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Prospective Evaluation of Predictive Parameters for Urinary Tract Infection in Patients with Acute Renal Colic

Rosenhammer, Bernd ; Spachmann, Philipp J. ; Burger, Maximilian ; Fritsche, Hans-Martin ; Schnabel, Marco J.



Abstract

Background: Acute renal colic (ARC) is an emergency that can mostly be treated conservatively, but can be life threatening in combination with urinary tract infection (UTI). Assessment for infection includes white blood cell (WBC) count and C-reactive protein (CRP), but these parameters are often unspecifically elevated and might lead to antibiotic over-therapy. In times of increasing antibiotic ...

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