Peter Alken, MD
Professor of Urology
Department of Urology, Universitätsklinik Mannheim
Ruprecht- Karls-Universität Heidelberg
68135 Mannheim, Germany

Connors BA et al, 2016: Using 300 Pretreatment Shock Waves In A Voltage Ramping Protocol Can Significantly Reduce Tissue Injury During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Connors BA, Evan AP, Handa RK, Blomgren PM, Johnson CD, Liu Z, Lingeman JE.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University Schools of Public Health and Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana.
Methodist Hospital Institute for Kidney Stone Disease , Indianapolis, Indiana.

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I refer to all previous reviews I have made of the publications of this very active research group. They go on and on with their n... Read More
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Knoll T et al, 2016: [S2k guidelines on diagnostics, therapy and metaphylaxis of urolithiasis (AMWF 043/025): Compedium].

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

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This German guideline covers all aspects of urolithiasis. ESWL as a primary form of therapy competes with URS and PNL. Compared to... Read More
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Kitrey ND et al, 2015: Penile low-intensity shockwave treatment is able to shift PDE5i non-responders to responders: A double-blind sham-controlled study.

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

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

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

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“ESWL Plus” is what I called all procedures to improve the passage of stone fragments after ESWL. This is another publication on t... Read More
Wednesday, May 11 2016 08:01
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Li BR et al, 2015: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is a safe and effective treatment for pancreatic stones coexisting with pancreatic pseudocysts.

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

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In the present series “in each patient a P-ESWL session was repeated on consecutive days until the stones were fragmented down to ... Read More
Friday, May 06 2016 13:14
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Ruffo A et al, 2015: Safety and efficacy of low intensity shockwave (LISW) treatment in patients with erectile dysfunction.

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

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Again a study on ESWT with good results for erectile dysfunction. Some call it LISW, LI-ESWT other LIST and the machines and trea... Read More
Friday, April 29 2016 13:08
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Ding J et al, 2015: Tailored minimally invasive management of complex calculi in horseshoe kidney.

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

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The tailored approach of the authors offered stone free rates between 73% and 93%. Only 11 of the 62 patients were treated with E... Read More
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Hassan M et al, 2015: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy vs. extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for treating a 20-30 mm single renal pelvic stone.

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

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This paper from a good institution on the treatment of single pelvic stones unfortunately is a retrospective study. Inclusion of d... Read More
Monday, April 18 2016 12:53
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Sahin C et al, 2015: Stone size and quality of life: A critical evaluation after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

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

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Despite all the improvement in stone therapy our knowledge about patient satisfaction, preference and quality of life is scarce. I... Read More
Monday, April 11 2016 12:48
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Akbas A et al, 2015: The effect of music therapy during shockwave lithotripsy on patient relaxation, anxiety, and pain perception.

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

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

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

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Hypertension after ESWL is back again - this time based on population statistics. Papers like this have to be red with some cautio... Read More
Friday, March 25 2016 12:35
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Mi Y et al, 2015: Flexible ureterorenoscopy (F-URS) with holmium laser versus extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for treatment of renal stone

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

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A similar meta-analysis on the same subject was recently published and reviewed (Zheng C, Yang H, Luo J, Xiong B, Wang H, Jiang... Read More
Monday, March 21 2016 12:29
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Li HY et al, 2015: Treatment of renal uric acid stone by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy combined with sodium bicarbonate: 2 case reports.

Li HY, Lian PY, Zhou ZY, Song P, Yan Y, Liu JH.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Hospital of Hainan Medical College Hailou 570120, P. R. China.
Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan, Hubei 430030, P. R. China.

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Local chemolysis is not free from dangerous complications. The interested reader should have a look at Bernardo NO, Smith AD. Chem... Read More
Friday, March 11 2016 12:21
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Ozkan B et al, 2015: Does ureteral stenting matter for stone size? A retrospectıve analyses of 1361 extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy patients.

Ozkan B, Dogan C, Can GE, Tansu N, Erozencı A, Onal B.
Acıbadem Unıversıty, Faculty of Medıcıne, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.
Unıversıty of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa School of Medıcıne, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.

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An old story updated. The unique quality of this report as compared to similar studies is the fact that all procedures through the... Read More
Thursday, February 25 2016 12:24
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Taşdemir S et al, 2015: Meralgia paresthetica after the fragmentation of renal stone using extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a case report.

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

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Peng CZ et al, 2015: Giant Retroperitoneal Abscess Following Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

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

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Bantis A et al, 2015: Can tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-a) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) be used as prognostic markers of infection following ureteroscopic lithrotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones?

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

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El-Assmy A et al, 2015: Clinically Insignificant Residual Fragments: Is It an Appropriate Term in Children?

