lithotripsy

Summary

Summary: The destruction of a calculus of the kidney, ureter, bladder, or gallbladder by physical forces, including crushing with a lithotriptor through a catheter. Focused percutaneous ultrasound and focused hydraulic shock waves may be used without surgery. Lithotripsy does not include the dissolving of stones by acids or litholysis. Lithotripsy by laser is LITHOTRIPSY, LASER.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Ureteral catheterization in uncomplicated ureterolithotripsy: a randomized, controlled trial
    Hooman Djaladat
    Department of Urology, Mohammadi Hospital, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
    Eur Urol 52:836-41. 2007
  2. ncbi Alkaline citrate reduces stone recurrence and regrowth after shockwave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy
    B Lojanapiwat
    Division of Urology and Department of Surgery, Chiangmai University, Thailand
    Int Braz J Urol 37:611-6. 2011
  3. ncbi Evaluation of emergency extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for obstructing ureteral stones
    Ibrahim F Ghalayini
    Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, King Abdullah University Hospital, Irbid, Jordan
    Int Braz J Urol 34:433-40; discussion 441-2. 2008
  4. ncbi Preoperative nomograms for predicting stone-free rate after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    Kent Kanao
    Department of Urology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    J Urol 176:1453-6; discussion 1456-7. 2006
  5. ncbi Use of double-J stents prior to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is not beneficial: results of a prospective randomized study
    Abdulla Ahmed Karama Musa
    Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Aden University, Saihoot Street 90 1, P O Box Crater 4712, Khormakser Aden, Yemen
    Int Urol Nephrol 40:19-22. 2008
  6. ncbi Guidelines on urolithiasis
    H G Tiselius
    Working Party on Lithiasis, Health Care Office, European Association of Urology
    Eur Urol 40:362-71. 2001
  7. ncbi 2007 Guideline for the management of ureteral calculi
    Glenn M Preminger
    Duke University Medical Center, Division of Urologic Surgery, DUMC 3167, Room 1572D, White Zone, Duke South, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Eur Urol 52:1610-31. 2007
  8. ncbi Small sphincterotomy combined with papillary dilation with large balloon permits retrieval of large stones without mechanical lithotripsy
    Atsushi Minami
    Kawasaki Kyodo Hospital 2 1 5 Sakuramoto Kawasaki City 210 0833, Japan
    World J Gastroenterol 13:2179-82. 2007
  9. ncbi Minipercutaneous nephorlithotomy
    M Monga
    Division of Urology, University of California, San Diego 92103 8897, USA
    J Endourol 14:419-21. 2000
  10. doi Low dose tamsulosin for stone expulsion after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: efficacy in Japanese male patients with ureteral stone
    Masayuki Kobayashi
    Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba, Japan
    Int J Urol 15:495-8. 2008

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  1. ncbi Ureteral catheterization in uncomplicated ureterolithotripsy: a randomized, controlled trial
    Hooman Djaladat
    Department of Urology, Mohammadi Hospital, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
    Eur Urol 52:836-41. 2007
    To evaluate short-term ureteral catheterization in patients undergoing ureteroscopic lithotripsy for ureteral calculi.
  2. ncbi Alkaline citrate reduces stone recurrence and regrowth after shockwave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy
    B Lojanapiwat
    Division of Urology and Department of Surgery, Chiangmai University, Thailand
    Int Braz J Urol 37:611-6. 2011
    ..To evaluate the preventive effects of alkaline citrate on stone recurrence as well as stone growth post-ESWL or PCNL in patients with calcium-containing stones...
  3. ncbi Evaluation of emergency extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for obstructing ureteral stones
    Ibrahim F Ghalayini
    Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, King Abdullah University Hospital, Irbid, Jordan
    Int Braz J Urol 34:433-40; discussion 441-2. 2008
    To assess the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) for ureteral calculi during acute renal colic.
  4. ncbi Preoperative nomograms for predicting stone-free rate after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    Kent Kanao
    Department of Urology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    J Urol 176:1453-6; discussion 1456-7. 2006
    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is currently accepted as a first line treatment modality for urolithiasis...
  5. ncbi Use of double-J stents prior to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is not beneficial: results of a prospective randomized study
    Abdulla Ahmed Karama Musa
    Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Aden University, Saihoot Street 90 1, P O Box Crater 4712, Khormakser Aden, Yemen
    Int Urol Nephrol 40:19-22. 2008
    Since introduction of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) in treating patients with urinary tract stones in our clinic for the first time in our city Aden 5 years ago, we stented all patients with kidney stone >1 cm routinely ..
  6. ncbi Guidelines on urolithiasis
    H G Tiselius
    Working Party on Lithiasis, Health Care Office, European Association of Urology
    Eur Urol 40:362-71. 2001
    ..The basic task for the working group therefore was to extract and evaluate evidence from the literature in order to reach a consensus on how these patients could best be managed...
  7. ncbi 2007 Guideline for the management of ureteral calculi
    Glenn M Preminger
    Duke University Medical Center, Division of Urologic Surgery, DUMC 3167, Room 1572D, White Zone, Duke South, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Eur Urol 52:1610-31. 2007
  8. ncbi Small sphincterotomy combined with papillary dilation with large balloon permits retrieval of large stones without mechanical lithotripsy
    Atsushi Minami
    Kawasaki Kyodo Hospital 2 1 5 Sakuramoto Kawasaki City 210 0833, Japan
    World J Gastroenterol 13:2179-82. 2007
    ..To introduce a new method: small endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) combined with endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation (SES + EPLBD) to treat patients with large biliary stones...
  9. ncbi Minipercutaneous nephorlithotomy
    M Monga
    Division of Urology, University of California, San Diego 92103 8897, USA
    J Endourol 14:419-21. 2000
    ..To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a minipercutaneous nephrolithotomy procedure (mini-PCNL) through a 20F sheath...
  10. doi Low dose tamsulosin for stone expulsion after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: efficacy in Japanese male patients with ureteral stone
    Masayuki Kobayashi
    Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba, Japan
    Int J Urol 15:495-8. 2008
    We evaluated the efficacy of low dose tamsulosin after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in Japanese male patients with ureteral stone.
  11. ncbi Extracorporeal renal lithotripsy: evolution of residual lithiasis treated with thiazides
    M Arrabal-Martín
    Department of Urology, Hospital Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, Spain
    Urology 68:956-9. 2006
    To analyze the evolution of residual lithiasis after renal extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and to show the prolonged efficacy of thiazides in the treatment of residual lithiasis in patients with calcium lithiasis.
  12. ncbi Long-term evaluation of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of salivary stones
    S Schmitz
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Grosshadern Medical Center, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
    J Laryngol Otol 122:65-71. 2008
    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is a rather new therapeutical method in the treatment of sialolithiasis...
  13. ncbi Prognostic factors of success of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in the treatment of renal stones
    Abdulla Al-Ansari
    Urology Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    Int Urol Nephrol 38:63-7. 2006
    To evaluate the factors that affect the success rate of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for treatment of renal stones.
  14. ncbi [Percutaneous kidney lithotripsy. Clinical course, indications, and current methodology in our Lithotripsy Unit]
    G Ibarluzea González
    Unidad de Litotricia, Hospital de Galdacano, Usansolo, Vizcaya, Espana
    Arch Esp Urol 54:951-69. 2001
    To review the history, development, indications and current methods of percutaneous renal lithotripsy.
  15. doi Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for prevention of recurrent pancreatitis caused by obstructive pancreatic stones
    Mansour A Parsi
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Pancreas 39:153-5. 2010
    ..Use of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for treatment of abdominal pain associated with obstructive pancreatic duct stones has been well ..
  16. doi Prognostic variables for shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) treatment success: no impact of body mass index (BMI) using a third generation lithotripter
    Gencay Hatiboglu
    Department for Urology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    BJU Int 108:1192-7. 2011
    ..stones treated with a third generation lithotripter, as BMI has been reported to be an independent predictor for stone-free status after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) performed with first or second generation lithotripters.
  17. ncbi Limitations of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    Sanjeev Madaan
    Pyrah Department of Urology, St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK
    Curr Opin Urol 17:109-13. 2007
    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the preferred modality for the treatment of renal and upper ureteric calculi...
  18. doi Stone attenuation and skin-to-stone distance on computed tomography predicts for stone fragmentation by shock wave lithotripsy
    Alexandra E Perks
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, and the Department of Radiology, St Michael s Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Urology 72:765-9. 2008
    ..Identifying the factors predictive of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) outcome would help streamline the care of patients with stones.
  19. doi Management of 10-15-mm proximal ureteral stones: ureteroscopy or extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy?
    Seyed Amir Mohsen Ziaee
    Department of Urology, Shaheed Labbafinezhad Hospital, Tehran, Iran
    Urology 71:28-31. 2008
    ..with an upper ureteral stone, 10 to 15 mm in size, by analyzing the therapeutic outcomes for those undergoing semirigid ureteroscopic holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser lithotripsy (URSL) and shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) prospectively.
  20. doi Can a small endoscopic sphincterotomy plus a large-balloon dilation reduce the use of mechanical lithotripsy in patients with large bile duct stones?
    Tae Hyeon Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, South Korea
    Surg Endosc 25:3330-7. 2011
    ..This study compared the therapeutic benefits and complication rates of ESLBD with those of EST alone...
  21. doi Extracorporeal and intracorporeal lithotripsy of salivary gland stones: basic investigations
    Johannes Zenk
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Waldstrasse 1, D 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Otolaryngol Clin North Am 42:1115-37, Table of Contents. 2009
    ..This article provides an overview of the various methods of extracorporeal and intracorporeal lithotripsy that have been used or proposed for salivary calculi to date, considering the advantages and disadvantages of ..
  22. doi The role of endoscopy in the therapy of chronic pancreatitis
    Andrea Tringali
    Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Catholic University, A Gemelli University Hospital, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 22:145-65. 2008
    ..this purpose are endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (combined or not with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy) and endoscopic ultrasound...
