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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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This comment refers to a recently published and reviewed article which is freely available at the site of the Journal of Endourolo... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 24 Giugno 2020 08:30
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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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A look, not in the kitchen, but in the dining room of the group working on “… an office-based, handheld ultrasound device to targe... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 02 Luglio 2020 08:30
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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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Good paper! QLB can also be used in percutaneous nephrolithotomy. A nice overview on QLB is given by Akerman et al. (1). 1 Akerman... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 18 Giugno 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... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 16 Giugno 2020 08:30
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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... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 12 Giugno 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... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 10 Giugno 2020 08:30
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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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Type of machine, way of application, drug responders or non-responders, patients’ age and comorbidities, sham vs. no sham, duratio... Leggi tutto
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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 ... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 04 Giugno 2020 08:30
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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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This is a fascinating report on the progress of a true third generation extracorporeal lithotripsy technique and therefore a must ... Leggi tutto
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Othmar Wess
The wish to fragmentize all types of human kidney and ureteral stones to small particles of cation is reasonable. Conventional sho... Leggi tutto
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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... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 28 Maggio 2020 08:30
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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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“To confirm the results, a longer-term study involving more patients is needed.” This will probably not happen.... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 25 Maggio 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... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 22 Maggio 2020 08:30
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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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Systematic reviews are needed from time to time to reliably capture and describe the current situation. But the most interesting ... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 20 Maggio 2020 08:30
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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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Clever idea, well done study, impressive difference of results except the low SFR in both groups compared to old data like the ~ 8... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 18 Maggio 2020 08:15
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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... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 14 Maggio 2020 08:15
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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... Leggi tutto
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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... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 07 Maggio 2020 08:15
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Koo V et al, 2011: Cost-effectiveness and efficiency of shockwave lithotripsy vs flexible ureteroscopic holmium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser lithotripsy in the treatment of lower pole renal calculi

Koo V, Young M, Thompson T, Duggan B.
Stone Treatment Centre, Craigavon Area Hospital, Portadown, and Department of Urology, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

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In a retrospective analysis then authors have compared the cost of flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) and ESWL for removal of stones loc... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 31 Maggio 2011 14:10
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Gulur DM et al, 2011: Semen quality after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for the management of lower ureteric stones: a review of the literature.

Gulur DM, Philip J.
Department of Urology, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK.

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The effects of shockwaves on semen quality have remained a matter of concern ever since distal ureteral stones were included as an... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 31 Maggio 2011 14:23
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Clark DL et al, 2011: Pretreatment with low-energy shock waves reduces the renal oxidative stress and inflammation caused by high-energy shock wave lithotripsy

Clark DL, Connors BA, Handa RK, Evan AP.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 635 Barnhill Drive, MS 510, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA.

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The authors have carried out an animal experiment in order to elucidate the effects of ESWL on oxidative stress. The significantly... Leggi tutto
Sabato, 04 Giugno 2011 09:15
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McAdams S et al, 2010: Pediatric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: Predicting successful outcomes

McAdams S, Shukla AR.
Department of Urologic Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical Center and Amplatz Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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Domenica, 12 Giugno 2011 08:48
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Rassweiler JJ et al, 2011: Shock wave technology and application: an update

Rassweiler JJ, Knoll T, Köhrmann KU, McAteer JA, Lingeman JE, Cleveland RO, Bailey MR, Chaussy C.
Department of Urology, Klinikum Heilbronn, SLK Kliniken Heilbronn, University of Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Germany.

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This is the third publication on the current status of lithotripter technology published by Rassweiler et al. in European Urology ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 20 Giugno 2011 09:41
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Hatiboglu G et al, 2011: Prognostic variables for shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) treatment success: no impact of body mass index (BMI) using a third generation lithotripter

Hatiboglu G, Popeneciu V, Kurosch M, Huber J, Pahernik S, Pfitzenmaier J, Haferkamp A, Hohenfellner M.
Department for Urology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

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An interesting paper that gives a realistic insight into everyday routine of ESWL and what can be expected from the first shock wa... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 29 Giugno 2011 13:16
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Chew BH et al, 2011: Twenty-year prevalence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension in patients receiving shock-wave lithotripsy for urolithiasis

