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Children’s Experts To Lead Web Cast on Urinary Tract Infection and Vesicoureteral Reflux

Alejandro Hoberman, MD
Chief, Division of General Academic Pediatrics
Jack L. Paradise Endowed Professor in Pediatric Research
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Steven Docimo, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Vice Chair and Professor of Urology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Drs. Hoberman and Docimo will lead a unique discussion on urinary tract infections (UTI) and vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), which is abnormal flow of urine from the bladder back into the ureters. Children with undetected UTIs can suffer from far more severe conditions, such as high blood pressure and complications during pregnancy when they become adults.

The doctors will discuss previous studies conducted at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC examining the prevalence of UTI in young febrile children, accurate diagnostic criteria, and adequate treatment and diagnostic imaging following an initial episode of UTI. They also will analyze the impact of VUR and dysfunctional voiding, and address the management of children with VUR, the role of antibiotics, surgery, and the management of dysfunctional elimination syndrome. This interactive presentation will involve active participation by audience members. The continuing medical education (CME) event also will be available via live Web cast through Children’s Web site at

Learn about Dr. Hoberman's Urinary Reflux NIH Study.

Drs. Docimo and Hoberman are the nation’s preeminent authorities on UTI and VUR. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has performed more than two decades of research on UTI and VUR, and is now engaged in a nationwide study to determine the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment in babies.

From 8 – 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Register for the live Web cast and the post-event archived session.



Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016,
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016,

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