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

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
Martedì, 03 Dicembre 2013 09:27
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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.
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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
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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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"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
Mercoledì, 19 Giugno 2013 12:26
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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
Mercoledì, 12 Giugno 2013 08:54
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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
Lunedì, 18 Marzo 2013 07:12
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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
Lunedì, 03 Dicembre 2012 06:37
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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
Lunedì, 05 Novembre 2012 06:27
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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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Publication currently not available.
Lunedì, 22 Ottobre 2012 13:26
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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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Lunedì, 01 Ottobre 2012 12:40
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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
Giovedì, 27 Settembre 2012 06:12
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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
Lunedì, 03 Settembre 2012 08:49
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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.
Lunedì, 20 Agosto 2012 13:30
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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
Lunedì, 06 Agosto 2012 08:37
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Moon KB et al, 2012: Optimal shock wave rate for shock wave lithotripsy in urolithiasis treatment: a prospective randomized study

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

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The authors nicely quote some of the old literature (Greenstein A, Matzkin H. Does the rate of extracorporeal shock wave delivery ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 25 Giugno 2012 08:14
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Chang CC et al, 2012: In Vitro Study of the Revised Ultrasound Based Real-Time Tracking of Renal Stones for Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Part 1

Chang CC, Pu YR, Manousakas I, Liang SM, Yu FM, Tong YC, Lin SH.
Dept. of Urology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

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I like this paper because it offers a technique to improve ESWL but… The group has essentially published 3 papers concerning ultra... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 15 Giugno 2012 08:04
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Hertzig LL et al, 2012: Urolithiasis after ileal conduit urinary diversion: a comparison of minimally invasive therapies

Hertzig LL, Iwaszko MR, Rangel LJ, Patterson DE, Gettman MT, Krambeck AE
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

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Basically this is just a "me to" paper with little useful information. Only 77 patients in 28 years show that this is a rare event... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 23 Maggio 2012 07:55
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Riley JM et al, 2012: Stone management for the patient on anticoagulation

Riley JM, Averch TD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA

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Peter Alken
5 sentences on anticoagulation and ESWL do not add anything new. Peter Alken
Lunedì, 21 Maggio 2012 07:47
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Pearle MS, 2012: Shock-wave lithotripsy for renal calculi

Pearle MS
Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390-9110, USA

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Peter Alken
This review written for Non-Urologists requires no comment. Peter Alken
Mercoledì, 16 Maggio 2012 07:38
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Ng et al, 2012: Hepatic haematoma after shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones

Ng CF, Law VT, Chiu PK, Tan CB, Man CW, Chu PS
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, 4/F Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR, China

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Peter Alken
A rare complication just as to have a haematoma of the right upper renal pole after treatment of a right lower caliceal stone (cas... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 14 Maggio 2012 07:29
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Ng et al, 2012: A prospective, randomized study of the clinical effects of shock wave delivery for unilateral kidney stones: 60 versus 120 shocks per minute

Ng CF, Lo AK, Lee KW, Wong KT, Chung WY, Gohel D
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

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This paper contributes to the conflicting data of animal experiments and clinical experience but raises a lot of questions. The tr... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 10 Maggio 2012 07:23
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Takahara K et al, 2012: Predictors of success for stone fragmentation and stone-free rate after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the treatment of upper urinary tract stones

Takahara K, Ibuki N, Inamoto T, Nomi H, Ubai T, Azuma H
Department of Urology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

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The authors conclude: “Our study suggests that stone fragmentation and stone-free rate after SWL treatment for upper urinary tract... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 07 Maggio 2012 07:16
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El-Nahas et al, 2012: Are there long-term effects of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in paediatric patients?

El-Nahas AR, Awad BA, El-Assmy AM, Abou El-Ghar ME, Eraky I, El-Kenawy MR, Sheir KZ
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Centre, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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Whenever you need very large numbers to prove or disprove a relationship between a procedure and the effects or side effects the i... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 03 Maggio 2012 07:12
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Ganpule A et al, 2012: Management of urolithiasis in live related kidney donors

Ganpule A, Vyas JB, Sheladiya C, Mishra S, Ganpule SA, Sabnis RB, Desai M
Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Department of Urology, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

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Due to the shortage of renal allografts individuals with renal stones lity. In this series stones with less than 1200 Hounsfild un... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 25 Aprile 2012 07:04
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Onal B et al, 2012: Predictive factors and management of steinstrasse after shock wave lithotripsy in pediatric urolithiasis-a multivariate analysis study

Onal B, Citgez S, Tansu N, Demirdag C, Dogan C, Gonul B, Demirkesen O, Obek C, Erozenci A.
Department of Urology, University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey

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This is a single operator report on the SWL treatment of children with stones in the kidney or upper or mid ureter between 1992 an... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 23 Aprile 2012 06:57
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Benes J et al, 2012: Biological effects of tandem shock waves demonstrated on magnetic resonance

