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

Mannil M et al, 2017: Prediction of successful shock wave lithotripsy with CT: a phantom study using texture analysis.

Mannil M, von Spiczak J, Hermanns T, Alkadhi H, Fankhauser CD.
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Raemistr. 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Raemistr. 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.

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“Radiomics: Images Are More than Pictures, They Are Data” is the title of a recently published review (Gillies RJ, et al. Radiolog... Leggi tutto
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Beyna T et al, 2017: Endoscopic treatment of pancreatic duct stones under direct vision. Revolution or resignation? A systematic review.

Beyna T, Gerges C, Neuhaus H.
Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf, Department of Gastroenterology, Düsseldorf, Germany.

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ESWL, usually followed by endoscopy, is regarded as a corner stone of pancreatic duct stone treatment. Success and limitations of ... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 29 Novembre 2017 09:22
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Cevik B et al, 2017: Procedural sedation and analgesia for pediatric shock wave lithotripsy: a 10 year experience of single institution.

Cevik B, Tuncer M, Erkal KH, Eryildirim B, Sarica K.
Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Urology Clinic, Şemsi Denizer caddesi, 34865, Cevizli-Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This is an important report on conscious sedation for ESWL treatment in children of a relatively large number of stone patients. T... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 27 Novembre 2017 09:16
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Xing Y et al, 2017: Comparison of Broad vs Narrow Focal Width Lithotripter Fields.

Xing Y, Chen TT, Simmons WN, Sankin G, Cocks FH, Lipkin ME, Preminger GM, Zhong P.
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center/Urologic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

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Othmar Wess
Many factors determine the performance of a lithotripter. Positioning of stones, quality of coupling, energy settings, treatment s... Leggi tutto
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Peter Alken
A very interesting paper produced by a group with long standing experience in research on ESWL. The interested reader should get a... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 24 Novembre 2017 09:12
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Wang D et al, 2017: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is safe and effective for pediatric patients with chronic pancreatitis.

Wang D, Bi YW, Ji JT, Xin L, Pan J, Liao Z, Du TT, Lin JH, Zhang D, Zeng XP, Ye B, Zou WB, Chen H, Xie T, Li BR, Zheng ZH, Li ZS, Hu LH.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Department of Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing, China.
Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, Air Force General Hospital, Beijing, China.
Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jiangdu Hospital, Yangzhou, China.

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This is a report on the safety and efficacy of ESWL done in intravenous sedation analgesia in a rare disease. It is interesting t... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 22 Novembre 2017 09:07
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Ordaz Jurado DG et al, 2017: Shockwave lithotripsy with music: Less painful and more satisfactory treatment.

Ordaz Jurado DG, Budia Alba A, Bahilo Mateu P, Trassierra Villa M, López-Acón D, Boronat Tormo F.
Unidad de Litotricia y Endourología, Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, España.

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Drake T et al, 2017: What are the Benefits and Harms of Ureteroscopy Compared with Shock-wave Lithotripsy in the Treatment of Upper Ureteral Stones? A Systematic Review.

Drake T, Grivas N, Dabestani S, Knoll T, Lam T, Maclennan S, Petrik A, Skolarikos A, Straub M, Tuerk C, Yuan CY, Sarica K.
Department of Urology, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, UK.
Department of Urology, Hatzikosta General Hospital, Ioannina, Greece; Department of Urology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
Department of Urology, Sindelfingen-Boeblingen Medical Center, University of Tübingen, Sindelfingen, Germany.
Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland; Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Department of Urology, Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic; Department of Urology, Hospital Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
Second Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany.
Department of Urology, Hospital of the Sisters of Charity, Vienna, Austria.
Division of Gastroenterology & Cochrane UGPD Group, Department of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
Department of Urology, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Research and Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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This systematic review is perfectly done and highly recommended for reading not only the results but also the way the publications... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 17 Novembre 2017 08:50
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Ozmerdiven G et al, 2017: Protective effects of diltiazem and tadalafil on shock wave-induced kidney injury in rats.

Ozmerdiven G, Vuruskan BA, Kaygisiz O, Vuruskan H.

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I do not think that the rat is a good animal model to study the side-effects of ESWL. 1500 shots with 14 kv on a fingernail-size o... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 15 Novembre 2017 08:43
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Patodia M et al, 2017: Management of renal caliceal diverticular stones: A decade of experience.

Patodia M, Sinha RJ, Singh S, Singh V.
Department of Urology, Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Department of Urology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Only three patients were treated with ESWL: “Three patients underwent ESWL as per their personal preference. Two patients had com... Leggi tutto
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El-Nahas AR et al, 2017: Hospital admission for treatment of complications after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal stones: a study of risk factors.

El-Nahas AR, Taha DE, Elsaadany MM, Zahran MH, Hassan M, Sheir KZ.
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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The good news for ESWL is: “… the 9.2% admission rate for treatment of SWL complications is lower than the 15% unplanned hospital... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 10 Novembre 2017 08:30
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Angulo JC et al, 2017: Trends in the management of urolithiasis in Latin America, Spain and Portugal: results of a survey in the Confederación Americana de Urología (CAU).

Angulo JC, Bernardo N, Zampolli H, Rivero MA, Dávila H, Gutiérrez J.
Departamento Clínico, Facultad de Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, España.
Departamento de Urología, Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Departamento de Urologia, Instituto do Cancer Dr. Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho, São Paulo, Brasil.
Especialista consultor en Urología y Andrología, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Departamento de Urología, Hospital Universitario de Caracas, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
Departamento de Urología, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, Carolina del Norte, EE. UU.

