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Vesicoureteral Reflux Treatment in Adults

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Jeffrey M Turner, Carolyn Bauer, Matthew K Abramowitz, Michal L Melamed, Thomas H Hostetter
Treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) can slow its progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, the therapies remain limited. Blood pressure control using angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) has the greatest weight of evidence. Glycemic control in diabetes seems likely to retard progression. Several metabolic disturbances of CKD may prove to be useful therapeutic targets but have been insufficiently tested. These include acidosis, hyperphosphatemia, and vitamin D deficiency...
February 2012: Kidney International
Alana M Murphy, Chad R Ritch, Elizabeth A Reiley, Terry W Hensle
OBJECTIVE: • To describe our endoscopic management of adult women with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and associated outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: • We retrospectively identified 19 adult women who presented for the endoscopic treatment of VUR from November 2001 to January 2008. • Each patient was diagnosed with VUR by voiding cystourethrogram or nuclear cystourethrogram after an episode of pyelonephritis or recurrent urinary tract infections with renal scarring on ultrasound...
July 2011: BJU International
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