Back in August 2014, we posted an in depth review on medical expulsion therapy (MET) with tamsulosin in patients with renal colic. The summary of that post was:
“Clearly, there is disagreement in the literature. None of the studies are ideal. We continue to lack a large, RDCT done on patients presenting to the Emergency Department with renal colic.
The best evidence we have DOES NOT show a significant benefit to the use of tamsulosin in renal colic.”
Since that post, two well done RDCTs were published so we thought a brief review of each of these articles and updated recommendations were warranted. Read more →