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Sighinolfi MC et al., 2019: The safety of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: an undervalued issue

Sighinolfi MC, Sandri M, Eissa A, El Sherbiny A, Micali S, Bianchi G, Rocco B.
Department of Urology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo 71, 41100, Modena, Italy.

 

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Int Urol Nephrol. 2019 Jan 2. doi: 10.1007/s11255-018-2063-y. [Epub ahead of print]

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Hans-Göran Tiselius on Monday, 12 August 2019 08:30

In this brief Letter to the Editor the authors touch briefly the risk of developing hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The advantage of ultrasound for stone focusing and to avoid tissue injuries is emphasized. Based on 10-year follow-up, the bottom-line of this note is that neither hypertension nor diabetes is the consequence of SWL and that the safety of SWL should not be forgotten as an important property.

In this brief Letter to the Editor the authors touch briefly the risk of developing hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The advantage of ultrasound for stone focusing and to avoid tissue injuries is emphasized. Based on 10-year follow-up, the bottom-line of this note is that neither hypertension nor diabetes is the consequence of SWL and that the safety of SWL should not be forgotten as an important property.
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