Adjunctive medical therapy with an alpha-1A-specific blocker after shock wave lithotripsy of lower ureteral stones.

@article{Wang2009AdjunctiveMT,
  title={Adjunctive medical therapy with an alpha-1A-specific blocker after shock wave lithotripsy of lower ureteral stones.},
  author={Chung-jing Wang and Shi-Wei Huang and Chien-Hsing Chang},
  journal={Urologia internationalis},
  year={2009},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={166-9}
}
INTRODUCTION We assessed the efficacy of using an alpha-1A-specific blocker for improving the success rate in shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) for lower ureteral stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was conducted from June 2005 to December 2006 and involved 107 patients. All the patients underwent SWL with the PCK Stonelith. The patients were randomly divided into 3 groups: group 1 (34 patients) received tamsulosin, group 2 (35 patients) received terazosin, and group 3 (38… CONTINUE READING