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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.
Publications361 found, 100 shown here
- Preoperative nomograms for predicting stone-free rate after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsyKent Kanao
Department of Urology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
J Urol 176:1453-6; discussion 1456-7. 2006Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is currently accepted as a first line treatment modality for urolithiasis...
- Ureteral catheterization in uncomplicated ureterolithotripsy: a randomized, controlled trialHooman Djaladat
Department of Urology, Mohammadi Hospital, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
Eur Urol 52:836-41. 2007To evaluate short-term ureteral catheterization in patients undergoing ureteroscopic lithotripsy for ureteral calculi.
- 2007 Guideline for the management of ureteral calculiGlenn 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
- Comparison of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and retrograde flexible nephrolithotripsy for the management of 2-4 cm stones: a matched-pair analysisTolga Akman
Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
BJU Int 109:1384-9. 2012..This study shows that retrograde intrarenal surgery may be an alternative therapy to percutaneous nephrolithotomy, with acceptable efficacy and low morbidity for 2-4 cm stones...
- Evaluation of pneumatic versus holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for impacted ureteral stonesMurat 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...
- The contemporary management of renal and ureteric calculiDavid J Galvin
Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
BJU Int 98:1283-8. 2006
- Evaluation of emergency extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for obstructing ureteral stonesIbrahim 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. 2008To assess the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) for ureteral calculi during acute renal colic.
- Alkaline citrate reduces stone recurrence and regrowth after shockwave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomyB 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...
- Use of double-J stents prior to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is not beneficial: results of a prospective randomized studyAbdulla 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. 2008Since 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 ..
- Guidelines on urolithiasisH 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...
- Small sphincterotomy combined with papillary dilation with large balloon permits retrieval of large stones without mechanical lithotripsyAtsushi 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...
- Medical expulsive therapy as an adjunct to improve shockwave lithotripsy outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysisTrevor D Schuler
St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Endourol 23:387-93. 2009Modern shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) is associated with inferior results compared with the original Dornier HM3...
- Factors affecting complication rates of ureteroscopic lithotripsy in children: results of multi-institutional retrospective analysis by Pediatric Stone Disease Study Group of Turkish Pediatric Urology SocietyHasan Serkan Dogan
Department of Urology, Uludag University Faculty of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey
J Urol 186:1035-40. 2011..We evaluated factors affecting complication rates of ureteroscopy for pediatric ureteral calculi...
- Minipercutaneous nephorlithotomyM 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...
- Long-term evaluation of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of salivary stonesS Schmitz
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Grosshadern Medical Center, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
J Laryngol Otol 122:65-71. 2008Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is a rather new therapeutical method in the treatment of sialolithiasis...
- Stone attenuation and skin-to-stone distance on computed tomography predicts for stone fragmentation by shock wave lithotripsyAlexandra 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.
- [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. 2001To review the history, development, indications and current methods of percutaneous renal lithotripsy.
- Optimizing shock wave lithotripsy in the 21st centuryAthanasios N Argyropoulos
Department of Urology, The Scottish Lithotriptor Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Eur Urol 52:344-52. 2007Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) has radically changed treatment of stone disease and appears to be the first option for the majority of patients...
- Extracorporeal lithotripsy for salivary calculi: a long-term clinical experiencePasquale Capaccio
Clinica Otorinolaringoiatrica IV, Azienda Ospedaliera, Polo Universitario L Sacco, Ospedale Maggiore di Milano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
Laryngoscope 114:1069-73. 2004The 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.
- The role of endoscopy in the therapy of chronic pancreatitisAndrea 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...
- Extracorporeal and intracorporeal lithotripsy of salivary gland stones: basic investigationsJohannes 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 ..
- Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the management of salivary calculiM 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. 2003The aim was to investigate the results of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in the management of salivary calculi using a dedicated sialolithotriptor.
- 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.
- 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...
- Use of ureteral stent in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for upper urinary calculi: a systematic review and meta-analysisPengfei Shen
Department of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
J Urol 186:1328-35. 2011This systematic review was performed to assess the necessity and complications of stenting before extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of upper urinary stones.
- Bladder lithiasis: from open surgery to lithotripsyAthanasios 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...
