Heather Di Carlo, director of pediatric urology research, discusses how bladder capacity is being used as a metric for patients with classic bladder exstrophy. This novel tool,
available here, is helpful in measuring bladder continence and counseling patients, as well as other urologists. To read the full study, visit this link.
having a tool to help predict bladder extra fee, bladder continence for future procedures is really useful for us counseling families and patients as well as for other urologists. Um, it's really important to kind of understand the primary closure, success versus failure. Any need for re closure, and this will help us determine if the patient's bladder capacity will grow in such a way that will allow the patient to be continent by avoided continents if they'll need to capitalize via urethra or via Mitrofanov, as well as the need for a bladder augmentation, which is where we make the bladder bigger, so increase the bladder capacity so the bladder can store a good amount of urine and these patients will need to categorize. Additionally, some patients may need to go on to have a neo bladder, which is a new bladder formation using intestine so that the patient can store urine and have continents. And we see that in more severe forms of bladder extra fee, clinical extra fee as well as in failed closures. So this tool is really novel and very useful especially for counseling patients. From the very beginning, we meet a family that is expecting a baby with bladder extra fee all the way to adulthood, where we're doing continents procedures