Does tamsulosin enhance lower ureteral stone clearance with or without shock wave lithotripsy?

Kupeli B., Irkilata L., Gurocak S., Tunc L., Kirac M., Karaoglan C., ...More

Urology, vol.64, no.6, pp.1111-5, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.urology.2004.07.020
  • Journal Name: Urology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1111-5
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives. To evaluate whether alpha(1)-blockers have any impact on stone clearance in patients with lower ureteral stones who underwent either shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) or were followed up with standard hydration, analgesics, and anti-inflammatory treatment.