John D. Denstedt

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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 prospective randomized, multicenter clinical trial was performed comparing shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous stone removal for symptomatic lower pole only renal calculi 30 mm.(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the effectiveness and safety of holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for managing upper urinary tract calculi in a prospective cohort of 598 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ureteroscopic holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy was performed in 598 patients between 1993 and 1999. Calculi were located in the distal ureter in 39.6% of cases, mid ureter in(More)
PURPOSE To assess the current indications for ureteroscopy (URS) treatment, outcome in terms of stone-free rate, and intra- and postoperative complications using the modified Clavien grading system. PATIENTS AND METHODS The Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society collected prospective data as part of the URS Global Study for consecutive(More)
PURPOSE Percutaneous treatment of patients with calculi in a horseshoe kidney can be challenging due to the altered anatomical relationship in the retroperitoneum. Therefore, we performed a multi-institutional review to assess the safety and efficacy of this minimally invasive technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 37 patients identified with calculi in a(More)
OBJECTIVES To present in a retrospective report a contemporary series of patients aged 14 years and younger who were treated for stones with ureteroscopy at our institution from 1991 to 2002. With the improvement and miniaturization of ureteroscopes and ancillary instruments, the endoscopic treatment of renal and ureteral calculi in children has become more(More)
The results of the numerous trials evaluating stenting after uncomplicated ureteroscopy suggest that the routine placement of a stent is no longer necessary. Patients with stents seem to have significantly more pain and irritative voiding symptoms. In addition, the routine placement of a stent significantly adds to the overall cost of the procedure. There(More)
The holmium laser is a relatively new multipurpose medical laser that recently became available for use in urology. There has been considerable interest in this device, as it seems to combine the cutting properties of the carbon dioxide laser with the coagulating properties of the neodymium:YAG laser, making it particularly appealing for many surgical(More)
PURPOSE Surgical education is changing rapidly as several factors including budget constraints and medicolegal concerns limit opportunities for urological trainees. New methods of skills training such as low fidelity bench trainers and virtual reality simulators offer new avenues for surgical education. In addition, surgical simulation has the potential to(More)
The management of ureteral stones has undergone revolutionary changes in the past 15 years. The parallel advances in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous and retrograde endoscopic access to the collecting system, and intracorporeal lithotripsy devices almost completely have supplanted the need for a traditional ureterolithotomy. The merits of(More)
PURPOSE The need to develop new methods of surgical training combined with advances in computing has led to the development of sophisticated virtual reality surgical simulators. The PERC Mentortrade mark is designed to train the user in percutaneous renal collecting system access puncture. We evaluated and established face, content and construct validation(More)