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Effect of vibration massage therapy after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in patients with lower caliceal stones.
Authors: Kosar A, Ozturk A, Serel TA, Akkus S, Unal OS.
Type of trial: RCT/CCT
Journal: J Endourol.  1999 Dec;13(10):705-7.
Language: English
PURPOSE: To determine whether vibration massage influences the results of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in patients with lower caliceal stones.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred three patients with lower caliceal stones were entered in the study. Patients were divided into two groups that received either SWL alone (Group A, N = 52) or with vibration massage (Group B, N = 51). There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups in stone size, duration of follow-up, or patient age. The complication, stone-free, and stone recurrence rates of the groups were compared.
RESULTS: There was no statistically significant difference between the groups in the number of shockwaves, number of SWL sessions, or shockwave energy. The renal colic rate was higher in Group B than in Group A (P = 0.03). The stone-free rates in Group A and Group B were 60% and 80%, respectively (P = 0.003). The stone recurrence rate was higher in Group A than in Group B (P = 0.0006). CONCLUSIONS: This retrospective study demonstrates that SWL with vibration massage appears to have a beneficial effect on the passage of fragments in patients with lower caliceal stones.