Prospective validation of a current algorithm including bedside US performed by emergency physicians for patients with acute flank pain suspected for renal colic.

@article{Kartal2006ProspectiveVO,
  title={Prospective validation of a current algorithm including bedside US performed by emergency physicians for patients with acute flank pain suspected for renal colic.},
  author={Mutlu Kartal and Oktay Eray and Tibet Erdoğru and S{\"u}reyya Yilmaz},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={341-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to validate an algorithm recommended by current literature for the patients with acute flank pain and evaluate the validity of bedside ultrasonography (US) performed by emergency physicians (EP) as a part of this algorithm. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective validation study was carried out over a 5 month period in a tertiary care hospital adult emergency department (ED) with annual attendance of 55,000. Adult patients presenting to the ED with… CONTINUE READING

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