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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with confirmed ureteral colic

From: Ultrasound at the patient’s bedside for the diagnosis and prognostication of a renal colic

  Ureteral colic (n = 85) Differential diagnosis (n = 18)
Age years (mean ± standard deviation) 52.1 ± 15.9 52 ± 12.3
Sex
 Female 28 (33%) 11 (61%)
 Male 57 (67%) 7 (39%)
Antecedents
 Ureteral colic 38 (44%) 6 (33%)
 Uropathy 6 (7%) 4 (22%)
Pain relief
 Level 1 44 (52%) 8 (44%)
 Level 2 11 (13%) 5 (28%)
 Level 3 28 (34%) 5 (28%)
 NA 2 (2%) 0
Pain duration before admission
 < 6 h 51 (60%) 4 (22%)
 6–24 h 6 (7%) 5 (28%)
 > 24 h 20 (24%) 9 (50%)
 NA 8 (9%) 0
Size of stone, mm
 < 6 60 (70%) 0
 > 6 25 (30%) 0
Location of stone
 Pyelo-ureteral junction 7 (8%) 0
 Lumbar ureter 21 (25%) 0
 Lower third of the urinary tract 57 (67%) 0
Hospitalization 16 (18%) 2 (11%)
  1. NA, not applicable