Research Study

Multicentred, Randomized Control Trial Comparing Narrow Versus Wide Focal Zones for Shock Wave Lithotripsy of Renal Calculi
Principal Investigator 
Ben Chew

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Kidney Stones
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT01226875
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Dec 20, 2011 to Jun 17, 2017
Locations 
Vancouver General Hospital
Name/Title 
Kristina Pavlovic, Research Assistant
Phone 
604-875-4111 ext.62421
Purpose of Study 

Shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) is a safe, non-invasive treatment for renal calculi. During SWL energy is focused on in order to break kidney stones and this energy can be varied in size from a narrow (or small) focal zone to a wide (or large) focal zone. This is a multi-centered, randomized study comparing the single treatment success rates of narrow and wide focal zones during SWL.

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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