3 434 pelvic and calyx calculi,342 partial staghorn nephrolithiasis,38 staghorn nephrolithiasis,737 impacted upper ureterolithiasis, stone size 12-103 mm.All patients were treated by the supracostal access or subcostal access mPNL, the pucture via renal papillary to the posterior renal calyx.Results: 4 528 cases(99.8%)were successful of total 4 533 patients,the operation time 30-186 min.The stone clearance rate in upper ureterolithiasis was 99.2 %, nephrolithiasis was 96.5 % ,partial staghorn nephrolithiasis was 92.3% (combined the ESWL) and staghorn nephrolithiasis was 86.2% (combined the ESWL).The complication includced blood transfusion 1.39 % ,high selective renal artery angioembolization 0.13%%, pleural effusion0.13 %, colon injury 0.110%, liquid absorption syndrome 0.110%, septic shock 0.06 %, no death and renal failure cases.Conclusions:The treatment of mPNL for upper urinary tract calculi,including partial staghorn nephrolithiasis,can receive high rate of stone clearance,high safety,and lower surgical bleeding, blood transfusion and other complications.%目的:探讨微通道经皮肾镜取石术(mPNL)治疗上尿路结石的疗效和安全性.方法:1999年9月~2010年12月应用mPNL治疗上尿路结石患者4 533例,其中肾盂及肾盏结石患者3434例,部分鹿角形肾结石患者324例,完全鹿角形肾结石患者38例,嵌顿性输尿管上段结石患者737例,结石大小12~103 mm.采用肋上或肋下人路,经肾乳头穿刺后组肾盏建立手术通道.结果:4 528例(99.8%)获得成功,手术时间30~185 min,结石清除率分别为:输尿管上段结石99.2%,肾盏或肾盂结石96.5%,部分鹿角形肾结石92.3%(

  6. Comparison Between Retroperitoneoscopic and Open Mini-incision Ureterolithotomy for the Treatment of Upper or Middle Ureteral Calculi%后腹腔镜输尿管切开取石与小切口取石治疗输尿管中上段结石的比较

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    易雄飞; 袁俊斌; 邹林; 范本祎

    2014-01-01

    Objective]To compare the clinical efficacy between retroperitoneoscopic ureterolithotomy (RPLU)and open mini-incision ureterolithotomy(MIOU)for the treatment of upper or middle ureteral calculi.[Methods]A total of 72 patients with upper or middle ureteral calculi undergoing ureterolithotomy in our hos-pital from March 2010 to March 2014 were analyzed retrospectively.Patients with impacted upper or middle stones which the diameter was more than 1.5cm or failed ureteroscopic lithotripsy(URSL)/extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy(ESWL)were enrolled in the study.Among them,37 patients underwent MIOU and 35 patients underwent RPLU.Postoperative visual analogue scales(VAS),analgesic duration,one-time stone re-moval rate,the withdrawal time of postoperative drainage tube,operation time,intraoperative blood loss, postoperative complications,hospital stays and the recovery time were compared between two groups.[Re-sults]There was no significant difference in intraoperative blood loss,withdrawal time of postoperative drain-age tube,one-time stone removal rate and the incidence of complications between two groups(P>0.05).The operation time in MIOU group was shorter than that in RPLU group(P0.05),小切口组手术时间明显短于后腹腔镜组(P <0.001);而在术后连续两天 VAS值、镇痛泵使用时间、住院时间及恢复时间上,后-腹腔镜组明显优于小切口组(P<0.01)。结论对于输尿管中上段的嵌顿性结石及输尿管镜碎石或体外震波碎石失败者,小切口及后腹腔镜输尿管切开取石均是安全、可靠的方案。但后腹腔镜输尿管切开取石术较小切口取石术有术后患者耐受性好、术后恢复快的优点。

  7. Discussion on Clinical Efficacy of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy for the Treatment of 42 Patients with Complex Renal Calculi%经皮肾镜取石治疗复杂性肾结石42例临床效果探讨

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    商昌欢

    2013-01-01

    [目的]探讨经皮肾镜取石术治疗复杂性肾结石的临床效果.[方法]回顾性分析84例复杂性肾结石一般资料,按照入院时间先后分为研究组和对照组各42例.对照组采用开放性肾窦内肾盂或肾实质切开取石术进行治疗,研究组经皮肾镜取石进行治疗,观察和比较两组患者手术情况.[结果]研究组患者平均手术时间、术中出血量、平均住院时间、结石清除情况明显优于对照组(P<0.05或0.01).[结论]采用经皮肾镜取石术治疗复杂性肾结石创伤较小,术中出血量少、术后恢复较快、并发症少、结石清除率高.%[Objective] To explore the clinical efficacy of the treatment of complex renal calculi. [Methods] General materials of 84 patients with complex nephrolithiasis were analyzed retrospectively. According to the admission time, all patients were divided into study group and control group with 42 cases in each group. The control group underwent open nephrolithotomy of renal sinus in renal pelvis or renal parenchyma, while the study group underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy. The operation situation was observed and compared between two groups. [Results]The average operation time, intraoperative blood loss, the average stay and stone-free rate in the study group were obviously superior to the control group, and there were significant differences( P <0. 05 or 0. 01). [Conclusion]Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the treatment of complex renal calculi has good effect, small trauma, less intraoperative blood loss, rapid postoperative recovery faster, fewer complications and high stone-free rate.

  8. CT平扫轴向旋转视频显像在复杂性肾结石经皮肾镜取石术中的应用%Non-enhanced CT axis rotating movie imaging in percutaneous nephrolithotomy for complex renal calculi

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    吴荣佩; 彭振鹏; 李晓飞; 丘少鹏; 严超贵; 陈凌武

    2010-01-01

    Objective To discuss the clinical application and significance of non-enhanced computed tomography axis rotating movie imaging technique in PCNL for complex renal calculi. Methods Thirty-one cases unilateral and 2 cases bilateral multiple and staghorn renal calculi with mild or mediurn hydronephrosis patients were performed bilateral kidneys non-enhanced CT scanning,three dimensional reconstruction and the axis rotating movie composition were carried on by computer software,PCNL accesses were designed and the residual stone were predicted referred to the access-calyces angle measured in axis rotating movie image,PCNL were performed after while.Comparing between preoperation accesses design and residual stone prediction with in-operation practice were carried out.Results The first PCNL access was constructed via posterior middle upper minor calyces in 22 renal units and via posterior middle lower minor calyces in 13 renal units,which was consistent with pre-operation design according to CT axis rotating movie image.The second PCNL accesses were constructed via lower calyx posterior upper minor calyces in 9 renal units and via lower calyx posterior lower minor calyces in 5 renal units,nephrolithotomy were performed in the same operation,clinical stone clearance rate was 80%(28/35),other 7 cases with residual stone were consistent with pre-operation prediction,No blood transfusion was necessary and no severe complication happened in all 33 cases.Conclusions Non-enhanced CT axis rotating movie imaging provided the detail three dimensional shape and spatial structure of complex renal calculi intuitively) that was benefit for designing appropriate PCNL accesses for complex renal calculi patients, guiding for searching stone fragments in operation, predicting residual stone, and ensuring operation safety.%目的 探讨CT平扫轴向旋转视频显像在复杂性肾结石经皮肾镜取石术(PCNL)中的应用价值. 方法 伴轻、中度肾积水的

  9. The application of flexible ureteroscopy with holmium laser in ureteral duplication with upper urinary tract calculi (a report of 5 cases)%输尿管软镜钬激光碎石治疗重复输尿管畸形合并上尿路结石5例报告

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    黄建林; 廖勇; 黄翔; 安宇; 邱明星

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨输尿管软镜钬激光碎石治疗重复输尿管畸形合并上尿路结石的有效性和安全性。方法回顾2012年7月至2014年5月我院收治的5例采用输尿管软镜钬激光治疗的重复输尿管畸形合并上尿路结石患者的临床及随访资料,结合文献资料进行分析。男性2例,女性3例;平均年龄32.2(25~40)岁;上位肾结石1例,下位肾结石1例,输尿管上段结石2例,输尿管上段结石合并下位肾结石1例。结石大小平均1.5(1.0~2.2)cm。结果4例患者成功碎石,1例因输尿管狭窄上鞘失败改为经皮肾镜碎石术。术后1个月结石完全排净率为75%(3/4),1例残留结石经体外冲击波碎石后结石排出。所有患者术中及术后无输尿管损伤,无明显出血、发热及尿脓毒血症发生。随访3~20个月,结石无复发,患者的肾积水均有不同程度的改善。结论输尿管软镜钬激光碎石治疗重复输尿管畸形合并上尿路结石安全、有效。%Objective To evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of flexible ureteroscopy with holmium laser for ure‐teral duplication with upper urinary tract calculi .Methods The clinical data and follow‐up results of 5 patients with ureteral duplication and upper urinary tract calculi who were treated with flexible ureteroscopy and holmium laser during July 2012 and May 2014 in our hospital were reviewed retrospectively .Three of the patients were female and 2 were male ,and the average age was 32 .2 years (ranging from 25 to 40 year ) .The mean diameter of calculus was 1 .5 cm (ranging from 1 .0 cm to 2 .2 cm) . The cases included 1 case of upper kidney stone ,1 case of inferior kidney stone ,2 cases of upper ureter stone and 1 case of up‐per ureter stone with inferior kidney stone .Results Four patients underwent flexible ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy suc‐cessfully ,and another case was converted to percutaneous

  10. The Medical Expulsive Effect of Tamsulosin, Diclofenac, Nifedipine Triple in the Lower Ureteral Calculi after ESWL%坦索罗辛缓释胶囊、双氯芬酸钠、硝苯地平三联在输尿管下段结石ESWL后辅助排石中的作用

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    李亚军; 宋琳; 白鹏飞; 高海东

    2014-01-01

    目的研究α1肾上腺素能受体阻滞剂坦索罗辛、非甾体类镇痛抗炎药双氯芬酸钠和钙离子阻滞剂硝苯地平三联药物在输尿管下段结石ESWL后辅助排石中的效果。方法98例输尿管下段结石患者随机分成两组院组1为对照组,于ESWL后口服坦索罗辛缓释胶囊0.4 mg,1次/晨;组2于ESWL后口服坦索罗辛缓释胶囊0.4 mg,1次/晨,双氯芬酸钠缓释胶囊50 mg,2次/d,硝苯地平缓释片10 mg,2次/d。每例患者观察时间不超过2 w。结果在观察时间内组1、组2排石率分别为73.5%和91.8%,结石排出时间分别为8 d和5 d,再次发生肾绞痛而需要镇痛药治疗的患者分别为20.4%和4.1%,两组排石率、排石时间及肾绞痛发生率比较差异均有统计学意义(<0.05)。组2除1例发生低血压外,无其他不良反应发生。结论坦索罗辛缓释胶囊、双氯芬酸钠和硝苯地平三联药物能提高输尿管下段结石ESWL后的排石率、缩短排石时间和减少再发生肾绞痛的机率,且安全有效,可作为输尿管下段结石ESWL后的辅助排石方法。%Objective To study the adjunctive expulsive effect of a1 adrenergic receptor blocker tamsulosin, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac sodium and calcium channel blockers nifedipine in the lower ureteral calculi after ESWL. Methods 98 cases of lower ureteral calculi patients were randomly divided into 2 groups:the patients in group 1 took tamsulosin (0.4mg, 1/early morning) after ESWL; the patients in group 2 took tamsulosin ( 0.4mg, 1/early morning), diclofenac sodium sustained release capsules (50mg, 2/day)and extended release nifedipine tablets (10mg, 2/day). Al patients were observed for less than 2 weeks. Results During the period of observation, the lithagogue rate of group 1 and group 2 were 73.5%and 91.8%, respectively. The stone expulsion time of group 1 was 9.3±2.6d and group 2 was 6.6±2.1d. The patients in two groups who had renal

  11. Wave-Style Token Machines and Quantum Lambda Calculi

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    Lago, Ugo Dal; Zorzi, Margherita

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    Particle-style token machines are a way to interpret proofs and programs, when the latter are written following the principles of linear logic. In this paper, we show that token machines also make sense when the programs at hand are those of a simple quantum lambda-calculus with implicit qubits. This, however, requires generalising the concept of a token machine to one in which more than one particle travel around the term at the same time. The presence of multiple tokens is intimately relate...

  12. In-vitro Comminution of Model Renal Calculi using Histotripsy

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    Duryea, Alexander P.; Maxwell, Adam D.; Roberts, William W.; Xu, Zhen; Hall, Timothy L.; Cain, Charles A.

    2011-01-01

    Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) suffers from the fact that it can produce residual stone fragments of significant size (>2 mm). Mechanistically, cavitation has been shown to play an important role in the reduction of such fragments to smaller debris. In this study we assessed the feasibility of using cavitationally-based pulsed ultrasound therapy (histotripsy) to erode kidney stones. Previous work has shown that histotripsy is capable of mechanically fractionating soft tissue into fine, acellula...

  13. Aphallia with urethrorectal fistula, bladder and urethral calculi

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    M Movarrekh

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Aphallia is a very rare urogenital anomaly with incidence rate of 1 in 30,000,000. It usually coexists with other anomalies such as cardiovascular anomalies which are incompatible with normal life, and therefore infants are delivered stillbirth or live for a very short period of time. Methods: We present an 18 months old boy with aphallia associated with congenital urethrorectal fistula, bladder and urethral stones. All stones were removed endourologically, recto-urethral fistula was repaired and perincal urethrostomy was performed. Results: The stones were composed of calcium phosphate colonized by klebiella pneumonia and proteus mirabilis. Urethrorectal fistula repairment was confirmed by cystography. Patient was discharged without a urinary catheter. Conclusion: In developed countries, management of such patients is to raise them as females. However, we must consider socio-cultural conditions, parents preference and patients tendency in management of aphallia.

  14. Modeling of laser ablation and fragmentation of biological calculi

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    Laser ablation and fragmentation of calcified biological materials (e.g. kidney and gall stones, calcified arterial walls, bones and teeth) have been demonstrated in vitro and in vivo. In the interaction, laser light incident upon the target material is of sufficient intensity to produce a plasma. The plasma couples to an acoustic wave which then propagates through the dense material, causing spall and fracture by reflection from material discontinuities or boundaries. Experiments have thus far yielded data on the plasma and the acoustic waves against which models can be tested. Data on: mass removal, light emission, absorption and emission spectra, fragmentation efficiency, and cavitation bubble dynamics have been obtained. Two dimensional simulations of the laser-matter interaction have been performed with the radiation-hydrodynamics code LASNEX to elucidate the important physical mechanisms. This research expands upon earlier 1-D studies. The authors find that good quantitative fits between simulation and experiment are obtained for electron density, plasma pressure, mass loss and cavitation bubble growth. They have not, however, fit the spectroscopic or electron temperature data. It is anticipated that model improvements in the area of laser light absorption and material opacity will enable better quantitative agreement to be obtained

  15. Shock wave therapy for the destruction of renal calculi

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    Using focussed shock waves, kidney stones can be disintegrated without having recourse to surgical measures, so that the concrements can be excreted via the urinary tract. The success of this therapy strongly depends on an exact adjustment of the target by the aid of radiography. The method applied is explained in this article, and the experience gained with 400 patients is summarized. (orig.)

  16. PROTEUS MIRABILIS VIABILITY AFTER LITHOTRIPSY OF STRUVITE CALCULI. (R825503)

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  17. Pathophysiological aspects of ureterorenoscopic management of upper urinary tract calculi

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    Osther, Palle J S; Pedersen, Katja V; Lildal, Søren K;

    2016-01-01

    ureter and strain-induced ureteral contractions (peristalsis). Different receptor types modulate this peristaltic activity. β-receptor agonists have been investigated in animal and human trials for the purpose of relaxing the ureter. In randomized, placebo-controlled trials in pigs and humans, usage of...... ureterorenoscopy, potentially translating into harmful effects, and how such pathophysiological processes may be minimized. RECENT FINDINGS: Complications to ureterorenoscopy and postoperative pain seem to be related to intrarenal pressure and/or access. Mean intrarenal pressures in the range of 60-100 mmHg during...... ureterorenoscopy without access sheaths have been measured, thus by far exceeding the threshold for intrarenal backflow, potentially resulting in septic complications. Intrarenal pressure may be reduced by use of ureteral access sheaths, which, however, may cause ureteral damage due to the limited size of the...

  18. Probabilistic Models and Process Calculi for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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    Song, Lei

    Due to the wide use of communicating mobile devices, mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) have gained in popularity in recent years. In order that the devices communicate properly, many protocols have been proposed working at different levels. Devices in an MANET are not stationary but may keep moving......, thus the network topology may undergo constant changes. Moreover the devices in an MANET are loosely connected not depending on pre-installed infrastructure or central control components, they exchange messages via wireless connections which are less reliable compared to wired connections. Therefore...... issues in MANETs e.g. mobility and unreliable connections. Specially speaking, 1. We first propose a discrete probabilistic process calculus with which we can model in an MANET that the wireless connection is not reliable, and the network topology may undergo changes. We equip each wireless connection...

  19. 泄热逐瘀法对输尿管上段结石钬激光碎石术后辅助排石作用的临床研究%Clinical Study on the Effect of Expelling Heat and Stasis Method for Assisting Stone Removal after Upper Ureteral Calculi Holmium Laser Lithotripsy

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    周竹山

    2016-01-01

    Objective To explore the effect of expelling heat and stasis method for assisting stone removal after upper ureteral calculi holmium laser lithotripsy.Methods Chosen in Zhongxiang People′s Hospital from Jan.2013 to Jan.2014,100 patients receiving holmium laser lithotripsy were included,and divided into observation group and control group according to random number table method,50 cases each. The control group used conventional drugs for auxiliary stone removal,and the observation group was treated with expelling heat and stasis method for stone removal,and the therapeutic effects of the two groups were observed and compared.Results The quality of life score of the observation group was significantly higher than the control group[(50 ±6) scores vs (24 ±4) scores,P<0.05];renal colic rate,stone removal rate 2 weeks after operation of the observation group was significantly higher than the control group[6.0% (3/50) vs 20.0% (10/50),80.0% (40/50) vs 56.0% (28/50),P <0.05];the stone discharge time of the observation group was significantly shorter than the control group [ ( 8 ±3 ) d vs ( 12 ±3 ) d, P <0.01 ] . Conclusion The expelling heat and stasis method can effectively promote the stone removal in the patient′s body ,which increases the stone drainage rate,lessens the drainage time,thus is beneficial for the early recovery.%目的:分析泄热逐瘀法对输尿管上段结石钬激光碎石术后辅助排石作用。方法选取2013年1月到2014年1月在钟祥市人民医院进行钬激光碎石术的100例患者,随机数字表法分为观察组和对照组,各50例。对照组采用常规药物辅助碎石,观察组进行泄热逐瘀法辅助碎石,观察并对比两组患者的治疗效果。结果观察组患者生活质量总评分显著高于对照组[(50±6)分比(24±4)分,P<0.05];观察组患者肾绞痛率,术后2周结石排净率显著高于对照组[6.0%(3/50)比20.0%(10/50),80.0%(40/50

  20. 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.)

  1. Three-Dimensional Operational Calculi for Nonlocal Evolution Boundary Value Problems

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    Dimovski, Ivan; Tsankov, Yulian

    2011-01-01

    Иван Христов Димовски, Юлиан Цанков Цанков - Построени са директни операционни смятания за функции u(x, y, t), непрекъснати в област от вида D = [0, a] × [0, b] × [0, ∞). Наред с класическата дюамелова конволюция, построението използва и две некласически конволюции за операторите ∂2x и ∂2y. Тези три едномерни конволюции се комбинират в една тримерна конволюция u ∗ v в C(D). Вместо подхода на Я. Микусински, основаващ се на конволюционни частни, се развива алтернативен подход с изп...

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

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    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. Evaluation of anti-urolithiatic activity of Pashanabhedadi Ghrita against experimentally induced renal calculi in rats

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    Gupta, Sanjay Kumar; Baghel, Madhav Singh; Bhuyan, Chaturbhuja; Ravishankar, B.; Ashok, B.K.; Patil, Panchakshari D.

    2012-01-01

    Population in an industrialized world is afflicted by urinary stone disease. Kidney stones are common in all kinds of urolithiasis. One distinguished formulation mentioned by Sushruta for management of Ashmari (urolithiasis) is Pashanabhedadi Ghrita (PBG), which is in clinical practice since centuries. Validation of drug is the requirement of time through the experimental study. In this study, trial of PBG has been made against ammonium oxalate rich diet and gentamicin injection induced renal...

  4. Universal Enveloping Algebra and Differential Calculi on Orthogonal q-groups

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    Aschieri, Paolo; Castellani, Leonardo

    1997-01-01

    We review the construction of the multiparametric quantum group $ISO_{q,r}(N)$ as a projection from $SO_{q,r}(N+2) $ and show that it is a bicovariant bimodule over $SO_{q,r}(N)$. The universal enveloping algebra $U_{q,r}(iso(N))$, characterized as the Hopf algebra of regular functionals on $ISO_{q,r}(N)$, is found as a Hopf subalgebra of $U_{q,r}(so(N+2))$ and is shown to be a bicovariant bimodule over $U_{q,r}(so(N))$. An R-matrix formulation of $U_{q,r}(iso(N))$ is given and we prove the p...

  5. Infrared analysis of urinary calculi by a single reflection accessory and a neural network interpretation algorithm

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    Volmer, M; de Vries, JCM; Goldschmidt, HMJ

    2001-01-01

    Background: Preparation of KBr tablets, used for Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) analysis of urinary calculus composition, is time-consuming and often hampered by pellet breakage. We developed a new F:T-IR method for urinary calculus analysis. This method makes use of a Golden Gate Single Refecti

  6. Wave-Style Token Machines and Quantum Lambda Calculi (Long Version)

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    Lago, Ugo Dal; Zorzi, Margherita

    2013-01-01

    Particle-style token machines are a way to interpret proofs and programs, when the latter are defined according to the principles of linear logic. In this paper, we show that token machines also make sense when the programs at hand are those of a simple linear quantum $\\lambda$-calculus. This, however, requires generalizing the concept of a token machine to one in which more than one particle can possibly travel around the term at the same time. This is intimately related to entanglement and ...

  7. Reduced time from diagnosis to stone-free status in patients with ureteral calculi.

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    Khatami, Annelie; Rosengren, Kristina

    2016-04-18

    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to describe an improvement project and its effects on decreasing the time from diagnosis to treatment for patients with kidney stones and to reduce the negative effects related to untreated stones at one hospital in western Sweden. Design/methodology/approach - A quantitative descriptive study based on Nolan's improvement model was used. The quality improvement effects were evaluated using statistical process control. Findings - Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treatment's positive effects within 48 hours were described as efficiency (decreased waiting time) from diagnosis to treatment, even if a re-treatment was necessary. The results also showed a reduction in the usage of percutaneous nephropyelostomies as a treatment option. Research limitations/implications - This study includes data from one department at one hospital in one country. Comparative data include the time from acute radiological examination to final treatment but not total re-treatments, complications or time to up following radiological examination. However, the study was performed over one year and analyzed data from medical records in a systematic way. Practical implications - This study may inspire measuring and developing routines from diagnosis to treatment for patients who are transferred within different departments at one hospital. Social implications - By measuring the working process, resource use within a healthcare organization could be visualized. Planning and co-operation at different managerial levels are key factors for success when improvement projects are performed. Originality/value - Studies in improvement projects considering ureteral or kidney stones are generally lacking; thus, this study is important for improving the care of patients with this diagnose. PMID:27120506

  8. Call-by-Value and Call-by-Name Dual Calculi with Inductive and Coinductive Types

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    Kimura, Daisuke; Tatsuta, Makoto

    2013-01-01

    This paper extends the dual calculus with inductive types and coinductive types. The paper first introduces a non-deterministic dual calculus with inductive and coinductive types. Besides the same duality of the original dual calculus, it has the duality of inductive and coinductive types, that is, the duality of terms and coterms for inductive and coinductive types, and the duality of their reduction rules. Its strong normalization is also proved, which is shown by translating it into a seco...

  9. [Hormonal and metabolic disorders as systemic factor for the formation of urinary calculi].

