SWL literature
SWL Literature

Cocci A. et al., 2021: Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (Li-ESWT) for priapism-induced erectile dysfunction in young patients: the first case series.

Cocci A, Fassio G, Migliorini F, Cito G, Antonelli A, Verrienti P, Scandura C, Tuccio A, Minervini A, Masieri L, Tafuri A.
Department of Urology and Andrology Surgery, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Verona, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona, Verona, Italy.
Department of Urology and Andrology Surgery, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.
Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, "G. D'Annunzio" University, Chieti, Italy.

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5 patients had low flow ischaemic priapism requiring the usual emergency therapy in these cases as described by the authors in the... Read More
Friday, November 26 2021 08:30
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Alam R. et al., 2021: Contemporary considerations in the management and treatment of lower pole stones.

Alam R, Matlaga BR, Alam A, Winoker JS.
Department of Urology, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.

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Nothing new or not yet stated in guidelines:”While SWL is an important and useful option in the treatment of lower pole urolithias... Read More
Wednesday, November 24 2021 08:30
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Jones P. et al., 2021: Atlas of scoring systems, grading tools and nomograms in Endourology: A comprehensive overview from The TOWER Endourological Society research group.

Jones P, Pietropaolo A, Chew BH, Somani BK.
Haukeland University Hospital, 60498, Urology, Bergen, Norway.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, 7425, Urology, Southampton, Southampton , United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
University of British Columbia, Urologic Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, 7425, Urology, Southampton, Southampton , United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
University of Southampton, 7423, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Two scoring systems for ESWL are mentioned with some details, the S3HoCKwave score (1) and the Triple D score (2). Of the nine sco... Read More
Friday, November 19 2021 08:30
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Budzyn J. et al., 2021: Life threatening hepatic hemorrhage after shockwave lithotripsy - A case report and review of literature.

Budzyn J, Leavitt D.
Henry Ford Health System, Department of Urology, 2799 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA.

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Severe complications such as subcapsular renal and liver hematomas are rare, but bleeding complications of this kins always should... Read More
Wednesday, November 17 2021 08:30
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Bulbul E. et al., 2021: Ureteral wall thickness is an independent parameter affecting the success of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treatment in ureteral stones above the iliac crest.

Bulbul E, Ilki FY, Gultekin MH, Erozenci A, Tutar O, Citgez S, Tansu N, Onal B.
Department of Urology, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Radiology, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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A well-written paper. How was the study done? All ureteral stones above the iliac crest level between December 2016 and December ... Read More
Thursday, November 18 2021 08:30
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[Abstract not available] Zheng Z. et al., 2021: Predict success of shock wave lithotripsy was still interesting and challenging.

Zheng Z, Xu J, Peng L, Zhong W.
Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Guangzhou, China.

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The authors discuss several factors of importance for successful outcome of SWL. I agree that the stone volume is of fundamental i... Read More
Friday, November 12 2021 08:30
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Çiçek R. et al., 2021: The evaluation of morphology of renal pelvicalyceal system's and infundibulopelvic anatomy of kidney's lower pole in post-mortem series.

Çiçek R, Dündar G, Gökçen K, Gökçe G, Gültekin EY.
Malatya Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Malatya, Turkey.
University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Mimar Sinan Mah. Emniyet Cad. Polis Okulu Karşısı Yıldırım / Bursa / TURKEY, 16000 Bursa, Turkey.
Bahçeşehir University, Medical Park Göztepe Hospital, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.
Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology,, Sivas, Turkey.

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What’s the message? “In conclusion, the findings of this study are largely consistent with the results of similar studies.” The i... Read More
Monday, November 15 2021 08:30
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Shen YC. et al., 2021: Improves symptoms and urinary biomarkers in refractory interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome patients randomized to extracorporeal shock wave therapy versus placebo.

Shen YC, Tyagi P, Lee WC, Chancellor M, Chuang YC.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 123 Ta Pei Road, Niao Song District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The Center of Excellence in Shockwave Medicine and Tissue Regeneration, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 123 Ta Pei Road, Niao Song District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Department of Urology, Beaumont Health System, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI, USA.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 123 Ta Pei Road, Niao Song District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The Center of Excellence in Shockwave Medicine and Tissue Regeneration, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 123 Ta Pei Road, Niao Song District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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Pain caused by interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome usually is a theraputic challenge for the urologist. In this repo... Read More
Saturday, October 09 2021 08:30
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Wang W. et al., 2021: Does previous unsuccessful shockwave lithotripsy influence the outcomes of ureteroscopy?-a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Wang W, Peng L, Di X, Gao X, Wei X.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

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One aspect of concern over the years has been whether failed or only partially successful SWL has a negative influence on subseque... Read More
Monday, November 08 2021 08:30
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Dogan S. et al., 2021: The effect of music on state anxiety in patients undergoing extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

Dogan S, Ceylan C.
Urology Department, Sancaktepe Sehit Prof Dr Ilhan Varank Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Urology Department, Turkey Yüksek İhtisas Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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See also Hu W, Yang K, Zhang L, Lu X. Effect of media distraction (audio-visual and music) for pain and anxiety control in patien... Read More
Thursday, November 04 2021 08:30
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Li G. et al., 2021: Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy for male chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Li G., Man L.
Department of Urology, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, China.

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This is another “systematic review and meta-analysis” (PRISMA), today increasingly common in urology. It is well recognized that ... Read More
Tuesday, November 02 2021 08:30
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Guo JY. et al., 2021: Optimal Timing of Endoscopic Intervention After Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy in the Treatment of Chronic Calcified Pancreatitis.

Guo JY, Qian YY, Sun H, Chen H, Zou WB, Hu LH, Li ZS, Xin L, Liao Z.
Department of Gastroenterology, the Second People's Hospital of Karamay, Karamay, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.

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This retrospective study of a large patient group fails to answer the question what the optimal time is for endoscopic interventio... Read More
Thursday, October 28 2021 08:30
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Gitonga EN et al., 2021: Small bowel obstruction and strangulation secondary to an adhesive internal hernia post ESWL for right ureteral calculi: a case report and review of literature.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, 110004, People's Republic of China.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, 110004, People's Republic of China.

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The authors describe an extremely unusual complication after SWL of a right-sided ureteral stone. The details of the SWL treatment... Read More
Tuesday, October 26 2021 08:30
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Ganesan V. et al., 2021: Artificial intelligence in stone disease.

