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Fojecki GL et al, 2018: Effect of Linear Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction-12-Month Follow-Up of a Randomized, Double-Blinded, Sham-Controlled Study.

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

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A well done study with long term data of a previously published series (Fojecki GL, Tiessen S, Osther PJ. Effect of low-energy lin... Read More
Thursday, 16 August 2018 09:13
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Rassweiler J., 2018: Re: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in Urology: A Systematic Review of Outcome in Peyronie's Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, and Chronic Pelvic Pain.

Rassweiler J.
Department of Urology, SLK Kliniken Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany.

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A Words of Wisdom comment that emphasizes the need and importance of using established parameters to be used for ESWT of for insta... Read More
Monday, 13 August 2018 11:30
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Kalyvianakis D et al, 2018: Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing 2 Treatment Protocols and the Impact of Repeating Treatment.

Kalyvianakis D, Memmos E, Mykoniatis I, Kapoteli P, Memmos D, Hatzichristou D.
Department of Urology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece; 1st Department of Urology and Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; Institute for the Study of Urological Diseases, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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The unexperienced reader has to become familiar with the term minimally clinical important differences (MCID). He will find the fi... Read More
Friday, 10 August 2018 09:08
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Ruan Y et al, 2018: The Effect of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in an Obesity-Associated Erectile Dysfunction Rat Model.

Ruan Y, Zhou J, Kang N, Reed-Maldonado AB, Tamaddon A, Wang B, Wang HS, Wang G, Banie L, Lin G, Liu J, Lue TF.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

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Although this is an experimental study in rats, it gives deeper insights both into the the effects of obesity on ED and how LI-ESW... Read More
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 11:27
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Rizk PJ et al, 2018: Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction.

Rizk PJ, Krieger JR, Kohn TP, Pastuszak AW.
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Center for Reproductive Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA; Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

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I do not like publications that covertly quote quotations from other papers instead of leading the reader down to the original one... Read More
Friday, 03 August 2018 09:03
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Kang HW et al, 2018: Predictive factors and treatment outcomes of Steinstrasse following shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral calculi: A Bayesian regression model analysis.

Kang HW, Cho KS, Ham WS, Kang DH, Jung HD, Kwon JK, Choi YD, Lee JY.
Department of Urology, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea.
Department of Urology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Urology, Yongin Severance Hospital,Yonsei University Health System, Yongin, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.

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This is how the authors explain the fact that a short SSD provoked Steinstrasse: “… in ureter stones with relatively short SSDs,... Read More
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 08:59
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Klein J et al, 2018: [Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy].

Klein J, Netsch C, Sievert KD, Miernik A, Westphal J, Leyh H, Herrmann TRW, Olbert P, Häcker A, Bachmann A, Homberg R, Schoenthaler M, Rassweiler J, Gross AJ.
Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, Prittwitzstr. 43, 89075, Ulm, Deutschland.
Abteilung für Urologie, Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Hamburg, Deutschland.
Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Rostock, Deutschland.
Medizinische Fakultät, Klinik für Urologie, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Krankenhaus Maria Hilf der Alexianer GmbH, Krefeld, Deutschland.
Urologische Klinik, Klinikum Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Deutschland.
Spital Thurgau AG, Kantonsspital Frauenfeld, Klinik für Urologie, Frauenfeld, Schweiz.
BRIXSANA, private clinic, Brixen, Italien.
Klinik für Urologie, Haus 28, Universitätsklinikum Mannheim, Mannheim, Deutschland.
alta uro Praxis für Urologie, Basel, Schweiz.
Klinik für Urologie, Kinderurologie und Uro-Gynäkologie, St. Barbara-Klinik Hamm-Heessen, Hamm, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie, SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn GmbH, Heilbronn, Deutschland.

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For those colleagues who can read German, this article is an excellent overview of factors important to consider during SWL. Such ... Read More
Friday, 27 July 2018 11:21
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Jing S et al, 2018: Modified Mechanical Percussion for Upper Urinary Tract Stone Fragments after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: a Prospective Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial.

Jing S, Liu B, Lan W, Zhao X, Bao J, Ma J, Liu Z, Liu H, Pan T, Yang J, Wu D, Zhao Y, Wang Y, Wang Z.
Institute of Urology, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Key Laboratory of Urological Diseases, Gansu Province (Lanzhou University), Gansu Nephro-Urological Clinical Center, Lanzhou, China.
Department of Urology, Wuhan General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Region, Wuhan, China.
Department of Urology, Shenzhen People's Hospital, Second Clinical Medicine School of Jinan University, Shenzhen, China.
Institute of Urology, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Key Laboratory of Urological Diseases, Gansu Province (Lanzhou University), Gansu Nephro-Urological Clinical Center, Lanzhou, China.

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This adds to the positive results with post-ESWL percussion-inversion-diuresis protocols. The results are surprisingly good from t... Read More
Monday, 23 July 2018 08:51
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Choo MS et al, 2018: The transgluteal approach to shockwave lithotripsy to treat distal ureter stones: a prospective, randomized, and multicenter study.

Choo MS, Han JH, Kim JK, Shin TY, Lee WK, Lee SK, Lee SH.
Department of Urology, Hallym University Songtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hwaseong, Korea.
Department of Urology, Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Chuncheon, Korea.

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The authors can be congratulated to a successfully completed randomized comparison of SWL of distal ureteral stones with the patie... Read More
Thursday, 19 July 2018 11:16
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Streeper NM, 2018: Asymptomatic Renal Stones-to Treat or Not to Treat.

Streeper NM.
Division of Urology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Mail Code H055, 500 University Drive, PO Box 850, Hershey, PA.

