Hans-Göran Tiselius, MD, PhD
Professor emeritus of Urology
Division of Urology
Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology
Karolinska Institutet
Department of Urology
Karolinska University Hospital
141 86 Stockholm, Sweden

Brain E. et al., 2021: Natural History of Post-treatment Kidney Stone Fragments: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Brain E, Geraghty RM, Lovegrove CE, Yang B, Somani BK.
Newcastle Medical School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
Department of Urology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Department of Urology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, England.
Nuffield Department of Surgery, Oxford University, Oxford, England.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton, Southampton, England.

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One of the fundamental questions regarding modern non-invasive and low-invasive stone removal is the course of residual fragments.... Read More
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Hu W. et al., 2021: Effect of media distraction (audio-visual and music) for pain and anxiety control in patients undergoing shock-wave lithotripsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Hu W, Yang K, Zhang L, Lu X.
Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan 410000, P.R. China.
Department of Laboratory Hunan Provincial People's Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan 410000, P.R. China.

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Like many other reports today, this article is a systematic review of RCTs that so far have been published on the influence of med... Read More
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 08:35
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Yoon JH. et al., 2021: Outcomes of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones according to ESWL intensity

Yoon JH, Park S, Kim SC, Park S, Moon KH, Cheon SH, Kwon T.
Department of Urology, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea.

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The authors of this article studied and discussed the influence of SWL intensity on stone disintegration. Their conclusion was tha... Read More
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Rizzo M. et al., 2021: RE.Immediate Shockwave Lithotripsy vs Delayed Shockwave Lithotripsy After Urgent Ureteral Stenting in Patients with Ureteral or Pyeloureteral Urolithiasis: A Matched-Pair Analysis

Rizzo M, Umari P, Bucci S, Trombetta C.J.
Department of Urology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
Urologic Clinic, Ospedale Maggiore della Carità, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy.

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This comment is extremely relevant particularly during the covid pandemic. The authors emphasize the advantage of early SWL for re... Read More
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Sokolakis I. et al., 2021: The Effect of Low-intensity Shockwave Therapy on Non-neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Preclinical and Clinical Studies

Sokolakis I, Pyrgidis N, Neisius A, Gierth M, Knoll T, Rassweiler J, Hatzichristodoulou G.
Department of Urology, Martha-Maria Hospital Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany.
Department of Urology, Barmherzige Brüder Hospital Trier, Trier, Germany.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.
Department of Urology, Klinikverbund Südwest, Sindelfingen Hospital, Sindelfingen, Germany.
Department of Urology, SLK Hospital Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany.
Department of Urology, Martha-Maria Hospital Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany.

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Patients with pain caused by clinical non-neurogenic LUTS constitute a group that is considered difficult to treat. The underlying... Read More
Thursday, 26 August 2021 08:30
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Wang CS. et al., 2021: Newly designed solid coupling medium for reducing trapped air pockets during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy_ a phantom study

Wang CS, Li CC, Wu WJ, Liou WC, Lin YE, Chen WC.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, No.100, Shiquan 1st Rd., Sanmin Dist., Kaohsiung City 807, Taiwan.
Department of Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
Graduate Institute of Human Resource and Knowledge Management, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
CleanWave Medical Co., LTD, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, No.100, Shiquan 1st Rd., Sanmin Dist., Kaohsiung City 807, Taiwan.
6Department of Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

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As long as the original Dornier HM3 lithotripter was used, optimal transmission of shockwave energy was easily achieved because th... Read More
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Kolupayev S. et al., 2021: Structure Types of Kidney Stones and Their Susceptibility to Shock Wave Fragmentation

Kolupayev S, Lesovoy V, Bereznyak E, Andonieva N, Shchukin D.
Department of Urology, Nephrology and Andrology, Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
2Department of Minimally Invasive Treatment, V.I. Shapoval Regional Medical Clinical Center of Urology and Nephrology, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
3Institute of Solid-State Physics, Materials Science and Technologies, National Science Center Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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Ahmed AF. et al., 2021: Mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a safe alternative to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for high-density, renal stones: a prospective, randomised trial

Ahmed AF, Abdelazeim H, ElMesery M, El-Feky M, Gomaa A, Tagreda I, Abozied H, Fahim A.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

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I have seen so many, and in fact too many, reports on comparative studies in which SWL and various endoscopic procedures have been... Read More
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Tekgül S. et al., 2021: European Association of Urology and European Society for Paediatric Urology Guidelines on Paediatric Urinary Stone Disease

Tekgül S, Stein R, Bogaert G, Nijman RJM, Quaedackers J, 't Hoen L, Silay MS, Radmayr C, Doğan HS.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Pediatric, Adolescent and Reconstructive Urology, University Medical Center Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany.
Department of Urology, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology, University Medical Centre, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Istanbul Biruni University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

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There is an increasing incidence of stones in children. Accordingly, it is necessary for urologists in all parts of the world to g... Read More
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Dasgupta R. et al., 2021: Shockwave Lithotripsy Versus Ureteroscopic Treatment as Therapeutic Interventions for Stones of the Ureter (TISU): A Multicentre Randomised Controlled Non-inferiority Trial

Dasgupta R, Cameron S, Aucott L, MacLennan G, Thomas RE, N'Dow J, Norrie J, Anson K, Keeley FX Jr, MacLennan SJ, Starr K, McClinton S.
Department of Urology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, W2 1NY, UK.
Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK.
Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK.
NHS Grampian, Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK.
Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
Department of Urology, St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
Bristol Urological Institute, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK.
Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK.
Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, UK.

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Numerous studies comparing SWL, and URS have been published and in most of them the conclusion is that ureteroscopic stone removal... Read More
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Ortac M. et al., 2021: The Impact of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for the Treatment of Young Patients with Vasculogenic Mild-Erectile Dysfunction (ED): A Prospective Randomized Single-Blind, Sham Controlled Study

Ortac M, Özmez A, Cilesiz NC, Demirelli E, Kadıoğlu A.
Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This report reflects and gives support to the increasing popularity of treating erectile dysfunction (ED) with ESWT. It is of note... Read More
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 08:30
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Qian S. et al., 2021: Systematic review and meta-analysis of transgluteal versus prone approach to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for patients with distal ureteral stones

Qian S, Liu M, Zhang J, Jiang Q, Gao L.
Department of Urology, Chongqing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Chongqing, China.
Chongqing Key Laboratory of Translational Research for Cancer Metastasis and Individualized Treatment, Chongqing University Cancer Hospital, Chongqing, China.
Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.
Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

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In this systematic review a comparison was made between trans-gluteal and prone SWL treatment of stones in the distal ureter. The ... Read More
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 08:30
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Onal B., 2021: Comment to: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in Indian children: Predictors of outcome and validation of pre-treatment nomograms, J Pediatr Urol., 2020

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No abstract available.

J Pediatr Urol. 2021 Feb;17(1):80. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2020.10.036. Epub 2020 Dec 10.PMID: 33386228 No abstract available.

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This short comment is a reply to a previously published validation of a nomogram for identification of determinants for successful... Read More
Wednesday, 14 July 2021 08:30
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Donaldson JF. et al., 2021: Evidence and clinical trials in Endourology: where are we going

Donaldson JF, McClinton S.
Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen.
2Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK.

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This article is a thoughtful information on modern research efforts. There is a summary of some carefully planned on-going studie... Read More
Friday, 09 July 2021 08:30
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Metzler I. et al., 2021: Surgical Trends in Nephrolithiasis - Increasing de novo renal access by urologists for PCNL

Metzler I, Holt SK, Harper JD.
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA.

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This is a report with focus on PCNL and it is therefore of limited interest in terms of SWL. There are, however, some epidemiologi... Read More
Monday, 05 July 2021 08:30
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Veser J. et al., 2021: Innovations in urolithiasis management

Veser J, Jahrreiss V, Seitz C.
Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria.

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This short article is a brief overview of novel methods of relevance for current and future management of patients with urolithias... Read More
Wednesday, 30 June 2021 08:30
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Wang Z. et al., 2021: Impact of music on anxiety and pain control during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis

Wang Z, Feng D, Wei W.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

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Although music for decades occasionally has been offered during SWL to distract patients´ attention from the treatment and filter ... Read More
Monday, 21 June 2021 08:30
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Fawzy AM. et al., 2021: Contralateral Coupling during SWL for Stones in Ectopic Kidney: Is It Feasible?

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

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It is well recognized that treatment of stones in ectopic kidneys is a demanding task. This report clearly emphasizes the need and... Read More
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 08:30
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Iremashvili V. et al., 2021: Gender-related differences in the risk factors for repeat stone surgery

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

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It is commonly accepted that patients should be given recurrence preventive treatment after active removal or passage of stone. Th... Read More
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Scroppo FI. et al., 2021: Li-Eswt improves hemodynamic parameters thus suggesting neoangiogenesis in patients with vascular erectile dysfunction

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

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Numerous clinical studies have shown that Li-ESWT can improve erectile function, particularly in patients with vasculogenic ED. Bu... Read More
Monday, 07 June 2021 08:30
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Falahatkar S. et al., 2021: The effects of pregabalin, solifenacin and their combination therapy on ureteral double-J stent-related symptoms: A randomized controlled clinical trial

Falahatkar S, Beigzadeh M, Mokhtari G, Esmaeili S, Kazemnezhad E, Amin A, Herfeh NR, Falahatkar R.
Urology Research Center, Razi Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

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This article deals with medical treatment aiming at reduced discomfort of internal stents. Although the patients in this randomize... Read More
Wednesday, 02 June 2021 08:30
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Grande G. et al., 2021: Dilation assisted stone extraction for complex biliary lithiasis: Technical aspects and practical principles

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

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This article describes the importance of a wide sphincter to facilitate passage of common bile duct stones and stone fragments. Ei... Read More
Friday, 28 May 2021 08:30
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Yee CH. et al., 2021: Effect of SARS and COVID-19 outbreaks on urology practice and training

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

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

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

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Parallel with the outstanding achievements in stone removal during the past more than 35 years, residual fragments have remained a... Read More
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Parmar K. et al., 2021: Large spontaneous steinstrasse: Our experience and management issues in tertiary care centre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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One of the great advantages with SWL is that stone removal can be accomplished without regional or general anaesthesia. Contrary t... Read More
Thursday, 25 March 2021 08:30
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Cam S. et al., 2020: The role of N-acetylcysteine in preventing hepatic injury associated with systemic oxidative stress after extracorporeal shock wave treatment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Successful SWL depends on careful selection of patients. For his reason guidelines usually recommend exclusion of patients with la... Read More
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Seker KG. et al., 2020: An Unexpected Complication After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Emphysematous Pyelitis

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

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The authors describe a case of emphysematous pyelitis after SWL. It is mentioned that the patient had sterile urine test before SW... Read More
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Lai S. et al., 2020: Optimal management of large proximal ureteral stones (>10 mm): A systematic review and meta-analysis of 12 randomized controlled trials

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

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

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

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

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

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This report is of great interest inasmuch as most guidelines and experts consider patients with stones measuring 20-30 mm as poor ... Read More
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Soliman MG. et al., 2020: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for distal ureteric stones: which is the ideal approach?

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

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SWL of distal ureteral stones is usually successful and in my own experience the stone-free rate was 97.8% with an average number ... Read More
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Vinay J. et al., 2020: Penile low intensity shock wave treatment for PDE5I refractory erectile dysfunction: a randomized double-blind sham-controlled clinical trial

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

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EAU recently carried out a survey among men and women on erectile dysfunction (ED) and came to the conclusion that there was an al... Read More
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Jaben IL. et al., 2020: Comparison of Urologist- vs Gastroenterologist-Directed Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Pancreaticolithiasis

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

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When it was shown that SWL was an excellent energy source for disintegration of pancreas stones, a collaboration between urologist... Read More
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Grivas N. et al., 2020: Imaging modalities and treatment of paediatric upper tract urolithiasis: A systematic review and update on behalf of the EAU urolithiasis guidelines panel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The question analyzed in this study was whether distraction methods during SWL increased patients’ comfort. In addition to adminis... Read More
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Destro F. et al, 2020: Minimally Invasive Approaches in Pediatric Urolithiasis. The Experience of Two Italian Centers of Pediatric Surgery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Grabsky AM et al., 2020: [Characteristics and efficiency of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in children using ultrasound guidance]

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

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Zhao FZ. et al., 2020: Comparison of efficacy and safety of minimally invasive procedures for 10-20 mm pediatric renal Stones-A bayesian network meta-analysis

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

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Cui HW. et al., 2020: The utility of automated volume analysis of renal stones before and after shockwave lithotripsy treatment

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

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Harper JD. et al., 2020: First In-Human Burst Wave Lithotripsy (BWL) for Kidney Stone Comminution: Initial 2 case studies

