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Fode M et al, 2017: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Sexual Medicine: A Questionnaire-Based Assessment of Knowledge, Clinical Practice Patterns, and Attitudes in Sexual Medicine Practitioners.

Fode M, Lowenstein L, Reisman Y.
Department of Urology, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark; Department of Urology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Herlev, Denmark.
Department of Family Medicine, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Clalit Health Services and Neuro-urology Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
Department of Urology, Amstelland Hospital, Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This report is based on a questionnaire that was handed out to participants of a congress on sexology. Although a major part of th... Read More
Friday, 23 June 2017 08:14
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Desoky EA et al, 2016: Immediate versus delayed shockwave lithotripsy for inaccessible stones after uncomplicated percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

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

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Too good to simply replicate. The most dangerous complication after PNL is SIRS or Sepsis which is most frequent in patients with ... Read More
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 07:15
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Hoy NY et al, 2016: Are We Banging Our Heads Against the Wall? The Effect of Treatment Head Wear on the Outcomes of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Hoy NY, Shapka L, Rudzinski J, Schuler TD, Wollin TA, Bochinski D, De SK.
Division of Urology, University of Alberta , Edmonton, Canada.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 07:26
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Pullar B et al, 2017: Do renal stones that fail lithotripsy require treatment?

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

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It is difficult to draw a conclusion from this paper because the details given do not allow finding out what the reason for the ou... Read More
Monday, 19 June 2017 07:08
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Rabah DM et al, 2016: Comparison of escalating, constant, and reduction energy output in ESWL for renal stones: multi-arm prospective randomized study.

Rabah DM, Mabrouki MS, Farhat KH, Seida MA, Arafa MA, Talic RF.
Surgery Department, Cancer Research Chair, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Sharjah University Hospital, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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SWL can be carried out in many different ways. The frequency of shockwave administration that usually is applied is 30, 60, 90 and... Read More
Friday, 16 June 2017 11:33
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Alexander CE et al, 2016: Routine Antibiotic Prophylaxis Is Not Required for Patients Undergoing Shockwave Lithotripsy: Outcomes from a National Shockwave Lithotripsy Database in New Zealand.

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

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The 2016 EAU Urolithiasis Guideline states in the ESWL section: Antibiotic prophylaxis No standard antibiotic prophylaxis before S... Read More
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:02
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Ohl SW et al, 2016: Lithotripter shock wave interaction with a bubble near various biomaterials.

Ohl SW, Klaseboer E, Szeri AJ, Khoo BC.
Institute of High Performance Computing, 1 Fusionopolis Way #16-16 Connexis, 138632, Singapore.

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Cavitation bubbles are considered playing an important role in shockwave lithotripsy. In vitro experiments show that bubbles colla... Read More
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 07:09
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Sarica K et al, 2016: Emergency management of ureteral stones: Evaluation of two different approaches with an emphasis on patients' life quality.

Sarica K, Eryildirim B, Sahin C, Türkoğlu ÖK, Tuncer M, Coskun A, Akdere H.
Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, Istanbul.

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This report is a comparison of emergency treatment of proximal ureteral stones with SWL and URS. The result was evaluated after ON... Read More
Monday, 12 June 2017 11:26
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Lu YM et al, 2016: Is Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Really Safe in Long-Term Follow-Up? A Nationwide Retrospective 6-Year Age-Matched Non-Randomized Study.

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

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The two articles referred to (by the same group of authors) represent an amazing scientific story. In the two articles, based on d... Read More
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Peter Alken
I do not believe any more in ESWL induced hypertension if described in studies which are based on reviews of statistics without se... Read More
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Javanmard B et al, 2016: Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Versus Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones Smaller Than 2 cm: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Javanmard B, Kashi AH, Mazloomfard MM, Ansari Jafari A, Arefanian S.
Laser Application in Medical Sciences Research Center, Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Hasheminejad Kidney Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Like several other reports, this article presents excellent results with RIRS compared with SWL. Stone-free rates after one single... Read More
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 11:20
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Tokas T et al, 2016: Uncovering the real outcomes of active renal stone treatment by utilizing non-contrast computer tomography: a systematic review of the current literature.

