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 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. ncbi Comparison of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and retrograde flexible nephrolithotripsy for the management of 2-4 cm stones: a matched-pair analysis
    Tolga Akman
    Department of Urology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    BJU Int 109:1384-9. 2012
  5. ncbi 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
  6. ncbi The contemporary management of renal and ureteric calculi
    David J Galvin
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    BJU Int 98:1283-8. 2006
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. ncbi Guidelines on urolithiasis
    H G Tiselius
    Working Party on Lithiasis, Health Care Office, European Association of Urology
    Eur Urol 40:362-71. 2001

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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. ncbi Comparison of percutaneous nephrolithotomy and retrograde flexible nephrolithotripsy for the management of 2-4 cm stones: a matched-pair analysis
    Tolga 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...
  5. ncbi 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...
  6. ncbi The contemporary management of renal and ureteric calculi
    David J Galvin
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    BJU Int 98:1283-8. 2006
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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 ..
  10. 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...
  11. pmc 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...
  12. ncbi Medical expulsive therapy as an adjunct to improve shockwave lithotripsy outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Trevor D Schuler
    St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Endourol 23:387-93. 2009
    Modern shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) is associated with inferior results compared with the original Dornier HM3...
  13. ncbi 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 Society
    Hasan 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. ncbi 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. ncbi 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...
  21. ncbi 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. 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.
  23. ncbi 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.
  24. ncbi 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...
  25. ncbi 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.
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi 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).
  28. 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).
  29. 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).
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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.
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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).
  39. 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 ..
  40. 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...
  41. 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)...
  42. 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...
  43. ncbi 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...
  44. ncbi Comparison of tamsulosin with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in treating distal ureteral stones
    Meng 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.
  45. ncbi 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...
  46. ncbi 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.
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi Comparison of pneumatic and laser lithotripsy in the treatment of pediatric ureteral stones
    Murat 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...
  50. ncbi Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for distal ureteral calculi: what a powerful machine can achieve
    Werner W Hochreiter
    Deparment of Urology, University of Bern, Switzerland
    J Urol 169:878-80. 2003
    We 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.
  51. ncbi Efficacy of expulsive therapy using nifedipine or tamsulosin, both associated with ketoprofene, after shock wave lithotripsy of ureteral stones
    S Micali
    Department of Urology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Urol Res 35:133-7. 2007
    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is currently considered one of the main treatments for ureteral stones...
  52. ncbi 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...
  53. ncbi Dexmedetomidine causes prolonged recovery when compared with midazolam/fentanyl combination in outpatient shock wave lithotripsy
    P Zeyneloglu
    Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anaesthesiology, Ankara, Turkey
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 25:961-7. 2008
    Analgesia 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 ..
  54. 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.
  55. ncbi Impact of anatomical pielocaliceal topography in the treatment of renal lower calyces stones with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    Lorenzo Ruggera
    Department and Clinic of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Int J Urol 12:525-32. 2005
    There 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...
  56. 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.
  57. ncbi Can Phyllanthus niruri affect the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal stones? A randomized, prospective, long-term study
    S Micali
    Division of Urology, Policlinico di Modena, University of Modena, Via del Pozzo 71, 41100 Modena, Italy
    J Urol 176:1020-2. 2006
    Phyllanthus 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.
  58. pmc Stone clearance in lower pole nephrolithiasis after extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy - the controversy continues
    M Hammad Ather
    Dept of Surgery, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Urol 3:1. 2003
    To determine factors influencing the clearance of fragments after extra-corporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for lower pole calyceal (LPC) stones.
  59. ncbi 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)...
  60. ncbi Medical therapy of urolithiasis
    S Micali
    Department of Urology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    J Endourol 20:841-7. 2006
    Nephrolithiasis treatment has become easier and less invasive with the development of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) and endourologic techniques...
  61. ncbi 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.
  62. ncbi Impact of the degree of hydronephrosis on the efficacy of in situ extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy for proximal ureteral calculi
    Ahmed El-Assmy
    Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 41:208-13. 2007
    We 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.
  63. ncbi Enhanced kidney stone fragmentation by short delay tandem conventional and modified lithotriptor shock waves: a numerical analysis
    Leung 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...
  64. ncbi Renal injury during shock wave lithotripsy is significantly reduced by slowing the rate of shock wave delivery
    Andrew 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.
  65. ncbi Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopy for 5- to 10-mm stones in the proximal ureter: Prospective effectiveness patient-preference trial
    Steinar 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...
  66. ncbi Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and intracorporeal lithotripsy for proximal ureteric calculi--a comparative assessment of efficacy and safety
    Y K Fong
    Department of Urology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 33:80-3. 2004
    Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the treatment modality of choice of many urologists for proximal ureteric calculi...
  67. ncbi Effect of stone motion on in vitro comminution efficiency of Storz Modulith SLX
    Robin 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...
