Can We Further Improve the Quality of Nephro-Urological Care in Children with Myelomeningocele?
AbstractMyelomeningocele (MMC) results from a failure of normal neural tube fusion in early fetal development. Retrospective, observational study of medical data of 54 children treated in Pediatric Nephrology and Urology Clinics for five years was performed. The following data were analyzed: serum creatinine, eGFR, urine analysis, renal scintigraphy (RS), renal ultrasound, and urodynamics. Mean age of studied population: 12.3 years, median of eGFR at the beginning and at the end of survey was 110.25 and 116.5 mL/min/1.73 m2 accordingly. Median of frequency of urinary tract infections (fUTI): 1.2 episodes/year. In 24 children: low-pressure, in 30 children: high-pressure bladder was noted. Vesicouretral reflux (VUR) was noted in 23 children (42.6%). fUTI were more common in high-grade VUR group. High-grade VURs were more common in group of patients with severe renal damage. At the end of the survey 11.1% children were qualified to higher stages of chronic kidney disease. Renal parenchyma damage progression in RS was noted in 22.2% children. Positive VUR history, febrile recurrent UTIs, bladder wall trabeculation, and older age of the patients constitute risk factors of abnormal renal scans. More than 2.0 febrile, symptomatic UTIs annually increase by 5.6-fold the risk of severe renal parenchyma damage after five years. View Full-Text
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Miklaszewska, M.; Korohoda, P.; Zachwieja, K.; Wolnicki, M.; Mizerska-Wasiak, M.; Drożdż, D.; Pietrzyk, J.A. Can We Further Improve the Quality of Nephro-Urological Care in Children with Myelomeningocele? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 876.
Miklaszewska M, Korohoda P, Zachwieja K, Wolnicki M, Mizerska-Wasiak M, Drożdż D, Pietrzyk JA. Can We Further Improve the Quality of Nephro-Urological Care in Children with Myelomeningocele? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(9):876.Chicago/Turabian Style
Miklaszewska, Monika; Korohoda, Przemysław; Zachwieja, Katarzyna; Wolnicki, Michał; Mizerska-Wasiak, Małgorzata; Drożdż, Dorota; Pietrzyk, Jacek A. 2016. "Can We Further Improve the Quality of Nephro-Urological Care in Children with Myelomeningocele?" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 9: 876.
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