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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320996/feasibility-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-myocardial-revascularization-therapy-for-post-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-and-refractory-angina-pectoris-patients
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Masahiro Myojo, Jiro Ando, Masae Uehara, Masao Daimon, Masafumi Watanabe, Issei Komuro
Extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularization (ESMR) is one of the new treatment options for refractory angina pectoris (RAP), and some studies have indicated its effectiveness. A single-arm prospective trial to assess the feasibility of ESMR using Cardiospec for patients with post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and RAP was designed and performed. The patients were treated with 9 sessions of ESMR to the ischemic areas for 9 weeks. The feasibility measures included echocardiography; cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; troponin T, creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB), and brain natriuretic peptide testing; and a Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) survey...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289634/long-term-outcome-and-factors-affecting-prognosis-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-chronic-refractory-achilles-tendinopathy
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Joon-Youn Lee, Kyungjae Yoon, Youbin Yi, Chul-Hyun Park, Jung-Sang Lee, Kyoung-Ho Seo, Young Sook Park, Yong-Taek Lee
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the factors affecting prognosis of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for chronic refractory Achilles tendinopathy (AT). METHODS: Thirty-six patients (48 consecutive feet) with chronic AT (>6 months) and who underwent ESWT for 'poor' or 'fair' grade in Roles-Maudsley Score (RMS) after unsuccessful conservative treatment were included in the present study. A maximum of 12 sessions of ESWT were conducted until treatment success: RMS reached 'good' or 'excellent'...
February 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287830/artificial-neural-network-system-to-predict-the-postoperative-outcome-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Alireza Aminsharifi, Dariush Irani, Shima Pooyesh, Hamid Parvin, Sakineh Dehghani, Khalilolah Yousofi, Ebrahim Fazel, Fatemeh Zibaie
PURPOSE: To construct, train, and apply an artificial neural network (ANN) system for prediction of different outcome variables of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). We calculated predictive accuracy, sensitivity, and precision for each outcome variable. METHODS: During the study period, all adult patients who underwent PCNL at our institute were enrolled in the study. Preoperative and postoperative variables were recorded, and stone-free status was assessed perioperatively with computed tomography scans...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277738/reliability-and-validity-of-the-triple-d-score-to-predict-stone-free-status-after-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-methodological-mistake
#4
Siamak Sabour
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275515/immediate-versus-delayed-shockwave-lithotripsy-for-inaccessible-stones-after-uncomplicated-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Esam A E Desoky, Amr M Fawzi, Ahmed Sakr, Ahmed Eliwa, Ehab R El Sayed, Diab El Sayed, Asharf M S Shahin, Emad A Salem, Hussien M Kamel, Waleed Shabana, Mostafa Kamel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of immediate versus delayed shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for inaccessible stones after uncomplicated percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between December 2011 and June 2014, patients with residual inaccessible stones after uncomplicated PCNL were prospectively randomised into two treatment groups; Group I, immediate SWL and Group II, delayed SWL at 1 week after PCNL. Patients with residual stones of ⩾1...
March 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268167/low-intensity-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-in-sexual-medicine-a%C3%A2-questionnaire-based-assessment-of-knowledge-clinical-practice-patterns-and-attitudes-in-sexual-medicine-practitioners
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Mikkel Fode, Lior Lowenstein, Yacov Reisman
INTRODUCTION: Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) has emerged as a treatment option for male sexual dysfunction. However, results have been contradictory. AIM: To investigate the knowledge, practice patterns, and attitudes regarding LI-ESWT among experts in sexual medicine. METHODS: A study-specific questionnaire was handed out at the 18th Congress for the European Society for Sexual Medicine. Participants were queried on their knowledge about LI-ESWT and about their use of the equipment...
March 4, 2017: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264725/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-lower-limb-intermittent-claudication-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-the-shockwave-1-trial
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Thomas Cayton, Amy E Harwood, George E Smith, Joshua P Totty, Daniel Carradice, Ian C Chetter
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has a population prevalence of 4.6% with intermittent claudication (IC) presenting as one of the earliest and most common symptoms. PAD has detrimental effects on patients' walking ability in terms of maximum walking distance (MWD) and pain-free walking distance (PFWD). Research has suggested extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) may induce angiogenesis in treated tissue; therefore, our objective is to assess the tolerability and efficacy of ESWT as a novel treatment of intermittent claudication...
