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Li Y et al, 2011: Clinical characteristics of refractory melamine-related renal calculi

Li Y, Chen Y, Huang G, Ru X, Li W, Zhang W, Huang X
Center Laboratory, the People's Hospital in Gansu Province, Lanzhou, China

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Melamine-related renal calculi were and hopefully will be only a Chinese Problem. Poisonous Melamine was added to milk powder to s... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 03 Novembre 2011 09:36
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Chongruksut W et al, 2011: Kidney stones recurrence and regrowth after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Chongruksut W, Lojanapiwat B, Tawichasri C, Paichitvichean S, Euathrongchit J, Ayudhya VC, Patumanond J
Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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This is a report on stone recurrence and stone growth during a 3-year follow-up period after ESWL and PNL. It is of note that 59% ... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 02 Novembre 2011 09:33
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Rebuck DA et al, 2012: Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Versus Ureteroscopy: A Comparison of Intraoperative Radiation Exposure During the Management of Nephrolithiasistatus

Rebuck DA, Coleman S, Chen JF, Casey JT, Perry KT, Nadler RB
Department of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine , Chicago, Illinois

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The authors state: ”Among patients being treated for renal stones, SWL was found to be associated with a higher ERD (effective rad... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 01 Novembre 2011 09:31
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Arrabal-Polo MA et al, 2012: Value of focal applied energy quotient in treatment of ureteral lithiasis with shock waves

Arrabal-Polo MA, Arrabal-Martin M, Palao-Yago F, Mijan-Ortiz JL, Zuluaga-Gomez A
Department of Urology, San Cecilio University Hospital, Camino de Ronda Street, 143, 4°F, 18003, Granada, Spain

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GOOD NEWS! The authors initiated an “Improvement project, FAEQ>10” for the ESWL outcome in the treatment of ureteral calculi. The... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 28 Ottobre 2011 09:28
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Orhan O et al, 2011: An exceedingly rare cause of secondary hypertension: bilateral renal artery dissection possibly secondary to extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL)

Orhan O, Kultigin T, Osman K, Yalcin S, Melih A, Niyazi G
Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Selcuk University, Turkey

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The title of this publication says “…Renal Artery Dissection possibly Secondary to …ESWL”. The patient who had this rare medical p... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 26 Ottobre 2011 09:12
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Khalil MM, 2012: Which Is More Important in Predicting the Outcome of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy of Solitary Renal Stones: Stone Location or Stone Burden?

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

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There is a continuous debate on which factors that most accurately determine the outcome of ESWL for renal stones located in the l... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 25 Ottobre 2011 09:04
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Stravodimos KG et al, 2012: Renal transplant lithiasis: analysis of our series and review of the literature

Stravodimos KG, Adamis S, Tyritzis S, Georgios Z, Constantinides CA
1st Department of Urology, Athens Medical School, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece

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The authors conclude that treatment protocols for renal transplant lithiasis should mimic those for solitary kidneys in general. ... Leggi tutto
Sabato, 22 Ottobre 2011 08:57
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Elkoushy MA et al, 2012: Impact of Radiological Technologists on the Outcome of Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Elkoushy MA, Morehouse DD, Anidjar M, Elhilali MM, Andonian S
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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The authors report on their treatment series of 601 consecutive SWL cases within 10 months performed by 6 different radiological t... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 20 Ottobre 2011 08:35
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Tseng TY et al, 2011: Kidney stones

Tseng TY, Preminger GM
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA

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This text is an extensive and systematic review of studies on methods for active removal of symptomatic and asymptomatic renal and... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 19 Ottobre 2011 08:30
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de Cógáin M et al, 2012: Shock wave lithotripsy and diabetes mellitus: a population-based cohort study

de Cógáin M, Krambeck AE, Rule AD, Li X, Bergstralh EJ, Gettman MT, Lieske JC
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA

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It is of note that the same institution that previously reported an increased risk of diabetes mellitus (and hypertension) based o... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 17 Ottobre 2011 08:21
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Marsdin E et al, 2012: Audiovisual Distraction Reduces Pain Perception During Shockwave Lithotripsy

Marsdin E, Noble JG, Reynard JM, Turney BW
The Oxford Stone Group, The Churchill Hospital , Oxford, United Kingdom

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This paper is a surprise and should be read by those who read the paper No. 5. in this review by Bach C, Zaman F, Kachrilas S, Ku... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 14 Ottobre 2011 08:17
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Knoll T et al, 2011: [Medical and Economic Aspects of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy]

