SWL literature
SWL Literature

Freton L et al, 2016: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy versus flexible ureteroscopy for the management of upper tract urinary stones in children.

Freton L, Peyronnet B, Arnaud A, Tondut L, Hascoët J, Pradere B, Verhoest G, Habonimana E, Azzis O, Fremond B, Bensalah K.
Department of Urology, CHU Rennes , Rennes, France.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, CHU Rennes , Rennes, France.

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The Storz Medical database contains a review on a paper by Wang HH et al. (Wang HH, Huang L, Routh JC, Nelson CP. Shock wave litho... Read More
Friday, April 28 2017 09:03
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Van Batavia JP et al, 2016: Clinical effectiveness in the diagnosis and acute management of pediatric nephrolithiasis.

Van Batavia JP, Tasian GE.
Division of Urology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA.
Division of Urology and Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, USA; Division of Urology and Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA.

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This review on how to manage stone problems in the paediatric population is valuable reading. It is emphasized that first line d... Read More
Thursday, April 20 2017 10:40
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Rizvi SA et al, 2016: Paediatric urolithiasis in emerging economies.

Rizvi SA, Sultan S, Zafar MN, Aba Umer S, Ahmed B, Naqvi SA.
Department of Paediatric Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan.
Department of Pathology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan.
Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan.

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This review is partially based on the authors experience with a paediatric urological workload of 21,390 patients from 1998 to 201... Read More
Tuesday, April 18 2017 08:57
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Wang KG, 2016: Multiphase Fluid-Solid Coupled Analysis of Shock-Bubble-Stone Interaction in Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Wang KG
Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, 24061, VA, USA.

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The title of the paper indicates a direct impact on shockwave lithotripsy. Since cavitation and shockwave interaction with bubbles... Read More
Monday, April 10 2017 10:25
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Ozgor F et al, 2016: External Validation and Evaluation of Reliability and Validity of The Triple D Score To Predict Stone-Free Status After Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Ozgor F, Tosun M, Kayali Y, Savun M, Binbay M, Tepeler A.
Department of Urology, Haseki Teaching and Research Hospital , Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University , Istanbul, Turkey.
Deparment of Urology, SJ Austria Hospital , Istanbul, Turkey.

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There are probably few surgical fields for which so many nomograms and scoring systems have been developed as for SWL. The great a... Read More
Friday, April 07 2017 10:32
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Radfar MH et al, 2016: What is the impact of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on semen parameters? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Radfar MH, Simforoosh N, Sotoudeh M, Ramezani MH, Mollakoochakian MJ, Nikravesh M, Shemshaki H.
Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Shahid Labbafinejad Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran - Iran.
Research Committee, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran - Iran.

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Friday, March 31 2017 08:35
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Carvalho M et al, 2016: Effect of potassium citrate supplement on stone recurrence before or after lithotripsy: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Carvalho M, Erbano BO, Kuwaki EY, Pontes HP, Liu JW, Boros LH, Asinelli MO, Baena CP.
Escola de Medicina, PUCPR-Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Rua Imaculada Conceição, 1155-Prado Velho, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
Hospital de Clínicas, UFPR-Universidade Federal do Paraná, Rua General Carneiro, 181-Alto da Glória, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
Hospital Marcelino Champagnat, Av. Pres. Affonso Camargo, 1399-Cristo Rei, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.

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It is highly interesting if medical treatment further can improve the final outcome of SWL. The present report is a meta-analysis ... Read More
Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:25
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Nayak HK et al, 2016: Gastric Submucosal Hematoma: An Unusual Complication of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Nayak HK, Krishna VP, Mohindra S, Saraswat VA, Mohindra N, Pande G.
Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.

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No details on the lithotripsy of the pancreatic stone are given. Thus it is difficult to understand why the patient developed bila... Read More
Monday, March 27 2017 08:30
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Nasseh H et al, 2016: Urinary Beta-2Microglobulin: An Indicator of Renal Tubular Damage after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Nasseh H, Abdi S, Roshani A, Kazemnezhad E.
Urology Research Center, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Guilan, Iran.

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This is a report on measurements of 2-microglobulin before and after shockwave lithotripsy. The most important conclusion was tha... Read More
Friday, March 24 2017 10:22
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Fojecki GL et al, 2016: Effect of Low-Energy Linear Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction-A Double-Blinded, Sham-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial.

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

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Good study
Wednesday, March 22 2017 08:26
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Iqbal N et al, 2016: Stone-Free-Rate After Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy in the Management of Pediatric Renal Stones in Lower Pole and Other Locations - A Comparative Study.

Iqbal N, Muhammad S, Zafar W, Tashfeen R, Faiz J, Hasan A, Hussain I, Akhter S.
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplant, Pakistan Kidney Institute, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad.
Medical Student, Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi.
Medical Student, Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e- Millat University, Islamabad.

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This article presents treatment results in paediatric patients treated with Storz Modulith SLX lithotripter. The stone-free rates... Read More
Monday, March 20 2017 10:19
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Clavijo RI et al, 2016: Effects of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Clavijo RI, Kohn TP, Kohn JR, Ramasamy R.
Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Department of Urology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

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Friday, March 17 2017 10:15
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Chaussy C et al, 2016: First Clinical Experience with Extracorporeally Induced Destruction of Kidney Stones by Shock Waves.

Chaussy C, Schmiedt E, Jocham D, Brendel W, Forssmann B, Walther V.
Department of Urology, Institute for Surgical Research, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Dornier System, Friedrichshafen, West Germany.