Chew BH, Zavaglia B, Sutton C, Masson RK, Chan SH, Hamidizadeh R, Lee JK, Arsovska O, Rowley VA, Zwirewich C, Afshar K, Paterson RF.
Department of Urologic Sciences, Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver UBC Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada

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After several conflicting reports on the long term consequences of SWL the paper published by Krambeck AE et al. in 2006 seemed to... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 11 Luglio 2011 13:41
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Duryea AP et al, 2011: In vitro comminution of model renal calculi using histotripsy

Duryea A, Maxwell A, Roberts W, Xu Z, Hall T, Cain C
University of Michigan, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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Cavitation can erode solid material. This is known since hundred years (Silberrad O. Propeller erosion. Engineering 1912 33-35). I... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 13 Luglio 2011 13:52
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Tsuzaka Y et al, 2011: Naftopidil vs silodosin in medical expulsive therapy for ureteral stones: A randomized controlled study in Japanese male patients

Tsuzaka Y, Matsushima H, Kaneko T, Yamaguchi T, Homma Y
Department of Urology, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Hospital Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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This prospective randomized study shows a significantly better expulsion rate (84%) of ureteral stones with the highly selective ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 29 Agosto 2011 15:27
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Pishchalnikov YA et al, 2011: Bubble proliferation in the cavitation field of a shock wave lithotripter

Pishchalnikov YA, Williams JC, McAteer JA
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA

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Othmar Wess
SWL at low pulse repetition frequency (PRF) (0.5 -1 Hz vs. 2 Hz or higher) turned out to be more effective in clinical routine tre... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 02 Settembre 2011 15:35
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Lee JY et al, 2011: Evaluation of the optimal frequency of and pretreatment with shock waves in patients with renal stones

Lee JY, Moon YT
Department of Urology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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I have read that paper several times but did not understand it. 48 patients were treated and split into 4 groups with 25, 23 24 a... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 30 Settembre 2011 07:47
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Nakamura K et al, 2011: Treatment of upper urinary tract stones with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) Sonolith vision

Nakamura K, Tobiume M, Narushima M, Yoshizawa T, Nishikawa G, Kato Y, Katsuda R, Zennami K, Aoki S, Yamada Y, Honda N, Sumitomo M
Department of Urology, Aichi Medical University School of Medicine Nagakute, Aichi 480-1195, Japan

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This is a report on treatment results achieved with the Sonolith lithotripter used in 226 patients, 62 with stones in the kidney a... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 05 Ottobre 2011 07:56
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Kreider W et al, 2011: A reduced-order, single-bubble cavitation model with applications to therapeutic ultrasound

Kreider W, Crum LA, Bailey MR, Sapozhnikov OA
Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, 1013 Northeast 40th Street, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA

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Othmar Wess
This paper digs into details of bubble dynamics. Cavitation is considered an important mechanism of stone fragmentation. However, ... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 18 Ottobre 2011 08:27
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Satkunasivam R et al, 2011: Renal colic and urolithiasis practice patterns in Canada: a survey of Canadian Urological Association members

Satkunasivam R, Keays M, Pace KT
Division of Urology, St. Michael's Hospital, Keenan Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

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Canadian report of routines for management of patients with renal colic. The results showed for instance that for distal ureteral ... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 27 Ottobre 2011 09:16
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Sugihara T et al, 2012: Renal haemorrhage risk after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: Results from the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination Database

Sugihara T, Yasunaga H, Horiguchi H, Nishimatsu H, Hirano Y, Matsuda S, Homma Y
Department of Urology, Shintoshi Hospital, Iwata Department of Urology Department of Health Management and Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Department of Urology, The Fraternity Memorial Hospital, Tokyo Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Fukuoka, Japan

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Identification of risk-factors for development of renal bleeding complications associated with ESWL is hampered by the small numbe... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 21 Novembre 2011 08:40
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Ouzaid I et al, 2012: A 970 Hounsfield units (HU) threshold of kidney stone density on non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) improves patients' selection for extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (...)

Ouzaid I, Al-Qahtani S, Dominique S, Hupertan V, Fernandez P, Hermieu JF, Delmas V, Ravery V
Departments of Urology Radiology, Bichat Claude Bernard Hospital, Paris Diderot University Medical School, Paris, France

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Analysis of treatment outcome of one ESWL session was carried out. The conclusion was that for an HU-value above 970 the stone-fre... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 25 Novembre 2011 06:32
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El-Nahas AR et al, 2012: Flexible ureterorenoscopy versus extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for treatment of lower pole stones of 10-20 mm

El-Nahas AR, Ibrahim HM, Youssef RF, Sheir KZ
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University Urology Department, Fayoum University, Egypt

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Statistics! This paper on the treatment of lower pole stones is heavily biased: 708 patients were treated with ESWL and 47with fl... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 28 Novembre 2011 06:36
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Baishya R et al, 2012: Management of nephrolithiasis in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease - A single center experience

Baishya R, Dhawan DR, Kurien A, Ganpule A, Sabnis RB, Desai MR
Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

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There were 2 failures in the 3 patients treated with ESWL. But only 1500 shocks per session and energy below 13kV were used to pre... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 02 Dicembre 2011 06:44
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Park BH et al, 2012: Analyzing the effect of distance from skin to stone by computed tomography scan on the extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy stone-free rate of renal stones

Park BH, Choi H, Kim JB, Chang YS
Department of Urology, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea

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It is all statistics. My old boss Hohenfellner used to say: “% is a part of 100”. The selection criteria that led to an exclusion... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 02 Gennaio 2012 06:49
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Childs MA et al, 2012: Factors Influencing Urologist Treatment Preference in Surgical Management of Stone Disease

Childs MA, Rangel LJ, Lingeman JE, Krambeck AE
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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What determines the urologist’s choice of treatment modality for active removal of renal and ureteral stones is indeed highly inte... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 16 Gennaio 2012 07:10
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Cicerello E et al, 2012: Management of Clinically Insignificant Residual Fragments following Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Cicerello E, Merlo F, Maccatrozzo L
Unità Complessa di Urologia, Ospedale Regionale Ca'Foncello, Treviso, Italy

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52 references accompany this review which collects what is known about the topic. It would have been more informative for the read... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 03 Febbraio 2012 07:28
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Matlaga BR et al, 2012: Economic Outcomes of Treatment for Ureteral and Renal Stones: A Systematic Literature Review

Matlaga BR, Jansen JP, Meckley LM, Byrne TW, Lingeman JE
James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland

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The issue of costs becomes increasingly important and seems to influence the choice between alternative procedures. But the basis ... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 17 Febbraio 2012 07:32
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Onal B et al, 2012: Nomogram and scoring system for predicting stone-free status after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in children with urolithiasis

Onal B, Tansu N, Demirkesen O, Yalcin V, Huang L, Nguyen HT, Cilento BG, Erozenci A
Department of Urology, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Department of Urology, University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.

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The authors have developed a scoring system with the aim of predicting the stone-free rates in children treated with ESWL. Not une... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 22 Febbraio 2012 07:45
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Askari A et al, 2012: Patient information leaflets for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: questionnaire survey

Askari A, Shergill I
Department of Urology, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust , Colchester C04 5JL, Essex , UK

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Obviously there were not a lot of lawsuits because of ESWL treatments in England. The quality of informed consent material for th... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 23 Febbraio 2012 07:47
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Yoo DE et al, 2012: Removal of kidney stones by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is associated with delayed progression of chronic kidney disease

Yoo DE, Han SH, Oh HJ, Kim SJ, Shin DH, Lee MJ, Yoo TH, Kang SW, Choi KH
Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Korea

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In this selected group of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) it was shown that the deterioration of GFR was retarded follo... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 24 Febbraio 2012 07:49
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Skinner TA et al, 2012: Variables influencing the likelihood of cardiac dysrhythmias during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Skinner TA, Norman RW
Department of Urology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

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Peter Alken
Nothing new. Peter Alken
Venerdì, 02 Marzo 2012 07:52
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Handa RK et al, 2012: Optimising an escalating shockwave amplitude treatment strategy to protect the kidney from injury during shockwave lithotripsy

