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

Tuncer M et al, 2014: Does Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Cause Hearing Impairment?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Urolithiasis after kidney transplantation is a rare event. Unfortunately the authors do not report how and why the different forms... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 09:23
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Silbert BS et al, 2014: Incidence of postoperative cognitive dysfunction after general or spinal anaesthesia for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Silbert BS, Evered LA, Scott DA
Centre for Anaesthesia and Cognitive Function, Department of Anaesthesia, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, PO Box 2900, Fitzroy, VIC 3065, Australia Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Australia

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A lot of work has been published that tried to show important side effects and complications of ESWL. Here is a well done study wi... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 09:12
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Wagenlehner FM et al, 2014: Fosfomycin trometamol (3,000 mg) in perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis of healthcare-associated infections after endourological interventions: a narrative review

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

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

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

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Hematoma after SWL is such a rare event that the authors stated: "Due to the low number of events, this study lacks a complete sta... Read More
Monday, March 31 2014 14:16
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Janane A et al, 2014: Usefulness of adjunctive alpha1-adrenergic antagonists after single extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy session in ureteral stone expulsion

Janane A, Hamdoun A, Hajji F, Dakkak Y, Ghadouane M, Ameur A, Abbar M
Department of Urology, University Military Hospital Mohammed V. Rabat, Morocco

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The patients were treated in the supine position but the route of shock wave application is not described in detail or discussed. ... Read More
Monday, March 17 2014 14:15
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Wood KD et al, 2014: Medical expulsive therapy

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

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

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

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This is a review article on all treatment modalities for calyceal stones. Peter Alken
Friday, February 21 2014 14:12
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Cui Y et al, 2014: Comparison of ESWL and Ureteroscopic Holmium Laser lithotripsy in Management of Ureteral Stones

Cui Y, Cao W, Shen H, Xie J, Adams TS, Zhang Y, Shao Q
Department of Urology, Suzhou Municipal Hospital, Suzhou, China
Center for Cancer Genomics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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A retrospective but interesting paper that offers slightly different aspects than the currently popular views on an old theme: The... Read More
Wednesday, February 19 2014 14:10
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Alp BF et al, 2014: Inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase prevents shock wave therapy induced renal injury

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

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The rat kidney is a monopapillary kidney with a size of apr. 20x10x10 mm. This and the fact that the organ is not much bigger than... Read More
Tuesday, February 18 2014 14:09
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Indeed, referring to Peter's comment above, torturing rats under these circumstances has little use beyond accumulating research p... Read More
Wednesday, January 29 2020 10:19
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Ferroni MC et al, 2014: Acute renal vein thrombus and renal atrophy following shock wave lithotripsy: a unique complication

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

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Publication currently not available.
Tuesday, February 11 2014 13:01
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Hussein A et al, 2014: The Role of Plain Radiography in Predicting Renal Stone Fragmentation by Shockwave Lithotripsy in the Era of Noncontrast Multidetector Computed Tomography

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

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

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

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

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

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No comment.
Thursday, January 30 2014 13:38
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Carpentier X et al, 2014: [Update for the management of kidney stones in 2013. Stone group comity of the French association of Urology]

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

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Publications not available in English. Comment currently not available.
Tuesday, January 28 2014 12:53
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Elderwy AA et al, 2014: Dissolution Therapy versus Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Radiolucent Renal Stones in Children: A Prospective Study

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

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A good paper. The authors rightly state: "Oral alkalization therapy for uric acid renal stones is established in the literature as... Read More
Friday, January 24 2014 14:01
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Srivastava A et al, 2013: Management of 1-2 cm renal stones

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

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This review does not use statistical means to weigh the value of the different procedures. Peter Alken
Wednesday, January 15 2014 09:56
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McClain PD et al, 2013: Optimizing shock wave lithotripsy: a comprehensive review

McClain PD, Lange JN, Assimos DG
Department of Urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

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With 90 references this is a very extensive review on nearly every aspect of SWL like Stone Size, Skin-to-Stone Distance and Body ... Read More
Monday, January 13 2014 09:52
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Manzoor S et al, 2013: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) vs. ureterorenoscopic (URS) manipulation in proximal ureteric stone