March 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264591/lubriglide%C3%A2-sequential-ureteral-dilators-a-safe-and-effective-method-of-ureteral-dilation
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Christopher Ryan Mitchell, Joseph M Kuebker, Benjamin McCormick, S Duke Herrell, Nicole L Miller
INTRODUCTION: During ureteroscopy, ureteral dilation may be required to increase the likelihood of accessing the ureter to complete the procedure. Thus, we sought to assess the safety and efficacy of using Lubriglide sequential ureteral dilators® (Boston Scientific) to promote primary ureteroscopy, without need for prestenting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review was performed of a consecutive series of patients undergoing primary ureteroscopy by a single surgeon (NLM) from 2011 to 2013...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258952/in-situ-activation-of-penile-progenitor-cells-with-low-intensity-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy
#9
Guiting Lin, Amanda B Reed-Maldonado, Bohan Wang, Yung-Chin Lee, Jun Zhou, Zhihua Lu, Guifang Wang, Lia Banie, Tom F Lue
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that progenitor cells, or stem cells, exist within penile tissue. We hypothesized that acoustic wave stimulation by low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT) would activate local stem or progenitor cells within the penis, producing regenerative effects. AIMS: To study the feasibility of in situ penile progenitor cell activation by Li-ESWT. METHODS: We performed a cohort analysis of young and middle-age male Sprague-Dawley rats treated with 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU) pulse followed by Li-ESWT...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257671/nonsurgical-management-of-midsubstance-achilles-tendinopathy
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Shane McClinton, Lace Luedke, Derek Clewley
Midsubstance Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common lower leg conditions. Most patients can recover with nonsurgical treatment that focuses on tendon loading exercises and, when necessary, symptom modulating treatments such as topical, oral, or injected medication, ice, shoe inserts, manual therapy, stretching, taping, or low-level laser. If unresponsive to initial management, a small percentage of patients may consider shockwave or sclerosing treatment and possibly surgery.
April 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255414/prediction-of-fragmentation-of-kidney-stones-a-statistical-approach-from-ncct-images
#11
Krishna Moorthy, Meenakshy Krishnan
INTRODUCTION: We sought to develop a system to predict the fragmentation of stones using non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) image analysis of patients with renal stone disease. METHODS: The features corresponding to first order statistical (FOS) method were extracted from the region of interest in the NCCT scan image of patients undergoing extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) treatment and the breakability was predicted using neural network. RESULTS: When mean was considered as the feature, the results indicated that the model developed for prediction had sensitivity of 80...
July 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241598/adaptive-laser-shock-micro-forming-for-mems-device-applications
#12
R Zou, M Wang, S L Wang, S Li, C Zhang, L Deng, Y F Lu, K P Chen
Laser shock micro-forming is a non-thermal laser forming method that uses laser-induced shockwave to modify surface properties and to adjust shapes and geometry of work pieces. The magnitude and spatial distribution of the laser-induced shockwaves depend on the energy profiles of the laser beam focused on sample surfaces. In this paper, we present an adaptive optical technique to engineer spatial profiles of laser beams to control the shapes, sizes, and locations of the laser-induced shockwaves and the resulting forming features...
February 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235649/lessons-learnt-from-a-case-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-for-a-residual-gallbladder-stone
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Sadik Quoraishi, Jake Ahmed, Andrew Ponsford, Ashraf Rasheed
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ECSWL) for gallstones is rarely used due to high recurrence rates, but has been reported to be effective in some circumstances. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe a case of a failed attempt at laparoscopic cholecystectomy due to gallbladder contraction and complete obliteration of Calot's triangle. Cholecystotomy was performed to remove all visible stones, and completed by a subtotal cholecystectomy and closure of the gallbladder remnant...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201840/clinical-response-to-dorsal-duct-drainage-via-the-minor-papilla-in-refractory-obstructing-chronic-calcific-pancreatitis
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Chang-Il Kwon, Mark A Gromski, Stuart Sherman, Ihab I El Hajj, Jeffrey J Easler, James Watkins, Lee McHenry, Glen A Lehman, Evan L Fogel
Background and study aims Complete stone removal from the main pancreatic duct might not be achieved in all patients with obstructive chronic calcific pancreatitis. We report our results for endoscopic dorsal pancreatic duct (DPD) bypass of obstructing stones in the ventral pancreatic duct (VPD). Patients and methods 16 patients with obstructive chronic calcific pancreatitis were treated with a DPD bypass. Clinical success was defined as significant pain relief and no hospital admissions for pain management during the ongoing treatment period...
