SWL literature
SWL Literature

Hussaen J et al, 2017: Techniques: Shockwave lithotripsy may not be a good option in patients with previous renal superselective embolization.

Hussaen J, Andonian S.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada.

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The authors describe the development of a hematoma in a patient treated with SWL. It is speculated that a previous angio-embolizat... Read More
Friday, May 25 2018 09:52
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Saha PK et al, 2018: Forgotten, Encrusted Ureteral Stents: Removal - Multimodal Endourologic Approach.

Saha PK, Hossain MS, Ghosh KC, Alam MS, Nabi S, Saha BK, Pathan FH.
Dr Prodyut Kumar Saha, Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University.
Saturday, May 12 2018 09:28
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Sridharan K et al, 2018: Efficacy and safety of alpha blockers in medical expulsive therapy for ureteral stones: a mixed treatment network meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.

Sridharan K, Sivaramakrishnan G.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama , Bahrain.
Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics, School of Oral Health, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Fiji National University, Suva , Fiji Islands.

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Here is a next-generation meta-analyses: network meta-analysis. In the discussion section the authors state: “More recently, Hol... Read More
Thursday, May 31 2018 07:45
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Ludwig WW et al, 2018: Urinary Stone Disease: Diagnosis, Medical Therapy, and Surgical Management.

Ludwig WW, Matlaga BR.
Department of Urology, The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Marburg 134, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

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This is a general small review on all aspects of stone therapy similar to a very condense version of a guideline.
Tuesday, May 22 2018 07:39
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Farouk A et al, 2018: Is mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy a safe alternative to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in pediatric age group in borderline stones? a randomized prospective study.

Farouk A, Tawfick A, Shoeb M, Mahmoud MA, Mostafa DE, Hasan M, Abdalla HM.
Department of Urology, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.

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A prospective randomised study of a significant number of patients which adds to what is known when comparing Mini-PNL with ESWL. ... Read More
Tuesday, May 15 2018 07:47
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Ergin G et al, 2018: Shock wave lithotripsy or retrograde intrarenal surgery: which one is more effective for 10-20-mm renal stones in children.

Ergin G, Kirac M, Kopru B, Ebiloglu T, Kibar Y, Biri H.
Department of Urology, Koru Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Gulhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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A retrospective study on 79 children treated in 10 years by ESWL or URS; that might be 8 children per year. There is no informatio... Read More
Tuesday, May 08 2018 07:15
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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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It is well recognized that respiratory movement of the kidney and stone is an obstacle to effective stone disintegration. This was... Read More
Monday, April 30 2018 15:17
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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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Friday, April 27 2018 11:08
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Issa Y et al, 2017: Diagnosis and treatment in chronic pancreatitis: an international survey and case vignette study.

Issa Y, van Santvoort HC, Fockens P, Besselink MG, Bollen TL, Bruno MJ, Boermeester MA; Collaborators.
Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Surgery, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Gastroenterology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Although chronic pancreatitis does not belong to the urological speciality, it is worthwhile to consider some parts of the message... Read More
Thursday, April 26 2018 15:13
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Ellison JS et al, 2017: Patient-Reported Outcomes in Nephrolithiasis: Can We Do Better?

Ellison JS, Williams M, Keeley FX Jr.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Urology, Bristol Urological Institute , Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom.

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This article describes and discusses patient reported experience of stone problems and stone treatment. The importance of this as... Read More
Thursday, April 19 2018 15:00
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Turkay R et al, 2017: Shear Wave Elastographic Alterations in the Kidney After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Turkay R, Inci E, Bas D, Atar A.
Department of Radiology, Medical Sciences University, Istanbul Bakirkoy Dr Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Medical Sciences University, Istanbul Bakirkoy Dr Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey.

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They say: This is a first report on the measurement of tissue elasticity after ESWL. What the SWE values can be used for is uncl... Read More
Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:52
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Branchereau J et al, 2017: Management of renal transplant urolithiasis: a multicentre study by the French Urology Association Transplantation Committee.

Branchereau J, Timsit MO, Neuzillet Y, Bessède T, Thuret R, Gigante M, Tillou X, Codas R, Boutin J, Doerfler A, Sallusto F, Culty T, Delaporte V, Brichart N, Barrou B, Salomon L, Karam G, Rigaud J, Badet L, Kleinklauss F.
French Urology Association Transplantation Committee, Paris, France.
Department of Urology, CHU Nantes Hôtel Dieu, 1 Place Alexis Ricordeau, 44000, Nantes, France.

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Stones in transplanted kidneys are problematic in several ways. The denervated kidney does not signal stone problems by pain. The ... Read More
Tuesday, April 17 2018 14:56
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López-Acón JD et al, 2017: Analysis of the Efficacy and Safety of Increasing the Energy Dose Applied Per Session by Increasing the Number of Shock Waves in Extracorporeal Lithotripsy: A Prospective and Comparative Study.

López-Acón JD, Budía Alba A, Bahílo-Mateu P, Trassierra-Villa M, de Los Ángeles Conca-Baenas M, de Guzmán Ordaz-Jurado D, Boronat FT.
Endourology and Lithotripsy Department, La Fe University and Polythecnic Hospital, Valencia, Spain.

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No ramping, 120 Hz, up to 7000 shots per session with good results and no difference in the complication rate in a prospective R... Read More
Monday, April 16 2018 10:48
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Eryildirim B et al, 2017: Radiologic evaluation of children prior to SWL: to what extent they are exposed to radiation?

Eryildirim B, Turkoglu O, Goktas C, Kavukoglu O, Guzel R, Sarica K.
Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Radiology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.
Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Urology Clinic, Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey.
Medistate Hospital Urology Department, Istanbul, Turkey.

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During the past decades CT-examinations have been used increasingly in the diagnosis as well as follow-up of adult patients with u... Read More
Wednesday, April 11 2018 14:30
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Man L et al, 2017: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Man L, Li G.
Department of Urology, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, 100035, China.

