Is there an ideal treatment for the acute renal colic?
Alonso de Armiño Riaño, Ana Cruz
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[ENG] Urolithiasis and renal colics are very common around the world. In fact, we´ve often seen this suffering among family members, friends or close acquaintances and all of them used similar words to describe its pain: a severe, unbearable or excruciating pain in the flank. Every time I was consulted, I found myself unable to specify which medical treatment stands out from the rest at fighting against the acute renal colic. So honestly, a bit of ignorance and a lot of curiosity about fairly demonstrated data on the treatment of the acute renal colic is what encouraged me to research on this subject for my end-of-career project. Through the shaping of the project, other important matters came along, such as the economic impact of this illness or the standard procedures for its diagnosis. In the following lines, I´ll present what I consider the highlights about the renal colic, in other words, what I consider everyone must have in mind, fresh-baked, before diving further into this project