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Adjuncts to improve outcomes of shock wave lithotripsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20425096     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) has been a major tool in the treatment of urinary stones for nearly three decades. In recent years, SWL technology has been less effective at fragmenting stones than earlier devices; thus, adjunctive maneuvers to improve stone-free rates after SWL have been required. This article summarizes several of these adjuncts, such as slower shock wave rate, the use of percussion therapy to clear fragments, medications to hasten expulsion of fragments, and appropriate selection and positioning of patients for SWL.
Authors:
Peter L Steinberg; Steven Williams; David M Hoenig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current urology reports     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1534-6285     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Urol Rep     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-28     Completed Date:  2010-07-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100900943     Medline TA:  Curr Urol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein School of Medicine, 3400 Bainbridge Avenue, 5th Floor, Bronx, NY, 10467, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Combined Modality Therapy / methods*
High-Energy Shock Waves
Humans
Lithotripsy / methods*
Nomograms
Patient Positioning
Percussion
Posture
Treatment Outcome
Urinary Calculi / therapy*

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