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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142969/elucidation-of-renal-scars-in-children-with%C3%A2-vesicoureteral-reflux-using-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-a-pilot%C3%A2-study
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David S Hains, Harris L Cohen, M Beth McCarville, Ellen E Ellison, Amy Huffman, Stacey Glass, Aslam H Qureshi, Keith R Pierce, Ashlyn L Cahill, Ashley Dixon, Noel Delos Santos
Introduction: Vesicoureteral reflux is a common disorder in children but can result in kidney scarring following acute pyelonephritis. The gold standard diagnostic to detect renal scars in children is (99m)Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy. DMSA has a number of limitations including radiation exposure, need for sedation, and radiotracer supply shortages. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a technique whereby biocompatible microspheres of inert gas are administered i.v...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138878/higher-cost-of-hospitalizations-for-non-cardiac-diagnoses-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Michael D Seckeler, Ian D Thomas, Jennifer Andrews, Omar Meziab, Tabitha Moe, Elissa Heller, Scott E Klewer
Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) are a rapidly increasing population and their impact on healthcare resources is not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to describe the costs of hospitalizations for non-cardiac disease for adults with CHD. We conducted a retrospective review of hospital discharge data from the University HealthSystem Consortium Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager from January 2011 through December 2013. Patients were ≥ 18 years old at admission with any ICD-9 code for moderate or high severity CHD; cardiac surgical admissions were excluded...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133166/determination-of-threshold-value-for-follow-up-of-isolated-antenatal-hydronephrosis-detected-in-the-second-trimester
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Ravi de Roo, Bart J Voskamp, C Emily Kleinrouweler, Ben W Mol, Eva Pajkrt, Antonia H M Bouts
INTRODUCTION: Isolated antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH), defined as a dilation of the renal pelvis (≥5 mm), is one of the most common abnormalities detected on prenatal ultrasound. However, established cut-off values for postnatal follow-up differ between countries and are based on little evidence. The current protocol in the Netherlands for follow-up might be too conservative. OBJECTIVE: To assess the applicability of a higher threshold for follow-up of isolated antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) than the current practice, without the risk of missing significant postnatal urinary tract obstruction...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112883/a-new-paradigm-for-gerd-pathogenesis-not-acid-injury-but-cytokine-mediated-inflammation-driven-by-hif-2%C3%AE-a-potential-role-for-targeting-hif-2%C3%AE-to-prevent-and-treat-reflux-esophagitis
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REVIEW
Rhonda F Souza, Liela Bayeh, Stuart J Spechler, Uttam K Tambar, Richard K Bruick
Traditionally, reflux esophagitis was assumed to develop as a caustic, chemical injury inflicted by refluxed acid. Recently, however, studies in rats and humans suggest that reflux esophagitis develops as a cytokine-mediated inflammatory injury, with hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-2α playing a major role. In response to the reflux of acid and bile, HIF-2α in esophageal epithelial cells becomes stabilized, thereby increasing production of pro-inflammatory cytokines that attract T lymphocytes and other inflammatory cells to damage the esophagus...
November 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079659/novel-insights-into-the-pathogenesis-of-monogenic-congenital-anomalies-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract
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Amelie T van der Ven, Asaf Vivante, Friedhelm Hildebrandt
Congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract (CAKUT) comprise a large spectrum of congenital malformations ranging from severe manifestations, such as renal agenesis, to potentially milder conditions, such as vesicoureteral reflux. CAKUT causes approximately 40% of ESRD that manifests within the first three decades of life. Several lines of evidence indicate that CAKUT is often caused by recessive or dominant mutations in single (monogenic) genes. To date, approximately 40 monogenic genes are known to cause CAKUT if mutated, explaining 5%-20% of patients...
October 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071146/posterior-urethral-valves-impact-of-low-birth-weight-and-preterm-delivery-on-the-final-renal-outcome
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Osama M Sarhan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between low birth weight (LBW; <2.5 kg) and preterm delivery (<37 weeks gestational age) and final renal outcome in infants with posterior urethral valves (PUVs), emphasising the risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for all infants with PUVs who were treated between 1990 and 2010. In all, 52 infants were identified to have LBW and/or delivered preterm (Group 1)...
June 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063225/preperitoneal-surgical-approach-to-treat-vesicoureteral-anastomotic-leakage-distal-stenosis-or-reflux-after-kidney-transplantation
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Tom Darius, Antoine Buemi, Laurent Coubeau, Nada Kanaan, Pierre Goffette, Michel Mourad
BACKGROUND: If endourological approaches are not applicable to treat vesicoureteral anastomotic complications after kidney transplantation, the surgical gold standard in many transplant centers is pyeloureterostomy or ureteroureterostomy using the native ureter. We report an original preperitoneal technique that can be used for vesicoureteral reanastomosis in kidney transplant recipients not eligible for endourological treatment. METHODS: Between January 2011 and December 2015, 18 kidney transplant recipients underwent this new surgical procedure...
