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Quick-Wee is an effective technique for urine collection in infants
  1. Satyajit Ray,
  2. Owen Forbes
  1. Department of paediatrics, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Satyajit Ray, Department of paediatrics, NHSGGC, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow G51 4TF, UK; satyajitray{at}

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Study design

Design: Randomised, prospective, single-centre control trial.

Allocation: Infants randomised with ratio of 1:1 to intervention:control.

Blinding: Non-blinded once allocated.

Study question

Does simple stimulation ‘Quick-Wee’ method of clean catch urine collection increase rate of infant voiding in 5 min?

Setting: Large paediatric emergency department in Melbourne.

Participants: 354 (174 intervention, 170 control) infants aged 1–12 months (mean age 5.4 months) in whom urine collection by clean catch method was deemed necessary by the treating clinician.

Intervention: ‘Quick-Wee’ method of stimulation of suprapubic area in a circular pattern with gauze soaked in cold water.

Control group: Standard clean catch technique.

Primary outcome: Voiding of urine within …

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  • Contributors SR provided abstract. OF provided commentary.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.