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

Tu B. et al., 2021: Correlative investigation between routine clinical parameters of dual-energy computed tomography and the outcomes of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in children with urolithiasis: a retrospective study.

Tu B, Jia J, Yu L, Li H, Wang D.
Department of Radiology, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, 1665 Kongjiang Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, 200092, China.
Department of Pediatric Urology, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200092, China.
Department of Radiology, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, 1665 Kongjiang Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, 200092, China.

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It is well known that DECT can help to determine in situ stone analysis especially to differentiate between uric acid stones and n... Lire la suite
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[Only abstract available] Kallidonis P. et al., 2021: The best treatment approach for lower calyceal stones 20 mm in maximal diameter: mini percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, retrograde intrarenal surgery or shock wave lithotripsy. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature conducted by the European Section of Uro-Technology and Young Academic Urologists.

Kallidonis P, Adamou C, Ntasiotis P, Pietropaolo A, Somani B, Özsoy M, Liourdi D, Sarica K, Liatsikos E, Tailly T.Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
European Section of Uro-Technology, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
European Section of Urolithiasis, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Young Academic Urologists - Endourology and Lithiasis Working group, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
Young Academic Urologists - Endourology and Lithiasis Working group, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK.
European Section of Uro-Technology, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
European Section of Urolithiasis, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Medicana Bahcelievler Hospital, Biruni University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

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Wu Q. et al., 2021: Association between renal urolithiasis after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy therapy and new-onset hypertension: an updated meta-analysis.

Wu Q, Liang R, Huang Y, Tan C, Zhu G, Chen Y, Cao L, Zou B, Li X, Wang H, Wang X, Tang T, Wu T.
Department of Urology, Affiliated Hospital of Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, China.
Department of Medical Imaging, Affiliated Hospital of Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, China.

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Peter Alken
Hypertension after ESWL is a waxing and waning story and it is obviously difficult to prove it and to find truly comparable groups... Lire la suite
lundi 29 novembre 2021 08:30
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Cocci A. et al., 2021: Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (Li-ESWT) for priapism-induced erectile dysfunction in young patients: the first case series.

Cocci A, Fassio G, Migliorini F, Cito G, Antonelli A, Verrienti P, Scandura C, Tuccio A, Minervini A, Masieri L, Tafuri A.
Department of Urology and Andrology Surgery, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Verona, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona, Verona, Italy.
Department of Urology and Andrology Surgery, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.
Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, "G. D'Annunzio" University, Chieti, Italy.

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5 patients had low flow ischaemic priapism requiring the usual emergency therapy in these cases as described by the authors in the... Lire la suite
vendredi 26 novembre 2021 08:30
127 lectures
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Alam R. et al., 2021: Contemporary considerations in the management and treatment of lower pole stones.

Alam R, Matlaga BR, Alam A, Winoker JS.
Department of Urology, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.

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Peter Alken
Nothing new or not yet stated in guidelines:”While SWL is an important and useful option in the treatment of lower pole urolithias... Lire la suite
mercredi 24 novembre 2021 08:30
134 lectures
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Jones P. et al., 2021: Atlas of scoring systems, grading tools and nomograms in Endourology: A comprehensive overview from The TOWER Endourological Society research group.

Jones P, Pietropaolo A, Chew BH, Somani BK.
Haukeland University Hospital, 60498, Urology, Bergen, Norway.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, 7425, Urology, Southampton, Southampton , United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
University of British Columbia, Urologic Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, 7425, Urology, Southampton, Southampton , United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
University of Southampton, 7423, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Two scoring systems for ESWL are mentioned with some details, the S3HoCKwave score (1) and the Triple D score (2). Of the nine sco... Lire la suite
vendredi 19 novembre 2021 08:30
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Bulbul E. et al., 2021: Ureteral wall thickness is an independent parameter affecting the success of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treatment in ureteral stones above the iliac crest.

Bulbul E, Ilki FY, Gultekin MH, Erozenci A, Tutar O, Citgez S, Tansu N, Onal B.
Department of Urology, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Radiology, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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A well-written paper. How was the study done? All ureteral stones above the iliac crest level between December 2016 and December ... Lire la suite
jeudi 18 novembre 2021 08:30
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Çiçek R. et al., 2021: The evaluation of morphology of renal pelvicalyceal system's and infundibulopelvic anatomy of kidney's lower pole in post-mortem series.

Çiçek R, Dündar G, Gökçen K, Gökçe G, Gültekin EY.
Malatya Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Malatya, Turkey.
University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Mimar Sinan Mah. Emniyet Cad. Polis Okulu Karşısı Yıldırım / Bursa / TURKEY, 16000 Bursa, Turkey.
Bahçeşehir University, Medical Park Göztepe Hospital, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.
Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology,, Sivas, Turkey.

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Peter Alken
What’s the message? “In conclusion, the findings of this study are largely consistent with the results of similar studies.” The i... Lire la suite
lundi 15 novembre 2021 08:30
159 lectures
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Dogan S. et al., 2021: The effect of music on state anxiety in patients undergoing extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

Dogan S, Ceylan C.
Urology Department, Sancaktepe Sehit Prof Dr Ilhan Varank Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Urology Department, Turkey Yüksek İhtisas Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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Peter Alken
See also Hu W, Yang K, Zhang L, Lu X. Effect of media distraction (audio-visual and music) for pain and anxiety control in patien... Lire la suite
jeudi 4 novembre 2021 08:30
237 lectures
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Guo JY. et al., 2021: Optimal Timing of Endoscopic Intervention After Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy in the Treatment of Chronic Calcified Pancreatitis.

Guo JY, Qian YY, Sun H, Chen H, Zou WB, Hu LH, Li ZS, Xin L, Liao Z.
Department of Gastroenterology, the Second People's Hospital of Karamay, Karamay, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.

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Peter Alken
This retrospective study of a large patient group fails to answer the question what the optimal time is for endoscopic interventio... Lire la suite
jeudi 28 octobre 2021 08:30
250 lectures
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Ganesan V. et al., 2021: Artificial intelligence in stone disease.

Ganesan V, Pearle MS.
UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Professor of Urology and Internal Medicine, Charles and Jane Pak Center for Mineral Metabolism, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

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Here the reader has got them all. Unfortunately it is not known how wide-spread the application rates of these AI algorithms are ... Lire la suite
jeudi 21 octobre 2021 08:30
303 lectures
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Chen Z. et al., 2021: Automated Generation of Personalized Shock Wave Lithotripsy Protocols: Treatment Planning Using Deep Learning.

