Pediatric Urology

Hypospadias on the Rise

Researchers have identified a rising prevalence of hypospadias in Danish boys, according to a report in European Urology (2009; published online ahead of print).

Sexuality in Men with Spina Bifida

With medical advances in spinal-closure techniques, shunting procedures for hydrocephalus, and renal preservation, a child born with spina bifida (SB) today has a 75%-90% chance of reaching adulthood. As a result, more males with SB are reaching sexual maturity and transitioning from pediatric to adult urologists. These individuals are in need of urologic care.

Study: Renal Scarring More Likely in Boys

The most significant risk factors for renal scarring in children with primary vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) are high-grade reflux, age at VUR diagnosis greater than five years, and male gender, according to a report in Nephrology (2008;13:38-42).

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