SWL literature
SWL Literature

Nabbout P et al, 2014: Surgical management of urolithiasis in spinal cord injury patients.

Nabbout P, Slobodov G, Culkin DJ
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 920 Stanton L. Young Blvd, WP 3150, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104, USA

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A number of recommendations are given for treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Given the fact that most of these... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:28
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Xu Y et al, 2014: A meta-analysis of the efficacy of ureteroscopic lithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on ureteral calculi.

Xu Y, Lu Y, Li J, Luo S, Liu Y, Jia Z, Chen P, Guo Y, Zhao Q, Ma X, Jia S
Department of Urology, Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Chengdu, China.
Nursing Department, Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Chengdu, China.
Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Chengdu, China.

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This is an article that needs some attention because it is a meta-analysis on results from 13 comparative studies between SWL and ... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:59
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Mira Moreno A et al, 2014: Incidence of Infectious Complications after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Patients Without Associated Risk Factors.

Mira Moreno A, Montoya Lirola MD, García Tabar PJ, Galiano Baena JF, Tenza Tenza JA, Lobato Encinas JJ
Urology Department, General Hospital University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

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In a review of 366 patients treated with SWL it was concluded that in the absence of specific risk-factors, infection preventive t... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:56
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Limon O et al, 2014: Acute pancreatitis due to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a rare complication.

Limon O, Kantar FU, Sahin E, Arslan M, Ugurhan AA
Izmir University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Park Izmir Hastanesi, Yeni Girne Blv. 1825 Sk. No: 12 Karşıyaka, 35530 İzmir, Turkey

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The authors of this case report want to put the readers´ attention to the very rare risk of acute pancreatitis following SWL. It i... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:50
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Akin Y et al, 2014: Long-term effects of pediatric extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy on renal function.

Akin Y, Yucel S
Department of Urology, Harran University School of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Acibadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This article is a review of side effects and complications of SWL reported in the literature. There is no statistical analysis, ju... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:42
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Lei H et al, 2014: Low-intensity shock wave therapy and its application to erectile dysfunction.

Lei H, Liu J, Li H, Wang L, Xu Y, Tian W, Lin G, Xin Z
Andrology Center, Department of Urology, Peking University First Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Department of Urology, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Jilin, China.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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This review is a good guide for the interested reader to get into the original literature concerning this non-stone subject.... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:38
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Ozsaker E et al, 2014: The effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for pain relief during extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy procedure.

Ozsaker E, Diramali A
Department of Surgical Nursing, Nursing Faculties, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

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This is a nice study with clear cut results. Although I have some doubts concerning the design of the study: Patients were inform... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:35
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Etafy M et al, 2014: Management of lower ureteric stones: a prospective study.

Etafy M, Morsi GA, Beshir MS, Soliman SS, Galal HA, Ortiz-Vanderdys C
Jackson Health System, Miami, FL, USA.
Faculty of Medicine, Urology Department, Al-Azhar University, Assiut, Egypt.
Universidad Central de Venezuela, Escuela de Medicina Luis Carreño, Caracas, Venezuela.

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That is a very unusual publication: it collects data from patients treated in a non-randomized fashion between 2008 and 2010 in th... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:31
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Brown RD et al, 2014: Best practices in shock wave lithotripsy: a comparison of regional practice patterns.

Brown RD, De S, Sarkissian C, Monga M
Stevan B. Streem Center for Endourology & Stone Disease, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

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This is an interesting paper because it shows the real life situation which seems to be very close to the general recommendations.... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:20
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Tuncer M et al, 2014: Does Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Cause Hearing Impairment?

Tuncer M, Erdogan BA, Yazici O, Sahin C, Altin G, Faydaci G, Eryildirim B, Sarica K
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Otorhinolaryngology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey

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This paper offers many references on that subject.
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:16
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Flannigan R et al, 2014: Renal struvite stones-pathogenesis, microbiology, and management strategies.

Flannigan R, Choy WH, Chew B, Lange D
The Stone Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, Jack Bell Research Centre, 2660 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3Z6, Canada

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This review with 86 references includes only a few general comments on the use of SWL in struvite stones: “SWL is a minimally inva... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:12
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Scales CD Jr et al, 2014: Comparative Effectiveness of Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Ureteroscopy for Treating Patients With Kidney Stones.

Scales CD Jr, Lai JC, Dick AW, Hanley JM, van Meijgaard J, Setodji CM, Saigal CS; for the Urologic Diseases in America Project
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles2Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California3Department of Urology, David Ge.
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California.
RAND Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts.
Department of Health Policy and Management, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles.
RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.6Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California.

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These are important but messages. Get the original publication to enable you to precisely understand what a marginal patient is an... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:08
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Schnabel MJ et al, 2014: Antiplatelet and anticoagulative medication during shock wave lithotripsy.

Schnabel MJ, Gierth M, Bruendl J, Chaussy CG, Burger M, Fritsche HM
Department of Urology, Caritas St. Josef Medical Center, University of Regensburg , Regensburg, Germany

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This article should be read and kept in mind by everyone doing SWL therapy to be able to councel patients with antiplatelet or ant... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:02
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Demir E et al, 2014: Immediate and long-term high levels of plasma homocysteine after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in patients with renal stone disease.

