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Duryea AP et al, 2013. Controlled cavitation to augment SWL stone comminution: mechanistic insights in vitro

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

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This article is a highly interesting report of an experimental set up aimed to study the role of cavitation in SWL stone disintegr... Read More
Monday, 08 April 2013 07:21
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Phipps S et al, 2013: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy to distal ureteric stones: the transgluteal approach significantly increases stone-free rates

Phipps S, Stephenson C, Tolley D
Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

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ESWL of distal ureteral stones in a supine position has been described in several modifications with different lithotripters and v... Read More
Monday, 01 April 2013 07:18
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Scales CD Jr, 2013: Practice patterns in the management of urinary lithiasis

Scales CD Jr
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/VA Clinical Scholars, Departments of Urology and Internal Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, 10940 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 710, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

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This article is a summary of the management of patients with urolithiasis in USA. There are some points that deserve attention. In... Read More
Monday, 25 March 2013 07:15
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Fernández F et al, 2013: Out-of-Focus Low Pressure Pulse Pretreatment to the Whole Kidney to Reduce Renal Injury During Shockwave Lithotripsy: An In Vivo Study Using a Rabbit Model

Fernández F, Domínguez A, Castaño E, Loske AM
Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México , Querétaro, Qro., México

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The abstract reads like a small sensation. An interesting publication showing that there are still simple open questions for strai... Read More
Monday, 18 March 2013 07:12
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Sarkissian C et al, 2013: Patient decision making for asymptomatic renal calculi: balancing benefit and risk

Sarkissian C, Noble M, Li J, Monga M
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

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It is interesting to note that in this survey carried out in 101 patients presented the same hypothetical scenario, most patients ... Read More
Monday, 11 March 2013 07:10
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Saxena S et al, 2013: Treating stones in transplanted kidneys

Saxena S, Sadideen H, Goldsmith D
Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

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This review is of great interest because dealing with stones in transplanted kidneys is a difficult and delicate clinical problem.... Read More
Monday, 04 March 2013 07:08
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El-Assmy A et al, 2013: Kidney stone size and hounsfield units predict successful shockwave lithotripsy in children

El-Assmy A, El-Nahas AR, Abou-El-Ghar ME, Awad BA, Sheir KZ
Department of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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This report shows the outcome of SWL in 57 children with stones in the kidney. It is slightly surprising that as many as 56% of th... Read More
Monday, 25 February 2013 07:06
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Al-Abadi E et al, 2013: Extracorporal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of stones in children with oxalosis-still the first choice?

Al-Abadi E, Hulton SA
Department of Paediatric Nephrology and Urology, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

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This is a report on a series of rare but severe cases of urolithiasis seen in 22 years between 1987 and 2009. Primary hyperoxaluir... Read More
Monday, 18 February 2013 07:03
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Ceylan C et al, 2013: Evaluation of the Process of Recycling and Renal Parenchymal Injury after ESWL with Metabolites Excreted in the Urine

Ceylan C, Dogan S, Saydam G, Kocak MZ, Doluoglu OG.
Department of Urology Clinic of Turkiye, Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital , Ankara , Turkey

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It is well recognized that SWL results in transient damage to the renal parenchyma. In this regard the authors measured a number o... Read More
Monday, 11 February 2013 07:01
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Rosa M et al, 2013: Recent finding and new technologies in nephrolitiasis: a review of the recent literature

Rosa M, Usai P, Miano R, Kim FJ, Finazzi Agrò E, Bove P, Micali S; International Translational Research in Uro-Sciences Team (ITRUST).
Department of Urology, University of Modena, Via del Pozzo, 71-41124, Modena, Italy

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A condensed review on most aspects of urolithiasis with an up-to-date reference list for the uninformed Reader. Peter Alken... Read More
Monday, 04 February 2013 06:58
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Elsheemy MS, 2013: Editorial Comment from Dr ElSheemy to Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones in pediatric patients: A multivariate analysis model for estimating the stone-free probability

Elsheemy MS
Division of Pediatric Urology, AboulRiche Children's Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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Please refer to comments for article El-Nahas et al. Int J Urol 2013: "The authors report their experience of SWL in a paediatric... Read More
Monday, 28 January 2013 06:55
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Sato Y, 2013: Editorial Comment from Dr Sato to Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones in pediatric patients: A multivariate analysis model for estimating the stone-free probability

Sato Y.
Department of Urology, Sanjukai Hospital, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

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Please refer to comments for article El-Nahas et al. Int J Urol 2013: "The authors report their experience of SWL in a paediatric... Read More
Monday, 21 January 2013 06:53
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El-Nahas AR et al, 2013: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones in pediatric patients: A multivariate analysis model for estimating the stone-free probability

