vesicoureteric reflux


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reflux

 [re´fluks]
a backward or return flow; see also backflow and regurgitation (def. 1).
esophageal reflux (gastroesophageal reflux) reflux of the stomach contents into the esophagus.
hepatojugular reflux distention of the jugular vein induced by applying manual pressure over the liver; it suggests insufficiency of the right heart.
intrarenal reflux reflux of urine into the renal parenchyma.
vesicoureteral reflux (vesicoureteric reflux) backward flow of urine from the bladder into a ureter.

vesicoureteric reflux

Backward passage of urine from the bladder up into the URETERS during voiding. This occurs, mainly in children, because of failure of the valve-like effect of the oblique entry of the ureters through the bladder wall. Organisms from the bladder are able to gain access to the kidneys and set up an acute PYELONEPHRITIS.
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Endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteric reflux in children: results of 9 years of use of Macroplastique.
Interventions for primary vesicoureteric reflux. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007;(3):CD001532.
Vesicoureteric reflux treatment by implant of polydimethylsiloxane (Macroplastique): Review of the litterature.
In severe cases like complete duplication of ureters, symptoms may occur and are secondary to vesicoureteric reflux and the reflux may reach to the kidneys causing reflux nephropathy.
(17.) Craig JC, Simpson JM, Williams GJ, et al; Prevention of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection in Children with Vesicoureteric Reflux and Normal Renal Tracts (PRIVENT) Investigators.
Primary vesicoureteric reflux. Nepalese children Kathmandu University Medical Journal 2008; Vol.
International system of radiographic grading of vesicoureteric reflux. International Reflux Study in Children.
PUV: posterior urethral valves; VUR: vesicoureteric reflux; VD: voiding dysfunction.
Risk factors for renal scarring include : young age especially children less than one year old, delay in initiating antibacterial treatment, recurrences of UTI, and presence of moderate to severe vesicoureteric reflux [VUR].
Other parameters, such as the presence of vesicoureteric reflux or hydronephrosis, had no significant effect on the success of the protocol.
Long-term results of endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteric reflux with different tissue-augmenting substances.
Voiding cystoureterograhic examination revealed no vesicoureteric reflux (Fig.