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Acetylsalicylic Acid (aspirin) And Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Of Urinary Tract Stones

Yuval Bar Yosef, Alexander Greenstein, Mario Sofer and Haim Matzkin

Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

Introduction: Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) irreversibly prevents platelets aggregation, and is a preventive treatment in atherosclerotic diseases. Aspirin treatment is considered a risk factor predisposing patients undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) to an increased occurrence of retroperitoneal hematomas. In order to reduce the risk of complications…

Does shock wave lithotripsy of renal stones cause cardiac muscle injury? A troponin I-based study

Greenstein A., Sofer M., Lidawi G., Matzkin H.

Urology. 2003 May;61(5):902-5

Objectives: To investigate whether shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) causes cardiac muscle injury that alters the levels of troponin I plasma, a cardio-specific enzyme shown to be useful in diagnosing cardiac muscle injury because of its high specificity.
Methods: Patients treated by SWL for renal stones participated in the study…

Experience with 500 extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy patients using a low-cost unit: the “Econolith”

Simon D.

J Endourol. 1995 Jun;9(3):215-8

The Econolith (Medispec Ltd.) is a modular extracorporeal shockwave (SWL) system that uses the spark gap as its source for lithotripsy. In this study, the immediate and late results and complications in 500 patients (640 treatments) treated with this machine during the last 2 years were summarized. An average fragmentation rate of 86% was achieved after the first treatment…

Is intravenous urography a prerequisite for renal shockwave lithotripsy?

Greenstein A., Beri A., Sofer M., Matzkin H.

J Endourol. 2003 Dec;17(10):835-9

Purpose: To determine whether intravenous urography (IVU) is a prerequisite for shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) of renal stones by addressing whether using non-contrast-enhanced CT (NCCT) instead of IVU for delineating urinary tract anatomy is associated with post-SWL complications.
Patients amd Methods:Thirty-eight patients treated by SWL (Econolith 2000)…


The Efficacy ESWL Electrohydraulic (Spark Gap) Type Machine on Renal and Ureteral Calculi

Agung. P Nitisasmito, MD and Dennis Lusaya, MD

UST Hospital, Manila, the Philippines 2006-2007

Background: After its introduction in 1980, extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) dramatically changed the management of renal and ureteral calculus disease.
Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) Electrohydraulic (Spark Gap) generator type machine from 2006 to 2007…


Treatment of Lower Ureteral Stones: A Review of 312 Cases

Luis Gustavo Gun, William Oliveria, Fabiano Ralid, Ricardo Medeira, Saul Gun Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

18th World Congress on Endourology and SWL, Sep. 2000, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Introduction and Objectives: The goal of this study is to review our experience in treatnebt of lower ureteral stones with uretroscopy combined with endoscopic lithotripsy.
Methods: Between October 1998 and April 2000, 312 patients underwent uretroscopy and endoscopic lithotripsy for lower ureteral stones with…

Intracorporeal Lithotripsy of Large Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Bladder Stones with the Lithospec Device

G. Perugia, M. Liberti, P. Aloisi, G. Martis, N. Cerulli Department of Urology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

17th World Congress on Endourology and SWL, Sep. 1999, Rhodes, Greece

Introduction: Treatment of bladder stones depends on size and hardness of the stones. Small stones, up to 2 cm., can usually be grasped with Mauermayer stone punch, while larger stones need to be treated by means of intracorporeal lithotripsy first, and punched afterwards.
Materials and Methods: A 76 years old man suffering from BPH and two larger…

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