The conservative management of renal trauma: A literature review and practical clinical guideline from Australia and New Zealand

S.P. Mccombie, I.A. Thyer, N.M. Corcoran, C. Rowling, J. Dyer, A. Le Roux, M. Kuan, D.M.A. Wallace, Dickon Hayne

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    Abstract

    © 2014 The Authors BJU International © 2014 BJU International. Objective: • To review the literature and make practical recommendations regarding the conservative management of renal trauma. Patients and Methods: • Relevant articles and guidelines published between 1980 and 2014 were reviewed. • Graded recommendations were constructed by a multi-disciplinary panel consisting of urologists, radiologists, and infectious disease physicians. • These recommendations underwent formal review and debate at the Western Australian USANZ 2013 state conference, and were presented at the USANZ 2014 annual scientific meeting. Results: • The literature on the conservative management of renal trauma is reviewed within the framework of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) kidney injury severity scale. • Graded recommendations are made regarding several key topics including: imaging, inpatient management, antibiotics, return to activity, and follow-up. • Grade IV injuries and intraoperative consults are examined separately in view of the difficulties these groups cause in making appropriate treatment decisions. Conclusion: • A practical clinical guideline is provided regarding the conservative management of renal trauma.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13-21
    JournalBJU International
    Volume114
    Issue numberS1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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