  23. doi Evaluation of pneumatic versus holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for impacted ureteral stones
    Murat Binbay
    Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Int Urol Nephrol 43:989-95. 2011
    ..We prospectively analyzed and compared the effectiveness and complications of pneumatic lithotripter with a holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser for the ureterorenoscopic management of impacted ureteral stones...
  24. ncbi Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the management of salivary calculi
    M P Escudier
    Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology, Guy s, King s and St Thomas Dental Institute, London, UK
    Br J Surg 90:482-5. 2003
    The aim was to investigate the results of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the management of salivary calculi using a dedicated sialolithotriptor.
  25. ncbi Extracorporeal lithotripsy for salivary calculi: a long-term clinical experience
    Pasquale Capaccio
    Clinica Otorinolaringoiatrica IV, Azienda Ospedaliera, Polo Universitario L Sacco, Ospedale Maggiore di Milano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Laryngoscope 114:1069-73. 2004
    The objective was to assess in a large series of patients with a long-term clinical follow-up the validity of extracorporeal electromagnetic shock wave lithotripsy as a minimally invasive therapy for sialolithiasis.
  26. ncbi Optimizing shock wave lithotripsy in the 21st century
    Athanasios N Argyropoulos
    Department of Urology, The Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    Eur Urol 52:344-52. 2007
    Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) has radically changed treatment of stone disease and appears to be the first option for the majority of patients...
  27. doi Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in an elderly population: how to prevent complications and make the treatment safe and effective
    M C Sighinolfi
    The Department of Urology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Endourol 22:2223-6. 2008
    The aim of our study is to consider the feasibility and the results of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in an elderly cohort of patients, considering different diseases and concomitant morbidity.
  28. doi Comparison of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and ureteroscopic lithotripsy in the management of impacted, large, proximal ureteral stones
    Yung Shun Juan
    Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Kaohsiung J Med Sci 24:204-9. 2008
    ..single, impacted, proximal ureteral stones undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URSL)...
  29. ncbi Bladder lithiasis: from open surgery to lithotripsy
    Athanasios G Papatsoris
    Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Urol Res 34:163-7. 2006
    ..is endoscopic transurethral disintegration with mechanical cystolithotripsy, ultrasound, electrohydraulic lithotripsy, Swiss Lithoclast, and holmium:YAG laser...
  30. ncbi Predictors of clinical significance of residual fragments after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stones
    Ahmed R El-Nahas
    Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
    J Endourol 20:870-4. 2006
    To determine the predictors of the clinical outcome of residual fragments after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL).
  31. doi Use of ureteral stent in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for upper urinary calculi: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Pengfei Shen
    Department of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
    J Urol 186:1328-35. 2011
    This systematic review was performed to assess the necessity and complications of stenting before extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of upper urinary stones.
  32. doi Tamsulosin as adjunctive treatment after shockwave lithotripsy in patients with upper urinary tract stones: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Shuo Zheng
    Department of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, PR China
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 44:425-32. 2010
    This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of tamsulosin as an α(1)-blocker in the treatment of the renal and ureteral stones after shockwave lithotripsy (SWL).
  33. ncbi A prospective multivariate analysis of factors predicting stone disintegration by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: the value of high-resolution noncontrast computed tomography
    Ahmed R El-Nahas
    Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
    Eur Urol 51:1688-93; discussion 1693-4. 2007
    To assess the value of noncontrast computed tomography (NCCT) as a possible predictor of renal stone disintegration by shock wave lithotripsy (SWL).
  34. ncbi Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy success based on body mass index and Hounsfield units
    Gyan Pareek
    Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York, USA
    Urology 65:33-6. 2005
    ..units (HUs) could be used as independent predictors of stone-free status after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). No detailed studies have assessed BMI as an independent predictor of ESWL outcome...
  35. ncbi Long-term renal functional effects of shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy and combination therapy: a comparative study of patients with solitary kidney
    L S Liou
    Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Urol 166:36; discussion 36-7. 2001
    PURPOSE: We compared the long-term impact on renal function after shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy or the 2 techniques combined in patients with a solitary kidney...
  36. ncbi Mechanical lithotripsy of pancreatic and biliary stones: complications and available treatment options collected from expert centers
    Miriam Thomas
    St Luke s Medical Center, Pancreatic Biliary Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:1896-902. 2007
    PD and common bile duct (CBD) stones often require mechanical lithotripsy (ML) at ERCP for successful extraction. The frequency and spectrum of complications is not well described in the literature.
  37. ncbi Factors associated with failure of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones using Dornier lithotripter U/50
    Yoshiyuki Shiroyanagi
    Department of Urology, Kidney Center, Tokyo Women s Medical University, Japan
    Int J Urol 9:304-7. 2002
    In the present series of 170 patients who underwent extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (SWL) treatment for ureteral stones, the authors determine which patients with ureteral stones had an unsuccessful outcome.
  38. ncbi Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of chronic calcific pancreatitis: a meta-analysis
    Nalini M Guda
    Gastroenterology Division, Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA
    JOP 6:6-12. 2005
    Main pancreatic duct stones may contribute to pain in chronic pancreatitis. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been used alone or in combination with endoscopic therapy for fragmentation of stones...