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

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This randomized controlled study will make it into guideline panels. A detailed view on the data suggests that case selection coul... Read More
Thursday, January 09 2014 09:47
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Carrasco J et al, 2013: The protective role of coenzyme Q10 in renal injury associated with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Carrasco J, Anglada FJ, Campos JP, Muntané J, Requena MJ, Padillo J
Department of Urology, Reina Sofia University Hospital, Cordoba, Spain

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CoQ10? If you don´t know look it up in Wikipedia (Link to Wikipedia) It "is present in most eukaryotic cells, primarily in the mi... Read More
Tuesday, January 07 2014 09:43
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Adanur S et al, 2014: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the treatment of radiolucent renal stones in children: is it different opaque stone treatment?

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

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SWL is only a minor theme in this article. Peter Alken
Friday, January 03 2014 09:36
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Zavitsanos PJ et al, 2013: Low Methodological and Reporting Quality of Randomized, Controlled Trials of Devices to Treat Urolithiasis

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

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This is a very important article not only to educate people to improve the quality of research but also to stimulate the reader fo... Read More
Thursday, December 05 2013 09:31
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Bas O et al, 2013: Comparison of shock wave lithotripsy, flexible ureterorenoscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotripsy on moderate size renal pelvis stones

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

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

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

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2/3 of the 150 patients in this study were treated with SWL. The paper focusses not on SWL but on the stent related morbidity. Li... Read More
Monday, December 02 2013 09:25
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Koopman SG et al, 2013: Management of stones associated with intrarenal stenosis: infundibular stenosis and caliceal diverticulum

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

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The manuscript mainly deals with RIRS. There are no details given on the technique of combined SWL+RIRS used in 20% of the cases. ... Read More
Tuesday, November 26 2013 09:03
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Ozturk MD et al, 2013: The comparison of laparoscopy, shock wave lithotripsy and retrograde intrarenal surgery for large proximal ureteral stones

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

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A good quality paper. The Can. Urol. Assoc. Journal. offers full text access: http://journals.sfu.ca/cuaj/index.php/journal/artic... Read More
Friday, November 22 2013 08:59
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Meidani M et al, 2013: Aortic valve streptococcus group B endocarditis post-extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Meidani M, Taghavi M, Abdar Esfahani M
Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

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The patient had a urinary tract infection before SWL and was obviously not treated with antibiotics before and for four days after... Read More
Wednesday, November 20 2013 08:54
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Martov A et al, 2014: Investigation of differences between nanosecond electropulse and electrohydraulic methods of lithotripsy: A comparative in-vitro study of efficacy

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

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The article deals with lithotripsy devices that are used in endourological procedures like PNL or URS. This is the first publicati... Read More
Monday, November 18 2013 08:50
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Matlaga BR et al, 2014: Management Patterns of Medicare Patients Undergoing Treatment for Upper Urinary Tract Calculi

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

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This is a surprise paper in several aspects. 1 The author is a urologist. The three co-authors are employees of Boston Scientific... Read More
Thursday, November 14 2013 08:46
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Weaver J et al, 2014: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for upper tract urolithiasis

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

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This is a timely review of the literature on the pros and cons and the forefront of SWL application. Peter Alken... Read More
Friday, November 08 2013 08:36
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Basri C et al, 2013: The effect of tamsulosin on pain and clearance according to ureteral stone location after shock wave lithotripsy

Basri Cakıroglu, Sinanoglu O, Mahmure Uraz.
Urology Clinic, Hisar Intercontinental Hospital, Umraniye/Istanbul, Turkey
Department of Urology, Maltepe University School of Medicine, Maltepe/Istanbul, Turkey
Department of Emergency Medicine, Maltepe University School of Medicine, Maltepe/Istanbul, Turkey

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Hmmm? It says: " Drug administration was started immediately after SWL and was continued for a maximum of 28 days or until an alt... Read More
Wednesday, November 06 2013 15:04
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Ozturk U et al, 2013: Comparison of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, and Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery for Lower Pole Renal Calculi 10-20 mm

