VUR treatment options vary for grade and parental preference
Treatment options are based on a child’s age, grade of VUR, and other factors. The chart below details the advantages and disadvantages of these options, derived from a number of sources.1
Endoscopic injection with Deflux (NASHA/Dx gel) is associated with more advantages and fewer disadvantages than either antibiotic prophylaxis or ureteral reimplantation1
Informed discussions with parents1
The preference of the parents and/or the patient should be regarded as an essential consideration when choosing treatment. Parental preferences may be influenced by religion as well as personal bias. Informed discussion should take place between physician, parents and where applicable, the patient. Treatment options should be thoroughly explored, including the likely benefits, drawbacks, practical implications and clinical outcomes.