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Journal of Pediatric Urology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511888/simple-visual-review-of-pre-to-post-operative-renal-ultrasound-images-predicts-pyeloplasty-success-equally-as-well-as-geometric-measurements-a-blinded-comparison-with-a-gold-standard
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Adam J M Kern, Bruce J Schlomer, Matthew D Timberlake, Craig A Peters, Matthew R Hammer, Micah A Jacobs
BACKGROUND: MAG3 diuretic renal scan remains the gold standard for determination of improvement in renal drainage following pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction. We hypothesized that (i) a change in geometric measurements between pre-operative and post-operative renal ultrasound (RUS) images and (ii) blinded simple visual review of images both would predict pyeloplasty success. OBJECTIVE: To determine if simple visual review and/or novel geometric measurement of renal ultrasounds can detect pyeloplasty failure...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506597/a-practice-pattern-assessment-of-members-of-the-society-of-pediatric-urology-for-evaluation-and-treatment-of-urinary-tract-dilation
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Jessica N Jackson, Rebecca S Zee, Allison N Martin, Sean T Corbett, C D Anthony Herndon
INTRODUCTION: Over the last decade the literature, including a multidisciplinary consensus statement, has supported a paradigm shift in management of urinary tract dilation, yet the impact on practice patterns has not been well documented. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to elucidate specific practice patterns for treatment of prenatal unilateral urinary tract dilation and to assess surgical intervention patterns for ureteropelvic junction obstruction. STUDY DESIGN: An online survey was distributed to 234 pediatric urologists through the Society of Pediatric Urology...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483464/urinary-albumin-excretion-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-children-with-vesicoureteral-reflux
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Romaine de Sépibus, François Cachat, Blaise J Meyrat, Gezim Dushi, Ariane Boubaker, Mohamed Faouzi, Eric Girardin, Hassib Chehade
BACKGROUND: Albuminuria is a potential biomarker of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in various glomerular diseases. Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) often progresses to CKD, and study is required of use of albuminuria as a biomarker for this condition. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between albuminuria and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) or filtration fraction (FF) in children with VUR. STUDY DESIGN: In this retrospective study, renal parameters of 141 children with VUR were investigated, using inulin clearance, FF, and albuminuria...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483466/role-of-body-mass-index-in-school-aged-children-with-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-does-weight-classification-predict-treatment-outcome
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Angela M Arlen, Christopher S Cooper, Traci Leong
INTRODUCTION: Lower urinary tract (LUT) dysfunction comprises a large percentage of pediatric urology referrals. Childhood obesity is a major health concern, and has been associated with voiding symptoms. We assessed the impact of body mass index (BMI) on treatment outcomes of children presenting with LUT or bladder-bowel dysfunction (BBD). STUDY DESIGN: Children aged 5-17 years diagnosed with non-neurogenic LUT dysfunction and no prior urologic diagnoses were identified...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499796/the-antenatal-urinary-tract-dilation-classification-system-accurately-predicts-severity-of-kidney-and-urinary-tract-abnormalities
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C D W Kaspar, M Lo, T E Bunchman, N Xiao
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract dilation (UTD) is a commonly diagnosed prenatal condition; however, it is currently unknown which features lead to benign and resolving or pathologic abnormalities. A consensus UTD classification system (antenatal UTD classification, UTD-A) was created by Nguyen et al. in 2014 [1], but has not yet been validated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of the UTD-A system to identify kidney and urinary tract (KUT) abnormalities, assess whether UTD-A can predict severity of KUT conditions, and perform a cost analysis of screening ultrasound (US)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483467/the-effect-of-social-media-some-on-journal-impact-factor-and-parental-awareness-in-paediatric-urology
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F O'Kelly, G J Nason, R P Manecksha, S Cascio, F J Quinn, M Leonard, M A Koyle, W Farhat, M J Leveridge
