Treating with DEFLUX
What is DEFLUX?
DEFLUX is a gel that is used in endoscopic injections to treat VUR. It is the material that the surgeon injects around the ureter opening to create a valve function and stop urine from flowing back up the ureter.
What is DEFLUX made of?
DEFLUX consists of two types of sugar-based molecules (polysaccharides) called dextranomer and hyaluronic acid. Both substances are well-known from previous uses in medicine. Both materials are also biocompatible1, 2, which means that they do not cause significant reactions within the body. In fact, hyaluronic acid is produced and found naturally within the body.
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- Heel RC, Morton P, Brogden RN, et al. Dextranomer: a review of its general properties and therapeutic efficacy. Drugs 1979; 18: 89-102.