SWL literature
SWL Literature

Beilan J et al, 2014: The Postoperative Morbidity Index: a quantitative weighing of postoperative complications applied to urological procedures

Beilan J, Strakosha R, Palacios DA, Rosser CJ
Clinical and Translational Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, 701 Ilalo St, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

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A standardized and validated system for recording complications is indeed highly desirable. For the individual patient it is impor... Read More
Thursday, November 07 2013 15:08
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Piggott KL et al, 2013: Looking for lithotripsy: accessibility and portability of Canadian healthcare

Piggott KL, Bell CM
Resident, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

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This article will be available for reviewing at Heidelberg University 12 months after publication.
Tuesday, November 12 2013 14:16
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Li G et al, 2014: Effect of the Body Wall on Lithotripter Shock Waves

Li G, McAteer JA, Williams JC Jr, Berwick ZC
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana

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The effect of the body wall on the physical properties of shockwaves is indeed highly interesting and important for the settings o... Read More
Tuesday, November 19 2013 08:52
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Meidani M et al, 2013: Aortic valve streptococcus group B endocarditis post-extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Meidani M, Taghavi M, Abdar Esfahani M
Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

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The patient had a urinary tract infection before SWL and was obviously not treated with antibiotics before and for four days after... Read More
Wednesday, November 20 2013 08:54
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Kurt S et al, 2013: Evaluation of effects of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy on renal vasculature with Doppler ultrasonography

Kurt S, Tokgöz Ö, Tokgöz H, Voyvoda N
Zonguldak Atatürk Devlet Hastanesi, Department of Radiology,Zonguldak,Turkey

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The effects of shockwaves on the renal perfusion have remained a matter of concern over the years despite the enormous experience ... Read More
Thursday, November 21 2013 08:57
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Ozturk MD et al, 2013: The comparison of laparoscopy, shock wave lithotripsy and retrograde intrarenal surgery for large proximal ureteral stones

Ozturk MD, Sener NC, Goktug HN, Gucuk A, Nalbant I, Imamoglu MA
Ministry of Health, Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazit Education and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkey

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A good quality paper. The Can. Urol. Assoc. Journal. offers full text access: http://journals.sfu.ca/cuaj/index.php/journal/artic... Read More
Friday, November 22 2013 08:59
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Acar A et al, 2013: The Effect of EMLA Cream on Patient-Controlled Analgesia with Remifentanil in ESWL Procedure: A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Study

Acar A, Erhan E, Nuri Deniz M, Ugur G
Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, School of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

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The authors studied the possible effect of EMLA cream application as a complement to remifentanil during SWL. The conclusion was t... Read More
Wednesday, November 27 2013 09:05
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Carrasco J et al, 2013: The protective role of coenzyme Q10 in renal injury associated with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Carrasco J, Anglada FJ, Campos JP, Muntané J, Requena MJ, Padillo J
Department of Urology, Reina Sofia University Hospital, Cordoba, Spain

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CoQ10? If you don´t know look it up in Wikipedia (Link to Wikipedia) It "is present in most eukaryotic cells, primarily in the mi... Read More
Tuesday, January 07 2014 09:43
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Neisius A et al, 2013: Treatment efficacy and outcomes using a third generation shockwave lithotripter

Neisius A, Wöllner J, Thomas C, Roos FC, Brenner W, Hampel C, Preminger GM, Thüroff JW, Gillitzer R
Department of Urology, University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Division of Urologic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

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This is one of the most promising and positive reports of SWL that I have read during past years. In a period when reports of poor... Read More
Wednesday, January 08 2014 09:45
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McClain PD et al, 2013: Optimizing shock wave lithotripsy: a comprehensive review

McClain PD, Lange JN, Assimos DG
Department of Urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

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With 90 references this is a very extensive review on nearly every aspect of SWL like Stone Size, Skin-to-Stone Distance and Body ... Read More
Monday, January 13 2014 09:52
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Vahdatpour B et al, 2013: Efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a randomized, controlled trial

Vahdatpour B, Alizadeh F, Moayednia A, Emadi M, Khorami MH, Haghdani S
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

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For a medical condition that so far has defied most therapeutic efforts – and they are indeed numerous- it is promising to note th... Read More
Monday, January 20 2014 10:00
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Handa RK et al, 2014: Shock Wave Lithotripsy Targeting of the Kidney and Pancreas does not Increase the Severity of Metabolic Syndrome in a Porcine Model

Handa RK, Evan AP, Connors BA, Johnson CD2, Liu Z, Alloosh M, Sturek M, Evans-Molina C, Mandeville JA, Gnessin E, Lingeman JE
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Department of Medicine and the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research of Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Kidney Stone Institute of Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

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It is reassuring that this animal study, in similarity with several recent clinical observations and despite obvious pancreatic ti... Read More
Wednesday, January 29 2014 13:39
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Neisius A et al, 2014: Improving the lens design and performance of a contemporary electromagnetic shock wave lithotripter

Neisius A, Smith NB, Sankin G, Kuntz NJ, Madden JF, Fovargue DE, Mitran S, Lipkin ME, Simmons WN, Preminger GM, Zhong P
Division of Urologic Surgery and Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710

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This is the second paper dealing with a new lens design for an electromagnetic lithotripter. See also previous review: 70. Smith ... Read More
Friday, January 31 2014 14:40
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Chung SD et al, 2014: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy increases the risk of diabetes: A 5-year follow-up study

Chung SD, Lin CC, Lin HC
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Banciao; Sleep Research Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital

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This report shows that the reason for development of DM in patients with urolithiasis seems unrelated to the method used for stone... Read More
Tuesday, February 04 2014 13:41
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Cui Y et al, 2014: Comparison of ESWL and Ureteroscopic Holmium Laser lithotripsy in Management of Ureteral Stones

Cui Y, Cao W, Shen H, Xie J, Adams TS, Zhang Y, Shao Q
Department of Urology, Suzhou Municipal Hospital, Suzhou, China
Center for Cancer Genomics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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A retrospective but interesting paper that offers slightly different aspects than the currently popular views on an old theme: The... Read More
Wednesday, February 19 2014 14:10
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Mylarappa P et al, 2014: Acute pancreatitis and development of pancreatic pseudo cyst after extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy to a left renal calculus: A rare case with review of literature

Mylarappa P, Javali T, Prathvi, Ramesh D
Department of Urology, MS Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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This is a report of a very rare case of acute pancreatitis and pseudo cyst development. It is good to keep in mind that this compl... Read More
Thursday, February 20 2014 13:51
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Kim DH et al, 2014: The effect of terpene combination on ureter calculus expulsion after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Kim DH, Goh HJ, Lee HW, Kim KS, Kim YT, Moon HS, Lee SW, Park SY
Department of Urology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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I do not know how wide-spread the use of Rowatinex is in the world. Although the authors conclude that fragment expulsion was slig... Read More
Monday, March 10 2014 13:55
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Janane A et al, 2014: Usefulness of adjunctive alpha1-adrenergic antagonists after single extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy session in ureteral stone expulsion

Janane A, Hamdoun A, Hajji F, Dakkak Y, Ghadouane M, Ameur A, Abbar M
Department of Urology, University Military Hospital Mohammed V. Rabat, Morocco

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The patients were treated in the supine position but the route of shock wave application is not described in detail or discussed. ... Read More
Monday, March 17 2014 14:15
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Neisius A et al, 2014: Improving the lens design and performance of a contemporary electromagnetic shock wave lithotripter

Neisius A, Smith NB, Sankin G, Kuntz NJ, Madden JF, Fovargue DE, Mitran S, Lipkin ME, Simmons WN, Preminger GM, Zhong P
Division of Urologic Surgery and Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710

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This is the second paper dealing with a new lens design for an electromagnetic lithotripter. See also previous review: 70. Smith ... Read More
Monday, April 28 2014 12:53
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Vlaisavljevich E et al, 2014: Histotripsy-induced cavitation cloud initiation thresholds in tissues of different mechanical properties

Vlaisavljevich E, Maxwell A, Warnez M, Johnsen E, Cain CA, Xu Z

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This article deals with cavitation and cavitation clouds generated by 1 MHz ultrasound pulses with respect to soft tissues oft dif... Read More
Wednesday, May 14 2014 13:01
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Jagtap J et al, 2014: Evolution of SWL technique: A 25 year single centre experience of over 5000 patients.

Jagtap J, Mishra S, Bhattu A, Ganpule A, Sabnis R, Desai M
Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, India

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Despite its retrospective approach this article is highly interesting because it summarizes the authors´ experience with SWL durin... Read More
Tuesday, September 16 2014 07:23
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Waingankar N et al, 2014: Calyceal diverticula: a comprehensive review.

Waingankar N, Hayek S, Smith AD, Okeke Z
The Arthur Smith Institute for Urology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Calyceal diverticula containing stones are not uncommonly encountered in the image evaluation of patients with stone disease. Trea... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:22
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Hrbáček J, 2014: URS versus ESWL: another contribution to the never-ending debate.

Hrbáček J
Department of Urology, Charles University, 2nd Faculty of Medicine and Motol University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic.

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As in numerous other studies the author emphasizes and discusses the advantage of endoscopic procedures over SWL for active remova... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:25
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Liu Y et al, 2014: Clinical observation of different minimally invasive surgeries for the treatment of impacted upper ureteral calculi.

Liu Y, Zhou Z, Xia A, Dai H, Guo L, Zheng J
Department of Urinary Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University, Jingzhou 434000, P. R. China.

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This article only compared ureteroscopic (URS), percutaneous (PNL) and laparoscopic methods for removal of upper ureteral stones t... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:33
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Abdelaziz H et al, 2014: The usefulness of stone density and patient stoutness in predicting extracorporeal shock wave efficiency: Results in a North African ethnic group.

Abdelaziz H, Elabiad Y, Aderrouj I, Janane A, Ghadouane M, Ameur A, Abbar M

Urology Department, University Military Hospital Med V., Hay Ryad, Rabat, Morocco.

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The retreatment rate is not given. Follow up was done with plane films.
Monday, October 27 2014 10:31
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Chen WT et al, 2014: An Evaluation of Electroacupuncture at the Weizhong Acupoint (BL-40) as a Means of Relieving Pain Induced by Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Chen WT, Chang FC, Chen YH, Lin JG

Department of Chinese Medicine, Taiwan Landseed Hospital, No. 77, Kwang-Tai Road, Ping-jen City, Tao-Yuan County 32405, Taiwan.
Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 10617, Taiwan.
Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, China Medical University, No. 91 Hsueh-Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan.
School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, No. 91 Hsueh-Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan.

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It is interesting to note that the skilful application of electro-acupuncture (EA) reduced the need of analgesics during SWL and a... Read More
Wednesday, October 29 2014 07:52
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Shim M et al, 2014: Multimodal treatments of cystine stones: an observational, retrospective single-center analysis of 14 cases.

