SWL literature
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Majzoub A et al, 2016: Effect of urine pH on the effectiveness of shock wave lithotripsy: A pilot study.

Majzoub A, Al-Ani A, Gul T, Kamkoum H, Al-Jalham K.
Department of Urology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

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It is well known that the urinary pH varies during 24 hrs from around 5-6,5 in night-time and morning to 7-8 during the day-time... Read More
Wednesday, February 01 2017 10:26
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Elnabtity AM et al, 2016: Unilateral versus bilateral ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane blocks during ureteric shock wave lithotripsy: A prospective randomized trial.

Elnabtity AM, Shabana WM.
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.

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Local anaesthesia can be of clinical value as it does not require administration of powerful analgesics and sedatives. The purpos... Read More
Friday, February 03 2017 11:48
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Kodama K et al, 2016: Management of Ureterolithiasis in a Patient with Crossed Unfused Renal Ectopia.

Kodama K, Takase Y, Tatsu H.
Department of Urology, Toyama City Hospital, Toyama 939-8511, Japan.
Department of Radiology, Toyama City Hospital, Toyama 939-8511, Japan.

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Kang DH et al, 2016: Comparison of High, Intermediate, and Low Frequency Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Urinary Tract Stone Disease: Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis.

Kang DH, Cho KS, Ham WS, Lee H, Kwon JK, 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.
Division of Epidemic Intelligence Service, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Osong, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.

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For those readers who are fans of math statistics the original paper is a must-read. The methods of calculation are described exte... Read More
Monday, February 20 2017 10:40
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Patel CK et al, 2016: Advances in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: what's new and upcoming?

Patel CK, Bennett N.
Institute of Urology, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA.

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In this article well established pharmacological treatment modalities are reviewed together with some innovations in the field. L... Read More
Friday, March 03 2017 12:13
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Long Q et al, 2016: Autophagy activation protects shock wave induced renal tubular epithelial cell apoptosis may through modulation of Akt/ GSK-3β pathway.

Long Q, Li X, He H, He D.
Department of Urology, First affiliated hospital, Medical School of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.

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This paper - like 21 of the 29 references - concentrates more on apoptosis and phagocytosis than on ESWL. In previous studies the ... Read More
Monday, March 13 2017 10:05
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Mustafa M et al, 2016: Electromagnetic and electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy induced urothelial damage: Is there a difference?

Mustafa M, Aburas H, Helo F, Qarawi L.
An-najah University hospitalnablus, Palestine.
An-najah National University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, 455978, Nablus, Palestine.

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It is not evident to which extent this comparative study on urothelial injuries caused by EH (electrohydraulic) and EM (electromag... Read More
Monday, April 03 2017 10:29
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Elmansy HE et al, 2016: Recent advances in lithotripsy technology and treatment strategies: A systematic review update.

Elmansy HE, Lingeman JE.
Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

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I learned a new word: „Guarantor”; “… a person or corporation, that makes or gives a promise, assurance, or pledge typically relat... Read More
Wednesday, April 05 2017 08:40
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Vogt B et al, 2016: MiniJFil®: A New Safe and Effective Stent for Well-Tolerated Repeated Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy or Ureteroscopy for Medium-to-Large Kidney Stones?

Vogt B, Desfemmes FN, Desgrippes A, Ponsot Y.
Department of Urology, Blois Polyclinic, La Chaussee Saint-Victor, France.
Department of Urology, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada.

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Technical improvements of the kind described in this article are not commonly seen. The invention described by the authors is a sh... Read More
Tuesday, April 11 2017 10:35
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Kang DH et al, 2016: Ureteral stenting can be a negative predictor for successful outcome following shock wave lithotripsy in patients with ureteral stones.

Kang DH, Cho KS, Ham WS, Chung DY, Kwon JK, 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.

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The negative influence of stents when treating patients with ureteral stones is confirmed in this report. It needs to be noted tha... Read More
Wednesday, April 26 2017 10:43
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Park J et al, 2016: National Practice Pattern and Time Trends in Treatment of Upper Urinary Tract Calculi in Korea: a Nationwide Population-Based Study.

Park J, Suh B, Lee MS, Woo SH, Shin DW.
Department of Urology, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. .
Department of Family Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

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This interesting report comes from Korea where, despite increased incidence of urolithiasis, SWL remained the primary treatment mo... Read More
Tuesday, May 02 2017 10:50
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Tzou DT et al, 2016: Ultrasound Use in Urinary Stones: Adapting Old Technology for a Modern-Day Disease.

Tzou DT, Usawachintachit M, Taguchi K, Chi T.
Department of Urology, University of California , San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
Division of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Chulalongkorn University , The Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand.
Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences , Nagoya, Japan.

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A small paragraph focusses on the advantages of ultrasound stone tracking during ESWL Sorensen MD, Bailey MR, Shah AR, et al. Quan... Read More
Thursday, May 04 2017 09:08
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Iqbal N et al, 2016: Comparison of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Urolithiasis Between Children and Adults: A Single Centre Study.

Iqbal N, Assad S, Rahat Aleman Bhatti J, Hasan A, Shabbir MU, Akhter S.
Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Urology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Cardiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Good results but SFR was determined by KUB and/or sonography only and the complications were not classified. I always wonder why h... Read More
Wednesday, May 10 2017 09:12
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Altok M et al, 2016: Do anxiety, stress, or depression have any impact on pain perception during shock wave lithotripsy?

Altok M, Akpinar A, Güneş M, Umul M, Demirci K, Baş E.
Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, Isparta, Turkey.
Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Isparta, Turkey.

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In the present study patients received 75 mg Diclofenac sodium i.m. 30 - 45 minutes before the ESWL session; the VAS score at the ... Read More
Monday, May 15 2017 09:16
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Tandan M et al, 2016: Management of Pancreatic Calculi: An Update.

Tandan M, Talukdar R, Reddy DN.
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India.
Asian Healthcare Foundation, Hyderabad, India.

