SWL literature
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Sighinolfi MC et al., 2019: The safety of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: an undervalued issue

Sighinolfi MC, Sandri M, Eissa A, El Sherbiny A, Micali S, Bianchi G, Rocco B.
Department of Urology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo 71, 41100, Modena, Italy.

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In this brief Letter to the Editor the authors touch briefly the risk of developing hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The advant... Read More
Monday, August 12 2019 08:30
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Ichiyanagi O. et al., 2019: Reinforcement of the Triple D score with simple addition of the intrarenal location for the prediction of the stone-free rate after shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones 10-20 mm in diameter

Ichiyanagi O, Fukuhara H, Kurokawa M, Izumi T, Suzuki H, Naito S, Nishida H, Kato T, Tsuchiya N.
Department of Urology, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, 2-2-2 Iida-nishi, Yamagata, 998-9585, Japan. Department of Urology, Yamagata Prefectural Kahoku Hospital, 111 Aza-Gassando, Yachi, Kahoku, 999-3511, Department of Urology, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, 2-2-2 Iida-nishi, Yamagata, 998-9585, Japan.
Department of Urology, Nihonkai General Hospital, 30 Akiho-cho, Sakata, 998-8501, Japan.
Department of Urology, South Miyagi Medical Center, 38-1 Aza-nishi, Ogawara, Miyagi, 989-1253, Japan.
Department of Urology, Yamagata City Hospital Saiseikan, 1-3-26 Nanoka-mahi, Yamagata, 990-8533, Japan.

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The Triple D score - composed of SSD, stone density, and stone volume - was introduced in 2015 (1) and was revalidated and conf... Read More
Friday, August 09 2019 09:12
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Junbo L et al., 2019: Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery vs. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy vs. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Lower Pole Renal Stones 10-20 mm : A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review

Junbo L, Yugen L, Guo J, Jing H, Ruichao Y, Tao W.
Department of Urology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000, Sichuan, P.R. China. Department of Pathophysiology and Molecular Pharmacology, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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Currently there is a wide-spread and pronounced interest in meta-analyses and analyses of retrospective comparative studies in ord... Read More
Wednesday, August 07 2019 08:15
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Kirshenbaum EJ. et al., 2019: Socioeconomic Disparities in the Acute Management of Stone Disease in the United States

Kirshenbaum EJ, Doshi C, Dornbier R, Blackwell RH, Bajic P, Gupta GN, Gorbonos A, Turk TMT, Flanigan RC, Baldea KG
Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Urology, Maywood, Illinois.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Division of Urology, Springfield, Illinois

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Papers from the USA on health policy and systems research have the unique advantage to get access to the data of very large number... Read More
Monday, August 05 2019 09:04
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Yamashita S et al., 2018: Noncontrast Computed Tomography Parameters for Predicting Shock Wave Lithotripsy Outcome in Upper Urinary Tract Stone Cases

Yamashita S, Kohjimoto Y, Iwahashi Y, Iguchi T, Nishizawa S, Kikkawa K, Hara I.
Department of Urology, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama 641-0012, Japan.

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Prediction of the outcome of SWL is difficult. Although different variables obtained from the NCCT examination can be used to get ... Read More
Friday, August 02 2019 08:30
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Chung KJ. et al., 2019: Changing Trends in the Treatment of Nephrolithiasis in the Real World

Chung KJ, Kim JH, Min GE, Park HK, Li S, Del Giudice F, Han DH, Chung BI.
Department of Urology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California.
Department of Urology, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University School of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of Korea. Department of Urology, Sapienza Rome University, Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy. Department of Urology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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8 Urologists from Korea, Italy and the USA contributed to this paper and the way they discuss the different procedures and circums... Read More
Wednesday, July 31 2019 08:55
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Dumonceau JM et al., 2019: Endoscopic treatment of chronic pancreatitis: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline - Updated August 2018

Dumonceau JM, Delhaye M, Tringali A, Arvanitakis M, Sanchez-Yague A, Vaysse T, Aithal GP, Anderloni A, Bruno M, Cantú P, Devière J, Domínguez-Muñoz JE, Lekkerkerker S, Poley JW, Ramchandani M, Reddy N, van Hooft JE. Gedyt Endoscopy Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Department of Gastroenterology Hepatopancreatology, and Digestive Oncology, Erasme University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, IRCCS, Rome, Italy. Centre for Endoscopic Research, Therapeutics and Training (CERTT), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hospital Costa del Sol, Marbella, Spain. Service de Gastroentérologie, University Hospital of Bicêtre, Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris, Université Paris Sud, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France. Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham, UK. Endoscopy Unit, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Milan, Italy. Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy. Gastroenterology Department, University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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Although chronic pancreatitis in no way is a urological disease the management of patients with pancreatic duct stones includes SW... Read More
Monday, July 29 2019 08:20
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Hassanpour N. et al., 2019: Study on Radiation Dose Received by Patients during Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Hassanpour N, Panahi F, Naserpour F, Karami V, Fatahi Asl J, Gholami M. A
Student Research Committee, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.
Department of Radiology Technology, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
Department of Medical Physics, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.

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The oblique position may be chosen in case obese patients have to be treated with a short focal depth machine. I remember the revi... Read More
Friday, July 26 2019 08:49
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Alnadhari I et a., 2019: Treatment of retained encrusted ureteral Double-J stent

Alnadhari I, Alwan MA, Salah MA, Ghilan AM.
Urology and Nephrology Center, at Al-Thawra Modern General and Teaching Hospital, Sana'a, Yemen; Department of Urology, Al Wakra Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Al Wakra.

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This report emphasizes the need to have a strict follow-up plan for patients with internal stents. Unfortunately, in many places a... Read More
Wednesday, July 24 2019 08:41
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Sokolakis I. et al., 2019: Clinical studies on low intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Sokolakis I, Hatzichristodoulou G.
Department of Urology and Paediatric Urology, Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.