Shim M, Park HK

Department of Urology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

 

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This article is just a description of the authors’ experience of management of 14 patients with cystinuria and cystine stone forma... Read More
Monday, November 03 2014 07:57
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Wankhade NH et al, 2014: Comparative Study of Lithotripsy and PCNL for 11-15 mm Lower Caliceal Calculi In Community Health Hospital.

Wankhade NH, Gadekar J, Shinde BB, Tatte JA

Consultant, Department of Urology, Wankhade Kidney Hospital , Opposite Tarakpur S.T. Stand, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.
Professor, Department of Surgery, Padam Shri Dr.V.V.P. Medical College , Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India .
Professor, Department of Pathology, P.Dr.V.V.P. Medical College , Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.
Consultant, Department of Anesthesia, Wankhade Kidney Hospital , Opposite Tarakpur S.T. Stand, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.

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That PNL results in a better stone clearance than SWL is well recognized and this report is no exception. There is, however, a pri... Read More
Friday, November 07 2014 08:01
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Tehranchi A et al, 2014: Effects of hydrochlorothiazide on kidney stone therapy with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Tehranchi A, Rezaei Y, Mohammadi-Fallah M, Mokhtari M, Alizadeh M, Abedi F, Khalilzadeh M, Tehranchi P

Department of Urology, Urmia Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

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This is not an easy paper. The authors did not formulate a hypothesis they wanted to prove. Like this it is difficult to deal with... Read More
Monday, November 10 2014 10:46
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Gücük A et al, 2015: Usefulness of hounsfield unit and density in the assessment and treatment of urinary stones.

Gücük A, Uyetürk U
Adnan Gücük, Uğur Üyetürk, Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280 Bolu, Turkey

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This short review - probabaly ment for Nephrologists - only briefly covers SWL and HU
Monday, February 09 2015 10:37
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Maxwell AD et al, 2015: Fragmentation of Urinary Calculi in Vitro by Burst Wave Lithotripsy.

Maxwell AD, Cunitz BW, Kreider W, Sapozhnikov OA, Hsi RS, Harper JD, Bailey MR, Sorensen MD
Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington;
Department of Acoustics, Physics Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

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Obviously, ultrasound seems to be a logic alternative instead of shock waves for stone fragmentation. Promising in vitro results a... Read More
Tuesday, February 10 2015 12:36
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Pricop C et al, 2015: Extracorporeal shock waves lithotripsy versus retrograde ureteroscopy: is radiation exposure a criterion when we choose which modern treatment to apply for ureteric stones?

Pricop C, Maier A, Negru D, Malau O, Orsolya M, Radavoi D, Serban DR
University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi

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This report is of particular interest inasmuch as it has its focus on radiation during urological procedures. It is stated that th... Read More
Wednesday, February 18 2015 09:01
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Ramaswamy K et al, 2015: Targeted Microbubbles: A Novel Application for Treatment of Kidney Stones

Ramaswamy K, Marx V, Laser D, Kenny T, Chi T, Bailey M, Sorensen M, Grubbs R, Stoller M
Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, 400 Parnassus Ave, Suite A610, San Francisco, CA 94122.

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This is an extremely interesting discussing article from University of California in San Francisco. The authors have formulated a ... Read More
Thursday, February 26 2015 09:19
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Elkholy MM et al, 2015: Efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy using Dornier SII in different levels of ureteral stones.

Elkholy MM, Ismail H, Abdelkhalek MA, Badr MM, Elfeky MM
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

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With a stone-free rate of 94% the results of SWL (Dornier lithotripter SII) for ureteral stones are very good. It is, however, sur... Read More
Monday, March 09 2015 09:28
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Yesil S et al, 2015: Effect of different analgesics on pain relief during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Yesil S, Polat F, Ozturk U, Dede O, Imamoglu M, Bozkirli I
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Besevler, Turkey
Department of Urology, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Dişkapi, Ankara, Turkey

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The authors mention a serious problem of the study design: “ Though mixture of hyoscine-N-butyl bromide plus paracetamol, which is... Read More
Monday, March 16 2015 11:00
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Cecen K et al, 2015: Flexible Ureterorenoscopy versus Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for the treatment of upper/middle calyx kidney stones of 10-20 mm: a retrospective analysis of 174 patients.

Cecen K, Karadag MA, Demir A, Bagcioglu M, Kocaaslan R, Sofikerim M
Department of Urology, Kafkas University Faculty of Medicine, Kars, Turkey
Department of Urology, Acibadem University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

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This report is a retrospective analysis of treatment results in 174 patients with middle and upper calyx stones measuring 10-20 mm... Read More
Wednesday, March 18 2015 09:35
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Bhojani N et al, 2015: Lithotripter Outcomes in a Community Practice Setting: Comparison of an Electromagnetic and an Electrohydraulic Lithotripter.

Bhojani N, Mandeville JA, Hameed TA, Soergel TM, McAteer JA, Williams JC Jr, Krambeck AE, Lingeman JE
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
First Urology, Jeffersonville, Indiana
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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Friday, March 20 2015 11:06
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Tonolini M et al, 2015: Cross-sectional imaging of iatrogenic complications after extracorporeal and endourological treatment of urolithiasis.

Tonolini M, Villa F, Ippolito S, Pagani A, Bianco R
Department of Radiology, "Luigi Sacco" University Hospital, Via G.B. Grassi 74, 20157, Milan, Italy

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The article is an excellent review of complications associated with SWL, PNL and URS (RIRS). There are several examples illustrate... Read More
Friday, April 10 2015 10:01
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Aydogdu O et al, 2015: Recent management of urinary stone disease in a pediatric population.

