Strategies for improved shock wave lithotripsy.
Research in lithotripsy that started with the effort to characterize acute shock wave damage to the kidney has led to advances on several fronts, including discovery of strategies that have improved clinical treatment. It is appreciated now that shock wave trauma is primarily a vascular lesion, that injury is dose dependent, and that hemorrhage can be severe and can lead to a permanent loss of functional renal mass. Studies of the renal functional response to lithotripsy have shown that shock...Expand abstract
- Minerva urologica e nefrologica = The Italian journal of urology and nephrology
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