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Intervention Protocol

Alpha-blockers as medical expulsive therapy for ureteral stones

  1. Yefang Zhu1,*,
  2. Maroeska M Rovers2,
  3. Diederick Duijvesz1,
  4. M T W Tycho Lock3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Renal Group

Published Online: 12 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008509


How to Cite

Zhu Y, Rovers MM, Duijvesz D, Lock MTWT. Alpha-blockers as medical expulsive therapy for ureteral stones (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD008509. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008509.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Erasmus Medical Center, Department of Urology, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  2. 2

    University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Utrecht, Netherlands

  3. 3

    b) Department of Urology, Central Military Hospital, a) Department of Urology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

*Yefang Zhu, Department of Urology, Erasmus Medical Center, Room NH 227, P.O. Box 2040, Rotterdam, 3000 CA, Netherlands. xiaoyezhu@hotmail.com. y.zhu@erasmusmc.nl.

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  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 12 MAY 2010

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

This review will ask the following: does medical treatment with alpha-blockers compared to other pharmacotherapy or placebo impact on stone clearance rate, in adult patients presenting with symptoms of ureteral stones less than 10 mm confirmed by imaging? Other clinically relevant outcomes such as stone expulsion time, need for surgical intervention or hospitalisation, pain scores or analgesic use, and adverse effects will be explored.