BACKGROUND: Social media (SoMe) comprises a number of internet-based applications that have the capability to disseminate multimodal media and allow for unprecedented inter-user connectivity. The role of Twitter has been studied in conferences and education; moreover, there is increasing evidence that patients are more likely to use social media for their own health education. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of social media platforms on the impact factor of both urological and paediatric journals that publish on paediatric urology, and to assess parental awareness of social media in paediatric urology...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483463/response-to-editorial-comments
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LETTER
Marie-Klaire Farrugia, Rodrigo Ruano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479205/commentary-to-current-challenges-with-proximal-hypospadias-we-have-a-long-way-to-go
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Hans G Pohl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476481/testicular-torsion-a-retrospective-investigation-of-predictors-of-surgical-outcomes-and-of-remaining-controversies
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Irene Castañeda-Sánchez, Briana Tully, Mary Shipman, Alice Hoeft, Tyler Hamby, Blake W Palmer
INTRODUCTION: Testicular torsion (TT), a common surgical emergency worldwide, is typically treated with orchiectomy or orchiopexy. It is widely accepted that the chance of salvaging the testicle declines with time and degree of torsion. The impact of ethnicity on outcome is less well understood, and the association between weather and onset of TT remains a controversy. OBJECTIVES: It is important to know the signs of TT so that appropriate treatment can be given quickly...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526618/24-hour-urine-metabolic-differences-between-solitary-and-multiple-stone-formers-results-of-the-collaboration-on-urolithiasis-in-pediatrics-cup-working-group
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Theodore R Saitz, Solange Mongoue-Tchokote, Cynthia Sharadin, Dana W Giel, Sean Corbett, Larisa Kovacevic, Aaron P Bayne
INTRODUCTION: Specific factors associated with the risk of developing pediatric urinary stone disease remain unclear, especially those that may be associated with recurrent stone disease. OBJECTIVE: We compared the results of 24-h urine collections in children with a solitary stone episode to those with multiple stone episodes to determine if there is a difference that may be associated with multiple stone formation in children. STUDY DESIGN: A multi-institutional retrospective analysis was completed to assess 24-h urinary metabolic profiles in children with urolithiasis aged 2-18 years old...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483465/use-of-medical-expulsive-therapy-in-children-an-assessment-of-nationwide-practice-patterns-and-outcomes
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Jonathan S Ellison, Paul A Merguerian, Benjamin C Fu, Sarah K Holt, Thomas S Lendvay, John L Gore, Margarett Shnorhavorian
INTRODUCTION: Early data support the use of medical expulsive therapy (MET) in children. However, little is known regarding use or outcomes associated with MET outside of pediatric-specific practices. Using a national administrative dataset, we sought to characterize utilization patterns of MET as well as assess outcomes associated with MET exposure. STUDY DESIGN: We interrogated the MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database to identify children under the age of 18 presenting to the emergency department (ED) with any diagnosis of upper urinary tract calculi (UUTC, including renal and ureteral calculi)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479206/commentary-to-utilization-of-medical-expulsive-therapy-in-children-an-assessment-of-nationwide-practice-patterns-and-outcomes
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Wolfgang H Cerwinka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457668/re-stites-j-bernab%C3%A3-kj-galan-d-felsen-d-poppas-dp-urinary-continence-outcomes-following-vaginoplasty-in-patients-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-j-pediatr-urol-2017-13-38-e1-38-e7%C3%A2-and-diamond-da-commentary-to-urinary-continence-outcome-following-vaginoplasty
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LETTER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457667/extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-eswl-monotherapy-in-children-predictors-of-successful-outcome
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G Alsagheer, M S Abdel-Kader, A M Hasan, O Mahmoud, O Mohamed, A Fathi, M Abass, A Abolyosr
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Although extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the first choice for pediatric renal calculi <2 cm, the success rate after the first session is low. This is in contrast to other minimally invasive procedures like percutanous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), which have higher rates of success. Therefore, the present study sought to identify predictors of success after one session of ESWL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective study including 100 children with renal stone burden <2 cm who underwent ESWL at the present institution...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483468/prospective-evaluation-of-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-in-children-in-the-first-2-years-of-life-is-age-a-risk-factor-for-conversion
