Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, May 25th, 2003
According to a study from the United States, "The incidence of primary vesicoureteral reflux is about 1% to 2% of the general population and is as high as 50% in siblings as well as offspring of affected patients, suggesting autosomal dominant inheritance.
"The current diagnosis of vesicoureteral reflux involves voiding cystourethrograms, which are invasive and costly. Consequently, vesicoureteral reflux screening in siblings and offspring is not routinely practiced, because of the known high risk," wrote R.H. Mak and colleagues, Oregon Health Sciences University, Division of Pediatric...
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