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Can Tamsulosin Get That STONE to Drop?

Background: Ureteric (renal) colic is a common, painful condition encountered in the Emergency Department (ED). Sustained contraction of smooth muscle in the ureter as a kidney stone passes the length of the ureter leads to pain. The majority of stones …

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Renal and Genitourinary

Alpha Blockers in Renal Colic: A Systematic Review

Background: Ureteric (renal) colic is a common, painful condition encountered in the Emergency Department (ED). Sustained contraction of smooth muscle in the ureter as a kidney stone passes the length of the ureter leads to pain. The majority of stones …

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Renal and Genitourinary

Does Use of Tamsulosin in Renal Colic Facilitate Stone Passage?

Renal colic is a common ED presentation. Rarely does a day go by that we don’t see a patient rocking and rolling in acute renal colic. Dan Firestone makes an impassioned argument against the use of CT scanning for diagnosis …

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Renal and Genitourinary

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