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Endoscopic management of vesicoureteral reflux: does it stand the test of time?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12477657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endoscopic subureteral injection of tissue-augmenting substances, a 15-minute outpatient procedure has become an alternative to long-term antibiotic prophylaxis and surgical intervention in the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children. This paper reviews the long-term results of endoscopic treatment of reflux using various tissue-augmenting substances presently available. In terms of effectiveness and long-term successful results, polytetrafluoroethylene is still the most reliable injectable material for the endoscopic treatment of VUR.
Boris Chertin; Prem Puri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European urology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0302-2838     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Urol.     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-12     Completed Date:  2003-07-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7512719     Medline TA:  Eur Urol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  598-606; discussion 606     Citation Subset:  IM    
Children's Research Centre, Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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MeSH Terms
Biocompatible Materials
Chondrocytes / transplantation
Hyaluronic Acid
Injections / methods
Time Factors
Vesico-Ureteral Reflux / therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 0/Dimethylpolysiloxanes; 0/Silicones; 0/deflux; 0/glutaraldehyde-cross-linked collagen; 63148-62-9/baysilon; 9002-84-0/Polytetrafluoroethylene; 9004-54-0/Dextrans; 9004-61-9/Hyaluronic Acid; 9007-34-5/Collagen

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