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Hedieh Alavi Tamaddoni, William W Roberts, Alexander P Duryea, Charles A Cain, Timothy L Hall
Cavitation plays a significant role in the efficacy of stone comminution during shockwave lithotripsy (SWL). Although cavitation on the surface of urinary stones helps to improve fragmentation, cavitation bubbles along the propagation path may shield or block subsequent shockwaves, and potentially induce collateral tissue damage. Previous in vitro work has shown that applying low amplitude acoustic waves after each shockwave can force bubbles to consolidate and enhance SWL efficacy. In this study, the feasibility of applying acoustic bubble coalescence (ABC) in vivo was tested...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Chi-Fai Ng, Sylvia Luke, Chi-Hang Yee, Winnie Chu, Ka-Tak Wong, John Yuen
Objectives To perform a prospective study to evaluate the renal protective effects of ramping protocol and pause protocol for extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in human subjects. Patients and Methods 320 patients with solitary renal stone <15mm, were randomized to receive one of four protocols: (1) 80% power from beginning until the end of treatment; (2) the first 100 SWs at 40% power, and then 80% power until the end of treatment; (3) the first 100 shocks at 40% power, followed by a 3-minute pause and then further SWs at 80% power until the end of treatment; and (4) the first 100 shocks at 80% power, followed by a 3-minute pause and then further SWs at 80% power until the end of treatment...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Ben H Chew, Dirk Lange
Open ureterolithotomy and pyelolithotomy used to be first line therapy for treating kidney and ureteral stones. With the advent of shockwave lithotripsy, open stone surgery became less prevalent, but once ureteroscopy became more prevalent, open stone surgery became all but extinct. Advances in smaller, more flexible endoscopes and improvements in intracorporeal lithotripters, ureteroscopy has become a mainstay of therapy for kidney stones. The holmium:YAG laser can be utilized through flexible instruments and fragments any stone no matter what it is composed of...
October 19, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Sarah Mozafarpour, Natalia Hernandez, Michael Lipkin, Brian Eisner
Over the past 2 decades, ureteroscopy has changed from a procedure considered second-line to shockwave lithotripsy to a commonly performed procedure for renal and ureteral stones. The increase in the use of ureteroscopy is due largely to improvements in technique and technology during this time period. Herein we review outcomes of ureteroscopy in terms of success rates, complications, and unique patient populations. This work will synthesize the data as it pertains to the practice of ureteroscopy for all endourological indications, including stone disease and management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma, as well as review state-of-the-art techniques...
October 12, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Min Wei, Yujie Liu, Zhongli Li, Zhigang Wang
BACKGROUND: We sought to compare clinical efficacy among endoscopy-assisted radio-frequency ablation under local anesthesia, extracorporeal shockwaves (ESWs), and eccentric exercises in treating insertional Achilles tendinosis. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 78 patients diagnosed as having unilateral insertional Achilles tendinosis were enrolled. These participants underwent endoscopy-assisted radio-frequency ablation, ESWs, and eccentric calf muscle exercises between March 1, 2006, and February 28, 2011...
October 10, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Marquitta Smith, Thuvan Piehler, Richard Benjamin, Karen L Farizatto, Morgan C Pait, Michael F Almeida, Vladimir V Ghukasyan, Ben A Bahr
Explosives create shockwaves that cause blast-induced neurotrauma, one of the most common types of traumatic brain injury (TBI) linked to military service. Blast-induced TBIs are often associated with reduced cognitive and behavioral functions due to a variety of factors. To study the direct effects of military explosive blasts on brain tissue, we removed systemic factors by utilizing rat hippocampal slice cultures. The long-term slice cultures were briefly sealed air-tight in serum-free medium, lowered into a 37°C water-filled tank, and small 1...
October 5, 2016: Experimental Neurology
Corey T Gatewood, Andrew A Tran, Jason L Dragoo
PURPOSE: There is a wide array of device modalities available for post-operative treatment following arthroscopic knee surgery; however, it remains unclear which types and duration of modality are the most effective. This systematic review aimed to investigate the efficacy of device modalities used following arthroscopic knee surgery. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature was performed on: PubMed; Scopus; MEDLINE; EMBASE; PEDro; SportDiscus; and CINAHL databases (1995-2015) for clinical trials using device modalities following arthroscopic knee surgery: cryotherapy, continuous passive motion (CPM), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), surface electromyographic (sEMG) biofeedback and shockwave therapy (ESWT)...
October 1, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Jacques Devière
In Bouveret's syndrome, a biliary stone obstructs the duodenum. Surgical treatment is plagued by high morbidity and mortality. Therefore, endoscopic treatment has become a first-line approach. Areas covered: A literature search of Medline and Google Scholar databases was performed using the terms endoscopic treatment, non-operative treatment, Bouveret's syndrome, and gallstone ileus. Sixty-one cases of successful endoscopic treatment were found over the period 1978-2016 and are summarized herein. Therapeutic modalities used in 52 patients with complete success included mechanical lithotripsy (40% of cases), electrohydraulic lithotripsy (21% of cases), extraction of the intact stone and laser lithotripsy (15% of cases each), extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and duodenal stenting (4% of cases each)...
October 5, 2016: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Tarek Soliman, Hammouda Sherif, Ahmed Sebaey Ahmed, Ahmed Mohey, Bashir Almohamdy
INTRODUCTION: To detect safety and feasibility of miniperc and SWL for treatment of average sized (1-2 cm) radiopaque lower pole calculi in a prospective randomized manner. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the period from January 2014 to June 2015, 150 patients were attached to this study with single lower pole radiopaque stone ranging from 10- 20mm. Patients were divided randomly into two groups using computer generated randomization in an equal manner. First group patients were subjected to miniperc procedure while second group patients underwent SWL...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Muammer Altok, Mustafa Güneş, Mehmet Umul, Ali Feyzullah Şahin, Ercan Baş, Taylan Oksay, Sedat Soyupek
OBJECTIVE: One of the factors that determines the treatment success of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) is the frequency of the shockwaves during the procedure. This study compared the efficacy and pain perception of shockwave frequencies at 30 versus 60 shocks/min for kidney stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From August 2013 to May 2015, 160 patients with solitary, radiopaque kidney stones were randomized to SWL at 30 shocks/min (group 1) or 60 shocks/min (group 2), with 80 patients in each group...
September 27, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
Ching-Jen Wang, Chung-Cheng Huang, Hon-Kan Yip, Ya-Ju Yang
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effects of different dosages of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) in early osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-three patients (42 hips) were randomly divided into three groups. Group A (10 patients with 16 hips) received 2000 impulses of ESWT at 24 Kv to the affected hip. Group B (11 patients with 14 hips) and Group C (12 patients with 12 hips) received 4000 and 6000 impulses of ESWT respectively...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Graham Martin
OBJECTIVE: The physical events of the first 15 milliseconds of a traumatic brain injury are reviewed from computer simulations using finite element calculations and applied to observed pathology. METHODS: The impact creates two shock waves; one through the brain, another through the skull, both injure the brain separately. Two accelerations, anteroposterior and rotary, distort or stretch the brain, because of inertia. The two shockwaves are reflected many times within in the brain, from boundaries where the density or elasticity changes...
September 23, 2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
S W Ohl, E Klaseboer, A J Szeri, B C Khoo
Following previous work on the dynamics of an oscillating bubble near a bio-material (Ohl et al 2009 Phys. Med. Biol. 54 6313-36) and the interaction of a bubble with a shockwave (Klaseboer et al 2007 J. Fluid Mech. 593 33-56), the present work concerns the interaction of a gas bubble with a traveling shock wave (such as from a lithotripter) in the vicinity of bio-materials such as fat, skin, muscle, cornea, cartilage, and bone. The bubble is situated in water (to represent a water-like biofluid). The bubble collapses are not spherically symmetric, but tend to feature a high speed jet...
October 7, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Phil Newman, Gordon Waddington, Roger Adams
OBJECTIVES: Up to 35% of runners develop medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) which often results in lengthy disruption to training and sometimes affects daily activities. There is currently no high quality evidence to support any particular intervention for MTSS. This study aims to investigate the effect of shockwave therapy for MTSS. DESIGN: A randomized, sham-controlled, pilot trial in a university-based health clinic including 28 active adults with MTSS. METHODS: Intervention included standard dose shockwave therapy for the experimental group versus sham dose for the control group, delivered during Week 1-3, 5 and 9...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Courtney Yong, Bodo E Knudsen
The incidence of stone disease continues to rise. Surgical management options including shockwave laser lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and ureteroscopy with stone extraction and/or lithotripsy. The technology associated with the ureteroscopic treatment of stones has advanced significantly over the past decade and this review focuses on many of the accessory devices that can be employed to aid in the procedure.
September 16, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Jun Li, Jing Xiao, Tiandong Han, Ye Tian, Wenying Wang, Yuan Du
We evaluated the clinical value of flexible ureteroscopic lithotripsy for the treatment of upper urinary tract calculi in infants. Fifty-five infants with upper urinary tract calculi were included in this study: 41 males and 14 females. Retrograde intrarenal surgery was performed by an 8 Fr/30 cm flexible ureterorenoscope (POLY®) combined with a holmium laser. CT scanning or radiography of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder region was performed one month after the operation to confirm the clearance of calculi...
September 15, 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
Marlon Perera, Nathan P Papa, Ned Kinnear, David Wetherell, Nathan Lawrentschuk, David R Webb, Damien M Bolton
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of urolithiasis is increasing in the Western population. Significant advances in ureteroscopy and stone fragmentation energy sources has resulted in a paradigm shift in urolithiasis management. We aimed to assess the current state of urolithiasis management in Australia over the last 15 years using population-based data. METHODS: Medicare Australia databases were accessed and Medicare rebate codes pertaining to ureteroscopy, extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) were extracted per state, year and gender between 2001 and 2015...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Jian-Shan Cai, Sun Qiang, Yin Bao-Bing
Gallstone disease is a common and frequently occurring disease in human, and it is the main disease among the digestive system diseases. The incidence of gallstone disease in western countries is about 5%-22%, and common bile duct stones (CBDS) accounts for 8%-20%. CBDS easily lead to biliary obstruction, secondary cholangitis, pancreatitis, and obstructive jaundice, even endanger life. Therefore, it needs timely treatment once diagnosed. The recurrence of choledocholithiasis after bile duct stones clearance involves complicated factors and cannot be completely elaborated by a single factor...
September 9, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Ingrid Torjesen
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2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Eisuke Kuraya, Shina Nakada, Akiko Touyama, Shigeru Itoh
Citrus junos Tanaka (yuzu) has a strong characteristic aroma, and hence, yuzu juice is used in a number of Japanese foods. We herein evaluated the functional compounds of yuzu juice to investigate whether underwater shockwave pretreatment affects its functionality. Employing the shockwave pretreatment at an increased discharge and energy of 3.5kV and 4.9kJ, respectively, resulted in an increase in the flavanone glycoside content and oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC). The ORAC value of yuzu juice cultivated in Rikuzentakata increased approximately 1...
February 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
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