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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110519/caring-for-infants-with-posterior-urethral-valves-a-qualitative-study-of-parents-experiences
#1
Sarah Marokakis, Nadine A Kasparian, Sean E Kennedy
This study aimed to explore the perspectives and experiences of parents caring for an infant with posterior urethral valves (PUVs). Eight parents participated in a semi-structured, individual telephone interview, with qualitative data collected and analysed thematically using NVivo11 software. Two main themes emerged as interconnecting aspects of parents' experiences: (1) trying to face the challenges and (2) learning to cope. Parents felt challenged by the need to attend to their child's medical care, while developing a bond with their baby, trying to maintain positivity for their child's future and managing the impact of the condition on their family...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072547/serum-concentrations-of-ang-2-and-flt-1-may-be-predictive-of-pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-pregnancies-of-uncertain-viability-a-phase-i-exploratory-prognostic-factor-study
#2
Alison Richardson, Shilpa Deb, Bruce Campbell, Nick Raine-Fenning
The aim of this study was to determine whether serum concentrations of Ang-1, Ang-2, Flt-1, IL-15 and/or TRAIL can be used to predict outcome in women with pregnancies of uncertain viability (PUVs). Women presenting to the Early Pregnancy Unit at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham between 17.06.14 and 01.09.15 were prospectively recruited. Serum concentrations of Ang-1, Ang-2, Flt-1, IL-15 and TRAIL were measured in women with PUVs. Women were followed-up according to departmental protocols until viability was determined...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071146/posterior-urethral-valves-impact-of-low-birth-weight-and-preterm-delivery-on-the-final-renal-outcome
#3
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/29061539/impact-of-adjuvant-urinary-diversion-versus-valve-ablation-alone-on-progression-from-chronic-to-end-stage-renal-disease-in-posterior-urethral-valves-a-single-institution-15-year-time-to-event-analysis
#4
Michael E Chua, Jessica M Ming, Simon Carter, Yaser El Hout, Martin A Koyle, Damien Noone, Walid A Farhat, Armando J Lorenzo, Darius J Bägli
PURPOSE: Long-term progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) of valve ablation alone versus ablation followed by additional urinary diversion were compared among children with chronic kidney disease stage 3 (CKD3) due to posterior urethral valves (PUV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of children with PUV and CKD3 managed at a single institution between 1986 and 2011. Three treatment groups were classified: Group1 (valve ablation alone), group2 (ablation plus subsequent vesicostomy), and group3 (ablation followed by ureterostomies and/or pyelostomies)...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712168/justification-for-re-look-cystoscopy-after-posterior-urethral-valve-fulguration
#5
Gul Nawaz, Ijaz Hussain, Shujah Muhammad, Muhammad Imran Jamil, Asad Ur Rehman, Nadeem Iqbal, Saeed Akhter
BACKGROUND: Posterior urethral valve (PUV) is life-threatening congenital anomaly of the urinary tract that results in vesicoureteric reflux, recurrent UTI, voiding dysfunction and renal insufficiency if not treat timely. Endoscopic ablation of posterior urethral valves using cold knife or laser is the current gold standard therapy. Many urologists go for repeat cystoscopy to see residual valve or stricture while others repeat VCUG to measure the posterior to anterior urethral ratio for residual obstruction...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666918/urinary-tract-infection-after-retrograde-urethrogram-in-children-a-multicenter-study
#6
Neha R Malhotra, Jared R Green, Cynthia K Rigsby, Jane L Holl, Earl Y Cheng, Emilie K Johnson
INTRODUCTION: The risk of post-procedural urinary tract infection (ppUTI) after retrograde urethrogram (RUG) has not been well quantified. Prophylactic antibiotics may reduce the risk, but must be weighed against the risks of antibiotic resistance. Prior research has shown that this risk is variable after voiding cystourethrogram (0-42% reported ppUTI rate) and appears to be low after urodynamics (0-4.8%) but this risk has not been well documented for patients undergoing RUG. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to (1) describe the rate of ppUTI after RUG, and (2) examine factors associated with use of antibiotics at the time of RUG...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638819/testosterone-modifies-alterations-to-detrusor-muscle-after-partial-bladder-outlet-obstruction-in-juvenile-mice
#7
Andrew S Flum, Paula R Firmiss, Diana K Bowen, Natalie Kukulka, Grace B Delos Santos, Robert W Dettman, Edward M Gong
Lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to posterior urethral valves (PUV) arise in boys during adolescence. The reasons for this have previously been attributed to increased urine output as boys experience increased growth. Additionally, there are few choices for clinicians to effectively treat these complications. We formed the new hypothesis that increased androgen levels at this time of childhood development could play a role at the cellular level in obstructed bladders. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the role of testosterone on bladder detrusor muscle following injury from partial bladder outlet obstruction (PO) in mice...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612060/aggressive-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-posterior-urethral-valve-as-an-etiology-for-vesicoureteral-reflux-or-urge-incontinence-in-children
#8
REVIEW
Hideo Nakai, Taiju Hyuga, Shina Kawai, Taro Kubo, Shigeru Nakamura
Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is one of the most common diseases in pediatric urology and classified into primary and secondary VUR. Although posterior urethral valve (PUV) is well known as a cause of the secondary VUR, it is controversial that minor urethral deformity recognized in voiding cystourethrography represents mild end of PUV spectrum and contributes to the secondary VUR. We have been studying for these ten years congenital urethral obstructive lesions with special attention to its urethrographic and endoscopic morphology as well as therapeutic response with transurethral incision...
