publication . Article . 2015

Upper urinary tract damage caused by ketamine snorting—A report of nine cases

Lee, Hsiang-Ying; Hsu, Yu-Chao; Hsu, Chao-Yu; Chou, Eric Chieh-Lung; Li, Ching-Chia; Juan, Yung-Shun; Jang, Mei-Yu;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2015 Journal: Urological Science, volume 26, issue 3, pages 182-185 (issn: 1879-5226, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Objective: The toxicity of ketamine to genitourinary system not only involved in lower urinary tract, which include urinary frequency, urgency, suprapubic pain, dysuria and hematuria, but also upper urinary tracts. However, the reports of ketmaine-induced upper urinary tract damage were rare. Materials and methods: Herein, we reported nine ketamine abusers presented with moderate flank pain with hydronephrosis and lower urinary tract symptoms from three medical centers located around Taiwan. Results: All patients were diagnosed of hydronephrosis by sonography or abdominal computed tomography scans and 7 cases combined with acute kidney injury. They all rec...
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free text keywords: Diseases of the genitourinary system. Urology, RC870-923, ketamine, hydronephrosis, Urology, urinary tract damage
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publication . Article . 2015

Upper urinary tract damage caused by ketamine snorting—A report of nine cases

Lee, Hsiang-Ying; Hsu, Yu-Chao; Hsu, Chao-Yu; Chou, Eric Chieh-Lung; Li, Ching-Chia; Juan, Yung-Shun; Jang, Mei-Yu;