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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334287/efficacy-and-safety-of-alpha-blockers-in-medical-expulsive-therapy-for-ureteral-stones-a-mixed-treatment-network-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
Alpha blockers (AB) are the main group of drugs used for medical expulsive therapy (MET) in patients with ureteral stones. However, there is no consensus on the relative efficacy and safety of individual AB in MET. Areas covered: The present work is a network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing AB with either placebo or standard of care in patients with ureteral stones. Electronic databases of Medline, Cochrane CENTRAL and Google Scholar were searched for eligible clinical studies. Inverse variance heterogeneity model was used for mixed treatment comparisons...
January 15, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325445/the-morbidity-of-ureteral-strictures-in-patients-with-prior-ureteroscopic-stone-surgery-multi-institutional-outcomes
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Philip Clark May, Ryan S Hsi, Henry H Tran, Marshall Stoller, Ben H Chew, Thomas Chi, Manint Usawachintachit, Brian D Duty, John L Gore, Jonathan D Harper
Purpose Nephrolithiasis is an increasingly common ailment in the United States. Ureteroscopic management has supplanted shockwave lithotripsy as the most common treatment of upper tract stone disease. Ureteral stricture is a rare but serious complication of stone disease and its management. The impact of new technologies and more widespread ureteroscopic management on stricture rates is unknown. We describe our experience in managing strictures incurred following ureteroscopy for upper tract stone disease. Materials and methods Records for patients managed at 4 tertiary care centers between December 2006 and October 2015 with the diagnosis of ureteral stricture following ureteroscopy for upper tract stone disease were retrospectively reviewed...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273258/super-mini-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-for-renal-stone-less-than-25mm-in-pediatric-patients-could-it-be-an-alternative-to-shockwave-lithotripsy
#3
K Sarica, B Eryildirim, A Tuerxun, A Batuer, O Kavukoglu, A Buz, G Zeng
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of 2 different techniques: shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) vs. super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (SMP), in terms of success as well as complication rates in pediatric renal stones sizing<25mm. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 219 children (aging between 1-17 years) undergoing 2 different treatment modalities (SWL vs. SMP) for kidney stones<25mm were included. Depending on the type of the procedure applied, children were divided into 2 different groups: group 1 (n=108), children treated with SWL, and group 2 (n=111), children treated with SMP...
December 19, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234533/trends-of-intervention-for-paediatric-stone-disease-over-the-last-two-decades-2000-2015-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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Amelia Pietropaolo, Silvia Proietti, Patrick Jones, Karan Rangarajan, Omar Aboumarzouk, Guido Giusti, Bhaskar K Somani
Objective: To ascertain the publication trends of interventions for paediatric kidney stone disease (KSD) we conducted a systematic review of literature over the last 16 years. Patients and methods: With a rise of paediatric KSD and related interventions, a systematic review using PubMed was done over the last 16 years for all published papers on 'Paediatric stone disease intervention - ureteroscopy (URS), shockwave lithotripsy (SWL), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), open stone surgery, and laparoscopic stone surgery'...
December 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234530/a-prospective-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-effect-of-diuretics-on-shockwave-lithotripsy-of-calculi
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Sagar Sabharwal, L Jeyaseelan, Arabind Panda, Lionel Gnanaraj, Nitin S Kekre, Antony Devasia
Objective: To assess the effect of diuretics with shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) on the treatment of renal and upper ureteric calculi. Patients and methods: Adult patients with a solitary non-obstructive radio-opaque renal or upper ureteric calculus with normal renal function were included. They were prospectively randomised to receive either SWL with placebo or SWL with diuretics (40 mg parenteral furosemide) in a double-blind manner with a sample size of 48 patients in each arm...
December 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205049/extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-could-lead-to-a-prolonged-increase-in-renal-fibrotic-process-of-up-to-2-years
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Chi-Fai Ng, Sylvia Luke, Chi-Hang Yee, Steven Ch Leung, Jeremy Y C Teoh, John Yuen
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: This prospective study aimed to evaluate the effect of ramping and pause protocols on renal fibrosis, blood pressure control and renal function in patients receiving extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL). METHODS: This study prospectively recruited 320 patients with solitary radiopaque renal stones <15 mm in size. Patients were randomized to receive one of four shockwave protocols: (1) standard protocol (no ramping or pause); (2) ramping protocol alone; (3) ramping and pause protocols or (4) pause protocol alone...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197021/how-to-accelerate-the-upper-urinary-stone-discharge-after-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-eswl-for%C3%A2-%C3%A2-15%C3%A2-mm-upper-urinary-stones-a-prospective-multi-center-randomized-controlled-trial-about-external-physical-vibration-lithecbole-epvl
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Wenqi Wu, Zhou Yang, Fengling Tang, Changbao Xu, Youzhi Wang, Xiaojian Gu, Xuehua Chen, Rongjiang Wang, Jiaka Yan, Xiang Wang, Wenxi Gao, Chunhua Hou, Jianming Guo, Jian Zhang, Alberto Gurioli, Zhangqun Ye, Guohua Zeng
OBJECTIVE: To asset the efficacy and safety of EPVL plus ESWL compared with ESWL alone for the treatment of simple upper urinary stones (< 15 mm). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with upper urinary stones (< 15 mm) were prospectively randomized into two groups. In treatment group, patients were assigned to immediate EPVL after ESWL, while in control group, ESWL alone was offered. All patients were reexamined at 1, 2, and 4 weeks after ESWL. Stone size, stone location, stone-free rate (SFR), and complication rate were compared...