  39. ncbi Treatment of pancreatic stones with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: results of a multicenter survey
    Kazuo Inui
    Department of Internal Medicine, Fujita Health University, Second Teaching Hospital, Fujita, Japan
    Pancreas 30:26-30. 2005
    A retrospective multicenter survey was performed to evaluate the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) as a treatment of pancreatic stones.
  40. ncbi Endoscopic therapy for chronic pancreatitis
    M Delhaye
    Medicosurgical Department of Gastroenterology, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Scand J Surg 94:143-53. 2005
    ..therapy is used for the treatment of patients with painful chronic pancreatitis, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) can be proposed as a first-line approach when obstructive ductal stone(s) induce upstream dilation of ..
  41. ncbi Computerized tomography attenuation value of renal calculus: can it predict successful fragmentation of the calculus by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy? A preliminary study
    Peter Joseph
    Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, and MRI and CT Scan Centre, Chandigarh, India
    J Urol 167:1968-71. 2002
    ..the attenuation value of renal calculi on unenhanced axial computerized tomography (CT) images as a predictor of calculous fragmentation by extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) (Dornier Medical Systems, Inc., Marietta, Georgia).
  42. ncbi Shock wave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy for the management of proximal ureteral calculi: an old discussion revisited
    Kittinut Kijvikai
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Urol 178:1157-63. 2007
    ..Shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy have become standards of care for ureteral calculi...
  43. ncbi Management of pediatric stone disease
    H Serkan Dogan
    Curr Urol Rep 8:163-73. 2007
    ..has changed from an open surgical approach to less invasive procedures such as extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy and endoscopic techniques...
  44. ncbi Shock wave lithotripsy success determined by skin-to-stone distance on computed tomography
    Gyan Pareek
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
    Urology 66:941-4. 2005
    ..Hounsfield unit (HU) density can be used as independent predictors of stone-free (SF) status after shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) of lower pole kidney stones...
  45. pmc Nonsurgical management of an impacted mechanical lithotriptor with fractured traction wires: endoscopic intracorporeal electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy followed by extra-endoscopic mechanical lithotripsy
    Tan Attila
    University of Toronto, St Michael s Hospital, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Oncology Group, Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Gastroenterol 22:699-702. 2008
    ..Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy failed to fragment the stone entrapped within the impacted basket...
  46. ncbi Shock wave lithotripsy at 60 or 120 shocks per minute: a randomized, double-blind trial
    Kenneth T Pace
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 174:595-9. 2005
    The rate of shock wave administration is a factor in the per shock efficiency of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL)...
  47. doi A comparison of sedation with dexmedetomidine or propofol during shockwave lithotripsy: a randomized controlled trial
    Kenan Kaygusuz
    Department of Anesthesiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
    Anesth Analg 106:114-9, table of contents. 2008
    ..Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a minimal to mildly painful procedure that requires conscious sedation...
  48. ncbi A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing nonstented versus stented ureteroscopic lithotripsy
    J D Denstedt
    Division of Urology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    J Urol 165:1419-22. 2001
    ..controlled trial was performed to determine whether stents may be eliminated after uncomplicated ureteroscopic lithotripsy for ureteral stones...
  49. ncbi Acupuncture as an adjunct for sedation during lithotripsy
    Shu Ming Wang
    Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8041, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:241-6. 2007
    To determine whether a combination of auricular and body acupuncture is effective as an adjunct for the preprocedural anxiety and pain management in patients undergoing lithotripsy procedures.
  50. pmc Progressive increase of lithotripter output produces better in-vivo stone comminution
    Michaella E Maloney
    Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center, Division of Urology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Endourol 20:603-6. 2006
    Shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) has become a first-line intervention for treatment of nephrolithiasis. However, few studies have examined the effects of modifications in the method of shockwave energy administration on comminution efficiency...
  51. ncbi Noninvasive anesthesia, analgesia and radiation-free extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for stones in the most distal ureter: experience with 165 patients
    F R Jermini
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 168:446-9. 2002
    ..In these situations noninvasive anesthesia-free, analgesia-free and radiation-free extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) (Dornier Medical Systems, Marietta, Georgia) is a valuable tool...
  52. ncbi Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in anomalous kidneys: 11-year experience with two second-generation lithotripters
    Khaled Z Sheir
    Department of Urology, Mansoura Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
    Urology 62:10-5; discussion 15-6. 2003
    To present our experience with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in patients with anomalous kidneys and to determine the factors that may influence the stone-free rate in such patients.
  53. doi alpha-Blockers to assist stone clearance after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a meta-analysis
    Yefang Zhu
    Department of Urology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BJU Int 106:256-61. 2010
    To review the evidence for the use of alpha-blockers after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in enhancing the effectiveness of renal and ureteric stone clearance.
  54. ncbi Tamsulosin treatment increases clinical success rate of single extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of renal stones
    Giovanni Luca Gravina
    Department of Surgery, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
    Urology 66:24-8. 2005
    ..the administration of tamsulosin, as adjunctive medical therapy, increases the efficacy of one extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) session to treat renal stones and decreases the use of analgesic drugs after the procedure.
