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Rashed FK et al, 2017: Prevalence of diabetes mellitus after extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy in 15 years follow-up.

Rashed FK, Ahmadi NR, Zolfaghari A, Farshi A, Amjadi M, Gholipour M.
Department of Urology, Imam Reza Hospital, Tabriz, Iran.
Department of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Shahid Madani Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
General Practitioner at Imam Reza hospital, Tabriz, Iran.

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The question whether DM is a consequence of SWL obviously remains a continuous matter of debate. The authors of this report claim ... Read More
Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:32
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Lu CH et al, 2017: Clinical analysis of 48-h emergency department visit post outpatient extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for urolithiasis.

Lu CH, Kuo JY, Lin TP, Huang YH, Chung HJ, Huang WJS, Wu HHH, Chang YH, Lin ATL, Chen KK.
Department of Urology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
Department of Urology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Urology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Shu-Tien Urological Institute, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

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It is of great clinical relevance to know to which extent patients treated with SWL return to the emergency unit within 48h. This ... Read More
Monday, 11 December 2017 08:27
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Issa Y et al, 2017: Diagnosis and treatment in chronic pancreatitis: an international survey and case vignette study.

Issa Y, van Santvoort HC, Fockens P, Besselink MG, Bollen TL, Bruno MJ, Boermeester MA; Collaborators.HPB (Oxford).
Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Surgery, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Gastroenterology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 08:17
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Bozzini G et al, 2017: A prospective randomized comparison among SWL, PCNL and RIRS for lower calyceal stones less than 2 cm: a multicenter experience: A better understanding on the treatment options for lower pole stones.

Bozzini G, Verze P, Arcaniolo D, Dal Piaz O, Buffi NM, Guazzoni G, Provenzano M, Osmolorskij B, Sanguedolce F, Montanari E, Macchione N, Pummer K, Mirone V, De Sio M, Taverna G.
Department of Urology, Humanitas Mater Domini, Via Gerenzano 2, 21053, Castellanza, Varese, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
Department of Urology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
Universitätsklinik für Urologie, Graz, Austria.
Humanitas University, Milan, Italy.
Department of Urology, Lomonosov Hospital, Moscow, Russia.
Department of Urology, London Barts Hospital, London, UK.
ESUT European Section for UroTechnology, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Policlinico di Milano, Milan, Italy.
ASST San Paolo, Milan, Italy.

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In this randomized comparison between SWL, RIRS and PCNL for treatment of 10-20 mm large LC-stones, the authors not unexpectedly r... Read More
Monday, 04 December 2017 08:09
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Tsai CC et al, 2017: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Can Improve Erectile Function in Patients Who Failed to Respond to Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors.

Tsai CC, Wang CJ, Lee YC, Kuo YT, Lin HH, Li CC, Wu WJ, Liu CC.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Management Offices, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pingtung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Pingtung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Pingtung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Pingtung, Taiwan.

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This study was conducted to find out if patients with erectile dysfunction in whom treatment with phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibit... Read More
Saturday, 02 December 2017 07:57
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Beyna T et al, 2017: Endoscopic treatment of pancreatic duct stones under direct vision. Revolution or resignation? A systematic review.

Beyna T, Gerges C, Neuhaus H.
Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf, Department of Gastroenterology, Düsseldorf, Germany.

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ESWL, usually followed by endoscopy, is regarded as a corner stone of pancreatic duct stone treatment. Success and limitations of ... Read More
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:22
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Cevik B et al, 2017: Procedural sedation and analgesia for pediatric shock wave lithotripsy: a 10 year experience of single institution.

Cevik B, Tuncer M, Erkal KH, Eryildirim B, Sarica K.
Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Urology Clinic, Şemsi Denizer caddesi, 34865, Cevizli-Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This is an important report on conscious sedation for ESWL treatment in children of a relatively large number of stone patients. T... Read More
Monday, 27 November 2017 09:16
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Xing Y et al, 2017: Comparison of Broad vs Narrow Focal Width Lithotripter Fields.

Xing Y, Chen TT, Simmons WN, Sankin G, Cocks FH, Lipkin ME, Preminger GM, Zhong P.
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center/Urologic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

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Many factors determine the performance of a lithotripter. Positioning of stones, quality of coupling, energy settings, treatment s... Read More
Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:07
Peter Alken
A very interesting paper produced by a group with long standing experience in research on ESWL. The interested reader should get a... Read More
Friday, 24 November 2017 09:12
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Wang D et al, 2017: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is safe and effective for pediatric patients with chronic pancreatitis.

Wang D, Bi YW, Ji JT, Xin L, Pan J, Liao Z, Du TT, Lin JH, Zhang D, Zeng XP, Ye B, Zou WB, Chen H, Xie T, Li BR, Zheng ZH, Li ZS, Hu LH.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Department of Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing, China.
Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, Air Force General Hospital, Beijing, China.
Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jiangdu Hospital, Yangzhou, China.

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This is a report on the safety and efficacy of ESWL done in intravenous sedation analgesia in a rare disease. It is interesting t... Read More
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:07
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Ordaz Jurado DG et al, 2017: Shockwave lithotripsy with music: Less painful and more satisfactory treatment.

Ordaz Jurado DG, Budia Alba A, Bahilo Mateu P, Trassierra Villa M, López-Acón D, Boronat Tormo F.
Unidad de Litotricia y Endourología, Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, España.

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Monday, 20 November 2017 09:01
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Drake T et al, 2017: What are the Benefits and Harms of Ureteroscopy Compared with Shock-wave Lithotripsy in the Treatment of Upper Ureteral Stones? A Systematic Review.

