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Arch Dis Child. 2013 Jan;98(1):27-9. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-301872. Epub 2012 Nov 21.

A new technique for fast and safe collection of urine in newborns.

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Pediatrics Department, University Infanta Sofía Hospital, San Sebastián de Los Reyes, Madrid, Spain. marisaherrerosfernandez@gmail.com

Abstract

AIM:

To describe and test a new technique to obtain midstream urine samples in newborns.

DESIGN AND METHODS:

This was a prospective feasibility and safety study conducted in the neonatal unit of University Infanta Sofía Hospital, Madrid. A new technique based on bladder and lumbar stimulation manoeuvres was tested over a period of 4 months in 80 admitted patients aged less than 30 days. The main variable was the success rate in obtaining a midstream urine sample within 5 min. Secondary variables were time to obtain the sample and complications.

RESULTS:

This technique was successful in 86.3% of infants. Median time to sample collection was 45 s (IQR 30). No complications other than controlled crying were observed.

CONCLUSIONS:

A new, quick and safe technique with a high success rate is described, whereby the discomfort and waste of time usually associated with bag collection methods can be avoided.

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