  55. ncbi [Percutaneous nephrolithotomy through the upper pole calix access for complicated renal calculi: report of 581 cases]
    Hu Lin Li
    Department of Urology, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China
    Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao 31:2079-81. 2011
    ..To discuss the optimal approach of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for treatment of complicated renal calculi...
  56. ncbi How significant are clinically insignificant residual fragments following lithotripsy?
    Yeh Hong Tan
    Department of Urology, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169 608, Singapore
    Curr Opin Urol 15:127-31. 2005
    Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy had revolutionized the treatment of kidney stones...
  57. ncbi Is extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy the preferred treatment option for elderly patients with urinary stone? A multivariate analysis of the effect of patient age on treatment outcome
    Chi Fai Ng
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC
    BJU Int 100:392-5. 2007
    To investigate the effect of patient age on the stone-free rate (SFR) in patients with urinary calculi treated by extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL).
  58. doi Curcumin prevents shock-wave lithotripsy-induced renal injury through inhibition of nuclear factor kappa-B and inducible nitric oxide synthase activity in rats
    Muzaffer Bas
    Department of Urology, Bakirkoy Dr Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Urol Res 37:159-64. 2009
    Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is commonly used for treatment of renal stones. Free oxygen radicals are involved in the pathophysiology of renal injury due to SWL...
  59. ncbi Transurethral ureterolithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
    Toshiki Tsuboi
    Department of Urology, Kitasato University School of Medicine
    Hinyokika Kiyo 54:17-22. 2008
    ..stones were successfully extracted by transurethral ureterolithotripsy (TUL) and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) after high-dose gamma-globulin therapy...
  60. pmc Impaction of a lithotripsy basket during endoscopic lithotomy of a common bile duct stone
    Nobutada Fukino
    Department of Surgery, Social Insurance Yokohama Central Hospital, 268 Yamashita cho, Naka ku, Yokohama 231 8553, Japan
    World J Gastroenterol 16:2832-4. 2010
    The treatments for common bile duct (CBD) stones are being continually developed. Impaction of the lithotripsy basket during endoscopic removal of CBD stones was seen in 5.9% patients...
  61. doi Development of a scoring system from noncontrast computerized tomography measurements to improve the selection of upper ureteral stone for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    Chi Fai Ng
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Urol 181:1151-7. 2009
    We investigated the role of noncontrast computerized tomography in predicting the treatment outcome of shock wave lithotripsy on upper ureteral stones to formulate a clinical algorithm to facilitate clinical management.
  62. ncbi Shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones in elderly male patients
    Sarel Halachmi
    Department of Urology, Rambam Medical Centre, and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israeli Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Aging Male 9:171-4. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the success rate and complications of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) for all size and location ureteral stones in patients older than 70 years of age.
  63. ncbi [CT SCAN as a predictor of composition and fragility of urinary lithiasis treated with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in vitro]
    Patricio García Marchiñena
    Centro de Litiasis, Servicio de Urologia, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Arch Esp Urol 62:215-22; discussion 222. 2009
    To evaluate the ability of non contrast computed tomography (NCCT) to predict stone composition and fragility for treatment with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).
  64. doi Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in impacted upper ureteral stones: a prospective randomized comparison between stented and non-stented techniques
    Islam A Ghoneim
    Department of Urology, Kasr Al Ainy Hospital, Cairo University, Egypt
    Urology 75:45-50. 2010
    To assess the need for pre-extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (pre-ESWL) stenting in management of impacted upper ureteral stones of size < or = 2 cm and to verify whether stenting would influence the success of therapy.
  65. doi Development of a mathematical model to predict extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy outcome
    Ioannis Vakalopoulos
    Department of Urology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Endourol 23:891-7. 2009
    To determine statistically significant parameters that influence shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) outcome and to develop a mathematical equation to predict the possibility of a successful outcome.
  66. ncbi Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy as primary treatment for ureteric stones: a retrospective study comparing two different treatment strategies
    Klas Lindqvist
    Department of Urology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 40:113-8. 2006
    Our extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) lithotripter with ultrasound localization technique was replaced in 1999 by a Storz SLX-MX lithotripter with both X-ray and ultrasound detection possibilities...
  67. ncbi University of Wisconsin experience using the Doli S lithotriptor
    D Brooke Johnson
    Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison 53792 3236, USA
    Urology 62:410-4; discussion 414-5. 2003
    ..At present, there is no published report of the efficacy of this instrument in service in the United States...
  68. ncbi Five-year clinical experience with the Dornier Delta lithotriptor
    Wesley White
    Department of Urology, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920, USA
    Urology 68:28-32. 2006
    Multiple studies support the clinical value of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in the treatment of symptomatic urolithiasis...
  69. ncbi Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy for distal ureteric calculi: efficacy and patient satisfaction
    Ibrahim F Ghalayini
    School of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, King Abdullah University Hospital, Irbid, Jordan
    Int Braz J Urol 32:656-64; discussion 664-7. 2006
    We compared the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopy (URS) for the treatment of distal ureteral calculi with respect to patient satisfaction.