October 23, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039589/partial-monosomy-8p-and-trisomy-16q-in-two-children-with-developmental-delay-detected-by-array-comparative-genomic-hybridization
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Zoe Papadopoulou, Ioannis Papoulidis, Stavros Sifakis, Georgios Markopoulos, Annalisa Vetro, Angeliki-Maria Vlaikou, Monica Ziegler, Thomas Liehr, Loretta Thomaidis, Orsetta Zuffardi, Maria Syrrou, Kitsos George, Emmanouil Manolakos
Two cases of liveborn unrelated children with developmental delay and overlapping unbalanced translocations der(8)t(8;16)(p23.2;q23.3) and der (8)t(8;16)(p23.1;q23.1), leading to partial monosomy 8p and partial trisomy 16q, are reported in the present study. The first patient was a 10‑year‑old boy with mild developmental delay and minor congenital anomalies (borderline microcephaly, clinodactyly, hypertelorism, epicanthus, mild systolic murmur and kidney reflux). The second patient was a 3 year‑old girl with developmental delay, gross motor milestone delay and dysmorphic features...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982622/retroperitoneal-compartment-syndrome-in-renal-transplantation-how-to-salvage-the-graft
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Karen Pineda-Solís, Wen Yan Xie, Vivian McAlister, Alp Sener, Patrick P Luke
OBJECTIVE: Early allograft dysfunction may be caused by several technical factors including vascular complications such as thrombosis, kinking, or extrinsic compression. Renal allograft compartment syndrome (RACS) is an unrecognized cause of early allograft dysfunction. This complication is characterized by increased pressure of the iliac fossa that reduces the blood supply to the graft with a potentially devastating consequence. The main objective when recognizing this condition is to create a tension-free muscle closure...
September 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952702/-reflux-nephropathy-in-children-early-diagnosis-and-monitoring
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REVIEW
O L Morozova, D A Morozov, D Y Lakomova, V V Iakovlev, V V Rostovskaya, I A Budnik, L D Maltseva
Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is the most common type of obstructive uropathy in children. Reflux nephropathy (RN) is one of the most common complications of VUR that inevitably leads to chronic kidney disease. Patients with end-stage kidney disease require costly treatment, and the only way to cure them is kidney transplantation. A timely institution of renoprotective therapy is a key factor helping to preserve the function of the native kidneys. Hence, it is necessary to devise new highly sensitive and minimally invasive methods for early diagnosis of RN...
September 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941593/laparoendoscopic-single-site-nephrectomy-in-children-is-it-a-good-alternative-to-conventional-laparoscopic-approach
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Belén Aneiros Castro, Daniel Cabezalí Barbancho, Cristina Tordable Ojeda, Isabel Carrillo Arroyo, Jesús Redondo Sedano, Andrés Gómez Fraile
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery is considered to be the gold standard treatment for nephrectomy in children. In recent decades it has been proposed that laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery is a feasible alternative to perform laparoscopic nephrectomies. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to compare the safety and efficacy of LESS against conventional laparoscopic (CL) nephrectomy. STUDY DESIGN: From March 2010 to November 2012 charts of pediatric patients who underwent laparoscopic nephrectomy at our tertiary center were revised...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928250/coexistent-duplication-of-urethra-and-a-refluxing-ectopic-ureter-presenting-as-recurrent-epididymo-orchitis-in-a-child
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Ferzine Mohamed, Susan Jehangir
Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUTs) occur in 3-6 per 1000 live births, accounting for most cases of paediatric end-stage kidney disease.(1) However, the molecular basis of CAKUT and anomalies of the external genitalia is poorly understood. We, herein, describe a case with left recurrent epididymo-orchitis with a coexistent urethral duplication and an ectopic ureter with an ipsilateral non-functioning kidney, which is, to the best of our knowledge, the first reported case of its kind...
September 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918954/contemporary-management-of-vesicoureteral-reflux
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REVIEW
Perviz Hajiyev, Berk Burgu
CONTEXT: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) remains the most interesting topic of pediatric urology due to the dynamic nature of recent controversial publications. Starting from the need for a diagnosis to the necessity and effectiveness of treatment in preventing scars, VUR remains in the mist. Although recent strong evidence helped as fog lights in this blurriness, more data are required for achieving crystal clearance. This article aims to summarize and discuss the current state of the evidence regarding VUR management...
April 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861311/our-experiences-with-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-the-first-case-series-from-turkey
#14
Yusuf Kibar, Serdar Yalçın, Engin Kaya, Burak Köprü, Turgay Ebiloğlu, Giray Ergin, Hüseyin Tomruk
OBJECTIVE: Robotic surgery is a leading treatment option for minimally invasive surgery and has an increasing popularity in pediatric population, as well. In this article, we reported our case series of robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery in pediatric population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 29 consecutive pediatric patients who underwent robot- assisted procedures between May 2014 and October 2016. Patient demographics, hospitalization time, estimated blood loss, robotic time and total operative and peri-, and post-operative complications were evaluated...
