Endourology Sound Bites #3: Guido Giusti, MD: Supine PCNL - Why I Like It and How I Do It

Endourological Society December 2018
Episode 3 of Endourology SoundBites Podcast Series features a lecture from Guido Giusti, MD titled Supine PCNL - why I Like It and How I Do It. Traditionally, PCNL has been carried out in prone position. After its introduction in 1987 by Dr. Valdivia in Spain, supine position gained popularity in Latin Europe due to the significant advantages related to it. Both positioning of the patient and anesthesiology management is facilitated. Most importantly, combination with simultaneous retrograde URS is eased so that most of the calices can be usually reached through a single access. Of note, stone free and complications rates are similar with both position. So free your mind and embrace this easier way to perform PCNL.

Endourology Sound Bites #2: Biopsy and the "small renal mass": Not a dilemma but rather a debacle

Dr. Matlaga December 2018
Endourology Sound Bites Podcast Series - Episode 2: Biopsy and the "small renal mass": Not a dilemma but rather a debacle. In this podcast Jaime Landman - Professor of Urology and Radiology & Chairman of the Department of Urology at University of California, Irvine reviews contemporary small renal mass biopsy. A historical perspective on the problem will help to highlight how our current standard of care has taken us far from the realities of contemporary oncologic treatment as manifested by all other surgical disciplines. Renal cortical neoplasm biopsy data will be provided and framed in the perspective of biopsies in other surgical disciplines and in other organ systems to demonstrate how the urological perspective differs from the standard in other fields without a biological rationale. Additionally, novel in office ultrasound guided biopsy technique and results will be reviewed.

Endourology Sound Bites #1: Medical Management of Kidney Stones

Dr. Matlaga December 2018
Kidney stones affects nearly 1 in 11 individuals at some point in their lives, and for many the experience repeats itself. It is desirable to initiate a medical prophylactic program to reduce the likelihood of recurrent kidney stones in high risk individuals. A simple screening evaluation can identify those individuals likely to experience recurrent kidney stones who would benefit from more extensive testing and initiation of preventative measures. In this podcast Margaret S. Pearle, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, describes the components of a screening evaluation as well as more detailed metabolic testing. Based on this evaluation, recommendations for stone prevention in the form of dietary modification and pharmacotherapy are offered. Finally, the importance of careful radiographic and biochemical follow-up of patients on medical therapy is underscored and specified. This podcast is sponsored by Richard Wolf Medical Instruments - dedicated to improving patient outcomes through innovation in endoscopy.