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Complications in percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
OBJECTIVE This review focuses on a step-by-step approach to percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) and its complications and management. METHODS Based on institutional and personal experience withExpand
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980-nm Diode laser: a novel laser technology for vaporization of the prostate.
OBJECTIVE The wavelength 980 nm of a recently introduced diode laser system for treatment of benign prostatic enlargement offers a high simultaneous absorption in water and haemoglobin, and isExpand
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Cystinuria in childhood and adolescence: recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up
Cystinuria, an autosomal-recessive disorder of a renal tubular amino acid transporter, is the cause of about 10% of all kidney stones observed in children. Different genetic characteristics are notExpand
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Do patients benefit from miniaturized tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy? A comparative prospective study.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A benefit of miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL) compared with conventional percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has not been demonstrated as yet. Thus, the aim ofExpand
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Percutaneous nephrolithotomy with ultrasonography‐guided renal access: experience from over 300 cases
To report our experience with over 300 patients treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL), for although PNL was established as a treatment in the 1970s, its use diminished with the introductionExpand
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5-year-follow-up of patients with clinically insignificant residual fragments after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.
OBJECTIVES After SWL treatment, many patients have residual fragments in the kidney or ureter. Fragments </=4mm have high probability to pass spontaneously and are normally not further treated. TheExpand
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Validation of computer‐based training in ureterorenoscopy
To evaluate the outcome of training both urological novices and experts, using the recently developed UroMentor (Simbionix Ltd, Israel) trainer, that provides a realistic simulation of rigid andExpand
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Can pre-operative contrast-enhanced dynamic MR imaging for prostate cancer predict microvessel density in prostatectomy specimens?
The aim of this study was to correlate quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE MRI) parameters with microvessel density (MVD) in prostate carcinoma. Twenty-eight patients with biopsy-provenExpand
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Impact of lymph node dissection on cancer specific survival in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma treated with radical nephroureterectomy.
PURPOSE We examined the impact of lymphadenectomy on the clinical outcomes of patients with upper tract urothelial cancer treated with radical nephroureterectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data wereExpand
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Low-power holmium:YAG laser urethrotomy for treatment of urethral strictures: functional outcome and quality of life.
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of endourethrotomy with the holmium:YAG laser as a minimally invasive treatment for urethral stricture. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2002 and January 2004,Expand
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