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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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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Rojas A et al, 2015: Shock wave lithotripsy, retrograde intrarenal surgery or percutaneous nephrolithotomy for lower pole renal stones?

Rojas A, Gallegos H, Salvadó JA.
Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Proyecto Epistemonikos, Santiago, Chile.
Departamento de Urología, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

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Neisius A et al, 2015: [Asymptomatic Kidney Stones: Active Surveillance vs. Treatment].

Neisius A, Thomas C, Roos FC, Hampel C, Fritsche HM, Bach T, Thüroff JW, Knoll T.
Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsmedizin Mainz, Mainz.
Klinik und Poliklinik für Urologie der Universität Regensburg am Caritaskrankenhaus St. Josef, Regensburg.
Urologische Klinik, Asklepios Klinik Harburg, Hamburg.
Urologische Klinik Sindelfingen, Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Tübingen, Sindelfingen.

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Skolarikos A et al, 2015: Manuscript Title: the Efficacy of Medical Expulsive Therapy (MET) in Improving Stone-Free Rate and Stone Expulsion Time, after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) for Upper Urinary Stones: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Skolarikos A, Grivas N, Kallidonis P, Mourmouris P, Rountos T, Fiamegos A, Stavrou S, Venetis C; Members of RISTA Study Group.
Second Department of Urology, Athens Medical School, Sismanogleio General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, G. Hatzikosta General Hospital, Ioannina, Greece.
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
Department of Urology, Ippokrateio General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Department of Urology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.
First Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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In the LIMITATIONS-section of their manuscript the authors seem to recommend a careful interpretation of this meta-analysis: “T... Leggi tutto
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Tauber V et al, 2015: Efficacy Management of Urolithiasis: Flexible Ureteroscopy versus Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Tauber V, Wohlmuth M, Hochmuth A, Schimetta W, Krause FS.
Department of Urology, AKh Linz, Medical Faculty, Linz, Austria.

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The data are a little bit difficult to understand: The authors state: “In case of residual stone fragments, a re-operation was pe... Leggi tutto
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Aydin HR et al, 2015: The Application of Kidney Injury Molecule-1 to Determine the Duration Between Shockwave Lithotripsy Sessions.

Aydin HR, Irkilata L, Aydin M, Daggulli M, Taskin MH, Demirel HC, Adanur S, Moral C, Atilla MK, Sancaktutar AA.
Department of Urology, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University , Rize, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Samsun Training and Research Hospital , Samsun, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Dicle University , Diyarbakir, Turkey.
Department of Microbiology, Samsun Training and Research Hospital , Samsun, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ataturk University , Erzurum, Turkey.

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It would be interesting to know which of the many post-ESWL parameters measured so far is really signalizing the right time gap be... Leggi tutto
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Dogan HS et al, 2015: A new nomogram for prediction of outcome of pediatric shock-wave lithotripsy.

Dogan HS, Altan M, Citamak B, Bozaci AC, Karabulut E, Tekgul S.
Department of Urology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Biostatistics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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Good clinical work for the treatment of children - and parents, because the Urologist will be able to discuss not only advantages ... Leggi tutto
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Cranfield A et al, 2015: Goodpasture's disease following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a case report & literature review.

Cranfield A, Mathavakkannan S.
The Renal Unit, Lister Hospital Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 4AB, UK.

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Goodpasture´s syndrome leads to acute, severe renal and pulmonary problems. It is a rare disease with only one case per 2 million... Leggi tutto
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Raheem OA et al, 2015: Contemporary Trends in the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment of Urolithiasis: Population-Based Analysis.

Raheem OA, Mirheydar HS, Miller DL, Palazzi KL, Chang DC, Sur RL.
Department of Urology, University of California San Diego Health Care System , San Diego, California.

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“Unlike SWL, technology advances and improvement of URS have taken significant strides over last few decades.” That´s right! It´s... Leggi tutto
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Omar M et al, 2015: Does stone removal help patients with recurrent urinary tract infections?

Omar M, Abdulwahab-Ahmed A, Chaparala H, Monga M.
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.

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The conclusion is wrong:” 50% patients with recurrent UTIs and asymptomatic renal calculi may be rendered stone-free following ext... Leggi tutto
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Ahmed AF et al, 2015: Diuresis and inversion therapy to improve clearance of lower caliceal stones after shock wave lithotripsy: A prospective, randomized, controlled, clinical study.