Drake T, Grivas N, Dabestani S, Knoll T, Lam T, Maclennan S, Petrik A, Skolarikos A, Straub M, Tuerk C, Yuan CY, Sarica K.
Department of Urology, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, UK.
Department of Urology, Hatzikosta General Hospital, Ioannina, Greece; Department of Urology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
Department of Urology, Sindelfingen-Boeblingen Medical Center, University of Tübingen, Sindelfingen, Germany.
Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland; Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Department of Urology, Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic; Department of Urology, Hospital Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
Second Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany.
Department of Urology, Hospital of the Sisters of Charity, Vienna, Austria.
Division of Gastroenterology & Cochrane UGPD Group, Department of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
Department of Urology, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Research and Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This systematic review is perfectly done and highly recommended for reading not only the results but also the way the publications... Read More
Friday, 17 November 2017 08:50
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Ozmerdiven G et al, 2017: Protective effects of diltiazem and tadalafil on shock wave-induced kidney injury in rats.

Ozmerdiven G, Vuruskan BA, Kaygisiz O, Vuruskan H.

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I do not think that the rat is a good animal model to study the side-effects of ESWL. 1500 shots with 14 kv on a fingernail-size o... Read More
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 08:43
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Patodia M et al, 2017: Management of renal caliceal diverticular stones: A decade of experience.

Patodia M, Sinha RJ, Singh S, Singh V.
Department of Urology, Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Department of Urology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Only three patients were treated with ESWL: “Three patients underwent ESWL as per their personal preference. Two patients had com... Read More
Monday, 13 November 2017 08:37
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El-Nahas AR et al, 2017: Hospital admission for treatment of complications after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal stones: a study of risk factors.

El-Nahas AR, Taha DE, Elsaadany MM, Zahran MH, Hassan M, Sheir KZ.
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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The good news for ESWL is: “… the 9.2% admission rate for treatment of SWL complications is lower than the 15% unplanned hospital... Read More
Friday, 10 November 2017 08:30
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Angulo JC et al, 2017: Trends in the management of urolithiasis in Latin America, Spain and Portugal: results of a survey in the Confederación Americana de Urología (CAU).

Angulo JC, Bernardo N, Zampolli H, Rivero MA, Dávila H, Gutiérrez J.
Departamento Clínico, Facultad de Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, España.
Departamento de Urología, Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Departamento de Urologia, Instituto do Cancer Dr. Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho, São Paulo, Brasil.
Especialista consultor en Urología y Andrología, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Departamento de Urología, Hospital Universitario de Caracas, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
Departamento de Urología, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, Carolina del Norte, EE. UU.

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 08:22
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Van Besien J et al, 2017: Ultrasonography Is Not Inferior to Fluoroscopy to Guide Extracorporeal Shock Waves during Treatment of Renal and Upper Ureteric Calculi: A Randomized Prospective Study.

Van Besien J, Uvin P, Hermie I, Tailly T, Merckx L.
Department of Urology, AZ Sint-Lucas, Ghent, Belgium.
Department of Radiology, AZ Sint-Jan, Bruges, Belgium.
Department of Urology, University Hospitals, Ghent, Belgium.

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I expected the ultrasonography group outcomes to be much better than those of the fluoroscopy group. After all continuous real-tim... Read More
Monday, 06 November 2017 08:05
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Muratori R et al, 2017: Successful extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) treatment of a symptomatic massive biliary stone proximal to an anastomotic biliary stricture.

Muratori R, Mandolesi D, Galaverni MC, Azzaroli F.
Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences, Policlinico Sant'Orsola Malpighi, Italy.

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This case report on six ESWL sessions on a 6 cm biliary stone impacted on the anastomotic biliary stricture is summarized: “The p... Read More
Friday, 03 November 2017 07:58
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Miah T et al, 2017: Pediatric Nephrolithiasis: A Review.

Miah T, Kamat D.

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This general review on pediatric urolithiasis covers ESWL only briefly but negative: “ … although extracorporeal shockwave lith¬o... Read More
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 07:52
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Muratori R et al, 2017: Ductal stones recurrence after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for difficult common bile duct stones: Predictive factors.

Muratori R, Mandolesi D, Pierantoni C, Festi D, Colecchia A, Mazzella G, Bazzoli F, Azzaroli F.
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy.

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85% of common bile duct stones are treated by endoscopic techniques. ESWL is reserved for difficult bile duct stones (DCBDS), e.g.... Read More
Monday, 30 October 2017 07:47
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May PC et al, 2017: Detection and Evaluation of Renal Injury in Burst Wave Lithotripsy Using Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

May PC, Kreider W, Maxwell AD, Wang YN, Cunitz BW, Blomgren PM, Johnson CD, Park JSH, Bailey MR, Lee D, Harper JD, Sorensen MD.
University of Washington Applied Physics Lab, Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Division of Urology, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.

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Peter Alken
An important study because it reports on work in progress on an ESWL technique alternative to classical ESWL. It requires careful ... Read More
Saturday, 28 October 2017 07:35
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Balawender K et al, 2017: The impact of pelvicalyceal anatomy on the stone formation in patients with lower pole renal stones.

Balawender K, Orkisz S.
Morphological Sciences Department of Human Anatomy Medical Faculty University of Rzeszów.

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Although the title of this manuscript has its focus on the relationship between lower calyx anatomy and stone formation, parts of ... Read More
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:28
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Zodda D et al, 2017: A Novel Case of Splenic Injury After Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Zodda D, Haley M, Sayegh R.
Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Splenic rupture is an extremely unusual complication of SWL. The lesson learnt over the years is that any patient that presents wi... Read More
Friday, 13 October 2017 10:05
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Chen YZ et al, 2017: Comparison of safety and outcomes of shock wave lithotripsy between elderly and non-elderly patients.

Chen YZ, Lin WR, Lee CC, Sun FJ, Chow YC, Tsai WK, Chiang PK, Lin TP, Chen M, Chiu AW.
Department of Urology, MacKay Memorial Hospital.
School of Medicine, MacKay Medical College.
Department of Cosmetic Applications and Management, MacKay Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and Management.
School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
A comparison of SWL-results in “young” ( 8 mm ureteral stones. Another unexpected finding was that the two groups had similar ston... Read More
Monday, 09 October 2017 10:00
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Alsagheer G et al, 2017: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) monotherapy in children: Predictors of successful outcome.

Alsagheer G, Abdel-Kader MS, Hasan AM, Mahmoud O, Mohamed O, Fathi A, Abass M, Abolyosr A.
Urology Department, Qena Faculty of Medicine, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt.

