SWL literature
SWL Literature

Kocatürk H. et al., 2019: Evaluation of the urinary podocalyxin and nephrin excretion levels to determine a safe time interval between two sessions of SWL for renal stones: a non randomized exploratory study

Kocatürk H, Atasoy N, Bedir F, Karabulut İ, Şebin E, Sarica K.
Department of Urology, Health Sciences University, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Palandöken, Erzurum, Turkey. 
Department of Urology, Health Sciences University, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Palandöken, Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Biochemistry, Health Sciences University, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Biruni University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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A number of variables analysed in urine have been shown to reflect how the kidney is affected by shock wave power. In this article... Read More
Friday, January 03 2020 08:15
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Mucong L. et al., 2019: Simultaneous Photoacoustic Imaging and Cavitation Mapping in Shockwave Lithotripsy

Li M, Lan B, Sankin G, Zhou Y, Liu W, Xia J, Wang D, Trahey G, Zhong P, Yao J.

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Shock wave lithotripsy is a non-invasive and gentle treatment procedure for kidney stones. Nevertheless, mild haematuria up to sev... Read More
Friday, December 27 2019 08:00
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Jeon SH. et al., 2019: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy decreases COX-2 by inhibiting TLR4-NFκB pathway in a prostatitis rat model

Jeon SH, Zhu GQ, Kwon EB, Lee KW, Cho HJ, Ha US, Hong SH, Lee JY, Bae WJ, Kim SW.
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Catholic Integrative Medicine Research Institute, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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Shock waves exhibit a surprising variety of positive effects in different situations like e.g. in the treatment of the chronic pro... Read More
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Rudenko VI. et al., 2019: Clinical value of herbal terpenes after extracorporeal shock-wave therapy

Rudenko VI, Rapoport LM, Demidko YL, Demidko LS, Inoyatov GS, Allenov SN.
Institute of Urology and Reproductive Health of FGAOU VO I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of Minzdrav of Russia, Moscow, Russia.

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Publications not available in English.
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Spivak L. et al., 2019: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetic Patients

Spivak L, Shultz T, Appel B, Verze P, Yagudaev D, Vinarov A.
Institute for Urology and Reproductive Health, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia. Electronic address: .
Medispec Ltd., Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.
Neuro-urology Unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Haifa, Israel.
Department of Neurosciences, Sciences of Reproduction and Odontostomatology, Urology Unit, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy.
Institute for Urology and Reproductive Health, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia.

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The conclusion is simple and straight forward: ”LI-ESWT is safe and effective for the treatment of ED in PDE5I-R and PDE5I-NR grou... Read More
Friday, December 20 2019 08:15
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Rezaee ME. et al., 2019: Regional Variation in Shock Wave Lithotripsy Utilization Among Medicare Patients with Nephrolithiasis

Rezaee ME., Tundo GN., Goodney PP., Pais VM Jr..
Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH.
Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH; VA Outcomes Group, Veterans Health Association, VT; The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH.
Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH.

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This is an interesting report on how SWL and URS have been utilized in USA during the period 2006-2014. The 13.9 % decrease in SWL... Read More
Wednesday, December 18 2019 08:15
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Brad AB. et al., 2019: Particularities and Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Children

Brad AB., Ferro M., Vartolomei MD., Tătaru S., Anton-Păduraru DT., Simion C., Martha O., Pricop C., Porreca A., Negru I..
Clinic of Urology, Mureş County Clinical Hospital, Târgu Mureș, Romania.
University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology, Târgu Mureș, Romania.
University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology, Târgu Mureș, Romania.
Division of Urology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy.
"Gr.T.Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Romania.
3rd Clinic of Pediatrics, "Sf.Maria" Children's Emergency Hospital, Iaşi, Romania.
Clinic of Urology, "Dr.C.I.Parhon" Clinical Hospital, Iaşi, Romania.
Department of Robotic Urological Surgery, Abano Terme Hospital, Abano Terme, Italy.

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SWL is an excellent treatment for children with stones and this method also commonly is recommended in guidelines. The surprising ... Read More
Friday, December 13 2019 08:15
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Yamashita S. et al., 2019: Ureteral wall volume at ureteral stone site is a critical predictor for shock wave lithotripsy outcomes: comparison with ureteral wall thickness and area

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

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The 49, 3 % success rate of the present series is inexplicably low. In 2015 Sarica K et al. (1) did a very similar study on ESWL t... Read More
Wednesday, December 11 2019 08:15
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Pietropaolo A. et al., 2019: Endourological management (PCNL, URS, SWL) of stones in solitary kidney - A systematic review from European Association of Urologists (EAU) Young Academic Urologists (YAU) and Uro-Technology (ESUT) groups

Pietropaolo A, Reeves T, Aboumarzouk O, Kallidonis P, Ozsoy M, Skolarikos A, Tailly T, Liatsikos E, Traxer O, Somani BK.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
Department of Urology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
2nd Department of Urology, University of Athens, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, University Hospitals Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
Tenon Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France.

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“With no recommended guidelines on the management of stones in solitary kidney, our aim was to conduct a systematic review of lite... Read More
Thursday, December 05 2019 08:15
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Tandan M. et al., 2019: ESWL for large pancreatic calculi: Report of over 5000 patients

Tandan M, Nageshwar Reddy D, Talukdar R, Vinod K, Kiran SVVS, Santosh D, Gupta R, Ramchandani M, Lakhtakia S, Rakesh K, Manohar Reddy P, Basha J, Nabi Z, Jagtap N, Rao GV.
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India.
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India.

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The authors report an impressive number of patients with pancreatic stones treated with SWL. A total of 5124 patients were treated... Read More
Wednesday, December 04 2019 08:15
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Yayik AM. et al., 2019: Less painful ESWL with ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block: a prospective randomized controlled study

Yayik AM, Ahiskalioglu A, Alici HA, Celik EC, Cesur S, Ahiskalioglu EO, Demirdogen SO, Karaca O, Adanur S.
Department of Anesthesiology, Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ataturk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ataturk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Baskent University, Konya, Turkey.

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The patients in the treatment arm were not asked how much they were bothered by the QLB procedure and there was no control group w... Read More
Tuesday, December 03 2019 08:15
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Betschart P. et al., 2019: Spoilt for Choice: A Survey of Current Practices of Surgical Urinary Stone Treatment and Adherence to Evidence-Based Guidelines among Swiss Urologists

Betschart P, Zumstein V, Jichlinski P, Herrmann TRW, Knoll T, Engeler DS, Müllhaupt G, Schmid HP, Abt D.
Department of Urology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, Cantonal Hospital Thurgau, Thurgau, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, Sindelfingen-Böblingen Medical Centre, University of Tübingen, Sindelfingen, Germany.

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SWL is also in retreat in Switzerland. 40% of the participants of this survey had no own SWL device and only 55% of them referred... Read More
Friday, November 29 2019 08:15
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Takahashi T. et al., 2019: [A Case of Long-Term Treatment with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Follow-Up for Cystine Calculi by Cystinuria] (original article only available in Japanese)

Takahashi T, Kanno T, Okada T, Higashi Y, Yamada H.
The Department of Urology, Ijinkai Takeda General Hospital.

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Ferraro PM. et al., 2019: A preliminary survey of practice patterns across several European kidney stone centers and a call for action in developing shared practice

Ferraro PM, Arrabal-Polo MÁ, Capasso G, Croppi E, Cupisti A, Ernandez T, Fuster DG, Galan JA, Grases F, Hoorn EJ, Knauf F, Letavernier E, Mohebbi N, Moochhala S, Petkova K, Pozdzik A, Sayer J, Seitz C, Strazzullo P, Trinchieri A, Vezzoli G, Vitale C, Vogt L, Unwin RJ, Bonny O, Gambaro G.
U.O.C. Nefrologia, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Via G. Moscati 31, 00168, Roma, Italy.Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy. Lithotripsy and Endourology Unit, Department of Urology, San Cecilio University Hospital, Granada, Spain.Division of Nephrology, Department of Cardio-thoracic and Respiratory Sciences, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy.USL Toscana Centro, Florence, Italy.Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.Service of Nephrology, University hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.Urolithiasis and Endourology Unit, General University Hospital, Alicante, Spain.Laboratory of Renal Lithiasis Research, University Institute of Health Sciences Research, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Transplantation, Erasmus medical center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.Department of Nephrology and Medical Intensive Care, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR Division of Nephrology, University Hospital Zurich, Rämistrasse 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.Kidney and Urology Centre, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.
Department of Urology and Nephrology, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Nephrology Clinic, Hôpital Brugmann, Kidney Stones Clinic, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, NE7 7DN, Newcastle, UK.Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, Central Parkway, NE1 3BZ, Newcastle, UK.NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle, NE4 5PL, UK.Department of Urology, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gurtel 18-20 in, 1090, Vienna, Austria. Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy. Urology Unit, Ospedale Manzoni, Lecco, Italy.Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy. Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, AO Ordine Mauriziano, Torino, Italy. Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences, Dept of Internal Medicine, section Nephrology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Service of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland. U.O.C. Nefrologia, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Via G. Moscati 31, 00168, Roma, Italy; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy.

