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Hao L et al., 2018: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is safe and effective for geriatric patients with chronic pancreatitis

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

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

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

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 08:22
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Xun Y et al., 2018: Single extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy for proximal ureter stones: Can CT texture analysis technique help predict the therapeutic effect?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This is a well done gender study on female pain perception during ESWL written by five males. “… as far as we know our study is t... Read More
Monday, 13 May 2019 08:31
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Bianchi G. et al., 2018: Comparison of an electromagnetic and an electrohydraulic lithotripter: Efficacy, pain and complications

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

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

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

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Monday, 06 May 2019 08:20
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Tao RZ et al., 2018: External physical vibration lithecbole facilitating the expulsion of upper ureteric stones 1.0-2.0 cm after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a prospective randomized trial

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

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

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

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

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This general review offers 101 references to readers with no or limited knowledge of ESWL.
Thursday, 02 May 2019 08:30
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Watson RR et al., 2018: Biliary and pancreatic lithotripsy devices

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

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

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

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

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We have reviewed more than 1000 publication on EWSL and I have read a lot of other publications on different urological topics. Th... Read More
Thursday, 25 April 2019 08:40
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Woźniak P et al., 2018: The lipid peroxidation in patients with nephrolithiasis before and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

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

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The core information concerning the effect of ESWL on the parameters evaluated is: no change after ESWL. The stone patients were... Read More
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 08:32
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Basulto-Martínez M et al, 2018: The role of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the future of stone management.

Basulto-Martínez M, Klein I, Gutiérrez-Aceves J.
Department of Urology, Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de la Península de Yucatán, Merida, Yucatán, Mexico.
Department of Urology, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

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In view of the constantly increasing interest in and use of endoscopic procedures for stone removal this article provides insights... Read More
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 10:17
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Wess O et al., 2018: Fragmentation of brittle material by shock wave lithotripsy. Momentum transfer and inertia: a novel view on fragmentation mechanisms

Othmar J. Wess, Juergen Mayer
Storz Medical AG, Lohstampfestrasse 8, 8274, Taegerwilen, Switzerland.

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Understanding the mechanism of shock wave fragmentation is of essential relevance for the design of a shock wave lithotripter. Saf... Read More
Monday, 15 April 2019 08:40
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Tummers S et al, 2018: [Gallstone ileus treated with shock-waves: ESWL as treatment for intestinal obstruction] (Original article only in Dutch)

Tummers S, Dijkman R, Belgers E, van der Heij B, Sosef M.
Zuyderland Medisch Centrum, afd. Urologie, Sittard-Geleen/Heerlen.

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Friday, 12 April 2019 10:11
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Joshi HN et al, 2017: Management of Proximal Ureteric Stones: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) Versus Ureterorenoscopic Lithotripsy (URSL).

Joshi HN, Shrestha B, Karmacharya RM, Makaju S, Koju R, Gyawali D.
Department of Surgery, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal.

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In this randomized comparison between SWL and URSL good results were recorded with both methods. Stone clearance with SWL of close... Read More
Monday, 08 April 2019 10:06
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Kodama K et al, 2018: Renal arteriovenous fistula induced by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treated by retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy.

Kodama K, Takase Y, Tokai R, Saito K.
Department of Urology, Department of Pathology, Toyama City Hospital, Toyama, Japan.

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In this case report the authors describe an arterio-venous fistula considered to be a late consequence of SWL. Treatment with SWL ... Read More
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 09:58
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Frost F et al, 2018: Between a Rock and an Airspace: Pneumothorax After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones in a Patient With Cystic Fibrosis.

Frost F, Griffiths P, Brockelsby C, Lynch C, Walshaw MJ, Nazareth D.
Adult CF Centre, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
Urology Department, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

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The authors describe a case of pneumothorax following SWL. This patient suffered from CS (cystic fibrosis) and was most certainly ... Read More
Thursday, 28 March 2019 09:54
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Dobrowiecka K et al, 2018: Early complications of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the records of the Department of Paediatrics, Nephrology and Allergology of the Military Institute of Medicine - preliminary results.

Dobrowiecka K, Przekora J, Jobs K, Kowalczyk K, Plewka K, Paturej A, Kalicki B.
Student Scientific Society of the Department of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics Nephrology and Allergology of the Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland.

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Monday, 25 March 2019 09:50
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Moen T et al, 2018: Robustness of Textural Features to Predict Stone Fragility Across Computed Tomography Acquisition and Reconstruction Parameters.

Moen T, Ferrero A, McCollough C.
Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

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Prediction of treatment efforts is considered clinically important for any medical disease. But there are few fields of medicine i... Read More
Friday, 22 March 2019 09:45
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Kim CH et al, 2018: The Efficacy of Early Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy for the Treatment of Ureteral Stones.

Kim CH, Shin DS, Kim TB, Jung H.
Department of Urology, Clinical Trials Center, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Gachon University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea.

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This report on SWL of ureteral stones is interesting and the outcome carefully analysed. All treatments were made with the Modulit... Read More
Monday, 18 March 2019 09:40
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Bozkurt A et al, 2018: Does extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy therapy affect thiol-disulfide homeostasis?

Bozkurt A, Mertoglu C, Karabakan M, Siranli G, Yurt EF, Erel O.
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey.
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey.

