International Health Middle East | Arab Health 2012

Alan B. Retik, MD, Boston Children's Hospital's Urologist-in-Chief and Executive/Medical Director of International Health Services, offered insight into pediatric urology topics during two conference sessions at Arab Health 2012.

Topic: How to Investigate the First Episode of UTI - A New Transatlantic Debate

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Dr. Retik outlined the new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for the management of urinary tract infections in infants and children and compared them with the previous guidelines. He also discussed the controversial aspects of these guidelines and outlined Children’s Hospital Boston's recommendations for the diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections. In addition, Dr. Retik discussed the management of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR).

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Topic: The Perinatal Diagnosis and Management of Hydronephrosis

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Dr. Retik discussed management strategies for different degrees of hydronephrosis. He gave the audience a convenient algorithm to follow in regard to what radiologic studies we recommend and when. In addition, he discussed recommendations for the use of antibiotics.

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Topic: Current Concepts and Changing Trends in Pediatric Urology

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Dr. Retik commented on the trends and changes in the practice of pediatric urology (e.g. regenerative medicine, minimally invasive surgery, etc.).