Giacomo Caddeo

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BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in hospitalised patients and is associated with high mortality rates. However, the epidemiology of AKI in urology patients may differ due to a higher proportion of post-renal causes and surgical procedures that result in the intentional removal of renal parenchyma. OBJECTIVES We performed a study to examine(More)
Getting an effective and safe percutaneous access is the cornerstone in performing a successful and uneventful PCNL. The choice of the puncture site, according to our experience, is one of the most important factors that may influence the outcome of the procedure Preoperative imaging has a preliminary role in choosing the kind of approach but the most(More)
INTRODUCTION In order to achieve a safer percutaneous access to the kidney, even if not systematically, it is possible to combine the use of eco-fluoro-guided puncture with the endoscopic retrograde vision through flexible ureteroscopy. Our experience has been conducted in order to standardize the technique and highlight advantages and limitations. 
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