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This publication is a re-printed version of an article initially published in 1982! (34 years ago) First clinical experience with ... Read More
Wednesday, March 15 2017 10:12
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Ghorbani M et al, 2016: Review on Lithotripsy and Cavitation in Urinary Stone Therapy

Ghorbani M, Oral O, Ekici S, Gozuacik D, Kosar A.

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This is a comprehensive review for all being interested in shock wave lithotripsy and the role of cavitation in urinary stone frag... Read More
Friday, March 10 2017 14:19
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Guan Y et al, 2016: Histotripsy Produced by Hundred-Microsecond-Long Focused Ultrasonic Pulses: A Preliminary Study.

Guan Y, Lu M, Li Y, Liu F, Gao Y, Dong T, Wan M.
Key Laboratory of Biomedical Information Engineering of Ministry of Education, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

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Histotripsy has recently been described as a method by means of which non-invasive stone disintegration might be improved. The te... Read More
Wednesday, March 08 2017 07:34
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Zhang Y et al, 2016: Effects of Stone Size on the Comminution Process and Efficiency in Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Zhang Y, Nault I, Mitran S, Iversen ES, Zhong P.
Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
Department of Statistical Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

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This is a nice proof for what has been known or assumed for long. Comminution of a certain mass of stone material is more efficien... Read More
Monday, March 06 2017 07:27
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Lu Z et al, 2016: Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment Improves Erectile Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Lu Z, Lin G, Reed-Maldonado A, Wang C, Lee YC, Lue TF.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, People's Republic of China.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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The authors correctly conclude that there has been a dramatic increase in low-intensive extracorporeal shockwave treatment (LI-ESW... Read More
Tuesday, February 28 2017 12:09
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Angulo JC et al, 2016: Efficacy of low-intensity shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Angulo JC, Arance I, de Las Heras MM, Meilán E, Esquinas C, Andrés EM.
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario, Getafe, Madrid, España; Departamento Clínico, Facultad de Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Laureate Universities, Getafe, Madrid, España.
Análisis Estadísticos PerTICA, S. L., Madrid, España.

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Friday, February 24 2017 10:46
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Gökce MI et al, 2016: External Validation of Triple D Score in an Elderly (≥65 Years) Population for Prediction of Success Following Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Gökce MI, Esen B, Gülpınar B, Süer E, Gülpınar Ö.
Department of Urology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Radiology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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Apart from SWL there are probably few surgical procedures for which so many different scoring systems, indices and nomograms have ... Read More
Thursday, February 16 2017 12:03
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Ogura T et al, 2016: A review of treatment options for bile duct stones.

Ogura T, Higuchi K.
2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan.

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Just as in Urology for ureteral stones endoscopic removal is more effective than ESWL for the treatment of bile duct stones in Gas... Read More
Tuesday, February 07 2017 10:30
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Perera M et al, 2016: Urolithiasis Treatment In Australia: The Age Of Ureteroscopic Intervention.

Perera M, Papa NP, Kinnear N, Wetherell D, Lawrentschuk N, Webb DR, Bolton DM.
Department of Surgery, Austin Health, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
Cancer Council Victoria and University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Department of Urology, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.

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The complete text offers some interesting but also conflicting additional information: “The current study identified the consider... Read More
Wednesday, December 14 2016 09:03
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Pourmand A et al, 2016: Tamsulosin for urolithiasis: a review of the recent literature and current controversies.

Pourmand A, Nadendla R, Mazer-Amirshahi M, O'Connell F.
Emergency Medicine Department, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Emergency Medicine Department, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.

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This article is a brief review of the literature on tamsulosin and other []-receptor antagonists. The conclusion drawn is that tam... Read More
Monday, December 12 2016 11:01
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Altok M et al, 2016: Comparison of shockwave frequencies of 30 and 60 shocks per minute for kidney stones: a prospective randomized study.

Altok M, Güneş M, Umul M, Şahin AF, Baş E, Oksay T, Soyupek S.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Şifa University, Izmir, Turkey.

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In this randomized comparison between patients treated with SWL frequencies of 30 and 60 per minute (0.5 and 1.0 Hz) the conclusio... Read More
Wednesday, December 07 2016 10:54
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Soliman T et al, 2016: Miniperc versus shockwave lithotripsy for average sized radiopaque lower pole calculi: A prospective randomized study.

Soliman T, Sherif H, Ahmed AS, Mohey A, Almohamdy B.
1Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt.

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The results were to be expected and are in fact even more unfavourable for ESWL. The present paper gives - as many other publicati... Read More
Monday, December 05 2016 08:43
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Frey A et al, 2016: Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of postprostatectomy erectile dysfunction: a pilot study.

Frey A, Sønksen J, Fode M.
Department of Urology , Herlev University Hospital , Copenhagen , Denmark.

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In this article LI-ESWT was used in a pilot study to treat patients with ED after bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. ... Read More
Friday, December 02 2016 12:15
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Fojecki GL et al, 2016: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in urology: a systematic review of outcome in Peyronie's disease, erectile dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain.