February 15, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198141/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-wound-of-lower-extremity-current-perspective-and-systematic-review
#15
Mohammed Ta Omar, Rehab Fm Gwada, Afaf Am Shaheen, Raoul Saggini
The purpose of this study was to provide an up-to-date review for the accurate estimation of the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on the healing of chronic wounds on the lower extremity (CWLE). A systematic review of 10 databases for clinical trials about ESWT in the management of CWLE published between 2000 and 2016 was performed. A total of 11 studies with 925 patients were found. Expert therapists assessed the methodological qualities of the selected studies using the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) scale and categorised each study according to Sackett's levels of evidence...
February 15, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195608/proximal-hamstring-tendinosis-and-partial-ruptures
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Ashley N Startzman, Oliver Fowler, Dominic Carreira
Proximal hamstring tendinosis and partial hamstring origin ruptures are painful conditions of the proximal thigh and hip that may occur in the acute, chronic, or acute on chronic setting. Few publications exist related to their diagnosis and management. This systematic review discusses the incidence, treatment, and prognosis of proximal hamstring tendinosis and partial hamstring ruptures. Conservative treatment measures include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, rest, and ice. If these measures fail, platelet-rich plasma or shockwave therapy may be considered...
February 13, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147693/inverse-collimated-proton-radiography-for-imaging-thin-materials
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Matthew S Freeman, Jason Allison, Malcolm Andrews, Eric Ferm, John J Goett, Kris Kwiatkowski, Julian Lopez, Fesseha Mariam, Mark Marr-Lyon, Michael Martinez, Jason Medina, Patrick Medina, Frank E Merrill, Chris L Morris, Matthew M Murray, Paul Nedrow, Levi P Neukirch, Katherine Prestridge, Paolo Rigg, Alexander Saunders, Tamsen Schurman, Amy Tainter, Frans Trouw, Dale Tupa, Josh Tybo, Wendy Vogan-McNeil, Carl Wilde
Relativistic, magnetically focused proton radiography was invented at Los Alamos National Laboratory using the 800 MeV LANSCE beam and is inherently well-suited to imaging dense objects, at areal densities >20 g cm(-2). However, if the unscattered portion of the transmitted beam is removed at the Fourier plane through inverse-collimation, this system becomes highly sensitive to very thin media, of areal densities <100 mg cm(-2). Here, this inverse-collimation scheme is described in detail and demonstrated by imaging Xe gas with a shockwave generated by an aluminum plate compressing the gas at Mach 8...
January 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145875/novel-crossing-system-for-chronic-total-occlusion-recanalization-first-in-man-experience-with-the-soundbite-crossing-system
#18
Andrew Benko, Simon Bérubé, Christopher E Buller, Steven Dion, Louis-Philippe Riel, Martin Brouillette, Philippe Généreux
Chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions are frequent in patients with peripheral and coronary artery disease, and are associated with a higher risk of adverse events, including mortality, decreased quality of life, and increased health-care costs. Percutaneous intervention of CTO lesions has been associated with a lower procedural success rate, and current dedicated CTO devices may be of limited use for non-CTO experts, and associated with increased intraprocedural complication rates. The SoundBite Crossing System (SoundBite Medical Solutions, Inc) is a newly-developed device using shockwaves (short-duration, high-amplitude pressure pulses) delivered to the tip of guidewire to facilitate penetration of the proximal cap and crossing of the occlusion...
February 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142347/the-effectiveness-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-in-snapping-scapula
#19
Nihat Acar, Ahmet A Karaarslan, Ahmet Karakasli
BACKGROUND: Bursitis of the snapping scapula is commonly a misdiagnosed problem. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has been used successfully in the treatment of many chronic inflammatory conditions. The aim of this study was to assess and compare the effectiveness of ESWT in the treatment of scapulothoracic bursitis with the outcome of corticosteroid injection. METHODS: Using the randomized controlled trials 43 patients with scapulothoracic bursitis were divided into two groups...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138366/uncommon-presentation-of-a-common-disease-bouveret-s-syndrome-a-case-report-and-systematic-literature-review
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Yahya Al-Habbal, Matthew Ng, David Bird, Trevor McQuillan, Haytham Al-Khaffaf
AIM: To investigate and summarise the current evidence surrounding management of Bouveret's syndrome (BS). METHODS: A MEDLINE search was performed for the BS. The search was conducted independently by two clinicians (Yahya AL-Habbal and Matthew Ng) in April 2016. A case of BS is also described. RESULTS: A total of 315 articles, published from 1967 to 2016, were found. For a clinically meaningful clinical review, articles published before 01/01/1990 and were excluded, leaving 235 unique articles to review...
January 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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