Kidney Reflux, involving reflux of urine from the bladder to the kidneys, known clinically as Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) is prevalent in up to 3% of the paediatric population and in 30% to 40% of children presenting with UTIs. The consequences of missed diagnosis are severe, with more than one-third of UK kidney transplant patients having undiagnosed or untreated kidney reflux in childhood. Diagnosing of VUR in children presenting with UTIs requires referral to a radiologist for a VCUG. The VCUG is traumatizing, painful and carries risks of UTIs, bladder spasm, painful urination post procedure and radiation exposure.
Kite’s technology comprises a lightweight, ergonomic control box attached to a single use belt, fitted around the child’s waist. Changes within the kidneys are monitored allowing the physician to monitor and detect VUR.