Benes J, Zeman J, Pouckova P, Zadinova M, Sunka P, Lukes P
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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Peter Alken
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Giovedì, 19 Aprile 2012 10:45
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Lopes Neto AC et al, 2012: Prospective randomized study of treatment of large proximal ureteral stones: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus ureterolithotripsy versus laparoscopy

Lopes Neto AC, Korkes F, Silva JL 2nd, Amarante RD, Mattos MH, Tobias-Machado M, Pompeo AC
ABC Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

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The editor's note "This article is the fifth of 5 published in this issue for which category 1 CME credits can be earned." confirm... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 17 Aprile 2012 06:46
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Polat F et al, 2012: Safety of ESWL in elderly: Evaluation of independent predictors and comorbidity on stone-free rate and complications

Polat F, Yeşil S, Ak E, Farahvash A, Karaoğlan U, Biri H, Bozkırlı I
Urology Department, Gazi University School of Medicine, Cukurambar, Ankara, Turkey

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Publication currently not available.
Giovedì, 12 Aprile 2012 12:56
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Wang HH et al, 2012: Shock wave lithotripsy vs ureteroscopy: variation in surgical management of kidney stones at freestanding children's hospitals

Wang HH, Huang L, Routh JC, Nelson CP
Department of Urology, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA

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"The probability that a given child would undergo SWL, while holding all other factors stable, varied from 7% to 93%, depending so... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 11 Aprile 2012 06:39
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Eker HE et al, 2012: IV paracetamol effect on propofol-ketamine consumption in paediatric patients undergoing ESWL

Eker HE, Cok OY, Ergenoğlu P, Ariboğan A, Arslan G
Department of Anaesthesiology, Baskent University, Dadaloğlu Mah, 39 sok, No: 36, 01250, Yüreğir/Adana, Turkey

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Good abstract, good message, good paper. Peter Alken
Lunedì, 09 Aprile 2012 06:35
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Sorensen MD et al, 2012: Quantitative Assessment of Shockwave Lithotripsy Accuracy and the Effect of Respiratory Motion

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

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A nice paper adds some precision to a well-known problem. "To our knowledge, this is the first study to quantify accurate shockwav... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 03 Aprile 2012 06:23
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Zekey F et al, 2012: Evaluation of the Impact of Shock Wave Lithotripsy on Kidneys Using a New Marker: How Do Neutrophil Gelatinese-associated Lypocalin Values Change After Shock Wave Lithotripsy?

Zekey F, Senkul T, Ates F, Soydan H, Yilmaz O, Baykal K
Department of Urology, GATA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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An unusual paper: "All patients had a single stone in the kidney with an average size of 9.25 mm (range 5-15). SWL treatment was a... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 29 Marzo 2012 08:53
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Tiselius HG, 2012: Urinary tract stone disease: Are all problems solved?

Tiselius HG
Division of Urology, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm , Sweden

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"... or carelessly neglected" could be added. Tiselius knows. Peter Alken... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 26 Marzo 2012 08:24
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Younesi Rostami M et al, 2012: Treatment of Kidney Stones Using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) and Double-J Stent in Infants

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

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A 100% stone free rate! The authors do not indicate why they used a Double-J Stent in stones > 1,3 cm. This paper can be compared... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 19 Marzo 2012 08:19
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Chongruksut W et al, 2012: Predictors for kidney stones recurrence following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

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

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The authors cannot exclude a selection bias: "The present study is a retrospective study, which may have loss of plain KUB records... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 15 Marzo 2012 08:11
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Göktaş C et al, 2012: The effect of citrate replacement in hypocitraturic cases on the results of SWL: a preliminary prospective randomized study

Göktaş C, Horuz R, Akça O, Cetinel CA, Cangüven O, Kafkaslı A, Albayrak S, Sarıca K
Kartal Training Hospital, Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey

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The total duration of the citrate replacement is not given. The stone fragments were analysed but the stone analysis is lacking. T... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 09 Marzo 2012 08:03
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Handa RK et al, 2012: Optimising an escalating shockwave amplitude treatment strategy to protect the kidney from injury during shockwave lithotripsy

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

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Since many years this group continuously works on the positive and negative effects of shock waves. It is a pity that they concent... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 07 Marzo 2012 07:57
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Skinner TA et al, 2012: Variables influencing the likelihood of cardiac dysrhythmias during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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

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Peter Alken
Nothing new. Peter Alken
Venerdì, 02 Marzo 2012 07:52
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Askari A et al, 2012: Patient information leaflets for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: questionnaire survey

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

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Obviously there were not a lot of lawsuits because of ESWL treatments in England. The quality of informed consent material for th... Leggi tutto
Giovedì, 23 Febbraio 2012 07:47
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Habib EI et al, 2012: Effect of size and site on the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of proximal urinary stones in children

Habib EI, Morsi HA, Elsheemy MS, Aboulela W, Eissa MA
Division of Pediatric Urology, Aboul-Riche Children's Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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"Auxillary ureteroscopy and uretrolithotomy were done in two and four patients respectively for steinstrasse extraction, ...four p... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 21 Febbraio 2012 07:41
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Matlaga BR et al, 2012: Economic Outcomes of Treatment for Ureteral and Renal Stones: A Systematic Literature Review

