Clinical / Translational

Urinary Tract Infection

Clinical translation
The UCSF pediatric urology team has a major interest in studying children with urinary tract infection. We maintain an ongoing prospective database containing information from children treated for urinary tract infection. The database is sponsored by the Pediatric Clinical Research Center; associated studies have analyzed the outcomes of children with urinary tract infection and have identified risk factors. Abnormalities or scarring on renal scans (99mTc-DMSA) predict a higher risk of recurrent urinary tract infection and a decreased change of vesico-ureteral reflux resolution. Results from these studies have been published and are presently in use in our clinical practice.

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