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Randomised trial of a vibrating bladder stimulator – the time to pee study
  1. P Davies1,
  2. R Greenwood2,
  3. J Benger3
  1. 1
    Emergency Department, Bristol Children’s Hospital, Bristol
  2. 2
    Research and Development Support Unit, United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Bristol
  3. 3
    Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol
  1. Patrick Davies, Emergency Department, Bristol Children’s Hospital, Bristol, UK; daviespatrick{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

This randomised, non-blinded study evaluated a vibrating bladder stimulator to facilitate collection of a urine sample from pre-continent children. The use of a bladder stimulator produced no significant time improvements in any of the analysed parameters (n = 97). We identify a population of patients who may benefit from some form of bladder stimulation.

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Footnotes

  • Funding: We have received no monetary or material support from the makers of the device.

  • Competing interests: None.

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