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This article deals with the disturbed thiol/disulfide balance following SWL. The conclusion of the study was that increments in di... Read More
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 09:35
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Zhang H et al, 2018: Comparison of the Efficacy of Ultra-Mini PCNL, Flexible Ureteroscopy, and Shock Wave Lithotripsy on the Treatment of 1-2 cm Lower Pole Renal Calculi.

Zhang H, Hong TY, Li G, Jiang N, Hu C, Cui X, Chu C, Zhao JL.
Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China.
Department of Urology, Shanghai Pudong New Area Gongli Hospital, Shanghai, China.

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Selection of the most appropriate method for removal of stones from the kidney has remained a controversial matter over the years,... Read More
Friday, 08 March 2019 09:28
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Ordon M et al, 2018: Is extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy a risk factor for the development of diabetes mellitus? A population-based study.

Ordon M, Welk B, Ghiculete D, Lee JY, Pace KT.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Division of Urology, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Joseph's Health Care, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

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The possibility that SWL might cause development of DM has remained an important concern over time and different results have been... Read More
Monday, 04 March 2019 09:11
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Bianchi G et al, 2018: Ultrasound follow up: Is an undetected spontaneous expulsion of stone fragments a sign of extracorporeal shock wave treatment failure in kidney stones?

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

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I have difficulties to understand exactly what the authors really want to demonstrate with this study of a small group of patients... Read More
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 09:04
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Bjazevic J et al, 2018: Stones in pregnancy and pediatrics.

Bjazevic J, Razvi H.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Western University, London, Canada.

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This article on stone treatment in pregnancy and paediatrics contains a lot of valuable information and despite the fact that SWL ... Read More
Friday, 22 February 2019 08:59
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Aminsharifi A et al, 2018: Shock Wave Lithotripsy is More Effective for Residual Fragments after Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy than for Primary Stones of the Same Size: A Matched Pair Cohort Study.

Aminsharifi A, Irani D, Amirzargar H.
Department of Urology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Department of Laparoscopy Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Department of Duke University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Urologic Surgery, Durham, NC, USA.

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How to manage patients with residual fragments/stones after less successful stone removal is an important and sometimes difficult ... Read More
Monday, 18 February 2019 08:49
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Elawdy MM et al, 2018: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for bilateral renal stones: A case report with serious complications that could be avoided.

Elawdy MM, El-Halwagy S, Al-Khanbashi S, Aga AA, Razek YA.
Department of Radiology, Ministry of Health, Sohar Hospital, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman.
Oman Medical College, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman.

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The message delivered by the authors of this report is that obstruction caused by bilateral steinstrasse following SWL did not res... Read More
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 08:45
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Selmi V et al, 2018: Does Previous Failed Shockwave Lithotripsy Treatment Have an Influence on Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Outcome?

Selmi V, Sarı S, Çakıcı MÇ, Özdemir H, Kartal İG, Özok HU, İmamoğlu MA.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Medeniyet University, İstanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Avcılar State Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Karabük University, Karabük, Turkey.

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The conclusion drawn from this study was that compared with primary RIRS, RIRS following unsuccessful SWL did not affect the treat... Read More
Friday, 08 February 2019 08:41
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Deng T et al, 2018: Systematic review and cumulative analysis of the managements for proximal impacted ureteral stones.

Deng T, Chen Y, Liu B, Laguna MP, de la Rosette JJMCH, Duan X, Wu W, Zeng G.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Kangda Road 1#, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510230, China.
Guangzhou Institute of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urology, Guangzhou, China.
Department of Urology, Longgang District Central Hospital, Shenzhen, China.
Department of Ophthalmology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.
Department of Urology, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey.
AMC University Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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In this review, based on few comparative and randomized studies on treatment of impacted proximal ureteral stones, the results of ... Read More
Monday, 04 February 2019 08:34
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Zafar S et al, 2018: Bilateral Psoas Abscess After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Reminder Of A Rare Complication.

Zafar S, Bin Mahmood SU, Tharwani A, Nasir N.
Aga Khan University, Pakistan.
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, United States.

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The authors describe a very unusual complication of SWL. It is reported that bilateral stenting and SWL had been carried out befor... Read More
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 08:45
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Wang HS et al, 2018: Delayed Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Ameliorates Impaired Penile Hemodynamics in Rats Subjected to Pelvic Neurovascular Injury.

Wang HS, Ruan Y, Banie L, Cui K, Kang N, Peng D, Liu T, Wang T, Wang B, Wang G, Shindel AW, Lin G, Lue TF.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiaokang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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In this experimental animal study in rats it was shown that following neuro-vascular pelvic injuries, application of very low inte... Read More
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Leapman MS et al, 2018: Variation in National Opioid Prescribing Patterns Following Surgery for Kidney Stones.

Leapman MS, DeRycke E, Skanderson M, Becker WC, Makarov DV, Gross CP, Driscoll M, Motamedinia P, Bathulapalli H, Mattocks K, Brandt CA, Haskell S, Bastian LA.
Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut.
Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
Population Health, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York.
VA New York, NY Harbor Healthcare System.

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The most devastating pain in urology is colicky pain. But even in this acute situation opioids are rarely given in Europe: The 20... Read More
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 15:29
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Zewin TS et al, 2018: Efficacy and safety of low-intensity shock wave therapy in penile rehabilitation post nerve-sparing radical cystoprostatectomy: a randomized controlled trial.

Zewin TS, El-Assmy A, Harraz AM, Bazeed M, Shokeir AA, Sheir K, Mosbah A.
Urology Department, Urology & Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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To the best of our knowledge, this is the first randomized controlled study that evaluated the use of LI-ESWT as a penile rehabili... Read More
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Fan J et al, 2018: The role of super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (SMP) in the treatment of symptomatic lower pole renal stones (LPSs) after the failure of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) or retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS).

Fan J, Zhang T, Zhu W, Gurioli A, Ketegwe IR, Zeng G.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Urology, No. 1-3, Kangda Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510230, China.
Department of Urology, Turin University of Studies, Turin, Italy.

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This publication comes from a department with extensive experience in super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (SMP). “All the proc... Read More
Friday, 04 January 2019 15:22
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Veld JV et al, 2018: A systematic review of advanced endoscopy-assisted lithotripsy for retained biliary tract stones: laser, electrohydraulic or extracorporeal shock wave.

Veld JV, van Huijgevoort NCM, Boermeester MA, Besselink MG, van Delden OM, Fockens P, van Hooft JE.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Surgery, Department of Interventional Radiology, Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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The trend described is similar to that for the treatment of pancreatic duct stones. It is surprising to see that electrohydraulic... Read More
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 15:19
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Fankhauser CD et al, 2018: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy versus flexible ureterorenoscopy in the treatment of untreated renal calculi.

Fankhauser CD, Hermanns T, Lieger L, Diethelm O, Umbehr M, Luginbühl T, Sulser T, Müntener M, Poyet C.
Department of Urology, University Hospital, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, City Hospital Triemli of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, Spital Uster, Uster, Switzerland.

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This is a good retrospective study which has the added value of a propensity score-matched analysis of a large case number and thu... Read More
Monday, 31 December 2018 15:15
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Gadzhiev N et al, 2018: Novel Approach for Endoscopic Management of Duodenal Injury during Perirenal Infected Haematoma Drainage after Shock-Wave Lithotripsy.

Gadzhiev N, Gorelov D, Smirnov A, Al-Shukri S, Petrov S.
Department of Urology, Department of Endoscopy, Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Department of Urology, The Nikiforov Russian Center of Emergency and Radiation Medicine, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

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The duodenal lesion happened not as a consequence of ESWL but during the percutaneous puncture and drainage of the hematoma.... Read More
Thursday, 27 December 2018 15:11
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Choo MS et al, 2018: A Prediction Model using Machine Learning Algorithm for Assessing Stone-Free Status after Single-Session Shockwave Lithotripsy to Treat Ureteral Stones.

Choo MS, Uhmn S, Kim JK, Han JH, Kim DH, Kim J, Lee SH.
Department of Urology, Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hwaseong-si, Geonggi-do, Republic of Korea; Department of Computer Engineering, Hallym University (SU, DHK, JK), Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea.

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This paper is worth reading because it is a new promise to predict the future. “Stone length as well as stone width and height me... Read More
Friday, 21 December 2018 15:07
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Proietti S et al, 2018: Italian endourological panorama: results from a national survey.

Proietti S, Somani BK, Pietropaolo A, Saitta G, Rodríguez-Socarrás ME, Rosso M, Bellinzoni P, Gaboardi F, Giusti G.
Urology Department, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Ville Turro Division, Milan, Italy.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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An interesting article because of the data and moreover because of the discussion which touches many aspects of the urological pro... Read More
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:59
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Wang YB et al, 2018: Efficacies of Various Surgical Regimens in the Treatment of Renal Calculi Patients: a Network Meta-Analysis in 25 Enrolled Controlled Clinical Trials.

Wang YB, Cui YX, Song JN, Yang Q, Wang G.
Department of Urology, Third Operating Room, First Operating Room, Second Operating Room, the First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China.

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Another Network Meta-Analysis. A simple rule to avoid wasting time is: do not read meta-analyses which do not state in the introdu... Read More
Monday, 17 December 2018 14:56
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Zhu GQ et al, 2018: Efficient Promotion of Autophagy and Angiogenesis Using Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy Enhanced by the Low-Energy Shock Waves in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction.

Zhu GQ, Jeon SH, Bae WJ, Choi SW, Jeong HC, Kim KS, Kim SJ, Cho HJ, Ha US, Hong SH, Lee JY, Kwon EB, Kim SW.
Department of Urology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Catholic Integrative Medicine Research Institute, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Department of Urology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Republic of Korea.
KEMIMEDI, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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Treatment of patients with erectile dysfunction as a complication to diabetes mellitus (DM) might be difficult because of the vasc... Read More
Friday, 14 December 2018 10:31
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Kodama K et al, 2018: Renal arteriovenous fistula induced by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treated by retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy.

Kodama K, Takase Y, Tokai R, Saito K.
Department of Urology, Toyama City Hospital, Toyama, Japan.
Department of Pathology, Toyama City Hospital, Toyama, Japan.

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Case report of an arterio-venous fistula that was assumed to be the consequence of SWL directed towards the lower calyx. It is ama... Read More
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:26
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Zang ZJ et al, 2018: The impact of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy on testicular function in adult rats.

Zang ZJ, Liu Q, Hu J, Feng J, Zhu YQ, Ma G, Jiang MH.
Department of Infertility and Sexual Medicine, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Cell-gene Therapy Translational Medicine Research Center, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, Guangzhou, China.

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Do patients have to be informed about possible testicular damage while being treated with Li-ESWT? I would say, no: “…the use of a... Read More
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:51
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Akelma H et al, 2018: Comparison of Ketamine with Midazolam versus Ketamine with Fentanyl for Pediatric Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Procedure: A Randomized Controlled Study.

Akelma H, Kiliç ET, Salik F, Kaydu A.
Department of Anesthesiology, Diyarbakır Gazi Yasargil Research and Education Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology, Karaman State Hospital, Karaman, Turkey.
Department of Anesthesiology, Diyarbakır Selahaddini Eyyübi State Hopital, Diyarbakır, Turkey.

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SWL is an excellent procedure for stone removal in children. The major problem is related to the need of anesthesia and general an... Read More
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Kiaei MM et al, 2018: Enteral diclofenac controls pain and reduces intravenous injection during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Kiaei MM, Mohaghegh MR, Movaseghi G, Ghorbanlo M.
Hasheminejad Kidney Center, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Hasheminejad Kidney Center, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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How pain should be avoided during SWL has remained a matter of debate ever since this non-invasive method for stone removal was in... Read More
Friday, 07 December 2018 08:21
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Ali M et al, 2018: Shock wave lithotripsy versus endoscopic cystolitholapaxy in the management of patients presenting with calcular acute urinary retention: a randomised controlled trial.

Ali M, Hashem A, Helmy TE, Zewin T, Sheir KZ, Shokeir AA.
Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

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Very good results with ESWL on bladder stones integrate and clear stones in 43 patients (86%), while 2 patients required 2 session... Read More
Thursday, 06 December 2018 14:48
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Beshliev DA et al, 2018: [The first domestic lithotripter URAT-: to the 30th anniversary of introduction].

Beshliev DA, Martov AG, Golubchikov IV, Dutov VV.
Research Institute of Public Health and Medical Management, Moscow Health Department, Moscow, Russia.
A.I. Burnazyan SSC FMBC, FMBA of Russia, Moscow, Russia.
The Network of medical centers "Open Clinic", Moscow, Russia.
M.F. Vladimirsky Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute, Moscow, Russia.

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Bres-Niewada E et al, 2018: A stone pushed back to the collecting system - long therapeutic path in centers with limited access to flexible instruments.

Bres-Niewada E, Dybowski B, Zapała P, Poletajew S, Miązek-Zapała N, Michałek I, Radziszewski P.
Medical University of Warsaw, Department of Urology, Warsaw, Poland.

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The authors of this report seem to be convinced that ureteral stones only can be removed with flexible ureteroscopy. This is a fir... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2018 07:48
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Dzięgała M et al, 2018: Evaluation and physiopathology of minor transient shock wave lithotripsy - induced renal injury based on urinary biomarkers levels.

Dzięgała M, Krajewski W, Kołodziej A, Dembowski J, Zdrojowy R.
Wrocław Medical University, Department of Urology and Oncological Urology, Wrocław, Poland.

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This is a review article on different biomarkers to detect kidney injury. The report is the result of a literature search. There a... Read More
Friday, 30 November 2018 07:40
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Pandey S et al, 2018: Post-extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy perirenal haematoma.

Pandey S, Garg G, Agarwal S, Aggarwal A.
Urology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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This is a case report of a patient who developed a subcapsular renal hematoma as a complication to SWL. The description is rather ... Read More
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 07:36
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Weigel WA et al, 2018: Process improvement for a complex dual medical procedure.

Weigel WA, Gluck M, Ross AS, Lin OS, Williams BL, Blackmore CC.
Department of Anesthesiology, Department of Radiology, Department of Gastroenterology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Center for Healthcare Improvement Science, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA.

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The article does not focus on ESWL but describes an organizational and procedural rearrangement of the combined therapy of pancrea... Read More
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:37
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Yildirim K et al, 2018: Trends in the treatment of urinary stone disease in Turkey.

Yildirim K, Olcucu MT, Colak ME.
Urology, Training and Research Hospital, Elazig, Turkey.
Urology, Agri State Hospital, Agri, Turkey.
Software Engineering, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey.

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This report is based on results from replies to a questionnaire delivered to more than 750 urologists in Turkey. Although the res... Read More
Monday, 26 November 2018 07:30
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Yamaçake KGR et al, 2018: Low-intensity shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction in kidney transplant recipients. A prospective, randomized, double blinded, sham-controlled study with evaluation by penile Doppler ultrasonography.

Yamaçake KGR, Carneiro F, Cury J, Lourenço R, Françolin PC, Piovesan AC, Srougi M, Nahas WC, Antonopoulos IM.
Division of Radiology, Division of Urology, Renal Transplantation Unit, Division of Urology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Treatment of ED is generally difficult and particularly so also in patients with transplanted kidneys. The authors of this report ... Read More
Friday, 23 November 2018 07:25
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Davis RB et al, 2018: Contemporary practice patterns in the treatment of pediatric stone disease.

Davis RB, Farber NJ, Kaplan A, Patel R, Steckler RE, Elsamra SE.
Department of Urology, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 14:44
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Ivan SJ et al, 2018: Comparison of guideline recommendations for antimicrobial prophylaxis in urologic procedures: variability, lack of consensus, and contradictions.

Ivan SJ, Sindhwani P.
Department of Urology, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA.

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This chapter deals with antibiotic prophylactic treatment in urological procedures in general. I shall only comment on SWL and to ... Read More
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 07:20
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Li PC et al, 2018: [Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease: A preliminary study of 32 cases].

Li PC, Chen X, Zhu XB, Shi T, Song F, Huang HW, Zhang XS.
Department of Andrology, Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou, Henan 450000, China.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 14:32
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Lee CC et al, 2018: Comparison of electrohydraulic and electromagnetic extracorporeal shock wave lithotriptors for upper urinary tract stones in a single center.

Lee CC, Lin WR, Hsu JM, Chow YC, Tsai WK, Chiang PK, Chen M, Chiu AW.
Department of Urology, MacKay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd, Zhongshan Dist, Taipei, 104, Taiwan.
School of Medicine, MacKay Medical College, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Department of Cosmetic Applications and Management, MacKay Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and Management, Taipei, Taiwan.
School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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This report shows that the lithotripter and most certainly also how the SWL was carried out are fundamental for outcome of the tre... Read More
Monday, 19 November 2018 07:12
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AbdelRazek M et al, 2018: SWL outcome in artificial hydronephrotic vs. non-hydronephrotic kidney for preschool children with high-density renal stones.

AbdelRazek M, Hassan A, AbdelKader MS, Abolyosr A.
Department of Urology, Qena University Hospital, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt.

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One observation from the early days of SWL was that with a layer of fluid around the stone, disintegration was improved. In this ... Read More
Friday, 16 November 2018 07:08
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Frost F et al, 2018: Between a Rock and an Airspace: Pneumothorax After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Renal Stones in a Patient With Cystic Fibrosis.

Frost F, Griffiths P, Brockelsby C, Lynch C, Walshaw MJ, Nazareth D.
Adult CF Centre, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
Urology Department, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

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Chen X et al, 2018: [Focused low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction: Preliminary observation of 32 cases].

Chen X, Huang HW, Zhu XB, Chen GX, Li PC, Song F, Xiang CJ, Guo YP, Zhang SL, Zhang XS.
Department of Andrology and Energy Medicine / Henan Andrological Academician Workstation of Basic and Clinical Research, Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou, Henan 450003, China.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 07:02
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Shafi H et al, 2018: Antibiotic prophylaxis in the prevention of urinary tract infection in patients with sterile urine before extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Shafi H, Ilkhani M, Darabi Ahangar Z, Bayani M.
Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
Student Research Committee, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.

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This report confirms what has been evident from more than 30 years of clinical experience with SWL. It is of fundamental importan... Read More
Monday, 12 November 2018 06:55
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Gürbuz ZG et al, 2018: Small renal pelvis stones: Shock wave lithotripsy or flexible ureteroscopy? A match-pair analysis.

Gürbuz ZG, Şener NC, Vuruşkan E, Deniz ME, Gürlen G, Ortoğlu F.
Department of Urology, University of Health Sciences, Adana City Teaching and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey.

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In the fURS group an 11.5/9.5 F ureteral access sheath was placed in all cases obviously without problems. No patient had a primar... Read More
Friday, 09 November 2018 11:55
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Mannil M et al, 2018: Three dimensional texture analysis with machine learning provides incremental predictive information for successful shock wave lithotripsy in patients with kidney stones.

Mannil M, von Spiczak J, Hermanns T, Poyet C, Alkadhi H, Fankhauser CD.
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Department of Urology (TH, CP, CDF), University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

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In view of the advantage of predicting the outcome of SWL, this report is of great interest. With an advanced 3D-texture analysis... Read More
Thursday, 08 November 2018 12:12
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Fan J et al, 2018: The role of super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (SMP) in the treatment of symptomatic lower pole renal stones (LPSs) after the failure of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) or retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS).

Fan J, Zhang T, Zhu W, Gurioli A, Ketegwe IR, Zeng G.
Department of Urology, Turin University of Studies, Turin, Italy.
Department of Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Urology, No. 1-3, Kangda Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510230, China.

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Good study about the percutaneous removal of lower pole stones after failed ESWL or RIRS. The only critic I have is that 9,1% of t... Read More
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 12:04
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Tokgöz H et al, 2017: Lunar cycle may have an effect on Shock Wave Lithotripsy related pain outcome.

Tokgöz H, Yalçınkaya S, İslamoğlu E, Karamık K, Tokgöz Ö, Savaş M.
Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Departments of Urology, Departments of Radiology, Antalya, Turkey.

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From Wikimedia :https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fases_lunars.png I am not familiar with the working habits at the Depart... Read More
Friday, 02 November 2018 11:58
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Goel H et al, 2018: Role of clinical and radiological parameters in predicting the outcome of shockwave lithotripsy for ureteric stones.

Goel H, Gahlawat S, Bera MK, Pal DK, Aggarwal O.
Department of Urology, PGIMER and Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India.
Department of Urology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Department of Biochemistry, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.

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“This present study was designed to establish factors predicting the success of SWL” Unfortunately there is no new information off... Read More
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 11:46
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Iqbal N et al, 2018: Comparison of ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for the management of proximal ureteral stones: A single center experience.

Iqbal N, Malik Y, Nadeem U, Khalid M, Pirzada A, Majeed M, Malik HA, Akhter S.
Department of Urology, Shifa International Hospital Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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This is a retrospective study on two groups of exactly 200 patients each. “As per departmental policy patients were given choice t... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2018 11:42
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Fankhauser CD et al, 2018: Prevalence of hypertension and diabetes after exposure to extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy in patients with renal calculi: a retrospective non-randomized data analysis.