Ganesan V, Pearle MS.
UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Professor of Urology and Internal Medicine, Charles and Jane Pak Center for Mineral Metabolism, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

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Here the reader has got them all. Unfortunately it is not known how wide-spread the application rates of these AI algorithms are ... Read More
Thursday, October 21 2021 08:30
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Kaygisiz O. et al., 2021: Which frequency is better for pediatric shock wave lithotripsy? Intermediate or low: a prospective randomized study.

Kaygisiz O, Cicek MC, Mert A, Akesen S, Sarandol E, Kilicarslan H.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Bursa Uludag University, Nilufer, Bursa, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Bursa Uludag University, Nilufer, Bursa, Turkey.
Urology Clinic, Serik State Hospital, Turkish Ministry of Health, Serik, Antalya, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bursa Uludag University, Nilufer, Bursa, Turkey.
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Bursa Uludag University, Nilufer, Bursa, Turkey.

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The authors compared in an RCT the importance of the frequency of shockwave generation on stone-free rates in children. Treatments... Read More
Tuesday, October 19 2021 08:30
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Chen Z. et al., 2021: Automated Generation of Personalized Shock Wave Lithotripsy Protocols: Treatment Planning Using Deep Learning.

Chen Z, Zeng DD, Seltzer RGN, Hamilton BD.
Shenzhen Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Institute (Longhua), Longhua, Shenzhen, China.
The State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
Translational Analytics and Statistics, Tucson, AZ, United States.
School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.

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????? This paper is published in an open access journal: JMIR Medical Informatics. (https://medinform.jmir.org/about-journal/abo... Read More
Thursday, October 14 2021 08:35
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Rice P. et al., 2021: Machine Learning Models for Predicting Stone-Free Status after Shockwave Lithotripsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Rice P, Pugh M, Geraghty R, Hameed BZ, Shah M, Somani BK.
Newcastle Medical School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
Department of Urology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Department of Urology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, England.
Nuffield Department of Surgery, Oxford University, Oxford, England.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton, Southampton, England.

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This report is a systematic review and meta-analysis of the application of machine learning methods for predicting the outcome of ... Read More
Tuesday, October 12 2021 08:30
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Elawady H. et al., 2021: Can we successfully predict the outcome for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for medium size renal stones? A single-center experience.

Elawady H, Mahmoud MA, Samir M.
Department of Urology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

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The authors call it a prospective study probably in a sense that everything you do in the future is prospective. However, it was ... Read More
Thursday, October 07 2021 08:30
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Bhanot R. et al., 2021: Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Treatment of Ureteric Stones - State-of-the-Art Review

Bhanot R, Jones P, Somani B.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK.
Department of Urology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
EAU Young Academic Urology Urolithiasis and Endourology Working Party, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.

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This is a general overview on the treatment of ureteric stones with a brief section on ESWL. It is published in Research and Repo... Read More
Tuesday, October 05 2021 08:35
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Sood A. et al., 2021: Use of ultra-low dose computed tomography versus abdominal plain film for assessment of stone-free rates after shock-wave lithotripsy: implications on emergency room visits, surgical procedures, and cost-effectiveness.

Sood A, Wong P, Borchert A, Budzyn J, Keeley J, Heilbronn C, Eilender B, Littleton R, Leavitt DA.
VCORE-Vattikuti Urology Institute Center for Outcomes Research, Analytics and Evaluation, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA.
Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA.
Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA.
VCORE-Vattikuti Urology Institute Center for Outcomes Research, Analytics and Evaluation, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA.
Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Department of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine At Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.

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The expected impact of this publication is to stimulate stakeholders to change from KUB to ULD-CT in post ESWL imaging. Precision... Read More
Thursday, September 30 2021 08:30
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Weaver MJ. et al., 2021: Endoscopic retrieval of a proximally migrated biliary stent using extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, electrohydraulic lithotripsy, and cholangioscopy with minisnare.

Weaver MJ, Kushnir VM.
Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.

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Stents are also forgotten in Gastroenterology.
Tuesday, September 28 2021 08:30
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Gao X. et al., 2021: Mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus shock wave lithotripsy for the medium-sized renal stones.

Gao X, Hu X, Wang W, Chen J, Wei T, Wei X.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology (Laboratory of Reconstructive Urology), West China Hospital, University of Sichuan, Chengdu, China.
Department of Urology, Affiliated Nanchong Central Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, China.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology (Laboratory of Reconstructive Urology), West China Hospital, University of Sichuan, Chengdu, China.

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Burgos Lucena L. et al., 2021: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Combined Therapy in Children: Efficacy and Long-Term Results.

Burgos Lucena L, Fernández Bautista B, Parente Hernández A, Ortiz Rodríguez R, Angulo Madero JM.
Pediatric Urology, Hospital Infantil Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain.

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In 12 years – from 2007 to 2019 – the authors of this article treated 37 children with ESWL in a paediatric urology service of a p... Read More
Tuesday, September 21 2021 08:30
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Brain E. et al., 2021: Natural History of Post-treatment Kidney Stone Fragments: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Brain E, Geraghty RM, Lovegrove CE, Yang B, Somani BK.
Newcastle Medical School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
Department of Urology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Department of Urology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, England.
Nuffield Department of Surgery, Oxford University, Oxford, England.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton, Southampton, England.

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One of the fundamental questions regarding modern non-invasive and low-invasive stone removal is the course of residual fragments.... Read More
Friday, September 17 2021 08:35
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Hu W. et al., 2021: Effect of media distraction (audio-visual and music) for pain and anxiety control in patients undergoing shock-wave lithotripsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Hu W, Yang K, Zhang L, Lu X.
Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan 410000, P.R. China.
Department of Laboratory Hunan Provincial People's Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan 410000, P.R. China.

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Like many other reports today, this article is a systematic review of RCTs that so far have been published on the influence of med... Read More
Tuesday, September 14 2021 08:35
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Yoon JH. et al., 2021: Outcomes of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones according to ESWL intensity

Yoon JH, Park S, Kim SC, Park S, Moon KH, Cheon SH, Kwon T.
Department of Urology, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea.

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The authors of this article studied and discussed the influence of SWL intensity on stone disintegration. Their conclusion was tha... Read More
Monday, September 06 2021 08:30
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Rizzo M. et al., 2021: RE.Immediate Shockwave Lithotripsy vs Delayed Shockwave Lithotripsy After Urgent Ureteral Stenting in Patients with Ureteral or Pyeloureteral Urolithiasis: A Matched-Pair Analysis

Rizzo M, Umari P, Bucci S, Trombetta C.J.
Department of Urology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
Urologic Clinic, Ospedale Maggiore della Carità, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy.

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This comment is extremely relevant particularly during the covid pandemic. The authors emphasize the advantage of early SWL for re... Read More
Wednesday, September 01 2021 07:03
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Sokolakis I. et al., 2021: The Effect of Low-intensity Shockwave Therapy on Non-neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Preclinical and Clinical Studies

Sokolakis I, Pyrgidis N, Neisius A, Gierth M, Knoll T, Rassweiler J, Hatzichristodoulou G.
Department of Urology, Martha-Maria Hospital Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany.
Department of Urology, Barmherzige Brüder Hospital Trier, Trier, Germany.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.
Department of Urology, Klinikverbund Südwest, Sindelfingen Hospital, Sindelfingen, Germany.
Department of Urology, SLK Hospital Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany.
Department of Urology, Martha-Maria Hospital Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany.

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Patients with pain caused by clinical non-neurogenic LUTS constitute a group that is considered difficult to treat. The underlying... Read More
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Wang CS. et al., 2021: Newly designed solid coupling medium for reducing trapped air pockets during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy_ a phantom study

Wang CS, Li CC, Wu WJ, Liou WC, Lin YE, Chen WC.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, No.100, Shiquan 1st Rd., Sanmin Dist., Kaohsiung City 807, Taiwan.
Department of Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
Graduate Institute of Human Resource and Knowledge Management, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
CleanWave Medical Co., LTD, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, No.100, Shiquan 1st Rd., Sanmin Dist., Kaohsiung City 807, Taiwan.
6Department of Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

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As long as the original Dornier HM3 lithotripter was used, optimal transmission of shockwave energy was easily achieved because th... Read More
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Kolupayev S. et al., 2021: Structure Types of Kidney Stones and Their Susceptibility to Shock Wave Fragmentation

Kolupayev S, Lesovoy V, Bereznyak E, Andonieva N, Shchukin D.
Department of Urology, Nephrology and Andrology, Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
2Department of Minimally Invasive Treatment, V.I. Shapoval Regional Medical Clinical Center of Urology and Nephrology, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
3Institute of Solid-State Physics, Materials Science and Technologies, National Science Center Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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Ahmed AF. et al., 2021: Mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a safe alternative to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for high-density, renal stones: a prospective, randomised trial

Ahmed AF, Abdelazeim H, ElMesery M, El-Feky M, Gomaa A, Tagreda I, Abozied H, Fahim A.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

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I have seen so many, and in fact too many, reports on comparative studies in which SWL and various endoscopic procedures have been... Read More
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Tekgül S. et al., 2021: European Association of Urology and European Society for Paediatric Urology Guidelines on Paediatric Urinary Stone Disease

Tekgül S, Stein R, Bogaert G, Nijman RJM, Quaedackers J, 't Hoen L, Silay MS, Radmayr C, Doğan HS.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Pediatric, Adolescent and Reconstructive Urology, University Medical Center Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany.
Department of Urology, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology, University Medical Centre, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Istanbul Biruni University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

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There is an increasing incidence of stones in children. Accordingly, it is necessary for urologists in all parts of the world to g... Read More
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Panthier F. et al., 2021: Evaluation of a free 3D software for kidney stones' surgical planning: "kidney stone calculator" a pilot study

Panthier F, Traxer O, Yonneau L, Lebret T, Berthe L, Illoul L, Timsit MO, Mejean A, Doizi S, Audenet F.
Service D'Urologie, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, AP-HP, Centre-Université de Paris, 20 rue Leblanc, 75015, Paris, France.
GRC n°20, Groupe de Recherche Clinique Sur La Lithiase Urinaire, Hôpital Tenon, Sorbonne Université, 75020, Paris, France.
GRC n°20, Groupe de Recherche Clinique Sur La Lithiase Urinaire, Hôpital Tenon, Sorbonne Université, 75020, Paris, France.
Service D'Urologie, Hôpital Tenon, AP-HP, Sorbonne Université, 4 rue de la Chine, 75020, Paris, France.
PIMMUMR 8006 CNRS-Arts Et Métiers ParisTech, 151 bd de l'Hôpital, 75013, Paris, France.
Service D'Urologie, Hôpital Foch-Université Paris Saclay-UVSQ, 40 rue Worth, 92150, Suresnes, France.
Service D'Urologie, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, AP-HP, Centre-Université de Paris, 20 rue Leblanc, 75015, Paris, France.

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ESWL is not the topic of this paper. However, it would be interesting to see the technique being applied on stone disintegration w... Read More
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Akkas F. et al., 2021: Can shock wave lithotripsy lead to impaction of ureteral stones? (Only abstract available)

Akkas F, Sam E, Ayten A, Atar FA, Guner E.
Department of Urology, Erzurum Training and Research Hospital, Health Sciences University Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Erzurum Training and Research Hospital, Health Sciences University Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Bakirkoy Dr.Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Health Sciences University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Dasgupta R. et al., 2021: Shockwave Lithotripsy Versus Ureteroscopic Treatment as Therapeutic Interventions for Stones of the Ureter (TISU): A Multicentre Randomised Controlled Non-inferiority Trial

Dasgupta R, Cameron S, Aucott L, MacLennan G, Thomas RE, N'Dow J, Norrie J, Anson K, Keeley FX Jr, MacLennan SJ, Starr K, McClinton S.
Department of Urology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, W2 1NY, UK.
Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK.
Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK.
NHS Grampian, Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK.
Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
Department of Urology, St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
Bristol Urological Institute, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK.
Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK.
Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, UK.

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Önal B. et al., 2021: Different approaches among physicians to treat pediatric stone disease: a survey-based study

Önal B, Kırlı EA, Canpolat N, Taşdemir M, Gürbüz A, Özman O, Sever L, Bilge I, Çalışkan S.
Department of Urology, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University- Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey. 
Department of Urology, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University- Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey.
Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey.
Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department Pediatrics, Koç University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department Pediatrics, Koç University School Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This is no surprise. Even in the same disciplines similar differences in procedures are found when the therapy choice for the same... Read More
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Ortac M. et al., 2021: The Impact of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for the Treatment of Young Patients with Vasculogenic Mild-Erectile Dysfunction (ED): A Prospective Randomized Single-Blind, Sham Controlled Study

Ortac M, Özmez A, Cilesiz NC, Demirelli E, Kadıoğlu A.
Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This report reflects and gives support to the increasing popularity of treating erectile dysfunction (ED) with ESWT. It is of note... Read More
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Washino S. et al., 2021: Association between time to lithotripsy and stone-free rate in patients with ureteral stones undergoing shock wave lithotripsy

Washino S, Hayase T, Miyagawa T, Arai Y.
The Department of Urology, Nishi-Omiya Hospital, Saitama, Japan.
The Department of Urology, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center, 1-847 Amanuma-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, 330-8503, Japan.
The Department of Urology, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center, 1-847 Amanuma-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, 330-8503, Japan.
The Department of Urology, Nishi-Omiya Hospital, Saitama, Japan.

