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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122526/extracorporeal-myocardial-shockwave-therapy-a-precious-blast-for-refractory-angina-patients
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Massimo Slavich, Giuseppe Pizzetti, Anna Maria Vella, Claudia Carlucci, Davide Margonato, Roberto Spoladore, Gabriele Fragasso, Alberto Margonato
INTRODUCTION: Refractory Angina Pectoris (RAP) dramatically affects patients' life quality and medical costs. External Shockwave Myocardial Revascularization (ESMR) improves the cardiac blood flow thanks to its pro-angiogenetic action on ischaemic tissues. We hereby describe our experience of ESMR in RAP patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study encompassing all patients referred to OSR for RAP treatment. Efficacy of ESMR was assessed considering the difference between pre and post therapy data in SAQ score and CCS, stress test performance, 24h ECG monitoring, NT-proBNP and echocardiographic measures...
October 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119841/a-state-of-art-review-of-low-intensity-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-and-lithotripter-machines-for-the-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction
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Eric Chung, Juan Wang
Introduction Current treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) mostly attempts to improve erectile function with limited impact on altering the underlying pathophysiology of ED. Recent animal experiments have supported the notion that low intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LIESWT) significantly improves penile hemodynamics and might induce structural changes that regenerate penile tissue. Areas covered This review article provides an overview of the basic mechanics and clinical studies pertaining to LIESWT and its use in the field of ED...
November 9, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
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/29110266/reparative-effects-of-poloxamer-p188-in-astrocytes-exposed-to-controlled-microcavitation
#4
Johnwesly Kanagaraj, Bo Chen, Shu Xiao, Michael Cho
Blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI) is a neurological dysfunction that can result from a sudden exposure to shockwave and lead to adverse health consequences. Currently, there are no preventive measures that specifically target bTBI. Several hypotheses have been formulated to explain such injuries, including the generation of microcavitation (e.g., microbubbles) in the brain that subsequently collapses with high pressure. This study was designed to explore and elucidate potential therapeutic effects of surfactants (poloxamers P188) to partially repair the damaged brain tissue due to bTBI...
November 6, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108686/effect-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-on-passive-ankle-stiffness-in-patients-with-plantar-fasciopathy
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Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Pei-An Yu, Li-Ju Lai, Chi-Lung Chen, Liang-Tseng Kuo, Chun-Hao Fan
Plantar fasciopathy (PF) is the most common cause of heel pain. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) improves the gait pattern in patients with PF. However, the effects of ESWT on the biomechanics of the ankle in these patients remains unclear. Sixteen participants were included in the present study. Of the 16 participants, 8 patients with PF were assigned to receive extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and 8 healthy participants served as an external control group. ESWT was applied to the PF group for 1500 pulses at an energy flux of 0...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104478/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-enhances-expression-of-pdia-3-which-is-a-key-factor-of-the-1%C3%AE-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d-3-rapid-membrane-signaling-pathway-in-treatment-of-early-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
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Shan-Ling Hsu, Jai-Hong Cheng, Ching-Jen Wang, Jih-Yang Ko, Chih-Hsiang Hsu
The goal of our research was demonstrated that multiple molecules in microenvironments of the early osteoarthritis (OA) joint tissue may be actively responded to extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) treatment, which potentially regulated biological function of chondrocytes and synovial cells in early OA knee. We demonstrated that shockwave treatment induced the expression of protein-disulfide isomerase-associated 3 (Pdia-3) which was a significant mediator of the 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D 3 (1α,25(OH)2D3) rapid signaling pathway, using two-dimensional electrophoresis, histological analysis and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
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
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074446/efficacy-and-safety-of-digital-single-operator-cholangioscopy-for-difficult-biliary-stones
#8
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/29072044/comparison-of-the-effect-of-focused-and-radial-extracorporeal-shock-waves-on-spastic-equinus-in-patients-with-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Yah-Ting Wu, Chih-Ning Chang, Yi-Min Chen, Gwo-Chi Hu
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that either focused or radial shock wave therapy is an effect method for the treatment of spasticity in patients with stroke. However, no previous study compared these two types of extracorporeal shock wave on spasticity in patients with stroke. This study aimed to compare the effect of focused and radial shock wave therapy for the treatment of spastic equinus in patients with stroke. DESIGN: Randomized control trial. SETTING: Outpatient rehabilitation center in a medical center...
October 25, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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/29068804/low-energy-cardiac-shockwave-therapy-to-suppress-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-first-in-human-study
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Yuta Kagaya, Kenta Ito, Jun Takahashi, Yasuharu Matsumoto, Takashi Shiroto, Ryuji Tsuburaya, Yoku Kikuchi, Kiyotaka Hao, Kensuke Nishimiya, Tomohiko Shindo, Tsuyoshi Ogata, Ryo Kurosawa, Kumiko Eguchi, Yuto Monma, Sadamitsu Ichijo, Kazuaki Hatanaka, Satoshi Miyata, Hiroaki Shimokawa
OBJECTIVE: Although primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) substantially reduces the mortality of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), left ventricular (LV) remodeling after AMI still remains an important issue in cardiovascular medicine. We have previously demonstrated that low-energy cardiac shockwave (SW) therapy ameliorates LV remodeling after AMI in pigs. In this first-in-human study, we examined the feasibility and the effects of the SW therapy on LV remodeling after AMI in humans...