Handa RK, McAteer JA, Connors BA, Liu Z, Lingeman JE, Evan AP
Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine Methodist Hospital Institute for Kidney Stone Disease, Indianapolis, IN, USA

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Since many years this group continuously works on the positive and negative effects of shock waves. It is a pity that they concent... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 07 Marzo 2012 07:57
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Younesi Rostami M et al, 2012: Treatment of Kidney Stones Using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) and Double-J Stent in Infants

Younesi Rostami M, Taghipour-Gorgikolai M, Sharifian R
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari 4813894393, Iran

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A 100% stone free rate! The authors do not indicate why they used a Double-J Stent in stones > 1,3 cm. This paper can be compared... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 19 Marzo 2012 08:19
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Connors BA et al, 2012: Evaluation of shock wave lithotripsy injury in the pig using a narrow focal zone lithotriptor

Connors BA, McAteer JA, Evan AP, Blomgren PM, Handa RK, Johnson CD, Gao S, Pishchalnikov YA, Lingeman JE
Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine Methodist Hospital Institute for Kidney Stone Disease, Indianapolis, IN, USA

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This experimental study on pigs aimed at illustrating the effects of the narrow shockwave focus in modern lithotripters on renal t... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 27 Marzo 2012 08:41
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D'Addessi A et al, 2012: Complications of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for urinary stones: to know and to manage them-a review

D'Addessi A, Vittori M, Racioppi M, Pinto F, Sacco E, Bassi P
Department of Urology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Policlinico "A. Gemelli", Largo F. Vito, 00168 Rome, Italy

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This is a review of complications seen after ESWL for urinary tract stones. It is a summary of what is already well covered in the... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 30 Marzo 2012 06:20
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Sorensen MD et al, 2012: Quantitative Assessment of Shockwave Lithotripsy Accuracy and the Effect of Respiratory Motion

Sorensen MD, Bailey MR, Shah AR, Hsi RS, Paun M, Harper JD
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine , Seattle, Washington

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A nice paper adds some precision to a well-known problem. "To our knowledge, this is the first study to quantify accurate shockwav... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 03 Aprile 2012 06:23
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Zhou Y et al, 2012: Characteristics of the secondary bubble cluster produced by an electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripter

Zhou Y, Qin J, Zhong P
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Othmar Wess
From a physical point of view the paper of Zhou, Qin and Zhong is very interesting since it investigates for the first time a uniq... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 05 Aprile 2012 06:28
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Vaidyanathan S et al, 2012: Are urological procedures in tetraplegic patients safely performed without anesthesia? a report of three cases

Vaidyanathan S, Soni B, Selmi F, Singh G, Esanu C, Hughes P, Oo T, Pulya K
Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, Southport and Formby District General Hospital, Town Lane, Southport PR8 6PN, UK

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The authors report three tetraplegic patients who developed autonomic dysreflexia during cystoscopy. The information is of interes... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 10 Aprile 2012 06:37
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Resorlu B et al, 2012: Flexible ureterorenoscopy versus extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for treatment of lower pole stones of 10-20 mm

Resorlu B, Unsal A
Department of Urology, Kecioren Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Publication's currently not available.
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Yoshimura K, 2012: Editorial Comment to Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for distal ureteral calculi: Improved efficacy using low frequency

Yoshimura K.
Department of Urology, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka-sayama, Osaka, Japan

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With reference to a meta-analysis this comment emphasizes the benefit of low-frequency ESWL. Unfortunately the author states that ... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 24 Aprile 2012 07:00
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Anglada-Curado et al, 2012: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for distal ureteral calculi: Improved efficacy using low frequency

Anglada-Curado FJ, Campos-Hernández P, Carrasco-Valiente J, Anaya-Henares F, Carazo-Carazo JL, Alvarez-Kindelán J, Regueiro-López JC, Requena-Tapia MJ
Department of Urology, Reina Sofia Hospital, Córdoba, Spain