Ahmed AF, Shalaby E, Maarouf A, Badran Y, Eladl M, Ghobish A.
Department of Urology, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Salman bin Abdulaziz University, Al-kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Department of Urology, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
Department of Urology, El-Iman General Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Department of Urology, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
Department of Urology, King Abdullah Hospital, Bisha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Not new but important not to forget that there is what I call ESWL plus. To those interested I also recommend the very informative... Leggi tutto
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Chung DY et al, 2015: Impact of colic pain as a significant factor for predicting the stone free rate of one-session shock wave lithotripsy for treating ureter stones: a Bayesian logistic regression model analysis.

Chung DY, Cho KS, Lee DH, Han JH, Kang DH, Jung HD, Kown JK, Ham WS, 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.
Department of Urology, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Yangpyeong Health Center, Yangpyeong, Korea.
Department of Urology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

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The idea behind the study was that “Ureter stones in patients with colic pain are unlikely to be impacted as they do not have enou... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 30 Ottobre 2015 11:15
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Demir A et al, 2015: The histomorphological findings of kidneys after application of high dose and high-energy shock wave lithotripsy.

Demir A, Türker P, Bozkurt SU, İlker YN.
Department of Urology, Kafkas University, Medical School, Kars, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Namik Kemal University, Medical Faculty, Tekirdağ, Turkey.
Department of Pathology, Marmara University, School Of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Anadolu Health Center, Kocaeli, Turkey.

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What was the hypothesis? If studies like this are done, because registration of a new device requires animal studies it should be... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 26 Ottobre 2015 11:09
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Fankhauser CD et al, 2015: Long-term Adverse Effects of Extracorporeal Shock-wave Lithotripsy for Nephrolithiasis and Ureterolithiasis: A Systematic Review.

Fankhauser CD, Kranzbühler B, Poyet C, Hermanns T, Sulser T, Steurer J.
Klinik für Urologie, UniversitätsSpital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

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Unfortunately the conclusion cannot be better than the data available to make the conclusion: Quality of the Included Studies “Th... Leggi tutto
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Irkilata L et al, 2015: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the primary treatment of encrusted ureteral stents.

Irkilata L, Ozgur BC, Sancaktutar AA, Akdeniz E, Aydin M, Demirel HC, Aydin HR, Doluoglu OG, Resorlu B, Atilla MK.
Department of Urology, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Fevzi Çakmak Mahallesi, Altın Yunus Sokak, Liva Park Sitesi, B-2 Blok, Ilkadım, Samsun, Turkey.

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Sfoungaristos S et al, 2015: Do we really need kidneys-ureters-bladder radiography to predict stone radiopacity before treatment with shockwave lithotripsy? Development and internal validation of a novel predictive model based on computed tomography parameters.

Sfoungaristos S, Hidas G, Gofrit ON, Yutkin V, Latke A, Landau EH, Pode D, Duvdevani M.
Urology Department, Hadassah University Hospital , The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel .

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This manuscript was already available for reviewing in September 2014 before copyediting and proof correction. It was my reviewer... Leggi tutto
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Mehmet NM et al, 2015: Effect of urinary stone disease and its treatment on renal function.

Mehmet NM, Ender O.
Necmettin Mercimek Mehmet, Department of Urology, Gaziantep Sani Konukoglu Hospital, Sehitkamil, 27090 Gaziantep, Turkey.

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A very short review on renal function after ESWL, PNL or URS.
Lunedì, 28 Settembre 2015 10:40
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Ng CF et al, 2015: The effect of renal cortical thickness on the treatment outcomes of kidney stones treated with shockwave lithotripsy.

Ng CF, Luke S, Chiu PK, Teoh JY, Wong KT, Hou SS.
The S.H. Ho Urology Centre, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
Department of Imaging and Intervention Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

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It says that the measurements were taken along the shock wave path. But in fact the authors had the same two problems as Pareek et... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 22 Settembre 2015 10:35
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Lee HY et al, 2015: Noncontrast computed tomography factors that predict the renal stone outcome after shock wave lithotripsy.

Lee HY, Yang YH, Lee YL, Shen JT, Jang MY, Shih PM, Wu WJ, Chou YH, Juan YS.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Division of Statistical Analysis, Department of Medical Research, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Cishan Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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There focus is on fat. But they do not yet have a lot of followers in the literature. I had read and commented a previous publicat... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 16 Settembre 2015 10:30
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Massoud AM et al, 2015: The success of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy based on the stone-attenuation value from non-contrast computed tomography.

Massoud AM, Abdelbary AM, Al-Dessoukey AA, Moussa AS, Zayed AS, Mahmmoud O.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt.
Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt.

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These correlations are well known.
Giovedì, 10 Settembre 2015 10:24
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Yencilek E et al, 2015: The Daily Resistive Index measurement useful tool in the estimation of the optimal time interval between two Shock Wave Lithotripsy sessions.

Yencilek E, Sarsılmaz A, Kilickesmez O, Koyuncu H, Eryildirim B, Gurses B, Bastug Y, Erihan B.
Department of Radiology, Haydarpasa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Radiology, Yeditepe University Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Radiology Istanbul Education Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Yeditepe University Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology Kartal Lutfi Kırdar Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology Beykoz State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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I like the principle message: there must be ways to measure and determine when a repeat ESWL is safe. In fact it is difficult to u... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 04 Settembre 2015 10:20
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Chaussy CG et al, 2015: Engineering Better Lithotripters.

Chaussy CG, Tiselius HG.
University of Munich, Munich, Germany.

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Two experts present the current situation of ESWL, the recently accepted recommendations to improve the success rates and the news... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 31 Agosto 2015 10:15
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Rodríguez D et al, 2015: Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment for Kidney Stone Disease.

Rodríguez D, Sacco DE.
Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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Handa RK et al, 2015: Effect of renal shock wave lithotripsy on the development of metabolic syndrome in a juvenile swine model: a pilot study.

Handa RK, Liu Z, Connors BA, Evan AP, Lingeman JE, Basile DP, Tune JD.
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kidney Stone Institute of Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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The group from Indianapolis has made significant contributions to our understanding of the effects and side effects of ESWL. Since... Leggi tutto
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Pelayo-Nieto M et al, 2015: Linear shock wave therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Pelayo-Nieto M, Linden-Castro E, Alias-Melgar A, Espinosa-Pérez Grovas D, Carreño-de la Rosa F, Bertrand-Noriega F, Cortez-Betancourt R.
Departamento de Urología, Centro Médico Nacional 20 de Noviembre, México Distrito Federal, México.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University.
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Bechara A et al, 2015: Effectiveness of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy on patients with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) who have failed to respond to PDE5i therapy. A pilot study.

Bechara A, Casabé A, De Bonis W, Nazar J.
Urología del Hospital Durand y del IME. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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No free access via KIB or Heidelberg University.
Lunedì, 27 Luglio 2015 09:28
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Prstojevic JK et al, 2015: Characteristics of calculi in the urinary tract.

Prstojevic JK, Junuzovic D, Hasanbegovic M, Lepara Z, Selimovic M.
Urology clinic, Clinical center of Sarajevo University, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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This publication deals with the epidemiological data of stones treated by SWL but not with treatment details or results.
Mercoledì, 22 Luglio 2015 09:20
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Budía Alba A et al, 2015: Analysis of the safety profile of treatment with a large number of shock waves per session in extracorporeal lithotripsy

Budía Alba A, López Acón JD, Polo-Rodrigo A, Bahílo-Mateu P, Trassierra-Villa M, Boronat-Tormo F.
Hospital Virgen del Consuelo-Grupo NISA de Valencia, Valencia, España; Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, España.
Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, España.

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No free access to English version via KIB or Heidelberg.
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Geng JH et al, 2015: Noncontrast computed tomography can predict the outcome of shockwave lithotripsy via accurate stone measurement and abdominal fat distribution determination.

Geng JH, Tu HP, Shih PM, Shen JT, Jang MY, Wu WJ, Li CC, Chou YH, Juan YS.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Public Health and Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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In a previous study of the same group (Juan HC, Lin HY, Chou YH, Yang YH, Shih PM, Chuang SM, et al. Abdominal fat distribution on... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 15 Luglio 2015 09:05
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Sivalingam S et al, 2015: Contemporary Practice Patterns in the Management of Acute Obstructing Ureteral Stones.

Sivalingam S, Stormont IM, Nakada SY.
Department of Urology, Glickman Urological Institute , Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Another conclusion of the study was: “Our survey indicates strong concordance with the ureteral stone guidelines (Preminger GM, Ti... Leggi tutto
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Cicerello E et al, 2015: Urolithiasis in renal transplantation: diagnosis and management.

Cicerello E, Merlo F, Mangano M, Cova G, Maccatrozzo L.
Unità Complessa di Urologia, Ospedale Ca' Foncello, Treviso.

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Kumar A et al, 2015: A Single Center Experience Comparing Miniperc and Shockwave Lithotripsy for Treatment of Radiopaque 1-2 cm Lower Caliceal Renal Calculi in Children: A Prospective Randomized Study

Kumar A, Kumar N, Vasudeva P, Kumar R, Jha SK, Singh H.
Department of Urology and Renal Transplant, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital , New Delhi, India.

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READ IT! “ … we conducted this first prospective randomized comparative study (after thorough Medline and PubMed search, to the be... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 07 Luglio 2015 08:46
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Nguyen DP et al, 2015: Optimization of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy delivery rates achieves excellent outcomes in ureteral stones. Results of a prospective, randomized trial.

Nguyen DP, Hnilicka S, Kiss B, Seiler R, Thalmann GN, Roth B.
Department of Urology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

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READ IT! What a relief to read this publication among all these retrospective studies literature which tries to sell causal trues... Leggi tutto
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Liu CK et al, 2015: Comparison of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy running models between outsourcing cooperation and rental cooperation conducted in Taiwan.

Liu CK, Ko MC, Chen SS, Lee WK, Shia BC, Chiang HS
Department of Urology, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan;
College of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, New Taipei, Taiwan;
Graduate School of Business Administration, Fu-Jen Catholic University, New Taipei, Taiwan;
College of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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Even though the manuscript was received in May 2012 revised and accepted in September 2012 and the references are a little bit old... Leggi tutto
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Seklehner S et al, 2015: Renal calculi: trends in the utilization of shockwave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy.

Seklehner S, Laudano MA, Del Pizzo J, Chughtai B, Lee RK.
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, USA; Landesklinikum Baden-Mödling, Baden, Austria.

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No free access via KIB and Heidelberg University.
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Fisang C et al, 2015: Urolithiasis-an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Secondary Preventive Challenge.

Fisang C, Anding R, Müller SC, Latz S, Laube N.

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This is a general review on all aspects of urolithiasis without special emphasis on SWL.
Venerdì, 12 Giugno 2015 07:43
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Carrasco A Jr et al, 2015: Surgical management of stone disease in patients with primary hyperoxaluria.

Carrasco A Jr, Granberg CF, Gettman MT, Milliner DS, Krambeck AE.
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

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The authors also offer a brief look at all 149 PH patients they have seen at Mayo clinic: a median time from presentation to diagn... Leggi tutto
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El-Assmy A et al, 2015: Risk factors for formation of steinstrasse after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for pediatric renal calculi: a multivariate analysis model.

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

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A retrospective study on 317 children treated in 12 years with ESWL monotherapy with no auxiliary procedures. Stone analysis and a... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 26 Maggio 2015 07:26
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Telli O et al, 2015: What is the best option for 10-20mm renal pelvic stones undergoing ESWL in the pediatric population: stenting, alpha blockers or conservative follow-up?

Telli O, Gokce MI, Ozturk E, Suer E, Mermerkaya M, Afandiyev F, Ozcan C, Guclu AG, Soygur T, Burgu B.
Ankara University, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Urology, Ankara, Turkey

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This is a relatively large series of children with renal pelvic stones with a mean stone size of 13.8 ± 2.9 mm treated with ESWL w... Leggi tutto
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Ranjan V et al, 2015: Urinothorax: A path, less travelled: Case report and review of literature.

Ranjan V, Agrawal S, Chipde SS, Dosi R
Department of General Surgery, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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This is a report on urine collection in the thoracic cavity after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). That may happen after PNL bu... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 15 Maggio 2015 07:13
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Mirone V et al, 2014: Clinical aspects of antimicrobial prophylaxis for invasive urological procedures.

Mirone V, Franco M

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No online article available via Karolinska Institutet and Heidelberg University.
Giovedì, 30 Aprile 2015 12:58
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García-Galisteo E et al, 2015: Invasive treatment trends in urinary calculi in a third level hospital.

García-Galisteo E, Sánchez-Martínez N, Molina-Díaz P, López-Rueda B, Baena-González V
Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya, Málaga, España

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No online access via Karolinska Institutet and Heidelberg.
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Yuruk E et al, 2015: Comparison of Shockwave Lithotripsy and Flexible Ureteroscopy for the Treatment of Kidney Stones in Patients with a Solitary Kidney.

Yuruk E, Binbay M, Ozgor F, Sekerel L, Berberoglu Y, Muslumanoglu AY
Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital , Istanbul, Turkey

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Reisman Y et al, 2015: Initial experience with linear focused shockwave treatment for erectile dysfunction: a 6-month follow-up pilot study.

Reisman Y, Hind A, Varaneckas A, Motil I
Men's Health Clinic, Amstelland Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Urology and Andrology Center, Red Crescent Hospital (RCH), Ramallah, Palestine
Amber Clinic, Klaipėda, Lithuania
Urologickaambulance.cz, Brno, Czech Republic

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In the stone business we are lacking good prospective randomized trials in order to better understand what we are doing. The erec... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 22 Aprile 2015 11:29
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Andonian S, 2015: Is shockwave lithotripsy on the verge of extinction?

Andonian S

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In order to properly answer the question the author suggests a Global CROES Study on SWL.
Venerdì, 17 Aprile 2015 11:26
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Aydogdu O et al, 2015: Recent management of urinary stone disease in a pediatric population.

Aydogdu O, Karakose A, Celik O, Atesci YZ
Department of Urology, Izmir University School of Medicine, Medical Park Izmir Hospital, Karsiyaka, Izmir 35200, Turkey

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This short review on all techniques of stone removal serves to inform paediatricians.
Lunedì, 13 Aprile 2015 11:23
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Handa RK et al, 2015: Shock Wave Lithotripsy Does Not Impair Renal Function in a Swine Model of Metabolic Syndrome.

Handa RK, Johnson CD, Connors BA, Evan AP, Phillips CL, Liu Z
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana

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They keep on using their juvenile pig SWL injury model - 2000 SWs, 24 kV, 120 SWs/min - and I keep on criticizing their setting ... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 27 Marzo 2015 11:11
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Vilches RM et al, 2015: Comparison between retrograde intrarenal surgery and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of lower pole kidney stones up to 15mm. Prospective, randomized study.

Vilches RM, Aliaga A, Reyes D, Sepulveda F, Mercado A, Moya F, Ledezma R, Hidalgo JP, Olmedo T, Marchant F
Departamento de Urología, Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

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Bhojani N et al, 2015: Lithotripter Outcomes in a Community Practice Setting: Comparison of an Electromagnetic and an Electrohydraulic Lithotripter.

Bhojani N, Mandeville JA, Hameed TA, Soergel TM, McAteer JA, Williams JC Jr, Krambeck AE, Lingeman JE
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
First Urology, Jeffersonville, Indiana
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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This is a remarkable publication: 355 patients were treated in a private practice group, the first 155 patients with the LithoGold... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 20 Marzo 2015 11:06
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Yesil S et al, 2015: Effect of different analgesics on pain relief during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Yesil S, Polat F, Ozturk U, Dede O, Imamoglu M, Bozkirli I
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Besevler, Turkey
Department of Urology, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Dişkapi, Ankara, Turkey

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The authors mention a serious problem of the study design: “ Though mixture of hyoscine-N-butyl bromide plus paracetamol, which is... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 16 Marzo 2015 11:00
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Mamarelis G et al, 2015: Lithiasis of the renal allograft, a rare urological complication following renal transplantation: a single-center experience of 2045 renal transplantations.

Mamarelis G, Vernadakis S, Moris D, Altanis N, Perdikouli M, Stravodimos K, Pappas P, Zavos G
Transplantation Unit, "Laikon" General Hospital, Athens, Greece

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Chandrasekar T et al, 2015: Internet-Based Patient Survey on Urolithiasis Treatment and Patient Satisfaction.

Chandrasekar T, Monga M, Nguyen M, Low RK
Department of Urology, University of California at Davis , Sacramento, California

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An interesting publication: within only 4.5-months 443 unsolicited responses could be gathered by offering a 9 items questionnaire... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 11 Marzo 2015 10:55
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Lee SW et al, 2015: Comparative efficacy and safety of various treatment procedures for lower pole renal calculi: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Lee SW, Chaiyakunapruk N, Chong HY, Liong ML
School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia

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Meta-analyses frequently show three results: they prove what is already known about the topi, they show that there are only a limi... Leggi tutto
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Hofmans M et al, 2015: Staphylococcus saprophyticus bacteremia after ESWL in an immunocompetent woman

Hofmans M, Boel A, Van Vaerenbergh K, De Beenhouwer H

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Telli O et al, 2015: Does previous stone treatment in children generate a disadvantage or just the opposite?

Telli O, Haciyev P, Karimov S, Sarici H, Karakan T, Ozgur BC, Demirbas A, Resorlu B, Soygur T, Burgu B
Department of Paediatric Urology, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Sihhiye, Ankara, 06100, Turkey

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This article deals with success and complications of PNL after previous stone therapy in children. Unfortunately the authors do no... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 25 Febbraio 2015 10:46
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Sarica K et al, 2015: Ureteral wall thickness at the impacted ureteral stone site: a critical predictor for success rates after SWL.

Sarica K, Kafkasli A, Yazici O, Cetinel AC, Demirkol MK, Tuncer M, Sahin C, Eryildirim B
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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A nice idea. The overall ureteral wall thickness (UWT) was 3.28 ± 0.95 mm. In a multivariate analysis UWT and Hounsfield units of ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 16 Febbraio 2015 10:41
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Gücük A et al, 2015: Usefulness of hounsfield unit and density in the assessment and treatment of urinary stones.

