Review: Medical therapy with calcium-channel blockers or α-blockers helps patients to pass urinary stones

Curhan, Gary C.
January 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 146 Issue 1, p22
Academic Journal
The article discusses a research study regarding the therapeutic use of calcium-channel blockers on patients suffering from urolithiasis. It is considered to be more effective than the standard therapy and helps patients to pass urinary stones. According to medical studies, it was revealed that the therapeutic use of calcium-channel blockers was more effective than any other treatment to cure urolithiasis.


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