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A nice study on a large patient group with clear results and WITHOUT the standard conclusion phrase of so many papers: “Further st... Read More
Monday, July 26 2021 08:30
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Kim CH. et al., 2021: Effectiveness of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery, and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Treatment of Renal Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Kim CH, Chung DY, Rha KH, Lee JY, Lee SH.
Department of Nursing Science, College of Nursing, Gachon University, Incheon 22212, Korea.
Department of Urology, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon 22212, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 03722, Korea.
Center of Evidence Based Medicine, Institute of Convergence Science, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea.

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The merit of the publication is the collection of the literature between 1991 and 2017. Twelve randomized controlled clinical tria... Read More
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Qian S. et al., 2021: Systematic review and meta-analysis of transgluteal versus prone approach to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for patients with distal ureteral stones

Qian S, Liu M, Zhang J, Jiang Q, Gao L.
Department of Urology, Chongqing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Chongqing, China.
Chongqing Key Laboratory of Translational Research for Cancer Metastasis and Individualized Treatment, Chongqing University Cancer Hospital, Chongqing, China.
Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.
Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

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In this systematic review a comparison was made between trans-gluteal and prone SWL treatment of stones in the distal ureter. The ... Read More
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Micali S. et al., 2021: Initial Experience and Evaluation of a Nomogram for Outcome Prediction in Management of Medium-sized (1-2 cm) Kidney Stones

Micali S, Sighinolfi MC, Iseppi A, Morini E, Calcagnile T, Benedetti M, Ticonosco M, Kaleci S, Bevilacqua L, Puliatti S, De Nunzio C, Arada R, Chiancone F, Campobasso D, Eissa A, Bonfante G, Simonetti E, Cotugno M, Galli R, Curti P, Schips L, Ditonno P, Villa L, Ferretti S, Bergamaschi F, Bozzini G, Zoeir A, Sherbiny AE, Frattini A, Fedelini P, Okhunov Z, Tubaro A, Landman J, Bianchi G, Rocco B.
Department of Urology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.
Department of Urology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. Electronic address: .
Clinical and experimental medicine (CEM), Department of Surgical, Medical, Dental and Morphological Sciences with Interest in Transplant, Oncology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.
Department of Urology, Ospedale Sant'Andrea, "La Sapienza" University, Rome, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, AORN Antonio Cardarelli, Naples, Italy.
Department of Urology, Ospedale Civile di Guastalla, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Guastalla, Italy.
Department of Urology, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Ospedale Maggiore, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Parma, Italy.
Department of Urology, Ospedale di Vaio, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Fidenza, Italy.
Department of Urology, Policlinico San Pietro, Ponte San Pietro, Italy.
Department of Urology, Ospedale Mater Salutis, Legnago, Italy.
Department of Urology, Ospedale SS. Annunziata, Chieti, Italy.
Department of Urology, IRCCS Giovanni Paolo II, Bari, Italy.
Department of Urology, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
Department of Urology, Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Department of Urology, ASST Valle Olona, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Busto Arsizio, Varese, Italy.

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This is all mathematics and regional habits. The patient material was collected from 14 departments in 11 or 10 years. 699 ESWL ca... Read More
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Onal B., 2021: Comment to: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in Indian children: Predictors of outcome and validation of pre-treatment nomograms, J Pediatr Urol., 2020

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J Pediatr Urol. 2021 Feb;17(1):80. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2020.10.036. Epub 2020 Dec 10.PMID: 33386228 No abstract available.

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Wang B. et al., 2021: The clinical and immunological features of the post-extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy anti-glomerular basement membrane disease

Wang B, Xiaoyu J, Yu X, Cui Z, Zhao M.
Renal Division, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China.
Institute of Nephrology, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Key Laboratory of Renal Disease, Ministry of Health of China, Beijing, China.
Key Laboratory of CKD Prevention and Treatment, Ministry of Education of China, Beijing, China.
Research Units of Diagnosis and Treatment of Immune-mediated Kidney Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.
Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Beijing, China.

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These three cases of a rare renal autoimmune disease are 1.81% of all 166 anti-GBM patients seen in that hospital in 10 years. The... Read More
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Donaldson JF. et al., 2021: Evidence and clinical trials in Endourology: where are we going

Donaldson JF, McClinton S.
Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen.
2Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK.

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Friday, July 09 2021 08:30
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Abdelbary AM. et al., 2021: Value of early second session shock wave lithotripsy in treatment of upper ureteric stones compared to laser ureteroscopy

Abdelbary AM, Al-Dessoukey AA, Moussa AS, Elmarakbi AA, Ragheb AM, Sayed O, Elbatanouny AM, Latif AAE, Lofty AM, Mohamed AG, Salah S, Ibrahim RM.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni-seuf, 62511, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Beni-Suef Insurance Hospital, Beni-seuf, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni-seuf, 62511, Egypt.

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This is the third publication on ultraslow SWL treatment (1,2) and the second publication of the Egyptian group (1). The results ... Read More
Wednesday, July 07 2021 08:30
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Metzler I. et al., 2021: Surgical Trends in Nephrolithiasis - Increasing de novo renal access by urologists for PCNL

Metzler I, Holt SK, Harper JD.
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA.

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This is a report with focus on PCNL and it is therefore of limited interest in terms of SWL. There are, however, some epidemiologi... Read More
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Goonewardena S. et al., 2021: Jackstone in the Kidney: An Unusual Calculus

Goonewardena S, Jayarajah U, Kuruppu SN, Fernando MH.
Department of Urology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Friday, July 02 2021 08:30
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Pan J. et al., 2021: Progress in studies on pathological changes and future treatment strategies of obesity-associated female stress urinary incontinence: a narrative review

Pan J, Liang E, Cai Q, Zhang D, Wang J, Feng Y, Yang X, Yang Y, Tian W, Quan C, Han R, Niu Y, Chen Y, Xin Z.
Male Reproductive and Sexual Medicine, Department of Urology, the Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.
Laboratory of Male Reproductive Medicine, Tianjin Urology Institute, Tianjin, China.
Department of Urology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Andrology Center, Peking University First Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China.

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Although low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (Li-ESWT) is one of the keywords of this publication, Li-ESWT is only ver... Read More
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Veser J. et al., 2021: Innovations in urolithiasis management

Veser J, Jahrreiss V, Seitz C.
Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria.

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This short article is a brief overview of novel methods of relevance for current and future management of patients with urolithias... Read More
Wednesday, June 30 2021 08:30
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Shendy WS. et al., 2021: Effect of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy on diabetic erectile dysfunction: Randomised control trial

Shendy WS, Elsoghier OM, El Semary MM, Ahmed AA, Ali AF, Saber-Khalaf M.
Faculty of physical therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
Department of Urology, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt.
Faculty of physical therapy, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt.
Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt.

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The IIEF-5 score ranges from 1 to 25 and classifies moderate to mild ED with 12–16 and mild ED with 17–21 points. The treatment gr... Read More
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Michel KF. et al., 2021: Emergency department and hospital revisits after ambulatory surgery for kidney stones: an analysis of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

Michel KF, Patel HD, Ziemba JB.
Division of Urology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3 West Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA.
Division of Urology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3 West Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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Wang Z. et al., 2021: Impact of music on anxiety and pain control during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis

Wang Z, Feng D, Wei W.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

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Monday, June 21 2021 08:30
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Romeu G. et al., 2021: Comparing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy laser lithotripsy for treatment of urinary stones smaller than 2 cm: a cost-utility analysis in the Spanish clinical setting

Romeu G, Marzullo-Zucchet LJ, Díaz J, Villarroya S, Budía A, Ordaz DG, Caballer V, Vivas D.
Urology Department, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Urology Department, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia, Spain.
Centro de Investigación en Economía y Gestión de la Salud (CIEGS), Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain.

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Fawzy AM. et al., 2021: Contralateral Coupling during SWL for Stones in Ectopic Kidney: Is It Feasible?

Iremashvili V, Li S, Dresner SL, Best SL, Hedican SP, Nakada SY.
Faculty of Medicine, Minia Urology and Nephrology University Hospital, Minia University, Minia, Egypt.
Nile SWL Center, Minia, Egypt.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypt.

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It is well recognized that treatment of stones in ectopic kidneys is a demanding task. This report clearly emphasizes the need and... Read More
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Huang YP. et al., 2021: Effect of low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy on nocturnal penile tumescence and rigidity and penile haemodynamics

Huang YP, Liu W, Liu YD, Zhang M, Xu SR, Lu MJ.
Department of Urology, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Institute of Andrology, Shanghai, China.

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Within a year “consecutive ED patients over 18 years of age were enrolled”, who presented “erectile complaint more than 6 months.”... Read More
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Iremashvili V. et al., 2021: Gender-related differences in the risk factors for repeat stone surgery

Iremashvili V, Li S, Dresner SL, Best SL, Hedican SP, Nakada SY.
Department of Urology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation Centennial Building, 1685 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53705, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation Centennial Building, 1685 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53705, USA.

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Lee YC. et al., 2021: Therapeutic effect of Low intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Li-ESWT) on diabetic bladder dysfunction in a rat model

Lee YC, Hsieh TJ, Tang FH, Jhan JH, Lin KL, Juan YS, Wang HS, Long CY.
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy Research Center, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Graduate Institute of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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The only objection I have to the study is that both, the induction of the diabetes and the ESWT were acute experiments not compara... Read More
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Scroppo FI. et al., 2021: Li-Eswt improves hemodynamic parameters thus suggesting neoangiogenesis in patients with vascular erectile dysfunction

Scroppo FI, Pezzoni F, Gaeta F, Pastore LA, Malfatto M, Cai T, Capogrosso P, Dehò F, Zucchi A.
Department of Urology and Andrology, Ospedale di Circolo and Macchi Foundation, Varese, Italy.
Centro Medico Unisalus, Milano, Italy.
Surgery Department, Urology and Andrology Unit; Military Hospital of Milan, Milano, Italy.
"La Sapienza" University of Rome; Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine; Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies; Urology Univ, Latina, Italy.
University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
Department of Urology, Santa Chiara Regional Hospital, Trento, Italy.
Department of Translationals Research and New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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Numerous clinical studies have shown that Li-ESWT can improve erectile function, particularly in patients with vasculogenic ED. Bu... Read More
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Yazici CM. et al., 2021: Does extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy before retrograde intrarenal surgery complicates the surgery for upper ureter stone? The results of the RIRSearch group

Yazici CM, Siddikoglu D, Cinar O, Ozman O, Basatac C, Akgul M, Sancak EB, Onal B, Akpinar H.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Namık Kemal University, Tekirdag, Turkey.
Department of Statistics, School of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey.
Clinic of Urology, Gaziosmanpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Gayrettepe Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This is a retrospective analysis of patients treated in four different hospitals in a 7 years period. There are no details about t... Read More
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Falahatkar S. et al., 2021: The effects of pregabalin, solifenacin and their combination therapy on ureteral double-J stent-related symptoms: A randomized controlled clinical trial

Falahatkar S, Beigzadeh M, Mokhtari G, Esmaeili S, Kazemnezhad E, Amin A, Herfeh NR, Falahatkar R.
Urology Research Center, Razi Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

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This article deals with medical treatment aiming at reduced discomfort of internal stents. Although the patients in this randomize... Read More
Wednesday, June 02 2021 08:30
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Xu ZH. et al., 2021: Prediction of Proximal Ureteral Stones Clearance after Shock Wave Lithotripsy Using an Artificial Neural Network

Xu ZH, Zhou S, Jia CP, Lv JL.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.

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Urology Journal is the official journal of the Urology and Nephrology Research Center (UNRC) and the Iranian Urological Associatio... Read More
Monday, May 31 2021 08:30
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Ketsuwan C. et al., 2021: Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Watching Movies to Decrease Anxiety During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Ketsuwan C, Leenanupunth C, Phengsalae Y, Sangkum P, Kongchareonsombat W, Kaewjai N, Timjapoe P.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand.

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This open access paper is published by Dovepress: “Dove Medical Press Ltd is part of Taylor & Francis Group, the Academic Publishi... Read More
Sunday, May 30 2021 08:30
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Tuncer M. et al., 2021: What is the optimal frequency in shock wave lithotripsy for pediatric renal stones? A prospective randomized study

Tuncer M, Kafkaslı A, Can U, Çoşkun A, Eryıldırım B, Sarica K.
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Cevizli mevkii, Cevizli mah. Şemsi Denizer cad. D 100, Kartal, 34890, Istanbul, Turkey.
2Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Cevizli mevkii, Cevizli mah. Şemsi Denizer cad. D 100, Kartal, 34890, Istanbul, Turkey.
3Department of Urology, Biruni University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Nothing new what is not yet known about this topic. The paper is nevertheless special as it is a prospective randomized study. Som... Read More
Saturday, May 29 2021 08:30
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Grande G. et al., 2021: Dilation assisted stone extraction for complex biliary lithiasis: Technical aspects and practical principles

Grande G, Cocca S, Bertani H, Caruso A, Pigo' F, Mangiafico S, Russo S, Lupo M, Masciangelo G, Cantu' P, Manta R, Conigliaro R.
Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Modena, Modena 41126, Italy.
Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Modena, Modena 41126, Italy.
Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico and Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano 20122, Italy.
Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, General Hospital of Perugia, Perugia 06129, Italy.

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This article describes the importance of a wide sphincter to facilitate passage of common bile duct stones and stone fragments. Ei... Read More
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Yee CH. et al., 2021: Effect of SARS and COVID-19 outbreaks on urology practice and training

Yee CH, Wong HF, Tam MHM, Yuen SKK, Chan HC, Cheung MH, Yu ATO, Chiu Y, Chan NH, Leung LH, Ng ATL, Law DMC, Ng TL, Teoh JYC, Chiu PKF, Ng CF.
SH Ho Urology Centre, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, North District Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Pok Oi Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Tung Wah Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Caritas Medical Centre, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong.

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This report on the effects and impact of covid-19 is highly interesting, partly because the Hong Kong-based authors also had exper... Read More
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Xu ZH. et al., 2021: Effect of the External Physical Vibration Lithecbole on the Discharge of Upper Urinary Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Xu ZH, Zhou S, Lv JL, Wang H.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.

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Parallel with the outstanding achievements in stone removal during the past more than 35 years, residual fragments have remained a... Read More
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Sliwinska WL. et al., 2021: Cystinuria poorly responding to treatment - the risk of chronic kidney disease

Sliwinska WL, Kade G, Niemczyk S.
Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Dialysis, Military Institute of Medicine. Warsaw, Poland.
Independent Public Healthcare Center of the Ministry of Interior and Administration with the Warmia and Mazury Oncology Center in Olsztyn, Poland.

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A case report on Cystinuria without any details on the ESWL therapy done two times. Peter Alken
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Ullah S. et al., 2021: The Outcomes of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for High-Density Renal Stone on Non-Contrast Computed Tomography

Ullah S, Muhammad SR, Farooque R, Farooque U, Farukhuddin F, Bin Zafar MD, Khadke C, Usman A, Perez J, Shehata MA.
Urology, Muhammad Medical College, Mirpur Khas, PAK.
Internal Medicine, Sindh Medical College, Karachi, PAK.
Neurology, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, PAK.
Neurology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, USA.
Internal Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Civil Hospital Karachi, Karachi, PAK.
Internal Medicine, Rural Medical College (Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences) Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni, IND.
General Surgery, Nishtar Medical University and Hospital, Multan, PAK.
Internal Medicine, Abrazo Community Health Network, Phoenix, USA.
Medicine and Surgery, Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, EGY.

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Li M. et al., 2021: Tri-modality cavitation mapping in shock wave lithotripsy

Li M, Sankin G, Vu T, Yao J, Zhong P.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA.
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA.

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Cavitation is a well-known phenomenon in SWL and is hypothesized to cause tissue lesions. On the other hand, cavitation is made re... Read More
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Parmar K. et al., 2021: Large spontaneous steinstrasse: Our experience and management issues in tertiary care centre

Parmar K, Manoharan V, Kumar S, Ranjan KR, Chandna A, Chaudhary K.
Department of Urology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

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This article discusses the management of patients with steinstrasse after stone disintegration (SWL) in general and particularly t... Read More
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Lei Q. et al., 2021: Comparison of the efficacy and safety of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy versus on-demand sildenafil for erectile dysfunction

Lei Q, Wang D, Liu C, Ji Z, Yan S.
Department of Urology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China.

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In this report on ED the authors have compared Li-ESWT and on-demand sildenafil. The conclusion from this non-randomized study was... Read More
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Adeldaeim HM. et al., 2020: Prognostic indicators for successful low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy treatment of erectile dysfunction

Adeldaeim HM, Abouyoussif T, Gebaly OE, Assem A, Wahab MMA, Rashad H, Sakr M, Zahran AR.
Department of Urology, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.
Family and Community Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

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Interesting and clinically relevant article on the effectiveness of Li-ESWL on erectile dysfunction (ED). The specific value of th... Read More
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Guler Y. et al., 2020: Comparison of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and retrograde intrarenal surgery in the treatment of renal pelvic and proximal ureteral stones 2 cm in children

Guler Y, Erbin A.
Department of Urology, Private Safa Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Haseki Traning and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This report summarizes the authors’ experience of SWL and RIRS for stones in the kidney and ureter. (The title is slightly mislead... Read More
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Ito K. et al., 2020: Extremely-slow, half-number shockwave lithotripsy for asymptomatic renal stones

Ito K, Takahashi T, Kanno T, Okada T, Higashi Y, Yamada H.
Department of Urology, Ijinkai Takeda General Hospital, Kyoto, Japan.

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Arrabel-Polo MA. et al., 2019: [Treatment of uretero-renal stones with shock wave lithotripsy. Results and complications with the dornier gemini emse 220f-XXP.] (Orginial article only in Spanish)

Arrabal-Polo MA, Domínguez-Amillo A, Canales-Casco N, de la Torre-Trillo J, Morales Martínez A, Cano-García MC, Rodríguez-Herrera JJ, Hernández-Serrano M, Arrabal-Martín M.
Servicio de Urología. Hospital Campus de la Salud. Granada. España.

