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A new technique for fast and safe collection of urine in newborns
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    Re:What about Pere'z Reflex.

    We appreciate the interest shown and the comments on our article by Dr. Carlos Loeda.

    Bladder stimulation techniques and some primitive reflexes of the newborn,(1,2) may favor the onset of urination. There are few reports on its application in the collection of urine, and results are very heterogeneous.(3,4) Stimulation maneuvers such bladder percussion are long known, and are used routinely in neurogenic bladde...

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    What about Pere'z Reflex.

    Dear sir:

    This article describes what seems to be a very useful method for infant's urine clean catch. But the procedure is not entirely original. In 1966 Boehm and Haynes had proposed a similar method for eliciting reflex urination in infants ("Midstream Catch" Urines Studies in Newborn Infants JOHN J. BOEHM, MD; JAMES L. HAYNES, AB Am J Dis Child. 1966;111(4):366-369). In that paper, the lumbar area stimula...

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