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In the discussion it says: “Most of the included RCTs did not describe the details of randomization or blinding, and the potential... Read More
Wednesday, April 04 2018 10:17
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Yamashita S et al, 2017: Upper urinary tract stone disease in patients with poor performance status: active stone removal or conservative management?

Yamashita S, Kohjimoto Y, Hirabayashi Y, Iguchi T, Iba A, Higuchi M, Koike H, Wakamiya T, Nishizawa S, Hara I.
Department of Urology, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama City, Wakayaka, 641-0012, Japan. Department of Urology, Hashimoto Municipal Hospital, 2-8-1 Ominedai, Hashimoto City, Wakayama, 648-0005, Japan.
Department of Urology, Kinan Hospital, 46-70 Shinjyo, Tanabe City, Wakayama, 646-8588, Japan.
Department of Urology, Rinku General Medical Center, 2-23 Rinkuouraikita, Izumisano City, Osaka, 598-8577, Japan.

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It is of no surprise that survival was higher in patients who were actively treated. This is particularly obvious for patients wit... Read More
Tuesday, April 03 2018 14:14
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Chung JM et al, 2017: Impact of repeated extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on prepubertal rat kidney.

Chung JM, Park BK, Kim JH, Lee HJ, Lee SD.
Department of Urology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea.
Research Institute for Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.

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The basic idea to do this study is described by the authors: “It is well known that renal trauma differs between children and adul... Read More
Monday, April 02 2018 10:14
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Maldonado-Avila M et al, 2017: Comparison of three analgesic drug regimens with twelfth subcostal nerve block for pain control during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Maldonado-Avila M, Garduño-Arteaga LM, Vela-Mollinedo RA, Jaspersen-Gastelum J, Virgen-Gutierrez F, Del Rosario-Santiago M, Rios-Davila V.
Hospital General de México, Mexico City, Mexico.

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Friday, March 30 2018 10:04
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Chaussy CG et al, 2017: How can and should we optimize extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy?

Chaussy CG, Tiselius HG.
University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.
Keck School of Medicine, USC, Los Angeles, USA.
Division of Urology, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

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A must-read for the Urologist in charge of the ESWL treatment in his department. The second must read is (López-Acón JD et al. Ana... Read More
Wednesday, March 28 2018 10:00
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Zou ZJ et al, 2017: Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy: a review of preclinical studies.

Zou ZJ, Liang JY, Liu ZH, Gao R, Lu YP.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041, China.
Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, 350005, China.

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An interesting review on experimental studies on the possible mechanisms of how LI-ESWT could help in post-prostatectomy ED which ... Read More
Monday, March 26 2018 09:54
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Wu W et al, 2017: How to accelerate the upper urinary stone discharge after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) for bole (EPVL).

Wu W, Yang Z, Tang F, Xu C, Wang Y, Gu X, Chen X, Wang R, Yan J, Wang X, Gao W, Hou C, Guo J, Zhang J, Gurioli A, Ye Z, Zeng G.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.
Department of Urology, The Chinese Medicine Hospital of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, China.
Department of Urology, The People's Hospital of Huzhou, Huzhou, China.
Department of Urology, The Tongji Hospital of Huazhong Science and Technology University, Wuhan, China.
Department of Urology, The Chinese Medicine Hospital of Hubei Province, Wuhan, China.
Department of Urology, The Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
Department of Urology, Turin University of Studies, Turin, Italy.
Department of Urology, The Tongji Hospital of Huazhong Science and Technology University, Wuhan, China.

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Different ideas have emerged with the aim of improving the end result of SWL and make this method attractive in comparison with en... Read More
Friday, March 23 2018 13:52
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Alken P., 2017: Intracorporeal lithotripsy.

Alken P.
Department of Urology, University Clinic Mannheim, Theodor Kutzer Ufer 1-3, 68167, Mannheim, Germany.

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This review article gives an excellent and comprehensive description of different devices for intracorporeal stone disintegration.... Read More
Wednesday, March 21 2018 13:48
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Schoenthaler M et al, 2017: The stone surgeon in the mirror: how are German-speaking urologists treating large renal stones today?

Schoenthaler M, Hein S, Seitz C, Türk C, Danuser H, Vach W, Miernik A.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Centre-University of Freiburg, Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106, Freiburg, Germany.
Department of Urology, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria.
Department of Urology/Stone Centre, Hospital Rudolfstiftung, Ziehrerplatz 7/7, 1030, Vienna, Austria.
Department of Urology, Kantonsspital, 6000, Lucerne 16, Switzerland.
Centre for Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University of Freiburg, Stefan-Meier Str. 26, 79104, Freiburg, Germany.

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I have some doubts on the ways the data were collected, and how they are interpreted and presented. “Open surgery is still perfor... Read More
Tuesday, March 20 2018 09:44
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Kyriakides R et al, 2017: Effect of music on outpatient urological procedures: A systematic review and meta-analysis from European section of Uro-technology (ESUT).

Kyriakides R, Jones P, Geraghty R, Skolarikos A, Liatsikos E, Traxer O, Pietropaolo A, Somani BK.
Foundation trainee, Clinical Fellow, Foundation trainee, Associate Professor of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, UK.
Associate Professor of Urology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2(nd) Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens - Greece.
Associate Professor of Urology, Patras University, Department of Urology, Patra - Greece.
Professor, Tenon Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France; Group Recherche Clinique Lithiase No. 20, Paris, France.

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That music during SWL can divert the patient’s attention from an unpleasant treatment situation has been observed in several clini... Read More
Monday, March 19 2018 13:42
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Gezginci E et al, 2017: Comparison of Two Different Distraction Methods Affecting the Level of Pain and Anxiety during Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Gezginci E, Iyigun E, Yalcin S, Bedir S, Ozgok IY.
University of Health Sciences, Gulhane Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkey.
University of Health Sciences, Gulhane School of Nursing, Ankara, Turkey.
University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, Board of Trustees, Ankara, Turkey.

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In this study “no patients were administered any type of analgesic drug before and during ESWL”. No surprise that the mean (SD) pa... Read More
Wednesday, March 14 2018 09:34
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Ahn JS et al, 2017: National Imaging Trends After Ureteroscopic or Shockwave Lithotripsy For Nephrolithiasis

Ahn JS, Holt S, May P, Harper JD.
Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

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America runs way behind with the use of sonographic imaging. It’s good to see that this imaging technique, which is urological rou... Read More
Monday, March 12 2018 13:46
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Cevik B et al, 2017: Procedural sedation and analgesia for pediatric shock wave lithotripsy: a 10 year experience of single institution.

Cevik B, Tuncer M, Erkal KH, Eryildirim B, Sarica K.
Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Anesthesiology and Reanimation Clinic, Şemsi Denizer caddesi, 34865, Cevizli-Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey.

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A good study with clear cut information for everyday use.
Friday, March 09 2018 13:42
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Kalyvianakis D et al, 2017: Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy Improves Hemodynamic Parameters in Patients With Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction: A Triplex Ultrasonography-Based Sham-Controlled Trial.

Kalyvianakis D, Hatzichristou D.
Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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A good study by a group being involved in that matter since years. Hatzichristou D. Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Waves Thera... Read More
Wednesday, March 07 2018 13:38
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Durmuş G et al, 2017: Assessment of electrocardiographic parameters in adult patients undergoing extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

Durmuş G, Kalyoncuoğlu M, Karataş MB, Çanga Y, Öztürk S, Özal E, Çakıllı Y, Kırış T, Güngör B, Alper AT, Can MM, Bolca O.
Department of Cardiology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

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11 cardiologist writing about the differences between pre- and post-ESWL ECGs in 40 patients treated in 4 different clinics during... Read More
Monday, March 05 2018 13:33
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Raheem OA et al, 2017: Burden of Urolithiasis: Trends in Prevalence, Treatments, and Costs.

Raheem OA, Khandwala YS, Sur RL, Ghani KR, Denstedt JD.
Department of Urology, University of California San Diego Health, San Diego, CA, USA.
University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Department of Surgery, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

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In the section focusing on therapy selection and costs the authors state: “Management trends for urolithiasis in Europe vary becau... Read More
Thursday, March 01 2018 13:18
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Fode M et al, 2017: Low-intensity shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction: is the evidence strong enough?

Fode M, Hatzichristodoulou G, Serefoglu EC, Verze P,Albersen M on behalf of the Young Academic Urologists Men’s Health Group Young Academic Urologists Men's Health Group.

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One decisive sentence is: “Thus, Li‑ESWT is the only currently marketed treatment for ED that might offer a cure, which is the mo... Read More
Monday, February 26 2018 13:14
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Muratori R et al, 2017: Ductal stones recurrence after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for difficult common bile duct stones: Predictive factors.

Muratori R, Mandolesi D, Pierantoni C, Festi D, Colecchia A, Mazzella G, Bazzoli F, Azzaroli F.
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy.

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Although the recurrence risk of bile duct stones is not a urological problem, SWL for difficult common bile duct stones are common... Read More
Wednesday, February 14 2018 09:34
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Sridharan K et al, 2017: Medical expulsive therapy in urolithiasis: a mixed treatment comparison network meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.

Sridharan K, Sivaramakrishnan G.
School of Health Sciences, Fiji National University, Suva, Fiji Islands.
School of Oral Health, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Fiji National University, Suva , Fiji Islands.

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This meta-analysis includes 9 studies published in 2012, 14 in 2013, 15 in 2014, 18 in 2015, 14 in 2016. The authors state: from t... Read More
Monday, February 12 2018 12:49
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Chuang YC et al, 2017: Urodynamic and molecular characteristics of detrusor underactivity in a rat cryoinjury model and effects of low energy shock wave therapy.

Chuang YC, Tyagi P, Wang HJ, Huang CC, Lin CC, Chancellor MB.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The Center of Excellence in Shockwave Medicine and Tissue Regeneration, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Department of Pathology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Oakland University-William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, Michigan.

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Detrusor underactivity (DU) or underactive bladder (UAB) is a slowly developing, long standing condition usually seen in old patie... Read More
Thursday, February 08 2018 12:43
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Balawender K et al, 2017: The impact of pelvicalyceal anatomy on the stone formation in patients with lower pole renal stones.

Balawender K, Orkisz S.
Morphological Sciences Department of Human Anatomy Medical Faculty University of Rzeszów.

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This report does not deal directly with SWL, but with the possible importance of the geometry of the lower calyx for the risk of s... Read More
Tuesday, February 06 2018 09:23
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Schregel C et al, 2017: Influence of acetylsalicylic acid and low-molecular weight heparins on the formation of renal hematoma after shock wave lithotripsy.

Schregel C, John H, Randazzo M, Keller I.
Department of Urology, Kantonsspital Winterthur, Brauerstrasse 15, 8401, Winterthur, Switzerland.

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The basis of this publication is very week and does not allow any sound conclusions regarding the frequency of renal hematomas aft... Read More
Friday, March 02 2018 14:19
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Wagenius M et al, 2017: Complications in extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: a cohort study.

Wagenius M, Jakobsson J, Stranne J, Linder A.
Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Infection Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Department of Surgery , Helsingborg Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden.
Department of Urology , Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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A sound retrospective study on 1169 patients treated with 1838 ESWL sessions. Single treatment was used most frequently (n = 1414,... Read More
Thursday, February 01 2018 11:58
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He XZ et al, 2017: Analysis of the safety and efficacy of combined extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the treatment of complex renal calculus

He XZ, Ou TW, Cui X, Li J, Wang SH.
Department of Urology, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, P.R. China.

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This article on treatment of large and complex renal stones is interesting inasmuch as PCNL (control group) treatment alone was co... Read More
Wednesday, January 31 2018 09:18
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Ceylan Y et al, 2017: The effect of SWL and URS on health-related quality of life in proximal ureteral stones.

