Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 31st, 2004
UTI is "a major concern in young febrile children," pediatricians in Ohio explained. "Current recommendations favor use of urine obtained by bladder catheterization or aspiration, but opinion varies as to the best ancillary tests to predict a positive culture and guide initial management."
In a study conducted by R. Novak and colleagues at Akron Children's Hospital, the "utility of dipstick leukocyte esterase, blood, and nitrite; unspun urine leukocyte count; gram stain of cytocentrifuged urine; and standard spun sediment examination was evaluated...
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