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

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

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

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An interesting paper. It shows similar population based trends in the use of stone therapy modalities like in Canada (Ordon M et a... Read More
Monday, January 25 2016 10:22
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Müllhaupt G et al, 2015: How do stone attenuation and skin-to-stone distance in computed tomography influence the performance of shock wave lithotripsy in ureteral stone disease?

Müllhaupt G, Engeler DS, Schmid HP, Abt D.
Department of Urology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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This is not just another paper on SSD and mean attenuation value (MAV) of stones measured in HU. The authors suggest that SSD mea... Read More
Wednesday, January 20 2016 10:08
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Omar M et al, 2015: Shared decision making: why do patients choose ureteroscopy?

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

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Double-J-Stent and URS is a story difficult to understand. In the present study participants were given a scenario that if URS plu... Read More
Friday, January 15 2016 09:53
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Zheng C et al, 2015: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus retrograde intrarenal surgery for treatment for renal stones 1-2 cm: a meta-analysis.

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

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The abstracts’ last sentence “However, further randomized trials are needed to confirm these findings” is frequently found at the ... Read More
Monday, January 11 2016 09:47
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Lee FC et al, 2015: Renal Vasoconstriction Occurs Early During Shockwave Lithotripsy in Humans.

Lee FC, Hsi RS, Sorensen MD, Dunmire B, Liu Z, Bailey MR, Harper JD.
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine , Seattle, Washington.
Division of Urology, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center , Seattle, Washington.
Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington , Seattle, Washington.
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University Schools of Medicine and Public Health , Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Good type T1, “bench-to-bedside” translational research. If work like this is expanded and integrated into daily routine ESWL beco... Read More
Monday, January 04 2016 08:02
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Burr J et al, 2015: Is flexible ureterorenoscopy and laser lithotripsy the new gold standard for lower pole renal stones when compared to shock wave lithotripsy: Comparative outcomes from a University hospital over similar time period.

Burr J, Ishii H, Simmonds N, Somani BK.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Department of Urology, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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A 23 % SFR of ESWL for lower pole stones reflects a non-adequate patient selection and treatment technique and 2 cases of urosepsi... Read More
Monday, December 28 2015 09:34
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Tiselius HG et al, 2015: Arguments for choosing extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for removal of urinary tract stones.

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

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Two prominent authors review every aspect of ESWL.
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Dede O et al, 2015: Does morbid obesity influence the success and complication rates of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for upper ureteral stones?

Dede O, Şener NC, Baş O, Dede G, Bağbancı MŞ.
Department of Urology, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ministry of Health Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Urology Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ahi Evran University Faculty of Medicine, Kırşehir, Turkey.

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An electrohydraulic lithotripter (Multimed Classic; Elmed) with a “penetration depth of 15-20 cm” was used in this series. In the... Read More
Wednesday, December 16 2015 09:22
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Rojas A et al, 2015: Shock wave lithotripsy, retrograde intrarenal surgery or percutaneous nephrolithotomy for lower pole renal stones?

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

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University
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Neisius A et al, 2015: [Asymptomatic Kidney Stones: Active Surveillance vs. Treatment].

Neisius A, Thomas C, Roos FC, Hampel C, Fritsche HM, Bach T, Thüroff JW, Knoll T.
Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsmedizin Mainz, Mainz.
Klinik und Poliklinik für Urologie der Universität Regensburg am Caritaskrankenhaus St. Josef, Regensburg.
Urologische Klinik, Asklepios Klinik Harburg, Hamburg.
Urologische Klinik Sindelfingen, Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Tübingen, Sindelfingen.

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Skolarikos A et al, 2015: Manuscript Title: the Efficacy of Medical Expulsive Therapy (MET) in Improving Stone-Free Rate and Stone Expulsion Time, after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) for Upper Urinary Stones: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Skolarikos A, Grivas N, Kallidonis P, Mourmouris P, Rountos T, Fiamegos A, Stavrou S, Venetis C; Members of RISTA Study Group.
Second Department of Urology, Athens Medical School, Sismanogleio General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, G. Hatzikosta General Hospital, Ioannina, Greece.
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
Department of Urology, Ippokrateio General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Department of Urology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.
First Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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In the LIMITATIONS-section of their manuscript the authors seem to recommend a careful interpretation of this meta-analysis: “T... Read More
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Tauber V et al, 2015: Efficacy Management of Urolithiasis: Flexible Ureteroscopy versus Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Tauber V, Wohlmuth M, Hochmuth A, Schimetta W, Krause FS.
Department of Urology, AKh Linz, Medical Faculty, Linz, Austria.

