Pietropaolo A. et al., 2019: Endourological management (PCNL, URS, SWL) of stones in solitary kidney - A systematic review from European Association of Urologists (EAU) Young Academic Urologists (YAU) and Uro-Technology (ESUT) groups

Pietropaolo A, Reeves T, Aboumarzouk O, Kallidonis P, Ozsoy M, Skolarikos A, Tailly T, Liatsikos E, Traxer O, Somani BK.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
Department of Urology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
2nd Department of Urology, University of Athens, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Department of Urology, University Hospitals Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
Tenon Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France.

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Tandan M. et al., 2019: ESWL for large pancreatic calculi: Report of over 5000 patients

Tandan M, Nageshwar Reddy D, Talukdar R, Vinod K, Kiran SVVS, Santosh D, Gupta R, Ramchandani M, Lakhtakia S, Rakesh K, Manohar Reddy P, Basha J, Nabi Z, Jagtap N, Rao GV.
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India.
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India.

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The authors report an impressive number of patients with pancreatic stones treated with SWL. A total of 5124 patients were treated... Read More
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Yayik AM. et al., 2019: Less painful ESWL with ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block: a prospective randomized controlled study

Yayik AM, Ahiskalioglu A, Alici HA, Celik EC, Cesur S, Ahiskalioglu EO, Demirdogen SO, Karaca O, Adanur S.
Department of Anesthesiology, Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ataturk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Ataturk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Baskent University, Konya, Turkey.

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The patients in the treatment arm were not asked how much they were bothered by the QLB procedure and there was no control group w... Read More
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Betschart P. et al., 2019: Spoilt for Choice: A Survey of Current Practices of Surgical Urinary Stone Treatment and Adherence to Evidence-Based Guidelines among Swiss Urologists

Betschart P, Zumstein V, Jichlinski P, Herrmann TRW, Knoll T, Engeler DS, Müllhaupt G, Schmid HP, Abt D.
Department of Urology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, Cantonal Hospital Thurgau, Thurgau, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, Sindelfingen-Böblingen Medical Centre, University of Tübingen, Sindelfingen, Germany.

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SWL is also in retreat in Switzerland. 40% of the participants of this survey had no own SWL device and only 55% of them referred... Read More
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Lamacchia GB. et al., 2019: A large series of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the very elderly

Lamacchia GB, Korkes F, Baccaglini W, de Mello LGM, Szwarc M, Tobias-Machado M.
Discipline of Urology, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Santo André, SP, Brazil.
Department of Urology, Hospital São Luiz Jabaquara, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

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During 17 years 33 938 patients in Brazil were treated with SWL. Of these patients 371 (~1%) were older than 75 years. In the latt... Read More
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MEDICA 2019: STORZ MEDICAL presents new innovations NEUROLITH, MAGNETOLITH and redesigned MODULITH SLC

2019-11-26_news_MEDICA

Düsseldorf/Germany: After three fascinating and very interesting days, MEDICA 2019 ended on 21 November. Once again, the world’s leading medical trade fair was a huge success. At STORZ MEDICAL’s exhibition stand in hall 10, the full range of the company’s therapy options was on display – including several innovations. Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) with the NEUROLITH® system, a unique procedure for patients with Alzheimer's disease, was explained in detail by Dr Rafael Storz, who also answered the visitors’ questions. In addition, the new MAGNETOLITH® for Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®) and the redesigned MODULITH® SLC were also at the centre of attention. Both devices were unveiled and presented during the trade fair.

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Takahashi T. et al., 2019: [A Case of Long-Term Treatment with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Follow-Up for Cystine Calculi by Cystinuria] (original article only available in Japanese)

Takahashi T, Kanno T, Okada T, Higashi Y, Yamada H.
The Department of Urology, Ijinkai Takeda General Hospital.

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Publication not available in English.
Monday, 25 November 2019 08:10
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Ferraro PM. et al., 2019: A preliminary survey of practice patterns across several European kidney stone centers and a call for action in developing shared practice

Ferraro PM, Arrabal-Polo MÁ, Capasso G, Croppi E, Cupisti A, Ernandez T, Fuster DG, Galan JA, Grases F, Hoorn EJ, Knauf F, Letavernier E, Mohebbi N, Moochhala S, Petkova K, Pozdzik A, Sayer J, Seitz C, Strazzullo P, Trinchieri A, Vezzoli G, Vitale C, Vogt L, Unwin RJ, Bonny O, Gambaro G.
U.O.C. Nefrologia, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Via G. Moscati 31, 00168, Roma, Italy.Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy. Lithotripsy and Endourology Unit, Department of Urology, San Cecilio University Hospital, Granada, Spain.Division of Nephrology, Department of Cardio-thoracic and Respiratory Sciences, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy.USL Toscana Centro, Florence, Italy.Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.Service of Nephrology, University hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.Urolithiasis and Endourology Unit, General University Hospital, Alicante, Spain.Laboratory of Renal Lithiasis Research, University Institute of Health Sciences Research, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Transplantation, Erasmus medical center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.Department of Nephrology and Medical Intensive Care, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR Division of Nephrology, University Hospital Zurich, Rämistrasse 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.Kidney and Urology Centre, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.
Department of Urology and Nephrology, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Nephrology Clinic, Hôpital Brugmann, Kidney Stones Clinic, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, NE7 7DN, Newcastle, UK.Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, Central Parkway, NE1 3BZ, Newcastle, UK.NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle, NE4 5PL, UK.Department of Urology, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gurtel 18-20 in, 1090, Vienna, Austria. Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy. Urology Unit, Ospedale Manzoni, Lecco, Italy.Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy. Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, AO Ordine Mauriziano, Torino, Italy. Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences, Dept of Internal Medicine, section Nephrology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Service of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland. U.O.C. Nefrologia, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Via G. Moscati 31, 00168, Roma, Italy; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy.