Harper JD, Metzler I, Hall MK, Chen TT, Maxwell AD, Cunitz BW, Dunmire B, Thiel J, Williams JC Jr, Bailey MR, Sorensen MDJ.
University of Washington, Department of Urology, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 356510, Seattle, Washington, United States.
University of Washington School of Medicine, 12353, Department of Urology, Seattle, Washington, United States.
University of Washington School of Medicine, 12353, Department of Emergency Medicine, Seattle, Washington, United States.
University of Washington, Urology, 1959 NE Pacific St., BB-1121, Box 356510, Seattle, Washington, United States.
Duke University Medical Center, Urology, DUMC 3167, Durham, North Carolina, United States.
University of Washington School of Medicine, 12353, Department of Urology, 1013 NE 40th St, Seattle, Washington, United States.
7University of Washington Applied Physics Lab, Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, 1013 NE 40th ave, Seattle, Washington, United States.
University of Washington, Applied Physics Lab, 1013 NE 40th St, Seattle, Washington, United States.
University of Washington School of Medicine, Radiology, Seattle, Washington, United States.
Indiana Univ Sch Med, Anatomy & Cell Biology, 635 Barnhill Dr MS5035, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.
University of Washington, Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, 1013 NE 40th St., Seattle, Washington, United States.
University of Washington, Department of Urology, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 356510, Seattle, Washington, United States

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During recent years we had followed the technical achievements with burst wave lithotripsy (BWL) and it is now of great interest a... Read More
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Turan T. et al., 2020: The effects of shock wave lithotripsy and retrograde intrarenal surgery on renal function

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

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In this report the authors compared cystatin C levels in patients treated with SWL and RIRS. The results showed an increase in Cys... Read More
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Maxwell AD. et al., 2020: An investigation of elastic waves producing stone fracture in burst wave lithotripsy

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

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The article is a summary of experimental studies of BWL (burst wave lithotripsy). The propagation of burst waves with frequencies ... Read More
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Kartal I. et al., 2020: Comparison of semirigid ureteroscopy, flexible ureteroscopy, and shock wave lithotripsy for initial treatment of 11-20 mm proximal ureteral stones

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

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This comparison between flexible URS, semirigid URS and SWL for treatment of 15-20 mm proximal ureteral stones showed, like many o... Read More
Thursday, 08 October 2020 08:30
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Gao X. et al., 2020: Management of staghorn stones in special situations

Gao X, Fang Z, Lu C, Shen R, Dong H, Sun Y.
Department of Urology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

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The authors have written a review of methods applicable for patients with staghorn stones. The basic message is that in most cases... Read More
Friday, 02 October 2020 08:30
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Guler Y. et al., 2020: Factors affecting success in the treatment of proximal ureteral stones larger than 1 cm with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in adult patients

Guler Y, Erbin A, Kafkasli A, Ozmerdiven G.
Department of Urology, Private Safa Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Haseki Traning and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Traning and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Istanbul Aydin University Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.

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The authors of this article present their experience with SWL for treating stones with a diameter > 10 mm and located in the urete... Read More
Monday, 28 September 2020 08:30
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Fathelbab TK. et al., 2020: Anterior or posterior SWL in proximal ureteral stones opposite to 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae?

Fathelbab TK, Hasanein MGS, Fawzy AM.
Urology Department, Minia Urology & Nephrology University Hospital, School of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypt.
Specialized SWL Center, Nile SWL, Minia, Egypt.
Urology Department, Minia Urology & Nephrology University Hospital, School of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypt.
Specialized SWL Center, Nile SWL, Minia, Egypt.

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Almost 30 years of experience with SWL has taught me that that this treatment needs to be individualized to be maximally successfu... Read More
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 08:30
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Olesen SS. et al., 2020: Combined extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and endoscopic treatment for pain in chronic pancreatitis (SCHOKE trial): study protocol for a randomized, sham-controlled trial

Olesen SS, Drewes AM, Gaud R, Tandan M, Lakhtakia S, Ramchandani M, Rao GV, Reddy DN, Talukdar R.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Centre for Pancreatic Diseases, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark. .
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Centre for Pancreatic Diseases, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.
Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Pancreas Research Group, Wellcome DBT Labs, Asian Healthcare Foundation, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

