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2020 Mar 16

Urol J



Comparison of Hemodynamic Stability and Pain Control in Lateral and Prone Positions in Patients undergoing Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy; a Randomized Controlled Trial Study.


Roodneshin F, Poor Zamany Nejat Kermany M, Rostami P, Ahmadzadeh N, Gharaei B, Kamranmanesh M R
Urol J. 2020 Mar 16; 17(2):124-128.
PMID: 31788775.


Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the preferred surgical treatment in many cases of kidney stones which is performed in different positions such as prone, lateral, and supine. This study was designed to evaluate whether patient position (lateral vs. prone) has effect on the need for analgesia and onset of pain after surgery.