Aydogdu O, Karakose A, Celik O, Atesci YZ
Department of Urology, Izmir University School of Medicine, Medical Park Izmir Hospital, Karsiyaka, Izmir 35200, Turkey

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This short review on all techniques of stone removal serves to inform paediatricians.
Monday, April 13 2015 11:23
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Duryea AP et al, 2015: Removal of residual nuclei following a cavitation event using low-amplitude ultrasound.

Duryea AP, Cain CA, Tamaddoni HA, Roberts WW, Hall TL.

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Cavitation bubbles may occur during shock wave lithotripsy and high energy ultrasound application. They may support stone fragment... Read More
Monday, April 20 2015 10:37
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Moayednia A et al, 2015: Long-term effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy on the treatment of chronic pelvic pain syndrome due to non bacterial prostatitis.

Moayednia A , Haghdani S Khosrawi S, Yousefi E, Vahdatpour B
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Department of Urology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

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I have no specific comment on this method because of lack of experience. The difficulty to treat CPPS is well recognized. If ESWT ... Read More
Wednesday, April 29 2015 12:50
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Ranjan V et al, 2015: Urinothorax: A path, less travelled: Case report and review of literature.

Ranjan V, Agrawal S, Chipde SS, Dosi R
Department of General Surgery, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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This is a report on urine collection in the thoracic cavity after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). That may happen after PNL bu... Read More
Friday, May 15 2015 07:13
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Carrasco A Jr et al, 2015: Surgical management of stone disease in patients with primary hyperoxaluria.

Carrasco A Jr, Granberg CF, Gettman MT, Milliner DS, Krambeck AE.
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

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The authors also offer a brief look at all 149 PH patients they have seen at Mayo clinic: a median time from presentation to diagn... Read More
Monday, June 01 2015 07:34
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Fisang C et al, 2015: Urolithiasis-an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Secondary Preventive Challenge.

Fisang C, Anding R, Müller SC, Latz S, Laube N.

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This is a general review on all aspects of urolithiasis without special emphasis on SWL.
Friday, June 12 2015 07:43
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Bres-Niewada E et al, 2015: Predicting stone composition before treatment - can it really drive clinical decisions?

Bres-Niewada E, Dybowski B, Radziszewski P.
Department of Urology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.

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Prediction of stone composition before SWL remains a matter of debate. It is well recognized that stones with high density are mor... Read More
Tuesday, June 23 2015 10:13
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Geraghty R et al, 2015: Shock wave lithotripsy outcomes for lower pole and non-lower pole stones from a university teaching hospital: Parallel group comparison during the same time period.

Geraghty R, Burr J, Simmonds N, Somani BK.
Department of Urology, University Hospital of Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.

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This comparative study between patients treated for stones in the lower calyx (LP) and those treated for stones in other positions... Read More
Monday, June 29 2015 10:17
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Evan AP et al, 2015: MECHANISM BY WHICH SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY CAN PROMOTE FORMATION OF HUMAN CALCIUM PHOSPHATE STONES.

Evan AP, Coe FL, Connors BA, Handa RK, Lingeman JE, Worcester EM.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana; International Kidney Stone Institute, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Nephrology Section, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
International Kidney Stone Institute, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Nephrology Section, University of Chicago.

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Does SWL induce formation of calcium phosphate (calcium hydrogen phosphate; brushite) stones? Of all reasons presented with the ai... Read More
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It is difficult to understand why this abstract and the review with conflicting views on the question if ESWL provokes brushite st... Read More
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Lim KH et al, 2015: Can stone density on plain radiography predict the outcome of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for ureteral stones?

Lim KH, Jung JH, Kwon JH, Lee YS, Bae J, Cho MC, Lee KS, Lee HW.
Department of Urology, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea.

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It is a good intention to use KUB instead of NCCT, when the previous radiological procedure gives sufficient information for the p... Read More
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Junuzovic D et al, 2015: Evaluation of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL): Efficacy in Treatment of Urinary System Stones.

Junuzovic D, Prstojevic JK, Hasanbegovic M, Lepara Z.
Urology clinic, Clinical center of Sarajevo University, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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This article describes the effect of ESWL on treatment of ureteral and renal stones. The authors had used Siemens Lithostar Multil... Read More
Monday, August 03 2015 07:46
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Handa RK et al, 2015: Effect of renal shock wave lithotripsy on the development of metabolic syndrome in a juvenile swine model: a pilot study.

Handa RK, Liu Z, Connors BA, Evan AP, Lingeman JE, Basile DP, Tune JD.
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kidney Stone Institute of Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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The group from Indianapolis has made significant contributions to our understanding of the effects and side effects of ESWL. Since... Read More
Wednesday, August 26 2015 13:05
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Akbulut F et al, 2015: A Rare Complication of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Intrarenal Hematoma Mimicking Pelvis Renalis Tumor.

Akbulut F, Kucuktopcu O, Ucpinar B, Savun M, Ozgor F, Sonmezay E, Simsek A, Gurbuz G.
Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, 34096 Istanbul, Turkey.

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The authors describe a very unusual formation of hematoma in the renal pelvis as a consequence of SWL. This rapid development of r... Read More
Thursday, August 27 2015 07:45
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Xu G et al, 2015: A comparative study to analyze the efficacy and safety of flexible ureteroscopy combined with holmium laser lithotripsy for residual calculi after percutaneous nephrolithotripsy.

Xu G, Wen J, Li Z, Zhang Z, Gong X, Chen J, Du C.
Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University Hangzhou 310009, China.
Department of Urology, The Third People's Hospital of Hangzhou Hangzhou 310009, China.