Chen Z, Zeng DD, Seltzer RGN, Hamilton BD.
Shenzhen Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Institute (Longhua), Longhua, Shenzhen, China.
The State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
Translational Analytics and Statistics, Tucson, AZ, United States.
School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.

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????? This paper is published in an open access journal: JMIR Medical Informatics. (https://medinform.jmir.org/about-journal/abo... Lire la suite
jeudi 14 octobre 2021 08:35
401 lectures
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Elawady H. et al., 2021: Can we successfully predict the outcome for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for medium size renal stones? A single-center experience.

Elawady H, Mahmoud MA, Samir M.
Department of Urology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

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Peter Alken
The authors call it a prospective study probably in a sense that everything you do in the future is prospective. However, it was ... Lire la suite
jeudi 7 octobre 2021 08:30
415 lectures
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Bhanot R. et al., 2021: Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Treatment of Ureteric Stones - State-of-the-Art Review

Bhanot R, Jones P, Somani B.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK.
Department of Urology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
EAU Young Academic Urology Urolithiasis and Endourology Working Party, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.

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This is a general overview on the treatment of ureteric stones with a brief section on ESWL. It is published in Research and Repo... Lire la suite
mardi 5 octobre 2021 08:35
360 lectures
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Sood A. et al., 2021: Use of ultra-low dose computed tomography versus abdominal plain film for assessment of stone-free rates after shock-wave lithotripsy: implications on emergency room visits, surgical procedures, and cost-effectiveness.

Sood A, Wong P, Borchert A, Budzyn J, Keeley J, Heilbronn C, Eilender B, Littleton R, Leavitt DA.
VCORE-Vattikuti Urology Institute Center for Outcomes Research, Analytics and Evaluation, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA.
Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA.
Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA.
VCORE-Vattikuti Urology Institute Center for Outcomes Research, Analytics and Evaluation, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA.
Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Department of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine At Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.

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Peter Alken
The expected impact of this publication is to stimulate stakeholders to change from KUB to ULD-CT in post ESWL imaging. Precision... Lire la suite
jeudi 30 septembre 2021 08:30
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Weaver MJ. et al., 2021: Endoscopic retrieval of a proximally migrated biliary stent using extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, electrohydraulic lithotripsy, and cholangioscopy with minisnare.

Weaver MJ, Kushnir VM.
Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.

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Peter Alken
Stents are also forgotten in Gastroenterology.
mardi 28 septembre 2021 08:30
362 lectures
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Gao X. et al., 2021: Mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus shock wave lithotripsy for the medium-sized renal stones.

Gao X, Hu X, Wang W, Chen J, Wei T, Wei X.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology (Laboratory of Reconstructive Urology), West China Hospital, University of Sichuan, Chengdu, China.
Department of Urology, Affiliated Nanchong Central Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, China.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology (Laboratory of Reconstructive Urology), West China Hospital, University of Sichuan, Chengdu, China.

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vendredi 24 septembre 2021 08:15
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Burgos Lucena L. et al., 2021: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Combined Therapy in Children: Efficacy and Long-Term Results.

Burgos Lucena L, Fernández Bautista B, Parente Hernández A, Ortiz Rodríguez R, Angulo Madero JM.
Pediatric Urology, Hospital Infantil Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain.

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Peter Alken
In 12 years – from 2007 to 2019 – the authors of this article treated 37 children with ESWL in a paediatric urology service of a p... Lire la suite
mardi 21 septembre 2021 08:30
463 lectures
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Panthier F. et al., 2021: Evaluation of a free 3D software for kidney stones' surgical planning: "kidney stone calculator" a pilot study

Panthier F, Traxer O, Yonneau L, Lebret T, Berthe L, Illoul L, Timsit MO, Mejean A, Doizi S, Audenet F.
Service D'Urologie, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, AP-HP, Centre-Université de Paris, 20 rue Leblanc, 75015, Paris, France.
GRC n°20, Groupe de Recherche Clinique Sur La Lithiase Urinaire, Hôpital Tenon, Sorbonne Université, 75020, Paris, France.
GRC n°20, Groupe de Recherche Clinique Sur La Lithiase Urinaire, Hôpital Tenon, Sorbonne Université, 75020, Paris, France.
Service D'Urologie, Hôpital Tenon, AP-HP, Sorbonne Université, 4 rue de la Chine, 75020, Paris, France.
PIMMUMR 8006 CNRS-Arts Et Métiers ParisTech, 151 bd de l'Hôpital, 75013, Paris, France.
Service D'Urologie, Hôpital Foch-Université Paris Saclay-UVSQ, 40 rue Worth, 92150, Suresnes, France.
Service D'Urologie, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, AP-HP, Centre-Université de Paris, 20 rue Leblanc, 75015, Paris, France.

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Peter Alken
ESWL is not the topic of this paper. However, it would be interesting to see the technique being applied on stone disintegration w... Lire la suite
lundi 9 août 2021 08:30
638 lectures
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Akkas F. et al., 2021: Can shock wave lithotripsy lead to impaction of ureteral stones? (Only abstract available)

Akkas F, Sam E, Ayten A, Atar FA, Guner E.
Department of Urology, Erzurum Training and Research Hospital, Health Sciences University Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Erzurum Training and Research Hospital, Health Sciences University Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Bakirkoy Dr.Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Health Sciences University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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mercredi 4 août 2021 08:30
580 lectures
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Önal B. et al., 2021: Different approaches among physicians to treat pediatric stone disease: a survey-based study

Önal B, Kırlı EA, Canpolat N, Taşdemir M, Gürbüz A, Özman O, Sever L, Bilge I, Çalışkan S.
Department of Urology, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University- Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey. 
Department of Urology, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University- Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey.
Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey.
Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department Pediatrics, Koç University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department Pediatrics, Koç University School Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Peter Alken
This is no surprise. Even in the same disciplines similar differences in procedures are found when the therapy choice for the same... Lire la suite
vendredi 30 juillet 2021 08:30
578 lectures
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Washino S. et al., 2021: Association between time to lithotripsy and stone-free rate in patients with ureteral stones undergoing shock wave lithotripsy

Washino S, Hayase T, Miyagawa T, Arai Y.
The Department of Urology, Nishi-Omiya Hospital, Saitama, Japan.
The Department of Urology, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center, 1-847 Amanuma-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, 330-8503, Japan.
The Department of Urology, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center, 1-847 Amanuma-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, 330-8503, Japan.
The Department of Urology, Nishi-Omiya Hospital, Saitama, Japan.

