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Piggott KL et al, 2013: Looking for lithotripsy: accessibility and portability of Canadian healthcare

Piggott KL, Bell CM
Resident, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

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This article will be available for reviewing at Heidelberg University 12 months after publication.
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 14:16
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Jee JK et al, 2013: Efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in pediatric and adolescent urolithiasis

Jee JY, Kim SD, Cho WY
Department of Urology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea

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In this report of SWL results in 50 paediatric and adolescent patients the overall success rate was approximately 91%. Although th... Read More
Monday, 11 November 2013 08:38
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Weaver J et al, 2014: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for upper tract urolithiasis

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

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This is a timely review of the literature on the pros and cons and the forefront of SWL application. Peter Alken... Read More
Friday, 08 November 2013 08:36
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Beilan J et al, 2014: The Postoperative Morbidity Index: a quantitative weighing of postoperative complications applied to urological procedures

Beilan J, Strakosha R, Palacios DA, Rosser CJ
Clinical and Translational Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, 701 Ilalo St, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

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A standardized and validated system for recording complications is indeed highly desirable. For the individual patient it is impor... Read More
Thursday, 07 November 2013 15:08
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Basri C et al, 2013: The effect of tamsulosin on pain and clearance according to ureteral stone location after shock wave lithotripsy

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

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Hmmm? It says: " Drug administration was started immediately after SWL and was continued for a maximum of 28 days or until an alt... Read More
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 15:04
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Smith NB et al, 2013: A heuristic model of stone comminution in shock wave lithotripsy

Smith NB, Zhong P
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA

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After more than 30 years the mechanism of stone fragmentation in lithotripsy is still not completely understood. Understanding bas... Read More
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 14:59
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Fovargue D.E. et al, 2013: Experimentally validated multiphysics computational model of focusing and shock wave formation in an electromagnetic lithotripter

Fovargue DE, Mitran S, Smith NB, Sankin GN, Simmons WN, Zhong P
Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 329 Phillips Hall, CB 3250, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA

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Daniel Fovargue et al. developed a novel computational model to calculate the acoustic field of an electromagnetic lithotripter wi... Read More
Monday, 04 November 2013 14:45
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Harper JD et al, 2013: Focused ultrasound to expel calculi from the kidney: safety and efficacy of a clinical prototype device

Harper JD, Sorensen MD, Cunitz BW, Wang YN, Simon JC, Starr F, Paun M, Dunmire B, Liggitt HD, Evan AP, McAteer JA, Hsi RS, Bailey MR
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA

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In this animal experiment the authors used ultrasound to move and expel stones from the lower and middle calyces of pig kidneys. F... Read More
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:17
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Ozturk U et al, 2013: Comparison of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, and Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery for Lower Pole Renal Calculi 10-20 mm

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

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If one compares the results of the present retrospective analysis with the well-known "Lower Pole -1 study" (Albala DM et al.: A p... Read More
Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:37
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Rassweiler J et al, 2013. The past, present and future of minimally invasive therapy in urology: a review and speculative outlook

Rassweiler J, Rassweiler MC, Kenngott H, Frede T, Michel MS, Alken P, Clayman R
Department of Urology, SLK Kliniken Heilbronn, University of Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Germany

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The authors present their visions for treatment not only of urolithiasis, but also of renal and prostate tumours. One important po... Read More
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 14:34
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Okada A et al, 2013: Impact of official technical training for urologists on the efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy

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

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

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

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Monday, 28 October 2013 13:36
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Netsch C et al, 2013: [Calyceal stones]

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

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This CME article is written in German and contains only minor information on SWL therapy of calyceal stones. Peter Alken... Read More
Friday, 25 October 2013 14:25
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Gücük A et al, 2013: Do renal cysts affect the success of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy? A retrospective comparative study

Gücük A, Oztürk U, Uyetürk U, Kemahlı E, Akın G, Imamoğlu MA, Metin A
Department of Urology, Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, 14200 Bolu, Turkey

