Renal/Bladder Curriculum

US didactics/scan shift:

Week 1  – Renal US and Regional Anatomy –

Week 2 – Renal US Pathology –

Week 3 – Bladder Volume Assessment and Post Void Residual with US-

Week 4 – Bladder pathology  –

Week 5 – Case-Based review by Faculty, Fellows present and review Renal/Bladder studies –

Reading/Review List:

SonoGuide: Renal

SonoSpot: TutorialCasesStudiesTips &Tricks

Podcast: Soundbytes: Renal/GU, Ultrasound Podcast: Renal US,

AIUM Sound Judgement Series: Sonography first for acute flank pain? By CL Moore

AIUM Practice Guidelines: Abdominal and Retroperitoneum

AIUM Practice Guidelines: Urology


Ma/Mateer/Blaivas Chapters:

10. Renal, Stuart Swadron and Diku Mandavia


Dawson/Mallin iBook Chapters:

Volume 1, Chapter 6 – Renal

Renal Studies: PubMed Collection

Bladder Studies: Pubmed Collection

Renal Studies

Piazzese EM, Mazzeo GI, Galipò S, Fiumara F, Canfora C, Angiò LG The renal resistive index as a predictor of acute hydronephrosis in patients with renal colic. J Ultrasound. 2012 Oct 14;15(4):239-46. doi: 10.1016/j.jus.2012.10.003. Print 2012 Dec

You JS, Chung YE, Lee JY, Lee HJ, Chung TN, Park YS, Park I.The spontaneous rupture of the renal fornix caused by obstructive nephropathy. J Emerg Med. 2012 Sep;43(3):488-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2011.06.126. Epub 2012 Jan 27.

Gaspari RJ, Horst K  Emergency ultrasound and urinalysis in the evaluation of flank pain. Acad Emerg Med. 2005 Dec;12(12):1180-4. Epub 2005 Nov 10

Kartal M, Eray O, Erdogru T, Yilmaz S Prospective validation of a current algorithm including bedside US performed by emergency physicians for patients with acute flank pain suspected for renal colic. Emerg Med J. 2006 May;23(5):341-4.

Henderson SO, Hoffner RJ, Aragona JL, Groth DE, Esekogwu VI, Chan D.

Bedside emergency department ultrasonography plus radiography of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder vs intravenous pyelography in the evaluation of suspected ureteral colic. Acad Emerg Med. 1998 Jul;5(7):666-71.

Dalziel PJ, Noble VE Bedside ultrasound and the assessment of renal colic: a review. Emerg Med J. 2013 Jan;30(1):3-8. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2012-201375. Epub 2012 Jun 8. Review

Goertz JK, Lotterman S. Can the degree of hydronephrosis on ultrasound predict kidney stone size? Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Sep;28(7):813-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2009.06.028. Epub 2010 Jan 28

Noble VE, Brown DF Renal ultrasound. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2004 Aug;22(3):641-59. Review

Carter MR, Green BR Renal calculi: emergency department diagnosis and treatment. Emerg Med Pract. 2011 Jul;13(7):1-17; quiz 18. Review

Peabody C, Mailhot T, Perera P. Ultrasound diagnosis of urethral calculi. West J Emerg Med. 2012 Dec;13(6):515. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2012.5.12589.

Moak JH, Lyons MS, Lindsell CJ. Bedside renal ultrasound in the evaluation of suspected ureterolithiasis. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Jan;30(1):218-21. Epub 2010 Dec 24.

Rosen CL, Brown DF, Sagarin MJ, Chang Y, McCabe CJ, Wolfe RE. Ultrasonography by emergency physicians in patients with suspected ureteral colic. J Emerg Med. 1998 Nov-Dec;16(6):865-70

Watkins S, Bowra J, Sharma P, Holdgate A, Giles A, Campbell L. Validation of emergency physician ultrasound in diagnosing hydronephrosis in ureteric colic. Emerg Med Australas. 2007 Jun;19(3):188-95.

Bladder Studies:

Baumann BM, McCans K, Stahmer SA, Leonard MB, Shults J, Holmes WC.  Caregiver and health care provider satisfaction with volumetric bladder ultrasound.  Acad Emerg Med.  2007;  14:903-7.

Baumann B, McCans K, Stahmer S, et al. Volumetric bladder ultrasound performed by trained nurses increases catheterization success in pediatric patients. Am J Emerg Med 2008 Jan;26(1):18-23.

Baumann BM, Welsh BE, Rogers CJ, Newbury K Nurses using volumetric bladder ultrasound in the pediatric ED. Am J Nurs. 2008 Apr;108(4):73-6. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000315268.51274.62. Review

Chen L, Hsiao A, Moore C, Santucci K. Utility of bedside bladder ultrasound prior to urethral catheterization in infants. Acad Emerg Med 2004 May;11(5):598 Abstract.

Chen L, Hsiao AL, Moore CL, et al. Utility of bedside ultrasound before urethral catherization in young children. Pediatrics 2005 Jan;115(1):108-111.

Chen L, Baker MD. Novel applications of ultrasound in pediatric emergency medicine. Pediatr Emerg Care 2007 Feb;23(2):115-123; quiz 124-126.

Palese A, Buchini S, Deroma L, et al. The effectiveness of the ultrasound bladder scanner in reducing urinary tract infections. a meta-analysis. J Clin Nurs 2010 Nov;19(21-22):2970-2979.

Titus MO, White SJ. Suprapubic bladder tap aspiration in an elderly female. J Emerg Med 2006 May;30(4):421-423.

Witt M, Baumann BM, McCans K.  Bladder ultrasound increases catheterization success in pediatric patients.  Acad Emerg Med.  2005; 12:371-4.


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