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This paper focusses on the authors experience with 2800 cases of ESWL for pancreatic calculi (PC) which “is now the accepted stand... Read More
Friday, May 19 2017 09:19
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Alavi Tamaddoni H et al, 2016: Enhanced High-Rate Shockwave Lithotripsy Stone Comminution in an In Vivo Porcine Model Using Acoustic Bubble Coalescence.

Alavi Tamaddoni H, Roberts WW, Duryea AP, Cain CA, Hall TL.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Department of Urology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan.
HistoSonics, Inc. , Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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It is always nice to see that ESWL, the least invasive technique of stone removal still offers not only room for improvement but f... Read More
Monday, May 29 2017 09:37
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Desoky EA et al, 2016: Immediate versus delayed shockwave lithotripsy for inaccessible stones after uncomplicated percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Desoky EA, Fawzi AM, Sakr A, Eliwa A, El Sayed ER, El Sayed D, Shahin AM, Salem EA, Kamel HM, Shabana W, Kamel M.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University Hospital, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.

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Too good to simply replicate. The most dangerous complication after PNL is SIRS or Sepsis which is most frequent in patients with ... Read More
Wednesday, June 21 2017 07:15
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Fode M et al, 2017: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Sexual Medicine: A Questionnaire-Based Assessment of Knowledge, Clinical Practice Patterns, and Attitudes in Sexual Medicine Practitioners.

Fode M, Lowenstein L, Reisman Y.
Department of Urology, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark; Department of Urology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Herlev, Denmark.
Department of Family Medicine, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Clalit Health Services and Neuro-urology Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
Department of Urology, Amstelland Hospital, Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

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This report is based on a questionnaire that was handed out to participants of a congress on sexology. Although a major part of th... Read More
Friday, June 23 2017 08:14
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Sharma R et al, 2017: Can a brief period of double J stenting improve the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal calculi sized 1 to 2 cm?

Sharma R, Choudhary A, Das RK, Basu S, Dey RK, Gupta R, Deb PP.
Department of Urology, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, India.
Department of Urology, R G Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India.

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This article is an interesting report on the stent-use in association with SWL. It is assumed that the authors´ hypothesis for usi... Read More
Wednesday, June 28 2017 08:12
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Moorthy K et al, 2017: Prediction of fragmentation of kidney stones: A statistical approach from NCCT images.

Moorthy K, Krishnan M.
Lourdes Hospital, Kochi, India.
Department of Electrical and Electronics, Government Engineering College, Thrissur, S. India.

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A method is described by means of which a statistical analysis of Hounsfield units together with a neural network system was used ... Read More
Monday, July 03 2017 08:10
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Quoraishi S et al, 2017: Lessons learnt from a case of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for a residual gallbladder stone.

Quoraishi S, Ahmed J, Ponsford A, Rasheed A.
General Surgery, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK.
Department of Urology, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK.

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This case report describes a series of attempts to remove gallstones from a shrunken and functionally destroyed gallbladder. The a... Read More
Friday, July 07 2017 07:57
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Kwon CI et al, 2017: Clinical response to dorsal duct drainage via the minor papilla in refractory obstructing chronic calcific pancreatitis.

Kwon CI, Gromski MA, Sherman S, El Hajj II, Easler JJ, Watkins J, McHenry L, Lehman GA, Fogel EL.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA.

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Reviews on the treatment of pancreatic pathologies with ESWL get significant visits of the blog. We have therefore included this a... Read More
Thursday, July 13 2017 07:35
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Hallmann S et al, 2017: Successful evacuation of large perirenal hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) - step 1 of the IDEAL recommendations of surgical innovation.

Hallmann S, Petersein J, Ruttloff J, Ecke TH.
Department of Urology HELIOS Hospital Bad Saarow Germany.
Institute of Radiology HELIOS Hospital Bad Saarow Germany.

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Active treatment of SWL-associated hematomas is seldom reported in the literature and the vast majority of such patients are certa... Read More
Friday, July 14 2017 08:22
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Al Edwan GM et al, 2017: Long term efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy [ESWT] for treatment of refractory chronic abacterial prostatitis.

Al Edwan GM, Muheilan MM, Atta ON.
Division of Urology, Department of Special Surgery, Jordan University Hospital, The University of Jordan, Jordan.

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Being a surgically very active urologist in Germany I rarely saw patients with abacterial prostatitis and I admit that diagnosis ... Read More
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Dear Dr. Alken, I appreciate your comments. Are you currently practicing the ESWT therapy in your fine offices in Germany? Best... Read More
Thursday, July 20 2017 17:13
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Zou ZJ et al, 2017: Short-term efficacy and safety of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy in erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Zou ZJ, Tang LY, Liu ZH, Liang JY, Zhang RC, Wang YJ, Tang YQ, Gao R, Lu YP.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R. China.
Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, P.R. China.

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Shim M et al, 2017: The efficacy of performing shockwave lithotripsy before retrograde intrarenal surgery in the treatment of multiple or large (≥1.5 cm) nephrolithiasis: A propensity score matched analysis.

Shim M, Park M, Park HK.
Department of Urology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea.
Department of Urology, Asan Medical Center, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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Despite the increasing enthusiasm for endoscopic stone removal, particularly RIRS, it is obvious that such methods are not without... Read More
Monday, July 24 2017 08:32
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Sermeus L et al, 2017: Hypovolemic Shock Caused by Massive Renal Hematoma After a Third Consecutive Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Session: A Case Report.

Sermeus L, Vander Eeckt K, Ost D, Van Den Branden M.
Faculty of Medicine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven , Leuven, Belgium.
AZ Sint Blasius , Dendermonde, Belgium.

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The patient was initially admitted to the emergency room because of colicky pain and hydronephrosis due to an obstructing stone in... Read More
Wednesday, July 26 2017 07:46
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Wang H et al, 2017: Meta-Analysis of Stenting versus Non-Stenting for the Treatment of Ureteral Stones.

Wang H, Man L, Li G, Huang G, Liu N, Wang J.
Department of Urology, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, China.

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This is a meta-analysis of the effect of stenting in association with URS and SWL for ureteral stones. Without details of all 22 s... Read More
Wednesday, August 02 2017 08:40
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Smith HE et al, 2017: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy without radiation: Ultrasound localization is as effective as fluoroscopy.

Smith HE, Bryant DA, KooNg J, Chapman RA, Lewis G.
Department of Urology, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, SR4 7TP, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY, United Kingdom.

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Aboutaleb H et al, 2016: Management of upper ureteral stones exceeding 15 mm in diameter: Shock wave lithotripsy versus semirigid ureteroscopy with holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser lithotripsy.

Aboutaleb H, Omar M, Salem S, Elshazly M.
Department of Urology, Menoufia University Hospital, Shebin El Kom, Egypt.

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A 3-months residual stone rate of 41 % after ESWL or 13,6% after URS is a misleading information. In the ESWL group 31 (47%) pat... Read More
Friday, August 18 2017 08:00
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Aboumarzouk OM et al, 2017: Analgesia for patients undergoing shockwave lithotripsy for urinary stones - a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Aboumarzouk OM, Hasan R, Tasleem A, Mariappan M, Hutton R, Fitzpatrick J, Beatty L, Jones GE, Amer T.
North Bristol NHS Trust, United Kingdom.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, United Kingdom.
Ayr University Hospital, United Kingdom.

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Pietropaolo A et al, 2017: Trends of 'urolithiasis: interventions, simulation, and laser technology' over the last 16 years (2000-2015) as published in the literature (PubMed): a systematic review from European section of Uro-technology (ESUT).

Pietropaolo A, Proietti S, Geraghty R, Skolarikos A, Papatsoris A, Liatsikos E, Somani BK.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.
Raffaele Hospital, Ville Turro Division, Milan, Italy.
National and Kapodistrian, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, University of Athens, Sismanoglio General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
European Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT), Athens, Greece.
Patras University, Patras, Greece.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.

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An overview of techniques for stone removal based on the number of publications can to some extent reflect the use of different me... Read More
Wednesday, September 06 2017 10:16
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Waqas M et al, 2017: Comparison of Different Analgesia Drug Regimens for Pain Control During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones: A Randomized Control Study.

Waqas M, Butt A, Ayaz Khan M, Khan I, Saqib IU, Hussain T, Akhter S.
Department of Urology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Urology, Pakistan Kidney Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Plastic Surgery, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Lithotripsy Department, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Chen YZ et al, 2017: Comparison of safety and outcomes of shock wave lithotripsy between elderly and non-elderly patients.

Chen YZ, Lin WR, Lee CC, Sun FJ, Chow YC, Tsai WK, Chiang PK, Lin TP, Chen M, Chiu AW.
Department of Urology, MacKay Memorial Hospital.
School of Medicine, MacKay Medical College.
Department of Cosmetic Applications and Management, MacKay Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and Management.
School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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A comparison of SWL-results in “young” ( 8 mm ureteral stones. Another unexpected finding was that the two groups had similar ston... Read More
Monday, October 09 2017 10:00
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May PC et al, 2017: Detection and Evaluation of Renal Injury in Burst Wave Lithotripsy Using Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

May PC, Kreider W, Maxwell AD, Wang YN, Cunitz BW, Blomgren PM, Johnson CD, Park JSH, Bailey MR, Lee D, Harper JD, Sorensen MD.
University of Washington Applied Physics Lab, Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Division of Urology, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.

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An important study because it reports on work in progress on an ESWL technique alternative to classical ESWL. It requires careful ... Read More
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Patodia M et al, 2017: Management of renal caliceal diverticular stones: A decade of experience.

Patodia M, Sinha RJ, Singh S, Singh V.
Department of Urology, Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Department of Urology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Only three patients were treated with ESWL: “Three patients underwent ESWL as per their personal preference. Two patients had com... Read More
Monday, November 13 2017 08:37
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Wang D et al, 2017: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is safe and effective for pediatric patients with chronic pancreatitis.

Wang D, Bi YW, Ji JT, Xin L, Pan J, Liao Z, Du TT, Lin JH, Zhang D, Zeng XP, Ye B, Zou WB, Chen H, Xie T, Li BR, Zheng ZH, Li ZS, Hu LH.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Department of Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing, China.
Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, Air Force General Hospital, Beijing, China.
Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jiangdu Hospital, Yangzhou, China.

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This is a report on the safety and efficacy of ESWL done in intravenous sedation analgesia in a rare disease. It is interesting t... Read More
Wednesday, November 22 2017 09:07
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Xing Y et al, 2017: Comparison of Broad vs Narrow Focal Width Lithotripter Fields.

Xing Y, Chen TT, Simmons WN, Sankin G, Cocks FH, Lipkin ME, Preminger GM, Zhong P.
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center/Urologic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

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A very interesting paper produced by a group with long standing experience in research on ESWL. The interested reader should get a... Read More
Friday, November 24 2017 09:12
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Many factors determine the performance of a lithotripter. Positioning of stones, quality of coupling, energy settings, treatment s... Read More
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Tsai CC et al, 2017: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Can Improve Erectile Function in Patients Who Failed to Respond to Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors.

Tsai CC, Wang CJ, Lee YC, Kuo YT, Lin HH, Li CC, Wu WJ, Liu CC.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Management Offices, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pingtung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Pingtung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Pingtung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Pingtung, Taiwan.

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This study was conducted to find out if patients with erectile dysfunction in whom treatment with phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibit... Read More
Saturday, December 02 2017 07:57
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Rashed FK et al, 2017: Prevalence of diabetes mellitus after extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy in 15 years follow-up.

Rashed FK, Ahmadi NR, Zolfaghari A, Farshi A, Amjadi M, Gholipour M.
Department of Urology, Imam Reza Hospital, Tabriz, Iran.
Department of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Shahid Madani Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
General Practitioner at Imam Reza hospital, Tabriz, Iran.

