Objective: To evaluate the success rate of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) therapy and identify relevant treatment-specific factors affecting stone-free rate (SFR) after ESWL. Materials and methods: All ESWL treatments in the years 2016–2019, in Ängelholm Hospital, Skåne, Sweden were analysed retrospectively. Primary outcome was stone-free rate (SFR) at 3 months. Univariate logistic regression was used followed by multivariable regression. Lasso analysis was made to adjust for treatment-specific factors such as age, stone size, skin-to-stone distance (SSD), stone attenuation, number of treatments, stone location and presence of a urinary stent. Results: Factors affecting successful ESWL treatment were lower age (p < 0.001), smaller stone size and volume (both p = 0.001). SSD, stone attenuation, sex, laterality and drainage did not have an effect on SFR in this study. After the first ESWL treatment session, 46.7% of the patients were stone-free. Conclusion: Results indicate that stone size and age are the most predictive factors for ESWL outcome. Based on this, we present a simple model for prediction of SFR after ESWL, to be used when counseling patients before ESWL treatment.
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Urology|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Urology and Nephrology
- Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy
- stone free rate
- ureteric stone