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Shaw K. 1999. Emergency department screening for UTI in febrile children. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 5 pp. (Research roundtable summary; no. 25)

Annotation: This report summarizes the findings of a research study to develop information about the prevalence of urinary tract infections (UTI) in febrile young children in the emergency department, tests for UTI, and cost effectiveness of various approaches to the problem. The report includes a description of the population, the sampling plan, and research findings. A response to the presentation and references are provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Photocopy available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Fever, Hospital emergency services, Infant health, MCH Research, Urinary tract infections

Strasburger VC, Brown RT. 1998. Adolescent medicine: A practical guide (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 514 pp.

Annotation: This book provides information on communication, diagnosis, and therapy for adolescent patients. The authors emphasize the role of the caregiver as a sensitive counselor when interacting with adolescent patients. It is a straightforward and practical reference which presents a review of the most commonly encountered adolescent issues, including: growth and development, chronic illness and disability, substance abuse, sexuality, common medical complaints, adolescent psychosocial concerns such as suicide, depression and eating disorders.

Contact: Little, Brown and Company, Hatchette Book Group USA, 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Telephone: (800) 759-0190 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Adolescent medicine, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Asthma, Behavior problems, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Contraception, Depression, Diabetes mellitus, Eating disorders, Headaches, Homosexuality, Infectious mononucleosis, Menstruation, Mental health, Obesity, Pregnant adolescents, Psychosexual development, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sports injuries, Sports injuries, Substance abusers, Suicide, Thyroid diseases, Urinary tract infections

Shaw K. 1998. Cost-Effective Emergency Department Screening for UTI in Febrile Children: [Final report]. Philadelphia, PA: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 61 pp.

Annotation: Emergency department physicians should have a low threshold for screening for urinary tract infection (UTI) since it is often present and its sequelae are severe. While there is little consistent information about the prevalence of UTI among febrile pediatric patients in the emergency department, there is much debate about the most appropriate clinical and laboratory criteria for diagnosis. Screening is uncomfortable for patients and its costs are significant. A prospective study of febrile infants < 1 year of age and febrile girls ages 1–4 years in a high-volume urban pediatric emergency department was conducted to determine the prevalence of UTI; (2) determine the usefulness of rapid screening tests for UTI, and (3) identify clinical predictors and develop clinical prediction models to stratify children at high risk for UTI. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, O.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB99-144685.

Keywords: Cost Effectiveness, Emergency Room Personnel, MCH Research, Research, Screening, Urban Population, Urban Population, Urinary Tract Infections

Ross Roundtable on Critical Approaches to Common Pediatric Problems (1st: 1968: Oak Brook, Illinois). 1969. Urinary tract infections in childhood: Report of the First Ross Roundtable on Critical Approaches to Common Pediatric Problems. Columbus, OH: Ross Laboratories, 45 pp.

Annotation: This conference report discusses urinary tract infections in the ambulatory pediatric patient, role of the radiologist, role of the urologist, technique of obtaining clean-voided urine in girls, bladder taps, technique for catheterization, urologic findings associated with first urinary tract infection in girls, and urinary tract infections in older women.

Keywords: Children, Conferences, Radiologists, Urinalysis, Urinary tract infections


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