  68. ncbi Role of tamsulosin in treatment of patients with steinstrasse developing after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    Sefa Resim
    Department of Urology, KSU Medical School, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
    Urology 66:945-8. 2005
    To evaluate whether tamsulosin, as an alpha(1)-blocker, was effective for the treatment of steinstrasse in the lower ureter after shock wave lithotripsy.
  69. ncbi Effects of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy on intrarenal resistive index
    Hasan Nazaroglu
    Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, TR 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 37:408-12. 2003
    This 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).
  70. ncbi Observations on intrarenal geometry of the lower-caliceal system in relation to clearance of stone fragments after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
    Lars Leykamm
    Department of Urology, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Sweden
    J Endourol 21:386-92. 2007
    To 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.
  71. ncbi Stone treatment and coagulopathy
    H 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...
  72. ncbi Comparative analysis of upper ureteral stones (> 15 mm) treated with retroperitoneoscopic ureterolithotomy and ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy
    Yunyan 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.
  73. ncbi 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 ..
  74. ncbi 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. 2009
    To analyze factors affecting steinstrasse (SS) and study the impact of pre-shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) stenting in the prevention of SS and related complications.
  75. ncbi In vitro study of ultrasound based real-time tracking for renal stones in shock wave lithotripsy: Part II--a simulated animal experiment
    C 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...
  76. ncbi Audiovisual distraction reduces pain perception during shockwave lithotripsy
    Emma Marsdin
    The Oxford Stone Group, The Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
    J Endourol 26:531-4. 2012
    b>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...
  77. ncbi High intensity focused ultrasound lithotripsy with cavitating microbubbles
    Shin 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 ..
  78. ncbi Cost-effectiveness and efficiency of shockwave lithotripsy vs flexible ureteroscopic holmium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser lithotripsy in the treatment of lower pole renal calculi
    Vincent 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...
  79. ncbi Tissue effects of intracorporeal lithotripsy techniques during percutaneous nephrolithotomy: comparison of pneumatic and ultrasonic lithotripters on rat bladder
    Akif Diri
    Department of Urology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Urol Res 40:409-13. 2012
    The 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...
  80. ncbi Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy as a primary modality for large proximal ureteral calculi: comparison to rigid ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy
    Young Hwii Ko
    Department of Urology, Korea University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:7-13. 2011
    ....
  81. ncbi Composition of kidney stone fragments obtained after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    Silvia 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. 2010
    The objective of this study was to determine the composition of kidney stone fragments obtained after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).
  82. ncbi Mechanical percussion, inversion and diuresis for residual lower pole fragments after shock wave lithotripsy: a prospective, single blind, randomized controlled trial
    K 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 ..
  83. ncbi Steinstrasse after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy: aetiology, prevention and management
    M 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...
  84. pmc Comparison between two shock wave regimens using frequencies of 60 and 90 impulses per minute for urinary stones
    Eduardo 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...
  85. ncbi 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.
  86. ncbi Extracorporeal lithotripsy techniques for salivary stones
    Pasquale 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...
  87. 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.
  88. 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...
  89. ncbi 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.
  90. 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...
  91. 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).
  92. ncbi 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...
  93. 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.
  94. 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...
  95. 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.
  96. 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...
  97. 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...
  98. ncbi 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.
  99. ncbi 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.
  100. 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.
  101. 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).

Research Grants62

  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. INNOVATIONS IN SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY TECHNOLOGY
    Pei 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 ..
  5. 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...
  6. Improvement of lithotripters by ultrasound imaging and backscatter tecniques
    Lawrence 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 ..
  7. Tracking kidney stones during shock wave lithotripsy
    Robin 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 ..
  8. The Structural Basis of Kidney Stone Fragility
    James C Williams; Fiscal Year: 2011
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is not able to treat all urinary stones...
  9. Noninvasive, non-ionizing localization and clearance of kidney stones
    Michael 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 ..
  10. Planning a multi-center trial of tamsulosin for urolithiasis
    Jeremy Brown; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Moreover, up to 30% of patients may eventually require lithotripsy or surgical removal of the stone...
  11. COATING OF URINARY PROTHESES TO PREVENT ENCRUSTATION
    Harmeet Sidhu; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..of urinary and peritoneal dialysis flow, haemodialysis, and drainage of renal calculi following laser or lithotripsy treatment...
  12. 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)...
  13. Strategies for Improved Shock Wave Lithotripsy
    JAMES 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...
  14. Histotripsy for Urinary Stone Comminution
    Timothy L Hall; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Preliminary evidence shows that histotripsy and lithotripsy can operate synergistically in multiple ways to enhance stone fragmentation...
  15. Optimization of shock wave effects to improve lithotripsy treatments
    FRANCESCO P CURRA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been used routinely for the treatment of kidney stone patients for almost two decades...
