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Evaluation and management of renal injuries: consensus statement of the renal trauma subcommittee

R A Santucci, H Wessells, G Bartsch, J Descotes, C F Heyns, J W McAninch, P Nash, F Schmidlin
BJU International 2004, 93 (7): 937-54

OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal evaluation and management of renal injuries by review of the world's English-language literature on the subject.

METHODS: A consensus conference convened by the World Health Organization and the Societé Internationale d'Urologie met to critically review reports of the diagnosis and treatment of renal trauma. The English-language literature about renal trauma was identified using Medline, and additional cited works not detected in the initial search obtained. Evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of renal trauma were made with reference to a five-point scale.

RESULTS: There were many Level 3 and 4 citations, few Level 2, and one Level 1 which supported clinical practice patterns. Findings of nearly 200 reviewed citations are summarized.

CONCLUSIONS: Published reports on renal trauma still rely heavily on expert opinion and single-institution retrospective case series. Prospective trials of the most significant issues, when possible, might improve the quality of evidence that dictates the behaviour of practitioners.

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