- Tamsulosin as adjunctive treatment after shockwave lithotripsy in patients with upper urinary tract stones: a systematic review and meta-analysisShuo Zheng
Department of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, PR China
Scand J Urol Nephrol 44:425-32. 2010This 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).
- Predictors of clinical significance of residual fragments after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for renal stonesAhmed R El-Nahas
Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
J Endourol 20:870-4. 2006To determine the predictors of the clinical outcome of residual fragments after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL).
- A prospective multivariate analysis of factors predicting stone disintegration by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: the value of high-resolution noncontrast computed tomographyAhmed R El-Nahas
Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
Eur Urol 51:1688-93; discussion 1693-4. 2007To assess the value of noncontrast computed tomography (NCCT) as a possible predictor of renal stone disintegration by shock wave lithotripsy (SWL).
- Factors associated with failure of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones using Dornier lithotripter U/50Yoshiyuki Shiroyanagi
Department of Urology, Kidney Center, Tokyo Women s Medical University, Japan
Int J Urol 9:304-7. 2002In 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.
- Mechanical lithotripsy of pancreatic and biliary stones: complications and available treatment options collected from expert centersMiriam Thomas
St Luke s Medical Center, Pancreatic Biliary Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Am J Gastroenterol 102:1896-902. 2007PD 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.
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy success based on body mass index and Hounsfield unitsGyan 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...
- Shock wave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy for the management of proximal ureteral calculi: an old discussion revisitedKittinut 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...
- Treatment of pancreatic stones with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: results of a multicenter surveyKazuo Inui
Department of Internal Medicine, Fujita Health University, Second Teaching Hospital, Fujita, Japan
Pancreas 30:26-30. 2005A retrospective multicenter survey was performed to evaluate the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) as a treatment of pancreatic stones.
- Nonsurgical management of an impacted mechanical lithotriptor with fractured traction wires: endoscopic intracorporeal electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy followed by extra-endoscopic mechanical lithotripsyTan 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...
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the management of chronic calcific pancreatitis: a meta-analysisNalini M Guda
Gastroenterology Division, Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA
JOP 6:6-12. 2005Main 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...
- Shock wave lithotripsy success determined by skin-to-stone distance on computed tomographyGyan 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...
- Computerized tomography attenuation value of renal calculus: can it predict successful fragmentation of the calculus by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy? A preliminary studyPeter 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).
- Endoscopic therapy for chronic pancreatitisM 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 ..
- Management of pediatric stone diseaseH 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...
- Shock wave lithotripsy at 60 or 120 shocks per minute: a randomized, double-blind trialKenneth T Pace
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Urol 174:595-9. 2005The rate of shock wave administration is a factor in the per shock efficiency of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL)...
- A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing nonstented versus stented ureteroscopic lithotripsyJ 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...
- A comparison of sedation with dexmedetomidine or propofol during shockwave lithotripsy: a randomized controlled trialKenan 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...
- Comparison of tamsulosin with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in treating distal ureteral stonesMeng Yuan Zhang
Department of Urology, Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250021, China
Chin Med J (Engl) 122:798-801. 2009..This study aimed to evaluate the effect of tamsulosin in comparison with nifedipine and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) on the expulsion rate of distal ureteral stones at different sizes.
- Long-term results of percutaneous nephrolithotomy: does prophylactic medical stone management make a difference?Dorit E Zilberman
Division of Urologic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
J Endourol 23:1773-6. 2009..Medical stone prophylaxis should not be overlooked, because the proper establishment of medical therapy after PCNL may result in stabilization of stone disease and prevention of the need for further surgical procedures for stone removal...
- Prognostic variables for shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) treatment success: no impact of body mass index (BMI) using a third generation lithotripterGencay 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.
- Long-term renal functional effects of shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy and combination therapy: a comparative study of patients with solitary kidneyL S Liou
Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
J Urol 166:36; discussion 36-7. 2001PURPOSE: 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...
- Limitations of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsySanjeev Madaan
Pyrah Department of Urology, St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Curr Opin Urol 17:109-13. 2007Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the preferred modality for the treatment of renal and upper ureteric calculi...
- Comparison of pneumatic and laser lithotripsy in the treatment of pediatric ureteral stonesMurat Atar
Dicle University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey
J Pediatr Urol 9:308-12. 2013..To compare the effectiveness and safety of pneumatic and holmium:YAG laser lithotripters in the treatment of pediatric ureterolithiasis...