  70. ncbi Prospective randomized trial comparing shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for management of distal ureteral calculi
    M S Pearle
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Urol 166:1255-60. 2001
    PURPOSE: We compared the efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for treatment of distal ureteral calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 64 patients with solitary, radiopaque distal ureteral calculi 15 mm...
  71. ncbi Stone fragmentation during shock wave lithotripsy is improved by slowing the shock wave rate: studies with a new animal model
    Ryan F Paterson
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine and Methodist Hospital Institute for Kidney Stone Disease, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Urol 168:2211-5. 2002
    The current trend toward ungated shock wave lithotripsy means that more patients are being treated with shock waves delivered at a rapid rate (120 shock waves per minute or greater)...
  72. ncbi Outcomes using a fourth-generation lithotripter: a new benchmark for comparison?
    Michael S Nomikos
    Department of Urology, The Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    BJU Int 100:1356-60. 2007
    ....
  73. ncbi Biliary-basket impaction complicated by in vivo traction-wire fracture: report of a novel management approach
    John T Maple
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:1031-3. 2006
  74. ncbi Prevention of lithotripsy-induced renal injury by pretreating kidneys with low-energy shock waves
    Lynn R Willis
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Methodist Hospital Institute for Kidney Stone Disease, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 17:663-73. 2006
    b>Lithotripsy shock waves (SW) to one renal pole damage that pole but protect the opposite pole from the damage inflicted by another, immediate application of SW...
  75. ncbi Endoscopic treatment of pancreatic duct stones using a 10F pancreatoscope and electrohydraulic lithotripsy
    D A Howell
    Division of Gastroenterology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 50:829-33. 1999
    Endoscopic therapy with adjunctive extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy fails to provide clearance of pancreatic duct stones in up to 25% of symptomatic patients...
  76. ncbi Treatment for extended-mid and distal ureteral stones: SWL or ureteroscopy? Results of a multicenter study
    A J Hendrikx
    Department of Urology, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    J Endourol 13:727-33. 1999
    In a randomized study, we analyzed the treatment results of ureterorenoscopy (URS) and shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for extended-mid and distal ureteral stones...
  77. doi Is there an adjunctive role of tamsulosin to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for upper ureteric stones: results of an open label randomized nonplacebo controlled study
    Mayank Mohan Agarwal
    Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab, India
    Urology 74:989-92. 2009
    To investigate the role of tamsulosin as an adjunct to management of upper ureteric stones (UUS) with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL).
  78. doi Predictive risk factors for pain during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
    Marc Vergnolles
    Department of Urology, Pellegrin University Hospital, Bordeaux, France
    J Endourol 23:2021-7. 2009
    Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) is a noninvasive but painful procedure. The aim of this study was to identify predictive risk factors for pain during SWL.
  79. doi Pain in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    James Theo Berwin
    Endourology and Stone Services, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London, UK
    Urol Res 37:51-3. 2009
    ..tolerance has long been identified as a factor influencing successful treatment of renal calculi by shock wave lithotripsy (SWL)...
  80. ncbi Management of difficult common bile duct stones
    J Hochberger
    Department of Medicine I, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 13:623-34. 2003
    ..For stones up to 2.5 cm in diameter, mechanical lithotripsy is the method of choice as a next step...
  81. doi Evaluation and management of post-shock wave lithotripsy pain with third-generation lithotriptors using rofecoxib
    Tricia D Greene
    Department of Urology and Kidney Stone Treatment Center, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    J Endourol 23:395-8. 2009
    ..We evaluated factors contributing to post-shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) pain and assessed potential benefits of preemptive analgesia using Rofecoxib, a COX-II inhibitor, and ..
  82. doi Randomized comparison of efficacy of paracetamol, lornoxicam, and tramadol representing three different groups of analgesics for pain control in extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
    Gulgun Elif Akcali
    Department of Anesthesia, School of Medicine, Duzce University, Duzce, Turkey
    J Endourol 24:615-20. 2010
    Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) is the mainstay treatment modality for upper urinary tract stones. However, it is a relatively painful procedure and so an efficient analgesia is required for better clinical success...
  83. ncbi Predictors of unsuccessful mechanical lithotripsy and endoscopic clearance of large bile duct stones
    Pramod Kumar Garg
    Department of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    Gastrointest Endosc 59:601-5. 2004
    Mechanical lithotripsy is used to break large bile duct stones. This study investigated the predictors of unsuccessful mechanical lithotripsy.
  84. ncbi Mechanical lithotripsy of bile duct stones in 209 patients--effect of technical advances
    M U Schneider
    Department of Internal Medicine, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen Nuremberg, FR Germany
    Endoscopy 20:248-53. 1988
    Between 1982 and 1987, mechanical lithotripsy of common bile duct (CBD) stones was performed in 209 patients (mean age +/- SD: 72 +/- 10 years), using self-constructed lithotripters and baskets with breaking strengths of approximately 50 ..
