Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) outcome based on CT scan and patient parameters using ESWL score

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Objective: To prospectively evaluate ESWL (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy) outcomes and validate ESWL Score.
Study design: An observational study.
Place and duration of study: The Aga Khan University Hospital, from January 2021 to December 2021.
Methodology: Patients with symptomatic, solitary, radio-opaque renal stone measuring Results: A total of 146 patients were included in the study. Median values for age, stone size, BMI and stone density were 40 years, 8 mm, 27 Kg/m2, and 774 HU respectively. Post ESWL, 99 (68%) patients were stone-free while 47 (32%) patients had residual stones. The stone clearance increased with the increasing score: 50% for ESWL score 0, 55.6% for ESWL score 1, 66.1% for ESWL score 2, and 85.7% for ESWL score 3 (p=0.01). The area under the curve (AUC) of ESWL score was 0.655 with 95 % CI (p=0.001).
Conclusion: ESWL Score is a useful predictor of the success of ESWL. It can help decide the individualised and appropriate modality of treatment and assist with patient counselling

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Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP