Peter Alken, MD
Professor of Urology
Department of Urology, Universitätsklinik Mannheim
Ruprecht- Karls-Universität Heidelberg
68135 Mannheim, Germany

Eker HE et al, 2012: IV paracetamol effect on propofol-ketamine consumption in paediatric patients undergoing ESWL

Eker HE, Cok OY, Ergenoğlu P, Ariboğan A, Arslan G
Department of Anaesthesiology, Baskent University, Dadaloğlu Mah, 39 sok, No: 36, 01250, Yüreğir/Adana, Turkey

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Peter Alken
Good abstract, good message, good paper. Peter Alken
lundi 9 avril 2012 06:35
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Sorensen MD et al, 2012: Quantitative Assessment of Shockwave Lithotripsy Accuracy and the Effect of Respiratory Motion

Sorensen MD, Bailey MR, Shah AR, Hsi RS, Paun M, Harper JD
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine , Seattle, Washington

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A nice paper adds some precision to a well-known problem. "To our knowledge, this is the first study to quantify accurate shockwav... Lire la suite
mardi 3 avril 2012 06:23
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Zekey F et al, 2012: Evaluation of the Impact of Shock Wave Lithotripsy on Kidneys Using a New Marker: How Do Neutrophil Gelatinese-associated Lypocalin Values Change After Shock Wave Lithotripsy?

Zekey F, Senkul T, Ates F, Soydan H, Yilmaz O, Baykal K
Department of Urology, GATA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Peter Alken
An unusual paper: "All patients had a single stone in the kidney with an average size of 9.25 mm (range 5-15). SWL treatment was a... Lire la suite
jeudi 29 mars 2012 08:53
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Tiselius HG, 2012: Urinary tract stone disease: Are all problems solved?

Tiselius HG
Division of Urology, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm , Sweden

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Peter Alken
"... or carelessly neglected" could be added. Tiselius knows. Peter Alken... Lire la suite
lundi 26 mars 2012 08:24
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Younesi Rostami M et al, 2012: Treatment of Kidney Stones Using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) and Double-J Stent in Infants

Younesi Rostami M, Taghipour-Gorgikolai M, Sharifian R
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari 4813894393, Iran

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Peter Alken
A 100% stone free rate! The authors do not indicate why they used a Double-J Stent in stones > 1,3 cm. This paper can be compared... Lire la suite
lundi 19 mars 2012 08:19
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Chongruksut W et al, 2012: Predictors for kidney stones recurrence following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Chongruksut W, Lojanapiwat B, Tawichasri C, Paichitvichean S, Euathrongchit J, Ayudhya VC, Patumanond J
Clinical Epidemiology & Medical Statistics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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The authors cannot exclude a selection bias: "The present study is a retrospective study, which may have loss of plain KUB records... Lire la suite
jeudi 15 mars 2012 08:11
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Göktaş C et al, 2012: The effect of citrate replacement in hypocitraturic cases on the results of SWL: a preliminary prospective randomized study

Göktaş C, Horuz R, Akça O, Cetinel CA, Cangüven O, Kafkaslı A, Albayrak S, Sarıca K
Kartal Training Hospital, Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey

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Peter Alken
The total duration of the citrate replacement is not given. The stone fragments were analysed but the stone analysis is lacking. T... Lire la suite
vendredi 9 mars 2012 08:03
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Handa RK et al, 2012: Optimising an escalating shockwave amplitude treatment strategy to protect the kidney from injury during shockwave lithotripsy

Handa RK, McAteer JA, Connors BA, Liu Z, Lingeman JE, Evan AP
Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine Methodist Hospital Institute for Kidney Stone Disease, Indianapolis, IN, USA

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Since many years this group continuously works on the positive and negative effects of shock waves. It is a pity that they concent... Lire la suite
mercredi 7 mars 2012 07:57
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Skinner TA et al, 2012: Variables influencing the likelihood of cardiac dysrhythmias during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Skinner TA, Norman RW
Department of Urology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

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Peter Alken
Nothing new. Peter Alken
vendredi 2 mars 2012 07:52
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Askari A et al, 2012: Patient information leaflets for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: questionnaire survey