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This article is a survey of how stone patients currently are treated over Europe. With a dominance of nephrologists in the establi... Read More
Friday, November 22 2019 09:23
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Zeng T. et al., 2019: Effect of mechanical percussion combined with patient position change on the elimination of upper urinary stones/fragments: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Zeng T, Tiselius HG, Huang J, Deng T, Zeng G, Wu W.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Division of Urology, Department of Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

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We have to learn new abbreviations: “Mechanical percussion combined with patient position change (MPPP) includes two intervention ... Read More
Wednesday, November 20 2019 08:28
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Krieger JR. et al., 2019: Shockwave Therapy in the Treatment of Peyronie's Disease

Krieger JR, Rizk PJ, Kohn TP, Pastuszak A.
Department of Urology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.
Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

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Friday, November 15 2019 08:17
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Elbaset MA. et al., 2019: Optimal non-invasive treatment of 1-2.5 cm radiolucent renal stones: oral dissolution therapy, shock wave lithotripsy or combined treatment-a randomized controlled trial

Elbaset MA, Hashem A, Eraky A, Badawy MA, El-Assmy A, Sheir KZ, Shokeir AA.
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.
Urology Department, Mediclin Muritz Hospital, Waren, Germany.
Radiology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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This is an important paper because ODT is frequently neglected (because ESWL, PNL or URS get a much better reimbursement than pres... Read More
Monday, November 11 2019 09:11
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Guu SJ. et al., 2019: The 12-month follow-up of the low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome refractory to 3-As medications

Guu SJ, Liu CC, Juan YS, Li CC, Tsai CC.
Department of Urology , Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan. Department of Urology , Pingtung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare , Pingtung , 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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During my whole urological career, patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) have remained a therapeutic challenge. What t... Read More
Friday, November 08 2019 08:00
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Large T. et al., 2019: Emerging Technologies in Lithotripsy

Large T, Krambeck AE.
Department of Urology, Indiana University, Methodist Hospital, 1801 Senate Boulevard, Suite 220, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.

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There are essentially two factors that are responsible for the increased popularity of endourological procedures compared with SWL... Read More
Monday, November 04 2019 08:55
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Bayne DB. et al., 2019: Assessing Cost-Effectiveness of New Technologies in Stone Management

Bayne DB, Chi TL.
Urology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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This article in Urol Clin North Am had the purpose to summarize cost-effectiveness of different methods for stone removal. The aut... Read More
Wednesday, October 30 2019 08:48
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Alexander CE. et al., 2019: Impact of Case Volume on Shock Wave Lithotripsy Outcomes: Data from the National Shock Wave Lithotripsy Database of New Zealand

Alexander CE, Gowland S, Cadwallader J, Hopkins D, Reynard JM, Turney BW.
School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom.
Mobile Medical Technology, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mobile Medical Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
Oxford Stone Group, Department of Urology, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, The Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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It is difficult to comment this statistic based paper. First and single treatment stone cases over a 20-year study period were ev... Read More
Monday, October 28 2019 08:57
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Rayegani SM. et al., 2019: Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Combined with Drug Therapy in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome - A Randomized Clinical Trial

Rayegani SM, Razzaghi MR, Raeissadat SA, Allameh F, Eliaspour D, Abedi AR, Javadi A, Rahavian AH.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Center, Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Laser Application in Medical Sciences Research Center, Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Clinical Development Research Center of Shahid Modarres Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Center of Excellence in Training Laser Application in Medicine, Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Center, Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Urology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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The body of literature on CP/CPPS is ever increasing but the efficacy of the diagnostic and therapeutic armamentarium is not. In t... Read More
Wednesday, October 23 2019 08:46
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Park HK. et al., 2019: Change of Trends in the Treatment Modality for Pediatric Nephrolithiasis: Retrospective Analysis of a US-Based Insurance Claims Database

Park HK, Kim JH, Min GE, Choi WS, Li S, Chung KJ, Chung BI.
Department of Urology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California.
Department of Urology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Soonchunhyang University Medical College, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Department of Urology, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Department of Urology and Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California.
Department of Urology, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University School of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of Korea.

