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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


Abstract

Shock wave lithotripsy is a commonly used procedure for eradicating upper urinary tract stones in patients who require treatment. A number of methods have been proposed to improve the results of this procedure, including proper patient selection, modifications in technique, adjunctive therapy to facilitate elimination of fragments, and changes in lithotripter design. This article assesses the utility of these measures through an analysis of contemporary literature.

Rev Urol. 2013;15(2):49-60.
PMID:24082843 [PubMed]
PMCID:PMC3784968

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Peter Alken on Monday, 13 January 2014 09:52

With 90 references this is a very extensive review on nearly every aspect of SWL like Stone Size, Skin-to-Stone Distance and Body Mass Index, Hounsfield Unit Attenuation Values and Stone Composition, Rate of Shock Wave Delivery, Ramping Up Voltage, Anesthesia, Coupling techniques, Facilitating Fragment Passage, Shock Wave Delivery, Focal Zone Width, Dual-Head Lithotripters.

Peter Alken

With 90 references this is a very extensive review on nearly every aspect of SWL like Stone Size, Skin-to-Stone Distance and Body Mass Index, Hounsfield Unit Attenuation Values and Stone Composition, Rate of Shock Wave Delivery, Ramping Up Voltage, Anesthesia, Coupling techniques, Facilitating Fragment Passage, Shock Wave Delivery, Focal Zone Width, Dual-Head Lithotripters. Peter Alken
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