Ceylan Y, Ucer O, Bozkurt O, Gunlusoy B, Mertoglu O, Zumrutbas AE, Yildiz G, Irer B, Muezzinoglu T, Demir O.
Department of Urology, Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Dr Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Training, Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Esrefpaşa Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

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The authors analysed short-term HRQoL-scores in patients treated with URS or SWL for proximal ureteral stones. The conclusion was ... Read More
Friday, January 26 2018 09:14
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Silay MS et al, 2017: Update on Urinary Stones in Children: Current and Future Concepts in Surgical Treatment and Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Silay MS, Ellison JS, Tailly T, Caione P.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Division of Pediatric Urology Department of Urology, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
Department of Urology, Bambino Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy.

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Chang H et al, 2017: Melamine Poisoning Pediatric Urolithiasis Treatment in Gansu, China 5-Year Follow-up Analysis.

Chang H, Wu G, Yue Z, Ma J, Qin Z.
Department of Urology, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China; Institute of Urology, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Key Laboratory of Urological Diseases in Gansu Province, Gansu Nephro-Urological Clinical Center, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China; Department of Clinical Laboratory Center, The Second Clinical Medical College of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China.

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It was of great interest to read about the 5-year course of stone-disease in children who were poisoned by melamine. In the author... Read More
Tuesday, January 23 2018 09:06
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Gultekin MH et al, 2017: Does previous open renal stone surgery affect the outcome of SWL treatment in adults with renal stones?

Gultekin MH, Turegun FA, Ozkan B, Tulu B, Gulec GG, Tansu N, Demirdag C, Kendigelen P, Erozenci A, Onal B.
Department of Urology, University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
epartment of Urology, Acıbadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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An exceptional series of 2097 cases treated by a single urologist specialized in SWL. The message I take is that the ESWL success ... Read More
Sunday, January 21 2018 11:41
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Mannil M et al, 2017: Prediction of successful shock wave lithotripsy with CT: a phantom study using texture analysis.

Mannil M, von Spiczak J, Hermanns T, Alkadhi H, Fankhauser CD.
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Raemistr. 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Raemistr. 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.

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“Radiomics: Images Are More than Pictures, They Are Data” is the title of a recently published review (Gillies RJ, et al. Radiolog... Read More
Friday, January 12 2018 11:33
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Ya Wei B et al, 2017: Hepatic Subcapsular Hematoma Breaking into the Abdominal Cavity after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Pancreatic Stones.

Ya Wei B, Wang D, Du TT, Liao Z, Li ZS, Hu LH.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

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This article describes the extremely unusual complication of a hepatic subcapsular hematoma as a consequence of SWL for pancreatic... Read More
Wednesday, January 10 2018 08:57
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Kaygısız O et al, 2017: Comparison of intermediate- and low-frequency shock wave lithotripsy for pediatric kidney stones.

Kaygısız O, Kılıçarslan H, Mert A, Coşkun B, Kordan Y.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Uludağ University, Görükle, Bursa, 16059, Turkey.

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Selection of the most appropriate effective SW-frequency remains an unresolved issue. That a high frequency is associated with a g... Read More
Thursday, January 04 2018 08:53
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Neisius A, 2017: [What is the current status of shock wave lithotripsy?]

Neisius A
Abteilung für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder Trier, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Nordallee 1, 54292, Trier, Deutschland.

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This is a comprehensive review of the basic principles of SWL with a look into future aspects of this non invasive therapeutic app... Read More
Thursday, December 21 2017 08:41
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Lu CH et al, 2017: Clinical analysis of 48-h emergency department visit post outpatient extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for urolithiasis.

Lu CH, Kuo JY, Lin TP, Huang YH, Chung HJ, Huang WJS, Wu HHH, Chang YH, Lin ATL, Chen KK.
Department of Urology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
Department of Urology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Urology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Shu-Tien Urological Institute, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

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It is of great clinical relevance to know to which extent patients treated with SWL return to the emergency unit within 48h. This ... Read More
Monday, December 11 2017 08:27
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Issa Y et al, 2017: Diagnosis and treatment in chronic pancreatitis: an international survey and case vignette study.

Issa Y, van Santvoort HC, Fockens P, Besselink MG, Bollen TL, Bruno MJ, Boermeester MA; Collaborators.HPB (Oxford).
Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Surgery, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Gastroenterology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Wednesday, December 06 2017 08:17
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Bozzini G et al, 2017: A prospective randomized comparison among SWL, PCNL and RIRS for lower calyceal stones less than 2 cm: a multicenter experience: A better understanding on the treatment options for lower pole stones.

Bozzini G, Verze P, Arcaniolo D, Dal Piaz O, Buffi NM, Guazzoni G, Provenzano M, Osmolorskij B, Sanguedolce F, Montanari E, Macchione N, Pummer K, Mirone V, De Sio M, Taverna G.
Department of Urology, Humanitas Mater Domini, Via Gerenzano 2, 21053, Castellanza, Varese, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
Department of Urology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
Universitätsklinik für Urologie, Graz, Austria.
Humanitas University, Milan, Italy.
Department of Urology, Lomonosov Hospital, Moscow, Russia.
Department of Urology, London Barts Hospital, London, UK.
ESUT European Section for UroTechnology, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Policlinico di Milano, Milan, Italy.
ASST San Paolo, Milan, Italy.

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In this randomized comparison between SWL, RIRS and PCNL for treatment of 10-20 mm large LC-stones, the authors not unexpectedly r... Read More
Monday, December 04 2017 08:09
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Beyna T et al, 2017: Endoscopic treatment of pancreatic duct stones under direct vision. Revolution or resignation? A systematic review.

Beyna T, Gerges C, Neuhaus H.
Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf, Department of Gastroenterology, Düsseldorf, Germany.

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ESWL, usually followed by endoscopy, is regarded as a corner stone of pancreatic duct stone treatment. Success and limitations of ... Read More
Wednesday, November 29 2017 09:22
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Cevik B et al, 2017: Procedural sedation and analgesia for pediatric shock wave lithotripsy: a 10 year experience of single institution.

Cevik B, Tuncer M, Erkal KH, Eryildirim B, Sarica K.
Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Urology Clinic, Şemsi Denizer caddesi, 34865, Cevizli-Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This is an important report on conscious sedation for ESWL treatment in children of a relatively large number of stone patients. T... Read More
Monday, November 27 2017 09:16
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Ordaz Jurado DG et al, 2017: Shockwave lithotripsy with music: Less painful and more satisfactory treatment.

