The PedSpace Urology & VUR Podcast

The PedSpace Podcast

Palette Life Sciences proudly brings you The PedSpace, a podcast for valuable information on pediatric 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

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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