Jmail Rahim, Jamshed Rahim, Ghazi Khan, Saad Ali Khan, Athar Mahmood, Tariq Mahmood
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Single Centre Experience of Slow Versus Fast Rate ESWL in Urolithiasis

Jmail Rahim, Jamshed Rahim, Ghazi Khan, Saad Ali Khan, Athar Mahmood, Tariq Mahmood



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To compare the success of slow rate with fast rate extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of urolithiasis.

Study design: Randomized controlled trial

Place & duration of study: Department of Urology, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore from 1st October 2010 to 30th April 2011.

Methodology: One hundredpatients who were divided in two equal groups i.e. Group A in which patients received treatment with slow rate extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and group B in which patients received treatment with fast rate extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Results: The success rate of slow rate extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy was 76 % and that of fast rate extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy was 48% (p-<0.05).

Conclusions: The slow rate extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is better than fast rate extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for elimination of urolithiasis.

Keywords: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy; slow rate ESWL; fast rate ESWL



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