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The question whether DM is a consequence of SWL obviously remains a continuous matter of debate. The authors of this report claim ... Read More
Thursday, December 14 2017 08:32
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Tao T et al, 2017: Outcome of a session of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy before endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for problematic and large common bile duct stones.

Tao T, Zhang M, Zhang QJ, Li L, Li T, Zhu X, Li MD, Li GH, Sun SX.
Tao Tao, Qi-Jie Zhang, Ming-Dong Li, Gui-Hua Li, Department of Gastroenterology, Zibo Central Hospital, Zibo 255000, Shandong Province, China.

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Removal of bile duct stones can be a very complicated and challenging task. Although is a non-urological problem, the requests by ... Read More
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Gupta R et al, 2017: Bilateral Staghorn Calculus with Forgotten Double J Stent in Ileal Conduit Patient - A Rare Urological Challenge.

Gupta R, Dey RK, Sharma R, Gupta S.
Department of Urology, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Department of Urology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Department of Obstetrics And Gynaecology, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

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Forgotten internal stents are a serious clinical shortcoming. This is particularly the case when – as in the presented patient - t... Read More
Wednesday, December 27 2017 08:47
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Fouladi A et al, 2017: Comparison of Different Analgesic Techniques for Pain Relief During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: a Double-blind, Randomized Clinical Trial.

Fouladi A, Soleimani A.
Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

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The different outcomes in the two-armed study are partially explained by the use of different drug combinations and partially by t... Read More
Monday, January 15 2018 11:25
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Seckiner I et al, 2017: A neural network - based algorithm for predicting stone - free status after ESWL therapy.

Seckiner I, Seckiner S, Sen H, Bayrak O, Dogan K, Erturhan S.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

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Numerous methods have been published during recent years with the aim of predicting outcome / stone-free rate after SWL. In this r... Read More
Thursday, January 18 2018 09:02
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Chang KD et al, 2017: Impact of Pretreatment Hydronephrosis on the Success Rate of Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Patients with Ureteral Stone.

Chang KD, Lee JY, Park SY, Kang DH, Lee HH, Cho KS.
Department of Urology and Urological Science Institute, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiological Science, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology and Urological Science Institute, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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The number of patients with grade 3 and 4 hydronephrosis was small (100 and 19 resp.). In these cases the one-session success rate... Read More
Monday, January 29 2018 11:54
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Nielsen TK et al., 2017: Efficacy of commercialised extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy service: a review of 589 renal stones.

Nielsen TK, Jensen JB.
Department of Urology, Hospitalsenheden Vest, Holstebro, Denmark.

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The second good quality Scandinavian ESWL study published in the third quarter of 2017 (Wagenius M, et al. Complications in extrac... Read More
Friday, February 16 2018 14:08
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Chiang BJ et al, 2017: The efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for symptomatic ureteral stones: Predictors of treatment failure without the assistance of computed tomography.

Chiang BJ, Liao CH, Lin YH.
Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Cardinal Tien Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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In this report the authors studied the outcome of SWL for ureteral stones without imaging with NCCT. Instead they used KUB and IVP... Read More
Wednesday, February 21 2018 09:38
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Zou ZJ et al, 2017: Short-term efficacy and safety of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy in erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Zou ZJ, Tang LY, Liu ZH, Liang JY, Zhang RC, Wang YJ, Tang YQ, Gao R, Lu YP.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R. China.
Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, P.R. China.

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Low-intensity ESWT for erectile dysfunction is currently intensively discussed in the literature. This article is a review (n=15) ... Read More
Wednesday, February 28 2018 09:46
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Pietropaolo A et al, 2017: Trends of intervention for paediatric stone disease over the last two decades (2000-2015): A systematic review of literature.

Pietropaolo A, Proietti S, Jones P, Rangarajan K, Aboumarzouk O, Giusti G, Somani BK.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK.
Raffaele Hospital, Ville Turro Division, Milan, Italy.
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK.

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It is generally assumed that the number of publications on different methods for stone removal reflects how frequently the differe... Read More
Thursday, March 15 2018 13:31
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Sabharwal S et al, 2017: A prospective randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial to assess the effect of diuretics on shockwave lithotripsy of calculi.

Sabharwal S, Jeyaseelan L, Panda A, Gnanaraj L, Kekre NS, Devasia A.
Department of Urology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Department of Biostatistics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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A proper, well done study with a small number of cases based on the presumption that the difference between the two groups would b... Read More
Friday, March 16 2018 09:39
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San Juan J et al, 2017: Variation in Spending around Surgical Episodes of Urinary Stone Disease-Findings from Michigan.

San Juan J, Hou H, Ghani KR, Dupree JM, Hollingsworth JM.
Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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This economic analysis is based on data from a large number of hospitals in the Michigan area. The recorded payment for the index... Read More
Tuesday, March 27 2018 13:56
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Jeong HC et al, 2017: Effects of Next-Generation Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction in an Animal Model of Diabetes.

Jeong HC, Jeon SH, Qun ZG, Kim KS, Choi SW, Bashraheel F, Bae WJ, Kim SJ, Cho HJ, Ha US, Hong SH, Lee JY, Moon DG, Kim SW.
Department of Urology, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Catholic Integrative Medicine Research Institute, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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The effects of ESWT on ED are variable and inconclusive. Patients with ED, as a consequence of DM, comprise a particularly difficu... Read More
Thursday, March 29 2018 14:02
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Qian YY et al, 2017: Rectally administered indomethacin to prevent post-ESWL-pancreatitis (RIPEP): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Qian YY, Chen H, Tang XY, Jiang X, Qian W, Zou WB, Xin L, Li B, Qi YF, Hu LH, Zou DW, Jin ZD, Wang D, Du YQ, Wang LW, Liu F, Li ZS, Liao Z.
Department of Gastroenterology, Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, 168 Changhai Road, Shanghai, 200433, China.
Digestive Endoscopy Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Shanghai Institute of Pancreatic Diseases, Shanghai, China.
National Clinical Research Center of Digestive Diseases, Shanghai, China.

