Editorial Comment on Djaladat's "The Effect on Aminophylline of Renal Colic"
AbstractIn this well-designed study, Djaladat et al1 compared intravenous (IV) aminophylline infusion to placebo for pain control in patients presenting to an emergency room with acute renal colic. Using a visual analog scale, they reported that pain intensity was effectively controlled in 64% of treated patients compared with 17% of patients receiving placebo. Side effects were mild and infrequently reported.
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