Urinary NGF, TGF-beta 1, TIMP-2 and Bladder Wall Thickness Predict Neurourological Findings in Children with Myelodysplasia

Sekerci C. A. , ISBILEN B., ISMAN F., Akbal C., ŞİMŞEK F., TARCAN T.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.191, no.1, pp.199-205, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 191 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.08.025
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-205


Purpose: Dimercapto-succinic acid scintigraphy and urodynamic studies are gold standards to evaluate renal scarring and neurogenic bladder dysfunction, respectively. We sought to establish the value of bladder wall thickness together with urine NGF, TGF-beta 1 and TIMP-2 to predict the urodynamic profile and upper urinary tract damage in children with myelodysplasia.