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

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A narrative synthesis of 56 references from a reliable group of authors is a solid basis for the interested reader.
Wednesday, November 30 2016 10:04
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Lu Z et al, 2016: Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment Improves Erectile Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Lu Z, Lin G, Reed-Maldonado A, Wang C, Lee YC, Lue TF.
Department of Urology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, People's Republic of China.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Occasional reports have shown that low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) might be useful for patients with erec... Read More
Monday, November 28 2016 12:12
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Chung E, Alkhayal A and Carrier S: Pro and Con

Chung E: Pro: does shockwave therapy have a place in the treatment of Peyronie's disease?
Transl Androl Urol. 2016 Jun;5(3):366-70. doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.03.26.
Department of Urology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia ; 2 AndroUrology Centre, St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Alkhayal A, Carrier S: Con: does shockwave therapy have a place in the treatment of Peyronie's disease?
Transl Androl Urol. 2016 Jun;5(3):371-4. doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.03.20.
Department of Urology, Royal Victoria hospital, McGil University, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

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Despite the fact that these two articles are pro and con my impression is that the sum is 70-80% con.
Saturday, November 26 2016 09:59
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Lv JL., 2016: A new optical coupling control technique and application in SWL.

Lv JL.
Department of Urology, Affiliated Jiangning Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Gushan Road 168, Nanjing, 211100, China.

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I am fully convinced that optical control of the interface between therapy head and the patient’s body is of great value. With thi... Read More
Tuesday, November 22 2016 12:02
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Ucer O et al, 2016: Effect of anxiety and pain on success of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for treatment of proximal ureteral and renal pelvic stones.

Ucer O, Ceylan Y, Ekren F, Ozan E, Muezzinoglu T.
Department of Urology, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
Urology Clinic, Private Batı Urology Branch Center, Manisa, Turkey.
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.

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Years of experience with SWL have convinced me that successful anaesthesia-free SWL is most likely in calm, harmonic and confident... Read More
Friday, November 18 2016 11:58
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Park HS et al, 2016: Computed Tomography-Based Novel Prediction Model for the Outcome of Shockwave Lithotripsy in Proximal Ureteral Stones.

Park HS, Gong MK, Yoon CY, Moon DG, Cheon J, Choi YD.
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Korea University , Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine , Seoul, Korea.

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I do not believe in mathematic formulas to predict the future like ”SWL success = 1/[1 + exp (-10.165 + 0.279 · [BMI] + 0.334 · [d... Read More
Wednesday, November 16 2016 09:41
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Liu H et la, 2016: A 63-year-old man with two huge connected urinomas after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Liu H, Kang W, Wu L, Xu G.
Medical Center of the Graduate School, Nanchang, China.
Department of Pathology, NanchangUniversity, Nanchang, China.
Department of Nephrology, Second Affiliated Hospital, NanchangUniversity, Nanchang, China.

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A case report in a letter to the editor. No information about why and how ESWL was done is given.
Saturday, November 12 2016 09:33
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Bourdoumis A et al, 2016: The evolution of urolithiasis management in the new millennium.

Bourdoumis A, Papatsoris A, Calleary JG, Surange R, Skrepetis K, Buchholz N, Sarica K.
Department of Urology, Acute Pennine Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK.

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Thursday, November 10 2016 11:47
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Raja A et al, 2016: How Do Urinary Calculi Influence Health-Related Quality of Life and Patient Treatment Preference: A Systematic Review.

Raja A, Hekmati Z, Joshi HB.
Cardiff University , Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, University Hospital of Wales , Cardiff, United Kingdom.

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“Narrative synthesis was performed.” That means you have to read it! Those who are interested in this important aspect of stone di... Read More
Tuesday, November 08 2016 09:27
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De Nunzio C et al, 2016: Tamsulosin or Silodosin Adjuvant Treatment Is Ineffective in Improving Shockwave Lithotripsy Outcome: A Short-Term Follow-Up Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study.

De Nunzio C, Brassetti A, Bellangino M, Trucchi A, Petta S, Presicce F, Tubaro A.
Department of Urology, Sant'Andrea Hospital, "Sapienza", University of Rome , Rome, Italy.

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Most studies on -receptor antagonists have shown positive effects on the passage of ureteral stones without or with preceding SWL... Read More
Sunday, November 06 2016 11:43
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Ahmed AF et al, 2016: Role of Tamsulosin Therapy after Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones: Randomized Controlled Trial.

Ahmed AF, Shalaby E, El-Feky M, Kotb A, Elsotohi E, El-Kholy M Jr, Ragab A, Salem E.
Department of Urology, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

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“Post-SWL, eligible patients were randomly assigned into one of 2 groups using the coin toss method.” A selection bias cannot be ... Read More
Friday, November 04 2016 09:21
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Uğuz S et al, 2016: Medical ozone therapy reduces shock wave therapy-induced renal injury.

Uğuz S, Demirer Z, Uysal B, Alp BF, Malkoc E, Guragac A, Turker T, Ateş F, Karademir K, Ozcan A, Yildirim I, Korkmaz A, Guven A.
Department of Urology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty , Etlik , Ankara , Turkey.
Department of Physiology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty , Etlik , Ankara , Turkey.
Department of Epidemiology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty , Etlik , Ankara , Turkey.
Department of Pathology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty , Etlik , Ankara , Turkey.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty , Etlik , Ankara , Turkey.

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In an interesting experimental study on rats, the biochemical and histological-pathological effects of ozone therapy (OT) in assoc... Read More
Wednesday, November 02 2016 11:37
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Wang JC, Zhou Y. 2016: Shifting the Split Reflectors to Enhance Stone Fragmentation of Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Wang JC, Zhou Y
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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The authors start their study by the hypothesis that focal size has a decisive impact on lithotripsy performance. They follow the ... Read More
Tuesday, November 01 2016 12:59
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Eryildirim B et al, 2016: Medical Expulsive Therapy Following Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Ureteral Calculi: An Effective Approach for the Improvement of Health-Related Quality of Life.

Eryildirim B, Sahin C, Tuncer M, Sabuncu K, Tarhan F, Sarica K.
Training and Research Hospital, Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.

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In a randomized comparative study the effect of MET after SWL for proximal ureteral stones, it was concluded that the stone-free r... Read More
Saturday, October 29 2016 11:32
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Khatami A et al, 2016: Reduced time from diagnosis to stone-free status in patients with ureteral calculi.

Khatami A, Rosengren K.
Department of Urology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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The main topic of this paper is not ESWL but how to improve the patient orientated service in a urological department by a contin... Read More
Thursday, October 27 2016 15:40
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Faure A et al, 2016: Postural therapy for renal stones in children: A Rolling Stones procedure.

Faure A, Dicrocco E, Hery G, Boissier R, Bienvenu L, Thirakul S, Maffei P, Panait N, Karsenty G, Merrot T, Alessandrini P, Guys JM, Lechevallier E.
Urology Department, Aix-Marseille Université, APHM, CHU Hopital La Conception, Marseille, France.
Paediatric Surgery Department, Aix-Marseille Université, APHM, CHU Hopital La Timone, Marseille, France.
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Aix-Marseille Université, APHM, CHU Hopital La Conception, Marseille, France.

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The problem of fragments and stones residing in the lower calyces after low-invasive stone removal remains a matter of continuous ... Read More
Tuesday, October 25 2016 11:29
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Heers H et al, 2016: Trends in urological stone disease: a 5-year update of Hospital Episode statistics.

Heers H, Turney BW.
Department of Urology, Oxford University Hospitals, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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Another important publication concerning the socioeconomic position of ESWL and the way it starts losing its impact among the urol... Read More
Sunday, October 23 2016 15:35
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Telegrafo M et al, 2016: Diagnostic and prognostic role of computed tomography in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy complications.

Telegrafo M, Carluccio DA, Rella L, Ianora AA, Angelelli G, Moschetta M.
Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine, Section of Diagnostic Imaging, Aldo Moro University of Bari Medical School, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy.

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6 Radiologists and no Urologist present data on 43 of 120 patients who were treated by ESWL and had CTs because of postprocedural... Read More
Wednesday, October 19 2016 15:31
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Kadyan B et al, 2016: Large proximal ureteral stones: Ideal treatment modality?

Kadyan B, Sabale V, Mane D, Satav V, Mulay A, Thakur N, Kankalia SP.
Department of Urology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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This report is one of several that summarizes the importance of stone-size, stone density and skin-to-stone distance SSD for the o... Read More
Monday, October 17 2016 11:19
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Cone EB et al, 2016: Cost-effectiveness comparison of ureteral calculi treated with ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy versus shockwave lithotripsy.

Cone EB, Pareek G, Ursiny M, Eisner B.
Division of Urology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA.
Division of Urology, Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.
Department of Urology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

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An interesting publication with a lot of information. Who is interested in the ever increasing pressure costs have on medical dec... Read More
Tuesday, October 11 2016 15:14
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Goren MR et al, 2016: Ultrasound-Guided Shockwave Lithotripsy Reduces Radiation Exposure and Has Better Outcomes for Pediatric Cystine Stones.

Goren MR, Goren V, Ozer C.
Department of Urology, Baskent University Adana Dr. Turgut Noyan Medical and Research Center, Adana, Turkey.

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Radiation exposure during all kinds of stone removal is an issue that always need due attention. The problem is particularly impor... Read More
Sunday, October 09 2016 11:08
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ElSheemy MS et al 2016: Lower calyceal and renal pelvic stones in preschool children: A comparative study of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

ElSheemy MS, Daw K, Habib E, Aboulela W, Fathy H, Shouman AM, El Ghoneimy M, Shoukry AI, Morsi HA, Badawy H.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Aboul-Riche Children's Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

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In this comparative evaluation of SWL and mini-PNL in children, the authors came to the conclusion that the latter treatment modal... Read More
Wednesday, October 05 2016 10:59
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Sharma NL et al, 2016: Shock-wave lithotripsy: variance within UK practice.

Sharma NL, Alexander CE, Grout E, Turney BW.
School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.
Oxford Stone Group, Department of Urology, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK.

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Shocking! Just as the paper by Lantz AG, McKay JP, Ordon M, Pace K, Monga M, Honey RJ. Shockwave lithotripsy practice pattern vari... Read More
Thursday, September 29 2016 14:59
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Bai Y et al, 2016: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ERCP to remove a fractured guidewire in the pancreatic duct in a patient with chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic duct stones.

Bai Y, Wang SL, Fang J, Ma D, Li ZS.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

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This report is an excellent example of the usefulness of SWL in case of complicated stone-situations in the pancreatic duct. Altho... Read More
Friday, September 23 2016 10:47
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Lantz AG et al, 2016: Shockwave lithotripsy practice pattern variations amongst and between American and Canadian urologists: in support of guidelines.

Lantz AG, McKay JP, Ordon M, Pace K, Monga M, Honey RJ.
Department of Urology, Dalhousie University , Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada .
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto , Canada .
Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic , Cleveland, Ohio.

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Shocking! Just as the paper by Sharma NL, Alexander CE, Grout E, Turney BW. Shock-wave lithotripsy: variance within UK practice. N... Read More
Wednesday, September 21 2016 14:49
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Tran MA et al, 2016: Geographical variation in the management of urolithiasis in Australia.

Tran MA, Chak-Lee M, Bariol SV.
The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Department of Urology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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The bottom-line of this geographical report on procedures for stone removal showed that whereas PNL was used in very low frequency... Read More
Thursday, September 15 2016 10:19
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Simal I et al, 2016: Therapeutic possibilities for urolithiasis in childhood.

Simal I, Parente A, Burgos L, Ortiz R, Martínez AB, Rojo R, Pérez-Egido L, Angulo JM.
Servicio de Cirugía Pediátrica, Sección de Urología Pediátrica, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, España.
Servicio de Nefrología Pediátrica, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, España.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University
Tuesday, September 13 2016 14:34
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Goktas C et al, 2016: Does Transient Cessation of Antiplatelet Medication Prior to Shock Wave Lithotripsy Have Any Safety Concern: Evaluation of the Short Term Safety Results.

Goktas C, Sahin C, Cetinel AC, Turkoglu O, Buz A, Erbay E, Eryildirim B, Sarica K.
Department of Urology, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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his report deals with the interesting and highly important issue on how patients with anti-platelet medication should be managed w... Read More
Sunday, September 11 2016 10:14
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Bhandari S et al, 2016: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: the cornerstone of pancreatic endotherapy.

Bhandari S, Maydeo A.
Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, Mumbai, India.

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This is an editorial comment to an article [1] that was e-published earlier and also commented at that time. In the present comme... Read More
Wednesday, September 07 2016 10:10
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Knoll T et al, 2016: [S2k guidelines on diagnostics, therapy and metaphylaxis of urolithiasis (AMWF 043/025): Compedium].

Knoll T, Bach T, Humke U, Neisius A, Stein R, Schönthaler M, Wendt-Nordahl G.
Urologisches Zentrum Hamburg, Asklepios Klinikum Harburg, Hamburg, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie, Klinikum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie, Universitätsmedizin Mainz, Mainz, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, Mannheim, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg, Deutschland.
Urologische Klinik Sindelfingen, Klinikum Sindelfingen-Böblingen, Arthur-Gruber-Str. 70, 71065, Sindelfingen, Deutschland.

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This German guideline covers all aspects of urolithiasis. ESWL as a primary form of therapy competes with URS and PNL. Compared to... Read More
Monday, September 05 2016 14:03
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Lapp RT et al, 2016: Duct Diameter and Size of Stones Predict Successful Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Endoscopic Clearance in Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreaticolithiasis

Lapp RT, Wolf JS Jr, Faerber GJ, Roberts WW, McCarthy ST, Anderson MA, Wamsteker EJ, Elta GH, Scheiman JM, Kwon RS.
From the *Division of Gastroenterology and †Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

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Most urologists or operators of shockwave lithotripters have very limited experience of SWL of pancreatic stones. The present stud... Read More
Friday, July 01 2016 09:10
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Chung VY et al, 2016: The success of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in treating moderate-sized (10-20 mm) renal stones.

Chung VY, Turney BW.
Oxford Stone Group, Department of Urology, Churchill Hospital, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, Headington, Oxford.

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As the authors state it is a good rule to balance the aim of the stone treatment with the efforts necessary to achieve the goal. T... Read More
Friday, June 24 2016 09:01
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Harrogate S et al, 2016: Quantification of the range of motion of kidney and ureteric stones during shockwave lithotripsy in conscious patients.

Harrogate S, Yick S, Williams JC, Cleveland R, Turney BW.
Oxford University Medical School, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Engineering, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Oxford Stone Group, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Department of Urology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

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This report is highly interesting inasmuch as the hit-rate of shockwaves to a large extent is determined by the respiratory induce... Read More
Monday, June 20 2016 08:52
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Blackburne AT et al, 2016: Endoscopic Management of Urolithiasis in the Horseshoe Kidney.

Blackburne AT, Rivera ME, Gettman MT, Patterson DE, Krambeck AE.
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

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Not unexpectedly was the success rate better with endoscopic procedures than with SWL. But the latter treatment method was selecte... Read More
Wednesday, June 15 2016 08:47
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May PC et al, 2016: Ultrasonic propulsion of kidney stones.

May PC, Bailey MR, Harper JD.
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine bCenter for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

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One of the strongest arguments against SWL and in favour of endourological treatment modalities is the common occurrence of residu... Read More
Friday, June 10 2016 08:39
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Hsieh CH et al, 2016: The Effectiveness of Prophylactic Antibiotics with Oral Levofloxacin Against Post-Shock Wave Lithotripsy Infectious Complications: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Hsieh CH, Yang SS, Chang SJ.
Division of Urology, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, The Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, New Taipei, Taiwan.
Medical College of Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

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The conclusion from this randomized study was that administration of antibiotics is of no benefit for patients with sterile urine.... Read More
Monday, May 30 2016 07:57
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Shahat A et al, 2016: Is Tamsulosin Effective after Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Pediatric Renal Stones? A Randomized, Controlled Study.

Shahat A, Elderwy A, Safwat AS, Abdelkawi IF, Reda A, Abdelsalam Y, Sayed M, Hammouda H.
Pediatric Urology Section, Urology Department, Assiut Urology and Nephrology Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.

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In view of the considerable experience of the more powerful ureteral contractions in children than in adults, my immediate expect... Read More
Friday, May 20 2016 07:36
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Pirola GM et al, 2016: Evaluation of long-term side effects after shock-wave lithotripsy for renal calculi using a third generation electromagnetic lithotripter.