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This is a comparative study between SWL and fURS for treateing patients with residuals after PCNL. The results are similar to thos... Read More
Wednesday, September 02 2015 07:56
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Massoud AM et al, 2015: The success of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy based on the stone-attenuation value from non-contrast computed tomography.

Massoud AM, Abdelbary AM, Al-Dessoukey AA, Moussa AS, Zayed AS, Mahmmoud O.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt.
Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt.

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These correlations are well known.
Thursday, September 10 2015 10:24
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Marinkovic SP et al, 2015: Spleen injury following left extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL).

Marinkovic SP, Marinkovic CM, Xie D.
Department of Urology, Detroit Medical Center-Harper and Hutzel Hospitals, Detroit, Michigan, 48201, USA.

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Splenic rupture is an extraordinary rare complication of SWL. I have personally not seen this complication despite being responsib... Read More
Friday, September 18 2015 08:11
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Ng CF et al, 2015: The effect of renal cortical thickness on the treatment outcomes of kidney stones treated with shockwave lithotripsy.

Ng CF, Luke S, Chiu PK, Teoh JY, Wong KT, Hou SS.
The S.H. Ho Urology Centre, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
Department of Imaging and Intervention Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

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It says that the measurements were taken along the shock wave path. But in fact the authors had the same two problems as Pareek et... Read More
Tuesday, September 22 2015 10:35
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Duryea AP et al, 2015: Removal of residual cavitation nuclei to enhance histotripsy erosion of model urinary stones.

Duryea AP, Roberts WW, Cain CA, Hall TL

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This is another paper of Duryea and co-workers being about cavitation nuclei and their impact on kidney stone treatment by histotr... Read More
Monday, September 28 2015 07:39
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Semins MJ et al, 2015: Strategies to optimize shock wave lithotripsy outcome: Patient selection and treatment parameters.

Semins MJ, Matlaga BR.
Michelle Jo Semins, University of Pittsurgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States.

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The authors emphasize important points that need to be considered when SWL is applied: strict control of treatment parameters in a... Read More
Wednesday, September 30 2015 08:48
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Hughes SF et al, 2015: A Pilot Study to Evaluate Haemostatic Function, following Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) for the Treatment of Solitary Kidney Stones.

Hughes SF, Thomas-Wright SJ, Banwell J, Williams R, Moyes AJ, Mushtaq S, Abdulmajed M, Shergill I.
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Chester, Chester, United Kingdom.
North Wales & North West Urological Research Centre (NW2URC), University of Chester, Chester, United Kingdom.
Haematology Department, BCUHB Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, North Wales, United Kingdom.
Clinical Biochemistry Department, BCUHB Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, North Wales, United Kingdom.
Department of Clinical Sciences & Nutrition, University of Chester, Chester, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, BCUHB Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, North Wales, United Kingdom.

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That patients treated with SWL develop coagulopathy is to me new and surprising information. I have not had the impression that bl... Read More
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Vicentini FC, 2015: Difference of opinion - In the era of flexible ureteroscopy is there still a place for Shock-wave lithotripsy? Opinion: NO

Vicentini FC
Endourology and Lithiasis Section, Division of Urology, Hospital das Clinicas, University of São Paulo, School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil.
Section of Endourology, Department of Urology, Hospital Brigadeiro, São Paulo, Brazil.

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The author lists a number of reasons why SWL in the future will be replaced by flexible ureteroscopy (fURS). This article should b... Read More
Tuesday, October 13 2015 09:14
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Donaldson JF, 2015: Difference of opinion - In the era of flexible ureteroscopy is there still a place for Shock-wave lithotripsy? Opinion: YES.

Donaldson JF
Department of Urological Surgery, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife, United Kingdom.

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In this debate article the author presenst arguments for why flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) in the future should not replace SWL. Th... Read More
Thursday, October 15 2015 09:26
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Hocaoglu E et al, 2015: Is quantitative diffusion-weighted MRI a valuable technique for the detection of changes in kidneys after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy?

Hocaoglu E, Inci E, Aydin S, Cesme DH, Kalfazade N.
Department of Radiology, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Radiology, Haydarpasa Numune Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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More than 30 years of experience with SWL has taught us that transient morphological tissue changes are common after this treatmen... Read More
Monday, October 19 2015 09:31
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Demir A et al, 2015: The histomorphological findings of kidneys after application of high dose and high-energy shock wave lithotripsy.

Demir A, Türker P, Bozkurt SU, İlker YN.
Department of Urology, Kafkas University, Medical School, Kars, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Namik Kemal University, Medical Faculty, Tekirdağ, Turkey.
Department of Pathology, Marmara University, School Of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Anadolu Health Center, Kocaeli, Turkey.

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What was the hypothesis? If studies like this are done, because registration of a new device requires animal studies it should be... Read More
Monday, October 26 2015 11:09
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Chung DY et al, 2015: Impact of colic pain as a significant factor for predicting the stone free rate of one-session shock wave lithotripsy for treating ureter stones: a Bayesian logistic regression model analysis.

Chung DY, Cho KS, Lee DH, Han JH, Kang DH, Jung HD, Kown JK, Ham WS, Choi YD, Lee JY.
Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Yangpyeong Health Center, Yangpyeong, Korea.
Department of Urology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

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The idea behind the study was that “Ureter stones in patients with colic pain are unlikely to be impacted as they do not have enou... Read More
Friday, October 30 2015 11:15
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Elnabtity AM et al, 2015: Is unilateral transversus abdominis plane block an analgesic alternative for ureteric shock wave lithotripsy?