Demir E, Izol V, Aridogan IA, Paydas S, Tansug Z, Erken U
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Çukurova, 01330, Adana, Turkey

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The authors describe their findings but do not explain them in detail. What comes as a surprise is a statistically significant cre... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 09:58
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Ordon M et al, 2014: The Surgical Management of Kidney Stone Disease: A Population-Based Time Series Analysis.

Ordon M, Urbach D, Mamdani M, Saskin R, D'A Honey RJ, Pace KT
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Applied Health and Research Department, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Programming & Biostatistics, Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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This is a very important publication as it demonstrates - at least for a certain geographic area - what kind of stone treatment ur... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 09:54
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Mahdavi R et al, 2014: Minimally invasive procedures for treatment of urolithiasis in transplanted kidneys.

Mahdavi R, Tavakkoli M, Taghavi R, Ghoreifi A
Division of Urology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

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Urolithiasis after kidney transplantation is a rare event. Unfortunately the authors do not report how and why the different forms... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 09:23
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Rad AJ et al, 2014: Investigation on the comparability of the light spot hydrophone and the fiber optic hydrophone in lithotripter field measurements

Rad AJ, Ueberle F, Krueger K
Department Life Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg 21033, Germany
Department Mechanical Engineering, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg 22043, Germany

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This paper digs into the problems of measuring shock wave pressure profiles. Contemporary lithotripters feature extreme high press... Read More
Monday, May 12 2014 12:59
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Kang G et al, 2014: Characterization of the shock pulse-induced cavitation bubble activities recorded by an optical fiber hydrophone

Kang G, Cho SC, Coleman AJ, Choi MJ
Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering, Jeju National University, 102 Jejudaehakno, Jeju-Si, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, 690-756, Republic of Korea
KORUST Limited, B-#716,717, Keumkang Penterium IT Tower, 282 Hagui-Ro, Dongan-Gu, Anyang-Si, Gyeonggi-Do, 431-810, Republic of Korea
Medical Physics Department, Guy's and St. Thomas' National Health Service Foundation Trust, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EH, United Kingdom
Department of Medicine, Jeju National University, 102 Jejudaehakno, Jeju-Si, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, 690-756, Republic of Korea

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Shock wave pressure measurements by optical fibre hydrophones (FOPH) usually provide pressure signals which are well correlated wi... Read More
Monday, May 05 2014 12:56
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Elkoushy MA et al, 2011: Factors Determining Stone-free Rate in Shock Wave Lithotripsy Using Standard Focus of Storz Modulith SLX-F2 Lithotripter

Elkoushy MA, Hassan JA, Morehouse DD, Anidjar M, Andonian S
Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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A good paper that may stimulate thinking. The 0.66 EQ of the MODULITH SLX-F2 was similar to the EQ of 0.64-0.67 of the HM3 litho... Read More
Thursday, September 29 2011 07:43
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Perez Castro E et al, 2014: Differences in Ureteroscopic Stone Treatment and Outcomes for Distal, Mid-, Proximal, or Multiple Ureteral Locations: The Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society Ureteroscopy Global Study

Perez Castro E, Osther PJ, Jinga V, Razvi H, Stravodimos KG, Parikh K, Kural AR, de la Rosette JJ; on behalf of the CROES Ureteroscopy Global Study Group
Department of Urology, Clínica La Luz, Madrid, Spain
Department of Urology, Fredericia Hospital (part of Hospital Littlebelt, University of Southern Denmark), Fredericia, Denmark
Department of Urology, Prof. Dr. Th. Burghele Hospital, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Department of Urology, Athens Medical School, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
Department of Urology, Shyam Urosurgical, Ahmedabad, India
Department of Urology, Bilim University, Istanbul, Turkey
Department of Urology, AMC University Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Although this article not at all deals with SWL, it is nevertheless of interest in this regard. The reason is that for removal of ... Read More
Tuesday, April 22 2014 06:08
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Wagenlehner FM et al, 2014: Fosfomycin trometamol (3,000 mg) in perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis of healthcare-associated infections after endourological interventions: a narrative review

Wagenlehner FM, Thomas PM, Naber KG
Klinik und Poliklinik für Urologie, Kinderurologie und Andrologie, Universitätsklinikum Giessen und Marburg - Standort Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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SWL is only a minor aspect in this publication. Peter Alken
Monday, April 14 2014 14:18
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Schnabel MJ et al, 2014: Incidence and risk factors of renal hematoma: a prospective study of 1,300 SWL treatments

Schnabel MJ, Gierth M, Chaussy CG, Dötzer K, Burger M, Fritsche HM
Department of Urology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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Hematoma after SWL is such a rare event that the authors stated: "Due to the low number of events, this study lacks a complete sta... Read More
Monday, March 31 2014 14:16
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Wood KD et al, 2014: Medical expulsive therapy

Wood KD, Gorbachinsky I, Gutierrez J
Department of Urology, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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In this review on the well accepted use of medical expulsive therapy the last reference - even though being also 4 years old - is ... Read More
Tuesday, February 25 2014 14:13
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Gross AJ et al, 2014: Managing caliceal stones

Gross AJ, Knipper S, Netsch C
Department of Urology, Asklepios Hospital Barmbek, 22291 Hamburg, Germany

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This is a review article on all treatment modalities for calyceal stones. Peter Alken
Friday, February 21 2014 14:12
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Alp BF et al, 2014: Inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase prevents shock wave therapy induced renal injury

Alp BF, Malkoc E, Demirer Z, Guragac A, Turker T, Altayli E, Ozcan A, Uysal B, Topal T, Akgul EO, Yildirim I, Guven A
Department of Urology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey

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The rat kidney is a monopapillary kidney with a size of apr. 20x10x10 mm. This and the fact that the organ is not much bigger than... Read More
Tuesday, February 18 2014 14:09
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Indeed, referring to Peter's comment above, torturing rats under these circumstances has little use beyond accumulating research p... Read More
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Ferroni MC et al, 2014: Acute renal vein thrombus and renal atrophy following shock wave lithotripsy: a unique complication

Ferroni MC, Turner RM 2nd, Semins MJ
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Tuesday, February 11 2014 13:01
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Hussein A et al, 2014: The Role of Plain Radiography in Predicting Renal Stone Fragmentation by Shockwave Lithotripsy in the Era of Noncontrast Multidetector Computed Tomography

Hussein A, Anwar A, Abol-Nasr M, Ramadan E, Shaaban A
Department of Urology, Minia University , El-Minia, Egypt

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Nice study in a time when the radiation exposure due the uncritical use of CT is debated and for those where KUB and IVU are still... Read More
Friday, February 07 2014 14:06
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Li X et al, 2014: Shock Wave Induces Biological Renal Damage by Activating Excessive Inflammatory Responses in Rat Model

Li X, Long Q, Cheng X, He D
Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital, Medical College, Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 277 Yanta West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, 710061, China

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This is an extensive study on the shock wave effects on rat kidneys. Reading manuscripts on the experimentally induced SWL renal t... Read More
Wednesday, February 05 2014 14:05
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Ngee-Ming G et al, 2014: Complementary approaches to decreasing discomfort during shockwave lithotripsy (SWL)

Ngee-Ming G, Tamsin D, Rai BP, Somani BK
Department of Urology, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK

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Carpentier X et al, 2014: [Update for the management of kidney stones in 2013. Stone group comity of the French association of Urology]

Carpentier X, Meria P, Bensalah K, Chabannes E, Estrade V, Denis E, Yonneau L, Mozer P, Hadjadj H, Hoznek A, Traxer O
Service d'urologie, hôpital Archet 2, 151, route de Saint-Antoine-de-Ginestière, BP 1069, 06002 Nice cedex 1, France
CHU Saint-Louis, 75010 Paris, France
CHU de Rennes, 35203 Rennes, France
CHU de Besançon, 25030 Besançon, France
CHR d'Angoulême, 16000 Angoulême, France
CHU Lyon-Sud, 69004 Lyon, France
Hôpital Foch, 92150 Suresnes, France
CHU Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013 Paris, France
77400 Lagny-sur-Marne, France
CHU Mondor, 94010 Créteil, France
CHU Tenon, 75020 Paris, France

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Tuesday, January 28 2014 12:53
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Elderwy AA et al, 2014: Dissolution Therapy versus Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Radiolucent Renal Stones in Children: A Prospective Study

Elderwy AA, Kurkar A, Hussein A, Abozeid H, Hammodda HM, Ibraheim AF
Pediatric Urology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Pediatric Nephrology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Radiology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

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A good paper. The authors rightly state: "Oral alkalization therapy for uric acid renal stones is established in the literature as... Read More
Friday, January 24 2014 14:01
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Resorlu B et al, 2014: Time to say good bye to shockwave lithotripsy?

Resorlu B, Sancak EB, Akbas A, Gulpinar MT
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey

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This is a letter to the editor in which the author emphasizes the advantages of SWL in terms of non-invasiveness, low rate of comp... Read More
Monday, April 21 2014 13:59
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Cone EB et al, 2014: Cost-Effectiveness Comparison of Renal Calculi Treated with Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy Versus Shockwave Lithotripsy

Cone EB, Eisner BH, Ursiny M, Pareek G
Division of Urology, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University School of Medicine , Durham, North Carolina

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Economic analyses are of significance only for that country and health organization system in which they are carried out. In this ... Read More
Monday, March 24 2014 13:56
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Hwang I et al, 2014: Factors influencing the failure of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy with Piezolith 3000 in the management of solitary ureteral stone

Hwang I, Jung SI, Kim KH, Hwang EC, Yu HS, Kim SO, Kang TW, Kwon DD, Park K
Department of Urology, Chonnam National University, 42, Jebongno, Gwangju, Donggu, 501-757, Republic of Korea

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The authors report data from 90 patients with ureteral stones treated during a period of 78 months. This means that in average onl... Read More
Wednesday, February 26 2014 13:54
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Rassweiler J et al, 2014: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: An opinion on its future

Rassweiler J, Rassweiler MC, Frede T, Alken P
Department of Urology, SLK Kliniken Heilbronn, Germany
Department of Urology, Medical School of Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Department of Urology, Helios Kliniken Müllheim, Germany

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This is an interesting and considerate report of the present trends in stone removal as well the future perspective of SWL. Shortc... Read More
Monday, February 24 2014 13:52
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Nafie S et al, 2014: Efficacy of a mobile lithotripsy service: A one-year review of 222 patients

Nafie S, Dyer JE, Minhas JS, Mills JA, Khan MA
Department of Urology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust , Leicester , UK

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This is an article that is of great interest by showing that operator experience and a solid organisation play important roles for... Read More
Thursday, February 13 2014 13:49
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Singh BP et al, 2014: Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery vs Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Intermediate Size Inferior Pole Calculi: A Prospective Assessment of Objective and Subjective Outcomes

Singh BP, Prakash J, Sankhwar SN, Dhakad U, Sankhwar PL, Goel A, Kumar M
Department of Urology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India
Department of Rheumatology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India

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All patients treated with SWL were obviously treated with > 1 session and the total number of treatments were thus 47 (1.34). That... Read More
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Ozgür BC et al, 2014: Pediatric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: Multi-institutional results

Ozgür BC, Irkilata L, Ekici M, Hoscan MB, Sarici H, Yücetürk CN, Karakan T, Atilla MK, Hasçiçek AM, Eroglu M
Ankara Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Altindag - Turkey

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Eterović D et al, 2014: Are we estimating the adverse effects of shock-wave lithotripsy on a faulty scale?

