Eighteen years after the first clinical shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), no doubt remains as to its therapeutic efficacy in ureterorenal lithiasis. The advent of lithotriptors with a large shock wave energy range and integration of both ultrasound and radiologic imaging equipment at the shock wave source has meant that outpatients treatment of urolithiasis is now feasible in a good proportion of cases. In our lithotripsy center, from January 1995 to August 1996, 208 out of 310 patients who underwent SWL treatment for renal and ureteral stones, were outpatients. Pretreatment manoeuvres were performed in 10.6% of the patients. No major complications occurred during the treatment. Only three patients (1.4%) were admitted to hospital because of fever, colics or perirenal haematoma in the first two days after SWL therapy. The stone free rate was 67 and 84% respectively one and three months after treatment. In our experience, the possibility of performing SWL treatments without anesthesia and even analgosedation, the absence of complications and the high success rate, make outpatient treatment of urolithiasis safe and suitable in a large number of patients

Extracorporeal SWL in the treatment of reno-ureteral calculosis in day hospital / G. Zanetti, I. Kartalas Goumas, F. Rovera, F. Ostini, A. Guarneri, S. Stagni, E. Montanari, A. Trincheri. - In: ARCHIVIO ITALIANO DI UROLOGIA ANDROLOGIA. - ISSN 1124-3562. - 70:3(1998 Jun), pp. 153-157.

Extracorporeal SWL in the treatment of reno-ureteral calculosis in day hospital

A. Guarneri;E. Montanari
Penultimo
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1998-06

Abstract

Eighteen years after the first clinical shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), no doubt remains as to its therapeutic efficacy in ureterorenal lithiasis. The advent of lithotriptors with a large shock wave energy range and integration of both ultrasound and radiologic imaging equipment at the shock wave source has meant that outpatients treatment of urolithiasis is now feasible in a good proportion of cases. In our lithotripsy center, from January 1995 to August 1996, 208 out of 310 patients who underwent SWL treatment for renal and ureteral stones, were outpatients. Pretreatment manoeuvres were performed in 10.6% of the patients. No major complications occurred during the treatment. Only three patients (1.4%) were admitted to hospital because of fever, colics or perirenal haematoma in the first two days after SWL therapy. The stone free rate was 67 and 84% respectively one and three months after treatment. In our experience, the possibility of performing SWL treatments without anesthesia and even analgosedation, the absence of complications and the high success rate, make outpatient treatment of urolithiasis safe and suitable in a large number of patients
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