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OBJECTIVE It was the aim of this study to assess the efficacy and safety of combined forced hydration and diuresis with limited inversion during shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) by comparing this treatment modality with conventional SWL for lower calyceal nephrolithiasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this prospective, non-randomized study, we included 100 patients… (More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of the intracalyceal distribution of renal stones on clearance rates after treating paediatric nephrolithiasis with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). PATIENTS AND METHODS We assessed a retrospective case series of children (aged < or = 14 years) undergoing lithotripsy on an MPL 9000 (Dornier GmbH, Germany)… (More)
BACKGROUND To determine factors influencing the clearance of fragments after extra-corporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for lower pole calyceal (LPC) stones. METHODS In the period between July 1998 and Oct 2001, 100 patients with isolated lower polar calyceal calculi <or= 20 mm, in patients aged >or= 14 years, were included in the study. Intravenous… (More)
We present a case of isolated rectal ischaemia, a rare complication after emergency surgery for a ruptured abdominal aneurysm. We discuss the possible aetiology of this condition and how this rare condition may be missed unless care is taken at the time of reoperation.
OBJECTIVES To determine an appropriate cutoff for treatment by single session in situ extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for a prevesical stone by determining the differences in the efficiency quotient (EQ). METHODS This was a review of a series of patients who underwent shock wave lithotripsy for a primary, single, prevesical stone from January 1995… (More)