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for distal ureteral calculi: what a powerful machine can achieveWerner W Hochreiter
Deparment of Urology, University of Bern, Switzerland
J Urol 169:878-80. 2003We assessed the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL, Dornier Medical Systems, Inc., Marietta, Georgia) for distal ureteral calculi with the HM3 (Dornier Medical Systems, Inc.) lithotriptor.
- Efficacy of expulsive therapy using nifedipine or tamsulosin, both associated with ketoprofene, after shock wave lithotripsy of ureteral stonesS Micali
Department of Urology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Urol Res 35:133-7. 2007Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is currently considered one of the main treatments for ureteral stones...
- Intracorporeal lithotripsy: which modality is best?Raymond J Leveillee
Department of Urology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101, USA
Curr Opin Urol 13:249-53. 2003..Different types of intracorporeal lithotripter devices were compared according to their advantages, disadvantages, efficacy, safety and clinical applications. General directions of future developments are discussed...
- Dexmedetomidine causes prolonged recovery when compared with midazolam/fentanyl combination in outpatient shock wave lithotripsyP Zeyneloglu
Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anaesthesiology, Ankara, Turkey
Eur J Anaesthesiol 25:961-7. 2008Analgesia and sedation are usually required during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. In the present study, the recovery time and effectiveness of sedation and analgesia of dexmedetomidine was compared with a midazolam/fentanyl ..
- Prognostic factors of success of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in the treatment of renal stonesAbdulla Al-Ansari
Urology Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
Int Urol Nephrol 38:63-7. 2006To evaluate the factors that affect the success rate of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for treatment of renal stones.
- Impact of anatomical pielocaliceal topography in the treatment of renal lower calyces stones with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsyLorenzo Ruggera
Department and Clinic of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Int J Urol 12:525-32. 2005There is wide consensus that the lowest success rate of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is in the complete clearance of renal stones located in the lower calyces...
- Extracorporeal renal lithotripsy: evolution of residual lithiasis treated with thiazidesM Arrabal-Martín
Department of Urology, Hospital Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, Spain
Urology 68:956-9. 2006To 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.
- Can Phyllanthus niruri affect the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal stones? A randomized, prospective, long-term studyS Micali
Division of Urology, Policlinico di Modena, University of Modena, Via del Pozzo 71, 41100 Modena, Italy
J Urol 176:1020-2. 2006Phyllanthus niruri is a plant used in Brazilian folk medicine for the treatment of urolithiasis. We assessed the efficacy of P. niruri after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal stones.
- Stone clearance in lower pole nephrolithiasis after extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy - the controversy continuesM Hammad Ather
Dept of Surgery, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
BMC Urol 3:1. 2003To determine factors influencing the clearance of fragments after extra-corporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for lower pole calyceal (LPC) stones.
- Comparison of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and ureteroscopic lithotripsy in the management of impacted, large, proximal ureteral stonesYung 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)...
- Medical therapy of urolithiasisS Micali
Department of Urology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
J Endourol 20:841-7. 2006Nephrolithiasis treatment has become easier and less invasive with the development of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) and endourologic techniques...
- Low dose tamsulosin for stone expulsion after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: efficacy in Japanese male patients with ureteral stoneMasayuki Kobayashi
Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba, Japan
Int J Urol 15:495-8. 2008We evaluated the efficacy of low dose tamsulosin after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in Japanese male patients with ureteral stone.
- Impact of the degree of hydronephrosis on the efficacy of in situ extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy for proximal ureteral calculiAhmed El-Assmy
Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
Scand J Urol Nephrol 41:208-13. 2007We conducted a prospective randomized study to investigate the relation between the degree of stone-induced hydronephrosis and the outcome of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in patients with lumbar ureter stones.
- Enhanced kidney stone fragmentation by short delay tandem conventional and modified lithotriptor shock waves: a numerical analysisLeung Mun Tham
Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore
J Urol 178:314-9. 2007..We evaluated the effectiveness of modified lithotriptor shock waves using computer models...