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The data are a little bit difficult to understand: The authors state: “In case of residual stone fragments, a re-operation was pe... Read More
Friday, November 27 2015 08:45
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Aydin HR et al, 2015: The Application of Kidney Injury Molecule-1 to Determine the Duration Between Shockwave Lithotripsy Sessions.

Aydin HR, Irkilata L, Aydin M, Daggulli M, Taskin MH, Demirel HC, Adanur S, Moral C, Atilla MK, Sancaktutar AA.
Department of Urology, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University , Rize, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Samsun Training and Research Hospital , Samsun, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Dicle University , Diyarbakir, Turkey.
Department of Microbiology, Samsun Training and Research Hospital , Samsun, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ataturk University , Erzurum, Turkey.

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It would be interesting to know which of the many post-ESWL parameters measured so far is really signalizing the right time gap be... Read More
Monday, November 23 2015 08:38
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Dogan HS et al, 2015: A new nomogram for prediction of outcome of pediatric shock-wave lithotripsy.

Dogan HS, Altan M, Citamak B, Bozaci AC, Karabulut E, Tekgul S.
Department of Urology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Biostatistics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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Good clinical work for the treatment of children - and parents, because the Urologist will be able to discuss not only advantages ... Read More
Thursday, November 19 2015 11:37
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Cranfield A et al, 2015: Goodpasture's disease following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a case report & literature review.

Cranfield A, Mathavakkannan S.
The Renal Unit, Lister Hospital Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 4AB, UK.

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Goodpasture´s syndrome leads to acute, severe renal and pulmonary problems. It is a rare disease with only one case per 2 million... Read More
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Raheem OA et al, 2015: Contemporary Trends in the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment of Urolithiasis: Population-Based Analysis.

Raheem OA, Mirheydar HS, Miller DL, Palazzi KL, Chang DC, Sur RL.
Department of Urology, University of California San Diego Health Care System , San Diego, California.

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“Unlike SWL, technology advances and improvement of URS have taken significant strides over last few decades.” That´s right! It´s... Read More
Monday, November 09 2015 11:26
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Omar M et al, 2015: Does stone removal help patients with recurrent urinary tract infections?

Omar M, Abdulwahab-Ahmed A, Chaparala H, Monga M.
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.

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The conclusion is wrong:” 50% patients with recurrent UTIs and asymptomatic renal calculi may be rendered stone-free following ext... Read More
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Ahmed AF et al, 2015: Diuresis and inversion therapy to improve clearance of lower caliceal stones after shock wave lithotripsy: A prospective, randomized, controlled, clinical study.

Ahmed AF, Shalaby E, Maarouf A, Badran Y, Eladl M, Ghobish A.
Department of Urology, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Salman bin Abdulaziz University, Al-kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Department of Urology, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
Department of Urology, El-Iman General Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Department of Urology, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
Department of Urology, King Abdullah Hospital, Bisha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Not new but important not to forget that there is what I call ESWL plus. To those interested I also recommend the very informative... Read More
Wednesday, November 04 2015 11:21
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Chung DY et al, 2015: Impact of colic pain as a significant factor for predicting the stone free rate of one-session shock wave lithotripsy for treating ureter stones: a Bayesian logistic regression model analysis.

Chung DY, Cho KS, Lee DH, Han JH, Kang DH, Jung HD, Kown JK, Ham WS, Choi YD, Lee JY.
Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Yangpyeong Health Center, Yangpyeong, Korea.
Department of Urology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

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The idea behind the study was that “Ureter stones in patients with colic pain are unlikely to be impacted as they do not have enou... Read More
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Demir A et al, 2015: The histomorphological findings of kidneys after application of high dose and high-energy shock wave lithotripsy.

Demir A, Türker P, Bozkurt SU, İlker YN.
Department of Urology, Kafkas University, Medical School, Kars, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Namik Kemal University, Medical Faculty, Tekirdağ, Turkey.
Department of Pathology, Marmara University, School Of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Anadolu Health Center, Kocaeli, Turkey.

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What was the hypothesis? If studies like this are done, because registration of a new device requires animal studies it should be... Read More
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Fankhauser CD et al, 2015: Long-term Adverse Effects of Extracorporeal Shock-wave Lithotripsy for Nephrolithiasis and Ureterolithiasis: A Systematic Review.

Fankhauser CD, Kranzbühler B, Poyet C, Hermanns T, Sulser T, Steurer J.
Klinik für Urologie, UniversitätsSpital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

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Unfortunately the conclusion cannot be better than the data available to make the conclusion: Quality of the Included Studies “Th... Read More
Wednesday, October 21 2015 11:03
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Irkilata L et al, 2015: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the primary treatment of encrusted ureteral stents.

Irkilata L, Ozgur BC, Sancaktutar AA, Akdeniz E, Aydin M, Demirel HC, Aydin HR, Doluoglu OG, Resorlu B, Atilla MK.
Department of Urology, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Fevzi Çakmak Mahallesi, Altın Yunus Sokak, Liva Park Sitesi, B-2 Blok, Ilkadım, Samsun, Turkey.

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Sfoungaristos S et al, 2015: Do we really need kidneys-ureters-bladder radiography to predict stone radiopacity before treatment with shockwave lithotripsy? Development and internal validation of a novel predictive model based on computed tomography parameters.

Sfoungaristos S, Hidas G, Gofrit ON, Yutkin V, Latke A, Landau EH, Pode D, Duvdevani M.
Urology Department, Hadassah University Hospital , The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel .

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This manuscript was already available for reviewing in September 2014 before copyediting and proof correction. It was my reviewer... Read More
Friday, October 02 2015 10:46
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Mehmet NM et al, 2015: Effect of urinary stone disease and its treatment on renal function.

Mehmet NM, Ender O.
Necmettin Mercimek Mehmet, Department of Urology, Gaziantep Sani Konukoglu Hospital, Sehitkamil, 27090 Gaziantep, Turkey.

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A very short review on renal function after ESWL, PNL or URS.
Monday, September 28 2015 10:40
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Ng CF et al, 2015: The effect of renal cortical thickness on the treatment outcomes of kidney stones treated with shockwave lithotripsy.

Ng CF, Luke S, Chiu PK, Teoh JY, Wong KT, Hou SS.
The S.H. Ho Urology Centre, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
Department of Imaging and Intervention Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

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It says that the measurements were taken along the shock wave path. But in fact the authors had the same two problems as Pareek et... Read More
Tuesday, September 22 2015 10:35
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Lee HY et al, 2015: Noncontrast computed tomography factors that predict the renal stone outcome after shock wave lithotripsy.

Lee HY, Yang YH, Lee YL, Shen JT, Jang MY, Shih PM, Wu WJ, Chou YH, Juan YS.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Division of Statistical Analysis, Department of Medical Research, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Cishan Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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There focus is on fat. But they do not yet have a lot of followers in the literature. I had read and commented a previous publicat... Read More
Wednesday, September 16 2015 10:30
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Massoud AM et al, 2015: The success of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy based on the stone-attenuation value from non-contrast computed tomography.

Massoud AM, Abdelbary AM, Al-Dessoukey AA, Moussa AS, Zayed AS, Mahmmoud O.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt.
Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt.

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These correlations are well known.
Thursday, September 10 2015 10:24
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Yencilek E et al, 2015: The Daily Resistive Index measurement useful tool in the estimation of the optimal time interval between two Shock Wave Lithotripsy sessions.

Yencilek E, Sarsılmaz A, Kilickesmez O, Koyuncu H, Eryildirim B, Gurses B, Bastug Y, Erihan B.
Department of Radiology, Haydarpasa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Radiology, Yeditepe University Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Radiology Istanbul Education Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Yeditepe University Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology Kartal Lutfi Kırdar Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology Beykoz State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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I like the principle message: there must be ways to measure and determine when a repeat ESWL is safe. In fact it is difficult to u... Read More
Friday, September 04 2015 10:20
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Chaussy CG et al, 2015: Engineering Better Lithotripters.

Chaussy CG, Tiselius HG.
University of Munich, Munich, Germany.

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Two experts present the current situation of ESWL, the recently accepted recommendations to improve the success rates and the news... Read More
Monday, August 31 2015 10:15
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Rodríguez D et al, 2015: Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment for Kidney Stone Disease.

Rodríguez D, Sacco DE.
Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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No access to publication.
Friday, August 28 2015 10:11
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Handa RK et al, 2015: Effect of renal shock wave lithotripsy on the development of metabolic syndrome in a juvenile swine model: a pilot study.

Handa RK, Liu Z, Connors BA, Evan AP, Lingeman JE, Basile DP, Tune JD.
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kidney Stone Institute of Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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The group from Indianapolis has made significant contributions to our understanding of the effects and side effects of ESWL. Since... Read More
Wednesday, August 26 2015 13:05
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Pelayo-Nieto M et al, 2015: Linear shock wave therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Pelayo-Nieto M, Linden-Castro E, Alias-Melgar A, Espinosa-Pérez Grovas D, Carreño-de la Rosa F, Bertrand-Noriega F, Cortez-Betancourt R.
Departamento de Urología, Centro Médico Nacional 20 de Noviembre, México Distrito Federal, México.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University.
Wednesday, July 29 2015 09:33
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Bechara A et al, 2015: Effectiveness of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy on patients with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) who have failed to respond to PDE5i therapy. A pilot study.

