Is There is a Role of Prophylactic Therapy With Tamsulosin Before Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy to Avoid Development of Steinstrasse ?

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2007 by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 21, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2007
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HaEmek Medical Center, Israel

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a role of prophylactic therapy with tamsulosin prior extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy to avoid development of steinstrasse. 150 persons that will go to Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy will randomize to 2 groups.

Group 1 -of 75 persons will recieve tamsulosin 0.4 mg x 1/d 2 days before the lithotripsy .

Group 2 - of 75 persons will not recieve tamsulosin. 48 hour after the ESWL all 2 group will take abdominal radiograph to evaluate the presence of steinstrasse.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Kidney Stones Drug: tamsulosin 0.4mg

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : May 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 85 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • size of stone 1-2 cm

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ureteral stricture Presence of internal stent prior use of alfa bloker prior ESWL

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00489723

Contact: DORON PEREZ, M.D. +972-4-6495115

Haemek medical center Recruiting
Afula, Israel, 18100
Contact: DORON PEREZ, M.D.    +972-4-6495115   
Principal Investigator: doron perez, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
Principal Investigator: doron perez Urology department: Haemek Medical Center Identifier: NCT00489723     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0056-07-EMC
First Posted: June 21, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 21, 2007
Last Verified: June 2007

Keywords provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
size of stone 1-2 cm
Pt. with no use of alfa bloker prior ESWL
Pt. without internal stent

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Calculi
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Urinary Calculi
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Adrenergic alpha-1 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Urological Agents