October 24, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059743/re-low-intensity-shockwave-therapy-improves-hemodynamic-parameters-in%C3%A2-patients-with-vasculogenic-erectile-dysfunction-a-triplex-ultrasonography-based-sham-controlled-trial
#12
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051944/confined-methane-water-interfacial-layers-and-thickness-measurements-using-in-situ-raman-spectroscopy
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Bruno Pinho, Yukun Liu, Benjamin Rizkin, Ryan L Hartman
Gas-liquid interfaces broadly impact our planet, yet confined interfaces behave differently than unconfined ones. We report the role of tangential fluid motion in confined methane-water interfaces. The interfaces are created using microfluidics and investigated by in situ 1D, 2D and 3D Raman spectroscopy. The apparent CH4 and H2O concentrations are reported for Reynolds numbers (Re), ranging from 0.17 to 8.55. Remarkably, the interfaces are comprised of distinct layers of thicknesses varying from 23 to 57 μm...
November 7, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035982/comparison-of-the-effect-of-5-different-treatment-options-for-managing-patellar-tendinopathy-a-secondary-analysis
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Dafne van Rijn, Inge van den Akker-Scheek, Mirjam Steunebrink, Ron L Diercks, Johannes Zwerver, Henk van der Worp
OBJECTIVE: Currently, no treatments exist for patellar tendinopathy (PT) that guarantee quick and full recovery. Our objective was to assess which treatment option provides the best chance of clinical improvement and to assess the influence of patient and injury characteristics on the clinical effect of these treatments. DESIGN: A secondary analysis was performed on the combined databases of 3 previously performed double-blind randomized controlled trials. PATIENTS: In total, 138 patients with PT were included in the analysis...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032913/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-plus-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-chronic-plantar-fasciitis-might-reduce-pain-and-improve-function-but-still-not-lead-to-increased-activity-a-case-series-study-with-multiple-outcome-measures
#15
Patrick C Wheeler, Chloe Tattersall
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of plantar-aspect heel pain. Although many patients will improve, a proportion will have ongoing and sometimes debilitating symptoms. Evidence from randomized controlled trials has shown that extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) results in benefits in treating pain. However, uncertainties remain whether these benefits translate to improvements in overall function. The present prospective case series examined the results from 35 patients with chronic plantar fasciitis who had undergone a course of ESWT in addition to a graded rehabilitation program...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028786/reducer-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-or-stem-cells-in-refractory-angina-a-retrospective-study
#16
Massimo Slavich, Francesco Giannini, Cosmo Godino, Giuseppe Pizzetti, Mario Gramegna, Gabriele Fragasso, Alberto Margonato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016582/safety-and-efficacy-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-children
#17
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/28965719/numerical-and-experimental-study-of-mechanisms-involved-in-boiling-histotripsy
#18
Ki Joo Pahk, Pierre Gélat, David Sinden, Dipok Kumar Dhar, Nader Saffari
The aim of boiling histotripsy is to mechanically fractionate tissue as an alternative to thermal ablation for therapeutic applications. In general, the shape of a lesion produced by boiling histotripsy is tadpole like, consisting of a head and a tail. Although many studies have demonstrated the efficacy of boiling histotripsy for fractionating solid tumors, the exact mechanisms underpinning this phenomenon are not yet well understood, particularly the interaction of a boiling vapor bubble with incoming incident shockwaves...
September 28, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962876/low-intensity-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-erectile-dysfunction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Libo Man, Guizhong Li
OBJECTIVE: To use systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the efficacy of low-energy extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) for erectile dysfunction (ED) was undertaken with a meta-analysis to identify the efficacy of the treatment modality. METHODS: A comprehensive search of the PubMed, Cochrane Register and Embase databases to March 2017 was performed for randomized controlled trials reporting on patients with ED treated with LI- ESWT. The International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) and the Erection Hardness Score (EHS) were the most commonly used tools to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of LI-ESWT...
September 26, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958137/short-term-effect-of-shockwave-therapy-temperature-controlled-high-energy-adjustable-multi-mode-emission-laser-or-stretching-in-dupuytren%C3%A2-s-disease-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
A Notarnicola, G Maccagnano, F Rifino, V Pesce, M F Gallone, I Covelli, B Moretti
Dupuytren’s disease is a debilitating disease of the hand characterized by nodules on the surface of the palm with progressive loss of finger extension. The chosen forms of treatment are infiltrative and surgical. Conservative treatment could be useful but few studies have been carried out and these regarded mainly stretching exercises and thermo-therapy. To date, no study has analyzed the effects of biostimulation with shock-waves (SW) and high energy laser therapy [Temperature controlled High Energy Adjustable multi-mode emission Laser (THEAL)]...
July 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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