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Changes in Clinical Presentation and Renal Outcomes Among Children with fUTIs: Review
In this episode Dr. Ted Lee discusses his findings and thoughts based on recent studies that demonstrate trends of decreasing voiding cystourethrogram utilization rates and delayed vesicoureteral reflux diagnosis in some children. He explores the possibility that such delays could lead to more children sustaining repeated episodes of febrile urinary tract infection, and potential kidney injury, prior to diagnosis and treatment.
Ted Lee, MD, MSc, provides care for children with pediatric urologic conditions while specializing care for those affected by exstrophy-epispadias complex and renal transplantation. Dr. Lee received his undergraduate degree from University of Notre Dame and medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his urologic residency training at the University of Michigan and pediatric fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Lee also completed the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research (HSR) Fellowship and obtained a Master’s degree in Computational Biology and Quantitative Genetics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Read the article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33535798/
Implementing Holistic Surgical Training for Pediatric Urology
In this episode, Dr. Max Maizels discusses the difference between holistic training and historical medical training and explains how to leverage online training, simulation models, and proctored clinical cases for more robust procedural training programs.
Dr. Maizels has been on staff at Chicago Children’s Hospital since 1980. Over the years of clinical pediatric urology practice, he has incorporated creation of e-learning platforms to promote effectiveness in the operating room. Since 2010 he has researched to promote best practices for newborn circumcision. He is especially adept at performing such procedures when referred because of Pediatric Urological concerns. Dr. Maizels received his medical degree in 1973 from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. His postgraduate training included residency at Boston University Medical Center, Urology and Pediatric Urology at Northwestern University and Children’s Memorial Hospital. He currently sees patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
NeoCirc.org is an educational resource of circumcision concepts and methods for skill training which applies to pediatric specialists who perform neonatal circumcision.
If you would like to enroll in additional simulation training please visit NeoCirc.org and enter your professional e-mail address, click submit, and complete the registration form.
Read Dr. Maizels e-book on training here: A Guide to Make Applications for Holistic Surgical Practice: The Computer Enhanced Visual Learning (CEVL) Manual | SpringerLink
History of Endoscopic Therapies to Treat VUR
In this episode, Dr. Prem Puri discusses how the advent of endoscopic therapy forever changed the treatment landscape for VUR in children.
Professor Prem Puri is the Newman Clinical Research Professor at the University College Dublin School of Medicine and Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Beacon Hospital. He is currently the Secretary of the International Board of Pediatric Surgical Research. He is Past President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS), and Past President of the European Pediatric Surgeons Association (EUPSA). He was the Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Surgery International (2001-2021), and on the Editorial Board of several other journals. He was the Director of Research (1989-2009) and President (2009-2016) of the National Children’s Research Centre, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Dublin, the single largest pediatric research institution in Ireland.
Professor Puri is known internationally for his research into underlying mechanisms causing birth defects, and innovative treatments, which have benefited millions of children all over the world. His research on vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), the most common urological disorder in children has had a major worldwide impact on patient treatment, through the development of a 15-minute day care endoscopic procedure to replace a major open surgical procedure. As a direct result of his research, this endoscopic treatment has radically altered the management of VUR throughout the world.
Professor Puri is one of the most cited pediatric surgical researchers in the world. His research work has been cited over 24,500 times in peer-reviewed articles with h-index of 77 and i10-index of 502. He has published 11 books and monographs, 147 chapters in textbooks and over 750 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including many in high impact factor journals, such as New Eng. J. Med, Lancet, British Medical Journal and Nature Genetics
Between 1985 and 2019, Professor Puri trained 80 research fellows in basic science research at the National Children’s Research Centre in Dublin. All these research fellows were young pediatric surgeons/pediatric urologists from 18 countries, who spent 2-4 years in the laboratory. Many of them are now professors and heads of departments of pediatric surgery in various parts of the world.
He has been awarded many Honorary Fellowships, including the American Surgical Association (ASA), American Academy of Paediatrics, American Paediatric Surgical Association, Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Japanese Society of Pediatric Surgeons, and Argentinean, Austrian, Canadian, Czech, Croatian, Cuban, Indian, and South African pediatric surgical associations.
Professor Puri is a multi-award-winning researcher whose previous awards include People of the Year Award (Ireland), the prestigious Denis Browne Gold Medal by the British Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Rehbein Medal by the European Paediatric Surgeons Association, and Colles Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, for outstanding contribution to pediatric surgery. He has been a visiting professor to many leading universities all over the world and invited speaker at over 250 international scientific meetings.
Elevating Adolescent Care in Urology
In this episode, Dr. Daniel Wood discusses the new emerging specialty of Adolescent Urology and common urological conditions affecting adolescent males and females.
Dr. Daniel Wood is a Professor of Urology based at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He has previously worked at University College London Hospitals and was an honorary consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. His major interest and work is in adolescent and reconstructive urology – with an expertise in adult complex reconstruction, surgical aspects of bladder exstrophy, cloacal exstrophy, posterior urethral valves, disorders of sex development and neuropathic bladder.
He qualified from St. Bartholomew’s Medical College (London, UK) in 1994, completed a PhD, at UCL and completed his higher training at the Institute of Urology where he was first appointed as a consultant in 2008.
He maintains an active research interest and is widely published, he is a senior editor of the Journal of Pediatric Urology and has been an invited speaker as visiting professor across the US and Europe and at many international meetings.
Finding Time for a Lifetime Commitment to Mission Work
In this episode, Dr. Timothy Bukowski and Valre Welch discuss the fulfilling work of volunteering with the World Pediatric Project to provide care to children in Belize.
Dr. Timothy Bukowski received his undergraduate degree in economics at Georgetown University and his medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed a urologic residency at Wayne State University, then completed a research fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He currently serves as the Director of Pediatric Urology at WakeMed Children's Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is Board-certified in Pediatric Urology and has a special interest in complex reconstruction of the genito-urinary system, the correction of hypospadias and management of the bladder exstrophy patient.
Dr. Bukowski is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Pediatric section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Urological Association, and the Society of Pediatric Urology. He also serves as a Board member for the North Carolina Pediatric Society Foundation.
Valre Welch received her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh and her MSN from Loyal University of Chicago. She is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner in the division of Pediatric Urology & Department of Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Health System. Welch also serves as research coordinator for various research projects within the division of pediatric urology. She is a member of Society of Urological Nurses Associates, Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists and the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners.
Technology to Support the Transition of Adolescents to Adult Healthcare
In this episode, Natalie Barganski, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Urology, discusses how healthcare providers can use telehealth and personal digital medical files to instill confidence in adolescent patients as they make the transition to adult healthcare.
Natalie Barganski is a pediatric nurse practitioner in pediatric urology at Children’s Physicians Services of South Texas, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Prior to this, she served as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Level II NICU at Driscoll Children’s, as well as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Surgery at Driscoll Valley Physician’s Group. She also has experience as a Neonate ICU Nurse.
Natalie received her B.S. in Nursing from Texas A&M University, and her M.S. in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She also received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Texas Tech University Health Science Center.