Eterović D, Situm M, Marković V, Kuna K, Punda A
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Split and Department of Medical Physics, University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia
Department of Urology, University Hospital Split and University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Split and University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital Sisters of Charity, Zagreb, Croatia

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Most patients with urine flow obstruction present with stones in the ureter and they are accordingly treated with shockwaves that ... Read More
Monday, January 27 2014 13:38
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Mokhless IA et al, 2014: Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Monotherapy Versus Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Stones 10 to 20 mm in Preschool Children: A Prospective, Randomized Study

Mokhless IA, Abdeldaeim HM, Saad A, Zahran AR
Urology Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

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How stones best should be removed from the urinary tract in young children remains a matter of debate. The authors of this report ... Read More
Thursday, January 23 2014 13:36
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Erturham S et al, 2014: Limitation of hif-1α with pentoxifillyne on renal tubular ischemia result of hiperoxaluria and ESWL

Erturham S, Bayrak O, Seckiner I, Celik M, Karakok M
Department of Urology. Department of Anatomopathology. Gaziantep University. Gaziantep. Turkey

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Wednesday, January 22 2014 14:07
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Gruenwald I et al, 2013: Shockwave treatment of erectile dysfunction

Gruenwald I, Appel B, Kitrey ND, Vardi Y
Neuro-Urology Unit, Rambam Medical Center and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa 34679, Israel

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This article reviews briefly the background to a possible effect of LI-ESWT on erectile dysfunction and summarises the authors' ex... Read More
Tuesday, January 21 2014 10:03
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Chabannes É et al, 2013: [Management of adult's renal and ureteral stones. Update of the Lithiasis Committee of the French association of urology (CLAFU). General considerations]

Chabannes É, Bensalah K, Carpentier X, Bringer JP, Conort P, Denis É, Dore B, Estrade V, Gautier JR, Hadjadj H, Hubert J, Hoznek A, Lechevallier É, Meria P, Mozer P, Saussine C, Yonneau L, Traxer O; Comité lithiase de l'AFU.
CHU de Besançon, 25030 Besançon, France

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Friday, January 17 2014 14:12
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Torricelli FC et al, 2013: Surgical management of bladder stones: literature review

Torricelli FC, Mazzucchi E, Danilovic A, Coelho RF, Srougi M
Divisão de Urologia, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil

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The article is a review of how bladder stones best should be treated. The basic concept for management of patients with bladder st... Read More
Thursday, January 16 2014 09:58
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Srivastava A et al, 2013: Management of 1-2 cm renal stones

Srivastava A, Chipde SS
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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This review does not use statistical means to weigh the value of the different procedures. Peter Alken
Wednesday, January 15 2014 09:56
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Tailly GG, 2013: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy today

Tailly GG
Department of Urology, AZ klina, Augustijnslei, Brasschaat, Belgium

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This article is a very useful review of the history of SWL; the specific features of different lithotripters and a detailed discus... Read More
Tuesday, January 14 2014 09:53
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Argüelles-Salido E et al, 2014: Prediction of the energy required for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of certain stones composition using simple radiology and computerized axial tomography

Argüelles-Salido E, Campoy-Martínez P, Aguilar-García J, Podio-Lora V, Medina-López R
Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Urología y Nefrología, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, España
Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Diagnóstico por la Imagen, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, España
Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Laboratorios Clínicos, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, España

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The authors report in vitro results of stone disintegration and concluded in line with several other studies that COM stones are h... Read More
Friday, January 10 2014 09:50
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Manzoor S et al, 2013: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) vs. ureterorenoscopic (URS) manipulation in proximal ureteric stone

Manzoor S, Hashmi AH, Sohail MA, Mahar F, Bhatti S, Khuhro AQ
Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi
Department of Urology, PMC Hospital, Nawabshah

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This randomized controlled study will make it into guideline panels. A detailed view on the data suggests that case selection coul... Read More
Thursday, January 09 2014 09:47
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Nakabori T et al, 2013: Ceftriaxone-associated urolithiasis treated with ureteral stenting and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Nakabori T, Fukunaga M, Hayashi S, Yamamoto K, Ichiba M, Inada M
Department of Internal Medicine, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital, Toyonaka, Japan

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This is just a short report on ceftriaxone urolithiasis. This is an unusual complication that developed during treatment with this... Read More
Monday, January 06 2014 09:39
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Adanur S et al, 2014: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the treatment of radiolucent renal stones in children: is it different opaque stone treatment?

Adanur S, Ziypak T, Sancaktutar AA, Tepeler A, Reşorlu B, Söylemez H, Dağgülli M, Ozbey I, Unsal A
Department of Urology, Medical Faculty, School of Medicine, Ataturk University, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey

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SWL is only a minor theme in this article. Peter Alken
Friday, January 03 2014 09:36
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Toepker M et al, 2014: Dual Energy Computerized Tomography with a Split Bolus: A 1-Stop Shop for Patients with Suspected Urinary Stones?

Toepker M, Kuehas F, Kienzl D, Herwig R, Spazierer E, Krauss B, Weber M, Seitz C, Ringl H
Department of Radiology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Department of Urology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Healthcare Sector, Siemens AG, Forchheim, Germany

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This article is not directly related to SWL, but describes an important improvement of the radiological examination. Although most... Read More
Thursday, January 02 2014 09:34
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Zavitsanos PJ et al, 2013: Low Methodological and Reporting Quality of Randomized, Controlled Trials of Devices to Treat Urolithiasis

Zavitsanos PJ, Bird VG, Mince KA, Neuberger MM, Dahm P
Department of Urology, University of Florida and Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville (PD), Florida

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This is a very important article not only to educate people to improve the quality of research but also to stimulate the reader fo... Read More
Thursday, December 05 2013 09:31
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Yu C et al, 2013: A systematic review and meta-analysis of new onset hypertension after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Yu C, Longfei L, Long W, Feng Z, Jiping N, Mao L, Lin Q, Hequn C
Department of Urology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, 410000, Hunan, China

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The possible risk of developing hypertension as a result of SWL is a subject that has been continuously discussed during the past ... Read More
Wednesday, December 04 2013 09:29
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Bas O et al, 2013: Comparison of shock wave lithotripsy, flexible ureterorenoscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotripsy on moderate size renal pelvis stones

Bas O, Bakirtas H, Sener NC, Ozturk U, Tuygun C, Goktug HN, Imamoglu MA
Department of Urology, Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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This is a retrospective study. The "treatment method was chosen according to the surgeons' and patient's preference." One of the a... Read More
Tuesday, December 03 2013 09:27
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Dellis AE et al, 2014: Role of α-blockers in the Treatment of Stent-related Symptoms: A Prospective Randomized Control Study

Dellis AE, Keeley FX Jr, Manolas V, Skolarikos AA
Second Department of Surgery, University of Athens, Aretaieion Hospital, Chalandri, Athens, Greece
Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, United Kingdom
First Department of Urology, University General Hospital of Athens, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
Second Department of Urology, University of Athens, Sismanoglio Hospital, Northern Athens, Greece

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2/3 of the 150 patients in this study were treated with SWL. The paper focusses not on SWL but on the stent related morbidity. Li... Read More
Monday, December 02 2013 09:25
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Sener NC et al, 2013: Prospective randomized trial comparing shock wave lithotripsy and flexible ureterorenoscopy for lower pole stones smaller than 1 cm

Sener NC, Abdurrahim Imamoglu M, Bas O, Ozturk U, Goksel Goktug HN, Tuygun C, Bakirtas H
Department of Urology, Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ministry of Health, Adana, Turkey

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This report is one of many that demonstrate a better outcome of flexible URS than of SWL when stones in the lower calyx are treate... Read More
Friday, November 29 2013 09:21
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Koopman SG et al, 2013: Management of stones associated with intrarenal stenosis: infundibular stenosis and caliceal diverticulum

Koopman SG, Fuchs G
Department of Urology, Cedars-Sinai , Los Angeles, California

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The manuscript mainly deals with RIRS. There are no details given on the technique of combined SWL+RIRS used in 20% of the cases. ... Read More
Tuesday, November 26 2013 09:03
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Salem HK et al, 2013: Slow Delivery Rate versus Rapid Delivery Rate Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) for Pediatric Renal Urolithiasis: a Prospective Randomized Study

Salem HK, Fathy H, El Fayoumy H, Ali H, Ghonium A, Mohseen MA, Hegazy AE
Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

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In accordance with numerous studies in adults it was shown in this randomized study on paediatric patients that shockwaves deliver... Read More
Monday, November 25 2013 09:01
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Martov A et al, 2014: Investigation of differences between nanosecond electropulse and electrohydraulic methods of lithotripsy: A comparative in-vitro study of efficacy

Martov A, Gudkov A, Diamant V, Chepovetsky G, Lerner M
Department of Urology, Federal Medical and Biological Agency , Moscow, Russia

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The article deals with lithotripsy devices that are used in endourological procedures like PNL or URS. This is the first publicati... Read More
Monday, November 18 2013 08:50
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Liu LR et al, 2013: Percussion, diuresis, and inversion therapy for the passage of lower pole kidney stones following shock wave lithotripsy

Liu LR, Li QJ, Wei Q, Liu ZH, Xu Y
Department of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37, Guo Xue Xiang, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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The addition of a regimencomprising percussion, diuresis and inversion in order to clear the lower calyx system from residual frag... Read More
Friday, November 15 2013 08:48
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Matlaga BR et al, 2014: Management Patterns of Medicare Patients Undergoing Treatment for Upper Urinary Tract Calculi

Matlaga BR, Meckley LM, Kim M, Byrne TW
James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , Baltimore, Maryland

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This is a surprise paper in several aspects. 1 The author is a urologist. The three co-authors are employees of Boston Scientific... Read More
Thursday, November 14 2013 08:46
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Bourdoumis A et al, 2014: Thromboprophylaxis and bleeding diathesis in minimally invasive stone surgery