- Renal injury during shock wave lithotripsy is significantly reduced by slowing the rate of shock wave deliveryAndrew P Evan
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
BJU Int 100:624-7; discussion 627-8. 2007..afforded by simply reducing the rate of shock wave (SW) delivery, compared with studies in the pig in which SW lithotripsy (SWL)-induced vascular damage was significantly reduced by initiating treatment using low-amplitude SWs.
- Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy for 5- to 10-mm stones in the proximal ureter: Prospective effectiveness patient-preference trialSteinar J Karlsen
University of Oslo, Oslo Urological University Clinic, Aker University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
J Endourol 21:28-33. 2007..The primary endpoints were stone-free rates at 3 weeks and 3 months and the subjective patient experience...
- Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and intracorporeal lithotripsy for proximal ureteric calculi--a comparative assessment of efficacy and safetyY K Fong
Department of Urology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Ann Acad Med Singapore 33:80-3. 2004Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the treatment modality of choice of many urologists for proximal ureteric calculi...
- Effect of stone motion on in vitro comminution efficiency of Storz Modulith SLXRobin O Cleveland
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
J Endourol 18:629-33. 2004..The goal of this study was to determine the effect of stone motion on the fragmentation efficiency of a clinical lithotripter with a small (4-mm) focal spot...
- Role of tamsulosin in treatment of patients with steinstrasse developing after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsySefa Resim
Department of Urology, KSU Medical School, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
Urology 66:945-8. 2005To evaluate whether tamsulosin, as an alpha(1)-blocker, was effective for the treatment of steinstrasse in the lower ureter after shock wave lithotripsy.
- Effects of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy on intrarenal resistive indexHasan Nazaroglu
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, TR 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey
Scand J Urol Nephrol 37:408-12. 2003This prospective study was performed to determine whether extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL), widely used for treating renal and ureteral stones, affects the kidney interlobar artery resistive index (RI).
- Observations on intrarenal geometry of the lower-caliceal system in relation to clearance of stone fragments after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsyLars Leykamm
Department of Urology, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Sweden
J Endourol 21:386-92. 2007To study the intrarenal geometry of the lower-caliceal system in patients with and without residual fragments after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) and to formulate a summarizing mathematical expression of relevant variables.
- Stone treatment and coagulopathyH C Klingler
Department of Urology, University of Vienna, Wahringer Gurtel 18 20, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
Eur Urol 43:75-9. 2003..The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate treatment protocols and results of upper tract stone treatment in patients with clotting disorders...
- Comparative analysis of upper ureteral stones (> 15 mm) treated with retroperitoneoscopic ureterolithotomy and ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsyYunyan Wang
Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, 188 Shizi Street, 215006, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Int Urol Nephrol 42:897-901. 2010..for patients with upper ureteral stones, > 15 mm in size, by comparing the therapeutic outcomes for those undergoing retroperitoneoscopic ureterolithotomy (RPUL) and rigid ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy (URSPL) retrospectively.
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for prevention of recurrent pancreatitis caused by obstructive pancreatic stonesMansour 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 ..
- Does ureteral stenting prior to shock wave lithotripsy influence the need for intervention in steinstrasse and related complications?M H Ather
Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Urol Int 83:222-5. 2009To analyze factors affecting steinstrasse (SS) and study the impact of pre-shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) stenting in the prevention of SS and related complications.
- In vitro study of ultrasound based real-time tracking for renal stones in shock wave lithotripsy: Part II--a simulated animal experimentC C Chang
Department of Urology, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China
J Urol 167:2594-7. 2002..We have previously developed and reported an ultrasound based real-time tracking system for renal stones. In the current study we continued to verify the reliability of this tracking system by a simulated animal test...
- Audiovisual distraction reduces pain perception during shockwave lithotripsyEmma Marsdin
The Oxford Stone Group, The Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
J Endourol 26:531-4. 2012b>Lithotripsy is an established method to fragment kidney stones that can be performed without general anesthesia in the outpatient setting. Discomfort and/or noise, however, may deter some patients...
- High intensity focused ultrasound lithotripsy with cavitating microbubblesShin Yoshizawa
Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Med Biol Eng Comput 47:851-60. 2009..In this paper, our works on high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) lithotripsy with cavitating microbubbles are reviewed and the cavitation detection method to optimize the HIFU intensity is ..
