Antiretropulsion devices.

Published

Journal Article (Review)

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Stone migration during the treatment of ureteral stones can prove frustrating and increases both healthcare cost and patient morbidity. Antiretropulsion devices have been engineered to prevent stone migration. RECENT FINDINGS: Improvements in antiretropulsion devices allow for efficient prevention of stone migration during ureteroscopic lithotripsy with minimal adverse effects or complications. Multiple devices are now available each with advantages and disadvantages. New devices are currently engineered to prevent stone migration and maintain ureteral access. Antiretropulsion devices appear to be cost-effective to prevent stone migration during intracorporeal lithotripsy. SUMMARY: Antiretropulsion devices have been safely and effectively used during ureteroscopic procedures. These tools increase stone-free rates, decrease morbidity and new studies have demonstrated their cost-effectiveness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cabrera, FJ; Preminger, GM; Lipkin, ME

Published Date

  • March 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 173 - 178

PubMed ID

  • 24418744

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24418744

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1473-6586

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MOU.0000000000000032

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States