Author Affiliation: Department of Emergency Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School–University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick.
I wish to applaud the Archives and Vincendeau and colleagues on the article titled “Tamsulosin Hydrochloride vs Placebo for Management of Distal Ureteral Stones” in the December 13/27, 2010 issue.1 As a practicing emergency physician, I diagnose kidney stones daily and have the following typical conversation with patients:
Me: “You have a 3-mm kidney stone and it is the reason for your pain.”
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