Ureteric colic and clinical evidence - Authors' reply

Robert Pickard, Graeme MacLennan, John Norrie, Samuel McClinton

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We thank Luca Villa and colleagues for their interest in our Article on the SUSPEND trial. They raise concerns with respect to confounding by the possible presence of a dilated urinary collecting system above the stone, and the appropriateness of our primary outcome measure. Dilatation of the collecting system is widespread in patients presenting with a ureteric stone. In the few patients who also have uncontrolled pain, sepsis, or impaired renal function, urgent intervention is indicated and this factor was an exclusion criterion for our study
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1823
Number of pages1
JournalThe Lancet
Issue number10006
Early online date6 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2015

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GM and JN received grants from National Institute for Health Research, Health Technology Assessment programme


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