Author Affiliation: Clinical Pharmacology and INSERM CIC 0203 Clinical Investigation Centre, University Hospital, Rennes 1 University, Rennes, France.
I would like to thank Dr Veysman for his letter, which clearly pointed out what academic clinical research is made for. Dr Veysman said that the results of our research will allow him to modify his daily clinical practice in the treatment of patients with ureteral colic due to distal ureteral stones. Indeed, in contrast with most of the articles published before on that topic, my colleagues and I showed that, in a common Western population, treatment with 0.4 mg of tamsulosin hydrochloride did not improve stone passage rate or shorten time to stone expulsion in patients with distal ureteral stones.
Bellissant E. Good Research Leads to Better Care—Reply. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(13):1216-1217. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.298