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This article is a survey of how stone patients currently are treated over Europe. With a dominance of nephrologists in the establi... Read More
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Zeng T. et al., 2019: Effect of mechanical percussion combined with patient position change on the elimination of upper urinary stones/fragments: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Zeng T, Tiselius HG, Huang J, Deng T, Zeng G, Wu W.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Division of Urology, Department of Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

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We have to learn new abbreviations: “Mechanical percussion combined with patient position change (MPPP) includes two intervention ... Read More
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Krieger JR. et al., 2019: Shockwave Therapy in the Treatment of Peyronie's Disease

Krieger JR, Rizk PJ, Kohn TP, Pastuszak A.
Department of Urology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.
Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

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Di Mauro M. et al., 2019: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Peyronie's Disease: Clinical Efficacy and Safety from a Single-Arm Observational Study

di Mauro M, Russo GI, Della Camera PA, di Maida F, Cito G, Mondaini N, Capece M, Falcone M, Sessa F, Mari A, Campi R, Sabini C, Serni S, Gacci M, Minervini A, Carini M, Cimino S, Morelli G, Cocci A. Urology Section, Department of Surgery, University of Catania, Catania, Italy. Department of Urology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy. Andrology Center, Villa Donatello Hospital, Florence, Italy. Department of Urology, University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
Department of Urology, Molinette Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy. Department of Urology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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The authors emphasize the common occurrence of Peyronies´s disease (PD). The prevalence of 13% is higher than I personally was awa... Read More
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Elbaset MA. et al., 2019: Optimal non-invasive treatment of 1-2.5 cm radiolucent renal stones: oral dissolution therapy, shock wave lithotripsy or combined treatment-a randomized controlled trial

Elbaset MA, Hashem A, Eraky A, Badawy MA, El-Assmy A, Sheir KZ, Shokeir AA.
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.
Urology Department, Mediclin Muritz Hospital, Waren, Germany.
Radiology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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This is an important paper because ODT is frequently neglected (because ESWL, PNL or URS get a much better reimbursement than pres... Read More
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Guu SJ. et al., 2019: The 12-month follow-up of the low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome refractory to 3-As medications

Guu SJ, Liu CC, Juan YS, Li CC, Tsai CC.
Department of Urology , Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan. Department of Urology , Pingtung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare , Pingtung , Taiwan.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine , College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University , Kaohsiung ,Taiwan. Department of Urology , Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital , Kaohsiung , Taiwan.

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During my whole urological career, patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) have remained a therapeutic challenge. What t... Read More
Friday, 08 November 2019 08:00
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Large T. et al., 2019: Emerging Technologies in Lithotripsy

Large T, Krambeck AE.
Department of Urology, Indiana University, Methodist Hospital, 1801 Senate Boulevard, Suite 220, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.

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There are essentially two factors that are responsible for the increased popularity of endourological procedures compared with SWL... Read More
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Dai JC. et al., 2019: Innovations in Ultrasound Technology in the Management of Kidney Stones

Dai JC, Bailey MR, Sorensen MD, Harper JD. Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Washington, 1959 Northeast Pacific Street, Box 356510, Seattle. Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, University of Washington, 1014 NorthEast 40th Street, Seattle, WA 98105, USA; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Stevens Way, Box 352600, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Hospital, 1660 S. Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA.

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A good review for those not yet familiar with sonography.
Friday, 01 November 2019 09:06
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Bayne DB. et al., 2019: Assessing Cost-Effectiveness of New Technologies in Stone Management

Bayne DB, Chi TL.
Urology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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This article in Urol Clin North Am had the purpose to summarize cost-effectiveness of different methods for stone removal. The aut... Read More
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Alexander CE. et al., 2019: Impact of Case Volume on Shock Wave Lithotripsy Outcomes: Data from the National Shock Wave Lithotripsy Database of New Zealand

Alexander CE, Gowland S, Cadwallader J, Hopkins D, Reynard JM, Turney BW.
School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, 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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It is difficult to comment this statistic based paper. First and single treatment stone cases over a 20-year study period were ev... Read More
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Molina GA. et al., 2019: Subcapsular liver hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, a rare complication

Molina GA, Moyon MA, Moyon FX, Tufiño JF, Guzmán LJ, Mecias RA, Cevallos JM, Serrano DS.
PGY4 Resident General Surgery, P.U.C.E., Quito, Ecuador.
Department of General Surgery Hospital San Francisco, IESS Quito, Ecuador.

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Whenever a patient presents with unexpected pain shortly after SWL, there is reason for great attention and careful examination. A... Read More
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Starke Präsenz und Kundennähe: STORZ MEDICAL eröffnet neue Niederlassung in Frankreich

2019-10-24_002_news

Am 1. September 2019 feierte STORZ MEDICAL die Eröffnung seines neuen Frankreich-Büros in Paris, das von Mihai Atanasiu geleitet wird. Mit einer weiteren Niederlassung will STORZ MEDICAL seine Kunden in diesem wichtigen Markt für Stosswellengeräte in Zukunft optimal unterstützen. Ziel ist es, durch Direktvertrieb und Geräteservice eine noch grössere Kundennähe zu erreichen. Das neue Büro ist neben Deutschland (Jena), Italien (Rom), Spanien (Barcelona) und Vereinigtem Königreich (London) die fünfte Niederlassung von STORZ MEDICAL ausserhalb der Schweiz.

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Strong presence and customer proximity: STORZ MEDICAL opens new office in France

2019-10-24_002_news

On 1 September 2019, STORZ MEDICAL celebrated the opening of STORZ MEDICAL France, which is managed by Mihai Atanasiu. With the new office in Paris, STORZ MEDICAL wants to meet the needs of its customers in this important market for shock wave devices in the best possible way in the future. The goal is to create the conditions for even greater customer proximity by providing direct selling and equipment service/support. The new office is STORZ MEDICAL’s fifth office outside of Switzerland. The other offices are in Germany (Jena), Italy (Rome), Spain (Barcelona) and UK (London).

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Rayegani SM. et al., 2019: Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Combined with Drug Therapy in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome - A Randomized Clinical Trial

Rayegani SM, Razzaghi MR, Raeissadat SA, Allameh F, Eliaspour D, Abedi AR, Javadi A, Rahavian AH.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Center, Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Laser Application in Medical Sciences Research Center, Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Clinical Development Research Center of Shahid Modarres Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Center of Excellence in Training Laser Application in Medicine, Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Center, Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Urology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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The body of literature on CP/CPPS is ever increasing but the efficacy of the diagnostic and therapeutic armamentarium is not. In t... Read More
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Park HK. et al., 2019: Change of Trends in the Treatment Modality for Pediatric Nephrolithiasis: Retrospective Analysis of a US-Based Insurance Claims Database

Park HK, Kim JH, Min GE, Choi WS, Li S, Chung KJ, Chung BI.
Department of Urology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California.
Department of Urology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Soonchunhyang University Medical College, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Department of Urology, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Department of Urology and Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California.
Department of Urology, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University School of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of Korea.

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This article comprises a report of stone removal in children up to the age of 18. The exclusion of ureteral stones limits the epid... Read More
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Maxwell AD. et al., 2019: Evaluation of Renal Stone Comminution and Injury by Burst Wave Lithotripsy in a Pig Model

Maxwell AD, Wang YN, Kreider W, Cunitz BW, Starr F, Lee D, Nazari Y, Williams JC Jr, Bailey MR, Sorensen MD. Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington. Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Division of Urology, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.

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Dong L. et al., 2019: Effect of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave on the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Dong L, Chang D, Zhang X, Li J, Yang F, Tan K, Yang Y, Yong S, Yu X.
Department of Andrology, The Reproductive & Women-Children Hospital, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, P.R. China.
Department of Urology and Andrology, Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, P.R. China.

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After approximately 10 years use of Li-ESWT for treating men with ED (men who are not responding to common medical treatment), it... Read More
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Yuan P. et al., 2019: Efficacy of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Yuan P, Ma D, Zhang Y, Gao X, Liu Z, Li R, Wang T, Wang S, Liu J, Liu X.
Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
Hubei Institute of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
Department of Endocrinology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

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There is no “one for all” therapy to treat CP/CPPS. ESWT will only help a certain subset of patients. The advantage is the lack o... Read More
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Milisic E. et al., 2019: Variations in Nitric Oxide and Endothelin Serum Levels in Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy-Treated Patients

Milisic E, Hiros M, Begic E.
Department for Pediatric Surgery, Clinic of Pediatric Surgery, University Clinical Center Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Department for Urology, Clinic of Urology, University Clinical Center Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Department of Cardiology, General Hospital "Prim. Dr. Abdulah Nakas", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The authors studied the effect of SWL on two vasoactive factors: ET and NO. The first one causes vasoconstriction and the other on... Read More
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Eryilmaz R. et al., 2019: Comparison of focused and unfocused ESWT in treatment of erectile dysfunction

Eryilmaz R, Kaplan Ş, Aslan R, Demir M, Taken K.
Department of Urology , Yuzuncu Yil University, School of Medicine , Van , Turkey. Department of Urology , Van Educational Research Hospital , Van , Turkey.

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Arrabel-Polo MA. et al., 2019: [Treatment of uretero-renal stones with shock wave lithotripsy. Results and complications with the dornier gemini emse 220f-XXP.] (Orginial article only in Spanish)

Arrabal-Polo MA, Domínguez-Amillo A, Canales-Casco N, de la Torre-Trillo J, Morales Martínez A, Cano-García MC, Rodríguez-Herrera JJ, Hernández-Serrano M, Arrabal-Martín M.
Servicio de Urología. Hospital Campus de la Salud. Granada. España.

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Talso M. et al., 2019: ESWL state of the art

Talso M, Tefik T, Mantica G, Rodriguez Socarras M, Kartalas Goumas I, Somani BK, Esperto F.
Department of Urology, ASST Vimercate Hospital, Monza Brianza, Italy.
Department of Urology, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. Department of Urology, San Raffaele Turro Hospital, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. Department of Urology, ASST Vimercate Hospital, Monza Brianza, Italy. Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK. Department of Urology, Humanitas Gavezzeni, Bergamo, Italy.

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This is a well done review on very individual historical details of ESWL and its current application. It is a surprise to see that... Read More
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 09:21
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Chen H. et al., 2019: No Wound for Stones iew of Comparative Studies

Chen H, Chen G, Pan Y, Zhu Y, Xiong C, Chen H, Yang Z.
Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical, Chongqing, China.

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Stone removal from horseshoe kidneys is a well recognized clinical problem. With non-/low-invasive treatment in mind the authors c... Read More
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 09:18
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Chi-Fai N. et al., 2019: Effect of stepwise voltage escalation on treatment outcomes following extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy of renal calculi: a prospective randomized study

Chi-Fai N, Yee CH, Teoh JY, Lau B, Leung SC, Wong CY, Tak WK, Chu WC, Yuen J.
SH Ho Urology Center, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong.
Department of Imaging and Intervention Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong.
School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hong Kong.

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A very well designed and performed study that deserves reading! A few noteworthy details are: “The thickness of haematoma for ramp... Read More
Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:07
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Kelly C. et al., 2019: Nephrolithiasis in the Obese Patient

Kelly C, Geraghty RM, Somani BK.
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.

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Treatment of stone disease in obese patients is a clinical challenge both surgically and medically. The increased risk of stone fo... Read More
Friday, 27 September 2019 09:10
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Irer B. et al., 2019: Impact of previous SWL on ureterorenoscopy outcomes and optimal timing for ureterorenoscopy after SWL failure in proximal ureteral stones. Aegean Study Group of the Society of Urological Surgery

Irer B, Sahin MO, Erbatu O, Yildiz A, Ongun S, Cinar O, Cihan A, Sahin M, Sen V, Ucer O, Kizilay F, Bozkurt O.
Departments of Urology, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Esrefpasa Hospital, Izmir, Turkey, Manisa State Hospital, Manisa, Celal Bayar University School of Medicine, Manisa, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Balikesir University School of Medicine, Balıkesir, Bulent Ecevit University School of Medicine, Zonguldak, Nigde Omer Halisdemir University School of Medicine, Nigde,Department of Urology, Ege University School of Medicine, Izmir, Manisa State Hospital, Manisa, Turkey.

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The authors quote 4 other studies on the same topic (1-4) of which three simple case–control studies (1,3,4) with similar results... Read More
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Bovelander E. et al., 2019: The Influence of Pain on the Outcome of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy

Bovelander E, Weltings S, Rad M, van Kampen P, Pelger RCM, Roshani H.
Department of Urology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Anesthesiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Medical Statistics, Haga ziekenhuis, 's-Gravenhage, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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It is my personal experience that adequate pain control is a pre-requisite for successful SWL. This is at least the case for patie... Read More
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Pricop C. et al., 2019: OBESITY: A DELICATE ISSUE CHOOSING THE ESWL TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH KIDNEY AND URETERAL STONES?

Pricop C, Radavoi GD, Puia D, Vechiu C, Jinga V
Gr.T.Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy - Urology, Iasi, Romania.
"Dr. C.I. Parhon" Hospital - Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Iasi, Romania.
"Prof. Dr. Th. Burghele" Clinical Hospital - Urology, Bucharest, Romania.
"Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

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Best results were achieved in patients with pelvic stones. Unfortunately the authors do not communicate in which position the pelv... Read More
Friday, 20 September 2019 09:02
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Excellent research: STORZ MEDICAL supports new »Christian Chaussy Award« of the German Society for Shock Wave Lithotripsy

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The »Christian Chaussy Award« is a new award launched by the German Society for Shock Wave Lithotripsy (DGSWL) to recognise outstanding scientific work. STORZ MEDICAL supports the award with a research grant, the prize money is €2,500. It was presented for the first time during the 71st Congress of the German Society of Urology (DGU) in Hamburg, Germany, on 18 September 2019.

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Mazzon G. et al., 2019: Factors predictive of SWL failure for ureteral stones: why we need to hurry

Mazzon G, Pavan N, Chiapparrone G, De Concilio B, Trombetta C.
Institute of Urology, University College London Hospital, London, UK.
Department of Urology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
Urology Department, San Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Italy.

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Yazici O. et al., 2019: Effect of JJ stent on outcomes of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treatment of moderate sized renal pelvic stones: A randomized prospective study

Yazici O, Kafkasli A, Erbin A, Bilal Hamarat M, Cubuk A, Sarilar O, Sarica K.
Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Estambul, Turquía. Department of Urology, Kucukyali Delta Hospital, Estambul, Turquía. Department of Urology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Iconio, Turquía.

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Glybochko PV. et al., 2019: The clinical role of X-ray computed tomography to predict the clinical efficiency of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Glybochko PV, Alyaev YG, Rudenko VI, Rapoport LM, Grigoryan VA, Butnaru DV, Perekalina AN, Kraev IG, Korolev DO.
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia.
Research Institute of Uronephrology and Human Reproductive Health, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia.
Department of Urology, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia.

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The authors of this Russian study emphasise the value of CT-examination as a tool for prediction of SWL success. Measurements wer... Read More
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Nazarov TK. et al., 2019: [Role of biomarkers of acute kidney damage during lithotripsy of high-density stones] (original article only in Russian)

Nazarov TK, Komyakov BK, Rychkov IV, Trubnikova KE, Tursunov AI.
FGBOU VO North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Connor MJ. et al., 2019: Clinical, fiscal and environmental benefits of a specialist led virtual ureteric colic clinic: a report of a prospective study

Connor MJ, Miah S, Edison M, Brittain J, Kondjin Smith M, Hanna M, El-Husseiny T, Dasgupta R.

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This article is an interesting report describing a new and fast organisation model, with the aim of deciding on the treatment or t... Read More
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Sugiyama M. et al., 2019: Repeated spontaneous migration of ureteral stent in hemiplegia patient during ureteral stone treatment

Sugiyama M, Fujimura M, Nakamori H, Nishikawa R, Sakamoto S, Sekita N, Suzuki H, Mikami K, Ichikawa T.
Department of Urology, Chibaken Saiseikai Narashino Hospital
Department of Urology, Chiba University, 1-8-1, Inohana, Japan
Department of Urology, Funabashi Central Hospital, Japan.
Department of Urology, Toho University Medical Center Sakura Hospital, Japan.

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Daly KM. et al., 2019: [Evaluation of protocols on the use of analgesics for pain management in patients with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)] (Original Article only in French)

Daly KM, Chaker K, Rhouma SB, Chehida MAB, Ouanes Y, Sellami A, Nouira Y.
Service d'Urologie, Hôpital La Rabta, Faculté de Médecine de Tunis, Université de Tunis, El Manar, Tunisie.

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Book recommendation: »ESWT in hand surgery«

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»ESWT in hand surgery« by Professor Karsten Knobloch is the recent volume of the Level10 book series »Shock wave therapy in practice«.
The book provides a comprehensive overview of the beneficial application of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in hand surgery.

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Khanna A. et al., 2019: Ureteral Stent Placement during Shockwave Lithotripsy: Characterizing Guideline Discordant Practice

Khanna A, Monga M, Sun D, Gao T, Schold J, Abouassaly R. Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
Quantitative Health Science, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

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Guidelines published in 1997 (1), 2007 (2) and 2016 (3) discouraged the use of stents together with ESWL because of lack of outcom... Read More
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Bees are swarming for STORZ MEDICAL

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Hundreds of thousands of dilligent bees swarm again this year for STORZ MEDICAL and make an important contribution to our ecosystem - and therefore also to us humans.

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Skov-Jeppesen SM et al., 2019: [Indications and application of extracorporeal shockwave therapy] (Original article only in Danish)

Skov-Jeppesen SM, Lundrup RN, Ladegaard PBJ, Mortensen J, Sørensen MD, Lund L.
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Özsoy M. et al., 2019: Sex differences in the therapy of kidney and ureteral stones

Özsoy M, Somani B, Seitz C, Veser J, Kallidonis P.
Department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital.
Urology and Andrology, Karl Landsteiner Society, Vienna, Austria.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust.
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
Department of Urology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

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This is an interesting collection of references on male/female differences but also an easy mixture of casual and causal relations... Read More
Friday, 23 August 2019 08:34
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Sugino Y et al., 2019: The usefulness of the maximum Hounsfield units (HU) in predicting the shockwave lithotripsy outcome for ureteral stones and the proposal of novel indicators using the maximum HU

Sugino Y, Kato T, Furuya S, Sasaki T, Arima K, Sugimura Y.
Department of Nephro-Urologic Surgery and Andrology, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Mie, Japan. yusuke.
Department of Urology, Department of Radiology, Yokkaichi Hazu Medical Hospital, Mie, Japan.
Department of Nephro-Urologic Surgery and Andrology, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Mie, Japan.

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It is well recognized and described in numerous reports that stone hardness as well as stone size are important variables for pred... Read More
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Scotland K. et al., 2019: Total Surface Area Influences Stone Free Outcomes in Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Distal Ureteral Calculi

Scotland K, Safaee Ardekani G, Chan J, Paterson R, Chew BH.

Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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It is nice to read that ESWL is regarded and proved to be an excellent and unjustly forgotten treatment modality. The abstract som... Read More
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Faix A et al., 2019: [Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunctio: a new option ?] (Originial article only in French)

Faix A, Chevallier D.
Comité d'andrologie et de médecine sexuelle, Association Française d'Urologie (AFU), Centre de sexologie et andrologie de la Méditérannée, 265, avenue des Etats du Languedoc, 34000 Montpellier, France.
Service de chirurgie de la transplantation rénale, Département d'urologie et transplantation rénale, CHU Nice, Hôpital universitaire Pasteur 2, 06001 Nice, France.

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Kaydu A. et al., 2019: Frequency of anxiety and depression in patients of urtolithiasis undergoing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Kaydu A, Gokcek E.
Department of Anesthesiology, Diyarbakir State Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

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The first sentence is another typical confusion of causal and casual relations: “Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) can ... Read More
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:20
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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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In this brief Letter to the Editor the authors touch briefly the risk of developing hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The advant... Read More
Monday, 12 August 2019 08:30
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Ichiyanagi O. et al., 2019: Reinforcement of the Triple D score with simple addition of the intrarenal location for the prediction of the stone-free rate after shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones 10-20 mm in diameter

Ichiyanagi O, Fukuhara H, Kurokawa M, Izumi T, Suzuki H, Naito S, Nishida H, Kato T, Tsuchiya N.
Department of Urology, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, 2-2-2 Iida-nishi, Yamagata, 998-9585, Japan. Department of Urology, Yamagata Prefectural Kahoku Hospital, 111 Aza-Gassando, Yachi, Kahoku, 999-3511, Department of Urology, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, 2-2-2 Iida-nishi, Yamagata, 998-9585, Japan.
Department of Urology, Nihonkai General Hospital, 30 Akiho-cho, Sakata, 998-8501, Japan.
Department of Urology, South Miyagi Medical Center, 38-1 Aza-nishi, Ogawara, Miyagi, 989-1253, Japan.
Department of Urology, Yamagata City Hospital Saiseikan, 1-3-26 Nanoka-mahi, Yamagata, 990-8533, Japan.

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The Triple D score - composed of SSD, stone density, and stone volume - was introduced in 2015 (1) and was revalidated and conf... Read More
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Junbo L et al., 2019: Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery vs. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy vs. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Lower Pole Renal Stones 10-20 mm : A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review

Junbo L, Yugen L, Guo J, Jing H, Ruichao Y, Tao W.
Department of Urology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000, Sichuan, P.R. China. Department of Pathophysiology and Molecular Pharmacology, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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Currently there is a wide-spread and pronounced interest in meta-analyses and analyses of retrospective comparative studies in ord... Read More
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Kirshenbaum EJ. et al., 2019: Socioeconomic Disparities in the Acute Management of Stone Disease in the United States

Kirshenbaum EJ, Doshi C, Dornbier R, Blackwell RH, Bajic P, Gupta GN, Gorbonos A, Turk TMT, Flanigan RC, Baldea KG
Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Urology, Maywood, Illinois.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Division of Urology, Springfield, Illinois

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Papers from the USA on health policy and systems research have the unique advantage to get access to the data of very large number... Read More
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Yamashita S et al., 2018: Noncontrast Computed Tomography Parameters for Predicting Shock Wave Lithotripsy Outcome in Upper Urinary Tract Stone Cases

Yamashita S, Kohjimoto Y, Iwahashi Y, Iguchi T, Nishizawa S, Kikkawa K, Hara I.
Department of Urology, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama 641-0012, Japan.

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Prediction of the outcome of SWL is difficult. Although different variables obtained from the NCCT examination can be used to get ... Read More
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Chung KJ. et al., 2019: Changing Trends in the Treatment of Nephrolithiasis in the Real World

Chung KJ, Kim JH, Min GE, Park HK, Li S, Del Giudice F, Han DH, Chung BI.
Department of Urology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California.
Department of Urology, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University School of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of Korea. Department of Urology, Sapienza Rome University, Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy. Department of Urology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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Dumonceau JM et al., 2019: Endoscopic treatment of chronic pancreatitis: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline - Updated August 2018

Dumonceau JM, Delhaye M, Tringali A, Arvanitakis M, Sanchez-Yague A, Vaysse T, Aithal GP, Anderloni A, Bruno M, Cantú P, Devière J, Domínguez-Muñoz JE, Lekkerkerker S, Poley JW, Ramchandani M, Reddy N, van Hooft JE. Gedyt Endoscopy Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Department of Gastroenterology Hepatopancreatology, and Digestive Oncology, Erasme University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, IRCCS, Rome, Italy. Centre for Endoscopic Research, Therapeutics and Training (CERTT), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hospital Costa del Sol, Marbella, Spain. Service de Gastroentérologie, University Hospital of Bicêtre, Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris, Université Paris Sud, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France. Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham, UK. Endoscopy Unit, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Milan, Italy. Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy. Gastroenterology Department, University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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Although chronic pancreatitis in no way is a urological disease the management of patients with pancreatic duct stones includes SW... Read More
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Hassanpour N. et al., 2019: Study on Radiation Dose Received by Patients during Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Hassanpour N, Panahi F, Naserpour F, Karami V, Fatahi Asl J, Gholami M. A
Student Research Committee, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.
Department of Radiology Technology, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
Department of Medical Physics, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.

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The oblique position may be chosen in case obese patients have to be treated with a short focal depth machine. I remember the revi... Read More
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Alnadhari I et a., 2019: Treatment of retained encrusted ureteral Double-J stent

Alnadhari I, Alwan MA, Salah MA, Ghilan AM.
Urology and Nephrology Center, at Al-Thawra Modern General and Teaching Hospital, Sana'a, Yemen; Department of Urology, Al Wakra Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Al Wakra.

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This report emphasizes the need to have a strict follow-up plan for patients with internal stents. Unfortunately, in many places a... Read More
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Sokolakis I. et al., 2019: Clinical studies on low intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Sokolakis I, Hatzichristodoulou G.
Department of Urology and Paediatric Urology, Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.

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A positive aspect of this meta-analysis is the detailed analysis of the drawbacks of previous meta-analyses; this is a prerequisit... Read More
Monday, 22 July 2019 08:37
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Schnabel MJ et al., 2019: Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis for stone therapy

Schnabel MJ, Wagenlehner FME, Schneidewind L.
Department of Urology, Caritas St. Josef Medical Centre, University of Regensburg, Regensburg.
Department of Urology, Paediatric Urology and Andrology, University Hospital Giessen, Giessen.
Department of Haematology/Oncology, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany.

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The authors have reviewed the literature regarding the need of antibiotics in patients treated with SWL, URS and PCNL. Generally ... Read More
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Liu T. et al., 2019: Cellular signaling pathways modulated by low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy

Liu T, Shindel AW, Lin G, Lue TF.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 94143, USA.
Department of Urology, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University, 100038, Beijing, China.

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This is an extensive overview on the action of shock waves on soft tissue. Treatment of ED is just one aspect and basic research i... Read More
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 08:29
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Patel P et al., 2019: Clinical trial update on shockwave therapy and future of erectile function restoration

Patel P, Huang C, Molina M, Ramasamy R.
Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.
Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.

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The role of LI-ESWT in the clinical management of ED currently attracts a great interest in the literature as well as among practi... Read More
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Nomikos M. et al., 2019: Retroperitoneal Abscess Formation Extending to the Lumbar Area After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Nomikos M, Tsalavoutas A, Kalpaxi A, Athanasopoulos G.
Department of Urology, Thriassion General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
Department of Radiology, Thriassion General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

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What could have been done different? A look at the CT-images at admission and 4 days later showed that the 7 Fr. Double-J stent di... Read More
Friday, 12 July 2019 09:14
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Milišić E et al., 2019: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy effect on renal arterial resistive index changing

Milišić E, Zvizdić Z, Jonuzi A, Hiroš M, Milišić L, Mešić A, Begić E.
Clinic of Paediatric Surgery, University Clinical Centre Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Clinic of Anaesthesiology; University Clinical Centre Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Department of Cardiology, General Hospital "Prim.dr. Abdulah Nakaš", Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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There are several previous reports in the literature that have shown increased levels of resistive index (RI) as a consequence of ... Read More
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 09:06
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González-Pombo M et al., 2019: M, Márquez-Rivas J. Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Procedure in Children With Intrathecal Baclofen Pump

González-Pombo M, Márquez-Rivas J.
Neurosurgery Service, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain.
Neuroscience Applied Group, Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain.

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3 similar published cases of stone treatment in patients with intrathecal drug delivery devices are collected by the authors. Medt... Read More
Friday, 12 July 2019 08:07
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Usta MF et al., 2019: Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy: a critical review

Usta MF, Gabrielson AT, Bivalacqua TJ
Department of Urology, Section of Andrology, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Dumlupinar Bulvari, Kampus, 07070, Antalya, Turkey. Department of Urology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orlans, LA, USA. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA.

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The authors of this review give a comprehensive overview of the biochemical, physiological and histological effects of LI-ESWT bas... Read More
Friday, 05 July 2019 08:50
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Assaf E. et al., 2019: Perinephric Hematoma with Active Arterial Hemorrhage following Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy

Assaf E, Abou Zahr R, Ghabi E, Ghantous I.
Urology Department, St George Hospital University Medical Center, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon.
Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences, St George Hospital University Medical Center, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon.

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Sowerby et al., 2019: Routine pre-operative electrocardiograms in patients at low risk for cardiac complications during shockwave lithotripsy: are they useful?

Sowerby R, Lantz AG, Ghiculete D, Hong A, Farcas M, Barrett K, Lee JY, Ordon M, Pace K, Honey JD

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Pre-SWL ECG recording in low risk patients is not recommended. The need of this extra examination has been questioned, but accordi... Read More
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Hevia M. et al., 2019: [Design and validation of a satisfaction questionnaire in patients with urolithiasis treated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).] (Original Article only in Spanish)

Hevia M, Robles JE, Chiva S, Doménech P, García Á, Ancizu FJ, Velis JM, Díez-Caballero F, Rosell D, Guillén F, Pascual JI.
Departamento de Urología. Clínica Universidad de Navarra. Pamplona. España.
Unidad de Medicina Preventiva. Clínica Universidad de Navarra. Pamplona.

