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Urology Update: Fall 2013

Review the Fall 2013 issue of Urology Update, featuring program updates, research and treatments at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Division of Urology in 2013
The Division of Urology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has had many successes worth celebrating in 2013. Each of these accomplishments invigorates us to push the boundaries of care further in the year to come.

Catheter-associated Infections
In 2010, the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTI) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was significantly higher than the national average. Recognizing that CA-UTI could lead to significant morbidity and mortality, we convened a multidisciplinary team to evaluate this problem and subsequently developed and implemented strategies to reduce CA-UTI within our institution.

Long-term Voiding Dysfunction
Our Division of Urology continues to pursue research in the clinical and basic translational sciences. This past July, CHOP urologists Matthew Christman, MD, and Thomas F. Kolon, MD, were the lead authors on a study published in the Journal of Urology looking at the reproducibility of the semen analysis in adolescents with varicoceles and a history of cryptorchidism.

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