Bechara A, Casabé A, De Bonis W, Nazar J.
Urología del Hospital Durand y del IME. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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No free access via KIB or Heidelberg University.
Monday, July 27 2015 09:28
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Prstojevic JK et al, 2015: Characteristics of calculi in the urinary tract.

Prstojevic JK, Junuzovic D, Hasanbegovic M, Lepara Z, Selimovic M.
Urology clinic, Clinical center of Sarajevo University, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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This publication deals with the epidemiological data of stones treated by SWL but not with treatment details or results.
Wednesday, July 22 2015 09:20
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Budía Alba A et al, 2015: Analysis of the safety profile of treatment with a large number of shock waves per session in extracorporeal lithotripsy

Budía Alba A, López Acón JD, Polo-Rodrigo A, Bahílo-Mateu P, Trassierra-Villa M, Boronat-Tormo F.
Hospital Virgen del Consuelo-Grupo NISA de Valencia, Valencia, España; Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, España.
Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, España.

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No free access to English version via KIB or Heidelberg.
Friday, July 17 2015 09:14
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Geng JH et al, 2015: Noncontrast computed tomography can predict the outcome of shockwave lithotripsy via accurate stone measurement and abdominal fat distribution determination.

Geng JH, Tu HP, Shih PM, Shen JT, Jang MY, Wu WJ, Li CC, Chou YH, Juan YS.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Public Health and Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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In a previous study of the same group (Juan HC, Lin HY, Chou YH, Yang YH, Shih PM, Chuang SM, et al. Abdominal fat distribution on... Read More
Wednesday, July 15 2015 09:05
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Sivalingam S et al, 2015: Contemporary Practice Patterns in the Management of Acute Obstructing Ureteral Stones.

Sivalingam S, Stormont IM, Nakada SY.
Department of Urology, Glickman Urological Institute , Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Another conclusion of the study was: “Our survey indicates strong concordance with the ureteral stone guidelines (Preminger GM, Ti... Read More
Monday, July 13 2015 08:52
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Cicerello E et al, 2015: Urolithiasis in renal transplantation: diagnosis and management.

Cicerello E, Merlo F, Mangano M, Cova G, Maccatrozzo L.
Unità Complessa di Urologia, Ospedale Ca' Foncello, Treviso.

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Friday, July 10 2015 07:21
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Kumar A et al, 2015: A Single Center Experience Comparing Miniperc and Shockwave Lithotripsy for Treatment of Radiopaque 1-2 cm Lower Caliceal Renal Calculi in Children: A Prospective Randomized Study

Kumar A, Kumar N, Vasudeva P, Kumar R, Jha SK, Singh H.
Department of Urology and Renal Transplant, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital , New Delhi, India.

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READ IT! “ … we conducted this first prospective randomized comparative study (after thorough Medline and PubMed search, to the be... Read More
Tuesday, July 07 2015 08:46
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Nguyen DP et al, 2015: Optimization of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy delivery rates achieves excellent outcomes in ureteral stones. Results of a prospective, randomized trial.

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

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READ IT! What a relief to read this publication among all these retrospective studies literature which tries to sell causal trues... Read More
Thursday, June 25 2015 08:04
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Liu CK et al, 2015: Comparison of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy running models between outsourcing cooperation and rental cooperation conducted in Taiwan.

Liu CK, Ko MC, Chen SS, Lee WK, Shia BC, Chiang HS
Department of Urology, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan;
College of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, New Taipei, Taiwan;
Graduate School of Business Administration, Fu-Jen Catholic University, New Taipei, Taiwan;
College of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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Even though the manuscript was received in May 2012 revised and accepted in September 2012 and the references are a little bit old... Read More
Friday, June 19 2015 07:55
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Seklehner S et al, 2015: Renal calculi: trends in the utilization of shockwave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy.

Seklehner S, Laudano MA, Del Pizzo J, Chughtai B, Lee RK.
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, USA; Landesklinikum Baden-Mödling, Baden, Austria.

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No free access via KIB and Heidelberg University.
Tuesday, June 16 2015 08:16
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Fisang C et al, 2015: Urolithiasis-an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Secondary Preventive Challenge.

Fisang C, Anding R, Müller SC, Latz S, Laube N.

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This is a general review on all aspects of urolithiasis without special emphasis on SWL.
Friday, June 12 2015 07:43
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Carrasco A Jr et al, 2015: Surgical management of stone disease in patients with primary hyperoxaluria.

Carrasco A Jr, Granberg CF, Gettman MT, Milliner DS, Krambeck AE.
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

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The authors also offer a brief look at all 149 PH patients they have seen at Mayo clinic: a median time from presentation to diagn... Read More
Monday, June 01 2015 07:34
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El-Assmy A et al, 2015: Risk factors for formation of steinstrasse after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for pediatric renal calculi: a multivariate analysis model.

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

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A retrospective study on 317 children treated in 12 years with ESWL monotherapy with no auxiliary procedures. Stone analysis and a... Read More
Tuesday, May 26 2015 07:26
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Telli O et al, 2015: What is the best option for 10-20mm renal pelvic stones undergoing ESWL in the pediatric population: stenting, alpha blockers or conservative follow-up?

Telli O, Gokce MI, Ozturk E, Suer E, Mermerkaya M, Afandiyev F, Ozcan C, Guclu AG, Soygur T, Burgu B.
Ankara University, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Urology, Ankara, Turkey

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This is a relatively large series of children with renal pelvic stones with a mean stone size of 13.8 ± 2.9 mm treated with ESWL w... Read More
Friday, May 22 2015 07:21
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Ranjan V et al, 2015: Urinothorax: A path, less travelled: Case report and review of literature.

Ranjan V, Agrawal S, Chipde SS, Dosi R
Department of General Surgery, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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This is a report on urine collection in the thoracic cavity after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). That may happen after PNL bu... Read More
Friday, May 15 2015 07:13
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Mirone V et al, 2014: Clinical aspects of antimicrobial prophylaxis for invasive urological procedures.

Mirone V, Franco M

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No online article available via Karolinska Institutet and Heidelberg University.
Thursday, April 30 2015 12:58
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García-Galisteo E et al, 2015: Invasive treatment trends in urinary calculi in a third level hospital.

García-Galisteo E, Sánchez-Martínez N, Molina-Díaz P, López-Rueda B, Baena-González V
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya, Málaga, España

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No online access via Karolinska Institutet and Heidelberg.
Tuesday, April 28 2015 12:55
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Yuruk E et al, 2015: Comparison of Shockwave Lithotripsy and Flexible Ureteroscopy for the Treatment of Kidney Stones in Patients with a Solitary Kidney.

Yuruk E, Binbay M, Ozgor F, Sekerel L, Berberoglu Y, Muslumanoglu AY
Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital , Istanbul, Turkey

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Reisman Y et al, 2015: Initial experience with linear focused shockwave treatment for erectile dysfunction: a 6-month follow-up pilot study.

Reisman Y, Hind A, Varaneckas A, Motil I
Men's Health Clinic, Amstelland Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Urology and Andrology Center, Red Crescent Hospital (RCH), Ramallah, Palestine
Amber Clinic, Klaipėda, Lithuania
Urologickaambulance.cz, Brno, Czech Republic

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In the stone business we are lacking good prospective randomized trials in order to better understand what we are doing. The erec... Read More
Wednesday, April 22 2015 11:29
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Andonian S, 2015: Is shockwave lithotripsy on the verge of extinction?

Andonian S

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In order to properly answer the question the author suggests a Global CROES Study on SWL.
Friday, April 17 2015 11:26
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Aydogdu O et al, 2015: Recent management of urinary stone disease in a pediatric population.

Aydogdu O, Karakose A, Celik O, Atesci YZ
Department of Urology, Izmir University School of Medicine, Medical Park Izmir Hospital, Karsiyaka, Izmir 35200, Turkey

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This short review on all techniques of stone removal serves to inform paediatricians.
Monday, April 13 2015 11:23
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Handa RK et al, 2015: Shock Wave Lithotripsy Does Not Impair Renal Function in a Swine Model of Metabolic Syndrome.

Handa RK, Johnson CD, Connors BA, Evan AP, Phillips CL, Liu Z
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana

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They keep on using their juvenile pig SWL injury model - 2000 SWs, 24 kV, 120 SWs/min - and I keep on criticizing their setting ... Read More
Friday, March 27 2015 11:11
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Vilches RM et al, 2015: Comparison between retrograde intrarenal surgery and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of lower pole kidney stones up to 15mm. Prospective, randomized study.

Vilches RM, Aliaga A, Reyes D, Sepulveda F, Mercado A, Moya F, Ledezma R, Hidalgo JP, Olmedo T, Marchant F
Departamento de Urología, Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

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Bhojani N et al, 2015: Lithotripter Outcomes in a Community Practice Setting: Comparison of an Electromagnetic and an Electrohydraulic Lithotripter.

