BMJ 2017; 357:j1341 – Published 07 April 2017
by Jonathan Kaufman, Patrick Fitzpatrick, Shidan Tosif et al.
8 pp. 504 kB
Infants were randomised to either gentle suprapubic cutaneous stimulation (n=174) using gauze soaked in cold fluid (the Quick-Wee method) or standard clean catch urine with no additional stimulation (n=170), for five minutes. The Quick-Wee method resulted in a significantly higher rate of voiding within five minutes compared with standard clean catch urine. The authors conclude that Quick-Wee is a simple cutaneous stimulation method that significantly increases the five minute voiding and success rate of clean catch urine collection from infants.