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New generator for low pressure lithotripsy with the Dornier HM3: preliminary experience of 2 centers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3361659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The technical innovation of a low pressure generator with a standard ellipsoid installed into the Dornier HM3 lithotriptor leads to a decrease in pressure at the second focus by 30 per cent. The preliminary experience with 273 patients treated at 2 centers is presented. The success rate in terms of stone disintegration was similar compared to the old generator (96 versus 97 per cent). However, the rate of secondary treatments increased from 8 to 15.5 per cent, respectively. Owing to the lower peak pressures at the second focus, an additional 700 impulses per session were necessary. The method of anesthesia was changed to a combination of an anxiolytic and analgesic drug in the majority of the patients. Treatment was judged as free of pain or with easily tolerable pain in 93 and 88 per cent of the patients, respectively.
J Graff; A Schmidt; J Pastor; D Herberhold; J Rassweiler; U Hankemeier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  139     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1988 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-27     Completed Date:  1988-05-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  904-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Urology, Ruhr-University, Marien-Hospital Herne, Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Epidural
Anesthesia, Intravenous
Electric Power Supplies
Kidney Calculi / therapy*
Lithotripsy / instrumentation*
Ureteral Calculi / therapy*

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