shock wave lithotripsy

shock wave lith·o·trip·sy

a method of extracorporeal fragmentation of calculi.
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Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and ureteroscopy (URS) are two common modalities in the management of proximal ureteral stones.
In urology the Havelland Kliniken GmbH, the existing Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy system
Kidney, urinary tract, bladder, or ureter stones are treated in several ways including fragmentation and lithotripsy that direct shock waves to the area of the stone from outside the body through Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Skin (ESWL).
Material and methods: Data from pediatric patients [less than or equal to]16 years of age who had percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL), ureterorenoscopy (URS), and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) between January 2001 and December 2011 were retrospectively investigated.
He was among the first to learn the revolutionary treatment for kidney stones of shock wave lithotripsy and was the first in the region to perform kidney stone removal surgery by way of a puncture access.
The King also called for immediate measures to enable units that have been closed to resume their services to patients, mainly the extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and digestive tract endoscopy units, according to the hospital's director Mujalli Mhailan.
The poor souls who live or work with me on a daily basis know that recently I had extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy to remove a kidney stone.
During extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), sound waves travel through the patient's skin and tissue to disintegrate small stones lodged in the kidney.
Later, when the Germans developed shock wave lithotripsy for kidney stones, not one American academic center accepted the technology, even in the face of overwhelming evidence.
Examples include a 10 to 20 minute default lockout period for intravenous morphine PCA and "water bath" for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
The study involved examining charts of 630 patients treated with shock wave lithotripsy at the Mayo Clinic in 1985.