Y. Berberoglu

Haseki Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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    ABSTRACT: Introduction and objectives: To compare the outcomes of these minimally invasive procedures in this patient population. Patients and methods: The database of our institution has been retrospectively reviewed, and medical records of urolithiasis patients with a solitary kidney who underwent flexible ureteroscopy (F-URS) or extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) between January 2009 and December 2012 were examined. Retreatment rates, complications, changes in estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs), chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages, and stone-free rates were compared between the two groups. Results: Stones of 48 patients (mean age: 48.8±15.4, range: 14-76) with solitary kidneys were treated with SWL (n=30, 62.5%) or F-URS (n=18, 37.5%). Patient demographics and stone related parameters were similar. The most common stone location was the pelvis in the SWL group (36.6%), whereas it was the pelvis and a calix in the F-URS group (38.8%). Complications and success rates were similar in both groups, however, patients in the SWL group needed more sessions to achieve stone clearance (2.2±0.89 vs 1.06±0.24, p=0.0001). Preoperative and postoperative eGFR and CKD stage changes were also similar. Conclusion: Both SWL and F-URS are effective and safe techniques, which can be used for the treatment of stones in patients with solitary kidneys. However, patients treated with SWL need more sessions to achieve stone clearance.
    Journal of Endourology 04/2015; 29(4):463-467. DOI:10.1089/end.2014.0613 · 1.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the impact of preoperative radiological and postoperative pathological findings on survival of patients after radical nephrectomy because of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We performed 159 consecutive radical nephrectomy between December 2007 and January 2014. We evaluated age, gender, complaints, operation time, comorbidity, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance graphy (MRG) results. Size of the mass, lymph node involvement, renal vein invasion, and presence of metastases were investigated. During histopathological examination, especially, pathological diagnosis, subtypes of RCC, lymph node involvement, lymphovascular, perineural invasion, and capsular, renal pelvis invasion, and renal vein involvement were sought. Follow-up periods of the patients were determined based on dates of death of the patients, and the study period. RCC was seen in 124 (78%) of patients. Mean estimated suvival of RCC patients was 60 months and 5 year survival was 64%. Tumor size greater than 6.5 cm, lymph node involvement (p=0.006) and metastasis in radiological results (p<0.001), lymphovascular invasion (p=0.015) and stage of disease (p<0.001) found to be significantly affecting the survival. Lymph node involvement in radiological results (p=0.0089; HR: 4.6; CI 95%: 1.4753-14.3523) and stage of the disease (p= 0.0129; HR: 1.6; CI 95%: 1.1087-2.3461) were affecting the survival independently. We found radiological lymph node involvement and stage of the disease as independent factors affecting the survival of RCC patients after radical nephrectomy.
    Turk Uroloji Dergisi 03/2015; 41(1):1-6. DOI:10.5152/tud.2015.78800

  • European Urology Supplements 11/2014; 13(7):e1515-e1515a. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(14)61716-4 · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To evaluate the outcomes of kidney stone treatment using flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS) among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients and methods: Data of patients who underwent f-URS between January 2009 and December 2012 were collected. Patients were staged according to estimated glomerular filtration rate. Patients with stage ≥ 3 were accepted as having CKD (study group). These patients were matched with a group of patients without CKD (control group). Operative characteristics, complication rates, and third-month success rates were compared. Results: Overall, 339 patients underwent f-URS and 62 (18.28%) had CKD. Control group constituted of 87 patients. Having a solitary kidney (17.4% vs 3.5%; P = .003) and history of stone intervention (51.6% vs 23%; P = .001) were more common in the CKD group. Similarly, access sheath was more commonly used among patients with CKD (87.1% vs 70.22%; P = .015). Both perioperative (19.35% vs 19.54; P = .372) and postoperative (22.6% vs 16.1%; P = .214) complication rates were similar in patients with and without CKD. Hospitalization time was 25.70 ± 25.62 and 24.5 ± 25 hours (P = .871) for patients with and without CKD, respectively. Although mean third postoperative estimated glomerular filtration rate of patients with CKD did not change significantly (48.16 ± 8.72 vs 49.08 ± 9.26; P = .431), CKD stage of 13 patients shifted from 3 to 2. At the third postoperative month, stone free rate in patients with and without CKD was 87.1% vs 86.2% (P = .875). Conclusion: f-URS is a safe and effective procedure in patients with CKD and it is associated with improved overall kidney function.
    Urology 10/2014; 84(6). DOI:10.1016/j.urology.2014.07.038 · 2.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The characteristics of clinically insignificant residual fragments (CIRFs) are well described after percutaneous nephrolithonomy (PCNL) and shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). In follow-up procedures, CIRFs are associated with obstruction, infectious conditions, and recurrent stone development. In this study, we aim to determine the medium-term outcomes of CIRF. Between May 2009 and January 2013, 384 patients underwent flexible ureterorenoscopy (F-URS). In 44 patients, CIRFs were diagnosed with abdominal CT between 3 weeks and 3 months after the operation. Periodic follow-up, including clinical examination, serum biochemistry, urine culture, and radiological imaging, was performed for all patients. Also, 24 h urine analysis and stone composition were evaluated. Asymptomatic patients with stable stone sizes or patients with spontaneous clearance were classified in group 1 and patients with increasing stone sizes or those who became symptomatic were classified in group 2. The variables affecting stone recurrence between the two groups were compared. A total of 15 patients showed symptoms and/or stone development in the median 30.5 ± 8.809 months follow-up period. Additional treatment modalities-including F-URS in five patients, URS in three patients, SWL in two patients, and PCNL in one patient-were performed in 11 patients. The pre-operative stone burden and the number of patients with metabolic abnormalities were significantly higher in group 2 than in group 1. Medium-term follow-up of CIRF after F-URS demonstrated that recurrence is common within 2 years. The presence of a pre-operative high stone burden and metabolic abnormalities in 24 h urine analysis were predictive factors for stone recurrence.
    Urolithiasis 08/2014; 42(6). DOI:10.1007/s00240-014-0691-y · 1.00 Impact Factor

