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Selective Arterial Mapping May Increase Safety of Pediatric Kidney Surgery
In a preliminary study of six children, the technique guided surgeons to alternative dissection in half of cases, helping to avoid complication in one.

Uroepithelial Thickening (UET) Helps Predict High-grade VUR in Infants With Prenatal Hydronephrosis
A criteria for abnormality that includes UET is more sensitive and specific in detecting vesicoureteral reflux in this population than commonly recommended criteria – and could help limit the need for voiding cystourethrogram in babies.

A Novel Bladder Neck Closure Approach
Pediatric urologists, in close collaboration with colorectal surgeons, successfully performed bladder neck closures using a posterior sagittal approach in patients with anorectal malformations.

After Outpatient Urologic Surgery, What If The Local Pharmacy Can’t Fill The Necessary Prescriptions?
A bedside delivery program ensures that children get the medication they need when they need it.

Fewer Pathogenic Bacteria Found With Hydrophilic Catheter Use
The reduction could mean fewer urinary tract infections and less need for antibiotics in patients who perform clean intermittent catheterization.

Data Analysis Reveals Preoperative Risk Factors for Major Urologic Surgeries
A step toward stratifying risk, improving surgical planning and patient care, and creating appropriate expectations.

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