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This article is a description of a planned randomized double-blind study aimed to get information on whether NSAID (indomethacin) ... Read More
Thursday, April 05 2018 14:22
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Yang TX et al, 2017: A network meta-analysis on the beneficial effect of medical expulsive therapy after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Yang TX, Liao BH, Chen YT, Li H, He Q, Liu QY, Wang KJ.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology (Laboratory of Reconstructive Urology), West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P. R. China.
Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, Yunnan, P. R. China.

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Network metaanalysis is the new kid on the block. The present authors looked at 26 studies with 5 interventions (tamsulosin, tera... Read More
Friday, April 06 2018 10:30
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Qi T et al, 2017: Comparison of the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy and a vacuum erectile device on penile erectile dysfunction: a randomized clinical trial.

Qi T, Ye L, Wang B, Zhang B, Chen J.
Department of Infertility and Sexual Medicine, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

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There is currently a great interest and research activity in how to treat patients with ED. Accordingly there has been a dramatic ... Read More
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I found it in Pubmed: "The article, “Comparison of the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy and a vacuum erectile device o... Read More
Tuesday, June 26 2018 22:13
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Guu SJ et al, 2017: Efficacy of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Men With Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Refractory to 3-As Therapy.

Guu SJ, Geng JH, Chao IT, Lin HT, Lee YC, Juan YS, Liu CC, Wang CJ, Tsai CC.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Teaching and Research Center, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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An “open-label, single-arm prospective study” with extremely good results on patients who failed everything else!? The materials ... Read More
Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:37
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Kazama I et al, 2017: Postrenal acute kidney injury in a patient with unilateral ureteral obstruction caused by urolithiasis: A case report.

Kazama I, Nakajima T.
Department of Physiology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Seiryo-cho, Aoba-ku bInternal Medicine, Iwakiri Hospital, Miyagino-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.

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A case report on renal function but without a focus on ESWL
Thursday, April 12 2018 10:41
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Türk H et al, 2017: Effects of previous unsuccessful extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy treatment on the performance and outcome of percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Türk H, Yoldaş M, Süelözgen T, İşoğlu CS, Karabıçak M, Ergani B, Ün S.
Dumlupınar University, Evliya Celebi Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Kutahya, Turkey.
Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Izmir, Turkey.
Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Izmir, Turkey.

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It is difficult to draw reasonable conclusions from this retrospective analysis of the outcome of PCNL with or without previous SW... Read More
Friday, April 13 2018 14:50
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Woźniak P et al, 2017: Evaluation of hemostasis parameters and the role of the oxidative damage to plasma proteins in the modulation of hemostasis in patients with nephrolithiasis before and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Woźniak P, Kontek B, Różański W, Olas B.
2nd Department of Urology, Medical University of Łódź, Pabianicka 62, Łódź, Poland.
Department of General Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Łódź, Pomorska 141/3, Łódź, Poland.

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Friday, April 20 2018 10:58
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Cunitz BW et al, 2017: Characterizing the Acoustic Output of an Ultrasonic Propulsion Device for Urinary Stones.

Cunitz BW, Dunmire B, Bailey MR.

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The major shortcoming of SWL, even when carried out with high quality lithotripters, is the presence of residual fragments. These ... Read More
Monday, April 23 2018 15:09
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Fojecki GL et al, 2017: Effect of Linear Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction-12-Month Follow-Up of a Randomized, Double-Blinded, Sham-Controlled Study.

Fojecki GL, Tiessen S, Sloth Osther PJ.
Department of Urology, Hospital of Southern Jutland, Sønderborg, Denmark.
Department of Urology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.
Urological Research Center, Department of Urology, Lillebaelt Hospital, University of Southern, Denmark.

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A solid study on a swaying subject. The interested reader should have a look at: Fode M, Hatzichristodoulou G, Serefoglu EC, Verze... Read More
Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:02
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Li G et al, 2017: Evaluation of an experimental electrohydraulic discharge device for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: Pressure field of sparker array.

Li G, Connors BA, Schaefer RB, Gallagher JJ, Evan AP.
School of Physics, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, 130024, People's Republic of China.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Medical Science Building, Room 0051, 635 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA.
Phoenix Science and Technology, C/O John Gallagher, 12 Van Buren Circle, Goffstown, New Hampshire 03045, USA.
Phoenix Science and Technology, 12 Van Buren Circle, Goffstown, New Hampshire 03045, USA.

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The myth is alive! The legendary glory of the original HM3-Lithotripter outshines all succeeding lithotripter developments since i... Read More
Thursday, May 03 2018 08:03
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Huang L et al, 2018: Management of upper urinary tract calculi in crossed fused renal ectopic anomaly.

Huang L, Lin Y, Tang Z, Lie D, Wang Z, Chen H, Wang G.
Department of Urology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410008, P.R. China.
2Institute for Virology, University Hospital of Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, D-45147 Essen, Germany.

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It is easy to understand that the complex anatomy of CFRE is associated with outflow problems. Accordingly it is not surprising th... Read More
Monday, June 04 2018 09:56
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Waqas M et al, 2018: Evaluating the importance of different computed tomography scan-based factors in predicting the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal stones.

Waqas M, Saqib IU, Imran Jamil M, Ayaz Khan M, Akhter S.
Department of Urology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Foundation Year Resident, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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There are many studies on the market looking at parameters that allow predicting the success rate of ESWL based on imaging finding... Read More
Friday, June 08 2018 07:51
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Shoar K et al, 2017: Tracking kidney stones in a homogeneous medium using a trilateration approach.

Shoar K, Turney BW, Cleveland RO.
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7DQ, United Kingdom.
Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 9DU, United Kingdom.