Askari A, Shergill I
Department of Urology, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust , Colchester C04 5JL, Essex , UK

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Obviously there were not a lot of lawsuits because of ESWL treatments in England. The quality of informed consent material for th... Lire la suite
jeudi 23 février 2012 07:47
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Habib EI et al, 2012: Effect of size and site on the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of proximal urinary stones in children

Habib EI, Morsi HA, Elsheemy MS, Aboulela W, Eissa MA
Division of Pediatric Urology, Aboul-Riche Children's Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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"Auxillary ureteroscopy and uretrolithotomy were done in two and four patients respectively for steinstrasse extraction, ...four p... Lire la suite
mardi 21 février 2012 07:41
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Matlaga BR et al, 2012: Economic Outcomes of Treatment for Ureteral and Renal Stones: A Systematic Literature Review

Matlaga BR, Jansen JP, Meckley LM, Byrne TW, Lingeman JE
James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland

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The issue of costs becomes increasingly important and seems to influence the choice between alternative procedures. But the basis ... Lire la suite
vendredi 17 février 2012 07:32
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Cicerello E et al, 2012: Management of Clinically Insignificant Residual Fragments following Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Cicerello E, Merlo F, Maccatrozzo L
Unità Complessa di Urologia, Ospedale Regionale Ca'Foncello, Treviso, Italy

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Peter Alken
52 references accompany this review which collects what is known about the topic. It would have been more informative for the read... Lire la suite
vendredi 3 février 2012 07:28
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Razvi H et al, 2012: Risk Factors for Perinephric Hematoma Formation After Shock Wave Lithotripsy: A Matched Case-Control Analysis

Razvi H, Fuller A, Nott L, Mendez-Probst CE, Leistner R, Foell K, Dave S, Denstedt JD
Western University, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, London, Ontario, Canada

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Peter Alken
This is a well performed study with relevant information as it is based on - as the authors state – "the largest known series of p... Lire la suite
lundi 23 janvier 2012 07:23
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Choi JW et al, 2012: Predictive factors of the outcome of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for ureteral stones

Choi JW, Song PH, Kim HT
Department of Urology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea

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mercredi 19 janvier 2011 12:26
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Tiselius HG et al, 2012: Aspects on how extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy should be carried out in order to be maximally effective

Tiselius HG, Chaussy CG
Division of Urology, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 141 86, Stockholm, Sweden

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Peter Alken
There are many reasons why ESWL results are sometimes mediocre .This is a "must read" before anyone starts treating patients with... Lire la suite
mercredi 18 janvier 2012 07:16
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Ateş F et al, 2012: Does the use of doxazosin influence the success of SWL in the treatment of upper ureteral stones? A multicenter, prospective and randomized study

Ateş F, Eryıldırım B, Oztürk MI, Turan T, Gürbüz C, Ekinci MO, Yıldırım A, Göktaş C, Senkul T, Sarıca K; AYTAG group
Department of Urology, GATA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital, 34668, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey

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Peter Alken
In the discussion the authors mention the missing data that would be nice to have: “The number of patients requiring additional tr... Lire la suite
mardi 17 janvier 2012 07:13
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Bader MJ et al, 2012: Contemporary management of ureteral stones

Bader MJ, Eisner B, Porpiglia F, Preminger GM, Tiselius HG
Department of Urology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich, Germany

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Peter Alken
This look at the latest developments in the treatment of ureteral stones given in this publication shows that the database and con... Lire la suite
mercredi 11 janvier 2012 07:00
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Ordon M et al, 2012: Does the Radiologic Technologist or the Fluoroscopy Time Affect Treatment Success with Shockwave Lithotripsy?

