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Chapter 1: AUA guideline on management of staghorn calculi: diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
Staghorn calculi are branched stones that occupy a large portion of the collecting system. Typically, they fill the renal pelvis and branch into several or all of the calices. The term “partialExpand
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2007 Guideline for the management of ureteral calculi.
TheAmericanUrologicalAssociationNephrolithiasis Clinical Guideline Panel was established in 1991. Since that time, the Panel has developed three guidelines on the management of nephrolithiasis, theExpand
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Ureteral Stones Clinical Guidelines Panel summary report on the management of ureteral calculi. The American Urological Association.
PURPOSE The American Urological Association convened the Ureteral Stones Clinical Guidelines Panel to analyze the literature regarding available methods for treating ureteral calculi and to makeExpand
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Prospective, randomized trial comparing shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for lower pole caliceal calculi 1 cm or less.
PURPOSE The optimal management of lower pole renal calculi is controversial. We compared shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and ureteroscopy (URS) for the treatment of patients with small lower pole stonesExpand
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Medical management of kidney stones: AUA guideline.
PURPOSE The purpose of this guideline is to provide a clinical framework for the diagnosis, prevention and follow-up of adult patients with kidney stones based on the best available publishedExpand
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Lower pole I: a prospective randomized trial of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrostolithotomy for lower pole nephrolithiasis-initial results.
PURPOSE The efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous stone removal for the treatment of symptomatic lower pole renal calculi was determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospectiveExpand
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Nephrolithiasis Clinical Guidelines Panel summary report on the management of staghorn calculi. The American Urological Association Nephrolithiasis Clinical Guidelines Panel.
The American Urological Association Nephrolithiasis Clinical Guidelines Panel recommendations for managing struvite staghorn calculi are based on a comprehensive review of the treatment literatureExpand
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Critical analysis of supracostal access for percutaneous renal surgery.
PURPOSE Percutaneous renal surgery is currently performed for complex renal calculi as well as for various other endourological indications. In many patients an upper pole nephrostomy tract allowsExpand
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Clinical effectiveness protocols for imaging in the management of ureteral calculous disease: AUA technology assessment.
PURPOSE This technology assessment addresses the optimal use of imaging in the evaluation and treatment of patients with suspected or documented ureteral stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS AExpand
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Local cost structures and the economics of robot assisted radical prostatectomy.
PURPOSE Robot assisted prostatectomy (RAP) is more costly than traditional radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) under the cost structures at certain hospitals. However, this finding may not be theExpand
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