Posts Tagged ‘vesicoureteral reflux’

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Vesicoureteral Reflux

Posted by • June 6th, 2014

Are Charlie’s kidneys backed up?  Does he need antibiotics?  His parents want to know if 2-year-old Charlie is going to be on long-term antibiotics to prevent any new bladder infections.  He’s just finished treatment for a urinary tract infection (UTI).    You explain that a voiding cystourethrogram will need to be done first to categorize the… Read More…

Vesicoureteral Reflux

Posted by • March 30th, 2012

In the latest article in our Clinical Therapeutics series, a 7-year-old girl with persistent, moderately severe vesicoureteral reflux has recurrent urinary tract infections while receiving prophylactic antibiotic therapy. Endoscopic correction of vesicoureteral reflux is recommended. The technique is described. Primary vesicoureteral reflux is the most common urologic abnormality in children. The overall prevalence of the disorder is… Read More…