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Peter Alken
A nice study on a large patient group with clear results and WITHOUT the standard conclusion phrase of so many papers: “Further st... Lire la suite
lundi 26 juillet 2021 08:30
665 lectures
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Kim CH. et al., 2021: Effectiveness of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery, and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Treatment of Renal Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Kim CH, Chung DY, Rha KH, Lee JY, Lee SH.
Department of Nursing Science, College of Nursing, Gachon University, Incheon 22212, Korea.
Department of Urology, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon 22212, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 03722, Korea.
Center of Evidence Based Medicine, Institute of Convergence Science, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea.

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Peter Alken
The merit of the publication is the collection of the literature between 1991 and 2017. Twelve randomized controlled clinical tria... Lire la suite
mercredi 21 juillet 2021 08:30
710 lectures
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Micali S. et al., 2021: Initial Experience and Evaluation of a Nomogram for Outcome Prediction in Management of Medium-sized (1-2 cm) Kidney Stones

Micali S, Sighinolfi MC, Iseppi A, Morini E, Calcagnile T, Benedetti M, Ticonosco M, Kaleci S, Bevilacqua L, Puliatti S, De Nunzio C, Arada R, Chiancone F, Campobasso D, Eissa A, Bonfante G, Simonetti E, Cotugno M, Galli R, Curti P, Schips L, Ditonno P, Villa L, Ferretti S, Bergamaschi F, Bozzini G, Zoeir A, Sherbiny AE, Frattini A, Fedelini P, Okhunov Z, Tubaro A, Landman J, Bianchi G, Rocco B.
Department of Urology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.
Department of Urology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. Electronic address: .
Clinical and experimental medicine (CEM), Department of Surgical, Medical, Dental and Morphological Sciences with Interest in Transplant, Oncology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.
Department of Urology, Ospedale Sant'Andrea, "La Sapienza" University, Rome, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, AORN Antonio Cardarelli, Naples, Italy.
Department of Urology, Ospedale Civile di Guastalla, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Guastalla, Italy.
Department of Urology, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Ospedale Maggiore, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Parma, Italy.
Department of Urology, Ospedale di Vaio, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Fidenza, Italy.
Department of Urology, Policlinico San Pietro, Ponte San Pietro, Italy.
Department of Urology, Ospedale Mater Salutis, Legnago, Italy.
Department of Urology, Ospedale SS. Annunziata, Chieti, Italy.
Department of Urology, IRCCS Giovanni Paolo II, Bari, Italy.
Department of Urology, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
Department of Urology, Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Department of Urology, ASST Valle Olona, Urological Residency School Network, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Busto Arsizio, Varese, Italy.

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Peter Alken
This is all mathematics and regional habits. The patient material was collected from 14 departments in 11 or 10 years. 699 ESWL ca... Lire la suite
vendredi 16 juillet 2021 08:30
721 lectures
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Wang B. et al., 2021: The clinical and immunological features of the post-extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy anti-glomerular basement membrane disease

Wang B, Xiaoyu J, Yu X, Cui Z, Zhao M.
Renal Division, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China.
Institute of Nephrology, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Key Laboratory of Renal Disease, Ministry of Health of China, Beijing, China.
Key Laboratory of CKD Prevention and Treatment, Ministry of Education of China, Beijing, China.
Research Units of Diagnosis and Treatment of Immune-mediated Kidney Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.
Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Beijing, China.

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These three cases of a rare renal autoimmune disease are 1.81% of all 166 anti-GBM patients seen in that hospital in 10 years. The... Lire la suite
lundi 12 juillet 2021 08:30
722 lectures
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Abdelbary AM. et al., 2021: Value of early second session shock wave lithotripsy in treatment of upper ureteric stones compared to laser ureteroscopy

Abdelbary AM, Al-Dessoukey AA, Moussa AS, Elmarakbi AA, Ragheb AM, Sayed O, Elbatanouny AM, Latif AAE, Lofty AM, Mohamed AG, Salah S, Ibrahim RM.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni-seuf, 62511, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Beni-Suef Insurance Hospital, Beni-seuf, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni-seuf, 62511, Egypt.

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Peter Alken
This is the third publication on ultraslow SWL treatment (1,2) and the second publication of the Egyptian group (1). The results ... Lire la suite
mercredi 7 juillet 2021 08:30
661 lectures
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Goonewardena S. et al., 2021: Jackstone in the Kidney: An Unusual Calculus

Goonewardena S, Jayarajah U, Kuruppu SN, Fernando MH.
Department of Urology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Peter Alken
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vendredi 2 juillet 2021 08:30
670 lectures
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Pan J. et al., 2021: Progress in studies on pathological changes and future treatment strategies of obesity-associated female stress urinary incontinence: a narrative review

Pan J, Liang E, Cai Q, Zhang D, Wang J, Feng Y, Yang X, Yang Y, Tian W, Quan C, Han R, Niu Y, Chen Y, Xin Z.
Male Reproductive and Sexual Medicine, Department of Urology, the Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.
Laboratory of Male Reproductive Medicine, Tianjin Urology Institute, Tianjin, China.
Department of Urology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Andrology Center, Peking University First Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China.

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Peter Alken
Although low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (Li-ESWT) is one of the keywords of this publication, Li-ESWT is only ver... Lire la suite
jeudi 1 juillet 2021 08:30
636 lectures
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Shendy WS. et al., 2021: Effect of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy on diabetic erectile dysfunction: Randomised control trial

Shendy WS, Elsoghier OM, El Semary MM, Ahmed AA, Ali AF, Saber-Khalaf M.
Faculty of physical therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
Department of Urology, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt.
Faculty of physical therapy, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt.
Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt.