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This article is a “study protocol” of an investigation with the aim of getting information on whether a combined treatment of panc... Read More
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 08:30
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Sampogna G. et al., 2020: Shock wave lithotripsy for a renal stone in a tetraplegic patient as a trigger for life-threatening posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome

Sampogna G, Maltagliati M, Rocco B, Micali S, Montanari E, Spinelli M.
Urology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Via della Commenda 15, 20122, Milano, MI, Italy.
Neuro-urology Unit, ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Piazza dell'Ospedale Maggiore 3, 20162 Milano, MI, Italy.
Urology Unit, Ospedale Policlinico e Nuovo Ospedale Civile S. Agostino-Estense, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Pietro Giardini 1355, 41126 Baggiovara, MO, Italy.

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The authors describe an unusual complication, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), in a tetraplegic patient treate... Read More
Thursday, 10 September 2020 08:30
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Zhong P., 2020: Editorial Comment on: " In Vitro Evaluation of Urinary Stone Comminution with a Clinical Burst Wave Lithotripsy System" by Ramesh et al. (J Endourology [Epub ahead of print]; DOI: 10.1089/end.2019.0873)

Zhong P.
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

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This publication is an editorial comment to the in vitro evaluation of burst wave lithotripsy. The advantage of this this new tech... Read More
Friday, 04 September 2020 08:30
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Patel VV. et al., 2020: A Case of Splenic Injury After Shockwave Lithotripsy Presenting as Septic Shock

Patel VV, Mohindroo A.
Community Medical Center, Toms River, New Jersey.

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The authors describe splenic rupture as complication to SWL. This is indeed a very unusual complication and I have not encountered... Read More
Monday, 31 August 2020 08:30
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Qiang YC. et al., 2020: The effectiveness and safety of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for the management of kidney stones: A protocol of systematic review and meta-analysis

Qiang YC, Guo YG, Wang YQ.
Department of Urology, Xianyang Hospital of Yan'an University.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Urology, Yangling Demonstration District Hospital, Xianyang, China.

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This article is a “study protocol” for systematic review and meta-analysis of SWL of kidney stones. Is there really need of additi... Read More
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 08:30
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Chuang YC. et al., 2020: Pain reduction realized with extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of symptoms associated with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome-A prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

Chuang YC, Meng E, Chancellor M, Kuo HC.
Department of Urology, Center for Shockwave Medicine and Tissue Engineering, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
Department of urology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of
Department of Urology, Hualien Tzu Chi General Hospital, Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

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Interstitial cystitis is a pathological condition associated with intolerable pain and frequency. Clinically, it might be demandin... Read More
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 08:30
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Hirsch B. et al., 2020: Outcome groups and a practical tool to predict success of shock wave lithotripsy in daily clinical routine

Hirsch B, Abt D, Güsewell S, Langenauer J, Betschart P, Pratsinis M, Vetterlein MW, Schmid HP, Wildermuth S, Zumstein V.
Department of Urology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Biostatistics, Clinical Trials Unit, Rorschacherstrasse 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20247, Hamburg, Germany.
Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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The authors analysed the outcome of SWL in 517 patients treated with Storz Modulith SLX-F2. The conclusion was that success define... Read More
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 08:35
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Ouyang W. et al., 2020: Adjunctive medical expulsive therapy with tamsulosin for repeated extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ouyang W, Sun G, Long G, Liu M, Xu H, Chen Z, Ye Z, Li H, Zhang Y.
Hubei Institute of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China.
Department of Geriatrics, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China.

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This article is one of many in which the effect of alpha-receptor antagonists on stone clearance have been studied. The authors ... Read More
Friday, 07 August 2020 06:40
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Yang SY. et al., 2020: Does Early Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Improve the Cost-Effectiveness of Renal Stone Management?

Yang SY, Jung HD, Kwon SH, Lee EK, Lee JY, Lee SH.
School of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea.
Department of Urology, Wonkwang University Sanbon Hospital, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Gunpo, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Nursing Science, College of Nursing, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea.

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The authors of this report form South Korea were able to carry out a cost-effective analysis of patients treated with SWL and/or R... Read More
Monday, 20 July 2020 07:13
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Paul CJ. et al., 2020: Treatment Setting Influences Treatment Modality for Urinary Stone Disease

Paul CJ, Gruca TS, Morrison PG, Ghareeb GM, Kim SH, Erickson BA.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Department of Urology, Iowa City, IA.
University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business, Iowa City, IA.
United Regional Physician Group, Wichita Falls, TX.
Emory University, Department of Urology, Atlanta, GA.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Department of Urology, Iowa City, IA.