Knoll T, Fritsche HM, Rassweiler J
Urologische Klinik, Klinikum Sindelfingen-Böblingen, Universität Tübingen

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In this publication in German the authors discuss the role of ESWL in view of the increased popularity and use of endoscopic proce... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 13 Ottobre 2011 08:13
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Lojanapiwat B et al, 2011: Alkaline citrate reduces stone recurrence and regrowth after shockwave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Lojanapiwat B, Tanthanuch M, Pripathanont C, Ratchanon S, Srinualnad S, Taweemonkongsap T, Kanyok S, Lammongkolkul S
Division of Urology and Department of surgery, Chiangmai University, Thailand

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The known positive effects of a citrate therapy on residual and recurrent stones after WSL or PNL are probably also a consequence ... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 12 Ottobre 2011 08:09
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Srivastava A et al, 2012: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy in polycystic kidney disease: is it safe and effective?

Srivastava A, Bansal R, Srivastava A, Chaturvedi S, Ranjan P, Ansari MS, Yadav A, Kapoor R
Department of Urology and Renal Transplant, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India

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This article mainly reports the success of PNL in patients with polycystic disease. ESWL is mentioned just because it was as an au... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 11 Ottobre 2011 08:07
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Lee SB et al, 2012: Thoracic spinal cord epidural hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Lee SB, Lee TG, Yoo DS, Huh PW, Cho KS
Department of Neurosurgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Uijeongbu, Korea

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This is obviously the first report on a spinal cord epidural hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. It seems that ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 10 Ottobre 2011 08:04
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Philippou P et al, 2012: The Management of Bladder Lithiasis in the Modern Era of Endourology

Philippou P, Moraitis K, Masood J, Junaid I, Buchholz N
Endourology & Stone Services, Barts and The London NHS Trust, West Smithfield, London, UK

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Bladder stones are not frequently encountered, but their demonstration calls for stone removal. The association between bladder ou... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 07 Ottobre 2011 08:02
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Bach C et al, 2011: Drugs for pain management in shock wave lithotripsy

Bach C, Zaman F, Kachrilas S, Kumar P, Buchholz N, Masood J
Department of Urology, Barts and The London NHS Trust, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, UK

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This is a timely review on an important aspect of SWL at a time when "re-education" of shock wave users becomes popular to improve... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 06 Ottobre 2011 07:59
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Bostanci Y et al, 2011: Single session removal of forgotten encrusted ureteral stents: combined endourological approach

Bostanci Y, Ozden E, Atac F, Yakupoglu YK, Yilmaz AF, Sarikaya S
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Kurupelit, 55139, Samsun, Turkey

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The authors present an algorithm on the treatment of forgotten incrusted stents based on their experience with 19 cases. With the ... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 04 Ottobre 2011 07:53
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Aboumarzouk OM et al, 2011: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) versus ureteroscopic management for ureteric calculi

Aboumarzouk OM, Kata SG, Keeley FX, Nabi G
Department of Urology, Academic Clinical Practice, Division of Clinical and Population Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK

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There has been recent increased interest in the radiation exposure during stone removal as well as in the primary diagnostic proce... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 03 Ottobre 2011 07:50
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Manglaviti G et al, 2011: In vivo evaluation of the chemical composition of urinary stones using dual-energy CT

Manglaviti G, Tresoldi S, Guerrer CS, Di Leo G, Montanari E, Sardanelli F, Cornalba G
Dipartimento di Radiologia, Centro Diagnostico Italiano, Milan, Italy

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Impressive pictures demonstrate the capability of the dual energy CT to identify the stone composition in the patient before treat... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 28 Settembre 2011 07:40
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Li SD et al, 2011: Treatment of urinary lithiasis following kidney transplantation with extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy

Li SD, Wang QT, Chen WG
Department of Urology, General Hospital of Chengdu Military Command, Chengdu, Sichuan 610083, China

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I was not aware of the fact that kidney transplant patients have no colic because the kidney and ureter are denervated. This can c... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 27 Settembre 2011 07:38
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Ossandon E et al, 2011: The lithotripsy table height: a novel predictor of outcome in shockwave lithotripsy

Ossandon E, Recabal P, Acevedo C, Flores JM, Marchant F
Department of Urology, Hospital Clinico Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

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A very interesting paper. Lithotripsy Table Height (LTH) was the only independent predictor of outcome in a multivariate analy... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 26 Settembre 2011 07:34
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Shen L et al, 2011: Comparison of Efficacy of German and Chinese Electromagnetic Shock Wave Lithotripters: Dornier Compact S vs Huikang MZ-SWL-V

Shen L, Sun X, Cong X, Wang Y, Zhu H, He L
Department of Urology, the Affiliated Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing 210008, People's Republic of China

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This comparison of the two electromagnetic litotripters Dornier Compact S (D) and Huikang MZ-SWL-V (H) - used in the treatment of ... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 23 Settembre 2011 07:31
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Rule AD et al, 2011: Chronic kidney disease in kidney stone formers

Rule AD, Krambeck AE, Lieske JC
Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA

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Peter Alken
This article in the Clin J Am Soc Nephrol is probably not primarily meant for a urological reader who is familiar with the pros an... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 14 Settembre 2011 08:11
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Vicentini FC et al, 2011: Adjuvant Tamsulosin or Nifedipine After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones: a Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial

Vicentini FC, Mazzucchi E, Brito AH, Chedid Neto EA, Danilovic A, Srougi M
Section of Endourology and Lithiasis, Department of Urology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Like the paper by Zaytoun et al. in this review this is another report on the effects of medical expulsion therapy after SWL of no... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 19 Settembre 2011 15:56
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Sancaktutar AA et al, 2011: Treatment of forgotten ureteral stents: how much does it really cost? A cost-effectiveness study in 27 patients

Sancaktutar AA, Söylemez H, Bozkurt Y, Penbegül N, Atar M
Department of Urology, University of Dicle, Diyarbakır, Turkey

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In 27 patients forgotten stents had to be removed. All patients except one pregnant woman were initially treated with one ESWL ses... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 15 Settembre 2011 15:49
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Karatzas A et al, 2011: Feasibility and efficacy of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy using a new modified lateral position for the treatment of renal stones in obese patients

Karatzas A, Gravas S, Tzortzis V, Aravantinos E, Zachos I, Kalogeras N, Melekos M
Department of Urology, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Mezourlo, 41110, Larissa, Greece

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The authors turn a handling problem with their lithotripter into an advantage: Frequent collisions of the water cushion with the o... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 09 Settembre 2011 15:43
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Zaytoun OM et al, 2011: Tamsulosin and doxazosin as adjunctive therapy following shock-wave lithotripsy of renal calculi: randomized controlled trial

Zaytoun OM, Yakoubi R, Zahran AR, Fouda K, Marzouk E, Gaafar S, Fareed K
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

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A prospective randomized study that shows statistically significant advances for Tamsolusin given after SWL for kidney stones in r... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 14 Settembre 2011 15:47
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Koh LT et al, 2011: Outcomes of long-term follow-up of patients with conservative management of asymptomatic renal calculi

Koh LT, Ng FC, Ng KK
Department of Urology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore

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50 patients with 85 uncomplicated asymptomatic renal stones were followed up for a mean of 46 months. Within that time 7.1% of th... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 06 Settembre 2011 15:40
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Gulum M et al, 2011: Sperm DNA damage and seminal oxidative status after shock-wave lithotripsy for distal ureteral stones

Gulum M, Yeni E, Kocyigit A, Taskin A, Savas M, Ciftci H, Altunkol A
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey

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This study shows increased sperm DNA damage score and semen total oxidant status (TOS) levels and decreased sperm concentration an... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 05 Agosto 2011 15:38
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Pavlović S et al, 2011: Approach to patients with implanted pacemaker and scheduled surgical or diagnostic procedure

Pavlović S, Milasinović G, Zivković M
School of Medicine, University of Belgrade

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7 sentences and two old references on the topic of SWL. Peter Alken
Giovedì, 01 Settembre 2011 15:33
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Lucio J 2nd et al, 2011: Steinstrasse predictive factors and outcomes after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

Lucio J 2nd, Korkes F, Lopes-Neto AC, Silva EG, Mattos MH, Pompeo AC
Division of Urology, ABC Medical School, Santo André, SP, Brazil

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No comment.
Mercoledì, 31 Agosto 2011 08:14
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Philippou P et al, 2011: Is shock wave lithotripsy efficient for the elderly stone formers? Results of a matched-pair analysis

Philippou P, Lamrani D, Moraitis K, Bach C, Masood J, Buchholz N
Endourology and Stone Services, Department of Urology, Barts and The London NHS Trust, Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE, UK

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Peter Alken
“increased age alone does not seem to adversely affect the efficacy of SWL”. One would expect this conclusion. But the authors quo... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 30 Agosto 2011 15:29
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Kobayashi K et al, 2011: Shock wave-bubble interaction near soft and rigid boundaries during lithotripsy: numerical analysis by the improved ghost fluid method

Kobayashi K, Kodama T, Takahira H
Division of Mechanical and Space Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628, Japan

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Othmar Wess
Cavitation is an important phenomenon in shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and is considered a major mechanism for tissue damage as wel... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 26 Agosto 2011 15:24
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Goktas C et al, 2011: SWL in Lower Calyceal Calculi: Evaluation of the Treatment Results in Children and Adults

Goktas C, Akca O, Horuz R, Gokhan O, Albayrak S, Sarica K
Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey

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This paper documents again that SWL in children yields better results than in adults. The authors join the arguments previously gi... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 12 Agosto 2011 15:21
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Mokhtari G et al, 2011: Effect of terazosin on lower urinary tract symptoms and pain due to double-J stent: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial

Mokhtari G, Shakiba M, Ghodsi S, Farzan A, Heidari Nejad S, Esmaeili S
Urology Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
The report confirms previous observations that α-receptor antagonists (in this study: terazosin) decrease pain experience in patie... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 23 Agosto 2011 15:17
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Wiesenthal JD et al, 2011: A clinical nomogram to predict the successful shock wave lithotripsy of renal and ureteral calculi

Wiesenthal JD, Ghiculete D, Ray AA, Honey RJ, Pace KT
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
The important predictive factors for successful treatment of renal stones were stone size, patient age, skin-to-stone distance. Fo... Leggi tutto
Sabato, 20 Agosto 2011 15:15
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Chongruksut W et al, 2011: Kidney stones recurrence and regrowth after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Chongruksut W, Lojanapiwat B, Tawichasri C, Paichitvichean S, Euathrongchit J, Ayudhya VC, Patumanond J
Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This article is one of few reports addressing the important problem of stone recurrences and growth of residuals after ESWL and PN... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 19 Agosto 2011 15:13
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Chongruksut W et al, 2011: Prognostic factors for success in treating kidney stones by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Chongruksut W, Lojanapiwat B, Ayudhya VC, Tawichasri C, Patumanond J, Paichitvichean S
Clinical Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This is a straightforward report of a prospective analysis of prognostic factors for successful ESWL of stones in the kidney treat... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 18 Agosto 2011 15:11
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Graversen JA et al, 2011: Evaluation of bioimpedance as novel predictor of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy success

Graversen JA, Korets R, Hruby GW, Valderrama OM, Mues AC, Katsumi HK, Cortes JA, Landman J, Gupta M
Department of Urology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
The outcome of shockwave lithotripsy is determined by two factors: disintegration of stone material and clearance of stone fragmen... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 17 Agosto 2011 15:09
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Yong DZ et al, 2011: Optimization of treatment strategy used during shockwave lithotripsy to maximize stone fragmentation efficiency

Yong DZ, Lipkin ME, Simmons WN, Sankin G, Albala DM, Zhong P, Preminger GM
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This is an experimental in vitro study that gave further support to what has already been repeatedly shown, that a treatment strat... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 16 Agosto 2011 15:07
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Zhou SG et al, 2011: Comparing efficacy of α(1)D-receptor antagonist naftopidil and α1A/D-receptor antagonist tamsulosin in management of distal ureteral stones

Zhou SG, Lu JL, Hui JH
Department of Urology, Jinling Hospital, Zhongshan East Road 305, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210002, China

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This article deals with α-receptor antagonists in the treatment of distal ureteral stones. The results have no direct implication ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 15 Agosto 2011 15:03
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Mustafa M, 2011: Is the gravity effect of radiographic anatomic features enough to justify stone clearance or fragments retention following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL)

Mustafa M
Urology Department, Osmaniye State Hospital, Osmaniye, Turkey

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This is another report describing the possibility to predict stone clearance from various geometrical measurements of the intraren... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 12 Agosto 2011 15:01
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Shen P et al, 2011: Use of ureteral stent in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for upper urinary calculi: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Shen P, Jiang M, Yang J, Li X, Li Y, Wei W, Dai Y, Zeng H, Wang J
Department of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

