For trauma patients in the ED, life- and limb-threatening injuries take priority, but renal and genitourinary injury can have long-term consequences for patients, including chronic kidney disease, erectile dysfunction, incontinence, and other serious problems. This episode offers a review of the literature regarding treatment of renal and GU injuries, from diagnosis to management to disposition.
This episode is hosted by Jeff Nusbaum, MD, and Nachi Gupta, MD. This month’s issue was authored by Drs. Bryant and Shewakramani of the University of Cincinnati College of medicine and it was edited by Dr. Bryce of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dr. Shaukat of Coney Island Hospital. Thank you, team, for your efforts putting this together.
Links and resources:
EB Medicine - www.ebmedicine.net
Emergency Management of Renal and Genitourinary Trauma: Best Practices Update - http://www.ebmedicine.net/topics.php?paction=showTopic&topic_id=547