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The article describes the surgical care of patients with urolithiasis in Iowa; a state with a large rural area in which 14% of all... Read More
Friday, 31 July 2020 08:35
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McClinton S. et al., 2020: The clinical and cost effectiveness of surgical interventions for stones in the lower pole of the kidney: the percutaneous nephrolithotomy, flexible ureterorenoscopy and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for lower pole kidney stones randomised controlled trial (PUrE RCT) protocol

McClinton S, Starr K, Thomas R, MacLennan G, Lam T, Hernandez R, Pickard R, Anson K, Clark T, MacLennan S, Thomas D, Smith D, Turney B, McDonald A, Cameron S, Wiseman O.
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK.
Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK.
Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK.
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK.
5Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
St George’s Hospital, London, UK.
Stone Patient Advisory Group, Section of Endourology, British Association of Urological Surgeons, London, UK.
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Headley Way, Oxford, UK.
Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Hills Road, Cambridge, UK.

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This article is a “study protocol” with the aim of comparing cost-effectiveness of SWL, fURS and PCNL for removal of stones in the... Read More
Monday, 27 July 2020 08:18
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Singh NP. et al., 2020: Obesity and Kidney Stone Procedures

Nikhi P. Singh, BS, Carter J. Boyd, BS, William Poore, BS, Kyle Wood, MD, Dean G. Assimos, MD.
University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL.
Department of Urology, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

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There is a well-recognized high risk of stone formation in obese patients. For selection of the most appropriate method for stone ... Read More
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 08:35
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Dong L. et al., 2020: The efficacy and safety of diuretics on extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy treatment of urolithiasis: A systematic review and meta analysis

Dong L, , Wang F, Chen H, Youyi Lu Y, Zhang Y, Chen L, Cui Y.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University, Yantai.
Department of Urology, Qingdao Third People's Hospital, Qingdao.
Department of Urology, Beijing Tian Tan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing.
Operating Room, The Affiliated YantaiYuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University, Yantai, Shandong.
Department of Urology, Beijing Tian Tan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

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The popularity of using SWL for treating patients with urolithiasis has decreased during recent years while endoscopic solutions a... Read More
Monday, 20 July 2020 06:46
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Thomas GPL. et al., 2020: Confocal lens focused piezoelectric lithotripter

Thomas GPL, Chapelon JY, Birer A, Inserra C, Lafon C.
INSERM, LabTAU, F-69003 Lyon, France; Université Lyon 1, Univ Lyon, F-69003 Lyon, France.
INSERM, LabTAU, F-69003 Lyon, France.

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Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is a proven non-invasive treatment modality since 1980. Different shock wave generation principles (e... Read More
Friday, 10 July 2020 08:30
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Rassweiler J. et al., 2020: Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy: is it still valid in the era of robotic endourology? Can it be more efficient?

Rassweiler J, Rieker P, Rassweiler-Seyfried MC.
Department of Urology, SLK Kliniken Heilbronn.
Department of Urology, Medical School Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

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The authors of this article pose the important and interesting question on the place of SWL (if any) in future urology. The releva... Read More
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 08:30
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Veser J. et al., 2020: The effect of focus size and intensity on stone fragmentation in SWL on a piezoelectric lithotripter

Veser J, Jahrreiss V, Seitz C, Özsoy M.
Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical Vienna General Hospital, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria.
Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical Vienna General Hospital, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria.
Karl Landsteiner SocietyUrology and Andrology, Vienna, Austria.

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It is indeed surprising that 40 years after the introduction of SWL; the optimal relationship between the geometry of the focal vo... Read More
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 08:30
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Thompson E. et al., 2020: A Longitudinal Assessment of the Reporting Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials for Surgical Interventions to Treat Nephrolithiasis Over 16 Years (2002 to 2017)

Thompson E, Lai A, Morrey L, Borofsky MS, Dahm P.
Department of Urology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Urology Section, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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Treatment recommendations in urology are currently based on conclusions drawn from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) This is so ... Read More
Thursday, 04 June 2020 08:30
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Strohmaier WL., 2020: [Current aspects in pediatric urolithiasis treatment].

