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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.
Stone disease and minimally invasive treatment approaches are once again leading issues in the pediatric urology section of the 2012 AUA annual meeting.
Urologists' reports of stones in pediatric patients varies by region.
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.
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.
Use of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer (Deflux) for vesicoureteral reflux rising; long-term results vary
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.
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.
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.
New data showing an increasing incidence of pediatric stone disease is stimulating more research to further describe and understand this troubling phenomenon.