Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 4

Comparative Study to Evaluate the Effect of Tamsulosin and Solifenacin on DJ Stent Related Symptoms

Md Masud Rana1*, Md Shaheen Reza2, Md Tanuwar Islam Chowdhury3, Md Mostakim Maoya4, Md Asaduzzaman5, Munshi Akid Mostofa6, Md Abu Sayed7 and Mohammad Ali Arafat8

1Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Bangladesh Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Sheikh Hasina Medical College and Hospital, Tangail, Bangladesh
3Assistant Registrar, Department of Urology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
4Specialist, Department of Urology, Evercare Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
5Assistant Registrar, Department of Urology, Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
6Assistant Registrar, Department of Urology, National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
7Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh
8Junior Consultant, Department of Urology, Bangladesh Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

*Corresponding Author: Md Masud Rana, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Bangladesh Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Received: March 13, 2023; Published: March 27, 2023


Background: On patient quality of life, stent-associated symptoms can have a significant impact. Related to indwelling ureteral stents, hematuria, urgency, frequency, dysuria, and both bladder and flank pain are the most prevalent symptoms. Among them low back pain and irritative lower urinary tract symptoms and are more frequent. Because of its importance stent is being kept in situ with varieties of medication despite the stent related symptoms. To relief these symptoms like Tamsulosin, Solifenacin, Alphazosin etc., several alpha-adrenergic blocker and antimuscarinic drugs are used. Tamsulosin and Solifenacin both are not costly as use daily single dose. So combination of Tamsulosin and Solifenacin cost effective and may act as a reliever of stent related symptoms also.

Objectives: To evaluate the effect of Tamsulosin and Solifenacin in relieving DJ stent related symptoms.

Methodology: This prospective quassi experimental study was performed from November 2016 to April 2018. Patients who placed DJ stent after endoscopic stone management in the Department of Urology, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital recruited as study population. A total of 47 patients who were stented following ureteroscopic lithotripsy were included, allocated purposively into two groups. Group A (Tamsulosin) 24 and and Group B (Solifenacin) 23 patients were selected by purposive sampling technique according to inclusion and exclusion criteria for the study.

Results: In the current study, the mean age of the patients was 39.08(±8.798) and 38.84(±11.063) in group A and group B respectively. Male patients were leading in both groups. Total IPSS, irritative subgroup of IPSS, QOL score and VAS on T1 assessment done on 3rd postoperative day were evaluated in both the groups and no statistically significant difference (P > 0.05) in all scores were noted. In the study, the mean value of total IPSS, irritative subgroup of IPSS and QOLS was significantly improved in group-A in comparison to that of group B, 6.28, 3.2, 2.4 and 7.40, 4.04, 2.8 respectively (P < 0.05). The intensity of stent-related flank pain in group A was significantly lower than in the group B (2.36 compared with 2.64, P < 0.05).

Conclusion: This study was aimed to compare the outcomes of Tamsulosin and Solifenacin to relieve stent related symptoms. We conclude that Tamsulosin is more effective than Solifenacin in this regard.

 Keywords: Endourological Procedures; Double-J Ureteral Stent; Tamsulosin; Solifenacin


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Citation: Md Masud Rana., et al. “Comparative Study to Evaluate the Effect of Tamsulosin and Solifenacin on DJ Stent Related Symptoms".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 5.4 (2023): 37-43.


Copyright: © 2023 Md Masud Rana., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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