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Cyrus A, Goudarzi D, Jahangiri V. The effect of Alhagi Pseudalhagi distillate on ureteral stone expulsion. J Arak Uni Med Sci 2010; 13 (1) :56-62
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Background: Urolithiasis is one of the causes of renal colic. The annual incidence of this disease is 1-2/1000 people. Due to the severity of pain, adverse effects of routine treatments and incomplete pain relief, more effective methods of treatment have always been sought for. Alhagi Pseudalhagi distillate is a traditional herbal medication used for urolithiasis. Due to its wide availability and no previous report of adverse effects, we decided to evaluate its impact on ureteral stone expulsion. Materials and Methods: In this single-blind randomized clinical trial, 100 renal colic patients whom visited in Arak Vali-asr Hospital or its clinics were divided into two groups. Group1 received Thiazide, Tamsulosin, and analgesics and group 2 received Alhagi Pseudalhagi distillate in addition to aforementioned drugs. The patients were followed upto 4 weeks and the stone expulsion rates and their times were compared. Results: The average stone sizes for groups 1 and 2 were 4.66 and 4.32 mm, respectively (p=0.128). Stones in both groups were mostly located in lower ureter (p=0.551). Expulsion occurred in 40% of group 1 and 66% of group 2 patients (p=0.009). The mean expulsion times for groups 1 and 2 were 11 and 9 days, respectively (p= 0.291). Conclusion: Alhagi Pseudalhagi distillate had a significant effect on the rate of stone expulsion and it is likely to decrease the time needed for the passage of Urolithiasis stones.
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Subject: Orology
Received: 2009/09/26

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