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This is a well written bias-free publication with a lot of good facts and clear cut recommendations. Get a copy and read it! You ... Read More
Monday, 16 July 2018 08:23
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Ellison JS et al, 2018: Risk factors for repeat surgical intervention in pediatric nephrolithiasis: A Pediatric Health Information System database study.

Ellison JS, Shnorhavorian M, Oron A, Kieran K, Lendvay TS, Merguerian PA.
Pediatric Urology, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

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This is a very detailed care research analysis. it would be good to have similar data on all other stone treatment procedures in a... Read More
Friday, 13 July 2018 08:18
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Ozgor F et al, 2018: Flexible ureterorenoscopy is associated with less stone recurrence rates over Shockwave lithotripsy in the management of 10-20 millimeter lower pole renal stone: medium follow-up results.

Ozgor F, Sahan M, Yanaral F, Savun M, Sarilar O.
Department of Urology, Haseki Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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The optimal treatment of stones in the lower calices has remained a matter of debate over time. Not unexpectedly the authors of th... Read More
Monday, 09 July 2018 10:27
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Ng CF et al, 2018: Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Could Lead to a Prolonged Increase in the Renal Fibrotic Process of Up to 2 Years.

Ng CF, Luke S, Yee CH, Leung SCH, Teoh JYC, Yuen J.
SH Ho Urology Centre, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong .
School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hung Hom, Hong Kong.

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A carefully selected title for a paper with alarming specifications: “In the literature, the average annual incidence of add-on ph... Read More
Friday, 06 July 2018 12:13
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Kyriakides R et al, 2017: Effect of Music on Outpatient Urological Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis from ESUT.

Kyriakides R, Jones P, Geraghty R, Skolarikos A, Liatsikos E, Traxer O, Pietropaolo A, Somani BK.
University of Southampton, University Hospital Southampton National Health Service Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and 2nd Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, Patras University, Patra, Greece.
Tenon Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University and Group Recherche Clinique Lithiase No. 20, Paris, France.

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In the six studies on ESWL 489 of 1023 patients were exposed to music. It helps to reduce analgesic consumption.
Monday, 02 July 2018 08:06
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Sabharwal S et al, 2017: A prospective randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial to assess the effect of diuretics on shockwave lithotripsy of calculi.

Sabharwal S, Jeyaseelan L, Panda A, Gnanaraj L, Kekre NS, Devasia A.
Department of Urology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Department of Biostatistics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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This is an interesting study dealing with the possible role of diuretics for improved stone disintegration. The majority of stones... Read More
Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:17
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Sarica K et al, 2017: Super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal stone less than 25mm in pediatric patients: Could it be an alternative to shockwave lithotripsy?

Sarica K, Eryildirim B, Tuerxun A, Batuer A, Kavukoglu O, Buz A, Zeng G.
Lütfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turquía.
The First People's Hospital of Kashgar Erea, Kashgar City, Xinjiang, China.
Department of Urology, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute.
Monday, 25 June 2018 10:10
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Yucel MO et al, 2017: The Respiratory Induced Kidney Motion: Does It Really Effect the Shock Wave Lithotripsy?

Yucel MO, Ozcan S, Tirpan G, Bagcioglu M, Aydin A, Demirbas A, Karakan T.
Department of Urology, Adiyaman University, Adiyaman, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Izmir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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This paper deals with a well-known fact. I admit that I did not understand how the authors measured the kidney motion: “The size o... Read More
Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:01
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Shoar K et al, 2017: Tracking kidney stones in a homogeneous medium using a trilateration approach.

Shoar K, Turney BW, Cleveland RO.
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7DQ, United Kingdom.
Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 9DU, United Kingdom.

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It is indeed an uncomfortable and annoying situation when the target stone moves in and out of focus in an un-controlled way. Not ... Read More
Monday, 18 June 2018 10:04
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Hazar IA et al, 2017: Does Mild Hydronephrosis Induced by Full-Bladder Improve Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Lower Calyceal Stones?: A Prospective Randomized Study.

Hazar IA, Cakiroglu B, Sinanoglu O, Akgün FS, Arda E, Yuksel I, Akdere H.
Department of Urology, Taksim Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department Urology, Hisar Intercontinental Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Emergency Clinic, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.

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How is this done? “In the present study as well, we tried to increase hydrostatic pressure in the renal calyces and pelvis through... Read More
Thursday, 14 June 2018 07:57
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May PC et al, 2018: The Morbidity of Ureteral Strictures in Patients with Prior Ureteroscopic Stone Surgery: Multi-Institutional Outcomes.

May PC, Hsi RS, Tran HH, Stoller M, Chew BH, Chi T, Usawachintachit M, Duty BD, Gore JL, Harper JD.
Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.
Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada .
Department of Urology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.

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This report is not directly associated with SWL but shows the complexity of strictures as a complication to URS. The frequency of ... Read More
Monday, 11 June 2018 10:01
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Waqas M et al, 2018: Evaluating the importance of different computed tomography scan-based factors in predicting the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal stones.

Waqas M, Saqib IU, Imran Jamil M, Ayaz Khan M, Akhter S.
Department of Urology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Foundation Year Resident, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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There are many studies on the market looking at parameters that allow predicting the success rate of ESWL based on imaging finding... Read More
Friday, 08 June 2018 07:51
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Huang L et al, 2018: Management of upper urinary tract calculi in crossed fused renal ectopic anomaly.

Huang L, Lin Y, Tang Z, Lie D, Wang Z, Chen H, Wang G.
Department of Urology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410008, P.R. China.
2Institute for Virology, University Hospital of Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, D-45147 Essen, Germany.

