Abdominal and Genitourinary Emergencies
Abdominal and Genitourinary Emergencies

Abdominal and Genitourinary Emergencies

by Sharon Bord, MD

The diversity of intra-abdominal/pelvic infections is greater than of any other organ system. Several clinical scenarios can end up in intra-abdominal infections. The common causes include penetrating abdominal trauma, abdominal surgery, diverticulitis, appendicitis, pancreatitis, biliary disease, perforated viscus, and primary peritonitis. In addition, it is important not to overlook obstetric/gynecologic causes or genitourinary involvement as well. These diseases can become life-threatening if not treated properly, and lead to chronic complications if treatment is delayed.

In up to 10% of patients who experience abdominal trauma, the renal and urogenital systems will be involved. In polytrauma patients with other potentially life-threatening injuries, renal and genitourinary trauma may be overlooked initially, and a delayed or missed diagnosis of these injuries may result in preventable complications. It is important to develop a systematic approach to identify the cause of abdominal and/or genitourinary trauma and to develop a standardized approach to management.

Course Details

  • Videos 46
  • Duration 4:00 h
  • Quiz questions 123
  • Concept Pages 22


Your Educators of course Abdominal and Genitourinary Emergencies

 Sharon Bord, MD

Sharon Bord, MD

Dr. Sharon Bord is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, USA.
She obtained her MD at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2004 and then completed residency training at Boston Medical Center.
She has a focus on both undergraduate and graduate medical education, and is a member of the Teaching College, a group of faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine dedicated to educational endeavors for residents and medical students.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Bord teaches courses on Emergency Medicine.

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Dr. Sharon is a great lecturer.
By Amirhossein J. on 19. November 2022 for Acute Mesenteric Ischemia

What a great lecturer. Very confident and clear to the point.

Well presented course
By Aman G. on 27. February 2022 for Abdominal and Genitourinary Emergencies

I liked the course for its short and crisp presentation of the videos and content though in some cases I felt like maybe a bit more elaboration on certain points was warranted. But, I'm sure that would have been covered in the Internal medicine course. Altogether, I enjoyed the course and I'm sure it will help me in my time in the ED. Thank you Dr. Sharon Bord and Lecturio team for putting this together Aman

Beautiful explanation
By Masood M. on 18. October 2021 for Small Bowel Obstruction (SBO): Examination & Diagnosis

Dr. Sharon explained it very beautifully , provided all the causes, and answer most of the potential queries.

By Gulbanu S. on 03. June 2021 for Abdominal and Genitourinary Emergencies

Yes indeed brilliant course IA very well -structured and really useful ! Key points have been highlighted really well!