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It has been repeatedly demonstrated in several previous studies that an internal stent does not improve the stone-free rates, but ... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 11 Agosto 2011 14:59
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Turney BW et al, 2011: Trends in urological stone disease

Turney BW, Reynard JM, Noble JG, Keoghane SR
Oxford Stone Group, Department of Urology, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, The Churchill Hospital, Oxford, Department of Urology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK

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This is an epidemiological report from UK, showing that there was an increased prevalence of stones in the population during the p... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 10 Agosto 2011 14:57
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Huri E et al, 2011: Evaluation of urinary stones ex vivo with micro-computed tomography: preliminary results of an investigational technique

Huri E, Tatar I, Germiyanoglu C, Karakan T, Celik HH, Ersoy O.
Second Urology Clinic, Ministry of Health, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This is an in vitro study of micro-computed tomography o stones. The results might be of interest for special research projects, b... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 09 Agosto 2011 14:55
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Georgiev MI et al, 2011: Efficacy of Tamsulosin Oral Controlled Absorption System After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy to Treat Urolithiasis

Georgiev MI, Ormanov DI, Vassilev VD, Dimitrov PD, Mladenov VD, Popov EP, Simeonov PP, Panchev PK
Department of Urology, University Hospital »Alexandrovska« Medical University Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

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It is of interest that the authors were able to demonstrate a significantly higher stone clearance in patients given tamsulosin. T... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 08 Agosto 2011 14:53
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Maeda S et al, 2011: Chronic kidney disease in urolithiasis patients following successful extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

Maeda S, Naganuma T, Takemoto Y, Shoji T, Okamura M, Nakatani T.
Department of Urology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

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When reading the title of this article the impression is that intention of the study was to show whether a successful ESWL treatme... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 05 Agosto 2011 14:51
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Sfoungaristos S et al, 2011: Stenting or not prior to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for ureteral stones? Results of a prospective randomized study

Sfoungaristos S, Polimeros N, Kavouras A, Perimenis P
Urology Department, Patras University Hospital, Building A, 4th floor, Rion, 26500, Patras, Greece

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This is an interesting report of a prospective randomized comparison of results of ESWL-treatments for ureteral stones carried out... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 04 Agosto 2011 14:49
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Krambeck AE et al, 2010: Shock wave lithotripsy is not predictive of hypertension among community stone formers at long-term followup

Krambeck AE, Rule AD, Li X, Bergstralh EJ, Gettman MT, Lieske JC
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.

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The authors of this report looked at the development of hypertension in patients with urolithiasis. During an average follow-up pe... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 03 Agosto 2011 14:47
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Heretis I et al, 2010: Strategic lithotripsy using the Doli S EMSE 220 F-XP for the management of staghorn renal calculi

Heretis I, Mamoulakis C, Papadimitriou V, Sofras F
Department of Urology, University Hospital of Heraklion, University of Crete Medical School, 71110, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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Uups! This paper from Greece was received 2 February 2006 and accepted 10 May 2010. It is a small series on SWL monotherapy of st... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 29 Luglio 2011 14:40
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Sheng B et al, 2010: The protective effects of the traditional Chinese herbs against renal damage induced by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a clinical study

Sheng B, He D, Zhao J, Chen X, Nan X
Department of Geriatric Surgery, The Afflicted First Hospital, School of Medicine, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, 710061, Shaanxi, China

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In view of the potential risk of tissue injury that might occur when shock waves hit the kidney, it is desirable to have access to... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 28 Luglio 2011 14:33
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Lin WC et al, 2010: Impact of shock wave lithotripsy on heart rate variability in patients with urolithiasis

Lin WC, Ho CY, Chen YH, Chen IC, Chen HY, Tsai FJ, Shen JL, Man SS, Huang PH, Chen YL, Man KM, Chen WC
Department of Urology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

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In the early days of HM3 SWL was ECG triggered because of arrhythmias. But nowadays this is of minor importance. With new generati... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 27 Luglio 2011 14:28
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Istanbulluoglu MO et al, 2010: Shock wave lithotripsy for distal ureteric stones: supin or prone

Istanbulluoglu MO, Hoscan MB, Tekin MI, Cicek T, Ozturk B, Ozkardes H
Department of Urology, Konya Education Hospital, Baskent University School of Medicine, 42060, Konya, Turkey

