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THE PROBLEM The demographic development of society leads to an increased demand for physicians. Particularly in the surgical disciplines, there is a noticeably declining interest among graduates from medical schools worldwide. For reasons discussed in detail, this applies especially to urology. SOLUTIONS We indicate possibilities on how to counteract this(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the damage to digital flexible ureteroscopes after 1 year of use in a tertiary stone center and our strategy to reduce the damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data regarding all procedures performed with 3 new digital flexible ureteroscopes (Olympus URF-V) were collected. We examined the conditions under which the damage occurred and(More)
The Post-Ureteroscopic Lesion Scale (PULS) offers a simple grading system for the description of ureteral lesions after ureteroscopy. In this article, we present the results of a video-based multicenter evaluation of the inter-rater reliability of clinically important PULS grades 0–3. Video sequences at the end of ureteroscopy (final passage) were recorded(More)
UNLABELLED Study Type--Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has been described for over a decade and has equivalent success rates when compared with the more widely used prone position. The supine position offers a shorter operative duration with(More)
A 16-month-old girl presented with an episode of fever and acute thrombocytopenic purpura caused by a Coxsackie B5 virus. On days 13 to 23, laboratory evidence of diabetes mellitus was present, followed by a 2 1/2-month remission, then by definitive insulin-dependent diabetes. The involvement of virologic, immunologic, and genetic factors in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the evidence for the use of hyoscine N-butylbromide (HBB) in the treatment of acute renal colic. METHODS A literature search was performed using the keywords 'hyoscine N-butylbromide', 'ureteral colic', 'spasmolytic', 'anticholinergic' and 'analgesia'. The articles were given the appropriate level of evidence according to the(More)
INTRODUCTION The Memokath 051™ is a semipermanent inert metal alloy ureteric stent which can bridge strictures and, compared to double J stents, causes less bladder irritation and pain, is more resistant to external compression forces and may be more effective in patients with malignant ureteric obstruction. We present our experience with this novel stent(More)