Lithotripsy

Publication Title: 
International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology

OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence-based literature supporting the use of traditional Chinese medicine Kampo herbal and Acupuncture in stone disease management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four of the most commonly used herbal components of Kampo medicine in the treatment of stone disease are described according to their in vitro and in vivo effects. We also reviewed the role of Acupuncture in urologic clinical setting as well as its proposed mechanisms of action and results.

Author(s): 
Miyaoka, Ricardo
Monga, Manoj
Publication Title: 
Urolithiasis

Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is an established treatment for renal stones. Although non-invasive, it can cause significant pain and anxiety during the procedure. Our purpose was to review the literature to look at the effect of complimentary therapy in patients undergoing SWL and whether it led to a reduction in the requirement of analgesics and anxiolytics. A systematic review was performed on the use of acupuncture, auricular acupressure, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and music during SWL. Only prospective randomized controlled trials were selected.

Author(s): 
Ngee-Ming, Goh
Tamsin, Drake
Rai, B. P.
Somani, B. K.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India

OBJECTIVE: Renal calculus disease is associated with recurrence after its surgical removal in large number of cases. Kulattha is acclaimed to have litholytic property in ayurvedic literature. We decided to compare the litholytic property of Kulattha with potassium citrate, an agent used to reduce stone recurrence in modern medicine. METHODS: Forty seven patients with diagnosis of calcium oxalate renal calculi were taken in study. Twenty four patients received Kulattha (Group I) and 23 patients were given potassium citrate(Group II) for a period of 6 months.

Author(s): 
Singh, Rana Gopal
Behura, Sanjeev Kumar
Kumar, Rakesh
Publication Title: 
The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology

The extracorporeal shock wave treatment of parotid stones is a rather new therapy. Its usefulness was determined in a prospective study. Seventy-six patients (36 female, 40 male, 2 to 80 years of age) with symptomatic, sonographically detectable solitary sialoliths of the parotid gland were treated with an extracorporeal piezoelectric shock wave therapy after unsuccessful conservative therapy (sialagogues, gland massage, bougienage of the secretory duct). At most, 3 treatments per patient were performed.

Author(s): 
Iro, H.
Zenk, J.
Waldfahrer, F.
Benzel, W.
Schneider, T.
Ell, C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Endourology / Endourological Society

PURPOSE: To determine whether vibration massage influences the results of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in patients with lower caliceal stones. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred three patients with lower caliceal stones were entered in the study. Patients were divided into two groups that received either SWL alone (Group A, N = 52) or with vibration massage (Group B, N = 51). There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups in stone size, duration of follow-up, or patient age.

Author(s): 
Koşar, A.
Oztürk, A.
Serel, T. A.
Akkuş, S.
Unal, O. S.
Publication Title: 
Der Radiologe

The shoulder joint has an important influence on arm- and hand function. Therefore, activities of daily living, working and leisure time can be negatively influenced by diseases of the shoulder joint. Problems of the shoulder joint can be induced by muscular dysbalance and poor body posture. There is a strong relationship between shoulder function and body posture. Conservative treatment and rehabilitation of the shoulder joint aims at improving the local dysfunction of the shoulder joint as well as at improving function and social participation.

Author(s): 
Paternostro-Sluga, T.
Zöch, C.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Rheumatology

The aim of this study was to compare--clinically and ultrasonographically--the therapeutic effects of physical therapy modalities (hot pack, ultrasound therapy, and friction massage), local corticosteroid injection, and extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT) in lateral epicondylitis (LE). Fifty-nine elbows of 59 patients with LE were randomized into three treatment groups receiving either physical therapy, a single corticosteroid injection, or ESWT.

Author(s): 
Gündüz, Rukiye
Malas, Fevziye Ünsal
Borman, Pınar
Kocaoğlu, Seher
Özçakar, Levent
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Sports Medicine

BACKGROUND: Several treatments are available to treat epicondylitis. Among these are instrumental electrophysical modalities, ranging from ultrasound, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to laser therapy, commonly used to treat epicondylitis. OBJECTIVES: To present an evidence-based overview of the effectiveness of electrophysical modality treatments for both medial and lateral epicondylitis (LE).

Author(s): 
Dingemanse, Rudi
Randsdorp, Manon
Koes, Bart W.
Huisstede, Bionka M. A.
Publication Title: 
International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology

OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence-based literature supporting the use of traditional Chinese medicine Kampo herbal and Acupuncture in stone disease management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four of the most commonly used herbal components of Kampo medicine in the treatment of stone disease are described according to their in vitro and in vivo effects. We also reviewed the role of Acupuncture in urologic clinical setting as well as its proposed mechanisms of action and results.

Author(s): 
Miyaoka, Ricardo
Monga, Manoj
Publication Title: 
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Author(s): 
Assendelft, Willem
Green, Sally
Buchbinder, Rachelle
Struijs, Peter
Smidt, Nynke

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