Ordon M, Ghiculete D, Pace KT, Honey RJ
Division of Urology, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto , Toronto, Canada

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Peter Alken
This is another publication on ESWL by Radiotechnicians from Canada ( see last review of 2011: Elkoushy MA, Morehouse DD, Anidjar ... Lire la suite
lundi 9 janvier 2012 06:54
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Park BH et al, 2012: Analyzing the effect of distance from skin to stone by computed tomography scan on the extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy stone-free rate of renal stones

Park BH, Choi H, Kim JB, Chang YS
Department of Urology, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea

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Peter Alken
It is all statistics. My old boss Hohenfellner used to say: “% is a part of 100”. The selection criteria that led to an exclusion... Lire la suite
lundi 2 janvier 2012 06:49
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Baishya R et al, 2012: Management of nephrolithiasis in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease - A single center experience

Baishya R, Dhawan DR, Kurien A, Ganpule A, Sabnis RB, Desai MR
Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

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Peter Alken
There were 2 failures in the 3 patients treated with ESWL. But only 1500 shocks per session and energy below 13kV were used to pre... Lire la suite
vendredi 2 décembre 2011 06:44
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El-Nahas AR et al, 2012: Flexible ureterorenoscopy versus extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for treatment of lower pole stones of 10-20 mm

El-Nahas AR, Ibrahim HM, Youssef RF, Sheir KZ
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University Urology Department, Fayoum University, Egypt

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Peter Alken
Statistics! This paper on the treatment of lower pole stones is heavily biased: 708 patients were treated with ESWL and 47with fl... Lire la suite
lundi 28 novembre 2011 06:36
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Warmerdam GJ et al, 2012: Treatment options for active removal of renal stones

Warmerdam GJ, De Laet K, Wijn RP, Wijn PF
Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Holleweg 5, 6522 JT Nijmegen , the Netherlands

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Peter Alken
A nice review on ESWL, URS and a little bit on PNL but nothing new for the urologists Peter Alken
jeudi 24 novembre 2011 06:30
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Juan HC et al, 2012: Abdominal fat distribution on computed tomography predicts ureteric calculus fragmentation by shock wave lithotripsy

Juan HC, Lin HY, Chou YH, Yang YH, Shih PM, Chuang SM, Shen JT, Juan YS
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Peter Alken
Statistics! Correlation does not inevitably imply cause. The ROC curves do not look very impressive. “In the present study, incre... Lire la suite
mardi 22 novembre 2011 06:26
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el-Assmy A et al, 2011: Multidetector computed tomography: role in determination of urinary stones composition and disintegration with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy--an in vitro study

el-Assmy A, Abou-el-Ghar ME, el-Nahas AR, Refaie HF, Sheir KZ
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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Peter Alken
The authors conclude: “Multidetector CT is not a reliable method for recognition of human stone compositions” but “a high stone CT... Lire la suite
lundi 14 novembre 2011 09:53
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Kumar S et al, 2011: Dimethyl sulfoxide with lignocaine versus eutectic mixture of local anesthetics: prospective randomized study to compare the efficacy of cutaneous anesthesia in shock wave lithotripsy

Kumar S, Kumar S, Ganesamoni R, Mandal AK, Prasad S, Singh SK
Department of Urology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Peter Alken
In this study : "The mean visual analog scale scores for the two groups were 3.03 for DMSO group and 4.43 for EMLA group." This wa... Lire la suite
jeudi 10 novembre 2011 09:47
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Romics I et al, 2011: A special terpene combination (Rowatinex®) improves stone clearance after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in urolithiasis patients: results of a placebo-controlled randomised controlled trial

Romics I, Siller G, Kohnen R, Mavrogenis S, Varga J, Holman E
Department of Urology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

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Peter Alken
A well designed study with good results on a drug that “has a 50-year history in more than 60 countries all around the world.” It... Lire la suite
mardi 8 novembre 2011 09:43
10496 lectures
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Li Y et al, 2011: Clinical characteristics of refractory melamine-related renal calculi

Li Y, Chen Y, Huang G, Ru X, Li W, Zhang W, Huang X
Center Laboratory, the People's Hospital in Gansu Province, Lanzhou, China

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Peter Alken
Melamine-related renal calculi were and hopefully will be only a Chinese Problem. Poisonous Melamine was added to milk powder to s... Lire la suite
jeudi 3 novembre 2011 09:36
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Rebuck DA et al, 2012: Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Versus Ureteroscopy: A Comparison of Intraoperative Radiation Exposure During the Management of Nephrolithiasistatus

Rebuck DA, Coleman S, Chen JF, Casey JT, Perry KT, Nadler RB
Department of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine , Chicago, Illinois

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Peter Alken
The authors state: ”Among patients being treated for renal stones, SWL was found to be associated with a higher ERD (effective rad... Lire la suite
mardi 1 novembre 2011 09:31
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Arrabal-Polo MA et al, 2012: Value of focal applied energy quotient in treatment of ureteral lithiasis with shock waves

Arrabal-Polo MA, Arrabal-Martin M, Palao-Yago F, Mijan-Ortiz JL, Zuluaga-Gomez A
Department of Urology, San Cecilio University Hospital, Camino de Ronda Street, 143, 4°F, 18003, Granada, Spain

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Peter Alken
GOOD NEWS! The authors initiated an “Improvement project, FAEQ>10” for the ESWL outcome in the treatment of ureteral calculi. The... Lire la suite
vendredi 28 octobre 2011 09:28
11394 lectures
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Orhan O et al, 2011: An exceedingly rare cause of secondary hypertension: bilateral renal artery dissection possibly secondary to extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL)

Orhan O, Kultigin T, Osman K, Yalcin S, Melih A, Niyazi G
Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Selcuk University, Turkey

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Peter Alken
The title of this publication says “…Renal Artery Dissection possibly Secondary to …ESWL”. The patient who had this rare medical p... Lire la suite
mercredi 26 octobre 2011 09:12
10209 lectures
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Stravodimos KG et al, 2012: Renal transplant lithiasis: analysis of our series and review of the literature

Stravodimos KG, Adamis S, Tyritzis S, Georgios Z, Constantinides CA
1st Department of Urology, Athens Medical School, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece

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Peter Alken
The authors conclude that treatment protocols for renal transplant lithiasis should mimic those for solitary kidneys in general. ... Lire la suite
samedi 22 octobre 2011 08:57
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Elkoushy MA et al, 2012: Impact of Radiological Technologists on the Outcome of Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Elkoushy MA, Morehouse DD, Anidjar M, Elhilali MM, Andonian S
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Peter Alken
The authors report on their treatment series of 601 consecutive SWL cases within 10 months performed by 6 different radiological t... Lire la suite
jeudi 20 octobre 2011 08:35
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Marsdin E et al, 2012: Audiovisual Distraction Reduces Pain Perception During Shockwave Lithotripsy

Marsdin E, Noble JG, Reynard JM, Turney BW
The Oxford Stone Group, The Churchill Hospital , Oxford, United Kingdom

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Peter Alken
This paper is a surprise and should be read by those who read the paper No. 5. in this review by Bach C, Zaman F, Kachrilas S, Ku... Lire la suite
vendredi 14 octobre 2011 08:17
11089 lectures
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Lojanapiwat B et al, 2011: Alkaline citrate reduces stone recurrence and regrowth after shockwave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Lojanapiwat B, Tanthanuch M, Pripathanont C, Ratchanon S, Srinualnad S, Taweemonkongsap T, Kanyok S, Lammongkolkul S
Division of Urology and Department of surgery, Chiangmai University, Thailand

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Peter Alken
The known positive effects of a citrate therapy on residual and recurrent stones after WSL or PNL are probably also a consequence ... Lire la suite
mercredi 12 octobre 2011 08:09
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Lee SB et al, 2012: Thoracic spinal cord epidural hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Lee SB, Lee TG, Yoo DS, Huh PW, Cho KS
Department of Neurosurgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Uijeongbu, Korea

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Peter Alken
This is obviously the first report on a spinal cord epidural hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. It seems that ... Lire la suite
lundi 10 octobre 2011 08:04
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Bach C et al, 2011: Drugs for pain management in shock wave lithotripsy

Bach C, Zaman F, Kachrilas S, Kumar P, Buchholz N, Masood J
Department of Urology, Barts and The London NHS Trust, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, UK

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Peter Alken
This is a timely review on an important aspect of SWL at a time when "re-education" of shock wave users becomes popular to improve... Lire la suite
jeudi 6 octobre 2011 07:59
11659 lectures
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Bostanci Y et al, 2011: Single session removal of forgotten encrusted ureteral stents: combined endourological approach

Bostanci Y, Ozden E, Atac F, Yakupoglu YK, Yilmaz AF, Sarikaya S
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Kurupelit, 55139, Samsun, Turkey

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Peter Alken
The authors present an algorithm on the treatment of forgotten incrusted stents based on their experience with 19 cases. With the ... Lire la suite
mardi 4 octobre 2011 07:53
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Lee JY et al, 2011: Evaluation of the optimal frequency of and pretreatment with shock waves in patients with renal stones

Lee JY, Moon YT
Department of Urology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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Peter Alken
I have read that paper several times but did not understand it. 48 patients were treated and split into 4 groups with 25, 23 24 a... Lire la suite
vendredi 30 septembre 2011 07:47
10871 lectures
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Elkoushy MA et al, 2011: Factors Determining Stone-free Rate in Shock Wave Lithotripsy Using Standard Focus of Storz Modulith SLX-F2 Lithotripter

Elkoushy MA, Hassan JA, Morehouse DD, Anidjar M, Andonian S
Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Peter Alken
A good paper that may stimulate thinking. The 0.66 EQ of the MODULITH SLX-F2 was similar to the EQ of 0.64-0.67 of the HM3 litho... Lire la suite
jeudi 29 septembre 2011 07:43
11207 lectures
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Manglaviti G et al, 2011: In vivo evaluation of the chemical composition of urinary stones using dual-energy CT

Manglaviti G, Tresoldi S, Guerrer CS, Di Leo G, Montanari E, Sardanelli F, Cornalba G
Dipartimento di Radiologia, Centro Diagnostico Italiano, Milan, Italy

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Peter Alken
Impressive pictures demonstrate the capability of the dual energy CT to identify the stone composition in the patient before treat... Lire la suite
mercredi 28 septembre 2011 07:40
10584 lectures
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Li SD et al, 2011: Treatment of urinary lithiasis following kidney transplantation with extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy

Li SD, Wang QT, Chen WG
Department of Urology, General Hospital of Chengdu Military Command, Chengdu, Sichuan 610083, China

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Peter Alken
I was not aware of the fact that kidney transplant patients have no colic because the kidney and ureter are denervated. This can c... Lire la suite
mardi 27 septembre 2011 07:38
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Ossandon E et al, 2011: The lithotripsy table height: a novel predictor of outcome in shockwave lithotripsy

Ossandon E, Recabal P, Acevedo C, Flores JM, Marchant F
Department of Urology, Hospital Clinico Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

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Peter Alken
A very interesting paper. Lithotripsy Table Height (LTH) was the only independent predictor of outcome in a multivariate analy... Lire la suite
lundi 26 septembre 2011 07:34
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Vicentini FC et al, 2011: Adjuvant Tamsulosin or Nifedipine After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones: a Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial

Vicentini FC, Mazzucchi E, Brito AH, Chedid Neto EA, Danilovic A, Srougi M
Section of Endourology and Lithiasis, Department of Urology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Peter Alken
Like the paper by Zaytoun et al. in this review this is another report on the effects of medical expulsion therapy after SWL of no... Lire la suite
lundi 19 septembre 2011 15:56
10165 lectures
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Sancaktutar AA et al, 2011: Treatment of forgotten ureteral stents: how much does it really cost? A cost-effectiveness study in 27 patients

Sancaktutar AA, Söylemez H, Bozkurt Y, Penbegül N, Atar M
Department of Urology, University of Dicle, Diyarbakır, Turkey

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Peter Alken
In 27 patients forgotten stents had to be removed. All patients except one pregnant woman were initially treated with one ESWL ses... Lire la suite
jeudi 15 septembre 2011 15:49
10356 lectures
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Zaytoun OM et al, 2011: Tamsulosin and doxazosin as adjunctive therapy following shock-wave lithotripsy of renal calculi: randomized controlled trial

Zaytoun OM, Yakoubi R, Zahran AR, Fouda K, Marzouk E, Gaafar S, Fareed K
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

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Peter Alken
A prospective randomized study that shows statistically significant advances for Tamsolusin given after SWL for kidney stones in r... Lire la suite
mercredi 14 septembre 2011 15:47
19209 lectures
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Rule AD et al, 2011: Chronic kidney disease in kidney stone formers

Rule AD, Krambeck AE, Lieske JC
Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA

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This article in the Clin J Am Soc Nephrol is probably not primarily meant for a urological reader who is familiar with the pros an... Lire la suite
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Karatzas A et al, 2011: Feasibility and efficacy of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy using a new modified lateral position for the treatment of renal stones in obese patients

Karatzas A, Gravas S, Tzortzis V, Aravantinos E, Zachos I, Kalogeras N, Melekos M
Department of Urology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Mezourlo, 41110, Larissa, Greece

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The authors turn a handling problem with their lithotripter into an advantage: Frequent collisions of the water cushion with the o... Lire la suite
vendredi 9 septembre 2011 15:43
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Koh LT et al, 2011: Outcomes of long-term follow-up of patients with conservative management of asymptomatic renal calculi

Koh LT, Ng FC, Ng KK
Department of Urology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore

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50 patients with 85 uncomplicated asymptomatic renal stones were followed up for a mean of 46 months. Within that time 7.1% of th... Lire la suite
mardi 6 septembre 2011 15:40
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Gulum M et al, 2011: Sperm DNA damage and seminal oxidative status after shock-wave lithotripsy for distal ureteral stones

Gulum M, Yeni E, Kocyigit A, Taskin A, Savas M, Ciftci H, Altunkol A
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey

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This study shows increased sperm DNA damage score and semen total oxidant status (TOS) levels and decreased sperm concentration an... Lire la suite
vendredi 5 août 2011 15:38
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Pavlović S et al, 2011: Approach to patients with implanted pacemaker and scheduled surgical or diagnostic procedure

Pavlović S, Milasinović G, Zivković M
School of Medicine, University of Belgrade

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7 sentences and two old references on the topic of SWL. Peter Alken
jeudi 1 septembre 2011 15:33
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Lucio J 2nd et al, 2011: Steinstrasse predictive factors and outcomes after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

Lucio J 2nd, Korkes F, Lopes-Neto AC, Silva EG, Mattos MH, Pompeo AC
Division of Urology, ABC Medical School, Santo André, SP, Brazil

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mercredi 31 août 2011 08:14
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Philippou P et al, 2011: Is shock wave lithotripsy efficient for the elderly stone formers? Results of a matched-pair analysis

Philippou P, Lamrani D, Moraitis K, Bach C, Masood J, Buchholz N
Endourology and Stone Services, Department of Urology, Barts and The London NHS Trust, Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE, UK

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“increased age alone does not seem to adversely affect the efficacy of SWL”. One would expect this conclusion. But the authors quo... Lire la suite
mardi 30 août 2011 15:29
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Tsuzaka Y et al, 2011: Naftopidil vs silodosin in medical expulsive therapy for ureteral stones: A randomized controlled study in Japanese male patients

Tsuzaka Y, Matsushima H, Kaneko T, Yamaguchi T, Homma Y
Department of Urology, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Hospital Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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This prospective randomized study shows a significantly better expulsion rate (84%) of ureteral stones with the highly selective ... Lire la suite
lundi 29 août 2011 15:27
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Goktas C et al, 2011: SWL in Lower Calyceal Calculi: Evaluation of the Treatment Results in Children and Adults

Goktas C, Akca O, Horuz R, Gokhan O, Albayrak S, Sarica K
Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey

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This paper documents again that SWL in children yields better results than in adults. The authors join the arguments previously gi... Lire la suite
vendredi 12 août 2011 15:21
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Heretis I et al, 2010: Strategic lithotripsy using the Doli S EMSE 220 F-XP for the management of staghorn renal calculi

Heretis I, Mamoulakis C, Papadimitriou V, Sofras F
Department of Urology, University Hospital of Heraklion, University of Crete Medical School, 71110, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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Uups! This paper from Greece was received 2 February 2006 and accepted 10 May 2010. It is a small series on SWL monotherapy of st... Lire la suite
vendredi 29 juillet 2011 14:40
11080 lectures
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Lin WC et al, 2010: Impact of shock wave lithotripsy on heart rate variability in patients with urolithiasis