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A randomization was carried out of 342 patients with distal ureteral stones. 148 were treated in supine position and 194 in prone ... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 26 Luglio 2011 14:25
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Canseco G et al, 2011: Modified shock waves for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: A simulation based on the Gilmore formulation

Canseco G, de Icaza-Herrera M, Fernández F, Loske AM
Posgrado en Ingeniería, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F. 04510, Mexico

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Publication currently not available.
Lunedì, 25 Luglio 2011 08:34
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Alsaikhan B et al, 2011: Shock wave lithotripsy in patients requiring anticoagulation or antiplatelet agents

Alsaikhan B, Andonian S
Department of Urology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC

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This is a useful review of considerations to be made before ESWL and other surgical procedures in patients on anticoagulation ther... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 22 Luglio 2011 14:21
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Olivi B et al, 2011: Extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy in patients with body mass index over 35 Kg/m2

Olivi B, Védrine N, Costilles T, Boiteux JP, Guy L
Service d'urologie, hôpital Gabriel-Montpied, CHU de Clermont-Ferrand, BP 69, 63003 Clermont-Ferrand cedex 1, France

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Giovedì, 21 Luglio 2011 08:29
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Knoll T et al, 2011: Treatment of small lower pole calculi--SWL vs. URS vs. PNL?

Knoll T, Tasca A, Buchholz NP
Department of Urology, Sindelfingen-Boeblingen Medical Center, University of Tübingen, Germany

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This article summarizes a poin-counterpoint discussion on the most appropriate treatment of small lower pole renal stones. The mos... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 20 Luglio 2011 14:12
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Hiros M et al, 2011: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and intravenous contrast media application for localization of radiolucent calculi

Hiros M, Spahovic H, Selimovic M, Sadovic S
Urology Clinic, Clinical Center of University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Lunedì, 18 Luglio 2011 08:21
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Zhang J et al, 2011: Cost-effectiveness analysis of ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy and shock wave lithotripsy in the management of ureteral calculi in eastern china

Zhang J, Shi Q, Wang GZ, Wang F, Jiang N
Department of Urology, Shanghai Pudong New Area Gongli Hospital, Shanghai, China

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This is a prospectively randomized study to compare SWL and URS for the management of solitary radiopaque ureteral stones. It is d... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 15 Luglio 2011 14:00
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Okhunov Z et al, 2011: Management of urolithiasis in patients after urinary diversions

Okhunov Z, Duty B, Smith AD, Okeke Z
The Smith Institute for Urology, North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, New York, NY, USA

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This article is a review of risk factors as well as management of urolithiasis encountered in patients with continent as well as i... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 14 Luglio 2011 13:55
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Porfyris OT et al, 2011: The use of extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy for obstructing ureteric stones

Porfyris O, Cutress M, Tolley D
The Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK - 

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Martedì, 12 Luglio 2011 08:18
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Kruck S et al, 2011: Interventional stress in renal stone treatment

Kruck S, Sonnleithner M, Hennenlotter J, Walcher U, Stenzl A, Herrmann TR, Nagele U
Department of Urology, University of Tuebingen , Tuebingen, Germany

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This paper closes a small gap in our knowledge about the changes of acute phase parameters like IL 6 and CRP after urological proc... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 08 Luglio 2011 13:38
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Deem S et al, 2011: Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Versus Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Moderate Sized Kidney Stones

Deem S, Defade B, Modak A, Emmett M, Martinez F, Davalos J
Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV

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In a small group of patients with renal stones, PNL was compared with ESWL. In view of the obvious absence of lower calix stones i... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 07 Luglio 2011 13:34
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Ziaee SA et al, 2011: Impact of Sleep Position on Stone Clearance after Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Renal Calculi

Ziaee SA, Hosseini SR, Kashi AH, Samzadeh M.
Shahid Labbafinejad Medical Center and Urology and Nephrology Research Center (UNRC), Shahid Beheshti University, M.C. (SBMU), Tehran, Iran

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The role of kidney position during sleep has been a matter of interest for stone/fragment clearance as well as for explaining why ... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 06 Luglio 2011 13:28
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Vivaldi B et al, 2011: Single-Session Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Urinary Calculi: Factors Predicting Success after Three Weeks of Follow-Up

Vivaldi B, Fernández MI, López JF, Fuentes F, Urzúa C, Krebs A, Domenech A, Figueroa PA, Pizzi P, Westendarp M, Zambrano N, Castro M, Coz LF
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Militar de Santiago, Chile; Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de los Andes, Chile

