Geriatric urolithiasis in the emergency department: risk factors for hospitalisation and emergency management patterns of acute urolithiasis

Arampatzis, Spyridon; Lindner, Gregor; Irmak, Filiz; Funk, Georg-Christian; Zimmermann, Heinz; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis K (2012). Geriatric urolithiasis in the emergency department: risk factors for hospitalisation and emergency management patterns of acute urolithiasis. BMC nephrology, 13, p. 117. London: BioMed Central 10.1186/1471-2369-13-117

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Urolithiasis is one of the most common conditions seen in emergency departments (ED) worldwide, with an increasing frequency in geriatric patients (>65 years). Given the high costs of emergency medical urolithiasis treatment, the need to optimise management is obvious. We aimed to determine risk factors for hospitalisation and evaluate diagnostic and emergency treatment patterns by ED physicians in geriatric urolithiasis patients to assist in optimising treatment.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Nephrology and Hypertension
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center

UniBE Contributor:

Arampatzis, Spyridon; Zimmermann, Heinz and Exadaktylos, Aristomenis Konstantinos

ISSN:

1471-2369

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:34

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2014 18:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/1471-2369-13-117

PubMed ID:

22998399

Web of Science ID:

000311854100001

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.13516

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/13516 (FactScience: 220068)

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