Lin WC, Ho CY, Chen YH, Chen IC, Chen HY, Tsai FJ, Shen JL, Man SS, Huang PH, Chen YL, Man KM, Chen WC
Department of Urology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

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In the early days of HM3 SWL was ECG triggered because of arrhythmias. But nowadays this is of minor importance. With new generati... Lire la suite
mercredi 27 juillet 2011 14:28
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Olivi B et al, 2011: Extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy in patients with body mass index over 35 Kg/m2

Olivi B, Védrine N, Costilles T, Boiteux JP, Guy L
Service d'urologie, hôpital Gabriel-Montpied, CHU de Clermont-Ferrand, BP 69, 63003 Clermont-Ferrand cedex 1, France

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Zanetti G, 2011: Ureteral stones: SWL treatment

Zanetti G
Fondazione Ca' Granda, IRCCS, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy

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mardi 19 juillet 2011 08:22
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Hiros M et al, 2011: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and intravenous contrast media application for localization of radiolucent calculi

Hiros M, Spahovic H, Selimovic M, Sadovic S
Urology Clinic, Clinical Center of University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Zhang J et al, 2011: Cost-effectiveness analysis of ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy and shock wave lithotripsy in the management of ureteral calculi in eastern china

Zhang J, Shi Q, Wang GZ, Wang F, Jiang N
Department of Urology, Shanghai Pudong New Area Gongli Hospital, Shanghai, China

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This is a prospectively randomized study to compare SWL and URS for the management of solitary radiopaque ureteral stones. It is d... Lire la suite
vendredi 15 juillet 2011 14:00
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Duryea AP et al, 2011: In vitro comminution of model renal calculi using histotripsy

Duryea A, Maxwell A, Roberts W, Xu Z, Hall T, Cain C
University of Michigan, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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Cavitation can erode solid material. This is known since hundred years (Silberrad O. Propeller erosion. Engineering 1912 33-35). I... Lire la suite
mercredi 13 juillet 2011 13:52
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Porfyris OT et al, 2011: The use of extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy for obstructing ureteric stones

Porfyris O, Cutress M, Tolley D
The Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK - 

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Chew BH et al, 2011: Twenty-year prevalence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension in patients receiving shock-wave lithotripsy for urolithiasis

Chew BH, Zavaglia B, Sutton C, Masson RK, Chan SH, Hamidizadeh R, Lee JK, Arsovska O, Rowley VA, Zwirewich C, Afshar K, Paterson RF.
Department of Urologic Sciences, Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver UBC Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada

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After several conflicting reports on the long term consequences of SWL the paper published by Krambeck AE et al. in 2006 seemed to... Lire la suite
lundi 11 juillet 2011 13:41
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Kruck S et al, 2011: Interventional stress in renal stone treatment

Kruck S, Sonnleithner M, Hennenlotter J, Walcher U, Stenzl A, Herrmann TR, Nagele U
Department of Urology, University of Tuebingen , Tuebingen, Germany

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This paper closes a small gap in our knowledge about the changes of acute phase parameters like IL 6 and CRP after urological proc... Lire la suite
vendredi 8 juillet 2011 13:38
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Berte N et al, 2011: Ischemic lesions in kidneys after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy demonstrated by Proton NMR spectroscopy of urine samples

Berte N, Cayzergues L, Meyer F, Jira H, Eugene M, Conti M, Loric S, Hammoudi Y, Benoit G, Droupy S, Hubert J, Eschwege P.
Service d'urologie, hôpitaux de Brabois, CHU de Nancy, avenue de Bourgogne, 54511 Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France.

