PURLS / PEER REVIEWED

Tamsulosin for Patients With Ureteral Stones?

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CAVEATS

What about proximal or XL stones?

Only distal stones were included in seven of the eight trials in this analysis. Thus, this meta-analysis was unable to determine the effect on more proximal stones. Also, it’s unclear if the drug provides any benefit with stones > 10 mm in size.

CHALLENGES TO IMPLEMENTATION

None worth mentioning

We see no challenges to implementation of this recommendation.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The PURLs Surveillance System was supported in part by Grant Number UL1RR024999 from the National Center For Research Resources, a Clinical Translational Science Award to the University of Chicago. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center For Research Resources or the National Institutes of Health.

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Reprinted with permission from the Family Physicians Inquiries Network and The Journal of Family Practice (2018; 67[1]:37-38).

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