Pirola GM, Micali S, Sighinolfi MC, Martorana E, Territo A, Puliatti S, Bianchi G.
Department of Urology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo 71, 41124, Modena, Italy.

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Long-term side effects of SWL are an important aspect of this treatment modality and have been subject to a large number of report... Read More
Tuesday, May 17 2016 07:18
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Kitrey ND et al, 2015: Penile low-intensity shockwave treatment is able to shift PDE5i non-responders to responders: A double-blind sham-controlled study.

Kitrey ND, Gruenwald I, Appel B, Shechter A, Massarwa O, Vardi Y.
Neurourology Unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Israel.
Department of Family Medicine, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Clalit Health Services, Haifa, Israel.
Urology Department, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

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Impressive results. A few things are difficult to understand before the treatment: ”patients included in the study were previous ... Read More
Friday, May 13 2016 08:12
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Long Q et al, 2015: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of the Efficacy of External Physical Vibration Lithecbole after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for a Lower Pole Renal Stone Less Than 2 cm.

Long Q, Zhang J, Xu Z, Zhu Y, Liu L, Wang H, Guo J, Wang G.
Department of Urology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

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“ESWL Plus” is what I called all procedures to improve the passage of stone fragments after ESWL. This is another publication on t... Read More
Wednesday, May 11 2016 08:01
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Moole H et al, 2015: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review: Success of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis Management.

Moole H, Jaeger A, Bechtold ML, Forcione D, Taneja D, Puli SR.
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL; †Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO; ‡Interventional Endoscopy Services, Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; §Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL; and ∥Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

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Although treatment of pancreatic duct stones in patients with chronic calcific pancreatitis is not a urological concern, such pati... Read More
Monday, May 09 2016 11:41
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Li BR et al, 2015: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is a safe and effective treatment for pancreatic stones coexisting with pancreatic pseudocysts.

Li BR, Liao Z, Du TT, Ye B, Chen H, Ji JT, Zheng ZH, Hao JF, Ning SB, Wang D, Lin JH, Hu LH, Li ZS.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; Department of Gastroenterology, Air Force General Hospital, Beijing, China.

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In the present series “in each patient a P-ESWL session was repeated on consecutive days until the stones were fragmented down to ... Read More
Friday, May 06 2016 13:14
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Frey A et al, 2015: Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of postprostatectomy erectile dysfunction: a pilot study.

Frey A, Sønksen J, Fode M.
Department of Urology , Herlev University Hospital , Copenhagen , Denmark.

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This preliminary report of low intensity ESWT with the aim of improving erectile function after radical prostatectomy is slightly ... Read More
Monday, May 02 2016 11:36
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Ruffo A et al, 2015: Safety and efficacy of low intensity shockwave (LISW) treatment in patients with erectile dysfunction.

Ruffo A, Capece M, Prezioso D, Romeo G, Illiano E, Romis L, Di Lauro G, Iacono F.
Department of Urology, Federico II University, Naples, Italy.
Department of Urology, Hospital Santa Maria delle Grazie, Naples, Italy.

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Again a study on ESWT with good results for erectile dysfunction. Some call it LISW, LI-ESWT other LIST and the machines and trea... Read More
Friday, April 29 2016 13:08
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Turna B et al, 2015: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in infants less than 12-month old.

Turna B, Tekin A, Yağmur İ, Nazlı O.
Department of Urology, Ege University School of Medicine, Bornova, 35100, İzmir, Turkey.

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The authors present results from an unusually large group of ney. The interesting feature of the article is that these children al... Read More
Thursday, April 28 2016 11:29
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Ding J et al, 2015: Tailored minimally invasive management of complex calculi in horseshoe kidney.

Ding J, Zhang Y, Cao Q, Huang T, Xu W, Huang K, Fang J, Bai Q, Qi J, Huang Y.
Urology Department, Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
Urology Department, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Hefei, Anhui, China.
Radiology Department, Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
Anesthesiology Department, Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
Ultrasonograhy Department, Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

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The tailored approach of the authors offered stone free rates between 73% and 93%. Only 11 of the 62 patients were treated with E... Read More
Monday, April 25 2016 13:03
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Ullah A et al, 2015: FREQUENCY AND FACTORS EFFECTING NON CLEARANCE OF LOWER POLE RENAL STONES.

Ullah A, Zubair M, Khan N, Malik A.

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The role of the geometrical anatomy of the lower calyx system remains a matter of debate. In this report comprising 119 patients t... Read More
Wednesday, April 20 2016 11:24
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Hassan M et al, 2015: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy vs. extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for treating a 20-30 mm single renal pelvic stone.

Hassan M, El-Nahas AR, Sheir KZ, El-Tabey NA, El-Assmy AM, Elshal AM, Shokeir AA.
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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This paper from a good institution on the treatment of single pelvic stones unfortunately is a retrospective study. Inclusion of d... Read More
Monday, April 18 2016 12:53
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Alenezi H et al, 2015: The Effect of Renal Cysts on the Fragmentation of Renal Stones During Shockwave Lithotripsy: A Comparative In Vitro Study.

Alenezi H, Olvera-Posada D, Cadieux PA, Denstedt JD, Razvi H.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario , London, Ontario, Canada.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Western Ontario , London, Ontario, Canada .
School of Health Sciences, Fanshawe College , London, Ontario, Canada.

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In this experimental gelatine model the authors studied SWL-induced stone disintegration under conditions mimicking the presence o... Read More
Wednesday, April 13 2016 11:17
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Sahin C et al, 2015: Stone size and quality of life: A critical evaluation after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Sahin C, Cetinel AC, Eryildirim B, Tuncer M, Faydaci G, Sarica K.
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Departments of Urology, Istanbul.