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

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If one compares the results of the present retrospective analysis with the well-known "Lower Pole -1 study" (Albala DM et al.: A p... Read More
Thursday, October 31 2013 14:37
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Okada A et al, 2013: Impact of official technical training for urologists on the efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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As had to be expected a previous ESWL did not lead to increased complications during a secondary PNL. Peter Alken... Read More
Wednesday, October 23 2013 14:20
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Jeong US et al, 2013: Factors affecting the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for unilateral urinary stones in children: a 17-year single-institute experience

Jeong US, Lee S, Kang J, Han DH, Park KH, Baek M
Department of Urology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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I like this publication despite the naturally small numbers and recommend it to those treating children with stones. There are de... Read More
Monday, October 21 2013 14:15
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Al-Marhoon MS et al, 2013: Extracorporeal Shock-wave Lithotripsy Success Rate and Complications: Initial Experience at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital

Al-Marhoon MS, Shareef O, Al-Habsi IS, Al Balushi AS, Mathew J, Venkiteswaran KP
Urology Division, Department of Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Sultanate of Oman

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Good results. A devoted user is the main cause of bias in such series. I did not understand the statistics completely. Peter Al... Read More
Thursday, October 17 2013 14:11
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Traxer O et al, 2013: Extracorporeal lithotripsy endoscopically controlled by ureterorenoscopy (LECURS): a new concept for the treatment of kidney stones-first clinical experience using digital ureterorenoscopes

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

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I remember the surprising video on combined URS+SWL that G. Fuchs (Reference 4: Patel A, Fuchs GJ (1997) Expanding the horizons of... Read More
Tuesday, October 15 2013 14:05
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Zhu X et al, 2013: Retrograde, Antegrade, and Laparoscopic Approaches to the Management of Large Upper Ureteral Stones After Shockwave Lithotripsy Failure: A Four-Year Retrospective Study

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

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There is no information on the details of the primary SWL treatment and the reasons for failures. Peter Alken
Friday, October 11 2013 13:56
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Perez C et al, 2013: Acoustic field characterization of the Duolith: measurements and modeling of a clinical shock wave therapy device

Perez C, Chen H, Matula TJ, Karzova M, Khokhlova VA
Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, 1013 NE 40th Street, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA

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This is a very interesting paper on the measurement, simulation and definition of the acoustic field of an ESWT device. The machin... Read More
Wednesday, October 09 2013 13:51
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Jindal T, 2013: The risk of radiation exposure to assisting staff in urological procedures: a literature review

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

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Only one publication from 1992 in this literature review deals with SWL. The other 8 publications are on PNL and URS. The conclusi... Read More
Monday, October 07 2013 13:48
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Parmar S et al, 2013: Role of sonography-guided lithotripsy in renal stone with angiomyolipoma

Parmar S, Desai S
Application Specialist, Lithotripsy CritiCare Urology Center, Mumbai, India

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Hot stuff! They succeeded. The images show an AML of at least 4 cm diameter in a distance of approximately 4 cm to the stone. They... Read More
Thursday, October 03 2013 13:43
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Kang JH et al, 2013: Relationship Between Patient Position and Pain Severity During Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones With the MODULITH SLX-F2 Lithotripter: A Matched Case-Control Study

Kang JH, Lee SW, Moon SH, Sung HH, Choo SH, Han DH
Department of Urology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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This is a well done retrospective study. The authors evaluated VAS-avg and VAS-max immediately after the treatment. Whenever pain ... Read More
Tuesday, October 01 2013 13:39
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Fahmy N et al, 2013: Urinary Expression of Novel Tissue Markers of Kidney Injury Following Ureteroscopy, Shock Wave Lithotripsy and in Normal Healthy Controls

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

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This is the second report on urinary KIM-1 levels in controls and stone patients before and after SWL in this review series. What ... Read More
Wednesday, September 25 2013 13:31
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Leong WS et al, 2013: Does Simultaneous Inversion During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Improve Stone Clearance: A Long-term, Prospective, Single-blind, Randomized Controlled Study

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

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A well conducted study. My conclusion is: Inversion does not improve the SWL results. The retreatment rate is high: Concerning... Read More
Monday, September 23 2013 13:16
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Lao M et al, 2013: High Recurrence Rate at 5-Year Followup in Children after Upper Urinary Tract Stone Surgery

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

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

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

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The results concerning the different methods of analgesia were to be expected according to what is known from the literature. Two ... Read More
Tuesday, September 17 2013 13:08
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Rabani SM et al, 2013: Management of Large Proximal Ureteral Stones: A Comparative Clinical Trial Between Transureteral Lithotripsy (TUL) and Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL)

Rabani SM, Moosavizadeh A
Beheshti Teaching Hospital, Yasouj University of Medical Sciences, Yasouj, IR Iran.