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This comparison between patients with and without large cysts in terms of stone free rates after SWL is welcome. Large cysts that ... Read More
Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:23
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Yesil S et al, 2013: Previous Open Renal Surgery Increased Vascular Complications in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Compared with Primary and Secondary PCNL and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Patients: A Retrospective Study

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

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As had to be expected a previous ESWL did not lead to increased complications during a secondary PNL. Peter Alken... Read More
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 14:20
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Tanaka N et al, 2013: Stone attenuation value and cross-sectional area on computed tomography predict the success of shock wave lithotripsy

Tanaka M, Yokota E, Toyonaga Y, Shimizu F, Ishii Y, Fujime M, Horie S
Department of Urology, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan

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In this comparison between successful and failed disintegration with a Dornier Compact S lithotripter, the authors found that the ... Read More
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 14:18
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Jeong US et al, 2013: Factors affecting the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for unilateral urinary stones in children: a 17-year single-institute experience

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

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I like this publication despite the naturally small numbers and recommend it to those treating children with stones. There are de... Read More
Monday, 21 October 2013 14:15
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Garg M et al, 2013: Are there long-term effects of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in paediatric patients?

Garg M, Goel A, Kumar A

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This is just a comment to a previously published report without need of a comment. Hans-Göran Tiselius
Friday, 18 October 2013 14:13
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Al-Marhoon MS et al, 2013: Extracorporeal Shock-wave Lithotripsy Success Rate and Complications: Initial Experience at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital

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

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Good results. A devoted user is the main cause of bias in such series. I did not understand the statistics completely. Peter Al... Read More
Thursday, 17 October 2013 14:11
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Hameed DA et al, 2013: Comparing non contrast computerized tomography criteria versus dual X-ray absorptiometry as predictors of radio-opaque upper urinary tract stone fragmentation after electromagnetic shockwave lithotripsy

Hameed DA, Elgammal MA, Elganainy EO, Hageb A, Mohammed K, El-Taher AM, Mostafa MM, Ahmed AI
Urology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt

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By comparing x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and CT-examinations to get measures of stone mineral content and Hounsfield units, the aut... Read More
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 14:08
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Traxer O et al, 2013: Extracorporeal lithotripsy endoscopically controlled by ureterorenoscopy (LECURS): a new concept for the treatment of kidney stones-first clinical experience using digital ureterorenoscopes

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

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I remember the surprising video on combined URS+SWL that G. Fuchs (Reference 4: Patel A, Fuchs GJ (1997) Expanding the horizons of... Read More
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 14:05
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Kumar A et al, 2013: A Prospective Randomized Comparison Between Shockwave Lithotripsy and Semirigid Ureteroscopy for Upper Ureteral Stones

Kumar A, Nanda B, Kumar N, Kumar R, Vasudeva P, Mohanty NK
Department of Urology, Vardhman Mahaveer Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital , New Delhi, India

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This article is one of several prospective randomized comparisons between SWL and URS for removal of of 82.2% and 86.6% clearly d... Read More
Monday, 14 October 2013 14:02
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Zhu X et al, 2013: Retrograde, Antegrade, and Laparoscopic Approaches to the Management of Large Upper Ureteral Stones After Shockwave Lithotripsy Failure: A Four-Year Retrospective Study

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

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There is no information on the details of the primary SWL treatment and the reasons for failures. Peter Alken
Friday, 11 October 2013 13:56
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Connors BA et al, 2013: Comparison of Tissue Injury from Focused Ultrasonic Propulsion of Kidney Stones Versus Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Connors BA, Evan AP, Blomgren PM, Hsi RS, Harper JD, Sorensen MD, Wang YN, Simon JC, Paun M, Starr F, Cunitz BW, Bailey MR, Lingeman JE
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine,Indianapolis, Indiana

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The use of focused ultrasonic propulsion of stones/stone fragments residing in the kidney after SWL is a highly interesting treatm... Read More
Thursday, 10 October 2013 13:54
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Perez C et al, 2013: Acoustic field characterization of the Duolith: measurements and modeling of a clinical shock wave therapy device

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

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This is a very interesting paper on the measurement, simulation and definition of the acoustic field of an ESWT device. The machin... Read More
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 13:51
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Yang TK et al, 2013: Body mass index and buttock circumference are independent predictors of disintegration failure in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral calculi

Yang TK, Yang HJ, Lee LM, Liao CH
Department of Surgery, Yonghe branch, Cardinal Tien Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan

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Similar to the result in numerous previous reports the authors found that success with SWL was inversely related to the stone burd... Read More
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 13:49
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Jindal T, 2013: The risk of radiation exposure to assisting staff in urological procedures: a literature review

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

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Only one publication from 1992 in this literature review deals with SWL. The other 8 publications are on PNL and URS. The conclusi... Read More
Monday, 07 October 2013 13:48
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Mokhtari M et al, 2013: Eosinophilic pleural effusion: a rare complication of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Mokhtari M, Kumar PV, Ghayumi MA
Pathology Department, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 71345-1864, Iran

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Eosinophilic pleural effusion is indeed a very unusual complication of SWL. It can be assumed that in the described patient shockw... Read More
Friday, 04 October 2013 13:45
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Parmar S et al, 2013: Role of sonography-guided lithotripsy in renal stone with angiomyolipoma

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

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Hot stuff! They succeeded. The images show an AML of at least 4 cm diameter in a distance of approximately 4 cm to the stone. They... Read More
Thursday, 03 October 2013 13:43
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Park JH et al, 2013: A prospective randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of tamsulosin after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for a single proximal ureteral stone

Park YH, Lee HE, Park JY, Lee SB, Kim HH
Department of Urology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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The advantage of using alpha-blocking agents to facilitate elimination of ureteral stones and fragments has been demonstrated in n... Read More
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 13:41
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Kang JH et al, 2013: Relationship Between Patient Position and Pain Severity During Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones With the MODULITH SLX-F2 Lithotripter: A Matched Case-Control Study

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

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This is a well done retrospective study. The authors evaluated VAS-avg and VAS-max immediately after the treatment. Whenever pain ... Read More
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 13:39
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Duryea AP et al, 2013: Acoustic Bubble Removal to Enhance SWL Efficacy at High Shock Rate: An In Vitro Study

Duryea AP, Roberts WW, Cain CA, Tamaddoni HA, Hall TL
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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With the aim of eliminating cavitation bubbles in the water compartment of the shockwave source (pre-focal cavitation), the author... Read More
Monday, 30 September 2013 13:36
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Tourchi A et al, 2013: Disseminated tuberculosis after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy in an AIDS patient presenting with urosepsis

Tourchi A, Ebadi M, Hosseinzadeh A, Shabaninia M
Division of Pediatric Urology, Brady Urological Institute, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Friday, 27 September 2013 14:20
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Philippou P et al, 2013: Does previous failed ESWL have a negative impact of on the outcome of ureterorenoscopy? A matched pair analysis

Philippou P, Payne D, Davenport K, Timoney AG, Keeley FX
Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB, UK

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It is of note that in this matched pair analysis between patients primarily treated with URS and those treated with URS after fail... Read More
Thursday, 26 September 2013 13:33
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Fahmy N et al, 2013: Urinary Expression of Novel Tissue Markers of Kidney Injury Following Ureteroscopy, Shock Wave Lithotripsy and in Normal Healthy Controls

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

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This is the second report on urinary KIM-1 levels in controls and stone patients before and after SWL in this review series. What ... Read More
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 13:31
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Hatipoğlu NK et al, 2013: Antioxidant Signal and Kidney Injury Molecule-1 Levels in Shockwave Lithotripsy Induced Kidney Injury

Hatipoğlu NK, Evliyaoğlu O, Işık B, Bodakçi MN, Bozkurt Y, Sancaktutar AA, Söylemez H, Atar M, Penbegül N, Yünce M, Dağgulli M
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University , Diyarbakır, Turkey

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Like several other similar studies in search for acute injurious effects of SWL, this report presents data on discrete changes in ... Read More
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 13:29
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Leong WS et al, 2013: Does Simultaneous Inversion During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Improve Stone Clearance: A Long-term, Prospective, Single-blind, Randomized Controlled Study

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

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A well conducted study. My conclusion is: Inversion does not improve the SWL results. The retreatment rate is high: Concerning... Read More
Monday, 23 September 2013 13:16
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Foda K et al, 2013: Calculating the number of shock waves, expulsion time, and optimum stone parameters based on noncontrast computerized tomography characteristics

Foda K, Abdeldaeim H, Youssif M, Assem A
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt

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In this report from Egypt the authors have presented formulas for "predicting" the number of shockwaves and the time to fragment e... Read More
Friday, 20 September 2013 13:14
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Lao M et al, 2013: High Recurrence Rate at 5-Year Followup in Children after Upper Urinary Tract Stone Surgery

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

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A small low quality study on urolithiasis in children: The authors state: "For patients to be included, they had to have been con... Read More
Thursday, 19 September 2013 13:12
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Seklehner S et al, 2013: Trends and Inequalities in the Surgical Management of Ureteral Calculi in the United States

Seklehner S, Laudano MA, Jamzadeh A, Del Pizzo JJ, Chughtai B, Lee RK
Department of Urology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA; Department of Urology, Landesklinikum Baden-Mödling, Baden, Austria

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This report summarizes how patients with ureteral stones have been treated in USA between 2001 and 2010. This period is characteri... Read More
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 13:10
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Liu J et al, 2013: Comparative Study between Three Analgesic Agents for the Pain Management during Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

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

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The results concerning the different methods of analgesia were to be expected according to what is known from the literature. Two ... Read More
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 13:08
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Alibakhshi MA et al, 2013: Single-shot measurements of the acoustic field of an electrohydraulic lithotripter using a hydrophone array

Alibakhshi MA, Kracht JM, Cleveland RO, Filoux E, Ketterling JA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, 110 Cummington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA

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The extraordinary technical and medical importance of this paper is based on the type of measuring the shock wave field of an elec... Read More
Monday, 16 September 2013 13:05
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Hadji-Moussa M et al, 2013: Effect of High Shock Number on Acute Complication Development After Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy

Hadj-Moussa M, Brown JA
Section of Urology, Georgia Health Sciences University , Augusta, Georgia

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Safe treatment of patients with non-invasive stone disintegration should exclude damage to the renal tissue, ureters and other org... Read More
Monday, 09 September 2013 13:04
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Cho HJ et al, 2013: Efficacy of alfuzosin after shock wave lithotripsy for the treatment of ureteral calculi

Cho HJ, Shin SC, Seo do Y, Min DS, Cho JM, Kang JY, Yoo TK
Department of Urology, Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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In this report alfuzosin administration after SWL resulted in a shorter time to stone expulsion of stone material from the ureter.... Read More
Monday, 02 September 2013 13:02
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Rabani SM et al, 2013: Management of Large Proximal Ureteral Stones: A Comparative Clinical Trial Between Transureteral Lithotripsy (TUL) and Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL)

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

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In the text it says "The difference in the proportion of success between the two groups was significant (Table 1) " In table the p... Read More
Monday, 26 August 2013 12:59
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Dincel N et al, 2013: Are small residual stone fragments really insignificant in children?

Dincel N, Resorlu B, Unsal A, Tepeler A, Silay MS, Armağan A, Diri A, Sancaktutar AA, Ziypak T, Mir S
Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Ege University, Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

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The authors discuss in this article the relevance of the term CIRF. This issue is in no way new and has been a matter of debate as... Read More
Monday, 19 August 2013 12:56
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Zolfaghari A et al, 2013: Renal vascular Doppler resistance after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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

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It is not stated if ramping and pausing was used in the treatment sessions. Obviously only one value was recorded during each meas... Read More
Monday, 12 August 2013 12:49
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Kim TB et al, 2013: The feasibility of shockwave lithotripsy for treating solitary, lower calyceal stones over 1 cm in size

Kim TB, Lee SC, Kim KH, Jung H, Yoon SJ, Oh JK
Department of Urology, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea

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The authors compared SWL and PNL for removal of stones larger than 1 cm. Stratification was further made for stones 1-2 cm and > 2... Read More
Monday, 05 August 2013 12:47
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Haroon N et al, 2013: Optimal Management of Lower Polar Calyceal Stone 15 to 20 mm

Haroon N, Nazim SM, Ather MH
Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

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That stone clearance following PCNL is better than that after SWL and that the difference is related to the size of treated stones... Read More
Monday, 29 July 2013 12:45
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Hatipoglu NK et al, 2013: Comparison of Shockwave Lithotripsy and Microperc for Treatment of Kidney Stones in Children

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

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"This is the first study comparing the outcomes of SWL and microperc in the treatment of kidney stone in children" and it shows go... Read More
Monday, 22 July 2013 12:41
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Prakash J et al, 2013: Re: El-Halwagy et al.: Shock wave lithotripsy of vesical stones in patients with infravesical obstruction: an underused noninvasive approach (Urology 2013;81:508-510)

Prakash J, Goel A, Garg Y

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This Letter to the Editor is just a short remark to a previously published article on SWL for bladder stones. In selected cases SW... Read More
Monday, 15 July 2013 12:39
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Senyucel MF et al, 2013: Evaluation of contralateral kidney, liver and lung after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in rabbits

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

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This study has several problems in its design: 1. It is not stated if the control group (CG) had 3 times anesthesia like the trea... Read More
Monday, 08 July 2013 12:37
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Panah A et al, 2013: Factors predicting success of emergency extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (eESWL) in ureteric calculi-a single centre experience from the United Kingdom (UK)

Panah A, Patel S, Bourdoumis A, Kachrilas S, Buchholz N, Masood J
Endourology and Stone Services, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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The advantage of early- emergency - SWL for removal of ureteral stones is an attractive therapeutic approach which previously has ... Read More
Monday, 01 July 2013 12:35
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Huang Z et al, 2013: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Management of Residual Stones after Ureterolithotripsy versus Mini-Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: A Retrospective Study

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

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During the study period a satisfying stone-free status was initially achieved in 663 of 752 = 88.2% URL patients and 643 of 745 = ... Read More
Monday, 24 June 2013 12:32
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Pei YV, 2013: Intrahepatic hematoma requiring hepatic artery embolization: a rare complication of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Pey YV
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 110 South Paca St, Suite 6200, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Hepatic hematoma is an extremely rare complication of SWL and only described in few cases. According to the CT-image the bleeding ... Read More
Friday, 21 June 2013 12:31
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Khalil M, 2013: Management of impacted proximal ureteral stone: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy with holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy

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

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

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

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A valuable review with 76 references. Peter Alken
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:26
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Gharaei B et al, 2013: Opioid-sparing effect of preemptive bolus low-dose ketamine for moderate sedation in opioid abusers undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a randomized clinical trial

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

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There are no details related to the shock wave application as such in this anaesthesiological publication. As a clinician you shou... Read More
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 09:03
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Pishchalnikov YA et al, 2013: Evaluation of the LithoGold LG-380 Lithotripter: In Vitro Acoustic Characterization and Assessment of Renal Injury in the Pig Model

Pishchalnikov YA, McAteer JA, Williams JC Jr, Connors BA, Handa RK, Lingeman JE, Evan AP
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana

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The authors of this report have made an interesting comparison between shock wave properties in four different lithotripters: LG-3... Read More
Monday, 17 June 2013 09:00
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Yilmaz B et al, 2012: An FDTD-based computer simulation platform for shock wave propagation in electrohydraulic lithotripsy

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

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This computer simulation model should principally allow evaluating the performance of a shock wave generator and its transmission ... Read More
Friday, 14 June 2013 08:58
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Lee HY et al, 2013: Risk Factors Survey for Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy-Induced Renal Hematoma

Lee HY, Yang YH, Shen JT, Jang MY, Shih PM, Wu WJ, Huang CH, Chou YH, Juan YS
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital , Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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In this study analysis of risk factors for hematoma following SWL was carried out. The frequency of hematoma formation was low; 0.... Read More
Thursday, 13 June 2013 08:56
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D'A Honey RJ et al, 2012: A Prospective Study Examining the Incidence of Bacteriuria and Urinary Tract Infection After Shock Wave Lithotripsy with Targeted Antibiotic Prophylaxis

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

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That scores 1:0 for the EAU. Peter Alken
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 08:54
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Wong KA et al, 2013: Management of stones in renal transplant

Wong KA, Olsburgh J
Renal Transplant and Urology Department, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

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Treating stones in transplanted kidneys is a delicate procedure and great care should be exerted in order to reduce the tissue tra... Read More
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 08:52
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Akça O et al, 2013: Obesity might not be a disadvantage for SWL treatment in children with renal stone

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

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That´s what I thought. Peter Alken
Monday, 10 June 2013 08:49
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Choi HJ et al, 2012: Usefulness of early extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in colic patients with ureteral stones

Choi HJ, Jung JH, Bae J, Cho MC, Lee HW, Lee KS
Department of Urology, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea

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Early elimination of ureteral stones is beneficial from several points of view. Preservation of renal function and reduced patient... Read More
Monday, 03 June 2013 08:47
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Bakoyiannis C et al, 2012: Superior mesenteric artery dissection after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

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

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

Griebling TL

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

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

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This is a view on the historical development of stone therapy in a single department with a large patient volume. Open surgery pra... Read More
Monday, 13 May 2013 07:44
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Lautz J et al, 2013: Turbulent water coupling in shock wave lithotripsy

Lautz J, Sankin G, Zhong P
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA

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This is indeed a highly interesting report, the results of which might be important for further improvements of the SWL technology... Read More
Monday, 06 May 2013 07:42
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Feng C et al, 2013. Ureteroscopic Holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy is effective for ureteral steinstrasse post-SWL

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

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The authors state "There is currently a dearth of studies reporting the outcomes of endoscopic management of steinstrasse." Rightl... Read More
Monday, 29 April 2013 07:39
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El-Halwagy S et al, 2013: Shock wave lithotripsy of vesical stones in patients with infravesical obstruction: an underused noninvasive approach

El-Halwagy S, Osman Y, Sheir KZ
Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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I agree with the authors that SWL is an excellent method for elimination of bladder stones in suitable patients. The results prese... Read More
Monday, 22 April 2013 07:37
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Pu YR et al, 2013: Design of the dual stone locating system on an extracorporeal shock wave lithotriptor

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

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This group constantly works and publishes on their stone tracking system. I always wondered why no company has integrated the syst... Read More
Monday, 15 April 2013 07:23
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Duryea AP et al, 2013. Controlled cavitation to augment SWL stone comminution: mechanistic insights in vitro

Duryea AP, Roberts WW, Cain CA, Hall TL
Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

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This article is a highly interesting report of an experimental set up aimed to study the role of cavitation in SWL stone disintegr... Read More
Monday, 08 April 2013 07:21
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Phipps S et al, 2013: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy to distal ureteric stones: the transgluteal approach significantly increases stone-free rates

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

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ESWL of distal ureteral stones in a supine position has been described in several modifications with different lithotripters and v... Read More
Monday, 01 April 2013 07:18
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Scales CD Jr, 2013: Practice patterns in the management of urinary lithiasis

Scales CD Jr
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/VA Clinical Scholars, Departments of Urology and Internal Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, 10940 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 710, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

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This article is a summary of the management of patients with urolithiasis in USA. There are some points that deserve attention. In... Read More
Monday, 25 March 2013 07:15
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Fernández F et al, 2013: Out-of-Focus Low Pressure Pulse Pretreatment to the Whole Kidney to Reduce Renal Injury During Shockwave Lithotripsy: An In Vivo Study Using a Rabbit Model

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

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The abstract reads like a small sensation. An interesting publication showing that there are still simple open questions for strai... Read More
Monday, 18 March 2013 07:12
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Sarkissian C et al, 2013: Patient decision making for asymptomatic renal calculi: balancing benefit and risk

Sarkissian C, Noble M, Li J, Monga M
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

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It is interesting to note that in this survey carried out in 101 patients presented the same hypothetical scenario, most patients ... Read More
Monday, 11 March 2013 07:10
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Saxena S et al, 2013: Treating stones in transplanted kidneys

Saxena S, Sadideen H, Goldsmith D
Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

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This review is of great interest because dealing with stones in transplanted kidneys is a difficult and delicate clinical problem.... Read More
Monday, 04 March 2013 07:08
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El-Assmy A et al, 2013: Kidney stone size and hounsfield units predict successful shockwave lithotripsy in children

El-Assmy A, El-Nahas AR, Abou-El-Ghar ME, Awad BA, Sheir KZ
Department of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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This report shows the outcome of SWL in 57 children with stones in the kidney. It is slightly surprising that as many as 56% of th... Read More
Monday, 25 February 2013 07:06
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Al-Abadi E et al, 2013: Extracorporal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of stones in children with oxalosis-still the first choice?

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

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This is a report on a series of rare but severe cases of urolithiasis seen in 22 years between 1987 and 2009. Primary hyperoxaluir... Read More
Monday, 18 February 2013 07:03
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Ceylan C et al, 2013: Evaluation of the Process of Recycling and Renal Parenchymal Injury after ESWL with Metabolites Excreted in the Urine

Ceylan C, Dogan S, Saydam G, Kocak MZ, Doluoglu OG.
Department of Urology Clinic of Turkiye, Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital , Ankara , Turkey

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It is well recognized that SWL results in transient damage to the renal parenchyma. In this regard the authors measured a number o... Read More
Monday, 11 February 2013 07:01
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Rosa M et al, 2013: Recent finding and new technologies in nephrolitiasis: a review of the recent literature

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

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A condensed review on most aspects of urolithiasis with an up-to-date reference list for the uninformed Reader. Peter Alken... Read More
Monday, 04 February 2013 06:58
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Elsheemy MS, 2013: Editorial Comment from Dr ElSheemy to Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones in pediatric patients: A multivariate analysis model for estimating the stone-free probability

Elsheemy MS
Division of Pediatric Urology, AboulRiche Children's Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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Please refer to comments for article El-Nahas et al. Int J Urol 2013: "The authors report their experience of SWL in a paediatric... Read More
Monday, 28 January 2013 06:55
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Sato Y, 2013: Editorial Comment from Dr Sato to Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones in pediatric patients: A multivariate analysis model for estimating the stone-free probability

Sato Y.
Department of Urology, Sanjukai Hospital, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

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Please refer to comments for article El-Nahas et al. Int J Urol 2013: "The authors report their experience of SWL in a paediatric... Read More
Monday, 21 January 2013 06:53
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El-Nahas AR et al, 2013: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones in pediatric patients: A multivariate analysis model for estimating the stone-free probability

El-Nahas AR, El-Assmy AM, Awad BA, Elhalwagy SM, Elshal AM, Sheir KZ.
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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The authors report their experience of SWL in a paediatric population and present some factors that can be used to predict the tre... Read More
Monday, 14 January 2013 06:50
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Cui H et al, 2013: Efficacy of the lithotripsy in treating lower pole renal stones

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

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This is a classical paper in many ways: "Lithotripsy was ... gradually increased to the highest tolerable/ maximum recommended int... Read More
Monday, 07 January 2013 06:48
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Kim GH et al, 2013: Acute cyst rupture, hemorrhage and septic shock after a shockwave lithotripsy in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Kim HG, Bae SR, Lho YS, Park HK, Paick SH.
Department of Urology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, 4-12 Hwayang-Dong, Gwangjin-Ku, Seoul, 143-729, Korea