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It is easy to understand that the complex anatomy of CFRE is associated with outflow problems. Accordingly it is not surprising th... Read More
Monday, 04 June 2018 09:56
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Sridharan K et al, 2018: Efficacy and safety of alpha blockers in medical expulsive therapy for ureteral stones: a mixed treatment network meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.

Sridharan K, Sivaramakrishnan G.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama , Bahrain.
Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics, School of Oral Health, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Fiji National University, Suva , Fiji Islands.

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Here is a next-generation meta-analyses: network meta-analysis. In the discussion section the authors state: “More recently, Hol... Read More
Thursday, 31 May 2018 07:45
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Hussaen J et al, 2017: Techniques: Shockwave lithotripsy may not be a good option in patients with previous renal superselective embolization.

Hussaen J, Andonian S.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada.

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The authors describe the development of a hematoma in a patient treated with SWL. It is speculated that a previous angio-embolizat... Read More
Friday, 25 May 2018 09:52
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Ludwig WW et al, 2018: Urinary Stone Disease: Diagnosis, Medical Therapy, and Surgical Management.

Ludwig WW, Matlaga BR.
Department of Urology, The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Marburg 134, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

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This is a general small review on all aspects of stone therapy similar to a very condense version of a guideline.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 07:39
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Farouk A et al, 2018: Is mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy a safe alternative to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in pediatric age group in borderline stones? a randomized prospective study.

Farouk A, Tawfick A, Shoeb M, Mahmoud MA, Mostafa DE, Hasan M, Abdalla HM.
Department of Urology, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.

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A prospective randomised study of a significant number of patients which adds to what is known when comparing Mini-PNL with ESWL. ... Read More
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 07:47
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Saha PK et al, 2018: Forgotten, Encrusted Ureteral Stents: Removal - Multimodal Endourologic Approach.

Saha PK, Hossain MS, Ghosh KC, Alam MS, Nabi S, Saha BK, Pathan FH.
Dr Prodyut Kumar Saha, Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University.
Saturday, 12 May 2018 09:28
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Ergin G et al, 2018: Shock wave lithotripsy or retrograde intrarenal surgery: which one is more effective for 10-20-mm renal stones in children.

Ergin G, Kirac M, Kopru B, Ebiloglu T, Kibar Y, Biri H.
Department of Urology, Koru Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Gulhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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A retrospective study on 79 children treated in 10 years by ESWL or URS; that might be 8 children per year. There is no informatio... Read More
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 07:15
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Li G et al, 2017: Evaluation of an experimental electrohydraulic discharge device for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: Pressure field of sparker array.

Li G, Connors BA, Schaefer RB, Gallagher JJ, Evan AP.
School of Physics, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, 130024, People's Republic of China.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Medical Science Building, Room 0051, 635 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA.
Phoenix Science and Technology, C/O John Gallagher, 12 Van Buren Circle, Goffstown, New Hampshire 03045, USA.
Phoenix Science and Technology, 12 Van Buren Circle, Goffstown, New Hampshire 03045, USA.

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The myth is alive! The legendary glory of the original HM3-Lithotripter outshines all succeeding lithotripter developments since i... Read More
Thursday, 03 May 2018 08:03
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Yucel MO et al, 2017: The Respiratory Induced Kidney Motion: Does It Really Effect the Shock Wave Lithotripsy?

Yucel MO, Ozcan S, Tirpan G, Bagcioglu M, Aydin A, Demirbas A, Karakan T.
Department of Urology, Adiyaman University , Adiyaman, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Izmir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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It is well recognized that respiratory movement of the kidney and stone is an obstacle to effective stone disintegration. This was... Read More
Monday, 30 April 2018 15:17
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Sarica K et al, 2017: Super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal stone less than 25mm in pediatric patients: Could it be an alternative to shockwave lithotripsy?

Sarica K, Eryildirim B, Tuerxun A, Batuer A, Kavukoglu O, Buz A, Zeng G.
Lütfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turquía.
The First People's Hospital of Kashgar Erea, Kashgar City, Xinjiang, China.
Department of Urology, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University.
Friday, 27 April 2018 11:08
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Issa Y et al, 2017: Diagnosis and treatment in chronic pancreatitis: an international survey and case vignette study.

Issa Y, van Santvoort HC, Fockens P, Besselink MG, Bollen TL, Bruno MJ, Boermeester MA; Collaborators.
Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Surgery, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Gastroenterology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Although chronic pancreatitis does not belong to the urological speciality, it is worthwhile to consider some parts of the message... Read More
Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:13
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Fojecki GL et al, 2017: Effect of Linear Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction-12-Month Follow-Up of a Randomized, Double-Blinded, Sham-Controlled Study.

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

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A solid study on a swaying subject. The interested reader should have a look at: Fode M, Hatzichristodoulou G, Serefoglu EC, Verze... Read More
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:02
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Cunitz BW et al, 2017: Characterizing the Acoustic Output of an Ultrasonic Propulsion Device for Urinary Stones.

Cunitz BW, Dunmire B, Bailey MR.

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The major shortcoming of SWL, even when carried out with high quality lithotripters, is the presence of residual fragments. These ... Read More
Monday, 23 April 2018 15:09
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Woźniak P et al, 2017: Evaluation of hemostasis parameters and the role of the oxidative damage to plasma proteins in the modulation of hemostasis in patients with nephrolithiasis before and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Woźniak P, Kontek B, Różański W, Olas B.
2nd Department of Urology, Medical University of Łódź, Pabianicka 62, Łódź, Poland.
Department of General Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Łódź, Pomorska 141/3, Łódź, Poland.

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Ellison JS et al, 2017: Patient-Reported Outcomes in Nephrolithiasis: Can We Do Better?

Ellison JS, Williams M, Keeley FX Jr.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Urology, Bristol Urological Institute , Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom.