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lundi 4 juillet 2011 08:10
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Gecit İ et al, 2011: Effects of Shock Waves on Oxidative Stress, Antioxidant Enzyme and Element Levels in Kidney of Rats

Gecit I, Kavak S, Meral I, Pirinçci N, Güneş M, Demir H, Cengiz N, Ceylan K.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Yüzüncü Yıl University, 65100, Van, Turkey

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vendredi 1 juillet 2011 08:08
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McCarthy JP et al, 2011: Urolithiasis in the elderly

McCarthy JP, Skinner TA, Norman RW.
Department of Urology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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jeudi 30 juin 2011 08:05
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Hatiboglu G et al, 2011: Prognostic variables for shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) treatment success: no impact of body mass index (BMI) using a third generation lithotripter

Hatiboglu G, Popeneciu V, Kurosch M, Huber J, Pahernik S, Pfitzenmaier J, Haferkamp A, Hohenfellner M.
Department for Urology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

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An interesting paper that gives a realistic insight into everyday routine of ESWL and what can be expected from the first shock wa... Lire la suite
mercredi 29 juin 2011 13:16
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Barbosa PV et al, 2011: Shock Wave Lithotripsy Associated With Greater Prevalence of Hypertension

Barbosa PV, Makhlouf AA, Thorner D, Ugarte R, Monga M.
Department of Urologic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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The authors weaken their conclusion »a small, but significant, increase exists in the risk of developing HTN after receiving SWL« ... Lire la suite
mardi 28 juin 2011 13:12
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Wiesenthal JD et al, 2011: A comparison of treatment modalities for renal calculi between 100 and 300 mm2: are shockwave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy equivalent?

Wiesenthal JD, Ghiculete D, D'A Honey RJ, Pace KT
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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The study shows that ESWL, URS and PNL for stones between 10 and 30 mm2 are equally effective if secondary ESWL retreatment is reg... Lire la suite
mardi 28 juin 2011 13:07
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Tse GH et al, 2011: Shockwave lithotripsy: arterial aneurysms and vascular complications

Tse GH, Qazi HA, Halsall AK, Nalagatla SR.
Department of Urology, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, United Kingdom.

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This publication reviews the literature on vascular complications after ESWL in cases of vascular pathology, coagulation and conne... Lire la suite
vendredi 24 juin 2011 09:56
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Thiel DD et al, 2011: Evaluation of pancreatic damage after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous stone surgery, and ureteroscopy

Thiel DD, Brisson TE, Heckman MG, Arnold M, Haley W, Khambhati J, Wehle MJ, Igel TC, Parker AS.
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida.

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In 2006 Krambeck et al reported that ESWL was associated with an increased long term risk of diabetes mellitus. This is another pu... Lire la suite
mercredi 22 juin 2011 09:48
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Resit-Goren M et al, 2011: Time to Stone Clearance for Ureteral Stones Treated with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Resit-Goren M, Dirim A, Ilteris-Tekin M, Ozkardes H.
Department of Urology, Baskent University Adana Medical and Research Center, Adana.

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A high rate of exclusion due to either a few rare and some frequently met patient conditions is the cause why only 107 of 387 pati... Lire la suite
mardi 21 juin 2011 09:46
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Rassweiler JJ et al, 2011: Shock wave technology and application: an update

Rassweiler JJ, Knoll T, Köhrmann KU, McAteer JA, Lingeman JE, Cleveland RO, Bailey MR, Chaussy C.
Department of Urology, Klinikum Heilbronn, SLK Kliniken Heilbronn, University of Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Germany.

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This is the third publication on the current status of lithotripter technology published by Rassweiler et al. in European Urology ... Lire la suite
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Falahatkar S et al, 2010: Is there a role for tamsulosin after shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of renal and ureteral calculi?

Falahatkar S, Khosropanah I, Vajary AD, Bateni ZH, Khosropanah D, Allahkhah A.
Department of Urology, Urology Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

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This prospective placebo-controlled, randomized, double blind trial evaluated the effect of the alpha1-adrenergic blocker Tamsulos... Lire la suite
vendredi 17 juin 2011 09:39
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Zehnder P et al, 2011: A prospective randomised trial comparing the modified HM3 with the MODULITH® SLX-F2 lithotripter

Zehnder P, Roth B, Birkhäuser F, Schneider S, Schmutz R, Thalmann GN, Studer UE.
Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

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This is yet another study documenting that “the most expensive bathtub of the world”, the HM3 lithotripter was a bull's eye hit. ... Lire la suite
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