June 2017: Investigative and Clinical 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
#9
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...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464563/shear-and-extensional-rheology-of-commercial-thickeners-used-for-dysphagia-management
#10
Muhammad Qazi Waqas, Johan Wiklund, Annika Altskär, Olle Ekberg, Mats Stading
People who suffer from swallowing disorders, commonly referred to as dysphagia, are often restricted to a texture-modified diet. In such a diet, the texture of the fluid is modified mainly by the addition of gum or starch-based thickeners. For optimal modification of the texture, tunable rheological parameters are shear viscosity, yield stress, and elasticity. In this work, the flow properties of commercial thickeners obtained from major commercial suppliers were measured both in shear and extensional flow using a laboratory viscometer and a newly developed tube viscometry technique, termed Pulsed Ultrasound Velocimetry plus Pressure Drop (PUV + PD)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453880/predicting-postnatal-renal-function-of-prenatally-detected-posterior-urethral-valves-using-fetal-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-determination
#11
Alice Faure, Nicoleta Panait, Michel Panuel, Pierre Alessandrini, Claude D'Ercole, Kathia Chaumoitre, Thierry Merrot
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of fetal diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging with apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) determination to predict postnatal renal function (nadir creatinine at 1 year and eGFR) of men with posterior urethral valves (PUV). METHODS: Between 2003 and 2014, 11 MRI were performed on fetuses (between 28 and 32 weeks) in whom second trimester sonography suggested severe bilateral urinary tract anomalies, suspected of PUV...
July 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278526/-acute-kidney-failure-due-to-urachal-cyst
#12
I Klaassen, M Wolf, M J Kemper, S Riechardt, M Boettcher, J Herrmann, D Singer
A 34-year-old para V woman was referred to our centre at 35+1 weeks of gestation for an assumed fetal malformation with prenatal renal impairment and anhydramnios. Prenatal ultrasound demonstrated unilateral renal agenesis; the bladder was not detectable. The baby was born by caesarian section at 36+2 weeks of gestation because of placental insufficiency. Postnatal adaptation was uneventful, but the newborn presented external stigmas of trisomy 21 and progressive renal impairment with anuria. Nevertheless, the postnatal ultrasound showed two enlarged kidneys in loco typico with impaired perfusion but without signs of malformations...
March 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275513/extending-indications-of-micropercutaneous-nephrolithotomy-it-is-not-just-about-cracking-stones
#13
Arvind P Ganpule, Jaspreet Singh Chhabra, S B Sudharsan, Ankush Jairath, Mohankumar Vijaykumar, Ravindra Sabnis, Mahesh R Desai
OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience and results of using the MicroPerc™ micropercutaneous nephrolithotomy armamentarium (PolyDiagnost, Germany) for unusual indications unexplored using this modality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the MicroPerc™ system for stone clearance in three ureteric calculi, two bladder calculi, one case of urethral calculus, for antegrade biopsy in a case of upper tract urothelial carcinoma, for Deflux® (dextranomer/hyaluronic copolymer, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Uppsala, Sweden) injection in three cases of vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR), and three cases of posterior urethral valve (PUV) fulgurations...
March 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247065/the-changes-of-urethral-morphology-recognized-in-voiding-cystourethrography-after-endoscopic-transurethral-incision-for-posterior-urethral-valve-in-boys-with-intractable-daytime-urinary-incontinence-and-nocturnal-enuresis
#14
Taiju Hyuga, Shigeru Nakamura, Shina Kawai, Taro Kubo, Rieko Furukawa, Toshinori Aihara, Makiko Mieno, Hideo Nakai
PURPOSE: Endoscopic transurethral incision (TUI) of posterior urethral valve (PUV) can improve daytime urinary incontinence (DUI) and nocturnal enuresis (NE). However, the underlying mechanism has not been elucidated. In this study, we retrospectively examined the mobility of the urethra before and after TUI by measuring the urethral angle with voiding cystourethrography (VCUG), to clarify the effects of TUI on the morphology of the urethra during voiding. METHODS: Between July 2010 and December 2014, 29 boys with intractable DUI and/or NE were diagnosed as PUV and underwent endoscopic TUI...