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This article describes and discusses patient reported experience of stone problems and stone treatment. The importance of this as... Read More
Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:00
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Turkay R et al, 2017: Shear Wave Elastographic Alterations in the Kidney After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Turkay R, Inci E, Bas D, Atar A.
Department of Radiology, Medical Sciences University, Istanbul Bakirkoy Dr Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Medical Sciences University, Istanbul Bakirkoy Dr Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey.

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They say: This is a first report on the measurement of tissue elasticity after ESWL. What the SWE values can be used for is uncl... Read More
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 10:52
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Branchereau J et al, 2017: Management of renal transplant urolithiasis: a multicentre study by the French Urology Association Transplantation Committee.

Branchereau J, Timsit MO, Neuzillet Y, Bessède T, Thuret R, Gigante M, Tillou X, Codas R, Boutin J, Doerfler A, Sallusto F, Culty T, Delaporte V, Brichart N, Barrou B, Salomon L, Karam G, Rigaud J, Badet L, Kleinklauss F.
French Urology Association Transplantation Committee, Paris, France.
Department of Urology, CHU Nantes Hôtel Dieu, 1 Place Alexis Ricordeau, 44000, Nantes, France.

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Stones in transplanted kidneys are problematic in several ways. The denervated kidney does not signal stone problems by pain. The ... Read More
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 14:56
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López-Acón JD et al, 2017: Analysis of the Efficacy and Safety of Increasing the Energy Dose Applied Per Session by Increasing the Number of Shock Waves in Extracorporeal Lithotripsy: A Prospective and Comparative Study.

López-Acón JD, Budía Alba A, Bahílo-Mateu P, Trassierra-Villa M, de Los Ángeles Conca-Baenas M, de Guzmán Ordaz-Jurado D, Boronat FT.
Endourology and Lithotripsy Department, La Fe University and Polythecnic Hospital, Valencia, Spain.

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No ramping, 120 Hz, up to 7000 shots per session with good results and no difference in the complication rate in a prospective R... Read More
Monday, 16 April 2018 10:48
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Türk H et al, 2017: Effects of previous unsuccessful extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy treatment on the performance and outcome of percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Türk H, Yoldaş M, Süelözgen T, İşoğlu CS, Karabıçak M, Ergani B, Ün S.
Dumlupınar University, Evliya Celebi Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Kutahya, Turkey.
Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Izmir, Turkey.
Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Izmir, Turkey.

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It is difficult to draw reasonable conclusions from this retrospective analysis of the outcome of PCNL with or without previous SW... Read More
Friday, 13 April 2018 14:50
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Kazama I et al, 2017: Postrenal acute kidney injury in a patient with unilateral ureteral obstruction caused by urolithiasis: A case report.

Kazama I, Nakajima T.
Department of Physiology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Seiryo-cho, Aoba-ku bInternal Medicine, Iwakiri Hospital, Miyagino-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.

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A case report on renal function but without a focus on ESWL
Thursday, 12 April 2018 10:41
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Eryildirim B et al, 2017: Radiologic evaluation of children prior to SWL: to what extent they are exposed to radiation?

Eryildirim B, Turkoglu O, Goktas C, Kavukoglu O, Guzel R, Sarica K.
Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Radiology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.
Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Urology Clinic, Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey.
Medistate Hospital Urology Department, Istanbul, Turkey.

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During the past decades CT-examinations have been used increasingly in the diagnosis as well as follow-up of adult patients with u... Read More
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 14:30
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Guu SJ et al, 2017: Efficacy of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Men With Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Refractory to 3-As Therapy.

Guu SJ, Geng JH, Chao IT, Lin HT, Lee YC, Juan YS, Liu CC, Wang CJ, Tsai CC.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Teaching and Research Center, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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An “open-label, single-arm prospective study” with extremely good results on patients who failed everything else!? The materials ... Read More
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 10:37
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Qi T et al, 2017: Comparison of the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy and a vacuum erectile device on penile erectile dysfunction: a randomized clinical trial.

Qi T, Ye L, Wang B, Zhang B, Chen J.
Department of Infertility and Sexual Medicine, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

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There is currently a great interest and research activity in how to treat patients with ED. Accordingly there has been a dramatic ... Read More
Monday, 09 April 2018 14:27
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Yang TX et al, 2017: A network meta-analysis on the beneficial effect of medical expulsive therapy after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Yang TX, Liao BH, Chen YT, Li H, He Q, Liu QY, Wang KJ.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology (Laboratory of Reconstructive Urology), West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P. R. China.
Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, Yunnan, P. R. China.

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Network metaanalysis is the new kid on the block. The present authors looked at 26 studies with 5 interventions (tamsulosin, tera... Read More
Friday, 06 April 2018 10:30
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Qian YY et al, 2017: Rectally administered indomethacin to prevent post-ESWL-pancreatitis (RIPEP): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Qian YY, Chen H, Tang XY, Jiang X, Qian W, Zou WB, Xin L, Li B, Qi YF, Hu LH, Zou DW, Jin ZD, Wang D, Du YQ, Wang LW, Liu F, Li ZS, Liao Z.
Department of Gastroenterology, Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, 168 Changhai Road, Shanghai, 200433, China.
Digestive Endoscopy Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Shanghai Institute of Pancreatic Diseases, Shanghai, China.
National Clinical Research Center of Digestive Diseases, Shanghai, China.

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This article is a description of a planned randomized double-blind study aimed to get information on whether NSAID (indomethacin) ... Read More
Thursday, 05 April 2018 14:22
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Man L et al, 2017: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Man L, Li G.
Department of Urology, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, 100035, China.

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In the discussion it says: “Most of the included RCTs did not describe the details of randomization or blinding, and the potential... Read More
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 10:17
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Yamashita S et al, 2017: Upper urinary tract stone disease in patients with poor performance status: active stone removal or conservative management?

Yamashita S, Kohjimoto Y, Hirabayashi Y, Iguchi T, Iba A, Higuchi M, Koike H, Wakamiya T, Nishizawa S, Hara I.
Department of Urology, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama City, Wakayaka, 641-0012, Japan. Department of Urology, Hashimoto Municipal Hospital, 2-8-1 Ominedai, Hashimoto City, Wakayama, 648-0005, Japan.
Department of Urology, Kinan Hospital, 46-70 Shinjyo, Tanabe City, Wakayama, 646-8588, Japan.
Department of Urology, Rinku General Medical Center, 2-23 Rinkuouraikita, Izumisano City, Osaka, 598-8577, Japan.

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It is of no surprise that survival was higher in patients who were actively treated. This is particularly obvious for patients wit... Read More
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 14:14
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Chung JM et al, 2017: Impact of repeated extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on prepubertal rat kidney.

Chung JM, Park BK, Kim JH, Lee HJ, Lee SD.
Department of Urology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea.
Research Institute for Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.

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The basic idea to do this study is described by the authors: “It is well known that renal trauma differs between children and adul... Read More
Monday, 02 April 2018 10:14
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Maldonado-Avila M et al, 2017: Comparison of three analgesic drug regimens with twelfth subcostal nerve block for pain control during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Maldonado-Avila M, Garduño-Arteaga LM, Vela-Mollinedo RA, Jaspersen-Gastelum J, Virgen-Gutierrez F, Del Rosario-Santiago M, Rios-Davila V.
Hospital General de México, Mexico City, Mexico.

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Friday, 30 March 2018 10:04
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Jeong HC et al, 2017: Effects of Next-Generation Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction in an Animal Model of Diabetes.

Jeong HC, Jeon SH, Qun ZG, Kim KS, Choi SW, Bashraheel F, Bae WJ, Kim SJ, Cho HJ, Ha US, Hong SH, Lee JY, Moon DG, Kim SW.
Department of Urology, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Catholic Integrative Medicine Research Institute, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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The effects of ESWT on ED are variable and inconclusive. Patients with ED, as a consequence of DM, comprise a particularly difficu... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2018 14:02
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Chaussy CG et al, 2017: How can and should we optimize extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy?

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

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A must-read for the Urologist in charge of the ESWL treatment in his department. The second must read is (López-Acón JD et al. Ana... Read More
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 10:00
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San Juan J et al, 2017: Variation in Spending around Surgical Episodes of Urinary Stone Disease-Findings from Michigan.

San Juan J, Hou H, Ghani KR, Dupree JM, Hollingsworth JM.
Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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This economic analysis is based on data from a large number of hospitals in the Michigan area. The recorded payment for the index... Read More
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 13:56
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Zou ZJ et al, 2017: Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy: a review of preclinical studies.

Zou ZJ, Liang JY, Liu ZH, Gao R, Lu YP.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041, China.
Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, 350005, China.

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An interesting review on experimental studies on the possible mechanisms of how LI-ESWT could help in post-prostatectomy ED which ... Read More
Monday, 26 March 2018 09:54
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Wu W et al, 2017: How to accelerate the upper urinary stone discharge after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) for bole (EPVL).

Wu W, Yang Z, Tang F, Xu C, Wang Y, Gu X, Chen X, Wang R, Yan J, Wang X, Gao W, Hou C, Guo J, Zhang J, Gurioli A, Ye Z, Zeng G.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.
Department of Urology, The Chinese Medicine Hospital of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, China.
Department of Urology, The People's Hospital of Huzhou, Huzhou, China.
Department of Urology, The Tongji Hospital of Huazhong Science and Technology University, Wuhan, China.
Department of Urology, The Chinese Medicine Hospital of Hubei Province, Wuhan, China.
Department of Urology, The Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
Department of Urology, Turin University of Studies, Turin, Italy.
Department of Urology, The Tongji Hospital of Huazhong Science and Technology University, Wuhan, China.

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Different ideas have emerged with the aim of improving the end result of SWL and make this method attractive in comparison with en... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 13:52
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Alken P., 2017: Intracorporeal lithotripsy.

Alken P.
Department of Urology, University Clinic Mannheim, Theodor Kutzer Ufer 1-3, 68167, Mannheim, Germany.

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This review article gives an excellent and comprehensive description of different devices for intracorporeal stone disintegration.... Read More
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 13:48
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Schoenthaler M et al, 2017: The stone surgeon in the mirror: how are German-speaking urologists treating large renal stones today?

Schoenthaler M, Hein S, Seitz C, Türk C, Danuser H, Vach W, Miernik A.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Centre-University of Freiburg, Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106, Freiburg, Germany.
Department of Urology, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria.
Department of Urology/Stone Centre, Hospital Rudolfstiftung, Ziehrerplatz 7/7, 1030, Vienna, Austria.
Department of Urology, Kantonsspital, 6000, Lucerne 16, Switzerland.
Centre for Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University of Freiburg, Stefan-Meier Str. 26, 79104, Freiburg, Germany.

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I have some doubts on the ways the data were collected, and how they are interpreted and presented. “Open surgery is still perfor... Read More
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 09:44
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Kyriakides R et al, 2017: Effect of music on outpatient urological procedures: A systematic review and meta-analysis from European section of Uro-technology (ESUT).

