SWL literature
SWL Literature

Rizzo M. et al., 2021: RE.Immediate Shockwave Lithotripsy vs Delayed Shockwave Lithotripsy After Urgent Ureteral Stenting in Patients with Ureteral or Pyeloureteral Urolithiasis: A Matched-Pair Analysis

Rizzo M, Umari P, Bucci S, Trombetta C.J.
Department of Urology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
Urologic Clinic, Ospedale Maggiore della Carità, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy.

Abstract

Immediate SWL treatment of ureteral stones should be encouraged in centers provided with lithotripter/SWL facility during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Endourol. 2021 May 12. doi: 10.1089/end.2021.0116. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33980029

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Hans-Göran Tiselius on Wednesday, September 01 2021 07:03

This comment is extremely relevant particularly during the covid pandemic. The authors emphasize the advantage of early SWL for removal of ureteral stones. The advantages of anaesthesia-free stone disintegration, no need for operating theatre and easier patient handling are obvious. A literature review that I carried out earlier in 2021 showed that surprisingly few urologists used SWL to deal with stone problems during the pandemic. It is difficult to understand why.

Hans-Göran Tiselius

This comment is extremely relevant particularly during the covid pandemic. The authors emphasize the advantage of early SWL for removal of ureteral stones. The advantages of anaesthesia-free stone disintegration, no need for operating theatre and easier patient handling are obvious. A literature review that I carried out earlier in 2021 showed that surprisingly few urologists used SWL to deal with stone problems during the pandemic. It is difficult to understand why. Hans-Göran Tiselius
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