- Cost-effectiveness and efficiency of shockwave lithotripsy vs flexible ureteroscopic holmium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser lithotripsy in the treatment of lower pole renal calculiVincent Koo
Stone Treatment Centre, Craigavon Area Hospital, Portadown, Northern Ireland, UK
BJU Int 108:1913-6. 2011..In the present economic circumstance, clinicians should also consider cost-impact, patient's preference and specific clinical indication when counselling patients for treatment...
- Tissue effects of intracorporeal lithotripsy techniques during percutaneous nephrolithotomy: comparison of pneumatic and ultrasonic lithotripters on rat bladderAkif Diri
Department of Urology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Urol Res 40:409-13. 2012The objectives of this study were to determine the tissue effects of ultrasonic and pneumatic lithotripsy on the rat urothelium. The rats were divided into three groups...
- Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy as a primary modality for large proximal ureteral calculi: comparison to rigid ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsyYoung Hwii Ko
Department of Urology, Korea University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:7-13. 2011....
- Composition of kidney stone fragments obtained after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsySilvia Fernandes Ribeiro da Silva
Center for Research in Hepatic and Renal Diseases, Federal University of Ceará UFC, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
Clin Chem Lab Med 48:403-4. 2010The objective of this study was to determine the composition of kidney stone fragments obtained after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).
- Mechanical percussion, inversion and diuresis for residual lower pole fragments after shock wave lithotripsy: a prospective, single blind, randomized controlled trialK T Pace
St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Urol 166:2065-71. 2001..percussion and inversion with observation for eliminating lower caliceal fragments 3 months after shock wave lithotripsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: At 3 months after shock wave lithotripsy 69 patients with residual lower caliceal ..
- Steinstrasse after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: aetiology, prevention and managementM A Sayed
Urology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Egypt
BJU Int 88:675-8. 2001..To determine the causes of steinstrasse, methods of prevention and treatment strategies...
- Comparison between two shock wave regimens using frequencies of 60 and 90 impulses per minute for urinary stonesEduardo Mazzucchi
Division of Urology, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Clinics (Sao Paulo) 65:961-5. 2010..Two different regimens of SWL delivery for treating urinary stones were compared...
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in an elderly population: how to prevent complications and make the treatment safe and effectiveM C Sighinolfi
The Department of Urology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
J Endourol 22:2223-6. 2008The 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.
- Extracorporeal lithotripsy techniques for salivary stonesPasquale Capaccio
Department of Specialist Surgical Sciences, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, University of Milan, Via Francesco Sforza 35, 20122 Milano, Italy
Otolaryngol Clin North Am 42:1139-59, Table of Contents. 2009..the past 20 years, development of minimally invasive therapies has led to the use of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) to treat salivary stones...
- Acupuncture as an adjunct for sedation during lithotripsyShu Ming Wang
Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8041, USA
J Altern Complement Med 13:241-6. 2007To 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.
- Progressive increase of lithotripter output produces better in-vivo stone comminutionMichaella E Maloney
Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center, Division of Urology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
J Endourol 20:603-6. 2006Shockwave 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...
- alpha-Blockers to assist stone clearance after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a meta-analysisYefang Zhu
Department of Urology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
BJU Int 106:256-61. 2010To 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.
- 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. 2005Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy had revolutionized the treatment of kidney stones...
- 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 outcomeChi Fai Ng
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC
BJU Int 100:392-5. 2007To investigate the effect of patient age on the stone-free rate (SFR) in patients with urinary calculi treated by extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL).
- Curcumin prevents shock-wave lithotripsy-induced renal injury through inhibition of nuclear factor kappa-B and inducible nitric oxide synthase activity in ratsMuzaffer Bas
Department of Urology, Bakirkoy Dr Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Urol Res 37:159-64. 2009Shock 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...
- Tamsulosin treatment increases clinical success rate of single extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of renal stonesGiovanni 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.
- Transurethral ureterolithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpuraToshiki 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...
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in anomalous kidneys: 11-year experience with two second-generation lithotriptersKhaled Z Sheir
Department of Urology, Mansoura Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
Urology 62:10-5; discussion 15-6. 2003To 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.
- [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...
- Noninvasive anesthesia, analgesia and radiation-free extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for stones in the most distal ureter: experience with 165 patientsF 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...