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In the text it says "The difference in the proportion of success between the two groups was significant (Table 1) " In table the p... Read More
Monday, August 26 2013 12:59
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Zolfaghari A et al, 2013: Renal vascular Doppler resistance after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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

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

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

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"This is the first study comparing the outcomes of SWL and microperc in the treatment of kidney stone in children" and it shows go... Read More
Monday, July 22 2013 12:41
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Senyucel MF et al, 2013: Evaluation of contralateral kidney, liver and lung after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in rabbits

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

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This study has several problems in its design: 1. It is not stated if the control group (CG) had 3 times anesthesia like the trea... Read More
Monday, July 08 2013 12:37
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Huang Z et al, 2013: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Management of Residual Stones after Ureterolithotripsy versus Mini-Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: A Retrospective Study

Huang Z, Zhao X, Zhang L, Zhong Z, Xu R, Zhang L
Department of Urology, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China

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During the study period a satisfying stone-free status was initially achieved in 663 of 752 = 88.2% URL patients and 643 of 745 = ... Read More
Monday, June 24 2013 12:32
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Khalil M, 2013: Management of impacted proximal ureteral stone: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy with holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy

Khalil M
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital, Ministry of Health, Hawally, Kuwait

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What happened in this series when SWL or URS failed or required additional interventions? There is significant difference in th... Read More
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:28
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Bhojani N et al, 2013: Shockwave lithotripsy-new concepts and optimizing treatment parameters

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

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

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

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

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

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This computer simulation model should principally allow evaluating the performance of a shock wave generator and its transmission ... Read More
Friday, June 14 2013 08:58
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D'A Honey RJ et al, 2012: A Prospective Study Examining the Incidence of Bacteriuria and Urinary Tract Infection After Shock Wave Lithotripsy with Targeted Antibiotic Prophylaxis

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

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That scores 1:0 for the EAU. Peter Alken
Wednesday, June 12 2013 08:54
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Akça O et al, 2013: Obesity might not be a disadvantage for SWL treatment in children with renal stone

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

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That´s what I thought. Peter Alken
Monday, June 10 2013 08:49
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Bakoyiannis C et al, 2012: Superior mesenteric artery dissection after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

Bakoyiannis C, Anastasiou I, Koutsoumpelis A, Fragiadis E, Felesaki E, Kafeza M, Georgopoulos S, Tsigris C
Vascular Unit, First Department of Surgery, Laiko General Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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In publications like this or the one by Weng et al. (Severe acute pancreatitis with abscess after extracorporeal shock wave lithot... Read More
Monday, May 27 2013 08:43
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Griebling TL, 2013: Re: safety of ESWL in elderly: evaluation of independent predictors and comorbidity on stone-free rate and complications

Griebling TL

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Peter Alken
This is just a short editorial comment that does not need any further comments.
Monday, May 20 2013 08:42
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Onal B et al, 2013: What changed in the management of pediatric stones after the introduction of minimally invasive procedures? A single-center experience over 24 years

Onal B, Citgez S, Tansu N, Emin G, Demirkesen O, Talat Z, Yalcin V, Erozenci A
Department of Urology, University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey

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This is a view on the historical development of stone therapy in a single department with a large patient volume. Open surgery pra... Read More
Monday, May 13 2013 07:44
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Feng C et al, 2013. Ureteroscopic Holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy is effective for ureteral steinstrasse post-SWL

Feng C, Wu Z, Jiang H, Ding Q, Gao P
Department of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University , Shanghai , China

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The authors state "There is currently a dearth of studies reporting the outcomes of endoscopic management of steinstrasse." Rightl... Read More
Monday, April 29 2013 07:39
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Pu YR et al, 2013: Design of the dual stone locating system on an extracorporeal shock wave lithotriptor

