Management of stones: How did advancing technology, better evaluation and increased collaboration change our traditional approach?

Meeting of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS)

  • Location:
    Room 1 (ICM, Level 0)
  • Chair:
     K. Sarica, Istanbul (TR)
  • Aims and objectives of this session

    Contemporary management concepts of stone disease have changed significantly as a result of the enormous technological developments in the last 10-15 years. The main management concept remains bringing the patients into a completely stone-free status by using minimally invasive management alternatives. However, a well-planned treatment strategy which includes accurate imaging studies and recurrent prophylaxis based on a well-planned metabolic evaluation are also important steps to be considered for a successful and complication-free outcome.

    Moreover, close collaboration between the disciplines involved (among which the nephrologic approach to stone-forming patients is the most crucial) is essential in obtaining the desired ultimate success, particularly in recurrent and complex cases.

    Thus, in this EULIS session we will take a close look at recent developments in the field, particularly in imaging of stone disease. In addition, we will try to focus on the importance of close collaboration with other disciplines, particularly with regard to the changing concepts in both medical and surgical management of urolithiasis, from nephrologists’ as well as urologists’ perspectives.

 K. Sarica, Istanbul (TR)
Non-surgical management of stones: Neglected, underestimated but highly important!
 J. Galan Llopis, Elche (ES)
 P. Honeck, Bensheim (DE)
 S. Oehlschläger, Dresden (DE)
Recurrence metaphylaxis: Are we successful?
 M. Straub, Munich (DE)
Is any special beverage likely to matter apart from water?
 R. Siener, Bonn (DE)
Herbal medicine in the management of stones
 R.J. Unwin, London (GB)
Difficult cases in stone management: Tips and tricks from the experts
 C. Türk, Vienna (AT)
 G. Gambaro, Rome (IT)
 D.A. Georgescu, Bucharest (RO)
 S. Hayek, Cambridge (GB)
 T. Knoll, Sindelfingen (DE)
 A.Y. Muslumanoglu, Istanbul (TR)
1-2 cm medium sized lower pole stone: How I do it? Tips and tricks with video presentations
 A. Hoznek, Creteil (FR)
 I. Saltirov, Sofia (BG)
 A. Trinchieri, Lecco (IT)
Flexible URS
 O. Traxer, Paris (FR)
 S. Lahme, Pforzheim (DE)
Ultra-mini PNL
 G-H. Zeng, Guangzhou, Guangdong (CN)
 E. Montanari, Milan (IT)
Evolving modalities in imaging and evaluation of stone disease: From preoperative evaluation to decision making and follow-up
 K.H. Andreassen, Frederiksberg (DK)
 T. Bach, Hamburg (DE)
 G. Wendt-Nordahl, Sindelfingen (DE)
From plain X-ray to Micro-CT in stone disease: A critical evaluation from practical aspects
 A. Neisius, Mainz (DE)
Role of the new endoscopes in the metabolic evaluation of renal stone formers
 A. Papatsoris, Marousi - Athens (GR)
"Definition of success" after stone removal procedures: Methods for assessment and follow-up
 C.C. Seitz, Vienna (AT)
Assessment of metabolic risk index: It is more practical and reliable than ever!
 D.J. Kok, Rotterdam (NL)
Management of staghorn stones: Are endourological approaches sufficient in all cases?
 J.M. Reis Santos, Lisbon (PT)
 A. Skolarikos, Athens (GR)
 A. Szendröi, Budapest (HU)
PNL: Satisfactory results are possible in all cases!
 E. Liatsikos, Filothei, Athens (GR)
ECIRS: The best way for a completely stone free status with a smaller number of punctures
 C.M. Scoffone, Turin (IT)
Open surgery: Somehow forgotten but efficient for a better stone free status in selected cases!
 H-M. Fritsche, Regensburg (DE)
Nephro-urology ''collaboration'' panel
 P.J.S. Osther, Fredericia (DK)
 K. Sarica, Istanbul (TR)
What do the nephrologists expect from urologists
 G. Gambaro, Rome (IT)
What do the urologists expect from nephrologists
 N.N-P. Buchholz, Ilford (GB)
Announcements and final remarks
 K. Sarica, Istanbul (TR)