Purpose: We summarize presentations on topics of interest to the pediatric urologist from the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, November 1996. Materials and Methods: We reviewed all abstracts submitted for presentation and subsequently published in abstract form. Only those abstracts containing information pertinent to the field of pediatric urology were summarized for this report. Results: A total of 24 abstracts addressing a variety of topics were summarized. Obstructive uropathy was represented by the greatest number of papers and reflects the multiple investigative efforts currently evaluating the cellular aspects of this disorder. The genetic basis of hypercalciuria and the impact of water metabolism on nephroliathisis were also discussed. Conclusions: Clinical and basic research activities that are of mutual interest to pediatric urologists and nephrologists are being conducted. The topic of obstructive uropathy has received the greatest attention during the last year. However, additional research, potentially collaborative in nature, on topics such as nephroliathisis and reflux nephropathy should be encouraged.
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