MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Urologists at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital are among the first to implement intrarenal pressure monitoring technology to reduce the risk of infection during the surgical treatment of kidney stones. The LithoVue Elite Single-Use Digital Flexible Ureteroscope System is FDA approved and offered in a limited market release.
“Sepsis is one of the biggest risks when treating kidney stones,” Chad Morley, M.D., WVU Medicine urologist, said. “Research is showing that one of the leading factors for sepsis is increased pressure in the kidney during the operation. Previously, there wasn’t a way to measure that when you were treating kidney stones, but this new scope allows us to monitor real-time pressures while you are operating.”