Effect of provider experience on clinician-performed ultrasonography for hydronephrosis in patients with suspected renal colic Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Clinical Competence
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Renal Colic

abstract

  • Overall, ultrasonography performed by emergency clinicians was moderately sensitive and specific for detection of hydronephrosis as seen on CT in patients with suspected renal colic. However, presence or absence of hydronephrosis as determined by emergency physicians with fellowship training in ultrasonography yielded more definitive test results. For clinicians without fellowship training, there was no significant difference between groups in the predictive accuracy of the application according to experience level.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5131571

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.01.012

PubMed ID

  • 24630203

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 269

end page

  • 76

volume

  • 64

number

  • 3