October 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229280/posterior-urethral-valve-in-fetuses-evidence-for-the-role-of-inflammatory-molecules
#15
Érica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Natalia Pessoa Rocha, Fernando Macedo Bastos, Kátia Daniela da Silveira, Alamanda K Pereira, Eduardo Araújo Oliveira, Débora Marques de Miranda, Ana Cristina Simões E Silva
BACKGROUND: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate inflammatory biomarkers in urine samples of 24 fetuses with posterior urethral valve (PUV) collected at 22 ± 4 weeks of gestation and to compare the findings with measurements in urine samples of 22 male healthy preterm neonates at 23 ± 4 weeks (control group). METHODS: Inflammatory biomarkers in urine were measured using a cytometric bead array [interleukin (IL)-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, interferon (IFN)-γ, soluable tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) 1, sTNFR2, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1/chemokine ligand 2 (MCP-1/CCL2), eotaxin/CCL11 and interferon gamma-induced protein/10/C-X-C motif chemokine 10 (IP-10/CXCL10)] and ELISA assays [TNF, IL-8/CXCL8 and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β)]...
August 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209393/commentary-on-cystometrogram-appearance-in-puv-is-reliably-quantified-by-the-swrd-score-and-presages-the-need-for-intervention
#16
COMMENT
Michael Mitchell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159527/cystometrogram-appearance-in-puv-is-reliably-quantified-by-the-shape-wall-reflux-and-diverticuli-swrd-score-and-presages-the-need-for-intervention
#17
A Niyogi, K Lumpkins, A Robb, L McCarthy
OBJECTIVE: Radiological bladder abnormalities in boys with posterior urethral valves (PUV) are well recognised; however, the assessment is subjective. The shape, wall, reflux and diverticuli (SWRD) score objectively assesses shape, wall, reflux and diverticuli in a simple way. This study was undertaken to demonstrate that the SWRD score is reliable, reproducible and correlates with bladder outcome and videourodynamic (VUD) assessment in boys with PUV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three blinded assessors determined the SWRD scores of PUV bladders from cystometrograms taken during VUD from September 2012 to October 2013...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072617/evaluation-of-the-response-to-breast-cancer-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-using-18f-fdg-positron-emission-mammography-compared-with-whole-body-18f-fdg-pet-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
Mutsumi Noritake, Kazutaka Narui, Tomohiro Kaneta, Sadatoshi Sugae, Kentaro Sakamaki, Tomio Inoue, Takashi Ishikawa
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess therapeutic response to breast cancer neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) by F-FDG positron emission mammography (PEM) compared with that to whole-body F-FDG PET (WBPET). METHODS: Twenty patients underwent WBPET and PEM 3 times: the first time was before NAC, the second time was after 2 courses of NAC, and the third time was after all courses of NAC. A pathological complete response (pCR) was defined as no evidence of residual invasive cancer with or without ductal carcinoma in situ...
March 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065374/predictive-value-of-ct-for-first-esophageal-variceal-bleeding-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-value-of-para-umbilical-vein-patency
#19
Paul Calame, Maxime Ronot, Sébastien Bouveresse, Jean-Paul Cervoni, Valérie Vilgrain, Éric Delabrousse
PURPOSE: To evaluate if the presence/size of a para-umbilical vein (PUV) on computed tomography (CT) are associated with a first esophageal variceal hemorrhage (EVH) in patients with cirrhosis and whether imaging features can help identify patients at increased risk of EVH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2010 to June 2012 patients with cirrhosis who underwent CT and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy within six months were included. The presence/size of PUV was noted...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031548/outcome-of-antenatally-presenting-posterior-urethral-valves-puv-in-children
#20
T P Joseph, V K Gopi, P R Babu, K V Satish Kumar
BACKGROUND: To analyze the outcome of children with posterior urethral valves who presented with antenatal hydronephrosis. METHODS: A 10-year retrospective review of records of 70 children with posterior urethral valves. RESULTS: The mean (SD) gestational age at diagnosis was 34 (4.48) weeks, and age at intervention was 130.5 (170.9) days. The nadir creatinine was significantly raised (<1.2 mg/dl) in children with oligohydramnios and diversion...
April 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
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