Tagged ‘Renal Colic’

Journal Review

STONE Study – Efficacy of Tamsulosin in Ureteral Colic

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Ureteric (renal) colic is a common, painful condition encountered in the Emergency Department (ED). Sustained contraction of smooth muscle in the ureter as a kidney stone passes the length of the ureter leads to pain.
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Journal Review

Use of Alpha Blockers in Ureteric Colic – Systematic Review + Meta-Analysis

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Thanks to Rory Spiegel for providing peer review for this post.

This post is cross-posted on REBEL EM.

Ureteric (renal) colic is a common,
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Ureteral Colic

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This post delves into the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with ureteral colic.
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Journal Review

Optimal First Line Analgesia in Ureteric Colic

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Ureteric colic is a common cause of severe pain. Anecdotally, many patients describe it as “the worst pain” they’ve experienced. In the Emergency Department (ED) pain is typically treated with either a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or an opiate or a combination of both.
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Journal Review

Medical Expulsive Therapy (MET) in Renal Colic

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Ureteric (renal) colic is a common, painful condition encountered in the Emergency Department (ED). Sustained contraction of smooth muscle in the ureter as a kidney stone passes the length of the ureter leads to pain.
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Journal Review

Ultrasonography vs CT in Renal Colic

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Abdominal CT is the most common initial imaging test ordered for suspected nephrolithiasis in the Emergency Department. This is largely due to its high sensitivity for the diagnosis of kidney stones and ability to assess for other high-risk diagnosis.
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