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Based on the reported poor outcome of ESWL in children, with SFR of only 47% after one treatment, the authors analysed the predict... Read More
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 09:55
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Cui HW et al, 2017: CT Texture Analysis of Ex Vivo Renal Stones Predicts Ease of Fragmentation with Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Cui HW, Devlies W, Ravenscroft S, Heers H, Freidin A, Cleveland R, Ganeshan B, Turney BW.
Oxford Stone Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Division of Medical Sciences, University of Oxford , Oxford, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology and Paediatric Urology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany.
Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Department of Engineering Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Division of Medicine, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University College London, London, United Kingdom.

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Improved CT-technology enables texture analysis (TA) of stones. When data from CTTA were compared with the number of shockwaves re... Read More
Friday, 29 September 2017 09:50
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Cakmak O et al, 2017: Listening to music during shock wave lithotripsy decreases anxiety, pain, and dissatisfaction: A randomized controlled study.

Cakmak O, Cimen S, Tarhan H, Ekin RG, Akarken I, Ulker V, Celik O, Yucel C, Kisa E, Ergani B, Cetin T, Kozacioglu Z.
Department of Urology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.
Urology Department, Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey.
Urology Department, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
Urology Department, Kemalpasa State Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

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Undoubtedly, successful SWL needs a comfortable patient who tolerates the pain and can comply with the treatment efforts. It is po... Read More
Monday, 25 September 2017 09:41
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Tuncer M et al, 2017: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Management of Renal Stones in Children: Does Anesthesia Affect the Treatment Outcomes on an Age Based Manner ?

Tuncer M, Çevik B, Eryıldırım B, Faydacı G, Sarıca K.
Department of Anaesthesia, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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It is in no way surprising to me that the need of anaesthesia (Ketamin) most commonly was encountered in the low age group. More s... Read More
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 09:35
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Waqas M et al, 2017: Comparison of Different Analgesia Drug Regimens for Pain Control During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones: A Randomized Control Study.

Waqas M, Butt A, Ayaz Khan M, Khan I, Saqib IU, Hussain T, Akhter S.
Department of Urology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Urology, Pakistan Kidney Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Plastic Surgery, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Lithotripsy Department, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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It is correctly concluded by the authors that poor analgesia results in poor patient compliance and insufficient treatment results... Read More
Friday, 15 September 2017 09:23
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Waqas M et al, 2017: Non-Contrast Computed Tomography Scan Based Parameters of Ureteric Stones Affecting the Outcome of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Waqas M, Ayaz Khan M, Waqas Iqbal M, Akbar MK, Saqib IU, Akhter S.
Department of Urology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Plastic Surgery, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Numerous reports have summarized the importance of factors that might predict the outcome of ESWL. In this report from Pakistan th... Read More
Monday, 11 September 2017 09:16
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Pietropaolo A et al, 2017: Trends of 'urolithiasis: interventions, simulation, and laser technology' over the last 16 years (2000-2015) as published in the literature (PubMed): a systematic review from European section of Uro-technology (ESUT).

Pietropaolo A, Proietti S, Geraghty R, Skolarikos A, Papatsoris A, Liatsikos E, Somani BK.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.
Raffaele Hospital, Ville Turro Division, Milan, Italy.
National and Kapodistrian, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, University of Athens, Sismanoglio General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
European Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT), Athens, Greece.
Patras University, Patras, Greece.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
An overview of techniques for stone removal based on the number of publications can to some extent reflect the use of different me... Read More
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 10:16
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Kroczak T et al, 2017: Shockwave lithotripsy: techniques for improving outcomes.

Kroczak T, Scotland KB, Chew B, Pace KT.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Department of Urology, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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This is a nice and comprehensive summary of requirements and recommendation for successful SWL. The text is indeed valuable readin... Read More
Friday, 01 September 2017 09:09
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Schults AJ et al, 2017: Combination of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy and Ureteroscopy for Large Staghorn Calculi in a Pediatric Patient: Case Report.

Schults AJ, Jia W, Ost MC, Oottamasathien S.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Surgery, Primary Children's Hospital, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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A stone with staghorn configuration was treated with one SWL session followed by URS after two weeks. The result after ONE session... Read More
Monday, 28 August 2017 09:01
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Desai M et al, 2017: Treatment selection for urolithiasis: percutaneous nephrolithomy, ureteroscopy, shock wave lithotripsy, and active monitoring.

Desai M, Sun Y, Buchholz N, Fuller A, Matsuda T, Matlaga B, Miller N, Bolton D, Alomar M, Ganpule A.
Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Dr Virendra Desai Road, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
Department of Urology, Changhai Hospital the First Affiliated Hospital of the Second Military Medical University (SMMU), Shanghai, China.
Sobeh Medical Center, Dubai Health Care City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
South Terrace Urology, 326 South Terrace, Adelaide, 5000, Australia.
Department of Urology and Andrology, Kansai Medical University Hospital, Kansai Medical University, Shin-machi 2-5-1, Hirakata, Osaka, 573-1010, Japan.
The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA.
Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 37232-2765, USA.
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, India.

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This is some kind of review article that only gives reference to recommendations and guidelines on when to use different treatment... Read More
Friday, 25 August 2017 08:56
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Bahílo Mateu P et al, 2017: Is extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy a current treatment for urolithiasis? A systematic review.

Bahílo Mateu P, Budía Alba A, Liatsikos E, Trassierra Villa M, López-Acón JD, de Guzmán Ordaz D, Boronat Tormo F.
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, España.
Universidad de Patras, Patras, Grecia.

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:03
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Aboumarzouk OM et al, 2017: Analgesia for patients undergoing shockwave lithotripsy for urinary stones - a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Aboumarzouk OM, Hasan R, Tasleem A, Mariappan M, Hutton R, Fitzpatrick J, Beatty L, Jones GE, Amer T.
North Bristol NHS Trust, United Kingdom.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, United Kingdom.
Ayr University Hospital, United Kingdom.