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Ozer C. et al.: Clinical results of shock wave lithotripsy treatment in elderly patients with kidney stones: Results of 1433 patients

Ozer C, Tekin MI. 
Department of Urology, Baskent University, Adana.

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Results of SWL were evaluated in three age groups: 18-40, 41-64, and ≥65 years. Although the purpose of the report was to draw co... Read More
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Wang Z. et al., 2020: Eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics for pain reduction during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Wang Z, Chen G, Wang J, Wei W.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

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One of the great advantages with SWL is that stone removal can be accomplished without regional or general anaesthesia. Contrary t... Read More
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Cam S. et al., 2020: The role of N-acetylcysteine in preventing hepatic injury associated with systemic oxidative stress after extracorporeal shock wave treatment

Cam S, Baba D, Senoğlu Y, Yuksel A, Erdem H.
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Duzce University, Turkey.
Department of Pathology, Ordu University, Turkey.

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Manzoor U. et al., 2020: Safety and Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Difficult-to-retrieve Common Bile Duct Stones: A Ten-year Experience

Abstract

Background and objective: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for common bile duct (CBD) stones has been used in the past, but experience is limited. We report our experience of ESWL in the management of difficult CBD stones.

Methods: Patients with difficult-to-retrieve CBD stones were enrolled and underwent ESWL. Fluoroscopy is used to target the stones after injection of contrast via nasobiliary drain. CBD clearance was the main outcome of the study.

Results: Eighty-three patients were included (mean age 50.5 ± 14.5 years); these patients were mainly females (43; 51.8%). Large stones >15 mm were noted in 64 (77.1%), CBD stricture in 22 (26.5%) and incarcerated stone in 8 (9.6%) patients. Patients needed 2.1 ± 1.2 sessions of lithotripsy and 4266 ± 1881 shock waves per session. In 75 (90.3%) patients, the fragments were extracted endoscopically after ESWL, while spontaneous passage was observed in 8 (9.6%). Total CBD clearance was achieved in 67 (80.6%) patients, partial clearance in 5 (6%) and no response in 11 (13.2%). Failure of the treatment was observed in large stone with size ≥2 cm (P = 0.021), incarcerated stone (P = 0.020) and pre-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography cholangitis (P = 0.047).

Conclusion: ESWL is a noninvasive, safe and effective therapeutic alternative to electrohydraulic lithotripsy and surgical exploration for difficult biliary stones.
J Transl Int Med. 2020 Sep 25;8(3):159-164. doi: 10.2478/jtim-2020-0025. eCollection 2020 Sep. PMID: 33062592. FREE ARTICLE

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Danilovic A. et al., 2020: Residual stone fragments after percutaneous nephrolithotomy: shockwave lithotripsy vs. retrograde intrarenal surgery

Danilovic A, Torricelli F, Marchini GS, Batagello C, Vicentini FC, Traxer O, Srougi M, Nahas WC, Mazzucchi E.
Department of Urology, Hospital das Clinicas, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Sorbonne Université, GRC n 20 Lithiase Renale, AP-HP, Hôpital Tenon, Paris, France.

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In study a comparison was carried out between SWL and RIRS for removal of residual fragments after PCNL. Stones measured 5-15 mm a... Read More
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Klomjit N. et al., 2020: It Comes As a Shock: Kidney Repair Using Shockwave Therapy

Klomjit N, Lerman A, Lerman LO.
From the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension (N.K., L.O.L.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Department of Cardiovascular Disease (A.L.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

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Karsiyakali N. et al., 2020: Shock wave lithotripsy deteriorates male sexual functions related to the treatment-driven anxiety: A prospective, non-randomized, self-controlled study

Karsiyakali N, Erkan E, Yucetas U, Koseoglu H, Ates HA, Kadihasanoglu M, Toktas MG.
Department of Urology. University of Health Sciences. Istanbul Training and Research Hospital. Istanbul. Turkey.
Department of Urology. Gebze Fatih State Hospital. Kocaeli. Turkey.

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Chang TH. et al., 2020: Comparison of ultrasound-assisted and pure fluoroscopy-guided extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones

Chang TH, Lin WR, Tsai WK, Chiang PK, Chen M, Tseng JS, Chiu AW.
Department of Urology, MacKay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei City, 10449, Taiwan.
2Department of Urology, MacKay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei City, 10449, Taiwan.
3Mackay Medical College, No.46, Sec. 3, Zhongzheng Rd., Sanzhi Dist., New Taipei City, 252, Taiwan.
Mackay Junior College of Medicine, Beitou District, Nursing, and Management, No.92, Shengjing Road, Taipei City, 11272, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, MacKay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei City, 10449, Taiwan.
School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, No.145, Zhengzhou Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City, 10341, Taiwan.

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Ito K. et al., 2020: Decreased Recurrence of Urolithiasis After Simultaneous Ureteroscopic Surgery for Ureter and Ipsilateral Renal Calculi: Comparison to Shockwave Lithotripsy for Ureter Calculi Alone

Ito K, Takahashi T, Kanno T, Okada T, Higashi Y, Yamada H.
Department of Urology, Ijinkai Takeda General Hospital, Ishida Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan.
Department of Urology, Ijinkai Takeda General Hospital, Ishida Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

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Patel S. et al., 2020: Combined extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and ERCP for chronic calcific pancreatitis with the patient under general anesthesia in one session: an introduction to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and a case example

Patel S, Gómez V.
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.

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In this article the authors discuss the treatment of a large radio-opaque pancreatic duct stone. The procedure combined SWL and ER... Read More
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Seitz C. et al., 2020: [Stone therapy-use and limitations of the guidelines]

Seitz C, Türk C, Neisius A.
Universitätsklinik für Urologie, Medizinische Universität Wien, Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090, Wien, Österreich.
Urologische Praxis mit Steinzentrum Wien, Urologische Abteilung, Barmherzige Schwestern Krankenhaus Wien, Wien, Österreich.
Abteilung für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder, Trier, Deutschland.

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Jagtap N. et al., 2020: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Pancreaticolithiasis: Do It Now

Jagtap N, Tandan M, Reddy DN.
Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India.

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Literature data show that SWL has become increasingly popular among gastroenterologists for treating patients with pancreatic ston... Read More
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Jiang P. et al., 2020: Qualitative Review of Clinical Guidelines for Medical and Surgical Management of Urolithiasis: Consensus and Controversy 2020

Jiang P, Xie L, Arada R, Patel RM, Landman J, Clayman RV.
Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine.