Strohmaier WL.
Regiomed-Klinikum Coburg, Regiomed Medical School Coburg, Universität Split, Ketschendorfer Str. 33, 96450, Coburg, Deutschland.

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Most urologists have limited experience of treating children with stones. For readers who can understand the German language, this... Read More
Thursday, 28 May 2020 08:30
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Mains EAA. et al., 2020: Shockwave Lithotripsy Is an Efficacious Treatment Modality for Obese Patients with Upper Ureteral Calculi: Logistic Regression and Matched-Pair Analyses from a Dedicated Center Comparing Treatment Outcomes by Skin-to-Stone Distance

Mains EAA, Blackmur JP, Sharma AD, Gietzmann WK, El-Mokadem I, Stephenson C, Wallace S, Phipps S, Thomas BG, Tolley DA, Cutress ML.
Department of Urology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
MRC Human Genetics Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, The Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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This an interesting and readable article that shows successful treatment of proximal ureteral stones in obese patients. Stone-free... Read More
Friday, 22 May 2020 08:30
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Shafiee M. et al., 2020: Chromosomal aberrations in C-arm fluoroscopy, CT-scan, lithotripsy, and digital radiology staff

Shafiee M, Borzoueisileh S, Rashidfar R, Dehghan M, Jaafarian Sisakht Z.
Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran.
Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran.
Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran; Department of Radiology, School of Paramedical Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Student Research Committee, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran.

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The effect and risk of radiation exposure is an important issue in urological intervention, and it can be assumed that insufficien... Read More
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Yoshioka T. et al., 2020: Development and validation of a prediction model for failed shockwave lithotripsy of upper urinary tract calculi using computed tomography information: the S3HoCKwave score

Yoshioka T, Ikenoue T, Hashimoto H, Otsuki H, Oeda T, Ishito N, Watanabe R, Saika T, Araki M, Fukuhara S, Yamamoto Y; Okayama-Ehime S.W.L. Study Group.
Department of Healthcare Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University School of Public Health, Yoshida-Konoe-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan.
Center for Innovative Research for Communities and Clinical Excellence, Fukushima Medical University, 1, Hikarigaoka, Fukushima-shi, Fukushima, 960-1295, Japan.
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine/Human Health Science, 53 Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan.
Department of Urology, Okayama Central Hospital, 6-3, Ishima-kita-machi, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama, 700-0017, Japan.
Department of Urology, Abiko Toho Hospital, 1851-1, Abiko, Abiko-shi, Chiba-ken, 270-1166, Japan.
Department of Urology, Onomichi Municipal Hospital, 3-1170-177, Shin-Takayama, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima, 722-8503, Japan.
Department of Urology, Kurashiki Medical Center, 250, Bakuro-cho, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama, 710-8522, Japan.
Department of Urology, Matsuyama Shimin Hospital, 2-6-5, Ohte-machi, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime, 790-0067, Japan.
Department of Urology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Shizukawa, To-on-shi, Ehime, 791-0295, Japan.
Department of Urology, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-5-1, Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.
Department of Healthcare Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University School of Public Health, Yoshida-Konoe-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan.

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It is a dream to be able to predict the outcome of every surgical procedure. This is, however, a difficult task influenced by nume... Read More
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Wang Z. et al., 2020: Effects of diuretic administration on outcomes of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Wang Z, Bai Y, Wang J.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

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Early observations indicated that one prerequisite for SWL stone disintegration was the presence of fluid between the stone and th... Read More
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Tsai SH. et al., 2020: Comparison of the efficacy and safety of shockwave lithotripsy, retrograde intrarenal surgery, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy for lower-pole renal stones: A systematic review and network meta-analysis

Tsai SH, Chung HJ, Tseng PT, Wu YC, Tu YK, Hsu CW, Lei WT.
Department of Urology, Cheng Hsin General Hospital.
School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University.
Department of Urology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital.
WinShine Clinics in Specialty of Psychiatry.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Taoyuan.
Institute of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei.
Department of Psychiatry, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung.
Division of Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology Disease, Department of Pediatrics, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

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In this study the authors compared SWL, RIRS, standard PCNL, mini-PCNL and micro-PCNL by performing a systematic review and meta-a... Read More
Monday, 04 May 2020 08:15
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Li W. et al., 2020: Role of Sexual Intercourse after Shockwave Lithotripsy for Distal Ureteral Stones: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Li W, Mao Y, Lu C, Gu Y, Gu X, Hua B, Pan W.
Department of Urology, the Ninth People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200011, China.
Department of Urology, the Ninth People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200011, China.