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Despite all the improvement in stone therapy our knowledge about patient satisfaction, preference and quality of life is scarce. I... Read More
Monday, April 11 2016 12:48
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Sfoungaristos S et al, 2015: History of Ureteral Stenting Negatively Affects the Outcomes of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy. Results of a Matched-pair Analysis.

Sfoungaristos S, Gofrit ON, Pode D, Landau EH, Yutkin V, Latke A, Duvdevani M.
Department of Urology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

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The authors demonstrated in matched groups of patients that SWL results were better in those patients who had NOT been stented com... Read More
Thursday, April 07 2016 11:10
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Akbas A et al, 2015: The effect of music therapy during shockwave lithotripsy on patient relaxation, anxiety, and pain perception.

Akbas A, Gulpinar MT, Sancak EB, Karakan T, Demirbas A, Utangac MM, Dede O, Sancaktutar AA, Simsek T, Sahin B, Resorlu B.
Department of Urology , Ankara Training and Research Hospital , Ankara , Turkey.
Department of Urology , Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University , Diyarbakir , Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology , Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University , Canakkale , Turkey.
Department of Psychiatry , Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University , Canakkale , Turkey.

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A nice topic and clear cut results at first glance. A look at the results seem to suggest that the anxiety score and the pain scor... Read More
Monday, April 04 2016 12:42
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Denburg MR et al, 2015: Assessing the risk of incident hypertension and chronic kidney disease after exposure to shockwave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy.

Denburg MR, Jemielita TO, Tasian GE, Haynes K, Mucksavage P, Shults J, Copelovitch L.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Hypertension after ESWL is back again - this time based on population statistics. Papers like this have to be red with some cautio... Read More
Friday, March 25 2016 12:35
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Christiansen FE et al, 2015: Internal Structure of Kidney Calculi as a Predictor for Shockwave Lithotripsy Success.

Christiansen FE, Andreassen KH, Osther SS, Osther PJ.
Department of Urology, Urological Research Center, Lillebaelt Hospital, University of Southern Denmark , Fredericia, Denmark.

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This article presents the unexpected observation that the internal morphology of stones treated with SWL was of no or little impor... Read More
Wednesday, March 23 2016 11:04
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Mi Y et al, 2015: Flexible ureterorenoscopy (F-URS) with holmium laser versus extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for treatment of renal stone

Mi Y, Ren K, Pan H, Zhu L, Wu S, You X, Shao H, Dai F, Peng T, Qin F, Wang J, Huang Y.
Department of Urology, Third Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China.
Department of Orthopedics, The Affiliated Jiangyin Hospital of Southeast University Medical School, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China.

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A similar meta-analysis on the same subject was recently published and reviewed (Zheng C, Yang H, Luo J, Xiong B, Wang H, Jiang... Read More
Monday, March 21 2016 12:29
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Wu H et al, 2015: Treatment of Renal Stones ≥20 mm with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Wu H, Wang J, Lu J, Wang Y, Niu Z.
Department of Urology, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, China.

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It is interesting to note that some authors still find it worthwhile to go beyond the standard recommendations to use SWL only for... Read More
Tuesday, March 08 2016 10:46
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Bohris C et al, 2015: Improvement of SWL Efficacy: Reduction of the Respiration-Induced Kidney Motion by Using an Abdominal Compression Plate.

Bohris C, Stief CG, Strittmatter F.
Dornier MedTech Systems , Wessling, Germany .
Department of Urology, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians-University , Munich, Germany.

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One of the obstacles for successful disintegration of stones in the kidney, and to some extent also in the proximal ureter, is a l... Read More
Friday, March 04 2016 10:36
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Taşdemir S et al, 2015: Meralgia paresthetica after the fragmentation of renal stone using extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a case report.

Taşdemir S, Ulaş ÜH, Yücel M, Çetiz A.
Department of Neurology, Gulhane Military Academy, GATA Nöroloj Etlik, Ankara, Turkey.

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Kilinc MF et al, 2015: Ureteroscopy in proximal ureteral stones after shock wave lithotripsy failure: Is it safe and efficient or dangerous?

Kilinc MF, Doluoglu OG, Karakan T, Dalkilic A, Sonmez NC, Aydogmus Y, Resorlu B.
Department of Urology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey,
Department of Urology, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey,
Department of Urology, Etimesgut Military Hospital, Ankara, Turkey,
Department of Urology, 18 Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey.

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The authors report their experience with URS after SWL-failure. The comparison was not randomized and primary URS was apparently u... Read More
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Peng CZ et al, 2015: Giant Retroperitoneal Abscess Following Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Peng CZ, How CK.
Emergency Department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan.

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Tsakaldimis G et al, 2015: Tumor necrosis factor A and interleucin 6 serum values in patients undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones.

Tsakaldimis G, Bantis A, Zissimopoulos A, Kalaitzis C, Gianakopoulos S, Pitiakoudis M, Polichronidis A, Touloupidis S.
Urology Department, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, PC 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University.
Thursday, February 11 2016 09:56
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Bantis A et al, 2015: Can tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-a) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) be used as prognostic markers of infection following ureteroscopic lithrotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones?

Bantis A, Tsakaldimis G, Zissimopoulos A, Kalaitzis C, Gianakopoulos S, Pitiakoudis M, Polichronidis A, Touloupidis S.
Urology Department, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, PC 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University.
Monday, February 08 2016 11:53
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Skuginna V et al, 2015: Does Stepwise Voltage Ramping Protect the Kidney from Injury During Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy? Results of a Prospective Randomized Trial.

