Diagnosing UTI in Children is it Time to Ditch the Pad
for Detecting UTI in Pre toilet trained Children, notably in neonates, is
difficult and have high rates of contamination.
Pads have been considered
as a method for Urine Collection as it is simple. The other methods of Clean Catch,
Catheterisation and Suprapubic Aspiration etc are cumbersome in young children
for collection of Urine Samples.
A recent yet to be
published article from UK addresses this aspect and have concluded that it is
time to ditch the Pad as it is not a reliable way at collection of Urine sample
for detection of UTI.
I would like to
know from our experts as to which method of Urine Collection they prefer in
Neonates and Pre Toilet trained children suspected to have UTI
I am sure the
preferences will vary with the experts. A knowledge of preferred practices
among us will help us immensely.
With warm regards,