A Head-to-Head Comparison: “Clean-Void” Bag Versus Catheter Urinalysis in the Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children

@article{McGillivray2005AHC,
  title={A Head-to-Head Comparison: “Clean-Void” Bag Versus Catheter Urinalysis in the Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children},
  author={David McGillivray and Elise Mok and Edward Mulrooney and Michael S Kramer},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={147 4},
  pages={
          451-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the validity of the urinalysis on clean-voided bag versus catheter urine specimens using the catheter culture as the "gold" standard. STUDY DESIGN This is a cross-sectional study of 303 nontoilet-trained children under age 3 years at risk for urinary tract infection (UTI) who presented to a children's hospital emergency department. Paired bag and catheter specimens were obtained from each child and sent for dipstick and microscopic urinalysis. Sensitivity and specificity… CONTINUE READING
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