Fankhauser CD, Mohebbi N, Grogg J, Holenstein A, Zhong Q, Hermanns T, Sulser T, Steurer J, Cedric P.
Division of Nephrology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Department of Pathology of Molecular Pathology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Cancer Data Science Group, Children's Medical Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Horten Centre for Patient Oriented Research and Knowledge Transfer, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Hypertension as a late complication of ESWL is an important and controversial issue. With the present paper the battel continues. ... Read More
Friday, 26 October 2018 11:37
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Langenauer J et al, 2018: Advanced non-contrasted computed tomography post-processing by CT-Calculometry (CT-CM) outperforms established predictors for the outcome of shock wave lithotripsy.

Langenauer J, Betschart P, Hechelhammer L, Güsewell S, Schmid HP, Engeler DS, Abt D, Zumstein V.
Department of Urology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Biostatistics, Clinical Trials Unit, Rorschacherstrasse 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.

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This is work in progress and the authors’ enthusiasm is damped a little bit by the fact that “no re-intervention needed” includes ... Read More
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:04
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Barreto L et al, 2018: Medical and surgical interventions for the treatment of urinary stones in children.

Barreto L, Jung JH, Abdelrahim A, Ahmed M, Dawkins GPC, Kazmierski M.
Department of Urology, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London, UK.

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Terrifying view on what has been published on the subject. There are not only too many journals but also too many low quality pape... Read More
Monday, 22 October 2018 10:58
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Ito H et al, 2018: Systematic review of Calyceal Diverticulum.

Ito H, Aboumarzouk O, Abushamma F, Keeley F.
Southmead Hospital, 159003, Bristol Urological Institute, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 473300, Urology Department, Urological Research and Training Unit, Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
University of Glasgow, School of Medicine, Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Bristol Urological Institute, Urology, Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Meta-Analyses are usually done to shed light on a disease and to better understand how to handle it. Unfortunately frequently the... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2018 10:51
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Emiliani E et al, 2018: Over 30-yr Experience on the Management of Graft Stones After Renal Transplantation.

Emiliani E, Subiela JD, Regis F, Angerri O, Palou J.
Department of Urology, Fundació Puigvert, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

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Treatment of patients with stones in renal grafts is a delicate matter that deserves particular care to avoid every kind of trauma... Read More
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 08:50
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Ferraro PM et al, 2018: Shock-wave lithotripsy or ureterorenoscopy for renal stones?

Ferraro PM, Pinto F, Gambaro G.
Nefrologia, Urologia, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy.

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This is an editorial comment to the article by Frankhauser et al [1]. The comparative efficacy and safety of URS and SWL for treat... Read More
Friday, 12 October 2018 08:45
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Connors BA et al, 2018: Preliminary Report on Stone Breakage and Lesion Size Produced by a New Extracorporeal Electrohydraulic (Sparker Array) Discharge Device.

Connors BA, Schaefer RB, Gallagher JJ, Johnson CD, Li G, Handa RK, Evan AP.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
Phoenix Science and Technology, Goffstown, NH.
School of Physics, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China.

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This is an interesting report on in-vitro (artificial stones) and in-vivo (pigs) results with a new sparker array (SPA) extracorpo... Read More
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 08:41
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Yanaral F et al, 2018: Shock-wave Lithotripsy for Pediatric Patients: Which Nomogram Can Better Predict Postoperative Outcomes?

Yanaral F, Ozgor F, Savun M, Agbas A, Akbulut F, Sarilar O.
Department of Urology, Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Prediction of the outcome of SWL has remained a matter of debate over the years. Few attempts have been made to compare prediction... Read More
Friday, 28 September 2018 08:37
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Samotyjek J et al, 2018: Surgical treatment methods of urolithiasis in the pediatric population.

Samotyjek J, Jurkiewicz B, Krupa A.
Pediatric Surgery and Urology Clinic CMKP in Dziekanów Leśny, Poland.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 09:09
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Wang D et al, 2018: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Chronic Pancreatitis Patients With Stones After Pancreatic Surgery.

Wang D, Ji JT, Xin L, Bi YW, Pan J, Liao Z, Du TT, Lin JH, Zhang D, Zeng XP, Ye B, Zou WB, Chen H, Xie T, Li BR, Zheng ZH, Li ZS, Hu LH.

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Friday, 21 September 2018 09:05
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Yuri P et al, 2018: Meta-analysis of Optimal Management of Lower Pole Stone of 10 - 20 mm: Flexible Ureteroscopy (FURS) versus Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) versus Percutaneus Nephrolithotomy (PCNL).

Yuri P, Hariwibowo R, Soeroharjo I, Danarto R, Hendri AZ, Brodjonegoro SR, Rasyid N, Birowo P, Widyahening IS.
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada - Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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This article is one of several examples of the popularity and ease on how modern computerized tools can be used to carry out syste... Read More
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 08:31
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Geraghty RM et al, 2018: Ureteroscopy is more cost effective than shock wave lithotripsy for stone treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Geraghty RM, Jones P, Herrmann TRW, Aboumarzouk O, Somani BK.
Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.
Clinic of Urology, Spital Thurgau AG, Frauenfeld, Switzerland.
Department of Urology, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, UK.

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Like many reports today this article is a ”systematic review and meta-analysis” based on reports of comparisons between SWL and UR... Read More
Friday, 14 September 2018 08:26
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Chen KH et al, 2018: A Young Man With Epigastric Pain After Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.