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In a study that compares shockwaves administered at frequencies of 80 and 60 (1.33 and 1.00 Hz), the authors conclude that the low... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 30 Aprile 2012 07:10
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Ceban E, 2012: The treatment of the reno-ureteral calculi by extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)

Ceban E
Surgical and Nephrology Department, Nicolae Testemiţanu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

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This is a summary of the authors´ experience with stone removal using Lithostar and Modulith SLK lithotripters. 483 patients prese... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 11 Maggio 2012 07:27
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Rombi T et al, 2012: Socioeconomic evaluation of the treatment of ureteral lithiasis

Rombi T, Triantafyllidis A, Fotas A, Konstantinidis T, Touloupidis S

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Treatment results in an economic perspective was analysed for upper and distal ureteral stones treated with ESWL (Lithostar) [A], ... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 18 Maggio 2012 07:45
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Zhou Y, 2012: Reduction of bubble cavitation by modifying the diffraction wave from a lithotripter aperture

Zhou Y
Division of Engineering Mechanics, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Bubble cavitation was suppressed experimentally by adding a reflector edge extender to the original HM3 reflector. Thereby it was ... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 22 Maggio 2012 07:51
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Moon KB et al, 2012: Optimal shock wave rate for shock wave lithotripsy in urolithiasis treatment: a prospective randomized study

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

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The authors nicely quote some of the old literature (Greenstein A, Matzkin H. Does the rate of extracorporeal shock wave delivery ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 25 Giugno 2012 08:14
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Williams JC Jr et al, 2012: Fragility of brushite stones in shock wave lithotripsy: absence of correlation with computerized tomography visible structure

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

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A properly performed basic research study. Whenever I read a publication from this group on brushite stones I eagerly wait for so... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 17 Settembre 2012 08:53
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Kupajski M et al, 2012: Modern management of stone disease in patients with a solitary kidney

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

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Publication currently not available.
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Mancini JG et al, 2013: Assessment of a Modified Acoustic Lens for Electromagnetic Shock Wave Lithotripters in a Swine Model

Mancini JG, Neisius A, Smith N, Sankin G, Astroza GM, Lipkin ME, Simmons WN, Preminger GM, Zhong P
Duke University Medical Center, Division of Urologic Surgery, 200 Trent Drive, DUMC 3707, Durham, NC 27710, USA

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The optimal geometry and power characteristics of the shock wave have remained a matter of debate ever since the original HM3 lith... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 26 Novembre 2012 06:33
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Ghani KR et al, 2013: Trends in surgery for upper urinary tract calculi in the USA using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample: 1999-2009

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

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Peter Alken
The title is misleading. It should actually read "Trends in inpatient surgery..." Unfortunately the data offer only a view on tren... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 03 Dicembre 2012 06:37
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El-Nahas AR et al, 2013: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones in pediatric patients: A multivariate analysis model for estimating the stone-free probability

El-Nahas AR, El-Assmy AM, Awad BA, Elhalwagy SM, Elshal AM, Sheir KZ.
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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The authors report their experience of SWL in a paediatric population and present some factors that can be used to predict the tre... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 14 Gennaio 2013 06:50
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Sato Y, 2013: Editorial Comment from Dr Sato to Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones in pediatric patients: A multivariate analysis model for estimating the stone-free probability

Sato Y.
Department of Urology, Sanjukai Hospital, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Please refer to comments for article El-Nahas et al. Int J Urol 2013: "The authors report their experience of SWL in a paediatric... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 21 Gennaio 2013 06:53
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Elsheemy MS, 2013: Editorial Comment from Dr ElSheemy to Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones in pediatric patients: A multivariate analysis model for estimating the stone-free probability

Elsheemy MS
Division of Pediatric Urology, AboulRiche Children's Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Please refer to comments for article El-Nahas et al. Int J Urol 2013: "The authors report their experience of SWL in a paediatric... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 28 Gennaio 2013 06:55
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Rosa M et al, 2013: Recent finding and new technologies in nephrolitiasis: a review of the recent literature

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

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Peter Alken
A condensed review on most aspects of urolithiasis with an up-to-date reference list for the uninformed Reader. Peter Alken... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 04 Febbraio 2013 06:58
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Phipps S et al, 2013: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy to distal ureteric stones: the transgluteal approach significantly increases stone-free rates