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This is an interesting Chinese study supporting previously published observations that frequent intercourse (three times a week) m... Read More
Thursday, 30 April 2020 08:15
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Assaly R. et al., 2019: Extracorporeal Shock Waves Therapy Delivered by Aries Improves Erectile Dysfunction in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats Through Penile Tissue Remodeling and Neovascularization

Assaly R, Giuliano F, Clement P, Laurin M, Favier M, Teo P, Bernabe J, Alexandre L, Behr-Roussel D.
Pelvipharm, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France; UMR1179, Université Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France.
Pelvipharm, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France; UMR1179, Université Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France; AP-HP, Neuro-Uro-Andrology, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Raymond Poincaré Hospital, Garches, France.
Inserm, U1016, Institut Cochin, Paris, France.
Dornier MedTech GmbH, Wessling, Germany.
Pelvipharm, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France.
Pelvipharm, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France; UMR1179, Université Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France.

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This article describes an animal experiment in hypertensive rats. Li-ESWT was administered to rats with or without simultaneous ad... Read More
Monday, 20 April 2020 08:35
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Magalhães L. et al., 2019: Clinical use of renal point-of-care ultrasound after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Magalhães L, Nogué R.
Hospital da Luz - Arrábida, Praceta de Henrique Moreira 150, 4400-346, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
Universitat de Lleida, Plaça de Víctor Siurana, 1, 25003, Lleida, Spain.

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This article is a case report of a patient who developed subcapsular hematoma after a session of SWL. The bottom-line is that beds... Read More
Tuesday, 14 April 2020 08:30
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He Z. et al., 2019: Does the presence or degree of hydronephrosis affect the stone disintegration efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy? A systematic review and meta-analysis

He Z, Yin S, Duan X, Zeng G.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, Guangdong, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, Guangdong, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, China.

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The problem dealt with in this systematic review and meta-analysis is to which extent the presence of hydronephrosis (HN) affects ... Read More
Sunday, 15 March 2020 08:35
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Gadelmoula M. et al.,2019: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus shock wave lithotripsy for high-density moderate-sized renal stones: A prospective randomized study

Gadelmoula M, Elderwy AA, Abdelkawi IF, Moeen AM, Althamthami G, Abdel-Moneim AM.
Department of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.

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As a prospective randomized comparison between PCNL and SWL this is an interesting study. Although the success after one SWL sessi... Read More
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Constanti M. et al., 2019: Cost analysis of ureteroscopy (URS) vs extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) in the management of ureteric stones

Constanti M, Calvert RC, Thomas K, Dickinson A, Carlisle S.
National Guideline Centre, London, UK.
Department of Urology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
Stone Unit, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
Department of Urology, University Hospitals Plymouth, Plymouth, UK. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

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Although judgement of cost analyses between different countries are not without problems, this report from UK deserves attention. ... Read More
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 08:25
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Sohu S. et al., 2019: Efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy with furosemide and hydration in renal stone management: A randomised controlled trial

Sohu S, Soomro MH, Mangrio RH, Shaikh AA, Mirani A, Chand K, Jalbani MH.
Department of Urology, Chandka Medical College and Hospital, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), Larkana, Pakistan.
Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health (IPLESP UMRS 1136), Saint-Antoine Medical School, Sorbonne Université and INSERM, Paris, France.
Department of Community Medicine, Al-Nafees Medical College and Hospital, Isra University-Islamabad Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Urology, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan.

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The role of diuretics during SWL treatment has remained a matter of debate over time. In a randomized comparative study in my own ... Read More
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Katz JE. et al., 2019: The Basic Physics of Waves, Soundwaves, and Shockwaves for Erectile Dysfunction

Katz JE, Clavijo RI, Rizk P, Ramasamy R.
Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.
Department of Urology, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

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This is an educational article on physics of shockwaves delivered by devices aiming at treatment of erectile dysfunction. Differen... Read More
Thursday, 27 February 2020 08:25
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Schlomer BJ., 2019: Urologic treatment of nephrolithiasis

Schlomer BJ.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.

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This article is an excellent review on how to manage stone problems in children. For asymptomatic stones observation is recommende... Read More
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