Friday, April 6, 2012
How often will parents tell us their child’s urine “smells funny” and want to know if it’s infected? Gauthier et al. (doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-2856) decided to look into this concern by conducting a prospective cohort study of children seen in an emergency department, comapring parental opinion of the odor of their child’s urine to subsequent urine culture. How accurate is the sense of smell for detecting a urinary tract infection? The answer awaits your perusal of the flow of information contained in this informative article.
Posted by Dr. Lewis R. First at 12:01 AM