Kyriakides R, Jones P, Geraghty R, Skolarikos A, Liatsikos E, Traxer O, Pietropaolo A, Somani BK.
Foundation trainee, Clinical Fellow, Foundation trainee, Associate Professor of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, UK.
Associate Professor of Urology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2(nd) Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens - Greece.
Associate Professor of Urology, Patras University, Department of Urology, Patra - Greece.
Professor, Tenon Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France; Group Recherche Clinique Lithiase No. 20, Paris, France.

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That music during SWL can divert the patient’s attention from an unpleasant treatment situation has been observed in several clini... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 13:42
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Sabharwal S et al, 2017: A prospective randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial to assess the effect of diuretics on shockwave lithotripsy of calculi.

Sabharwal S, Jeyaseelan L, Panda A, Gnanaraj L, Kekre NS, Devasia A.
Department of Urology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Department of Biostatistics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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A proper, well done study with a small number of cases based on the presumption that the difference between the two groups would b... Read More
Friday, 16 March 2018 09:39
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Pietropaolo A et al, 2017: Trends of intervention for paediatric stone disease over the last two decades (2000-2015): A systematic review of literature.

Pietropaolo A, Proietti S, Jones P, Rangarajan K, Aboumarzouk O, Giusti G, Somani BK.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK.
Raffaele Hospital, Ville Turro Division, Milan, Italy.
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK.

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It is generally assumed that the number of publications on different methods for stone removal reflects how frequently the differe... Read More
Thursday, 15 March 2018 13:31
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Gezginci E et al, 2017: Comparison of Two Different Distraction Methods Affecting the Level of Pain and Anxiety during Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Gezginci E, Iyigun E, Yalcin S, Bedir S, Ozgok IY.
University of Health Sciences, Gulhane Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkey.
University of Health Sciences, Gulhane School of Nursing, Ankara, Turkey.
University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, Board of Trustees, Ankara, Turkey.

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In this study “no patients were administered any type of analgesic drug before and during ESWL”. No surprise that the mean (SD) pa... Read More
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 09:34
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Ahn JS et al, 2017: National Imaging Trends After Ureteroscopic or Shockwave Lithotripsy For Nephrolithiasis

Ahn JS, Holt S, May P, Harper JD.
Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

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America runs way behind with the use of sonographic imaging. It’s good to see that this imaging technique, which is urological rou... Read More
Monday, 12 March 2018 13:46
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Cevik B et al, 2017: Procedural sedation and analgesia for pediatric shock wave lithotripsy: a 10 year experience of single institution.

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

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A good study with clear cut information for everyday use.
Friday, 09 March 2018 13:42
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Kalyvianakis D et al, 2017: Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy Improves Hemodynamic Parameters in Patients With Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction: A Triplex Ultrasonography-Based Sham-Controlled Trial.

Kalyvianakis D, Hatzichristou D.
Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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A good study by a group being involved in that matter since years. Hatzichristou D. Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Waves Thera... Read More
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 13:38
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Durmuş G et al, 2017: Assessment of electrocardiographic parameters in adult patients undergoing extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

Durmuş G, Kalyoncuoğlu M, Karataş MB, Çanga Y, Öztürk S, Özal E, Çakıllı Y, Kırış T, Güngör B, Alper AT, Can MM, Bolca O.
Department of Cardiology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

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11 cardiologist writing about the differences between pre- and post-ESWL ECGs in 40 patients treated in 4 different clinics during... Read More
Monday, 05 March 2018 13:33
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Schregel C et al, 2017: Influence of acetylsalicylic acid and low-molecular weight heparins on the formation of renal hematoma after shock wave lithotripsy.

Schregel C, John H, Randazzo M, Keller I.
Department of Urology, Kantonsspital Winterthur, Brauerstrasse 15, 8401, Winterthur, Switzerland.

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The basis of this publication is very week and does not allow any sound conclusions regarding the frequency of renal hematomas aft... Read More
Friday, 02 March 2018 14:19
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Raheem OA et al, 2017: Burden of Urolithiasis: Trends in Prevalence, Treatments, and Costs.

Raheem OA, Khandwala YS, Sur RL, Ghani KR, Denstedt JD.
Department of Urology, University of California San Diego Health, San Diego, CA, USA.
University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Department of Surgery, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

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In the section focusing on therapy selection and costs the authors state: “Management trends for urolithiasis in Europe vary becau... Read More
Thursday, 01 March 2018 13:18
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Zou ZJ et al, 2017: Short-term efficacy and safety of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy in erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Zou ZJ, Tang LY, Liu ZH, Liang JY, Zhang RC, Wang YJ, Tang YQ, Gao R, Lu YP.
Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R. China.
Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, P.R. China.

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Low-intensity ESWT for erectile dysfunction is currently intensively discussed in the literature. This article is a review (n=15) ... Read More
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:46
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Fode M et al, 2017: Low-intensity shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction: is the evidence strong enough?

Fode M, Hatzichristodoulou G, Serefoglu EC, Verze P,Albersen M on behalf of the Young Academic Urologists Men’s Health Group Young Academic Urologists Men's Health Group.

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One decisive sentence is: “Thus, Li‑ESWT is the only currently marketed treatment for ED that might offer a cure, which is the mo... Read More
Monday, 26 February 2018 13:14
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Chiang BJ et al, 2017: The efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for symptomatic ureteral stones: Predictors of treatment failure without the assistance of computed tomography.

Chiang BJ, Liao CH, Lin YH.
Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Cardinal Tien Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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In this report the authors studied the outcome of SWL for ureteral stones without imaging with NCCT. Instead they used KUB and IVP... Read More
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:38
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Nielsen TK et al., 2017: Efficacy of commercialised extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy service: a review of 589 renal stones.

Nielsen TK, Jensen JB.
Department of Urology, Hospitalsenheden Vest, Holstebro, Denmark.

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The second good quality Scandinavian ESWL study published in the third quarter of 2017 (Wagenius M, et al. Complications in extrac... Read More
Friday, 16 February 2018 14:08
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Muratori R et al, 2017: Ductal stones recurrence after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for difficult common bile duct stones: Predictive factors.

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

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Although the recurrence risk of bile duct stones is not a urological problem, SWL for difficult common bile duct stones are common... Read More
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:34
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Sridharan K et al, 2017: Medical expulsive therapy in urolithiasis: a mixed treatment comparison network meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.

Sridharan K, Sivaramakrishnan G.
School of Health Sciences, Fiji National University, Suva, Fiji Islands.
School of Oral Health, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Fiji National University, Suva , Fiji Islands.

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This meta-analysis includes 9 studies published in 2012, 14 in 2013, 15 in 2014, 18 in 2015, 14 in 2016. The authors state: from t... Read More
Monday, 12 February 2018 12:49
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Chuang YC et al, 2017: Urodynamic and molecular characteristics of detrusor underactivity in a rat cryoinjury model and effects of low energy shock wave therapy.

Chuang YC, Tyagi P, Wang HJ, Huang CC, Lin CC, Chancellor MB.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The Center of Excellence in Shockwave Medicine and Tissue Regeneration, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Department of Pathology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Oakland University-William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, Michigan.

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Detrusor underactivity (DU) or underactive bladder (UAB) is a slowly developing, long standing condition usually seen in old patie... Read More
Thursday, 08 February 2018 12:43
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Balawender K et al, 2017: The impact of pelvicalyceal anatomy on the stone formation in patients with lower pole renal stones.

Balawender K, Orkisz S.
Morphological Sciences Department of Human Anatomy Medical Faculty University of Rzeszów.

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This report does not deal directly with SWL, but with the possible importance of the geometry of the lower calyx for the risk of s... Read More
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 09:23
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Wagenius M et al, 2017: Complications in extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: a cohort study.

Wagenius M, Jakobsson J, Stranne J, Linder A.
Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Infection Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Department of Surgery , Helsingborg Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden.
Department of Urology , Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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A sound retrospective study on 1169 patients treated with 1838 ESWL sessions. Single treatment was used most frequently (n = 1414,... Read More
Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:58
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He XZ et al, 2017: Analysis of the safety and efficacy of combined extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the treatment of complex renal calculus

He XZ, Ou TW, Cui X, Li J, Wang SH.
Department of Urology, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, P.R. China.

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This article on treatment of large and complex renal stones is interesting inasmuch as PCNL (control group) treatment alone was co... Read More
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 09:18
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Chang KD et al, 2017: Impact of Pretreatment Hydronephrosis on the Success Rate of Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Patients with Ureteral Stone.

Chang KD, Lee JY, Park SY, Kang DH, Lee HH, Cho KS.
Department of Urology and Urological Science Institute, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiological Science, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology and Urological Science Institute, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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The number of patients with grade 3 and 4 hydronephrosis was small (100 and 19 resp.). In these cases the one-session success rate... Read More
Monday, 29 January 2018 11:54
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Ceylan Y et al, 2017: The effect of SWL and URS on health-related quality of life in proximal ureteral stones.

Ceylan Y, Ucer O, Bozkurt O, Gunlusoy B, Mertoglu O, Zumrutbas AE, Yildiz G, Irer B, Muezzinoglu T, Demir O.
Department of Urology, Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Dr Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Training, Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Esrefpaşa Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

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The authors analysed short-term HRQoL-scores in patients treated with URS or SWL for proximal ureteral stones. The conclusion was ... Read More
Friday, 26 January 2018 09:14
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Silay MS et al, 2017: Update on Urinary Stones in Children: Current and Future Concepts in Surgical Treatment and Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Silay MS, Ellison JS, Tailly T, Caione P.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Division of Pediatric Urology Department of Urology, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
Department of Urology, Bambino Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy.

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Chang H et al, 2017: Melamine Poisoning Pediatric Urolithiasis Treatment in Gansu, China 5-Year Follow-up Analysis.

Chang H, Wu G, Yue Z, Ma J, Qin Z.
Department of Urology, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China; Institute of Urology, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Key Laboratory of Urological Diseases in Gansu Province, Gansu Nephro-Urological Clinical Center, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China; Department of Clinical Laboratory Center, The Second Clinical Medical College of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China.

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It was of great interest to read about the 5-year course of stone-disease in children who were poisoned by melamine. In the author... Read More
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:06
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Gultekin MH et al, 2017: Does previous open renal stone surgery affect the outcome of SWL treatment in adults with renal stones?

Gultekin MH, Turegun FA, Ozkan B, Tulu B, Gulec GG, Tansu N, Demirdag C, Kendigelen P, Erozenci A, Onal B.
Department of Urology, University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
epartment of Urology, Acıbadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

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An exceptional series of 2097 cases treated by a single urologist specialized in SWL. The message I take is that the ESWL success ... Read More
Sunday, 21 January 2018 11:41
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Seckiner I et al, 2017: A neural network - based algorithm for predicting stone - free status after ESWL therapy.

Seckiner I, Seckiner S, Sen H, Bayrak O, Dogan K, Erturhan S.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

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Numerous methods have been published during recent years with the aim of predicting outcome / stone-free rate after SWL. In this r... Read More
Thursday, 18 January 2018 09:02
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Fouladi A et al, 2017: Comparison of Different Analgesic Techniques for Pain Relief During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: a Double-blind, Randomized Clinical Trial.

Fouladi A, Soleimani A.
Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

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The different outcomes in the two-armed study are partially explained by the use of different drug combinations and partially by t... Read More
Monday, 15 January 2018 11:25
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Mannil M et al, 2017: Prediction of successful shock wave lithotripsy with CT: a phantom study using texture analysis.