Ordaz Jurado DG, Budia Alba A, Bahilo Mateu P, Trassierra Villa M, López-Acón D, Boronat Tormo F.
Unidad de Litotricia y Endourología, Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, España.

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Monday, November 20 2017 09:01
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Drake T et al, 2017: What are the Benefits and Harms of Ureteroscopy Compared with Shock-wave Lithotripsy in the Treatment of Upper Ureteral Stones? A Systematic Review.

Drake T, Grivas N, Dabestani S, Knoll T, Lam T, Maclennan S, Petrik A, Skolarikos A, Straub M, Tuerk C, Yuan CY, Sarica K.
Department of Urology, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, UK.
Department of Urology, Hatzikosta General Hospital, Ioannina, Greece; Department of Urology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
Department of Urology, Sindelfingen-Boeblingen Medical Center, University of Tübingen, Sindelfingen, Germany.
Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland; Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Department of Urology, Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic; Department of Urology, Hospital Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
Second Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany.
Department of Urology, Hospital of the Sisters of Charity, Vienna, Austria.
Division of Gastroenterology & Cochrane UGPD Group, Department of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
Department of Urology, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Research and Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This systematic review is perfectly done and highly recommended for reading not only the results but also the way the publications... Read More
Friday, November 17 2017 08:50
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Ozmerdiven G et al, 2017: Protective effects of diltiazem and tadalafil on shock wave-induced kidney injury in rats.

Ozmerdiven G, Vuruskan BA, Kaygisiz O, Vuruskan H.

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I do not think that the rat is a good animal model to study the side-effects of ESWL. 1500 shots with 14 kv on a fingernail-size o... Read More
Wednesday, November 15 2017 08:43
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El-Nahas AR et al, 2017: Hospital admission for treatment of complications after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal stones: a study of risk factors.

El-Nahas AR, Taha DE, Elsaadany MM, Zahran MH, Hassan M, Sheir KZ.
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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The good news for ESWL is: “… the 9.2% admission rate for treatment of SWL complications is lower than the 15% unplanned hospital... Read More
Friday, November 10 2017 08:30
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Angulo JC et al, 2017: Trends in the management of urolithiasis in Latin America, Spain and Portugal: results of a survey in the Confederación Americana de Urología (CAU).

Angulo JC, Bernardo N, Zampolli H, Rivero MA, Dávila H, Gutiérrez J.
Departamento Clínico, Facultad de Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, España.
Departamento de Urología, Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Departamento de Urologia, Instituto do Cancer Dr. Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho, São Paulo, Brasil.
Especialista consultor en Urología y Andrología, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Departamento de Urología, Hospital Universitario de Caracas, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
Departamento de Urología, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, Carolina del Norte, EE. UU.

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Wednesday, November 08 2017 08:22
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Van Besien J et al, 2017: Ultrasonography Is Not Inferior to Fluoroscopy to Guide Extracorporeal Shock Waves during Treatment of Renal and Upper Ureteric Calculi: A Randomized Prospective Study.

Van Besien J, Uvin P, Hermie I, Tailly T, Merckx L.
Department of Urology, AZ Sint-Lucas, Ghent, Belgium.
Department of Radiology, AZ Sint-Jan, Bruges, Belgium.
Department of Urology, University Hospitals, Ghent, Belgium.

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I expected the ultrasonography group outcomes to be much better than those of the fluoroscopy group. After all continuous real-tim... Read More
Monday, November 06 2017 08:05
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Muratori R et al, 2017: Successful extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) treatment of a symptomatic massive biliary stone proximal to an anastomotic biliary stricture.

Muratori R, Mandolesi D, Galaverni MC, Azzaroli F.
Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences, Policlinico Sant'Orsola Malpighi, Italy.

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This case report on six ESWL sessions on a 6 cm biliary stone impacted on the anastomotic biliary stricture is summarized: “The p... Read More
Friday, November 03 2017 07:58
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Miah T et al, 2017: Pediatric Nephrolithiasis: A Review.

Miah T, Kamat D.

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This general review on pediatric urolithiasis covers ESWL only briefly but negative: “ … although extracorporeal shockwave lith¬o... Read More
Wednesday, November 01 2017 07:52
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Muratori R et al, 2017: Ductal stones recurrence after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for difficult common bile duct stones: Predictive factors.

Muratori R, Mandolesi D, Pierantoni C, Festi D, Colecchia A, Mazzella G, Bazzoli F, Azzaroli F.
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy.

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85% of common bile duct stones are treated by endoscopic techniques. ESWL is reserved for difficult bile duct stones (DCBDS), e.g.... Read More
Monday, October 30 2017 07:47
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Balawender K et al, 2017: The impact of pelvicalyceal anatomy on the stone formation in patients with lower pole renal stones.

Balawender K, Orkisz S.
Morphological Sciences Department of Human Anatomy Medical Faculty University of Rzeszów.

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Although the title of this manuscript has its focus on the relationship between lower calyx anatomy and stone formation, parts of ... Read More
Wednesday, October 25 2017 10:28
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Zodda D et al, 2017: A Novel Case of Splenic Injury After Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Zodda D, Haley M, Sayegh R.
Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey.

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Splenic rupture is an extremely unusual complication of SWL. The lesson learnt over the years is that any patient that presents wi... Read More
Friday, October 13 2017 10:05
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Alsagheer G et al, 2017: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) monotherapy in children: Predictors of successful outcome.

Alsagheer G, Abdel-Kader MS, Hasan AM, Mahmoud O, Mohamed O, Fathi A, Abass M, Abolyosr A.
Urology Department, Qena Faculty of Medicine, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt.

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Based on the reported poor outcome of ESWL in children, with SFR of only 47% after one treatment, the authors analysed the predict... Read More
Wednesday, October 04 2017 09:55
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Cui HW et al, 2017: CT Texture Analysis of Ex Vivo Renal Stones Predicts Ease of Fragmentation with Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Cui HW, Devlies W, Ravenscroft S, Heers H, Freidin A, Cleveland R, Ganeshan B, Turney BW.
Oxford Stone Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Division of Medical Sciences, University of Oxford , Oxford, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology and Paediatric Urology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany.
Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Department of Engineering Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Division of Medicine, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University College London, London, United Kingdom.

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Improved CT-technology enables texture analysis (TA) of stones. When data from CTTA were compared with the number of shockwaves re... Read More
Friday, September 29 2017 09:50
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Cakmak O et al, 2017: Listening to music during shock wave lithotripsy decreases anxiety, pain, and dissatisfaction: A randomized controlled study.

Cakmak O, Cimen S, Tarhan H, Ekin RG, Akarken I, Ulker V, Celik O, Yucel C, Kisa E, Ergani B, Cetin T, Kozacioglu Z.
Department of Urology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.
Urology Department, Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey.
Urology Department, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
Urology Department, Kemalpasa State Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

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Undoubtedly, successful SWL needs a comfortable patient who tolerates the pain and can comply with the treatment efforts. It is po... Read More
Monday, September 25 2017 09:41
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Tuncer M et al, 2017: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Management of Renal Stones in Children: Does Anesthesia Affect the Treatment Outcomes on an Age Based Manner ?

Tuncer M, Çevik B, Eryıldırım B, Faydacı G, Sarıca K.
Department of Anaesthesia, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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It is in no way surprising to me that the need of anaesthesia (Ketamin) most commonly was encountered in the low age group. More s... Read More
Wednesday, September 20 2017 09:35
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Waqas M et al, 2017: Non-Contrast Computed Tomography Scan Based Parameters of Ureteric Stones Affecting the Outcome of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Waqas M, Ayaz Khan M, Waqas Iqbal M, Akbar MK, Saqib IU, Akhter S.
Department of Urology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Plastic Surgery, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Numerous reports have summarized the importance of factors that might predict the outcome of ESWL. In this report from Pakistan th... Read More
Monday, September 11 2017 09:16
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Kroczak T et al, 2017: Shockwave lithotripsy: techniques for improving outcomes.

Kroczak T, Scotland KB, Chew B, Pace KT.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Department of Urology, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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This is a nice and comprehensive summary of requirements and recommendation for successful SWL. The text is indeed valuable readin... Read More
Friday, September 01 2017 09:09
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Schults AJ et al, 2017: Combination of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy and Ureteroscopy for Large Staghorn Calculi in a Pediatric Patient: Case Report.

Schults AJ, Jia W, Ost MC, Oottamasathien S.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Surgery, Primary Children's Hospital, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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A stone with staghorn configuration was treated with one SWL session followed by URS after two weeks. The result after ONE session... Read More
Monday, August 28 2017 09:01
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Desai M et al, 2017: Treatment selection for urolithiasis: percutaneous nephrolithomy, ureteroscopy, shock wave lithotripsy, and active monitoring.

Desai M, Sun Y, Buchholz N, Fuller A, Matsuda T, Matlaga B, Miller N, Bolton D, Alomar M, Ganpule A.
Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Dr Virendra Desai Road, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
Department of Urology, Changhai Hospital the First Affiliated Hospital of the Second Military Medical University (SMMU), Shanghai, China.
Sobeh Medical Center, Dubai Health Care City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
South Terrace Urology, 326 South Terrace, Adelaide, 5000, Australia.
Department of Urology and Andrology, Kansai Medical University Hospital, Kansai Medical University, Shin-machi 2-5-1, Hirakata, Osaka, 573-1010, Japan.
The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA.
Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 37232-2765, USA.
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, India.

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This is some kind of review article that only gives reference to recommendations and guidelines on when to use different treatment... Read More
Friday, August 25 2017 08:56
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Bahílo Mateu P et al, 2017: Is extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy a current treatment for urolithiasis? A systematic review.

Bahílo Mateu P, Budía Alba A, Liatsikos E, Trassierra Villa M, López-Acón JD, de Guzmán Ordaz D, Boronat Tormo F.
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, España.
Universidad de Patras, Patras, Grecia.

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Chan LH et al, 2017: Primary SWL Is an Efficient and Cost-Effective Treatment for Lower Pole Renal Stones Between 10 and 20 mm in Size: A Large Single Center Study.

Chan LH, Good DW, Laing K, Phipps S, Thomas BG, Keanie JY, Tolley DA, Cutress ML.
Department of Urology, The Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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At a time when the advantages of RIRS and PCNL are repeatedly emphasized in the literature and at various stone conferences, the r... Read More
Wednesday, August 16 2017 08:52
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Hamamoto S et al, 2017: Determinants of health-related quality of life for patients after urinary lithotripsy: ureteroscopic vs. shock wave lithotripsy.

Hamamoto S, Unno R, Taguchi K, Naiki T, Ando R, Okada A, Inoue T, Okada S, AbdelRazek M, Kohri K, Yasui T; SMART Study Group.
Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 467-8601, Japan.
Department of Urology, Toyota Kosei Hospital, Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
Department of Urology, Kansai Medical University Medical Center, Osaka, Japan.
Department of Urology, Gyotoku General Hospital, Chiba, Japan.
Department of Urology, Qena University Hospital, Qena, Egypt.

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ESWL is better than URS!? Comparing the present data with those of other previously reviewed publications (e.g. Sahin et al. Ston... Read More
Monday, August 14 2017 07:57
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Tazuma S et al, 2017: Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for cholelithiasis 2016.

Tazuma S, Unno M, Igarashi Y, Inui K, Uchiyama K, Kai M, Tsuyuguchi T, Maguchi H, Mori T, Yamaguchi K, Ryozawa S, Nimura Y, Fujita N, Kubota K, Shoda J, Tabata M, Mine T, Sugano K, Watanabe M, Shimosegawa T.
Guidelines Committee for the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology ''Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for cholelithiasis'', Hiroshima, Japan.
Department of General Internal Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital, Graduate School of Medicine, 1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8551, Japan.

