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Gulati G. et al., 2019: Massive retroperitoneal hemorrhage after external shock wave lithotripsy in a patient with a left ventricular assist device

Gulati G, Kiernan M, Sabe MA.
Cardiovascular Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States.
Cardiovascular Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States.

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“As many as 10% of patients suffer pump thrombosis, even with optimal anticoagulation management”. “In LVAD patients undergoing no... Read More
Thursday, April 02 2020 08:30
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Yadav P. et al., 2019: Technique, complications, and outcomes of pediatric urolithiasis management at a tertiary care hospital: evolving paradigms over the last 15 years

Yadav P, Madhavan K, Syal S, Farooq A, Srivastava A, Ansari MS.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, U.P., 226014, India.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, U.P., 226014, India.

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This is a well done extensive metaanalysis on pediatric urolithiasis management. It is also an example of the typical puzzling wa... Read More
Friday, March 27 2020 08:25
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He Z. et al., 2019: Does the presence or degree of hydronephrosis affect the stone disintegration efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy? A systematic review and meta-analysis

He Z, Yin S, Duan X, Zeng G.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, Guangdong, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, Guangdong, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, China.

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The problem dealt with in this systematic review and meta-analysis is to which extent the presence of hydronephrosis (HN) affects ... Read More
Sunday, March 15 2020 08:35
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Lee SM. et al., 2019: Optimisation of shock wave lithotripsy: a systematic review of technical aspects to improve outcomes

Lee SM, Collin N, Wiseman H, Philip J.
Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK.
Department of Interventional Radiology, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK.

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It is somehow refreshing to read the different technical details of shock wave lithotripsy optimization in a systematic review inc... Read More
Monday, March 23 2020 08:25
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Sir E. et al., 2019: The analgesic efficacy of ultrasound guided unilateral transversus abdominis plane block in the pain management of shock wave lithotripsy (Abstract only)

Sir E, Eksert S, Zor M, Emin Ince M, Kaya E, Bedir S.
Servicio de Anestesiología. Hospital de Investigación y Formación Gulhane. Ankara Turkey.
Servicio de Urología. Hospital de Investigación y Formación Gulhane. Ankara Turkey.

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Gadelmoula M. et al.,2019: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus shock wave lithotripsy for high-density moderate-sized renal stones: A prospective randomized study

Gadelmoula M, Elderwy AA, Abdelkawi IF, Moeen AM, Althamthami G, Abdel-Moneim AM.
Department of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.

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As a prospective randomized comparison between PCNL and SWL this is an interesting study. Although the success after one SWL sessi... Read More
Monday, March 16 2020 08:35
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Hiller SC. et al., 2020: Frontiers of stone management

Hiller SC, Ghani KR.
Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

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This is a short, well written overview on the current frontiers of all minimal invasive stone therapy techniques. I recommend read... Read More
Thursday, March 12 2020 08:30
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Constanti M. et al., 2019: Cost analysis of ureteroscopy (URS) vs extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) in the management of ureteric stones

Constanti M, Calvert RC, Thomas K, Dickinson A, Carlisle S.
National Guideline Centre, London, UK.
Department of Urology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
Stone Unit, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
Department of Urology, University Hospitals Plymouth, Plymouth, UK. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

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Although judgement of cost analyses between different countries are not without problems, this report from UK deserves attention. ... Read More
Tuesday, March 10 2020 08:25
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Kim KS. et al., 2019: Electromagnetic Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Patients with Erectile Dysfunction: A Sham-Controlled, Double-Blind, Randomized Prospective Study

Kim KS, Jeong HC, Choi SW, Choi YS, Cho HJ, Ha US, Hong SH, Lee JY, Lee SW, Ahn ST, Moon DG, Bae WJ, Kim SW.
Department of Urology, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Eunpyeong St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Catholic Integrative Medicine Research Institute, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Catholic Integrative Medicine Research Institute, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

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Hmm!? Good conclusion. It is common to present data in a way that they make a good impression The Erection Hardness Score (EHS) (... Read More
Friday, March 06 2020 08:35
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Kim KS. et al., 2019: Electromagnetic Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Patients with Erectile Dysfunction: A Sham-Controlled, Double-Blind, Randomized Prospective Study

Kim KS, Jeong HC, Choi SW, Choi YS, Cho HJ, Ha US, Hong SH, Lee JY, Lee SW, Ahn ST, Moon DG, Bae WJ, Kim SW.
Department of Urology, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Eunpyeong St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Catholic Integrative Medicine Research Institute, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Catholic Integrative Medicine Research Institute, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

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Hmm!? Good conclusion. It is common to present data in a way that they make a good impression The Erection Hardness Score (EHS) (... Read More
Friday, March 06 2020 08:30
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Sohu S. et al., 2019: Efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy with furosemide and hydration in renal stone management: A randomised controlled trial

Sohu S, Soomro MH, Mangrio RH, Shaikh AA, Mirani A, Chand K, Jalbani MH.
Department of Urology, Chandka Medical College and Hospital, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), Larkana, Pakistan.
Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health (IPLESP UMRS 1136), Saint-Antoine Medical School, Sorbonne Université and INSERM, Paris, France.
Department of Community Medicine, Al-Nafees Medical College and Hospital, Isra University-Islamabad Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Department of Urology, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan.

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The role of diuretics during SWL treatment has remained a matter of debate over time. In a randomized comparative study in my own ... Read More
Wednesday, March 04 2020 08:35
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Katz JE. et al., 2019: The Basic Physics of Waves, Soundwaves, and Shockwaves for Erectile Dysfunction

Katz JE, Clavijo RI, Rizk P, Ramasamy R.
Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.
Department of Urology, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

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This is an educational article on physics of shockwaves delivered by devices aiming at treatment of erectile dysfunction. Differen... Read More
Thursday, February 27 2020 08:25
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Liu Y. et al., 2019: Colonic hematoma after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for pancreatic stones: a case report

Liu Y, Hao L, Wang T, Li ZS, Xu ZL, Hu LH.
Department of Gastroenterology, Gongli Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, 800 Xiangyin Road, Shanghai, 200433, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, 800 Xiangyin Road, Shanghai, 200433, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, Gongli Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, 800 Xiangyin Road, Shanghai, 200433, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, 800 Xiangyin Road, Shanghai, 200433, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Clinical Medical College (Shenzhen People's Hospital), Jinan University, 1017 North Dongmen Road, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, Gongli Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, 800 Xiangyin Road, Shanghai, 200433, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, 800 Xiangyin Road, Shanghai, 200433, China.

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The first case report of a colonic hematoma after EWSL for pancreatic stones. What I find more astonishing are the postprocedural... Read More
Monday, February 24 2020 08:30
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Schlomer BJ., 2019: Urologic treatment of nephrolithiasis

Schlomer BJ.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.

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This article is an excellent review on how to manage stone problems in children. For asymptomatic stones observation is recommende... Read More
Thursday, February 20 2020 08:30
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Sramkova T. et al., 2019: Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Using Focused Linear Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwaves: Single-Blind, Sham-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial

Sramkova T, Motil I, Jarkovsky J, Sramkova K.
Department of Sexology, University Hospital and Department of Traumatology, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia.
Department of Urology First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague and General University Hospital, Prague, Czechia.
EURED Urology, Andrology Center, Brno, Czechia.
Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia.
Department of Urology, St. Anna Hospital, Brno, Czechia.

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Reading this paper I had from the very start - even before getting to the methods section - the feeling that it will surely show... Read More
Tuesday, February 18 2020 08:30
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Dauw CA. et al., 2019: Shockwave Lithotripsy Use in the State of Michigan: American Urological Association Guideline Adherence and Clinical Implications

Dauw CA, Swarna K, Qi J, Kim T, Leavitt D, Leese J, Abdelhady M, Witzke K, Hollingsworth JM, Ghani KR.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Henry Ford Health System-Vattikuti Urology Institute, Detroit, MI.
IHA-Urology, Ypsilanti, MI.
Detroit Medical Center-Department of Urology, Detroit, MI.
MidMichigan-Division of Urology, Midland, MI.

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The authors evaluated adherence to the following guideline recommendations: 1 Guideline: “Routine antibiotic prophylaxis is not re... Read More
Friday, February 14 2020 08:30
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Bowen DK. et al., 2019: Retreatment after Ureteroscopy and Shockwave Lithotripsy: A Population-Based Comparative Effectiveness Study

Bowen DK, Song L, Faerber J, Kim J, Scales CD Jr, Tasian GE.
Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Urology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Departments of Surgery (Urology) and Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology; Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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This is the kind of important publication that turns the focus of clinical reports away from the typical “we have done so many cas... Read More
Wednesday, February 12 2020 08:30
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Sharzehi K., 2019: Management of Pancreatic Duct Stones

Sharzehi K.
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR, 97239, USA.