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    Aliaev, Iu G; Egshatian, L V; Rapoport, L M; Lartsova, E V

    2014-01-01

    In patients suffering from urolithiasis, metabolic diagnostics often reveals abnormalities contributing to the formation of stones: hypocitraturia, hyper- and hypocalcemia, hypercalciuria, hypomagnesemia/hypomagnesuria, hyperoxalaturia, etc. Before surgery, complex biochemical examination of blood and 24-hourcollection urine in 82 patients with urolithiasis was performed. The analysis of the main laboratory parameters of carbohydrate, lipid, calcium and phosphorus and purine metabolism found the prevalence of violations of calcium and phosphorus metabolism in these patients. Dyslipidemia was diagnosed in 31 (37.8%) patients. There was a significant positive correlation between serum total cholesterol and serum total calcium (rs = 0.3315, P = 0.0103). Low serum calcium levels were associated with hyperoxalaturia (rs = -0.4270, P = 0.0295). There was a significant effect of natriuria on urinary excretion of oxalate (rs = 0.6107, P = 0.0001), Mg (rs = 0.4156, P = 0.0096) and K (rs = 0.5234, P = 0.00005). The study shows the role of magnesium in the prevention of recurrence and manifestation of urolithiasis. The combination of two or more types of hormonal and metabolic disorders increases the incidence of recurrent stones. Timely correction of hormonal-metabolic status allows to reduce the risk of stone formation, and hospitalization attributable to the complications associated. PMID:25807757

  10. In vitro studies of epithelium-associated crystallization caused by uropathogens during urinary calculi development.

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    Torzewska, Agnieszka; Budzyńska, Aleksandra; Białczak-Kokot, Magdalena; Różalski, Antoni

    2014-01-01

    Infectious urinary stones account for about 10% of all urinary stones. In 50% of cases urolithiasis is a recurrent illness, which can lead to the loss of a kidney if not properly treated. One of the reasons for recurrence of the disease may be the ability of bacteria to invade urothelial cells, persist in the host cells and serve as potential reservoirs for infection. Various uropathogens are associated with the formation of bacteria-induced urinary stones but Proteus mirabilis is the most commonly isolated (70%). An in vitro model was used in this study to analyze intracellular growth and crystallization in the presence of P. mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli. Human ureter (Hu 609) and bladder (HCV 29) epithelial cell lines were infected with bacteria and incubated (3-72 h) in the presence of synthetic urine and amikacin to prevent extracellular bacterial growth. During the incubation the number of bacteria (CFU/ml) inside epithelial cells and the intensity of crystallization were established. Crystallization was determined as an amount of a calcium radioisotope. The chosen strains of uropathogens were able to invade both types of epithelial cells but the Hu 609 cells were invaded to a higher extent. However, crystallization occurred only in the presence of P. mirabilis strains which were invasive and urease-positive. The highest intensity of cell-associated crystallization was observed when the number of bacteria within the urothelium remained stable during the time of incubation. These results show that P. mirabilis has an ability to form crystals inside the host cells. Under these conditions bacteria are protected from antibiotic killing, which leads to persistent and recurrent infections. We also suspect that this phenomenon may be an important stage of kidney stones formation. PMID:24803200

  11. The Evaluation of Ureteroscopy and Pneumatic Lithotripsy Results in Pregnant Women With Urethral Calculi

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    Keshvari Shirvan, Maliheh; Darabi Mahboub, Mohammad Reza; Rahimi, Hamid Reza; Seyedi, Ali

    2013-01-01

    Background Urinary stone incidence in pregnancy has been reported in a wide range, from 1 in 200 to 1 in 2000 cases. Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of ureteroscopic treatment and its results and complications for pregnant women with urinary stones. Patients and Methods From 2003 till 2011, 113 pregnant patients with symptomatic urolithiasis were admitted to the urology emergency clinic at Imam Reza hospital. All patients were initially treated cons...

  12. Type-based termination of recursive definitions and constructor subtyping in typed lambda calculi

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    Frade, M J

    2003-01-01

    Em sistemas de tipos, a combinação de mecanismos de subtipagem e de sobrecarga de construtores permite alcançar tipagens mais precisas para os termos. Esta tese investiga a utilização destes mecanismos, quer como forma de assegurar a terminação de funções recursivas, quer como forma de captar subtipagem através de inclusão de conjuntos num sistema com tipos indutivos. A primeira parte da tese apresenta um sistema de tipos capaz de assegurar a terminação de funções recursivas, unicamente po...

  13. Comparison of standard-dose and low-dose scanning with 16-MDCT for urinary calculi

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    Objective: To explore the feasibility to diagnose ureterolithiasis by 16-multidetector spiral computed tomography (16-MDCT) at different low doses based on body mass index (BMI). Methods: A total of one hundred patients from 2009 Sep to 2010 Feb suspected of ureterolithiasis were randomly divided into 2 equal groups undergoing 16-MDCT at standard-dose (120 kV, 240 mA) or low dose (120, 80, and 50 mA, respectively) based on the body mass index (BMI). Taking the clinical diagnosis as the standard, the sensitivity level, specificity level, and positive predictive value of these groups were compared. Results: The dose length product (DLP) of the low-dose CT group and the standard dose group were (726±45.67) and (251±73.87) mGy·cm, respectively. There was significant average CT dose index (CTDIvol ) were 18.95 and 6.65 mGy, respectively. There was significant difference between the two groups (t=31.78, P<0.01). The sensitivity level, specificity level, and positive predictive value of the low-dose group were 97.1% , 94.0%, and 94.3%, respectively, all not significantly different from those of the standard-dose groups (97.3%, 96.0%, and 97.3%, respectively, P>0.05). Conclusions: It is feasible to diagnose ureterolithiasis by low-dose 16-MDCT based on BMI with the obtained image quality meeting the clinical diagnostic requirements. (authors)

  14. Conical square function estimates in UMD Banach spaces and applications to H-infinity functional calculi

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    Hytonen, Tuomas; van Neerven, Jan; Portal, Pierre

    2007-01-01

    We study conical square function estimates for Banach-valued functions, and introduce a vector-valued analogue of the Coifman-Meyer-Stein tent spaces. Following recent work of Auscher-McIntosh-Russ, the tent spaces in turn are used to construct a scale of vector-valued Hardy spaces associated with a given bisectorial operator (A) with certain off-diagonal bounds, such that (A) always has a bounded (H^{\\infty})-functional calculus on these spaces. This provides a new way of proving functional ...

  15. Finite Vector Spaces as Model of Simply-Typed Lambda-Calculi

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    Valiron, Benoît; Zdancewic, Steve

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we use finite vector spaces (finite dimension, over finite fields) as a non-standard computational model of linear logic. We first define a simple, finite PCF-like lambda-calculus with booleans, and then we discuss two finite models, one based on finite sets and the other on finite vector spaces. The first model is shown to be fully complete with respect to the operational semantics of the language. The second model is not complete, but we develop an algebraic extension of the f...

  16. Differential calculi on quantum vector spaces with Hecke-type relations

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    From a vector space V equipped with a Yang-Baxter operator R one may form the r-symmetric algebra SRV=TV/, which is a quantum vector space in the sense of Manin, and the associated quantum matrix algebra MRV=T(End(V))/-1>. In the case when R satisfies a Hecke-type identity R2=(1-q)R+q, we construct a differential calculus ΩRV for SRV which agrees with that constructed by Pusz, Woronowicz, Wess, and Zumino when R is essentially the R-matrix of GLq(n). Elements of ΩRV may be regarded as differential forms on the quantum vector space SRV. We show that ΩRV is MRV-covariant in the sense that there is a coaction Φ*:ΩRV→MRVxΩRV with Φ*d=(1xd)Φ* extending the natural coaction Φ:SRV→MRVxSRV. (orig.)

  17. A Note on Uniform Interpolation Proofs in Modal Deep Inference Calculi

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    Berlin: Springer, 2011 - (Bezhanishvili, N.; Löbner, S.; Schwabe, K.; Spada, L.), s. 30-45. (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. 6618). ISBN 978-3-642-22302-0. ISSN 0302-9743. [TbiLLC 2009. International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation /8./. Bakuriani (GE), 21.09.2009-25.09.2009] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA900090703 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10300504 Keywords : modal logic * interpolation * deep inference Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics

  18. Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome due to Bladder Distention Caused by Urethral Calculi

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    Akiko Ikegami

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a rare case of iliac vein compression syndrome caused by urethral calculus. A 71-year-old man had a history of urethral stenosis. He complained of bilateral leg edema and dysuria for 1 week. Physical examination revealed bilateral distention of the superficial epigastric veins, so obstruction of both common iliac veins or the inferior vena cava was suspected. Plain abdominal computed tomography showed a calculus in the pendulous urethra, distention of the bladder (as well as the right renal pelvis and ureter, and compression of the bilateral common iliac veins by the distended bladder. Iliac vein compression syndrome was diagnosed. Bilateral iliac vein compression due to bladder distention (secondary to neurogenic bladder, benign prostatic hyperplasia, or urethral calculus as in this case is an infrequent cause of acute bilateral leg edema. Detecting distention of the superficial epigastric veins provides a clue for diagnosis of this syndrome.

  19. Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome due to Bladder Distention Caused by Urethral Calculi

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    Akiko Ikegami; Takeshi Kondo; Tomoko Tsukamoto; Yoshiyuki Ohira; Masatomi Ikusaka

    2015-01-01

    We report a rare case of iliac vein compression syndrome caused by urethral calculus. A 71-year-old man had a history of urethral stenosis. He complained of bilateral leg edema and dysuria for 1 week. Physical examination revealed bilateral distention of the superficial epigastric veins, so obstruction of both common iliac veins or the inferior vena cava was suspected. Plain abdominal computed tomography showed a calculus in the pendulous urethra, distention of the bladder (as well as the rig...

  20. Visualisation of uric acid renal calculi (UARC) using computed radiography (CR)

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    Aim: To investigate the capability of CR to visualise UARC through inverse image post-processing technique. Methods. A patient-equivalent phantom (PEP) consisting of six 2.5-cm thick Perspex layers and one 1-mm thick aluminium layer was used to represent human tissues and bones respectively. A total of eight exposures were made on PEP to radiograph 1 mm, 2 mm and 3 mm UARC located between three layers of 2-cm thick cattle muscle, positioned inside the PEP. After each exposure, a layer of Perspex was removed, and another exposure was made until only one Perspex layer and one layer of muscle (containing the three UARC) remained. For each exposure, two images (a positive and an inverse image) were produced for comparison using Fuji XG1 computed radiography system with IP0 type C-ST-VI Fuji imaging plate (equivalent to 400 speed radiographic screen-film systems). Results: In positive image, UARC of all three sizes (1 mm, 2 mm and 3 mm) located in the cattle muscle, cannot be visualised when the PEP consists of more than one layer of Perspex. In inverse image, the 3-mm UARC can be seen even when the PEP consists of five layers of Perspex. Conclusion: This study revealed the post-processing capability of CR to increase the visualisation of UARC which has been categorised as radiolucent. A further study of clinical image quality should be performed using blinded observers to test diagnostic accuracy, which was not included in this study.

  1. Tratamiento no quirúrgico de la litiasis biliar Non-Surgical treatment of biliary calculi

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    Felipe Franco

    1992-01-01

    Se describen diversos procedimientos para el tratamiento no quirúrgico de la colelitiasis: la administración de ácidos billares orales, la litotripsia extracorpórea, la colecistostomía percutánea, la escleroterapia de la vesícula y la litotripsia mecánica; se consignan las indicaciones, ventajas, desventajas y limitaciones de cada uno de ellos.

    Decreased renal vitamin K-dependent γ-glutamyl carboxylase activity in calcium oxalate calculi patients

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    陈俊汇; 刘继红; 章咏裳; 叶章群; 王少刚

    2003-01-01

    Objective To study the activity of vitamin K-dependent γ-glutamyl carboxylase in patients with calcium oxalate (CaOx) urolithiasis compared with healthy individuals and to assess its relationship to the renal calcium oxalate urolithiasis. Methods Renal parenchymas were harvested from urolithic patients and renal tumor patients undergoing nephrectomy. The renal carboxylase activity was evaluated as the radioactivity of [14C] labeled sodium bicarbonate in carboxylic reactions in vitro using β-liquid scintillation counting. Results Significantly reduced activity of renal vitamin K-dependent γ-glutamyl carboxylase was observed in the urolithic group as compared with normal controls (P<0.01). Conclusion It suggests that the reduced carboxylase activity observed in the urolithic patients may play an important role in the course of renal calcium oxalate urolithiasis.

  2. Uniform Labeled Transition Systems for Nondeterministic, Probabilistic, and Stochastic Process Calculi

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    Bernardo, Marco; Loreti, Michele; 10.4204/EPTCS.60.5

    2011-01-01

    Labeled transition systems are typically used to represent the behavior of nondeterministic processes, with labeled transitions defining a one-step state to-state reachability relation. This model has been recently made more general by modifying the transition relation in such a way that it associates with any source state and transition label a reachability distribution, i.e., a function mapping each possible target state to a value of some domain that expresses the degree of one-step reachability of that target state. In this extended abstract, we show how the resulting model, called ULTraS from Uniform Labeled Transition System, can be naturally used to give semantics to a fully nondeterministic, a fully probabilistic, and a fully stochastic variant of a CSP-like process language.

  3. Bilateral complete duplication of the ureters, with calculi simultaneously obstructing the four ureters.

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    Alsayyad, Ahmed Jalal

    2016-01-01

    Bilateral complete duplication of the ureters is a rare condition. We report a case of an adult male patient with bilateral complete duplication of the ureters, with a single stone simultaneously obstructing each of the four ureteral limbs. Multiple bilateral renal stones were awlso demonstrated in the imaging studies. The ureteral stones ranged from 7 to 23 mm in length and 5-11 mm in width. Ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy for the ureteral stones were done sequentially in the four ureteral limbs, in a single session. Four double-J stents were inserted after removal of all ureteric stones, one in each ureter. The patient passed uneventful postoperative course. The patient has received extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy sessions for the bilateral renal stones. The double-J stents were removed under local anesthesia after clearance of all stones. To the best of our knowledge, there are no data in the literature representing an identical case. PMID:27141198

  4. Bilateral complete duplication of the ureters, with calculi simultaneously obstructing the four ureters

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    Ahmed Jalal Alsayyad

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Bilateral complete duplication of the ureters is a rare condition. We report a case of an adult male patient with bilateral complete duplication of the ureters, with a single stone simultaneously obstructing each of the four ureteral limbs. Multiple bilateral renal stones were awlso demonstrated in the imaging studies. The ureteral stones ranged from 7 to 23 mm in length and 5–11 mm in width. Ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy for the ureteral stones were done sequentially in the four ureteral limbs, in a single session. Four double-J stents were inserted after removal of all ureteric stones, one in each ureter. The patient passed uneventful postoperative course. The patient has received extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy sessions for the bilateral renal stones. The double-J stents were removed under local anesthesia after clearance of all stones. To the best of our knowledge, there are no data in the literature representing an identical case.

  5. Contextual Equivalences in Call-by-Need and Call-By-Name Polymorphically Typed Calculi (Preliminary Report)

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    Schmidt-Schauß, Manfred; Sabel, David

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a call-by-need polymorphically typed lambda-calculus with letrec, case, constructors and seq. The typing of the calculus is modelled in a system-F style. Contextual equivalence is used as semantics of expressions. We also define a call-by-name variant without letrec. We adapt several tools and criteria for recognizing correct program transformations to polymorphic typing, in particular an inductive applicative simulation.

  6. Current practices in the management of patients with ureteral calculi in the emergency room of a university hospital

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    Oliver Rojas Claros

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Urinary lithiasis is a common disease. The aim of the present study is to assess the knowledge regarding the diagnosis, treatment and recommendations given to patients with ureteral colic by professionals of an academic hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-five physicians were interviewed about previous experience with guidelines regarding ureteral colic and how they manage patients with ureteral colic in regards to diagnosis, treatment and the information provided to the patients. RESULTS: Thirty-six percent of the interviewed physicians were surgeons, and 64% were clinicians. Forty-one percent of the physicians reported experience with ureterolithiasis guidelines. Seventy-two percent indicated that they use noncontrast CT scans for the diagnosis of lithiasis. All of the respondents prescribe hydration, primarily for the improvement of stone elimination (39.3%. The average number of drugs used was 3.5. The combination of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids was reported by 54% of the physicians (i.e., 59% of surgeons and 25.6% of clinicians used this combination of drugs (p = 0.014. Only 21.3% prescribe alpha blockers. CONCLUSION: Reported experience with guidelines had little impact on several habitual practices. For example, only 21.3% of the respondents indicated that they prescribed alpha blockers; however, alpha blockers may increase stone elimination by up to 54%. Furthermore, although a meta-analysis demonstrated that hydration had no effect on the transit time of the stone or on the pain, the majority of the physicians reported that they prescribed more than 500 ml of fluid. Dipyrone, hyoscine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and opioids were identified as the most frequently prescribed drug combination. The information regarding the time for the passage of urinary stones was inconsistent. The development of continuing education programs regarding ureteral colic in the emergency room is necessary.

  7. 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,; Manjunath; Harsharvardhan

    2014-01-01

    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 ...

  8. Characteristic plain radiographic and intravenous urographic findings of bladder calculi formed over a hair nidus: a case report

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    We present the characteristic plain radiographic and intravenous urographic (IVU) findings of calculus formed over a hair. A 66-year-old man who had been quadriplegic for 40 years because of vertebral injury was admitted for further evaluation of frequent urinary tract infection. Plain radiography showed a linear, serpiginous calcification in the lower abdomen, and IVU revealed a round filling defect with linear radiopacity in the bladder, suggesting calculus. The gross appearance of the stone after extraction demonstrated that calcification had formed over a hair

  9. Effects and outcome of Tamsulosin more than just stone clearance after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal calculi

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    Objective: To determine the effect of Tamsulosin, as adjunctive medical therapy after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for renal stones on rate of stone clearance, clearance time, pain intensity during stone clearance, steinstrasse formation and auxiliary surgical intervention required. Method: A prospective randomized controlled study was carried out in 120 patients who underwent ESWL for renal stones of 0.5-2.0 cm. They were randomized into study and control group in which Tamsulosin 0.4mg/day was given in former as an adjunctive medical therapy. All patients underwent ESWL every 2 weeks until complete stone clearance for 8 weeks. The parameters assessed were stone clearance, clearance time, pain intensity and effect on steinstrasse. Results: Of the 120 patients 60 were in each group. The stone clearance rate was greater in study than in control group, 58(96.7%) vs. 48(80%) respectively, (p<0.004). The mean stone clearance time was observed earlier in study group as compared to control group with significant statistical difference in stone size between 0.6-1.5 cm. The mean intensity of pain patients experienced according to Visual analogue scale (VAS) was significantly less in study group (p<0.002). The rate of steinstrasse formation was observed to be higher in control than in study group 15(25%) vs 6(10%) respectively(p<0.003), while its spontaneous clearance was higher in study group than in control group 83.3% vs 33.3% (p<0.03). Conclusion: Tamsulosin significantly increases stone clearance after shock wave lithotripsy for renal stones. It also appeared to facilitate earlier stone clearance, reduces severity of pain, reduces the incidence of steinstrasse formation and tends to facilitate its spontaneous clearance. (author)

  10. Large impacted upper ureteral calculi: A comparative study between retrograde ureterolithotripsy and percutaneous antegrade ureterolithotripsy in the modified lateral position

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    Kamal Moufid

    2013-01-01

    Conclusions: In our series, Perc-URS is a safe and efficient treatment option for proximal ureteral stone, especially when the stone size is superior to 15 mm with the presence of moderate or severe hydronephrosis.

  11. Weak Convergence and Banach Space-Valued Functions: Improving the Stability Theory of Feynman’s Operational Calculi

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    In this paper we investigate the relation between weak convergence of a sequence {μn} of probability measures on a Polish space S converging weakly to the probability measure μ and continuous, norm-bounded functions into a Banach space X. We show that, given a norm-bounded continuous function f:S→X, it follows that limn∞ ∫Sf, dμn = ∫Sf, dμ —the limit one has for bounded and continuous real (or complex)—valued functions on S. This result is then applied to the stability theory of Feynman’s operational calculus where it is shown that the theory can be significantly improved over previous results.

  12. Evaluation of anti-urolithiatic effect of aqueous extract of Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) leaves using ethylene glycol-induced renal calculi

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    Apexa Bhanuprasad Shukla; Divyesh Rasikbhai Mandavia; Manish Jasmatbhai Barvaliya; Seema Natvarlal Baxi; Chandrabhanu Rajkishore Tripathi

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    Materials and Methods : Thirty-six Wistar male rats were randomly divided into six equal groups. Group A animals received distilled water for 28 days. Group B to group F animals received 1% v/v ethylene glycol in distilled water for 28 days and group B served as ethylene glycol control. Groups C and D (preventive groups) received aqueous extract of leaves of B. pinnatum 50 and 100 mg/kg intraperitoneally, respectively for 28 days. Groups E and F (treatment groups) received aqueous extract of ...

  13. Association with meteo-climatological factors and daily emergency visits for renal colic and urinary calculi in Cuneo, Italy. A retrospective observational study, 2007-2010

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    Condemi, Vincenzo; Gestro, Massimo; Dozio, Elena; Tartaglino, Bruno; Corsi Romanelli, Massimiliano Marco; Solimene, Umberto; Meco, Roberto

    2015-03-01

    The incidence of nephrolithiasis is rising worldwide, especially in women and with increasing age. Incidence and prevalence of kidney stones are affected by genetic, nutritional, and environmental factors. The aim of this study is to investigate the link between various meteorological factors (independent variables) and the daily number of visits to the Emergency Department (ED of the S. Croce and Carle Hospital of Cuneo for renal colic (RC) and urinary stones (UC) as the dependent variable over the years 2007-2010. The Poisson generalized regression models (PGAMs) have been used in different progressive ways. The results of PGAMs (stage 1) adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors confirmed a significant correlation ( p 1), with a first peak after 5 days (lag ranges 0-1, 0-3, and 0-5) and a second weak peak observed along the 5-15 lag range days. The estimated RR for females was significant, mainly in the second and fourth age group considered (19-44 and >65 years): RR for total ED visits 1.27, confidence interval (CI) 1.11-1.46 (lag 0-5 days); RR 1.42, CI 1.01-2.01 (lag 0-10 days); and RR 1.35, CI 1.09-1.68 (lag 0-15 days). The research also indicated a moderate involvement of the thermal factor in the onset of RC caused by UC, exclusively in the female sex. Further studies will be necessary to confirm these results.

  14. Association with meteo-climatological factors and daily emergency visits for renal colic and urinary calculi in Cuneo, Italy. A retrospective observational study, 2007-2010.

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    Condemi, Vincenzo; Gestro, Massimo; Dozio, Elena; Tartaglino, Bruno; Corsi Romanelli, Massimiliano Marco; Solimene, Umberto; Meco, Roberto

    2015-03-01

    The incidence of nephrolithiasis is rising worldwide, especially in women and with increasing age. Incidence and prevalence of kidney stones are affected by genetic, nutritional, and environmental factors. The aim of this study is to investigate the link between various meteorological factors (independent variables) and the daily number of visits to the Emergency Department (ED of the S. Croce and Carle Hospital of Cuneo for renal colic (RC) and urinary stones (UC) as the dependent variable over the years 2007-2010.The Poisson generalized regression models (PGAMs) have been used in different progressive ways. The results of PGAMs (stage 1) adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors confirmed a significant correlation (p nonlinear models (DLNMs)-stage 2], expressed in terms of relative risk (RR) and cumulative relative risk (RRC), indicated a relative significant effect up to 15 lag days of lag (RR > 1), with a first peak after 5 days (lag ranges 0-1, 0-3, and 0-5) and a second weak peak observed along the 5-15 lag range days. The estimated RR for females was significant, mainly in the second and fourth age group considered (19-44 and >65 years): RR for total ED visits 1.27, confidence interval (CI) 1.11-1.46 (lag 0-5 days); RR 1.42, CI 1.01-2.01 (lag 0-10 days); and RR 1.35, CI 1.09-1.68 (lag 0-15 days). The research also indicated a moderate involvement of the thermal factor in the onset of RC caused by UC, exclusively in the female sex. Further studies will be necessary to confirm these results. PMID:24970114

  15. Contributions to the qualification of the ''CRISTAL'' criticality calculi scheme: interpretation of critical experiments. Elaboration of a characterization system of neutronic configurations

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    This thesis work is about the validation of the new criticality-safety package CRISTAL and contributes to the modernization and the improvement of the computational tools. The first part presents neutronic elements, the objectives of safety criticality studies and the package CRISTAL. Then, the validation work concerned two series of experiments involving uranyl solutions (UO2F2) and UO2 powders. For these experiments, the differences between the computation results and the experimental results were analysed. It was highlighted interesting physical phenomena such of the compensations of errors between the approximate representation by the 99 energy group structure on the first resonance of oxygen and the anisotropy of the diffusion simulation as well as the influence of uranium 234 in high enriched solutions in uranium 235. Once the work of the experimental qualification carried out, raises the question of the use the base of qualification and the ''calculation-experiment'' variations which are referred to it. It is often difficult to establish the link between the ''studied configuration'' and the experiments of the base of qualification. The presented characterisation system proposes to answer in a way automatic and quantified this difficulty: - in bringing an answer on the package qualification for the studied configuration, - in giving an estimate of the package bias. To answer these points, it was defined a set of 35 characteristic neutronic parameters representing the behaviour of the medium. To process the information brought by these parameters and to use it to answer the objectives of the system, we called upon statistical methods (Principal Components Analysis and Sliced Inverse Regression). The results obtained in the feasibility studies showed the relevance of these methods for the considered objectives. (author)

  16. OT位ESWL与URL治疗输尿管下段结石比较%Comparison OT ESWL and URL in treatment of lower ureteral calculi

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    左庆军; 王国增; 章璟; 顾燕; 杨佳伟; 贾德升

    2014-01-01

    目的 通过比较OT位体外冲击波碎石术(ESWL)和输尿管镜钬激光碎石术(URL)治疗输尿管下段结石的结石排净率和卫生经济学,研究经济有效的治疗手段.方法 将120例输尿管下段结石患者分为2组,OT位ESWL组与URL组,ESWL组60例患者采用OT位体外冲击波碎石术,URL组60例患者采用输尿管镜钬激光碎石术.结果 术后3d的排石率、排净率,URL组明显高于OT位ESWL组,2组差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);术后2周、3个月的排石率、排净率,URL组高于OT位ESWL组,但2组差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);手术时间、效率商(EQ)URL组明显低于OT位ESWL组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);住院时间、住院花费:URL组明显高于OT位ESWL组,2组差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);并发症率URL组低于OT位ESWL组,2组差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 OT位ESWL、URL均是输尿管下段结石高效安全的治疗方法,OT位ESWL结石的排净率低于URL,但URL治疗周期及住院花费高于OT位ESWL.