  85. doi Efficacy of local subcutaneous anesthesia versus intramuscular opioid sedation in extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: a randomized study
    Khaled Madbouly
    Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdul Aziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Endourol 25:845-9. 2011
    To evaluate the analgesic efficacy of local subcutaneous (SC) anesthesia compared with intramuscular (IM) opioid sedation during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in a randomized study.
  86. ncbi Clinical outcomes in patients who undergo extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for chronic calcific pancreatitis
    Richard A Kozarek
    Sections of Gastroenterology, Urology, and General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 56:496-500. 2002
    There is controversy as to whether extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy fragmentation and ERCP retrieval of pancreatic stones are associated with relief of chronic pain or relapsing attacks of pancreatitis...
  87. ncbi Outpatient ureteroscopic lithotripsy: selective internal stenting and factors enhancing success
    M C Cheung
    Department of Surgery, Tung Wah Hospital, The University of Hong Kong Medical Center, Hong Kong
    J Endourol 14:559-64. 2000
    To evaluate a policy of selective, short-duration internal stenting after outpatient ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy.
  88. pmc The analgesic effect of inhalational Entonox for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    Hamid Mazdak
    Department of Urology, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan Medical University, Isfahan, Iran
    Urol Res 35:331-4. 2007
    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a non-invasive procedure that allows urinary stones to be fragmented using acoustic shock waves...
  89. ncbi Anesthesiologist-controlled versus patient-controlled propofol sedation for shockwave lithotripsy
    Jamal A Alhashemi
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, P O Box 31648, Jeddah 21418, Saudi Arabia
    Can J Anaesth 53:449-55. 2006
    To compare anesthesiologist-controlled sedation (ACS) with patient-controlled sedation (PCS), with respect to propofol requirements, sedation, and recovery, in patients undergoing extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for urinary calculi.
  90. ncbi A prospective randomized multicentric study comparing stented vs non-stented ureteroscopic lithotripsy
    Francesco S Grossi
    Struttura Complessa di Urologia OC, Martina Franca, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 78:53-6. 2006
    ..We compared postoperative pain, short and long-term complications after ureteroscopic (URS) treatment of stones followed or not by placement of a double J stent...
  91. ncbi Utility of the lithoclast in the treatment of upper, middle and lower ureteric calculi
    M S Akhtar
    Department of Urology, Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
    Surgeon 1:144-8. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility and efficacy of lithoclast in the treatment of upper, middle and lower ureteric calculi...
  92. ncbi Lornoxicam in extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy; comparison with tenoxicam and placebo in terms of analgesic consumption
    Ayten Bilir
    Departments of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Osmangazi University Medical Faculty, Eskisehir, Turkey
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 42:143-7. 2008
    To assess the analgesic efficacy of lornoxicam and compare it with that of tenoxicam in patients undergoing extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for renal stones.
  93. ncbi The effect of discharge voltage on renal injury and impairment caused by lithotripsy in the pig
    B A Connors
    Department of Anatomy, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis 46202 5120, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 11:310-8. 2000
    ..to determine the effects of shock wave voltage (kV) on lesion size and renal function induced by shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in the 6- to 8-wk-old pig...
  94. ncbi Shock wave lithotripsy causes ipsilateral renal injury remote from the focal point: the role of regional vasoconstriction
    Fernando Delvecchio
    Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Urol 169:1526-9. 2003
    Shock wave lithotripsy induced renal damage can occur as a result of multiple mechanisms, including small vessel injury and free radical production...
  95. doi The analgesic effect of 8 and 16 mg lornoxicam administered before shock wave lithotripsy: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study
    Suna Akin Takmaz
    Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ministry of Health, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Urology 72:282-5. 2008
    To evaluate the efficacy of 2 different doses of intravenous lornoxicam for pain relief during shock wave lithotripsy (SWL).
  96. doi Dexmedetomidine-ketamine and midazolam-ketamine combinations for sedation in pediatric patients undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a randomized prospective study
    Senem Koruk
    Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Gaziantep University Medical School, 27310 Sehitkamil, Gaziantep, Turkey
    J Anesth 24:858-63. 2010
    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) requires sedation in pediatric patients. Dexmedetomidine is a relatively new agent used for sedation...
  97. doi Local anesthesia with 20-mL prilocaine infiltration: the ultimate point for analgesia during shockwave lithotripsy?
    Erdal Yilmaz
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, University of Kirikkale, Kirikkale, Turkey
    J Endourol 22:883-7. 2008
    The effectiveness of 10 mL and 20 mL local prilocaine infiltration for analgesic purposes during shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) was compared, and the differences in pain intensity and need for additional analgesics were defined.
  98. ncbi Outcomes of shockwave lithotripsy for upper urinary-tract stones: a large-scale study at a single institution
    Taku Abe
    Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    J Endourol 19:768-73. 2005
    We investigated the risk factors having an impact on the achievement of stone-free status and on the success rate, as well as on the likelihood of recurrence, in patients undergoing shockwave lithotripsy.
  99. ncbi Prediction of success rate after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy of renal stones--a multivariate analysis model
    Mohamed Abdel-Khalek
    Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Egypt
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 38:161-7. 2004
    To define prognostic factors that affect the success rate after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) of renal calculi and to estimate the probability of stone-free status using a regression analysis model.