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

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Peter Alken
ESWL of distal ureteral stones in a supine position has been described in several modifications with different lithotripters and v... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 01 Aprile 2013 07:18
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Duryea AP et al, 2013. Controlled cavitation to augment SWL stone comminution: mechanistic insights in vitro

Duryea AP, Roberts WW, Cain CA, Hall TL
Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This article is a highly interesting report of an experimental set up aimed to study the role of cavitation in SWL stone disintegr... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 08 Aprile 2013 07:21
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Pu YR et al, 2013: Design of the dual stone locating system on an extracorporeal shock wave lithotriptor

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

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Peter Alken
This group constantly works and publishes on their stone tracking system. I always wondered why no company has integrated the syst... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 15 Aprile 2013 07:23
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Lautz J et al, 2013: Turbulent water coupling in shock wave lithotripsy

Lautz J, Sankin G, Zhong P
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA

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This is indeed a highly interesting report, the results of which might be important for further improvements of the SWL technology... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 06 Maggio 2013 07:42
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Bakoyiannis C et al, 2012: Superior mesenteric artery dissection after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

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

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Peter Alken
In publications like this or the one by Weng et al. (Severe acute pancreatitis with abscess after extracorporeal shock wave lithot... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 27 Maggio 2013 08:43
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Choi HJ et al, 2012: Usefulness of early extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in colic patients with ureteral stones

Choi HJ, Jung JH, Bae J, Cho MC, Lee HW, Lee KS
Department of Urology, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Early elimination of ureteral stones is beneficial from several points of view. Preservation of renal function and reduced patient... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 03 Giugno 2013 08:47
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Pishchalnikov YA et al, 2013: Evaluation of the LithoGold LG-380 Lithotripter: In Vitro Acoustic Characterization and Assessment of Renal Injury in the Pig Model

Pishchalnikov YA, McAteer JA, Williams JC Jr, Connors BA, Handa RK, Lingeman JE, Evan AP
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
The authors of this report have made an interesting comparison between shock wave properties in four different lithotripters: LG-3... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 17 Giugno 2013 09:00
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Khalil M, 2013: Management of impacted proximal ureteral stone: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy with holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy

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

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What happened in this series when SWL or URS failed or required additional interventions? There is significant difference in th... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 20 Giugno 2013 12:28
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Huang Z et al, 2013: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Management of Residual Stones after Ureterolithotripsy versus Mini-Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: A Retrospective Study

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

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During the study period a satisfying stone-free status was initially achieved in 663 of 752 = 88.2% URL patients and 643 of 745 = ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 24 Giugno 2013 12:32
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Haroon N et al, 2013: Optimal Management of Lower Polar Calyceal Stone 15 to 20 mm

Haroon N, Nazim SM, Ather MH
Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
That stone clearance following PCNL is better than that after SWL and that the difference is related to the size of treated stones... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 29 Luglio 2013 12:45
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Kim TB et al, 2013: The feasibility of shockwave lithotripsy for treating solitary, lower calyceal stones over 1 cm in size

Kim TB, Lee SC, Kim KH, Jung H, Yoon SJ, Oh JK
Department of Urology, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea

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The authors compared SWL and PNL for removal of stones larger than 1 cm. Stratification was further made for stones 1-2 cm and > 2... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 05 Agosto 2013 12:47
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Rabani SM et al, 2013: Management of Large Proximal Ureteral Stones: A Comparative Clinical Trial Between Transureteral Lithotripsy (TUL) and Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL)

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

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In the text it says "The difference in the proportion of success between the two groups was significant (Table 1) " In table the p... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 26 Agosto 2013 12:59
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Cho HJ et al, 2013: Efficacy of alfuzosin after shock wave lithotripsy for the treatment of ureteral calculi

Cho HJ, Shin SC, Seo do Y, Min DS, Cho JM, Kang JY, Yoo TK
Department of Urology, Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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In this report alfuzosin administration after SWL resulted in a shorter time to stone expulsion of stone material from the ureter.... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 02 Settembre 2013 13:02
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Hadji-Moussa M et al, 2013: Effect of High Shock Number on Acute Complication Development After Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy

Hadj-Moussa M, Brown JA
Section of Urology, Georgia Health Sciences University , Augusta, Georgia

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Safe treatment of patients with non-invasive stone disintegration should exclude damage to the renal tissue, ureters and other org... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 09 Settembre 2013 13:04
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Alibakhshi MA et al, 2013: Single-shot measurements of the acoustic field of an electrohydraulic lithotripter using a hydrophone array

Alibakhshi MA, Kracht JM, Cleveland RO, Filoux E, Ketterling JA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, 110 Cummington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA

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Othmar Wess
The extraordinary technical and medical importance of this paper is based on the type of measuring the shock wave field of an elec... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 16 Settembre 2013 13:05
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It was great to stumble upon this post. Thanks for the info, super helpful. I mostly use https://goo.gl/wH3MlT to merge my PDFs. I... Leggi tutto
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Seklehner S et al, 2013: Trends and Inequalities in the Surgical Management of Ureteral Calculi in the United States

Seklehner S, Laudano MA, Jamzadeh A, Del Pizzo JJ, Chughtai B, Lee RK
Department of Urology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA; Department of Urology, Landesklinikum Baden-Mödling, Baden, Austria

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This report summarizes how patients with ureteral stones have been treated in USA between 2001 and 2010. This period is characteri... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 18 Settembre 2013 13:10
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Duryea AP et al, 2013: Acoustic Bubble Removal to Enhance SWL Efficacy at High Shock Rate: An In Vitro Study

Duryea AP, Roberts WW, Cain CA, Tamaddoni HA, Hall TL
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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With the aim of eliminating cavitation bubbles in the water compartment of the shockwave source (pre-focal cavitation), the author... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 30 Settembre 2013 13:36
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Kang JH et al, 2013: Relationship Between Patient Position and Pain Severity During Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones With the MODULITH SLX-F2 Lithotripter: A Matched Case-Control Study

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

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Peter Alken
This is a well done retrospective study. The authors evaluated VAS-avg and VAS-max immediately after the treatment. Whenever pain ... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 01 Ottobre 2013 13:39
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Park JH et al, 2013: A prospective randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of tamsulosin after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for a single proximal ureteral stone

Park YH, Lee HE, Park JY, Lee SB, Kim HH
Department of Urology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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The advantage of using alpha-blocking agents to facilitate elimination of ureteral stones and fragments has been demonstrated in n... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 02 Ottobre 2013 13:41
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Parmar S et al, 2013: Role of sonography-guided lithotripsy in renal stone with angiomyolipoma

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

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Peter Alken
Hot stuff! They succeeded. The images show an AML of at least 4 cm diameter in a distance of approximately 4 cm to the stone. They... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 03 Ottobre 2013 13:43
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Mokhtari M et al, 2013: Eosinophilic pleural effusion: a rare complication of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Mokhtari M, Kumar PV, Ghayumi MA
Pathology Department, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 71345-1864, Iran

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Eosinophilic pleural effusion is indeed a very unusual complication of SWL. It can be assumed that in the described patient shockw... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 04 Ottobre 2013 13:45
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Perez C et al, 2013: Acoustic field characterization of the Duolith: measurements and modeling of a clinical shock wave therapy device

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

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Peter Alken
This is a very interesting paper on the measurement, simulation and definition of the acoustic field of an ESWT device. The machin... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 09 Ottobre 2013 13:51
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Connors BA et al, 2013: Comparison of Tissue Injury from Focused Ultrasonic Propulsion of Kidney Stones Versus Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Connors BA, Evan AP, Blomgren PM, Hsi RS, Harper JD, Sorensen MD, Wang YN, Simon JC, Paun M, Starr F, Cunitz BW, Bailey MR, Lingeman JE
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine,Indianapolis, Indiana

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The use of focused ultrasonic propulsion of stones/stone fragments residing in the kidney after SWL is a highly interesting treatm... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 10 Ottobre 2013 13:54
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Al-Marhoon MS et al, 2013: Extracorporeal Shock-wave Lithotripsy Success Rate and Complications: Initial Experience at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital

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

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Good results. A devoted user is the main cause of bias in such series. I did not understand the statistics completely. Peter Al... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 17 Ottobre 2013 14:11
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Jeong US et al, 2013: Factors affecting the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for unilateral urinary stones in children: a 17-year single-institute experience

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

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Peter Alken
I like this publication despite the naturally small numbers and recommend it to those treating children with stones. There are de... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 21 Ottobre 2013 14:15
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Tanaka N et al, 2013: Stone attenuation value and cross-sectional area on computed tomography predict the success of shock wave lithotripsy

Tanaka M, Yokota E, Toyonaga Y, Shimizu F, Ishii Y, Fujime M, Horie S
Department of Urology, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan

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In this comparison between successful and failed disintegration with a Dornier Compact S lithotripter, the authors found that the ... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 22 Ottobre 2013 14:18
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Gücük A et al, 2013: Do renal cysts affect the success of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy? A retrospective comparative study

Gücük A, Oztürk U, Uyetürk U, Kemahlı E, Akın G, Imamoğlu MA, Metin A
Department of Urology, Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, 14200 Bolu, Turkey

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This comparison between patients with and without large cysts in terms of stone free rates after SWL is welcome. Large cysts that ... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 24 Ottobre 2013 14:23
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Harper JD et al, 2013: Focused ultrasound to expel calculi from the kidney: safety and efficacy of a clinical prototype device

Harper JD, Sorensen MD, Cunitz BW, Wang YN, Simon JC, Starr F, Paun M, Dunmire B, Liggitt HD, Evan AP, McAteer JA, Hsi RS, Bailey MR
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA

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In this animal experiment the authors used ultrasound to move and expel stones from the lower and middle calyces of pig kidneys. F... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 03 Maggio 2017 14:17
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Fovargue D.E. et al, 2013: Experimentally validated multiphysics computational model of focusing and shock wave formation in an electromagnetic lithotripter

Fovargue DE, Mitran S, Smith NB, Sankin GN, Simmons WN, Zhong P
Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 329 Phillips Hall, CB 3250, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA

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Othmar Wess
Daniel Fovargue et al. developed a novel computational model to calculate the acoustic field of an electromagnetic lithotripter wi... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 04 Novembre 2013 14:45
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Smith NB et al, 2013: A heuristic model of stone comminution in shock wave lithotripsy

Smith NB, Zhong P
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA

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Othmar Wess
After more than 30 years the mechanism of stone fragmentation in lithotripsy is still not completely understood. Understanding bas... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 05 Novembre 2013 14:59
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Basri C et al, 2013: The effect of tamsulosin on pain and clearance according to ureteral stone location after shock wave lithotripsy

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

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Peter Alken
Hmmm? It says: " Drug administration was started immediately after SWL and was continued for a maximum of 28 days or until an alt... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 06 Novembre 2013 15:04
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Beilan J et al, 2014: The Postoperative Morbidity Index: a quantitative weighing of postoperative complications applied to urological procedures

Beilan J, Strakosha R, Palacios DA, Rosser CJ
Clinical and Translational Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, 701 Ilalo St, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
A standardized and validated system for recording complications is indeed highly desirable. For the individual patient it is impor... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 07 Novembre 2013 15:08
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Piggott KL et al, 2013: Looking for lithotripsy: accessibility and portability of Canadian healthcare

Piggott KL, Bell CM
Resident, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

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This article will be available for reviewing at Heidelberg University 12 months after publication.
Martedì, 12 Novembre 2013 14:16
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Li G et al, 2014: Effect of the Body Wall on Lithotripter Shock Waves

Li G, McAteer JA, Williams JC Jr, Berwick ZC
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana

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The effect of the body wall on the physical properties of shockwaves is indeed highly interesting and important for the settings o... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 19 Novembre 2013 08:52
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Meidani M et al, 2013: Aortic valve streptococcus group B endocarditis post-extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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

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Peter Alken
The patient had a urinary tract infection before SWL and was obviously not treated with antibiotics before and for four days after... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 20 Novembre 2013 08:54
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