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Yuan C. et al., 2020: Efficacy and safety of external physical vibration lithecbole (EPVL) after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for urinary stone: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Yuan C, Jian Z, Jin X, Ma YC, Li H, Wang KJ.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology (Laboratory of Reconstructive Urology), West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People's Republic of China.

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Azal Neto W. et al., 2020: Prediction of stone-free rates following extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in a contemporary cohort of patients with stone densities exceeding 1000 HU

Azal Neto W, Reis LO, Pedro RN.
Department of Urology, State University of Campinas, Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil.
Department of UroScience, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, PUC-Campinas, Campinas, Brazil.

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Successful SWL depends on careful selection of patients. For his reason guidelines usually recommend exclusion of patients with la... Read More
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Di Franco CA. et al., 2020: Management of a kidney stone in ectopic pelvic kidney with Extracorporeal Shockwave Litothripsy: Description of a case and revision of literature

Di Franco CA, Burrello M, Guzzardi F, Intagliata E, Oxenius I, Galvagno L, Cordaro C.
Department of Urology, S. Elia Emergency Hospital, Caltanissetta.

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Seker KG. et al., 2020: An Unexpected Complication After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Emphysematous Pyelitis

Seker KG, Arikan Y, Cetin Seker Y, Ozlu DN, Evren I.
Urology, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, TUR.
Emergency Medicine, Muş State Hospital, Muş, TUR.
Urology, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, TUR.

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Article in Russian: Popov SV. et al., 2020: [Multimodal approach to the treatment of staghorn stones in modern clinic]

Popov SV, Orlov IN, Asfandiyarov FR, Skryabin ON, Suleymanov MM, Sytnik DA.
Department of Urology of FGBOU VO North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, GBUZ Public Hospital of Saint Luca, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
2Astrakhan State Medicine University, Astrakhan, Russia.

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Lai S. et al., 2020: Optimal management of large proximal ureteral stones (>10 mm): A systematic review and meta-analysis of 12 randomized controlled trials

Lai S, Jiao B, Diao T, Seery S, Hu M, Wang M, Hou H, Wang J, Zhang G, Liu M.
Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China; National Center of Gerontology, Beijing, 100730, China; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China.
Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Department of Urology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, 100029, China.
Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China; National Center of Gerontology, Beijing, 100730, China; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Peking University Fifth School of Clinical Medicine, China.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100730, China.
Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China; National Center of Gerontology, Beijing, 100730, China; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China.
Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China; National Center of Gerontology, Beijing, 100730, China; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China.
Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Department of Urology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, 100029, China.
Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China; National Center of Gerontology, Beijing, 100730, China; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China.

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Yang SW. et al., 2020: Machine learning prediction of stone-free success in patients with urinary stone after treatment of shock wave lithotripsy

Abstract

Background: The aims of this study were to determine the predictive value of decision support analysis for the shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) success rate and to analyze the data obtained from patients who underwent SWL to assess the factors influencing the outcome by using machine learning methods.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 358 patients who underwent SWL for urinary stone (kidney and upper-ureter stone) between 2015 and 2018 and evaluated the possible prognostic features, including patient population characteristics, urinary stone characteristics on a non-contrast, computed tomographic image. We performed 80% training set and 20% test set for the predictions of success and mainly used decision tree-based machine learning algorithms, such as random forest (RF), extreme gradient boosting trees (XGBoost), and light gradient boosting method (LightGBM).

Results: In machine learning analysis, the prediction accuracies for stone-free were 86.0, 87.5, and 87.9%, and those for one-session success were 78.0, 77.4, and 77.0% using RF, XGBoost, and LightGBM, respectively. In predictions for stone-free, LightGBM yielded the best accuracy and RF yielded the best one in those for one-session success among those methods. The sensitivity and specificity values for machine learning analytics are (0.74 to 0.78 and 0.92 to 0.93) for stone-free and (0.79 to 0.81 and 0.74 to 0.75) for one-session success, respectively. The area under curve (AUC) values for machine learning analytics are (0.84 to 0.85) for stone-free and (0.77 to 0.78) for one-session success and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) are (0.730 to 0.933) and (0.673 to 0.866) in average of methods, respectively.

Conclusions: We applied a selected machine learning analysis to predict the result after treatment of SWL for urinary stone. About 88% accurate machine learning based predictive model was evaluated. The importance of machine learning algorithm can give matched insights to domain knowledge on effective and influential factors for SWL success outcomes.
BMC Urol. 2020 Jul 3;20(1):88. doi: 10.1186/s12894-020-00662-x. PMID: 32620102. FREE ARTICLE

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Saraogi M. et al., 2020: Role of Complementary Medicine (Music, Acupuncture, Acupressure, TENS and Audio-Visual Distraction) in Shockwave Lithotripsy (SWL): A Systematic Review From EAU Sections of Urolithiasis (EULIS) and Uro-Technology (ESUT)

Saraogi M, Geraghty RM, Hameed B, Rob S, Pietropaolo A, Sarica K, Gozen A, Liatsikos E, Somani BK.
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton, United Kindom.
Department of Urology, University hospital Newcastle, United Kindom.
Department of Urology, Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, United Kindom.
Department of Urology, Biruni University Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Klinikum Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany.
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, United Kindom.

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Raheem OA. et al., 2020: Novel Treatments of Erectile Dysfunction: Review of the Current Literature

Raheem OA, Natale C, Dick B, Reddy AG, Yousif A, Khera M, Baum N.
Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

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Gadelkareem RA. et al., 2020: Is Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy the Modality of Choice Versus Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy for a 20 to 30 mm Single Renal Pelvic Stone with ≤1000 Hounsfield Unit in Adults? A Prospective Randomized Comparative Study

Gadelkareem RA, Abdelsalam YM, Ibraheim MA, Reda A, Sayed MA, El-Azab AS.J.
Assiut Urology and Nephrology Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Armed Forces Medical Complex, Cairo, Egypt.

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Peng L. et al., 2020: Is physical therapy effective following extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and retrograde intrarenal surgery: a meta-analysis and systematic review

Peng L, Wen J, Zhong W, Zeng G.
Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.
Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China. 

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I am not aware of a country where the facilitation of stone fragment discharge by physical means after stone therapy gets more att... Read More
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Soliman MG. et al., 2020: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for distal ureteric stones: which is the ideal approach?

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Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.

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SWL of distal ureteral stones is usually successful and in my own experience the stone-free rate was 97.8% with an average number ... Read More
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