Pediatric Prenatal Hydronephrosis Database – Understanding the etiologies, management, and outcomes of prenatal hydronephrosis in the pediatric population
The purpose of this study is to prospectively follow patients referred for management of prenatal hydronephrosis to determine the natural history of this disease in our patient population.
The Mucosal Collar in Circumcision: Finding the Right Line
This study aims to better understand how the cosmesis of the mucosal collar and its measurements relative to the penile shaft skin may be perceived in terms of overall appearance and desirability amongst adults and how their impressions may impact their decision to circumcise future generations.
Automated Ultrasound Prognosis for Children with Hydronephrosis
The purpose of this research is to test the predictive accuracy of the artificial intelligence algorithm developed by the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) research team for prognostication of prenatal hydronephrosis using deidentified ultrasound images from children seen in the pediatric urology clinic for hydronephrosis. This has already been done at SickKids in Toronto, Canada, but external validation with other institutional data is important to see if the model can predict the decision to proceed to surgery and also results of more invasive testes, such as Lasix renal scans or voiding cystourethrograms (VCUG). While the current goal of the study is to evaluate the algorithm for research purposes, ultimately, if well-validated, the algorithm will be used to guide decision making for diagnosis, treatment, and mitigation of hydronephrosis.
Pediatric Urology Parallel (PUP) group randomized, controlled trial comparing US-guided quadratus lumborum (QL) block to regional field infiltration for early post-pyeloplasty pain control
This study aims to evaluate ultrasound-guided QL superiority over surgeon-delivered regional field infiltration for children undergoing pyeloplasty at several quaternary care referral centers.