Skuginna V, Nguyen DP, Seiler R, Kiss B, Thalmann GN, Roth B.
Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

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The title of this article is interesting and indicates that the study will give an answer to the important question on whether SWL... Read More
Monday, February 01 2016 11:44
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El-Assmy A et al, 2015: Clinically Insignificant Residual Fragments: Is It an Appropriate Term in Children?

El-Assmy A, El-Nahas AR, Harraz AM, El Demerdash Y, Elsaadany MM, El-Halwagy S, Sheir KZ.
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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The Urology and Nephrology Center at Mansoura University has a very good reputation. But this is not a paper I like. Today a stu... Read More
Friday, January 29 2016 10:26
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Acland G et al, 2015: Contemporary trends in urinary tract stone surgery, a regional perspective: Auckland, New Zealand.

Acland G, Zargar-Shoshtari K, Rice M.
Department of Urology, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

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An interesting paper. It shows similar population based trends in the use of stone therapy modalities like in Canada (Ordon M et a... Read More
Monday, January 25 2016 10:22
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Wazir BG et al, 2015: TREATMENT OF DISTAL URETERIC STONES-COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF TRANSURETERAL PNEUMATIC LITHOTRIPSY AND EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY.

Wazir BG, Orakzai AN, Nawaz A.

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The results presented in this comparative study between URS and SWL are similar to those in several other reports. The stone-free ... Read More
Friday, January 22 2016 11:35
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Omar M et al, 2015: Shared decision making: why do patients choose ureteroscopy?

Omar M, Tarplin S, Brown R, Sivalingam S, Monga M.
Stevan Streem Center for Endourology and Stone Disease, Glickman Urology and Kidney Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Q10-1, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA.

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Double-J-Stent and URS is a story difficult to understand. In the present study participants were given a scenario that if URS plu... Read More
Friday, January 15 2016 09:53
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Mathers J et al, 2015: Cardiac Dysrhythmias in Children Undergoing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Under General Anesthesia or Propofol Sedation: A Prospective, Observational Cohort Study.

Mathers J, Troncoso Solar B, Harding L, Smeulders N, Hume-Smith H.
Department of Anaesthesia, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
Department of Anaesthesia, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

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In this article the authors have recorded the occurrence of dysrhythmias in children exposed to SWL. They surprisingly noted dysrh... Read More
Wednesday, January 13 2016 11:27
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Zheng C et al, 2015: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus retrograde intrarenal surgery for treatment for renal stones 1-2 cm: a meta-analysis.

Zheng C, Yang H, Luo J, Xiong B, Wang H, Jiang Q.
Department of Urology, The People's Hospital of Bishan District, Bishan, Chongqing, 402760, China.
Department of Urology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, China.

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The abstracts’ last sentence “However, further randomized trials are needed to confirm these findings” is frequently found at the ... Read More
Monday, January 11 2016 09:47
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Schnabel MJ et al, 2015: [Shock wave lithotripsy in Germany : Results of a nationwide survey].

Schnabel MJ, Brummeisl W, Burger M, Rassweiler JJ, Knoll T, Neisius A, Chaussy CG, Fritsche HM.
Klinik für Urologie, Caritas-Krankenhaus St. Josef, Universität Regensburg, Landshuter Straße 65, 93053, Regensburg, Deutschland.

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This article is an excellent summary of the present practice of stone removal in Germany (the country in which SWL was invented an... Read More
Friday, January 08 2016 11:22
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Yürük E et al, 2015: Previous shock-wave lithotripsy treatment does not impact the outcomes of flexible ureterorenoscopy.

Yürük E, Binbay M, Akman T, Özgör F, Berberoğlu Y, Müslümanoğlu AY.
Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

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The demonstration that an intial SWL does not negatively influence the outome of a subsequent fURS procedure is valauble informati... Read More
Wednesday, December 23 2015 11:01
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Tiselius HG et al, 2015: Arguments for choosing extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for removal of urinary tract stones.

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

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Two prominent authors review every aspect of ESWL.
Monday, December 21 2015 09:30
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Türk C et al, 2015: EAU Guidelines on Interventional Treatment for Urolithiasis.

Türk C, Petřík A, Sarica K, Seitz C, Skolarikos A, Straub M, Knoll T.
Department of Urology, Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna, Austria.
Department of Urology, Region Hospital, České Budějovice, Czech Republic.
Department of Urology, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Medical University Vienna, Austria.
Second Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany.
Department of Urology, Sindelfingen-Böblingen Medical Centre, University of Tübingen, Sindelfingen, Germany.

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This is a summary of EAU Guidelines with recommendations on how to diagnose and treat stones conservatively. There are a number of... Read More
Monday, December 14 2015 10:53
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Rojas A et al, 2015: Shock wave lithotripsy, retrograde intrarenal surgery or percutaneous nephrolithotomy for lower pole renal stones?

Rojas A, Gallegos H, Salvadó JA.
Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Proyecto Epistemonikos, Santiago, Chile.
Departamento de Urología, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

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Li T et al, 2015: Supine versus Prone Position during Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy for Treating Distal Ureteral Calculi: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Li T, Gao L, Chen P, Bu S, Cao D, Yang L, Wei Q.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

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This report is a meta-analysis of treatment results following SWL with the patient in either supine or prone position (that is sho... Read More
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