The EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS) awarded three prizes for clinical and research work and the best paper in literature during the concluding session of the 3rd EULIS Meeting which ended today in Alicante, Spain.
A. Rodriguez, et al from Majorca, Spain won the Basic Research Award for their work titled “Magnesium, citrate and phytate: Effect of their binary mixtures as calcium oxalate crystallization inhibitors in urine.” Their research examined the synergistic effect between magnesium and phytate on inhibiting calcium oxalate crystalisation which suggests that a “…combination of these two compounds may be highly useful” in treating stone disease.
A.Bosio et al. (Turin, Italy) collected the Clinical Research Award for theirwork on evaluating double J ureteral stent symptoms. Their presentation titled “Double J ureteral stent symptoms evaluation using a validated questionnaire (USSQ) after ureteroscopy: a prospective, single-institutional study” won the jury’s nod for its insightful findings.
J. Anudu and his team from Pforzheim, Germany bagged the Best Paper in Literature prize for their work titled “Minimal Invasive PCNL (MPCNL)- Update on efficacy and safety after 1048 consecutive patients.” Among their conclusions is the confirmation that MPCNL is a reliable and effective technique for percutaneous surgery.
All three winning works and more than 100 selected abstracts submitted to the EULIS are published in a special supplement of European Urology.