September 04, 2007 15:25 ET

ORLive Presents: Urinary Tract Infection and Vesicoureteral Reflux: Are We Doing Enough or Too Much?

Live Webcast: From Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: September 13, 2007 8:00 AM EDT (12:00 UTC)

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - September 4, 2007) - Urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux are serious health problems affecting millions of people each year. In fact, they are the second most common type of infection in the body. Children who go undetected for urinary tract infections can suffer from far more severe conditions such as high blood pressure and bladder infections when they become adults. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has performed more than two decades of research on Urinary Tract Infections and Vesicoureteral Reflux, and is now engaged in a nationwide study to determine the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment in babies. Join the nation's preeminent authorities on UTI and VUR -- Alejandro Hoberman, MD, chief, General Academic Pediatrics, and Steven G. Docimo, MD, chief, Pediatric Urology -- for the next in our series of live Webcasts that will analyze the importance and necessity of these critical methods and procedures.

Drs. Hoberman and Docimo will discuss previous studies conducted at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC examining the prevalence of urinary tract infection in young febrile children, accurate diagnostic criteria, adequate treatment and diagnostic imaging following an initial episode of urinary tract infection. They will also analyze the impact of vesicoureteral reflux and dysfuncional voiding, and address the management of children with vesicoureteral reflux, the role of antibiotics, surgery, and the management of dysfunctional elimination syndrome.

Finally, they will provide the results of a study designed to answer some basic questions about vesicoureteral reflux. The study is sponsored by National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (of the NIH) and is currently being conducted at 15 participating North American institutions.

Topics covered in Webcast:

   Kidney and bladder infection related to Reflux
   Clinical trials and results of nationwide study
   Surgical Therapy
   Reflux and voiding dysfunction
   Image testing service

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