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Anesth Pain Med. 2014 Feb 13;4(1):e16222. doi: 10.5812/aapm.16222. eCollection 2014 Feb.

Therapeutic approaches for renal colic in the emergency department: a review article.

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1
Medical Philosophy and History Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
2
Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
3
Emergency Medicine Department, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
4
Students Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
5
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Renal colic is frequently described as the worst pain ever experienced, and management of this intense pain is necessary. The object of our review was to discuss different approaches of pain control for patients with acute renal colic in the emergency department.

EVIDENCE ACQUISITION:

Studies that discussed the treatment of renal colic pain were included in this review. We collected articles from reputable internet databases.

RESULTS:

Our study showed that some new treatment approaches, such as the use of lidocaine or nerve blocks, can be used to control the severe and persistent pain of renal colic.

CONCLUSIONS:

Some new approaches are discussed and their impact on renal colic pain control was compared with traditional therapies. The effectiveness of the new approaches in this review is similar or even better than in traditional treatments.

KEYWORDS:

Emergency Department; Lidocaine; Nerve Block; Renal Colic

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