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Sen H et al., 2019: Results of minimally invasive procedures for ESWL refractory renal stones smaller than 2 cm: A single center experience

Sen H, Baturu M, Bayrak O, Seckiner I, Seckiner I, Erturhan S
Department of Urology . Gaziantep University. Gaziantep. Turkey

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It is of note that the authors used different descriptions of the SWL result: complete stone disintegration, complete stone cleara... Read More
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Sokolakis I. et al., 2019: The Basic Science Behind Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Scoping Review of Pre-Clinical Studies

Sokolakis I, Dimitriadis F, Teo P, Hatzichristodoulou G, Hatzichristou D, Giuliano F.
Department of Urology and Paediatric Urology, Julius Maximilian University Medical Centre of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany; Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece;  Department of Urology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. Department of Global Clinical Research, Dornier MedTech Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore. Poincare Hospital AP-HP, Garches, UMR1179 Inserm-UVSQ-Paris Saclay University, Paris, France.

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The first quarter of 2019 offers at least 7 publication on LI-ESWT (1-7) The LI-ESWT community seems to stand up like one man to ... Read More
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Patel P. et al., 2019: Should Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Be the First-line Erectile Dysfunction Treatment for Nonresponders to Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibition?

Patel P, Fode M, Lue T, Ramasamy R.
Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.
Department of Urology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Herlev, Denmark.
Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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The first quarter of 2019 offers at least 7 publication on LI-ESWT (1-7) The LI-ESWT community seems to stand up like one man to ... Read More
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Choudhary A. et al., 2019: A novel triple oral regime provides effective analgesia during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones

Choudhary A, Basu S, Sharma R, Gupta R, Das RK, Dey RK.
Department of Urology, R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Department of Urology, Apex Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

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“Fragmentation was classified into complete ( 4-mm fragments), partial (4-mm fragments), and no fragmentation.” “Success was defin... Read More
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Abid AF et al., 2019: Factors that affect outcome of pediatric shock waves lithotripsy with sedoanalgesia

Abid AF, Hussein NS, Mahdi BA
Department of Urology, Medical College, Al Yarmouk Hospital, Al-Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq.

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How to treat children with urolithiasis is a matter of debate. The common opinion is that children cannot be treated with SWL with... Read More
Monday, 17 June 2019 09:17
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Shirvani M. et al., 2019: Unilateral endogenous Candida endophthalmitis after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for a renal stone in an immunocompetent woman: a case report

Shirvani M, Hosseini S, Maalhagh M, Afarid M, Mirza-Khanlooi A, Mohaghegh S.
Poostchi Ophthalmology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

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This is an extremely rare complication. Of five cases reported in the literature in 2006, 2015 and 3 in 2017, 4 had a proven funga... Read More
Thursday, 13 June 2019 08:54
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Chung DY et al., 2019: Comparison of stone-free rates following shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and retrograde intrarenal surgery for treatment of renal stones: A systematic review and network meta-analysis

Chung DY, Kang DH, Cho KS, Jeong WS, Jung HD, Kwon JK, Lee SH, Lee JY.Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, department of Urology, Inha University School of Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Kwangju Christian Hospital, Gwangju, Yongin Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Health System, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Department of Nursing Science, Gachon University College of Nursing, Korea.

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The outcome of this meta-analysis of treatment results in terms of stone-free rates reported in the literature after PCNL, RIRS an... Read More
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Alathel AH. et al., 2019: The New/Novel Oral Anticoagulants and Their Impact on Patients Being Considered for Shock Wave Lithotripsy: The Findings of an International Survey of the Endourological Society

Alathel AH, Nott L, Bjazevic J, Chew BH, Pace KT, Razvi H.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Western University, London, Canada.
Department of Urological Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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“Unfortunately, the literature related to SWL and the risks of bleeding associated with antiplatelet/anticoagulants in general has... Read More
Thursday, 06 June 2019 08:47
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Alken P. et al., 2019: [Looking back on 50 years of stone treatment] (Original Article only in German)

Alken P., Knoll T.
Klinikum Sindelfingen-Böblingen, Urologische Klinik Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen.
Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, Klinik für Urologie, Mannheim.

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Liu R. et al., 2019: Quantitative factors of unenhanced CT for predicting fragmenting efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on pancreatic duct stones

Liu R, Su W, Wang J, Gong J, Lu J.
Department of Radiology,Department of Nuclear Medicine, Changhai Hospital Affiliated to the Second Military Medical University, Changhai Road 168, Yangpu District, Shanghai, 200433 PR China.

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The ease with which Gastroenterologists treat pancreatic duct stones with several ESWL sessions always impressed me. At the same ... Read More
Friday, 31 May 2019 08:30
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Li X et al., 2018: Outcomes of long-term follow-up of asymptomatic renal stones and prediction of stone-related events

Li X, Zhu W, Lam W, Yue Y, Duan H, Zeng G.
Department of Urology and Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China. Department of Urology, Longgang Central Hospital, Shenzhen, China.

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Fovargue D. et al., 2019: An experimentally-calibrated damage mechanics model for stone fracture in shock wave lithotripsy

Daniel Fovargue, Sorin Mitran, Georgy Sankin, Ying Zhang, Pei Zhong
Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

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Almost 40 years after the first extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in humans, the fracture mechanism is still under debate. The... Read More
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 08:31
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Turan T et al., 2018: Can intervals in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy sessions affect success in the treatment of upper ureteral stones?

Turan T, Efioglu O, Danacioglu YO, Sendogan F, Culpan M, Gunaydin B, Atis RG, Caskurlu T, Yildirim A.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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An often desired answer to a neglected question is given in this small study. All patients had received a 2-week conservative trea... Read More
Monday, 27 May 2019 08:37
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Hao L et al., 2018: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is safe and effective for geriatric patients with chronic pancreatitis

Hao L, Liu Y, Wang T, Guo HL, Wang D, Bi YW, Xin L, He L, Lin JH, Zhang D, Zeng XP, Zou WB, Chen H, Xie T, Li BR, Cong ZJ, Wang LS, Liao Z, Xu ZL, Li ZS, Hu LH.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hainan Branch of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Sanya, China.  Gongli Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China. Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China. Department of Gastroenterology, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. Air Force General Hospital, Beijing, China. Department of General Surgery, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Clinical Medical College (Shenzhen People's Hospital), Jinan University, Shenzhen, China.

