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Medical Category: Renal and Genitourinary

Clinical Conundrums: Do We Need to Order a CT for Every Patient with Renal Colic?

Bottom Line Up Top: In selective patients presenting with flank pain, we can diagnose renal colic without a CT scan. There is also a subset of patients that would benefit from IV contrast enhanced CT scanning. Clinical Scenario: A 35-year-old …

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Renal and Genitourinary

Rosh Review EM Scholar Monthly Question

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalRenal and Genitourinary

REBEL Core Cast 101.0 – Imaging in Renal Colic

Take Home Points Many patients with renal colic require a CT scan. Diagnostic imaging should focus on eliminating concerning mimics; not on clinching the diagnosis of renal colic. POCUS and radiology department US are important modalities in evaluation of renal …

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Renal and Genitourinary

REBEL Core Cast 91.0 – Testicular Torsion

Take Home Points Consider the diagnosis of testicular torsion in all patients with acute testicular pain Testicular torsion is a surgical emergency that requires immediate urologic consultation to increase the rate of tissue salvage. History, physical examination and ultrasound are …

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Renal and Genitourinary

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Mega Summary – Part 1

Take Home Points Emergency medicine revolves around the differential diagnosis History and physical exam should significantly narrow your differential diagnosis Have an idea of what specific diagnoses are being ruled out when ordering diagnostic tests Always consider the most life-threatening and …

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