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Medical expulsive therapy for the management of ureteric calculi

Journal: International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences (Vol.1, No. 3)

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Page : 267-270

Keywords : Ureteric stone; Dicontin-K; Nifedipine; Prednisolone;

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Ureteric stones in endemic areas if treated on OPD basis with helps of oral drugs saves hospitalization and economic burden to the patient and the hospital. A prospective study was carried out for 9 and half years in two medical colleges by offering two different regimes to patients on random basis and regular follow-up was done on OPD basis. The stone passage rate was highest in the lower ureter 1/3rd (80%) followed by middle 1/3rd (45%) and upper 1/3rd (40%). The patients who were offered regime 1 which included diuretics had less success rate then that with regime 2 which included drugs like nifedipine and steroids. Treatment of ureteric stones on OPD basis in endemic areas is a boon for the patients and for the health management system in terms of cost and health care system. [Int J Res Med Sci 2013; 1(3.000): 267-270]

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