Run Time: 2 minutes
Author: Dylan Luyten M.D.
- An upcoming study in the Journal of Pediatrics, to be published in July, looked at reducing unnecessary urinary catheterization rates in infants.
- In the study they investigated bagged urines on infants and every infant got a catheter.
- It was found that if you restricted true positive UA on the bagged kids to those with positive nitrites, and moderate to large leuk esterase; there were no missed UTIs if you only catheterized these kids.
- This could potentially reduce the number of catheterizations necessary for infants coming to the Emergency Room.