Fawzy AM. et al., 2021: Contralateral Coupling during SWL for Stones in Ectopic Kidney: Is It Feasible?

Iremashvili V, Li S, Dresner SL, Best SL, Hedican SP, Nakada SY.
Faculty of Medicine, Minia Urology and Nephrology University Hospital, Minia University, Minia, Egypt.
Nile SWL Center, Minia, Egypt.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypt.

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It is well recognized that treatment of stones in ectopic kidneys is a demanding task. This report clearly emphasizes the need and... Read More
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Huang YP. et al., 2021: Effect of low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy on nocturnal penile tumescence and rigidity and penile haemodynamics

Huang YP, Liu W, Liu YD, Zhang M, Xu SR, Lu MJ.
Department of Urology, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Institute of Andrology, Shanghai, China.

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Within a year “consecutive ED patients over 18 years of age were enrolled”, who presented “erectile complaint more than 6 months.”... Read More
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Iremashvili V. et al., 2021: Gender-related differences in the risk factors for repeat stone surgery

Iremashvili V, Li S, Dresner SL, Best SL, Hedican SP, Nakada SY.
Department of Urology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation Centennial Building, 1685 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53705, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation Centennial Building, 1685 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53705, USA.

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It is commonly accepted that patients should be given recurrence preventive treatment after active removal or passage of stone. Th... Read More
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Lee YC. et al., 2021: Therapeutic effect of Low intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Li-ESWT) on diabetic bladder dysfunction in a rat model

Lee YC, Hsieh TJ, Tang FH, Jhan JH, Lin KL, Juan YS, Wang HS, Long CY.
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy Research Center, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Graduate Institute of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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The only objection I have to the study is that both, the induction of the diabetes and the ESWT were acute experiments not compara... Read More
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Scroppo FI. et al., 2021: Li-Eswt improves hemodynamic parameters thus suggesting neoangiogenesis in patients with vascular erectile dysfunction

Scroppo FI, Pezzoni F, Gaeta F, Pastore LA, Malfatto M, Cai T, Capogrosso P, Dehò F, Zucchi A.
Department of Urology and Andrology, Ospedale di Circolo and Macchi Foundation, Varese, Italy.
Centro Medico Unisalus, Milano, Italy.
Surgery Department, Urology and Andrology Unit; Military Hospital of Milan, Milano, Italy.
"La Sapienza" University of Rome; Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine; Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies; Urology Univ, Latina, Italy.
University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
Department of Urology, Santa Chiara Regional Hospital, Trento, Italy.
Department of Translationals Research and New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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Numerous clinical studies have shown that Li-ESWT can improve erectile function, particularly in patients with vasculogenic ED. Bu... Read More
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Yazici CM. et al., 2021: Does extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy before retrograde intrarenal surgery complicates the surgery for upper ureter stone? The results of the RIRSearch group

Yazici CM, Siddikoglu D, Cinar O, Ozman O, Basatac C, Akgul M, Sancak EB, Onal B, Akpinar H.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Namık Kemal University, Tekirdag, Turkey.
Department of Statistics, School of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey.
Clinic of Urology, Gaziosmanpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Gayrettepe Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Xu ZH. et al., 2021: Prediction of Proximal Ureteral Stones Clearance after Shock Wave Lithotripsy Using an Artificial Neural Network

Xu ZH, Zhou S, Jia CP, Lv JL.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.

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Urology Journal is the official journal of the Urology and Nephrology Research Center (UNRC) and the Iranian Urological Associatio... Read More
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Ketsuwan C. et al., 2021: Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Watching Movies to Decrease Anxiety During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Ketsuwan C, Leenanupunth C, Phengsalae Y, Sangkum P, Kongchareonsombat W, Kaewjai N, Timjapoe P.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand.

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This open access paper is published by Dovepress: “Dove Medical Press Ltd is part of Taylor & Francis Group, the Academic Publishi... Read More
Sunday, May 30 2021 08:30
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Tuncer M. et al., 2021: What is the optimal frequency in shock wave lithotripsy for pediatric renal stones? A prospective randomized study

Tuncer M, Kafkaslı A, Can U, Çoşkun A, Eryıldırım B, Sarica K.
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Cevizli mevkii, Cevizli mah. Şemsi Denizer cad. D 100, Kartal, 34890, Istanbul, Turkey.
2Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Cevizli mevkii, Cevizli mah. Şemsi Denizer cad. D 100, Kartal, 34890, Istanbul, Turkey.
3Department of Urology, Biruni University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Nothing new what is not yet known about this topic. The paper is nevertheless special as it is a prospective randomized study. Som... Read More
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Grande G. et al., 2021: Dilation assisted stone extraction for complex biliary lithiasis: Technical aspects and practical principles

Grande G, Cocca S, Bertani H, Caruso A, Pigo' F, Mangiafico S, Russo S, Lupo M, Masciangelo G, Cantu' P, Manta R, Conigliaro R.
Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Modena, Modena 41126, Italy.
Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Modena, Modena 41126, Italy.
Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico and Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano 20122, Italy.
Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, General Hospital of Perugia, Perugia 06129, Italy.

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This article describes the importance of a wide sphincter to facilitate passage of common bile duct stones and stone fragments. Ei... Read More
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Yee CH. et al., 2021: Effect of SARS and COVID-19 outbreaks on urology practice and training

Yee CH, Wong HF, Tam MHM, Yuen SKK, Chan HC, Cheung MH, Yu ATO, Chiu Y, Chan NH, Leung LH, Ng ATL, Law DMC, Ng TL, Teoh JYC, Chiu PKF, Ng CF.
SH Ho Urology Centre, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, North District Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Pok Oi Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Tung Wah Hospital, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Caritas Medical Centre, Hong Kong.
Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong.

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This report on the effects and impact of covid-19 is highly interesting, partly because the Hong Kong-based authors also had exper... Read More
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Xu ZH. et al., 2021: Effect of the External Physical Vibration Lithecbole on the Discharge of Upper Urinary Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Xu ZH, Zhou S, Lv JL, Wang H.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211100, China.

