Role of α-blockers in the treatment of stent-related symptoms: a prospective randomized control study.

@article{Dellis2014RoleO,
  title={Role of α-blockers in the treatment of stent-related symptoms: a prospective randomized control study.},
  author={Athanasios E Dellis and Francis Xavier Keeley and Victor Manolas and Andreas A Skolarikos},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2014},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={56-61}
}
OBJECTIVE To properly use the Ureteric Symptom Score Questionnaire (USSQ) to evaluate, in a randomized control study, the effect of 2 different α-blockers in improving symptoms and quality of life in patients with indwelling ureteral stents. METHODS After institutional review board approval, 150 consecutive patients with a double-J ureteral stent inserted after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) or ureteroscopic stone treatment were randomly assigned to receive tamsulosin 0.4 mg… CONTINUE READING
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