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Van Besien J et al, 2017: Ultrasonography Is Not Inferior to Fluoroscopy to Guide Extracorporeal Shock Waves during Treatment of Renal and Upper Ureteric Calculi: A Randomized Prospective Study.

Van Besien J, Uvin P, Hermie I, Tailly T, Merckx L.
Department of Urology, AZ Sint-Lucas, Ghent, Belgium.
Department of Radiology, AZ Sint-Jan, Bruges, Belgium.
Department of Urology, University Hospitals, Ghent, Belgium.

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I expected the ultrasonography group outcomes to be much better than those of the fluoroscopy group. After all continuous real-tim... Leggi tutto
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Muratori R et al, 2017: Successful extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) treatment of a symptomatic massive biliary stone proximal to an anastomotic biliary stricture.

Muratori R, Mandolesi D, Galaverni MC, Azzaroli F.
Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences, Policlinico Sant'Orsola Malpighi, Italy.

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This case report on six ESWL sessions on a 6 cm biliary stone impacted on the anastomotic biliary stricture is summarized: “The p... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 03 Novembre 2017 07:58
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Miah T et al, 2017: Pediatric Nephrolithiasis: A Review.

Miah T, Kamat D.

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This general review on pediatric urolithiasis covers ESWL only briefly but negative: “ … although extracorporeal shockwave lith¬o... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 01 Novembre 2017 07:52
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Muratori R et al, 2017: Ductal stones recurrence after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for difficult common bile duct stones: Predictive factors.

Muratori R, Mandolesi D, Pierantoni C, Festi D, Colecchia A, Mazzella G, Bazzoli F, Azzaroli F.
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy.

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85% of common bile duct stones are treated by endoscopic techniques. ESWL is reserved for difficult bile duct stones (DCBDS), e.g.... Leggi tutto
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May PC et al, 2017: Detection and Evaluation of Renal Injury in Burst Wave Lithotripsy Using Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

May PC, Kreider W, Maxwell AD, Wang YN, Cunitz BW, Blomgren PM, Johnson CD, Park JSH, Bailey MR, Lee D, Harper JD, Sorensen MD.
University of Washington Applied Physics Lab, Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Division of Urology, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.

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An important study because it reports on work in progress on an ESWL technique alternative to classical ESWL. It requires careful ... Leggi tutto
Sabato, 28 Ottobre 2017 07:35
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Bahílo Mateu P et al, 2017: Is extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy a current treatment for urolithiasis? A systematic review.

Bahílo Mateu P, Budía Alba A, Liatsikos E, Trassierra Villa M, López-Acón JD, de Guzmán Ordaz D, Boronat Tormo F.
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, España.
Universidad de Patras, Patras, Grecia.

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Mercoledì, 23 Agosto 2017 08:03
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Aboumarzouk OM et al, 2017: Analgesia for patients undergoing shockwave lithotripsy for urinary stones - a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Aboumarzouk OM, Hasan R, Tasleem A, Mariappan M, Hutton R, Fitzpatrick J, Beatty L, Jones GE, Amer T.
North Bristol NHS Trust, United Kingdom.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, United Kingdom.
Ayr University Hospital, United Kingdom.

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Aboutaleb H et al, 2016: Management of upper ureteral stones exceeding 15 mm in diameter: Shock wave lithotripsy versus semirigid ureteroscopy with holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser lithotripsy.

Aboutaleb H, Omar M, Salem S, Elshazly M.
Department of Urology, Menoufia University Hospital, Shebin El Kom, Egypt.

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A 3-months residual stone rate of 41 % after ESWL or 13,6% after URS is a misleading information. In the ESWL group 31 (47%) pat... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 18 Agosto 2017 08:00
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Hamamoto S et al, 2017: Determinants of health-related quality of life for patients after urinary lithotripsy: ureteroscopic vs. shock wave lithotripsy.

Hamamoto S, Unno R, Taguchi K, Naiki T, Ando R, Okada A, Inoue T, Okada S, AbdelRazek M, Kohri K, Yasui T; SMART Study Group.
Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 467-8601, Japan.
Department of Urology, Toyota Kosei Hospital, Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
Department of Urology, Kansai Medical University Medical Center, Osaka, Japan.
Department of Urology, Gyotoku General Hospital, Chiba, Japan.
Department of Urology, Qena University Hospital, Qena, Egypt.

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ESWL is better than URS!? Comparing the present data with those of other previously reviewed publications (e.g. Sahin et al. Ston... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 14 Agosto 2017 07:57
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Smith HE et al, 2017: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy without radiation: Ultrasound localization is as effective as fluoroscopy.

Smith HE, Bryant DA, KooNg J, Chapman RA, Lewis G.
Department of Urology, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, SR4 7TP, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY, United Kingdom.

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Telli O et al, 2017: What happens to asymptomatic lower pole kidney stones smaller than 10 mm in children during watchful waiting?

Telli O, Hamidi N, Bagci U, Demirbas A, Hascicek AM, Soygur T, Burgu B.
Department of Pediatric Urology, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Sihhiye, Ankara, 06100, Turkey.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.
Urology Clinic, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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Childhood urolithiasis is rare. The authors present a large number of 284 lower pole stones in 242 children seen within 10 years. ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 31 Luglio 2017 07:49
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Sermeus L et al, 2017: Hypovolemic Shock Caused by Massive Renal Hematoma After a Third Consecutive Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Session: A Case Report.

Sermeus L, Vander Eeckt K, Ost D, Van Den Branden M.
Faculty of Medicine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven , Leuven, Belgium.
AZ Sint Blasius , Dendermonde, Belgium.

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The patient was initially admitted to the emergency room because of colicky pain and hydronephrosis due to an obstructing stone in... Leggi tutto
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Chaudhary R et al, 2017: Perspectives on hypertension outcomes after single-stage clearance of a complete staghorn renal calculus.

