The VUR Terms You Will Hear
If your child is diagnosed with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) you will hear these frequent terms and acronyms that are frequently used.
- VUR: Vesicoureteral reflux (ves-ih-koe-yoo-REE-tur-ul re-flux)
A condition in which urine from the bladder backs up into the ureters. The ureters are the tubes that carry the urine from the kidneys down to the bladder. Sometimes when a child has VUR, urine can flow all the way back up into the kidney.
- UTIs: Urinary tract infection(s)
An infection in any part of the urinary system — kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra. UTIs are known to be associated with VUR.
- fUTIs: Febrile urinary tract infection(s)
Otherwise known as “febrile UTIs”, or a UTI accompanied with a fever. If your child has frequent UTIs with fever, VUR may be involved.
- VCUG: Voiding cystourethrogram
A test performed to diagnose VUR. A VCUG takes an x-ray image of the bladder and ureters while the child is urinating (also called voiding) to show anything unusual in the bladder and ureters.
- RBUS: Renal and bladder ultrasound
The recommended ultrasound after initial febrile urinary tract infection (fUTI) to evaluate the kidneys and bladder. However, results may be normal despite the presence of VUR.1
- HA: Hyaluronic Acid
A naturally-occurring material, and the HA in Deflux has been used for over two decades in more than 40 million procedures worldwide2, often as a dermal filler for wrinkle correction.