The PedSpace Urology & VUR Podcast

Podcast: The PedSpace

Palette Life Sciences proudly brings you The PedSpace, a podcast with valuable information on paediatric urology, vesicoureteral reflux and best practices with Deflux. The material within this podcast is based on the personal experience and learnings of the speaker(s).

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Latest Episodes

08: Managing Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction in Children
Sep 14, 2020
08: Managing Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction in Children

This episode is the third of a four-part series focused on bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD). This series offers insight into different health care providers’ perspectives on managing BBD and is a great tool for sharing with your pediatric nurses, referral base, and other pediatric colleagues.

In this episode of The PedSpace, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Shelly King discusses her pediatric urology clinic's approach to bladder and bowel dysfunction. She explains how patients are evaluated, diagnosed and treated and provides recommendations for parents who may be dealing with these issues in their own homes.
Shelly King is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University. She is the manager of the Urology Clinic and Children's Continence Center and has more than 30 years of experience in the field of pediatric urology.

Her clinical expertise is in the care of neuropathic bladder, surgical reconstruction of the urinary tract, refractory bladder and bowel disorder, and sacral neuromodulation. King has served as an advisor to the Pediatric Urology Nurses Board, former Chair of the organization's section of the AAP and director of the urodynamic educational course for the Society of Urologic Nurses (SUNA). As adjunct faculty to IU School of Nursing, she lectures and precepts advanced practice nurses and nursing students.

Many educational tools for parents and patients were developed by Ms. King. To her credit are multiple professional publications, lectures and awards. Her personal commitment is to continence and urinary health in children.

07: The Role of Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction in VUR
Aug 31, 2020
07: The Role of Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction in VUR

This episode is the second of a four-part series focused on bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD). This series offers insight into different health care providers’ perspectives on managing BBD and is a great tool for sharing with your pediatric nurses, referral base, and other pediatric colleagues.

In this episode of The PedSpace, Dr. Steve Hodges examines the connection between bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD) and vesicoureteral reflux and how constipation affects bladder function and BBD diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Hodges is a board-certified pediatric urologist and professor of pediatric urology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Hodges earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and his medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital. Dr. Hodges completed his fellowship at Children’s Hospital of San Francisco.

Dr. Hodges’ website and Facebook page called Bedwetting and Accidents serve as resources for parents, medical professionals and therapists. He has authored a peer-reviewed paper on his methods for treating constipation in the treatment of children with lower urinary tract symptoms.



06: Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction from a Pediatrician's Point of View
Aug 17, 2020
06: Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction from a Pediatrician's Point of View

This episode marks the start of a new, four-part series focused on bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD). This series offers insight into different health care providers' perspectives on managing BBD, and is a great tool for sharing with your pediatric nurses, referral base, and other pediatric colleagues.

In this episode of The PedSpace, Dr. Dan Brennan discusses how his practice is dealing with the present environment, and his approach to bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD) as a general pediatrician. Dr. Brennan describes when BBD usually presents and how a parent knows whether there is a true issue or a digression from potty training. He also shares some resources to help parents of children with BBD.

Dr. Brennan is an award-winning, board-certified pediatrician, lactation counselor, husband, and proud father of three boys in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Brennan is an accomplished health care columnist, public speaker, and a medical reviewer for WebMD. He has been featured on the American Academy of Pediatrics website, HealthyChildren.org, multiple medical publications, newspapers, Internet parenting sites, local television, radio, and national parenting magazines including and . Dr. Brennan was a medical consultant for the hit USA television shows and .

In 2014, Dr. Brennan created Strive for 95, a community-based coalition to increase public awareness about the importance of vaccines and help rebuild community immunity levels to 95%. In 2002, he co-created CHAMP, a childhood nutrition, exercise, and education program. Dr. Brennan earned his Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and practices general pediatrics at Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara. In his spare time, Dr. Brennan volunteers as the president of his local Little League and is an avid distance-runner, cyclist, community volunteer, and coach of his three sons’ soccer and Little League teams.

05: Tailoring the Management of VUR
Aug 03, 2020
05: Tailoring the Management of VUR

In this episode of The PedSpace, Dr. Antoine Khoury will discuss the approach at CHOC Children's and UC Irvine Medical Center for tailoring the management of vesicoureteral reflux based on individualized risk for recurrent urinary tract infections and progression.

Dr. Khoury specializes in the medical and surgical management of complex pediatric urology anomalies, including reconstructive surgery for incontinence, genital anomalies, renal transplantation and oncology. Dr. Khoury is the Chief of Pediatric Urology at both Children's Hospital Orange County and UC Irvine Medical Center.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Khoury is board-certified in urology. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Khoury received his medical degree at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and completed his residency in urology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Khoury completed his clinical fellowship and a research fellowship in pediatric urology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, followed by a research fellowship at the University of Calgary where he focused on biomaterial-related infections.

04: Adverse Impact of Antibiotic Use on Growth in Children
Jul 20, 2020
04: Adverse Impact of Antibiotic Use on Growth in Children

In this episode of The PedSpace, Dr. Christopher Cooper explains how gut microbiota plays an important role in many aspects of health, including weight. He describes how antibiotic usage can adversely impact the gut microbiota and challenges listeners to think carefully about the potential long-term side effects of antibiotics.

Dr. Cooper's research focuses on the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of fetal genitourinary anomalies and pediatric bladder dysfunction. Over the last several decades, his research studies have concentrated on the decision making process for treating children with VUR. Dr. Cooper and his colleagues have developed several computational models to predict VUR outcome in order to provide more individualized management of patients with VUR.

03: Improving the VUR Grading System
Jul 06, 2020
03: Improving the VUR Grading System

In this episode of The PedSpace, Dr. Christopher Cooper explores the inherent flaws in the reflux grading system, which has long been the accepted keystone in determining vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) management. Dr. Cooper explains the limitations of the grading system proposes possible solutions.

Dr. Cooper's research focuses on the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of fetal genitourinary anomalies and pediatric bladder dysfunction. Over the last several decades, his research studies have concentrated on the decision making process for treating children with VUR. Dr. Cooper and his colleagues have developed several computational models to predict VUR outcome in order to provide more individualized management of patients with VUR.

02: Telemedicine and VUR
Jun 22, 2020
02: Telemedicine and VUR

In this episode of the PedSpace, Dr. Aaron Martin discusses how telemedicine can be a vital tool for vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). In his practice he has seen a significant percentage of children with VUR who also have bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD). With telemedicine now being used routinely, it is a valuable tool for enhancing treatment. This conversation dives deep into the benefits of telemedicine in enhancing patient care and increasing patient compliance for treatment protocol.

Dr. Aaron Martin completed his urology residency at Mayo Clinic Arizona and pediatric urology fellowship at Children’s National in Washington, DC. He practices at Children’s Hospital New Orleans where he also serves as Telemedicine Medical Director. His research interests focus on the intersection of medicine, technology, and healthcare delivery with several projects involving telemedicine and surgical device innovation.

01: The Art of a Telemedicine Visit
Jun 19, 2020
01: The Art of a Telemedicine Visit

In this episode of the PedSpace, Dr. Aaron Martin dives deep into the art of a telemedicine visit. Dr. Martin explains how to set the stage before your appointment: Hardware set-up, environment, background, and sound as well as how to maintain your professionalism while on camera with your patient. This insightful conversation will leave you with some helpful tips to make the most of your next telemedicine visit.

Dr. Aaron Martin completed his urology residency at Mayo Clinic Arizona and pediatric urology fellowship at Children’s National in Washington, DC. He practices at Children’s Hospital New Orleans where he also serves as Telemedicine Medical Director. His research interests focus on the intersection of medicine, technology, and healthcare delivery with several projects involving telemedicine and surgical device innovation.

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