Bourdoumis A, Stasinou T, Kachrilas S, Papatsoris AG, Buchholz N, Masood J
Endourology and Stones Services, Barts Health NHS Trust, 9th Floor, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB, UK
Department of Urology, North Devon District Hospital NHS Trust, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 4HX, UK
2nd Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Sismanoglio General Hospital, 1 Sismanogleiou Street, 14578 Athens, Greece

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This is a useful article with information on how to clinically manage patients with bleeding disorders and anticoagulation treatme... Read More
Wednesday, November 13 2013 08:42
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Jee JK et al, 2013: Efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in pediatric and adolescent urolithiasis

Jee JY, Kim SD, Cho WY
Department of Urology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea

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In this report of SWL results in 50 paediatric and adolescent patients the overall success rate was approximately 91%. Although th... Read More
Monday, November 11 2013 08:38
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Weaver J et al, 2014: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for upper tract urolithiasis

Weaver J, Monga M
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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This is a timely review of the literature on the pros and cons and the forefront of SWL application. Peter Alken... Read More
Friday, November 08 2013 08:36
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Ozturk U et al, 2013: Comparison of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, and Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery for Lower Pole Renal Calculi 10-20 mm

Ozturk U, Sener NC, Goktug HN, Nalbant I, Gucuk A, Imamoglu MA
Department of Urology, Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazit Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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If one compares the results of the present retrospective analysis with the well-known "Lower Pole -1 study" (Albala DM et al.: A p... Read More
Thursday, October 31 2013 14:37
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Rassweiler J et al, 2013. The past, present and future of minimally invasive therapy in urology: a review and speculative outlook

Rassweiler J, Rassweiler MC, Kenngott H, Frede T, Michel MS, Alken P, Clayman R
Department of Urology, SLK Kliniken Heilbronn, University of Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Germany

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The authors present their visions for treatment not only of urolithiasis, but also of renal and prostate tumours. One important po... Read More
Wednesday, October 30 2013 14:34
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Okada A et al, 2013: Impact of official technical training for urologists on the efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy

Okada A, Yasui T, Taguchi K, Niimi K, Hirose Y, Hamamoto S, Ando R, Kubota Y, Umemoto Y, Tozawa K, Sasaki S, Hayashi Y, Kohri K
Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

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Hans-Göran Tiselius commented the publication of Kumar A et al. in this review series (Kumar A et al.: A Prospective Randomized Co... Read More
Tuesday, October 29 2013 14:30
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Cannata F et al, 2013: Total Intravenous Anesthesia using Remifentanil in Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL). Comparison of two dosages: a randomized clinical trial

Cannata F, Spinoglio A, Di Marco P, Luzi M, Canneti A, Ricciuti G, Reale C
Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care University of Rome "Sapienza",Italy

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Monday, October 28 2013 13:36
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Netsch C et al, 2013: [Calyceal stones]

Netsch C, Gross AJ
Abteilung für Urologie, Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Rübenkamp 220, 22291 Hamburg, Deutschland

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This CME article is written in German and contains only minor information on SWL therapy of calyceal stones. Peter Alken... Read More
Friday, October 25 2013 14:25
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Yesil S et al, 2013: Previous Open Renal Surgery Increased Vascular Complications in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Compared with Primary and Secondary PCNL and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Patients: A Retrospective Study

Yesil S, Ozturk U, Goktug HN, Tuygun C, Nalbant I, Imamoglu MA
Department of Urology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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As had to be expected a previous ESWL did not lead to increased complications during a secondary PNL. Peter Alken... Read More
Wednesday, October 23 2013 14:20
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Garg M et al, 2013: Are there long-term effects of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in paediatric patients?

Garg M, Goel A, Kumar A

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This is just a comment to a previously published report without need of a comment. Hans-Göran Tiselius
Friday, October 18 2013 14:13
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Hameed DA et al, 2013: Comparing non contrast computerized tomography criteria versus dual X-ray absorptiometry as predictors of radio-opaque upper urinary tract stone fragmentation after electromagnetic shockwave lithotripsy

Hameed DA, Elgammal MA, Elganainy EO, Hageb A, Mohammed K, El-Taher AM, Mostafa MM, Ahmed AI
Urology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt

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By comparing x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and CT-examinations to get measures of stone mineral content and Hounsfield units, the aut... Read More
Wednesday, October 16 2013 14:08
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Traxer O et al, 2013: Extracorporeal lithotripsy endoscopically controlled by ureterorenoscopy (LECURS): a new concept for the treatment of kidney stones-first clinical experience using digital ureterorenoscopes

Traxer O, Letendre J
Urology Department, Tenon Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University, 4 rue de la Chine, Paris Cedex 20, 75970, France

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I remember the surprising video on combined URS+SWL that G. Fuchs (Reference 4: Patel A, Fuchs GJ (1997) Expanding the horizons of... Read More
Tuesday, October 15 2013 14:05
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Kumar A et al, 2013: A Prospective Randomized Comparison Between Shockwave Lithotripsy and Semirigid Ureteroscopy for Upper Ureteral Stones

Kumar A, Nanda B, Kumar N, Kumar R, Vasudeva P, Mohanty NK
Department of Urology, Vardhman Mahaveer Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital , New Delhi, India

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This article is one of several prospective randomized comparisons between SWL and URS for removal of of 82.2% and 86.6% clearly d... Read More
Monday, October 14 2013 14:02
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Zhu X et al, 2013: Retrograde, Antegrade, and Laparoscopic Approaches to the Management of Large Upper Ureteral Stones After Shockwave Lithotripsy Failure: A Four-Year Retrospective Study

