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Association between the frequency of disposable diaper changing and urinary tract infection in infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18648080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Often diapers are not changed after infants pass urine. AIM: To define the association between the frequency of changing diapers and urinary tract infection (UTI) in infants. METHODS: Urine samples were tested in 131 infants (aged from 2 months to 2.5 years) who had a temperature > or =38 degrees C. The authors investigated the number of times diapers were changed daily. A total of 128 infants, excluding 3 cases, were divided into 2 groups: group A, without UTI (n = 96); group B, with UTI (n = 32). The number of times diapers were changed was compared between the groups. RESULTS: In group A and group B, the number of times diapers were changed daily were 7.5 +/- 1.4 and 4.7 +/- 1.4, respectively. The number of times diapers were changed was significantly lower (P < .0001) in group B than in group A. CONCLUSIONS: Among infants wearing disposable diapers, there is an increased risk of UTI as the frequency of changing diapers decreases.
Tetsu Sugimura; Yoshifumi Tananari; Yukiko Ozaki; Yasuki Maeno; Seiji Tanaka; Shinichi Ito; Keiko Kawano; Kumiko Masunaga
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-05     Completed Date:  2009-02-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Sugimura Children's Medical Clinic, Ghikugo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Diapers, Infant*
Disposable Equipment
Infant Care*
Urinary Tract Infections / etiology*

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