December 1, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180300/variation-in-spending-around-surgical-episodes-of-urinary-stone-disease-findings-from-michigan
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Juan San Juan, Hechuan Hou, Khurshid R Ghani, James M Dupree, John M Hollingsworth
PURPOSE: To help rein in surgical spending, there is growing interest in the application of payment bundles to common outpatient procedures like ureteroscopy (URS) and shockwave lithotripsy (SWL). However, before urologists can move to such a payment system, they need to know where their episode costs are concentrated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using claims data from the Michigan Value Collaborative, we identified patients who underwent URS or SWL at hospitals in Michigan (2012 to 2015)...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177561/how-can-and-should-we-optimize-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy
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REVIEW
Christian G Chaussy, Hans-Göran Tiselius
It is well recognized that the popularity of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), despite its non-invasive character, has decreased during recent years. This is partly explained by the technological achievements in endoscopy and urologists' enthusiasm for such procedures. Another explanation is that many urologists have been insufficiently successful with SWL. The latter effect might to some extent be a result of the performance of the lithotripter used, but in too many cases, it is evident that the principles of how shock wave lithotripsy should be carried out are poorly applied...
November 25, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117629/medical-and-dietary-interventions-for-preventing-recurrent-urinary-stones-in-children
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REVIEW
Adam Kern, Gwen Grimsby, Helen Mayo, Linda A Baker
BACKGROUND: Nephrolithiasis, or urinary stone disease, in children causes significant morbidity, and is increasing in prevalence in the North American population. Therefore, medical and dietary interventions (MDI) for recurrent urinary stones in children are poised to gain increasing importance in the clinical armamentarium. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of medical and dietary interventions (MDI) for the prevention of idiopathic urinary stones in children aged from one to 18 years...
November 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082323/re-combination-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-and-ureteroscopy-for-large-staghorn-calculi-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report-by-schults-et-al-j-endourol-case-rep-2017-3-64-66
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Cumhur Yesildal, Sinan Kirecci, Ayhan Dalkiliç
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2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074446/efficacy-and-safety-of-digital-single-operator-cholangioscopy-for-difficult-biliary-stones
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Olaya I Brewer Gutierrez, Noor L H Bekkali, Isaac Raijman, Richard Sturgess, Divyesh V Sejpal, Hanaa D Aridi, Stuart Sherman, Raj J Shah, Richard S Kwon, James L Buxbaum, Claudio Zulli, Wahid Wassef, Douglas G Adler, Vladimir Kushnir, Andrew Y Wang, Kumar Krishnan, Vivek Kaul, Demetrios Tzimas, Christopher J DiMaio, Sammy Ho, Bret Petersen, Jong Ho Moon, B Joseph Elmunzer, George J M Webster, Yen-I Chen, Laura K Dwyer, Summant Inamdar, Vanessa B Patrick, Augustin Attwell, Amy Hosmer, Christopher Ko, Attilio Maurano, Avik Sarkar, Linda J Taylor, Martin H Gregory, Daniel S Strand, Ali Raza, Shivangi Kothari, Jessica P Harris, Nikhil A Kumta, Amar Manvar, Mark D Topazian, Yun Nah Lee, Clayton M Spiceland, Majidah A Bukhari, Omid Sanaei, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Mouen A Khashab
BACKGROUND & AIMS: It is not clear whether digital single-operator cholangioscopy (D-SOC) with electrohydraulic and laser lithotripsy is effective in removal of difficult biliary stones. We investigated the safety and efficacy of D-SOC with electrohydraulic and laser lithotripsy in an international, multicenter study of patients with difficult biliary stones. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 407 patients (60.4% female; mean age, 64.2 years) who underwent D-SOC for difficult biliary stones at 22 tertiary centers in the United States, United Kingdom, or Korea from February 2015 through December 2016; 306 patients underwent electrohydraulic lithotripsy and 101 (24...
October 24, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071137/effects-of-previous-unsuccessful-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-treatment-on-the-performance-and-outcome-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Hakan Türk, Mehmet Yoldaş, Tufan Süelözgen, Cemal Selcuk İşoğlu, Mustafa Karabıçak, Batuhan Ergani, Sıtkı Ün
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of previous unsuccessful extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) treatment on the performance and outcome of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Of 1625 PCNL procedures performed in our clinic, 393 renal units with similar stone burden and number of accesses was included in the present study. We categorised the study patients into two groups according to whether they underwent ESWL within 1 year prior to PCNL or not...