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It is indeed an uncomfortable and annoying situation when the target stone moves in and out of focus in an un-controlled way. Not ... Read More
Monday, June 18 2018 10:04
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Sabharwal S et al, 2017: A prospective randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial to assess the effect of diuretics on shockwave lithotripsy of calculi.

Sabharwal S, Jeyaseelan L, Panda A, Gnanaraj L, Kekre NS, Devasia A.
Department of Urology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Department of Biostatistics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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This is an interesting study dealing with the possible role of diuretics for improved stone disintegration. The majority of stones... Read More
Thursday, June 28 2018 10:17
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Ozgor F et al, 2018: Flexible ureterorenoscopy is associated with less stone recurrence rates over Shockwave lithotripsy in the management of 10-20 millimeter lower pole renal stone: medium follow-up results.

Ozgor F, Sahan M, Yanaral F, Savun M, Sarilar O.
Department of Urology, Haseki Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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The optimal treatment of stones in the lower calices has remained a matter of debate over time. Not unexpectedly the authors of th... Read More
Monday, July 09 2018 10:27
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Kang HW et al, 2018: Predictive factors and treatment outcomes of Steinstrasse following shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral calculi: A Bayesian regression model analysis.

Kang HW, Cho KS, Ham WS, Kang DH, Jung HD, Kwon JK, Choi YD, Lee JY.
Department of Urology, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea.
Department of Urology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Urology, Yongin Severance Hospital,Yonsei University Health System, Yongin, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.

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This is how the authors explain the fact that a short SSD provoked Steinstrasse: “… in ureter stones with relatively short SSDs,... Read More
Tuesday, July 31 2018 08:59
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Fojecki GL et al, 2018: Effect of Linear Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction-12-Month Follow-Up of a Randomized, Double-Blinded, Sham-Controlled Study.

Fojecki GL, Tiessen S, Osther PJS.
Department of Urology, Hospital of Southern Jutland, Sønderborg, Denmark.
Department of Urology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.
Urological Research Center, Department of Urology, Lillebaelt Hospital, University of Southern, Denmark.

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A well done study with long term data of a previously published series (Fojecki GL, Tiessen S, Osther PJ. Effect of low-energy lin... Read More
Thursday, August 16 2018 09:13
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Connors BA et al, 2018: Preliminary Report on Stone Breakage and Lesion Size Produced by a New Extracorporeal Electrohydraulic (Sparker Array) Discharge Device.

Connors BA, Schaefer RB, Gallagher JJ, Johnson CD, Li G, Handa RK, Evan AP.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
Phoenix Science and Technology, Goffstown, NH.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
School of Physics, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China.

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This article describes a new and interesting technique for stone disintegration. The technique is based on a sparker array arrange... Read More
Monday, August 20 2018 11:36
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Shinde S et al, 2018: Factors Affecting the Outcome of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy in Urinary Stone Treatment.

Shinde S, Al Balushi Y, Hossny M, Jose S, Al Busaidy S.
Urology Department, Armed Forces Hospital, Muscat, Oman.
Planning and Studies Department, Oman Medical Specialty Board, Muscat, Oman.
Lithotripsy Unit, Armed Forces Hospital, Muscat, Oman.

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In a retrospective analysis of SWL carried out in 235 patients, the authors have identified factors of importance for failed treat... Read More
Wednesday, August 22 2018 07:53
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McClinton S et al, 2018: TISU: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, as first treatment option, compared with direct progression to ureteroscopic treatment, for ureteric stones: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

McClinton S, Cameron S, Starr K, Thomas R, MacLennan G, McDonald A, Lam T, N'Dow J, Kilonzo M, Pickard R, Anson K, Keeley F, Burgess N, Clark CT, MacLennan S, Norrie J; TISU Study Group.
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZN, UK.
Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK.
The Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials (CHaRT), Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK.
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK.
Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, UK.
St George's Hospital, London, SW17 0QT, UK.
Southmead Hospital, Bristol, BS10 5NB, UK.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UY, UK.
Stone Patient Advisory Group, Section of Endourology, British Association of Urological Surgeons, London, UK.
Edinburgh Trial Unit, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 4UX, UK.

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This article describes a planned multicentre randomised clinical trial comparing SWL and URS for removal of ureteral stones (TISU)... Read More
Friday, August 31 2018 08:06
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Liu R et al, 2018: Noncontrast computed tomography factors predictive of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy outcomes in patients with pancreatic duct stones.

Liu R, Su W, Gong J, Zhang Y, Lu J.
Department of Radiology, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Changhai Hospital Affiliated to the Second Military Medical University, Changhai Road 168, Yangpu District, Shanghai, 200433, People's Republic of China.

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As SWL-treatment of pancreatic duct stones commonly are placed in the hands of the urologist responsible for the lithotripsy servi... Read More
Wednesday, September 05 2018 08:11
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Geraghty RM et al, 2018: Ureteroscopy is more cost effective than shock wave lithotripsy for stone treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Geraghty RM, Jones P, Herrmann TRW, Aboumarzouk O, Somani BK.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.
Clinic of Urology, Spital Thurgau AG, Frauenfeld, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, UK.

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Like many reports today this article is a ”systematic review and meta-analysis” based on reports of comparisons between SWL and UR... Read More
Friday, September 14 2018 08:26
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Connors BA et al, 2018: Preliminary Report on Stone Breakage and Lesion Size Produced by a New Extracorporeal Electrohydraulic (Sparker Array) Discharge Device.

Connors BA, Schaefer RB, Gallagher JJ, Johnson CD, Li G, Handa RK, Evan AP.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
Phoenix Science and Technology, Goffstown, NH.
School of Physics, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China.

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This is an interesting report on in-vitro (artificial stones) and in-vivo (pigs) results with a new sparker array (SPA) extracorpo... Read More
Wednesday, October 03 2018 08:41
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Barreto L et al, 2018: Medical and surgical interventions for the treatment of urinary stones in children.

Barreto L, Jung JH, Abdelrahim A, Ahmed M, Dawkins GPC, Kazmierski M.
Department of Urology, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London, UK.