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Parallel with the outstanding achievements in stone removal during the past more than 35 years, residual fragments have remained a... Read More
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Sliwinska WL. et al., 2021: Cystinuria poorly responding to treatment - the risk of chronic kidney disease

Sliwinska WL, Kade G, Niemczyk S.
Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Dialysis, Military Institute of Medicine. Warsaw, Poland.
Independent Public Healthcare Center of the Ministry of Interior and Administration with the Warmia and Mazury Oncology Center in Olsztyn, Poland.

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A case report on Cystinuria without any details on the ESWL therapy done two times. Peter Alken
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Ullah S. et al., 2021: The Outcomes of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for High-Density Renal Stone on Non-Contrast Computed Tomography

Ullah S, Muhammad SR, Farooque R, Farooque U, Farukhuddin F, Bin Zafar MD, Khadke C, Usman A, Perez J, Shehata MA.
Urology, Muhammad Medical College, Mirpur Khas, PAK.
Internal Medicine, Sindh Medical College, Karachi, PAK.
Neurology, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, PAK.
Neurology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, USA.
Internal Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Civil Hospital Karachi, Karachi, PAK.
Internal Medicine, Rural Medical College (Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences) Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni, IND.
General Surgery, Nishtar Medical University and Hospital, Multan, PAK.
Internal Medicine, Abrazo Community Health Network, Phoenix, USA.
Medicine and Surgery, Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, EGY.

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Li M. et al., 2021: Tri-modality cavitation mapping in shock wave lithotripsy

Li M, Sankin G, Vu T, Yao J, Zhong P.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA.
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA.

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Cavitation is a well-known phenomenon in SWL and is hypothesized to cause tissue lesions. On the other hand, cavitation is made re... Read More
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Parmar K. et al., 2021: Large spontaneous steinstrasse: Our experience and management issues in tertiary care centre

Parmar K, Manoharan V, Kumar S, Ranjan KR, Chandna A, Chaudhary K.
Department of Urology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

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This article discusses the management of patients with steinstrasse after stone disintegration (SWL) in general and particularly t... Read More
Wednesday, May 05 2021 08:30
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Lei Q. et al., 2021: Comparison of the efficacy and safety of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy versus on-demand sildenafil for erectile dysfunction

Lei Q, Wang D, Liu C, Ji Z, Yan S.
Department of Urology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China.

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In this report on ED the authors have compared Li-ESWT and on-demand sildenafil. The conclusion from this non-randomized study was... Read More
Wednesday, April 28 2021 13:10
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Adeldaeim HM. et al., 2020: Prognostic indicators for successful low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy treatment of erectile dysfunction

Adeldaeim HM, Abouyoussif T, Gebaly OE, Assem A, Wahab MMA, Rashad H, Sakr M, Zahran AR.
Department of Urology, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.
Family and Community Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

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Interesting and clinically relevant article on the effectiveness of Li-ESWL on erectile dysfunction (ED). The specific value of th... Read More
Wednesday, April 21 2021 08:30
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Guler Y. et al., 2020: Comparison of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and retrograde intrarenal surgery in the treatment of renal pelvic and proximal ureteral stones 2 cm in children

Guler Y, Erbin A.
Department of Urology, Private Safa Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Haseki Traning and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This report summarizes the authors’ experience of SWL and RIRS for stones in the kidney and ureter. (The title is slightly mislead... Read More
Wednesday, April 14 2021 08:30
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Ito K. et al., 2020: Extremely-slow, half-number shockwave lithotripsy for asymptomatic renal stones

Ito K, Takahashi T, Kanno T, Okada T, Higashi Y, Yamada H.
Department of Urology, Ijinkai Takeda General Hospital, Kyoto, Japan.

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This report is highly interesting because over the years there has been a continuous debate on the optimal frequency of shockwave ... Read More
Wednesday, April 07 2021 05:47
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Ozer C. et al.: Clinical results of shock wave lithotripsy treatment in elderly patients with kidney stones: Results of 1433 patients

Ozer C, Tekin MI. 
Department of Urology, Baskent University, Adana.

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Results of SWL were evaluated in three age groups: 18-40, 41-64, and ≥65 years. Although the purpose of the report was to draw co... Read More
Tuesday, March 30 2021 08:15
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Wang Z. et al., 2020: Eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics for pain reduction during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Wang Z, Chen G, Wang J, Wei W.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

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One of the great advantages with SWL is that stone removal can be accomplished without regional or general anaesthesia. Contrary t... Read More
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Cam S. et al., 2020: The role of N-acetylcysteine in preventing hepatic injury associated with systemic oxidative stress after extracorporeal shock wave treatment

Cam S, Baba D, Senoğlu Y, Yuksel A, Erdem H.
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Duzce University, Turkey.
Department of Pathology, Ordu University, Turkey.

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It is well recognized and described in the literature that SWL is associated with oxidative stress. This effect might be detriment... Read More
Tuesday, March 23 2021 08:30
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Manzoor U. et al., 2020: Safety and Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Difficult-to-retrieve Common Bile Duct Stones: A Ten-year Experience

Abstract

Background and objective: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for common bile duct (CBD) stones has been used in the past, but experience is limited. We report our experience of ESWL in the management of difficult CBD stones.

Methods: Patients with difficult-to-retrieve CBD stones were enrolled and underwent ESWL. Fluoroscopy is used to target the stones after injection of contrast via nasobiliary drain. CBD clearance was the main outcome of the study.

Results: Eighty-three patients were included (mean age 50.5 ± 14.5 years); these patients were mainly females (43; 51.8%). Large stones >15 mm were noted in 64 (77.1%), CBD stricture in 22 (26.5%) and incarcerated stone in 8 (9.6%) patients. Patients needed 2.1 ± 1.2 sessions of lithotripsy and 4266 ± 1881 shock waves per session. In 75 (90.3%) patients, the fragments were extracted endoscopically after ESWL, while spontaneous passage was observed in 8 (9.6%). Total CBD clearance was achieved in 67 (80.6%) patients, partial clearance in 5 (6%) and no response in 11 (13.2%). Failure of the treatment was observed in large stone with size ≥2 cm (P = 0.021), incarcerated stone (P = 0.020) and pre-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography cholangitis (P = 0.047).

Conclusion: ESWL is a noninvasive, safe and effective therapeutic alternative to electrohydraulic lithotripsy and surgical exploration for difficult biliary stones.
J Transl Int Med. 2020 Sep 25;8(3):159-164. doi: 10.2478/jtim-2020-0025. eCollection 2020 Sep. PMID: 33062592. FREE ARTICLE

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It is interesting to note that SWL has maintained a place as a valuable tool for removal of difficult bile duct stones. There are ... Read More
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Danilovic A. et al., 2020: Residual stone fragments after percutaneous nephrolithotomy: shockwave lithotripsy vs. retrograde intrarenal surgery

Danilovic A, Torricelli F, Marchini GS, Batagello C, Vicentini FC, Traxer O, Srougi M, Nahas WC, Mazzucchi E.
Department of Urology, Hospital das Clinicas, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Sorbonne Université, GRC n 20 Lithiase Renale, AP-HP, Hôpital Tenon, Paris, France.

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In study a comparison was carried out between SWL and RIRS for removal of residual fragments after PCNL. Stones measured 5-15 mm a... Read More
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Klomjit N. et al., 2020: It Comes As a Shock: Kidney Repair Using Shockwave Therapy

Klomjit N, Lerman A, Lerman LO.
From the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension (N.K., L.O.L.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Department of Cardiovascular Disease (A.L.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

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This article is a review of experience with low intensity shock wave treatment (LiSW) with the aim of improving renal function in ... Read More
Monday, March 15 2021 08:30
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Karsiyakali N. et al., 2020: Shock wave lithotripsy deteriorates male sexual functions related to the treatment-driven anxiety: A prospective, non-randomized, self-controlled study

Karsiyakali N, Erkan E, Yucetas U, Koseoglu H, Ates HA, Kadihasanoglu M, Toktas MG.
Department of Urology. University of Health Sciences. Istanbul Training and Research Hospital. Istanbul. Turkey.
Department of Urology. Gebze Fatih State Hospital. Kocaeli. Turkey.

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Chang TH. et al., 2020: Comparison of ultrasound-assisted and pure fluoroscopy-guided extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones

Chang TH, Lin WR, Tsai WK, Chiang PK, Chen M, Tseng JS, Chiu AW.
Department of Urology, MacKay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei City, 10449, Taiwan.
2Department of Urology, MacKay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei City, 10449, Taiwan.
3Mackay Medical College, No.46, Sec. 3, Zhongzheng Rd., Sanzhi Dist., New Taipei City, 252, Taiwan.
Mackay Junior College of Medicine, Beitou District, Nursing, and Management, No.92, Shengjing Road, Taipei City, 11272, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, MacKay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei City, 10449, Taiwan.
School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, No.145, Zhengzhou Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City, 10341, Taiwan.

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There are several factors that determine the outcome of SWL: 1.Stone size 2. Stone composition (hardness) 3. Stone location 4. Int... Read More
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Ito K. et al., 2020: Decreased Recurrence of Urolithiasis After Simultaneous Ureteroscopic Surgery for Ureter and Ipsilateral Renal Calculi: Comparison to Shockwave Lithotripsy for Ureter Calculi Alone

Ito K, Takahashi T, Kanno T, Okada T, Higashi Y, Yamada H.
Department of Urology, Ijinkai Takeda General Hospital, Ishida Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan.
Department of Urology, Ijinkai Takeda General Hospital, Ishida Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

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At first glance this report appeared interesting in view of the risk of stone events following treatment of ureteral stones with U... Read More
Monday, March 08 2021 08:30
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Patel S. et al., 2020: Combined extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and ERCP for chronic calcific pancreatitis with the patient under general anesthesia in one session: an introduction to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and a case example

Patel S, Gómez V.
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.

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In this article the authors discuss the treatment of a large radio-opaque pancreatic duct stone. The procedure combined SWL and ER... Read More
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Seitz C. et al., 2020: [Stone therapy-use and limitations of the guidelines]

Seitz C, Türk C, Neisius A.
Universitätsklinik für Urologie, Medizinische Universität Wien, Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090, Wien, Österreich.
Urologische Praxis mit Steinzentrum Wien, Urologische Abteilung, Barmherzige Schwestern Krankenhaus Wien, Wien, Österreich.
Abteilung für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder, Trier, Deutschland.

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Based on a case report of a patient with Crohn’s disease and intestinal resection the authors discuss problems associated with thi... Read More
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Jagtap N. et al., 2020: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Pancreaticolithiasis: Do It Now

Jagtap N, Tandan M, Reddy DN.
Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India.

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Literature data show that SWL has become increasingly popular among gastroenterologists for treating patients with pancreatic ston... Read More
Monday, March 01 2021 08:30
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Jiang P. et al., 2020: Qualitative Review of Clinical Guidelines for Medical and Surgical Management of Urolithiasis: Consensus and Controversy 2020

Jiang P, Xie L, Arada R, Patel RM, Landman J, Clayman RV.
Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine.

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Yuan C. et al., 2020: Efficacy and safety of external physical vibration lithecbole (EPVL) after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for urinary stone: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Yuan C, Jian Z, Jin X, Ma YC, Li H, Wang KJ.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology (Laboratory of Reconstructive Urology), West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People's Republic of China.

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Azal Neto W. et al., 2020: Prediction of stone-free rates following extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in a contemporary cohort of patients with stone densities exceeding 1000 HU

Azal Neto W, Reis LO, Pedro RN.
Department of Urology, State University of Campinas, Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil.
Department of UroScience, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, PUC-Campinas, Campinas, Brazil.

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Di Franco CA. et al., 2020: Management of a kidney stone in ectopic pelvic kidney with Extracorporeal Shockwave Litothripsy: Description of a case and revision of literature

Di Franco CA, Burrello M, Guzzardi F, Intagliata E, Oxenius I, Galvagno L, Cordaro C.
Department of Urology, S. Elia Emergency Hospital, Caltanissetta.

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Seker KG. et al., 2020: An Unexpected Complication After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Emphysematous Pyelitis

Seker KG, Arikan Y, Cetin Seker Y, Ozlu DN, Evren I.
Urology, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, TUR.
Emergency Medicine, Muş State Hospital, Muş, TUR.
Urology, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, TUR.

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Article in Russian: Popov SV. et al., 2020: [Multimodal approach to the treatment of staghorn stones in modern clinic]

Popov SV, Orlov IN, Asfandiyarov FR, Skryabin ON, Suleymanov MM, Sytnik DA.
Department of Urology of FGBOU VO North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, GBUZ Public Hospital of Saint Luca, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
2Astrakhan State Medicine University, Astrakhan, Russia.

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Lai S. et al., 2020: Optimal management of large proximal ureteral stones (>10 mm): A systematic review and meta-analysis of 12 randomized controlled trials

Lai S, Jiao B, Diao T, Seery S, Hu M, Wang M, Hou H, Wang J, Zhang G, Liu M.
Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China; National Center of Gerontology, Beijing, 100730, China; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China.
Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Department of Urology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, 100029, China.
Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China; National Center of Gerontology, Beijing, 100730, China; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Peking University Fifth School of Clinical Medicine, China.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100730, China.
Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China; National Center of Gerontology, Beijing, 100730, China; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China.
Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China; National Center of Gerontology, Beijing, 100730, China; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China.
Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Department of Urology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, 100029, China.
Department of Urology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China; National Center of Gerontology, Beijing, 100730, China; Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China; Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China.

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Yang SW. et al., 2020: Machine learning prediction of stone-free success in patients with urinary stone after treatment of shock wave lithotripsy

Abstract

Background: The aims of this study were to determine the predictive value of decision support analysis for the shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) success rate and to analyze the data obtained from patients who underwent SWL to assess the factors influencing the outcome by using machine learning methods.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 358 patients who underwent SWL for urinary stone (kidney and upper-ureter stone) between 2015 and 2018 and evaluated the possible prognostic features, including patient population characteristics, urinary stone characteristics on a non-contrast, computed tomographic image. We performed 80% training set and 20% test set for the predictions of success and mainly used decision tree-based machine learning algorithms, such as random forest (RF), extreme gradient boosting trees (XGBoost), and light gradient boosting method (LightGBM).

Results: In machine learning analysis, the prediction accuracies for stone-free were 86.0, 87.5, and 87.9%, and those for one-session success were 78.0, 77.4, and 77.0% using RF, XGBoost, and LightGBM, respectively. In predictions for stone-free, LightGBM yielded the best accuracy and RF yielded the best one in those for one-session success among those methods. The sensitivity and specificity values for machine learning analytics are (0.74 to 0.78 and 0.92 to 0.93) for stone-free and (0.79 to 0.81 and 0.74 to 0.75) for one-session success, respectively. The area under curve (AUC) values for machine learning analytics are (0.84 to 0.85) for stone-free and (0.77 to 0.78) for one-session success and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) are (0.730 to 0.933) and (0.673 to 0.866) in average of methods, respectively.

Conclusions: We applied a selected machine learning analysis to predict the result after treatment of SWL for urinary stone. About 88% accurate machine learning based predictive model was evaluated. The importance of machine learning algorithm can give matched insights to domain knowledge on effective and influential factors for SWL success outcomes.
BMC Urol. 2020 Jul 3;20(1):88. doi: 10.1186/s12894-020-00662-x. PMID: 32620102. FREE ARTICLE

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Saraogi M. et al., 2020: Role of Complementary Medicine (Music, Acupuncture, Acupressure, TENS and Audio-Visual Distraction) in Shockwave Lithotripsy (SWL): A Systematic Review From EAU Sections of Urolithiasis (EULIS) and Uro-Technology (ESUT)

Saraogi M, Geraghty RM, Hameed B, Rob S, Pietropaolo A, Sarica K, Gozen A, Liatsikos E, Somani BK.
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton, United Kindom.
Department of Urology, University hospital Newcastle, United Kindom.
Department of Urology, Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, United Kindom.
Department of Urology, Biruni University Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Klinikum Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany.
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, United Kindom.

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Live Webinar »Low Back Pain: The ESWT and EMTT in the Treatment of Muscle Trigger Points and Apophysial Joint Dysfunction« on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET).

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Biological Effects of EMTT – Knowlegde Update« on Tuesday, 16 February 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

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Raheem OA. et al., 2020: Novel Treatments of Erectile Dysfunction: Review of the Current Literature

Raheem OA, Natale C, Dick B, Reddy AG, Yousif A, Khera M, Baum N.
Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT in Dupuytren`s Contracture, Ledderhose`s Disease & Co« on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

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Gadelkareem RA. et al., 2020: Is Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy the Modality of Choice Versus Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy for a 20 to 30 mm Single Renal Pelvic Stone with ≤1000 Hounsfield Unit in Adults? A Prospective Randomized Comparative Study

Gadelkareem RA, Abdelsalam YM, Ibraheim MA, Reda A, Sayed MA, El-Azab AS.J.
Assiut Urology and Nephrology Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Armed Forces Medical Complex, Cairo, Egypt.

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Peng L. et al., 2020: Is physical therapy effective following extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and retrograde intrarenal surgery: a meta-analysis and systematic review

Peng L, Wen J, Zhong W, Zeng G.
Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.
Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China. 

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Soliman MG. et al., 2020: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for distal ureteric stones: which is the ideal approach?

Soliman MG, Gameel T, El-Tatawy H, El-Abd AS.
Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.
Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.

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Palmieri A. et al., 2020: Low intensity shockwave therapy in combination with phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors is an effective and safe treatment option in patients with vasculogenic ED who are PDE5i non-responders: a multicenter single-arm clinical trial

Palmieri A, Arcaniolo D, Palumbo F, Verze P, Liguori G, Mondaini N, Falcone M, Scroppo FI, Salonia A, Cai T.
Department of Urology, University Federico II, Naples, Italy.
Department of Urology, University Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy.
San Giacomo Hospital, Monopoli, Bari, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
Urology Unit, Nuovo San Giovanni di Dio Hospital, Florence, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
Urology Unit, Ospedale di Circolo di Varese, Varese, Italy.
Department of Urology, University Vita e Salute, San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
Department of Urology, Santa Chiara Regional Hospital, Trento, Italy.

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Vinay J. et al., 2020: Penile low intensity shock wave treatment for PDE5I refractory erectile dysfunction: a randomized double-blind sham-controlled clinical trial

Vinay J, Moreno D, Rajmil O, Ruiz-Castañe E, Sanchez-Curbelo J.
Andrology Department, Fundació Puigvert/Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona, Carrer de Cartagena, 340-350, 08025, Barcelona, Spain.
Urology Department, University of Chile Clinical Hospital, Santiago, Chile.
Andrology Unit, Shady Grove Fertility, Santiago, Chile.
Andrology Department, Fundació Puigvert/Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona, Carrer de Cartagena, 340-350, 08025, Barcelona, Spain.

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Wang T. et al., 2020: Use of Baidu Index to Track Chinese Online Behavior and Interest in Kidney Stones

Wang T, Xia Q, Chen X, Jin X.
Department of Urology, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, People's Republic of China.

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Jaben IL. et al., 2020: Comparison of Urologist- vs Gastroenterologist-Directed Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Pancreaticolithiasis

Jaben IL, Cote GA, Forster E, Moran RA, Broussard KA, Scott N, Cotton PB, Keane T, Elmunzer BJ.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
NextMed Management Services, Tucson, Arizona.
Department of Urology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.

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Manzoor H. et al., 2020: Renal Extracorporeal Lithotripsy

Manzoor H, Saikali SW.
Mayo Hospital Lahore
Clemenceau Medical Center

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Live Webinar »The Anterior Knee Pain: Treatment Options with ESWT and EMTT - Part II« on Tuesday, 2 February 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET).

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The next ESWT/EMTT live webinar »The Anterior Knee Pain: Treatment Options with ESWT and EMTT - Part II« will be hosted by Prof. Dr Matthias Beck/AVT College of Osteopathic Medicine in cooperation with STORZ MEDICAL.

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Grivas N. et al., 2020: Imaging modalities and treatment of paediatric upper tract urolithiasis: A systematic review and update on behalf of the EAU urolithiasis guidelines panel

Grivas N, Thomas K, Drake T, Donaldson J, Neisius A, Petřík A, Ruhayel Y, Seitz C, Türk C, Skolarikos A.
Department of Urology, G.Hatzikosta General Hospital, Ioannina, Greece; Department of Urology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, The Stone Unit, London, UK.
Department of Urology, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK.
Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Department of Urology, Hospital of the Brothers of Mercy Trier, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Trier, Germany.
Department of Urology, Region Hospital, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic; Dept. of Urology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.
Department of Urology, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
Department of Urology, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Department of Urology, Hospital of the Sisters of Charity, Vienna, Austria; Urologische Praxis Mit Steinzentrum, Vienna, Austria.
Second Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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van Huijgevoort NCM. et al., 2020: Success of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ERCP in symptomatic pancreatic duct stones: a systematic review and meta-analysis

van Huijgevoort NCM, Veld JV, Fockens P, Besselink MG, Boermeester MA, Arvanitakis M, van Hooft JE.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Surgery, Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasme University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

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Randad A. et al., 2020: Design, fabrication, and characterization of broad beam transducers for fragmenting large renal calculi with burst wave lithotripsy

Randad A, Ghanem MA, Bailey MR, Maxwell AD.
Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, 1606 San Juan Road, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA.

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Kalatharan V. et al., 2020: Efficacy and Safety of Surgical Kidney Stone Interventions in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review

Kalatharan V, Jandoc R, Grewal G, Nash DM, Welk B, Sarma S, Pei Y, Garg AX.
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Western University, London, ON, Canada.
ICES, London, ON, Canada.
Division of Nephrology, University Health Network and University of Toronto, ON, Canada.
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

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Cassell A 3rd. et al., 2020: Surgical Management of Urolithiasis of the Upper Tract - Current Trend of Endourology in Africa

Cassell A 3rd, Jalloh M, Ndoye M, Mbodji M, Gaye O, Thiam NM, Diallo A, Labou I, Niang L, Gueye S.
Department of Urology and Andrology, Hospital General De Grand Yoff, Dakar, Senegal.
2Department of Surgery, Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Monrovia, Liberia.

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Golan R. et al., 2020: Management of Small, Non-obstructing Renal Stones in Adults With Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

Golan R, Cooper KL, Shah O.
Department of Urology, Columbia University Medical Center-NewYork-Presbyterian New York, NY.

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Browne C. et al., 2020: Strategies to maximise patient comfort during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy - A randomised controlled trial

Browne C, Redmond E, Kelly T, Rogers E, O'Malley P, Nusrat N, Jaffry S, Durkan G, Walsh K, Dowling C, D'Arcy FT.
Department of Urology, University College Hospital Galway, Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland.
Department of Urology, University College Hospital Galway, Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland.

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Türer ÖB. et al., 2020: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of a 14-year-old girl with chronic calcific pancreatitis

Türer ÖB, Soyer T, Parlak E, Özcan HN, Bilen CY, Tanyel FC. Turk J.
Departments of Pediatric Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Departments of Gastroenterology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Departments of Radiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Departments of Urology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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Destro F. et al, 2020: Minimally Invasive Approaches in Pediatric Urolithiasis. The Experience of Two Italian Centers of Pediatric Surgery

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Background: Over the last 30 years, the incidence of pediatric urolithiasis (PU) has been increasing and the surgical management has evolved toward a minimally invasive approach (MIA). We reported the experience of two Centers of Pediatric Surgery in the management of PU, focusing on MIA as first choice in treatment.

Methods: Data were retrospectively analyzed from October 2009 to October 2019 in children with urolithiasis who were admitted to two referral Italian Centers of Pediatric Surgery. Demographic and clinical data of the patients, features of the urolithiasis, type of surgery were considered.

Results: Seventy patients (7.3 ± 5.0 years) with normal renal function were treated for calculi in the pyelocaliceal system (45.7%), ureter (34.3%), bladder (4.3%), urethra (1.4%), and multiple locations (14.3%). Size of calculi was >10 mm in 55.7% of cases (kidney>bladder/urethra>multiple>ureter, p = 0.01). Symptoms were present in 75.7% of patients. Family history was positive in 16.9% of cases. MIA was performed in 59 patients (84.3%): 11.8% shockwave lithotripsy (kidney>ureter>multiple); 32.2% ureteral retrograde surgery (ureteral>other localizations); 30.5% retrograde intrarenal surgery (kidney>other localizations); and 25.4% other procedures including percutaneous nephrolithotomy, cystoscopic bladder stone removal or laser cystolithotripsy (kidney>bladder>multiple). Preoperative stenting was necessary in 52.8% of cases. Four MIA procedures (6.9%, kidney>ureter/multiple) were converted to open surgery. Open surgery was required as first approach in 15.7% of patients (kidney>ureter>multiple) who needed urgent surgery or had associated congenital renal anomalies. In 18/70 of children (25.7%), with prevalence of stones in kidney and multiple location (p < 0.01), a second procedure completed the treatment (88.8% MIA). Intraoperative difficulties were recorded in 8.5% of cases, without difference between location and size of calculi. Late complications (5.7%) were related to displacement and infection of the ureteral stent.

Conclusions: MIA resulted to be feasible in more than 75% of primary surgery and in more than 85% of cases requiring a second procedure. Preoperative stent was mandatory in more than 50% of children. The technological evolution allowed to overcome many of the technical difficulties related to the approach to the papilla and lower calyxes. Open surgery is reserved for selected cases and endoscopic surgery represents the best choice of treatment for PU.
Front Pediatr. 2020 Jul 24;8:377. doi: 10.3389/fped.2020.00377. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32793523. FREE ARTICLE

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Ang AJS. et al., 2020: Nephrolithiais: Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Ang AJS, Sharma AA, Sharma A.
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore, Singapore.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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Chen JX. et al., 2020: [Clinical study on the treatment of calculous renal colic through external physical vibration lithecbole under different position]

Chen JX, Wang CY.
Department of Urology, Jiangshan People's Hospital/Jiangshan Branch of Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital of Zhejiang University, Jiangshan 324100, China.

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Larrazabal RJB. et al., 2020: Resistant hypertension after shockwave lithotripsy: the rude awakening of an adrenal incidentaloma

Larrazabal RJB, Chiu HHC, Sandoval MAS.
Department of Medicine, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine and Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

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Live Webinar »The Anterior Knee Pain: Treatment Options with ESWT and EMTT - Part I« on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET).

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The next ESWT live webinar »The Anterior Knee Pain: Treatment Options with ESWT and EMTT - Part I« will be hosted by Prof. Dr Matthias Beck/AVT College of Osteopathic Medicine in cooperation with STORZ MEDICAL.

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Yoshioka T. et al., 2020: Preoperative Use of Alpha-1 Receptor Blockers in Male Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for a Ureteral Calculus.

Yoshioka T, Omae K, Kawada T, Inoue Y, Sugimoto M, Oeda T, Uehara S, Araki M, Fukuhara S.
1Center for Innovative Research for Communities and Clinical Excellence (CiRC2LE), Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan.
2Department of Healthcare Epidemiology, Kyoto University School of Public Health in the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan.
3Department of Innovative Research and Education for Clinicians and Trainees (DiRECT), Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan.
4Department of Urology, Onomichi Municipal Hospital, Hiroshima 722-8503, Japan.
5Department of Urology, Hiroshima City Hiroshima Citizens Hospital, Hiroshima 730-8519, Japan.
6Department of Urology, Kawasaki Medical School General Medical Center, Okayama 700-8505, Japan.
7Department of Urology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.

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The results of SWL were evaluated with regard to pre-treatment with alpha-receptor antagonists. The surprising conclusion was that... Read More
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Prosyannikov MY. et al., 2020: An influence of herbal plant based on the combination of natural terpenes, vitamin and essential oil on the spontaneous stone passage after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy]

Prosyannikov MY, Zolotuhin OV, Madykin YY, Konstantinova OV, Voytko DA, Anokhin NV, Sivkov AV.
Department of urolithiasis of N.A. Lopatkin Scientific Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology Branch of the National Medical Research Centre of Radiology of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia.
Voronezh regional hospital 1, chief urologist of the Voronezh region, Voronezh, Russia.
VGMU of. N. N. Burdenko, Voronezh, Russia.

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Kırlı EA. et al., 2020: Does Previous Open Stone Surgery Affect the Outcome of Shock Wave Lithotripsy Treatment in Children?

Kırlı EA, Türegün FA, Selçuk B, Gültekin MH, Tansu N, Erözenci A, Önal B.
Does Previous Open Stone Surgery Affect the Outcome of Shock Wave Lithotripsy Treatment in Children?

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The question formulated by the authors was if children previously subjected to open surgery had a less successful outcome of SWL. ... Read More
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Grabsky AM et al., 2020: [Characteristics and efficiency of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in children using ultrasound guidance]

Grabsky AM, Minasyan GM, Khachatryan YA, Martirosyan SA, Toqmajyan MG, Tadevosyan GG, Shadyan GG, Qocharyan AA, Shindyan IM.
Urological Clinic of Izmirlian Medical Center, Yerevan, Armenia.

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New practice manual provides update on mechanisms of action and indications of extracorporeal shock wave therapy

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»Enthesopathies – Knowledge Update« by Ulrich Dreisilker, the 11th volume in the successful reference book series »Shock Wave Therapy in Practice«, will be published in November 2020 (Level10 publishing house). This is a new edition of the author’s reference work entitled »Enthesiopathien/Enthesopathies«, now considered a classic in the field of orthopaedic shock wave therapy.

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great results with shoulder supraspinatus tendinitis - enter me in draw for new book
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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Pre-XMAS Special« on Tuesday, 08 December 2020 at 18:00 (CET)

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Prepare to be amazed by Professor Knobloch`s 60 minutes pre-XMAS surprise on Shock Wave and Magnetotransduction Therapy.

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Live Webinar »Rotator Cuff Lesions: The Diagnosis and Conservative Treatment« on Tuesday, 24 November 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET).

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The next ESWT live webinar »Rotator Cuff Lesions: The Diagnosis and Conservative Treatment« will be hosted by Prof. Dr Matthias Beck in cooperation with STORZ MEDICAL.

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Belmir H. et al., 2020: Pseudoaneurysm of external iliac artery after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy revealing Behçet disease

Belmir H, Azghari A, Sedki N.J.
Department of Vascular Surgery, Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences, Casablanca, Morocco.
Department of Vascular Surgery, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
Department of Vascular Surgery, Cheikh Zaid Hospital, Rabat, Morocco.

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The story is a bit weird. “Symptoms arose 2 years ago with repeated attacks of right renal colic caused by ureteral lithiasis. The... Read More
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Zhao FZ. et al., 2020: Comparison of efficacy and safety of minimally invasive procedures for 10-20 mm pediatric renal Stones-A bayesian network meta-analysis

Zhao FZ, Li J, Tang L, Li CM, Zhang Y, Wang WY, Chen N, Tian Y.J .
Department of Urology, Capital Medical University Affiliated Beijing Friendship Hospital, Beijing, 100050, PR China.

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This article is a summary of reports in the literature and a meta-analysis was carried out to determine the efficacy and safety of... Read More
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Construction site progress STORZ MEDIAL Deutschland GmbH

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Here a short update from the construction site in Jena, Germany. The shell of our new STORZ MEDICAL company building has been completed and the interior finishing work is in progress. We can`t wait to see more.

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Sonmez G. et al., 2020: Comparison of the effects of four treatment techniques commonly used in ureteral stone treatment on patients' daily physical functioning: An observational, randomized, controlled study

Sonmez G, Demir F, Keske M, Karadag MA, Demirtaş A.J.
Department of Urology, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey.

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An interesting study, which is important because it looks at outcome from a patients view. The randomisation seems to be skewed. H... Read More
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Yang B. et al., 2020: Artificial intelligence in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of urinary stones

Yang B, Veneziano D, Somani BK.
Royal Hampshire Hospital, Winchester, UK.
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplant, GOM, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, UK.

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This small review touches several aspects of urolithiasis. The authors focus on the most recently published 12 papers in the last ... Read More
Friday, November 13 2020 08:35
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Cui HW. et al., 2020: The utility of automated volume analysis of renal stones before and after shockwave lithotripsy treatment

Cui HW, Tan TK, Christiansen FE, Osther PJS, Turney BW.
Oxford Stone Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 9SY, UK.
Department of Urology, Urological Research Center, Lillebaelt Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Vejle, Denmark.
Oxford Stone Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

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It is well recognized that correct interpretation of the outcome of stone removing procedures must relate to the initial stone bur... Read More
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Wound Healing: Current Data Demonstrate Efficacy of Shock Wave Therapy

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Shock wave therapy is an acknowledged form of treatment in urology, orthopaedics and cardiology. Wound healing is a relatively new field of application. At a STORZ MEDICAL symposium held in the course of the 17th Annual Congress of the German Wound Healing Society in Bochum, experts presented current data and informed about this promising treatment option.

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Liao B. et al., 2020: [Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A meta-analysis]

Liao B, Mou XX, Liu JB, Wu T, Cui S.Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, Sichuan 637000, China.

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SWISS EXPORT AWARD 2020 – and the winner is…

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On 26 October 2020, the annual SWISS EXPORT AWARD Night took place at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, and we were justified in our high hopes, having been selected from a variety of renowned Swiss businesses.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT in Sports Medicine: My Treatment Concept in Knee Injuries« on Tuesday, 10 November 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

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Our next ESWT live webinar »ESWT in Sports Medicine: My Treatment Concept in Knee Injuries« will be presented by Dr Sebastian Sinz. As the supervising team physician for German snowboarders, ski jumpers, nordic combiners and telemark athletes, he has many years of experience and expertise in holistic sports medicine. Shock wave therapy is an important tool in his therapeutic approach.

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Kızılay F. et al., 2020: Factors affecting the success of pediatric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy therapy: 26-year experience at a single institution

Kızılay F, Özdemir T, Turna B, Karaca N, Şimşir A, Alper I, Nazlı O.
Departments of Urology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey.
Departments of Anaesthesiology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey.

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Ermis O. et al., 2020: Definition, treatment and outcome of residual fragments in staghorn stones

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Technological advances in minimally invasive treatment of stone disease and its integration with concomitant clinical practice are amongst the most important achievements in urology. Despite the wealth of information accumulated over the years and the richness of existing literature, the knowledge about the definition, treatment and outcomes of residual stone fragments after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is still insufficient. Due to the high stone load a lot of patients with staghorn stones have residual fragments (RFs) after treatment with PNL, which depends on the size of tract, definition of stone free rate (SFR), timing of evaluation and the imaging used. No consensus exists on the imaging modality or their timing in the evaluation of possible RFs. The treatment of residual stones is apparently different depending on the facilities of the department and the preference of the surgeon, which includes active surveillance, shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) or a second look PNL.
Asian J Urol. 2020 Apr;7(2):116-121. doi: 10.1016/j.ajur.2019.12.013. Epub 2019 Dec 31. PMID: 32257804. FREE ARTICLE

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This mini-review focusses on the definition treatment and outcome of RF following treatment with PNL for staghorn stones. ESWL is ... Read More
Monday, November 02 2020 08:30
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Aditya I. et al., 2020: Non-conventional therapies for Peyronie's disease: what is the evidence for efficacy?

Aditya I, Kwong JCC, Krakowsky Y, Grober ED.
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Women's College Hospital & Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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Yoshioka T. et al., 2020: Negative impact of being underweight on the outcomes of single-session shockwave lithotripsy in patients with upper urinary tract calculi: a retrospective cohort study

Yoshioka T, Omae K, Kawada T, Inoue Y, Sugimoto M, Oeda T, Yamasaki T, Fujio K, Otsuki H, Uehara S, Araki M, Fukuhara.
Center for Innovative Research for Communities and Clinical Excellence (CiRC2LE), Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan.
Department of Healthcare Epidemiology, Kyoto University School of Public Health in the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
Center for Innovative Research for Communities and Clinical Excellence (CiRC2LE), Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan.
Department of Healthcare Epidemiology, Kyoto University School of Public Health in the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
Department of Innovative Research and Education for Clinicians and Trainees (DiRECT), Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan.
Department of Urology, Onomichi Municipal Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.
Department of Urology, Hiroshima City Hiroshima Citizens Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.
Department of Urology, Abiko Toho Hospital, Chiba, Japan.
Department of Urology, Kawasaki Medical School General Medical Center, Okayama, Japan.
Department of Urology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.

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Salvi M. et al., 2020: Active treatment of renal stones in Pelvic Ectopic Kidney: systematic review of literature

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Purpose: To identify the role of Doppler US (DUS) in the prediction of factors affecting stone-clearance post-SWL for ureteral stones in addition to its role in prediction of pretreatment stone impaction.

Methods: We prospectively included patients with ureteric stone for SWL between October 2018 and September 2019. Patient's demographics were collected. Using DUS, resistive index (RI), Δ RI, and ureteric jets were evaluated in both kidneys. Also, stone site, volume, density, skin to stone distance, degree of hydronephrosis, ureteral wall thickness (UWT) were evaluated by NCCT. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to identify factors that contribute to treatment success. Correlation between ipsilateral RI with other radiological findings predicting stone impaction was done.

Results: A total of 93 patients were finally included (61 males and 32 females). The mean age was 31.4 ± 7.7 years. The success rate (absence of significant residuals post 1 month by NCCT) was 51.6%. In multivariate analysis, the presence of ureteric jet, ipsilateral lower RI, and ipsilateral lower UWT were independent factors for treatment success (P = 0.0001, 0.002, and 0.03, respectively). Also, ipsilateral absence of ureteric jet, increased hydronephrosis, and increased UWT were correlated with higher ipsilateral RI in prediction of stone impaction. Ipsilateral higher RI was found to achieve higher accuracy in stone impaction prediction (PPV of 94.8%).

Conclusion: Pretreatment DUS is a useful, non-invasive with a less irradiative tool for prediction of stone impaction and stone-free rate post-SWL for ureteric stones.

Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2020 Apr 16. doi: 10.23736/S0393-2249.20.03792-3. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32298068.

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There is no clear definition of stone impaction as a measurable value. Also in the present paper the authors do not define but sus... Read More
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Jdaini A. et al., 2020: Subcapsular hematoma of the kidney after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: A rare complication

Jdaini A, Aynaou M, Irzi M, Mhanna T, El Farhaoui H, Barki A.
Department of Urology, Mohammed IV University Medical Center, Mohammed the First University Oujda, Morocco.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »A Practical Introduction to ESWT and Sonography: Lower Extremity« on Thursday, 29 October 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

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In our next ESWT live webinar »A Practical Introduction to ESWT and Sonography: Lower Extremity« Dr Jens Lundgren (DN) will share his knowledge and practical experiences with ultrasound imaging and shock wave treatment.

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Dhawan S. et al., 2020: Phyllanthus niruri (stone breaker) herbal therapy for kidney stones; a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical efficacy, and Google Trends analysis of public interest

Dhawan S, Olweny EO.
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA.

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I could not read this paper because Karolinska and Heidelberg university libraries do not have access to the publications of the C... Read More
Wednesday, October 21 2020 08:30
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Turan T. et al., 2020: The effects of shock wave lithotripsy and retrograde intrarenal surgery on renal function

Turan T, Isman FK, Efiloğlu Ö, Genc Kahraman N, Şendoğan F, Danacioğlu YO, Atis RG, Yildirim A.
Department of Urology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department, of Biochemistry, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Istanbul Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Education Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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In this report the authors compared cystatin C levels in patients treated with SWL and RIRS. The results showed an increase in Cys... Read More
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Swiss Export Award - STORZ MEDICAL is among the last three nominees

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STORZ MEDICAL AG has been nominated together with the Berlinger Group and Sensirion AG for this year's Export Award. Every year, the prize of Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) honours a company, that has developed a market development strategy tailored to its target markets, that has a clear unique selling point for its own products in international business and that is agile in dealing with export hurdles.

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Lorio E. et al., 2020: Management of Hepatolithiasis: Review of the Literature

Lorio E, Patel P, Rosenkranz L, Patel S, Sayana H.
Department of Internal Medicine, UT Health San Antonio - Long School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900, USA.
Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio - Long School of Medicine, MC 7878, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900, USA.
Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio - Long School of Medicine, MC 7878, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900, USA.

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Maxwell AD. et al., 2020: An investigation of elastic waves producing stone fracture in burst wave lithotripsy

Maxwell AD, MacConaghy B, Bailey MR, Sapozhnikov OA.
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 Northeast Pacific Street, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA.
Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA.
Department of Acoustics, Physics Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow 119992, Russia.

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100 devices in 7 months: STORZ MEDICAL has successfully launched MAGNETOLITH

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In September 2020, the 100th MAGNETOLITH® was ordered and delivered to Dr Damian Görner from the Steglitz Spine and Joints Centre in Berlin. In an interview, the specialist for orthopaedics and trauma surgery explains why he decided to use MAGNETOLITH®, which indications he treats and how EMTT® and ESWT complement each other.

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Hyun JJ. et al., 2020: Incidence and Significance of Biliary Stricture in Chronic Pancreatitis Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Obstructing Pancreatic Duct Stones

Hyun JJ, Irani SS, Ross AS, Larsen MC, Gluck M, Kozarek RA.
Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Korea.
Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA.

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This article focusses on the treatment of pre-existing biliary strictures in patients successfully treated with ESWL for pancreati... Read More
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Kartal I. et al., 2020: Comparison of semirigid ureteroscopy, flexible ureteroscopy, and shock wave lithotripsy for initial treatment of 11-20 mm proximal ureteral stones

Kartal I, Baylan B, Çakıcı MÇ, Sarı S, Selmi V, Ozdemir H, Yalçınkaya F.
Department of Urology, Dıskapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Health Sciences University, Ankara.

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This comparison between flexible URS, semirigid URS and SWL for treatment of 15-20 mm proximal ureteral stones showed, like many o... Read More
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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »The Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome« on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET).

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In our next webinar Prof. Dr Matthias Beck will talk about »The Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome«. The Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is related to the tendinopathy (tendinosis, partial- and full-thickness tears) of the muscles which inserts at the greater trochanter of the femur. In addition to these degenerative changes in the tendons inflammation of the synovial bursae could be a reason for the pain in the gluteal area which is elicited by rotational hip movements and lateral position.

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