Chaudhary R, Singh K, Dausage CS, Jain N.
Department of Surgery, People's College of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, People's College of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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Al Edwan GM et al, 2017: Long term efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy [ESWT] for treatment of refractory chronic abacterial prostatitis.

Al Edwan GM, Muheilan MM, Atta ON.
Division of Urology, Department of Special Surgery, Jordan University Hospital, The University of Jordan, Jordan.

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Being a surgically very active urologist in Germany I rarely saw patients with abacterial prostatitis and I admit that diagnosis ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 17 Luglio 2017 07:40
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Kwon CI et al, 2017: Clinical response to dorsal duct drainage via the minor papilla in refractory obstructing chronic calcific pancreatitis.

Kwon CI, Gromski MA, Sherman S, El Hajj II, Easler JJ, Watkins J, McHenry L, Lehman GA, Fogel EL.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA.

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Reviews on the treatment of pancreatic pathologies with ESWL get significant visits of the blog. We have therefore included this a... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 13 Luglio 2017 07:35
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Morrison JC et al, 2017: Use of Ultrasound in Pediatric Renal Stone Diagnosis and Surgery.

Morrison JC, Kawal T, Van Batavia JP, Srinivasan AK.
Division of Urology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3rd Floor, Wood Building, 34th and Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

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Peter Alken
Only a short paragraph with one reference deals with sonographic targeting of stones for ESWL.
Lunedì, 10 Luglio 2017 07:29
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Lawler AC et al, 2017: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy: Current Perspectives and Future Directions.

Lawler AC, Ghiraldi EM, Tong C, Friedlander JI.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 19131, USA.
Department of Urology, Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA, 19141, USA.
Division of Urologic Oncology and Urology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 19111, USA.
Einstein Healthcare Network, Temple Health and the Fox Chase Cancer Center, 1200 Tabor Road Moss / 3 Sley, Philadelphia, PA, 19141, USA.

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To the constant visitor of the Storz Med homepage, reader of the SWL literature Database and the relevant literature this review w... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 05 Luglio 2017 07:26
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Lin G et al, 2017: In Situ Activation of Penile Progenitor Cells With Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy.

Lin G, Reed-Maldonado AB, Wang B, Lee YC, Zhou J, Lu Z, Wang G, Banie L, Lue TF.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Since several years the Lab in San Francisco is working experimentally on that subject. Their studies have not offered a breakthro... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 30 Giugno 2017 07:23
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Hevia M et al, 2017: Predicting the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on urinary tract stones. Risk groups for accurate retreatment.

Hevia M, García Á, Ancizu FJ, Merino I, Velis JM, Tienza A, Algarra R, Doménech P, Diez-Caballero F, Rosell D, Pascual JI, Robles JE.
Departamento de Urología, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, España.
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario Son Espases, Mallorca, España.
Departamento de Urología, Hospital Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Madrid, España.

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Desoky EA et al, 2016: Immediate versus delayed shockwave lithotripsy for inaccessible stones after uncomplicated percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Desoky EA, Fawzi AM, Sakr A, Eliwa A, El Sayed ER, El Sayed D, Shahin AM, Salem EA, Kamel HM, Shabana W, Kamel M.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University Hospital, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.

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Too good to simply replicate. The most dangerous complication after PNL is SIRS or Sepsis which is most frequent in patients with ... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 21 Giugno 2017 07:15
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Pullar B et al, 2017: Do renal stones that fail lithotripsy require treatment?

Pullar B, Lunter C, Collie J, Shah S, Shah N, Hayek S, Wiseman OJ.
Department of Urology, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK.

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It is difficult to draw a conclusion from this paper because the details given do not allow finding out what the reason for the ou... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 19 Giugno 2017 07:08
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Alexander CE et al, 2016: Routine Antibiotic Prophylaxis Is Not Required for Patients Undergoing Shockwave Lithotripsy: Outcomes from a National Shockwave Lithotripsy Database in New Zealand.

Alexander CE, Gowland S, Cadwallader J, Hopkins D, Reynard JM, Turney BW.
School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen , Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
Mobile Medical Technology , Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mobile Medical Technology , Auckland, New Zealand.
Oxford Stone Group, Department of Urology, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, The Churchill Hospital , Oxford, United Kingdom.

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The 2016 EAU Urolithiasis Guideline states in the ESWL section: Antibiotic prophylaxis No standard antibiotic prophylaxis before S... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 14 Giugno 2017 10:02
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Lu YM et al, 2016: Is Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Really Safe in Long-Term Follow-Up? A Nationwide Retrospective 6-Year Age-Matched Non-Randomized Study.

Lu YM, Chien TM, Chou YH, Wu WJ, Huang CN.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
The two articles referred to (by the same group of authors) represent an amazing scientific story. In the two articles, based on d... Leggi tutto
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Peter Alken
I do not believe any more in ESWL induced hypertension if described in studies which are based on reviews of statistics without se... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 08 Giugno 2017 09:52
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Tokas T et al, 2016: Uncovering the real outcomes of active renal stone treatment by utilizing non-contrast computer tomography: a systematic review of the current literature.

Tokas T, Habicher M, Junker D, Herrmann T, Jessen JP, Knoll T, Nagele U; Training Research in Urological Surgery Technology (T.R.U.S.T.)-Group.
Department of Urology and Andrology, General Hospital Hall i.T., Milser Str. 10, 6060, Hall in Tirol, Austria.
Department of Radiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
Department of Urology and Urooncology, Hannover Medical School (MHH), Hannover, Germany.
Department of Urology, Klinikum Sindelfingen-Böblingen, Sindelfingen, Germany.

