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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)
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)
BACKGROUND An intravenous urogram (IVU) has traditionally been considered mandatory before treating renal and ureteric stones by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). This study was designed to see whether there is a difference in complications and the need for ancillary procedures in patients managed by ESWL for renal and ureteric calculi,(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 report a case of recurrent intra-abdominal abscesses as a postoperative complication following diverticular perforation in which Streptococcus milleri (SM) was isolated. SM is evaluated here as a potent pyogenic organism commonly associated with intra-abdominal abscess especially in the postoperative setting. With the commonly adopted conservative(More)
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