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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Renal Colic, Hydronephrosis or Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
and you are
between 16 and 65
years old
This is an observational trial.
You are contributing to medical knowledge about your condition.
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The purpose

Renal colic is a common (1300 visits per year at our institution) and painful condition caused by stones in the kidney and ureter, and can be mimicked by life threatening conditions such as a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). This can create clinical uncertainty. Emergency department targeted ultrasound (EDTU) is performed by an emergency physician at the patient's bedside, and has been shown to be accurate, safe, and efficient. We have shown that EDTU can accurately identify hydronephrosis, which is a predictor of complications of kidney stones. A normal formal ultrasound (US) predicts an uncomplicated clinical course. We will assess the accuracy of EDTU for the diagnosis of hydronephrosis, and when normal, whether patients can be safely discharged.

Provided treatments

  • Procedure: EDTU

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01323842. The sponsor of the trial is Queen's University and it is looking for 414 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Hydro II: Emergency Department Ultrasound in Renal Colic