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Shockwave Lithotripsy (SWL) Under Selective, General Anesthesia.

2014-08-27 03:18:10 | BioPortfolio

Summary

SWL is widely used in the treatment of patients with renal and ureteral calculi. Several factors determine the success of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for kidney stones: stone size, stone location within the collecting system, stone type, and the SWL machine used. Moreover, in some cases it is very difficult to focus on the stone because of its movement as a results of breathing. In order to prevent stone movement we want to use a bronchial blocker, processing a selective ventilation of the opposite side of stone location.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Renal Calculi

Location

Anesthesiology department, Assaf-Harofeh MC
Beer-Yaakov, Zrifin
Israel
70300

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:10-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Renal calculi with a characteristic shape like antlers of a deer, formed as it extends into multiple calices of the RENAL PELVIS. A large number of staghorn calculi as well as other URINARY CALCULI are composed of STRUVITE.

Stones in the URETER that are formed in the KIDNEY. They are rarely more than 5 mm in diameter for larger renal stones cannot enter ureters. They are often lodged at the ureteral narrowing and can cause excruciating renal colic.

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