Zhu H, Ye X, Xiao X, Chen X, Zhang Q, Wang H
Department of Urology, General Hospital of Armed Police Forces of China , Beijing, China

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There is no information on the details of the primary SWL treatment and the reasons for failures. Peter Alken
Friday, October 11 2013 13:56
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Yang TK et al, 2013: Body mass index and buttock circumference are independent predictors of disintegration failure in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral calculi

Yang TK, Yang HJ, Lee LM, Liao CH
Department of Surgery, Yonghe branch, Cardinal Tien Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan

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Similar to the result in numerous previous reports the authors found that success with SWL was inversely related to the stone burd... Read More
Tuesday, October 08 2013 13:49
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Jindal T, 2013: The risk of radiation exposure to assisting staff in urological procedures: a literature review

Jindal T
Department of Urology, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, India

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Only one publication from 1992 in this literature review deals with SWL. The other 8 publications are on PNL and URS. The conclusi... Read More
Monday, October 07 2013 13:48
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Tourchi A et al, 2013: Disseminated tuberculosis after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy in an AIDS patient presenting with urosepsis

Tourchi A, Ebadi M, Hosseinzadeh A, Shabaninia M
Division of Pediatric Urology, Brady Urological Institute, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Friday, September 27 2013 14:20
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Philippou P et al, 2013: Does previous failed ESWL have a negative impact of on the outcome of ureterorenoscopy? A matched pair analysis

Philippou P, Payne D, Davenport K, Timoney AG, Keeley FX
Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB, UK

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It is of note that in this matched pair analysis between patients primarily treated with URS and those treated with URS after fail... Read More
Thursday, September 26 2013 13:33
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Fahmy N et al, 2013: Urinary Expression of Novel Tissue Markers of Kidney Injury Following Ureteroscopy, Shock Wave Lithotripsy and in Normal Healthy Controls

Fahmy N, Sener A, Sabbisetti V, Nott L, Lang RM, Welk B, Mendez-Probst CE, Macphee RA, Vaneerdewijk S, Cadieux PA, Bonventre J, Razvi H
London, Ontario, Canada, University of Western Ontario, Surgery, Division of Urology, 339 Windermere Road, LHSC-UH, C4-208, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5A5, 519-685-8500x 33353

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This is the second report on urinary KIM-1 levels in controls and stone patients before and after SWL in this review series. What ... Read More
Wednesday, September 25 2013 13:31
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Hatipoğlu NK et al, 2013: Antioxidant Signal and Kidney Injury Molecule-1 Levels in Shockwave Lithotripsy Induced Kidney Injury

Hatipoğlu NK, Evliyaoğlu O, Işık B, Bodakçi MN, Bozkurt Y, Sancaktutar AA, Söylemez H, Atar M, Penbegül N, Yünce M, Dağgulli M
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University , Diyarbakır, Turkey

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Like several other similar studies in search for acute injurious effects of SWL, this report presents data on discrete changes in ... Read More
Tuesday, September 24 2013 13:29
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Leong WS et al, 2013: Does Simultaneous Inversion During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Improve Stone Clearance: A Long-term, Prospective, Single-blind, Randomized Controlled Study

Leong WS, Liong ML, Liong YV, Wu DB, Lee SW
Department of Urology, Lam Wah Ee Hospital, Penang, Malaysia

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A well conducted study. My conclusion is: Inversion does not improve the SWL results. The retreatment rate is high: Concerning... Read More
Monday, September 23 2013 13:16
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Foda K et al, 2013: Calculating the number of shock waves, expulsion time, and optimum stone parameters based on noncontrast computerized tomography characteristics

Foda K, Abdeldaeim H, Youssif M, Assem A
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt

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In this report from Egypt the authors have presented formulas for "predicting" the number of shockwaves and the time to fragment e... Read More
Friday, September 20 2013 13:14
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Lao M et al, 2013: High Recurrence Rate at 5-Year Followup in Children after Upper Urinary Tract Stone Surgery

Lao M, Kogan BA, White MD, Feustel PJ
Urological Institute of Northeastern New York, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York

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A small low quality study on urolithiasis in children: The authors state: "For patients to be included, they had to have been con... Read More
Thursday, September 19 2013 13:12
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Liu J et al, 2013: Comparative Study between Three Analgesic Agents for the Pain Management during Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Liu J, Zang YJ
Yun-Jiang Zang, Department of Urologic Surgery, Weifang People's Hospital, 151 Guangwen Street, Kuiwen District, Weifang, Shandong, China

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The results concerning the different methods of analgesia were to be expected according to what is known from the literature. Two ... Read More
Tuesday, September 17 2013 13:08
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Dincel N et al, 2013: Are small residual stone fragments really insignificant in children?