El-Nahas AR, El-Assmy AM, Awad BA, Elhalwagy SM, Elshal AM, Sheir KZ.
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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The authors report their experience of SWL in a paediatric population and present some factors that can be used to predict the tre... Read More
Monday, 14 January 2013 06:50
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Cui H et al, 2013: Efficacy of the lithotripsy in treating lower pole renal stones

Cui H, Thomee E, Noble JG, Reynard JM, Turney BW.
The Oxford Stone Group, The Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK

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This is a classical paper in many ways: "Lithotripsy was ... gradually increased to the highest tolerable/ maximum recommended int... Read More
Monday, 07 January 2013 06:48
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Kim GH et al, 2013: Acute cyst rupture, hemorrhage and septic shock after a shockwave lithotripsy in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Kim HG, Bae SR, Lho YS, Park HK, Paick SH.
Department of Urology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, 4-12 Hwayang-Dong, Gwangjin-Ku, Seoul, 143-729, Korea

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This case report describes a very unusual complication associated with SWL of a proximal ureteral stone. Unfortunately no details ... Read More
Monday, 31 December 2012 06:44
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Dai J et al, 2013: Critical Analysis of a New Generation Electrohydraulic Lithotripter: A Single Institution Experience with the Medispec E3000TM

Dai J, Al Ekish S, Harisaran V, Thavaseelan S, Pareek G.
The Warren Alpert Med. Sch. of Brown Univ., Section of Minimally Invasive Urol. Surg., Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Recent physical studies on the properties of shock waves have indicated that improved disintegration of stones might be obtained w... Read More
Monday, 17 December 2012 06:43
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Welk B et al, 2013: The surgical management of upper tract stone disease among spinal cord-injured patients

Welk B, Shariff S, Ordon M, Catharine Craven B, Herschorn S, Garg AX.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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This is a retrospective study on 89 patients with spinal cord injuries. These patients were surgically treated because of upper ur... Read More
Monday, 10 December 2012 06:39
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Ghani KR et al, 2013: Trends in surgery for upper urinary tract calculi in the USA using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample: 1999-2009

Ghani KR, Sammon JD, Karakiewicz PI, Sun M, Bhojani N, Sukumar S, Peabody JO, Menon M, Trinh QD
Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

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The title is misleading. It should actually read "Trends in inpatient surgery..." Unfortunately the data offer only a view on tren... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2012 06:37
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Mancini JG et al, 2013: Assessment of a Modified Acoustic Lens for Electromagnetic Shock Wave Lithotripters in a Swine Model

Mancini JG, Neisius A, Smith N, Sankin G, Astroza GM, Lipkin ME, Simmons WN, Preminger GM, Zhong P
Duke University Medical Center, Division of Urologic Surgery, 200 Trent Drive, DUMC 3707, Durham, NC 27710, USA

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The optimal geometry and power characteristics of the shock wave have remained a matter of debate ever since the original HM3 lith... Read More
Monday, 26 November 2012 06:33
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Weng CH et al, 2013: Severe acute pancreatitis with abscess after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a rare complication

Weng CH, Ho PY, Tsai CC, Hsu JM, Chen M, Lin WR
Department of Urology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, 92, Sec.2 Chung-Shan N. Rd, Taipei, Taiwan

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In those four cases of acute pancreatitis shortly after ESWL described in the literature the cause-effect relationship between ESW... Read More
Monday, 19 November 2012 06:31
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Yilmaz E et al, 2013: Ways in which SWL affects oxidant/antioxidant balance

Yilmaz E, Haciislamoglu A, Kisa U, Dogan O, Yuvanc E, Batislam E
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kirikkale, Tip Fakultesi, Uroloji AD, Saglik Sokak, 71100, Kirikkale, Turkey

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In this interesting study the effects of SWL (3000 sw; 16-22 kV) on the total antioxidant capacity (TAC), total antioxidant status... Read More
Monday, 12 November 2012 06:29
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Zhong W et al, 2013: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal stones following failed extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: different performances and morbidities

Zhong W, Gong T, Wang L, Zeng G, Wu W, Zhao Z, Zhong W, Wan SP
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

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"Scattered stone fragments buried within the tissues..." Are these the effects of ESWL that can be seen during secondary PNL? In ... Read More
Monday, 05 November 2012 06:27
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Eterović D et al, 2013: Wrong perspective obscures the adverse effects of shock-wave lithotripsy

Eterović D, Situm M, Marković V, Punda A
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Split and Department of Medical Physics, University of Split Medical Faculty, Spinčićeva 1, 21000, Split, Croatia

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The authors claim that vascular effects of SWL is not appropriately recognized and that "mild and unilateral renal obstruction" fo... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2012 06:24
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Oh MM et al, 2013: Bacterial sepsis after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) of calyceal diverticular stone

Oh MM, Kim JW, Kim JW, Chae JY, Yoon CY, Park HS, Park MG, Moon du G
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

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Monday, 22 October 2012 13:26
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Brown JA et al, 2013: Effect of High Shock Number on Acute Complication Development Following Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Brown JA, Hadj-Moussa M.
University of Iowa, Department of Urology, 200 Hawkins Dr., 3 RCP, Iowa City, Iowa, United States

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There are two important questions that need an answer when the total number of shock waves given to a patient is considered: Is a ... Read More
Monday, 15 October 2012 06:20
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Li K et al, 2013: Optimal Frequency of Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Urolithiasis Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Li K, Lin T, Zhang C, Fan X, Xu K, Bi L, Han J, Huang H, Liu H, Dong W, Duan Y, Yu M, Huang J.
Department of Urology, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; Key Laboratory of Malignant Tumor Gene Regulation and Target Therapy of Guangdong Higher Education Institutes, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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Meta analyses are tools to confirm or contradict the facts preserved in a good memory. They also frequently show that a lot of dup... Read More
Monday, 08 October 2012 06:17
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Kupajski M et al, 2012: Modern management of stone disease in patients with a solitary kidney

Kupajski M, Tkocz M, Ziaja D.
Prof. E. Michałowski's Independent Health Care Facility, Katowice, Poland.

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Monday, 01 October 2012 12:40
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Turan E et al, 2012: A case of zosteriform lichen planus developing after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

Turan E, Akay A, Yesilova Y, Türkçü G.
Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Sanliurfa, Turkey.

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According to the authors this is the first case reported in the literature. Peter Alken
Thursday, 27 September 2012 06:12
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Ito H et al, 2012: Predictive value of attenuation coefficients measured as hounsfield units on noncontrast computed tomography during flexible ureteroscopy with holmium laser lithotripsy: a single-center experience

Ito H, Kawahara T, Terao H, Ogawa T, Yao M, Kubota Y, Matsuzaki J.
Department of Urology, Ohguchi East General Hospital, Yokohama, Japan

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This article entirely deals with the usefulness of Hounsfield units for predicting the ureteroscopic disintegration of stones and ... Read More
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:10
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Yoo DE et al, 2012: Removal of kidney stones by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is associated with delayed progression of chronic kidney disease

Yoo DE, Han SH, Oh HJ, Kim SJ, Shin DH, Lee MJ, Yoo TH, Kang SW, Choi KH.
Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

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SWL-treatment of patients with reduced renal function is a matter of concern and it has been generally considered that shock wave... Read More
Monday, 24 September 2012 08:56
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Williams JC Jr et al, 2012: Fragility of brushite stones in shock wave lithotripsy: absence of correlation with computerized tomography visible structure

Williams JC Jr, Hameed T, Jackson ME, Aftab S, Gambaro A, Pishchalnikov YA, Lingeman JE, McAteer JA.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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A properly performed basic research study. Whenever I read a publication from this group on brushite stones I eagerly wait for so... Read More
Monday, 17 September 2012 08:53
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Fayad A et al, 2012: Effect of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on kidney growth in children

Fayad A, El-Sheikh MG, El-Fayoumy H, El-Sergany R, Abd El Bary A.
Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

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The clinically interesting conclusion from this report is that SWL of stones in child kidneys did not negatively affect the growth... Read More
Monday, 10 September 2012 08:51
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Ichiyanagi O et al, 2012: Stone clearance after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in patients with solitary pure calcium oxalate stones smaller than 1.0 cm in the proximal ureter, with special reference to monohydrate and dihydrate content

Ichiyanagi O, Nagaoka A, Izumi T, Kawamura Y, Tsukigi M, Ishii T, Ohji H, Kato T, Tomita Y.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Japan.

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I agree to the authors conclusion: "The main limitations of the present study are the small number of patients, small stone sizes ... Read More
Monday, 03 September 2012 08:49
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Ahmed MH et al, 2012: Renal stone disease and obesity: what is important for urologists and nephrologists?

Ahmed MH, Ahmed HT, Khalil AA.
Department of Medicine, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK

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This review article is of interest inasmuch as it outlines the relationship between obesity and renal stone disease. The obesity i... Read More
Monday, 27 August 2012 08:46
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Ferreira Cassini M et al, 2012: Lithiasis in 1,313 kidney transplants: incidence, diagnosis, and management

Ferreira Cassini M, Cologna AJ, Ferreira Andrade M, Lima GJ, Medeiros Albuquerque U, Pereira Martins AC, Tucci Junior S.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery and Anatomy, Ribeirao Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Monday, 20 August 2012 13:30
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Kruck S et al, 2012: Minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy: an alternative to retrograde intrarenal surgery and shockwave lithotripsy

Kruck S, Anastasiadis AG, Herrmann TR, Walcher U, Abdelhafez MF, Nicklas AP, Hölzle L, Schilling D, Bedke J, Stenzl A, Nagele U.
Department of Urology, University of Tuebingen, Tübingen, Germany.

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That stone-free rates following SWL were lower than those obtained following MIP and RIRS, was an expected finding. These results ... Read More
Monday, 13 August 2012 08:40
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Mandal S et al, 2012: Comparison of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for inferior caliceal calculus between children and adults: a retrospective analysis-why do results vary?

Mandal S, Sankhwar SN, Singh MK, Kathpalia R, Singh V, Goel A, Singh BP, Dalela D.
Department of Urology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, formerly King George Medical College, Lucknow, India

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I agree to the author's conclusion: "ESWL can be considered as the first treatment alternative in the management of lower calyx st... Read More
Monday, 06 August 2012 08:37
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Zhang LJ, 2012: Shock-wave lithotripsy for renal calculi

Zhang LJ.
Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA.

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Monday, 30 July 2012 13:58
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Pirincci N et al, 2012: The effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of ureteral stones in children

Pirincci N, Gecit I, Bilici S, Taken K, Tanik S, Ceylan K.
Department of Urology, Yüzüncü Yil University, Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey.

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Monday, 23 July 2012 13:55
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Park J et al, 2012: Shock wave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy for ureteral calculi: a prospective assessment of patient-reported outcomes

Park J, Shin DW, Chung JH, Lee SW.
Department of Urology, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

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In this retrospective comparison of patients treated with SWL or URS, the important finding was that patients´ satisfaction did no... Read More
Monday, 16 July 2012 08:24
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Gecit I et al, 2012: Tissue damage in kidney, adrenal glands and diaphragm following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Gecit I, Kavak S, Oguz EK, Pirincci N, Gunes M, Kara M, Ceylan K, Kaba M, Tanik S.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Yuzuncu Yıl University, Van, Turkey.

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This article reports data from an animal experiment in which the occurrence of apoptosis in kidneys, adrenals and diaphragm was re... Read More
Monday, 09 July 2012 08:21
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Resorlu B et al, 2012: Comparison of retrograde intrarenal surgery, shockwave lithotripsy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy for treatment of medium-sized radiolucent renal stones

Resorlu B, Unsal A, Ziypak T, Diri A, Atis G, Guven S, Sancaktutar AA, Tepeler A, Bozkurt OF, Oztuna D
Ankara, Turkey

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As in numerous other comparative studies between different stone removing procedures also this study shows that the success rate w... Read More
Monday, 02 July 2012 08:18
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Moon KB et al, 2012: Optimal shock wave rate for shock wave lithotripsy in urolithiasis treatment: a prospective randomized study

Moon KB, Lim GS, Hwang JS, Lim CH, Lee JW, Son JH, Jang SH.
Department of Urology, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

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The authors nicely quote some of the old literature (Greenstein A, Matzkin H. Does the rate of extracorporeal shock wave delivery ... Read More
Monday, 25 June 2012 08:14
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Jia J et al, 2012: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is effective in treating single melamine-induced urolithiasis in infants and young children

Jia J, Shen X, Wang L, Zhang T, Xu M, Fang X, Xu G, Qian C, Wu Y, Geng H.
Department of Pediatric Urology, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China; Children's Urolithiasis Treatment Center of Chinese Ministry of Health, Shanghai China

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This is a report of results of SWL carried out in 189 children with uric acid/melamine stones. Stone localization was carried out ... Read More
Monday, 18 June 2012 08:07
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Chang CC et al, 2012: In Vitro Study of the Revised Ultrasound Based Real-Time Tracking of Renal Stones for Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Part 1

Chang CC, Pu YR, Manousakas I, Liang SM, Yu FM, Tong YC, Lin SH.
Dept. of Urology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

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I like this paper because it offers a technique to improve ESWL but… The group has essentially published 3 papers concerning ultra... Read More
Friday, 15 June 2012 08:04
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Gul U et al, 2012: Do patients on alpha-blockers for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia have better results after shock wave lithotripsy of urinary stones?

Gul U, Yaycioglu O Md Febu, Kuzgunbay B, Sariturk C, Kayra MV, Ozkardes H.
Baskent University, Urology, Adana, Turkey

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The authors have retrospectively analysed their SWL results in patients who already were on a-receptor antagonists with those who ... Read More
Monday, 28 May 2012 08:01
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Hertzig LL et al, 2012: Urolithiasis after ileal conduit urinary diversion: a comparison of minimally invasive therapies

Hertzig LL, Iwaszko MR, Rangel LJ, Patterson DE, Gettman MT, Krambeck AE
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

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Basically this is just a "me to" paper with little useful information. Only 77 patients in 28 years show that this is a rare event... Read More
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:55
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Zhou Y, 2012: Reduction of bubble cavitation by modifying the diffraction wave from a lithotripter aperture

Zhou Y
Division of Engineering Mechanics, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Bubble cavitation was suppressed experimentally by adding a reflector edge extender to the original HM3 reflector. Thereby it was ... Read More
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 07:51
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Riley JM et al, 2012: Stone management for the patient on anticoagulation

Riley JM, Averch TD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA

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5 sentences on anticoagulation and ESWL do not add anything new. Peter Alken
Monday, 21 May 2012 07:47
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Rombi T et al, 2012: Socioeconomic evaluation of the treatment of ureteral lithiasis

Rombi T, Triantafyllidis A, Fotas A, Konstantinidis T, Touloupidis S

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Treatment results in an economic perspective was analysed for upper and distal ureteral stones treated with ESWL (Lithostar) [A], ... Read More
Friday, 18 May 2012 07:45
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Islam M et al, 2012: Ureteroscopic pneumatic versus extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for lower ureteral stones

Islam M, Malik A
Department of Urology, Government Institute of Kidney Diseases (IKD) and Transplants, Hayatabad, Peshawar, Pakistan

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The Modulith SLX-F2 lithotripter was used in a randomized comparison between treatment of distal ureteral stones with ESWL and URS... Read More
Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:41
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Pearle MS, 2012: Shock-wave lithotripsy for renal calculi

Pearle MS
Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390-9110, USA

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This review written for Non-Urologists requires no comment. Peter Alken
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 07:38
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Uguz S et al, 2012: Immediate or delayed SWL in ureteric stones: a prospective and randomized study

Uguz S, Senkul T, Soydan H, Ates F, Akyol I, Malkoc E, Baykal KV
Urology Department, GATA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital, Uskudar, Istanbul, 34668, Turkey

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In this report patients with 5-20 mm stones in the ureter were subjected to early ( Lithoscope. The results showed that there was ... Read More
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 07:34
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Ng et al, 2012: Hepatic haematoma after shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones

Ng CF, Law VT, Chiu PK, Tan CB, Man CW, Chu PS
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, 4/F Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR, China

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A rare complication just as to have a haematoma of the right upper renal pole after treatment of a right lower caliceal stone (cas... Read More
Monday, 14 May 2012 07:29
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Ceban E, 2012: The treatment of the reno-ureteral calculi by extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)

Ceban E
Surgical and Nephrology Department, Nicolae Testemiţanu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

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This is a summary of the authors´ experience with stone removal using Lithostar and Modulith SLK lithotripters. 483 patients prese... Read More
Friday, 11 May 2012 07:27
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Ng et al, 2012: A prospective, randomized study of the clinical effects of shock wave delivery for unilateral kidney stones: 60 versus 120 shocks per minute

Ng CF, Lo AK, Lee KW, Wong KT, Chung WY, Gohel D
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

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This paper contributes to the conflicting data of animal experiments and clinical experience but raises a lot of questions. The tr... Read More
Thursday, 10 May 2012 07:23
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Acar C et al, 2012: Impact of Residual Fragments following Endourological Treatments in Renal Stones

Acar C, Cal C
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, 20070 Denizli, Turkey

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The authors have made a review of some reports in the literature dealing with the problem of residual fragments after ESWL and end... Read More
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 07:20
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Granberg et al, 2012: Urolithiasis in children: surgical approach

Granberg CF, Baker LA
Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Children's Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX 75207, USA

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Given the small dimension of the kidneys and ureters in children, the authors conclude in this review article that ESWL should be ... Read More
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 07:18
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Takahara K et al, 2012: Predictors of success for stone fragmentation and stone-free rate after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the treatment of upper urinary tract stones

Takahara K, Ibuki N, Inamoto T, Nomi H, Ubai T, Azuma H
Department of Urology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

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The authors conclude: “Our study suggests that stone fragmentation and stone-free rate after SWL treatment for upper urinary tract... Read More
Monday, 07 May 2012 07:16
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Demirbas M et al, 2012: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for ureteral stones: twelve years of experience with 2836 patients at a single center

Demirbas M, Samli M, Karalar M, Kose AC
Private Medicabil Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

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In this large (N= 2836 patients) retrospective series of ESWL for ureteral stones, stone free rates in the range 84-88% were obtai... Read More
Friday, 04 May 2012 07:14
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El-Nahas et al, 2012: Are there long-term effects of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in paediatric patients?

El-Nahas AR, Awad BA, El-Assmy AM, Abou El-Ghar ME, Eraky I, El-Kenawy MR, Sheir KZ
Urology Department, Urology and Nephrology Centre, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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Whenever you need very large numbers to prove or disprove a relationship between a procedure and the effects or side effects the i... Read More
Thursday, 03 May 2012 07:12
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Anglada-Curado et al, 2012: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for distal ureteral calculi: Improved efficacy using low frequency

Anglada-Curado FJ, Campos-Hernández P, Carrasco-Valiente J, Anaya-Henares F, Carazo-Carazo JL, Alvarez-Kindelán J, Regueiro-López JC, Requena-Tapia MJ
Department of Urology, Reina Sofia Hospital, Córdoba, Spain

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In a study that compares shockwaves administered at frequencies of 80 and 60 (1.33 and 1.00 Hz), the authors conclude that the low... Read More
Monday, 30 April 2012 07:10
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Ganpule A et al, 2012: Management of urolithiasis in live related kidney donors

Ganpule A, Vyas JB, Sheladiya C, Mishra S, Ganpule SA, Sabnis RB, Desai M
Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Department of Urology, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

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Due to the shortage of renal allografts individuals with renal stones lity. In this series stones with less than 1200 Hounsfild un... Read More
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 07:04
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Yoshimura K, 2012: Editorial Comment to Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for distal ureteral calculi: Improved efficacy using low frequency

Yoshimura K.
Department of Urology, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka-sayama, Osaka, Japan

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With reference to a meta-analysis this comment emphasizes the benefit of low-frequency ESWL. Unfortunately the author states that ... Read More
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 07:00
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Onal B et al, 2012: Predictive factors and management of steinstrasse after shock wave lithotripsy in pediatric urolithiasis-a multivariate analysis study

Onal B, Citgez S, Tansu N, Demirdag C, Dogan C, Gonul B, Demirkesen O, Obek C, Erozenci A.
Department of Urology, University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey

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This is a single operator report on the SWL treatment of children with stones in the kidney or upper or mid ureter between 1992 an... Read More
Monday, 23 April 2012 06:57
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Tiselius HG, 2012: Words of wisdom: Re: Alkaline citrate reduces stone recurrence and regrowth after shockwave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Tiselius HG
Division of Urology, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, S-141 86 Stockholm, Sweden

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Desai MR, 2012: Urolithiasis: newer trends and practice

Desai MR

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This article is a short comment on present improvements in the care of urolithiasis patients. The use of CT is mentioned as one of... Read More
Friday, 20 April 2012 06:53
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Niederberger C, 2012: Re: sperm DNA damage and seminal oxidative status after shock-wave lithotripsy for distal ureteral stones

Niederberger C

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Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:56
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Benes J et al, 2012: Biological effects of tandem shock waves demonstrated on magnetic resonance

Benes J, Zeman J, Pouckova P, Zadinova M, Sunka P, Lukes P
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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Thursday, 19 April 2012 10:45
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Resorlu B et al, 2012: Flexible ureterorenoscopy versus extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for treatment of lower pole stones of 10-20 mm

Resorlu B, Unsal A
Department of Urology, Kecioren Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:58
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Lopes Neto AC et al, 2012: Prospective randomized study of treatment of large proximal ureteral stones: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus ureterolithotripsy versus laparoscopy

Lopes Neto AC, Korkes F, Silva JL 2nd, Amarante RD, Mattos MH, Tobias-Machado M, Pompeo AC
ABC Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

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The editor's note "This article is the fifth of 5 published in this issue for which category 1 CME credits can be earned." confirm... Read More
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 06:46
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Bohris C et al, 2012: Monitoring the coupling of the lithotripter therapy head with skin during routine shock wave lithotripsy with a surveillance camera

Bohris C, Roosen A, Dickmann M, Hocaoglu Y, Sandner S, Bader M, Stief CG, Walther S
Dornier MedTech Systems, Wessling and Department of Urology, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

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In this highly interesting report attention is paid to the coupling between the shockwave source and the patient. By visualizing t... Read More
Friday, 13 April 2012 06:44
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Polat F et al, 2012: Safety of ESWL in elderly: Evaluation of independent predictors and comorbidity on stone-free rate and complications

Polat F, Yeşil S, Ak E, Farahvash A, Karaoğlan U, Biri H, Bozkırlı I
Urology Department, Gazi University School of Medicine, Cukurambar, Ankara, Turkey

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Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:56
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Wang HH et al, 2012: Shock wave lithotripsy vs ureteroscopy: variation in surgical management of kidney stones at freestanding children's hospitals

Wang HH, Huang L, Routh JC, Nelson CP
Department of Urology, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA

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"The probability that a given child would undergo SWL, while holding all other factors stable, varied from 7% to 93%, depending so... Read More
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 06:39
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Vaidyanathan S et al, 2012: Are urological procedures in tetraplegic patients safely performed without anesthesia? a report of three cases

Vaidyanathan S, Soni B, Selmi F, Singh G, Esanu C, Hughes P, Oo T, Pulya K
Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, Southport and Formby District General Hospital, Town Lane, Southport PR8 6PN, UK

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The authors report three tetraplegic patients who developed autonomic dysreflexia during cystoscopy. The information is of interes... Read More
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 06:37
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Eker HE et al, 2012: IV paracetamol effect on propofol-ketamine consumption in paediatric patients undergoing ESWL

Eker HE, Cok OY, Ergenoğlu P, Ariboğan A, Arslan G
Department of Anaesthesiology, Baskent University, Dadaloğlu Mah, 39 sok, No: 36, 01250, Yüreğir/Adana, Turkey

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Good abstract, good message, good paper. Peter Alken
Monday, 09 April 2012 06:35
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Häcker A et al, 2012: [Controversy on lower pole stones: monitor or intervene?]

Häcker A, Michel MS
Klinik für Urologie, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68135 Mannheim, Deutschland

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In this German article the authors discuss different treatment alternatives for lower calyx stones. The various aspects are not ne... Read More
Friday, 06 April 2012 06:33
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Zhou Y et al, 2012: Characteristics of the secondary bubble cluster produced by an electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripter

Zhou Y, Qin J, Zhong P
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Othmar Wess
From a physical point of view the paper of Zhou, Qin and Zhong is very interesting since it investigates for the first time a uniq... Read More
Thursday, 05 April 2012 06:28
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Yucel S et al, 2012: Complications and associated factors of pediatric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Yucel S, Akin Y, Danisman A, Guntekin E
Department of Urology, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey

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The report summarizes the authors' experience of ESWL carried out in 128 children (age children the total number of shockwaves was... Read More
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 06:25
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Sorensen MD et al, 2012: Quantitative Assessment of Shockwave Lithotripsy Accuracy and the Effect of Respiratory Motion

Sorensen MD, Bailey MR, Shah AR, Hsi RS, Paun M, Harper JD
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine , Seattle, Washington

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A nice paper adds some precision to a well-known problem. "To our knowledge, this is the first study to quantify accurate shockwav... Read More
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:23
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D'Addessi A et al, 2012: Complications of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for urinary stones: to know and to manage them-a review

D'Addessi A, Vittori M, Racioppi M, Pinto F, Sacco E, Bassi P
Department of Urology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Policlinico "A. Gemelli", Largo F. Vito, 00168 Rome, Italy

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This is a review of complications seen after ESWL for urinary tract stones. It is a summary of what is already well covered in the... Read More
Friday, 30 March 2012 06:20
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Zekey F et al, 2012: Evaluation of the Impact of Shock Wave Lithotripsy on Kidneys Using a New Marker: How Do Neutrophil Gelatinese-associated Lypocalin Values Change After Shock Wave Lithotripsy?

Zekey F, Senkul T, Ates F, Soydan H, Yilmaz O, Baykal K
Department of Urology, GATA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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An unusual paper: "All patients had a single stone in the kidney with an average size of 9.25 mm (range 5-15). SWL treatment was a... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2012 08:53
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Melzer A et al, 2012: The importance of physics to progress in medical treatment

Melzer A, Cochran S, Prentice P, MacDonald MP, Wang Z, Cuschieri A
Institute for Medical Science and Technology, University of Dundee, UK

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Although this article is a highly interesting review of physics for therapeutic use, it contains no direct application to ESWL. H... Read More
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 08:51
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Connors BA et al, 2012: Evaluation of shock wave lithotripsy injury in the pig using a narrow focal zone lithotriptor

Connors BA, McAteer JA, Evan AP, Blomgren PM, Handa RK, Johnson CD, Gao S, Pishchalnikov YA, Lingeman JE
Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine Methodist Hospital Institute for Kidney Stone Disease, Indianapolis, IN, USA

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This experimental study on pigs aimed at illustrating the effects of the narrow shockwave focus in modern lithotripters on renal t... Read More
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 08:41
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Tiselius HG, 2012: Urinary tract stone disease: Are all problems solved?

Tiselius HG
Division of Urology, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm , Sweden

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"... or carelessly neglected" could be added. Tiselius knows. Peter Alken... Read More
Monday, 26 March 2012 08:24
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Gnessin E et al, 2012: Current management of paediatric urolithiasis

Gnessin E, Chertin L, Chertin B
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medical Science, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

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This is a review article on the management of stones in children based on literature reports. It is concluded that ESWL by most au... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2012 08:22
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Younesi Rostami M et al, 2012: Treatment of Kidney Stones Using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) and Double-J Stent in Infants

Younesi Rostami M, Taghipour-Gorgikolai M, Sharifian R
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari 4813894393, Iran

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A 100% stone free rate! The authors do not indicate why they used a Double-J Stent in stones > 1,3 cm. This paper can be compared... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2012 08:19
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Vilar DG et al, 2012: Topical EMLA for pain control during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: prospective, comparative, randomized, double-blind study

Vilar DG, Fadrique GG, Sacoto CD, Persiva JB, Mestre MP, De Francia JA, Martin IP, Aguado JM, Perelló CG, Verdu LS, Gomez JG
Hospital General de Castellón, Castellon de la plana, Castellón, Spain

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The authors show in this report that by applying EMLA-cream on the skin at the entrance of the shockwave a better pain relief was ... Read More
Friday, 16 March 2012 08:14
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Chongruksut W et al, 2012: Predictors for kidney stones recurrence following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Chongruksut W, Lojanapiwat B, Tawichasri C, Paichitvichean S, Euathrongchit J, Ayudhya VC, Patumanond J
Clinical Epidemiology & Medical Statistics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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The authors cannot exclude a selection bias: "The present study is a retrospective study, which may have loss of plain KUB records... Read More
Thursday, 15 March 2012 08:11
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Zeng G et al, 2012: Treatment of renal stones in infants: comparing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Zeng G, Jia J, Zhao Z, Wu W, Zhao Z, Zhong W
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College, 1# Kangda Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China

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This report is a comparison between ESWL and mini-PNL in infants. Hans-Göran Tiselius
Monday, 12 March 2012 08:06
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Göktaş C et al, 2012: The effect of citrate replacement in hypocitraturic cases on the results of SWL: a preliminary prospective randomized study

Göktaş C, Horuz R, Akça O, Cetinel CA, Cangüven O, Kafkaslı A, Albayrak S, Sarıca K
Kartal Training Hospital, Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey

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The total duration of the citrate replacement is not given. The stone fragments were analysed but the stone analysis is lacking. T... Read More
Friday, 09 March 2012 08:03
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Matlaga BR et al, 2012: Treatment of ureteral and renal stones: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials

Matlaga BR, Jansen JP, Meckley LM, Byrne TW, Lingeman JE
The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, Mapi Group, Boston and Boston Scientific Corp., Natick, Massachusetts, and Indiana Clinic Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

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The aim of this study was to compare ESWL and URS in their capacity to disintegrate distal and proximal ureteral stones based on R... Read More
Thursday, 08 March 2012 08:01
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Handa RK et al, 2012: Optimising an escalating shockwave amplitude treatment strategy to protect the kidney from injury during shockwave lithotripsy

Handa RK, McAteer JA, Connors BA, Liu Z, Lingeman JE, Evan AP
Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine Methodist Hospital Institute for Kidney Stone Disease, Indianapolis, IN, USA

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Since many years this group continuously works on the positive and negative effects of shock waves. It is a pity that they concent... Read More
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 07:57
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Raiten J et al, 2012: The use of high-frequency jet ventilation for out of operating room anesthesia

Raiten J, Elkassabany N, Mandel JE
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Respiratory movements during ESWL of stones in the kidney and proximal ureter are a commonly encountered problem. In the majority ... Read More
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 07:54
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Skinner TA et al, 2012: Variables influencing the likelihood of cardiac dysrhythmias during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Skinner TA, Norman RW
Department of Urology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

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Peter Alken
Nothing new. Peter Alken
Friday, 02 March 2012 07:52
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Yoo DE et al, 2012: Removal of kidney stones by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is associated with delayed progression of chronic kidney disease

Yoo DE, Han SH, Oh HJ, Kim SJ, Shin DH, Lee MJ, Yoo TH, Kang SW, Choi KH
Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Korea

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In this selected group of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) it was shown that the deterioration of GFR was retarded follo... Read More
Friday, 24 February 2012 07:49
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Askari A et al, 2012: Patient information leaflets for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: questionnaire survey

Askari A, Shergill I
Department of Urology, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust , Colchester C04 5JL, Essex , UK

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Peter Alken
Obviously there were not a lot of lawsuits because of ESWL treatments in England. The quality of informed consent material for th... Read More
Thursday, 23 February 2012 07:47
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Onal B et al, 2012: Nomogram and scoring system for predicting stone-free status after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in children with urolithiasis

Onal B, Tansu N, Demirkesen O, Yalcin V, Huang L, Nguyen HT, Cilento BG, Erozenci A
Department of Urology, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Department of Urology, University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.

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The authors have developed a scoring system with the aim of predicting the stone-free rates in children treated with ESWL. Not une... Read More
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 07:45
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Habib EI et al, 2012: Effect of size and site on the outcome of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of proximal urinary stones in children

Habib EI, Morsi HA, Elsheemy MS, Aboulela W, Eissa MA
Division of Pediatric Urology, Aboul-Riche Children's Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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"Auxillary ureteroscopy and uretrolithotomy were done in two and four patients respectively for steinstrasse extraction, ...four p... Read More
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