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Aboutaleb H et al, 2016: Management of upper ureteral stones exceeding 15 mm in diameter: Shock wave lithotripsy versus semirigid ureteroscopy with holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser lithotripsy.

Aboutaleb H, Omar M, Salem S, Elshazly M.
Department of Urology, Menoufia University Hospital, Shebin El Kom, Egypt.

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A 3-months residual stone rate of 41 % after ESWL or 13,6% after URS is a misleading information. In the ESWL group 31 (47%) pat... Read More
Friday, 18 August 2017 08:00
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Chan LH et al, 2017: Primary SWL Is an Efficient and Cost-Effective Treatment for Lower Pole Renal Stones Between 10 and 20 mm in Size: A Large Single Center Study.

Chan LH, Good DW, Laing K, Phipps S, Thomas BG, Keanie JY, Tolley DA, Cutress ML.
Department of Urology, The Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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At a time when the advantages of RIRS and PCNL are repeatedly emphasized in the literature and at various stone conferences, the r... Read More
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:52
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Hamamoto S et al, 2017: Determinants of health-related quality of life for patients after urinary lithotripsy: ureteroscopic vs. shock wave lithotripsy.

Hamamoto S, Unno R, Taguchi K, Naiki T, Ando R, Okada A, Inoue T, Okada S, AbdelRazek M, Kohri K, Yasui T; SMART Study Group.
Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 467-8601, Japan.
Department of Urology, Toyota Kosei Hospital, Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
Department of Urology, Kansai Medical University Medical Center, Osaka, Japan.
Department of Urology, Gyotoku General Hospital, Chiba, Japan.
Department of Urology, Qena University Hospital, Qena, Egypt.

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ESWL is better than URS!? Comparing the present data with those of other previously reviewed publications (e.g. Sahin et al. Ston... Read More
Monday, 14 August 2017 07:57
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Tazuma S et al, 2017: Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for cholelithiasis 2016.

Tazuma S, Unno M, Igarashi Y, Inui K, Uchiyama K, Kai M, Tsuyuguchi T, Maguchi H, Mori T, Yamaguchi K, Ryozawa S, Nimura Y, Fujita N, Kubota K, Shoda J, Tabata M, Mine T, Sugano K, Watanabe M, Shimosegawa T.
Guidelines Committee for the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology ''Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for cholelithiasis'', Hiroshima, Japan.
Department of General Internal Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital, Graduate School of Medicine, 1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8551, Japan.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Handling patients with cholelithiasis is not an everyday business for urologists. My impression has been that ever since the initi... Read More
Friday, 11 August 2017 08:47
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Long Q et al, 2016: Autophagy activation protects shock wave induced renal tubular epithelial cell apoptosis may through modulation of Akt/ GSK-3β pathway.

Long Q, Li X, He H, He D.
Department of Urology, First affiliated hospital, Medical School of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:55
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Yamashita S et al, 2017: Variation Coefficient of Stone Density: A Novel Predictor of the Outcome of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Yamashita S, Kohjimoto Y, Iguchi T, Nishizawa S, Iba A, Kikkawa K, Hara I.
Department of Urology, Wakayama Medical University , Wakayama, Japan.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This is an interesting observation that might be useful for predicting the outcome of SWL. But although the results are statistica... Read More
Monday, 07 August 2017 08:43
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Smith HE et al, 2017: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy without radiation: Ultrasound localization is as effective as fluoroscopy.

Smith HE, Bryant DA, KooNg J, Chapman RA, Lewis G.
Department of Urology, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, SR4 7TP, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY, United Kingdom.

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Peter Alken
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Friday, 04 August 2017 07:52
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Wang H et al, 2017: Meta-Analysis of Stenting versus Non-Stenting for the Treatment of Ureteral Stones.

Wang H, Man L, Li G, Huang G, Liu N, Wang J.
Department of Urology, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, China.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This is a meta-analysis of the effect of stenting in association with URS and SWL for ureteral stones. Without details of all 22 s... Read More
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:40
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Telli O et al, 2017: What happens to asymptomatic lower pole kidney stones smaller than 10 mm in children during watchful waiting?

Telli O, Hamidi N, Bagci U, Demirbas A, Hascicek AM, Soygur T, Burgu B.
Department of Pediatric Urology, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Sihhiye, Ankara, 06100, Turkey.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.
Urology Clinic, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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Peter Alken
Childhood urolithiasis is rare. The authors present a large number of 284 lower pole stones in 242 children seen within 10 years. ... Read More
Monday, 31 July 2017 07:49
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Albino G et al, 2017: Who "apparently" more spends, "in reality" spends less. Spending "a little" more for the rental of the extracorporeal lithotripter can save "a lot" about the days of hospitalization for urinary stones.

Albino G, Albergo F.
UOC of Urology, "L. Bonomo" Hospital, Andria, ASL BAT.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This report comprises an interesting series of economic considerations in support of a stationary SWL facility. Although the econo... Read More
Friday, 28 July 2017 08:36
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Sermeus L et al, 2017: Hypovolemic Shock Caused by Massive Renal Hematoma After a Third Consecutive Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Session: A Case Report.

Sermeus L, Vander Eeckt K, Ost D, Van Den Branden M.
Faculty of Medicine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven , Leuven, Belgium.
AZ Sint Blasius , Dendermonde, Belgium.

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Peter Alken
The patient was initially admitted to the emergency room because of colicky pain and hydronephrosis due to an obstructing stone in... Read More
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:46
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Shim M et al, 2017: The efficacy of performing shockwave lithotripsy before retrograde intrarenal surgery in the treatment of multiple or large (≥1.5 cm) nephrolithiasis: A propensity score matched analysis.

Shim M, Park M, Park HK.
Department of Urology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea.
Department of Urology, Asan Medical Center, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Despite the increasing enthusiasm for endoscopic stone removal, particularly RIRS, it is obvious that such methods are not without... Read More
Monday, 24 July 2017 08:32
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Zou ZJ et al, 2017: Short-term efficacy and safety of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy in erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Zou ZJ, Tang LY, Liu ZH, Liang JY, Zhang RC, Wang YJ, Tang YQ, Gao R, Lu YP.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R. China.
Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, P.R. China.

