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RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 152-155


Prevalence of acute renal colic presenting in emergency department of a tertiary care hospital

Muhammad Azhar, Muhammad Tayab Kalwar, Naeem Akhtar, Anam Altaf.

Abstract
Objective: To determine frequency of acute renal colic presenting in emergency department of a tertiary care hospital.
Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted at department of surgery, POF hospital, Wah Cantt from November 2018 to April 2019. Patients were selected through consecutive method (non-probability sampling) and were observed for acute renal colic. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 24. Post stratification chi-squares statistical test was applied. p≤0.05 was reported as significant.
Results: Out of 195 patients with renal stones, there were 95(48.7%) males and 100(51.3%) female. Mean age was 37.9±9 years. Frequency of acute renal colic was 18%. Most common symptoms of acute renal colic were flank pain (p=0.000), abdominal pain (p=0.000), groin pain (p=0.000) and painful urination (p=0.000) and lower quadrant tenderness (p=0.000.
Conclusion: Acute renal colic is serious pain pattern with a moderate prevalence in our emergency department. There is need to develop guidelines for acute renal colic management in developing countries like Pakistan.

Key words: Acute renal colic, emergency department, flank pain.


 
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Azhar M, Kalwar MT, Akhtar N, Altaf A. Prevalence of acute renal colic presenting in emergency department of a tertiary care hospital. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 152-155.


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Azhar M, Kalwar MT, Akhtar N, Altaf A. Prevalence of acute renal colic presenting in emergency department of a tertiary care hospital. RMJ. (2022), [cited April 05, 2022]; 47(1): 152-155.



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Azhar, M., Kalwar, . M. T., Akhtar, . N. & Altaf, . A. (2022) Prevalence of acute renal colic presenting in emergency department of a tertiary care hospital. RMJ, 47 (1), 152-155.



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Azhar, Muhammad, Muhammad Tayab Kalwar, Naeem Akhtar, and Anam Altaf. 2022. Prevalence of acute renal colic presenting in emergency department of a tertiary care hospital. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 152-155.



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Azhar, Muhammad, Muhammad Tayab Kalwar, Naeem Akhtar, and Anam Altaf. "Prevalence of acute renal colic presenting in emergency department of a tertiary care hospital." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 152-155.



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Azhar, Muhammad, Muhammad Tayab Kalwar, Naeem Akhtar, and Anam Altaf. "Prevalence of acute renal colic presenting in emergency department of a tertiary care hospital." Rawal Medical Journal 47.1 (2022), 152-155. Print.



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Azhar, M., Kalwar, . M. T., Akhtar, . N. & Altaf, . A. (2022) Prevalence of acute renal colic presenting in emergency department of a tertiary care hospital. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 152-155.








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