  17. Calculi associated with intravenous infusion of ceftriaxone sodium in two infants%婴儿静脉输注头孢曲松钠相关结石2例

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    杨景秀; 戈升荣

    2014-01-01

    Two male infants (aged 5 months and 19 days,and 3 months and 19 days,respectively) were given an intravenous infusion of ceftriaxone sodium 0.7 g in 0.9% sodium chloride 100 ml once daily and an intravenous infusion of ceftriaxone sodium 0.6 g in 0.9% sodium chloride 50 ml once daily for bronchitis and infectious diarrhea,respectively.On day 10 and 4,white granules were found on skin surface of the two infants'oschea.There were no inflamed urinary meatus and abnormal results of routine urine tests.The white granules gradually decreased and disappeared after ceftriaxone sodium was withdrawn.%2例男婴(年龄分别为5个月19 d、3个月19 d)分别因支气管炎和感染性腹泻分别给予头孢曲松钠0.7g入0.9%氯化钠注射液100 ml静脉滴注,1次/d和头孢曲松钠0.6g入0.9%氯化钠注射液50 ml静脉滴注,1次/d.分别在用药第10、4天家长发现患儿阴囊处白色颗粒物,附于皮肤表面,尿道口无红肿,尿常规检查无异常.头孢曲松钠停用或减量后,白色颗粒物逐渐减少至消失.

  18. Use of computed tomography scout film and Hounsfield unit of computed tomography scan in predicting the radio-opacity of urinary calculi in plain kidney, ureter and bladder radiographs

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    2014-01-01

    Conclusion: Urolithiases identified on the CT-scout film were also seen as radiopaque on the KUB radiograph while those stones not visible on the CT-scout film, but above the optimal HU cut-off value of 630 are also likely to be radiopaque.

  19. 无萎缩性肾切开取石术治疗单功能肾鹿角状结石%Treatment of Single Functional Kidney with Staghorn Calculi by Anatrophic Nephrolithotomy

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    程晓麟; 周德明; 迟金为; 张东青

    2003-01-01

    目的探讨无萎缩性肾切开取石术治疗单功能肾鹿角状结石的方法及疗效.方法回顾性分析18例无萎缩性肾切开取石术治疗单功能肾鹿角状结石病例资料.结果肾血流阻断时间平均为78 min,平均手术时间148 min,术中出血量平均为160ml.术后7 d经造瘘管肾盂造影,14例结石取净,4例残余小结石,术后2月行ESWL治疗,2周后结石排净.术后患者的肾功能均有不同程度的改善.结论该术式暴露清晰,取石彻底,并能改善肾功能,是单功能肾鹿角状结石首选的手术方法.

  1. 改良无萎缩性肾切开术治疗肾铸型多发性结石%Improve Anatrophic Nephrolithotomy in The Treatment Of Renal Gaint Staghorn And Multiple Renal Calculi

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    司徒灿; 张荣权; 邝玉爱; 杨文清; 庄骏; 潘耀权; 谢国均; 李建提; 余捷强

    2005-01-01

    目的本文借鉴Boyce-Smith的经验,提出对无萎缩性肾切开取石术的改进和创新,试图在治疗肾铸型多发性结石这一方面探讨一种更具安全性和实用性且便于在基层医院推广应用的手术方法.方法采用改良无萎缩性肾切开术治疗肾铸型多发性结石8例.常温下不阻断肾蒂血流,应用手法阻滞肾后动脉显示段间线,尔后根据每一例肾结石实际情况决定选择性行前后段间线、后基段间线、后尖段间线单独或联合的肾切开取石.术后一般留置输尿管导管内引流外置固定,肾旁留置思华龙硅胶管引流.结果本组35例均一次取净结石.手术入路采用前后段间线切开5例、后基段间线切开22例、后基段间线加前后段间线9例,其中6例再加后尖段间线切开.术中输血17例,平均输血350ml.腰部伤口全部一期愈合,无尿瘘发生.外置输尿管导管内引流术后7至9天拔除,平均住院14日.本组未见术后继发感染或者出血.术后半年21例KUB、IVU复查,术侧肾脏显影良好,未见残存结石.结论改良无萎缩性肾切开术,具备简便易行、安全可靠和成功率较高的特点.本文提出选择性行段间线切开,可减少不必要的肾损伤,最大限度地保护肾功能.外置输尿管导管作内引流不但免除术后经膀胱镜取管的麻烦,而且节省了医疗费用.

  2. Efficacy of extra corporal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in upper and lower urinary tract calculi with reference to stone site, size shape and radio density according to age rule (abstract)

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    50 patients having renal ureteral and vesical stones 5-20 mm and having age range 1 years with mean of 30.5 were studied. 70% (35/50) were male and 30% (15/50) female with 2.33:1 ratio 1,1,2,32,10,4 patients were of 0-2, 2-12, 12-18, 18-40, 40-55 and above 55 years age group respectively. Stone site, size, shape and radio density were seen by X-ray plain abdomen, IVU and ultrasound. At 4 months ESWL treatment was considered successful if the patients were stone free or had residual fragments 4 mm or less. Over all success rate was 64% in renal stones it was 62.7% (25/40), in ureteral 62.5% (5/8) and in vesical stone 100% (2/2). 5-10 mm, 11-15 mm and 16-20 mm stones had success rate of 76% (19/25), 61.1% (11/18) and 28.8% (2/7) respectively. Equi bone density, low density, high density and radiolucent stones had success rate of 57.1% (16/28), 92.85% (13/14). 16.6% (1/6) and 100% (2/2). Shape of stones is mere reflection of stone size. In conclusion, the liberal use of ESWL for every type of stone in terms of radio density equal to or less than bone and size up to 20 mm were amenable to ESWL monotherapy. Upper urinary tract stone 96% (48/50) and 18-40 years age group is the commonest. (author)

  3. Effect of Social Support on Calculi Discharging after Extracorporeal Shock-wave Lithotripsy%社会支持对体外震波碎石术后排石效果的影响

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    魏克菊; 杨露静

    2009-01-01

    目的 探讨社会支持对体外震波碎石(ESWL)术后排石效果的影响.方法 应用社会支持评定量表(SSRS)、自制调查表及健康指导执行卡,对123例上尿路结石病人分为A组、B组、C组分别于术前、术后社会支持及术后排石效果进行调查,术前根据结石部位对3组病人及家属均进行相应的健康指导,观察3组病人对术后体位、运动、饮水治疗的依从性及排石效果,所有资料采用SPSS11.0统计软件包进行统计及χ2检验分析.结果 术后3组病人社会支持总分、运动及饮水依从性比较,差别有统计学意义(P<0.01);3组病人术后体位的依从性、术后3天及6天排石效果比较,差别均有统计学意义(P<0.05);结论 充分的社会支持可增强病人ESWL术后体位、运动、饮水治疗的依从性及排石效果,护士是病人住院期间最重要的社会支持来源之一.

  4. Resource control and strong normalisation

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    Ghilezan, Silvia; Lescanne, Pierre; Likavec, Silvia

    2011-01-01

    We introduce the resource control cube, a system consisting of eight intuitionistic lambda calculi with either implicit or explicit control of resources and with either natural deduction or sequent calculus. The four calculi of the cube that correspond to natural deduction have been proposed by Kesner and Renaud and the four calculi that correspond to sequent lambda calculi are introduced in this paper. The presentation is paramatrized with the set of resources (weakening or contraction), which enables a uniform treatment of the eight calculi of the cube. The simply typed resource control cube, on the one hand, expands the Curry-Howard correspondence to intuitionistic natural deduction and intuitionistic sequent logic with implicit or explicit structural rules and, on the other hand, is related to substructural logics. We propose a general intersection type system for the resource control cube calculi. Our main contribution is a characterisation of strong normalisation of reductions in this cube. First, we pr...

  5. CONTROL CLINICAL EVALUATION OF KULATTHADI YOGA AS ASHMARIBHEDAN IN MUTRASHMARI

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    Jangle Vidya Muralidhar; Reddy Govind R; Waghmare Suryakant Dnyaneshwar

    2012-01-01

    Urolithiasis, a presence of calculi single or multiple in renal or urinary tracks is a clinical entity which has been universally accepted as problematic condition regarding its treatment in all systems of medical science. There is no known drug therapy at present which dissolves or fragments the calculi by changing lithogenic potential of particular person. Urinary calculi disease has been described in detail under the heading of Ashmari in Ayurvedic texts. Ashmari is one of the few surgical...

  6. Nephrolithiasis as a presenting feature of chronic sarcoidosis.

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    Rizzato, G.; Fraioli, P.; Montemurro, L.

    1995-01-01

    BACKGROUND--Renal calculi have been reported to occur in about 10% of patients with chronic sarcoidosis, but nephrolithiasis as a presentation of this disease has not been studied. METHODS--The charts of 618 patients with histologically proven sarcoidosis, seen in the period October 1978-1992, were reviewed in order to identify nephrolithiasis at presentation. RESULTS--Seventeen patients had renal calculi which preceded other manifestations of sarcoidosis. In six the occurrence of calculi sug...

  7. Ureteroscopy-Assisted Retrograde Nephrostomy (UARN) after Anatrophic Nephrolithotomy

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    Takashi Kawahara; Hiroki Ito; Hideyuki Terao; Yoshitake Kato; Takehiko Ogawa; Hiroji Uemura; Yoshinobu Kubota; Junichi Matsuzaki

    2012-01-01

    Introduction. Open surgical anatrophic nephrolithotomy (ANL) had been the standard treatment for large renal calculi prior to the development of endoscopic devices and endoscopic techniques. A previous report described the efficacy of ureteroscopy-assisted retrograde nephrostomy (UARN) and presented a case of renal calculi successfully treated with UARN during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in a patient after ANL. Case Presentation. A 61-year-old male with left renal calculi was referred...

  8. Acute pancreatitis and development of pancreatic pseudo cyst after extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy to a left renal calculus: A rare case with review of literature

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    Mylarappa, Prasad; Javali, Tarun; Prathvi,; Ramesh, D.

    2014-01-01

    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is considered the standard of care for the treatment of small upper ureteric and renal calculi. A few centers have extended its use to the treatment of bile duct calculi and pancreatic calculi. The complication rates with SWL are low, resulting in its wide spread acceptance and usage. However, some of the serious complications reported in 1% of patients include acute pancreatitis, perirenal hematoma, urosepsis, venous thrombosis, biliary obstruction...

  9. Urinary stone detection and characterisation with dual-energy CT urography after furosemide intravenous injection: preliminary results

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    Botsikas, Diomidis; Hansen, Catrina; Stefanelli, Salvatore; Becker, Christoph D.; Montet, Xavier [Geneva University Hospital, Radiology Department, Geneva (Switzerland)

    2014-03-15

    To investigate the added advantage of IV furosemide injection and the subsequent urine dilution in the detection of urinary calculi in the excretory phase of dual-source dual-energy (DE) computed tomography (CT) urography, and to investigate the feasibility of characterising the calculi through diluted urine. Twenty-three urinary calculi were detected in 116 patients who underwent DECT urography for macroscopic haematuria with a split bolus two- or three-acquisition protocol, including a true unenhanced series and at least a mixed nephrographic excretory phase. Virtual unenhanced images were reconstructed from contrast-enhanced DE data. Calculi were recorded on all series and characterised based on their X-ray absorption characteristics at 100 kVp and 140 kVp in both true unenhanced and nephrographic excretory phase series. All calculi with a diameter more than 2 mm were detected in the virtual unenhanced phase and in the nephrographic excretory phase. Thirteen of these calculi could be characterised in the true unenhanced phase and in the mixed nephrographic excretory phase. The results were strictly identical for both phases, six of them being recognised as non-uric acid calculi and seven as uric acid calculi. Mixed nephrographic excretory phase DECT after furosemide administration allows both detection and characterisation of clinically significant calculi, through the diluted urine. (orig.)

  10. Urinary stone detection and characterisation with dual-energy CT urography after furosemide intravenous injection: preliminary results

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    To investigate the added advantage of IV furosemide injection and the subsequent urine dilution in the detection of urinary calculi in the excretory phase of dual-source dual-energy (DE) computed tomography (CT) urography, and to investigate the feasibility of characterising the calculi through diluted urine. Twenty-three urinary calculi were detected in 116 patients who underwent DECT urography for macroscopic haematuria with a split bolus two- or three-acquisition protocol, including a true unenhanced series and at least a mixed nephrographic excretory phase. Virtual unenhanced images were reconstructed from contrast-enhanced DE data. Calculi were recorded on all series and characterised based on their X-ray absorption characteristics at 100 kVp and 140 kVp in both true unenhanced and nephrographic excretory phase series. All calculi with a diameter more than 2 mm were detected in the virtual unenhanced phase and in the nephrographic excretory phase. Thirteen of these calculi could be characterised in the true unenhanced phase and in the mixed nephrographic excretory phase. The results were strictly identical for both phases, six of them being recognised as non-uric acid calculi and seven as uric acid calculi. Mixed nephrographic excretory phase DECT after furosemide administration allows both detection and characterisation of clinically significant calculi, through the diluted urine. (orig.)

  11. Spatial Analysis of BioAmbients

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    Nielson, Hanne Riis; Nielson, Flemming; Pilegaard, Henrik

    Programming language technology can contribute to the development and understanding of Systems Biology by providing formal calculi for specifying and analysing the dynamic behaviour of biological systems. Our focus is on BioAmbients, a variation of the ambient calculi developed for modelling...

  12. Automorphisms of associative algebras and noncommutative geometry

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    A class of differential calculi is explored which is determined by a set of automorphisms of the underlying associative algebra. Several examples are presented. In particular, differential calculi on the quantum plane, the h-deformed plane and the quantum group GLp,q(2) are recovered in this way. Geometric structures such as metrics and compatible linear connections are introduced

  13. De Rham complexes of q-analogue of general linear group GLq(N)

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    In this paper we give a set of De Rham complexes of quantum group GLq(N) determined by one parameter r, and prove that the differential calculi on the quantum group GLq(N) given in this paper are bicovariant. The noncommutative differential calculi on the quantum groups SLq(N) and SUq(N) are also discussed. (author). 15 refs

  14. Initialized Fractional Calculus

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    Lorenzo, Carl F.; Hartley, Tom T.

    2000-01-01

    This paper demonstrates the need for a nonconstant initialization for the fractional calculus and establishes a basic definition set for the initialized fractional differintegral. This definition set allows the formalization of an initialized fractional calculus. Two basis calculi are considered; the Riemann-Liouville and the Grunwald fractional calculi. Two forms of initialization, terminal and side are developed.

  15. Renal acidification defects in medullary sponge kidney

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    Osther, P J; Hansen, A B; Røhl, H F

    1988-01-01

    Thirteen patients with medullary sponge kidney underwent a short ammonium chloride loading test to investigate their renal acidification capacity. All but 1 presented with a history of recurrent renal calculi and showed bilateral widespread renal medullary calcification on X-ray examination. Nine...... renal calculi in medullary sponge kidney, have considerable therapeutic implications....

  16. RARE CASE OF GIANT VESICAL CALCULUS

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    Deepak Ramraj; MR Swaroop; Jagadeesha; Mahesh

    2015-01-01

    Giant vesical calculus is a rare entity. Vesical calculi can be primary (stones form de novo in bladder) or secondary to the migrated renal calculi, chronic UTI, bladder outlet obstruction, bladder diverticulum or carcinoma, foreign body and neurogenic bladder. We report a case of an 85year old male patient who presented with history of...

  17. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: Involvement and impact on radiology at a kidney stone center

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    Of 1,222 extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ECSW) procedures performed on 925 patients (600 males, 325 females), 85% were unilateral and 35% were bilateral treatments. Treated were 446 calyceal, 345 pelvic, 172 uretral, and 108 staghorn calculi. The impact of this new technology to the radiology department was studied. An average of 6.3 KUB studies and 1.2 renal US studies were performed per treatment session. Six percent of patients required post-ESWL excretory urography of CT; 10% required percutaneous nephrostomy. Patients with treated staghorn calculi required the most radiologic procedures (34% performed for partial staghorn calculi, 56% for complete staghorn calculi). By comparison, 3%, 8%, and 11% of radiologic procedures were performed for calyceal, pelvic, and ureteral stones, respectively. The impact of ESWL on the radiology department can be substantial. When staghorn calculi are treated by ESWL, a radiologist skilled in interventional techniques is essential

  18. 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

  19. Acute calculous cholecystitis with patent cystic duct

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    Massie, J.D.; Moinuddin, M.; Phillips, J.C.

    1983-07-01

    In the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis, the interpretation of cholescintigraphy is usually not difficult. It is conceivable, however, that wth unusual location of obstructing calculi atypical images could result. Three cases were studied with cholescintigraphy and one with cholecystography in which more distal locations of obstructing calculi resulted in partial visualization of the gallbladder and erroneous interpretations were possible. Nuclear medicine radiologists should, therefore, be aware that atypical gallbladder images may be the result of unexpected location of obstructing calculi. Clues for assisting in interpretation are offered.

  20. Effect Comparison between Nephrolithotomy and Pyelolithotomy with Ballast Lithotripsy for Anatrophic Renal Staghorn Calculi%肾实质切开取石与肾盂切开气压弹道碎石术治疗无萎缩肾巨大肾结石疗效比较

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    李进; 杨罗艳; 吴洪涛; 姚干

    2008-01-01

    目的 比较肾盂切开气压弹道碎石与肾实质切开取石术治疗无肾萎缩巨大肾结石的效果.方法 160例无肾萎缩巨大肾结石患者,随机分为两组,采用肾盂切开气压弹道碎石术(A组,80例)与肾实质切开取石术(B组,80例)治疗.结果 A组平均手术时间、平均出血量均较B组明显减少,术后肾功能恢复较好.结论肾盂切开气压弹道碎石术治疗无肾萎缩巨大肾结石,手术时间短,出血少,肾功能损害小,效果满意.

  1. Contributions to the qualification of the ''CRISTAL'' criticality calculi scheme: interpretation of critical experiments. Elaboration of a characterization system of neutronic configurations; Contributions a la qualification du schema de calcul de criticite ''cristal'': interpretation d'experiences critiques. Elaboration d'un systeme de caracterisation des configurations neutroniques

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    Gagnier, E

    1999-06-01

    This thesis work is about the validation of the new criticality-safety package CRISTAL and contributes to the modernization and the improvement of the computational tools. The first part presents neutronic elements, the objectives of safety criticality studies and the package CRISTAL. Then, the validation work concerned two series of experiments involving uranyl solutions (UO{sub 2}F{sub 2}) and UO{sub 2} powders. For these experiments, the differences between the computation results and the experimental results were analysed. It was highlighted interesting physical phenomena such of the compensations of errors between the approximate representation by the 99 energy group structure on the first resonance of oxygen and the anisotropy of the diffusion simulation as well as the influence of uranium 234 in high enriched solutions in uranium 235. Once the work of the experimental qualification carried out, raises the question of the use the base of qualification and the ''calculation-experiment'' variations which are referred to it. It is often difficult to establish the link between the ''studied configuration'' and the experiments of the base of qualification. The presented characterisation system proposes to answer in a way automatic and quantified this difficulty: - in bringing an answer on the package qualification for the studied configuration, - in giving an estimate of the package bias. To answer these points, it was defined a set of 35 characteristic neutronic parameters representing the behaviour of the medium. To process the information brought by these parameters and to use it to answer the objectives of the system, we called upon statistical methods (Principal Components Analysis and Sliced Inverse Regression). The results obtained in the feasibility studies showed the relevance of these methods for the considered objectives. (author)

  2. Weight Loss Surgery: An Option for Teens?

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    ... Living Healthy Living Healthy Living Nutrition Fitness Sports Oral Health Emotional Wellness Growing Healthy Sleep Safety & Prevention Safety & ... Late onset​ ​Cholecystitis Dysphagia Gastroesophageal reflux Incisional hernia Malnutrition Pancreatitis Ulcers Renal calculi Internal hernia Small bowel ...

  3. Renal stone disease: Pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment

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    1987-01-01

    This book contains 10 chapters. Some of the chapter titles are: Radiologic considerations; Physiochemistry of urinary stone formations; Nutritional aspects of stone disease; Prevention of recurrent nephrolithiasis; Struvite stones; and Contemporary approaches to removal of renal and ureteral calculi.

  4. ARTIFICIAL NEURAL-NETWORK PREDICTIONS OF URINARY CALCULUS COMPOSITIONS ANALYZED WITH INFRARED-SPECTROSCOPY

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    VOLMER, M; WOLTHERS, BG; METTING, HJ; DEHAAN, THY; COENEGRACHT, PMJ; VANDERSLIK, W

    1994-01-01

    Infrared (IR) spectroscopy is used to analyze urinary calculus (renal stone) constituents. However, interpretation of IR spectra for quantifying urinary calculus constituents in mixtures is difficult, requiring expert knowledge by trained technicians. In our laboratory IR spectra of unknown calculi

  5. Q-Deformed Path Integral

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    Chaichian, M.; Demichev, A. P.

    1993-01-01

    Using differential and integral calculi on the quantum plane which are invariant with respect to quantum inhomogeneous Euclidean group E(2)q , we construct path integral representation for the quantum mechanical evolution operator kernel of q-oscillator.

  6. Renal stone disease: Pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment

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    This book contains 10 chapters. Some of the chapter titles are: Radiologic considerations; Physiochemistry of urinary stone formations; Nutritional aspects of stone disease; Prevention of recurrent nephrolithiasis; Struvite stones; and Contemporary approaches to removal of renal and ureteral calculi

  7. Ureteroscopy-Assisted Retrograde Nephrostomy (UARN after Anatrophic Nephrolithotomy

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    Takashi Kawahara

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Open surgical anatrophic nephrolithotomy (ANL had been the standard treatment for large renal calculi prior to the development of endoscopic devices and endoscopic techniques. A previous report described the efficacy of ureteroscopy-assisted retrograde nephrostomy (UARN and presented a case of renal calculi successfully treated with UARN during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL in a patient after ANL. Case Presentation. A 61-year-old male with left renal calculi was referred for further treatment. The patient was placed under general and epidural anesthesia, in a Galdakao-modified Valdivia position. A flexible ureteroscope (URS was inserted, and a Lawson retrograde nephrostomy puncture wire was advanced into the flexible URS. The puncture wire then followed the route from the renal pelvis to the exit skin. Calculus fragmentation was undertaken using a pneumatic lithotripter. Conclusions. UARN for PCNL was therefore found to be a safe, effective, and appropriate treatment for a patient presenting with renal calculi after undergoing ANL.

  8. State of the art extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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    This book contains 16 chapters. Some of the topics that are covered are: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Development; Laser-Generated Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripter; Radiation Exposure during ESWL; Caliceal Calculi; and Pediatric ESWL

  9. Unenhanced spiral CT in Urolithiasis: indication, performance and interpretation

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    Unenhanced spiral computed tomography is now applied in the investigation of patients with acute flank pain to search for suspected urinary tract calculi. Spiral CT can depict urinary calculi more accurately than plain radiographs, sonography or excretory urography, and can be performed using a low dose protocol. Almost all urinary calculi, including calculi composed of uric acid, xanthine and cystine, can be detected. In addition to determining size and location of the stone, unenhanced helical CT can predict its composition. Furthermore, it reveals secondary signs of obstruction, such as dilatation of the renal collecting system and perinephric stranding. In the absence of urolithiasis, CT can frequently detect or exclude other causes of acute flank pain, thus guiding subsequent imaging and the therapeutic management. (orig.)

  10. Calcified gallstone fissures: the reversed Mercedes Benz sign.

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    Strijk, S P

    1987-01-01

    This article describes the occurrence of an unusual radiating pattern of calcification in the center of large radiolucent gallstones. The radiographic findings are attributed to calcium deposition within the fissures of biliary calculi. PMID:3556975

  11. Effects of hydrochlorothiazide on kidney stone therapy with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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    Ali Tehranchi; Yousef Rezaei; Mohammadreza Mohammadi-Fallah; Mohammadreza Mokhtari; Mansour Alizadeh; Farzad Abedi; Masoud Khalilzadeh; Parisa Tehranchi

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    Objective: The aim of this investigation was to assess the efficacy of hydrochlorothiazide as a hypocalciuric diuretic on stone-free rate of renal pelvic calculi after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Materials and Methods: A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial was conducted and 52 patients with renal pelvic calculi (diameter ≤2 cm) were enrolled from February 2010 to September 2010. ESWL protocol was performed by 2,500 shocks per session. The patients ...

  12. FT-IR Analysis of Urinary Stones: A Helpful Tool for Clinician Comparison with the Chemical Spot Test

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    Aniello Primiano; Silvia Persichilli; Giovanni Gambaro; Pietro Manuel Ferraro; Alessandro D’Addessi; Andrea Cocci; Arcangelo Schiattarella; Cecilia Zuppi; Jacopo Gervasoni

    2014-01-01

    Background. Kidney stones are a common illness with multifactorial etiopathogenesis. The determination of crystalline and molecular composition and the quantification of all stone components are important to establish the etiology of stones disease but it is often laborious to obtain using the chemical method. The aim of this paper is to compare chemical spot test with FT-IR spectroscopy, for a possible introduction in our laboratory. Methods. We analyzed 48 calculi using Urinary Calculi Anal...

  13. The Axioms of Team Logic

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    Lück, Martin

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    A framework is developed that extends calculi for propositional, modal and predicate logics to calculi for team-based logics. This method is applied to classical and quantified propositional logic, first-order logic and the modal logic K. Complete axiomatizations for propositional team logic PTL, quantified propositional team logic QPTL, modal team logic MTL and the dependence-atom-free fragment of first-order team logic TL are presented.