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in impacted upper ureteral stones: a prospective randomized comparison between stented and non-stented techniquesIslam A Ghoneim
Department of Urology, Kasr Al Ainy Hospital, Cairo University, Egypt
Urology 75:45-50. 2010To 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.
- Development of a scoring system from noncontrast computerized tomography measurements to improve the selection of upper ureteral stone for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsyChi Fai Ng
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
J Urol 181:1151-7. 2009We 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.
- Shock wave lithotripsy for ureteral stones in elderly male patientsSarel 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.
- [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. 2009To evaluate the ability of non contrast computed tomography (NCCT) to predict stone composition and fragility for treatment with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).
- Prevention of Kidney Stone Crystal RetentionJack G Kleinman; Fiscal Year: 2010..medical problem, causing morbidity and entailing expenses due to emergency room visits, medications, and lithotripsy or other procedures...
- Imacon 200 Ultra High-Speed Framing Camera SystemLawrence 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...
- Ultrasound Response of Microbubbles Confined in VesselsEVGENIA ZABOLOTSKAYA; Fiscal Year: 2004The 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 ..
- INNOVATIONS IN SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY TECHNOLOGYPei Zhong; Fiscal Year: 2013..application, which is motivated by the recognition that over the past decade, the landscape in shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) has shifted from EH to EM technology because of the longevity, stability and large dynamic range of ..
- Super-Zoom Endoscope (SuZE)MIKHAIL A GUTIN; Fiscal Year: 2010..The primary application of SuZE is envisioned in indourology, including cystoscopy, ureteroscopy, lithotripsy, transurethral bladder tumor resection, bladder biopsies, fulguration, and radical prostatectomy...
- Improvement of lithotripters by ultrasound imaging and backscatter tecniquesLawrence A Crum; Fiscal Year: 2010..lithotriptors to minimize complications of procedures. Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) is the most common treatment for kidney stones in the size range from about 2 - 20 mm: Kidney stones ..
- Tracking kidney stones during shock wave lithotripsyRobin O Cleveland; Fiscal Year: 2010..3/ Creation of new or improved mechanical designs and control algorithms Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is a non-invasive procedure by which focused shock waves are used to fragment kidney stones into pieces ..
- The Structural Basis of Kidney Stone FragilityJames C Williams; Fiscal Year: 2011DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is not able to treat all urinary stones...
- Noninvasive, non-ionizing localization and clearance of kidney stonesMichael R Bailey; Fiscal Year: 2013..This device would be used to clear residual fragments remaining after shock wave lithotripsy (or invasive stone removal such as ureteroscopy), and could be a means to prophylactically expel small stones ..
- Planning a multi-center trial of tamsulosin for urolithiasisJeremy Brown; Fiscal Year: 2010..Moreover, up to 30% of patients may eventually require lithotripsy or surgical removal of the stone...
- COATING OF URINARY PROTHESES TO PREVENT ENCRUSTATIONHarmeet Sidhu; Fiscal Year: 2000..of urinary and peritoneal dialysis flow, haemodialysis, and drainage of renal calculi following laser or lithotripsy treatment...
- INNOVATIONS IN SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY TECHNOLOGYPei Zhong; Fiscal Year: 2010..bubble expansion;and the effect of treatment strategy on stone comminution and tissue injury in shock wave lithotripsy (SWL)...
- Strategies for Improved Shock Wave LithotripsyJAMES ALEXANDER MCATEER; Fiscal Year: 2013..multidisciplinary collaboration between four Projects and two Cores with the main goal of making shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) safe and effective for all patients...
- Histotripsy for Urinary Stone ComminutionTimothy L Hall; Fiscal Year: 2013..Preliminary evidence shows that histotripsy and lithotripsy can operate synergistically in multiple ways to enhance stone fragmentation...
- Optimization of shock wave effects to improve lithotripsy treatmentsFRANCESCO P CURRA; Fiscal Year: 2010DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been used routinely for the treatment of kidney stone patients for almost two decades...
- EQUITY OF INPATIENT SURGERY UTILIZATION IN CALIFORNIAMita Giacomini; Fiscal Year: 1992..be analyzed: coronary artery bypass, pacemaker implant, carotid endarterectomy, hip arthroplasty/replacement, lithotripsy, kidney transplantation, and surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding...
