Focused Issue on Minimally Invasive Treatments for Kidney Stones

Posted On 2019-06-24 14:35:17



This focused issue on “Minimally Invasive Treatments for Kidney Stones” is edited by Dr. Bhaskar Somani, Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, Hampshire, UK.

Dr. Somani is the clinical lead for the endourology unit, with responsibility for running the stone clinics, operating lists, multidisciplinary team (MDT) and lithotripsy (using ultrasound waves to break down kidney stones) services (SWL). He is a high volume surgeon and performs more than 200 ureteric or renal endoscopic procedures per year, specializing in paediatric stone surgery. His main interests are in stone disease, benign prostate disorders, urinary tract infections, haematuria (blood in urine) and general urology.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Optimisation of SWL: How to get the best results
    Joe Philip, Department of Urology, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
  2. Outcome of flexible ureteroscopy and laser stone fragmentation for paediatric renal stones: A systematic review of the literature
    Adele Barr, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, UK
  3. Ureteroscopy in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI): Outcomes from a spinal injuries unit and a review of literature
    Sarah Prattley, University Hospital Southampton, NHS Trust, UK
  4. Handling and protecting your flexible ureteroscope: How to maximise scope usage
    Shalom J Srirangam, Department of Urology, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, Blackburn, UK
  5. The future of laser lithotripsy - reality and expectations
    Peter Kronenberg, Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca, Amadora, Portugal
  6. Reusable flexible ureterorenoscopes are more cost-effective than single-use scopes: results from a systematic review
    Michele Talso, Department of Urology, ASST Vimercate Hospital, Monza Brianza, Italy
  7. Supine Pcnl: tips and tricks
    Silvia Proietti, Department of Urology, San Raffaele Hospital, Ville Turro Division, Milan, Italy
  8. Characteristics of current single-use flexible ureteroscopes: A comparative analysis
    Laurian Dragos, Department of Urology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babeş Timişoara, Timişoara, Romania
  9. Latest advancement in ureteral stent technology
    Ali Mosayyebi, Bioengineering Science Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  10. A review of tips and tricks of flexible ureteroscopy: experience from PETRA research consortium
    Bhaskar Somani, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
  11. Role of laparoscopy and robotic surgery in kidney stone disease
    Bhavan Rai, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, UK
  12. Method of alkalization and monitoring of urinary pH for prevention of recurrent uric acid urolithiasis: a systematic review
    Guido Kamphuis, Department of Urology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands