new technologies

New therapy for prostate cancer treatment – Tookad therapy

World J Urol. 2015 Jul;33(7):937-44. Azoouzi AR, Lebdai S, Benzaghou F, Stief C. Vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy with TOOKAD® Soluble in localized prostate cancer: standardization of the procedure. Azzuzi AR, Lebdal S, Benzaghou F, Steif C.

Propulsion of Kidney Stones by Ultrasound

 It is known that ultrasound can be a useful tool in renal tract calculi evaluation. However, besides diagnostic, ultrasound may have an additional role as shown in publications from 2013: reallocating calcui inside the collecting renal system.

Modified Double J stent for symptom relief: a prospective study

Double J catheter is associated with a series of symptoms that include urgency, frequency, dysuria, incontinence, hematuria, incomplete bladder emptying, and lumbar pain. Most of these symptoms are thought to be secondary to the vesical tip of the catheter.

UroLift system for relief of prostate obstruction under local anesthesia

TURP is considered the gold standard of BPH treatment; however it is related to a 20% morbidity rate (3% of incontinence, 7% stenosis and 65% ejaculatory dysfunction).

Hemostatic Plug: Novel Technique for Closure of Percutaneous Nephrostomy Tract

Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL) is a standard treatment for large renal calculi. Its technique is well establshed; however, there is a lack of consensus regarding leaving a nephrostomy tube (NT).