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Chaudhary R et al, 2017: Perspectives on hypertension outcomes after single-stage clearance of a complete staghorn renal calculus.

Chaudhary R, Singh K, Dausage CS, Jain N.
Department of Surgery, People's College of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, People's College of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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Friday, 21 July 2017 07:43
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Saavedra Chacon MJ et al, 2017: Massive hemoperitoneum secondary to splenic rupture after extracorporeal lithotripsy.

Saavedra Chacon MJ, Salas Diaz AS, Ramos Durán JM, Romero Gallego JD, Rodriguez Ramos M.
Servicio de Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Punta de Europa, Área de Gestión Sanitaria Campo de Gibraltar, Algeciras, Cádiz, España.

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Al Edwan GM et al, 2017: Long term efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy [ESWT] for treatment of refractory chronic abacterial prostatitis.

Al Edwan GM, Muheilan MM, Atta ON.
Division of Urology, Department of Special Surgery, Jordan University Hospital, The University of Jordan, Jordan.

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Being a surgically very active urologist in Germany I rarely saw patients with abacterial prostatitis and I admit that diagnosis ... Read More
Monday, 17 July 2017 07:40
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Hallmann S et al, 2017: Successful evacuation of large perirenal hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) - step 1 of the IDEAL recommendations of surgical innovation.

Hallmann S, Petersein J, Ruttloff J, Ecke TH.
Department of Urology HELIOS Hospital Bad Saarow Germany.
Institute of Radiology HELIOS Hospital Bad Saarow Germany.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Active treatment of SWL-associated hematomas is seldom reported in the literature and the vast majority of such patients are certa... Read More
Friday, 14 July 2017 08:22
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Kwon CI et al, 2017: Clinical response to dorsal duct drainage via the minor papilla in refractory obstructing chronic calcific pancreatitis.

Kwon CI, Gromski MA, Sherman S, El Hajj II, Easler JJ, Watkins J, McHenry L, Lehman GA, Fogel EL.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA.

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Peter Alken
Reviews on the treatment of pancreatic pathologies with ESWL get significant visits of the blog. We have therefore included this a... Read More
Thursday, 13 July 2017 07:35
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Arcaniolo D et al, 2017: Emergent versus delayed lithotripsy for obstructing ureteral stones: a cumulative analysis of comparative studies.

Arcaniolo D, De Sio M, Rassweiler J, Nicholas J, Lima E, Carrieri G, Liatsikos E, Mirone V, Monga M, Autorino R.
Department of Urology, SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany.
University Hospitals Urology Institute, Case Western Reserve University, 27100 Chardon Rd, Richmond Heights, OH, 44143, USA.
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.
Department of Urology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
Department of Urology, Federico II University, Naples, Italy.
Glickman Urological Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA.
Urology Unit, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
From this review of comparative studies on emergent and delayed SWL, the authors carried out a meta-analysis. In the six articles ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:18
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Morrison JC et al, 2017: Use of Ultrasound in Pediatric Renal Stone Diagnosis and Surgery.

Morrison JC, Kawal T, Van Batavia JP, Srinivasan AK.
Division of Urology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3rd Floor, Wood Building, 34th and Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

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Peter Alken
Only a short paragraph with one reference deals with sonographic targeting of stones for ESWL.
Monday, 10 July 2017 07:29
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Quoraishi S et al, 2017: Lessons learnt from a case of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for a residual gallbladder stone.

Quoraishi S, Ahmed J, Ponsford A, Rasheed A.
General Surgery, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK.
Department of Urology, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This case report describes a series of attempts to remove gallstones from a shrunken and functionally destroyed gallbladder. The a... Read More
Friday, 07 July 2017 07:57
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Lawler AC et al, 2017: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy: Current Perspectives and Future Directions.

Lawler AC, Ghiraldi EM, Tong C, Friedlander JI.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 19131, USA.
Department of Urology, Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA, 19141, USA.
Division of Urologic Oncology and Urology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 19111, USA.
Einstein Healthcare Network, Temple Health and the Fox Chase Cancer Center, 1200 Tabor Road Moss / 3 Sley, Philadelphia, PA, 19141, USA.

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Peter Alken
To the constant visitor of the Storz Med homepage, reader of the SWL literature Database and the relevant literature this review w... Read More
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 07:26
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Moorthy K et al, 2017: Prediction of fragmentation of kidney stones: A statistical approach from NCCT images.

Moorthy K, Krishnan M.
Lourdes Hospital, Kochi, India.
Department of Electrical and Electronics, Government Engineering College, Thrissur, S. India.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
A method is described by means of which a statistical analysis of Hounsfield units together with a neural network system was used ... Read More
Monday, 03 July 2017 08:10
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Lin G et al, 2017: In Situ Activation of Penile Progenitor Cells With Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy.

Lin G, Reed-Maldonado AB, Wang B, Lee YC, Zhou J, Lu Z, Wang G, Banie L, Lue TF.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Peter Alken
Since several years the Lab in San Francisco is working experimentally on that subject. Their studies have not offered a breakthro... Read More
Friday, 30 June 2017 07:23
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Sharma R et al, 2017: Can a brief period of double J stenting improve the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal calculi sized 1 to 2 cm?

Sharma R, Choudhary A, Das RK, Basu S, Dey RK, Gupta R, Deb PP.
Department of Urology, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, India.
Department of Urology, R G Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This article is an interesting report on the stent-use in association with SWL. It is assumed that the authors´ hypothesis for usi... Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:12
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Hevia M et al, 2017: Predicting the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on urinary tract stones. Risk groups for accurate retreatment.

Hevia M, García Á, Ancizu FJ, Merino I, Velis JM, Tienza A, Algarra R, Doménech P, Diez-Caballero F, Rosell D, Pascual JI, Robles JE.
Departamento de Urología, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, España.
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario Son Espases, Mallorca, España.
Departamento de Urología, Hospital Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Madrid, España.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University
Monday, 26 June 2017 09:08
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Fode M et al, 2017: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Sexual Medicine: A Questionnaire-Based Assessment of Knowledge, Clinical Practice Patterns, and Attitudes in Sexual Medicine Practitioners.

