The molecular biology of pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction

Laura Jackson*, Mark Woodward, Richard J. Coward

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Over recent years routine ultrasound scanning has identified increasing numbers of neonates as having hydronephrosis and pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO). This patient group presents a diagnostic and management challenge for paediatric nephrologists and urologists. In this review we consider the known molecular mechanisms underpinning PUJO and review the potential of utilising this information to develop novel therapeutics and diagnostic biomarkers to improve the care of children with this disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalPediatric Nephrology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Aetiology
  • Biomarker
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Molecular biology
  • Pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction

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