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H Badawy, A Saad, A Fahmy, W Dawood, A Aboulfotouh, A Kamal, K Refaei, A Zoaier, M Youssef
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic pyeloplasty in children has stood the test of time. A clear advantage of laparoscopic pyeloplasty over open pyeloplasty has been proven both by retrospective and prospective trials. The aim of the current study was to address, in a prospective design, the outcomes, safety, conversion rates and risk factors for conversion in children aged <2 years who underwent retroperitonoscopic pyeloplasty by a single surgeon. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the period April 2014 to May 2016, 15 children with a median age of 6 months (range 1-24) and ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction were operated by a single surgeon using retroperitonoscopic pyeloplasty with antegrade renal stenting...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495235/prenatal-detection-of-megacystis-not-always-an-adverse-prognostic-factor-experience-in-25-consecutive-cases-in-a-tertiary-referral-center-with-complete-neonatal-outcome-and-follow-up
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Marcella Pellegrino, Daniela Visconti, Vincenzo Davide Catania, Luisa D'Oria, Carlo Manzoni, Maria Giovanna Grella, Alessandro Caruso, Lucia Masini, Giuseppe Noia
INTRODUCTION: Megacystis is a condition of abnormal enlarged fetal bladder for gestational age, which is usually associated with urological malformations that may constitute a life-threatening condition for the baby. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the prognostic and etiological criteria of fetal megacystis and to describe the neonatal outcome in a large series collected in a single tertiary center. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective observational study was conducted between 2008 and 2012...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465160/laparoscopic-intra-abdominal-patent-processus-vaginalis-ligation-in-pediatric-urology-practice
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Nima Baradaran, Case M Wood, Olugbemisola O McCoy, Michaella M Prasad, Andrew A Stec
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Inguinal hernias and communicating hydroceles from a patent processus vaginalis (PPV) are common problems in children. This study provides a detailed description of the laparoscopic intra-abdominal patent processus vaginalis ligation (LIPPL) procedure along with its results in pediatric urology patients. METHODS: Prospectively collected data were captured from children (<18 years) who underwent LIPPL from 2012 to 2014. Demographics as well as postoperative characteristics were reviewed and descriptively analyzed...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434637/clinical-heterogeneity-in-children-with-gonadal-dysgenesis-associated-with-non-mosaic-46-xy-karyotype
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Y S Wong, Y H Tam, K K Y Pang, K F To, S S C Chan, K W Chan, K H Lee
INTRODUCTION: Gonadal dysgenesis is unique in disorders of sex development (DSD), in that it can be associated with 46,XX, 46,XY or mosaic 45,X/46,XY karyotypes. Gonadal dysgenesis can be partial or complete. Gonadal dysgenesis associated with the Y-chromosome has increased risk of gonadal germ cell neoplasms. Most of the literature focus on 45,X/46,XY gonadal dysgenesis, while there are scanty data on the condition when the karyotype is non-mosaic 46,XY. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diversity of clinical pictures of children presenting with 46,XY DSD due to gonadal dysgenesis...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434633/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-left-ventricular-mass-index-in-children-with-hypospadias-after-hormonal-stimulation-with-topical-testosterone-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elisabeth Campos de Andrade, Kelly Christina de Castro Paiva, Sarah da Silva Guedes, Mariana Lima C Souza, Marina Novellino Pereira, Laura Pimenta Miana, André Avarese de Figueiredo, José de Bessa, José Murillo B Netto
INTRODUCTION: Testosterone is often used in the preoperative period of hypospadias surgery. Previous studies have demonstrated the presence of androgen receptors in cardiac myocytes that can modulate the phenotype. The use of supraphysiological doses of androgens can lead to toxicity on the heart muscle and, in some cases, to left ventricular hypertrophy. This randomized double blind controlled clinical trial aims to evaluate the effect of topical testosterone on left ventricular mass index in boys with hypospadias...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434638/response-to-letter-to-the-editor-re-comparison-of-variables-affecting-the-surgical-outcome-of-tubularized-and-tubularized-incised-plate-urethroplasty-in-adult-and-pediatric-hypospadias
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