Urolithiasis and Frequent CT Scans: Does Chronic Pain Play a Role?

@article{Akhavein2016UrolithiasisAF,
  title={Urolithiasis and Frequent CT Scans: Does Chronic Pain Play a Role?},
  author={Arash Akhavein and Vishnu Prasad Kaushik Ganesan and Sarah Tarplin and Manoj Monga and Sri Sivalingam},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2016},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={1161-1164}
}
INTRODUCTION Urolithiasis is among the top 10 causes of Emergency Department (ED) visits in the United States. Approximately 50% of these patients undergo abdominopelvic CT scan, many more than once. We hypothesized that chronic pain conditions may contribute to frequent CT scans in patients who are evaluated in ED for urolithiasis. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING