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Treating stones in India is a challenge, and it needs to be done on war footing with careful planning and accurate precision.  Solitary Functioning Kidney : Can we predict the number of punctures?  Can we predict the number of stages?  Can we predict the clearance? YES WE CAN.    Do you want to listen to the original basic research done at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH)?  MPUH will be hosting a three-day programme titled ‘Optimizing Stone Treatment (Hands-on)’ during 1-3 April, 2011.


Stone management is full of controversies right from selecting investigation modality to treatment options & follow-up.  The matter becomes still complicated with additions of newer investigations, instruments and energy sources.  Basically most of them are neglected or diagnosed late.  Very often they complicate other health problems like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, pregnancy, neurological diseases, CRF, Bleeding Diathesis, etc.  This increases complication or failure to clear all stones.  Though PCNL, URS and ESWL are still indicated, their applications have been modified.  It requires special attention thus optimizing stone treatment.


Newer developments in imaging, endoscope, energy sources, rigid & flexible ureteroscope have made the management of stone disease very interesting.  What is needed is the training to strike the correct balance.  The programme will be attended by Urologists from all over the country and abroad.


The programme will cover all aspects of stone treatment, live surgery, case discussions, panel discussions and hands-on.  The faculty includes Dr. Luc Valiquette, Secretary General, Societe Internationale d’Urologie,  Canada; Drs. Mahesh Desai, Course Director; SV Kandasami, SK Singh, Mallikarjuna C, Anil Bradoo, Abhay Khandekar, Janak Desai, Shailesh Shah and Shrenik Shah.


posted by: P A Joseph

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