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    ABSTRACT: An increasing number of urological departments are taking advantage of portable lithotripsy units if a system is not available in their clinic or purchase does not seem feasible; however, infrequent application of ESWL in such a setting should not increase the rate of complications. From 1993 to 1995, up to 54 urological departments using mobile lithotripsy units collected data concerning all major complications. A total of 12,901 treatments were performed which led to 85 major complications (0.66%). Of them 64 were intrarenal or perirenal hematomas. There was no fatal complication. In three patients nephrectomy had to be performed subsequently. The probability of complications can be calculated according to these data. Overall, less frequent application of ESWL does not yield higher complication rates than those at ESWL centers where larger numbers of treatments are performed.
    Der Urologe 06/1997; 36(3):217-21. · 0.44 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: An increasing number of urological departments are taking advantage of portable lithotripsy units if a system is not available in their clinic or purchase does not seem feasible; however, infrequent application of ESWL in such a setting should not increase the rate of complications. From 1993 to 1995, up to 54 urological departments using mobile lithotripsy units collected data concerning all major complications. A total of 12 901 treatments were performed which led to 85 major complications (0.66 %). Of them 64 were intrarenal or perirenal hematomas. There was no fatal complication. In three patients nephrectomy had to be performed subsequently. The probability of complications can be calculated according to these data. Overall, less frequent application of ESWL does not yield higher complication rates than those at ESWL centers where larger numbers of treatments are performed.
    Der Urologe 04/1997; 36(3):217-221. DOI:10.1007/s001200050092 · 0.44 Impact Factor