Chen KH, Shen CY, Su YJ.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Oral Hygiene, College of Oral Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Medicine, Mackay Medical College, New Taipei City, Taiwan; Yuanpei University of Medical Technology, HsinChu, Taiwan.

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Acute pancreatitis as a consequence of SWL has previously been reported in occasional patients but is uncommon. The reviewer has n... Read More
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Bucci S et al, 2018: Emergency extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (eSWL) as opposed to delayed SWL (dSWL) for the treatment of acute renal colic due to obstructive ureteral stone: a prospective randomized trial.

Bucci S, Umari P, Rizzo M, Pavan N, Liguori G, Barbone F, Trombetta C.
Department of Urology, University of Trieste, Cattinara Hospital, Trieste, Italy.
IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

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Liu R et al, 2018: Noncontrast computed tomography factors predictive of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy outcomes in patients with pancreatic duct stones.

Liu R, Su W, Gong J, Zhang Y, Lu J.
Department of Radiology, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Changhai Hospital Affiliated to the Second Military Medical University, Changhai Road 168, Yangpu District, Shanghai, 200433, People's Republic of China.

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As SWL-treatment of pancreatic duct stones commonly are placed in the hands of the urologist responsible for the lithotripsy servi... Read More
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McClinton S et al, 2018: TISU: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, as first treatment option, compared with direct progression to ureteroscopic treatment, for ureteric stones: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

McClinton S, Cameron S, Starr K, Thomas R, MacLennan G, McDonald A, Lam T, N'Dow J, Kilonzo M, Pickard R, Anson K, Keeley F, Burgess N, Clark CT, MacLennan S, Norrie J; TISU Study Group.
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZN, UK.
Academic Urology Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK.
The Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials (CHaRT), Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK.
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK.
Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, UK.
St George's Hospital, London, SW17 0QT, UK.
Southmead Hospital, Bristol, BS10 5NB, UK.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UY, UK.
Stone Patient Advisory Group, Section of Endourology, British Association of Urological Surgeons, London, UK.
Edinburgh Trial Unit, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 4UX, UK.

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This article describes a planned multicentre randomised clinical trial comparing SWL and URS for removal of ureteral stones (TISU)... Read More
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Inui K et al, 2018: Management of Pancreatolithiasis: A Nationwide Survey in Japan.

Inui K, Masamune A, Igarashi Y, Ohara H, Tazuma S, Sugiyama M, Suzuki Y, Miyoshi H, Yamamoto S, Takeyama Y, Nakano E, Takuma K, Sakagami J, Hayashi K, Kogure A, Ito T, Mukai T, Maetani I, Nagahama M, Serikawa M, Ueki T, Furuya K, Isayama H, Moriyama I, Shigeno M, Mizukami K, Nanashima A, Oana S, Ikehata A, Watanabe N, Hirooka Y, Ogoshi K, Sasaki Y, Iwata Y, Kudo Y, Nakayama A, Nakamura M.

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Shinde S et al, 2018: Factors Affecting the Outcome of Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy in Urinary Stone Treatment.

Shinde S, Al Balushi Y, Hossny M, Jose S, Al Busaidy S.
Urology Department, Armed Forces Hospital, Muscat, Oman.
Planning and Studies Department, Oman Medical Specialty Board, Muscat, Oman.
Lithotripsy Unit, Armed Forces Hospital, Muscat, Oman.

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In a retrospective analysis of SWL carried out in 235 patients, the authors have identified factors of importance for failed treat... Read More
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Connors BA et al, 2018: Preliminary Report on Stone Breakage and Lesion Size Produced by a New Extracorporeal Electrohydraulic (Sparker Array) Discharge Device.

Connors BA, Schaefer RB, Gallagher JJ, Johnson CD, Li G, Handa RK, Evan AP.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
Phoenix Science and Technology, Goffstown, NH.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
School of Physics, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China.

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This article describes a new and interesting technique for stone disintegration. The technique is based on a sparker array arrange... Read More
Monday, 20 August 2018 11:36
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Fojecki GL et al, 2018: Effect of Linear Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction-12-Month Follow-Up of a Randomized, Double-Blinded, Sham-Controlled Study.

Fojecki GL, Tiessen S, Osther PJS.
Department of Urology, Hospital of Southern Jutland, Sønderborg, Denmark.
Department of Urology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.
Urological Research Center, Department of Urology, Lillebaelt Hospital, University of Southern, Denmark.

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A well done study with long term data of a previously published series (Fojecki GL, Tiessen S, Osther PJ. Effect of low-energy lin... Read More
Thursday, 16 August 2018 09:13
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Rassweiler J., 2018: Re: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in Urology: A Systematic Review of Outcome in Peyronie's Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, and Chronic Pelvic Pain.

Rassweiler J.
Department of Urology, SLK Kliniken Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany.

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A Words of Wisdom comment that emphasizes the need and importance of using established parameters to be used for ESWT of for insta... Read More
Monday, 13 August 2018 11:30
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Kalyvianakis D et al, 2018: Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing 2 Treatment Protocols and the Impact of Repeating Treatment.