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A positive aspect of this meta-analysis is the detailed analysis of the drawbacks of previous meta-analyses; this is a prerequisit... Read More
Monday, July 22 2019 08:37
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Schnabel MJ et al., 2019: Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis for stone therapy

Schnabel MJ, Wagenlehner FME, Schneidewind L.
Department of Urology, Caritas St. Josef Medical Centre, University of Regensburg, Regensburg.
Department of Urology, Paediatric Urology and Andrology, University Hospital Giessen, Giessen.
Department of Haematology/Oncology, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany.

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The authors have reviewed the literature regarding the need of antibiotics in patients treated with SWL, URS and PCNL. Generally ... Read More
Friday, July 19 2019 08:32
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Patel P et al., 2019: Clinical trial update on shockwave therapy and future of erectile function restoration

Patel P, Huang C, Molina M, Ramasamy R.
Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.
Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.

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The role of LI-ESWT in the clinical management of ED currently attracts a great interest in the literature as well as among practi... Read More
Monday, July 15 2019 08:25
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González-Pombo M et al., 2019: M, Márquez-Rivas J. Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Procedure in Children With Intrathecal Baclofen Pump

González-Pombo M, Márquez-Rivas J.
Neurosurgery Service, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain.
Neuroscience Applied Group, Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain.

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3 similar published cases of stone treatment in patients with intrathecal drug delivery devices are collected by the authors. Medt... Read More
Friday, July 12 2019 08:07
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Usta MF et al., 2019: Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy: a critical review

Usta MF, Gabrielson AT, Bivalacqua TJ
Department of Urology, Section of Andrology, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Dumlupinar Bulvari, Kampus, 07070, Antalya, Turkey. Department of Urology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orlans, LA, USA. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA.

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The authors of this review give a comprehensive overview of the biochemical, physiological and histological effects of LI-ESWT bas... Read More
Friday, July 05 2019 08:50
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Sowerby et al., 2019: Routine pre-operative electrocardiograms in patients at low risk for cardiac complications during shockwave lithotripsy: are they useful?

Sowerby R, Lantz AG, Ghiculete D, Hong A, Farcas M, Barrett K, Lee JY, Ordon M, Pace K, Honey JD

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Pre-SWL ECG recording in low risk patients is not recommended. The need of this extra examination has been questioned, but accordi... Read More
Monday, July 01 2019 08:30
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Hevia M. et al., 2019: [Design and validation of a satisfaction questionnaire in patients with urolithiasis treated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).] (Original Article only in Spanish)

Hevia M, Robles JE, Chiva S, Doménech P, García Á, Ancizu FJ, Velis JM, Díez-Caballero F, Rosell D, Guillén F, Pascual JI.
Departamento de Urología. Clínica Universidad de Navarra. Pamplona. España.
Unidad de Medicina Preventiva. Clínica Universidad de Navarra. Pamplona.

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Friday, June 28 2019 08:53
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Sen H et al., 2019: Results of minimally invasive procedures for ESWL refractory renal stones smaller than 2 cm: A single center experience

Sen H, Baturu M, Bayrak O, Seckiner I, Seckiner I, Erturhan S
Department of Urology . Gaziantep University. Gaziantep. Turkey

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It is of note that the authors used different descriptions of the SWL result: complete stone disintegration, complete stone cleara... Read More
Wednesday, June 26 2019 08:43
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Sokolakis I. et al., 2019: The Basic Science Behind Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Scoping Review of Pre-Clinical Studies

Sokolakis I, Dimitriadis F, Teo P, Hatzichristodoulou G, Hatzichristou D, Giuliano F.
Department of Urology and Paediatric Urology, Julius Maximilian University Medical Centre of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany; Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece;  Department of Urology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. Department of Global Clinical Research, Dornier MedTech Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore. Poincare Hospital AP-HP, Garches, UMR1179 Inserm-UVSQ-Paris Saclay University, Paris, France.

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The first quarter of 2019 offers at least 7 publication on LI-ESWT (1-7) The LI-ESWT community seems to stand up like one man to ... Read More
Monday, June 24 2019 08:31
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Patel P. et al., 2019: Should Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Be the First-line Erectile Dysfunction Treatment for Nonresponders to Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibition?

Patel P, Fode M, Lue T, Ramasamy R.
Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.
Department of Urology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Herlev, Denmark.
Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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The first quarter of 2019 offers at least 7 publication on LI-ESWT (1-7) The LI-ESWT community seems to stand up like one man to ... Read More
Friday, June 21 2019 08:21
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Choudhary A. et al., 2019: A novel triple oral regime provides effective analgesia during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones

Choudhary A, Basu S, Sharma R, Gupta R, Das RK, Dey RK.
Department of Urology, R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Department of Urology, Apex Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

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“Fragmentation was classified into complete ( 4-mm fragments), partial (4-mm fragments), and no fragmentation.” “Success was defin... Read More
Wednesday, June 19 2019 09:00
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Alathel AH. et al., 2019: The New/Novel Oral Anticoagulants and Their Impact on Patients Being Considered for Shock Wave Lithotripsy: The Findings of an International Survey of the Endourological Society

Alathel AH, Nott L, Bjazevic J, Chew BH, Pace KT, Razvi H.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Western University, London, Canada.
Department of Urological Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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“Unfortunately, the literature related to SWL and the risks of bleeding associated with antiplatelet/anticoagulants in general has... Read More
Thursday, June 06 2019 08:47
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Alken P. et al., 2019: [Looking back on 50 years of stone treatment] (Original Article only in German)

Alken P., Knoll T.
Klinikum Sindelfingen-Böblingen, Urologische Klinik Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen.
Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, Klinik für Urologie, Mannheim.

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Tuesday, June 04 2019 08:39
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Liu R. et al., 2019: Quantitative factors of unenhanced CT for predicting fragmenting efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on pancreatic duct stones

Liu R, Su W, Wang J, Gong J, 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 PR China.

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The ease with which Gastroenterologists treat pancreatic duct stones with several ESWL sessions always impressed me. At the same ... Read More
Friday, May 31 2019 08:30
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Li X et al., 2018: Outcomes of long-term follow-up of asymptomatic renal stones and prediction of stone-related events

Li X, Zhu W, Lam W, Yue Y, Duan H, Zeng G.
Department of Urology and Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China. Department of Urology, Longgang Central Hospital, Shenzhen, China.

