Introdaction and objectives: The aim of the survey was to obtain information on treatment of patients admitted to Moscow urology departments with renal colic.
Methods: A survey was sent to 17 urologic departments within Moscow. The questionnaire contained questions on medical, technical and organizational aspects of renal colic management.
Results: We received information on 322 patients. The mean age was 46, 3 years, mean hospital stay was 5 days. In most cases 302 (93.8%) renal colic was caused by urinary stones. Pain relief was achieved in 285 (88.8%) patients. NSAIDs and spasmolytics 78.3% were the mostly used madications for renal colic management. Decompression of obstructed collecting systems has been undertaken in 48 (14.9%) patients. Indwelling ureteral stent placement was the mostly used surgical procedure. 80 (24.8%) patients underwent active stone removal. URS has been performed in 47 (14.6%) and SWL in 33 (10.2%) patients.
Conclusions: Most of patients admitted to Moscow urology departments with renal colic receive high quality care in conformity with international guidelines. With low complication rates.
Authors declare lack of the possible conflicts of interests