  14. Interventional sialography and micro-invasive treatment

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    Salivary gland obstruction is a commonly disorder affecting this organ usually due to the development of salivary calculi, ductal strictures, or both. Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis of the cause, extent, and effects of the obstruction. Up to date, the micro-invasive interventional treatment is always be taken as the first method of choice for dislodgment of calculi and sacculus salivary sialodochoplasty through buccal cavity. This article gives a comprehensive review of the indications and technical procedure. (authors)

  15. The Name-Passing Calculus

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    Fu, Yuxi; Zhu, Han

    2015-01-01

    Name-passing calculi are foundational models for mobile computing. Research into these models has produced a wealth of results ranging from relative expressiveness to programming pragmatics. The diversity of these results call for clarification and reorganization. This paper applies a model independent approach to the study of the name-passing calculi, leading to a uniform treatment and simplification. The technical tools and the results presented in the paper form the foundation for a theory...

  16. Computational Thinking in Biology

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    Priami, Corrado

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    The paper presents a new approach based on process calculi to systems modeling suitable for biological systems. The main characteristic of process calculi is a linguistic description level to dene incrementally and compositionally executable models. The formalism is suitable to be exploited on the same systems at dierent levels of abstractions connected through well dened formal rules. The abstraction principle that represents biological entities as interacting computational units is the basi...

  17. Role of the plain radiograph and urinalysis in acute ureteric colic.

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    Boyd, R.; A J Gray

    1996-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: (1) To determine the accuracy of accident and emergency (A&E) doctors' diagnosis of radio-opaque ureteric calculi on plain abdominal radiographs; (2) to study the predictive value of haematuria with a history suggestive of ureteric colic. DESIGN: A prospective study of all patients seen in a three month period with a provisional diagnosis of ureteric colic. Intravenous urography (IVU) was used as the gold standard for diagnosis of ureteric calculi. SETTING: The accident and emergen...

  18. Silicate Urolithiasis during Long-Term Treatment with Zonisamide

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    Yukio Homma; Akira Ishikawa; Kanami Takaya; Teruaki Kobayashi; Yorito Nose; Toshikazu Sato; Satoru Taguchi

    2013-01-01

    Silicate urinary calculi are rare in humans, with an incidence of 0.2% of all urinary calculi. Most cases were related to excess ingestion of silicate, typically by taking magnesium trisilicate as an antacid for peptic ulcers over a long period of time; however, there also existed unrelated cases, whose mechanism of development remains unclear. On the other hand, zonisamide, a newer antiepileptic drug, is one of the important causing agents of iatrogenic urinary stones in patients with epilep...

  19. Urolithiasis in renal transplantation: Diagnosis and management

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    Elisa Cicerello; Franco Merlo; Mario Mangano; Giandavide Cova; Luigi Maccatrozzo

    2014-01-01

    Obiectives: To report our experience of diagnosis and multimodal management of urolithiasis in renal transplantation. Patients and Methods: From January 1995 to December 2012, 953 patients underwent renal transplantation in the Kidney Transplant Unit of Treviso General Hospital. Ten (10%) of them developed urinary calculi and were referred at our institution. Their mode of presentation, investigation and treatment were recorded. Results: Seven had renal and 3 ureteral calculi. Urolithiasis wa...

  20. CASE REPORT OF AN UNUSUALLY LARGE RENAL CALCULUS

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    Samir; Yogesh; Tushar Ranjan

    2015-01-01

    Renal calculus is a solid or crystal aggregation formed in the kidneys from minerals in the u rine . Many calculi are formed and passed without causing symptoms. A kidney stone is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Renal calculi affect all geographical, racial and groups with a worldwide prevalence of bet ween 2 and 20%. Majority of the patients are usually between the 20 - 55 years of age. T...

  1. Extraction of Prostatic Lumina and Automated Recognition for Prostatic Calculus Image Using PCA-SVM

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    D. Joshua Liao; Yusheng Huang; Xiaofen Xing; Hua Wang; Jian Liu; Hui Xiao; Zhuocai Wang; Xiaojun Ding; Xiangmin Xu

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    Identification of prostatic calculi is an important basis for determining the tissue origin. Computation-assistant diagnosis of prostatic calculi may have promising potential but is currently still less studied. We studied the extraction of prostatic lumina and automated recognition for calculus images. Extraction of lumina from prostate histology images was based on local entropy and Otsu threshold recognition using PCA-SVM and based on the texture features of prostatic calculus. The SVM cla...

  2. Holmium laser for multifunctional use in urology

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    Watson, Graham M.; Shroff, Sunil; Thomas, Robert; Kellett, Michael

    1994-05-01

    The holmium laser pulsed at 350 microsecond cuts tissue and fragments calculi. It has been assessed for minimally invasive urological intervention. It is useful for partly excising and partly coagulating tumors, incising strictures and the obstructed PUJ. It partly drill and partly fragments urinary calculi however hard. Other lasers are more effective at any one particular application, but this laser is a useful compromise as a multifunctional device.

  3. Don’t get caught out! A rare case of a calcified urachal remnant mimicking a bladder calculus

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    Rodrigues, Jonathan Carl Luis; Gandhi, Sanjay

    2013-01-01

    Computer tomography through the kidneys, ureters and bladder (CT KUB) is the mainstay investigation of suspected renal tract calculi. However, several pathologies other than renal tract calculi can cause apparent urinary bladder calcification. We describe the case of a 45 year old man who presented with left sided renal colic. Prone CT KUB performed on admission revealed a calcified urachal remnant mimicking a urinary bladder calculus in the dependent portion of the urinary bladder, confirmed...

  4. Endourological Management of Urolithiasis in Donor Kidneys prior to Renal Transplant

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    Nikhil Vasdev; John Moir; Dosani, Muhammed T.; Robert Williams; Naeem Soomro; David Talbot; David Rix

    2011-01-01

    Background. We present our centres successful endourological methodology of ex vivo ureteroscopy (EVFUS) in the management of these kidneys prior to renal transplantation. Patient and Methods. A retrospective analysis was performed of all living donors (n = 157) identified to have asymptomatic incidental renal calculi from January 2004 until December 2008. The incidence of asymptomatic renal calculi was 3.2% (n = 5). Donors were subdivided into 2 groups depending on whether theydonated the ki...

  5. An atypical case of large bowel obstruction

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    Hughes, Kaylie E.; Arthur, James

    2013-01-01

    In Europe up to nine per cent of people suffer from renal calculi during their lifetime. Staghorn calculi are common and account for ∼11% of cases. Classic presentations include persistent loin pain, recurrent pyelonephritis or cystitis-like symptoms, renal colic or occasional haematuria. We present what we believe to be the first documented case of large bowel obstruction caused by a benign colonic stricture formed secondary to extravasation of a staghorn calculus.

  6. Herbal medicines for urinary stone treatment. A systematic review

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    Elena Monti; Alberto Trinchieri; Vittorio Magri; Anne Cleves; Gianpaolo Perletti

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To analyze the clinical evidence on the efficacy of phytotherapy in the treatment of calculi in the urinary tract. Methods: To be eligible, full-length articles should include the results of randomized controlled trials enrolling patients affected by urolithiasis, reporting any comparison between an experimental herbal agent versus placebo or any active comparator, aimed at preventing the formation or facilitating the dissolution of calculi in any portion of the urinary tract. Fift...

  7. Application of Ureteroscope in Emergency Treatment with Persistent Renal Colic Patients during Pregnancy

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    Zhang, Shilin; Liu, Guoqing; Duo, Yongfu; Wang, Jianfeng; Li, Jierong; Li, Chunjing

    2016-01-01

    Background Although the application of ureteroscopy in the treatment of ureteral calculi during pregnancy has been on the rise, for persistent renal colic patients without ultrasound-detected ureteral calculi, it may represent a clinical dilemma due to the potential risks for both mother and fetus. Objective The aim of the present study is to present our experience with the application of the ureteroscope in the emergency treatment of persistent renal colic patients during pregnancy. Methods ...

  8. Percutaneous treatment of a bronchobiliary fistula caused by cholelithiasis: case report

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    Bronchobiliary fistulae are rare disorders, with inflammatory diseases of the liver, trauma, previous surgery and biliary obstruction being frequent causative factors. Endoscopic or transhepatic biliary drainage has been used successfully to avoid surgical treatment. We describe a case of a bronchobiliary fistula a 78-year-old man with biliary obstruction caused by impacted calculi. Without surgical or endoscopic intervention, fistulae were treated by percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage and removal of calculi, in conjunction with balloon sphincteroplasty

  9. Percutaneous treatment of a bronchobiliary fistula caused by cholelithiasis: case report

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    Kim, Jae Soo; You, Jin Jong [GyeongSang National University Hospital, Jinju (Korea, Republic of)

    2004-10-15

    Bronchobiliary fistulae are rare disorders, with inflammatory diseases of the liver, trauma, previous surgery and biliary obstruction being frequent causative factors. Endoscopic or transhepatic biliary drainage has been used successfully to avoid surgical treatment. We describe a case of a bronchobiliary fistula a 78-year-old man with biliary obstruction caused by impacted calculi. Without surgical or endoscopic intervention, fistulae were treated by percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage and removal of calculi, in conjunction with balloon sphincteroplasty.

  10. Semi-rigid ureteroscopy: Proximal versus distal ureteral stones

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    Mahmoud Alameddine

    2016-01-01

    Conclusion: Although there is a clinical difference between proximal and distal calculi groups in terms of complication and stone-free rates, this difference remained statistically insignificant (P = 0.06. Using a smaller caliber semi-rigid ureteroscopy combined with Holmium-YAG laser can be carried out as a day care procedure and showed a slightly higher risk in patients with proximal ureteral calculi which should be explained to the patient

  11. Neutrality and Many-Valued Logics

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    Schumann, Andrew; Smarandache, Florentin

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    In this book, we consider various many-valued logics: standard, linear, hyperbolic, parabolic, non-Archimedean, p-adic, interval, neutrosophic, etc. We survey also results which show the tree different proof-theoretic frameworks for many-valued logics, e.g. frameworks of the following deductive calculi: Hilbert's style, sequent, and hypersequent. We present a general way that allows to construct systematically analytic calculi for a large family of non-Archimedean many-valued logics: hyperrat...

  12. KONTİNAN DİVERSİYONLU HASTADA MESANE TAŞINA PERKÜTAN SİSTOLİTOTRİPSİ UYGULAMASI: OLGU SUNUMU

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    ÖNDER, Ali Ulvi; Özkan, Burak; TUNÇ, Burçin; YALÇIN, Veli; TALAT, Zübeyr

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    Background and Design.- Stones are well known complication of urinary diversion, with the majority of calculi being composed of struvite or carbonate apatite. Continent diversions seem particularly at risk. Diversion stones are often an incidental finding on imaging studies. However, when symptomatic, patients may complain of hematuria, pyuria, pressure sensation and difficult catheterization. Multiple options are available for the treatment of diversion calculi, including stone basketing, pe...

  13. Struvite Urolithiasis in Long-Evans Rats.

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    Pang, Jassia; Borjeson, Tiffany M; Parry, Nicola M A; Fox, James G

    2015-12-01

    Struvite urinary calculi, which are composed of magnesium, ammonium, and phosphate, can cause complications including sepsis and renal failure. Struvite calculi were identified within the urinary bladder and renal pelvis of 2 Long-Evans rats that died within days after arrival from a commercial vendor. The remaining rats in the shipment were screened by physical examination, radiography, and ultrasonography, revealing an additional 2 animals that were clinically affected. These rats were euthanized, necropsied, and yielded similar findings to those from the first 2 rats. In addition, urine samples had an alkaline pH and contained numerous bacteria (predominantly Proteus mirabilis), leukocytes, and crystals. All calculi were composed completely of struvite. Another 7 rats in the shipment had alkaline urine with the presence of blood cells; 6 of these rats also had abundant struvite crystals, and P. mirabilis was cultured from the urine of 3 rats. Further investigation by the vendor identified 2 of 100 rats with struvite calculi from the same colony. Although no specific cause could be implicated, the fact that all the affected rats came from the same breeding area suggests a genetic or environmental triggering event; a contribution due to diet cannot be ruled out. Our findings suggest that the affected rats had metabolic disturbances coupled with bacterial infection that predisposed them to develop struvite calculi. During sudden increases of struvite urinary calculi cases in rats, urine cultures followed by appropriate surgical intervention and antibiotic therapy is warranted. Additional factors, including diet, merit attention as well. PMID:26678365

  14. The Role of Ultrasound in Initial Evaluation of Renal Colic

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    Abu-Ghazzeh Yaser

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to evaluate the use of ultrasound in the initial evaluation of renal colic. We studied prospectively 21 patients referred for radiographic evaluation for renal colic from January 1998 through April 1998. All sonographic studies were performed with real-time sector scanner (Kertz, Compeson 410 using 3.5 MHz Probe. Our sonographic criteria for a positive examination consisted of the visualization of urinary tract calculus and/or unilateral hydronephrosis with or without ureterectasis. The presence of urinary calculi was proven in 18 out of 21 patients (85%. The absence of calculi was established in three cases either by negative I.V.U. (2 cases or by the clinical and sonographic demonstration of epididymitis as the cause in one patient. In the 18 patients with proven urinary calculi, ultrasound correctly identified the diagnosis in 15 cases (83%. Of those 15 visualized calculi, 11 were located at the ureterovesicular junction, two in the renal pelvis, one in the proximal third of the ureter, and one in the distal third. The sensitivity of ultasonography to detect renal calculi was 83% and the specificity, 100%. The one false positive examination with unilateral hydronephrosis proved to be due to a retroperitoneal liposarcoma. There were two cases in which the urinary tract ultrasound examination was negative. We conclude that ultrasound has a high diagnostic value when used as the first line investigation for the initial evaluation of renal colic.

  15. Low dose computed tomography in suspected acute renal colic

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    Meagher, Tom; Sukumar, V.P.; Collingwood, Jackie; Crawley, Therese; Schofield, David; Henson, John; Lakin, Ken; Connolly, Dan; Giles, John

    2001-11-01

    Aim: To evaluate whether computed tomography (CT) of the renal tract in suspected renal colic using reduced exposure factors maintains diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: Prospective multi-centre cohort study. Patients with suspected renal colic were examined using computed tomography (CT) of the renal tract followed by intravenous urography (IVU) in four different centres with five different CT systems. RESULTS: Sixty-nine patients with suspected renal colic had CT of the renal tract followed by IVU. CT was performed with reduced exposure factors, giving a mean CT effective dose of 3.5 (range 2.8-4.5) mSv compared with 1.5 mSv for IVU. Ureteric calculi were detected in 43 patients: CT and IVU detected 40 (93%) ureteric calculi. CT identified other lesions causing symptoms in five patients and identified renal calculi in 24 patients. IVU identified renal calculi in six patients and made false positive diagnosis of renal calculi in seven patients. Mean examination time for CT was 5 minutes and for IVU was 80 minutes. CONCLUSION: CT examination at reduced exposure factors maintains the diagnostic accuracy recorded in other series. Meagher, T. et al. (2001)

  16. Unenhanced helical computed tomography in the evaluation of acute flank pain

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    The purpose of this study was to determine the value of unenhanced helical computed tomography (UHCT) in the diagnosis of acute flank pain at our institution. Two hundred and thirty-three consecutive UHCT examinations, performed for suspected renal/ureteral colic between July 2000 and August 2001 were reviewed, along with pertinent medical records. Ureteral calculi were identified in 148 (64%) examinations, evidence of recent passage of calculi was found in 10 (4%) and no calculi were found in 75 (32%). Thirty-two of the conservatively managed patients were excluded for inadequate follow-up. In the remaining 201 patients, sensitivity of UHCT in diagnosing calculi was 99% and specificity was 98%, while the positive predictive value was 99% and negative positive predictive value was 98%. Overall, an alternative or additional diagnosis was established in 28 (12%) patients. Upon diagnosis of ureterolithiasis on UHCT, none of the patients required additional imaging studies for confirmation. UHCT is a highly sensitive imaging modality for the detection of urinary tract calculi and obstruction. (author)

  17. Sonographically determined clues to the symptomatic or silent cholelithiasis

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    To determine an association between sonographically determined contractility with the symptomatic or silent nature of gallstone. Adult gallstone patients without (group I) and with biliary symptoms (group II) were compared with age and gender-matched controls. Demographic data, body mass index, risk factors, size, number and mobility of gallstone, gallbladder wall thickness (GBWT), volume and Ejection Fraction (EF) were determined on ultrasound before and after a standardized fatty meal (BFM and AFM). Demographic data, risk factors and gallstone characteristics were analyzed by Pearson Chi-square test and the gallbladder characteristics were analyzed by One-way ANOVA and Post Hoc tests by multiple comparisons on SPSS 11 with significance p=0.05. The gallbladder contractility as measured by changes in wall thickness and volume changes BFM and AFM, and ejection fraction was similar in controls and asymptomatic cholelithiasis groups and significantly reduced in symptomatic patients (p<.001). Multiparity (p=0.002), female gender (p=0.018), age less than 50 years (0.05), impacted calculi (p=0.001), multiple calculi (<.001) and calculi 5 mm (p<0.001) were associated with pain. A sluggishly emptying gallbladder was more significantly associated with symptomatic cholelithiasis compared to controls and asymptomatic cholelithiasis state in this series. Consideration of age, gender, impaction of calculi, number and size of calculi is important in causing symptom state and management options. (author)

  18. Low dose computed tomography in suspected acute renal colic

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    Aim: To evaluate whether computed tomography (CT) of the renal tract in suspected renal colic using reduced exposure factors maintains diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: Prospective multi-centre cohort study. Patients with suspected renal colic were examined using computed tomography (CT) of the renal tract followed by intravenous urography (IVU) in four different centres with five different CT systems. RESULTS: Sixty-nine patients with suspected renal colic had CT of the renal tract followed by IVU. CT was performed with reduced exposure factors, giving a mean CT effective dose of 3.5 (range 2.8-4.5) mSv compared with 1.5 mSv for IVU. Ureteric calculi were detected in 43 patients: CT and IVU detected 40 (93%) ureteric calculi. CT identified other lesions causing symptoms in five patients and identified renal calculi in 24 patients. IVU identified renal calculi in six patients and made false positive diagnosis of renal calculi in seven patients. Mean examination time for CT was 5 minutes and for IVU was 80 minutes. CONCLUSION: CT examination at reduced exposure factors maintains the diagnostic accuracy recorded in other series. Meagher, T. et al. (2001)

  19. Unenhanced helical CT in the evaluation of the urinary tract in children and young adults following urinary tract reconstruction: comparison with sonography

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    Purpose. To compare the accuracy of unenhanced, helical CT with sonography for the detection of complications of urinary tract reconstruction. Materials and methods. Forty-six kidneys in 24 patients were examined with CT and sonography. All scans were assessed for ease of renal visualization, presence of renal, ureteral, and bladder calculi, renal scars, hydronephrosis, and abdominal wall hernia. The results of both imaging modalities were independently reported. Results. CT provided excellent visualization of all 46 kidneys, while sonography provided poor visualization of 8 kidneys (17 %) (P < 0.001). CT detected calculi in 10 kidneys, 1 ureter, and 7 bladders. Sonography detected calculi in only 2 kidneys, and 2 bladders. Overall, CT detected significantly more calculi than US (18 vs 4, P = 0.01). CT detected scarring in 15 kidneys, while sonography detected scarring in 10. Hydronephrosis was detected in 6 kidneys by CT and in 8 kidneys by sonography. Three abdominal wall hernias were seen at CT that were not seen at sonography. Conclusion. CT is superior to sonography for the detection of urinary tract calculi and renal scarring. CT will demonstrate abdominal wall hernias that are unsuspected. (orig.)

  20. Spatial reasoning with augmented points: Extending cardinal directions with local distances

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    Reinhard Moratz

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available We present an approach for supplying existing qualitative direction calculi with a distance component to support fully fledged positional reasoning. The general underlying idea of augmenting points with local reference properties has already been applied in the OPRAm calculus. In this existing calculus, point objects are attached with a local reference direction to obtain oriented points and able to express relative direction using binary relations. We show how this approach can be extended to attach a granular distance concept to direction calculi such as the cardinal direction calculus or adjustable granularity calculi such as OPRAm or the Star calculus. We focus on the cardinal direction calculus and extend it to a multi-granular positional calculus called EPRAm. We provide a formal specification of EPRAm including a composition table for EPRA2 automatically determined using real algebraic geometry. We also report on an experimental performance analysis of EPRA2 in the context of a topological map-learning task proposed for benchmarking qualitative calculi. Our results confirm that our approach of adding a relative distance component to existing calculi improves the performance in realistic tasks when using algebraic closure for consistency checking.

  1. Implementation of inherence calculus in the PowerLoom environment

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    Wachulski, Marcin F.; Mulawka, Jan J.; Nieznański, Edward

    The article describes an attempt to implement abstract and concrete inherence calculi in the PowerLoom technology. Issues in the field of artificial intelligence, ontology and philosophy have been addressed. The inherence calculus is a type of a formal logic system. The PowerLoom technology consists of a knowledge representation language and an inference engine. Six inherence calculi have been implemented and an appropriate testing environment has been developed. The inherence calculus has been also extended by categorical properties and a theoretical discussion of ontological Boolean algebra has been conducted. Carried out experiments showed properties of the inherence calculi and also verified capabilities of PowerLoom to construct such logic systems. It occurred that expert system operational mode of PowerLoom outperforms its abilities to work as a mathematical theorem prover.

  2. A functional presentation of Pi calculus

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    2001-01-01

    From the very beginning process algebra introduced the dichotomy between channels and processes. This dichotomy prevails in all present process calculi.The situation is in contrast to that with lambda calculus which has only one class of entities——the lambda terms. We introduce in this paper a process calculus called Lamp in which channels are process names. The language is more uniform than existing process calculi in two aspects: First it has a unified treatment of channels and processes. There is only one class of syntactical entities——processes. Second it has a unified presentation of both first order and higher order process calculi. The language is functional in the sense that lambda calculus is functional.Two bisimulation equivalences, barbed and closed bisimilarities, are proved to coincide.A natural translation from Pi calculus to Lamp is shown to preserve both operational and algebraic semantics. The relationship between lazy lambda calculus and Lamp is discussed.

  3. Evaluation of suspected renal colic

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    The authors studied 98 patients with abdominal pain to evaluate ultrasound (US) versus excretory urography (EU) in ureteric colic. All studies were performed and interpreted independently by radiologists blinded to the outcome. Of 85 patients available for follow-up, 44 had calculi (recovered), 28 had presumed calculi, and 13 had noncalculous disease. In 44 patients with definite calculi, Eu findings were positive in 38 and negative in six. US findings were positive in 43 of 44 (either calculus or hydronephrosis identified). The authors conclude that EU and US are both accurate and diagnostic ureteric colic. The convenience of EU and the immediate availability of films makes it the investigation of choice in the initial evaluation of suspected ureteric colic

  4. Unusual case of nephrocutaneous fistula – Our experience

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    Rajeev Thekumpadam Puthenveetil

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A rare case of nephrococutaneous fistula due to spontaneous expulsion of renal calculi is described. A 45-year-old man presented with urinary leakage from an ulcer over the left lumbar region for the last 3 months after a history of spontaneous expulsion of stones from this area. Ultrasonography abdomen revealed a small contracted kidney with multiple calculi in the kidney and renal pelvis, sinus tract from the lower pole of the left kidney with a ruptured calyceal calculus in the sinus tract. CT urography revealed a non excreting left kidney with multiple renal calculi, with hyperdense collection in the renal parenchyma extending to the subcutaneous tissue and left lung suggesting a xenthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP. We performed a left-sided simple nephrectomy with excision of the fistulous tract. Histopathological examination revealed XGP. There have been a few case reports of XGP forming nephrocutaneous fistula in the back.

  5. An Additional Potential Factor for Kidney Stone Formation during Space Flights: Calcifying Nanoparticles (Nanobacteria): A Case Report

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    Jones, Jeffrey A.; Ciftcioglu, Neva; Schmid, Joseph; Griffith, Donald

    2007-01-01

    Spaceflight-induced microgravity appears to be a risk factor for the development of urinary calculi due to skeletal calcium liberation and other undefined factors, resulting in stone disease in crewmembers during and after spaceflight. Calcifying nanoparticles, or nanobacteria, reproduce at a more rapid rate in simulated microgravity conditions and create external shells of calcium phosphate in the form of apatite. The questions arises whether calcifying nanoparticles are niduses for calculi and contribute to the development of clinical stone disease in humans, who possess environmental factors predisposing to the development of urinary calculi and potentially impaired immunological defenses during spaceflight. A case of a urinary calculus passed from an astronaut post-flight with morphological characteristics of calcifying nanoparticles and staining positive for a calcifying nanoparticle unique antigen, is presented.

  6. Many-valued logics

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    1992-01-01

    Many-valued logics were developed as an attempt to handle philosophical doubts about the "law of excluded middle" in classical logic. The first many-valued formal systems were developed by J. Lukasiewicz in Poland and E.Post in the U.S.A. in the 1920s, and since then the field has expanded dramatically as the applicability of the systems to other philosophical and semantic problems was recognized. Intuitionisticlogic, for example, arose from deep problems in the foundations of mathematics. Fuzzy logics, approximation logics, and probability logics all address questions that classical logic alone cannot answer. All these interpretations of many-valued calculi motivate specific formal systems thatallow detailed mathematical treatment. In this volume, the authors are concerned with finite-valued logics, and especially with three-valued logical calculi. Matrix constructions, axiomatizations of propositional and predicate calculi, syntax, semantic structures, and methodology are discussed. Separate chapters deal w...