Dincel N, Resorlu B, Unsal A, Tepeler A, Silay MS, Armağan A, Diri A, Sancaktutar AA, Ziypak T, Mir S
Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Ege University, Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

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The authors discuss in this article the relevance of the term CIRF. This issue is in no way new and has been a matter of debate as... Read More
Monday, August 19 2013 12:56
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Zolfaghari A et al, 2013: Renal vascular Doppler resistance after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Zolfaghari A, Ghadirpour A, Tarzamni MK, Goldust M, Mirabad MR, Nezami N
Department of Urology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

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It is not stated if ramping and pausing was used in the treatment sessions. Obviously only one value was recorded during each meas... Read More
Monday, August 12 2013 12:49
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Hatipoglu NK et al, 2013: Comparison of Shockwave Lithotripsy and Microperc for Treatment of Kidney Stones in Children

Hatipoglu NK, Sancaktutar AA, Tepeler A, Bodakci MN, Penbegul N, Atar M, Bozkurt Y, Soylemez H, Silay MS, Istanbulluoglu OM, Akman T, Armağan A
Dicle University, Urology, Dicle University of Department of Urology, Diyarbakır, Turkey, 21280

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"This is the first study comparing the outcomes of SWL and microperc in the treatment of kidney stone in children" and it shows go... Read More
Monday, July 22 2013 12:41
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Prakash J et al, 2013: Re: El-Halwagy et al.: Shock wave lithotripsy of vesical stones in patients with infravesical obstruction: an underused noninvasive approach (Urology 2013;81:508-510)

Prakash J, Goel A, Garg Y

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This Letter to the Editor is just a short remark to a previously published article on SWL for bladder stones. In selected cases SW... Read More
Monday, July 15 2013 12:39
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Senyucel MF et al, 2013: Evaluation of contralateral kidney, liver and lung after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in rabbits

Senyucel MF, Boybeyi O, Ayva S, Aslan MK, Soyer T, Demet AI, Kısa U, Basar M, Cakmak MA
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kırıkkale University, Kırıkkale, Turkey

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Peter Alken
This study has several problems in its design: 1. It is not stated if the control group (CG) had 3 times anesthesia like the trea... Read More
Monday, July 08 2013 12:37
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Panah A et al, 2013: Factors predicting success of emergency extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (eESWL) in ureteric calculi-a single centre experience from the United Kingdom (UK)

Panah A, Patel S, Bourdoumis A, Kachrilas S, Buchholz N, Masood J
Endourology and Stone Services, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
The advantage of early- emergency - SWL for removal of ureteral stones is an attractive therapeutic approach which previously has ... Read More
Monday, July 01 2013 12:35
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Pei YV, 2013: Intrahepatic hematoma requiring hepatic artery embolization: a rare complication of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Pey YV
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 110 South Paca St, Suite 6200, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Hepatic hematoma is an extremely rare complication of SWL and only described in few cases. According to the CT-image the bleeding ... Read More
Friday, June 21 2013 12:31
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Bhojani N et al, 2013: Shockwave lithotripsy-new concepts and optimizing treatment parameters

Bhojani N, Lingeman JE
Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA

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Peter Alken
A valuable review with 76 references. Peter Alken
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:26
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Gharaei B et al, 2013: Opioid-sparing effect of preemptive bolus low-dose ketamine for moderate sedation in opioid abusers undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a randomized clinical trial

Gharaei B, Jafari A, Aghamohammadi H, Kamranmanesh M, Poorzamani M, Elyassi H, Rostamian B, Salimi A
Anesthesiology Research Center, Labbafinejad Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Peter Alken
There are no details related to the shock wave application as such in this anaesthesiological publication. As a clinician you shou... Read More
Tuesday, June 18 2013 09:03
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Yilmaz B et al, 2012: An FDTD-based computer simulation platform for shock wave propagation in electrohydraulic lithotripsy

Yılmaz B, Ciftçi E
Abdullah Gül University, Biomedical Engineering Department, Kayseri, Turkey

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Peter Alken
This computer simulation model should principally allow evaluating the performance of a shock wave generator and its transmission ... Read More
Friday, June 14 2013 08:58
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Lee HY et al, 2013: Risk Factors Survey for Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy-Induced Renal Hematoma

Lee HY, Yang YH, Shen JT, Jang MY, Shih PM, Wu WJ, Huang CH, Chou YH, Juan YS
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital , Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
In this study analysis of risk factors for hematoma following SWL was carried out. The frequency of hematoma formation was low; 0.... Read More
Thursday, June 13 2013 08:56
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D'A Honey RJ et al, 2012: A Prospective Study Examining the Incidence of Bacteriuria and Urinary Tract Infection After Shock Wave Lithotripsy with Targeted Antibiotic Prophylaxis

D'A Honey RJ, Ordon M, Ghiculete D, Wiesenthal JD, Kodama R, Pace KT
Division of Urology, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Peter Alken
That scores 1:0 for the EAU. Peter Alken
Wednesday, June 12 2013 08:54
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Wong KA et al, 2013: Management of stones in renal transplant

Wong KA, Olsburgh J
Renal Transplant and Urology Department, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

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Treating stones in transplanted kidneys is a delicate procedure and great care should be exerted in order to reduce the tissue tra... Read More
Tuesday, June 11 2013 08:52
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Akça O et al, 2013: Obesity might not be a disadvantage for SWL treatment in children with renal stone

Akça O, Horuz R, Boz MY, Kafkasli A, Gökhan O, Göktaş C, Sarica K
Department of Urology, Kartal Training and Research Hospital, 34890 Cevizli/Istanbul, Turkey

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Peter Alken
That´s what I thought. Peter Alken
Monday, June 10 2013 08:49
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Griebling TL, 2013: Re: safety of ESWL in elderly: evaluation of independent predictors and comorbidity on stone-free rate and complications

Griebling TL

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Peter Alken
This is just a short editorial comment that does not need any further comments.
Monday, May 20 2013 08:42
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