Elnabtity AM, Tawfeek MM, Keera AA, Badran YA.
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

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Appropriate treatment of patients’ pain experience during SWL is fundamental for optimal treatment results. In this study the auth... Read More
Monday, November 02 2015 09:47
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Ahmed AF et al, 2015: Diuresis and inversion therapy to improve clearance of lower caliceal stones after shock wave lithotripsy: A prospective, randomized, controlled, clinical study.

Ahmed AF, Shalaby E, Maarouf A, Badran Y, Eladl M, Ghobish A.
Department of Urology, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Salman bin Abdulaziz University, Al-kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Department of Urology, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
Department of Urology, El-Iman General Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Department of Urology, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
Department of Urology, King Abdullah Hospital, Bisha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Not new but important not to forget that there is what I call ESWL plus. To those interested I also recommend the very informative... Read More
Wednesday, November 04 2015 11:21
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Li M et al, 2015: Adjunctive medical therapy with α-blocker after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of renal and ureteral stones: a meta-analysis.

Li M, Wang Z, Yang J, Guo X, Wang T, Wang S, Yin C, Liu J, Ye Z.
Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430030, Hubei, P. R. China.
Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China.
Department of Pharmacy, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

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Several meta-analyses have been published on the efficacy of -receptor antagonists in terms of fragment elimination after SWL. Fo... Read More
Friday, November 06 2015 09:53
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Cranfield A et al, 2015: Goodpasture's disease following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a case report & literature review.

Cranfield A, Mathavakkannan S.
The Renal Unit, Lister Hospital Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 4AB, UK.

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Goodpasture´s syndrome leads to acute, severe renal and pulmonary problems. It is a rare disease with only one case per 2 million... Read More
Friday, November 13 2015 11:30
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Yazici O et al, 2015: Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Ureteral Stones: Evaluation of Patient and Stone Related Predictive Factors.

Yazici O, Tuncer M, Sahin C, Demirkol MK, Kafkasli A, Sarica K.
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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In this article the authors describe the outcome of SWL of proximal and distal ureteral stones. Proximal stones were considered to... Read More
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Ahn SH et al, 2015: Can a dual-energy computed tomography predict unsuitable stone components for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy?

Ahn SH, Oh TH, Seo IY.
Department of Urology, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.

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With the described CT-protocol the authors were successful to discriminate between uric acid (UA) stones and calcium oxalate monoh... Read More
Friday, December 04 2015 10:39
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Dede O et al, 2015: Does morbid obesity influence the success and complication rates of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for upper ureteral stones?

Dede O, Şener NC, Baş O, Dede G, Bağbancı MŞ.
Department of Urology, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ministry of Health Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Urology Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ahi Evran University Faculty of Medicine, Kırşehir, Turkey.

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An electrohydraulic lithotripter (Multimed Classic; Elmed) with a “penetration depth of 15-20 cm” was used in this series. In the... Read More
Wednesday, December 16 2015 09:22
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Demir A et al, 2015: Pain control using pethidine in combination with diazepam compared to diclofenac in combination with hyoscine-n-butyl bromide: in patients undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Demir A, Cecen K, Karadag MA, Uslu M, Arslan OE.
Kafkas University, Medical School, Department of Urology, Kars, Turkey.

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It is important to note that effective stone disintegration is painful and that it is necessary to administer effective analgesics... Read More
Friday, December 18 2015 10:57
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Burr J et al, 2015: Is flexible ureterorenoscopy and laser lithotripsy the new gold standard for lower pole renal stones when compared to shock wave lithotripsy: Comparative outcomes from a University hospital over similar time period.

Burr J, Ishii H, Simmonds N, Somani BK.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Department of Urology, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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A 23 % SFR of ESWL for lower pole stones reflects a non-adequate patient selection and treatment technique and 2 cases of urosepsi... Read More
Monday, December 28 2015 09:34
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Cecere N et al, 2015: Renovascular acute renal failure precipitated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for pancreatic stones.

Cecere N, Goffette P, Deprez P, Jadoul M, Morelle J.
Division of Nephrology , Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain , Brussels , Belgium.
Division of Medical Imaging , Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain , Brussels , Belgium.
Division of Gastroenterology , Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain , Brussels , Belgium.

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This is indeed an extremely unusual complication observed following SWL of a pancreatic stone. As indicated in the CT-images the S... Read More
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Lee FC et al, 2015: Renal Vasoconstriction Occurs Early During Shockwave Lithotripsy in Humans.

Lee FC, Hsi RS, Sorensen MD, Dunmire B, Liu Z, Bailey MR, Harper JD.
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine , Seattle, Washington.
Division of Urology, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center , Seattle, Washington.
Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington , Seattle, Washington.
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University Schools of Medicine and Public Health , Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Good type T1, “bench-to-bedside” translational research. If work like this is expanded and integrated into daily routine ESWL beco... Read More
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Phull JS et al, 2015: How do we know what damage a safe intervention has in the long-term: Considering the risk of extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy and the onset of diabetes mellitus.

Phull JS, Aboumarzouk OM.
Department of Urology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
Islamic University, College of Medicine, Gaza, Palestine.

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This brief article is a summary of the authors’ speculation on the risk of developing diabetes mellitus as a consequence of SWL. T... Read More
Wednesday, January 06 2016 11:12
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Bailey M et al, 2015: Shockwave lithotripsy with renoprotective pause is associated with renovascular vasoconstriction in humans.

Bailey M, Lee F, Hsi R, Paun M, Dunmire B, Liu Z, Sorensen M, Harper J.
Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA ; Division of Urology, Puget Sound Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, USA.