  7. Sonographic findings of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis

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    To analyze ultrasonographic (US) findings of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP). Thirty-five cases of pathologically proven XGP in 32 patients (bilateral in three patients) were analyzed for preoperative US findings. Compared with findings of computed tomography (CT) and pathology, US findings were retrospectively analyzed for the appearance and size of the kidney, extent and pattern of the disease, and presence and characteristics of calculi, by three radiologists who made a consensus. Of 32 patients, 30 (94%) except two children were older than 27 years, and 25 (78%) were female. The mean age of the patients was 46 (range 3 to 62 years). Of 35 cases in 32 patients, US appearance of the kidney was reniform in all cases, with nephromegaly in 26 (74%) and hydronephrosis 27 (77%). XGP was diffuse in 28 (80%) and focal in 7 (20%). Hypoechoic or anechoic inflammatory lesions of XGP were found on US in 28 cases, but the lesions were not detected on US due to the echo pattern similar to the normal renal parenchyma in two cases and due to marked acoustic shadowing of staghorn calculi in five cases. Acoustic shadowing of renal calculi was minimal due to the dense peripelvic fibrosis in two cases. Of 21 cases with the extrarenal extension of XGP, the extrarenal extension was not definitely detected in five cases (24%) on US. Urinary calculi were detected in 20 (71%) of 28 cases on US. All of the 12 staghorn calculi were detected in US. XGP had variable US findings in addition to the classic ones. Absence of calculi, nephromegaly or diffusibility may be found on US of XGP. In spite of advantages of US, US also had some limitations in the evaluation of renal function, extrarenal extension, and renal parenchyma with large staghorn stone. CT and excretory urography may compensate for these US limitations.

  8. Using location types to control interferences in mobile resources

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    FU Cheng; YOU Jin-yuan

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents a type system, called Location System (L-S), to control the interferences in the ambient-like calculi. The L-S allows well-behaved (non-interfering) processes to run in parallel if they do not access shared location during their execution life cycle. This approach is designed for a variant of Mobile Ambient (MA), called Safe Mobile Resources (SR), but it can be also used in other ambient-like calculi which are also discussed in this paper.

  9. Retrograde intrarenal stone surgery for extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy-resistant kidney stones

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    Jung, Helene; Nørby, Bettina; Osther, Palle Jörn

    2006-01-01

    extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL)-resistant kidney stones. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 38 consecutive patients (18 males, 20 females) participated in the study. All patients had undergone ESWL prior to RIRS without success. In all cases the stones could be reached with the endoscope. Calculi...... ranged in size from 3 to 20 mm (mean 9 mm). In 32 cases the stones were fragmented using a holmium YAG laser and in six the stones could be extracted using zero-tip Dormia baskets without fragmentation. Sixteen patients had lower calyceal calculi and eight had an abnormal anatomy of the upper urinary...

  10. Duodenal diverticula demonstrated by barium examination

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    Christiansen, T.; Thommesen, P.

    An investigation for biliary tract calculi and food-stimulated gastro-oesophageal reflux was carried out in 37 patients with duodenal diverticula demonstrated by barium examination. Sixty per cent of the diverticula were located in the descending part of the duodenum. Biliary tract calculi were demonstrated in 38 per cent and food-stimulated gastro-oesophageal reflux in 81 per cent of the patients. The detection of a duodenal diverticulum should result in a supplementary investigation for gallstones and gastrooesophageal reflux and its sequelae.

  11. Application of Ureteroscope in Emergency Treatment with Persistent Renal Colic Patients during Pregnancy.

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    Full Text Available Although the application of ureteroscopy in the treatment of ureteral calculi during pregnancy has been on the rise, for persistent renal colic patients without ultrasound-detected ureteral calculi, it may represent a clinical dilemma due to the potential risks for both mother and fetus.The aim of the present study is to present our experience with the application of the ureteroscope in the emergency treatment of persistent renal colic patients during pregnancy.From March 2009 to September 2014, a total of 117 pregnant women who received ureteroscopy for persistent renal colic were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into three groups according to duration of the persistent renal colic: Group A (within 12 hours; 24 cases; Group B (12 to 24 hours; 76 cases; and Group C (more than 24 hours; 17 cases. The stone-free rate, complications, and other qualitative data were analyzed.Of the 117 patients, 31 patients who were found not to have renal or ureteral calculi received ureteroscopic double-J (DJ stent insertion, whereas 86 patients who were found with ureteral calculi received ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URSL and DJ stent insertion. Among them, 24 patients (27.9% were found with ureteral calculi by ureteroscopy rather than ultrasound. In addition, 73 patients (84.9% had complete fragmentation of calculi; 12 patients (10.3% had a threatened abortion (the rates of threatened abortion in Groups A, B and C were 8.3% vs. 6.5% vs. 29.4%; Group C compared with Groups A and B, p<0.05, and one patient (1.2% had urosepsis (in Group C. However, these complications were cured with conservative treatment, without postpartum infant and maternal complications.For pregnant patients with persistent renal colic/ureteral calculi and hydronephrosis, ureteroscopic DJ stent insertion and URSL are effective and safe options when conservative treatment fails, even if no urinary calculi were found by ultrasound. At the same time, for patients with persistent

  12. Giant ureteral stone: a case report

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    Davut Akın

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Calculi of urinary system may be detected in ureter, bladder, and urethra. Calculi of ureter are commonly solitary and smaller than 2 cm in length. Giant ureteral stone is rare. We present our case of giant ureteral stone with imaging findings. An approximately 10 cm long stone was detected on direct urinary system graphy and intravenous urography of 28 year-old male admitted with left colic pain. The stone was extracted by open ureterolithotomy. The stone was 10 cm in length. Imaging methods are important to localize the stone, evaluate renal function, stage of hydronephrosis, differentiate acute from chronic, and diagnose predisposing factors in cases with giant ureteral stones.

  13. Multiple ureterolithiasis resembling steinstrasse: An unusual presentation

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    Praveen Kumar Pandey

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Steinstrasse or “stone street” is an expected complication after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in patients with high stone burden. However, there are published reports of multiple ureterolithiasis resembling steinstrasse in patients with distal renal tubular acidosis. Here we report an uncommon case of a 60-year-old woman who presented with right renal calculi. Her right ureter was studded with multiple calculi up to the vesicoureteric junction. The affected right kidney was nonfunctional and was managed by nephroureterectomy.

  14. Semantics of a Typed Algebraic Lambda-Calculus

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    Benoît Valiron

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Algebraic lambda-calculi have been studied in various ways, but their semantics remain mostly untouched. In this paper we propose a semantic analysis of a general simply-typed lambda-calculus endowed with a structure of vector space. We sketch the relation with two established vectorial lambda-calculi. Then we study the problems arising from the addition of a fixed point combinator and how to modify the equational theory to solve them. We sketch an algebraic vectorial PCF and its possible denotational interpretations.

  15. Semantics of a Typed Algebraic Lambda-Calculus

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    Benoît Valiron

    2010-01-01

    Algebraic lambda-calculi have been studied in various ways, but their semantics remain mostly untouched. In this paper we propose a semantic analysis of a general simply-typed lambda-calculus endowed with a structure of vector space. We sketch the relation with two established vectorial lambda-calculi. Then we study the problems arising from the addition of a fixed point combinator and how to modify the equational theory to solve them. We sketch an algebraic vectorial PCF and its possible den...

  16. Study of crystal structure of kidney stones in Homs by x-ray diffraction

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    The crystal structure, grain size, and the crystal potential for calculi have been studied using x-ray diffraction instrument P W 1840 which depends on Bragg reflection. This study required creation of data bank (Dat-Stone) specified for kidney stones for the automatic detection of the crystallographic components using P W 1480 instrument and the PC connected to it. The results help in identifying the conditions of calculi formation and helps physicians in determining the treatment in order to prevent the formation of the stone again

  17. Functional interpretation of logical deduction

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    2011-01-01

    This comprehensive book provides an adequate framework to establish various calculi of logical inference. Being an 'enriched' system of natural deduction, it helps to formulate logical calculi in an operational manner. By uncovering a certain harmony between a functional calculus on the labels and a logical calculus on the formulas, it allows mathematical foundations for systems of logic presentation designed to handle meta-level features at the object-level via a labelling mechanism, such as the D Gabbay's Labelled Deductive Systems. The book truly demonstrates that introducing 'labels' is us

  18. A call-by-value lambda-calculus with lists and control

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    Robbert Krebbers

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Calculi with control operators have been studied to reason about control in programming languages and to interpret the computational content of classical proofs. To make these calculi into a real programming language, one should also include data types. As a step into that direction, this paper defines a simply typed call-by-value lambda calculus with the control operators catch and throw, a data type of lists, and an operator for primitive recursion (a la Goedel's T. We prove that our system satisfies subject reduction, progress, confluence for untyped terms, and strong normalization for well-typed terms.

  19. Abstract Interpretation of Mobile Ambients

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    Hansen, René Rydhof; Jensen, J. G.; Nielson, Flemming; Nielson, Hanne Riis

    We demonstrate that abstract interpretation is useful for analysing calculi of computation such as the ambient calculus (which is based on the p-calculus); more importantly, we show that the entire development can be expressed in a constraint-based formalism that is becoming exceedingly popular for...

  20. Noncommutative de Sitter and FRW spaces

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    Burić, Maja; Madore, John

    2015-10-01

    Several versions of fuzzy four-dimensional de Sitter space are constructed using the noncommutative frame formalism. Although all noncommutative spacetimes which are found have commutative de Sitter metric as a classical limit, the algebras and the differential calculi which define them have many differences, which we derive and discuss.

  1. Listen, wind energy costs nothing

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    The author discusses the affirmation of the ADEME and the Environmental and sustainable development Ministry: the french wind park will costs in 2008 0,5 euro year for each household. He criticizes strongly this calculi, bringing many data on energy real cost today and in the next 10 years. Many references are provided. (A.L.B.)

  2. Path integrals with generalized Grassmann variables

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    Chaichian, M. [Helsinki Univ. (Finland). Dept. of Physics; Demichev, A.P.

    1995-04-01

    The path integral representations the evolution of q-oscillators with root of unity values of q-parameter is constructed using Bargmann-Fock representations with commuting and non-commuting variables, the differential calculi being q-deformed in both cases. For q{sup 2} = -1 a new form of Grassmann-like path integral is obtained. (author). 14 refs.

  3. Effects of dietary calcium, phosphorus and magnesium on intranephronic calculosis in rats.

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    Woodward, J C; Jee, W S

    1984-12-01

    The effects of varying dietary levels of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium on the incidence and severity of intranephronic calculosis were studied. Renal calculi were induced by feeding female rats the AIN-76TM semipurified diet for 4 weeks. During this time period, dietary levels of 350, 450 or 550 mg calcium per 100 g diet did not influence the occurrence of urolithiasis. Increasing dietary magnesium levels from 50 to 350 mg was beneficial in preventing the occurrence of calculi if the diet contained 400 mg or less phosphorus. The protective effects of dietary magnesium were counteracted when dietary phosphorus levels were increased from 400 mg to 550 or 700 mg. If the dietary content of phosphorus and magnesium permitted the formation of renal calculi, the severity of the condition was also influenced by the dietary level of calcium. Some animal groups fed semipurified diets did not have microscopic or radiographic evidence of renal calculi but were found to have significantly elevated renal calcium values. It was suggested that these animals might be in a precalculus-forming state. PMID:6502276

  4. Semantics as Based on Inference

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    Dordrecht: Springer, 2006 - (van Benthem, J.; Heinzmann, G.; Rebuschi, M.; Visser, H.), s. 25-36. (Logic, Epistemology , and the Unity of Science. 3). ISBN 1-4020-5011-9 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) IAA0009001 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90090514 Keywords : formal semantics * inferentialism * logical calculi Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion

  5. CONTROL CLINICAL EVALUATION OF KULATTHADI YOGA AS ASHMARIBHEDAN IN MUTRASHMARI

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    Jangle Vidya Muralidhar

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Urolithiasis, a presence of calculi single or multiple in renal or urinary tracks is a clinical entity which has been universally accepted as problematic condition regarding its treatment in all systems of medical science. There is no known drug therapy at present which dissolves or fragments the calculi by changing lithogenic potential of particular person. Urinary calculi disease has been described in detail under the heading of Ashmari in Ayurvedic texts. Ashmari is one of the few surgical conditions which have been given very prominent place in Ayurveda by Acharya Sushruta and Various herbs like Kulattha (Dolicos Biflorus, Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris, Apamarga (Achyranthes Aspera, Pashanbheda (Berginia Lingulata and Varuna (Crataeva Nurvela etc. and herbomineral compounds are described which are effective against urolithiasis by dissolving calculi thus facilitating their expulsion. This study was aimed to evaluate Ashmaribhedana property of “Kulatthadi yoga” in Mutrashmari to make an effective, long lasting, cost effective, authentic alternative & easily available conservative management of Mutrashmari. After observation, it was found that Kulatthadi Yoga is effective in Kapha-Vataja Mutrashmari & control group shows significant result in Mutrashmari.

  6. Valuation Semantics for Intuitionic Propositional Calculus and some of its Subcalculi

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    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we present valuation semantics for the Propositional Intuitionistic Calculus (also called Heyting Calculus) and three important subcalculi: the Implicative, the Positive and the Minimal Calculus (also known as Kolmogoroff or Johansson Calculus). Algorithms based in our definitions yields decision methods for these calculi.

  7. Expressing First-Order π-Calculus in Higher-Order Calculus of Communicating Systems

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    Xian Xu

    2009-01-01

    In the study of process calculi, encoding between different calculi is an effective way to compare the expressive power of calculi and can shed light on the essence of where the difference lies. Thomsen and Sangiorgi have worked on the higher-order calculi (higher-order Calculus of Communicating Systems (CCS) and higher-order It-calculus, respectively) and the encoding from and to first-order π-calculus. However a fully abstract encoding of first-order π-calculus with higher-order CCS is not available up-today. This is what we intend to settle in this paper. We follow the encoding strategy, first proposed by Thomsen, of translating first-order π-calculus into Plain CHOCS. We show that the encoding strategy is fully abstract with respect to early bisimilarity (first-order π-calculus) and wired bisimilarity (Plain CHOCS) (which is a bisimulation defined on wired processes only sending and receiving wires), that is the core of the encoding strategy. Moreover from the fact that the wired bisimilarity is contained by the well-established context bisimilarity, we secure the soundness of the encoding, with respect to early bisimilarity and context bisimilarity. We use index technique to get around all the technical details to reach these main results of this paper. Finally, we make some discussion on our work and suggest some future work.

  8. Multiple bilateral stones as a cause of acute renal failure: Three case reports

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    Hulya Ozturk

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Complex renal stones are staghorn calculi stones >2 cm and most calculus are calcium stones. In patients found with obstruction may need an emergency intervention. Three patients with multiple stones causing bilateral renal obstruction were operated.

  9. Truthful Monadic Abstractions

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    Brock-Nannestad, Taus; Schürmann, Carsten

    2012-01-01

    In intuitionistic sequent calculi, detecting that a sequent is unprovable is often used to direct proof search. This is for instance seen in backward chaining, where an unprovable subgoal means that the proof search must backtrack. In undecidable logics, however, proof search may continue...

  10. Parasitaer galdevejsinfektion

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    Antonsen, A; Nielsen, P L

    2001-01-01

    In two cases of cholecystectomy for gall bladder calculi, the histological diagnoses were inflammation, fibrosis, and numerous calcified parasite eggs in the wall of the gall bladder, compatible with eggs from the liver fluke, which can infect humans who eat raw or undercooked fresh water fish (s...... (sushi!)....

  11. Giant urethral calculus associated with urethrocutaneous fistula: a case report

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    Narayan Das

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Urethral stones in men are rare clinical entity and most of them migrate from urinary bladder. Giant urethral calculi are extremely rare. This report describes the case of 62 year male patient presenting with giant bulbar urethral calculus associated with urethrocutaneous fistula. [Int J Res Med Sci 2014; 2(1.000: 339-340

  12. Noncommutative de Sitter and FRW spaces

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    Buric, Maja [University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physics, P.O. Box 44, Belgrade (Serbia); Madore, John [Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Orsay (France)

    2015-10-15

    Several versions of fuzzy four-dimensional de Sitter space are constructed using the noncommutative frame formalism. Although all noncommutative spacetimes which are found have commutative de Sitter metric as a classical limit, the algebras and the differential calculi which define them have many differences, which we derive and discuss. (orig.)

  13. Noncommutative de Sitter and FRW spaces

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    Burić, Maja, E-mail: majab@ipb.ac.rs [Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, P.O. Box 44, 11001, Belgrade (Serbia); Madore, John, E-mail: madore@th.u-psud.fr [Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, 91405, Orsay (France)

    2015-10-24

    Several versions of fuzzy four-dimensional de Sitter space are constructed using the noncommutative frame formalism. Although all noncommutative spacetimes which are found have commutative de Sitter metric as a classical limit, the algebras and the differential calculi which define them have many differences, which we derive and discuss.

  14. On the Expressive Power of Polyadic Synchronisation in Pi-Calculus

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    Carbone, Marco; Maffeis, Sergio

    2003-01-01

    We extend the π-calculus with polyadic synchronisation, a generalisation of the communication mechanism which allows channel names to be composite. We show that this operator embeds nicely in the theory of π-calculus, we suggest that it permits divergence-free encodings of distributed calculi, an...

  15. Listen, wind energy costs nothing; Oyez tous, L'eolien ne coute rien

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    Poizat, F

    2008-09-15

    The author discusses the affirmation of the ADEME and the Environmental and sustainable development Ministry: the french wind park will costs in 2008 0,5 euro year for each household. He criticizes strongly this calculi, bringing many data on energy real cost today and in the next 10 years. Many references are provided. (A.L.B.)

  16. Retrograde ejaculation associated spontaneous sperm cystolithiasis in four Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)

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    Gumber, Sanjeev; Courtney, Cynthia L; Strait, Karen R; Sharma, Prachi; Freebersyser, Julie E; Crane, Maria M

    2013-01-01

    Retrograde ejaculation (RE) has been reported in humans and animals but RE with subsequent sperm calculi has rarely been reported. This report documents clinical and pathological findings of spontaneous sperm cystolithiasis in four rhesus macaques. While this condition has been associated with repeated electroejaculation, spontaneous sperm cystolithiasis is highly unusual. The animals presented with either stranguria, dysuria, hematuria, distended abdomen or lethargy. Ultras...

  17. Can Hounsfield unit values of the cortex and papillae determined by computed tomography demonstrate the possibility of kidney stone formation?

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    Purpose: This study is aimed at measuring HU values of the renal cortex and papillae in patients with nephrolithiasis and demonstrating renal changes associated with nephrolithiasis. Materials and methods: Measurements were performed with regard to HU values of the cortex and papillae of 82 patients with unilateral nephrolithiasis and 81 patients in the control group at the level of the upper pole, middle region and lower pole of both kidneys. Results: When the HU values obtained from the upper pole, middle region and lower pole of the kidney with calculi and unaffected kidney in patients with nephrolithiasis were compared with those for the control group, the difference among the groups were found to be significant (p < 0.001). A comparison of the cortex and papillae densities of the affected and unaffected kidneys in patients with unilateral nephrolithiasis were compared with regard to the upper pole and middle region, no statistically significant difference was observed with regard to both the cortex and papillae densities of the upper pole, middle region. However, in those patients with calculi in the lower pole, the region with calculi has a higher papillae density as compared to the unaffected region. Conclusion: Both kidneys in patients with calculi have a comparatively high renal cortex and papillae densities. In the future, this information may be useful in predicting which patients may develop nephrolithiasis.

  18. Objective and subjective outcome in 42 patients after treatment of sialolithiasis by transoral incision of Warthon's duct

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    Juul, Marie Louise; Wagner, Niels

    2014-01-01

    In this retrospective follow-up study, we present the middle-term results of transoral removal of submandibular calculi by incision in the floor of the mouth together with a patient satisfaction survey. These results will be compared with those of international studies. This is an individual...

  19. Benign galdeblærepolyp er en sjælden årsag til hæmobilli

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    Juul Nielsen, Liv Bjerre; Schultz, Nicolai Aagaard; Hasselby, Jane Preuss; Wettergren, André

    2013-01-01

    Haemobilia can present with gastrointestinal bleeding, biliary colic and jaundice. Causes include trauma, iatrogenic causes, calculi, inflammation, vascular malformations and neoplasms. Benign gallbladder polyp is a very rare cause. A 63-year-old male with suspected gallbladder cancer due to the...

  20. Baxter Algebras and Umbral Calculus

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    Guo, Li

    2004-01-01

    We apply recent constructions of free Baxter algebras to the study of the umbral calculus. We give a characterization of the umbral calculus in terms of Baxter algebra. This characterization leads to a natural generalization of the umbral calculus that include the classical umbral calculus in a family of $\\lambda$-umbral calculi parameterized by $\\lambda$ in the base ring.

  1. Differential geometry of group lattices

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    In a series of publications we developed ''differential geometry'' on discrete sets based on concepts of noncommutative geometry. In particular, it turned out that first-order differential calculi (over the algebra of functions) on a discrete set are in bijective correspondence with digraph structures where the vertices are given by the elements of the set. A particular class of digraphs are Cayley graphs, also known as group lattices. They are determined by a discrete group G and a finite subset S. There is a distinguished subclass of ''bicovariant'' Cayley graphs with the property ad(S)S subset of S. We explore the properties of differential calculi which arise from Cayley graphs via the above correspondence. The first-order calculi extend to higher orders and then allow us to introduce further differential geometric structures. Furthermore, we explore the properties of ''discrete'' vector fields which describe deterministic flows on group lattices. A Lie derivative with respect to a discrete vector field and an inner product with forms is defined. The Lie-Cartan identity then holds on all forms for a certain subclass of discrete vector fields. We develop elements of gauge theory and construct an analog of the lattice gauge theory (Yang-Mills) action on an arbitrary group lattice. Also linear connections are considered and a simple geometric interpretation of the torsion is established. By taking a quotient with respect to some subgroup of the discrete group, generalized differential calculi associated with so-called Schreier diagrams are obtained

  2. Modal Logics for Cryptographic Processes

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    Frendrup, U.; Huttel, Hans; Jensen, N. J.

    2002-01-01

    We present three modal logics for the spi-calculus and show that they capture strong versions of the environment sensitive bisimulation introduced by Boreale et al. Our logics differ from conventional modal logics for process calculi in that they allow us to describe the knowledge of an attacker...

  3. Chopping a Point

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    Chaochen, Z.; Hansen, Michael Reichhardt

    1996-01-01

    This paper introduces a super-dense chop modality into the Duration Calculi. The super-dense chop can be used to specify a super-dense computation, where a number of operations happens simultaneously, but in a specific order. With this modality, the paper defines a real-time semantics for an OCCA...

  4. Multiple bilateral stones as a cause of acute renal failure: Three case reports

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    2014-01-01

    Complex renal stones are staghorn calculi stones >2 cm and most calculus are calcium stones. In patients found with obstruction may need an emergency intervention. Three patients with multiple stones causing bilateral renal obstruction were operated.

  5. Renal failure with a large bladder calculus related to a foreign body: a case report

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    Minter, Janelle; Chiovaro, Joseph

    2014-01-01

    Key Clinical Message We encountered a patient with renal failure in the setting of long-standing difficulty urinating, which he previously treated with intermittent self-catheterizations. Imaging showed a large urinary calculus in the bladder. This case illustrates the importance of taking a detailed history and the dramatic long-term effects of bladder calculi.

  6. HORSE SHOE KIDNEY WITH BILATERAL STAGHORN CALCULUS: A RARE PRESENTATION

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    Khalid,; Mahendra; Sangeeta; Vijoy; Ahsan; Vijayanand,

    2014-01-01

    Horseshoe kidney (HSK) is the most common renal anomalies. Bilateral staghorn calculi in HSK are rare and management is challenging. Anatomic consideration is important in choosing treatment modality. We report a case of bilateral staghorn calculus and its management. We report a case of bilateral staghorn calculus due to its rarity and challenge associated with its management.

  7. HORSE SHOE KIDNEY WITH BILATERAL STAGHORN CALCULUS: A RARE PRESENTATION

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Horseshoe kidney (HSK is the most common renal anomalies. Bilateral staghorn calculi in HSK are rare and management is challenging. Anatomic consideration is important in choosing treatment modality. We report a case of bilateral staghorn calculus and its management. We report a case of bilateral staghorn calculus due to its rarity and challenge associated with its management.

  8. Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Gastrointestinal Surgery

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    Biswanath P Gouda; Gupta, Tarun

    2011-01-01

    Endoscopic Ultrasound is an emerging diagnostic tool in the field of Gastrointestinal Surgery. Our review article focuses on role of EUS in staging cancers (esophageal, gastric, biliary and rectal), detection of bilio-pancreatic calculi and diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. Potential for performing EUS based therapeutic interventions are been explored and looks promising from the initial reports.

  9. Avicenna's Canon of Medicine and Modern Urology: part I: bladder and its diseases.

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    Madineh, Seyed Mohammad Ali

    2008-01-01

    Studying the Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, provides noteworthy information on the subjects related to urology. Some examples of these amazing items have been confirmed by the modern urology: explaining the 2-stage function of the bladder (filling and emptying stages); indirect pointing to a scientific law, named later as the Laplace's law, which is applicable to bladder physiology and explains intravesical pressure stability; describing the bladder layers and strength of the urothelial layer, which was later proved to be due to the tight junctions; describing the intramural ureter and its antireflux mechanism; scientific classifying the urethral and bladder diseases; and describing meticulously the semiology and epidemiology of bladder calculi. Avicenna has also pointed to inversion therapy in the treatment of urinary calculi, grating sign in bladder calculi, manipulation methods for treatment of bladder calculi, and finally, the Crede maneuver. His methodology is completely scientific, based on experiments and truly a basis of the modern medicine. This article is a review of Avicenna's views in medicine and their comparison with the modern urology. PMID:19101908

  10. End-to-end integrated security and performance analysis on the DEGAS Choreographer platform

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    Buchholtz, Mikael; Gilmore, Stephen; Haenel, Valentin;

    2005-01-01

    We present a software tool platform which facilitates security and performance analysis of systems which starts and ends with UML model descriptions. A UML project is presented to the platform for analysis, formal content is extracted in the form of process calculi descriptions, analysed with the...... report on the experience of industrial users who have applied Choreographer in their development work....

