Recommendations for research
The guideline committee has made the following key recommendations for research.
What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of full metabolic assessment compared with standard advice alone, in people with recurrent calcium oxalate stones?
What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of tamsulosin as an adjunct to ureteroscopy?
For a short explanation of why the committee made the recommendation for research, see the rationale on medical expulsive therapy as adjunctive to shockwave lithotripsy.
Full details of the evidence and the committee's discussion are in evidence review D: medical expulsive therapy.
What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of empirical potassium citrate or bendroflumethiazide as preventive treatment for people with small residual fragments following shockwave lithotripsy for renal and ureteric stones?
What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of 6‑monthly imaging for 3 years for people with recurrent calcium renal or ureteric stones?
What is the most clinically and cost effective route of administration for NSAIDs in the management of acute pain thought to be due to renal or ureteric stones?