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Title: Drugs help pass more ureteral stones
Author: Stevermer, James J.; Ewigman, Bernard; Hickner, John
Keywords: medical expulsive therapy
lithotripsy
urinary tract infection
Date: 2008-04
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 57(4) 2008: 224-227.
Abstract: Prescribe tamsulosin (typically 0.4 mg daily) or nifedipine (typically 30 mg daily) for patients with lower ureteral calculi, to speed stone passage and to avoid surgical intervention. Strength of recommendation A: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5415

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