Fode M, Lowenstein L, Reisman Y.
Department of Urology, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark; Department of Urology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Herlev, Denmark.
Department of Family Medicine, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Clalit Health Services and Neuro-urology Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
Department of Urology, Amstelland Hospital, Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This report is based on a questionnaire that was handed out to participants of a congress on sexology. Although a major part of th... Read More
Friday, 23 June 2017 08:14
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Desoky EA et al, 2016: Immediate versus delayed shockwave lithotripsy for inaccessible stones after uncomplicated percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Desoky EA, Fawzi AM, Sakr A, Eliwa A, El Sayed ER, El Sayed D, Shahin AM, Salem EA, Kamel HM, Shabana W, Kamel M.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University Hospital, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.

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Too good to simply replicate. The most dangerous complication after PNL is SIRS or Sepsis which is most frequent in patients with ... Read More
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 07:15
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Hoy NY et al, 2016: Are We Banging Our Heads Against the Wall? The Effect of Treatment Head Wear on the Outcomes of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Hoy NY, Shapka L, Rudzinski J, Schuler TD, Wollin TA, Bochinski D, De SK.
Division of Urology, University of Alberta , Edmonton, Canada.

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Othmar Wess
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 07:26
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Pullar B et al, 2017: Do renal stones that fail lithotripsy require treatment?

Pullar B, Lunter C, Collie J, Shah S, Shah N, Hayek S, Wiseman OJ.
Department of Urology, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK.

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It is difficult to draw a conclusion from this paper because the details given do not allow finding out what the reason for the ou... Read More
Monday, 19 June 2017 07:08
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Rabah DM et al, 2016: Comparison of escalating, constant, and reduction energy output in ESWL for renal stones: multi-arm prospective randomized study.

Rabah DM, Mabrouki MS, Farhat KH, Seida MA, Arafa MA, Talic RF.
Surgery Department, Cancer Research Chair, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Sharjah University Hospital, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
SWL can be carried out in many different ways. The frequency of shockwave administration that usually is applied is 30, 60, 90 and... Read More
Friday, 16 June 2017 11:33
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Alexander CE et al, 2016: Routine Antibiotic Prophylaxis Is Not Required for Patients Undergoing Shockwave Lithotripsy: Outcomes from a National Shockwave Lithotripsy Database in New Zealand.

Alexander CE, Gowland S, Cadwallader J, Hopkins D, Reynard JM, Turney BW.
School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen , Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
Mobile Medical Technology , Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mobile Medical Technology , Auckland, New Zealand.
Oxford Stone Group, Department of Urology, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, The Churchill Hospital , Oxford, United Kingdom.

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Peter Alken
The 2016 EAU Urolithiasis Guideline states in the ESWL section: Antibiotic prophylaxis No standard antibiotic prophylaxis before S... Read More
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:02
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Ohl SW et al, 2016: Lithotripter shock wave interaction with a bubble near various biomaterials.

Ohl SW, Klaseboer E, Szeri AJ, Khoo BC.
Institute of High Performance Computing, 1 Fusionopolis Way #16-16 Connexis, 138632, Singapore.

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Othmar Wess
Cavitation bubbles are considered playing an important role in shockwave lithotripsy. In vitro experiments show that bubbles colla... Read More
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 07:09
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Sarica K et al, 2016: Emergency management of ureteral stones: Evaluation of two different approaches with an emphasis on patients' life quality.

Sarica K, Eryildirim B, Sahin C, Türkoğlu ÖK, Tuncer M, Coskun A, Akdere H.
Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Istanbul.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This report is a comparison of emergency treatment of proximal ureteral stones with SWL and URS. The result was evaluated after ON... Read More
Monday, 12 June 2017 11:26
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Lu YM et al, 2016: Is Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Really Safe in Long-Term Follow-Up? A Nationwide Retrospective 6-Year Age-Matched Non-Randomized Study.

Lu YM, Chien TM, Chou YH, Wu WJ, Huang CN.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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The two articles referred to (by the same group of authors) represent an amazing scientific story. In the two articles, based on d... Read More
Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:21
Peter Alken
I do not believe any more in ESWL induced hypertension if described in studies which are based on reviews of statistics without se... Read More
Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:52
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Javanmard B et al, 2016: Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Versus Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones Smaller Than 2 cm: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Javanmard B, Kashi AH, Mazloomfard MM, Ansari Jafari A, Arefanian S.
Laser Application in Medical Sciences Research Center, Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Hasheminejad Kidney Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Like several other reports, this article presents excellent results with RIRS compared with SWL. Stone-free rates after one single... Read More
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 11:20
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Tokas T et al, 2016: Uncovering the real outcomes of active renal stone treatment by utilizing non-contrast computer tomography: a systematic review of the current literature.

Tokas T, Habicher M, Junker D, Herrmann T, Jessen JP, Knoll T, Nagele U; Training Research in Urological Surgery Technology (T.R.U.S.T.)-Group.
Department of Urology and Andrology, General Hospital Hall i.T., Milser Str. 10, 6060, Hall in Tirol, Austria.
Department of Radiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
Department of Urology and Urooncology, Hannover Medical School (MHH), Hannover, Germany.
Department of Urology, Klinikum Sindelfingen-Böblingen, Sindelfingen, Germany.

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Peter Alken
This group of authors from different departments in Austria and Germany probably wanted to create some clarity in the publication ... Read More
Friday, 02 June 2017 09:47
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Ng CF et al, 2016: A prospective randomized study comparing the effect of different kidney protection treatment protocols on acute renal injury after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

Ng CF, Luke S, Yee CH, Chu W, Wong KT, Yuen J.
SH Ho Urology Centre, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Shatin, Hong Kong.
Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Shatin, Hong Kong.
Department of Health Technology and Informatics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hong Kong.

