Comparison of Tamsulosin, Nifedipine, and Placebo for Ureteric Colic

CJEM. 2017 Mar;19(2):156-158. doi: 10.1017/cem.2015.105. Epub 2015 Nov 20.

Abstract

Clinical question Do calcium channel blockers or alpha blockers improve renal stone passage when compared with placebo? Article chosen Pickard R, Starr K, MacLennan G, et al. Medical expulsive therapy in adults with ureteric colic: a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet 2015;386(9991):25-31, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60933-3.

Keywords: kidney stones; medical expulsion therapy; nephrolithiasis; nifedipine; tamsulosin.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Meta-Analysis

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / administration & dosage
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nifedipine / administration & dosage
  • Nifedipine / therapeutic use*
  • Placebos
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Renal Colic / diagnostic imaging
  • Renal Colic / drug therapy*
  • Sulfonamides / administration & dosage
  • Sulfonamides / therapeutic use*
  • Tamsulosin
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urological Agents / administration & dosage
  • Urological Agents / therapeutic use*

Substances

  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Placebos
  • Sulfonamides
  • Urological Agents
  • Tamsulosin
  • Nifedipine