The RIVUR study: a review of its findings

@article{CaraFuentes2014TheRS,
  title={The RIVUR study: a review of its findings},
  author={Gabriel Cara-Fuentes and Nirupama Gupta and Eduardo H Garin},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={703-706}
}
The conclusion drawn by the authors of the Randomized Intervention for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux (RIVUR) trial is that antimicrobial prophylaxis reduces the risk of recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI)—but not of renal scarring—in patients with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). A review of the findings showed that the decreased recurrent UTI rate was only present at the end of the 2-year follow-up period and was only slightly increased (12.3 %) above the 10 % cutoff for statistical… CONTINUE READING
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