alexa Pediatric Vesicoureteral Reflux Guidelines Panel summary report on the management of primary vesicoureteral reflux in children
Surgery

Surgery

Medical & Surgical Urology

Author(s): Elder JS, Peters CA, Arant BS Jr, Ewalt DH, Hawtrey CE

Abstract Share this page

PURPOSE: The American Urological Association convened the Pediatric Vesicoureteral Reflux Guidelines Panel to analyze the literature regarding available methods for treating vesicoureteral reflux diagnosed following a urinary tract infection in children and to make practice policy recommendations based on the treatment outcomes data insofar as the data permit.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The panel searched the MEDLINE data base for all articles from 1965 to 1994 on vesicoureteral reflux and systematically analyzed outcomes data for 7 treatment alternatives: 1) intermittent antibiotic therapy, 2) bladder training, 3) continuous antibiotic prophylaxis, 4) antibiotic prophylaxis and bladder training, 5) antibiotic prophylaxis, anticholinergics and bladder training, 6) open surgical repair and 7) endoscopic repair. Key outcomes identified were probability of reflux resolution, likelihood of developing pyelonephritis and scarring, and possibility of complications of medical and surgical treatment.

RESULTS: Available outcomes data on the various treatment alternatives were summarized in tabular form and graphically, and the relative probabilities of possible outcomes were compared for each alternative. Treatment recommendations were based on scientific evidence and expert opinion. The panel concluded that only a few recommendations can be derived purely from scientific evidence of a beneficial effect on health outcomes.

CONCLUSIONS: For most children the panel recommended continuous antibiotic prophy

  • To read the full article Visit
  • Open Access
This article was published in J Urol and referenced in Medical & Surgical Urology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords