Peter Alken, MD
Professor of Urology
Department of Urology, Universitätsklinik Mannheim
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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
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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
Giovedì, 20 Novembre 2014 11:03
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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
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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
Lunedì, 10 Novembre 2014 10:46
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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
Martedì, 04 Novembre 2014 10:41
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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.
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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
Martedì, 26 Agosto 2014 10:38
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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
Martedì, 26 Agosto 2014 09:12
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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
Lunedì, 17 Marzo 2014 14:15
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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
Martedì, 25 Febbraio 2014 14:13
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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
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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
Mercoledì, 19 Febbraio 2014 14:10
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Alp BF et al, 2014: Inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase prevents shock wave therapy induced renal injury

Alp BF, Malkoc E, Demirer Z, Guragac A, Turker T, Altayli E, Ozcan A, Uysal B, Topal T, Akgul EO, Yildirim I, Guven A
Department of Urology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey

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Indeed, referring to Peter's comment above, torturing rats under these circumstances has little use beyond accumulating research p... Leggi tutto
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Peter Alken
The rat kidney is a monopapillary kidney with a size of apr. 20x10x10 mm. This and the fact that the organ is not much bigger than... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 18 Febbraio 2014 14:09
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Ferroni MC et al, 2014: Acute renal vein thrombus and renal atrophy following shock wave lithotripsy: a unique complication

Ferroni MC, Turner RM 2nd, Semins MJ
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Publication currently not available.
Martedì, 11 Febbraio 2014 13:01
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Hussein A et al, 2014: The Role of Plain Radiography in Predicting Renal Stone Fragmentation by Shockwave Lithotripsy in the Era of Noncontrast Multidetector Computed Tomography

Hussein A, Anwar A, Abol-Nasr M, Ramadan E, Shaaban A
Department of Urology, Minia University , El-Minia, Egypt

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Nice study in a time when the radiation exposure due the uncritical use of CT is debated and for those where KUB and IVU are still... Leggi tutto
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Li X et al, 2014: Shock Wave Induces Biological Renal Damage by Activating Excessive Inflammatory Responses in Rat Model

Li X, Long Q, Cheng X, He D
Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital, Medical College, Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 277 Yanta West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, 710061, China

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This is an extensive study on the shock wave effects on rat kidneys. Reading manuscripts on the experimentally induced SWL renal t... Leggi tutto
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Ngee-Ming G et al, 2014: Complementary approaches to decreasing discomfort during shockwave lithotripsy (SWL)

Ngee-Ming G, Tamsin D, Rai BP, Somani BK
Department of Urology, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK

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No comment.
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Carpentier X et al, 2014: [Update for the management of kidney stones in 2013. Stone group comity of the French association of Urology]

Carpentier X, Meria P, Bensalah K, Chabannes E, Estrade V, Denis E, Yonneau L, Mozer P, Hadjadj H, Hoznek A, Traxer O
Service d'urologie, hôpital Archet 2, 151, route de Saint-Antoine-de-Ginestière, BP 1069, 06002 Nice cedex 1, France
CHU Saint-Louis, 75010 Paris, France
CHU de Rennes, 35203 Rennes, France
CHU de Besançon, 25030 Besançon, France
CHR d'Angoulême, 16000 Angoulême, France
CHU Lyon-Sud, 69004 Lyon, France
Hôpital Foch, 92150 Suresnes, France
CHU Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013 Paris, France
77400 Lagny-sur-Marne, France
CHU Mondor, 94010 Créteil, France
CHU Tenon, 75020 Paris, France

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Publications not available in English. Comment currently not available.
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Elderwy AA et al, 2014: Dissolution Therapy versus Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Radiolucent Renal Stones in Children: A Prospective Study

Elderwy AA, Kurkar A, Hussein A, Abozeid H, Hammodda HM, Ibraheim AF
Pediatric Urology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Pediatric Nephrology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Radiology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

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A good paper. The authors rightly state: "Oral alkalization therapy for uric acid renal stones is established in the literature as... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 24 Gennaio 2014 14:01
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Srivastava A et al, 2013: Management of 1-2 cm renal stones

Srivastava A, Chipde SS
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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This review does not use statistical means to weigh the value of the different procedures. Peter Alken
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McClain PD et al, 2013: Optimizing shock wave lithotripsy: a comprehensive review

McClain PD, Lange JN, Assimos DG
Department of Urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

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With 90 references this is a very extensive review on nearly every aspect of SWL like Stone Size, Skin-to-Stone Distance and Body ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 13 Gennaio 2014 09:52
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Manzoor S et al, 2013: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) vs. ureterorenoscopic (URS) manipulation in proximal ureteric stone

Manzoor S, Hashmi AH, Sohail MA, Mahar F, Bhatti S, Khuhro AQ
Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi
Department of Urology, PMC Hospital, Nawabshah

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This randomized controlled study will make it into guideline panels. A detailed view on the data suggests that case selection coul... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 09 Gennaio 2014 09:47
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Carrasco J et al, 2013: The protective role of coenzyme Q10 in renal injury associated with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Carrasco J, Anglada FJ, Campos JP, Muntané J, Requena MJ, Padillo J
Department of Urology, Reina Sofia University Hospital, Cordoba, Spain

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CoQ10? If you don´t know look it up in Wikipedia (Link to Wikipedia) It "is present in most eukaryotic cells, primarily in the mi... Leggi tutto
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Adanur S et al, 2014: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the treatment of radiolucent renal stones in children: is it different opaque stone treatment?

Adanur S, Ziypak T, Sancaktutar AA, Tepeler A, Reşorlu B, Söylemez H, Dağgülli M, Ozbey I, Unsal A
Department of Urology, Medical Faculty, School of Medicine, Ataturk University, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey

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SWL is only a minor theme in this article. Peter Alken
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Zavitsanos PJ et al, 2013: Low Methodological and Reporting Quality of Randomized, Controlled Trials of Devices to Treat Urolithiasis

Zavitsanos PJ, Bird VG, Mince KA, Neuberger MM, Dahm P
Department of Urology, University of Florida and Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville (PD), Florida

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This is a very important article not only to educate people to improve the quality of research but also to stimulate the reader fo... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 05 Dicembre 2013 09:31
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Bas O et al, 2013: Comparison of shock wave lithotripsy, flexible ureterorenoscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotripsy on moderate size renal pelvis stones

Bas O, Bakirtas H, Sener NC, Ozturk U, Tuygun C, Goktug HN, Imamoglu MA
Department of Urology, Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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This is a retrospective study. The "treatment method was chosen according to the surgeons' and patient's preference." One of the a... Leggi tutto
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Dellis AE et al, 2014: Role of α-blockers in the Treatment of Stent-related Symptoms: A Prospective Randomized Control Study

Dellis AE, Keeley FX Jr, Manolas V, Skolarikos AA
Second Department of Surgery, University of Athens, Aretaieion Hospital, Chalandri, Athens, Greece
Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, United Kingdom
First Department of Urology, University General Hospital of Athens, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
Second Department of Urology, University of Athens, Sismanoglio Hospital, Northern Athens, Greece

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2/3 of the 150 patients in this study were treated with SWL. The paper focusses not on SWL but on the stent related morbidity. Li... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 02 Dicembre 2013 09:25
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Koopman SG et al, 2013: Management of stones associated with intrarenal stenosis: infundibular stenosis and caliceal diverticulum

Koopman SG, Fuchs G
Department of Urology, Cedars-Sinai , Los Angeles, California

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The manuscript mainly deals with RIRS. There are no details given on the technique of combined SWL+RIRS used in 20% of the cases. ... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 26 Novembre 2013 09:03
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Ozturk MD et al, 2013: The comparison of laparoscopy, shock wave lithotripsy and retrograde intrarenal surgery for large proximal ureteral stones

Ozturk MD, Sener NC, Goktug HN, Gucuk A, Nalbant I, Imamoglu MA
Ministry of Health, Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazit Education and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkey

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A good quality paper. The Can. Urol. Assoc. Journal. offers full text access: http://journals.sfu.ca/cuaj/index.php/journal/artic... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 22 Novembre 2013 08:59
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Meidani M et al, 2013: Aortic valve streptococcus group B endocarditis post-extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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

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The patient had a urinary tract infection before SWL and was obviously not treated with antibiotics before and for four days after... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 20 Novembre 2013 08:54
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Martov A et al, 2014: Investigation of differences between nanosecond electropulse and electrohydraulic methods of lithotripsy: A comparative in-vitro study of efficacy

Martov A, Gudkov A, Diamant V, Chepovetsky G, Lerner M
Department of Urology, Federal Medical and Biological Agency , Moscow, Russia

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The article deals with lithotripsy devices that are used in endourological procedures like PNL or URS. This is the first publicati... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 18 Novembre 2013 08:50
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Matlaga BR et al, 2014: Management Patterns of Medicare Patients Undergoing Treatment for Upper Urinary Tract Calculi

Matlaga BR, Meckley LM, Kim M, Byrne TW
James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , Baltimore, Maryland

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This is a surprise paper in several aspects. 1 The author is a urologist. The three co-authors are employees of Boston Scientific... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 14 Novembre 2013 08:46
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Weaver J et al, 2014: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for upper tract urolithiasis

Weaver J, Monga M
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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This is a timely review of the literature on the pros and cons and the forefront of SWL application. Peter Alken... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 08 Novembre 2013 08:36
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Basri C et al, 2013: The effect of tamsulosin on pain and clearance according to ureteral stone location after shock wave lithotripsy

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

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Hmmm? It says: " Drug administration was started immediately after SWL and was continued for a maximum of 28 days or until an alt... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 06 Novembre 2013 15:04
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Ozturk U et al, 2013: Comparison of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, and Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery for Lower Pole Renal Calculi 10-20 mm

Ozturk U, Sener NC, Goktug HN, Nalbant I, Gucuk A, Imamoglu MA
Department of Urology, Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazit Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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If one compares the results of the present retrospective analysis with the well-known "Lower Pole -1 study" (Albala DM et al.: A p... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 31 Ottobre 2013 14:37
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Okada A et al, 2013: Impact of official technical training for urologists on the efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy

Okada A, Yasui T, Taguchi K, Niimi K, Hirose Y, Hamamoto S, Ando R, Kubota Y, Umemoto Y, Tozawa K, Sasaki S, Hayashi Y, Kohri K
Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

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Hans-Göran Tiselius commented the publication of Kumar A et al. in this review series (Kumar A et al.: A Prospective Randomized Co... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 29 Ottobre 2013 14:30
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Cannata F et al, 2013: Total Intravenous Anesthesia using Remifentanil in Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL). Comparison of two dosages: a randomized clinical trial

Cannata F, Spinoglio A, Di Marco P, Luzi M, Canneti A, Ricciuti G, Reale C
Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care University of Rome "Sapienza",Italy

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No comment.
Lunedì, 28 Ottobre 2013 13:36
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Netsch C et al, 2013: [Calyceal stones]

Netsch C, Gross AJ
Abteilung für Urologie, Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Rübenkamp 220, 22291 Hamburg, Deutschland

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This CME article is written in German and contains only minor information on SWL therapy of calyceal stones. Peter Alken... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 25 Ottobre 2013 14:25
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Yesil S et al, 2013: Previous Open Renal Surgery Increased Vascular Complications in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Compared with Primary and Secondary PCNL and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Patients: A Retrospective Study

Yesil S, Ozturk U, Goktug HN, Tuygun C, Nalbant I, Imamoglu MA
Department of Urology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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As had to be expected a previous ESWL did not lead to increased complications during a secondary PNL. Peter Alken... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 23 Ottobre 2013 14:20
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Jeong US et al, 2013: Factors affecting the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for unilateral urinary stones in children: a 17-year single-institute experience

