Monday Feb 05, 2024

Urinalysis in paediatric cancer patients

When treating children with cancer and febrile neutropenia, you may ask yourself, "Are urinary cultures a waste of time?"

Prof. Bob Phillips (1) of the ADC Archimedes podcast joins ADC Spotlight host Dr. Rachel Agbeko to reflect on this question, basing their discussion on the paper, "Role of urine culture in paediatric patients with cancer with fever and neutropenia: a prospective observational study". They consider the strength of evidence for urine culture testing in such cases, and whether there is an opportunity to reduce the burden on young cancer patients and their families.

Read the paper:

https://adc.bmj.com/content/108/12/982

(1) Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK

The ADC Spotlight podcast is the Archives of Disease in Childhood podcast covering areas that don’t usually get much attention or might be taken for granted in children's health. This series is produced by Letícia Amorim and edited by Brian O'Toole.

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