September 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755057/feasibility-of-superb-microvascular-imaging-to-detect-high-grade-vesicoureteral-reflux-in-children-with-urinary-tract-infection
#15
Hee Kyung Kim, Sara O'Hara, Bo-Kyung Je, Steven J Kraus, Paul Horn
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate superb microvascular imaging (SMI) for the detection of high-grade vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). METHODS: We reviewed the patients with urinary tract infection who underwent renal US with SMI and VCUG. The subjects were divided into a VUR group, which included 17 patients (20 kidney units, KU) with high-grade reflux (grade 4 or 5) on VCUG, and a group without VUR including the same numbers of subjects. The direction of urine movement at the distal ureter and the renal pelvis was reviewed on SMI...
July 28, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748898/unilateral-multicystic-renal-dysplasia-prenatal-diagnosis-on-ultrasound
#16
Vaidehi K Pandya, Harsh C Sutariya
Multicystic renal dysplasia (MCRD) is the most common cause of abnormally enlarged kidney, diagnosed on antenatal ultrasound examination. It is an abnormality of the embryonic development in which the renal parenchyma is substituted by nonfunctioning renal tissue made up of cysts which do not communicate with each other. Vesicoureteric reflux (VUR), pelviureteric junction obstruction, vesicoureteric junction obstruction, and ureterocele are the most commonly seen abnormalities in contralateral kidney. Here, we report a case of prenatal diagnosis of unilateral MCRD with VUR in contralateral kidney...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745629/intrarenal-injection-of-escherichia-coli-in-a-rat-model-of-pyelonephritis
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Karishma Gupta, Shannon B Donnola, Zhina Sadeghi, Lan Lu, Bernadette O Erokwu, Michael Kavran, Adonis Hijaz, Chris A Flask
Pyelonephritis is a bacterial infection of the kidney and is most commonly caused by Escherichia coli. Recurrent infections can cause significant renal inflammation and fibrosis ultimately resulting in declining kidney function. Before improved clinical management and prevention of pyelonephritis can be instituted, a reliable animal model must be established in order to study the mechanisms of progression, recurrence, and therapeutic efficacy. The transurethral infection model closely mimics human pyelonephritis but exhibits considerable variation due to its reliance on urethral reflux to transport the bacteria to the kidney...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724605/heterozygous-loss-of-function-mutation-in-odd-skipped-related-1-osr1-is-associated-with-vesico-ureteric-reflux-duplex-systems-and-hydronephrosis
#18
Marie-Lyne Fillion, Jasmine El Andalousi, Fatima Tokhmafshan, Vasikar Murugapoopathy, Christine L Watt, Inga J Murawski, John-Paul Capolicchio, Mohamed El-Sherbiny, Roman Jednak, Indra Rani Gupta
Osr1 is a transcriptional repressor that plays critical roles in maintaining the mesenchymal stem cell population within the developing kidney. Here, we report that newborn pups with a heterozygous null mutation in Osr1 exhibit a 21% incidence of vesico-ureteric reflux and have hydronephrosis and urinary tract duplications. Newborn pups have a short intravesical ureter resulting in a less competent uretero-vesical junction which arises from a delay in urinary tract development. We describe a new domain of Osr1 expression in the ureteral mesenchyme and within the developing bladder in the mouse...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720360/kidney-stone-in-a-patient-with-an-ileal-conduit
#19
Steeve Doizi, Olivier Traxer
The advantage of a retrograde over an antegrade approach in ileal conduit diversion is the lower morbidity. Furthermore, in cases in which there are bone deformities and no ureteral reflux from the reservoir into the upper tract, percutaneous access can be challenging. Thus, a retrograde approach should be considered as the first-line option for the treatment of renal stones in patients with an ileal conduit, but the urologist should keep in mind that an antegrade or combined approach may be possible in the case of failure...
February 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711547/interobserver-variability-for-interpretation-of-dmsa-scans-in-the-rivur-trial
#20
Tej K Mattoo, Steven J Skoog, Lisa Gravens-Mueller, Russell W Chesney, Alejandro Hoberman, Ranjiv Mathews, Marva Moxey-Mims, Anastasia Ivanova, Saul P Greenfield, Myra A Carpenter
INTRODUCTION: Technetium-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) renal scans are used in the diagnosis of renal scarring. In the Randomized Intervention for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux (RIVUR) trial that randomized 607 children, DMSA renal scans were used for evaluating the presence and the severity of renal scarring. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to determine interobserver variability in reporting of DMSA renal scans in the RIVUR trial. STUDY DESIGN: We compared DMSA renal scan reports for renal scarring and acute pyelonephritis from all non-reference local radiologists (ALRs) at study sites with adjudicated as well as non-adjudicated reports from two reference radiologists (RRs) of the RIVUR trial...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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