MICHEL MCCORMACK, M.D.; PIERRE WILLIOT, M.D.; STEVEN LAPOINTE, M.D.; GUY DROUIN, M.D.
To the editor: A recent case report (1) has suggested that nifedipine might be useful in alleviating the pain associated with ureteral colic. A pilot study was conducted at our institution to test this hypothesis. We did a prospective randomized study in 20 consecutive patients who presented ureteral colic.
The patients either received nifedipine or meperdine on the basis of their chart number. Pregnant women, patients aged over 60 years, patients with cardiovascular disease or hypotension, and patients already receiving anticalcic drugs were excluded. Fourteen men and six women were included, and the mean age was 40 years (range, 26
MCCORMACK M, WILLIOT P, LAPOINTE S, DROUIN G. Nifedipine and Ureteral Colic. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:590. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-4-590_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(4):590.
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