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Latest posts by Anand Swaminathan see all. Ann Emerg Med ; 67 flpmax I question is applicability to stones between 4 and 10mm. This study was an RDCT and the methods were okay.

The Use of Alpha-Blockers for the Treatment of Nephrolithiasis

Alpha-blockers, Ureteral stones, Kidney stones. Multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Does tamsulosin enhance lower tlomax stone clearance with or without shock wave lithotripsy?

The studies going into them had poor methodology making them severely biased. The following two tabs change content below. The investigators nephrolithuasis that tamsulosin could improve stone-free rates after SWL of distal ureteral stones with minimal side effects. Many urologists at least in the US recommend treatment with these agents and tamsulosin is the preferred treatment because it carries a lower side effect profile.


This significant bias again renders the data non-helpful. Current urology guidelines recommend the addition of tamuslosin in the treatment of ureteral colic mainly based on poor quality studies and systematic reviews and meta-analyses including these poorly done studies. I listened nephrolityiasis the audio report, which refers to some relevant literature, but I think comes to a questionable conclusion in its recommendation.


The time to expulsion was significantly less with tamsulosin: Spontaneous stone passage was similar between the 2 groups.

Ann of EM ; Neither Everyday Health nor its licensors endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy.

Please review our privacy policy. Both tamsulosin and nifedipine significantly reduced the need for diclofenac when compared with the control group. The Emer Med paper bundled more poor quality trials. Medical Expulsion Therapy in Ureteral Colic: All 86 patients received 10 days of deflazacort.

Additionally, when rabbit ureters were exposed to electrical stimuli in nephrolithiawis presence of phentolamine, there was a decrease in maximum force generated.

The group receiving tamsulosin required significantly fewer endoscopic procedures, required less analgesia, and lost fewer workdays when compared with the groups receiving nifedipine or phloroglucinol. Arch Intern Med ; An Update – R. The majority of stones will pass spontaneously i. April 28, at 1: It is possible that a number of outcomes were assessed and the ones that were statistically significant were reported.

The idea of medical expulsion therapy seems to have nephrolithiassi the EM realm after the publication of a systematic review in Annals of Emergency Medicine in Nephrolithiwsis blockers may also be a useful adjunct in the treatment of both ureteral and renal stones with SWL.

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The 86 patients were broken down into 3 groups: The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination clomax no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient.

In the control group, only The study only included patients with CT confirmed ureteral stones. They found that The providers and patients knew if they got tamsulosin or not.

Once again, it is not specified if these patients presented to the ED or not.

InKubacz and Catchpole 15 compared the effectiveness of treating ureteral colic with meperidine, phentolamine, and propanolol. There are no well done, large RDCTs to guide us. The reason for this disclaimer was that the quality of the studies they were able to find was poor: The best evidence we have to nephrolithlasis, does not show a significant benefit in the use of tamsulosin in renal colic to facilitate stone passage. You can browse Drugs A-Z for a specific prescription or over-the-counter drug or look up drugs based on your specific condition.

A total of patients with distal ureteral stones of 10 mm nephroithiasis smaller were divided into 4 treatment groups: August 7, Renal colic is a common ED presentation.