Kalyvianakis D, Memmos E, Mykoniatis I, Kapoteli P, Memmos D, Hatzichristou D.
Department of Urology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece; 1st Department of Urology and Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; Institute for the Study of Urological Diseases, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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The unexperienced reader has to become familiar with the term minimally clinical important differences (MCID). He will find the fi... Read More
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Ruan Y et al, 2018: The Effect of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in an Obesity-Associated Erectile Dysfunction Rat Model.

Ruan Y, Zhou J, Kang N, Reed-Maldonado AB, Tamaddon A, Wang B, Wang HS, Wang G, Banie L, Lin G, Liu J, Lue TF.
Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

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Although this is an experimental study in rats, it gives deeper insights both into the the effects of obesity on ED and how LI-ESW... Read More
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Rizk PJ et al, 2018: Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction.

Rizk PJ, Krieger JR, Kohn TP, Pastuszak AW.
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Center for Reproductive Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA; Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

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I do not like publications that covertly quote quotations from other papers instead of leading the reader down to the original one... Read More
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Kang HW et al, 2018: Predictive factors and treatment outcomes of Steinstrasse following shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral calculi: A Bayesian regression model analysis.

Kang HW, Cho KS, Ham WS, Kang DH, Jung HD, Kwon JK, Choi YD, Lee JY.
Department of Urology, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea.
Department of Urology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Hospital, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Urology, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Urology, Yongin Severance Hospital,Yonsei University Health System, Yongin, Korea.
Department of Urology, Severance Check-Up, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.

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This is how the authors explain the fact that a short SSD provoked Steinstrasse: “… in ureter stones with relatively short SSDs,... Read More
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 08:59
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Klein J et al, 2018: [Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy].

Klein J, Netsch C, Sievert KD, Miernik A, Westphal J, Leyh H, Herrmann TRW, Olbert P, Häcker A, Bachmann A, Homberg R, Schoenthaler M, Rassweiler J, Gross AJ.
Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, Prittwitzstr. 43, 89075, Ulm, Deutschland.
Abteilung für Urologie, Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Hamburg, Deutschland.
Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Rostock, Deutschland.
Medizinische Fakultät, Klinik für Urologie, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Krankenhaus Maria Hilf der Alexianer GmbH, Krefeld, Deutschland.
Urologische Klinik, Klinikum Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Deutschland.
Spital Thurgau AG, Kantonsspital Frauenfeld, Klinik für Urologie, Frauenfeld, Schweiz.
BRIXSANA, private clinic, Brixen, Italien.
Klinik für Urologie, Haus 28, Universitätsklinikum Mannheim, Mannheim, Deutschland.
alta uro Praxis für Urologie, Basel, Schweiz.
Klinik für Urologie, Kinderurologie und Uro-Gynäkologie, St. Barbara-Klinik Hamm-Heessen, Hamm, Deutschland.
Klinik für Urologie, SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn GmbH, Heilbronn, Deutschland.

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For those colleagues who can read German, this article is an excellent overview of factors important to consider during SWL. Such ... Read More
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Jing S et al, 2018: Modified Mechanical Percussion for Upper Urinary Tract Stone Fragments after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: a Prospective Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial.

Jing S, Liu B, Lan W, Zhao X, Bao J, Ma J, Liu Z, Liu H, Pan T, Yang J, Wu D, Zhao Y, Wang Y, Wang Z.
Institute of Urology, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Key Laboratory of Urological Diseases, Gansu Province (Lanzhou University), Gansu Nephro-Urological Clinical Center, Lanzhou, China.
Department of Urology, Wuhan General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Region, Wuhan, China.
Department of Urology, Shenzhen People's Hospital, Second Clinical Medicine School of Jinan University, Shenzhen, China.
Institute of Urology, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Key Laboratory of Urological Diseases, Gansu Province (Lanzhou University), Gansu Nephro-Urological Clinical Center, Lanzhou, China.

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This adds to the positive results with post-ESWL percussion-inversion-diuresis protocols. The results are surprisingly good from t... Read More
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Choo MS et al, 2018: The transgluteal approach to shockwave lithotripsy to treat distal ureter stones: a prospective, randomized, and multicenter study.

Choo MS, Han JH, Kim JK, Shin TY, Lee WK, Lee SK, Lee SH.
Department of Urology, Hallym University Songtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hwaseong, Korea.
Department of Urology, Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Chuncheon, Korea.

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The authors can be congratulated to a successfully completed randomized comparison of SWL of distal ureteral stones with the patie... Read More
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Streeper NM, 2018: Asymptomatic Renal Stones-to Treat or Not to Treat.

Streeper NM.
Division of Urology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Mail Code H055, 500 University Drive, PO Box 850, Hershey, PA.

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This is a well written bias-free publication with a lot of good facts and clear cut recommendations. Get a copy and read it! You ... Read More
Monday, 16 July 2018 08:23
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Ellison JS et al, 2018: Risk factors for repeat surgical intervention in pediatric nephrolithiasis: A Pediatric Health Information System database study.

Ellison JS, Shnorhavorian M, Oron A, Kieran K, Lendvay TS, Merguerian PA.
Pediatric Urology, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

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Ozgor F et al, 2018: Flexible ureterorenoscopy is associated with less stone recurrence rates over Shockwave lithotripsy in the management of 10-20 millimeter lower pole renal stone: medium follow-up results.

Ozgor F, Sahan M, Yanaral F, Savun M, Sarilar O.
Department of Urology, Haseki Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

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The optimal treatment of stones in the lower calices has remained a matter of debate over time. Not unexpectedly the authors of th... Read More
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