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

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“Radiomics: Images Are More than Pictures, They Are Data” is the title of a recently published review (Gillies RJ, et al. Radiolog... Read More
Friday, 12 January 2018 11:33
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Ya Wei B et al, 2017: Hepatic Subcapsular Hematoma Breaking into the Abdominal Cavity after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Pancreatic Stones.

Ya Wei B, Wang D, Du TT, Liao Z, Li ZS, Hu LH.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

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This article describes the extremely unusual complication of a hepatic subcapsular hematoma as a consequence of SWL for pancreatic... Read More
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 08:57
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Kaygısız O et al, 2017: Comparison of intermediate- and low-frequency shock wave lithotripsy for pediatric kidney stones.

Kaygısız O, Kılıçarslan H, Mert A, Coşkun B, Kordan Y.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Uludağ University, Görükle, Bursa, 16059, Turkey.

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Selection of the most appropriate effective SW-frequency remains an unresolved issue. That a high frequency is associated with a g... Read More
Thursday, 04 January 2018 08:53
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Gupta R et al, 2017: Bilateral Staghorn Calculus with Forgotten Double J Stent in Ileal Conduit Patient - A Rare Urological Challenge.

Gupta R, Dey RK, Sharma R, Gupta S.
Department of Urology, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Department of Urology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Department of Obstetrics And Gynaecology, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

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Forgotten internal stents are a serious clinical shortcoming. This is particularly the case when – as in the presented patient - t... Read More
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 08:47
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Neisius A, 2017: [What is the current status of shock wave lithotripsy?]

Neisius A
Abteilung für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder Trier, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Nordallee 1, 54292, Trier, Deutschland.

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This is a comprehensive review of the basic principles of SWL with a look into future aspects of this non invasive therapeutic app... Read More
Thursday, 21 December 2017 08:41
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Tao T et al, 2017: Outcome of a session of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy before endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for problematic and large common bile duct stones.

Tao T, Zhang M, Zhang QJ, Li L, Li T, Zhu X, Li MD, Li GH, Sun SX.
Tao Tao, Qi-Jie Zhang, Ming-Dong Li, Gui-Hua Li, Department of Gastroenterology, Zibo Central Hospital, Zibo 255000, Shandong Province, China.

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Removal of bile duct stones can be a very complicated and challenging task. Although is a non-urological problem, the requests by ... Read More
Monday, 18 December 2017 08:37
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Rashed FK et al, 2017: Prevalence of diabetes mellitus after extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy in 15 years follow-up.

Rashed FK, Ahmadi NR, Zolfaghari A, Farshi A, Amjadi M, Gholipour M.
Department of Urology, Imam Reza Hospital, Tabriz, Iran.
Department of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Shahid Madani Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
General Practitioner at Imam Reza hospital, Tabriz, Iran.

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The question whether DM is a consequence of SWL obviously remains a continuous matter of debate. The authors of this report claim ... Read More
Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:32
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Lu CH et al, 2017: Clinical analysis of 48-h emergency department visit post outpatient extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for urolithiasis.

Lu CH, Kuo JY, Lin TP, Huang YH, Chung HJ, Huang WJS, Wu HHH, Chang YH, Lin ATL, Chen KK.
Department of Urology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
Department of Urology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Urology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Shu-Tien Urological Institute, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

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It is of great clinical relevance to know to which extent patients treated with SWL return to the emergency unit within 48h. This ... Read More
Monday, 11 December 2017 08:27
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Issa Y et al, 2017: Diagnosis and treatment in chronic pancreatitis: an international survey and case vignette study.

Issa Y, van Santvoort HC, Fockens P, Besselink MG, Bollen TL, Bruno MJ, Boermeester MA; Collaborators.HPB (Oxford).
Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Surgery, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Gastroenterology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 08:17
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Bozzini G et al, 2017: A prospective randomized comparison among SWL, PCNL and RIRS for lower calyceal stones less than 2 cm: a multicenter experience: A better understanding on the treatment options for lower pole stones.

Bozzini G, Verze P, Arcaniolo D, Dal Piaz O, Buffi NM, Guazzoni G, Provenzano M, Osmolorskij B, Sanguedolce F, Montanari E, Macchione N, Pummer K, Mirone V, De Sio M, Taverna G.
Department of Urology, Humanitas Mater Domini, Via Gerenzano 2, 21053, Castellanza, Varese, Italy.
Department of Urology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
Department of Urology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
Universitätsklinik für Urologie, Graz, Austria.
Humanitas University, Milan, Italy.
Department of Urology, Lomonosov Hospital, Moscow, Russia.
Department of Urology, London Barts Hospital, London, UK.
ESUT European Section for UroTechnology, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Policlinico di Milano, Milan, Italy.
ASST San Paolo, Milan, Italy.

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In this randomized comparison between SWL, RIRS and PCNL for treatment of 10-20 mm large LC-stones, the authors not unexpectedly r... Read More
Monday, 04 December 2017 08:09
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Tsai CC et al, 2017: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Can Improve Erectile Function in Patients Who Failed to Respond to Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors.

Tsai CC, Wang CJ, Lee YC, Kuo YT, Lin HH, Li CC, Wu WJ, Liu CC.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Management Offices, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pingtung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Pingtung, Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Pingtung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Pingtung, Taiwan.

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This study was conducted to find out if patients with erectile dysfunction in whom treatment with phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibit... Read More
Saturday, 02 December 2017 07:57
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Beyna T et al, 2017: Endoscopic treatment of pancreatic duct stones under direct vision. Revolution or resignation? A systematic review.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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