Damjana Ključevšek

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The purpose of our prospective study was to find out whether ureteric jet Doppler waveform (UJDW) could be a reliable predictor of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children, compared with echo-enhanced voiding ultrasonography (VUS). Echo-enhanced VUS was performed in 75 children, 57 girls and 18 boys, aged 3 years to 12 years, following the accepted(More)
BACKGROUND Second-generation echo-enhanced voiding urosonography (VUS) with improved contrast-specific ultrasound (US) techniques is increasingly being used for vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) detection. AIM To compare VUS with X-ray voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) and to evaluate the predictive value of pelvicalyceal dilatation for detecting VUR in the(More)
Renal parenchymal defects (RPD) – scars, hypoplasia/dyspalsia – in children are a major risk factor for chronic renal failure. Most authors would agree that RPD should be detected and followed by a 99mTc-dimercaptosuccinic acid renal scan (DMSA), as ultrasonography (US) does not seem to be sensitive enough for this purpose. However, it might well be that(More)
Due to the questionable clinical role of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and the search for noninvasive, radiation-free procedures sufficiently reliable to detect VUR, we compared the correlation between the midline-to-orifice distance (MOD) measured by ultrasonography (US) and echo-enhanced voiding urosonography (VUS) for detecting VUR in children. The aim of(More)
The purpose of our prospective study was to determine the value of indirect voiding urosonography without the use of contrast-media and without filling of the bladder through a catheter (IVUS) for detection of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children, compared with echo-enhanced voiding urosonography (VUS). Among 57 children (45 girls and 12 boys, aged 2.7(More)
In recent years, the exact role of vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) in general has become controversial, though in some groups of children the knowledge of the existence or non-existence of VUR is still a very important issue. The number of techniques available for the assessment of VUR is increasing, and a new classification taking into account their real(More)
PURPOSE We present different ultrasound techniques to detect vesicoureteral reflux in children with special emphasis on voiding urosonography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Urinary tract infection is a common problem in children that may be related to vesicoureteral reflux. Currently there is no consensus on investigations in children after the first urinary(More)
Results 206 patients, 143 girls (69%) and 63 boys (31%) with JIA were followed at University Children’s Hospital Ljubljana from September 2010 to January 2013. Twenty-two out of 206 (11%) patients had pain in the neck and/or limited range of motion of cervical spine. Twelve out of 206 (6%) patients had persistent cervical spine symptoms, MRI of the cervical(More)
BACKGROUND Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has become an established non-invasive, patient-friendly imaging technique which improves the characterization of lesions. In addition, dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) provides valuable information concerning perfusion of examined organs. This review addresses current applications of CEUS in(More)
Results In our centre we are currently treating two adolescents with TA. Patient 1 presented with arthralgia, anaemia and fatigue. Patient 2 demonstrated leg claudication. None of them had hypertension. In both of them vascular bruits and elevated inflammatory markers were present. Diagnosis was confirmed by magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Both(More)