Bhojani N, Mandeville JA, Hameed TA, Soergel TM, McAteer JA, Williams JC Jr, Krambeck AE, Lingeman JE
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
First Urology, Jeffersonville, Indiana
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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This is a remarkable publication: 355 patients were treated in a private practice group, the first 155 patients with the LithoGold... Read More
Friday, March 20 2015 11:06
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Yesil S et al, 2015: Effect of different analgesics on pain relief during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Yesil S, Polat F, Ozturk U, Dede O, Imamoglu M, Bozkirli I
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Besevler, Turkey
Department of Urology, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Dişkapi, Ankara, Turkey

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The authors mention a serious problem of the study design: “ Though mixture of hyoscine-N-butyl bromide plus paracetamol, which is... Read More
Monday, March 16 2015 11:00
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Mamarelis G et al, 2015: Lithiasis of the renal allograft, a rare urological complication following renal transplantation: a single-center experience of 2045 renal transplantations.

Mamarelis G, Vernadakis S, Moris D, Altanis N, Perdikouli M, Stravodimos K, Pappas P, Zavos G
Transplantation Unit, "Laikon" General Hospital, Athens, Greece

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Chandrasekar T et al, 2015: Internet-Based Patient Survey on Urolithiasis Treatment and Patient Satisfaction.

Chandrasekar T, Monga M, Nguyen M, Low RK
Department of Urology, University of California at Davis , Sacramento, California

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An interesting publication: within only 4.5-months 443 unsolicited responses could be gathered by offering a 9 items questionnaire... Read More
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Hi, I am working in survey sites for last three months. I am looking for the correct way of doing survey task successfully. I am p... Read More
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Lee SW et al, 2015: Comparative efficacy and safety of various treatment procedures for lower pole renal calculi: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Lee SW, Chaiyakunapruk N, Chong HY, Liong ML
School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia

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Meta-analyses frequently show three results: they prove what is already known about the topi, they show that there are only a limi... Read More
Friday, March 06 2015 10:51
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Hofmans M et al, 2015: Staphylococcus saprophyticus bacteremia after ESWL in an immunocompetent woman

Hofmans M, Boel A, Van Vaerenbergh K, De Beenhouwer H

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Telli O et al, 2015: Does previous stone treatment in children generate a disadvantage or just the opposite?

Telli O, Haciyev P, Karimov S, Sarici H, Karakan T, Ozgur BC, Demirbas A, Resorlu B, Soygur T, Burgu B
Department of Paediatric Urology, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Sihhiye, Ankara, 06100, Turkey

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This article deals with success and complications of PNL after previous stone therapy in children. Unfortunately the authors do no... Read More
Wednesday, February 25 2015 10:46
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Sarica K et al, 2015: Ureteral wall thickness at the impacted ureteral stone site: a critical predictor for success rates after SWL.

Sarica K, Kafkasli A, Yazici O, Cetinel AC, Demirkol MK, Tuncer M, Sahin C, Eryildirim B
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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A nice idea. The overall ureteral wall thickness (UWT) was 3.28 ± 0.95 mm. In a multivariate analysis UWT and Hounsfield units of ... Read More
Monday, February 16 2015 10:41
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Gücük A et al, 2015: Usefulness of hounsfield unit and density in the assessment and treatment of urinary stones.

Gücük A, Uyetürk U
Adnan Gücük, Uğur Üyetürk, Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280 Bolu, Turkey

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This short review - probabaly ment for Nephrologists - only briefly covers SWL and HU
Monday, February 09 2015 10:37
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Sheir KZ et al, 2014: Evaluation of Acute Post-Shock Wave Lithotripsy Renal Changes by Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Prospective Clinical Study.

Sheir KZ, El-Ghar MA, El Shal A, Elsaadany MM, Taha DE, El-Nahas AR

Departments of Urology and Radiology (MAEG), Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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The message is: These MRI studies do not show post-ESWL findings that are different from what we already know: they are minimal an... Read More
Friday, December 12 2014 11:23
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Arpali E et al, 2014: The efficacy of radiographic anatomical measurement methods in predicting success after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for lower pole kidney stones.

Arpali E, Altinel M, Sargin SY

Istanbul Memorial Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Urology, Turk Bobrek Vakfi Memorial Hizmet Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Urology, Eskisehir Acibadem Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey.

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No News.
Monday, December 08 2014 11:18
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Clifton MM et al, 2014: The change in upper tract urolithiasis composition, surgical treatments and outcomes of para and quadriplegic patients over time.

Clifton MM, Gettman MT, Patterson DE, Rangel L, Krambeck AE

Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street Southwest, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA.

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Patients with neurogenic disorders are prone to have complications of stone therapy. Unfortunately the experience is limited and 9... Read More
Tuesday, December 02 2014 11:12
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Kuyumcuoglu U et al, 2014: A rare complication of ESWL: focal metastatic multiple organ abscesses in a horseshoe kidney.