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Handling patients with cholelithiasis is not an everyday business for urologists. My impression has been that ever since the initi... Read More
Friday, August 11 2017 08:47
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Yamashita S et al, 2017: Variation Coefficient of Stone Density: A Novel Predictor of the Outcome of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.

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

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This is an interesting observation that might be useful for predicting the outcome of SWL. But although the results are statistica... Read More
Monday, August 07 2017 08:43
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Telli O et al, 2017: What happens to asymptomatic lower pole kidney stones smaller than 10 mm in children during watchful waiting?

Telli O, Hamidi N, Bagci U, Demirbas A, Hascicek AM, Soygur T, Burgu B.
Department of Pediatric Urology, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Sihhiye, Ankara, 06100, Turkey.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.
Urology Clinic, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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Childhood urolithiasis is rare. The authors present a large number of 284 lower pole stones in 242 children seen within 10 years. ... Read More
Monday, July 31 2017 07:49
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Albino G et al, 2017: Who "apparently" more spends, "in reality" spends less. Spending "a little" more for the rental of the extracorporeal lithotripter can save "a lot" about the days of hospitalization for urinary stones.

Albino G, Albergo F.
UOC of Urology, "L. Bonomo" Hospital, Andria, ASL BAT.

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This report comprises an interesting series of economic considerations in support of a stationary SWL facility. Although the econo... Read More
Friday, July 28 2017 08:36
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Chaudhary R et al, 2017: Perspectives on hypertension outcomes after single-stage clearance of a complete staghorn renal calculus.

Chaudhary R, Singh K, Dausage CS, Jain N.
Department of Surgery, People's College of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, People's College of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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Friday, July 21 2017 07:43
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Saavedra Chacon MJ et al, 2017: Massive hemoperitoneum secondary to splenic rupture after extracorporeal lithotripsy.

Saavedra Chacon MJ, Salas Diaz AS, Ramos Durán JM, Romero Gallego JD, Rodriguez Ramos M.
Servicio de Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Punta de Europa, Área de Gestión Sanitaria Campo de Gibraltar, Algeciras, Cádiz, España.

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Arcaniolo D et al, 2017: Emergent versus delayed lithotripsy for obstructing ureteral stones: a cumulative analysis of comparative studies.

Arcaniolo D, De Sio M, Rassweiler J, Nicholas J, Lima E, Carrieri G, Liatsikos E, Mirone V, Monga M, Autorino R.
Department of Urology, SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany.
University Hospitals Urology Institute, Case Western Reserve University, 27100 Chardon Rd, Richmond Heights, OH, 44143, USA.
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.
Department of Urology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
Department of Urology, Federico II University, Naples, Italy.
Glickman Urological Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA.
Urology Unit, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.

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From this review of comparative studies on emergent and delayed SWL, the authors carried out a meta-analysis. In the six articles ... Read More
Wednesday, July 12 2017 08:18
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Morrison JC et al, 2017: Use of Ultrasound in Pediatric Renal Stone Diagnosis and Surgery.

Morrison JC, Kawal T, Van Batavia JP, Srinivasan AK.
Division of Urology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3rd Floor, Wood Building, 34th and Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

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Only a short paragraph with one reference deals with sonographic targeting of stones for ESWL.
Monday, July 10 2017 07:29
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Lawler AC et al, 2017: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy: Current Perspectives and Future Directions.

Lawler AC, Ghiraldi EM, Tong C, Friedlander JI.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 19131, USA.
Department of Urology, Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA, 19141, USA.
Division of Urologic Oncology and Urology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 19111, USA.
Einstein Healthcare Network, Temple Health and the Fox Chase Cancer Center, 1200 Tabor Road Moss / 3 Sley, Philadelphia, PA, 19141, USA.

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To the constant visitor of the Storz Med homepage, reader of the SWL literature Database and the relevant literature this review w... Read More
Wednesday, July 05 2017 07:26
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Lin G et al, 2017: In Situ Activation of Penile Progenitor Cells With Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy.

Lin G, Reed-Maldonado AB, Wang B, Lee YC, Zhou J, Lu Z, Wang G, Banie L, Lue TF.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Since several years the Lab in San Francisco is working experimentally on that subject. Their studies have not offered a breakthro... Read More
Friday, June 30 2017 07:23
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Hevia M et al, 2017: Predicting the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on urinary tract stones. Risk groups for accurate retreatment.

Hevia M, García Á, Ancizu FJ, Merino I, Velis JM, Tienza A, Algarra R, Doménech P, Diez-Caballero F, Rosell D, Pascual JI, Robles JE.
Departamento de Urología, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, España.
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario Son Espases, Mallorca, España.
Departamento de Urología, Hospital Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Madrid, España.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University
Monday, June 26 2017 09:08
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Hoy NY et al, 2016: Are We Banging Our Heads Against the Wall? The Effect of Treatment Head Wear on the Outcomes of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Hoy NY, Shapka L, Rudzinski J, Schuler TD, Wollin TA, Bochinski D, De SK.
Division of Urology, University of Alberta , Edmonton, Canada.

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Tuesday, June 20 2017 07:26
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Pullar B et al, 2017: Do renal stones that fail lithotripsy require treatment?

Pullar B, Lunter C, Collie J, Shah S, Shah N, Hayek S, Wiseman OJ.
Department of Urology, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK.

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It is difficult to draw a conclusion from this paper because the details given do not allow finding out what the reason for the ou... Read More
Monday, June 19 2017 07:08
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Rabah DM et al, 2016: Comparison of escalating, constant, and reduction energy output in ESWL for renal stones: multi-arm prospective randomized study.

Rabah DM, Mabrouki MS, Farhat KH, Seida MA, Arafa MA, Talic RF.
Surgery Department, Cancer Research Chair, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Sharjah University Hospital, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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SWL can be carried out in many different ways. The frequency of shockwave administration that usually is applied is 30, 60, 90 and... Read More
Friday, June 16 2017 11:33
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Alexander CE et al, 2016: Routine Antibiotic Prophylaxis Is Not Required for Patients Undergoing Shockwave Lithotripsy: Outcomes from a National Shockwave Lithotripsy Database in New Zealand.