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Publication is not available in English.
Martedì, 05 Luglio 2011 08:13
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Markic D et al, 2011: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy of ureteral stone in a patient with en bloc kidney transplantation: a case report

Markic D, Valencic M, Grskovic A, Spanjol J, Sotosek S, Fuckar Z, Maricic A, Pavlovic I, Budiselic B.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

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This is a report on successful ultrasound guided ESWL of a ureteral stone that developed in a patient with en bloc kidney transpla... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 04 Luglio 2011 13:25
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Berte N et al, 2011: Ischemic lesions in kidneys after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy demonstrated by Proton NMR spectroscopy of urine samples

Berte N, Cayzergues L, Meyer F, Jira H, Eugene M, Conti M, Loric S, Hammoudi Y, Benoit G, Droupy S, Hubert J, Eschwege P.
Service d'urologie, hôpitaux de Brabois, CHU de Nancy, avenue de Bourgogne, 54511 Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France.

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Lunedì, 04 Luglio 2011 08:10
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Gecit İ et al, 2011: Effects of Shock Waves on Oxidative Stress, Antioxidant Enzyme and Element Levels in Kidney of Rats

Gecit I, Kavak S, Meral I, Pirinçci N, Güneş M, Demir H, Cengiz N, Ceylan K.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Yüzüncü Yıl University, 65100, Van, Turkey

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Venerdì, 01 Luglio 2011 08:08
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McCarthy JP et al, 2011: Urolithiasis in the elderly

McCarthy JP, Skinner TA, Norman RW.
Department of Urology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Giovedì, 30 Giugno 2011 08:05
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Barbosa PV et al, 2011: Shock Wave Lithotripsy Associated With Greater Prevalence of Hypertension

Barbosa PV, Makhlouf AA, Thorner D, Ugarte R, Monga M.
Department of Urologic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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The authors weaken their conclusion »a small, but significant, increase exists in the risk of developing HTN after receiving SWL« ... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 28 Giugno 2011 13:12
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Wiesenthal JD et al, 2011: A comparison of treatment modalities for renal calculi between 100 and 300 mm2: are shockwave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy equivalent?

Wiesenthal JD, Ghiculete D, D'A Honey RJ, Pace KT
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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The study shows that ESWL, URS and PNL for stones between 10 and 30 mm2 are equally effective if secondary ESWL retreatment is reg... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 28 Giugno 2011 13:07
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Tse GH et al, 2011: Shockwave lithotripsy: arterial aneurysms and vascular complications

Tse GH, Qazi HA, Halsall AK, Nalagatla SR.
Department of Urology, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, United Kingdom.

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This publication reviews the literature on vascular complications after ESWL in cases of vascular pathology, coagulation and conne... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 24 Giugno 2011 09:56
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Méndez-Probst CE et al, 2011: Third prize: the impact of fluid environment manipulation on shockwave lithotripsy artificial calculi fragmentation rates

Méndez-Probst CE, Fernadez A, Erdeljan P, Vanjecek M, Cadieux PA, Razvi H.
Department of Surgery (Division of Urology), The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

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This report on in vitro disintegration of artificial stones in different fluid media is indeed very interesting and the results mi... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 23 Giugno 2011 09:51
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Thiel DD et al, 2011: Evaluation of pancreatic damage after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous stone surgery, and ureteroscopy

Thiel DD, Brisson TE, Heckman MG, Arnold M, Haley W, Khambhati J, Wehle MJ, Igel TC, Parker AS.
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Peter Alken
In 2006 Krambeck et al reported that ESWL was associated with an increased long term risk of diabetes mellitus. This is another pu... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 22 Giugno 2011 09:48
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Resit-Goren M et al, 2011: Time to Stone Clearance for Ureteral Stones Treated with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Resit-Goren M, Dirim A, Ilteris-Tekin M, Ozkardes H.
Department of Urology, Baskent University Adana Medical and Research Center, Adana.

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A high rate of exclusion due to either a few rare and some frequently met patient conditions is the cause why only 107 of 387 pati... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 21 Giugno 2011 09:46
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Falahatkar S et al, 2010: Is there a role for tamsulosin after shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of renal and ureteral calculi?

