Author | Erinn H. Goldman, PhD

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Research on bladder tissue regeneration progresses

February 01, 2007

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Atlanta-Tissue engineering research has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade and a half, yielding findings that may someday have a profound impact on the field of pediatric urology. At the 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology annual meeting here, several groups presented cutting-edge data on novel systems for organ generation, including research demonstrating the feasibility of generating a functioning bladder from stem cells.

Growing data point to toxins' role in fetal anomalies

February 01, 2007

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Atlanta-The impact of environmental toxins on male sexual development has become a topic of keen interest among pediatric urologists, who have released a growing body of data suggesting environmental links to hypospadias, cryptorchidism, and other urinary tract anomalies and diseases. At the 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology annual meeting, several groups presented data on the effect of in utero exposure to endocrine disrupters on the developing fetus.

Adult spina bifida patients less sexually active

February 01, 2007

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Atlanta-Sexual activity is lower and more disturbed in adult patients with spina bifida than it is in the general population, according to a recent study by researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Interestingly, however, this diminished sexual activity does not appear to significantly affect spina bifida patients' quality of life, researchers said at the 2006 American Association of Pediatrics Section on Urology annual meeting here.

Initiatives will support VUR, hydronephrosis research

February 01, 2007

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Atlanta-A study funded by the National Institutes of Health and a new registry promise to provide needed information on the incidence, prevalence, and consequences of two important urologic conditions in children: vesicoureteral reflux and prenatal hydronephrosis. Both the study and the registry were highlighted at the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology annual meeting here.