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Avoiding kidney damage is the goal of every stone removing procedure, irrespective of which modality that is used. Experimental fi... Read More
Monday, January 18 2016 11:31
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Müllhaupt G et al, 2015: How do stone attenuation and skin-to-stone distance in computed tomography influence the performance of shock wave lithotripsy in ureteral stone disease?

Müllhaupt G, Engeler DS, Schmid HP, Abt D.
Department of Urology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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This is not just another paper on SSD and mean attenuation value (MAV) of stones measured in HU. The authors suggest that SSD mea... Read More
Wednesday, January 20 2016 10:08
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Abid N et al, 2015: Decreased Radiation Exposure and Increased Efficacy in Extracorporeal Lithotripsy Using A New Ultrasound Stone Locking System.

Abid N, Ravier E, Promeyrat X, Codas R, Fassi Fehri H, Crouzet S, Martin X.
Urology and Transplantation Surgery, CHU Lyon, Hôpital Edouard Herriot , Lyon, France.

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Patients with urolithiasis, undoubtedly, are at risk of being exposed to excessive doses of radiation. This might be a consequence... Read More
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Smrkolj T et al, 2015: Endoscopic Removal of a Nitinol Mesh Stent from the Ureteropelvic Junction after 15 Years.

Smrkolj T, Šalinović D.
Department of Urology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Clinical Institute of Radiology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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The authors describe how they successfully removed a Nitinol mesh stent in UPJ after 15 years. The procedure comprised non-invasiv... Read More
Friday, February 05 2016 15:34
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Cho KS et al, 2015: Optimal Skin-to-Stone Distance Is a Positive Predictor for Successful Outcomes in Upper Ureter Calculi following Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: A Bayesian Model Averaging Approach.

Cho KS, Jung HD, Ham WS, Chung DY, Kang YJ, Jang WS, Kwon JK, Choi YD, Lee JY.
Department of Urology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Incheon Red Cross Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.

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This is an article that emphasizes the role of skin-to stone distance SDS for successful first treatment. For the statistical anal... Read More
Monday, February 22 2016 10:05
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Ozkan B et al, 2015: Does ureteral stenting matter for stone size? A retrospectıve analyses of 1361 extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy patients.

Ozkan B, Dogan C, Can GE, Tansu N, Erozencı A, Onal B.
Acıbadem Unıversıty, Faculty of Medıcıne, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.
Unıversıty of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa School of Medıcıne, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.

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An old story updated. The unique quality of this report as compared to similar studies is the fact that all procedures through the... Read More
Thursday, February 25 2016 12:24
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Kaynar M et al, 2015: Effective radiation exposure evaluation during a one year follow-up of urolithiasis patients after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Kaynar M, Tekinarslan E, Keskin S, Buldu İ, Sönmez MG, Karatag T, Istanbulluoglu MO.
Department of Urology, Selcuk University, Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Konya Education and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey.
Department of Radiology, Necmettin Erbakan University, Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Mevlana University, Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey.
Medical Park Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey.

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This article emphasizes the need for paying attention to the radiation that we expose our patients with urolithiasis to. The autho... Read More
Tuesday, March 01 2016 10:31
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Li HY et al, 2015: Treatment of renal uric acid stone by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy combined with sodium bicarbonate: 2 case reports.

Li HY, Lian PY, Zhou ZY, Song P, Yan Y, Liu JH.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Hospital of Hainan Medical College Hailou 570120, P. R. China.
Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan, Hubei 430030, P. R. China.

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Local chemolysis is not free from dangerous complications. The interested reader should have a look at Bernardo NO, Smith AD. Chem... Read More
Friday, March 11 2016 12:21
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Milicevic S et al, 2015: Encrustation of the Ureteral Double J Stent in Patients with a Solitary Functional Kidney - a Case Report.

Milicevic S, Bijelic R, Jakovljevic B.
Urology Clinic, University Hospital Clinical Center Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Community Health Center, Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
ZU "S.tetik" Daily Oncology Hospital, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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This case represents a stent problem occasionally encountered clinically with very fast deposition of crystal/stone material on th... Read More
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Faragher SR et al, 2016: In Vitro Assessment of Three Clinical Lithotripters Employing Different Shock Wave Generators.

Faragher SR, Cleveland RO, Kumar S, Wiseman OJ, Turney BW.
Oxford Stone Group, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, The Churchill Hospital , Oxford, United Kingdom.
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Urology Department, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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In this in vitro assessment of stone fragmentation with three different lithotripters: Sonolith i-sys (electro-conductive), Moduli... Read More
Wednesday, May 25 2016 07:49
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Kim JK et al, 2016: Clinical Nomograms to Predict Stone-Free Rates after Shock-Wave Lithotripsy: Development and Internal-Validation.

Kim JK, Ha SB, Jeon CH, Oh JJ, Cho SY, Oh SJ, Kim HH, Jeong CW.
Department of Urology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
Department of Urology, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

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Nomograms with the purpose of predicting stone-free rates in patients treated with SWL for stones in the kidneys and ureters, migh... Read More
Wednesday, June 01 2016 08:12
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Noureldin YA et al, 2015: Changes in Urolithiasis Referral Patterns for Shock Wave Lithotripsy over a Decade: Was There Adherence to AUA/EAU Guidelines?

