By David F. M. Thomas, Patrick G. Duffy, Anthony M. K. Rickwood
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End-stage kidneys are also echo-bright and lose their normal internal architecture. It is very important to note that reflux cannot be reliably detected or assessed by conventional ultrasound and that additional investigations will be required if reflux is suspected. 2). An anterior–posterior (AP) renal pelvis measurement of up to 7 mm is considered normal, whereas 7–10 mm is equivocal and over 10 mm abnormal (although not necessarily indicative of pathology). Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common reason for referral for US and in the acute phase may confirm the presence of an obstructed or dilated system and/or the presence of calculi or debris within it.
The MCUG also retains a central role in the diagnosis and assessment of vesicoureteric reflux, albeit on a more selective basis than in the past (see Chapter 5). Technique The procedure should be covered by the administration of a prophylactic antibiotic and should ideally be delayed for 4–6 weeks after any acute infective episode has been treated. The child is positioned on the fluoroscopy table and, using a sterile technique, a small-calibre (6F) catheter is passed per urethra and water-soluble contrast media is introduced.
This limited concentrating capacity reflects a reduced responsiveness of the immature kidney to vasopressin and an inability to maintain a corticomedullary osmotic gradient. Sodium balance Newborn infants have a limited capacity to conserve sodium when challenged by sodium restriction and a limited ability to excrete sodium in response to a sodium load. In the first week of life, urinary sodium excretion is high and inversely proportional to the maturity of the neonate. Premature infants have an obligatory urinary sodium loss with consequent negative sodium balance.