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Peter Alken
The IIEF-5 score ranges from 1 to 25 and classifies moderate to mild ED with 12–16 and mild ED with 17–21 points. The treatment gr... Lire la suite
lundi 28 juin 2021 08:30
677 lectures
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Michel KF. et al., 2021: Emergency department and hospital revisits after ambulatory surgery for kidney stones: an analysis of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

Michel KF, Patel HD, Ziemba JB.
Division of Urology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3 West Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA.
Division of Urology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3 West Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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Peter Alken
The abbreviations some readers may not be familiar with are: IP Inpatient hospitalization, HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization P... Lire la suite
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Romeu G. et al., 2021: Comparing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy laser lithotripsy for treatment of urinary stones smaller than 2 cm: a cost-utility analysis in the Spanish clinical setting

Romeu G, Marzullo-Zucchet LJ, Díaz J, Villarroya S, Budía A, Ordaz DG, Caballer V, Vivas D.
Urology Department, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia, Spain. Urology Department, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia, Spain.
Centro de Investigación en Economía y Gestión de la Salud (CIEGS), Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain.

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Huang YP. et al., 2021: Effect of low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy on nocturnal penile tumescence and rigidity and penile haemodynamics

Huang YP, Liu W, Liu YD, Zhang M, Xu SR, Lu MJ.
Department of Urology, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Institute of Andrology, Shanghai, China.

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Lee YC. et al., 2021: Therapeutic effect of Low intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Li-ESWT) on diabetic bladder dysfunction in a rat model

Lee YC, Hsieh TJ, Tang FH, Jhan JH, Lin KL, Juan YS, Wang HS, Long CY.
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy Research Center, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Graduate Institute of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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Yazici CM. et al., 2021: Does extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy before retrograde intrarenal surgery complicates the surgery for upper ureter stone? The results of the RIRSearch group

Yazici CM, Siddikoglu D, Cinar O, Ozman O, Basatac C, Akgul M, Sancak EB, Onal B, Akpinar H.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Namık Kemal University, Tekirdag, Turkey.
Department of Statistics, School of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey.
Clinic of Urology, Gaziosmanpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Gayrettepe Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Xu ZH. et al., 2021: Prediction of Proximal Ureteral Stones Clearance after Shock Wave Lithotripsy Using an Artificial Neural Network

Xu ZH, Zhou S, Jia CP, Lv JL.
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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Ketsuwan C. et al., 2021: Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Watching Movies to Decrease Anxiety During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Ketsuwan C, Leenanupunth C, Phengsalae Y, Sangkum P, Kongchareonsombat W, Kaewjai N, Timjapoe P.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand.

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dimanche 30 mai 2021 08:30
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Tuncer M. et al., 2021: What is the optimal frequency in shock wave lithotripsy for pediatric renal stones? A prospective randomized study

Tuncer M, Kafkaslı A, Can U, Çoşkun A, Eryıldırım B, Sarica K.
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Cevizli mevkii, Cevizli mah. Şemsi Denizer cad. D 100, Kartal, 34890, Istanbul, Turkey.
2Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Cevizli mevkii, Cevizli mah. Şemsi Denizer cad. D 100, Kartal, 34890, Istanbul, Turkey.
3Department of Urology, Biruni University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Sliwinska WL. et al., 2021: Cystinuria poorly responding to treatment - the risk of chronic kidney disease

Sliwinska WL, Kade G, Niemczyk S.
Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Dialysis, Military Institute of Medicine. Warsaw, Poland.
Independent Public Healthcare Center of the Ministry of Interior and Administration with the Warmia and Mazury Oncology Center in Olsztyn, Poland.

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Ullah S. et al., 2021: The Outcomes of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for High-Density Renal Stone on Non-Contrast Computed Tomography

Ullah S, Muhammad SR, Farooque R, Farooque U, Farukhuddin F, Bin Zafar MD, Khadke C, Usman A, Perez J, Shehata MA.
Urology, Muhammad Medical College, Mirpur Khas, PAK.
Internal Medicine, Sindh Medical College, Karachi, PAK.
Neurology, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, PAK.
Neurology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, USA.
Internal Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Civil Hospital Karachi, Karachi, PAK.
Internal Medicine, Rural Medical College (Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences) Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni, IND.
General Surgery, Nishtar Medical University and Hospital, Multan, PAK.
Internal Medicine, Abrazo Community Health Network, Phoenix, USA.
Medicine and Surgery, Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, EGY.

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Yuan C. et al., 2020: Efficacy and safety of external physical vibration lithecbole (EPVL) after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for urinary stone: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Yuan C, Jian Z, Jin X, Ma YC, Li H, Wang KJ.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology (Laboratory of Reconstructive Urology), West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People's Republic of China.

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Di Franco CA. et al., 2020: Management of a kidney stone in ectopic pelvic kidney with Extracorporeal Shockwave Litothripsy: Description of a case and revision of literature

Di Franco CA, Burrello M, Guzzardi F, Intagliata E, Oxenius I, Galvagno L, Cordaro C.
Department of Urology, S. Elia Emergency Hospital, Caltanissetta.

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vendredi 19 février 2021 08:30
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Article in Russian: Popov SV. et al., 2020: [Multimodal approach to the treatment of staghorn stones in modern clinic]

Popov SV, Orlov IN, Asfandiyarov FR, Skryabin ON, Suleymanov MM, Sytnik DA.
Department of Urology of FGBOU VO North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, GBUZ Public Hospital of Saint Luca, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
2Astrakhan State Medicine University, Astrakhan, Russia.

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Yang SW. et al., 2020: Machine learning prediction of stone-free success in patients with urinary stone after treatment of shock wave lithotripsy

Abstract

Background: The aims of this study were to determine the predictive value of decision support analysis for the shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) success rate and to analyze the data obtained from patients who underwent SWL to assess the factors influencing the outcome by using machine learning methods.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 358 patients who underwent SWL for urinary stone (kidney and upper-ureter stone) between 2015 and 2018 and evaluated the possible prognostic features, including patient population characteristics, urinary stone characteristics on a non-contrast, computed tomographic image. We performed 80% training set and 20% test set for the predictions of success and mainly used decision tree-based machine learning algorithms, such as random forest (RF), extreme gradient boosting trees (XGBoost), and light gradient boosting method (LightGBM).

Results: In machine learning analysis, the prediction accuracies for stone-free were 86.0, 87.5, and 87.9%, and those for one-session success were 78.0, 77.4, and 77.0% using RF, XGBoost, and LightGBM, respectively. In predictions for stone-free, LightGBM yielded the best accuracy and RF yielded the best one in those for one-session success among those methods. The sensitivity and specificity values for machine learning analytics are (0.74 to 0.78 and 0.92 to 0.93) for stone-free and (0.79 to 0.81 and 0.74 to 0.75) for one-session success, respectively. The area under curve (AUC) values for machine learning analytics are (0.84 to 0.85) for stone-free and (0.77 to 0.78) for one-session success and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) are (0.730 to 0.933) and (0.673 to 0.866) in average of methods, respectively.

Conclusions: We applied a selected machine learning analysis to predict the result after treatment of SWL for urinary stone. About 88% accurate machine learning based predictive model was evaluated. The importance of machine learning algorithm can give matched insights to domain knowledge on effective and influential factors for SWL success outcomes.
BMC Urol. 2020 Jul 3;20(1):88. doi: 10.1186/s12894-020-00662-x. PMID: 32620102. FREE ARTICLE

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Raheem OA. et al., 2020: Novel Treatments of Erectile Dysfunction: Review of the Current Literature

Raheem OA, Natale C, Dick B, Reddy AG, Yousif A, Khera M, Baum N.
Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

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Peng L. et al., 2020: Is physical therapy effective following extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and retrograde intrarenal surgery: a meta-analysis and systematic review

Peng L, Wen J, Zhong W, Zeng G.
Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.
Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China. 

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Palmieri A. et al., 2020: Low intensity shockwave therapy in combination with phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors is an effective and safe treatment option in patients with vasculogenic ED who are PDE5i non-responders: a multicenter single-arm clinical trial

Palmieri A, Arcaniolo D, Palumbo F, Verze P, Liguori G, Mondaini N, Falcone M, Scroppo FI, Salonia A, Cai T.
Department of Urology, University Federico II, Naples, Italy.
Department of Urology, University Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy.
San Giacomo Hospital, Monopoli, Bari, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
Urology Unit, Nuovo San Giovanni di Dio Hospital, Florence, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
Urology Unit, Ospedale di Circolo di Varese, Varese, Italy.
Department of Urology, University Vita e Salute, San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
Department of Urology, Santa Chiara Regional Hospital, Trento, Italy.

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Wang T. et al., 2020: Use of Baidu Index to Track Chinese Online Behavior and Interest in Kidney Stones

Wang T, Xia Q, Chen X, Jin X.
Department of Urology, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, People's Republic of China.

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Manzoor H. et al., 2020: Renal Extracorporeal Lithotripsy

Manzoor H, Saikali SW.
Mayo Hospital Lahore
Clemenceau Medical Center

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jeudi 14 janvier 2021 08:30
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van Huijgevoort NCM. et al., 2020: Success of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ERCP in symptomatic pancreatic duct stones: a systematic review and meta-analysis

van Huijgevoort NCM, Veld JV, Fockens P, Besselink MG, Boermeester MA, Arvanitakis M, van Hooft JE.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Surgery, Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasme University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

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Kalatharan V. et al., 2020: Efficacy and Safety of Surgical Kidney Stone Interventions in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review

Kalatharan V, Jandoc R, Grewal G, Nash DM, Welk B, Sarma S, Pei Y, Garg AX.
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Western University, London, ON, Canada.
ICES, London, ON, Canada.
Division of Nephrology, University Health Network and University of Toronto, ON, Canada.
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

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Golan R. et al., 2020: Management of Small, Non-obstructing Renal Stones in Adults With Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

Golan R, Cooper KL, Shah O.
Department of Urology, Columbia University Medical Center-NewYork-Presbyterian New York, NY.

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Türer ÖB. et al., 2020: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of a 14-year-old girl with chronic calcific pancreatitis

Türer ÖB, Soyer T, Parlak E, Özcan HN, Bilen CY, Tanyel FC. Turk J.
Departments of Pediatric Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Departments of Gastroenterology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Departments of Radiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Departments of Urology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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Ang AJS. et al., 2020: Nephrolithiais: Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Ang AJS, Sharma AA, Sharma A.
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore, Singapore.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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Larrazabal RJB. et al., 2020: Resistant hypertension after shockwave lithotripsy: the rude awakening of an adrenal incidentaloma

Larrazabal RJB, Chiu HHC, Sandoval MAS.
Department of Medicine, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine and Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

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Prosyannikov MY. et al., 2020: An influence of herbal plant based on the combination of natural terpenes, vitamin and essential oil on the spontaneous stone passage after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy]

Prosyannikov MY, Zolotuhin OV, Madykin YY, Konstantinova OV, Voytko DA, Anokhin NV, Sivkov AV.
Department of urolithiasis of N.A. Lopatkin Scientific Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology Branch of the National Medical Research Centre of Radiology of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia.
Voronezh regional hospital 1, chief urologist of the Voronezh region, Voronezh, Russia.
VGMU of. N. N. Burdenko, Voronezh, Russia.

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Gul A. et al., 2020: Intracutaneous sterile water injection for pain relief during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: comparison with diclofenac sodium

Gul A, Gul M.
Department of Urology, University of Health Science, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, 16100, Bursa, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Aksaray University School of Medicine, 68100, Aksaray, Turkey.
Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, Section 5701, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Friedlander DF. et al., 2020: Real-world comparative effectiveness of shockwave lithotripsy versus ureterorenoscopy for the treatment of urinary stones

Friedlander DF, Brant A, McClure TD, Del Pizzo J, Nowels MA, Trinh QD, Sedrakyan A, Chughtai B.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Urological Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA.

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Belmir H. et al., 2020: Pseudoaneurysm of external iliac artery after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy revealing Behçet disease

Belmir H, Azghari A, Sedki N.J.
Department of Vascular Surgery, Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences, Casablanca, Morocco.
Department of Vascular Surgery, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
Department of Vascular Surgery, Cheikh Zaid Hospital, Rabat, Morocco.

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Sonmez G. et al., 2020: Comparison of the effects of four treatment techniques commonly used in ureteral stone treatment on patients' daily physical functioning: An observational, randomized, controlled study

Sonmez G, Demir F, Keske M, Karadag MA, Demirtaş A.J.
Department of Urology, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey.

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An interesting study, which is important because it looks at outcome from a patients view. The randomisation seems to be skewed. H... Lire la suite
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Yang B. et al., 2020: Artificial intelligence in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of urinary stones

Yang B, Veneziano D, Somani BK.
Royal Hampshire Hospital, Winchester, UK.
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplant, GOM, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, UK.