Noureldin YA, Elkoushy MA, Andonian S.
Division of Urology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Québec, Canada; Department of Urology, Benha University Hospital, Benha University, Benha, Egypt.
Division of Urology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Québec, Canada; Department of Urology, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
Division of Urology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

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The authors (in a tertiary centre) have studied their database on SWL to analyse any differences in referral pattern during two di... Read More
Monday, June 06 2016 08:19
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Tejwani R et al, 2016: Increased pediatric sub-specialization is associated with decreased surgical complication rates for inpatient pediatric urology procedures.

Tejwani R, Wang HS, Wolf S, Wiener JS, Routh JC.
Division of Urologic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.
Division of Pediatric Anesthesia, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.

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This article deals with a comparison between SWL and URS carried out in a paediatric population. The end-points were repeated trea... Read More
Friday, September 09 2016 12:15
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Connors BA et al, 2016: Using 300 Pretreatment Shock Waves In A Voltage Ramping Protocol Can Significantly Reduce Tissue Injury During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Connors BA, Evan AP, Handa RK, Blomgren PM, Johnson CD, Liu Z, Lingeman JE.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University Schools of Public Health and Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana.
Methodist Hospital Institute for Kidney Stone Disease , Indianapolis, Indiana.

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I refer to all previous reviews I have made of the publications of this very active research group. They go on and on with their n... Read More
Friday, September 09 2016 14:24
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Nerli RB et al, 2016: Forgotten/retained double J ureteric stents: A source of severe morbidity in children.

Nerli RB, Magdum PV, Sharma V, Guntaka AK, Hiremath MB, Ghagane S.
Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, KLE University's JN Medical College, KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.
PG Department of Studies in Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

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Encrustation of stents left in the ureter during (too) long periods of time might cause considerable problems at removal. It is em... Read More
Monday, September 19 2016 10:43
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Eze KC et al, 2016: Cost-effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in a poor resource setting: The Okada, Nigeria experience.

Eze KC, Irekpita E, Salami TA.
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Department of Surgery (Urology Unit), Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.

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A sad story about economics in Nigeria, 32 stone patients treated in 6 years and final closure of the site. For those travelling t... Read More
Monday, October 03 2016 15:07
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Dell'Atti L et al, 2016: Ten-year experience in the management of distal ureteral stones greater than 10 mm in size.

Dell'Atti L, Papa S.

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In this retrospective analysis of treatment of ureteral stones (>10 mm) the authors concluded that URS was more successful in term... Read More
Thursday, October 13 2016 11:14
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Gokce MI et al, 2016: Comparison of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for treatment of stone disease in horseshoe kidney patients.

Gokce MI, Tokatli Z, Suer E, Hajiyev P, Akinci A, Esen B.
Department of Urology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Doruk Hospital Ankara, Turkey.

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Removal of stones from horseshoe kidneys is a well recognized clinical problem. Although SWL can result in good disintegration, cl... Read More
Saturday, October 15 2016 11:25
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Khan Z et al, 2016: Spontaneous retrograde migration of ureterovesical junction stone to the kidney; first ever reported case in the English literature in human.

Khan Z, Yaqoob AA, Bhatty TA.
Department of Urology, King Hamad University Hospital, Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Lee JH et al, 2016: A Case of Septic Shock caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans in an Immunocompetent Female Patient after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for a Ureteral Stone.

Lee JH, Lee SY, Park IY, Park SY, Lee JS, Kang G, Kim JS, Eom JS.
Department of Internal Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

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6 colleagues from a department of Internal Medicine, and 2 from Laboratory Medicine report on a patient who got ESWL for a uretera... Read More
Monday, October 31 2016 15:43
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Resorlu B et al, 2016: Management of lower pole renal stones: the devil is in the details.

Resorlu B, Issi Y, Onem K, Germiyanoglu C.
Department of Urology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun 55270, Turkey.

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The authors of this short comment discuss the results, advantages and disadvantages of SWL, RIRS and PNL for stones located in the... Read More
Monday, November 14 2016 11:51
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Lee JY et al, 2016: Stone heterogeneity index as the standard deviation of Hounsfield units: A novel predictor for shock-wave lithotripsy outcomes in ureter calculi.

Lee JY, Kim JH, Kang DH, Chung DY, Lee DH, Do Jung H, Kwon JK, Cho KS.
Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Incheon Red Cross Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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I wonder why the group around Williams who has been working on CT and stones since years (1,2,3) has never jumped on that issue. A... Read More
Sunday, November 20 2016 09:45
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Zhang X et al, 2016: Low-Energy Shockwave Therapy Improves Ischemic Kidney Microcirculation.

Zhang X, Krier JD, Amador Carrascal C, Greenleaf JF, Ebrahimi B, Hedayat AF, Textor SC, Lerman A, Lerman LO.
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and.
Departments of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and.
Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

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Highly interesting animal report on the use of low-energy shockwave therapy (L-SWT) in pigs with or without experimentally induced... Read More
Thursday, November 24 2016 12:08
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El-Assmy A et al, 2016: Does lithotripsy increase stone recurrence? A comparative study between extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and non-fragmenting percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

El-Assmy A, Harraz AM, Eldemerdash Y, Elkhamesy M, El-Nahas AR, Elshal AM, Sheir KZ.
Department of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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Fresh data on a non-remarkable recurrence rate after ESWL compared to PNL. Why a stone size > 8 mm should be a (physiological) thr... Read More
Thursday, January 26 2017 10:21
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Gupta S et al, 2016: Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Necrotizing Pancreatitis Following Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Gupta S, Scambia J, Gandillon C, Aversano F, Batista R.
Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554, USA.

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This article describes an extremely unusual complication of SWL: necrotizing pancreatitis and abdominal compartment syndrome. This... Read More
Monday, January 30 2017 11:44
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