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Sacral Nerve Stimulation Provides Clear Benefit for Urinary and Bowel Incontinence
A longitudinal study of patient-reported quality of life and symptoms shows significant gains with use of sacral nerve stimulation.

Rise in Pediatric Kidney Stones Sparks Concerns
Evidence indicates more children are suffering from kidney stones while the cost of treatment increases.

Room for Improvement in Treating Pediatric UTI
Even though urinary tract infections are common in children, there is still much to learn about how best to treat and manage them.

Could Vesicoscopic Technique Outperform Open Surgery for VUR?
Despite its technical challenge, vesicoscopic reimplantation shows promise for correcting vesicoureteral reflux with less pain and smaller incisions.

Introducing the Future of Pediatric Urology
The Section of Urology welcomes its two newest faculty recruits: physician-scientists Christina Ching, MD, and Daryl McLeod, MD, MPH.

Continuous Antibiotics Not Necessary for Many Children with Common Prenatal Abnormality
A recent study finds that continuous antibiotics for children with antenatal hydronephrosis may be unnecessary.

Case Study: Newborn Sex Determination After Incorrect Initial Assignment
Incorrect sex assignment at a birth hospital complicated one family’s experience with their newborn’s ambiguous genitalia diagnosis.

Partial Kidney Removal Unnecessary for Certain Duplex Anomalies
Study shows ureteroureterostomy may provide a safe and effective alternative to partial kidney removal for poorly functioning duplicate abnormalities.

“Sharing” Appendix Allows Joint Urology and Colorectal Surgery
A coordinated, two-in-one surgery corrects incontinence in a young spina bifida patient.

Technique Simplifies Surgery for Concealed Penis and Reduces Scarring
A new approach developed at Nationwide Children’s offers urologists an easier method for correcting many types of penoscrotal webbing with a better cosmetic outcome than other methods.

Colorectal Cancer Screening and the Pediatric Subspecialist
Lynch syndrome in pediatrics: What is the role of pediatric subspecialist in cancer screening?

Urinary Tract Beta Defensin vs. E. Coli
While researching the role of beta defensin-1 against E. coli in the lower urinary tract, scientists identified two other defensins.

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