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Article
October 19, 1957

EFFICACY OF URETHRAL CATHETERIZATION FOR DETERMINATION OF URINARY TRACT INFECTIONRESULTS WITH A NEW TECHNIQUE

JAMA. 1957;165(7):815-818. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980250049012
Abstract

It is extremely important to differentiate between causative micro-organisms in urinary infection and those which are merely contaminants. Despite meticulous preparation of the urethral meatus and surrounding surface, the anterior part of the urethra retains its "normal" flora. A technique is presented to prevent or at least lessen the risk of contamination in obtaining a bladder urine culture.

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