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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy retreatment ("stir-up") promotes discharge of persistent caliceal stone fragments after primary extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1507326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective randomized study was performed to compare the results of piezoelectric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) retreatment versus surveillance only in 50 patients with persistent caliceal stone fragments after primary ESWL for renal calculi. After a 3-month followup significant decreases in residual debris were observed in the retreated group, while changes in the control group were negligible. Considering the low morbidity of outpatient ESWL with a pain-free, second generation lithotriptor, ESWL retreatment of completely fragmented but persistent stone debris appears to be justified to render the kidney stone-free.
F Krings; C Tuerk; I Steinkogler; M Marberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  148     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-24     Completed Date:  1992-09-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1040-1; discussion 1041-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Urology, Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Follow-Up Studies
Kidney Calculi / therapy*
Kidney Calices*
Lithotripsy / methods*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies

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