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Mini PCNL versus standard PCNL: Jury is still out

EULIS15: Mini PCNL versus standard PCNL: Jury is still out

Modern technology in stone treatment may provide benefits but the perceived advantages such as in minimally invasive removal techniques require strong evidence in order to minimise complications whilst optimising their effectiveness. At the 3rd Meeting of the EAU Section of...
Higher stone risk in metabolic syndrome patients

EULIS15: Higher stone risk in metabolic syndrome patients

Patients who are overweight, diabetic or have other metabolic syndrome problems face a higher risk of forming kidney stones, according to experts gathered in Alicante, Spain, for the 3rd Meeting of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS). From an overview...
Stone disease and patient compliance

EULIS15: Stone disease and patient compliance

Patients who do not have the symptoms or burden of stone disease are less likely to comply with a planned treatment making it more difficult to prevent disease recurrence or achieve cure. “A stone patient’s compliance with treatment (mostly...
Comparing the pros and cons of PCNL techniques

EULIS15: Comparing the pros and cons of PCNL techniques

Stone specialists today have a range of techniques using percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in managing challenging cases. However, with the introduction of various procedures, tools and the many ways stone fragments are extracted, deciding on the best strategy and approach...
Collaboration is crucial in stone management

EULIS15: Collaboration is crucial in stone management

Boosting collaborative work and bringing the latest updates in stone management will top the agenda of the 3rd EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS) Meeting to be held in Alicante, Spain, from September 10 to 12. “For the first time...