OPEN IN READ APP
JOURNAL ARTICLE
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Use of portable ultrasound to assist urine collection by suprapubic aspiration

R F Gochman, R B Karasic, M B Heller
Annals of Emergency Medicine 1991, 20 (6): 631-5
1903907

STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine whether portable ultrasound can improve the success rate of suprapubic aspiration (SPA).

DESIGN: Patients were randomly assigned to either ultrasound or no ultrasound groups. In the ultrasound group, patients underwent SPA if ultrasound revealed urine in the bladder: if no urine was present, patients underwent catheterization instead of SPA. In the no-ultrasound group, SPA was attempted without ultrasound. All unsuccessful SPAs were followed by catheterization and measurement of urine volume.

SETTING: Children's hospital-based pediatric emergency department.

PARTICIPANTS: Children less than 2 years old who required SPA.

INTERVENTIONS: Ultrasound versus no ultrasound.

RESULTS: Thirty-five patients were randomized to the ultrasound group, and 31 were randomized to the no-ultrasound group. SPA was successful in 79% of attempts in the ultrasound group compared with 52% in the no-ultrasound group (P = .04). The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound were 90% and 86%, respectively.

CONCLUSION: Portable ultrasound can significantly improve the success rate of SPA and limit nonproductive attempts at SPA.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Available on the App Store

Available on the Play Store
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
1903907
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"