  11. Bilateral microperc in a severe kyphoscoliosis

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    Dağgülli, Mansur; Penbegül, Necmettin; Dede, Onur; Utanğaç, Mehmet Mazhar

    2016-01-01

    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is the standard modality for large renal calculi in normal and abnormal renal anatomic situations. This case report describes a 57-year-old male patient who presented with bilateral kidney stones and severe kyphoscoliosis. He had successfully been treated with a bilateral microperc technique. PMID:27011881

  12. Pathological study of elective nephrectomies for a two year period

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    V. Vijay Sreedhar

    2015-06-01

    Conclusion: Inflammatory causes more commonly required a nephrectomy in the study population. Chronic calculous pyelonephritis was the most common underlying pathophysiology leading to a nonfunctioning kidney thus highlighting the early treatment of renal calculi. [Int J Res Med Sci 2015; 3(6.000: 1496-1500

  13. Interventional radiology of the biliary system and pancreas

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    Teplick, S.K.; Haskin, P.H.; Matsumoto, T.; Wolferth, C.C. Jr.; Pavlides, C.A.; Gain, T.

    1984-02-01

    In recent years, newer techniques have become available to the clinician for the diagnosis and treatment of biliary and pancreatic disease. This article emphasizes interventional procedures through the liver, such as percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage, and ancillary techniques. Also discussed are the nonsurgical management of bile duct calculi and the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic tumors, abscesses, and pseudocysts.

  14. Disciplined structured communications with disciplined runtime adaptation

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    Di Giusto, Cinzia; Perez, Jorge A.

    2015-01-01

    Session types offer a powerful type-theoretic foundation for the analysis of structured communications, as commonly found in service-oriented systems. They are defined upon core programming calculi which offer only limited support for expressing requirements related to runtime adaptation. This is un

  15. Comparison of Physicochemical Properties of Nano- and Microsized Crystals in the Urine of Calcium Oxalate Stone Patients and Control Subjects

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    Jie Gao

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. To compare the properties of different sizes of urinary crystallites between calcium oxalate (CaOx calculi patients and healthy controls. Methods. We studied the average particle size, size distribution, intensity-autocorrelation curve, zeta potential (ζ, conductivity, mobility, aggregation state, and stability of different sizes of urinary crystallites by nanoparticle size analysis and transmission electron microscopy after filtration through a microporous membrane with an aperture size from 0.22 μm to 0.45, 1.2, 3, and 10 μm. Results. The urinary crystallites of the CaOx calculi patients were uneven and much easy to aggregate than those of controls. The number of large-sized crystallites of the patients was significantly more than that of the controls. The main components of the nanosized urinary crystallites in patients were CaOx monohydrate (COM, uric acid, and β-calcium phosphate, and these components were basically similar to those of the microsized urinary crystallites. The urinary crystallites of the calculi patients were easier to aggregate than that of the controls, and the small-sized urinary crystallites were much easier to agglomerate. Conclusions. The urinary system of CaOx calculi patients is unstable and highly susceptible to urinary crystallite aggregation. The rapid aggregation of urinary crystallites may be the key factor affecting urolithiasis formation.

  16. 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.

  17. Percutaneous Transhepatic Endoscopic Holmium Laser Lithotripsy for Intrahepatic and Choledochal Biliary Stones

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    Purpose: To report our approach for treating complicated biliary calculi by percutaneous transhepatic endoscopic biliary holmium laser lithotripsy (PTBL). Patients and Methods: Twenty-two symptomatic patients (11 men and 11 women, age range 51 to 88 years) with intrahepatic or common bile duct calculi underwent PTBL. Nine patients had undergone previous gastrectomy and small-bowel anastomosis, thus precluding endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. In the other 13 patients, stone removal attempts by ERCP failed due to failed access or very large calculi. We used a 7.5F flexible ureteroscope and a 200-μm holmium laser fiber by way of a percutaneous transhepatic tract, with graded fluoroscopy, to fragment the calculi with direct vision. Balloon dilatation was added when a stricture was seen. The procedure was performed with the patient under general anaesthesia. A biliary drainage tube was left at the end of the procedure. Results: All stones were completely fragmented and flushed into the small bowel under direct vision except for one patient in whom the procedure was aborted. In 18 patients, 1 session sufficed, and in 3 patients, 2 sessions were needed. In 7 patients, balloon dilatation was performed for benign stricture after Whipple operation (n = 3), for choledochalenteric anastomosis (n = 3), and for recurrent cholangitis (n = 1). Adjunctive “balloon push” (n = 4) and “rendezvous” (n = 1) procedures were needed to completely clean the biliary tree. None of these patients needed surgery. Conclusion: Complicated or large biliary calculi can be treated successfully using PTBL. We suggest that this approach should become the first choice of treatment before laparoscopic or open surgery is considered.

  18. Complex geometry of quantum cones

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    Brzezinski, T. [Department of Mathematics, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP (United Kingdom)

    2014-09-11

    The algebras obtained as fixed points of the action of the cyclic group Z{sub N} on the coordinate algebra of the quantum disc are studied. These can be understood as coordinate algebras of quantum or non-commutative cones. The following observations are made. First, contrary to the classical situation, the actions of Z{sub N} are free and the resulting algebras are homologically smooth. Second, the quantum cone algebras admit differential calculi that have all the characteristics of calculi on smooth complex curves. Third, the corresponding volume forms are exact, indicating that the constructed algebras describe manifolds with boundaries. (Copyright copyright 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  19. The giant calculus within the prostatic urethra.

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    Demir, Omer; Kefi, Aykut; Cahangirov, Asif; Cihan, Ahmet; Obuz, Funda; Esen, Adil Ahmet; Celebi, Ilhan

    2011-08-01

    The giant calculus within the prostatic urethra is a rare clinical entity in the young population. Most of the calculi within the urethra migrate from the urinary bladder and obliterate the urethra. These stones are often composed of calcium phosphate or calcium oxalate. The decision of treatment strategy is affected by the size, shape and position of the calculus and by the status of the urethra. If the stone is large and immovable, it may be extracted via the perineal or the suprapubic approach. In most cases, the giant calculi were extracted via the transvesical approach and external urethrotomy. Our case is the biggest prostatic calculus, known in the literature so far, which was treated endoscopically by the combination of laser and the pneumatic lithotriptor. PMID:21188583

  20. Should cholecystography or ultrasound be the primary investigation for gallbladder disease?

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    de Lacey, G; Gajjar, B; Twomey, B; Levi, J; Cox, A G

    1984-01-28

    The conclusions drawn from a prospective survey of 500 patients examined by cholecystography (OCG) and ultrasound (UCG) are presented. First, both procedures were found to be highly accurate in detecting calculi, with false-negative rates of 1%. Secondly, if OCG is abandoned in favour of UCG, most acalculous adenomyomatosis (and many polyps) will not be diagnosed. If acalculous as well as calculous disease is regarded as clinically important, fluoroscopic OCG is the examination of choice. However, if a clinician wishes solely to find or exclude stones the investigations are equally accurate. Thirdly, since some calculi and some acalculous disease will be missed by either technique, serious consideration should be given to the further investigation of all gallbladders considered normal by either examination. A protocol is described which, though unorthodox, enables a decision on the status of the gallbladder to be made on a single visit to the radiology department. PMID:6141345

  1. Adenomyomatosis of the gall bladder: the NUH experience.

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    Chan-Wilde, C; Chew, R; Foong, W C; Wee, A

    1990-05-01

    Adenomyomatosis (AD) is a degenerative disorder of the gall bladder wall which can be complicated by chronic inflammation and calculi. The true incidence of this disorder in South East Asians is not known. Nine Chinese patients with AD were discovered amongst 200 consecutive right upper quadrant ultrasound examinations. Four of them had cholecystectomy and were diagnosed as cholecystitis by the pathologist. Adenomyomatosis can be suspected on ultrasonography, but should be confirmed by oral cholecystography (OCG). There is great disparity in the ultrasound, OCG, surgical and histopathological diagnosis of this condition. This may be due to the fact that only complicated cases of AD come to surgery, where the presence of chronic cholecystitis or calculi detracts from recognising or overshadows the presence of AD. It is not known whether uncomplicated AD has any clinical significance and whether it, if given sufficient time, will lead to inflammation of the gall bladder. PMID:2203297

  2. Renal pelvic stones: choosing shock wave lithotripsy or percutaneous nephrolithotomy

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    Robert Marcovich

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction of minimally invasive techniques has revolutionized the surgical management of renal calculi. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy are now both well-established procedures. Each modality has advantages and disadvantages, and the application of each should be based on well-defined factors. These variables include stone factors such as number, size, and composition; factors related to the stone's environment, including the stone's location, spatial anatomy of the renal collecting system, presence of hydronephrosis, and other anatomic variables, such as the presence of calyceal diverticula and renal anomalies; and clinical or patient factors like morbid obesity, the presence of a solitary kidney, and renal insufficiency. The morbidity of each procedure in relation to its efficacy should be taken in to account. This article will review current knowledge and suggest an algorithm for the rational management of renal calculi with shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

  3. q-Deformed quaternions and su(2) instantons

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    We have recently introduced the notion of a q-quaternion bialgebra and shown its strict link with the SOq(4)-covariant quantum Euclidean space R4q. Adopting the available differential geometric tools on the latter and the quaternion language we have formulated and found solutions of the (anti)selfduality equation [instantons and multi-instantons] of a would-be deformed su(2) Yang-Mills theory on this quantum space. The solutions depend on some noncommuting parameters, indicating that the moduli space of a complete theory should be a noncommutative manifold. We summarize these results and add an explicit comparison between the two SOq(4)-covariant differential calculi on R4q and the two 4-dimensional bicovariant differential calculi on the bi- (resp. Hopf) algebras Mq(2), GLq(2), SUq(2), showing that they essentially coincide

  4. Diagnostic usefulness of computed tomography

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    Suzuki, K.; Tsugawa, R.; Yamakawa, Y. (Kanazawa Medical Univ., Uchinada, Ishikawa (Japan))

    1981-07-01

    Computed tomography (CT) has been used as a diagnostic technique in various urological diseases. Here demonstrated is a case of ureteral incontinence with double renal pelvis whose upper one has ectopic ureteral orifice. Also a case of ureteral stricture in transplanted kidney and three cases of uric acid calculi are demonstrated. CT provides accurate information in each diagnostic procedure. The use of CT in the diagnosis of urinary stones is estimated. CT number of 75 stones with single component shows specific distribution in relation to the component; ex. calcium stones: 900 - 1000, cystine: 700 - 800, struvite: 600 - 700, uric acid: 400 - 500. Structure and component of the stone is easily demonstrated by CT, especially about nonopaque calculi, whose image is positively displayed only by CT.

  5. GIANT VESICAL CALCULUS – A CASE REPORT

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    Hanumanthaiah

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Until 20th century, bladder stones were one of the most prevalent disorders among the poor class and the incidence was especially high in childhood and adolescent. 1 The decrease in incidence of bladder calculi is attributed mainly to dietary and nutritional progress especially in children. 2 A solitary bladder calculus is usual, although multiple stones are found in 25% of cases. 3 Bladder stones are rare, and they constitute about 5% of all urinary stones, 4, 5 it is classified as migrated from upper urinary tract, primary idiopathic, or secondary calculi. 6 Bladder stones are managed by Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL, endourology procedures, or open surgery. We report an unusual case of giant vesical calculus weighing 600grams in a 55 year old female with no evidence of hematuria, urinary retention, and dysuria.

  6. Silicate Urolithiasis during Long-Term Treatment with Zonisamide

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    Satoru Taguchi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Silicate urinary calculi are rare in humans, with an incidence of 0.2% of all urinary calculi. Most cases were related to excess ingestion of silicate, typically by taking magnesium trisilicate as an antacid for peptic ulcers over a long period of time; however, there also existed unrelated cases, whose mechanism of development remains unclear. On the other hand, zonisamide, a newer antiepileptic drug, is one of the important causing agents of iatrogenic urinary stones in patients with epilepsy. The supposed mechanism is that zonisamide induces urine alkalinization and then promotes crystallization of urine components such as calcium phosphate by inhibition of carbonate dehydratase in renal tubular epithelial cells. Here, we report a case of silicate urolithiasis during long-term treatment with zonisamide without magnesium trisilicate intake and discuss the etiology of the disease by examining the silicate concentration in his urine.

  7. CASE REPORT OF AN UNUSUALLY LARGE RENAL CALCULUS

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    Samir

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Renal calculus is a solid or crystal aggregation formed in the kidneys from minerals in the u rine . Many calculi are formed and passed without causing symptoms. A kidney stone is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Renal calculi affect all geographical, racial and groups with a worldwide prevalence of bet ween 2 and 20%. Majority of the patients are usually between the 20 - 55 years of age. The highest incidence of kidney stone is in 30 - 45 years of age group and the incidence declines after the age of 50 years of age. Stones that obstruct the ureter or renal pelvis cause excruciating, intermittent pain.

  8. Comparative Study for the Effect of Tamsulosin on Biomarkers between Renal and Urethral Stone Lithotripsy

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    Mohammed Khalid Abood

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Nephrolithiasis are multi-factorial diseases that result from the combined influence of epidemiological, biochemical and genetically risk factors. Defective drainage due to urinary tract obstruction at the narrowest part (ureterovesical junction, ureteropelvic junction, and near the pelvic brim via stones will eventually cause the agonizing renal colic pain. Therapeutic managements of nephrolithiasis to relief acute colic pain are the primary objective. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the most commonly used drugs as suggested by many studies. It is very important to consider side effects of the drugs used in the treatment of colic pain. In order to preserve renal function and to relief obstruction, medical expulsion therapy are used for urethral calculi as a conservative management. These medications will aid the passage urethral calculi, an area that currently seems to be a field for continuous investigation.

  9. CALCIFIED URACHAL REMNANT MIMICKING AS BLADDER WALL CALCIFICATION – CASE SERIES

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Computer tomography of kidneys , ureters and bladder (CT KUB is the main investigation in suspected renal tract calculi. Ultrasound of kidneys , ureters and bladder (KUB region can come in hand during acute conditions especially in patients with ureteric calculus causing hydronephrosis and hydroureter. However , several patholog ies other than renal tract calculi can cause apparent urinary bladder calcification. We describe series of cases who presented with renal colic. CT KUB performed on admission revealed a calcified urachal remnant mimicking a urinary bladder wall calcificati on , confirmed by reviewing the multi - planar reformatted images. We also discuss the differential diagnoses that should be considered when presented with urinary bladder calcification. Our study shows urachus calcification is much more common in patients t han previously taught and more common in older patients of more than 50 years than younger patients. Males are commonly affected than females.

  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. Ureteroscopy for treatment of upper urinary tract stones in children: technical considerations.

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    Gupta, Natasha; Ko, Joan; Matlaga, Brian R; Wang, Ming-Hsien

    2014-05-01

    The incidence of pediatric urolithiasis is increasing. While many smaller stones may pass spontaneously, surgical therapy is sometimes warranted. Surgical options include shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and open surgery. Ureteroscopy represents a minimally invasive approach, and it is increasingly being used to treat pediatric upper tract calculi. Ureteroscopy is performed under anesthesia and fluoroscopic guidance, with basket extraction or lithotripsy of the calculi. Technical considerations include active or passive ureteral dilatation, the use of ureteral access sheaths for larger stone burdens, and post-operative stent placement. The current pediatric literature suggests high success rates (equal to or surpassing shock wave lithotripsy) and low complication rates. However, concerns remain regarding feasibility in patients with variant anatomies and risk due to intra-operative radiation exposure. PMID:24658833

  12. Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy

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    It has been well established that percutaneous nephrostolithotomy is safe and effective method for the management of most urinary culculi at renal pelvis, calyces and proximal ureter. Authors have experienced 29 cases of percutaneous nephrostolithotomy from Oct. 1986 to Sep. 1987, and analyzed the outcome and the complications of the procedures. Among the total 29 cases, there were 2 complete failure of retrieval of calculi because of inability to reposition the proximal ureteral stones. There were also 6 cases of retained calculus fragments after ultrasonic lithotripsy. The complications associated with the procedure were rare. One case of pseudoaneurysm of renal arterial branch with gross hematuria was treated by renal arteriography and gelfoam embolization. One perirenal hematoma and one prolonged leakage of urine through the track were improved by conservative management. We think that percutaneous nephrostolithotomy has its value as a safe and effective method for the management of calculi at upper urinary tract and as a complementary modality to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

  13. Effects of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on the kidney and perinephric tissues: CT evaluation

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    Since the first successful treatment of the patient with renal stone by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy at the Institute for Surgical Research, West Germany, on February 7, 1980, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been a non-invasive technique for the treatment of the renal and ureteral calculi. In spite of the fact that the acoustic energy of the focused shock waves must pass through the soft tissues of back, perinephric tissues and renal parenchyme before reaching calculi, little is known about the effects of ESWL in the renal parenchyme and perinephric soft tissues. So we analyzed a pre and post-ESWL computed tomography scans of the kidneys in 130 patients treated at our hospital during a three month period to evaluate the effects of ESWL on the kidney and perinephric soft tissues

  14. Radionuclide renal dynamic and function study

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    The radionuclide dynamic and function study, glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and effective renal plasma flow (ERPF) were reported in 14 cases of renal and ureteral calculi patients before and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). In 12 cases with normal renal blood flow, within 3 months after ESWL, the GFR of shock and non-shock side decreased with different extent, while the individual ERPF had little change. In 5 cases followed up 1 year after ESWL, the individual GFR and ERPF were normal. In 2 cases of severe renal function insufficiency, there was no improvement in renal function in shock side, after 5 months and 1 year, the renal function was still at low level. Thereby it is considered that ESWL is not suitable for the renal calculi patients with severe renal function insufficiency

  15. RARE CASE OF GIANT VESICAL CALCULUS

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Giant vesical calculus is a rare entity. Vesical calculi can be primary (stones form de novo in bladder or secondary to the migrated renal calculi, chronic UTI, bladder outlet obstruction, bladder diverticulum or carcinoma, foreign body and neurogenic bladder. We report a case of an 85year old male patient who presented with history of recurrent episodes of burning micturition, pain abdomen, straining at micturition and diminished stream. Ultrasonography and X ray KUB showed a large vesical calculus. Patient underwent a n Open Cystolithomy and a large calculus of size 9x13cm weighing 310gms was removed. Bladder wall hypertrophy was seen with signs of inflammation. Bladder mucosal biopsy was taken which was normal on histopathological examination. Post - operative recovery was uneventful

  16. Evaluation of the therapeutic effect of percutaneous nephroureterolithotomy by Tc-99m diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) renal scintigraphy

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    To evaluate the therapeutic effects of percutaneous nephroureterolithotomy, the renal function of eleven patients with renal calculi was studied, pre- and post-intervention. Renal function was determined, by renal scintigraphy with the renal agent, Tc-99m diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA). In each renal scintigram the renogram curve was analyzed and the following was determined by deconvolution analysis; the renal fraction of blood flow (RFBF), DTPA-glomerular filtration ratio (GFR) and the renal mean transit time (MTT). The successful results in percutaneous nephroureterolithotomy (PNL) was proven using the radionuclide technique in most cases. From these results it can be concluded that renal scintigraphy is an effective procedure to evaluate the effect of PNL for treating renal calculi and secondary hydronephrosis. (author)

  17. Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy

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    Kim, Seung Hyup; Park, Jae Hyung; Han, Man Chung; Kim, Si Whang [College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1988-06-15

    It has been well established that percutaneous nephrostolithotomy is safe and effective method for the management of most urinary culculi at renal pelvis, calyces and proximal ureter. Authors have experienced 29 cases of percutaneous nephrostolithotomy from Oct. 1986 to Sep. 1987, and analyzed the outcome and the complications of the procedures. Among the total 29 cases, there were 2 complete failure of retrieval of calculi because of inability to reposition the proximal ureteral stones. There were also 6 cases of retained calculus fragments after ultrasonic lithotripsy. The complications associated with the procedure were rare. One case of pseudoaneurysm of renal arterial branch with gross hematuria was treated by renal arteriography and gelfoam embolization. One perirenal hematoma and one prolonged leakage of urine through the track were improved by conservative management. We think that percutaneous nephrostolithotomy has its value as a safe and effective method for the management of calculi at upper urinary tract and as a complementary modality to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

  18. Diagnostic usefulness of computed tomography

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    Computed tomography (CT) has been used as a diagnostic technique in various urological diseases. Here demonstrated is a case of ureteral incontinence with double renal pelvis whose upper one has ectopic ureteral orifice. Also a case of ureteral stricture in transplanted kidney and three cases of uric acid calculi are demonstrated. CT provides the accurate information in each diagnostic procedure. The use of CT in the diagnosis of urinary stones is estimated. CT number of 75 stones with single component shows specific distribution in relation to the component; ex. calcium stones: 900 - 1000, cystine: 700 - 800, struvite: 600 - 700, uric acid: 400 - 500. Structure and component of the stone is easily demonstrated by CT, especially about nonopaque calculi, whose image is positively displayed only by CT. (author)

  19. Challenges on percutaneous nephrolithotomy in pregnancy: Supine position approach through ultrasound guidance.

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    Fregonesi, Adriano; Dias, Fernando G F; Saade, Ricardo D; Dechaalani, Vanessa; Reis, Leonardo Oliveira

    2013-07-01

    Urolithiasis in pregnancy represents a major diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the obstetrician, urologist, radiologist and anesthetist. It is a cause of major concern, considering the potential adverse effects of radiation exposure and of any invasive surgical procedure and anesthesia on the mother and fetus. Fortunately, with conservative management, 70-80% of symptomatic calculi pass spontaneously with no sequel. However, fever, infection, uncontrolled pain and progressive hydronephrosis are indications for surgical intervention when retrograde placements of a ureteral stent or a percutaneous nephrostomy tube are the most traditional options. The recent technological advances in stone fragmentation devices and the administration of safe anesthesia have forced clinicians to embark on more definitive stone management techniques in pregnancy. Ureteroscopy is considered the first definitive treatment of obstructive ureteral calculi during all trimesters of pregnancy, but also has limitations. Although generally avoided during pregnancy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy can be a good treatment choice in selected patients. PMID:24049385

  20. Challenges on percutaneous nephrolithotomy in pregnancy: Supine position approach through ultrasound guidance

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    Adriano Fregonesi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Urolithiasis in pregnancy represents a major diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the obstetrician, urologist, radiologist and anesthetist. It is a cause of major concern, considering the potential adverse effects of radiation exposure and of any invasive surgical procedure and anesthesia on the mother and fetus. Fortunately, with conservative management, 70-80% of symptomatic calculi pass spontaneously with no sequel. However, fever, infection, uncontrolled pain and progressive hydronephrosis are indications for surgical intervention when retrograde placements of a ureteral stent or a percutaneous nephrostomy tube are the most traditional options. The recent technological advances in stone fragmentation devices and the administration of safe anesthesia have forced clinicians to embark on more definitive stone management techniques in pregnancy. Ureteroscopy is considered the first definitive treatment of obstructive ureteral calculi during all trimesters of pregnancy, but also has limitations. Although generally avoided during pregnancy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy can be a good treatment choice in selected patients.

  1. Hybrid Calculus of Wrapped Compartments

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    Coppo, Mario; Drocco, Maurizio; Grassi, Elena; Sciacca, Eva; Spinella, Salvatore; Troina, Angelo; 10.4204/EPTCS.40.8

    2010-01-01

    The modelling and analysis of biological systems has deep roots in Mathematics, specifically in the field of ordinary differential equations (ODEs). Alternative approaches based on formal calculi, often derived from process algebras or term rewriting systems, provide a quite complementary way to analyze the behaviour of biological systems. These calculi allow to cope in a natural way with notions like compartments and membranes, which are not easy (sometimes impossible) to handle with purely numerical approaches, and are often based on stochastic simulation methods. Recently, it has also become evident that stochastic effects in regulatory networks play a crucial role in the analysis of such systems. Actually, in many situations it is necessary to use stochastic models. For example when the system to be described is based on the interaction of few molecules, when we are at the presence of a chemical instability, or when we want to simulate the functioning of a pool of entities whose compartmentalised structur...

  2. Association of minor and trace elements with mineralogical constituents of urinary stones: a hard nut to crack in existing studies of urolithiasis.

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    Kuta, J; Machát, J; Benová, D; Červenka, R; Zeman, J; Martinec, P

    2013-08-01

    The role of metals in urinary stone formation has already been studied in several publications. Moreover, urinary calculi can also be used for assessing exposure of humans to minor and trace elements in addition to other biological matrices, for example, blood, urine, or hair. However, using urinary calculi for biomonitoring of trace elements is limited by the association of elements with certain types of minerals. In this work, 614 samples of urinary calculi were subjected to mineralogical and elemental analysis. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and thermo-oxidation cold vapor atomic absorption spectrometry were used for the determination of major, minor, and trace elements. Infrared spectroscopy was used for mineralogical analysis, and additionally, it was also employed in the calculation of mineralogical composition, based on quantification of major elements and stoichiometry. Results demonstrate the applicability of such an approach in investigating associations of minor and trace elements with mineralogical constituents of stones, especially in low concentrations, where traditional methods of mineralogical analysis are not capable of quantifying mineral content reliably. The main result of this study is the confirmation of association of several elements with struvite (K, Rb) and with calcium phosphate minerals, here calculated as hydroxylapatite (Na, Zn, Sr, Ba, Pb). Phosphates were proved as the most important metal-bearing minerals in urinary calculi. Moreover, a significantly different content was also observed for Fe, Zr, Mo, Cu, Cd, Se, Sn, and Hg in investigated groups of minerals. Examination of such associations is essential, and critical analysis of mineral constituents should precede any comparison of element content among various groups of samples. PMID:23430472

  3. Soft tissue case 61

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    Aird, Lisa; Tiwari, Pari; Brown, Carl J.