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

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I like this publication despite the naturally small numbers and recommend it to those treating children with stones. There are de... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 21 Ottobre 2013 14:15
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Al-Marhoon MS et al, 2013: Extracorporeal Shock-wave Lithotripsy Success Rate and Complications: Initial Experience at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital

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

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Good results. A devoted user is the main cause of bias in such series. I did not understand the statistics completely. Peter Al... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 17 Ottobre 2013 14:11
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Traxer O et al, 2013: Extracorporeal lithotripsy endoscopically controlled by ureterorenoscopy (LECURS): a new concept for the treatment of kidney stones-first clinical experience using digital ureterorenoscopes

Traxer O, Letendre J
Urology Department, Tenon Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University, 4 rue de la Chine, Paris Cedex 20, 75970, France

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I remember the surprising video on combined URS+SWL that G. Fuchs (Reference 4: Patel A, Fuchs GJ (1997) Expanding the horizons of... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 15 Ottobre 2013 14:05
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Zhu X et al, 2013: Retrograde, Antegrade, and Laparoscopic Approaches to the Management of Large Upper Ureteral Stones After Shockwave Lithotripsy Failure: A Four-Year Retrospective Study

Zhu H, Ye X, Xiao X, Chen X, Zhang Q, Wang H
Department of Urology, General Hospital of Armed Police Forces of China , Beijing, China

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There is no information on the details of the primary SWL treatment and the reasons for failures. Peter Alken
Venerdì, 11 Ottobre 2013 13:56
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Perez C et al, 2013: Acoustic field characterization of the Duolith: measurements and modeling of a clinical shock wave therapy device

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

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This is a very interesting paper on the measurement, simulation and definition of the acoustic field of an ESWT device. The machin... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 09 Ottobre 2013 13:51
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Jindal T, 2013: The risk of radiation exposure to assisting staff in urological procedures: a literature review

Jindal T
Department of Urology, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, India

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Only one publication from 1992 in this literature review deals with SWL. The other 8 publications are on PNL and URS. The conclusi... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 07 Ottobre 2013 13:48
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Parmar S et al, 2013: Role of sonography-guided lithotripsy in renal stone with angiomyolipoma

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

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Hot stuff! They succeeded. The images show an AML of at least 4 cm diameter in a distance of approximately 4 cm to the stone. They... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 03 Ottobre 2013 13:43
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Kang JH et al, 2013: Relationship Between Patient Position and Pain Severity During Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones With the MODULITH SLX-F2 Lithotripter: A Matched Case-Control Study

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

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This is a well done retrospective study. The authors evaluated VAS-avg and VAS-max immediately after the treatment. Whenever pain ... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 01 Ottobre 2013 13:39
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Fahmy N et al, 2013: Urinary Expression of Novel Tissue Markers of Kidney Injury Following Ureteroscopy, Shock Wave Lithotripsy and in Normal Healthy Controls

Fahmy N, Sener A, Sabbisetti V, Nott L, Lang RM, Welk B, Mendez-Probst CE, Macphee RA, Vaneerdewijk S, Cadieux PA, Bonventre J, Razvi H
London, Ontario, Canada, University of Western Ontario, Surgery, Division of Urology, 339 Windermere Road, LHSC-UH, C4-208, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5A5, 519-685-8500x 33353

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This is the second report on urinary KIM-1 levels in controls and stone patients before and after SWL in this review series. What ... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 25 Settembre 2013 13:31
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Leong WS et al, 2013: Does Simultaneous Inversion During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Improve Stone Clearance: A Long-term, Prospective, Single-blind, Randomized Controlled Study

Leong WS, Liong ML, Liong YV, Wu DB, Lee SW
Department of Urology, Lam Wah Ee Hospital, Penang, Malaysia

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A well conducted study. My conclusion is: Inversion does not improve the SWL results. The retreatment rate is high: Concerning... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 23 Settembre 2013 13:16
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Lao M et al, 2013: High Recurrence Rate at 5-Year Followup in Children after Upper Urinary Tract Stone Surgery

Lao M, Kogan BA, White MD, Feustel PJ
Urological Institute of Northeastern New York, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York

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A small low quality study on urolithiasis in children: The authors state: "For patients to be included, they had to have been con... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 19 Settembre 2013 13:12
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Liu J et al, 2013: Comparative Study between Three Analgesic Agents for the Pain Management during Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Liu J, Zang YJ
Yun-Jiang Zang, Department of Urologic Surgery, Weifang People's Hospital, 151 Guangwen Street, Kuiwen District, Weifang, Shandong, China

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The results concerning the different methods of analgesia were to be expected according to what is known from the literature. Two ... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 17 Settembre 2013 13:08
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Rabani SM et al, 2013: Management of Large Proximal Ureteral Stones: A Comparative Clinical Trial Between Transureteral Lithotripsy (TUL) and Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL)

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

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In the text it says "The difference in the proportion of success between the two groups was significant (Table 1) " In table the p... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 26 Agosto 2013 12:59
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Zolfaghari A et al, 2013: Renal vascular Doppler resistance after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Zolfaghari A, Ghadirpour A, Tarzamni MK, Goldust M, Mirabad MR, Nezami N
Department of Urology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

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It is not stated if ramping and pausing was used in the treatment sessions. Obviously only one value was recorded during each meas... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 12 Agosto 2013 12:49
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Hatipoglu NK et al, 2013: Comparison of Shockwave Lithotripsy and Microperc for Treatment of Kidney Stones in Children

Hatipoglu NK, Sancaktutar AA, Tepeler A, Bodakci MN, Penbegul N, Atar M, Bozkurt Y, Soylemez H, Silay MS, Istanbulluoglu OM, Akman T, Armağan A
Dicle University, Urology, Dicle University of Department of Urology, Diyarbakır, Turkey, 21280

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Peter Alken
"This is the first study comparing the outcomes of SWL and microperc in the treatment of kidney stone in children" and it shows go... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 22 Luglio 2013 12:41
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Senyucel MF et al, 2013: Evaluation of contralateral kidney, liver and lung after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in rabbits

Senyucel MF, Boybeyi O, Ayva S, Aslan MK, Soyer T, Demet AI, Kısa U, Basar M, Cakmak MA
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kırıkkale University, Kırıkkale, Turkey

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This study has several problems in its design: 1. It is not stated if the control group (CG) had 3 times anesthesia like the trea... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 08 Luglio 2013 12:37
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Huang Z et al, 2013: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Management of Residual Stones after Ureterolithotripsy versus Mini-Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: A Retrospective Study

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

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During the study period a satisfying stone-free status was initially achieved in 663 of 752 = 88.2% URL patients and 643 of 745 = ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 24 Giugno 2013 12:32
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Khalil M, 2013: Management of impacted proximal ureteral stone: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy with holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy

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

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What happened in this series when SWL or URS failed or required additional interventions? There is significant difference in th... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 20 Giugno 2013 12:28
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Bhojani N et al, 2013: Shockwave lithotripsy-new concepts and optimizing treatment parameters

Bhojani N, Lingeman JE
Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA

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A valuable review with 76 references. Peter Alken
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Gharaei B et al, 2013: Opioid-sparing effect of preemptive bolus low-dose ketamine for moderate sedation in opioid abusers undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a randomized clinical trial

Gharaei B, Jafari A, Aghamohammadi H, Kamranmanesh M, Poorzamani M, Elyassi H, Rostamian B, Salimi A
Anesthesiology Research Center, Labbafinejad Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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There are no details related to the shock wave application as such in this anaesthesiological publication. As a clinician you shou... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 18 Giugno 2013 09:03
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Yilmaz B et al, 2012: An FDTD-based computer simulation platform for shock wave propagation in electrohydraulic lithotripsy

Yılmaz B, Ciftçi E
Abdullah Gül University, Biomedical Engineering Department, Kayseri, Turkey

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This computer simulation model should principally allow evaluating the performance of a shock wave generator and its transmission ... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 14 Giugno 2013 08:58
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D'A Honey RJ et al, 2012: A Prospective Study Examining the Incidence of Bacteriuria and Urinary Tract Infection After Shock Wave Lithotripsy with Targeted Antibiotic Prophylaxis

D'A Honey RJ, Ordon M, Ghiculete D, Wiesenthal JD, Kodama R, Pace KT
Division of Urology, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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That scores 1:0 for the EAU. Peter Alken
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Akça O et al, 2013: Obesity might not be a disadvantage for SWL treatment in children with renal stone

Akça O, Horuz R, Boz MY, Kafkasli A, Gökhan O, Göktaş C, Sarica K
Department of Urology, Kartal Training and Research Hospital, 34890 Cevizli/Istanbul, Turkey

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That´s what I thought. Peter Alken
Lunedì, 10 Giugno 2013 08:49
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Bakoyiannis C et al, 2012: Superior mesenteric artery dissection after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

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

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In publications like this or the one by Weng et al. (Severe acute pancreatitis with abscess after extracorporeal shock wave lithot... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 27 Maggio 2013 08:43
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Griebling TL, 2013: Re: safety of ESWL in elderly: evaluation of independent predictors and comorbidity on stone-free rate and complications

Griebling TL

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This is just a short editorial comment that does not need any further comments.
Lunedì, 20 Maggio 2013 08:42
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Onal B et al, 2013: What changed in the management of pediatric stones after the introduction of minimally invasive procedures? A single-center experience over 24 years

Onal B, Citgez S, Tansu N, Emin G, Demirkesen O, Talat Z, Yalcin V, Erozenci A
Department of Urology, University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey

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This is a view on the historical development of stone therapy in a single department with a large patient volume. Open surgery pra... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 13 Maggio 2013 07:44
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Feng C et al, 2013. Ureteroscopic Holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy is effective for ureteral steinstrasse post-SWL

Feng C, Wu Z, Jiang H, Ding Q, Gao P
Department of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University , Shanghai , China

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The authors state "There is currently a dearth of studies reporting the outcomes of endoscopic management of steinstrasse." Rightl... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 29 Aprile 2013 07:39
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Pu YR et al, 2013: Design of the dual stone locating system on an extracorporeal shock wave lithotriptor

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

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This group constantly works and publishes on their stone tracking system. I always wondered why no company has integrated the syst... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 15 Aprile 2013 07:23
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Phipps S et al, 2013: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy to distal ureteric stones: the transgluteal approach significantly increases stone-free rates

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

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ESWL of distal ureteral stones in a supine position has been described in several modifications with different lithotripters and v... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 01 Aprile 2013 07:18
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Fernández F et al, 2013: Out-of-Focus Low Pressure Pulse Pretreatment to the Whole Kidney to Reduce Renal Injury During Shockwave Lithotripsy: An In Vivo Study Using a Rabbit Model

Fernández F, Domínguez A, Castaño E, Loske AM
Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México , Querétaro, Qro., México

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The abstract reads like a small sensation. An interesting publication showing that there are still simple open questions for strai... Leggi tutto
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Al-Abadi E et al, 2013: Extracorporal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of stones in children with oxalosis-still the first choice?

Al-Abadi E, Hulton SA
Department of Paediatric Nephrology and Urology, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

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This is a report on a series of rare but severe cases of urolithiasis seen in 22 years between 1987 and 2009. Primary hyperoxaluir... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 18 Febbraio 2013 07:03
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Rosa M et al, 2013: Recent finding and new technologies in nephrolitiasis: a review of the recent literature

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

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A condensed review on most aspects of urolithiasis with an up-to-date reference list for the uninformed Reader. Peter Alken... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 04 Febbraio 2013 06:58
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Cui H et al, 2013: Efficacy of the lithotripsy in treating lower pole renal stones

Cui H, Thomee E, Noble JG, Reynard JM, Turney BW.
The Oxford Stone Group, The Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK

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This is a classical paper in many ways: "Lithotripsy was ... gradually increased to the highest tolerable/ maximum recommended int... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 07 Gennaio 2013 06:48
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Ghani KR et al, 2013: Trends in surgery for upper urinary tract calculi in the USA using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample: 1999-2009

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

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The title is misleading. It should actually read "Trends in inpatient surgery..." Unfortunately the data offer only a view on tren... Leggi tutto
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Weng CH et al, 2013: Severe acute pancreatitis with abscess after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a rare complication

Weng CH, Ho PY, Tsai CC, Hsu JM, Chen M, Lin WR
Department of Urology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, 92, Sec.2 Chung-Shan N. Rd, Taipei, Taiwan

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In those four cases of acute pancreatitis shortly after ESWL described in the literature the cause-effect relationship between ESW... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 19 Novembre 2012 06:31
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Zhong W et al, 2013: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal stones following failed extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: different performances and morbidities

Zhong W, Gong T, Wang L, Zeng G, Wu W, Zhao Z, Zhong W, Wan SP
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

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"Scattered stone fragments buried within the tissues..." Are these the effects of ESWL that can be seen during secondary PNL? In ... Leggi tutto
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Oh MM et al, 2013: Bacterial sepsis after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) of calyceal diverticular stone

Oh MM, Kim JW, Kim JW, Chae JY, Yoon CY, Park HS, Park MG, Moon du G
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

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Peter Alken
Publication currently not available.
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Li K et al, 2013: Optimal Frequency of Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Urolithiasis Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Li K, Lin T, Zhang C, Fan X, Xu K, Bi L, Han J, Huang H, Liu H, Dong W, Duan Y, Yu M, Huang J.
Department of Urology, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; Key Laboratory of Malignant Tumor Gene Regulation and Target Therapy of Guangdong Higher Education Institutes, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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Meta analyses are tools to confirm or contradict the facts preserved in a good memory. They also frequently show that a lot of dup... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 08 Ottobre 2012 06:17
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Kupajski M et al, 2012: Modern management of stone disease in patients with a solitary kidney

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

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Turan E et al, 2012: A case of zosteriform lichen planus developing after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

Turan E, Akay A, Yesilova Y, Türkçü G.
Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Sanliurfa, Turkey.

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According to the authors this is the first case reported in the literature. Peter Alken
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Williams JC Jr et al, 2012: Fragility of brushite stones in shock wave lithotripsy: absence of correlation with computerized tomography visible structure

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

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A properly performed basic research study. Whenever I read a publication from this group on brushite stones I eagerly wait for so... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 17 Settembre 2012 08:53
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Ichiyanagi O et al, 2012: Stone clearance after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in patients with solitary pure calcium oxalate stones smaller than 1.0 cm in the proximal ureter, with special reference to monohydrate and dihydrate content

Ichiyanagi O, Nagaoka A, Izumi T, Kawamura Y, Tsukigi M, Ishii T, Ohji H, Kato T, Tomita Y.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Japan.

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I agree to the authors conclusion: "The main limitations of the present study are the small number of patients, small stone sizes ... Leggi tutto
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Ferreira Cassini M et al, 2012: Lithiasis in 1,313 kidney transplants: incidence, diagnosis, and management

Ferreira Cassini M, Cologna AJ, Ferreira Andrade M, Lima GJ, Medeiros Albuquerque U, Pereira Martins AC, Tucci Junior S.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery and Anatomy, Ribeirao Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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No comment.
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Mandal S et al, 2012: Comparison of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for inferior caliceal calculus between children and adults: a retrospective analysis-why do results vary?

Mandal S, Sankhwar SN, Singh MK, Kathpalia R, Singh V, Goel A, Singh BP, Dalela D.
Department of Urology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, formerly King George Medical College, Lucknow, India

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I agree to the author's conclusion: "ESWL can be considered as the first treatment alternative in the management of lower calyx st... Leggi tutto
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