Pu YR, Manousakas I, Liang SM, Chang CC
Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan City, Taiwan

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This group constantly works and publishes on their stone tracking system. I always wondered why no company has integrated the syst... Read More
Monday, April 15 2013 07:23
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Phipps S et al, 2013: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy to distal ureteric stones: the transgluteal approach significantly increases stone-free rates

Phipps S, Stephenson C, Tolley D
Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

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ESWL of distal ureteral stones in a supine position has been described in several modifications with different lithotripters and v... Read More
Monday, April 01 2013 07:18
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Fernández F et al, 2013: Out-of-Focus Low Pressure Pulse Pretreatment to the Whole Kidney to Reduce Renal Injury During Shockwave Lithotripsy: An In Vivo Study Using a Rabbit Model

Fernández F, Domínguez A, Castaño E, Loske AM
Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México , Querétaro, Qro., México

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The abstract reads like a small sensation. An interesting publication showing that there are still simple open questions for strai... Read More
Monday, March 18 2013 07:12
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Al-Abadi E et al, 2013: Extracorporal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of stones in children with oxalosis-still the first choice?

Al-Abadi E, Hulton SA
Department of Paediatric Nephrology and Urology, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

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This is a report on a series of rare but severe cases of urolithiasis seen in 22 years between 1987 and 2009. Primary hyperoxaluir... Read More
Monday, February 18 2013 07:03
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Rosa M et al, 2013: Recent finding and new technologies in nephrolitiasis: a review of the recent literature

Rosa M, Usai P, Miano R, Kim FJ, Finazzi Agrò E, Bove P, Micali S; International Translational Research in Uro-Sciences Team (ITRUST).
Department of Urology, University of Modena, Via del Pozzo, 71-41124, Modena, Italy

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A condensed review on most aspects of urolithiasis with an up-to-date reference list for the uninformed Reader. Peter Alken... Read More
Monday, February 04 2013 06:58
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Cui H et al, 2013: Efficacy of the lithotripsy in treating lower pole renal stones

Cui H, Thomee E, Noble JG, Reynard JM, Turney BW.
The Oxford Stone Group, The Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK

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This is a classical paper in many ways: "Lithotripsy was ... gradually increased to the highest tolerable/ maximum recommended int... Read More
Monday, January 07 2013 06:48
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Ghani KR et al, 2013: Trends in surgery for upper urinary tract calculi in the USA using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample: 1999-2009

Ghani KR, Sammon JD, Karakiewicz PI, Sun M, Bhojani N, Sukumar S, Peabody JO, Menon M, Trinh QD
Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

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The title is misleading. It should actually read "Trends in inpatient surgery..." Unfortunately the data offer only a view on tren... Read More
Monday, December 03 2012 06:37
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Weng CH et al, 2013: Severe acute pancreatitis with abscess after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a rare complication

Weng CH, Ho PY, Tsai CC, Hsu JM, Chen M, Lin WR
Department of Urology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, 92, Sec.2 Chung-Shan N. Rd, Taipei, Taiwan

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In those four cases of acute pancreatitis shortly after ESWL described in the literature the cause-effect relationship between ESW... Read More
Monday, November 19 2012 06:31
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Zhong W et al, 2013: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal stones following failed extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: different performances and morbidities

Zhong W, Gong T, Wang L, Zeng G, Wu W, Zhao Z, Zhong W, Wan SP
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

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"Scattered stone fragments buried within the tissues..." Are these the effects of ESWL that can be seen during secondary PNL? In ... Read More
Monday, November 05 2012 06:27
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Oh MM et al, 2013: Bacterial sepsis after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) of calyceal diverticular stone

Oh MM, Kim JW, Kim JW, Chae JY, Yoon CY, Park HS, Park MG, Moon du G
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

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Peter Alken
Publication currently not available.
Monday, October 22 2012 13:26
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Li K et al, 2013: Optimal Frequency of Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Urolithiasis Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Li K, Lin T, Zhang C, Fan X, Xu K, Bi L, Han J, Huang H, Liu H, Dong W, Duan Y, Yu M, Huang J.
Department of Urology, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; Key Laboratory of Malignant Tumor Gene Regulation and Target Therapy of Guangdong Higher Education Institutes, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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Meta analyses are tools to confirm or contradict the facts preserved in a good memory. They also frequently show that a lot of dup... Read More
Monday, October 08 2012 06:17
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Kupajski M et al, 2012: Modern management of stone disease in patients with a solitary kidney

Kupajski M, Tkocz M, Ziaja D.
Prof. E. Michałowski's Independent Health Care Facility, Katowice, Poland.