Kuyumcuoglu U, Eryildirim B, Tuncer M, Faydaci G, Aktoz T, Akdere H, Sarıca K

Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Urology Clinic, Edirne.

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There are no data on the condition of the patient, the kidney, the stone, the ESWL treatment and the follow-up of the patient. It ... Read More
Thursday, November 27 2014 11:07
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Tran TY et al, 2014: Triple D Score Is a Reportable Predictor of Shockwave Lithotripsy Stone-Free Rates.

Tran TY, McGillen K, Cone EB, Pareek G

Division of Urology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University , Providence, Rhode Island.

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The term wasteful spending appears more often in debates about the ever increasing health care costs. Publications that allow pred... Read More
Thursday, November 20 2014 11:03
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Adanur S et al, 2014: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy under sedoanalgesia for treatment of kidney stones in infants: a single-center experience with 102 cases.

Adanur S, Ziypak T, Yılmaz AH, Kocakgol H, Aksoy M, Yapanoglu T, Polat O, Aksoy Y

Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Ataturk University, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey.

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Good results and no problems!? “… to our knowledge, SWL therapy administered with intravenous sedation has not been reported in in... Read More
Monday, November 17 2014 10:57
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Sfoungaristos S et al, 2014: Do we really need a KUB to predict stone radiopacity prior treatment with shockwave lithotripsy? Development and internal validation of a novel predictive model based on computed tomography parameters.

Sfoungaristos S, Hidas G, Gofrit ON, Yutkin V, Latke A, Landau EH, Pode D, Duvdevani M

Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Urology , Jerusalem, Israel , Jerusalem, Israel , 26500.

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This is a nice idea. The authors even created a web-based calculator, to estimate the probability of a stone to be visible in fluo... Read More
Thursday, November 13 2014 10:53
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Tehranchi A et al, 2014: Effects of hydrochlorothiazide on kidney stone therapy with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Tehranchi A, Rezaei Y, Mohammadi-Fallah M, Mokhtari M, Alizadeh M, Abedi F, Khalilzadeh M, Tehranchi P

Department of Urology, Urmia Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

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This is not an easy paper. The authors did not formulate a hypothesis they wanted to prove. Like this it is difficult to deal with... Read More
Monday, November 10 2014 10:46
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Nakasato T et al, 2014: Evaluation of Hounsfield Units as a predictive factor for the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and stone composition.

Nakasato T, Morita J, Ogawa Y

Department of Urology School of Medicine, Showa University, 1-5-8, Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 142-8666, Japan.

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Since a good 30 years many papers on CT based determination of in vivo stone composition have been published. By now the question ... Read More
Tuesday, November 04 2014 10:41
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Nishiyama R et al, 2014: [Does SWL for ureteral stone with less than 60 shock waves per minute improve treatment results?].

Nishiyama R, Kubota M, Kanno T, Okada T, Higashi Y, Yamada H

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Publication not available in English.
Friday, October 31 2014 13:55
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Abdelaziz H et al, 2014: The usefulness of stone density and patient stoutness in predicting extracorporeal shock wave efficiency: Results in a North African ethnic group.

Abdelaziz H, Elabiad Y, Aderrouj I, Janane A, Ghadouane M, Ameur A, Abbar M

Urology Department, University Military Hospital Med V., Hay Ryad, Rabat, Morocco.

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The retreatment rate is not given. Follow up was done with plane films.
Monday, October 27 2014 10:31
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Joshi HN et al, 2014: Outcomes of extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy in renal and ureteral calculi.

Joshi HN, Karmacharya RM, Shrestha R, Shrestha B, de Jong IJ, Shrestha RK

Department of Pharmacology,Dhulikhel Hospital- Kathmandu University Hospital Kathmandu University School of medical Science, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal.
Department of Surgery,Dhulikhel Hospital- Kathmandu University Hospital Kathmandu University School of medical Science, Dhulikhel , Kavre, Nepal.
Department of Urology, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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Back to the future. It seems that this is the authors’ first experience with ESWL which naturally leads to the typical good succes... Read More
Thursday, October 23 2014 10:27
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Torbati SS et al, 2014: Renal rupture following extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

Torbati SS, Niku M, Vos E, Hogan S

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles, California.

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A typical but rare complication of ESWL. Why is this published?
Tuesday, October 21 2014 10:22
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Chabannes E et al, 2014: Management of adult's renal and ureteral stones. Update of the Lithiasis Committee of the French association of urology (CLAFU). General considerations

Chabannes E, Bensalah K, Carpentier X, Bringer JP, Conort P, Denis E, Dore B, Estrade V, Gautier JR, Hadjadj H, Hubert J, Hoznek A, Lechevallier E, 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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Tuesday, August 19 2014 13:00
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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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