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Turan T et al., 2018: Can intervals in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy sessions affect success in the treatment of upper ureteral stones?

Turan T, Efioglu O, Danacioglu YO, Sendogan F, Culpan M, Gunaydin B, Atis RG, Caskurlu T, Yildirim A.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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An often desired answer to a neglected question is given in this small study. All patients had received a 2-week conservative trea... Read More
Monday, May 27 2019 08:37
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Hao L et al., 2018: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is safe and effective for geriatric patients with chronic pancreatitis

Hao L, Liu Y, Wang T, Guo HL, Wang D, Bi YW, Xin L, He L, Lin JH, Zhang D, Zeng XP, Zou WB, Chen H, Xie T, Li BR, Cong ZJ, Wang LS, Liao Z, Xu ZL, Li ZS, Hu LH.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hainan Branch of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Sanya, China.  Gongli Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China. Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China. Department of Gastroenterology, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. Air Force General Hospital, Beijing, China. Department of General Surgery, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Clinical Medical College (Shenzhen People's Hospital), Jinan University, Shenzhen, China.

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The long term outcome is evaluated in a matched pair analysis of 72 geriatric group patients with 72 of 1322 patients from the con... Read More
Friday, May 24 2019 08:30
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Neymark AI et al., 2018: [The preparation of patients with urinary stone disease to extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy] (Original Article only in Russian)

Neymark AI, Neymark BADepartment of Urology and Andrology with course of specialized surgery of
FGBOU VO Altai State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Barnaul, Russia., Nozdrachev NA, Sokol IN, Kirillov IV.

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Xun Y et al., 2018: Single extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy for proximal ureter stones: Can CT texture analysis technique help predict the therapeutic effect?

Xun Y, Li J, Geng Y, Liu Z, Yu X, Wang X, Xiao F, Li Z, Li C, Wang S.
Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 1095 Jiefang Avenue, Wuhan, Hubei, 430030, China.

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CT texture analysis has been most frequently applied to image processing of malignant tumors. There are also a few publications de... Read More
Monday, May 20 2019 08:15
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Yamashita S, et al., 2018: Three-dimensional mean stone density measurement is superior for predicting extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy success

Yamashita S, Kohjimoto Y, Iwahashi Y, Iguchi T, Iba A, Nishizawa S, Hara I.
Department of Urology, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan.

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On first glance it makes more sense to measure the mean density (MSD) of a whole stone to determine the stone’s susceptibility to ... Read More
Friday, May 17 2019 08:15
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Haraldsson S et al., 2018: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for pancreatic duct stones: an observational study

Haraldsson S, Roug S, Nøjgaard C, Novovic S, Gluud LL, Feldager E, Schmidt PN.
Department of Gastroenterology, Landspitali - University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. Abdominal Center K, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. Department of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Hvidovre, Denmark.

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The results remember me of the fact that ESWL frequently improved the pain situation of patients with medullary sponge kidneys des... Read More
Wednesday, May 15 2019 08:40
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Islamoglu E et al., 2018: Does extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy-related pain get affected by menstrual cycle and menopause?

Islamoglu E, Tas S, Karamik K, Yalcinkaya S, Tokgoz H, Savas M
University of Health Sciences, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey.

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This is a well done gender study on female pain perception during ESWL written by five males. “… as far as we know our study is t... Read More
Monday, May 13 2019 08:31
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Bianchi G. et al., 2018: Comparison of an electromagnetic and an electrohydraulic lithotripter: Efficacy, pain and complications

Bianchi G, Marega D, Knez R, Bucci S, Trombetta C.
Department of Urology, University of Trieste, Cattinara Hospital, Trieste.

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Sometimes better results are achieved with new machine and sometimes with thorough instructions in the proper use of machines. I r... Read More
Thursday, May 09 2019 08:25
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Tao RZ et al., 2018: External physical vibration lithecbole facilitating the expulsion of upper ureteric stones 1.0-2.0 cm after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a prospective randomized trial

Tang QL, Zhou S, Jia CP, Lv JL.

Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 211100, Jiangsu, China.

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This is the 4th publication on the the EPVL (Friend I) (1-3). The device consists of two essential pieces: a mechanical oscillator... Read More
Friday, May 03 2019 10:43
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Watson RR et al., 2018: Biliary and pancreatic lithotripsy devices

ASGE Technology Committee, Watson RR, Parsi MA, Aslanian HR, Goodman AJ, Lichtenstein DR, Melson J, Navaneethan U, Pannala R, Sethi A, Sullivan SA, Thosani NC, Trikudanathan G, Trindade AJ, Maple JT.
Biliary and pancreatic lithotripsy devices.

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This overview on all lithotripsy techniques to treat biliary and pancreatic stones includes a few basic general comments on ESWL.... Read More
Monday, April 29 2019 10:00
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Reesink DJ et al., 2018: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy under intravenous sedation for treatment of urolithiasis

Reesink DJ, Scheltema JMW, Barendrecht MM, Boeken Kruger AE, Jansonius A, Wiltink J, van der Windt F.

a Urology Department , Tergooi Hospital Hilversum/Blaricum , Blaricum , The Netherlands.

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We have reviewed more than 1000 publication on EWSL and I have read a lot of other publications on different urological topics. Th... Read More
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Basulto-Martínez M et al, 2018: The role of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the future of stone management.

Basulto-Martínez M, Klein I, Gutiérrez-Aceves J.
Department of Urology, Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de la Península de Yucatán, Merida, Yucatán, Mexico.
Department of Urology, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

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In view of the constantly increasing interest in and use of endoscopic procedures for stone removal this article provides insights... Read More
Wednesday, April 17 2019 10:17
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Tummers S et al, 2018: [Gallstone ileus treated with shock-waves: ESWL as treatment for intestinal obstruction] (Original article only in Dutch)

Tummers S, Dijkman R, Belgers E, van der Heij B, Sosef M.
Zuyderland Medisch Centrum, afd. Urologie, Sittard-Geleen/Heerlen.

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Joshi HN et al, 2017: Management of Proximal Ureteric Stones: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) Versus Ureterorenoscopic Lithotripsy (URSL).

Joshi HN, Shrestha B, Karmacharya RM, Makaju S, Koju R, Gyawali D.
Department of Surgery, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal.

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In this randomized comparison between SWL and URSL good results were recorded with both methods. Stone clearance with SWL of close... Read More
Monday, April 08 2019 10:06
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Kodama K et al, 2018: Renal arteriovenous fistula induced by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treated by retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy.

Kodama K, Takase Y, Tokai R, Saito K.
Department of Urology, Department of Pathology, Toyama City Hospital, Toyama, Japan.

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In this case report the authors describe an arterio-venous fistula considered to be a late consequence of SWL. Treatment with SWL ... Read More
Wednesday, April 03 2019 09:58
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Frost F et al, 2018: Between a Rock and an Airspace: Pneumothorax After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones in a Patient With Cystic Fibrosis.

Frost F, Griffiths P, Brockelsby C, Lynch C, Walshaw MJ, Nazareth D.
Adult CF Centre, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
Urology Department, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

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The authors describe a case of pneumothorax following SWL. This patient suffered from CS (cystic fibrosis) and was most certainly ... Read More
Thursday, March 28 2019 09:54
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Dobrowiecka K et al, 2018: Early complications of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the records of the Department of Paediatrics, Nephrology and Allergology of the Military Institute of Medicine - preliminary results.

Dobrowiecka K, Przekora J, Jobs K, Kowalczyk K, Plewka K, Paturej A, Kalicki B.
Student Scientific Society of the Department of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics Nephrology and Allergology of the Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland.

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Moen T et al, 2018: Robustness of Textural Features to Predict Stone Fragility Across Computed Tomography Acquisition and Reconstruction Parameters.

Moen T, Ferrero A, McCollough C.
Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

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Prediction of treatment efforts is considered clinically important for any medical disease. But there are few fields of medicine i... Read More
Friday, March 22 2019 09:45
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Kim CH et al, 2018: The Efficacy of Early Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy for the Treatment of Ureteral Stones.

Kim CH, Shin DS, Kim TB, Jung H.
Department of Urology, Clinical Trials Center, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Gachon University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea.

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This report on SWL of ureteral stones is interesting and the outcome carefully analysed. All treatments were made with the Modulit... Read More
Monday, March 18 2019 09:40
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Zhang H et al, 2018: Comparison of the Efficacy of Ultra-Mini PCNL, Flexible Ureteroscopy, and Shock Wave Lithotripsy on the Treatment of 1-2 cm Lower Pole Renal Calculi.

Zhang H, Hong TY, Li G, Jiang N, Hu C, Cui X, Chu C, Zhao JL.
Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China.
Department of Urology, Shanghai Pudong New Area Gongli Hospital, Shanghai, China.

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Selection of the most appropriate method for removal of stones from the kidney has remained a controversial matter over the years,... Read More
Friday, March 08 2019 09:28
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Ordon M et al, 2018: Is extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy a risk factor for the development of diabetes mellitus? A population-based study.

Ordon M, Welk B, Ghiculete D, Lee JY, Pace KT.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Division of Urology, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Joseph's Health Care, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

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The possibility that SWL might cause development of DM has remained an important concern over time and different results have been... Read More
Monday, March 04 2019 09:11
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Bianchi G et al, 2018: Ultrasound follow up: Is an undetected spontaneous expulsion of stone fragments a sign of extracorporeal shock wave treatment failure in kidney stones?

Bianchi G, Marega D, Knez R, Bucci S, Trombetta C.
Department of Urology, University of Trieste, Cattinara Hospital, Trieste.

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I have difficulties to understand exactly what the authors really want to demonstrate with this study of a small group of patients... Read More
Wednesday, February 27 2019 09:04
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Selmi V et al, 2018: Does Previous Failed Shockwave Lithotripsy Treatment Have an Influence on Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Outcome?

Selmi V, Sarı S, Çakıcı MÇ, Özdemir H, Kartal İG, Özok HU, İmamoğlu MA.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Medeniyet University, İstanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Avcılar State Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Karabük University, Karabük, Turkey.

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The conclusion drawn from this study was that compared with primary RIRS, RIRS following unsuccessful SWL did not affect the treat... Read More
Friday, February 08 2019 08:41
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Deng T et al, 2018: Systematic review and cumulative analysis of the managements for proximal impacted ureteral stones.

Deng T, Chen Y, Liu B, Laguna MP, de la Rosette JJMCH, Duan X, Wu W, Zeng G.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1#, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Department of Urology, Longgang District Central Hospital, Shenzhen, China.
Department of Ophthalmology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.
Department of Urology, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey.
AMC University Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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In this review, based on few comparative and randomized studies on treatment of impacted proximal ureteral stones, the results of ... Read More
Monday, February 04 2019 08:34
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Zafar S et al, 2018: Bilateral Psoas Abscess After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Reminder Of A Rare Complication.

Zafar S, Bin Mahmood SU, Tharwani A, Nasir N.
Aga Khan University, Pakistan.
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, United States.

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The authors describe a very unusual complication of SWL. It is reported that bilateral stenting and SWL had been carried out befor... Read More
Wednesday, March 13 2019 08:45
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Wang HS et al, 2018: Delayed Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Ameliorates Impaired Penile Hemodynamics in Rats Subjected to Pelvic Neurovascular Injury.

Wang HS, Ruan Y, Banie L, Cui K, Kang N, Peng D, Liu T, Wang T, Wang B, Wang G, Shindel AW, Lin G, Lue TF.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiaokang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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In this experimental animal study in rats it was shown that following neuro-vascular pelvic injuries, application of very low inte... Read More
Wednesday, March 13 2019 08:59
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Leapman MS et al, 2018: Variation in National Opioid Prescribing Patterns Following Surgery for Kidney Stones.

