Clinical trials

The internationally known experts in the Urology program at Children's Wisconsin are committed to research on pediatric urology issues, ranging from complex congenital conditions to common urinary tract problems, so that we can provide the best, most effective treatments for kids.

Your family can help by volunteering to be a part of a clinical trial. For example, researchers at Children's have recently studied how Fesoterodine works in children aged 6 to 16 years who have bladder over-activity caused by a neurological condition. Participation is always voluntary, and Children's works to ensure that all studies are safe and ethical.

Research/ Quality Improvement

Current Initiatives

  • Use of Botox in Non-neurogenic patients (funded by Abbvie, Inc.)
  • UMPIRE Protocol for Children with Spina Bifida (funded by the Centers for Disease Control)
  • Comparative Effectiveness of Pediatric Kidney Stones (funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute)
  • Microbiome Investigation in Children with Nephrolithiasis (funded by the Medical College of Wisconsin Research Affairs Committee)
  • Improving Post-operative Opioid Prescribing Patterns after Pediatric Urologic Surgeries (funded by the Wisconsin Urological Association)
  • Use of Low Dose Computed Tomography in Children with Nephrolithiasis (funded by the Urology Care Foundation)
  • Multi-institutional collaboration for primary surgery and subsequent care of bladder exstrophy
  • Quality of Life Assessments in Children with Urological Disease
  • Assessment of Urological Disease Burden in Survivors of Pediatric Cancer
  • Evaluation of Oncofertility Counseling and Fertility Preservation Rates
  • Testicular Tissue Cryopreservation for Prepubertal Children with Malignancy
  • Evaluation of the AUA Guidelines on the Management of Undescended Testicles and Opportunities for Improvement
  • Outcomes in Sacral Neuromodulation for Children with Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
  • Cost of Open, Laparoscopic, and Robotic-Assisted Malone Antegrade Continence Enemas
  • Clinical Outcomes for Genetic Testing in Children with Nephrolithiasis
  • Outcomes of Hypospadias
  • Novel Strategies to Mitigate Reperfusion Injury for Testicular Torsion

Want to get involved? Find a list of all the current studies at Children's Research Institute or learn more about research at Children's:

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