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September 1970

Suprapubic Aspiration of Urine in the Mentally Retarded Child

Author Affiliations

Vancouver, British Columbia; New Westminster, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia
From the Department of Pediatrics, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia (Dr. Ellis), the Woodlands School, Provincial Mental Health Services, New Westminster, British Columbia (Dr. Tischler), and the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Nephrology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Dr. Lirenman).

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(3):237-240. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100080121011

Suprapubic aspiration was easily performed in a group of 32 mentally retarded children, and it obviated the difficulties with contamination inherent in bag urines. Supra-pubic aspiration is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and follow-up of urinary tract infections that may arise in mentally retarded children.

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