Is there an adjunctive role of tamsulosin to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for upper ureteric stones: results of an open label randomized nonplacebo controlled study.

@article{Agarwal2009IsTA,
  title={Is there an adjunctive role of tamsulosin to extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for upper ureteric stones: results of an open label randomized nonplacebo controlled study.},
  author={Mayank Mohan Agarwal and Vineet Naja and Surjit Kumar Singh and Ravimohan Suryanarayana Mavuduru and Uttam Kumar Mete and Santosh Kumar and Arup Kumar Mandal},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={989-92}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the role of tamsulosin as an adjunct to management of upper ureteric stones (UUS) with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). METHODS In this prospective, randomized, open label study, patients with single UUS (for SWL) were randomly assigned into 2 groups based on whether they received 0.4 mg tamsulosin (group A and B, respectively) during treatment. Repeat SWL was performed at week 1, 3, and 5 after first session. Primary outcome variables were success rate… CONTINUE READING
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