  • The Journal of Urology 04/2013; 189(4):e746. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2013.02.2177 · 4.47 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: During PNL procedures, stone clearance can be achieved by single access or multiple accesses for same stone size and configuration. At this point, we believed that pelvicaliceal system type may play a significant role on stone clearance. In our study, we aimed to investigate the effect of pelvicaliceal system type on PNL outcomes. Methods: A total of 498 patients who had preoperative intravenous urography were enrolled in our study. PCSs of the patients were classified as A1, A2, B1, and B2 according to Sampaio system after evaluation of IVU images. The exclusion criteria were unclassified pelvicaliceal system due to the presence of exaggerated renal hydronephrosis, IVUs with poor quality, radiolucent renal stones, and absence of CT or IVU in postoperative period. Results: There was no clinically significant difference for patient gender, history of open surgery, and history of previous SWL. Success rates of PNL were 79.5, 82.0, 74.3, and 80.3 % in Sampaio type A1, A2, B1, and B2 PCS, respectively (p 0.61). Multiple accesses were required for 35 (18.8 %), 14 (17.9 %), 55 (30.1 %), and 6 (11.8 %) patients according to Sampaio classification type A1, A2, B1, and B2, respectively (p 0.008). There was no clinically significant difference for stone size, stone configuration (simple or complex), and complications. Conclusion: Sampaio type B1 PCSs require increased number of access for achieving stone clearance. Therefore, surgeons should be aware and also inform patients that treatment of patients with Sampaio type B1 PCS may need high number of access during PNL procedure.
    World Journal of Urology 07/2012; 31(5). DOI:10.1007/s00345-012-0907-0 · 2.67 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Purpose: To compare sulbactam-ampicillin and cefuroxime antibiotics for prophylaxis of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and to find out the optimal regimen for antibiotic maintenance to prevent systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Patients and Methods: Between February 2010 and March 2011, a total of 198 patients in whom PCNL was performed were prospectively randomized into two main groups regarding the type of prophylactic antibiotic (group1: sulbactam-ampicillin, group 2: cefuroxime). Each group was further randomized according to duration of antibiotic maintenance (a: single dose prophylaxis, b: additional dose 12 hours after prophylaxis, c: beginning with prophylactic dose until the nephrostomy tube removal). Seven patients in whom purulent urine was obtained through the access needle were excluded from the study. Groups were compared in terms of stone- and operation-related factors as well as preoperative urine cultures, access cultures, stone cultures, postoperative urine cultures, and presence of SIRS. Results: A total of 191 patients (group 1: 95, group 2: 96) were evaluated. Mean patient age, body mass index, stone size, and perioperative outcomes were similar. Positive culture rates did not differ between groups. SIRS was observed in 13 (43.3%) patients in group 1 and 17 patients (56.7%) in group 2 (P=0.44). The relation between duration of antibiotic maintenance and SIRS development was not different in each group (P=0.95 for group 1, P: 0.39 for group 2). Urosepsis was observed in two patients, and one patient died because of septic shock. Conclusions: Sulbactam-ampicillin and cefuroxime antibiotics can be used safely for prophylaxis of PCNL. Single dose administration is sufficient.
    Journal of endourology / Endourological Society 05/2012; 26(11). DOI:10.1089/end.2012.0242 · 1.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: There are few studies of the long-term outcome of percutaneous nephrolithotomy for staghorn calculi. We report the long-term outcome of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in patients with staghorn calculi. A total of 265 study patients (272 renal units) were followed in the long term for greater than 12 months. The estimated glomerular filtration rate was calculated using the 4-variable modification of diet in renal disease equation. Cases were staged for chronic kidney disease by National Kidney Foundation guidelines. The impact of patient and procedure related factors on renal function as well as stone recurrence was analyzed retrospectively. At a mean ± SD followup of 37.3 ± 25.4 months the chronic kidney disease stage classification was maintained in 177 patients (66.8%) while the classification of 34 (12.8%) and 54 (20.4%) had improved and deteriorated, respectively. Multivariate analysis revealed that an immediate postoperative change in the estimated glomerular filtration rate was the only factor predicting a change in renal function in the long term. Stones recurred in 73 of the 234 kidneys (31.2%) that were stone free 3 months after percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Stone size increased in 24 of the 38 kidneys (63.2%) with residual stones after intervention. Recurrent urinary infections during followup and diabetes were associated with stone recurrence and residual stone enlargement. In almost 80% of patients with staghorn stones renal function was improved or maintained after percutaneous nephrolithotomy, as documented during long-term followup. Stones recurred in a third of the patients with staghorn calculi.
    The Journal of urology 03/2012; 187(5):1656-61. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2011.12.061 · 4.47 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We evaluated the long-term outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in patients with chronic kidney disease. Data on 1,904 patients who underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy between 2002 and 2011 were retrospectively collected. The estimated glomerular filtration rate for each patient was retrospectively calculated using a 4-variable modification of diet in renal disease equation. Patients were staged for chronic kidney disease by National Kidney Foundation guidelines. A total of 242 patients (12.7%) had a preoperative glomerular filtration rate of less than 60 ml per minute/1.73 m(2). Those monitored a minimum of 1 year were included in analysis. The study included 177 patients with a mean ± SD age of 54.3 ± 12.1 years. Perioperative and postoperative complications were noted in 15.2% of patients. At a mean followup of 43.4 ± 22.7 months renal function in 29.4% of patients had improved but it remained the same or deteriorated in 54.2% and 16.4%, respectively. On multivariate regression analysis diabetes and preoperative or postoperative complications predicted renal function. The stone-free rate 3 months postoperatively was 80.2% (142 of 177 cases). Stones recurred during long-term followup in 36 of these patients (25.3%). Spontaneous stone passage was detected in 12 of the 35 patients (34.2%) with residual stones but 8 (22.8%) with residual stones experienced an increase in stone size. At long-term followup renal function was maintained or improved in greater than 80% of patients with chronic kidney disease who underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Stones recurred or residual stones grew in approximately 25% of these patients.
    The Journal of urology 11/2011; 187(1):173-7. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2011.09.038 · 4.47 Impact Factor

