The role of the bladder in voiding disorders in children - towards a better understanding and treatment
This project concerns disorders of micturition (voiding disorders) in children, which is the most common reason for referral to a paediatric urologists or continence paediatrician(1). The urinary bladder is responsible of storage of urine and micturition. Disruptions to either of these 2 functions can result in voiding disorders (VD) These can present with symptoms of urinary incontinence, urinary infections, urinary urgency and/or frequency. These disorders can be quite debilitating and can significantly lower the quality of life of the affected children.
- To improve upon the current understanding of the pathophysiology of long term bladder dysfunction secondary to posterior urethral valves
- To study the role of non-invasive investigative modalities in the management of voiding disorders in children
- To study and report the effects of voiding disorders on the quality of life of Australian children of school going age
- To explore the use of innovative techniques in the management of VD