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Liao B. et al., 2020: [Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A meta-analysis]

Liao B, Mou XX, Liu JB, Wu T, Cui S.Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, Sichuan 637000, China.

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Kızılay F. et al., 2020: Factors affecting the success of pediatric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy therapy: 26-year experience at a single institution

Kızılay F, Özdemir T, Turna B, Karaca N, Şimşir A, Alper I, Nazlı O.
Departments of Urology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey.
Departments of Anaesthesiology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey.

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Ermis O. et al., 2020: Definition, treatment and outcome of residual fragments in staghorn stones

Abstract

Technological advances in minimally invasive treatment of stone disease and its integration with concomitant clinical practice are amongst the most important achievements in urology. Despite the wealth of information accumulated over the years and the richness of existing literature, the knowledge about the definition, treatment and outcomes of residual stone fragments after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is still insufficient. Due to the high stone load a lot of patients with staghorn stones have residual fragments (RFs) after treatment with PNL, which depends on the size of tract, definition of stone free rate (SFR), timing of evaluation and the imaging used. No consensus exists on the imaging modality or their timing in the evaluation of possible RFs. The treatment of residual stones is apparently different depending on the facilities of the department and the preference of the surgeon, which includes active surveillance, shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) or a second look PNL.
Asian J Urol. 2020 Apr;7(2):116-121. doi: 10.1016/j.ajur.2019.12.013. Epub 2019 Dec 31. PMID: 32257804. FREE ARTICLE

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Aditya I. et al., 2020: Non-conventional therapies for Peyronie's disease: what is the evidence for efficacy?

Aditya I, Kwong JCC, Krakowsky Y, Grober ED.
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Women's College Hospital & Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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Yoshioka T. et al., 2020: Negative impact of being underweight on the outcomes of single-session shockwave lithotripsy in patients with upper urinary tract calculi: a retrospective cohort study

Yoshioka T, Omae K, Kawada T, Inoue Y, Sugimoto M, Oeda T, Yamasaki T, Fujio K, Otsuki H, Uehara S, Araki M, Fukuhara.
Center for Innovative Research for Communities and Clinical Excellence (CiRC2LE), Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan.
Department of Healthcare Epidemiology, Kyoto University School of Public Health in the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
Center for Innovative Research for Communities and Clinical Excellence (CiRC2LE), Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan.
Department of Healthcare Epidemiology, Kyoto University School of Public Health in the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
Department of Innovative Research and Education for Clinicians and Trainees (DiRECT), Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan.
Department of Urology, Onomichi Municipal Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.
Department of Urology, Hiroshima City Hiroshima Citizens Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.
Department of Urology, Abiko Toho Hospital, Chiba, Japan.
Department of Urology, Kawasaki Medical School General Medical Center, Okayama, Japan.
Department of Urology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.

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Salvi M. et al., 2020: Active treatment of renal stones in Pelvic Ectopic Kidney: systematic review of literature

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Purpose: To identify the role of Doppler US (DUS) in the prediction of factors affecting stone-clearance post-SWL for ureteral stones in addition to its role in prediction of pretreatment stone impaction.

Methods: We prospectively included patients with ureteric stone for SWL between October 2018 and September 2019. Patient's demographics were collected. Using DUS, resistive index (RI), Δ RI, and ureteric jets were evaluated in both kidneys. Also, stone site, volume, density, skin to stone distance, degree of hydronephrosis, ureteral wall thickness (UWT) were evaluated by NCCT. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to identify factors that contribute to treatment success. Correlation between ipsilateral RI with other radiological findings predicting stone impaction was done.

Results: A total of 93 patients were finally included (61 males and 32 females). The mean age was 31.4 ± 7.7 years. The success rate (absence of significant residuals post 1 month by NCCT) was 51.6%. In multivariate analysis, the presence of ureteric jet, ipsilateral lower RI, and ipsilateral lower UWT were independent factors for treatment success (P = 0.0001, 0.002, and 0.03, respectively). Also, ipsilateral absence of ureteric jet, increased hydronephrosis, and increased UWT were correlated with higher ipsilateral RI in prediction of stone impaction. Ipsilateral higher RI was found to achieve higher accuracy in stone impaction prediction (PPV of 94.8%).

Conclusion: Pretreatment DUS is a useful, non-invasive with a less irradiative tool for prediction of stone impaction and stone-free rate post-SWL for ureteric stones.

Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2020 Apr 16. doi: 10.23736/S0393-2249.20.03792-3. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32298068.

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Jdaini A. et al., 2020: Subcapsular hematoma of the kidney after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: A rare complication

Jdaini A, Aynaou M, Irzi M, Mhanna T, El Farhaoui H, Barki A.
Department of Urology, Mohammed IV University Medical Center, Mohammed the First University Oujda, Morocco.

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Dhawan S. et al., 2020: Phyllanthus niruri (stone breaker) herbal therapy for kidney stones; a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical efficacy, and Google Trends analysis of public interest

Dhawan S, Olweny EO.
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA.

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Lorio E. et al., 2020: Management of Hepatolithiasis: Review of the Literature

Lorio E, Patel P, Rosenkranz L, Patel S, Sayana H.
Department of Internal Medicine, UT Health San Antonio - Long School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900, USA.
Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio - Long School of Medicine, MC 7878, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900, USA.
Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio - Long School of Medicine, MC 7878, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900, USA.

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Hyun JJ. et al., 2020: Incidence and Significance of Biliary Stricture in Chronic Pancreatitis Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Obstructing Pancreatic Duct Stones

Hyun JJ, Irani SS, Ross AS, Larsen MC, Gluck M, Kozarek RA.
Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Korea.
Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA.

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Huang Y. et al., 2020: Efficacy of Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics on Pain Control During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Huang Y, Chai S, Wang D, Li W, Zhang X.
Department of Urology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

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Nesheiwat Z. et al., 2020: Obstructing Pancreatic Ductal Calculus: A Case Report and Literature Review

Nesheiwat Z, Sheikh T, Patel D, Burmeister C, Balla M.
Cardiology, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, USA.
Internal Medicine, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, USA.
Internal Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, USA.
Internal Medicine, University of Toledo, Toledo, USA.
Internal Medicine, Promedical Toledo Hospital, Toledo, USA.