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Publication currently not available.
Monday, October 01 2012 12:40
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Turan E et al, 2012: A case of zosteriform lichen planus developing after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

Turan E, Akay A, Yesilova Y, Türkçü G.
Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Sanliurfa, Turkey.

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According to the authors this is the first case reported in the literature. Peter Alken
Thursday, September 27 2012 06:12
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Williams JC Jr et al, 2012: Fragility of brushite stones in shock wave lithotripsy: absence of correlation with computerized tomography visible structure

Williams JC Jr, Hameed T, Jackson ME, Aftab S, Gambaro A, Pishchalnikov YA, Lingeman JE, McAteer JA.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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A properly performed basic research study. Whenever I read a publication from this group on brushite stones I eagerly wait for so... Read More
Monday, September 17 2012 08:53
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Ichiyanagi O et al, 2012: Stone clearance after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in patients with solitary pure calcium oxalate stones smaller than 1.0 cm in the proximal ureter, with special reference to monohydrate and dihydrate content

Ichiyanagi O, Nagaoka A, Izumi T, Kawamura Y, Tsukigi M, Ishii T, Ohji H, Kato T, Tomita Y.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Japan.

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I agree to the authors conclusion: "The main limitations of the present study are the small number of patients, small stone sizes ... Read More
Monday, September 03 2012 08:49
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Ferreira Cassini M et al, 2012: Lithiasis in 1,313 kidney transplants: incidence, diagnosis, and management

Ferreira Cassini M, Cologna AJ, Ferreira Andrade M, Lima GJ, Medeiros Albuquerque U, Pereira Martins AC, Tucci Junior S.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery and Anatomy, Ribeirao Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Peter Alken
No comment.
Monday, August 20 2012 13:30
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Mandal S et al, 2012: Comparison of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for inferior caliceal calculus between children and adults: a retrospective analysis-why do results vary?

Mandal S, Sankhwar SN, Singh MK, Kathpalia R, Singh V, Goel A, Singh BP, Dalela D.
Department of Urology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, formerly King George Medical College, Lucknow, India

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I agree to the author's conclusion: "ESWL can be considered as the first treatment alternative in the management of lower calyx st... Read More
Monday, August 06 2012 08:37
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Moon KB et al, 2012: Optimal shock wave rate for shock wave lithotripsy in urolithiasis treatment: a prospective randomized study

Moon KB, Lim GS, Hwang JS, Lim CH, Lee JW, Son JH, Jang SH.
Department of Urology, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

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The authors nicely quote some of the old literature (Greenstein A, Matzkin H. Does the rate of extracorporeal shock wave delivery ... Read More
Monday, June 25 2012 08:14
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Chang CC et al, 2012: In Vitro Study of the Revised Ultrasound Based Real-Time Tracking of Renal Stones for Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Part 1

Chang CC, Pu YR, Manousakas I, Liang SM, Yu FM, Tong YC, Lin SH.
Dept. of Urology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

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I like this paper because it offers a technique to improve ESWL but… The group has essentially published 3 papers concerning ultra... Read More
Friday, June 15 2012 08:04
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Hertzig LL et al, 2012: Urolithiasis after ileal conduit urinary diversion: a comparison of minimally invasive therapies

Hertzig LL, Iwaszko MR, Rangel LJ, Patterson DE, Gettman MT, Krambeck AE
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

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Basically this is just a "me to" paper with little useful information. Only 77 patients in 28 years show that this is a rare event... Read More
Wednesday, May 23 2012 07:55
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Riley JM et al, 2012: Stone management for the patient on anticoagulation

Riley JM, Averch TD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA

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Peter Alken
5 sentences on anticoagulation and ESWL do not add anything new. Peter Alken
Monday, May 21 2012 07:47
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Pearle MS, 2012: Shock-wave lithotripsy for renal calculi