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This group of authors from different departments in Austria and Germany probably wanted to create some clarity in the publication ... Leggi tutto
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Alavi Tamaddoni H et al, 2016: Enhanced High-Rate Shockwave Lithotripsy Stone Comminution in an In Vivo Porcine Model Using Acoustic Bubble Coalescence.

Alavi Tamaddoni H, Roberts WW, Duryea AP, Cain CA, Hall TL.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Department of Urology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan.
HistoSonics, Inc. , Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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It is always nice to see that ESWL, the least invasive technique of stone removal still offers not only room for improvement but f... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 29 Maggio 2017 09:37
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Galli R et al, 2016: Advantage of supine transgluteal approach for distal ureteral stone extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: outcomes based on computerized tomography characteristics.

Galli R, Sighinolfi MC, Micali S, Martorana E, Rosa M, Mofferdin A, Bianchi G.
Urology Department, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

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Tandan M et al, 2016: Management of Pancreatic Calculi: An Update.

Tandan M, Talukdar R, Reddy DN.
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India.
Asian Healthcare Foundation, Hyderabad, India.

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This paper focusses on the authors experience with 2800 cases of ESWL for pancreatic calculi (PC) which “is now the accepted stand... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 19 Maggio 2017 09:19
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Altok M et al, 2016: Do anxiety, stress, or depression have any impact on pain perception during shock wave lithotripsy?

Altok M, Akpinar A, Güneş M, Umul M, Demirci K, Baş E.
Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, Isparta, Turkey.
Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Isparta, Turkey.

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In the present study patients received 75 mg Diclofenac sodium i.m. 30 - 45 minutes before the ESWL session; the VAS score at the ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 15 Maggio 2017 09:16
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Iqbal N et al, 2016: Comparison of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Urolithiasis Between Children and Adults: A Single Centre Study.

Iqbal N, Assad S, Rahat Aleman Bhatti J, Hasan A, Shabbir MU, Akhter S.
Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Urology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Cardiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Good results but SFR was determined by KUB and/or sonography only and the complications were not classified. I always wonder why h... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 10 Maggio 2017 09:12
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Tzou DT et al, 2016: Ultrasound Use in Urinary Stones: Adapting Old Technology for a Modern-Day Disease.

Tzou DT, Usawachintachit M, Taguchi K, Chi T.
Department of Urology, University of California , San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
Division of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Chulalongkorn University , The Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand.
Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences , Nagoya, Japan.

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A small paragraph focusses on the advantages of ultrasound stone tracking during ESWL Sorensen MD, Bailey MR, Shah AR, et al. Quan... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 04 Maggio 2017 09:08
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Freton L et al, 2016: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy versus flexible ureteroscopy for the management of upper tract urinary stones in children.

Freton L, Peyronnet B, Arnaud A, Tondut L, Hascoët J, Pradere B, Verhoest G, Habonimana E, Azzis O, Fremond B, Bensalah K.
Department of Urology, CHU Rennes , Rennes, France.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, CHU Rennes , Rennes, France.

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The Storz Medical database contains a review on a paper by Wang HH et al. (Wang HH, Huang L, Routh JC, Nelson CP. Shock wave litho... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 28 Aprile 2017 09:03
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Rizvi SA et al, 2016: Paediatric urolithiasis in emerging economies.

Rizvi SA, Sultan S, Zafar MN, Aba Umer S, Ahmed B, Naqvi SA.
Department of Paediatric Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan.
Department of Pathology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan.
Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan.

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This review is partially based on the authors experience with a paediatric urological workload of 21,390 patients from 1998 to 201... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 18 Aprile 2017 08:57
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Elmansy HE et al, 2016: Recent advances in lithotripsy technology and treatment strategies: A systematic review update.

Elmansy HE, Lingeman JE.
Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

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I learned a new word: „Guarantor”; “… a person or corporation, that makes or gives a promise, assurance, or pledge typically relat... Leggi tutto
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Radfar MH et al, 2016: What is the impact of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on semen parameters? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Radfar MH, Simforoosh N, Sotoudeh M, Ramezani MH, Mollakoochakian MJ, Nikravesh M, Shemshaki H.
Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Shahid Labbafinejad Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran - Iran.
Research Committee, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran - Iran.

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Nayak HK et al, 2016: Gastric Submucosal Hematoma: An Unusual Complication of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Nayak HK, Krishna VP, Mohindra S, Saraswat VA, Mohindra N, Pande G.
Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.

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No details on the lithotripsy of the pancreatic stone are given. Thus it is difficult to understand why the patient developed bila... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 27 Marzo 2017 08:30
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Fojecki GL et al, 2016: Effect of Low-Energy Linear Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction-A Double-Blinded, Sham-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial.

Fojecki GL, Tiessen S, Osther PJ.
Department of Urology, Hospital of Southern Jutland, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark.
Department of Urology, Odense University Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
Urological Research Center, Department of Urology, Lillebaelt Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Fredericia, Denmark.

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Good study
Mercoledì, 22 Marzo 2017 08:26
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Clavijo RI et al, 2016: Effects of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Clavijo RI, Kohn TP, Kohn JR, Ramasamy R.
Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Department of Urology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

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Long Q et al, 2016: Autophagy activation protects shock wave induced renal tubular epithelial cell apoptosis may through modulation of Akt/ GSK-3β pathway.

Long Q, Li X, He H, He D.
Department of Urology, First affiliated hospital, Medical School of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.