Leapman MS, DeRycke E, Skanderson M, Becker WC, Makarov DV, Gross CP, Driscoll M, Motamedinia P, Bathulapalli H, Mattocks K, Brandt CA, Haskell S, Bastian LA.
Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut.
Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
Population Health, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York.
VA New York, NY Harbor Healthcare System.

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The most devastating pain in urology is colicky pain. But even in this acute situation opioids are rarely given in Europe: The 20... Read More
Wednesday, January 09 2019 15:29
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Zewin TS et al, 2018: Efficacy and safety of low-intensity shock wave therapy in penile rehabilitation post nerve-sparing radical cystoprostatectomy: a randomized controlled trial.

Zewin TS, El-Assmy A, Harraz AM, Bazeed M, Shokeir AA, Sheir K, Mosbah A.
Urology Department, Urology & Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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All patients suffered from postoperative ED. In the Li-ESWT group patients received 12 sessions of penile within 9 weeks while the... Read More
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To the best of our knowledge, this is the first randomized controlled study that evaluated the use of LI-ESWT as a penile rehabili... Read More
Thursday, March 28 2019 12:56
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Fan J et al, 2018: The role of super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (SMP) in the treatment of symptomatic lower pole renal stones (LPSs) after the failure of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) or retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS).

Fan J, Zhang T, Zhu W, Gurioli A, Ketegwe IR, Zeng G.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Urology, No. 1-3, Kangda Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510230, China.
Department of Urology, Turin University of Studies, Turin, Italy.

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This publication comes from a department with extensive experience in super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (SMP). “All the proc... Read More
Friday, January 04 2019 15:22
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Veld JV et al, 2018: A systematic review of advanced endoscopy-assisted lithotripsy for retained biliary tract stones: laser, electrohydraulic or extracorporeal shock wave.

Veld JV, van Huijgevoort NCM, Boermeester MA, Besselink MG, van Delden OM, Fockens P, van Hooft JE.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Surgery, Department of Interventional Radiology, Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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The trend described is similar to that for the treatment of pancreatic duct stones. It is surprising to see that electrohydraulic... Read More
Wednesday, January 02 2019 15:19
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Choo MS et al, 2018: A Prediction Model using Machine Learning Algorithm for Assessing Stone-Free Status after Single-Session Shockwave Lithotripsy to Treat Ureteral Stones.

Choo MS, Uhmn S, Kim JK, Han JH, Kim DH, Kim J, Lee SH.
Department of Urology, Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hwaseong-si, Geonggi-do, Republic of Korea; Department of Computer Engineering, Hallym University (SU, DHK, JK), Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea.

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This paper is worth reading because it is a new promise to predict the future. “Stone length as well as stone width and height me... Read More
Friday, December 21 2018 15:07
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Wang YB et al, 2018: Efficacies of Various Surgical Regimens in the Treatment of Renal Calculi Patients: a Network Meta-Analysis in 25 Enrolled Controlled Clinical Trials.

Wang YB, Cui YX, Song JN, Yang Q, Wang G.
Department of Urology, Third Operating Room, First Operating Room, Second Operating Room, the First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China.

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Another Network Meta-Analysis. A simple rule to avoid wasting time is: do not read meta-analyses which do not state in the introdu... Read More
Monday, December 17 2018 14:56
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Kodama K et al, 2018: Renal arteriovenous fistula induced by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treated by retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy.

Kodama K, Takase Y, Tokai R, Saito K.
Department of Urology, Toyama City Hospital, Toyama, Japan.
Department of Pathology, Toyama City Hospital, Toyama, Japan.

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Case report of an arterio-venous fistula that was assumed to be the consequence of SWL directed towards the lower calyx. It is ama... Read More
Wednesday, December 12 2018 10:26
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Zang ZJ et al, 2018: The impact of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy on testicular function in adult rats.

Zang ZJ, Liu Q, Hu J, Feng J, Zhu YQ, Ma G, Jiang MH.
Department of Infertility and Sexual Medicine, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Cell-gene Therapy Translational Medicine Research Center, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, Guangzhou, China.

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Do patients have to be informed about possible testicular damage while being treated with Li-ESWT? I would say, no: “…the use of a... Read More
Tuesday, December 11 2018 14:51
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Ali M et al, 2018: Shock wave lithotripsy versus endoscopic cystolitholapaxy in the management of patients presenting with calcular acute urinary retention: a randomised controlled trial.

Ali M, Hashem A, Helmy TE, Zewin T, Sheir KZ, Shokeir AA.
Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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Very good results with ESWL on bladder stones integrate and clear stones in 43 patients (86%), while 2 patients required 2 session... Read More
Thursday, December 06 2018 14:48
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Beshliev DA et al, 2018: [The first domestic lithotripter URAT-: to the 30th anniversary of introduction].

Beshliev DA, Martov AG, Golubchikov IV, Dutov VV.
Research Institute of Public Health and Medical Management, Moscow Health Department, Moscow, Russia.
A.I. Burnazyan SSC FMBC, FMBA of Russia, Moscow, Russia.
The Network of medical centers "Open Clinic", Moscow, Russia.
M.F. Vladimirsky Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute, Moscow, Russia.

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Pandey S et al, 2018: Post-extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy perirenal haematoma.

Pandey S, Garg G, Agarwal S, Aggarwal A.
Urology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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This is a case report of a patient who developed a subcapsular renal hematoma as a complication to SWL. The description is rather ... Read More
Wednesday, November 28 2018 07:36
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Weigel WA et al, 2018: Process improvement for a complex dual medical procedure.

Weigel WA, Gluck M, Ross AS, Lin OS, Williams BL, Blackmore CC.
Department of Anesthesiology, Department of Radiology, Department of Gastroenterology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Center for Healthcare Improvement Science, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA.