Gücük A, Uyetürk U
Adnan Gücük, Uğur Üyetürk, Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280 Bolu, Turkey

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This short review - probabaly ment for Nephrologists - only briefly covers SWL and HU
Lunedì, 09 Febbraio 2015 10:37
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Sheir KZ et al, 2014: Evaluation of Acute Post-Shock Wave Lithotripsy Renal Changes by Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Prospective Clinical Study.

Sheir KZ, El-Ghar MA, El Shal A, Elsaadany MM, Taha DE, El-Nahas AR

Departments of Urology and Radiology (MAEG), Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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The message is: These MRI studies do not show post-ESWL findings that are different from what we already know: they are minimal an... Leggi tutto
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Arpali E et al, 2014: The efficacy of radiographic anatomical measurement methods in predicting success after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for lower pole kidney stones.

Arpali E, Altinel M, Sargin SY

Istanbul Memorial Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Urology, Turk Bobrek Vakfi Memorial Hizmet Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Urology, Eskisehir Acibadem Hospital, Eskisehir, Turkey.

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No News.
Lunedì, 08 Dicembre 2014 11:18
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Clifton MM et al, 2014: The change in upper tract urolithiasis composition, surgical treatments and outcomes of para and quadriplegic patients over time.

Clifton MM, Gettman MT, Patterson DE, Rangel L, Krambeck AE

Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street Southwest, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA.

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Patients with neurogenic disorders are prone to have complications of stone therapy. Unfortunately the experience is limited and 9... Leggi tutto
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Kuyumcuoglu U et al, 2014: A rare complication of ESWL: focal metastatic multiple organ abscesses in a horseshoe kidney.

Kuyumcuoglu U, Eryildirim B, Tuncer M, Faydaci G, Aktoz T, Akdere H, Sarıca K

Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Urology Clinic, Edirne.

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There are no data on the condition of the patient, the kidney, the stone, the ESWL treatment and the follow-up of the patient. It ... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 27 Novembre 2014 11:07
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Tran TY et al, 2014: Triple D Score Is a Reportable Predictor of Shockwave Lithotripsy Stone-Free Rates.

Tran TY, McGillen K, Cone EB, Pareek G

Division of Urology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University , Providence, Rhode Island.

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The term wasteful spending appears more often in debates about the ever increasing health care costs. Publications that allow pred... Leggi tutto
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Adanur S et al, 2014: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy under sedoanalgesia for treatment of kidney stones in infants: a single-center experience with 102 cases.

Adanur S, Ziypak T, Yılmaz AH, Kocakgol H, Aksoy M, Yapanoglu T, Polat O, Aksoy Y

Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Ataturk University, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey.

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Good results and no problems!? “… to our knowledge, SWL therapy administered with intravenous sedation has not been reported in in... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 17 Novembre 2014 10:57
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Sfoungaristos S et al, 2014: Do we really need a KUB to predict stone radiopacity prior treatment with shockwave lithotripsy? Development and internal validation of a novel predictive model based on computed tomography parameters.

Sfoungaristos S, Hidas G, Gofrit ON, Yutkin V, Latke A, Landau EH, Pode D, Duvdevani M

Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Urology , Jerusalem, Israel , Jerusalem, Israel , 26500.

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This is a nice idea. The authors even created a web-based calculator, to estimate the probability of a stone to be visible in fluo... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 13 Novembre 2014 10:53
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Tehranchi A et al, 2014: Effects of hydrochlorothiazide on kidney stone therapy with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Tehranchi A, Rezaei Y, Mohammadi-Fallah M, Mokhtari M, Alizadeh M, Abedi F, Khalilzadeh M, Tehranchi P

Department of Urology, Urmia Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

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This is not an easy paper. The authors did not formulate a hypothesis they wanted to prove. Like this it is difficult to deal with... Leggi tutto
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Nakasato T et al, 2014: Evaluation of Hounsfield Units as a predictive factor for the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and stone composition.

Nakasato T, Morita J, Ogawa Y

Department of Urology School of Medicine, Showa University, 1-5-8, Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 142-8666, Japan.

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Since a good 30 years many papers on CT based determination of in vivo stone composition have been published. By now the question ... Leggi tutto
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Nishiyama R et al, 2014: [Does SWL for ureteral stone with less than 60 shock waves per minute improve treatment results?].

Nishiyama R, Kubota M, Kanno T, Okada T, Higashi Y, Yamada H

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Publication not available in English.
Venerdì, 31 Ottobre 2014 13:55
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Abdelaziz H et al, 2014: The usefulness of stone density and patient stoutness in predicting extracorporeal shock wave efficiency: Results in a North African ethnic group.

