Patients with primary hyperoxaluria type 3 carry a lifelong burden caused by kidney stones, according to a study, noting the importance of urinary calcium oxalate supersaturation reduction to decrease event frequency as well as surgical intervention.
In patients undergoing ureteroscopy for urinary stones, pain intensity lessened but interference appears to persist, reports a study. Symptom intensity is associated with several patient factors, such as age and depression, rather than surgical factors.
Pathological response at cystectomy may improve with maximal resection in patients undergoing transurethral resection for muscle-invasive bladder cancer prior to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to a study.
Maximal endoscopic ablation prior to treatment with reverse thermal polymer gel of mitomycin C (UGN-101) treatment appears to lead to fewer patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma at first endoscopy and fewer adverse events (AEs) when compared with primary chemoablative therapy, suggests a recent study.
Multiple problems can occur with flexible ureteroscopes—used to diagnose and treat a range of conditions in the urinary tract—and these problems are often related to surgeon error or inadequate maintenance, as reported in a study.