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This paper - like 21 of the 29 references - concentrates more on apoptosis and phagocytosis than on ESWL. In previous studies the ... Leggi tutto
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Angulo JC et al, 2016: Efficacy of low-intensity shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Angulo JC, Arance I, de Las Heras MM, Meilán E, Esquinas C, Andrés EM.
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario, Getafe, Madrid, España; Departamento Clínico, Facultad de Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Laureate Universities, Getafe, Madrid, España.
Análisis Estadísticos PerTICA, S. L., Madrid, España.

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Kang DH et al, 2016: Comparison of High, Intermediate, and Low Frequency Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Urinary Tract Stone Disease: Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis.

Kang DH, Cho KS, Ham WS, Lee H, Kwon JK, Choi YD, Lee JY.
Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Division of Epidemic Intelligence Service, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Osong, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.

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For those readers who are fans of math statistics the original paper is a must-read. The methods of calculation are described exte... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 20 Febbraio 2017 10:40
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Kodama K et al, 2016: Management of Ureterolithiasis in a Patient with Crossed Unfused Renal Ectopia.

Kodama K, Takase Y, Tatsu H.
Department of Urology, Toyama City Hospital, Toyama 939-8511, Japan.
Department of Radiology, Toyama City Hospital, Toyama 939-8511, Japan.

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Ogura T et al, 2016: A review of treatment options for bile duct stones.

Ogura T, Higuchi K.
2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan.

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Just as in Urology for ureteral stones endoscopic removal is more effective than ESWL for the treatment of bile duct stones in Gas... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 07 Febbraio 2017 10:30
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Majzoub A et al, 2016: Effect of urine pH on the effectiveness of shock wave lithotripsy: A pilot study.

Majzoub A, Al-Ani A, Gul T, Kamkoum H, Al-Jalham K.
Department of Urology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

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It is well known that the urinary pH varies during 24 hrs from around 5-6,5 in night-time and morning to 7-8 during the day-time... Leggi tutto
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El-Assmy A et al, 2016: Does lithotripsy increase stone recurrence? A comparative study between extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and non-fragmenting percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

El-Assmy A, Harraz AM, Eldemerdash Y, Elkhamesy M, El-Nahas AR, Elshal AM, Sheir KZ.
Department of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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Fresh data on a non-remarkable recurrence rate after ESWL compared to PNL. Why a stone size > 8 mm should be a (physiological) thr... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 26 Gennaio 2017 10:21
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Perera M et al, 2016: Urolithiasis Treatment In Australia: The Age Of Ureteroscopic Intervention.

Perera M, Papa NP, Kinnear N, Wetherell D, Lawrentschuk N, Webb DR, Bolton DM.
Department of Surgery, Austin Health, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
Cancer Council Victoria and University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Department of Urology, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.

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The complete text offers some interesting but also conflicting additional information: “The current study identified the consider... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 14 Dicembre 2016 09:03
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Soliman T et al, 2016: Miniperc versus shockwave lithotripsy for average sized radiopaque lower pole calculi: A prospective randomized study.

Soliman T, Sherif H, Ahmed AS, Mohey A, Almohamdy B.
1Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt.

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The results were to be expected and are in fact even more unfavourable for ESWL. The present paper gives - as many other publicati... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 05 Dicembre 2016 08:43
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Fojecki GL et al, 2016: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in urology: a systematic review of outcome in Peyronie's disease, erectile dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain.

Fojecki GL, Tiessen S, Osther PJ.
Department of Urology, Hospital of Southern Jutland, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark.
Department of Urology, Odense University Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
Department of Urology, Urological Research Center, Lillebaelt Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Fredericia, Denmark.

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A narrative synthesis of 56 references from a reliable group of authors is a solid basis for the interested reader.
Mercoledì, 30 Novembre 2016 10:04
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Chung E, Alkhayal A and Carrier S: Pro and Con

Chung E: Pro: does shockwave therapy have a place in the treatment of Peyronie's disease?
Transl Androl Urol. 2016 Jun;5(3):366-70. doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.03.26.
Department of Urology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia ; 2 AndroUrology Centre, St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Alkhayal A, Carrier S: Con: does shockwave therapy have a place in the treatment of Peyronie's disease?
Transl Androl Urol. 2016 Jun;5(3):371-4. doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.03.20.
Department of Urology, Royal Victoria hospital, McGil University, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

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Despite the fact that these two articles are pro and con my impression is that the sum is 70-80% con.
Sabato, 26 Novembre 2016 09:59
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Lee JY et al, 2016: Stone heterogeneity index as the standard deviation of Hounsfield units: A novel predictor for shock-wave lithotripsy outcomes in ureter calculi.

Lee JY, Kim JH, Kang DH, Chung DY, Lee DH, Do Jung H, Kwon JK, Cho KS.
Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Incheon Red Cross Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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I wonder why the group around Williams who has been working on CT and stones since years (1,2,3) has never jumped on that issue. A... Leggi tutto
Domenica, 20 Novembre 2016 09:45
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Park HS et al, 2016: Computed Tomography-Based Novel Prediction Model for the Outcome of Shockwave Lithotripsy in Proximal Ureteral Stones.

Park HS, Gong MK, Yoon CY, Moon DG, Cheon J, Choi YD.
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Korea University , Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine , Seoul, Korea.

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I do not believe in mathematic formulas to predict the future like ”SWL success = 1/[1 + exp (-10.165 + 0.279 · [BMI] + 0.334 · [d... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 16 Novembre 2016 09:41
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Liu H et la, 2016: A 63-year-old man with two huge connected urinomas after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Liu H, Kang W, Wu L, Xu G.
Medical Center of the Graduate School, Nanchang, China.
Department of Pathology, NanchangUniversity, Nanchang, China.
Department of Nephrology, Second Affiliated Hospital, NanchangUniversity, Nanchang, China.