  16. EQUITY OF INPATIENT SURGERY UTILIZATION IN CALIFORNIA
    Mita Giacomini; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..be analyzed: coronary artery bypass, pacemaker implant, carotid endarterectomy, hip arthroplasty/replacement, lithotripsy, kidney transplantation, and surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding...
  17. Sparker Array for Improved Electro-Hydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL)
    Raymond B Schaefer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the first line treatment for the majority of patients with kidney stones...
  18. Development of a New Sparker Electrode for Improved Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy
    Raymond Schaefer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is a non-invasive treatment for kidney stones and other ailments...
  19. Sparker Array for Improved Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL)
    Raymond B Schaefer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the first line treatment for the majority of patients with kidney stones...
  20. REGIONAL RENAL PERFUSION QUANTIFICATION WITH CU-62 PET
    Jeffrey 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...
  21. Enabling the Use of Er:YAG Lasers for Lithotripsy
    Ori 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...
  22. Advanced acoustic field measurements of shock wave lithotripters
    Jeffrey 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 ..
  23. REAL-TIME OPTICAL FEEDBACK CONTROL OF LASER LITHOTRIPSY
    David 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...
  24. 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.
  25. 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 ..
  26. RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
    Lawrence Crum; Fiscal Year: 2001
    Despite 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...
  27. 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...
  28. RAMAN SERVING OPTICAL BIOPSY FOR LASER LITHOTRIPSY
    CHRISTIAN SCHOEN; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Provide in-vivo laser Raman sensing of biochemical composition within a current laser lithotripsy.
  29. REAL TIME OPTICAL FEEDBACK CONTROL OF LASER LITHOTRIPSY
    David 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 ..
  30. BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION FOR SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY
    BRUCE HARTENBAUM; Fiscal Year: 1990
    Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has become the preferred method of removal for the majority of symptomatic renal, ureteral, and biliary calculi...
  31. MINIATURE IN-VIVO HYDROPHONES FOR LITHOTRIPTER USE
    MARK 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...
  32. Development of a Next-Generation Shock Wave Lithotripter
    Pei Zhong; Fiscal Year: 2004
    Since 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 ..
  33. 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 ..
  34. ULTRASONIC REFLEX TRANSMISSION IMAGING
    Philip Green; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..We have now licensed RTI for use with lithotripsy only...
  35. A NEW LITHOTRIPSY CONCEPT--SECTOR SHOCK BEAMING
    WILLIAM FILLER; Fiscal Year: 1990
    DESCRIPTION: (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...
  36. New Sparker for Improved Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy
    Raymond Schaefer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    unreadable] DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the treatment of choice for kidney stones...
  37. 2ND FINLAYSON COLLOQUIUM ON UROLITHIASIS
    Saeed 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...
  38. CAVITATION & WOUND HEALING IN SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY
    GLENN PREMINGER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    DESCRIPTION (Adapted from the Applicant's Abstract): Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is now used to manage almost 85 percent of all urinary stone patients...
  39. STONE PHANTOM DEVICE FOR LITHOTRIPSY QUALITY ASSURANCE
    MARK 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...
  40. ABSORPTION OF HIGH-INTENSITY ULTRASOUND IN TISSUE
    DAVID 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...
  41. A SELF MONITORING, DISPOSABLE SHOCK WAVE HYDROPHONE
    MARK 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, ..
  42. BIOEFFECTS OF GAS BODY ACTIVATION IN MEDICAL ULTRASOUND
    Douglas 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. ..
  43. ULTRASOUND ENHANCEMENT OF CANCER GENE THERAPY
    Douglas 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...
  44. ULTRASOUND ENHANCEMENT OF CANCER GENE THERAPY
    Douglas 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...
  45. BIOEFFECTS OF GAS BODY ACTIVATION IN MEDICAL ULTRASOUND
    Douglas Miller; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  46. ALEXANDRITE LASER LITHOTRIPTER
    JOHN WALLING; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..It is anticipated that this work could lead directly to less expensive and more widespread application of laser lithotripsy.
  47. PHYSICAL MECHANISMS OF TISSUE DAMAGE IN SWL
    James McAteer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) has proven to be very effective treatment for the elimination of upper urinary tract stone...
  48. TEM with Digital and Cryopreparation Systems
    Andrew Evan; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..the high resolution of the TEM to detect subtle damage to the vascular endothelium induced by shock wave lithotripsy. Dr...
  49. Risk for Renal Injury Caused by Shock Wave Lithotripsy
    Andrew 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 ..
  50. IKSI: 1st Annual International Urolithiasis Research Symposium
    Andrew 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...
  51. SkyScan 1172 High-resolution desk-top micro-CT system
    James 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...
  52. 10th International Symposium on Urolithiasis
    GLENN 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. ..
  53. IKSI: 2nd International Urolithiasis Research Symposium
    Andrew 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...
  54. Physical mechanisms of shock wave therapy in orthopedics
    THOMAS 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. ..