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This case report describes a very unusual complication associated with SWL of a proximal ureteral stone. Unfortunately no details ... Read More
Monday, 31 December 2012 06:44
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Dai J et al, 2013: Critical Analysis of a New Generation Electrohydraulic Lithotripter: A Single Institution Experience with the Medispec E3000TM

Dai J, Al Ekish S, Harisaran V, Thavaseelan S, Pareek G.
The Warren Alpert Med. Sch. of Brown Univ., Section of Minimally Invasive Urol. Surg., Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Recent physical studies on the properties of shock waves have indicated that improved disintegration of stones might be obtained w... Read More
Monday, 17 December 2012 06:43
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Welk B et al, 2013: The surgical management of upper tract stone disease among spinal cord-injured patients

Welk B, Shariff S, Ordon M, Catharine Craven B, Herschorn S, Garg AX.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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This is a retrospective study on 89 patients with spinal cord injuries. These patients were surgically treated because of upper ur... Read More
Monday, 10 December 2012 06:39
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Ghani KR et al, 2013: Trends in surgery for upper urinary tract calculi in the USA using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample: 1999-2009

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

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The title is misleading. It should actually read "Trends in inpatient surgery..." Unfortunately the data offer only a view on tren... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2012 06:37
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Mancini JG et al, 2013: Assessment of a Modified Acoustic Lens for Electromagnetic Shock Wave Lithotripters in a Swine Model

Mancini JG, Neisius A, Smith N, Sankin G, Astroza GM, Lipkin ME, Simmons WN, Preminger GM, Zhong P
Duke University Medical Center, Division of Urologic Surgery, 200 Trent Drive, DUMC 3707, Durham, NC 27710, USA

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The optimal geometry and power characteristics of the shock wave have remained a matter of debate ever since the original HM3 lith... Read More
Monday, 26 November 2012 06:33
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Weng CH et al, 2013: Severe acute pancreatitis with abscess after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a rare complication

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

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In those four cases of acute pancreatitis shortly after ESWL described in the literature the cause-effect relationship between ESW... Read More
Monday, 19 November 2012 06:31
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Yilmaz E et al, 2013: Ways in which SWL affects oxidant/antioxidant balance

Yilmaz E, Haciislamoglu A, Kisa U, Dogan O, Yuvanc E, Batislam E
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kirikkale, Tip Fakultesi, Uroloji AD, Saglik Sokak, 71100, Kirikkale, Turkey

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In this interesting study the effects of SWL (3000 sw; 16-22 kV) on the total antioxidant capacity (TAC), total antioxidant status... Read More
Monday, 12 November 2012 06:29
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Zhong W et al, 2013: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal stones following failed extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: different performances and morbidities

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

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"Scattered stone fragments buried within the tissues..." Are these the effects of ESWL that can be seen during secondary PNL? In ... Read More
Monday, 05 November 2012 06:27
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Eterović D et al, 2013: Wrong perspective obscures the adverse effects of shock-wave lithotripsy

Eterović D, Situm M, Marković V, Punda A
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Split and Department of Medical Physics, University of Split Medical Faculty, Spinčićeva 1, 21000, Split, Croatia

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The authors claim that vascular effects of SWL is not appropriately recognized and that "mild and unilateral renal obstruction" fo... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2012 06:24
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Oh MM et al, 2013: Bacterial sepsis after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) of calyceal diverticular stone

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

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Monday, 22 October 2012 13:26
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Brown JA et al, 2013: Effect of High Shock Number on Acute Complication Development Following Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Brown JA, Hadj-Moussa M.
University of Iowa, Department of Urology, 200 Hawkins Dr., 3 RCP, Iowa City, Iowa, United States

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There are two important questions that need an answer when the total number of shock waves given to a patient is considered: Is a ... Read More
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Li K et al, 2013: Optimal Frequency of Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Urolithiasis Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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

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

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

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Peter Alken
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Monday, 01 October 2012 12:40
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Turan E et al, 2012: A case of zosteriform lichen planus developing after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

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

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Peter Alken
According to the authors this is the first case reported in the literature. Peter Alken
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