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A case report in a letter to the editor. No information about why and how ESWL was done is given.
Sabato, 12 Novembre 2016 09:33
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Raja A et al, 2016: How Do Urinary Calculi Influence Health-Related Quality of Life and Patient Treatment Preference: A Systematic Review.

Raja A, Hekmati Z, Joshi HB.
Cardiff University , Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, University Hospital of Wales , Cardiff, United Kingdom.

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“Narrative synthesis was performed.” That means you have to read it! Those who are interested in this important aspect of stone di... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 08 Novembre 2016 09:27
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Ahmed AF et al, 2016: Role of Tamsulosin Therapy after Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones: Randomized Controlled Trial.

Ahmed AF, Shalaby E, El-Feky M, Kotb A, Elsotohi E, El-Kholy M Jr, Ragab A, Salem E.
Department of Urology, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

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“Post-SWL, eligible patients were randomly assigned into one of 2 groups using the coin toss method.” A selection bias cannot be ... Leggi tutto
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Lee JH et al, 2016: A Case of Septic Shock caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans in an Immunocompetent Female Patient after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for a Ureteral Stone.

Lee JH, Lee SY, Park IY, Park SY, Lee JS, Kang G, Kim JS, Eom JS.
Department of Internal Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

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6 colleagues from a department of Internal Medicine, and 2 from Laboratory Medicine report on a patient who got ESWL for a uretera... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 31 Ottobre 2016 15:43
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Khatami A et al, 2016: Reduced time from diagnosis to stone-free status in patients with ureteral calculi.

Khatami A, Rosengren K.
Department of Urology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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The main topic of this paper is not ESWL but how to improve the patient orientated service in a urological department by a contin... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 27 Ottobre 2016 15:40
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Heers H et al, 2016: Trends in urological stone disease: a 5-year update of Hospital Episode statistics.

Heers H, Turney BW.
Department of Urology, Oxford University Hospitals, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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Another important publication concerning the socioeconomic position of ESWL and the way it starts losing its impact among the urol... Leggi tutto
Domenica, 23 Ottobre 2016 15:35
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Khan Z et al, 2016: Spontaneous retrograde migration of ureterovesical junction stone to the kidney; first ever reported case in the English literature in human.

Khan Z, Yaqoob AA, Bhatty TA.
Department of Urology, King Hamad University Hospital, Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Telegrafo M et al, 2016: Diagnostic and prognostic role of computed tomography in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy complications.

Telegrafo M, Carluccio DA, Rella L, Ianora AA, Angelelli G, Moschetta M.
Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine, Section of Diagnostic Imaging, Aldo Moro University of Bari Medical School, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy.

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6 Radiologists and no Urologist present data on 43 of 120 patients who were treated by ESWL and had CTs because of postprocedural... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 19 Ottobre 2016 15:31
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Cone EB et al, 2016: Cost-effectiveness comparison of ureteral calculi treated with ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy versus shockwave lithotripsy.

Cone EB, Pareek G, Ursiny M, Eisner B.
Division of Urology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA.
Division of Urology, Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.
Department of Urology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

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An interesting publication with a lot of information. Who is interested in the ever increasing pressure costs have on medical dec... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 11 Ottobre 2016 15:14
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Eze KC et al, 2016: Cost-effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in a poor resource setting: The Okada, Nigeria experience.

Eze KC, Irekpita E, Salami TA.
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Department of Surgery (Urology Unit), Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.

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A sad story about economics in Nigeria, 32 stone patients treated in 6 years and final closure of the site. For those travelling t... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 03 Ottobre 2016 15:07
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Sharma NL et al, 2016: Shock-wave lithotripsy: variance within UK practice.

Sharma NL, Alexander CE, Grout E, Turney BW.
School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.
Oxford Stone Group, Department of Urology, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK.

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Shocking! Just as the paper by Lantz AG, McKay JP, Ordon M, Pace K, Monga M, Honey RJ. Shockwave lithotripsy practice pattern vari... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 29 Settembre 2016 14:59
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Lantz AG et al, 2016: Shockwave lithotripsy practice pattern variations amongst and between American and Canadian urologists: in support of guidelines.

Lantz AG, McKay JP, Ordon M, Pace K, Monga M, Honey RJ.
Department of Urology, Dalhousie University , Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada .
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto , Canada .
Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic , Cleveland, Ohio.

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Shocking! Just as the paper by Sharma NL, Alexander CE, Grout E, Turney BW. Shock-wave lithotripsy: variance within UK practice. N... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 21 Settembre 2016 14:49
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Simal I et al, 2016: Therapeutic possibilities for urolithiasis in childhood.

Simal I, Parente A, Burgos L, Ortiz R, Martínez AB, Rojo R, Pérez-Egido L, Angulo JM.
Servicio de Cirugía Pediátrica, Sección de Urología Pediátrica, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, España.
Servicio de Nefrología Pediátrica, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, España.

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Connors BA et al, 2016: Using 300 Pretreatment Shock Waves In A Voltage Ramping Protocol Can Significantly Reduce Tissue Injury During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Connors BA, Evan AP, Handa RK, Blomgren PM, Johnson CD, Liu Z, Lingeman JE.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University Schools of Public Health and Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana.
Methodist Hospital Institute for Kidney Stone Disease , Indianapolis, Indiana.

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I refer to all previous reviews I have made of the publications of this very active research group. They go on and on with their n... Leggi tutto
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Knoll T et al, 2016: [S2k guidelines on diagnostics, therapy and metaphylaxis of urolithiasis (AMWF 043/025): Compedium].

