Calculs urinaires (coliques néphritiques):

CUA guideline on the evaluation and medical management of the kidney stone patient – 2016 update, Can Urol Assoc J 2016;10(11-12):E347-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.4218

Shared Decision Making in Patients With Suspected Uncomplicated Ureterolithiasis: A Decision Aid Development Study, Schoenfeld EM, Houghton C, Patel PM, et al. [published correction appears in Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Nov;27(11):1224]. Acad Emerg Med. 2020;27(7):554-565. doi:10.1111/acem.13917

Imaging in Suspected Renal Colic: Systematic Review of the Literature and Multispecialty Consensus. Moore CL, Carpenter CR, Heilbrun ML, Klauer K, Krambeck AC, Moreno C, Remer EM, Scales C, Shaw MM, Sternberg KM. J Urol. 2019 Sep;202(3):475-483. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000342. Epub 2019 Aug 8.


CONCLUSIONS: Evidence and multispecialty consensus support ultrasound or no further imaging in specific clinical scenarios, with reduced-radiation dose CT to be employed when CT is needed in patients with suspected renal colic.


Tamsulosin as a Medical Expulsive Therapy for Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Cui Y, Chen J, Zeng F, Liu P, Hu J, Li H, Li C, Cheng X, Chen M, Li Y, Li Y, Yang Z, Chen Z, Chand H, Chen H, Zu X. J Urol. 2019 May;201(5):950-955. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000029.

CONCLUSIONS: Our current meta-analysis results indicate that tamsulosin is effective and relatively safe in patients with ureteral stone as a medical expulsive therapy to facilitate stone passage. It is suggested to administer it selectively in patients with 5 to 10 mm ureteral stones

Effect of Tamsulosin on Stone Passage for Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 69, no. 3 : March 2017

CONCLUSION: Tamsulosin significantly improves stone passage in patients with larger stones, whereas the effect of tamsulosin is diminished in those with smaller stones, who are likely to pass their stone regardless of treatment.

Alpha blockers for treatment of ureteric stones: systematic review and meta-analysis, BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6112 (Published 01 December 2016)

Conclusions: Alpha blockers seem efficacious in the treatment of patients with ureteric stones who are amenable to conservative management. The greatest benefit might be among those with larger stones. These results support current guideline recommendations advocating a role for alpha blockers in patients with ureteric stones.

Torsion testiculaire

BET 2: Twist score in cases of suspected paediatric testicular torsion, Emerg Med J. 2018 Sep;35(9):574-575. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2018-208024.3.