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Doctor Awarded NIH Grant to Study Urinary Tract Infection and Renal Scarring
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Saul P. Greenfield, MD, Director of Pediatric Urology and Clinical Professor of Urology, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, has been awarded $287,716 by the NIH/NIDDK for the study of urinary tract infection and renal scarring in children.

The CUTIE project (Careful Urinary Tract Infection Evaluation) will assess the risk of the development of renal scarring in children who have urinary tract infections and do not have vesicoureteral reflux or any other underlying urologic abnormalities.

Other participating hospitals are Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. CUTIE is ancillary to the ongoing RIVUR (Randomized Intervention for children with VesicoUreteral Reflux) project, which is also an NIH/NIDDK funded study, comparing antibiotic prophylaxis to placebo in a cohort of children with a history of urinary tract infection and vesicoureteral reflux. Entrance criteria for both studies are similar.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is a major site for RIVUR as well.

Dr. Greenfield is Director of Pediatric Urology at the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Clinical Professor of Urology at the State of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He has authored and co-authored over 100 scientific articles and book chapters. He is Principle Investigator for the NIH sponsored RIVUR trial for children with vesicoureteral reflux. He has been Visiting Professor at numerous institutions, invited lecturer at the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, program chair at national pediatric urology meetings, past-President of the American Association of Pediatric Urologists, and member of the Executive Committee of the Urology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

His research and clinical interests include urinary tract infection and vesicoureteral reflux, neurogenic bladder function, disorders of sexual development and reconstructive urologic surgery.

Dr. Greenfield is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, trained in urology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and pediatric urology at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, is the regional center for specialized pediatric, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.

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