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Letters Management of renal colic

Clinical decision units can provide necessary care of renal colic

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 18 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6218
  1. Karol M Rogawski, consultant urologist1,
  2. Richard Khafagy, consultant urologist2
  1. 1Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Huddersfield HD3 3EA, UK
  2. 2Scarborough and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust, Scarborough, UK
  1. karol.rogawski{at}

This comprehensive review encompasses several important aspects of the management of renal colic.1 However, three points require further discussion.

Firstly, we think all patients with type 2 diabetes need acute hospital admission. Such patients may be …

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