Kidney Stone Disease
Many patients with upper urinary tract stones first present to general practitioners, so a thorough understanding of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of stone disease is an important part of any GP’s arsenal. Most urolithiasis, even symptomatic, can initially be managed conservatively.
General Practice is well placed to offer advice for stone prevention but some patients may require a more detailed metabolic assessment and specific dietary advice. Complex renal healthcare requires integrated, multi-professional and multi-agency working to provide a high quality service and the GP is at the forefront of this integrated approach.
- Outline the best investigations and treatment for an episode of renal colic
- Recognise which kidney stones require treatment and which can be monitored
- Apply strategies to educate and advise patients to minimise the risk of forming a kidney stone
- Presenter(s):Uri Hanegbi
- Duration:43.57 min
- Activity ID:191979
- QI&CPD Points:2