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SWL treatment of pancreatic stones is considered a first line treatment and inasmuch as urologists in most places are responsible ... Read More
Friday, February 07 2020 08:35
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He Z. et al., 2019: Energy output modalities of shockwave lithotripsy in the treatment of urinary stones: escalating or fixed voltage? A systematic review and meta-analysis

He Z, Deng T, Yin S, Xu Z, Duan H, Chen Y, Duan X, Zeng G.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1#, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, Guangdong, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1#, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, Guangdong, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, China.

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How should SWL be carried out to be maximally effective and maximally safe? Should shockwaves be delivered at fixed rate or is it ... Read More
Wednesday, February 05 2020 08:30
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Al-Dessoukey AA. et al., 2019: Ultraslow full-power shock wave lithotripsy versus slow power-ramping shock wave lithotripsy in stones with high attenuation value: A randomized comparative study

Al-Dessoukey AA, Abdallah M, Moussa AS, Sayed O, Abdelbary AM, Abdallah R, Massoud AM, Abdelhamid MH, Elmarakbi AA, Ragheb AM, ElSheemy MS, Ghoneima W.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt.
Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

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A number of factors has been identified for designing the optimal treatment strategy for SWL. Slow rate administration has been su... Read More
Monday, January 27 2020 09:55
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Sohail N. et al., 2019: Is There Any Improvement In Efficacy Of Xtracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Therapy For Treating Renal Stones With Invent Of New Shockwave Machines?

Sohail N, Albodour A, Abdelrahman KM.
Alkhor Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

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The results are good but there is no serious argument in the publication if and why the results are really better than what we kno... Read More
Friday, January 31 2020 08:15
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Gokce Mİ. et al., 2019: The role of a novel decision aid to support informed decision making process in patients with a symptomatic non - lower pole renal stone

Gokce Mİ, Akpınar C, Esen B, Solak V, Gülpınar O, Bedük Y.
Department of Urology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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The patient chooses the therapeutic procedure. To be able to do so, he must be well informed and understand his diagnosis, the the... Read More
Tuesday, January 28 2020 08:15
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Milišić E. et al., 2019: Short-term changes in renal function in children and adolescents undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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

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Despite more than 30 years of experience with SWL there is limited information on short-term and long-term negative effects on the... Read More
Friday, January 24 2020 08:15
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El-Tatawy H. et al., 2019: Management of 'forgotten' encrusted JJ stents using extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: A single-centre experience

El-Tatawy H, El-Abd AS, Gameel TA, Ramadan AR, Abo Farha MO, Sabaa MA, El-Abd SA.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.

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This is the largest series of forgotten stents I am aware of.
Wednesday, January 22 2020 08:15
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Gul A. et al., 2019: Intracutaneous sterile water injection for pain relief during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: comparison with diclofenac sodium

Gul A, Gul M.
Department of Urology, University of Health Science, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, 16100, Bursa, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Aksaray University School of Medicine, 68100, Aksaray, Turkey.
Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, Section 5701, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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This report shows the interesting result that intracutaneous injection of sterile water was as effective as diclofenac for treatin... Read More
Monday, January 20 2020 08:15
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Jeong HC. et al., 2019: Synergistic effects of extracorporeal shockwave therapy and modified Ojayeonjonghwan on erectile dysfunction in an animal model of diabetes

Jeong HC, Bae WJ, Zhu GQ, Jeon SH, Choi SW, Kim SJ, Cho HJ, Hong SH, Lee JY, Hwang SY, Kim SW.
Department of Urology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Catholic Integrative Medicine Research Institute, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
KEMIMEDI, Seoul, Korea.

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The herbal formula - KH-204 - used in the experiments is a watery extract of 5 different plants which is also commercially avail... Read More
Friday, January 17 2020 08:15
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Hashem A. et al., 2019: Efficacy of pethidine, ketorolac, and lidocaine gel as analgesics for pain control in shockwave lithotripsy: A single-blinded randomized controlled trial.

Hashem A, Ghobrial FK, Elbaset MA, Atwa AM, Fadallah M, Laymon M, El-Assmy A, Sheir KZ, Abol-Enein H.
Department of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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It is well recognized ever since SWL was introduced that effective pain treatment is a pre-requisite for successful outcome. Early... Read More
Tuesday, January 14 2020 08:05
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Donaldson JF. et al., 2019: Treatment of Bladder Stones in Adults and Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis on Behalf of the European Association of Urology Urolithiasis Guideline Panel

Donaldson JF, Ruhayel Y, Skolarikos A, MacLennan S, Yuan Y, Shepherd R, Thomas K, Seitz C, Petrik A, Türk C, Neisius A.
Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Department of Urology, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
Second Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.
Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Division of Gastroenterology & Cochrane UGPD Group, Department of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
European Association of Urology Guidelines Office, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Department of Urology, Guy's Hospital, London, UK.
Department of Urology, Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Department of Urology, Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic.
Department of Urology, Hospital of the Sisters of Charity, Vienna, Austria; Urologische Praxis mit Steinzentrum, Vienna, Austria.
Department of Urology, Hospital of the Brothers of Mercy Trier, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Trier, Germany.

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I do not agree with the first sentence of this review: “Despite constituting only approximately 5% of all urinary tract stones, bl... Read More
Friday, January 10 2020 08:15
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Wei Y. et al., 2019: A rare adverse event after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for biliary stones

Wei Y, Jin Z, Hu W.
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Affiliated Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.
Department of Gastroenterology, Affiliated Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.

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The authors describe a very unusual complication of SWL of residual bile duct stones after ERCP. That SWL successfully can be used... Read More
Wednesday, January 08 2020 08:15
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Marchetti KA. et al., 2019: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy for management of pediatric nephrolithiasis in upper urinary tract stones: multi-institutional outcomes of efficacy and morbidity

Marchetti KA, Lee T, Raja N, Corona L, Kraft KH, Wan J, Ellison JS.
Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
5Division of Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin & Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

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Publications on stone treatment often focus on the narrow part of urological action from diagnosis to treatment and neglect other ... Read More
Monday, January 06 2020 08:00
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Kocatürk H. et al., 2019: Evaluation of the urinary podocalyxin and nephrin excretion levels to determine a safe time interval between two sessions of SWL for renal stones: a non randomized exploratory study

Kocatürk H, Atasoy N, Bedir F, Karabulut İ, Şebin E, Sarica K.
Department of Urology, Health Sciences University, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Palandöken, Erzurum, Turkey. 
Department of Urology, Health Sciences University, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Palandöken, Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Biochemistry, Health Sciences University, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Biruni University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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A number of variables analysed in urine have been shown to reflect how the kidney is affected by shock wave power. In this article... Read More
Friday, January 03 2020 08:15
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Sultan S. et al., 2019: Update on Surgical Management of Pediatric Urolithiasis.

Sultan S, Aba Umer S, Ahmed B, Naqvi SAA, Rizvi SAH.
Philip G. Ransley Department of Paediatric Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pediatric urolithiasis is more frequent in countries like Pakistan than in western countries. This is a very good up-to-date revie... Read More
Tuesday, December 31 2019 08:15
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Mucong L. et al., 2019: Simultaneous Photoacoustic Imaging and Cavitation Mapping in Shockwave Lithotripsy

Li M, Lan B, Sankin G, Zhou Y, Liu W, Xia J, Wang D, Trahey G, Zhong P, Yao J.

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Shock wave lithotripsy is a non-invasive and gentle treatment procedure for kidney stones. Nevertheless, mild haematuria up to sev... Read More
Friday, December 27 2019 08:00
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Jeon SH. et al., 2019: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy decreases COX-2 by inhibiting TLR4-NFκB pathway in a prostatitis rat model

Jeon SH, Zhu GQ, Kwon EB, Lee KW, Cho HJ, Ha US, Hong SH, Lee JY, Bae WJ, Kim SW.
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Catholic Integrative Medicine Research Institute, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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Shock waves exhibit a surprising variety of positive effects in different situations like e.g. in the treatment of the chronic pro... Read More
Wednesday, December 25 2019 08:15
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Rudenko VI. et al., 2019: Clinical value of herbal terpenes after extracorporeal shock-wave therapy

Rudenko VI, Rapoport LM, Demidko YL, Demidko LS, Inoyatov GS, Allenov SN.
Institute of Urology and Reproductive Health of FGAOU VO I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of Minzdrav of Russia, Moscow, Russia.

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Monday, December 23 2019 08:15
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Spivak L. et al., 2019: Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetic Patients

Spivak L, Shultz T, Appel B, Verze P, Yagudaev D, Vinarov A.
Institute for Urology and Reproductive Health, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia. Electronic address: .
Medispec Ltd., Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.
Neuro-urology Unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Haifa, Israel.
Department of Neurosciences, Sciences of Reproduction and Odontostomatology, Urology Unit, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy.
Institute for Urology and Reproductive Health, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia.

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The conclusion is simple and straight forward: ”LI-ESWT is safe and effective for the treatment of ED in PDE5I-R and PDE5I-NR grou... Read More
Friday, December 20 2019 08:15
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Rezaee ME. et al., 2019: Regional Variation in Shock Wave Lithotripsy Utilization Among Medicare Patients with Nephrolithiasis

Rezaee ME., Tundo GN., Goodney PP., Pais VM Jr..
Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH.
Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH; VA Outcomes Group, Veterans Health Association, VT; The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH.
Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH.

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This is an interesting report on how SWL and URS have been utilized in USA during the period 2006-2014. The 13.9 % decrease in SWL... Read More
Wednesday, December 18 2019 08:15
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S. Cao et al., 2019: Shock-Induced Damage and Dynamic Fracture in Cylindrical Bodies Submerged in Liquid

Cao S, Zhang Y, Liao D, Zhong P, Wang KG.
Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, United States.
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, NC 90271, United States

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This is another paper investigating the mechanism of fragmentation of brittle material, such as kidney stones, by shock waves. Und... Read More
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Brad AB. et al., 2019: Particularities and Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Children

Brad AB., Ferro M., Vartolomei MD., Tătaru S., Anton-Păduraru DT., Simion C., Martha O., Pricop C., Porreca A., Negru I..
Clinic of Urology, Mureş County Clinical Hospital, Târgu Mureș, Romania.
University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology, Târgu Mureș, Romania.
University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology, Târgu Mureș, Romania.
Division of Urology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy.
"Gr.T.Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Romania.
3rd Clinic of Pediatrics, "Sf.Maria" Children's Emergency Hospital, Iaşi, Romania.
Clinic of Urology, "Dr.C.I.Parhon" Clinical Hospital, Iaşi, Romania.
Department of Robotic Urological Surgery, Abano Terme Hospital, Abano Terme, Italy.

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SWL is an excellent treatment for children with stones and this method also commonly is recommended in guidelines. The surprising ... Read More
Friday, December 13 2019 08:15
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Yamashita S. et al., 2019: Ureteral wall volume at ureteral stone site is a critical predictor for shock wave lithotripsy outcomes: comparison with ureteral wall thickness and area

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

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The 49, 3 % success rate of the present series is inexplicably low. In 2015 Sarica K et al. (1) did a very similar study on ESWL t... Read More
Wednesday, December 11 2019 08:15
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Al-Naemi RSM. et al., 2019: By-products of lithotripsy: Are they related to abdominal fat and wave characteristics?

Al-Naemi RSM, Aldosky HYY, Shukri BSA.
College of Medicine, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Duhok, Iraq.

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The authors measured the effects of SWL on the production of free radicals and oxidative stress in terms of urinary excretion of m... Read More
Monday, December 09 2019 08:15
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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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“With no recommended guidelines on the management of stones in solitary kidney, our aim was to conduct a systematic review of lite... Read More
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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
Wednesday, December 04 2019 08:15
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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
Tuesday, December 03 2019 08:15
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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
Friday, November 29 2019 08:15
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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
Wednesday, November 27 2019 08:10
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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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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
Friday, November 22 2019 09:23
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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
Wednesday, November 20 2019 08:28
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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
Wednesday, November 13 2019 08:06
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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
Monday, November 11 2019 09:11
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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, November 08 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
Monday, November 04 2019 08:55
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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, November 01 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
Wednesday, October 30 2019 08:48
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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
Monday, October 28 2019 08:57
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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
Friday, October 25 2019 08:44
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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
Wednesday, October 23 2019 08:46
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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
Wednesday, October 16 2019 08:35
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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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“Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the most common disorders in male” I am always surprised to see that urologists have succeede... Read More
Tuesday, July 23 2019 09:26
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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, October 09 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, October 01 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, September 26 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, September 27 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
Monday, September 30 2019 09:10
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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, September 20 2019 09:02
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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
Monday, September 09 2019 08:41
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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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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
Thursday, August 29 2019 08:30
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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, August 23 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
Wednesday, August 21 2019 08:15
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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, August 14 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, August 12 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
Friday, August 09 2019 09:12
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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
Wednesday, August 07 2019 08:15
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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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Monday, August 05 2019 09:04
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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
Friday, August 02 2019 08:30
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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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Wednesday, July 31 2019 08:55
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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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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, July 22 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, July 17 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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