Pediatrics

Medical professionals to discuss circumcision on Twitter

October 29, 2012

Join Urology Times and Contemporary Pediatrics for a discussion about controversies over circumcision and its implications.

Pediatric urologists top list of those with long wait times

August 01, 2012

A new national survey shows severe physician shortages among certain pediatric specialties, and pediatric urologists top the list of those registering long wait times for pediatric surgical care.

Pediatric urolithiasis, vesicoureteral reflux evaluation under close scrutiny

May 15, 2012

Stone disease and minimally invasive treatment approaches are once again leading issues in the pediatric urology section of the 2012 AUA annual meeting.

Pediatric stone disease on the rise, but reasons unclear

March 01, 2012

New data showing an increasing incidence of pediatric stone disease is stimulating more research to further describe and understand this troubling phenomenon.

Pediatricians delaying referral of vesicoureteral reflux patients

March 01, 2012

Results of a survey of pediatricians' practice patterns for children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) are worrisome in showing these primary care practitioners are retaining their patients longer before referring them to a specialist.

Relatives of vesicoureteral reflux patients at risk for related morbidity

March 01, 2012

Radiologically proven VUR was present in 11 mothers and seven fathers as well as in 36 second-degree relatives (aunts, uncles, grandparents) and 73 third-degree relatives (65 first cousins and eight great-aunts, -uncles or -grandparents) of 259 VUR patients in an Irish study.

Vesicoureteral reflux in young patients: Early detection, treatment key

March 01, 2012

Results of a retrospective study investigating risk factors for the development of renal parenchymal damage in young children with primary high-grade vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) underscore the importance of early detection and treatment to prevent renal damage or its progression from ongoing VUR.

Use of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer (Deflux) for vesicoureteral reflux rising; long-term results vary

March 01, 2012

Use of Dx/HA (Deflux) for the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children increased rapidly after it gained FDA approval. Despite high rates of utilization and positive early findings, more recent reports are raising questions about long-term outcomes and prompting further research.

Post-treatment downgrading of vesicoureteral reflux beneficial in high-grade cases

March 01, 2012

Downgrading of high-grade vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) after endoscopic treatment performed because of breakthrough urinary tract infections results in cessation of febrile UTIs and, often, spontaneous VUR resolution as well.

Stone disease in kids rising, creating challenges

March 01, 2012

Although stone disease in pediatric patients is on the rise and minimally invasive techniques to deal with it are increasing, there is a lack of evidence-based standards to care for these patients.

Are you seeing more renal stones in your younger patients?

March 01, 2012

Urologists' reports of stones in pediatric patients varies by region.

Hypocitraturia leading metabolic factor in kids with stone disease

March 01, 2012

Hypocitraturia is the leading metabolic risk factor in children with stone disease, and the majority of a study's cohort had an identifiable metabolic cause for their urolithiasis.

Some bedwetting in kids may be caused by constipation

February 15, 2012

Undiagnosed constipation, rather than problems with the bladder, may be to blame for nocturnal enuresis in some children, say researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

What do you think of recent efforts to ban circumcision?

February 01, 2012

Urologists think it's up to parents to decide whether circumcision should be performed on their child.

Renal stone incidence increasing among adolescents

July 01, 2011

A population-based study evaluating 25-year trends in renal stone findings among children reported a 4% per year increase in incidence driven by consistently escalating renal stone rates in the 12- to 17-year age group.

Kidney stone rate in kids brings new challenges

July 01, 2011

Radiation and surgical techniques for treating kidney stones may not be appropriate in a pediatric population.

Tissue-engineered urethras maintain function long-term

June 01, 2011

Tubularized urethras can be engineered from autologous cells and used successfully in the reconstruction of complex posterior urethral defects in children to maintain function long-term.

Advances in tissue engineering hold great promise for pediatric urology

May 15, 2011

Continuing progress in the area of tissue engineering holds the greatest potential impact, not just in pediatric urology or even the entire specialty, but for medicine and society as a whole.

Pediatric urinary tract infections: Broad-spectrum antibiotic use common

April 01, 2011

The first-ever nationwide survey of antibiotic use in children with urinary tract infections found that the use of third-generation cephalosporins more than doubled between 1998 and 2007.