Improvement in Urine Collection Methods in Children (0244-12-RMC)
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01895465
|Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel|
|Petach Tikva, Israel, 49202|