Clinical and Experimental Nephrology

, Volume 23, Issue 10, pp 1257–1258 | Cite as

Point-of-care ultrasound for the nephrologist: emphysematous pyelonephritis versus staghorn calculus

  • Abhilash KoratalaEmail author
  • Harini Bejjanki
Images in Nephrology


Ultrasound Emphysematous pyelonephritis Nephrolithiasis 


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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors. IRB approval is not applicable for a letter/single case study.

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© Japanese Society of Nephrology 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of NephrologyUniversity of Texas At San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal TransplantationUniversity of FloridaGailesvilleUSA

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