Alexander CE, Gowland S, Cadwallader J, Hopkins D, Reynard JM, Turney BW.
School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen , Aberdeen, 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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The 2016 EAU Urolithiasis Guideline states in the ESWL section: Antibiotic prophylaxis No standard antibiotic prophylaxis before S... Read More
Wednesday, June 14 2017 10:02
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Ohl SW et al, 2016: Lithotripter shock wave interaction with a bubble near various biomaterials.

Ohl SW, Klaseboer E, Szeri AJ, Khoo BC.
Institute of High Performance Computing, 1 Fusionopolis Way #16-16 Connexis, 138632, Singapore.

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Cavitation bubbles are considered playing an important role in shockwave lithotripsy. In vitro experiments show that bubbles colla... Read More
Tuesday, June 13 2017 07:09
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Sarica K et al, 2016: Emergency management of ureteral stones: Evaluation of two different approaches with an emphasis on patients' life quality.

Sarica K, Eryildirim B, Sahin C, Türkoğlu ÖK, Tuncer M, Coskun A, Akdere H.
Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Istanbul.

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This report is a comparison of emergency treatment of proximal ureteral stones with SWL and URS. The result was evaluated after ON... Read More
Monday, June 12 2017 11:26
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Lu YM et al, 2016: Is Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Really Safe in Long-Term Follow-Up? A Nationwide Retrospective 6-Year Age-Matched Non-Randomized Study.

Lu YM, Chien TM, Chou YH, Wu WJ, Huang CN.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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I do not believe any more in ESWL induced hypertension if described in studies which are based on reviews of statistics without se... Read More
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The two articles referred to (by the same group of authors) represent an amazing scientific story. In the two articles, based on d... Read More
Thursday, June 08 2017 08:21
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Javanmard B et al, 2016: Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Versus Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones Smaller Than 2 cm: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Javanmard B, Kashi AH, Mazloomfard MM, Ansari Jafari A, Arefanian S.
Laser Application in Medical Sciences Research Center, Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Hasheminejad Kidney Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Like several other reports, this article presents excellent results with RIRS compared with SWL. Stone-free rates after one single... Read More
Tuesday, June 06 2017 11:20
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Tokas T et al, 2016: Uncovering the real outcomes of active renal stone treatment by utilizing non-contrast computer tomography: a systematic review of the current literature.

Tokas T, Habicher M, Junker D, Herrmann T, Jessen JP, Knoll T, Nagele U; Training Research in Urological Surgery Technology (T.R.U.S.T.)-Group.
Department of Urology and Andrology, General Hospital Hall i.T., Milser Str. 10, 6060, Hall in Tirol, Austria.
Department of Radiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
Department of Urology and Urooncology, Hannover Medical School (MHH), Hannover, Germany.
Department of Urology, Klinikum Sindelfingen-Böblingen, Sindelfingen, Germany.

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This group of authors from different departments in Austria and Germany probably wanted to create some clarity in the publication ... Read More
Friday, June 02 2017 09:47
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Ng CF et al, 2016: A prospective randomized study comparing the effect of different kidney protection treatment protocols on acute renal injury after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

Ng CF, Luke S, Yee CH, Chu W, Wong KT, Yuen J.
SH Ho Urology Centre, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Shatin, Hong Kong.
Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Shatin, Hong Kong.
Department of Health Technology and Informatics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hong Kong.

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This is an interesting and well conducted report on development of renal hematoma and kidney injuries following SWL. The treatment... Read More
Wednesday, May 31 2017 11:14
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El-Nahas AR et al, 2016: A randomized controlled trial evaluating renal protective effects of selenium with vitamins A, C, E, verapamil, and losartan against extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy-induced renal injury.

El-Nahas AR, Elsaadany MM, Taha DE, Elshal AM, El-Ghar MA, Ismail AM, Elsawy EA, Saleh HH, Wafa EW, Awadalla A, Barakat TS, Sheir KZ.
Department of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Department of Radiology, Department of Clinical Pathology, Department of Microbiology, Department of Nephrology, Department of Molecular Biology Laboratory, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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Protection against SWL induced renal injury is desirable for successful and safe non-invasive stone removal. This report is a rand... Read More
Friday, May 26 2017 11:10
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Galli R et al, 2016: Advantage of supine transgluteal approach for distal ureteral stone extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: outcomes based on computerized tomography characteristics.

Galli R, Sighinolfi MC, Micali S, Martorana E, Rosa M, Mofferdin A, Bianchi G.
Urology Department, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017 09:25
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Gündüz M et al, 2016: Do JJ Stents Increase the Effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Pediatric Renal Stones?

Gündüz M, Sekmenli T, Ciftci İ, Elmacı AM.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey.

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It has been demonstrated repeatedly that stents often are unnecessary in children. The reason is that children have a much more po... Read More
Monday, May 22 2017 11:05
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Vittori M et al, 2016: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) value changes before and after shock wave lithotripsy.

Vittori M, Baroni S, Ferraro PM, Gambaro G, Morelli R, Bassi P, D'Addessi A.
Division of Urologic Surgery, Division of Biochemistry, Division of Nephrology, Division of Urology, Division of Urologic Surgery, Policlinico A. Gemelli-Columbus Foundation, Catholic University School of Medicine, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy.

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In attempts to discover kidney damage the authors measured NGAL (neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin) in urine before and a... Read More
Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:02
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Yang C et al, 2016: Comparison of YAG Laser Lithotripsy and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Treatment of Ureteral Calculi: A Meta-Analysis.

Yang C, Li S, Cui Y.
The National Hospital of Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Enshi, China.

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This is another one of several meta-analyses comparing SWL and RIRS; in this report results with ureteral stones. Patients were t... Read More
Friday, May 12 2017 10:58
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Ben Khalifa B et al, 2016: Predictive factors of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy success for urinary stones.

Ben Khalifa B, Naouar S, Gazzah W, Salem B, El Kamel R.

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This report confirms previous and well recognized knowledge that the density and hardness of stones are important determinants for... Read More
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