- Sparker Array for Improved Electro-Hydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL)Raymond B Schaefer; Fiscal Year: 2010DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the first line treatment for the majority of patients with kidney stones...
- Development of a New Sparker Electrode for Improved Electrohydraulic LithotripsyRaymond Schaefer; Fiscal Year: 2009Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is a non-invasive treatment for kidney stones and other ailments...
- Sparker Array for Improved Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL)Raymond B Schaefer; Fiscal Year: 2013DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the first line treatment for the majority of patients with kidney stones...
- REGIONAL RENAL PERFUSION QUANTIFICATION WITH CU-62 PETJeffrey Lacy; Fiscal Year: 2001..be investigated for measurement of regional renal blood flow in pilot studies in pigs undergoing shock-wave lithotripsy versus 0-15 water PET, radiolabeled microspheres, and blood and urine clearance indicators...
- Enabling the Use of Er:YAG Lasers for LithotripsyOri Weisberg; Fiscal Year: 2003..Patient time under anesthesia and operating room usage could be significantly reduced when performing lithotripsy using an Er:YAG laser system. Suitable Er:YAG lasers exist and could be modified for lithotripsy...
- Advanced acoustic field measurements of shock wave lithotriptersJeffrey Ketterling; Fiscal Year: 2010..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The ultimate goal of this work is to improve the efficacy of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) treatment of kidney stones by more efficiently fragmenting the stones while exposing the surrounding ..
- REAL-TIME OPTICAL FEEDBACK CONTROL OF LASER LITHOTRIPSYDavid Rosen; Fiscal Year: 1990..the feasibility of utilizing the characteristic prompt optical emissions generated during pulsed laser lithotripsy for automatic and rapid feedback control of the laser energy delivery system...
- High-Resolution Desktop Micro-Computed Tomograpy SystemElise 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.
- Ultra High-Speed Imaging SystemPei 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 ..
- RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITYLawrence Crum; Fiscal Year: 2001Despite that fact that extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been in clinical use for over 15 years, the physical mechanisms of stone comminution and possible permanent damage to treated kidneys are still not well understood...
- A Novel Protection Device for Shock Wave LithotripterJian Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2005The 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...
- RAMAN SERVING OPTICAL BIOPSY FOR LASER LITHOTRIPSYCHRISTIAN SCHOEN; Fiscal Year: 1999..PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Provide in-vivo laser Raman sensing of biochemical composition within a current laser lithotripsy.
- REAL TIME OPTICAL FEEDBACK CONTROL OF LASER LITHOTRIPSYDavid Rosen; Fiscal Year: 1993..the development of the technology demonstrated in Phase I for automated real-time feedback control of laser lithotripsy. In vitro results to date have shown considerable promise for utilizing the characteristic prompt optical ..
- BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION FOR SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSYBRUCE HARTENBAUM; Fiscal Year: 1990Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has become the preferred method of removal for the majority of symptomatic renal, ureteral, and biliary calculi...
- MINIATURE IN-VIVO HYDROPHONES FOR LITHOTRIPTER USEMARK SCHAFER; Fiscal Year: 1990..The immediate application of the device is in improving the safety and efficacy of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) treatment of kidney and gallbladder stones...
- Development of a Next-Generation Shock Wave LithotripterPei Zhong; Fiscal Year: 2004Since the introduction of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) in the earlier 1980s by Domier Medical System, the technology of SWL has evolved significantly in terms of the means for shock wave generation, focusing, patient coupling, and stone ..
- Acoustic cavitation of constrained microbubblesERICH 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 ..
- ULTRASONIC REFLEX TRANSMISSION IMAGINGPhilip Green; Fiscal Year: 1991..We have now licensed RTI for use with lithotripsy only...
- A NEW LITHOTRIPSY CONCEPT--SECTOR SHOCK BEAMINGWILLIAM FILLER; Fiscal Year: 1990DESCRIPTION: (Adapted from Applicant's Abstract) A new extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy technique employing spherical sector shock waves will be evaluated with respect to pulverizing human kidney stones and decreasing tissue damage...
- New Sparker for Improved Electrohydraulic LithotripsyRaymond Schaefer; Fiscal Year: 2006unreadable] DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the treatment of choice for kidney stones...