Abdelaziz H, Elabiad Y, Aderrouj I, Janane A, Ghadouane M, Ameur A, Abbar M

Urology Department, University Military Hospital Med V., Hay Ryad, Rabat, Morocco.

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The retreatment rate is not given. Follow up was done with plane films.
Lunedì, 27 Ottobre 2014 10:31
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Joshi HN et al, 2014: Outcomes of extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy in renal and ureteral calculi.

Joshi HN, Karmacharya RM, Shrestha R, Shrestha B, de Jong IJ, Shrestha RK

Department of Pharmacology,Dhulikhel Hospital- Kathmandu University Hospital Kathmandu University School of medical Science, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal.
Department of Surgery,Dhulikhel Hospital- Kathmandu University Hospital Kathmandu University School of medical Science, Dhulikhel , Kavre, Nepal.
Department of Urology, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre, Groningen, The Netherlands.

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Back to the future. It seems that this is the authors’ first experience with ESWL which naturally leads to the typical good succes... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 23 Ottobre 2014 10:27
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Torbati SS et al, 2014: Renal rupture following extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

Torbati SS, Niku M, Vos E, Hogan S

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles, California.

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A typical but rare complication of ESWL. Why is this published?
Martedì, 21 Ottobre 2014 10:22
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Chabannes E et al, 2014: Management of adult's renal and ureteral stones. Update of the Lithiasis Committee of the French association of urology (CLAFU). General considerations

Chabannes E, Bensalah K, Carpentier X, Bringer JP, Conort P, Denis E, Dore B, Estrade V, Gautier JR, Hadjadj H, Hubert J, Hoznek A, Lechevallier E, Meria P, Mozer P, Saussine C, Yonneau L, Traxer O; Comité lithiase de l'AFU
CHU de Besançon, 25030 Besançon, France.

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Publication not available in English. Comment currently not available.
Martedì, 19 Agosto 2014 13:00
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Lei H et al, 2014: Low-intensity shock wave therapy and its application to erectile dysfunction.

Lei H, Liu J, Li H, Wang L, Xu Y, Tian W, Lin G, Xin Z
Andrology Center, Department of Urology, Peking University First Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Department of Urology, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Jilin, China.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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This review is a good guide for the interested reader to get into the original literature concerning this non-stone subject.... Leggi tutto
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Ozsaker E et al, 2014: The effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for pain relief during extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy procedure.

Ozsaker E, Diramali A
Department of Surgical Nursing, Nursing Faculties, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

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This is a nice study with clear cut results. Although I have some doubts concerning the design of the study: Patients were inform... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 26 Agosto 2014 10:35
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Etafy M et al, 2014: Management of lower ureteric stones: a prospective study.

Etafy M, Morsi GA, Beshir MS, Soliman SS, Galal HA, Ortiz-Vanderdys C
Jackson Health System, Miami, FL, USA.
Faculty of Medicine, Urology Department, Al-Azhar University, Assiut, Egypt.
Universidad Central de Venezuela, Escuela de Medicina Luis Carreño, Caracas, Venezuela.

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That is a very unusual publication: it collects data from patients treated in a non-randomized fashion between 2008 and 2010 in th... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 26 Agosto 2014 10:31
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Brown RD et al, 2014: Best practices in shock wave lithotripsy: a comparison of regional practice patterns.

Brown RD, De S, Sarkissian C, Monga M
Stevan B. Streem Center for Endourology & Stone Disease, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

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This is an interesting paper because it shows the real life situation which seems to be very close to the general recommendations.... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 26 Agosto 2014 10:20
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Tuncer M et al, 2014: Does Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Cause Hearing Impairment?

Tuncer M, Erdogan BA, Yazici O, Sahin C, Altin G, Faydaci G, Eryildirim B, Sarica K
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Otorhinolaryngology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.
Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey

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This paper offers many references on that subject.
Martedì, 26 Agosto 2014 10:16
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Flannigan R et al, 2014: Renal struvite stones-pathogenesis, microbiology, and management strategies.

Flannigan R, Choy WH, Chew B, Lange D
The Stone Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, Jack Bell Research Centre, 2660 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3Z6, Canada

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This review with 86 references includes only a few general comments on the use of SWL in struvite stones: “SWL is a minimally inva... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 26 Agosto 2014 10:12
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Scales CD Jr et al, 2014: Comparative Effectiveness of Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Ureteroscopy for Treating Patients With Kidney Stones.

Scales CD Jr, Lai JC, Dick AW, Hanley JM, van Meijgaard J, Setodji CM, Saigal CS; for the Urologic Diseases in America Project
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles2Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California3Department of Urology, David Ge.
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California.
RAND Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts.
Department of Health Policy and Management, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles.
RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.6Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California.

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These are important but messages. Get the original publication to enable you to precisely understand what a marginal patient is an... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 26 Agosto 2014 10:08
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Schnabel MJ et al, 2014: Antiplatelet and anticoagulative medication during shock wave lithotripsy.

Schnabel MJ, Gierth M, Bruendl J, Chaussy CG, Burger M, Fritsche HM
Department of Urology, Caritas St. Josef Medical Center, University of Regensburg , Regensburg, Germany

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This article should be read and kept in mind by everyone doing SWL therapy to be able to councel patients with antiplatelet or ant... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 26 Agosto 2014 10:02
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Demir E et al, 2014: Immediate and long-term high levels of plasma homocysteine after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in patients with renal stone disease.

Demir E, Izol V, Aridogan IA, Paydas S, Tansug Z, Erken U
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Çukurova, 01330, Adana, Turkey

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The authors describe their findings but do not explain them in detail. What comes as a surprise is a statistically significant cre... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 26 Agosto 2014 09:58
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Ordon M et al, 2014: The Surgical Management of Kidney Stone Disease: A Population-Based Time Series Analysis.

Ordon M, Urbach D, Mamdani M, Saskin R, D'A Honey RJ, Pace KT
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Applied Health and Research Department, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Programming & Biostatistics, Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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This is a very important publication as it demonstrates - at least for a certain geographic area - what kind of stone treatment ur... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 26 Agosto 2014 09:54
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Mahdavi R et al, 2014: Minimally invasive procedures for treatment of urolithiasis in transplanted kidneys.

Mahdavi R, Tavakkoli M, Taghavi R, Ghoreifi A
Division of Urology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

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Urolithiasis after kidney transplantation is a rare event. Unfortunately the authors do not report how and why the different forms... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 26 Agosto 2014 09:23
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Silbert BS et al, 2014: Incidence of postoperative cognitive dysfunction after general or spinal anaesthesia for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Silbert BS, Evered LA, Scott DA
Centre for Anaesthesia and Cognitive Function, Department of Anaesthesia, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, PO Box 2900, Fitzroy, VIC 3065, Australia Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Australia

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A lot of work has been published that tried to show important side effects and complications of ESWL. Here is a well done study wi... Leggi tutto
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Wagenlehner FM et al, 2014: Fosfomycin trometamol (3,000 mg) in perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis of healthcare-associated infections after endourological interventions: a narrative review

Wagenlehner FM, Thomas PM, Naber KG
Klinik und Poliklinik für Urologie, Kinderurologie und Andrologie, Universitätsklinikum Giessen und Marburg - Standort Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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SWL is only a minor aspect in this publication. Peter Alken
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Schnabel MJ et al, 2014: Incidence and risk factors of renal hematoma: a prospective study of 1,300 SWL treatments

Schnabel MJ, Gierth M, Chaussy CG, Dötzer K, Burger M, Fritsche HM
Department of Urology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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Hematoma after SWL is such a rare event that the authors stated: "Due to the low number of events, this study lacks a complete sta... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 31 Marzo 2014 14:16
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Janane A et al, 2014: Usefulness of adjunctive alpha1-adrenergic antagonists after single extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy session in ureteral stone expulsion

Janane A, Hamdoun A, Hajji F, Dakkak Y, Ghadouane M, Ameur A, Abbar M
Department of Urology, University Military Hospital Mohammed V. Rabat, Morocco

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The patients were treated in the supine position but the route of shock wave application is not described in detail or discussed. ... Leggi tutto
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Wood KD et al, 2014: Medical expulsive therapy

Wood KD, Gorbachinsky I, Gutierrez J
Department of Urology, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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In this review on the well accepted use of medical expulsive therapy the last reference - even though being also 4 years old - is ... Leggi tutto
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Gross AJ et al, 2014: Managing caliceal stones

Gross AJ, Knipper S, Netsch C
Department of Urology, Asklepios Hospital Barmbek, 22291 Hamburg, Germany

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This is a review article on all treatment modalities for calyceal stones. Peter Alken
Venerdì, 21 Febbraio 2014 14:12
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Cui Y et al, 2014: Comparison of ESWL and Ureteroscopic Holmium Laser lithotripsy in Management of Ureteral Stones

Cui Y, Cao W, Shen H, Xie J, Adams TS, Zhang Y, Shao Q
Department of Urology, Suzhou Municipal Hospital, Suzhou, China
Center for Cancer Genomics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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A retrospective but interesting paper that offers slightly different aspects than the currently popular views on an old theme: The... Leggi tutto
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