Simple trick triggers faster voiding for infant clean catch urine

Rubbing cold, wet gauze on an infant's stomach is three times more effective at triggering urination than standard clean catch methods, a trial demonstrates.

Melbourne paediatrician Dr Jonathan Kaufman came up with the 'Quick-Wee' method after noticing that infants tend to spontaneously urinate after their abdomen is cleaned with cold wet gauze before a procedure.

After a promising pilot study involving 40 infants, Dr Kaufman sought to expand the evidence base by comparing the unorthodox technique with the clean catch method in 354 infants aged 1-12 months.

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