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[Comment] Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for renal colic

Emergency management of renal colic represents a substantial global health-care challenge. The prevalence of kidney stone disease in developed countries is estimated at 7% in women and 10% in men,1 and might approach 20% in high-risk populations and regions worldwide.2 Given the inevitable need for emergency management of acute urinary stone events3 and the potential severity of presenting symptoms, improved methods for analgesia are sorely needed. Prescription opioid pain management has been the mainstay for treatment of acute renal colic, both during the initial patient visit and after discharge.

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