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The article does not focus on ESWL but describes an organizational and procedural rearrangement of the combined therapy of pancrea... Read More
Tuesday, November 27 2018 14:37
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Yamaçake KGR et al, 2018: Low-intensity shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction in kidney transplant recipients. A prospective, randomized, double blinded, sham-controlled study with evaluation by penile Doppler ultrasonography.

Yamaçake KGR, Carneiro F, Cury J, Lourenço R, Françolin PC, Piovesan AC, Srougi M, Nahas WC, Antonopoulos IM.
Division of Radiology, Division of Urology, Renal Transplantation Unit, Division of Urology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Treatment of ED is generally difficult and particularly so also in patients with transplanted kidneys. The authors of this report ... Read More
Friday, November 23 2018 07:25
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Davis RB et al, 2018: Contemporary practice patterns in the treatment of pediatric stone disease.

Davis RB, Farber NJ, Kaplan A, Patel R, Steckler RE, Elsamra SE.
Department of Urology, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University
Thursday, November 22 2018 14:44
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Ivan SJ et al, 2018: Comparison of guideline recommendations for antimicrobial prophylaxis in urologic procedures: variability, lack of consensus, and contradictions.

Ivan SJ, Sindhwani P.
Department of Urology, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA.

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This chapter deals with antibiotic prophylactic treatment in urological procedures in general. I shall only comment on SWL and to ... Read More
Wednesday, November 21 2018 07:20
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Li PC et al, 2018: [Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease: A preliminary study of 32 cases].

Li PC, Chen X, Zhu XB, Shi T, Song F, Huang HW, Zhang XS.
Department of Andrology, Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou, Henan 450000, China.

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Tuesday, November 20 2018 14:32
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Lee CC et al, 2018: Comparison of electrohydraulic and electromagnetic extracorporeal shock wave lithotriptors for upper urinary tract stones in a single center.

Lee CC, Lin WR, Hsu JM, Chow YC, Tsai WK, Chiang PK, Chen M, Chiu AW.
Department of Urology, MacKay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd, Zhongshan Dist, Taipei, 104, Taiwan.
School of Medicine, MacKay Medical College, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Department of Cosmetic Applications and Management, MacKay Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and Management, Taipei, Taiwan.
School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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This report shows that the lithotripter and most certainly also how the SWL was carried out are fundamental for outcome of the tre... Read More
Monday, November 19 2018 07:12
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AbdelRazek M et al, 2018: SWL outcome in artificial hydronephrotic vs. non-hydronephrotic kidney for preschool children with high-density renal stones.

AbdelRazek M, Hassan A, AbdelKader MS, Abolyosr A.
Department of Urology, Qena University Hospital, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt.

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One observation from the early days of SWL was that with a layer of fluid around the stone, disintegration was improved. In this ... Read More
Friday, November 16 2018 07:08
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Frost F et al, 2018: Between a Rock and an Airspace: Pneumothorax After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones in a Patient With Cystic Fibrosis.

Frost F, Griffiths P, Brockelsby C, Lynch C, Walshaw MJ, Nazareth D.
Adult CF Centre, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
Urology Department, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

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Thursday, November 15 2018 11:59
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Chen X et al, 2018: [Focused low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction: Preliminary observation of 32 cases].

Chen X, Huang HW, Zhu XB, Chen GX, Li PC, Song F, Xiang CJ, Guo YP, Zhang SL, Zhang XS.
Department of Andrology and Energy Medicine / Henan Andrological Academician Workstation of Basic and Clinical Research, Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou, Henan 450003, China.

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Wednesday, November 14 2018 07:02
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Shafi H et al, 2018: Antibiotic prophylaxis in the prevention of urinary tract infection in patients with sterile urine before extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Shafi H, Ilkhani M, Darabi Ahangar Z, Bayani M.
Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
Student Research Committee, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.

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This report confirms what has been evident from more than 30 years of clinical experience with SWL. It is of fundamental importan... Read More
Monday, November 12 2018 06:55
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Mannil M et al, 2018: Three dimensional texture analysis with machine learning provides incremental predictive information for successful shock wave lithotripsy in patients with kidney stones.

Mannil M, von Spiczak J, Hermanns T, Poyet C, Alkadhi H, Fankhauser CD.
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Department of Urology (TH, CP, CDF), University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

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In view of the advantage of predicting the outcome of SWL, this report is of great interest. With an advanced 3D-texture analysis... Read More
Thursday, November 08 2018 12:12
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Fan J et al, 2018: The role of super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (SMP) in the treatment of symptomatic lower pole renal stones (LPSs) after the failure of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) or retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS).

Fan J, Zhang T, Zhu W, Gurioli A, Ketegwe IR, Zeng G.
Department of Urology, Turin University of Studies, Turin, Italy.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Urology, No. 1-3, Kangda Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510230, China.

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Good study about the percutaneous removal of lower pole stones after failed ESWL or RIRS. The only critic I have is that 9,1% of t... Read More
Tuesday, November 06 2018 12:04
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Fankhauser CD et al, 2018: Prevalence of hypertension and diabetes after exposure to extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy in patients with renal calculi: a retrospective non-randomized data analysis.

Fankhauser CD, Mohebbi N, Grogg J, Holenstein A, Zhong Q, Hermanns T, Sulser T, Steurer J, Cedric P.
Division of Nephrology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Department of Pathology of Molecular Pathology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Cancer Data Science Group, Children's Medical Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Horten Centre for Patient Oriented Research and Knowledge Transfer, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Hypertension as a late complication of ESWL is an important and controversial issue. With the present paper the battel continues. ... Read More
Friday, October 26 2018 11:37
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Langenauer J et al, 2018: Advanced non-contrasted computed tomography post-processing by CT-Calculometry (CT-CM) outperforms established predictors for the outcome of shock wave lithotripsy.

Langenauer J, Betschart P, Hechelhammer L, Güsewell S, Schmid HP, Engeler DS, Abt D, Zumstein V.
Department of Urology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Biostatistics, Clinical Trials Unit, Rorschacherstrasse 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.

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This is work in progress and the authors’ enthusiasm is damped a little bit by the fact that “no re-intervention needed” includes ... Read More
Wednesday, October 24 2018 11:04
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Ito H et al, 2018: Systematic review of Calyceal Diverticulum.

Ito H, Aboumarzouk O, Abushamma F, Keeley F.
Southmead Hospital, 159003, Bristol Urological Institute, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 473300, Urology Department, Urological Research and Training Unit, Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
University of Glasgow, School of Medicine, Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Bristol Urological Institute, Urology, Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Meta-Analyses are usually done to shed light on a disease and to better understand how to handle it. Unfortunately frequently the... Read More
Friday, October 19 2018 10:51
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Emiliani E et al, 2018: Over 30-yr Experience on the Management of Graft Stones After Renal Transplantation.

Emiliani E, Subiela JD, Regis F, Angerri O, Palou J.
Department of Urology, Fundació Puigvert, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

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Treatment of patients with stones in renal grafts is a delicate matter that deserves particular care to avoid every kind of trauma... Read More
Wednesday, October 17 2018 08:50
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Ferraro PM et al, 2018: Shock-wave lithotripsy or ureterorenoscopy for renal stones?

Ferraro PM, Pinto F, Gambaro G.
Nefrologia, Urologia, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy.

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This is an editorial comment to the article by Frankhauser et al [1]. The comparative efficacy and safety of URS and SWL for treat... Read More
Friday, October 12 2018 08:45
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Yanaral F et al, 2018: Shock-wave Lithotripsy for Pediatric Patients: Which Nomogram Can Better Predict Postoperative Outcomes?

Yanaral F, Ozgor F, Savun M, Agbas A, Akbulut F, Sarilar O.
Department of Urology, Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Prediction of the outcome of SWL has remained a matter of debate over the years. Few attempts have been made to compare prediction... Read More
Friday, September 28 2018 08:37
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Samotyjek J et al, 2018: Surgical treatment methods of urolithiasis in the pediatric population.

Samotyjek J, Jurkiewicz B, Krupa A.
Pediatric Surgery and Urology Clinic CMKP in Dziekanów Leśny, Poland.

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Wang D et al, 2018: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Chronic Pancreatitis Patients With Stones After Pancreatic Surgery.

Wang D, Ji JT, Xin L, Bi YW, 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.

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Yuri P et al, 2018: Meta-analysis of Optimal Management of Lower Pole Stone of 10 - 20 mm: Flexible Ureteroscopy (FURS) versus Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) versus Percutaneus Nephrolithotomy (PCNL).

Yuri P, Hariwibowo R, Soeroharjo I, Danarto R, Hendri AZ, Brodjonegoro SR, Rasyid N, Birowo P, Widyahening IS.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada - Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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This article is one of several examples of the popularity and ease on how modern computerized tools can be used to carry out syste... Read More
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Chen KH et al, 2018: A Young Man With Epigastric Pain After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Chen KH, Shen CY, Su YJ.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Oral Hygiene, College of Oral Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Medicine, Mackay Medical College, New Taipei City, Taiwan; Yuanpei University of Medical Technology, HsinChu, Taiwan.

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Acute pancreatitis as a consequence of SWL has previously been reported in occasional patients but is uncommon. The reviewer has n... Read More
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Bucci S et al, 2018: Emergency extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (eSWL) as opposed to delayed SWL (dSWL) for the treatment of acute renal colic due to obstructive ureteral stone: a prospective randomized trial.

Bucci S, Umari P, Rizzo M, Pavan N, Liguori G, Barbone F, Trombetta C.
Department of Urology, University of Trieste, Cattinara Hospital, Trieste, Italy.
IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

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Inui K et al, 2018: Management of Pancreatolithiasis: A Nationwide Survey in Japan.

Inui K, Masamune A, Igarashi Y, Ohara H, Tazuma S, Sugiyama M, Suzuki Y, Miyoshi H, Yamamoto S, Takeyama Y, Nakano E, Takuma K, Sakagami J, Hayashi K, Kogure A, Ito T, Mukai T, Maetani I, Nagahama M, Serikawa M, Ueki T, Furuya K, Isayama H, Moriyama I, Shigeno M, Mizukami K, Nanashima A, Oana S, Ikehata A, Watanabe N, Hirooka Y, Ogoshi K, Sasaki Y, Iwata Y, Kudo Y, Nakayama A, Nakamura M.

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Rassweiler J., 2018: Re: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in Urology: A Systematic Review of Outcome in Peyronie's Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, and Chronic Pelvic Pain.

Rassweiler J.
Department of Urology, SLK Kliniken Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany.

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A Words of Wisdom comment that emphasizes the need and importance of using established parameters to be used for ESWT of for insta... Read More
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Kalyvianakis D et al, 2018: Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing 2 Treatment Protocols and the Impact of Repeating Treatment.

Kalyvianakis D, Memmos E, Mykoniatis I, Kapoteli P, Memmos D, Hatzichristou D.
Department of Urology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece; 1st Department of Urology and Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; Institute for the Study of Urological Diseases, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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The unexperienced reader has to become familiar with the term minimally clinical important differences (MCID). He will find the fi... Read More
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Ruan Y et al, 2018: The Effect of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in an Obesity-Associated Erectile Dysfunction Rat Model.

Ruan Y, Zhou J, Kang N, Reed-Maldonado AB, Tamaddon A, Wang B, Wang HS, Wang G, Banie L, Lin G, Liu J, Lue TF.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

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Although this is an experimental study in rats, it gives deeper insights both into the the effects of obesity on ED and how LI-ESW... Read More
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Rizk PJ et al, 2018: Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction.

Rizk PJ, Krieger JR, Kohn TP, Pastuszak AW.
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Center for Reproductive Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA; Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

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I do not like publications that covertly quote quotations from other papers instead of leading the reader down to the original one... Read More
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Klein J et al, 2018: [Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy].

