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Title: Renal colic: current protocols for emergency presentations
Austin Authors: Leveridge, Mike;D’Arcy, Frank T;O’Kane, Dermot;Ischia, Joseph J ;Webb, David R;Bolton, Damien M ;Lawrentschuk, Nathan
Affiliation: Departments of Urology and Oncology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Department of Surgery, Urology Unit, University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Publication information: European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016; 23(1): 2-7
Abstract: Flank pain caused by renal colic is a common presentation to emergency departments. This paper reviews the acute clinical assessment of these patients, outlines appropriate diagnostic strategies with labwork and imaging and updates the reader on conservative treatments, suitable choices for analgesia and indications for surgical intervention. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment instituted in the Emergency Department can rapidly and effectively manage this excruciatingly painful condition.
DOI: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000324
ORCID: 0000-0002-5145-6783
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Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Analgesics
Diagnostic Imaging
Renal Colic
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