Use of double-J stents prior to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is not beneficial: results of a prospective randomized study

@article{Musa2006UseOD,
  title={Use of double-J stents prior to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is not beneficial: results of a prospective randomized study},
  author={Abdulla Ahmed Karama Musa},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
  year={2006},
  volume={40},
  pages={19-22}
}
Since introduction of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) in treating patients with urinary tract stones in our clinic for the first time in our city Aden 5 years ago, we stented all patients with kidney stone >1 cm routinely before the procedure. Our aim of this study is to compare symptoms and complications of patients with and without stenting. In 2003, 120 patients with renal stone(s) amenable to ESWL management were prospectively treated in two groups: stented (60 patients) and… CONTINUE READING