  100. ncbi Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of upper urinary tract calculi in patients with cystectomy and urinary diversion
    Ahmed El-Assmy
    Department of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
    Urology 66:510-3. 2005
    To present our experience with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in the management of upper urinary tract calculi in patients with urinary diversion.
  101. ncbi [Extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) procedure in urology]
    B Dore
    Service d Urologie, pavilion C Guérin, CHU de Poitiers, La Miletrie, France
    Ann Urol (Paris) 39:137-58. 2005
    Since 1980, extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has become the first line treatment for most stones in adults and children...

Research Grants76

  1. Prevention of Kidney Stone Crystal Retention
    Jack G Kleinman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..medical problem, causing morbidity and entailing expenses due to emergency room visits, medications, and lithotripsy or other procedures...
  2. Imacon 200 Ultra High-Speed Framing Camera System
    Lawrence Crum; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Dr. James McAteer will use the camera to find optimal parameters of voltage and rate of shock wave delivery in lithotripsy and Drs...
  3. Ultrasound Response of Microbubbles Confined in Vessels
    EVGENIA ZABOLOTSKAYA; Fiscal Year: 2004
    The rupture of small blood vessels and other tissue damage during kidney stone treatment with shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) has become a greater concern recently since it was established that newer lithotripters actually create more ..
  4. Prevention of Kidney Stone Crystal Retention
    JACK KLEINMAN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..medical problem, causing morbidity and entailing expenses due to emergency room visits, medications, and lithotripsy or other procedures...
  5. UROLITHIASIS AND PEROXIDATIVE INJURY
    Sivagnanam Thamilselvan; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Treatment program includes medications, open surgery, percutaneous techniques and extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Despite recent advances in treatment, stone recurrence can be reduced by only 50 percent...
  6. The Structural Basis of Kidney Stone Fragility
    James Williams; Fiscal Year: 2007
    Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) of kidney stones is not always successful. Stones in a significant percentage of patients fail to fragment completely...
  7. High-Resolution Desktop Micro-Computed Tomograpy System
    Elise Morgan; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..fully utilized by a team of investigators who have strong track record of providing important results, as well new research directions, in skeletal healing, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, shock wave lithotripsy, emphysema and lymphoma.
  8. Control of Dynamically Coupled Cavitation Bubbles in Shock Wave Lithotripsy
    Mark F Hamilton; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the most widely used procedure for comminution of urinary tract calculi, but after two decades of SWL, safety and efficiency appear to be declining, not ..
  9. Control of Dynamically Coupled Cavitation Bubbles in Shock Wave Lithotripsy
    Mark F Hamilton; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the most widely used procedure for comminution of urinary tract calculi, but after two decades of SWL, safety and efficiency appear to be declining, not ..
  10. Ultra High-Speed Imaging System
    Pei Zhong; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..that will immediately benefit from this proposed instrument cover a wide range of topics, from shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) for the treatment of kidney stone disease, to wound healing in SWL, to the design of liposomal drug ..
  11. INNOVATIONS IN SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY TECHNOLOGY
    Pei Zhong; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..bubble expansion; and the effect of treatment strategy on stone comminution and tissue injury in shock wave lithotripsy (SWL)...
  12. Tamsulosin and steroids for urolithiasis
    Jeremy Brown; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Moreover, up to 30% of patients may eventually require lithotripsy or surgical removal of the stone...
  13. INNOVATIONS IN SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY TECHNOLOGY
    Pei Zhong; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..bubble expansion;and the effect of treatment strategy on stone comminution and tissue injury in shock wave lithotripsy (SWL)...
  14. INNOVATIONS IN SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY TECHNOLOGY
    Pei Zhong; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..bubble expansion; and the effect of treatment strategy on stone comminution and tissue injury in shock wave lithotripsy (SWL)...
  15. INNOVATIONS IN SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY TECHNOLOGY
    Pei Zhong; Fiscal Year: 2005
    Although shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is used routinely for the comminution of kidney and upper urinary stones, treatment efficiency has not been improved in the past twenty years...
  16. A Novel Protection Device for Shock Wave Lithotripter
    Jian Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2005
    The shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) was first introduced successfully in clinical treatment in the earlier 1980s by Dornier Medical System in Germany. Now it has become the modality for urolithiasis diseases...
  17. Optimization of shock wave effects to improve lithotripsy treatments
    FRANCESCO P CURRA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been used routinely for the treatment of kidney stone patients for almost two decades...
  18. Optimization of shock wave effects to improve lithotripsy treatments
    FRANCESCO CURRA; Fiscal Year: 2007
    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been used routinely for the treatment of kidney stone patients for almost two decades...
  19. Acoustic cavitation of constrained microbubbles
    ERICH EVERBACH; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Inertial cavitation is considered a main mechanism of kidney stone comminution in lithotripsy, has been shown to play a dominant role in ultrasound-accelerated fibrinolysis, and is important in transdermal ..