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

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This group of authors from different departments in Austria and Germany probably wanted to create some clarity in the publication ... Read More
Friday, 02 June 2017 09:47
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Ng CF et al, 2016: A prospective randomized study comparing the effect of different kidney protection treatment protocols on acute renal injury after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

Ng CF, Luke S, Yee CH, Chu W, Wong KT, Yuen J.
SH Ho Urology Centre, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Shatin, Hong Kong.
Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Shatin, Hong Kong.
Department of Health Technology and Informatics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hong Kong.

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This is an interesting and well conducted report on development of renal hematoma and kidney injuries following SWL. The treatment... Read More
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 11:14
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Alavi Tamaddoni H et al, 2016: Enhanced High-Rate Shockwave Lithotripsy Stone Comminution in an In Vivo Porcine Model Using Acoustic Bubble Coalescence.

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

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Peter Alken
It is always nice to see that ESWL, the least invasive technique of stone removal still offers not only room for improvement but f... Read More
Monday, 29 May 2017 09:37
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El-Nahas AR et al, 2016: A randomized controlled trial evaluating renal protective effects of selenium with vitamins A, C, E, verapamil, and losartan against extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy-induced renal injury.

El-Nahas AR, Elsaadany MM, Taha DE, Elshal AM, El-Ghar MA, Ismail AM, Elsawy EA, Saleh HH, Wafa EW, Awadalla A, Barakat TS, Sheir KZ.
Department of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Department of Radiology, Department of Clinical Pathology, Department of Microbiology, Department of Nephrology, Department of Molecular Biology Laboratory, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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Protection against SWL induced renal injury is desirable for successful and safe non-invasive stone removal. This report is a rand... Read More
Friday, 26 May 2017 11:10
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Galli R et al, 2016: Advantage of supine transgluteal approach for distal ureteral stone extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: outcomes based on computerized tomography characteristics.

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

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:25
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Gündüz M et al, 2016: Do JJ Stents Increase the Effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Pediatric Renal Stones?

Gündüz M, Sekmenli T, Ciftci İ, Elmacı AM.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey.

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It has been demonstrated repeatedly that stents often are unnecessary in children. The reason is that children have a much more po... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 11:05
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Tandan M et al, 2016: Management of Pancreatic Calculi: An Update.

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

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This paper focusses on the authors experience with 2800 cases of ESWL for pancreatic calculi (PC) which “is now the accepted stand... Read More
Friday, 19 May 2017 09:19
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Vittori M et al, 2016: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) value changes before and after shock wave lithotripsy.

Vittori M, Baroni S, Ferraro PM, Gambaro G, Morelli R, Bassi P, D'Addessi A.
Division of Urologic Surgery, Division of Biochemistry, Division of Nephrology, Division of Urology, Division of Urologic Surgery, Policlinico A. Gemelli-Columbus Foundation, Catholic University School of Medicine, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy.

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In attempts to discover kidney damage the authors measured NGAL (neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin) in urine before and a... Read More
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:02
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Altok M et al, 2016: Do anxiety, stress, or depression have any impact on pain perception during shock wave lithotripsy?

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

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In the present study patients received 75 mg Diclofenac sodium i.m. 30 - 45 minutes before the ESWL session; the VAS score at the ... Read More
Monday, 15 May 2017 09:16
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Yang C et al, 2016: Comparison of YAG Laser Lithotripsy and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Treatment of Ureteral Calculi: A Meta-Analysis.

Yang C, Li S, Cui Y.
The National Hospital of Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Enshi, China.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This is another one of several meta-analyses comparing SWL and RIRS; in this report results with ureteral stones. Patients were t... Read More
Friday, 12 May 2017 10:58
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Iqbal N et al, 2016: Comparison of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Urolithiasis Between Children and Adults: A Single Centre Study.

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

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Good results but SFR was determined by KUB and/or sonography only and the complications were not classified. I always wonder why h... Read More
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 09:12
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Ben Khalifa B et al, 2016: Predictive factors of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy success for urinary stones.

Ben Khalifa B, Naouar S, Gazzah W, Salem B, El Kamel R.

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This report confirms previous and well recognized knowledge that the density and hardness of stones are important determinants for... Read More
Monday, 08 May 2017 10:54
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Tzou DT et al, 2016: Ultrasound Use in Urinary Stones: Adapting Old Technology for a Modern-Day Disease.

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

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A small paragraph focusses on the advantages of ultrasound stone tracking during ESWL Sorensen MD, Bailey MR, Shah AR, et al. Quan... Read More
Thursday, 04 May 2017 09:08
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Park J et al, 2016: National Practice Pattern and Time Trends in Treatment of Upper Urinary Tract Calculi in Korea: a Nationwide Population-Based Study.

