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Background: The condition called renal dysplasia is considered to be a frequent cause of chronic kidney disease in children. Formally, it is defined by histological parameters. In current nephrology practice, however, the appearance of the kidneys on ultrasound scanning is often used as a basis for the diagnosis. Methods: The European Society for Pediatric Nephrology Working Group on Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract hypothesized that the current diagnostic approach with regard to renal dysplasia was not homogeneous. Accordingly, we here report the results of a survey targeting pediatric nephrologists with 12 questions regarding their perceptions of the ultrasonographic characteristics of renal dysplasia and further tests that they might undertake. Results: Of almost 1200 physicians who successfully received the invitation, 248 from 54 countries completed the survey. There was a notable lack of homogeneity regarding the ultrasonographic diagnosis of renal dysplasia and also of follow-up tests, including genetic testing and further radiology. Conclusions: Based on the responses to this large survey, a picture emerges of nephrologists' current clinical practice with regard to renal dysplasia. The Working Group considers that these results serve as an important sounding board which can provide the basis for more definitive recommendations regarding the challenges to clinical diagnosis and diagnostic follow-up of this important condition.
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Renal dysplasia, Chronic kidney disease, CAKUT, Children, Ultrasonography, Genetic testing, FAILURE, PREVALENCE, MUTATIONS, KIDNEYS, GENES

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Montini, Giovanni, Marco Busutti, Fatos Yalcinkaya, Adrian S Woolf, Stefanie Weber, on behalf of the European Society for Paediatric Nephrology Working Group on Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract, and Ann Raes. 2018. “A Questionnaire Survey of Radiological Diagnosis and Management of Renal Dysplasia in Children.” Journal of Nephrology 31 (1): 95–102.
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Montini, G., Busutti, M., Yalcinkaya, F., Woolf, A. S., Weber, S., European Society for Paediatric Nephrology Working Group on Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract, on behalf of the, & Raes, A. (2018). A questionnaire survey of radiological diagnosis and management of renal dysplasia in children. JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, 31(1), 95–102.
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Montini G, Busutti M, Yalcinkaya F, Woolf AS, Weber S, European Society for Paediatric Nephrology Working Group on Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract on behalf of the, et al. A questionnaire survey of radiological diagnosis and management of renal dysplasia in children. JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY. 2018;31(1):95–102.
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Montini, Giovanni, Marco Busutti, Fatos Yalcinkaya, et al. “A Questionnaire Survey of Radiological Diagnosis and Management of Renal Dysplasia in Children.” JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY 31.1 (2018): 95–102. Print.
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  abstract     = {Background: The condition called renal dysplasia is considered to be a frequent cause of chronic kidney disease in children. Formally, it is defined by histological parameters. In current nephrology practice, however, the appearance of the kidneys on ultrasound scanning is often used as a basis for the diagnosis. 
Methods: The European Society for Pediatric Nephrology Working Group on Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract hypothesized that the current diagnostic approach with regard to renal dysplasia was not homogeneous. Accordingly, we here report the results of a survey targeting pediatric nephrologists with 12 questions regarding their perceptions of the ultrasonographic characteristics of renal dysplasia and further tests that they might undertake. 
Results: Of almost 1200 physicians who successfully received the invitation, 248 from 54 countries completed the survey. There was a notable lack of homogeneity regarding the ultrasonographic diagnosis of renal dysplasia and also of follow-up tests, including genetic testing and further radiology. 
Conclusions: Based on the responses to this large survey, a picture emerges of nephrologists' current clinical practice with regard to renal dysplasia. The Working Group considers that these results serve as an important sounding board which can provide the basis for more definitive recommendations regarding the challenges to clinical diagnosis and diagnostic follow-up of this important condition.},
  author       = {Montini, Giovanni and Busutti, Marco and Yalcinkaya, Fatos and Woolf, Adrian S and Weber, Stefanie and European Society for Paediatric Nephrology Working Group on Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract, on behalf of the and Raes, Ann},
  issn         = {1121-8428},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY},
  keyword      = {Renal dysplasia,Chronic kidney disease,CAKUT,Children,Ultrasonography,Genetic testing,FAILURE,PREVALENCE,MUTATIONS,KIDNEYS,GENES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {95--102},
  title        = {A questionnaire survey of radiological diagnosis and management of renal dysplasia in children},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40620-017-0417-7},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2018},
}

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