    2009-01-01

    A 55-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 12-hour history of severe crampy abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and obstipation. The patient had a complex medical history, including coronary artery disease, lupus, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, pancreatitis and renal calculi. However, the patient had no history of a hernia or abdominal surgery. Physical examination revealed a temperature of 38.5°C and a soft distended abdomen that was diffusely tender without signs of peritonitis....

  4. Percutaneous cholecystolithotomy

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    A percutaneous method was used to remove stones from otherwise normal gall bladders, as assessed by cholecystography and ultrasonography. The procedure was performed in a single stage under general anaesthesia, adopting the method and instruments used for one stage percutaneous nephrolithotomy. A Foley catheter was left in the gall bladder and the system checked with contrast at 10 days to ensure free drainage and exclude residual calculi. Seven out of eight patients had a successful percutan...

  5. Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Gallbladder Disease

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    Birtwhistle, Richard V.; Sauerbrei, Eric E.

    1983-01-01

    Ultrasonography is the technique of choice in diagnosing gallbladder calculi. In the mid-1970s ultrasound was only accurate enough to use as an adjunct to oral cholecystography but refinements such as gray scale and real-time imaging mean that in experienced hands it has a sensitivity of 96% and a specificity of 93%. Sonography is also the test of choice in the initial evaluation of jaundiced patients. It is an excellent technique for distinguishing between obstructive and nonobstructive jaun...

  6. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Necrotizing Pancreatitis Following Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

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    Gupta, S; Scambia, J; Gandillon, C; Aversano, F; Batista, R

    2016-09-01

    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a common procedure in the treatment of renal calculi. There have been major complications reported with ESWL such as acute pancreatitis, bower perforation, venous thrombosis, and biliary obstruction. There are few reports in the literature of necrotizing pancreatitis secondary to ESWL. We have a case report of a 29-year-old female that developed an abdominal compartment syndrome with an acute necrotizing pancreatitis hours after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. PMID:27462545

  7. Valuation Networks and Conditional Independence

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    Shenoy, Prakash P.

    2013-01-01

    Valuation networks have been proposed as graphical representations of valuation-based systems (VBSs). The VBS framework is able to capture many uncertainty calculi including probability theory, Dempster-Shafer's belief-function theory, Spohn's epistemic belief theory, and Zadeh's possibility theory. In this paper, we show how valuation networks encode conditional independence relations. For the probabilistic case, the class of probability models encoded by valuation networks includes undirect...

  8. Idiopathic urolithiasis in Tunisian children: A report of 134 cases

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    A Alaya; Sakly, R; Nouri, A.; M F Najjar; M Belgith; R Jouini

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    We evaluated the metabolic and the nutritional aspects of 134 urolithiasis children in order to outline the characteristics of idiopathic urolithiasis in children. This prospective study group of 134 children (56 females, 78 males) with renal calculi was evaluated. The age range of the patients was six months to 16 years. A dietary survey was performed on every child. All patients were investigated with respect to stone localization and serum and urine risk factors. Statistical analysis of da...

  9. Bladder stones – red herring for resurgence of spasticity in a spinal cord injury patient with implantation of Medtronic Synchromed pump for intrathecal delivery of baclofen – a case report

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    Singh Gurpreet; Hughes Peter L; Oo Tun; Soni Bakul M; Vaidyanathan Subramanian; Watt John WH; Sett Pradipkumar

    2003-01-01

    Abstract Background Increased spasms in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients, whose spasticity was previously well controlled with intrathecal baclofen therapy, are due to (in order of frequency) drug tolerance, increased stimulus, low reservoir volume, catheter malfunction, disease progression, human error, and pump mechanical failure. We present a SCI patient, in whom bladder calculi acted as red herring for increased spasticity whereas the real cause was spontaneous extrusion of catheter from...

  10. NEW FRONTIERS ON NEPHROLITHIASIS: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF KIDNEY STONES

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    Malan Rajat; Walia Anu; Gupta Sumeet,

    2011-01-01

    Nephrolithiasis (also known as kidney stones, renal stones, urinary stones, urolithiasis, and renal calculi) affects a great number of patients worldwide. These can be of different types like calcium-oxalate, struvite, uric acid, cysteine. Larger stones in the urinary tract can cause extreme pain in the lower back or side. Urinary tract infections, kidney disorders and certain metabolic disorders such as hyperparathyroidism are also linked to stone formation. Cystinuria, hyperoxaluria, Hyperc...

  11. APRT部分欠損症による2,8-dihydroxyadenine結石症の2例

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    大沢, 理; 大原, 孝; 小松, 洋輔

    1991-01-01

    We report two cases of 2.8-dihydroxyadenine stones due to partial deficiency of adenine phosphoribosyltransferase. The first patient is a 41-year-old female. Radiologic examination revealed left radiolucent renal stones and contracted kidney. Left nephrectomy was performed. Infrared spectrometric analysis of the stones revealed 2.8-dihydroxyadenine calculi. The adenine phosphoribosyltransferase activity in lymphocyte (T cell) was 19.5% of the control level. After the operation, the patient wa...

  12. TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS LINN.: A PHYTO-PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEW

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    Prajapati PK; Patgiri BJ; Priyanka Verma; Galib G

    2013-01-01

    Plants have a significant role in maintaining human health and improving quality of life. gokshura  (Tribulus terrestris Linn.) one of such plants, is mentioned in Ayurvedic texts for  various therapeutic properties like balya (strengthening), brimhana (nutritive), rasayana (rejuvenator), mootrala (diuretic), shothahara (anti-inflammatory), vajikarana (aphrodisiac) etc. and useful in the management of mutrakrichhra (dysurea), ashmari (renal calculi) etc. It is a perennial plant, grown predomi...

  13. Modern management of obstructive salivary diseases

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    Capaccio, P; Torretta, S.; Ottaviani, F.; Sambataro, G; Pignataro, L

    2007-01-01

    Over the last fifteen years, increasing public demand for minimally-invasive surgery and recent technological advances have led to the development of a number of conservative options for the therapeutic management of obstructive salivary disorders such as calculi and duct stenosis. These include extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, sialoendoscopy, laser intra-corporeal lithotripsy, interventional radiology, the video-assisted conservative surgical removal of parotid and sub-mandibular calcu...

  14. Metaprobability and Dempster-Shafer in Evidential Reasoning

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    Fung, Robert; Chong, Chee Yee

    2013-01-01

    Evidential reasoning in expert systems has often used ad-hoc uncertainty calculi. Although it is generally accepted that probability theory provides a firm theoretical foundation, researchers have found some problems with its use as a workable uncertainty calculus. Among these problems are representation of ignorance, consistency of probabilistic judgements, and adjustment of a priori judgements with experience. The application of metaprobability theory to evidential reasoning is a new approa...

  15. Refinement and Coarsening of Bayesian Networks

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    Chang, Kuo-Chu; Fung, Robert

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    In almost all situation assessment problems, it is useful to dynamically contract and expand the states under consideration as assessment proceeds. Contraction is most often used to combine similar events or low probability events together in order to reduce computation. Expansion is most often used to make distinctions of interest which have significant probability in order to improve the quality of the assessment. Although other uncertainty calculi, notably Dempster-Shafer [Shafer, 1976], h...

  16. Endoscopic Management of Portal Cavernoma Cholangiopathy: Practice, Principles and Strategy

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    Saraswat, Vivek A.; Rai, Praveer; Kumar, Tarun; Mohindra, Samir; Dhiman, Radha K

    2013-01-01

    Portal cavernoma cholangiopathy (PCC) is the presence of typical cholangiographic changes in patients with a portal cavernoma due to chronic portal vein thrombosis, in the absence of other biliary tract diseases. Probably due to biliary stasis related to the cavernoma, there is a high incidence of biliary sludge and calculi in PCC, which trigger symptoms that resolve with appropriate interventions. Persistent and troublesome symptoms are usually due to biliary stenoses or strictures, which ma...

  17. Information-Based Physics: An Observer-Centric Foundation

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    Knuth, Kevin H.

    2013-01-01

    It is generally believed that physical laws, reflecting an inherent order in the universe, are ordained by nature. However, in modern physics the observer plays a central role raising questions about how an observer-centric physics can result in laws apparently worthy of a universal nature-centric physics. Over the last decade, we have found that the consistent apt quantification of algebraic and order-theoretic structures results in calculi that possess constraint equations taking the form o...

  18. Parathyroid Adenoma In a Young Male with Multiple Fractures and Varied Clinical Features

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    Bhanu Murthy, R.; Srihari, V.; Lakshmi Narayana, M.

    2012-01-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism is due to parathyroid adenoma (80–85%), hyperplasia (10–15%), carcinoma (2–3%) of cases. The most common presentation is asymptomatic hypercalcemia. Multiple pathological fractures, nephrocalcinosis as a presenting feature of primary hyperparathyroidism due to parathyroid adenoma is extremely rare at the age of 19 years. A case of parathyroid adenoma with multiple fractures of left femur, renal calculi, nephrocalcinosis, weight loss, constipation, dyspepsia abdomin...

  19. Childhood parathyroid adenoma: a rare but important cause of nephrolithiasis.

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    Menon, Prema; Dayal, Devi; Rao, Suhitha G; Bhattacharya, Anish; Narasimha Rao, Katragadda Lakshmi

    2016-07-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism is very rare in children and adolescents. The management of a 12-year-old boy with renal calculi due to parathyroid adenoma is discussed. The single tumor after localization with sestamibi scintigraphy and SPECT-CT scan was excised with amelioration of symptoms. The case is reported due to the rarity of the disease and successful unilateral exploration. The association with hypopigmented areas of skin has also not been previously reported in literature. PMID:27054596

  20. Precise subtyping for synchronous multiparty sessions

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    Dezani-Ciancaglini, Mariangiola; Ghilezan, Silvia; Jakšić, Svetlana; Pantović, Jovanka; Yoshida, Nobuko

    2016-01-01

    The notion of subtyping has gained an important role both in theoretical and applicative domains: in lambda and concurrent calculi as well as in programming languages. The soundness and the completeness, together referred to as the preciseness of subtyping, can be considered from two different points of view: operational and denotational. The former preciseness has been recently developed with respect to type safety, i.e. the safe replacement of a term of a smaller type when a term of a bigge...

  1. Synchronous Urolithiasis in Orthotopic and Left to Right Crossed Ectopic Kidneys, without Fusion, presenting as Acute on Chronic Renal Failure

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    P. N. DOGRA, MS, MCh

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available Presented here is a case of20 year old male with multiple calculi in orthotopic as well as in left toright crossed ectopic kidney without fusion, causing obstructive uropathy, leading to progressiverenal failure and uraemia, thus posing a challenge in management. After pre-operative preparationwith repeated haemodialysis, a complete clearance of stones from both kidneys was accomplishedat one operation. The post-operative course was uneventful with considerable improvement andstablization in renal functional status.

  2. Conditional Independence in Uncertainty Theories

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    Shenoy, Prakash P.

    2013-01-01

    This paper introduces the notions of independence and conditional independence in valuation-based systems (VBS). VBS is an axiomatic framework capable of representing many different uncertainty calculi. We define independence and conditional independence in terms of factorization of the joint valuation. The definitions of independence and conditional independence in VBS generalize the corresponding definitions in probability theory. Our definitions apply not only to probability theory, but al...

  3. Non-invasive Differentiation of Kidney Stone Types using X-ray Dark-Field Radiography

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    Kai Scherer; Eva Braig; Konstantin Willer; Marian Willner; Fingerle, Alexander A.; Michael Chabior; Julia Herzen; Matthias Eiber; Bernhard Haller; Michael Straub; Heike Schneider; Ernst J. Rummeny; Peter B Noël; Franz Pfeiffer

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    Treatment of renal calculi is highly dependent on the chemical composition of the stone in question, which is difficult to determine using standard imaging techniques. The objective of this study is to evaluate the potential of scatter-sensitive X-ray dark-field radiography to differentiate between the most common types of kidney stones in clinical practice. Here, we examine the absorption-to-scattering ratio of 118 extracted kidney stones with a laboratory Talbot-Lau Interferometer. Dependin...

  4. Small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder

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    Pant-Purohit, Mukta; López Beltrán, Antonio; Montironi, Rodolfo; MacLennan, Gregory T.; Cheng, Lian

    2010-01-01

    Small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder(SCCUB) is a rare and aggressive cancer of the bladder.SCCUB is part of neuroendocrine family of tumors thataffect several organ systems including respiratory,gastrointestinal and male and female genitourinary tract.SCCUB affect males predominantly with common riskfactors include smoking, bladder calculi, bladdermanipulation, and chronic cystitis. Prognosis of SCCUBremains poor due to high metastatic potential and lack ofsymptoms in earlier stages of...

  5. Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis due to Viral Hepatitis A

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    Safak Kaya; Ahmet Emre Eskazan; Nurettin Ay; Birol Baysal; Mehmet Veysi Bahadir; Arzu Onur; Recai Duymus

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    Inflammation of the gallbladder without evidence of calculi is known as acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC). AAC is frequently associated with gangrene, perforation, and empyema. Due to these associated complications, AAC can be associated with high morbidity and mortality. Medical or surgical treatments can be chosen according to the general condition of the patient, underlying disease and agent. Particularly in acute acalculous cholecystitis cases, early diagnosis and early medical treatme...

  6. The use of alpha-1 adrenergic blockers in children with distal ureterolithiasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Urinary lithiasis is the main urologic cause of emergency treatment in adult patient. In the past years, the incidence in children population has increased. However, literature about the use of alpha-1 adrenergic blockers in pediatric population with distal ureterolithiasis is still scarce. The drug acts by decreasing ureter contractions, especially in the distal portion, facilitating calculus expulsion. Objective: This review has the objective to evaluate the use of alpha-1 adrenergic blockers as medical expulsive treatment in children with distal ureterolithiasis. Evidence Acquisition: An electronic literature search was performed using the MEDLINE, COCHRANE, and LILACS databases. We further searched manually the references of the primary studies. Searches were concluded on October 4th, 2014. Articles were selected, independently and in pairs, by the respective titles and summaries. Any divergence was resolved by consensus. Evidence Synthesis: Alpha-1 adrenergic antagonists increased the probability of calculus expulsion by 27% (NNT=4. Calculi smaller than 5mm, increased by 33% (NNT=3. Larger than 5mm, increased by 34% (NNT=3. Conclusion: Alpha-1 adrenergic blocker use is related with a greater incidence of expulsion of ureteral calculi, smaller or greater than 5mm, and fewer episodes of pain when compared to ibuprofen. However it is necessary larger samples to enhance the power analysis of the expulsion of ureteral calculi larger than 5mm and the episodes of pain. Patient Summary: This review analyzed the outcome of alpha adrenergic antagonist in children with ureteral calculi. We conclude that it is the best medicine for use, since it helps the expulsion of the stone.

  7. Pathophysiology of kidney, gallbladder and urinary stones treatment with herbal and allopathic medicine: A review

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    Alok, Shashi; Jain, Sanjay Kumar; Verma, Amita; Kumar, Mayank; Sabharwal, Monika

    2013-01-01

    Medicinal plants have been known for millennia and are highly esteemed all over the world as a rich source of therapeutic agents for the prevention of various ailments. Today large number of population suffers from kidney stone, gall stone and urinary calculi. Stone disease has gained increasing significance due to changes in living conditions i.e. industrialization and malnutrition. Changes in prevalence and incidence, the occurrence of stone types and stone location, and the manner of stone...

  8. Urolithiasis in renal transplantation: Diagnosis and management

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    Elisa Cicerello

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Obiectives: To report our experience of diagnosis and multimodal management of urolithiasis in renal transplantation. Patients and Methods: From January 1995 to December 2012, 953 patients underwent renal transplantation in the Kidney Transplant Unit of Treviso General Hospital. Ten (10% of them developed urinary calculi and were referred at our institution. Their mode of presentation, investigation and treatment were recorded. Results: Seven had renal and 3 ureteral calculi. Urolithiasis was incidentally discovered on routine ultrasound in 6 patients, 1 presented with oliguria, 1 with anuria and acute renal failure and in 2 urolithiasis was found at removal of the ureteral stent. Nephrostomy tube was placed in 5 patients. Hypercalcemia with hyperparathyroidism (HPT was present in 5 patients and hyperuricemia in 3. Two patients were primary treated by shock wave lithotripsy (SWL and one of them was stone-free after two sessions. Two patients, one with multiple pielocaliceal calculi and the other with staghorn calculus in the lower calyx, were treated with percutaneous nephrolitothotomy (PCNL. Three patients were treated by ureteroscopy (URS and in one of them two treatments were carried out. One patient had calculus impacted in the uretero-vesical anastomosis and surgical ureterolithotomy with re-do ureterocystoneostomy was performed after failure of URS. Two patients with calculi discovered at removal of the ureteral stent were treated by URS. Conclusions: The incidence of urolithiasis in renal transplantation is uncommon. In the most of patients the condition occurs without pain. Metabolic anomalies and medical treatment after renal transplantation may cause stone formation. Advancements in endourology and interventional radiology have influenced the management of urolithiasis that can be actually treated with a minimal incidence of risk for the renal allograft.

  9. Dietary treatment of urinary risk factors for renal stone formation : A review of CLU Working Group

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    Domenico Prezioso; Pasquale Strazzullo; Tullio Lotti; Giampaolo Bianchi; Loris Borghi; Paolo Caione; Marco Carini; Renata Caudarella; Giovanni Gambaro; Marco Gelosa; Andrea Guttilla; Ester Illiano; Marangella Martino; Tiziana Meschi; Piergiorgio Messa

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    Objective: Diet interventions may reduce the risk of urinary stone formation and its recurrence, but there is no conclusive consensus in the literature regarding the effectiveness of dietary interventions and recommendations about specific diets for patients with urinary calculi. The aim of this study was to review the studies reporting the effects of different dietary interventions for the modification of urinary risk factors in patients with urinary stone disease. Materials and Methods: A s...

  10. Physicochemical evaluation, nutraceutical composition and HPLC-UV fingerprint of Helicanthus elastica (Desr.) Danser (Indian Mango Mistletoe)

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    Sunil Kumar, K. N.; Shakila, R.; S Amerjothy

    2014-01-01

    Background: Helicanthus elastica (Desr.) Danser (Loranthaceae) is less-known Indian medicinal mistletoe growing commonly on mango trees as hemiparsites. It is used to prevent abortion, in vescical calculi and kidney affections. These groups of plants are medicinally important as they are potential sources of anticancer, immunomodulatory, hepatoprotective, antimicrobial and antioxidant molecules. Materials and Methods: In the current study whole plant of H. elastica growing on mango trees is c...

  11. Point Injection for Treating Nephritic Colic

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    李文彬; 刘文元; 姜宏睿

    2002-01-01

    Since 1994, the authors have treated 101 cases of nephritic colic by point injection therapy and achieved good curative results. Of them, 70 cases were diagnosed as having renal or ureteral calculi confirmed by abdominal X-ray and B-ultrasonic examination; and the others had the following symptoms: 1) sudden onset; 2) angina in unilateral lumbar and abdominal regions; 3) percussion-induced pain in the ipsilateral kidney region; and 4) erythrocytes or visible blood in urine found by laboratory test.

  12. Urinary Tract Imaging

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    Rowley, V. Allen

    1986-01-01

    This article reviews the current imaging investigations usually required in the work-up of common urinary tract problems such as urinary tract infection, colic, trauma, hematuria and renal failure. Radiological therapeutic techniques such as percutaneous nephrostomy for drainage of obstructed systems and percutaneous nephrolithotomy for treatment of renal calculi are briefly mentioned. The virtual elimination of percutaneous or open surgery for renal and upper urinary tract stones, resulting ...

  13. Value of color doppler ultrasound, kub and urinalysis in diagnosis of renal colic due to ureteral stones

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    Mahmoud Abdel-Gawad; Ravi Kadasne; Chandrashekar Anjikar; Emad Elsobky

    2014-01-01

    Purpose Despite the routine use of helical CT in diagnosis of renal colic, there are recent concerns regarding the radiation exposure, overuse and costs. We attempted in this retrospective study to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound (gray-scale and color Doppler with twinkling), KUB and urinalysis in diagnosis of renal colic due to ureteral calculi presented in Emergency Room. Materials and Methods A total of 939 consecutive cases of renal colic presented to ER have been managed and eval...

  14. Management of post-hepatectomy complications

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    Hepatic resection had an impressive growth over time. It has been widely performed for the treatment of various liver diseases, such as malignant tumors, benign tumors, calculi in the intrahepatic ducts, hydatid disease, and abscesses. Management of hepatic resection is challenging. Despite technical advances and high experience of liver resection of specialized centers, it is still burdened by relatively high rates of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Especially, complex resections are ...

  15. [Nonsurgical management of mild primary hyperparathyroidism].

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    Imanishi, Yasuo

    2016-06-01

    Primary hyperparathyroidism(PHPT)is one of the common endocrine disorders, which results clinically in nephrolithiasis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, cardiac and psychiatric abnormalities even in a mild or asymptomatic disease. Parathyroidectomy(PTX)is the only definitive treatment for PHPT, however, some patients with sporadic PHPT refuse surgery, are medically unfit, or have residual or recurrent disease inaccessible to further surgery. These patients may require intervention for management of symptomatic or moderate to severe hypercalcemia, bone loss or kidney calculi. PMID:27230840

  16. Advances in percutaneous stone surgery

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    Christopher Hartman

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Treatment of large renal stones has changed considerably in recent years. The increasing prevalence of nephrolithiasis has mandated that urologists perform more surgeries for large renal calculi than before, and this has been met with improvements in percutaneous stone surgery. In this review paper, we examine recent developments in percutaneous stone surgery, including advances in diagnosis and preoperative planning, renal access, patient position, tract dilation, nephroscopes, lithotripsy, exit strategies, and post-operative antibiotic prophylaxis.

  17. Stone treatment after urosepsis in elderly or multimorbid patients with urolithiasis

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    Albrecht, Matthias

    2014-01-01

    Calculus disease is a major cause of chronic urinary tract infection (UTI) and may promote urosepsis. In otherwise healthy patients, removal of renal calculi is the treatment of choice to prevent urosepsis. In elderly, multimorbid patients treatment of calculus disease is sometimes tedious and may increase morbidity. We sought to investigate if calculus removal in elderly, multimorbid patients decreases morbidity after initial urosepsis. Patients who were treated for urosepsis at the Depar...

  18. Practical Analysis of RSA Countermeasures Against Side-Channel Electromagnetic Attacks

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    Perin, Guilherme; Imbert, Laurent; Torres, Lionel; Maurine, Philippe

    2013-01-01

    International audience This paper analyzes the robustness of RSA countermeasures against electromagnetic analysis and collision attacks. The proposed RSA cryptosystem uses residue number systems (RNS) for fast executions of the modular calculi with large numbers. The parallel architecture is protected at arithmetic and algorithmic levels by using the Montgomery Ladder and the Leak Resistant Arithmetic countermeasures. Because the architecture can leak information through control and memory...

  19. A Survey of Quantum Programming Languages: History, Methods, and Tools

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    Sofge, Donald A.

    2008-01-01

    Quantum computer programming is emerging as a new subject domain from multidisciplinary research in quantum computing, computer science, mathematics (especially quantum logic, lambda calculi, and linear logic), and engineering attempts to build the first non-trivial quantum computer. This paper briefly surveys the history, methods, and proposed tools for programming quantum computers circa late 2007. It is intended to provide an extensive but non-exhaustive look at work leading up to the curr...

  20. Semantics of Higher-Order Quantum Computation via Geometry of Interaction

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    Hasuo, Ichiro; Hoshino, Naohiko

    2016-01-01

    While much of the current study on quantum computation employs low-level formalisms such as quantum circuits, several high-level languages/calculi have been recently proposed aiming at structured quantum programming. The current work contributes to the semantical study of such languages by providing interaction-based semantics of a functional quantum programming language; the latter is, much like Selinger and Valiron's, based on linear lambda calculus and equipped with features like the ! mod...

  1. Proceedings Seventh Workshop on Intersection Types and Related Systems

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    Rehof, Jakob

    2015-01-01

    This volume contains a final and revised selection of papers presented at the Seventh Workshop on Intersection Types and Related Systems (ITRS 2014), held in Vienna (Austria) on July 18th, affiliated with TLCA 2014, Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications (held jointly with RTA, Rewriting Techniques and Applications) as part of FLoC and the Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL) 2014. Intersection types have been introduced in the late 1970s as a language for describing properties of lambda calculus whic...

  2. Pharmacognostical studies on the leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng

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    Kaliappan Nirmala; Viswanathan Periyanayagam

    2008-01-01

    Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour) Spreng belonging to the family Lamiaceae commonly known as Karpuravalli, Omavalli in Tamil, Patta ajavayin, Patharcur in Hindi, Country borage in English is a large succulent aromatic perennial herb. It is highly aromatic pubescent herb with distinctive smelling leaves. The plant is distributed throughout in India, cultivated in the gardens. The leaves of this plant have been used in malarial fever, hepatopathy, renal and vesical calculi, cough, chronic asthma, ...