Falahatkar S, Khosropanah I, Vajary AD, Bateni ZH, Khosropanah D, Allahkhah A.
Department of Urology, Urology Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

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This prospective placebo-controlled, randomized, double blind trial evaluated the effect of the alpha1-adrenergic blocker Tamsulos... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 17 Giugno 2011 09:39
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Zehnder P et al, 2011: A prospective randomised trial comparing the modified HM3 with the MODULITH® SLX-F2 lithotripter

Zehnder P, Roth B, Birkhäuser F, Schneider S, Schmutz R, Thalmann GN, Studer UE.
Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

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This is yet another study documenting that “the most expensive bathtub of the world”, the HM3 lithotripter was a bull's eye hit. ... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 16 Giugno 2011 09:37
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Tekgül S, 2011: Ureteroscopy versus shock wave lithotripsy for renal calculi in children

Tekgül S.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

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Mercoledì, 15 Giugno 2011 08:43
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Cortes JA et al, 2011: Update on technological and selection factors influencing shockwave lithotripsy of renal stones in adults and children

Cortes JA, Motamedinia P, Gupta M.
Department of Urology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10036, USA.

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Martedì, 14 Giugno 2011 08:44
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Orozco Fariñas R et al, 2011: Evaluation of the significance of radiographic density and size of calculi in the incidence and clinical manifestations of postlithotripsy renal hematomas

Orozco Fariñas R, Iglesias Prieto JI, Massarrah Halabi J, Mancebo Gómez JM, Pérez-Castro Ellendt E.
Urology Unit, Clinica La Luz, Madrid, Spain.

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Lunedì, 13 Giugno 2011 08:47
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Hammad FT et al, 2010: The effect of fat and nonfat components of the skin-to-stone distance on shockwave lithotripsy outcome

Hammad FT, Balakrishnan A.
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

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Venerdì, 10 Giugno 2011 08:49
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Basiri A et al, 2010: A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of transureteral and shock wave lithotripsy - which is the best minimally invasive modality to treat distal ureteral calculi in children?

Basiri A, Zare S, Tabibi A, Sharifiaghdas F, Aminsharifi A, Mousavi-Bahar SH, Ahmadnia H.
Urology and Nephrology Research Center (UNRC), Shahid Labbafinejad Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University, M. C. (SBMU), Tehran, I. R. Iran.

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Giovedì, 09 Giugno 2011 08:50
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Ray AA et al, 2011: Shockwave lithotripsy in patients with horseshoe kidney: determinants of success

Ray AA, Ghiculete D, D'A Honey RJ, Pace KT.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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Stone removal in patients with horseshoe kidneys is often a difficult task, whichever method that is used. This article reports t... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 08 Giugno 2011 09:24
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Badalato GM et al, 2011: Treatment of upper urinary lithiasis in patients who have undergone urinary diversion

Badalato GM, Cortes JA, Gupta M.
Department of Urology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10036, USA.

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This is a review article that summarizes literature data and aspects on stone removal in patients with urinary diversion. It is st... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 07 Giugno 2011 09:21
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Minevich E, 2010: Management of ureteric stone in pediatric patients

Minevich E.
Division Pediatric Urology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

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From review of the literature the author comes to the conclusion that the best treatment for mid and distal ureteral stones in chi... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 06 Giugno 2011 09:18
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Singh SK et al, 2011: Role of tamsulosin in clearance of upper ureteral calculi after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a randomized controlled trial

Singh SK, Pawar DS, Griwan MS, Indora JM, Sharma S.
Department of Urology, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
The drawback of ESWL is that the stone-clearance is lower or slower than desireable. Several pharmacological attempts have been ma... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 03 Giugno 2011 09:11
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Madbouly K et al, 2011: Efficacy of local subcutaneous anesthesia versus intramuscular opioid sedation in extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: a randomized study

Madbouly K, Alshahrani S, Al-Omair T, Matrafi HA, Mansi M.
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, King Fahad National Guard Hospital , King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Today the majority of patients treated with ESWL is given intravenous or intramuscular analgesics and sedation. In this article a ... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 01 Giugno 2011 08:45
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Gupta R, 2011: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy-Induced Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage in a Case of Upper Ureteral Calculus With Angiomyolipoma

Gupta R, Dholaria P, Modi P, Rizvi J.
Department of Urology, Instituteof Kidney Diseases and ResearchCenter, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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In this case report a patient with angiomyolipoma is presented in whom a retroperitoneal bleeding occurred as a complication to ES... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 02 Giugno 2011 09:05
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