Screening tests for urinary tract infection in children: A meta-analysis.

@article{Gorelick1999ScreeningTF,
  title={Screening tests for urinary tract infection in children: A meta-analysis.},
  author={Marc H. Gorelick and Kathy N. Shaw},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1999},
  volume={104 5},
  pages={
          e54
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To review systematically and to summarize the existing literature regarding performance of rapid diagnostic tests for urinary tract infection (UTI) in children. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS Published articles reporting the performance of urine dipstick tests (leukocyte esterase [LE] and/or nitrite), Gram stain, or microscopic analysis of spun or unspun urine in the diagnosis of UTI in children </=12 years of age. Articles were identified through a… CONTINUE READING
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