Knoll T, Bach T, Humke U, Neisius A, Stein R, Schönthaler M, Wendt-Nordahl G.
Urologisches Zentrum Hamburg, Asklepios Klinikum Harburg, Hamburg, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie, Klinikum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie, Universitätsmedizin Mainz, Mainz, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, Mannheim, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg, Deutschland.
Urologische Klinik Sindelfingen, Klinikum Sindelfingen-Böblingen, Arthur-Gruber-Str. 70, 71065, Sindelfingen, Deutschland.

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This German guideline covers all aspects of urolithiasis. ESWL as a primary form of therapy competes with URS and PNL. Compared to... Leggi tutto
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Kitrey ND et al, 2015: Penile low-intensity shockwave treatment is able to shift PDE5i non-responders to responders: A double-blind sham-controlled study.

Kitrey ND, Gruenwald I, Appel B, Shechter A, Massarwa O, Vardi Y.
Neurourology Unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Israel.
Department of Family Medicine, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Clalit Health Services, Haifa, Israel.
Urology Department, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

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Impressive results. A few things are difficult to understand before the treatment: ”patients included in the study were previous ... Leggi tutto
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Long Q et al, 2015: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of the Efficacy of External Physical Vibration Lithecbole after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for a Lower Pole Renal Stone Less Than 2 cm.

Long Q, Zhang J, Xu Z, Zhu Y, Liu L, Wang H, Guo J, Wang G.
Department of Urology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

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“ESWL Plus” is what I called all procedures to improve the passage of stone fragments after ESWL. This is another publication on t... Leggi tutto
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Li BR et al, 2015: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is a safe and effective treatment for pancreatic stones coexisting with pancreatic pseudocysts.

Li BR, Liao Z, Du TT, Ye B, Chen H, Ji JT, Zheng ZH, Hao JF, Ning SB, Wang D, Lin JH, Hu LH, Li ZS.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; Department of Gastroenterology, Air Force General Hospital, Beijing, China.

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In the present series “in each patient a P-ESWL session was repeated on consecutive days until the stones were fragmented down to ... Leggi tutto
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Ruffo A et al, 2015: Safety and efficacy of low intensity shockwave (LISW) treatment in patients with erectile dysfunction.

Ruffo A, Capece M, Prezioso D, Romeo G, Illiano E, Romis L, Di Lauro G, Iacono F.
Department of Urology, Federico II University, Naples, Italy.
Department of Urology, Hospital Santa Maria delle Grazie, Naples, Italy.

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Again a study on ESWT with good results for erectile dysfunction. Some call it LISW, LI-ESWT other LIST and the machines and trea... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 29 Aprile 2016 13:08
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Ding J et al, 2015: Tailored minimally invasive management of complex calculi in horseshoe kidney.

Ding J, Zhang Y, Cao Q, Huang T, Xu W, Huang K, Fang J, Bai Q, Qi J, Huang Y.
Urology Department, Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
Urology Department, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Hefei, Anhui, China.
Radiology Department, Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
Anesthesiology Department, Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
Ultrasonograhy Department, Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

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The tailored approach of the authors offered stone free rates between 73% and 93%. Only 11 of the 62 patients were treated with E... Leggi tutto
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Hassan M et al, 2015: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy vs. extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for treating a 20-30 mm single renal pelvic stone.

Hassan M, El-Nahas AR, Sheir KZ, El-Tabey NA, El-Assmy AM, Elshal AM, Shokeir AA.
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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This paper from a good institution on the treatment of single pelvic stones unfortunately is a retrospective study. Inclusion of d... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 18 Aprile 2016 12:53
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Sahin C et al, 2015: Stone size and quality of life: A critical evaluation after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Sahin C, Cetinel AC, Eryildirim B, Tuncer M, Faydaci G, Sarica K.
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Departments of Urology, Istanbul.

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Despite all the improvement in stone therapy our knowledge about patient satisfaction, preference and quality of life is scarce. I... Leggi tutto
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Akbas A et al, 2015: The effect of music therapy during shockwave lithotripsy on patient relaxation, anxiety, and pain perception.

Akbas A, Gulpinar MT, Sancak EB, Karakan T, Demirbas A, Utangac MM, Dede O, Sancaktutar AA, Simsek T, Sahin B, Resorlu B.
Department of Urology , Ankara Training and Research Hospital , Ankara , Turkey.
Department of Urology , Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University , Diyarbakir , Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology , Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University , Canakkale , Turkey.
Department of Psychiatry , Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University , Canakkale , Turkey.

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A nice topic and clear cut results at first glance. A look at the results seem to suggest that the anxiety score and the pain scor... Leggi tutto
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Denburg MR et al, 2015: Assessing the risk of incident hypertension and chronic kidney disease after exposure to shockwave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy.

Denburg MR, Jemielita TO, Tasian GE, Haynes K, Mucksavage P, Shults J, Copelovitch L.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Hypertension after ESWL is back again - this time based on population statistics. Papers like this have to be red with some cautio... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 25 Marzo 2016 12:35
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Mi Y et al, 2015: Flexible ureterorenoscopy (F-URS) with holmium laser versus extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for treatment of renal stone

Mi Y, Ren K, Pan H, Zhu L, Wu S, You X, Shao H, Dai F, Peng T, Qin F, Wang J, Huang Y.
Department of Urology, Third Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China.
Department of Orthopedics, The Affiliated Jiangyin Hospital of Southeast University Medical School, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China.

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A similar meta-analysis on the same subject was recently published and reviewed (Zheng C, Yang H, Luo J, Xiong B, Wang H, Jiang... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 21 Marzo 2016 12:29
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Li HY et al, 2015: Treatment of renal uric acid stone by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy combined with sodium bicarbonate: 2 case reports.

Li HY, Lian PY, Zhou ZY, Song P, Yan Y, Liu JH.
Department of Urology, The Affiliated Hospital of Hainan Medical College Hailou 570120, P. R. China.
Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan, Hubei 430030, P. R. China.

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Local chemolysis is not free from dangerous complications. The interested reader should have a look at Bernardo NO, Smith AD. Chem... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 11 Marzo 2016 12:21
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Ozkan B et al, 2015: Does ureteral stenting matter for stone size? A retrospectıve analyses of 1361 extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy patients.

Ozkan B, Dogan C, Can GE, Tansu N, Erozencı A, Onal B.
Acıbadem Unıversıty, Faculty of Medıcıne, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.
Unıversıty of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa School of Medıcıne, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.

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An old story updated. The unique quality of this report as compared to similar studies is the fact that all procedures through the... Leggi tutto
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Taşdemir S et al, 2015: Meralgia paresthetica after the fragmentation of renal stone using extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a case report.

Taşdemir S, Ulaş ÜH, Yücel M, Çetiz A.
Department of Neurology, Gulhane Military Academy, GATA Nöroloj Etlik, Ankara, Turkey.

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Peng CZ et al, 2015: Giant Retroperitoneal Abscess Following Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Peng CZ, How CK.
Emergency Department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan.

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Bantis A et al, 2015: Can tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-a) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) be used as prognostic markers of infection following ureteroscopic lithrotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones?

Bantis A, Tsakaldimis G, Zissimopoulos A, Kalaitzis C, Gianakopoulos S, Pitiakoudis M, Polichronidis A, Touloupidis S.
Urology Department, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, PC 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University.
Lunedì, 08 Febbraio 2016 11:53
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El-Assmy A et al, 2015: Clinically Insignificant Residual Fragments: Is It an Appropriate Term in Children?

El-Assmy A, El-Nahas AR, Harraz AM, El Demerdash Y, Elsaadany MM, El-Halwagy S, Sheir KZ.
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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The Urology and Nephrology Center at Mansoura University has a very good reputation. But this is not a paper I like. Today a stu... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 29 Gennaio 2016 10:26
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Acland G et al, 2015: Contemporary trends in urinary tract stone surgery, a regional perspective: Auckland, New Zealand.

Acland G, Zargar-Shoshtari K, Rice M.
Department of Urology, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

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An interesting paper. It shows similar population based trends in the use of stone therapy modalities like in Canada (Ordon M et a... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 25 Gennaio 2016 10:22
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Müllhaupt G et al, 2015: How do stone attenuation and skin-to-stone distance in computed tomography influence the performance of shock wave lithotripsy in ureteral stone disease?

Müllhaupt G, Engeler DS, Schmid HP, Abt D.
Department of Urology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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This is not just another paper on SSD and mean attenuation value (MAV) of stones measured in HU. The authors suggest that SSD mea... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 20 Gennaio 2016 10:08
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Omar M et al, 2015: Shared decision making: why do patients choose ureteroscopy?

Omar M, Tarplin S, Brown R, Sivalingam S, Monga M.
Stevan Streem Center for Endourology and Stone Disease, Glickman Urology and Kidney Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Q10-1, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA.

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Double-J-Stent and URS is a story difficult to understand. In the present study participants were given a scenario that if URS plu... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 15 Gennaio 2016 09:53
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Zheng C et al, 2015: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus retrograde intrarenal surgery for treatment for renal stones 1-2 cm: a meta-analysis.

Zheng C, Yang H, Luo J, Xiong B, Wang H, Jiang Q.
Department of Urology, The People's Hospital of Bishan District, Bishan, Chongqing, 402760, China.
Department of Urology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, China.

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The abstracts’ last sentence “However, further randomized trials are needed to confirm these findings” is frequently found at the ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 11 Gennaio 2016 09:47
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Lee FC et al, 2015: Renal Vasoconstriction Occurs Early During Shockwave Lithotripsy in Humans.

Lee FC, Hsi RS, Sorensen MD, Dunmire B, Liu Z, Bailey MR, Harper JD.
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine , Seattle, Washington.
Division of Urology, Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center , Seattle, Washington.
Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington , Seattle, Washington.
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University Schools of Medicine and Public Health , Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Good type T1, “bench-to-bedside” translational research. If work like this is expanded and integrated into daily routine ESWL beco... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 04 Gennaio 2016 08:02
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Burr J et al, 2015: Is flexible ureterorenoscopy and laser lithotripsy the new gold standard for lower pole renal stones when compared to shock wave lithotripsy: Comparative outcomes from a University hospital over similar time period.

Burr J, Ishii H, Simmonds N, Somani BK.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Department of Urology, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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A 23 % SFR of ESWL for lower pole stones reflects a non-adequate patient selection and treatment technique and 2 cases of urosepsi... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 28 Dicembre 2015 09:34
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Tiselius HG et al, 2015: Arguments for choosing extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for removal of urinary tract stones.

Tiselius HG, Chaussy CG.
Division of Urology, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.
Keck School of Medicine, USC, Los Angeles, USA.

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Two prominent authors review every aspect of ESWL.
Lunedì, 21 Dicembre 2015 09:30
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Dede O et al, 2015: Does morbid obesity influence the success and complication rates of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for upper ureteral stones?

Dede O, Şener NC, Baş O, Dede G, Bağbancı MŞ.
Department of Urology, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ministry of Health Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Urology Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ahi Evran University Faculty of Medicine, Kırşehir, Turkey.

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An electrohydraulic lithotripter (Multimed Classic; Elmed) with a “penetration depth of 15-20 cm” was used in this series. In the... Leggi tutto
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