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Kidney Stones clinical trials at University of California Health

14 in progress, 12 open to eligible people

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  • A Comparison of Ureteroscopic Treatment of Nephrolithiasis With and Without Moses Technology

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Flexible ureteroscopy is characterized as first-line therapy for the treatment of renal stones < 2 cm in size. This involves passing a flexible endoscope into the renal pelvis through the urethra, bladder and ureter in a retrograde fashion. Holmium: YAG laser remains the preferred energy modality to subsequently break stones of this size into fragments small enough to remove or pass spontaneously through the ureter. Advances in the understanding of laser energy delivery have led to the recent commercialization of the "Moses Effect" - the creation of vapor bubbles/cavities between the laser fiber tip and the target through which laser energy can more efficiently travel. Lumenis was the first to optimize this laser phenomenon and market it as "Moses Technology" in their Lumenis Pulse P120H laser system. This system is already FDA approved through the 510K pathway and is commercially available. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential of Moses laser technology to reduce operative time compared to non-Moses settings for ureteroscopic treatment of nephrolithiasis.

    at UCSD

  • A Study of Ureteral Stent Placement After Ureteroscopy for Kidney Stones

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The rationale for this study is to determine if there is a difference in complications among patients undergoing ureteroscopy for renal stones who receive a stent compared to not receiving a stent postoperatively.

    at UC Davis UCLA UCSD

  • Accuracy of Ultrasound for Detecting Residual Fragments During RIRS

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to assess the accuracy of ultrasound and traditional fluoroscopy to find the residual fragments before retrograde intrarenal surgery is complete. This would ultimately limit the need for radiation exposure and improve the quality of clinical care given to patients and healthcare teams.

    at UCSF

  • Ambulatory Versus Inpatient Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of the study is to determine if ambulatory tubeless PCNL is safe and effective compared to inpatient PCNL with a nephrostomy tube.

    at UCSF

  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis With Routine Ureteral Stent Removal

    open to all eligible people

    This study will be a single-institutional randomized, single-blinded prospectively controlled clinical trial of a single dose of Ciprofloxicin 500mg antibiotic tablet as prophylaxis at the time of office flexible cystoscopy with ureteral stent removal. The control group will be no prophylaxis oral antibiotics.

    at UCSD

  • Break Wave(TM) Extracorporeal Lithotripter First-in-Human Study

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a prospective, open-label, multi-center, single-arm (non-randomized) study to assess the safety and effectiveness of breaking stones in the upper urinary tract using the SonoMotion Break Wave technology. Up to 30 subjects will be included. The procedure will be performed in a hospital surgical environment as an outpatient (without being admitted) or in a non-surgical environment such as a clinic or office procedure room. The procedure will be performed under varying levels of anesthesia ranging from no anesthesia to general anesthesia (fully asleep). Stones will be limited to ≤ 10 mm for lower pole stones and ≤ 20 mm everywhere else. Safety will be measured by the self-reported occurrences of adverse events, unplanned emergency department or clinic visits, and the need for further intervention. Fragmentation will be measured by self-reported stone passage and a comparison of computed tomography (CT) images before and after the procedure.

    at UCSD UCSF

  • Endourology Disease Group Excellence (EDGE) Consortium: Antibiotics (Abx) for Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Part 2

    open to all eligible people

    This study will be a multi-institutional randomized clinical trial of a short course of pre-operative antibiotic prophylaxis in addition to perioperative antibiotics prior to undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy. The select patient population will be those patients deemed to be at a moderately increased risk of postoperative infectious complications. These higher risk patients are those with indwelling urinary drainage tubes and those with a positive preoperative urine culture.

    at UCSD

  • Initial Clinical Experience With the MONARCH Platform, Urology for the Treatment of Kidney Stones

    open to eligible people ages 22 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to collect descriptive performance data using the MONARCH Platform, Urology (a novel robotic device) to perform mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (kidney stone removal) procedures. Data gathered from this study will be used to optimize the robotic platform and inform training and education material for the future users.

    at UC Irvine

  • MIP Versus PCNL for Kidney Stone Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The decision to use standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) versus mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MIP) has been a subject of much debate in the urological community. The investigators propose a randomized controlled trial to compare the operative outcomes and complications of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini-PCNL) versus standard PCNL for renal stones. The results of this study will help guide the decision making regarding these two procedures in the US population and provide further insight into the utility and safety of these procedures. A cost analysis will be performed, and it is hypothesized that the reusable components of the Storz MIP set will result in lower costs of the mini-PCNL procedure compared to standard PCNL.

    at UCSD

  • Struvite Stones Antibiotic Study

    open to eligible people ages 19 years and up

    The aim of this research is to determine an effective antibiotic regimen following definitive surgical therapy of kidney stones caused by bacterial infection (struvite stones).

    at UCSD

  • Asymptomatic Renal Calculi in Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will assess patients who have recurrent urinary tract infections and kidney stones which are not blocking the kidney or causing other problems. Currently, we don't know if taking out these stones will improve recurrent urinary tract infections or not. Patients will make a decision with their surgeon about removing or monitoring their stone(s). Whether or not their infections continue with surgery or monitoring will be noted, and this information may help to inform future treatment decisions. The purpose of this study is to assess if treatment of these asymptomatic stones affects the rate of recurrent urinary tract infections.

    at UCSD

  • Pediatric KIDney Stone (PKIDS) Care Improvement Network

    open to eligible people ages 8-21

    The goals of this study are to improve the ability of pediatric patients and their caregivers to select surgical treatment options for kidney stones and to enable urologists to use techniques that result in the best outcomes for these surgeries.

    at UCLA

  • Acoustic Enhancer Research on Laser Lithotripsy (AEROLITH)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A pivotal study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Applaud Acoustic Enhancer when used in conjunction with conventional ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy (URS-LL) in the treatment of subjects with urinary stones.

    at UC Irvine UCSD UCSF

  • Video Home Visits for Dietary Counselling

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This pilot study aims to develop a protocol for home video informed dietary counseling with the goal of reducing overall sodium consumption among kidney stone formers. To accomplish this the investigators will: 1)Assess which data available on video visits are most informative to convey patient sodium consumption, and 2) Administer virtual home visits with informed dietary counseling in our intervention arm and compare this to standard dietary counseling looking specifically at the outcome of 24-hour urine sodium excretion results over time. This study will benefit dramatically from the rapid growth of telehealth medical visits as a consequence of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, with the ultimate goal to improve and adapt patient dietary counseling for the prevention of kidney stone disease in the new and evolving era of telehealth.

    at UCSF

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