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Terrifying view on what has been published on the subject. There are not only too many journals but also too many low quality pape... Read More
Monday, October 22 2018 10:58
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Iqbal N et al, 2018: Comparison of ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for the management of proximal ureteral stones: A single center experience.

Iqbal N, Malik Y, Nadeem U, Khalid M, Pirzada A, Majeed M, Malik HA, Akhter S.
Department of Urology, Shifa International Hospital Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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This is a retrospective study on two groups of exactly 200 patients each. “As per departmental policy patients were given choice t... Read More
Monday, October 29 2018 11:42
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Goel H et al, 2018: Role of clinical and radiological parameters in predicting the outcome of shockwave lithotripsy for ureteric stones.

Goel H, Gahlawat S, Bera MK, Pal DK, Aggarwal O.
Department of Urology, PGIMER and Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India.
Department of Urology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Department of Biochemistry, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.

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“This present study was designed to establish factors predicting the success of SWL” Unfortunately there is no new information off... Read More
Wednesday, October 31 2018 11:46
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Tokgöz H et al, 2017: Lunar cycle may have an effect on Shock Wave Lithotripsy related pain outcome.

Tokgöz H, Yalçınkaya S, İslamoğlu E, Karamık K, Tokgöz Ö, Savaş M.
Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Departments of Urology, Departments of Radiology, Antalya, Turkey.

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From Wikimedia :https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fases_lunars.png I am not familiar with the working habits at the Depart... Read More
Friday, November 02 2018 11:58
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Gürbuz ZG et al, 2018: Small renal pelvis stones: Shock wave lithotripsy or flexible ureteroscopy? A match-pair analysis.

Gürbuz ZG, Şener NC, Vuruşkan E, Deniz ME, Gürlen G, Ortoğlu F.
Department of Urology, University of Health Sciences, Adana City Teaching and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey.

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In the fURS group an 11.5/9.5 F ureteral access sheath was placed in all cases obviously without problems. No patient had a primar... Read More
Friday, November 09 2018 11:55
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Yildirim K et al, 2018: Trends in the treatment of urinary stone disease in Turkey.

Yildirim K, Olcucu MT, Colak ME.
Urology, Training and Research Hospital, Elazig, Turkey.
Urology, Agri State Hospital, Agri, Turkey.
Software Engineering, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey.

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This report is based on results from replies to a questionnaire delivered to more than 750 urologists in Turkey. Although the res... Read More
Monday, November 26 2018 07:30
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Dzięgała M et al, 2018: Evaluation and physiopathology of minor transient shock wave lithotripsy - induced renal injury based on urinary biomarkers levels.

Dzięgała M, Krajewski W, Kołodziej A, Dembowski J, Zdrojowy R.
Wrocław Medical University, Department of Urology and Oncological Urology, Wrocław, Poland.

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This is a review article on different biomarkers to detect kidney injury. The report is the result of a literature search. There a... Read More
Friday, November 30 2018 07:40
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Bres-Niewada E et al, 2018: A stone pushed back to the collecting system - long therapeutic path in centers with limited access to flexible instruments.

Bres-Niewada E, Dybowski B, Zapała P, Poletajew S, Miązek-Zapała N, Michałek I, Radziszewski P.
Medical University of Warsaw, Department of Urology, Warsaw, Poland.

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The authors of this report seem to be convinced that ureteral stones only can be removed with flexible ureteroscopy. This is a fir... Read More
Monday, December 03 2018 07:48
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Kiaei MM et al, 2018: Enteral diclofenac controls pain and reduces intravenous injection during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Kiaei MM, Mohaghegh MR, Movaseghi G, Ghorbanlo M.
Hasheminejad Kidney Center, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Hasheminejad Kidney Center, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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How pain should be avoided during SWL has remained a matter of debate ever since this non-invasive method for stone removal was in... Read More
Friday, December 07 2018 08:21
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Akelma H et al, 2018: Comparison of Ketamine with Midazolam versus Ketamine with Fentanyl for Pediatric Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Procedure: A Randomized Controlled Study.

Akelma H, Kiliç ET, Salik F, Kaydu A.
Department of Anesthesiology, Diyarbakır Gazi Yasargil Research and Education Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology, Karaman State Hospital, Karaman, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology, Diyarbakır Selahaddini Eyyübi State Hopital, Diyarbakır, Turkey.

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SWL is an excellent procedure for stone removal in children. The major problem is related to the need of anesthesia and general an... Read More
Monday, December 10 2018 08:29
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Zhu GQ et al, 2018: Efficient Promotion of Autophagy and Angiogenesis Using Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy Enhanced by the Low-Energy Shock Waves in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction.

Zhu GQ, Jeon SH, Bae WJ, Choi SW, Jeong HC, Kim KS, Kim SJ, Cho HJ, Ha US, Hong SH, Lee JY, Kwon EB, Kim SW.
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Catholic Integrative Medicine Research Institute, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Department of Urology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Republic of Korea.
KEMIMEDI, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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Treatment of patients with erectile dysfunction as a complication to diabetes mellitus (DM) might be difficult because of the vasc... Read More
Friday, December 14 2018 10:31
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Proietti S et al, 2018: Italian endourological panorama: results from a national survey.

Proietti S, Somani BK, Pietropaolo A, Saitta G, Rodríguez-Socarrás ME, Rosso M, Bellinzoni P, Gaboardi F, Giusti G.
Urology Department, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Ville Turro Division, Milan, Italy.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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An interesting article because of the data and moreover because of the discussion which touches many aspects of the urological pro... Read More
Wednesday, December 19 2018 14:59
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Gadzhiev N et al, 2018: Novel Approach for Endoscopic Management of Duodenal Injury during Perirenal Infected Haematoma Drainage after Shock-Wave Lithotripsy.

Gadzhiev N, Gorelov D, Smirnov A, Al-Shukri S, Petrov S.
Department of Urology, Department of Endoscopy, Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Department of Urology, The Nikiforov Russian Center of Emergency and Radiation Medicine, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

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The duodenal lesion happened not as a consequence of ESWL but during the percutaneous puncture and drainage of the hematoma.... Read More
Thursday, December 27 2018 15:11
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Fankhauser CD et al, 2018: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus flexible ureterorenoscopy in the treatment of untreated renal calculi.

Fankhauser CD, Hermanns T, Lieger L, Diethelm O, Umbehr M, Luginbühl T, Sulser T, Müntener M, Poyet C.
Department of Urology, University Hospital, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, City Hospital Triemli of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, Spital Uster, Uster, Switzerland.

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This is a good retrospective study which has the added value of a propensity score-matched analysis of a large case number and thu... Read More
Monday, December 31 2018 15:15
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Tsai SH. et al., 2020: Comparison of the efficacy and safety of shockwave lithotripsy, retrograde intrarenal surgery, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy for lower-pole renal stones: A systematic review and network meta-analysis

Tsai SH, Chung HJ, Tseng PT, Wu YC, Tu YK, Hsu CW, Lei WT.
Department of Urology, Cheng Hsin General Hospital.
School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University.
Department of Urology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital.
WinShine Clinics in Specialty of Psychiatry.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Taoyuan.
Institute of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei.
Department of Psychiatry, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung.
Division of Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology Disease, Department of Pediatrics, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

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In this study the authors compared SWL, RIRS, standard PCNL, mini-PCNL and micro-PCNL by performing a systematic review and meta-a... Read More
Monday, May 04 2020 08:15
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Elawdy MM et al, 2018: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for bilateral renal stones: A case report with serious complications that could be avoided.

Elawdy MM, El-Halwagy S, Al-Khanbashi S, Aga AA, Razek YA.
Department of Radiology, Ministry of Health, Sohar Hospital, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman.
Oman Medical College, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman.

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The message delivered by the authors of this report is that obstruction caused by bilateral steinstrasse following SWL did not res... Read More
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Great comment and I totally agree with your final recommendation
Tuesday, July 07 2020 13:28
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Aminsharifi A et al, 2018: Shock Wave Lithotripsy is More Effective for Residual Fragments after Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy than for Primary Stones of the Same Size: A Matched Pair Cohort Study.

Aminsharifi A, Irani D, Amirzargar H.
Department of Urology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Department of Laparoscopy Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Department of Duke University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Urologic Surgery, Durham, NC, USA.

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How to manage patients with residual fragments/stones after less successful stone removal is an important and sometimes difficult ... Read More
Monday, February 18 2019 08:49
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Bjazevic J et al, 2018: Stones in pregnancy and pediatrics.

Bjazevic J, Razvi H.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Western University, London, Canada.

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This article on stone treatment in pregnancy and paediatrics contains a lot of valuable information and despite the fact that SWL ... Read More
Friday, February 22 2019 08:59
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Bozkurt A et al, 2018: Does extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy therapy affect thiol-disulfide homeostasis?

Bozkurt A, Mertoglu C, Karabakan M, Siranli G, Yurt EF, Erel O.
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey.
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey.

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This article deals with the disturbed thiol/disulfide balance following SWL. The conclusion of the study was that increments in di... Read More
Wednesday, March 13 2019 09:35
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Wess O et al., 2018: Fragmentation of brittle material by shock wave lithotripsy. Momentum transfer and inertia: a novel view on fragmentation mechanisms

Othmar J. Wess, Juergen Mayer
Storz Medical AG, Lohstampfestrasse 8, 8274, Taegerwilen, Switzerland.

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Understanding the mechanism of shock wave fragmentation is of essential relevance for the design of a shock wave lithotripter. Saf... Read More
Monday, April 15 2019 08:40
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Woźniak P et al., 2018: The lipid peroxidation in patients with nephrolithiasis before and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Woźniak P, Kontek B, Różański W, Olas B.
2nd Department of Urology, Medical University of Łódź, Pabianicka 62, 93-513 Łódź, Poland.
Department of General Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology & Environmental Protection, University of Łódź, Pomorska 141/3, 90-236 Łódź, Poland.

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The core information concerning the effect of ESWL on the parameters evaluated is: no change after ESWL. The stone patients were... Read More
Tuesday, April 23 2019 08:32
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Reynolds LF et al., 2018: Indications and contraindications for shock wave lithotripsy and how to improve outcomes

Kroczak T, Pace KT.
Division of Urology, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

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This general review offers 101 references to readers with no or limited knowledge of ESWL.
Thursday, May 02 2019 08:30
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Liu Y et al., 2018: Large mesenteric hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for pancreatic stones: A case report

Department of Gastroenterology, Gongli Hospital.Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai.
Hainan Branch of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Sanya.
Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai.
Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Clinical Medical College (Shenzhen People's Hospital), Jinan University, Guangdong, China

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Monday, May 06 2019 08:20
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Fovargue D. et al., 2019: An experimentally-calibrated damage mechanics model for stone fracture in shock wave lithotripsy

Daniel Fovargue, Sorin Mitran, Georgy Sankin, Ying Zhang, Pei Zhong
Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

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Almost 40 years after the first extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in humans, the fracture mechanism is still under debate. The... Read More
Tuesday, May 28 2019 08:31
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Chung DY et al., 2019: Comparison of stone-free rates following shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and retrograde intrarenal surgery for treatment of renal stones: A systematic review and network meta-analysis

Chung DY, Kang DH, Cho KS, Jeong WS, Jung HD, Kwon JK, Lee SH, Lee JY.Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, department of Urology, Inha University School of Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Kwangju Christian Hospital, Gwangju, Yongin Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Health System, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Department of Nursing Science, Gachon University College of Nursing, Korea.

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The outcome of this meta-analysis of treatment results in terms of stone-free rates reported in the literature after PCNL, RIRS an... Read More
Tuesday, June 11 2019 08:10
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