  • European Urology Supplements 10/2011; 10(9):590-590. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(11)61501-7 · 3.37 Impact Factor
  • M. Seyrek · M. Binbay · E. Yuruk · T. Akman · R. Aslan · O. Yazici · Y. Berberoglu · A. Y. Muslumanoglu ·

    European Urology Supplements 10/2011; 10(9):592-592. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(11)61508-X · 3.37 Impact Factor

  • European Urology Supplements 03/2011; 10(2):133-133. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(11)60366-7 · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the outcomes, complications, and early and late postoperative kidney function of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in patients with solitary kidneys. Between 2002 and 2009, 47 patients with a solitary kidney (congenital in 10 patients, 21.3%; contralateral nephrectomy in 22 patients, 46.8%; and nonfunctional kidney in 15 patients, 31.9%) underwent PCNL. Serum creatinine was measured preoperatively, on postoperative day 1, and at each follow-up visit at regular intervals. The 4-variable modification of diet in renal disease equation was used to calculate the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The 5-stage classification of chronic kidney disease (CKD) was used according to the National Kidney Foundation published guidelines. Of 47 patients, 44 were followed least 6 months, whereas 3 patients were lost to follow-up. Success was achieved in 84.5% (40/47) of patients after 1 session of PCNL. Complex stones were detected in 32 (68.1%) patients. Among all patients, 23.4% (n = 11) of them required multiple accesses. Complications developed in 5 (10.6%) patients. At a mean follow-up time of 18.7 ± 11.8 (6-60) months, the overall success rate improved to 97.7% after auxiliary treatments. eGFR was 76.4 ± 27.1, 73.4 ± 26.1, and 83.5 ± 29.4 per 1.73 m(2) during preoperative period, immediate postoperative period, and at the last follow-up visit (>6 months), respectively (P < .001). According to CKD classification, kidney function was stable, improved and worse in 63.6% (n = 28), 29.5% (n = 13), and 6.8% (n = 3) of patients, respectively, compared with preoperative levels. PCNL is safe and has an acceptably low complication rate in patients with solitary kidneys. At long-term follow-up, renal function had stabilized or improved in more than 90% of patients with a solitary kidney after PCNL.
    Urology 02/2011; 78(2):272-6. DOI:10.1016/j.urology.2010.12.029 · 2.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We aimed to compare the outcomes of patients who were treated using digital and fiberoptic flexible ureterorenoscopy (urs) for kidney stones. Between September 2008 and December 2009, a total of 76 patients who were treated with either a conventional fiberoptic flexible ureterorenoscope (FFU) (n = 34) or digital flexible ureterorenoscope (DFU) (n = 42) were compared. All procedures were performed by the same surgeon. Preoperative, operative, and postoperative data were retrospectively analyzed. The mean stone size was 95.2 ± 61.3 mm(2) in the FFU group while it was 93.5 ± 57.1 mm(2) in DFU group (P > 0.05). The initial assessment of the entire pyelocaliceal system was possible in 33 of 34 (97%) cases in the FFU group and in 38 of 42 cases (90.4%) in the DFU group (P > 0.05). The mean operative time was significantly longer in the FFU group (54.4 ± 14.8 minutes vs 44.8 ± 17.9 