Comparing Patients After ESWL Treated With Ureteral Stents Versus Expulsion Therapy With Tamsulosin
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00478998
Verified May 2007 by Hadassah Medical Organization. Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
The purpose of this study is to see whether patients undergoing ESWL, for upper tract urinary stones between 1.5-2.0cm, may be treated by expulsion therapy(Tamsulosin) instead of inserting ureteral stents .
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Patients above 18 yrs of age.
Single urolithiasis up to 2 cm.
Kidney/ureters that haven't undergone previous ESWL or stent insertion.
Normal renal function (creatinine below 100mmo1/1).
Sterile urine culture.
Normal CBC, blood electrolytes and coagulation studies.
More than one stone per kidney unit.
Patients receiving steroids, NSAIDS, calcium channel blockers or alpha blockers on a regular basis.
Anatomical anomalies or uromechanical obstruction.