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The long term outcome is evaluated in a matched pair analysis of 72 geriatric group patients with 72 of 1322 patients from the con... Read More
Friday, 24 May 2019 08:30
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Neymark AI et al., 2018: [The preparation of patients with urinary stone disease to extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy] (Original Article only in Russian)

Neymark AI, Neymark BADepartment of Urology and Andrology with course of specialized surgery of
FGBOU VO Altai State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Barnaul, Russia., Nozdrachev NA, Sokol IN, Kirillov IV.

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Pain-free Thanks to Radial Pressure Waves: Adventurer Ian Couch Ready for New Expeditions

Adventurer Ian Couch

Ian Couch is an experienced British adventurer, ocean rower and endurance athlete. His previous successes are more than impressive: He rowed across the Atlantic twice and is the only person ever to have crossed the Indian Ocean in a rowing boat. Over the years he has set a totalof six world records in rowing. What's more, he has broken a British record for the fastest Greenland crossing on skis, he's run through the Gobi Desert and the Namib Desert and has mastered numerous other ultra running events.

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Xun Y et al., 2018: Single extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy for proximal ureter stones: Can CT texture analysis technique help predict the therapeutic effect?

Xun Y, Li J, Geng Y, Liu Z, Yu X, Wang X, Xiao F, Li Z, Li C, Wang S.
Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 1095 Jiefang Avenue, Wuhan, Hubei, 430030, China.

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CT texture analysis has been most frequently applied to image processing of malignant tumors. There are also a few publications de... Read More
Monday, 20 May 2019 08:15
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Yamashita S, et al., 2018: Three-dimensional mean stone density measurement is superior for predicting extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy success

Yamashita S, Kohjimoto Y, Iwahashi Y, Iguchi T, Iba A, Nishizawa S, Hara I.
Department of Urology, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan.

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On first glance it makes more sense to measure the mean density (MSD) of a whole stone to determine the stone’s susceptibility to ... Read More
Friday, 17 May 2019 08:15
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Haraldsson S et al., 2018: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for pancreatic duct stones: an observational study

Haraldsson S, Roug S, Nøjgaard C, Novovic S, Gluud LL, Feldager E, Schmidt PN.
Department of Gastroenterology, Landspitali - University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. Abdominal Center K, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. Department of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Hvidovre, Denmark.

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The results remember me of the fact that ESWL frequently improved the pain situation of patients with medullary sponge kidneys des... Read More
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 08:40
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Islamoglu E et al., 2018: Does extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy-related pain get affected by menstrual cycle and menopause?

Islamoglu E, Tas S, Karamik K, Yalcinkaya S, Tokgoz H, Savas M
University of Health Sciences, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey.

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This is a well done gender study on female pain perception during ESWL written by five males. “… as far as we know our study is t... Read More
Monday, 13 May 2019 08:31
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The New ATLAS Transmitter for Cervical Spine Muscle Treatment

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Today, innovations in pressure and shock wave technology are increasingly found in the field of radial transmitters. In order to further optimize the treatment of individual indications, for years now STORZ MEDICAL has been developing specially shaped transmitters.

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Bianchi G. et al., 2018: Comparison of an electromagnetic and an electrohydraulic lithotripter: Efficacy, pain and complications

Bianchi G, Marega D, Knez R, Bucci S, Trombetta C.
Department of Urology, University of Trieste, Cattinara Hospital, Trieste.

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Sometimes better results are achieved with new machine and sometimes with thorough instructions in the proper use of machines. I r... Read More
Thursday, 09 May 2019 08:25
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Liu Y et al., 2018: Large mesenteric hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for pancreatic stones: A case report

Department of Gastroenterology, Gongli Hospital.Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai.
Hainan Branch of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Sanya.
Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai.
Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Clinical Medical College (Shenzhen People's Hospital), Jinan University, Guangdong, China

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Tao RZ et al., 2018: External physical vibration lithecbole facilitating the expulsion of upper ureteric stones 1.0-2.0 cm after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a prospective randomized trial

Tang QL, Zhou S, Jia CP, Lv JL.

Department of Urology, The Affiliated Jiangning Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 211100, Jiangsu, China.

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This is the 4th publication on the the EPVL (Friend I) (1-3). The device consists of two essential pieces: a mechanical oscillator... Read More
Friday, 03 May 2019 10:43
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Reynolds LF et al., 2018: Indications and contraindications for shock wave lithotripsy and how to improve outcomes

Kroczak T, Pace KT.
Division of Urology, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

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This general review offers 101 references to readers with no or limited knowledge of ESWL.
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Watson RR et al., 2018: Biliary and pancreatic lithotripsy devices

ASGE Technology Committee, Watson RR, Parsi MA, Aslanian HR, Goodman AJ, Lichtenstein DR, Melson J, Navaneethan U, Pannala R, Sethi A, Sullivan SA, Thosani NC, Trikudanathan G, Trindade AJ, Maple JT.
Biliary and pancreatic lithotripsy devices.

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This overview on all lithotripsy techniques to treat biliary and pancreatic stones includes a few basic general comments on ESWL.... Read More
Monday, 29 April 2019 10:00
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Reesink DJ et al., 2018: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy under intravenous sedation for treatment of urolithiasis

Reesink DJ, Scheltema JMW, Barendrecht MM, Boeken Kruger AE, Jansonius A, Wiltink J, van der Windt F.

a Urology Department , Tergooi Hospital Hilversum/Blaricum , Blaricum , The Netherlands.

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We have reviewed more than 1000 publication on EWSL and I have read a lot of other publications on different urological topics. Th... Read More
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Woźniak P et al., 2018: The lipid peroxidation in patients with nephrolithiasis before and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Woźniak P, Kontek B, Różański W, Olas B.
2nd Department of Urology, Medical University of Łódź, Pabianicka 62, 93-513 Łódź, Poland.
Department of General Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology & Environmental Protection, University of Łódź, Pomorska 141/3, 90-236 Łódź, Poland.

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The core information concerning the effect of ESWL on the parameters evaluated is: no change after ESWL. The stone patients were... Read More
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