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

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The issue of costs becomes increasingly important and seems to influence the choice between alternative procedures. But the basis ... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 17 Febbraio 2012 07:32
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Cicerello E et al, 2012: Management of Clinically Insignificant Residual Fragments following Shock Wave Lithotripsy

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

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52 references accompany this review which collects what is known about the topic. It would have been more informative for the read... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 03 Febbraio 2012 07:28
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Razvi H et al, 2012: Risk Factors for Perinephric Hematoma Formation After Shock Wave Lithotripsy: A Matched Case-Control Analysis

Razvi H, Fuller A, Nott L, Mendez-Probst CE, Leistner R, Foell K, Dave S, Denstedt JD
Western University, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, London, Ontario, Canada

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This is a well performed study with relevant information as it is based on - as the authors state – "the largest known series of p... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 23 Gennaio 2012 07:23
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Choi JW et al, 2012: Predictive factors of the outcome of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for ureteral stones

Choi JW, Song PH, Kim HT
Department of Urology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea

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Tiselius HG et al, 2012: Aspects on how extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy should be carried out in order to be maximally effective

Tiselius HG, Chaussy CG
Division of Urology, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 141 86, Stockholm, Sweden

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There are many reasons why ESWL results are sometimes mediocre .This is a "must read" before anyone starts treating patients with... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 18 Gennaio 2012 07:16
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Ateş F et al, 2012: Does the use of doxazosin influence the success of SWL in the treatment of upper ureteral stones? A multicenter, prospective and randomized study

Ateş F, Eryıldırım B, Oztürk MI, Turan T, Gürbüz C, Ekinci MO, Yıldırım A, Göktaş C, Senkul T, Sarıca K; AYTAG group
Department of Urology, GATA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital, 34668, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey

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In the discussion the authors mention the missing data that would be nice to have: “The number of patients requiring additional tr... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 17 Gennaio 2012 07:13
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Bader MJ et al, 2012: Contemporary management of ureteral stones

Bader MJ, Eisner B, Porpiglia F, Preminger GM, Tiselius HG
Department of Urology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich, Germany

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This look at the latest developments in the treatment of ureteral stones given in this publication shows that the database and con... Leggi tutto
Mercoledì, 11 Gennaio 2012 07:00
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Ordon M et al, 2012: Does the Radiologic Technologist or the Fluoroscopy Time Affect Treatment Success with Shockwave Lithotripsy?

Ordon M, Ghiculete D, Pace KT, Honey RJ
Division of Urology, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto , Toronto, Canada

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This is another publication on ESWL by Radiotechnicians from Canada ( see last review of 2011: Elkoushy MA, Morehouse DD, Anidjar ... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 09 Gennaio 2012 06:54
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Park BH et al, 2012: Analyzing the effect of distance from skin to stone by computed tomography scan on the extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy stone-free rate of renal stones

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

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It is all statistics. My old boss Hohenfellner used to say: “% is a part of 100”. The selection criteria that led to an exclusion... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 02 Gennaio 2012 06:49
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Baishya R et al, 2012: Management of nephrolithiasis in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease - A single center experience

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

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There were 2 failures in the 3 patients treated with ESWL. But only 1500 shocks per session and energy below 13kV were used to pre... Leggi tutto
Venerdì, 02 Dicembre 2011 06:44
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El-Nahas AR et al, 2012: Flexible ureterorenoscopy versus extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for treatment of lower pole stones of 10-20 mm

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

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Statistics! This paper on the treatment of lower pole stones is heavily biased: 708 patients were treated with ESWL and 47with fl... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 28 Novembre 2011 06:36
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Warmerdam GJ et al, 2012: Treatment options for active removal of renal stones

Warmerdam GJ, De Laet K, Wijn RP, Wijn PF
Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Holleweg 5, 6522 JT Nijmegen , the Netherlands

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A nice review on ESWL, URS and a little bit on PNL but nothing new for the urologists Peter Alken
Giovedì, 24 Novembre 2011 06:30
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Juan HC et al, 2012: Abdominal fat distribution on computed tomography predicts ureteric calculus fragmentation by shock wave lithotripsy

Juan HC, Lin HY, Chou YH, Yang YH, Shih PM, Chuang SM, Shen JT, Juan YS
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Statistics! Correlation does not inevitably imply cause. The ROC curves do not look very impressive. “In the present study, incre... Leggi tutto
Martedì, 22 Novembre 2011 06:26
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el-Assmy A et al, 2011: Multidetector computed tomography: role in determination of urinary stones composition and disintegration with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy--an in vitro study

el-Assmy A, Abou-el-Ghar ME, el-Nahas AR, Refaie HF, Sheir KZ
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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The authors conclude: “Multidetector CT is not a reliable method for recognition of human stone compositions” but “a high stone CT... Leggi tutto
Lunedì, 14 Novembre 2011 09:53
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