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ERUS15: Junior ERUS – Young Academic Urologists Meeting

The first day of the three-day meeting of the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) gave special attention to the needs of young urologists. This included opportunities for hands-on training and ESU courses, but is exemplified by the special scientific...

Accepting donor kidneys with stones remains a thorny issue

The decision to accept potential kidney donors with stone disease or a history of stone problems remains a difficult issue for urologists and the challenge involves not only a comprehensive check on both the donor and kidney recipient’s health...
EULIS15 awards

EULIS15 awards best research and clinical work

The EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS) awarded three prizes for clinical and research work and the best paper in literature during the concluding session of the 3rd EULIS Meeting which ended today in Alicante, Spain. A. Rodriguez, et al...
Diet, exercise play a role in reducing stone formation risks

Diet, exercise play a role in reducing stone formation risks

Overweight, obesity, poor diet and the lack of physical exercise may play a role in increasing the risks for stone formation and experts say that there are links between good lifestyle habits and kidney stone disease. “Balanced diet, appropriate...
Mini PCNL versus standard PCNL: jury is still out

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...
Higher stone risk in metabolic syndrome patients

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...
EULIS: Stone disease and patient compliance

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...

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...