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Paul F. Austin, MD

Professor, Surgery
Division of Urologic Surgery
Director of Pediatric Urology Research

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Urologic Surgery
Urologic Oncology
Urologic Surgery

Board Certifications

Urology

Areas of Clinical Interest

Pediatric urological surgery, bladder obstruction, composite urinary reservoir, incontinence in children, congenital abnormalities, pediatric urology

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: Suite A, First Floor
Office Phone: 314-454-6034
Fax: 314-454-2876

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building One

1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: 122
Office Phone: 314-454-6034
Fax: 314-454-2876

Education

Education

Fellowship: Pediatric Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 1999
Residency: Urology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida 1997
Residency: General Surgery, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida 1993
Medical Degree: University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky 1991
B.A.: Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky 1987

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Cell type specific changes in BMP-7 expression contribute to the progression of kidney disease in patients with obstructive uropathy.
Manson SR, Song JB, Guo Q, Liapis H, Austin PF
J Urol. 2015 May; 193(5 Suppl)1860-9. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.10.117.

PMID:
    25813565
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Long-term efficacy and durability of botulinum-A toxin for refractory dysfunctional voiding in children.
Vricella GJ, Campigotto M, Coplen DE, Traxel EJ, Austin PF
J Urol. 2014 May; 191(5 Suppl)1586-91. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.10.034.

PMID:
    24679879
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The standardization of terminology of lower urinary tract function in children and adolescents: update report from the Standardization Committee of the International Children's Continence Society.
Austin PF, Bauer SB, Bower W, Chase J, Franco I, Hoebeke P, Rittig S, Vande Walle J, von Gontard A, Wright A, Yang SS, Nevéus T
J Urol. 2014 Jun; 191(6)1863-1865.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.01.110.

PMID:
    24508614
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Symptoms and side effects: delicate balance in the management of patients with neurogenic bladder.
Austin PF
J Urol. 2013 Dec; 190(6)1974-5. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.09.023.

PMID:
    24055263
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Granulomatous lymphangitis.
Vricella GJ, Coplen DE, Austin PF, White FV
J Urol. 2013 Sep; 190(3)1052-3. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.06.033.

PMID:
    23773564
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Psychosocial comorbidities and obesity are associated with lower urinary tract symptoms in children with voiding dysfunction.
Oliver JL, Campigotto MJ, Coplen DE, Traxel EJ, Austin PF
J Urol. 2013 Oct; 190(4 Suppl)1511-5. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.02.025.

PMID:
    23429069
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Endopyelotomy for pediatric ureteropelvic junction obstruction: a review of our 25-year experience.
Kim EH, Tanagho YS, Traxel EJ, Austin PF, Figenshau RS, Coplen DE
J Urol. 2012 Oct; 188(4 Suppl)1628-33. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.02.016.

PMID:
    22906656
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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International Children's Continence Society's recommendations for initial diagnostic evaluation and follow-up in congenital neuropathic bladder and bowel dysfunction in children.
Bauer SB, Austin PF, Rawashdeh YF, de Jong TP, Franco I, Siggard C, Jorgensen TM, International Children's Continence Society
Neurourol Urodyn. 2012 Jun; 31(5)610-4. doi: 10.1002/nau.22247.

PMID:
    22532312
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The efficacy of oral midazolam for decreasing anxiety in children undergoing voiding cystourethrogram: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study.
Ferguson GG, Chen C, Yan Y, Royer ME, Campigotto M, Traxel EJ, Coplen DE, Austin PF
J Urol. 2011 Jun; 185(6 Suppl)2542-6. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.01.031.

PMID:
    21555034
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Management of lower urinary tract dysfunction: a stepwise approach.
Thom M, Campigotto M, Vemulakonda V, Coplen D, Austin PF
J Pediatr Urol. 2012 Feb; 8(1)20-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2011.01.004.

PMID:
    21377425
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The physiological significance of p27(KIP1) expression in detrusor function.
Niederhoff RA, Manson SR, Tawfik A, Austin PF
J Urol. 2010 Oct; 184(4 Suppl)1686-91. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2010.04.075.

PMID:
    20728136
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Circumcision.
Austin PF
Curr Opin Urol. 2010 Jul; 20(4)318-22. doi: 10.1097/MOU.0b013e328338e4fe.

PMID:
    20531091
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Editorial comment.
Austin PF
J Urol. 2010 Feb; 183(2)730. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2009.10.092.

PMID:
    20022040
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Mechanoregulation of proliferation.
Jiang X, Austin PF, Niederhoff RA, Manson SR, Riehm JJ, Cook BL, Pengue G, Chitaley K, Nakayama K, Nakayama KI, Weintraub SJ
Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Sep; 29(18)5104-14. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00465-09.

PMID:
    19596792
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Is neonatal circumcision clinically beneficial? Argument in favor.
Austin PF
Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2009 Jan; 6(1)16-7. doi: 10.1038/ncpuro1275.

PMID:
    19065137
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Combination therapy with desmopressin and an anticholinergic medication for nonresponders to desmopressin for monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Austin PF, Ferguson G, Yan Y, Campigotto MJ, Royer ME, Coplen DE
Pediatrics. 2008 Nov; 122(5)1027-32. doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-3691.

PMID:
    18977983
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The incidence of disorders of sexual differentiation and chromosomal abnormalities of cryptorchidism and hypospadias stratified by meatal location.
Cox MJ, Coplen DE, Austin PF
J Urol. 2008 Dec; 180(6)2649-52; discussion 2652. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2008.08.058.

PMID:
    18951572
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Correlation of prenatal and postnatal ultrasound findings with the incidence of vesicoureteral reflux in children with fetal renal pelvic dilatation.
Coplen DE, Austin PF, Yan Y, Dicke JM
J Urol. 2008 Oct; 180(4 Suppl)1631-4; discussion 1634. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2008.04.083.

PMID:
    18718617
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Enuresis is a common and persistent problem among children and young adults with sickle cell anemia.
Field JJ, Austin PF, An P, Yan Y, DeBaun MR
Urology. 2008 Jul; 72(1)81-4. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2008.02.006.

PMID:
    18384865
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Enuresis and dysfunctional elimination.
Austin PF, Coplen DE
Mo Med. 2007 Sep-Oct; 104(5)421-4.

PMID:
    18018529
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Regulation of bladder smooth muscle hyperplasia, combination therapy for refractory primary nocturnal enuresis,