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Demir E et al, 2014: Immediate and long-term high levels of plasma homocysteine after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in patients with renal stone disease.

Demir E, Izol V, Aridogan IA, Paydas S, Tansug Z, Erken U
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Çukurova, 01330, Adana, Turkey

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The authors describe their findings but do not explain them in detail. What comes as a surprise is a statistically significant cre... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 09:58
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Ordon M et al, 2014: The Surgical Management of Kidney Stone Disease: A Population-Based Time Series Analysis.

Ordon M, Urbach D, Mamdani M, Saskin R, D'A Honey RJ, Pace KT
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Applied Health and Research Department, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Programming & Biostatistics, Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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This is a very important publication as it demonstrates - at least for a certain geographic area - what kind of stone treatment ur... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 09:54
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Mahdavi R et al, 2014: Minimally invasive procedures for treatment of urolithiasis in transplanted kidneys.

Mahdavi R, Tavakkoli M, Taghavi R, Ghoreifi A
Division of Urology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

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Urolithiasis after kidney transplantation is a rare event. Unfortunately the authors do not report how and why the different forms... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 09:23
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Silbert BS et al, 2014: Incidence of postoperative cognitive dysfunction after general or spinal anaesthesia for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Silbert BS, Evered LA, Scott DA
Centre for Anaesthesia and Cognitive Function, Department of Anaesthesia, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, PO Box 2900, Fitzroy, VIC 3065, Australia Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Australia

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A lot of work has been published that tried to show important side effects and complications of ESWL. Here is a well done study wi... Read More
Tuesday, August 26 2014 09:12
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Vlaisavljevich E et al, 2014: Histotripsy-induced cavitation cloud initiation thresholds in tissues of different mechanical properties

Vlaisavljevich E, Maxwell A, Warnez M, Johnsen E, Cain CA, Xu Z

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This article deals with cavitation and cavitation clouds generated by 1 MHz ultrasound pulses with respect to soft tissues oft dif... Read More
Wednesday, May 14 2014 13:01
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Rad AJ et al, 2014: Investigation on the comparability of the light spot hydrophone and the fiber optic hydrophone in lithotripter field measurements

Rad AJ, Ueberle F, Krueger K
Department Life Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg 21033, Germany
Department Mechanical Engineering, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg 22043, Germany

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This paper digs into the problems of measuring shock wave pressure profiles. Contemporary lithotripters feature extreme high press... Read More
Monday, May 12 2014 12:59
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Kang G et al, 2014: Characterization of the shock pulse-induced cavitation bubble activities recorded by an optical fiber hydrophone

Kang G, Cho SC, Coleman AJ, Choi MJ
Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering, Jeju National University, 102 Jejudaehakno, Jeju-Si, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, 690-756, Republic of Korea
KORUST Limited, B-#716,717, Keumkang Penterium IT Tower, 282 Hagui-Ro, Dongan-Gu, Anyang-Si, Gyeonggi-Do, 431-810, Republic of Korea
Medical Physics Department, Guy's and St. Thomas' National Health Service Foundation Trust, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EH, United Kingdom
Department of Medicine, Jeju National University, 102 Jejudaehakno, Jeju-Si, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, 690-756, Republic of Korea

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Shock wave pressure measurements by optical fibre hydrophones (FOPH) usually provide pressure signals which are well correlated wi... Read More
Monday, May 05 2014 12:56
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Neisius A et al, 2014: Improving the lens design and performance of a contemporary electromagnetic shock wave lithotripter

Neisius A, Smith NB, Sankin G, Kuntz NJ, Madden JF, Fovargue DE, Mitran S, Lipkin ME, Simmons WN, Preminger GM, Zhong P
Division of Urologic Surgery and Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710

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This is the second paper dealing with a new lens design for an electromagnetic lithotripter. See also previous review: 70. Smith ... Read More
Monday, April 28 2014 12:53
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Perez Castro E et al, 2014: Differences in Ureteroscopic Stone Treatment and Outcomes for Distal, Mid-, Proximal, or Multiple Ureteral Locations: The Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society Ureteroscopy Global Study

Perez Castro E, Osther PJ, Jinga V, Razvi H, Stravodimos KG, Parikh K, Kural AR, de la Rosette JJ; on behalf of the CROES Ureteroscopy Global Study Group
Department of Urology, Clínica La Luz, Madrid, Spain
Department of Urology, Fredericia Hospital (part of Hospital Littlebelt, University of Southern Denmark), Fredericia, Denmark
Department of Urology, Prof. Dr. Th. Burghele Hospital, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Department of Urology, Athens Medical School, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
Department of Urology, Shyam Urosurgical, Ahmedabad, India
Department of Urology, Bilim University, Istanbul, Turkey
Department of Urology, AMC University Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Although this article not at all deals with SWL, it is nevertheless of interest in this regard. The reason is that for removal of ... Read More
Tuesday, April 22 2014 06:08
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Resorlu B et al, 2014: Time to say good bye to shockwave lithotripsy?

Resorlu B, Sancak EB, Akbas A, Gulpinar MT
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey

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This is a letter to the editor in which the author emphasizes the advantages of SWL in terms of non-invasiveness, low rate of comp... Read More
Monday, April 21 2014 13:59
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Wagenlehner FM et al, 2014: Fosfomycin trometamol (3,000 mg) in perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis of healthcare-associated infections after endourological interventions: a narrative review

Wagenlehner FM, Thomas PM, Naber KG
Klinik und Poliklinik für Urologie, Kinderurologie und Andrologie, Universitätsklinikum Giessen und Marburg - Standort Giessen, Giessen, Germany

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SWL is only a minor aspect in this publication. Peter Alken
Monday, April 14 2014 14:18
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Schnabel MJ et al, 2014: Incidence and risk factors of renal hematoma: a prospective study of 1,300 SWL treatments

Schnabel MJ, Gierth M, Chaussy CG, Dötzer K, Burger M, Fritsche HM
Department of Urology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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Hematoma after SWL is such a rare event that the authors stated: "Due to the low number of events, this study lacks a complete sta... Read More
Monday, March 31 2014 14:16
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Cone EB et al, 2014: Cost-Effectiveness Comparison of Renal Calculi Treated with Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy Versus Shockwave Lithotripsy

Cone EB, Eisner BH, Ursiny M, Pareek G
Division of Urology, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University School of Medicine , Durham, North Carolina

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Economic analyses are of significance only for that country and health organization system in which they are carried out. In this ... Read More
Monday, March 24 2014 13:56
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Janane A et al, 2014: Usefulness of adjunctive alpha1-adrenergic antagonists after single extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy session in ureteral stone expulsion

Janane A, Hamdoun A, Hajji F, Dakkak Y, Ghadouane M, Ameur A, Abbar M
Department of Urology, University Military Hospital Mohammed V. Rabat, Morocco

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The patients were treated in the supine position but the route of shock wave application is not described in detail or discussed. ... Read More
Monday, March 17 2014 14:15
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Kim DH et al, 2014: The effect of terpene combination on ureter calculus expulsion after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Kim DH, Goh HJ, Lee HW, Kim KS, Kim YT, Moon HS, Lee SW, Park SY
Department of Urology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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I do not know how wide-spread the use of Rowatinex is in the world. Although the authors conclude that fragment expulsion was slig... Read More
Monday, March 10 2014 13:55
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Hwang I et al, 2014: Factors influencing the failure of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy with Piezolith 3000 in the management of solitary ureteral stone

Hwang I, Jung SI, Kim KH, Hwang EC, Yu HS, Kim SO, Kang TW, Kwon DD, Park K
Department of Urology, Chonnam National University, 42, Jebongno, Gwangju, Donggu, 501-757, Republic of Korea

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The authors report data from 90 patients with ureteral stones treated during a period of 78 months. This means that in average onl... Read More
Wednesday, February 26 2014 13:54
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Wood KD et al, 2014: Medical expulsive therapy

Wood KD, Gorbachinsky I, Gutierrez J
Department of Urology, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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In this review on the well accepted use of medical expulsive therapy the last reference - even though being also 4 years old - is ... Read More
Tuesday, February 25 2014 14:13
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Rassweiler J et al, 2014: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: An opinion on its future

Rassweiler J, Rassweiler MC, Frede T, Alken P
Department of Urology, SLK Kliniken Heilbronn, Germany
Department of Urology, Medical School of Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Department of Urology, Helios Kliniken Müllheim, Germany

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This is an interesting and considerate report of the present trends in stone removal as well the future perspective of SWL. Shortc... Read More
Monday, February 24 2014 13:52
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Gross AJ et al, 2014: Managing caliceal stones

Gross AJ, Knipper S, Netsch C
Department of Urology, Asklepios Hospital Barmbek, 22291 Hamburg, Germany

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This is a review article on all treatment modalities for calyceal stones. Peter Alken
Friday, February 21 2014 14:12
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Mylarappa P et al, 2014: Acute pancreatitis and development of pancreatic pseudo cyst after extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy to a left renal calculus: A rare case with review of literature

Mylarappa P, Javali T, Prathvi, Ramesh D
Department of Urology, MS Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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This is a report of a very rare case of acute pancreatitis and pseudo cyst development. It is good to keep in mind that this compl... Read More
Thursday, February 20 2014 13:51
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Cui Y et al, 2014: Comparison of ESWL and Ureteroscopic Holmium Laser lithotripsy in Management of Ureteral Stones

Cui Y, Cao W, Shen H, Xie J, Adams TS, Zhang Y, Shao Q
Department of Urology, Suzhou Municipal Hospital, Suzhou, China
Center for Cancer Genomics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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A retrospective but interesting paper that offers slightly different aspects than the currently popular views on an old theme: The... Read More
Wednesday, February 19 2014 14:10
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Alp BF et al, 2014: Inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase prevents shock wave therapy induced renal injury

Alp BF, Malkoc E, Demirer Z, Guragac A, Turker T, Altayli E, Ozcan A, Uysal B, Topal T, Akgul EO, Yildirim I, Guven A
Department of Urology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey

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Indeed, referring to Peter's comment above, torturing rats under these circumstances has little use beyond accumulating research p... Read More
Wednesday, January 29 2020 10:19
Peter Alken
The rat kidney is a monopapillary kidney with a size of apr. 20x10x10 mm. This and the fact that the organ is not much bigger than... Read More
Tuesday, February 18 2014 14:09
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Nafie S et al, 2014: Efficacy of a mobile lithotripsy service: A one-year review of 222 patients

Nafie S, Dyer JE, Minhas JS, Mills JA, Khan MA
Department of Urology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust , Leicester , UK

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This is an article that is of great interest by showing that operator experience and a solid organisation play important roles for... Read More
Thursday, February 13 2014 13:49
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Ferroni MC et al, 2014: Acute renal vein thrombus and renal atrophy following shock wave lithotripsy: a unique complication

Ferroni MC, Turner RM 2nd, Semins MJ
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Tuesday, February 11 2014 13:01
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Singh BP et al, 2014: Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery vs Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Intermediate Size Inferior Pole Calculi: A Prospective Assessment of Objective and Subjective Outcomes

Singh BP, Prakash J, Sankhwar SN, Dhakad U, Sankhwar PL, Goel A, Kumar M
Department of Urology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India
Department of Rheumatology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India

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All patients treated with SWL were obviously treated with > 1 session and the total number of treatments were thus 47 (1.34). That... Read More
Monday, February 10 2014 13:44
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Hussein A et al, 2014: The Role of Plain Radiography in Predicting Renal Stone Fragmentation by Shockwave Lithotripsy in the Era of Noncontrast Multidetector Computed Tomography

Hussein A, Anwar A, Abol-Nasr M, Ramadan E, Shaaban A
Department of Urology, Minia University , El-Minia, Egypt

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Nice study in a time when the radiation exposure due the uncritical use of CT is debated and for those where KUB and IVU are still... Read More
Friday, February 07 2014 14:06
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Ozgür BC et al, 2014: Pediatric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: Multi-institutional results

Ozgür BC, Irkilata L, Ekici M, Hoscan MB, Sarici H, Yücetürk CN, Karakan T, Atilla MK, Hasçiçek AM, Eroglu M
Ankara Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Altindag - Turkey

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Thursday, February 06 2014 14:05
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Li X et al, 2014: Shock Wave Induces Biological Renal Damage by Activating Excessive Inflammatory Responses in Rat Model

Li X, Long Q, Cheng X, He D
Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital, Medical College, Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 277 Yanta West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, 710061, China

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This is an extensive study on the shock wave effects on rat kidneys. Reading manuscripts on the experimentally induced SWL renal t... Read More
Wednesday, February 05 2014 14:05
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Chung SD et al, 2014: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy increases the risk of diabetes: A 5-year follow-up study

Chung SD, Lin CC, Lin HC
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Banciao; Sleep Research Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital

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This report shows that the reason for development of DM in patients with urolithiasis seems unrelated to the method used for stone... Read More
Tuesday, February 04 2014 13:41
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Neisius A et al, 2014: Improving the lens design and performance of a contemporary electromagnetic shock wave lithotripter

Neisius A, Smith NB, Sankin G, Kuntz NJ, Madden JF, Fovargue DE, Mitran S, Lipkin ME, Simmons WN, Preminger GM, Zhong P
Division of Urologic Surgery and Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710

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This is the second paper dealing with a new lens design for an electromagnetic lithotripter. See also previous review: 70. Smith ... Read More
Friday, January 31 2014 14:40
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Ngee-Ming G et al, 2014: Complementary approaches to decreasing discomfort during shockwave lithotripsy (SWL)

Ngee-Ming G, Tamsin D, Rai BP, Somani BK
Department of Urology, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK

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Thursday, January 30 2014 13:38
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Handa RK et al, 2014: Shock Wave Lithotripsy Targeting of the Kidney and Pancreas does not Increase the Severity of Metabolic Syndrome in a Porcine Model

Handa RK, Evan AP, Connors BA, Johnson CD2, Liu Z, Alloosh M, Sturek M, Evans-Molina C, Mandeville JA, Gnessin E, Lingeman JE
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Department of Medicine and the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research of Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Kidney Stone Institute of Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

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It is reassuring that this animal study, in similarity with several recent clinical observations and despite obvious pancreatic ti... Read More
Wednesday, January 29 2014 13:39
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Carpentier X et al, 2014: [Update for the management of kidney stones in 2013. Stone group comity of the French association of Urology]

Carpentier X, Meria P, Bensalah K, Chabannes E, Estrade V, Denis E, Yonneau L, Mozer P, Hadjadj H, Hoznek A, Traxer O
Service d'urologie, hôpital Archet 2, 151, route de Saint-Antoine-de-Ginestière, BP 1069, 06002 Nice cedex 1, France
CHU Saint-Louis, 75010 Paris, France
CHU de Rennes, 35203 Rennes, France
CHU de Besançon, 25030 Besançon, France
CHR d'Angoulême, 16000 Angoulême, France
CHU Lyon-Sud, 69004 Lyon, France
Hôpital Foch, 92150 Suresnes, France
CHU Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013 Paris, France
77400 Lagny-sur-Marne, France
CHU Mondor, 94010 Créteil, France
CHU Tenon, 75020 Paris, France

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Tuesday, January 28 2014 12:53
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Eterović D et al, 2014: Are we estimating the adverse effects of shock-wave lithotripsy on a faulty scale?

Eterović D, Situm M, Marković V, Kuna K, Punda A
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Split and Department of Medical Physics, University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia
Department of Urology, University Hospital Split and University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Split and University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital Sisters of Charity, Zagreb, Croatia

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Most patients with urine flow obstruction present with stones in the ureter and they are accordingly treated with shockwaves that ... Read More
Monday, January 27 2014 13:38
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Elderwy AA et al, 2014: Dissolution Therapy versus Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Radiolucent Renal Stones in Children: A Prospective Study

Elderwy AA, Kurkar A, Hussein A, Abozeid H, Hammodda HM, Ibraheim AF
Pediatric Urology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Pediatric Nephrology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Radiology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

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A good paper. The authors rightly state: "Oral alkalization therapy for uric acid renal stones is established in the literature as... Read More
Friday, January 24 2014 14:01
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Mokhless IA et al, 2014: Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Monotherapy Versus Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Stones 10 to 20 mm in Preschool Children: A Prospective, Randomized Study

Mokhless IA, Abdeldaeim HM, Saad A, Zahran AR
Urology Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

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How stones best should be removed from the urinary tract in young children remains a matter of debate. The authors of this report ... Read More
Thursday, January 23 2014 13:36
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Erturham S et al, 2014: Limitation of hif-1α with pentoxifillyne on renal tubular ischemia result of hiperoxaluria and ESWL

Erturham S, Bayrak O, Seckiner I, Celik M, Karakok M
Department of Urology. Department of Anatomopathology. Gaziantep University. Gaziantep. Turkey

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Wednesday, January 22 2014 14:07
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Gruenwald I et al, 2013: Shockwave treatment of erectile dysfunction

Gruenwald I, Appel B, Kitrey ND, Vardi Y
Neuro-Urology Unit, Rambam Medical Center and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa 34679, Israel

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This article reviews briefly the background to a possible effect of LI-ESWT on erectile dysfunction and summarises the authors' ex... Read More
Tuesday, January 21 2014 10:03
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Vahdatpour B et al, 2013: Efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a randomized, controlled trial

Vahdatpour B, Alizadeh F, Moayednia A, Emadi M, Khorami MH, Haghdani S
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

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For a medical condition that so far has defied most therapeutic efforts – and they are indeed numerous- it is promising to note th... Read More
Monday, January 20 2014 10:00
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Chabannes É et al, 2013: [Management of adult's renal and ureteral stones. Update of the Lithiasis Committee of the French association of urology (CLAFU). General considerations]

Chabannes É, Bensalah K, Carpentier X, Bringer JP, Conort P, Denis É, Dore B, Estrade V, Gautier JR, Hadjadj H, Hubert J, Hoznek A, Lechevallier É, Meria P, Mozer P, Saussine C, Yonneau L, Traxer O; Comité lithiase de l'AFU.
CHU de Besançon, 25030 Besançon, France

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Friday, January 17 2014 14:12
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Torricelli FC et al, 2013: Surgical management of bladder stones: literature review

Torricelli FC, Mazzucchi E, Danilovic A, Coelho RF, Srougi M
Divisão de Urologia, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil

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The article is a review of how bladder stones best should be treated. The basic concept for management of patients with bladder st... Read More
Thursday, January 16 2014 09:58
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Srivastava A et al, 2013: Management of 1-2 cm renal stones

Srivastava A, Chipde SS
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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This review does not use statistical means to weigh the value of the different procedures. Peter Alken
Wednesday, January 15 2014 09:56
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Tailly GG, 2013: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy today

Tailly GG
Department of Urology, AZ klina, Augustijnslei, Brasschaat, Belgium

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This article is a very useful review of the history of SWL; the specific features of different lithotripters and a detailed discus... Read More
Tuesday, January 14 2014 09:53
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McClain PD et al, 2013: Optimizing shock wave lithotripsy: a comprehensive review

McClain PD, Lange JN, Assimos DG
Department of Urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

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With 90 references this is a very extensive review on nearly every aspect of SWL like Stone Size, Skin-to-Stone Distance and Body ... Read More
Monday, January 13 2014 09:52
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Argüelles-Salido E et al, 2014: Prediction of the energy required for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of certain stones composition using simple radiology and computerized axial tomography

Argüelles-Salido E, Campoy-Martínez P, Aguilar-García J, Podio-Lora V, Medina-López R
Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Urología y Nefrología, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, España
Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Diagnóstico por la Imagen, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, España
Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Laboratorios Clínicos, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, España

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The authors report in vitro results of stone disintegration and concluded in line with several other studies that COM stones are h... Read More
Friday, January 10 2014 09:50
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Manzoor S et al, 2013: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) vs. ureterorenoscopic (URS) manipulation in proximal ureteric stone

Manzoor S, Hashmi AH, Sohail MA, Mahar F, Bhatti S, Khuhro AQ
Department of Urology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi
Department of Urology, PMC Hospital, Nawabshah

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This randomized controlled study will make it into guideline panels. A detailed view on the data suggests that case selection coul... Read More
Thursday, January 09 2014 09:47
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Neisius A et al, 2013: Treatment efficacy and outcomes using a third generation shockwave lithotripter

Neisius A, Wöllner J, Thomas C, Roos FC, Brenner W, Hampel C, Preminger GM, Thüroff JW, Gillitzer R
Department of Urology, University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Division of Urologic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

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This is one of the most promising and positive reports of SWL that I have read during past years. In a period when reports of poor... Read More
Wednesday, January 08 2014 09:45
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Carrasco J et al, 2013: The protective role of coenzyme Q10 in renal injury associated with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Carrasco J, Anglada FJ, Campos JP, Muntané J, Requena MJ, Padillo J
Department of Urology, Reina Sofia University Hospital, Cordoba, Spain

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CoQ10? If you don´t know look it up in Wikipedia (Link to Wikipedia) It "is present in most eukaryotic cells, primarily in the mi... Read More
Tuesday, January 07 2014 09:43
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Nakabori T et al, 2013: Ceftriaxone-associated urolithiasis treated with ureteral stenting and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Nakabori T, Fukunaga M, Hayashi S, Yamamoto K, Ichiba M, Inada M
Department of Internal Medicine, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital, Toyonaka, Japan

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This is just a short report on ceftriaxone urolithiasis. This is an unusual complication that developed during treatment with this... Read More
Monday, January 06 2014 09:39
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Adanur S et al, 2014: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the treatment of radiolucent renal stones in children: is it different opaque stone treatment?

Adanur S, Ziypak T, Sancaktutar AA, Tepeler A, Reşorlu B, Söylemez H, Dağgülli M, Ozbey I, Unsal A
Department of Urology, Medical Faculty, School of Medicine, Ataturk University, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey

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SWL is only a minor theme in this article. Peter Alken
Friday, January 03 2014 09:36
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Toepker M et al, 2014: Dual Energy Computerized Tomography with a Split Bolus: A 1-Stop Shop for Patients with Suspected Urinary Stones?

Toepker M, Kuehas F, Kienzl D, Herwig R, Spazierer E, Krauss B, Weber M, Seitz C, Ringl H
Department of Radiology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Department of Urology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Healthcare Sector, Siemens AG, Forchheim, Germany

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This article is not directly related to SWL, but describes an important improvement of the radiological examination. Although most... Read More
Thursday, January 02 2014 09:34
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Zavitsanos PJ et al, 2013: Low Methodological and Reporting Quality of Randomized, Controlled Trials of Devices to Treat Urolithiasis

Zavitsanos PJ, Bird VG, Mince KA, Neuberger MM, Dahm P
Department of Urology, University of Florida and Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville (PD), Florida

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This is a very important article not only to educate people to improve the quality of research but also to stimulate the reader fo... Read More
Thursday, December 05 2013 09:31
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Yu C et al, 2013: A systematic review and meta-analysis of new onset hypertension after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Yu C, Longfei L, Long W, Feng Z, Jiping N, Mao L, Lin Q, Hequn C
Department of Urology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, 410000, Hunan, China

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The possible risk of developing hypertension as a result of SWL is a subject that has been continuously discussed during the past ... Read More
Wednesday, December 04 2013 09:29
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Bas O et al, 2013: Comparison of shock wave lithotripsy, flexible ureterorenoscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotripsy on moderate size renal pelvis stones

Bas O, Bakirtas H, Sener NC, Ozturk U, Tuygun C, Goktug HN, Imamoglu MA
Department of Urology, Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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This is a retrospective study. The "treatment method was chosen according to the surgeons' and patient's preference." One of the a... Read More
Tuesday, December 03 2013 09:27
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Dellis AE et al, 2014: Role of α-blockers in the Treatment of Stent-related Symptoms: A Prospective Randomized Control Study

Dellis AE, Keeley FX Jr, Manolas V, Skolarikos AA
Second Department of Surgery, University of Athens, Aretaieion Hospital, Chalandri, Athens, Greece
Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, United Kingdom
First Department of Urology, University General Hospital of Athens, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
Second Department of Urology, University of Athens, Sismanoglio Hospital, Northern Athens, Greece

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2/3 of the 150 patients in this study were treated with SWL. The paper focusses not on SWL but on the stent related morbidity. Li... Read More
Monday, December 02 2013 09:25
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Sener NC et al, 2013: Prospective randomized trial comparing shock wave lithotripsy and flexible ureterorenoscopy for lower pole stones smaller than 1 cm

Sener NC, Abdurrahim Imamoglu M, Bas O, Ozturk U, Goksel Goktug HN, Tuygun C, Bakirtas H
Department of Urology, Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ministry of Health, Adana, Turkey

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This report is one of many that demonstrate a better outcome of flexible URS than of SWL when stones in the lower calyx are treate... Read More
Friday, November 29 2013 09:21
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Acar A et al, 2013: The Effect of EMLA Cream on Patient-Controlled Analgesia with Remifentanil in ESWL Procedure: A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Study

Acar A, Erhan E, Nuri Deniz M, Ugur G
Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, School of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

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The authors studied the possible effect of EMLA cream application as a complement to remifentanil during SWL. The conclusion was t... Read More
Wednesday, November 27 2013 09:05
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Koopman SG et al, 2013: Management of stones associated with intrarenal stenosis: infundibular stenosis and caliceal diverticulum

Koopman SG, Fuchs G
Department of Urology, Cedars-Sinai , Los Angeles, California

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The manuscript mainly deals with RIRS. There are no details given on the technique of combined SWL+RIRS used in 20% of the cases. ... Read More
Tuesday, November 26 2013 09:03
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Salem HK et al, 2013: Slow Delivery Rate versus Rapid Delivery Rate Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) for Pediatric Renal Urolithiasis: a Prospective Randomized Study

Salem HK, Fathy H, El Fayoumy H, Ali H, Ghonium A, Mohseen MA, Hegazy AE
Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

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In accordance with numerous studies in adults it was shown in this randomized study on paediatric patients that shockwaves deliver... Read More
Monday, November 25 2013 09:01
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Ozturk MD et al, 2013: The comparison of laparoscopy, shock wave lithotripsy and retrograde intrarenal surgery for large proximal ureteral stones

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

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A good quality paper. The Can. Urol. Assoc. Journal. offers full text access: http://journals.sfu.ca/cuaj/index.php/journal/artic... Read More
Friday, November 22 2013 08:59
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Kurt S et al, 2013: Evaluation of effects of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy on renal vasculature with Doppler ultrasonography

Kurt S, Tokgöz Ö, Tokgöz H, Voyvoda N
Zonguldak Atatürk Devlet Hastanesi, Department of Radiology,Zonguldak,Turkey

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The effects of shockwaves on the renal perfusion have remained a matter of concern over the years despite the enormous experience ... Read More
Thursday, November 21 2013 08:57
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Meidani M et al, 2013: Aortic valve streptococcus group B endocarditis post-extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Meidani M, Taghavi M, Abdar Esfahani M
Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

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The patient had a urinary tract infection before SWL and was obviously not treated with antibiotics before and for four days after... Read More
Wednesday, November 20 2013 08:54
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Li G et al, 2014: Effect of the Body Wall on Lithotripter Shock Waves

Li G, McAteer JA, Williams JC Jr, Berwick ZC
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis, Indiana

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The effect of the body wall on the physical properties of shockwaves is indeed highly interesting and important for the settings o... Read More
Tuesday, November 19 2013 08:52
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Martov A et al, 2014: Investigation of differences between nanosecond electropulse and electrohydraulic methods of lithotripsy: A comparative in-vitro study of efficacy

Martov A, Gudkov A, Diamant V, Chepovetsky G, Lerner M
Department of Urology, Federal Medical and Biological Agency , Moscow, Russia

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The article deals with lithotripsy devices that are used in endourological procedures like PNL or URS. This is the first publicati... Read More
Monday, November 18 2013 08:50
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Liu LR et al, 2013: Percussion, diuresis, and inversion therapy for the passage of lower pole kidney stones following shock wave lithotripsy

Liu LR, Li QJ, Wei Q, Liu ZH, Xu Y
Department of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37, Guo Xue Xiang, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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The addition of a regimencomprising percussion, diuresis and inversion in order to clear the lower calyx system from residual frag... Read More
Friday, November 15 2013 08:48
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Matlaga BR et al, 2014: Management Patterns of Medicare Patients Undergoing Treatment for Upper Urinary Tract Calculi

Matlaga BR, Meckley LM, Kim M, Byrne TW
James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , Baltimore, Maryland

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This is a surprise paper in several aspects. 1 The author is a urologist. The three co-authors are employees of Boston Scientific... Read More
Thursday, November 14 2013 08:46
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Bourdoumis A et al, 2014: Thromboprophylaxis and bleeding diathesis in minimally invasive stone surgery

Bourdoumis A, Stasinou T, Kachrilas S, Papatsoris AG, Buchholz N, Masood J
Endourology and Stones Services, Barts Health NHS Trust, 9th Floor, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB, UK
Department of Urology, North Devon District Hospital NHS Trust, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 4HX, UK
2nd Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Sismanoglio General Hospital, 1 Sismanogleiou Street, 14578 Athens, Greece

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This is a useful article with information on how to clinically manage patients with bleeding disorders and anticoagulation treatme... Read More
Wednesday, November 13 2013 08:42
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Piggott KL et al, 2013: Looking for lithotripsy: accessibility and portability of Canadian healthcare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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No comment.
Monday, October 28 2013 13:36
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Netsch C et al, 2013: [Calyceal stones]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garg M, Goel A, Kumar A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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