Novel biomarker accurately identifies infants with UTIsUrinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) is highly sensitive and specific for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a study in febrile children aged up to 24 months.
Hematuria and proteinuria: Commonplace or cause for concern?Although pediatricians should no longer be routinely performing universal urine screenings in children, there are times that urinalysis is performed and abnormal results are found.
Concentration matters in newer urinalysis techniquesIn a retrospective study of 27,000 infants aged younger than 3 months evaluated for urinary tract infection (UTI) with paired urinalysis and urine culture, investigators set out to determine the optimal urine white blood cell (WBC) threshold for UTI when using an automated urinalysis system stratified by urine concentration.
Some uropathogens more associated with pyuria than othersA new study demonstrated that in children with an apparent urinary tract infection, the proportion with pyuria varied significantly depending on the uropathogen associated with the infection.
Positive UA a marker for UTI in infantsA new study questions the traditional belief that the sensitivity of the urinalysis (UA) for diagnosing urinary tract infection (UTI) is not optimal in young infants.
AAGL Stump the Professors Score: Experts 1, Presenters 2A panel of experts were bested only once at the “Stump the Professors” session at the 43rd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Vancouver. A sarcoma was the diagnosis that got away among three complex cases presented to a packed audience.
Antibiotics often prescribed for UTIs without urine testingPhysicians often empirically prescribe antibiotics for urinary tract infections (UTIs) without conducting urine testing (urinalysis or culture), according to a retrospective study of 40,603 treated UTI episodes in youngsters aged up to 18 years.