Park J, Suh B, Lee MS, Woo SH, Shin DW.
Department of Urology, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. .
Department of Family Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This interesting report comes from Korea where, despite increased incidence of urolithiasis, SWL remained the primary treatment mo... Read More
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 10:50
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Freton L et al, 2016: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy versus flexible ureteroscopy for the management of upper tract urinary stones in children.

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

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Peter Alken
The Storz Medical database contains a review on a paper by Wang HH et al. (Wang HH, Huang L, Routh JC, Nelson CP. Shock wave litho... Read More
Friday, 28 April 2017 09:03
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Kang DH et al, 2016: Ureteral stenting can be a negative predictor for successful outcome following shock wave lithotripsy in patients with ureteral stones.

Kang DH, Cho KS, Ham WS, Chung DY, Kwon JK, Choi YD, Lee JY.
Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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The negative influence of stents when treating patients with ureteral stones is confirmed in this report. It needs to be noted tha... Read More
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:43
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Van Batavia JP et al, 2016: Clinical effectiveness in the diagnosis and acute management of pediatric nephrolithiasis.

Van Batavia JP, Tasian GE.
Division of Urology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA.
Division of Urology and Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, USA; Division of Urology and Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This review on how to manage stone problems in the paediatric population is valuable reading. It is emphasized that first line d... Read More
Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:40
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Rizvi SA et al, 2016: Paediatric urolithiasis in emerging economies.

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

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This review is partially based on the authors experience with a paediatric urological workload of 21,390 patients from 1998 to 201... Read More
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 08:57
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Vogt B et al, 2016: MiniJFil®: A New Safe and Effective Stent for Well-Tolerated Repeated Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy or Ureteroscopy for Medium-to-Large Kidney Stones?

Vogt B, Desfemmes FN, Desgrippes A, Ponsot Y.
Department of Urology, Blois Polyclinic, La Chaussee Saint-Victor, France.
Department of Urology, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada.

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Technical improvements of the kind described in this article are not commonly seen. The invention described by the authors is a sh... Read More
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:35
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Wang KG, 2016: Multiphase Fluid-Solid Coupled Analysis of Shock-Bubble-Stone Interaction in Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Wang KG
Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, 24061, VA, USA.

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Othmar Wess
The title of the paper indicates a direct impact on shockwave lithotripsy. Since cavitation and shockwave interaction with bubbles... Read More
Monday, 10 April 2017 10:25
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Ozgor F et al, 2016: External Validation and Evaluation of Reliability and Validity of The Triple D Score To Predict Stone-Free Status After Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Ozgor F, Tosun M, Kayali Y, Savun M, Binbay M, Tepeler A.
Department of Urology, Haseki Teaching and Research Hospital , Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University , Istanbul, Turkey.
Deparment of Urology, SJ Austria Hospital , Istanbul, Turkey.

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There are probably few surgical fields for which so many nomograms and scoring systems have been developed as for SWL. The great a... Read More
Friday, 07 April 2017 10:32
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Elmansy HE et al, 2016: Recent advances in lithotripsy technology and treatment strategies: A systematic review update.

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

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Peter Alken
I learned a new word: „Guarantor”; “… a person or corporation, that makes or gives a promise, assurance, or pledge typically relat... Read More
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:40
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Mustafa M et al, 2016: Electromagnetic and electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy induced urothelial damage: Is there a difference?

Mustafa M, Aburas H, Helo F, Qarawi L.
An-najah University hospitalnablus, Palestine.
An-najah National University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, 455978, Nablus, Palestine.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
It is not evident to which extent this comparative study on urothelial injuries caused by EH (electrohydraulic) and EM (electromag... Read More
Monday, 03 April 2017 10:29
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Radfar MH et al, 2016: What is the impact of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on semen parameters? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University.
Friday, 31 March 2017 08:35
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Carvalho M et al, 2016: Effect of potassium citrate supplement on stone recurrence before or after lithotripsy: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Carvalho M, Erbano BO, Kuwaki EY, Pontes HP, Liu JW, Boros LH, Asinelli MO, Baena CP.
Escola de Medicina, PUCPR-Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Rua Imaculada Conceição, 1155-Prado Velho, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
Hospital de Clínicas, UFPR-Universidade Federal do Paraná, Rua General Carneiro, 181-Alto da Glória, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
Hospital Marcelino Champagnat, Av. Pres. Affonso Camargo, 1399-Cristo Rei, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.

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It is highly interesting if medical treatment further can improve the final outcome of SWL. The present report is a meta-analysis ... Read More
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:25
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Nayak HK et al, 2016: Gastric Submucosal Hematoma: An Unusual Complication of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy.

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

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Peter Alken
No details on the lithotripsy of the pancreatic stone are given. Thus it is difficult to understand why the patient developed bila... Read More
Monday, 27 March 2017 08:30
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Nasseh H et al, 2016: Urinary Beta-2Microglobulin: An Indicator of Renal Tubular Damage after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Nasseh H, Abdi S, Roshani A, Kazemnezhad E.
Urology Research Center, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Guilan, Iran.

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This is a report on measurements of 2-microglobulin before and after shockwave lithotripsy. The most important conclusion was tha... Read More
Friday, 24 March 2017 10:22
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Fojecki GL et al, 2016: Effect of Low-Energy Linear Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction-A Double-Blinded, Sham-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial.

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

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Peter Alken
Good study
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:26
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Iqbal N et al, 2016: Stone-Free-Rate After Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy in the Management of Pediatric Renal Stones in Lower Pole and Other Locations - A Comparative Study.

Iqbal N, Muhammad S, Zafar W, Tashfeen R, Faiz J, Hasan A, Hussain I, Akhter S.
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplant, Pakistan Kidney Institute, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad.
Medical Student, Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi.
Medical Student, Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e- Millat University, Islamabad.

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This article presents treatment results in paediatric patients treated with Storz Modulith SLX lithotripter. The stone-free rates... Read More
Monday, 20 March 2017 10:19
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Clavijo RI et al, 2016: Effects of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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

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Peter Alken
No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University.
Friday, 17 March 2017 10:15
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Chaussy C et al, 2016: First Clinical Experience with Extracorporeally Induced Destruction of Kidney Stones by Shock Waves.

Chaussy C, Schmiedt E, Jocham D, Brendel W, Forssmann B, Walther V.
Department of Urology, Institute for Surgical Research, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Dornier System, Friedrichshafen, West Germany.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This publication is a re-printed version of an article initially published in 1982! (34 years ago) First clinical experience with ... Read More
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:12
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Long Q et al, 2016: Autophagy activation protects shock wave induced renal tubular epithelial cell apoptosis may through modulation of Akt/ GSK-3β pathway.

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

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This paper - like 21 of the 29 references - concentrates more on apoptosis and phagocytosis than on ESWL. In previous studies the ... Read More
Monday, 13 March 2017 10:05
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Ghorbani M et al, 2016: Review on Lithotripsy and Cavitation in Urinary Stone Therapy

Ghorbani M, Oral O, Ekici S, Gozuacik D, Kosar A.

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Othmar Wess
This is a comprehensive review for all being interested in shock wave lithotripsy and the role of cavitation in urinary stone frag... Read More
Friday, 10 March 2017 14:19
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Guan Y et al, 2016: Histotripsy Produced by Hundred-Microsecond-Long Focused Ultrasonic Pulses: A Preliminary Study.

Guan Y, Lu M, Li Y, Liu F, Gao Y, Dong T, Wan M.
Key Laboratory of Biomedical Information Engineering of Ministry of Education, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

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Histotripsy has recently been described as a method by means of which non-invasive stone disintegration might be improved. The te... Read More
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 07:34
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Zhang Y et al, 2016: Effects of Stone Size on the Comminution Process and Efficiency in Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Zhang Y, Nault I, Mitran S, Iversen ES, Zhong P.
Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
Department of Statistical Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

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This is a nice proof for what has been known or assumed for long. Comminution of a certain mass of stone material is more efficien... Read More
Monday, 06 March 2017 07:27
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Patel CK et al, 2016: Advances in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: what's new and upcoming?

Patel CK, Bennett N.
Institute of Urology, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
In this article well established pharmacological treatment modalities are reviewed together with some innovations in the field. L... Read More
Friday, 03 March 2017 12:13
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Lu Z et al, 2016: Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment Improves Erectile Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Lu Z, Lin G, Reed-Maldonado A, Wang C, Lee YC, Lue TF.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, People's Republic of China.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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The authors correctly conclude that there has been a dramatic increase in low-intensive extracorporeal shockwave treatment (LI-ESW... Read More
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:09
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Angulo JC et al, 2016: Efficacy of low-intensity shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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

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Peter Alken
No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University.
Friday, 24 February 2017 10:46
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Kang DH et al, 2016: Comparison of High, Intermediate, and Low Frequency Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Urinary Tract Stone Disease: Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis.

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

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Peter Alken
For those readers who are fans of math statistics the original paper is a must-read. The methods of calculation are described exte... Read More
Monday, 20 February 2017 10:40
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Gökce MI et al, 2016: External Validation of Triple D Score in an Elderly (≥65 Years) Population for Prediction of Success Following Shockwave Lithotripsy.

Gökce MI, Esen B, Gülpınar B, Süer E, Gülpınar Ö.
Department of Urology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Radiology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Apart from SWL there are probably few surgical procedures for which so many different scoring systems, indices and nomograms have ... Read More
Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:03
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Kodama K et al, 2016: Management of Ureterolithiasis in a Patient with Crossed Unfused Renal Ectopia.

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

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Monday, 13 February 2017 10:35
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Ogura T et al, 2016: A review of treatment options for bile duct stones.

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

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Peter Alken
Just as in Urology for ureteral stones endoscopic removal is more effective than ESWL for the treatment of bile duct stones in Gas... Read More
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 10:30
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Elnabtity AM et al, 2016: Unilateral versus bilateral ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane blocks during ureteric shock wave lithotripsy: A prospective randomized trial.

Elnabtity AM, Shabana WM.
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Local anaesthesia can be of clinical value as it does not require administration of powerful analgesics and sedatives. The purpos... Read More
Friday, 03 February 2017 11:48
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Majzoub A et al, 2016: Effect of urine pH on the effectiveness of shock wave lithotripsy: A pilot study.

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

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Peter Alken
It is well known that the urinary pH varies during 24 hrs from around 5-6,5 in night-time and morning to 7-8 during the day-time... Read More
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 10:26
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Gupta S et al, 2016: Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Necrotizing Pancreatitis Following Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Gupta S, Scambia J, Gandillon C, Aversano F, Batista R.
Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554, USA.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This article describes an extremely unusual complication of SWL: necrotizing pancreatitis and abdominal compartment syndrome. This... Read More
Monday, 30 January 2017 11:44
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El-Assmy A et al, 2016: Does lithotripsy increase stone recurrence? A comparative study between extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and non-fragmenting percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

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

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

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

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Peter Alken
The complete text offers some interesting but also conflicting additional information: “The current study identified the consider... Read More
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 09:03
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Pourmand A et al, 2016: Tamsulosin for urolithiasis: a review of the recent literature and current controversies.

Pourmand A, Nadendla R, Mazer-Amirshahi M, O'Connell F.
Emergency Medicine Department, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Emergency Medicine Department, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This article is a brief review of the literature on tamsulosin and other []-receptor antagonists. The conclusion drawn is that tam... Read More
Monday, 12 December 2016 11:01
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Altok M et al, 2016: Comparison of shockwave frequencies of 30 and 60 shocks per minute for kidney stones: a prospective randomized study.

Altok M, Güneş M, Umul M, Şahin AF, Baş E, Oksay T, Soyupek S.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Şifa University, Izmir, Turkey.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
In this randomized comparison between patients treated with SWL frequencies of 30 and 60 per minute (0.5 and 1.0 Hz) the conclusio... Read More
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 10:54
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Soliman T et al, 2016: Miniperc versus shockwave lithotripsy for average sized radiopaque lower pole calculi: A prospective randomized study.

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

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The results were to be expected and are in fact even more unfavourable for ESWL. The present paper gives - as many other publicati... Read More
Monday, 05 December 2016 08:43
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Frey A et al, 2016: Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of postprostatectomy erectile dysfunction: a pilot study.

Frey A, Sønksen J, Fode M.
Department of Urology , Herlev University Hospital , Copenhagen , Denmark.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
In this article LI-ESWT was used in a pilot study to treat patients with ED after bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. ... Read More
Friday, 02 December 2016 12:15
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Fojecki GL et al, 2016: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in urology: a systematic review of outcome in Peyronie's disease, erectile dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain.

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

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Peter Alken
A narrative synthesis of 56 references from a reliable group of authors is a solid basis for the interested reader.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:04
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Lu Z et al, 2016: Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment Improves Erectile Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Lu Z, Lin G, Reed-Maldonado A, Wang C, Lee YC, Lue TF.
Department of Urology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, People's Republic of China.
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Occasional reports have shown that low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) might be useful for patients with erec... Read More
Monday, 28 November 2016 12:12
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Chung E, Alkhayal A and Carrier S: Pro and Con

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

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

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Peter Alken
Despite the fact that these two articles are pro and con my impression is that the sum is 70-80% con.
Saturday, 26 November 2016 09:59
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Zhang X et al, 2016: Low-Energy Shockwave Therapy Improves Ischemic Kidney Microcirculation.

Zhang X, Krier JD, Amador Carrascal C, Greenleaf JF, Ebrahimi B, Hedayat AF, Textor SC, Lerman A, Lerman LO.
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and.
Departments of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and.
Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

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Highly interesting animal report on the use of low-energy shockwave therapy (L-SWT) in pigs with or without experimentally induced... Read More
Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:08
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Lv JL., 2016: A new optical coupling control technique and application in SWL.

Lv JL.
Department of Urology, Affiliated Jiangning Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Gushan Road 168, Nanjing, 211100, China.

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I am fully convinced that optical control of the interface between therapy head and the patient’s body is of great value. With thi... Read More
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:02
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Lee JY et al, 2016: Stone heterogeneity index as the standard deviation of Hounsfield units: A novel predictor for shock-wave lithotripsy outcomes in ureter calculi.

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

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I wonder why the group around Williams who has been working on CT and stones since years (1,2,3) has never jumped on that issue. A... Read More
Sunday, 20 November 2016 09:45
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Ucer O et al, 2016: Effect of anxiety and pain on success of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for treatment of proximal ureteral and renal pelvic stones.

Ucer O, Ceylan Y, Ekren F, Ozan E, Muezzinoglu T.
Department of Urology, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
Urology Clinic, Private Batı Urology Branch Center, Manisa, Turkey.
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Years of experience with SWL have convinced me that successful anaesthesia-free SWL is most likely in calm, harmonic and confident... Read More
Friday, 18 November 2016 11:58
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Park HS et al, 2016: Computed Tomography-Based Novel Prediction Model for the Outcome of Shockwave Lithotripsy in Proximal Ureteral Stones.

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

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Peter Alken
I do not believe in mathematic formulas to predict the future like ”SWL success = 1/[1 + exp (-10.165 + 0.279 · [BMI] + 0.334 · [d... Read More
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 09:41
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Resorlu B et al, 2016: Management of lower pole renal stones: the devil is in the details.

Resorlu B, Issi Y, Onem K, Germiyanoglu C.
Department of Urology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun 55270, Turkey.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
The authors of this short comment discuss the results, advantages and disadvantages of SWL, RIRS and PNL for stones located in the... Read More
Monday, 14 November 2016 11:51
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Liu H et la, 2016: A 63-year-old man with two huge connected urinomas after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

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

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Peter Alken
A case report in a letter to the editor. No information about why and how ESWL was done is given.
Saturday, 12 November 2016 09:33
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Bourdoumis A et al, 2016: The evolution of urolithiasis management in the new millennium.

Bourdoumis A, Papatsoris A, Calleary JG, Surange R, Skrepetis K, Buchholz N, Sarica K.
Department of Urology, Acute Pennine Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University
Thursday, 10 November 2016 11:47
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Raja A et al, 2016: How Do Urinary Calculi Influence Health-Related Quality of Life and Patient Treatment Preference: A Systematic Review.

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

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Peter Alken
“Narrative synthesis was performed.” That means you have to read it! Those who are interested in this important aspect of stone di... Read More
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 09:27
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De Nunzio C et al, 2016: Tamsulosin or Silodosin Adjuvant Treatment Is Ineffective in Improving Shockwave Lithotripsy Outcome: A Short-Term Follow-Up Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study.

De Nunzio C, Brassetti A, Bellangino M, Trucchi A, Petta S, Presicce F, Tubaro A.
Department of Urology, Sant'Andrea Hospital, "Sapienza", University of Rome , Rome, Italy.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Most studies on -receptor antagonists have shown positive effects on the passage of ureteral stones without or with preceding SWL... Read More
Sunday, 06 November 2016 11:43
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Ahmed AF et al, 2016: Role of Tamsulosin Therapy after Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones: Randomized Controlled Trial.

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

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“Post-SWL, eligible patients were randomly assigned into one of 2 groups using the coin toss method.” A selection bias cannot be ... Read More
Friday, 04 November 2016 09:21
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Uğuz S et al, 2016: Medical ozone therapy reduces shock wave therapy-induced renal injury.

Uğuz S, Demirer Z, Uysal B, Alp BF, Malkoc E, Guragac A, Turker T, Ateş F, Karademir K, Ozcan A, Yildirim I, Korkmaz A, Guven A.
Department of Urology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty , Etlik , Ankara , Turkey.
Department of Physiology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty , Etlik , Ankara , Turkey.
Department of Epidemiology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty , Etlik , Ankara , Turkey.
Department of Pathology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty , Etlik , Ankara , Turkey.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty , Etlik , Ankara , Turkey.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
In an interesting experimental study on rats, the biochemical and histological-pathological effects of ozone therapy (OT) in assoc... Read More
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 11:37
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Wang JC, Zhou Y. 2016: Shifting the Split Reflectors to Enhance Stone Fragmentation of Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Wang JC, Zhou Y
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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Othmar Wess
The authors start their study by the hypothesis that focal size has a decisive impact on lithotripsy performance. They follow the ... Read More
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 12:59
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Lee JH et al, 2016: A Case of Septic Shock caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans in an Immunocompetent Female Patient after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for a Ureteral Stone.

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

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Peter Alken
6 colleagues from a department of Internal Medicine, and 2 from Laboratory Medicine report on a patient who got ESWL for a uretera... Read More
Monday, 31 October 2016 15:43
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Eryildirim B et al, 2016: Medical Expulsive Therapy Following Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Ureteral Calculi: An Effective Approach for the Improvement of Health-Related Quality of Life.

Eryildirim B, Sahin C, Tuncer M, Sabuncu K, Tarhan F, Sarica K.
Training and Research Hospital, Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
In a randomized comparative study the effect of MET after SWL for proximal ureteral stones, it was concluded that the stone-free r... Read More
Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:32
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Khatami A et al, 2016: Reduced time from diagnosis to stone-free status in patients with ureteral calculi.

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

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Peter Alken
The main topic of this paper is not ESWL but how to improve the patient orientated service in a urological department by a contin... Read More
Thursday, 27 October 2016 15:40
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Faure A et al, 2016: Postural therapy for renal stones in children: A Rolling Stones procedure.

Faure A, Dicrocco E, Hery G, Boissier R, Bienvenu L, Thirakul S, Maffei P, Panait N, Karsenty G, Merrot T, Alessandrini P, Guys JM, Lechevallier E.
Urology Department, Aix-Marseille Université, APHM, CHU Hopital La Conception, Marseille, France.
Paediatric Surgery Department, Aix-Marseille Université, APHM, CHU Hopital La Timone, Marseille, France.
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Aix-Marseille Université, APHM, CHU Hopital La Conception, Marseille, France.

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The problem of fragments and stones residing in the lower calyces after low-invasive stone removal remains a matter of continuous ... Read More
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 11:29
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Heers H et al, 2016: Trends in urological stone disease: a 5-year update of Hospital Episode statistics.

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

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

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

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

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

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6 Radiologists and no Urologist present data on 43 of 120 patients who were treated by ESWL and had CTs because of postprocedural... Read More
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 15:31
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Kadyan B et al, 2016: Large proximal ureteral stones: Ideal treatment modality?

Kadyan B, Sabale V, Mane D, Satav V, Mulay A, Thakur N, Kankalia SP.
Department of Urology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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This report is one of several that summarizes the importance of stone-size, stone density and skin-to-stone distance SSD for the o... Read More
Monday, 17 October 2016 11:19
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Gokce MI et al, 2016: Comparison of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) for treatment of stone disease in horseshoe kidney patients.

Gokce MI, Tokatli Z, Suer E, Hajiyev P, Akinci A, Esen B.
Department of Urology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Doruk Hospital Ankara, Turkey.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Removal of stones from horseshoe kidneys is a well recognized clinical problem. Although SWL can result in good disintegration, cl... Read More
Saturday, 15 October 2016 11:25
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Dell'Atti L et al, 2016: Ten-year experience in the management of distal ureteral stones greater than 10 mm in size.

Dell'Atti L, Papa S.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
In this retrospective analysis of treatment of ureteral stones (>10 mm) the authors concluded that URS was more successful in term... Read More
Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:14
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Cone EB et al, 2016: Cost-effectiveness comparison of ureteral calculi treated with ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy versus shockwave lithotripsy.

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

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An interesting publication with a lot of information. Who is interested in the ever increasing pressure costs have on medical dec... Read More
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 15:14
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Goren MR et al, 2016: Ultrasound-Guided Shockwave Lithotripsy Reduces Radiation Exposure and Has Better Outcomes for Pediatric Cystine Stones.

Goren MR, Goren V, Ozer C.
Department of Urology, Baskent University Adana Dr. Turgut Noyan Medical and Research Center, Adana, Turkey.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Radiation exposure during all kinds of stone removal is an issue that always need due attention. The problem is particularly impor... Read More
Sunday, 09 October 2016 11:08
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ElSheemy MS et al 2016: Lower calyceal and renal pelvic stones in preschool children: A comparative study of mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

ElSheemy MS, Daw K, Habib E, Aboulela W, Fathy H, Shouman AM, El Ghoneimy M, Shoukry AI, Morsi HA, Badawy H.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Aboul-Riche Children's Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

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In this comparative evaluation of SWL and mini-PNL in children, the authors came to the conclusion that the latter treatment modal... Read More
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 10:59
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Eze KC et al, 2016: Cost-effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in a poor resource setting: The Okada, Nigeria experience.

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

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

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

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Shocking! Just as the paper by Lantz AG, McKay JP, Ordon M, Pace K, Monga M, Honey RJ. Shockwave lithotripsy practice pattern vari... Read More
Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:59
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Bai Y et al, 2016: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ERCP to remove a fractured guidewire in the pancreatic duct in a patient with chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic duct stones.

Bai Y, Wang SL, Fang J, Ma D, Li ZS.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
This report is an excellent example of the usefulness of SWL in case of complicated stone-situations in the pancreatic duct. Altho... Read More
Friday, 23 September 2016 10:47
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Lantz AG et al, 2016: Shockwave lithotripsy practice pattern variations amongst and between American and Canadian urologists: in support of guidelines.

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

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Shocking! Just as the paper by Sharma NL, Alexander CE, Grout E, Turney BW. Shock-wave lithotripsy: variance within UK practice. N... Read More
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 14:49
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Nerli RB et al, 2016: Forgotten/retained double J ureteric stents: A source of severe morbidity in children.

Nerli RB, Magdum PV, Sharma V, Guntaka AK, Hiremath MB, Ghagane S.
Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, KLE University's JN Medical College, KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.
PG Department of Studies in Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
Encrustation of stents left in the ureter during (too) long periods of time might cause considerable problems at removal. It is em... Read More
Monday, 19 September 2016 10:43
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Tran MA et al, 2016: Geographical variation in the management of urolithiasis in Australia.

Tran MA, Chak-Lee M, Bariol SV.
The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Department of Urology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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The bottom-line of this geographical report on procedures for stone removal showed that whereas PNL was used in very low frequency... Read More
Thursday, 15 September 2016 10:19
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Simal I et al, 2016: Therapeutic possibilities for urolithiasis in childhood.

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

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No free access via Karolinska Institute and Heidelberg University
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:34
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Goktas C et al, 2016: Does Transient Cessation of Antiplatelet Medication Prior to Shock Wave Lithotripsy Have Any Safety Concern: Evaluation of the Short Term Safety Results.

Goktas C, Sahin C, Cetinel AC, Turkoglu O, Buz A, Erbay E, Eryildirim B, Sarica K.
Department of Urology, Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Hans-Göran Tiselius
his report deals with the interesting and highly important issue on how patients with anti-platelet medication should be managed w... Read More
Sunday, 11 September 2016 10:14
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Connors BA et al, 2016: Using 300 Pretreatment Shock Waves In A Voltage Ramping Protocol Can Significantly Reduce Tissue Injury During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

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

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I refer to all previous reviews I have made of the publications of this very active research group. They go on and on with their n... Read More
Friday, 09 September 2016 14:24
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Tejwani R et al, 2016: Increased pediatric sub-specialization is associated with decreased surgical complication rates for inpatient pediatric urology procedures.

Tejwani R, Wang HS, Wolf S, Wiener JS, Routh JC.
Division of Urologic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.
Division of Pediatric Anesthesia, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.

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This article deals with a comparison between SWL and URS carried out in a paediatric population. The end-points were repeated trea... Read More
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