June 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016582/safety-and-efficacy-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-children
#14
Udaya Man Singh Dongol, Yugal Limbu
BACKGROUND: Renal stone disease is a common problem in children in developing countries. Its prevalence in children varies from 5% to 15%. It is suggested that anatomic abnormalities, recurrent urinary tract infections, metabolic disturbances, dietary and environmental factors are the predisposing factors.The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in children. METHODS: Between May 2012 and Dec 2016, 25 children with renal stone diseases underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy and were evaluated for stone free rate, complications, blood transfusion rate, sandwich therapy, etc...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941916/national-imaging-trends-after-ureteroscopic-or-shock-wave-lithotripsy-for-nephrolithiasis
#15
Justin S Ahn, Sarah Holt, Philip May, Jonathan D Harper
PURPOSE: The study of diagnostic imaging after procedural intervention for nephrolithiasis is limited. We sought to characterize actual national imaging patterns and longitudinal trends after ureteroscopic or shock wave lithotripsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the MarketScan® database and identified a nationally representative sample of insured, employed patients, 17 to 64 years old who underwent ureteroscopic or shock wave lithotripsy for nephrolithiasis between 2007 and 2014...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931028/the-efficacy-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-for-symptomatic-ureteral-stones-predictors-of-treatment-failure-without-the-assistance-of-computed-tomography
#16
Bing-Juin Chiang, Chun-Hou Liao, Yu-Hua Lin
OBJECTIVES: Non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) is not always performed clinically if the diagnosis of ureteral calculi has been confirmed using other radiographic imaging modalities. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of successful extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) without assistance of NCCT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with symptomatic solitary ureteral stones who underwent ESWL between November 2015 and January 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922962/changes-in-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-activities-in-a-shockwave-induced-traumatic-brain-injury-model-using-lithotripsy
#17
Afshin Andre Divani, Jenny-Ann Phan, Pascal Salazar, Karen S SantaCruz, Ornina Bachour, Javad Mahmoudi, Xiao-Hong Zhu, Martin Pomper
We present a longitudinal study of cerebral metabolism using [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in a rat model of shockwave-induced traumatic brain injury (SW-TBI). Anesthetized rats received 5 or 10 shockwave pulses to the right anterior lateral or dorsal frontal regions using shockwave lithotripsy. Animals were scanned for FDG uptake at baseline, 3 hours post-injury, and 3 days post-injury, using a small animal PET/CT scanner. FDG uptake at all time points was quantified as the ratio of brain activity relative to peripheral activity in the left ventricle (LV) in the heart (Abrain/ALV) for the entire brain, each hemisphere, and four cortices (motor, cingulate, somatosensory, and restrosplenial)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891311/does-previous-open-renal-stone-surgery-affect-the-outcome-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-treatment-in-adults-with-renal-stones
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Mehmet Hamza Gültekin, Fethi Ahmet Türegün, Burak Ozkan, Beril Tülü, Gamze Gül Güleç, Nejat Tansu, Çetin Demirdağ, Pınar Kendigelen, Ahmet Erözenci, Bülent Önal
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of previous ipsilateral open renal stone surgery (ORSS) on outcomes of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in adults with renal stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2097 renal units with renal stones underwent SWL treatment at our institution between March 1997 and February 2013. One thousand eight hundred thirty-nine (87.7%) of these had no history of ORSS and were categorized as group 1, and 258 (12.3%) patients having history of ipsilateral ORSS were categorized as group 2...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840294/prediction-of-successful-shock-wave-lithotripsy-with-ct-a-phantom-study-using-texture-analysis
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Manoj Mannil, Jochen von Spiczak, Thomas Hermanns, Hatem Alkadhi, Christian D Fankhauser
OBJECTIVE: To apply texture analysis (TA) in computed tomography (CT) of urinary stones and to correlate TA findings with the number of required shockwaves for successful shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT was performed on thirty-four urinary stones in an in vitro setting. Urinary stones underwent SWL and the number of required shockwaves for disintegration was recorded. TA was performed after post-processing for pixel spacing and image normalization...
August 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802643/update-on-urinary-stones-in-children-current-and-future-concepts-in-surgical-treatment-and-shockwave-lithotripsy
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REVIEW
Mesrur Selcuk Silay, Jonathan S Ellison, Thomas Tailly, Paolo Caione
CONTEXT: Miniaturized instrumentation used for endoscopic treatment of urinary stone disease in children has been readily adopted in clinical practice. However, there is a need to optimize and individualize the surgical approach according to the patient's age, body habitus, and stone characteristics. Promising novel equipment and techniques will continue to advance the surgical care of these children. OBJECTIVE: To review the literature regarding surgical and shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) treatment of urinary stone disease in children and provide an overview on future treatment innovations...
August 9, 2017: European Urology Focus
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