SWL literature
SWL Literature

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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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University
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
Monday, May 08 2017 10:54
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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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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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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University
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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