Catheterization is best for preemie urine collection

05/19/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Catheterization is less painful and more successful than suprapubic aspiration for collecting urine from premature infants, study data showed. Aspiration lowers the risk of contamination, but pain scores, success rates and the fact that multiple medical professionals can perform catheterization make it the preferred option for urine sampling for sepsis workup, researchers said.

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