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This is an interesting and well conducted report on development of renal hematoma and kidney injuries following SWL. The treatment... Read More
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 11:14
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Alavi Tamaddoni H et al, 2016: Enhanced High-Rate Shockwave Lithotripsy Stone Comminution in an In Vivo Porcine Model Using Acoustic Bubble Coalescence.

Alavi Tamaddoni H, Roberts WW, Duryea AP, Cain CA, Hall TL.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Department of Urology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan.
HistoSonics, Inc. , Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Peter Alken
It is always nice to see that ESWL, the least invasive technique of stone removal still offers not only room for improvement but f... Read More
Monday, 29 May 2017 09:37
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El-Nahas AR et al, 2016: A randomized controlled trial evaluating renal protective effects of selenium with vitamins A, C, E, verapamil, and losartan against extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy-induced renal injury.

El-Nahas AR, Elsaadany MM, Taha DE, Elshal AM, El-Ghar MA, Ismail AM, Elsawy EA, Saleh HH, Wafa EW, Awadalla A, Barakat TS, Sheir KZ.
Department of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Department of Radiology, Department of Clinical Pathology, Department of Microbiology, Department of Nephrology, Department of Molecular Biology Laboratory, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Protection against SWL induced renal injury is desirable for successful and safe non-invasive stone removal. This report is a rand... Read More
Friday, 26 May 2017 11:10
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Galli R et al, 2016: Advantage of supine transgluteal approach for distal ureteral stone extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: outcomes based on computerized tomography characteristics.

Galli R, Sighinolfi MC, Micali S, Martorana E, Rosa M, Mofferdin A, Bianchi G.
Urology Department, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

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Peter Alken
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:25
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Gündüz M et al, 2016: Do JJ Stents Increase the Effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Pediatric Renal Stones?

Gündüz M, Sekmenli T, Ciftci İ, Elmacı AM.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
It has been demonstrated repeatedly that stents often are unnecessary in children. The reason is that children have a much more po... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 11:05
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Tandan M et al, 2016: Management of Pancreatic Calculi: An Update.

Tandan M, Talukdar R, Reddy DN.
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India.
Asian Healthcare Foundation, Hyderabad, India.

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Peter Alken
This paper focusses on the authors experience with 2800 cases of ESWL for pancreatic calculi (PC) which “is now the accepted stand... Read More
Friday, 19 May 2017 09:19
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Vittori M et al, 2016: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) value changes before and after shock wave lithotripsy.

Vittori M, Baroni S, Ferraro PM, Gambaro G, Morelli R, Bassi P, D'Addessi A.
Division of Urologic Surgery, Division of Biochemistry, Division of Nephrology, Division of Urology, Division of Urologic Surgery, Policlinico A. Gemelli-Columbus Foundation, Catholic University School of Medicine, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
In attempts to discover kidney damage the authors measured NGAL (neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin) in urine before and a... Read More
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:02
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Altok M et al, 2016: Do anxiety, stress, or depression have any impact on pain perception during shock wave lithotripsy?

Altok M, Akpinar A, Güneş M, Umul M, Demirci K, Baş E.
Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, Isparta, Turkey.
Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Isparta, Turkey.

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Peter Alken
In the present study patients received 75 mg Diclofenac sodium i.m. 30 - 45 minutes before the ESWL session; the VAS score at the ... Read More
Monday, 15 May 2017 09:16
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Yang C et al, 2016: Comparison of YAG Laser Lithotripsy and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Treatment of Ureteral Calculi: A Meta-Analysis.

Yang C, Li S, Cui Y.
The National Hospital of Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Enshi, China.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This is another one of several meta-analyses comparing SWL and RIRS; in this report results with ureteral stones. Patients were t... Read More
Friday, 12 May 2017 10:58
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Iqbal N et al, 2016: Comparison of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Urolithiasis Between Children and Adults: A Single Centre Study.

Iqbal N, Assad S, Rahat Aleman Bhatti J, Hasan A, Shabbir MU, Akhter S.
Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Urology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Cardiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Peter Alken
Good results but SFR was determined by KUB and/or sonography only and the complications were not classified. I always wonder why h... Read More
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 09:12
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Ben Khalifa B et al, 2016: Predictive factors of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy success for urinary stones.

Ben Khalifa B, Naouar S, Gazzah W, Salem B, El Kamel R.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This report confirms previous and well recognized knowledge that the density and hardness of stones are important determinants for... Read More
Monday, 08 May 2017 10:54
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Tzou DT et al, 2016: Ultrasound Use in Urinary Stones: Adapting Old Technology for a Modern-Day Disease.

Tzou DT, Usawachintachit M, Taguchi K, Chi T.
Department of Urology, University of California , San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
Division of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Chulalongkorn University , The Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand.
Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences , Nagoya, Japan.

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A small paragraph focusses on the advantages of ultrasound stone tracking during ESWL Sorensen MD, Bailey MR, Shah AR, et al. Quan... Read More
Thursday, 04 May 2017 09:08
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Park J et al, 2016: National Practice Pattern and Time Trends in Treatment of Upper Urinary Tract Calculi in Korea: a Nationwide Population-Based Study.

Park J, Suh B, Lee MS, Woo SH, Shin DW.
Department of Urology, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. .
Department of Family Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This interesting report comes from Korea where, despite increased incidence of urolithiasis, SWL remained the primary treatment mo... Read More
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 10:50
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Freton L et al, 2016: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy versus flexible ureteroscopy for the management of upper tract urinary stones in children.

Freton L, Peyronnet B, Arnaud A, Tondut L, Hascoët J, Pradere B, Verhoest G, Habonimana E, Azzis O, Fremond B, Bensalah K.
Department of Urology, CHU Rennes , Rennes, France.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, CHU Rennes , Rennes, France.

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Peter Alken
The Storz Medical database contains a review on a paper by Wang HH et al. (Wang HH, Huang L, Routh JC, Nelson CP. Shock wave litho... Read More
Friday, 28 April 2017 09:03
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Kang DH et al, 2016: Ureteral stenting can be a negative predictor for successful outcome following shock wave lithotripsy in patients with ureteral stones.