minutes, P = 0.001). Flexible URS time was 46.5 ± 13.4 minutes in the FFU group while it was 38.3 ± 17.4 minutes in the DFU group (P = 0.001). Mean fragmented stone size per minute was 2.43 ± 0.81 mm(2)/min in the DFU group and 1.96 ± 0.80 mm(2)/min in the FFU group; this was statistically significant (P = 0.01). The overall stone-free rate 1 month after the procedure was 88.2% in the FFU group and 85.7% in the DFU group (P > 0.05). The average number of uses for FFU and DFU before repair necessity was 17 and 21, respectively. Although the DFU have more limited maneuverability, comparable success rates can be achieved with both conventional and digital instruments. On the other hand, the DFU significantly reduced the operative time compared with the conventional one.
    Journal of endourology / Endourological Society 11/2010; 24(12):1929-34. DOI:10.1089/end.2010.0211 · 1.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the effects of kidney stones and patient-related parameters on the length of hospitalization (LOH), which is one important factor affecting the cost effectiveness of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). Recently, increases in healthcare costs have highlighted the importance of evaluating the cost effectiveness of a treatment as much as its efficacy. During an 8-year period, the records of 1669 patients with renal calculi who underwent PCNL were reviewed retrospectively. Eleven patients with urosepsis were excluded from the present study. A total of 1658 patients were categorized into 2 groups (group 1 = ≤2 days; group 2 = >2 days) according to the median LOH (median = 2 days). Multivariate binary logistic regression analysis was used to detect the effects of independent variables, including the patient age, gender, body mass index, history of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy or open surgery, stone size and opacity, presence of hydronephrosis, and localization and number of accesses, on the LOH after PNL. Overall success was achieved in 86.2% of cases after one session of PCNL. The mean length of hospitalization was 2.89 ± 1.66 days (range, 1-21). According to the outcome of the multivariate analysis, diabetes (P = .0001, OR = 1.67), impaired kidney function (P = .03, OR = 1.64), stone size (P = .031, OR = 1.31), number of accesses (P = .001, OR = 1.59), intercostal access (P = .001, OR = 1.79), and tubeless procedure (P = .0001, OR = 0.23) were variables influencing LOH. The presence of diabetes, a large stone burden, intercostals access, multiple accesses, and impaired kidney function prolong the LOH after PCNL. The use of the tubeless procedure was able to diminish the LOH.
    Urology 10/2010; 77(2):299-304. DOI:10.1016/j.urology.2010.06.060 · 2.19 Impact Factor

  • European Urology Supplements 09/2010; 9(6):543-543. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(10)61237-7 · 3.37 Impact Factor

  • European Urology Supplements 09/2010; 9(6):543-543. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(10)61238-9 · 3.37 Impact Factor

  • European Urology Supplements 09/2010; 9(6):543-543. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(10)61239-0 · 3.37 Impact Factor
  • T. Akman · M. Binbay · Y. Berberoglu · M. Baykal · C. Kezer · A. Y. Muslumanoglu ·

    European Urology Supplements 09/2010; 9(6):542-543. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(10)61236-5 · 3.37 Impact Factor