  3. Strings from Logic

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    Schmidhuber, Christof

    2000-01-01

    What are strings made of? The possibility is discussed that strings are purely mathematical objects, made of logical axioms. More precisely, proofs in simple logical calculi are represented by graphs that can be interpreted as the Feynman diagrams of certain large-N field theories. Each vertex represents an axiom. Strings arise, because these large-N theories are dual to string theories. These ``logical quantum field theories'' map theorems into the space of functions of two parameters: N and...

  4. Accuracy of computed tomography-intravenous cholangiography (CT-IVC) in detection of choledocholithiasis)

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    Full text: The aim of the study was to determine the accuracy of computed tomography-intravenous cholangiography (CT-IVC) in the detection of choledocholithiasis, compared with endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC). 65 patients undergoing ERC had CT-IVC within 24 hours prior to ERC. Helical CT-IVC was performed following intravenous infusion of 100ml Biliscopin (Schering, Berlin). 2mm beam collimation was used with axial reformats at 1.5mm intervals used for image interpretation. Patients with serum bilirubin levels>3 times normal were excluded. CT-IVC and ERC studies were interpreted independently, and studies were graded as positive, negative or indeterminate for the presence of ductal calculi. 65 patients had a median age of 56 years. Median serum bilirubin at the time of CT-IVC was 13 mmol/L (range 5-47). ERC was indeterminate in 3 patients (4.7%) and CT-IVC in 4 (6.3%). 23 patients had ductal calculi on ERC and CT-IVC was positive in 22 (sensitivity 96%). False positive rate for CT-IVC was 8.3% with positive and negative predictive values of 92% and 97% respectively. Stones' size range was 4-16mm. Of the 14 solitary stones, 10 were pound 5mm and 8 pound 4mm.The bilirubin level in the positive cases was within the normal range in 20, with a range of 7-37 mmol/L. CT-IVC is highly accurate for detection of ductal calculi, including single small calculi, in patients with a serum bilirubin of <3 times normal. Copyright (2002) Blackwell Science Pty Ltd

  5. The M-calculus: a Higher-Order Distributed Process Calculus

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    Schmitt, Alan; Stefani, Jean-Bernard

    2002-01-01

    This report presents a new distributed process calculus, called the -calculus. Key insights for the calculus are similar to those laid out by L. Cardelli for its calculus of ambients. Mobile Ambients and other recent distributed process calculi such as the Join calculus or the D-calculus introduce notions of distributed locations or localities, corresponding to a spatial partitioning of computations and embodying different features of distributed computations (e.g. failures, access control, p...

  6. A calculus for attribute-based communication

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    Alrahman, Yehia Abd; De Nicola, Rocco; Loreti, Michele;

    2015-01-01

    The notion of attribute-based communication seems promising to model and analyse systems with huge numbers of interacting components that dynamically adjust and combine their behaviour to achieve specific goals. A basic process calculus, named AbC, is introduced that has as primitive construct....... An example of how well-established process calculi could be encoded into AbC is given by considering the translation into AbC of a proto-typical π-calculus process....

  7. A Calculus of Higher-Order Distributed Components

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    Stefani, Jean-Bernard

    2003-01-01

    This report presents a calculus for higher-order distributed components, the Kell calculus. The calculus can be understood as a direct extension of the higher-order -calculus with programmable locations. The report illustrates the expressive power of the Kell calculus by encoding several process calculi with explicit locations, including Mobile Ambients, the Distributed Join calculus and the . The latter encoding demonstrates that the Kell calculus retains the expressive power of the but in a...

  8. When prone position is contraindicated or not preferable, can supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy solve the problem?

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    Youssef, A.; M. Esmat; M. Wael

    2012-01-01

    PURPOSE: To assess safety and efficacy of supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy in patients for whom prone position or general anesthesia is contraindicated or not preferable due to associated comorbidities, overweight or ipsilateral upper ureteric calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty two patients (37 males and 15 females, mean age 33 ± 10.2 years) were included in this study. Supine position was selected due to anesthetic considerations (preexisting compromised cardiopulmonary status, morbid ...

  9. Evaluation of Analgesic & Anti-inflammatory activity of Hydro-alcoholic Extract of Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf root on Experimental Animals

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    Vinod Kumar; Rajeev Kumar; Sanjay Yadav; Satyawan Singh; Surendra Nath Pandeya

    2010-01-01

    Desmostachia bipinnata (L.) Stapf (Gramineae) occurs widely in Egypt. This plant used traditionally as analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, asthma, thirst, jaundice, vaginal discharges, vesicle calculi, diseases of bladder, skin eruptions, vomiting, and sedative to pregnant uterus. So, in the present study, Desmostachia bipinnata roots were explored for their anti-inflammatory (carrageenan induced paw oedema) and analgesic potential (Hot plate method) on experimental model and compared ...

  10. UNILATERAL INCOMPLETE DOUBLE URETER

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Double ureter is a result of premature division of t he ureteric bud. The ureters may join in the lower third of their course and open thr ough a common orifice into the bladder. If they open independently into the bladder, the ureter draining the upper pelvis opens into the bladder below the opening of the other ureter. Patie nts with double ureter or double pelvis are more likely to develop urinary infection and calculi .

  11. Dietary treatment of urinary risk factors for renal stone formation. A review of CLU Working Group

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    Domenico Prezioso; Pasquale Strazzullo; Tullio Lotti; Giampaolo Bianchi; Loris Borghi; Paolo Caione; Marco Carini; Renata Caudarella; Giovanni Gambaro; Marco Gelosa; Andrea Guttilla; Ester Illiano; Marangella Martino; Tiziana Meschi; Piergiorgio Messa

    2015-01-01

    Objective: Diet interventions may reduce the risk of urinary stone formation and its recurrence, but there is no conclusive consensus in the literature regarding the effectiveness of dietary interventions and recommendations about specific diets for patients with urinary calculi. The aim of this study was to review the studies reporting the effects of different dietary interventions for the modification of urinary risk factors in patients with urinary stone disease. Materials and Methods: A s...

  12. Outpatient percutaneous nephrolithotomy in a renal transplant patient: World’s first case

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    McAlpine, Kristen; Leveridge, Michael J.; Beiko, Darren

    2015-01-01

    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is an established safe and effective surgical treatment option for renal calculi in renal allografts. The advent of tubeless PCNL has led to reports of ambulatory or outpatient PCNL. This case report describes the successful outpatient management of a 49-year-old female with a symptomatic renal pelvic calculus in her transplanted kidney. Tubeless PCNL successfully removed the stone, free of complication, and the patient was discharged 2 hours and 17 minutes...

  13. Management of a renal calculus larger than 4 cm in a patient with tuberous sclerosis complex-associated angiomyolipoma

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    Kodama, Koichi; Takase, Yasukazu; Motoi, Isamu

    2012-01-01

    Renal calculi in patients with renal angiomyolipomas are difficult to treat because of the hemorrhagic potential of these tumors. We describe the case of a 65-year-old man having tuberous sclerosis complex-associated multifocal renal angiomyolipomas with a large renal calculus. The patient presented with left flank dullness and a previous history of spontaneous angiomyolipoma rupture. Intravenous pyelography revealed a 43 × 16 mm calculus in the pelvis and lower calyx of the left kidney. The ...

  14. Cortical thinning of clavicle bone in renal stone male patients

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    Radiogrametry of the clavicle is the oldest direct method of bone mass measurement. It has offered a better understanding of the in-vivo changes of cortical bone mass during life which accounts for 80% of the skeleton. This study is aimed to find out the effect of bone resorption (bone thinning) on the formation of renal calculi, particularly clavicle bone resorption using radiogrametry method

  15. PCNL Monotherpay for Staghorn Renal Stone

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    S.H. Mousavi Bahar; Sh. Amir Hassani

    2006-01-01

    Introduction & Objective: Staghorn renal calculus is still common in our community. Open surgery and/or combination of endourology and ESWL are used for staghorn treatment. We report our results of PCNL monotherapy for staghorn renal calculus. Materials & Methods: During 3 years, 107 patients with staghorn renal calculi underwent PCNL operation. We tried to remove all stones using only this method. The best accessing rout selected and more tracts were used if needed.Results: 107 patients (79 ...

  16. Pure robotic extended pyelolithotomy: cosmetic replica of open surgery

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    Nayyar, Rishi; Wadhwa, Pankaj; Hemal, Ashok K.

    2007-01-01

    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has replaced open pyelolithotomy as the procedure of choice for treating large-burden renal stone disease, especially staghorn calculi. Although it is a minimally invasive procedure, it involves transgressing the renal parenchyma and is thus associated with its unique set of complications. The evolution of laparoscopic pyelolithotomy and robotic assistance has provided an opportunity to the surgeon to revisit pyelolithotomy in a minimally invasive manner fo...

  17. DETECTION OF RESIDUAL FRAGMENTS DURING PERCUTANEOUS NEPHROLITHOTOMY: ROLE OF INTRA-OPERATIVE ULTRASOUND

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    Rajanna; Harshavardhan; Ramalingaiah; Girish; Manjunath

    2014-01-01

    AIMS: To prospectively evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound and fluoroscopy for detection residual stones during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 49 patients (55 renal units) undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal calculi greater than2cms, in 38 renal units or staghorn calculus in 17 renal units, from May 2011 to Sep 2011. In 35 renal units patients underwent standard fluoroscopic guided PCNL and in 20 renal units patients underwe...

  18. Technique and value of three dimensional reconstruction of stones in the renal pelvis using spiral CT

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    5 patients with staghorn calculi in the renal pelvis were examined by spiral CT. From the raw data three dimensional reconstructions of the stones were obtained. In all patients it was possible to compare the three dimensional model with the stone following performance of percutaneous lithopaxy and endoscopic removal of the fragments. In all cases the three dimensional reconstruction provided a realistic image of the stones and was of practical value for the urologist for preoperative diagnosis and intraoperative control. (orig.)

  19. A female patient with urethral calculus presenting with bladder distention: A case report

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    Asli, Tanrivermis Sayit; Bahattin, Ulu Muhamed; Ilkay, Idilman Sedakat; Pinar, Gunbey Hediye

    2014-01-01

    Urethral calculi are extremely rare, especially in female patients, and usually associated with genitourinary tract abnormalities such as urethral stricture or diverticulum. Primary calculus of the urethra is very rare and usually associated with congenital diverticulum. Secondary urethral calculus, often originate from the kidney or bladder. However, primary calculus of the urethra is very rare and is usually associated with congenital diverticulum. Diagnosis of urethral calculus is difficul...

  20. Imaging findings of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis

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    To define the imaging patterns of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP). The demographic, clinical, and imaging findings of 21 cases of pathologically proven XGP in 20 patients (bilateral in one) were evaluated. The findings of ultrasonography and CT were retrospectively evaluated with regard to distribution and extent of the disease, kidney size, the presence of calculi, hydronephrosis, and renal function. The findings were assessed by two radiologists, who established a consensus. Imaging and pathologic findings were compared. Sixteen of the 20 patients were female, and 19 were adults. Their age ranged from 3 to 16 (mean, 45) years. In all patients except one, the disease was unilateral (right: left =3D 13 :16). In one patient, XGP was bilateral, and there were thus 21 cases. Seventeen (81%) of these were diffuse, and four (19%) were focal; extrarenal extension occurred in 13 cases (62%), among which ipsilateral pleural effusion was noted in two. The kidney was enlarged diffusely in 12 cases (57%), and focally in three (14%); urinary calculi were present in 16 cases (76%), with staghorn calculi in four of these; and hydronephrosis occurred in 17 (81%). Impairment of ipsilateral renal function was noted in 13 cases (62%). Clinical findings of inflammation such as fever, pyuria, bacteriuria, or leucocytosis were noted in all patients. In addition to nephromegaly, renal function impairment, and urinary obstruction due to calculi, which are typical features of XGP, the condition may also show variable imaging findings. If the images obtained in the case of a middle-aged woman with clinical findings of urinary infection are atypical, we believe that XGP should be included in the differential diagnosis. (author)

  1. Primary renal squamous cell carcinoma mimicking the renal cyst: a case report and review of the recent literature

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    Jiang, Peng; Wang, Chaojun; Chen, Shanwen; Li, Jun; Xiang, Jianjian; Xie, Liping

    2015-01-01

    Background Renal squamous cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm with poor prognosis. Chronic irritation from nephrolithiasis and/or pyelonephritis is the leading cause. Case presentation We described a 51-year-old male patient who was admitted because of left flank pain. Ultrasonography showed a renal cyst containing calculus. However, contrast-enhanced ultrasonography and CT scan revealed an irregular-shaped mass derived from a calculi-containing cyst. Ultrasound guided biopsy confirmed the diag...

  2. Emphysematous pyelonephritis with calculus: Management strategies

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    Goel, Tanmaya; Reddy, Sreedhar; Thomas, Joseph

    2007-01-01

    Objective: Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) with calculus is well recognized but with very few reports on its treatment. Our aim is to elucidate our experience in its successful management. Materials and Methods: Over four years, we diagnosed seven cases (eight renal units) of EPN, out of which two patients (three renal units) had EPN with urinary calculi. After the initial conservative management of EPN, the stones were tackled appropriately. Results: EPN was initially managed effectively ...

  3. Calculus-related ureteral intussusception: A case report and literature review

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    James Sewell; Gideon Blecher; Ken Tsai; Conrad Bishop

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Ureteral intussusception is a rarely reported condition, primarily as a complication of ureteric tumours. Fewer than 30 case reports have been made. This case represents the first reported case, to our knowledge, of ureteral intussusception caused by a ureteric calculus. Presentation of case: We present the case of a 70 year old man with a history of conservatively managed renal calculi, in whom obstructive ureterolithiasis was incidentally detected. Retrograde pyelography an...

  4. sup(99m)Tc-DMSA renal scintigraphy in renal failure due to various renal diseases

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    Renal contours in renal failure were studied by means of sup(99m)Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) renoscintigraphy. Renal cortical images were obtained even in renal failure cases. Causes of renal failure were chronic glomerulonephritis in 7, bilateral renal tuberculosis in 2, chronic pyelonephritis in 3, bilateral renal calculi in 3, diabetic nephropathy in 2, polycystic kidney disease in 2 and stomach cancer in 1. (author)

  5. Renal colic, where is it headed? An observational study

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    Paolo Beltrami; Andrea Guttilla; Lorenzo Ruggera; Patrizia Bernich; Filiberto Zattoni

    2016-01-01

    Aim: In the last thirty years, the treatment for renal and ureteral calculi has undergone profound variations. The objective of this study has been to evaluate the existence of parameters which can affect the spontaneous expulsion of a symptomatic ureteral stone in a reasonably brief period of time and to identify whether certain parameters such as sex, age, the location and dimension of the stone, the presence of dilation in the urinary tract together with the administered therapy, can be us...

  6. Hepatolithiasis with biliary ascariasis – a case report

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    Khithani AS; Shetty TS; Joshi RM; Amarapurkar AD; Pilankar KS; Chemburkar VV

    2003-01-01

    Abstract Background Biliary ascariasis is regarded as possible etiological factor for hepatolithiasis. Here we report one case of a patient with hepatolithiasis with biliary ascariasis who developed a liver abscess, which was treated with partial hepatectomy. Case presentation A young adult female presented with epigastric pain and vomiting with repeated attacks of cholangitis. ERCP showed evidence of multiple intrahepatic calculi with the development of abscess in the left lobe of liver. The...

  7. Procalcitonin is a strong predictor of urine culture results in patients with obstructing ureteral stones: A prospective, pilot study

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    Dimitri Papagiannopoulos; Patrick Whelan; Waseem Ahmad; James Rybak; Bala Hota; Leslie Deane; Ajay Nehra

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The appropriate management of infected obstructing ureteral calculi is prompt genitourinary decompression. Urine cultures are the gold standard for confirming infection but often take 24–48 h to result. Although white blood cell (WBC) count is an important diagnostic laboratory test, it is a nonspecific inflammatory marker. Similarly, urinalysis (UA) can be misleading in the setting of a contaminated sample, bladder colonization, or in cases of a completely obstructed the upper urina...

  8. Urinary expression of acute kidney injury biomarkers in patients after RIRS: it is a prospective, controlled study

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    Dede, Onur; Dağguli, Mansur; Utanğaç, Mazhar; Yuksel, Hatice; Bodakcı, Mehmet Nuri; Hatipoğlu, Namık Kemal; Sancaktutar, Ahmet Ali; Penbegül, Necmettin

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To evaluated the damage effects of retrograde intra-renal surgery (RIRS) on kidney tissue by measuring kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase (NAG), liver-type fatty acid binding protein (LFABP) expression. Material and methods: We enrolled thirty consecutive patients (Group 1) who underwent RIRS that presented with renal calculi size < 2 cm. Forty-seven control patients (Group 2) with no signs or symptoms o...

  9. New structures for physics

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    2011-07-01

    This volume provides a series of tutorials on mathematical structures which recently have gained prominence in physics, ranging from quantum foundations, via quantum information, to quantum gravity. These include the theory of monoidal categories and corresponding graphical calculi, Girard's linear logic, Scott domains, lambda calculus and corresponding logics for typing, topos theory, and more general process structures. Most of these structures are very prominent in computer science; the chapters here are tailored towards an audience of physicists. (orig.)

  10. Spontaneous Bile Duct Rupture in Pregnancy

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    Piotrowski, Joseph J.; Greg Van Stiegmann; R. Dale Liechty

    1990-01-01

    Spontaneous bile duct rupture occurred in a 23-year-old who required emergency Cesarean section for fetal distress. This condition has not been reported in association with pregnancy. Only forty cases of spontaneous bile duct perforation in adults have been previously reported. Seventy percent of these perforations were related to biliary calculi. Sites of perforation were evenly distributed between common hepatic duct and common bile duct. Recommended treatment includes cholecystectomy, comm...

  11. Challenges on percutaneous nephrolithotomy in pregnancy: Supine position approach through ultrasound guidance

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    Adriano Fregonesi; Dias, Fernando G. F.; Saade, Ricardo D.; Vanessa Dechaalani; Leonardo Oliveira Reis

    2013-01-01

    Urolithiasis in pregnancy represents a major diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the obstetrician, urologist, radiologist and anesthetist. It is a cause of major concern, considering the potential adverse effects of radiation exposure and of any invasive surgical procedure and anesthesia on the mother and fetus. Fortunately, with conservative management, 70-80% of symptomatic calculi pass spontaneously with no sequel. However, fever, infection, uncontrolled pain and progressive hydronephr...

  12. A physiopathological evaluation of maternal hydronephrosis during pregnancy: Three different approach

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    YILDIRIM, Gazi; ÇETİNKAYA, Nilüfer; YENCİLEK, Faruk; Attar, Rukset; İNAN, Yücel; Yilmaz, Canan; YEŞİLDAĞLAR, Narter; Karateke, Ateş; FIÇICIOĞLU, Cem

    2009-01-01

    Urological disorders may complicate ongoing pregnancy at different time of conseption. Physiologic dilatation of the renal collecting systems and renal pelvis which causes mild hydronephrosis -occationally right sided- and ureteric dilatation at the same location are due to changed hormonal mileu -the effect of Progesteron- or via compression of pregnant right sided uterus. But acute onset renalpelviectazia is usually because of ureteric obstruction with renal calculi that occludes ureteric l...

  13. Smooth Frechet subalgebras of *-algebras defined by first order differential seminorms

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    2016-02-01

    The differential structure in a *-algebra defined by a dense Frechet subalgebra whose topology is defined by a sequence of differential seminorms of order 1 is investigated. This includes differential Arens–Michael decomposition, spectral invariance, closure under functional calculi as well as intrinsic spectral description. A large number of examples of such Frechet algebras are exhibited; and the smooth structure defined by an unbounded self-adjoint Hilbert space operator is discussed.

  14. SISTEMA DE INFORMACIÓN DE COSTOS EFICIENCIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD (SICEC), DE LAS ACTIVIDADES GANADERAS DEL PAIS (MÉXICO)

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    Trueta, S. R ;

    2013-01-01

    The system’s objective is to provide authorities, academics and public in general with scientific information on the main livestock productions in México. Methodology: Defining objectives and hypothesis allow us to identify variables to integrate questioners and calculi algorithms and results tables, all of which is placed in the internet. The system is the result of the collaboration between the Veterinarian faculty and the Ministry of agriculture who financed it. The design, implementation ...

  15. Solution of a gallstone with methyl-tertiary butyl ether

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    Brambs, H.J.; Roeren, T.; Holstege, A.; Raedecke, J.

    1987-08-01

    Methyl-t-butyl ether is a new agent to dissolve gallstones. The substance proves to be very successful and acts very rapidly. A percutaneous transhepatic drainage supplies an adequate access route to dissolve calculi within the bile ducts. We report the case of a patient where before insertion of an internal stent a stone in the common bile duct was dissolved within 3 1/2 hours.

  16. Saturation-based decision procedures for fixed domain and minimal model validity

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    Horbach, Matthias

    2010-01-01

    Superposition is an established decision procedure for a variety of first-order logic theories represented by sets of clauses. A satisfiable theory, saturated by superposition, implicitly defines a minimal Herbrand model for the theory. This raises the question in how far superposition calculi can be employed for reasoning about such minimal models. This is indeed often possible when existential properties are considered. However, proving universal properties directly leads to a modification ...

  17. Structured Communication-Centered Programming for Web Services

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    Carbone, Marco; Honda, Kohei; Yoshida, Nobuko

    2012-01-01

    This article relates two different paradigms of descriptions of communication behavior, one focusing on global message flows and another on end-point behaviors, using formal calculi based on session types. The global calculus, which originates from a Web service description language (W3C WS-CDL),...... and dynamics. Three principles of well-structured description and the type structures play a fundamental role in the theory....

  18. Benign disease of the common bile duct.

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    Saxena, R; Pradeep, R; Chander, J; Kumar, P; Wig, J D; Yadav, R V; Kaushik, S P

    1988-08-01

    The incidence of common bile duct (CBD) pathology in a group of patients with benign biliary disease (n = 505) was found to be 23.2 per cent. The spectrum included 111 patients (90.2 per cent) with CBD stones, 37 of whom (33.3 per cent) had no symptoms or findings pre-operatively indicating CBD involvement. Five patients had papillary stenosis, three had postoperative CBD strictures, one had a choledochal cyst and one had an external biliary fistula. Of the 100 CBDs measuring more than 10 mm in diameter, 90 harboured calculi. In the remaining 23 CBDs measuring less than 10 mm, calculi were present in 21. The presence of CBD calculi was demonstrated by intra-operative cholangiography in 49 patients. In the remaining patients (n = 74), the diagnosis of CBD pathology was made either by percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography, T-tube cholangiography or peroperative palpation. The surgical procedures performed included choledochotomy and T-tube drainage (n = 74), transduodenal sphincteroplasty (n = 27) and choledochoduodenostomy (n = 18). The overall mortality and morbidity of CBD exploration was 3.3 per cent and 24.4 per cent respectively, which was significantly greater than that for cholecystectomy alone (0.3 per cent and 8.6 per cent respectively). Transduodenal sphincteroplasty carried a much higher mortality (11 per cent) and morbidity (52 per cent) when compared with other procedures. PMID:3167536

  19. A unusual case of 356 vesical calculii

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Multiple vesical calculi are rarely seen in urological practice. Males are affected more than the females. Vesical calculi are usually secondary to bladder outlet obstruction. These patients present with recurrent urinary tract infection, haematuria or with retention of urine. We report a 43 years male patient who presented with acute urinary retention. He had history of trauma over perineal region three years back following which he had recurrent urinary tract infection and thinning of stream. USG abdomen revealed normal upper urinary tract with echogenic debris in partially filled urinary bladder. Renal function test was with in normal limit. Per urethral catheterization failed and over antibiotic cover, patient was posted for cystourethroscopy followed by suprapubic cystostomy under spinal anaesthesia. Membranous urethral stricture found during urethroscopy could be managed by optical internal urethrotomy. On cystoscopy whole of bladder was filled with thick pus like material with multiple large urinary bladder calculi. Open cystolithotomy was done and we were surprised to see 356 stones of various size and shape after removal. Patient made uneventful recovery and discharged after 12 days of hospital stay. Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal,2012,Vol-8,No-1, 44-47 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v8i1.6825

  20. CLINICO-BACTERIOLOGICAL STUDY OF VESICAL CALCULUS

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Vesical calculi are the most common manifestation of lower urinary tract lithiasis. Urinary infections play an important role in aetiopathogenesis of vesical calculi. OBJECTIVE Aim of this study was proposed to establish the bacteriology of stone and urine in an attempt to evaluate the role of infection in the formation of stone. Associated factors like age, sex, site of infection, obstruction, diet were also evaluated. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. METHODS The patients were admitted in surgical ward as provisional diagnosed cases of vesical calculus, were subjected to investigations including CBC, RBS, urine analysis, renal function test, x-ray KUB region and ultrasonography. Patients who were fit for surgery, various surgical procedures were done. Gross examination and core culture of stone was done to establish their aetiology. RESULTS Ninety-four patients with vesical calculus were evaluated. Incidence of vesical calculus was 1.13%. Majority of cases were from rural areas (92.55%. Urinary tract infection was present in 37.2% of cases, majority of cases urine culture was positive (30.95%. Core culture of stone was positive in 18 cases (25.17%. E. coli was the predominant organism both in urine culture (19.04% and core culture of stone (25.71%. CONCLUSIONS There is significant association regarding the presence of vesical calculi and the development of urinary infections. E. coli was the predominant organism found both in urine and core culture of stone.