Klein J, Netsch C, Sievert KD, Miernik A, Westphal J, Leyh H, Herrmann TRW, Olbert P, Häcker A, Bachmann A, Homberg R, Schoenthaler M, Rassweiler J, Gross AJ.
Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, Prittwitzstr. 43, 89075, Ulm, Deutschland.
Abteilung für Urologie, Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Hamburg, Deutschland.
Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Rostock, Deutschland.
Medizinische Fakultät, Klinik für Urologie, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Krankenhaus Maria Hilf der Alexianer GmbH, Krefeld, Deutschland.
Urologische Klinik, Klinikum Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Deutschland.
Spital Thurgau AG, Kantonsspital Frauenfeld, Klinik für Urologie, Frauenfeld, Schweiz.
BRIXSANA, private clinic, Brixen, Italien.
Klinik für Urologie, Haus 28, Universitätsklinikum Mannheim, Mannheim, Deutschland.
alta uro Praxis für Urologie, Basel, Schweiz.
Klinik für Urologie, Kinderurologie und Uro-Gynäkologie, St. Barbara-Klinik Hamm-Heessen, Hamm, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie, SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn GmbH, Heilbronn, Deutschland.

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For those colleagues who can read German, this article is an excellent overview of factors important to consider during SWL. Such ... Read More
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Jing S et al, 2018: Modified Mechanical Percussion for Upper Urinary Tract Stone Fragments after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: a Prospective Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial.

Jing S, Liu B, Lan W, Zhao X, Bao J, Ma J, Liu Z, Liu H, Pan T, Yang J, Wu D, Zhao Y, Wang Y, Wang Z.
Institute of Urology, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Key Laboratory of Urological Diseases, Gansu Province (Lanzhou University), Gansu Nephro-Urological Clinical Center, Lanzhou, China.
Department of Urology, Wuhan General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Region, Wuhan, China.
Department of Urology, Shenzhen People's Hospital, Second Clinical Medicine School of Jinan University, Shenzhen, China.
Institute of Urology, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Key Laboratory of Urological Diseases, Gansu Province (Lanzhou University), Gansu Nephro-Urological Clinical Center, Lanzhou, China.

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This adds to the positive results with post-ESWL percussion-inversion-diuresis protocols. The results are surprisingly good from t... Read More
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Choo MS et al, 2018: The transgluteal approach to shockwave lithotripsy to treat distal ureter stones: a prospective, randomized, and multicenter study.

Choo MS, Han JH, Kim JK, Shin TY, Lee WK, Lee SK, Lee SH.
Department of Urology, Hallym University Songtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hwaseong, Korea.
Department of Urology, Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Chuncheon, Korea.

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The authors can be congratulated to a successfully completed randomized comparison of SWL of distal ureteral stones with the patie... Read More
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Streeper NM, 2018: Asymptomatic Renal Stones-to Treat or Not to Treat.

Streeper NM.
Division of Urology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Mail Code H055, 500 University Drive, PO Box 850, Hershey, PA.

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This is a well written bias-free publication with a lot of good facts and clear cut recommendations. Get a copy and read it! You ... Read More
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Ellison JS et al, 2018: Risk factors for repeat surgical intervention in pediatric nephrolithiasis: A Pediatric Health Information System database study.

Ellison JS, Shnorhavorian M, Oron A, Kieran K, Lendvay TS, Merguerian PA.
Pediatric Urology, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

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This is a very detailed care research analysis. it would be good to have similar data on all other stone treatment procedures in a... Read More
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Ng CF et al, 2018: Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Could Lead to a Prolonged Increase in the Renal Fibrotic Process of Up to 2 Years.

Ng CF, Luke S, Yee CH, Leung SCH, Teoh JYC, Yuen J.
SH Ho Urology Centre, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong .
School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hung Hom, Hong Kong.

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A carefully selected title for a paper with alarming specifications: “In the literature, the average annual incidence of add-on ph... Read More
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Kyriakides R et al, 2017: Effect of Music on Outpatient Urological Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis from ESUT.

Kyriakides R, Jones P, Geraghty R, Skolarikos A, Liatsikos E, Traxer O, Pietropaolo A, Somani BK.
University of Southampton, University Hospital Southampton National Health Service Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and 2nd Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, Patras University, Patra, Greece.
Tenon Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University and Group Recherche Clinique Lithiase No. 20, Paris, France.

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In the six studies on ESWL 489 of 1023 patients were exposed to music. It helps to reduce analgesic consumption.
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Sarica K et al, 2017: Super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal stone less than 25mm in pediatric patients: Could it be an alternative to shockwave lithotripsy?

Sarica K, Eryildirim B, Tuerxun A, Batuer A, Kavukoglu O, Buz A, Zeng G.
Lütfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turquía.
The First People's Hospital of Kashgar Erea, Kashgar City, Xinjiang, China.
Department of Urology, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

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Yucel MO et al, 2017: The Respiratory Induced Kidney Motion: Does It Really Effect the Shock Wave Lithotripsy?

Yucel MO, Ozcan S, Tirpan G, Bagcioglu M, Aydin A, Demirbas A, Karakan T.
Department of Urology, Adiyaman University, Adiyaman, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Izmir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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This paper deals with a well-known fact. I admit that I did not understand how the authors measured the kidney motion: “The size o... Read More
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Hazar IA et al, 2017: Does Mild Hydronephrosis Induced by Full-Bladder Improve Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Lower Calyceal Stones?: A Prospective Randomized Study.

Hazar IA, Cakiroglu B, Sinanoglu O, Akgün FS, Arda E, Yuksel I, Akdere H.
Department of Urology, Taksim Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department Urology, Hisar Intercontinental Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Emergency Clinic, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.

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How is this done? “In the present study as well, we tried to increase hydrostatic pressure in the renal calyces and pelvis through... Read More
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May PC et al, 2018: The Morbidity of Ureteral Strictures in Patients with Prior Ureteroscopic Stone Surgery: Multi-Institutional Outcomes.

May PC, Hsi RS, Tran HH, Stoller M, Chew BH, Chi T, Usawachintachit M, Duty BD, Gore JL, Harper JD.
Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.
Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada .
Department of Urology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.

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This report is not directly associated with SWL but shows the complexity of strictures as a complication to URS. The frequency of ... Read More
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