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Nemirovsky C. et al., 2020: [Argentine Intersociety Consensus on Urinary Infection 2018-2019 - Part II]

Nemirovsky C, López Furst MJ, Pryluka D, De Vedia L, Scapellato P, Colque A, Barcelona L, Desse J, Caradonti M, Varcasia D, Ipohorski G, Votta R, Zylberman M, Romani A, Valdez P, Amalfa F, Lucero C, Fernández Lausi A, Fernández Garces A, Rodríguez C, Chattas A, Farina J, Clara L, Nuccetelli Y; Grupo de trabajo del Consenso Argentino de Infección.
Sociedad Argentina de Infectología, Argentina.
Sociedad Argentina de Infectología, Argentina.
Sociedad Argentina de Urología, Argentina.
Federación Argentina de Urología, Argentina.
Federación Argentina de Sociedades de Ginecología y Obstetricia, Argentina.
Sociedad Argentina de Medicina, Argentina.
Sociedad Argentina de Bacteriología, Micología y Parasitología Clínica, Argentina.
Administración Nacional de Laboratorios e Institutos de Salud Dr. Carlos Malbrán, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Wang Y. et al., 2020: Efficacy and safety of various surgical treatments for proximal ureteral stone ≥10mm: A systematic review and network meta-analysis

Wang Y, Chang X, Li J, Han Z.
Department of Urology, The Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China.

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Ur Rehman MF. et al., 2020: Comparison of Ureteroscopic Pneumatic Lithotripsy and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Proximal Ureteral Calculi

Ur Rehman MF, Adnan M, Hassan A 3rd, Humayun Akhtar F, Javed N, Ali F.
Urology, Bakhtawar Amin Medical and Dental College, Multan, PAK.
Urology, University of Lahore Teaching Hospital, Lahore, PAK.
Urology, Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore, PAK.
Paediatric Urology, Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore, PAK.
Internal Medicine, District Headquarter Hospital, Khanewal, PAK.

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Hughes SF. et al., 2020: Shock wave lithotripsy, for the treatment of kidney stones, results in changes to routine blood tests and novel biomarkers: a prospective clinical pilot-study

Hughes SF, Jones N, Thomas-Wright SJ, Banwell J, Moyes AJ, Shergill I.

North Wales Clinical Research Centre, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, Wales, UK.
North Wales & North West Urological Research Centre, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, Wales, UK.
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Chester, Chester, UK.
Department of Haematology, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, UK.
North Wales & North West Urological Research Centre, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, Wales, UK.
Department of Blood Sciences, BCUHB Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, Wales, UK.
School of Medical Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, UK.
North Wales Clinical Research Centre, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, Wales, UK.
The Alan de Bolla Department of Urology, BCUHB Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, Wales, UK.

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Porst H., 2020: Review of the Current Status of Low Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (Li-ESWT) in Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Peyronie's Disease (PD), and Sexual Rehabilitation After Radical Prostatectomy With Special Focus on Technical Aspects of the Different Marketed ESWT Devices Including Personal Experiences in 350 Patients

Porst H.
European Institute for Sexual Health (EISH), Hamburg, Germany.

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Wang X. et al., 2020: Abdominal aortic rupture after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: A rare case report and literature review

Wang X, Zhang B, Zhu Y, Ge H.
Department of Vascular Surgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Changzhou, China.

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Al Darrab R. et al., 2020: Trends of upper urinary tract stone management in a high volume stone center in Saudi Arabia, 12 years analysis

Al Darrab R, Addar AM, Al Shohaib I, Ghazwani Y.
Division of Urology, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Division of Urology, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Li X. et al., 2020: Treatment of recurrent renal transplant lithiasis: analysis of our experience and review of the relevant literature

Li X, Li B, Meng Y, Yang L, Wu G, Jing H, Bi J, Zhang J.
Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, No.155, Nanjing North Street, Heping District, Shenyang, 110001, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China.
Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, No.155, Nanjing North Street, Shenyang, 110001, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China.
Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, No.155, Nanjing North Street, Heping District, Shenyang, 110001, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China.

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Cift A. et al., 2020: Effect of Different Musical Types on Patient's Relaxation, Anxiety and Pain Perception during Shock Wave Lithotripsy: A Randomized Controlled Study

Çift A, Benlioglu C.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Adıyaman University, Adıyaman, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Adıyaman University, Adıyaman, Turkey.

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Kaya C. et al., 2020: The Predictive Role of Abdominal Fat Parameters and Stone Density on SWL Outcomes

Kaya C, Kaynak Y, Karabag A, Aykaç A.
Department of Urology, Eskisehir City Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Eskisehir Ümit Visnelik Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey.
Department of Radiology, Eskisehir City Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Medical School, Karabuk University, Karabuk, Turkey.

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Danilovic A., 2020: Editorial Comment: Renal Stone Features Are More Important Than Renal Anatomy to Predict Shock Wave Lithotripsy Outcomes: Results from a Prospective Study with CT Follow-Up

Danilovic A.
Serviço de Urologia, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP - HCFMUSP, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

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Chen TT. et al., 2020: Burst wave lithotripsy and acoustic manipulation of stones

Chen TT, Samson PC, Sorensen MD, Bailey MR.
Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York.
Applied Physics Laboratory, Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

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Yayik AM. et al., 2020: Analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Yayık AM, Ahıskalıoğlu A, Ergüney ÖD, Oral Ahıskalıoğlu E, Alıcı H, Demirdöğen ŞO, Adanur Ş.
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology, Regional Training Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey.

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Asi T. et al., 2020: Shockwave lithotripsy for kidney stones as a first-line therapy in children younger than 2 years

Asi T, Dogan HS, Altan M, Bozaci AC, Ceylan T, Asci A, Tekgul S.
Department of Urology, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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“Of all patients, 56.9% (148/260) were stone-free after the first session. The failed 112 cases were offered a second session. Alt... Lire la suite
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Musa ZS. et al., 2019: Long-term effectiveness and predictors of success of low-intensity shockwave therapy in phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors non-responders

Musa ZS, El-Assmy A, Shokry AM, Shokeir AA, Zween T, Al-Kenawy MR.
Department of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.
Department of Radiology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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Ramesh S. et al., 2020: In Vitro Evaluation of Urinary Stone Comminution with a Clinical Burst Wave Lithotripsy System

Ramesh S, Chen TT, Maxwell AD, Cunitz BW, Dunmire B, Thiel J, Williams JC, Gardner A, Liu Z, Metzler I, Harper JD, Sorensen MD, Bailey MR.
Applied Physics Laboratory, Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology and Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Division of Urology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington.

