Improvement in Urine Collection Methods in Children (0244-12-RMC)
The population of children presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) for treatment increases day by day, creating a further burden on the limited nursing staff and where many children and their parents are forced to wait many hours until their medical investigation ends. Part of the many hours waited are for various tests the patient has to undergo, where the urine test is one of the main ones.
Urinary tract infections in children are a common cause of death due to acute and chronic complications alike. Our study aims to test a urine collection method to see whether it reduces parents' and/or nursing staff's involvement and thereby reducing the urine sample's percentage of contamination.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Improvement in Urine Collection Methods in Children|
- Recording of time elapsed between physician's request for an urine test to be taken until obtained [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Percentage of contamination in urine cultures obtained [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: A slitted diaper
An ordinary pediatric urine collection bag used in the ED that will be used together with the slitted diaper
Device: Slitted diaper
A diaper where a slit is made through which a urine collection bag is pulled through
Other Name: Huggies, Pampers, etc.
The study intends to explore whether on obtaining a pediatric urine sample by using a diaper in an innovative way can shorten the waiting time parents have to endure until an urine sample is perceived, and accordingly, the percentage of contamination in the samples obtained. The innovativeness introduced is that by using an ordinary everyday diaper, which is found in all marketing outlets, and by making a slit in the diaper where the pediatric urine collecting bag can be pulled out and thus allowing parents/care takers to see straight away whether urine has been given and thus cut back on opening and reopening of the diaper.
|Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel||Not yet recruiting|
|Petach Tikva, Israel, 49202|
|Contact: Yehezkel Waisman, Prof. 972-3-9253661 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Yehezkel Waisman, Prof.|