Pearle MS
Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390-9110, USA

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This review written for Non-Urologists requires no comment. Peter Alken
Wednesday, May 16 2012 07:38
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Ng et al, 2012: Hepatic haematoma after shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones

Ng CF, Law VT, Chiu PK, Tan CB, Man CW, Chu PS
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, 4/F Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR, China

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A rare complication just as to have a haematoma of the right upper renal pole after treatment of a right lower caliceal stone (cas... Read More
Monday, May 14 2012 07:29
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Ng et al, 2012: A prospective, randomized study of the clinical effects of shock wave delivery for unilateral kidney stones: 60 versus 120 shocks per minute

Ng CF, Lo AK, Lee KW, Wong KT, Chung WY, Gohel D
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

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This paper contributes to the conflicting data of animal experiments and clinical experience but raises a lot of questions. The tr... Read More
Thursday, May 10 2012 07:23
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Takahara K et al, 2012: Predictors of success for stone fragmentation and stone-free rate after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the treatment of upper urinary tract stones

Takahara K, Ibuki N, Inamoto T, Nomi H, Ubai T, Azuma H
Department of Urology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

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The authors conclude: “Our study suggests that stone fragmentation and stone-free rate after SWL treatment for upper urinary tract... Read More
Monday, May 07 2012 07:16
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El-Nahas et al, 2012: Are there long-term effects of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in paediatric patients?

El-Nahas AR, Awad BA, El-Assmy AM, Abou El-Ghar ME, Eraky I, El-Kenawy MR, Sheir KZ
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Centre, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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Whenever you need very large numbers to prove or disprove a relationship between a procedure and the effects or side effects the i... Read More
Thursday, May 03 2012 07:12
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Ganpule A et al, 2012: Management of urolithiasis in live related kidney donors

Ganpule A, Vyas JB, Sheladiya C, Mishra S, Ganpule SA, Sabnis RB, Desai M
Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Department of Urology, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

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Due to the shortage of renal allografts individuals with renal stones lity. In this series stones with less than 1200 Hounsfild un... Read More
Wednesday, April 25 2012 07:04
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Onal B et al, 2012: Predictive factors and management of steinstrasse after shock wave lithotripsy in pediatric urolithiasis-a multivariate analysis study

Onal B, Citgez S, Tansu N, Demirdag C, Dogan C, Gonul B, Demirkesen O, Obek C, Erozenci A.
Department of Urology, University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey

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This is a single operator report on the SWL treatment of children with stones in the kidney or upper or mid ureter between 1992 an... Read More
Monday, April 23 2012 06:57
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Benes J et al, 2012: Biological effects of tandem shock waves demonstrated on magnetic resonance

Benes J, Zeman J, Pouckova P, Zadinova M, Sunka P, Lukes P
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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Thursday, April 19 2012 10:45
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Lopes Neto AC et al, 2012: Prospective randomized study of treatment of large proximal ureteral stones: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus ureterolithotripsy versus laparoscopy

Lopes Neto AC, Korkes F, Silva JL 2nd, Amarante RD, Mattos MH, Tobias-Machado M, Pompeo AC
ABC Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

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The editor's note "This article is the fifth of 5 published in this issue for which category 1 CME credits can be earned." confirm... Read More
Tuesday, April 17 2012 06:46
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Polat F et al, 2012: Safety of ESWL in elderly: Evaluation of independent predictors and comorbidity on stone-free rate and complications

Polat F, Yeşil S, Ak E, Farahvash A, Karaoğlan U, Biri H, Bozkırlı I
Urology Department, Gazi University School of Medicine, Cukurambar, Ankara, Turkey

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Thursday, April 12 2012 12:56
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Wang HH et al, 2012: Shock wave lithotripsy vs ureteroscopy: variation in surgical management of kidney stones at freestanding children's hospitals

Wang HH, Huang L, Routh JC, Nelson CP
Department of Urology, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA

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"The probability that a given child would undergo SWL, while holding all other factors stable, varied from 7% to 93%, depending so... Read More
Wednesday, April 11 2012 06:39
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