Kang DH, Cho KS, Ham WS, Chung DY, Kwon JK, 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.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
The negative influence of stents when treating patients with ureteral stones is confirmed in this report. It needs to be noted tha... Read More
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:43
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Van Batavia JP et al, 2016: Clinical effectiveness in the diagnosis and acute management of pediatric nephrolithiasis.

Van Batavia JP, Tasian GE.
Division of Urology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA.
Division of Urology and Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, USA; Division of Urology and Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This review on how to manage stone problems in the paediatric population is valuable reading. It is emphasized that first line d... Read More
Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:40
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Rizvi SA et al, 2016: Paediatric urolithiasis in emerging economies.

Rizvi SA, Sultan S, Zafar MN, Aba Umer S, Ahmed B, Naqvi SA.
Department of Paediatric Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan.
Department of Pathology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan.
Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan.

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This review is partially based on the authors experience with a paediatric urological workload of 21,390 patients from 1998 to 201... Read More
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 08:57
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Vogt B et al, 2016: MiniJFil®: A New Safe and Effective Stent for Well-Tolerated Repeated Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy or Ureteroscopy for Medium-to-Large Kidney Stones?

Vogt B, Desfemmes FN, Desgrippes A, Ponsot Y.
Department of Urology, Blois Polyclinic, La Chaussee Saint-Victor, France.
Department of Urology, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Technical improvements of the kind described in this article are not commonly seen. The invention described by the authors is a sh... Read More
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:35
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Wang KG, 2016: Multiphase Fluid-Solid Coupled Analysis of Shock-Bubble-Stone Interaction in Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Wang KG
Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, 24061, VA, USA.

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Othmar Wess
The title of the paper indicates a direct impact on shockwave lithotripsy. Since cavitation and shockwave interaction with bubbles... Read More
Monday, 10 April 2017 10:25
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Ozgor F et al, 2016: External Validation and Evaluation of Reliability and Validity of The Triple D Score To Predict Stone-Free Status After Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Ozgor F, Tosun M, Kayali Y, Savun M, Binbay M, Tepeler A.
Department of Urology, Haseki Teaching and Research Hospital , Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University , Istanbul, Turkey.
Deparment of Urology, SJ Austria Hospital , Istanbul, Turkey.

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There are probably few surgical fields for which so many nomograms and scoring systems have been developed as for SWL. The great a... Read More
Friday, 07 April 2017 10:32
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Elmansy HE et al, 2016: Recent advances in lithotripsy technology and treatment strategies: A systematic review update.

Elmansy HE, Lingeman JE.
Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

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Peter Alken
I learned a new word: „Guarantor”; “… a person or corporation, that makes or gives a promise, assurance, or pledge typically relat... Read More
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:40
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Mustafa M et al, 2016: Electromagnetic and electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy induced urothelial damage: Is there a difference?

Mustafa M, Aburas H, Helo F, Qarawi L.
An-najah University hospitalnablus, Palestine.
An-najah National University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, 455978, Nablus, Palestine.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
It is not evident to which extent this comparative study on urothelial injuries caused by EH (electrohydraulic) and EM (electromag... Read More
Monday, 03 April 2017 10:29
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Radfar MH et al, 2016: What is the impact of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on semen parameters? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Radfar MH, Simforoosh N, Sotoudeh M, Ramezani MH, Mollakoochakian MJ, Nikravesh M, Shemshaki H.
Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Shahid Labbafinejad Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran - Iran.
Research Committee, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran - Iran.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University.
Friday, 31 March 2017 08:35
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Carvalho M et al, 2016: Effect of potassium citrate supplement on stone recurrence before or after lithotripsy: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Carvalho M, Erbano BO, Kuwaki EY, Pontes HP, Liu JW, Boros LH, Asinelli MO, Baena CP.
Escola de Medicina, PUCPR-Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Rua Imaculada Conceição, 1155-Prado Velho, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
Hospital de Clínicas, UFPR-Universidade Federal do Paraná, Rua General Carneiro, 181-Alto da Glória, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
Hospital Marcelino Champagnat, Av. Pres. Affonso Camargo, 1399-Cristo Rei, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
It is highly interesting if medical treatment further can improve the final outcome of SWL. The present report is a meta-analysis ... Read More
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:25
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Nayak HK et al, 2016: Gastric Submucosal Hematoma: An Unusual Complication of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Nayak HK, Krishna VP, Mohindra S, Saraswat VA, Mohindra N, Pande G.
Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.

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No details on the lithotripsy of the pancreatic stone are given. Thus it is difficult to understand why the patient developed bila... Read More
Monday, 27 March 2017 08:30
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Nasseh H et al, 2016: Urinary Beta-2Microglobulin: An Indicator of Renal Tubular Damage after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Nasseh H, Abdi S, Roshani A, Kazemnezhad E.
Urology Research Center, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Guilan, Iran.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This is a report on measurements of 2-microglobulin before and after shockwave lithotripsy. The most important conclusion was tha... Read More
Friday, 24 March 2017 10:22
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Fojecki GL et al, 2016: Effect of Low-Energy Linear Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction-A Double-Blinded, Sham-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial.

Fojecki GL, Tiessen S, Osther PJ.
Department of Urology, Hospital of Southern Jutland, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark.
Department of Urology, Odense University Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
Urological Research Center, Department of Urology, Lillebaelt Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Fredericia, Denmark.

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Peter Alken
Good study
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:26
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Iqbal N et al, 2016: Stone-Free-Rate After Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy in the Management of Pediatric Renal Stones in Lower Pole and Other Locations - A Comparative Study.

Iqbal N, Muhammad S, Zafar W, Tashfeen R, Faiz J, Hasan A, Hussain I, Akhter S.
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplant, Pakistan Kidney Institute, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad.
Medical Student, Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi.
Medical Student, Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e- Millat University, Islamabad.

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This article presents treatment results in paediatric patients treated with Storz Modulith SLX lithotripter. The stone-free rates... Read More
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