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Stoykov B. et al., 2020: Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction after penile trauma

Stoykov B, Kolev N, Dunev V, Genov P.
Department of Urology, Medical University Pleven, Bulgaria.
Department of Urology, UMHAT, Ruse, Bulgaria.

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Kallidonis P. et al., 2020: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Comparing Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery and Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Lower Pole Renal Stones

Kallidonis P, Ntasiotis P, Somani B, Adamou C, Emiliani E, Knoll T, Skolarikos A, Tailly T.
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
European Section of Uro-Technology.
Young Academic Urologist.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK.
Department of Urology, Fundacion Puigvert, University Autonoma of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Department of Urology, Sindelfingen-Böblingen Medical Centre, University of Tübingen, Sindelfingen, Germany.
2nd Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

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Hegazy M. et al., 2020: The alternating bidirectional versus the standard approach during shock wave lithotripsy for upper lumbar ureteric stones: a randomized controlled trial

Hegazy M, El-Assmy A, Ali-El-Dein B, Sheir KZ.
Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.
Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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El-Khoury HJ. et al., 2019: Impact of modern media on analgesic requirements during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

El-Khoury HJ, Brookes JDL, Tan B, Shahbaz S, McCahy PJ.
Department of Urology, Casey Hospital, Monash Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Torricelli FCM. et al, 2019: Renal Stone Features Are More Important Than Renal Anatomy to Predict Shock Wave Lithotripsy Outcomes: Results from a Prospective Study with CT Follow-Up

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Introduction: Lower pole kidney stones have been associated with poor shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) outcomes because of its location. However, the real impact of collecting system anatomy on stone clearance after SWL is uncertain. There is a lack of prospective well-controlled studies to determine whether lower pole kidney stones have inferior outcomes than nonlower pole kidney stones when treated with SWL. Methods: We prospectively evaluated patients with a single kidney stone of 5-15 mm undergoing SWL from June 12 through January 19. All patients were subjected to computed tomography before and 3 months after the procedure. Demographic data (age, gender, and body mass index), stone features (stone size, stone area, stone density, and stone-skin distance-SSD), and collecting system anatomy (infundibular length and width, and infundibulopelvic angle) were recorded. Outcomes (fragmentation and stone clearance rates) were compared between lower pole and nonlower pole cases. Then, a multivariate analysis including all variables was performed to determinate which parameters significantly impact on SWL outcomes. Results: One hundred and twenty patients were included in the study. Mean stone size was 8.3 mm and mean stone density was 805 Hounsfield units. Overall stone fragmentation, success, and stone-free rates were 84.1%, 64.1%, and 34.1%, respectively. There were no significant differences in stone fragmentation (76.0% vs 71.4%; p = 0.624), success rate (57.6% vs 53.3%; p = 0.435), and stone-free rate (40.2% vs 35.7%; p = 0.422) in the lower vs nonlower pole groups, respectively. On multivariate analysis, only stone density (p < 0.001) and SSD (p = 0.006) significantly influenced fragmentation. Stone size (p = 0.029), stone density (p = 0.002), and SSD (p = 0.049) significantly influenced kidney stone clearance. Conclusions: Stone size, stone density, and SSD impact on SWL outcomes. Lower pole kidney stones have similar fragmentation and stone clearance compared with nonlower pole kidney stones.
J Endourol. 2020 Jan;34(1):63-67. doi: 10.1089/end.2019.0545. Epub 2019 Nov 21.

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Cui HW. et al., 2019: Predicting shockwave lithotripsy outcome for urolithiasis using clinical and stone computed tomography texture analysis variables

Cui HW, Silva MD, Mills AW, North BV, Turney BW.
Oxford Stone Group, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal.
Exploristics Ltd., Belfast, United Kingdom.
Oxford Stone Group, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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Han CS et al., 2019: Dual-frequency setting for urinary stone fragmentation during shock wave lithotripsy: an in vitro study

Han CS, Vetter JM, Endicott R, Chevinsky M, Zafar A, Venkatesh R.
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA.
Midwest Stone Institute, St. Louis, MO, USA.
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA.

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I wonder how the authors developed the hypothesis evaluated in the experiments. I find the theory formulated by them not very conc... Lire la suite
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The study is one of several other studies confirming the strategy of slow (60 shocks per min) vs. fast (120 shocks per min) shock ... Lire la suite
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Gulati G. et al., 2019: Massive retroperitoneal hemorrhage after external shock wave lithotripsy in a patient with a left ventricular assist device

Gulati G, Kiernan M, Sabe MA.
Cardiovascular Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States.
Cardiovascular Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States.

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“As many as 10% of patients suffer pump thrombosis, even with optimal anticoagulation management”. “In LVAD patients undergoing no... Lire la suite
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Yadav P. et al., 2019: Technique, complications, and outcomes of pediatric urolithiasis management at a tertiary care hospital: evolving paradigms over the last 15 years

Yadav P, Madhavan K, Syal S, Farooq A, Srivastava A, Ansari MS.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, U.P., 226014, India.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, U.P., 226014, India.

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This is a well done extensive metaanalysis on pediatric urolithiasis management. It is also an example of the typical puzzling wa... Lire la suite
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Lee SM. et al., 2019: Optimisation of shock wave lithotripsy: a systematic review of technical aspects to improve outcomes

Lee SM, Collin N, Wiseman H, Philip J.
Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK.
Department of Interventional Radiology, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK.

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It is somehow refreshing to read the different technical details of shock wave lithotripsy optimization in a systematic review inc... Lire la suite
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Sir E. et al., 2019: The analgesic efficacy of ultrasound guided unilateral transversus abdominis plane block in the pain management of shock wave lithotripsy (Abstract only)

Sir E, Eksert S, Zor M, Emin Ince M, Kaya E, Bedir S.
Servicio de Anestesiología. Hospital de Investigación y Formación Gulhane. Ankara Turkey.
Servicio de Urología. Hospital de Investigación y Formación Gulhane. Ankara Turkey.

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Hiller SC. et al., 2020: Frontiers of stone management

Hiller SC, Ghani KR.
Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

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This is a short, well written overview on the current frontiers of all minimal invasive stone therapy techniques. I recommend read... Lire la suite
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