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This article comprises a report of stone removal in children up to the age of 18. The exclusion of ureteral stones limits the epid... Read More
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Maxwell AD. et al., 2019: Evaluation of Renal Stone Comminution and Injury by Burst Wave Lithotripsy in a Pig Model

Maxwell AD, Wang YN, Kreider W, Cunitz BW, Starr F, Lee D, Nazari Y, Williams JC Jr, Bailey MR, Sorensen MD. Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington. Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Division of Urology, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.

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Yuan P. et al., 2019: Efficacy of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Yuan P, Ma D, Zhang Y, Gao X, Liu Z, Li R, Wang T, Wang S, Liu J, Liu X.
Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
Hubei Institute of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
Department of Endocrinology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

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There is no “one for all” therapy to treat CP/CPPS. ESWT will only help a certain subset of patients. The advantage is the lack o... Read More
Monday, October 14 2019 08:36
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Eryilmaz R. et al., 2019: Comparison of focused and unfocused ESWT in treatment of erectile dysfunction

Eryilmaz R, Kaplan Ş, Aslan R, Demir M, Taken K.
Department of Urology , Yuzuncu Yil University, School of Medicine , Van , Turkey. Department of Urology , Van Educational Research Hospital , Van , Turkey.

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Talso M. et al., 2019: ESWL state of the art

Talso M, Tefik T, Mantica G, Rodriguez Socarras M, Kartalas Goumas I, Somani BK, Esperto F.
Department of Urology, ASST Vimercate Hospital, Monza Brianza, Italy.
Department of Urology, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. Department of Urology, San Raffaele Turro Hospital, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. Department of Urology, ASST Vimercate Hospital, Monza Brianza, Italy. Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK. Department of Urology, Humanitas Gavezzeni, Bergamo, Italy.

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Wednesday, October 09 2019 09:21
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Chen H. et al., 2019: No Wound for Stones iew of Comparative Studies

Chen H, Chen G, Pan Y, Zhu Y, Xiong C, Chen H, Yang Z.
Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical, Chongqing, China.

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Stone removal from horseshoe kidneys is a well recognized clinical problem. With non-/low-invasive treatment in mind the authors c... Read More
Tuesday, October 01 2019 09:18
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Chi-Fai N. et al., 2019: Effect of stepwise voltage escalation on treatment outcomes following extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy of renal calculi: a prospective randomized study

Chi-Fai N, Yee CH, Teoh JY, Lau B, Leung SC, Wong CY, Tak WK, Chu WC, Yuen J.
SH Ho Urology Center, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong.
Department of Imaging and Intervention Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong.
School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hong Kong.

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A very well designed and performed study that deserves reading! A few noteworthy details are: “The thickness of haematoma for ramp... Read More
Thursday, September 26 2019 09:07
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Kelly C. et al., 2019: Nephrolithiasis in the Obese Patient

Kelly C, Geraghty RM, Somani BK.
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.

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Treatment of stone disease in obese patients is a clinical challenge both surgically and medically. The increased risk of stone fo... Read More
Friday, September 27 2019 09:10
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Irer B. et al., 2019: Impact of previous SWL on ureterorenoscopy outcomes and optimal timing for ureterorenoscopy after SWL failure in proximal ureteral stones. Aegean Study Group of the Society of Urological Surgery

Irer B, Sahin MO, Erbatu O, Yildiz A, Ongun S, Cinar O, Cihan A, Sahin M, Sen V, Ucer O, Kizilay F, Bozkurt O.
Departments of Urology, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Esrefpasa Hospital, Izmir, Turkey, Manisa State Hospital, Manisa, Celal Bayar University School of Medicine, Manisa, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Balikesir University School of Medicine, Balıkesir, Bulent Ecevit University School of Medicine, Zonguldak, Nigde Omer Halisdemir University School of Medicine, Nigde,Department of Urology, Ege University School of Medicine, Izmir, Manisa State Hospital, Manisa, Turkey.

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Monday, September 30 2019 09:10
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Mazzon G. et al., 2019: Factors predictive of SWL failure for ureteral stones: why we need to hurry

Mazzon G, Pavan N, Chiapparrone G, De Concilio B, Trombetta C.
Institute of Urology, University College London Hospital, London, UK.
Department of Urology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
Urology Department, San Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Italy.

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Yazici O. et al., 2019: Effect of JJ stent on outcomes of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treatment of moderate sized renal pelvic stones: A randomized prospective study

Yazici O, Kafkasli A, Erbin A, Bilal Hamarat M, Cubuk A, Sarilar O, Sarica K.
Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Estambul, Turquía. Department of Urology, Kucukyali Delta Hospital, Estambul, Turquía. Department of Urology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Iconio, Turquía.

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Glybochko PV. et al., 2019: The clinical role of X-ray computed tomography to predict the clinical efficiency of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Glybochko PV, Alyaev YG, Rudenko VI, Rapoport LM, Grigoryan VA, Butnaru DV, Perekalina AN, Kraev IG, Korolev DO.
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia.
Research Institute of Uronephrology and Human Reproductive Health, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia.
Department of Urology, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia.

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The authors of this Russian study emphasise the value of CT-examination as a tool for prediction of SWL success. Measurements wer... Read More
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Nazarov TK. et al., 2019: [Role of biomarkers of acute kidney damage during lithotripsy of high-density stones] (original article only in Russian)

Nazarov TK, Komyakov BK, Rychkov IV, Trubnikova KE, Tursunov AI.
FGBOU VO North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Connor MJ. et al., 2019: Clinical, fiscal and environmental benefits of a specialist led virtual ureteric colic clinic: a report of a prospective study

Connor MJ, Miah S, Edison M, Brittain J, Kondjin Smith M, Hanna M, El-Husseiny T, Dasgupta R.

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This article is an interesting report describing a new and fast organisation model, with the aim of deciding on the treatment or t... Read More
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Daly KM. et al., 2019: [Evaluation of protocols on the use of analgesics for pain management in patients with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)] (Original Article only in French)

Daly KM, Chaker K, Rhouma SB, Chehida MAB, Ouanes Y, Sellami A, Nouira Y.
Service d'Urologie, Hôpital La Rabta, Faculté de Médecine de Tunis, Université de Tunis, El Manar, Tunisie.

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Khanna A. et al., 2019: Ureteral Stent Placement during Shockwave Lithotripsy: Characterizing Guideline Discordant Practice

Khanna A, Monga M, Sun D, Gao T, Schold J, Abouassaly R. Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
Quantitative Health Science, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

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Guidelines published in 1997 (1), 2007 (2) and 2016 (3) discouraged the use of stents together with ESWL because of lack of outcom... Read More
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Skov-Jeppesen SM et al., 2019: [Indications and application of extracorporeal shockwave therapy] (Original article only in Danish)

Skov-Jeppesen SM, Lundrup RN, Ladegaard PBJ, Mortensen J, Sørensen MD, Lund L.
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Özsoy M. et al., 2019: Sex differences in the therapy of kidney and ureteral stones

Özsoy M, Somani B, Seitz C, Veser J, Kallidonis P.
Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital.
Urology and Andrology, Karl Landsteiner Society, Vienna, Austria.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust.
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

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This is an interesting collection of references on male/female differences but also an easy mixture of casual and causal relations... Read More
Friday, August 23 2019 08:34
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Sugino Y et al., 2019: The usefulness of the maximum Hounsfield units (HU) in predicting the shockwave lithotripsy outcome for ureteral stones and the proposal of novel indicators using the maximum HU

Sugino Y, Kato T, Furuya S, Sasaki T, Arima K, Sugimura Y.
Department of Nephro-Urologic Surgery and Andrology, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Mie, Japan. yusuke.
Department of Urology, Department of Radiology, Yokkaichi Hazu Medical Hospital, Mie, Japan.
Department of Nephro-Urologic Surgery and Andrology, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Mie, Japan.

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It is well recognized and described in numerous reports that stone hardness as well as stone size are important variables for pred... Read More
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Scotland K. et al., 2019: Total Surface Area Influences Stone Free Outcomes in Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Distal Ureteral Calculi

Scotland K, Safaee Ardekani G, Chan J, Paterson R, Chew BH.

Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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It is nice to read that ESWL is regarded and proved to be an excellent and unjustly forgotten treatment modality. The abstract som... Read More
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Faix A et al., 2019: [Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunctio: a new option ?] (Originial article only in French)

Faix A, Chevallier D.
Comité d'andrologie et de médecine sexuelle, Association Française d'Urologie (AFU), Centre de sexologie et andrologie de la Méditérannée, 265, avenue des Etats du Languedoc, 34000 Montpellier, France.
Service de chirurgie de la transplantation rénale, Département d'urologie et transplantation rénale, CHU Nice, Hôpital universitaire Pasteur 2, 06001 Nice, France.

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Kaydu A. et al., 2019: Frequency of anxiety and depression in patients of urtolithiasis undergoing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Kaydu A, Gokcek E.
Department of Anesthesiology, Diyarbakir State Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

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The first sentence is another typical confusion of causal and casual relations: “Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) can ... Read More
Wednesday, August 14 2019 08:20
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
Thursday, April 25 2019 08:40
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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