- 2ND FINLAYSON COLLOQUIUM ON UROLITHIASISSaeed Khan; Fiscal Year: 1999..of calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis, models to study calcium oxalate crystal-renal epithelial cell interaction, lithotripsy and new therapies to manage the stone disease...
- CAVITATION & WOUND HEALING IN SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSYGLENN PREMINGER; Fiscal Year: 2004DESCRIPTION (Adapted from the Applicant's Abstract): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is now used to manage almost 85 percent of all urinary stone patients...
- STONE PHANTOM DEVICE FOR LITHOTRIPSY QUALITY ASSURANCEMARK SCHAFER; Fiscal Year: 1991..and display the condition of a phantom stone as it is crushed to a powder by an Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy system...
- ABSORPTION OF HIGH-INTENSITY ULTRASOUND IN TISSUEDAVID BLACKSTOCK; Fiscal Year: 1990..The intended application is to biomedical ultrasound as used for diagnosis, hyperthermia, surgery, and lithotripsy. We expect to obtain predictions for a wide variety of wave fields. signals, and media: 1...
- A SELF MONITORING, DISPOSABLE SHOCK WAVE HYDROPHONEMARK SCHAFER; Fiscal Year: 1993..When fully developed under Phases II and III, the Disposable Lithotripsy Hydrophone will represent a new standard reference for the measurement and evaluation of lithotripsy systems, ..
- BIOEFFECTS OF GAS BODY ACTIVATION IN MEDICAL ULTRASOUNDDouglas Miller; Fiscal Year: 2009..This project will examine bioeffects in cells and tissues and show how to safely use ultrasound contrast agents in diagnostic imaging. ..
- ULTRASOUND ENHANCEMENT OF CANCER GENE THERAPYDouglas Miller; Fiscal Year: 2002..Another favorable consideration is that needed ultrasound equipment, including shockwave generation systems for lithotripsy, is already available in most large medical centers...
- ULTRASOUND ENHANCEMENT OF CANCER GENE THERAPYDouglas Miller; Fiscal Year: 2003..Another favorable consideration is that needed ultrasound equipment, including shockwave generation systems for lithotripsy, is already available in most large medical centers...
- BIOEFFECTS OF GAS BODY ACTIVATION IN MEDICAL ULTRASOUNDDouglas Miller; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- ALEXANDRITE LASER LITHOTRIPTERJOHN WALLING; Fiscal Year: 1990..It is anticipated that this work could lead directly to less expensive and more widespread application of laser lithotripsy.
- PHYSICAL MECHANISMS OF TISSUE DAMAGE IN SWLJames McAteer; Fiscal Year: 2003Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) has proven to be very effective treatment for the elimination of upper urinary tract stone...
- TEM with Digital and Cryopreparation SystemsAndrew Evan; Fiscal Year: 2003..the high resolution of the TEM to detect subtle damage to the vascular endothelium induced by shock wave lithotripsy. Dr...
- Risk for Renal Injury Caused by Shock Wave LithotripsyAndrew Evan; Fiscal Year: 2008..that a clinical dose of shock waves (SWs) applied to the lower pole calyx of one kidney as shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) induces a lesion of predictable size and composition, reduces renal blood flow in both kidneys, and ..
- IKSI: 1st Annual International Urolithiasis Research SymposiumAndrew Evan; Fiscal Year: 2007..was forever dramatically altered with the introduction of minimally invasive treatment such as shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and precutaneous stone removal...
- SkyScan 1172 High-resolution desk-top micro-CT systemJames Williams; Fiscal Year: 2007..of the fine structure of kidney stones, for studies of the mechanisms of stone breakage by shock wave lithotripsy and study of stone formation...
- 10th International Symposium on UrolithiasisGLENN PREMINGER; Fiscal Year: 2004..It is hoped that the cross fertilization of ideas and the development of new collaborations will foster new insights into the disease processes involved. ..
- IKSI: 2nd International Urolithiasis Research SymposiumAndrew Evan; Fiscal Year: 2008..was forever dramatically altered with the introduction of minimally invasive treatment such as shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and precutaneous stone removal...
- Physical mechanisms of shock wave therapy in orthopedicsTHOMAS MATULA; Fiscal Year: 2010..By understanding the basic science of shock wave interaction with bones and tissues, we will be able to provide recommendations to physicians on how to optimize their treatments of these conditions. ..