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Urinary retention

This episode of PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast is a brief review of the management of urinary retention in children. The most common causes are UTI and constipation – but you must be aware of neurological problems and assure that you history is thorough and your physical exam complete.

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References

Burla MJ, Benjamin J. Pediatric Urinary Retention in the Emergency Department: A Concerning Symptom with Etiology Outside the Bladder. J Emerg Med. 2016 Feb;50(2):e53-6. PMID: 26482829.

Peter JR, Steinhardt GF. Acute urinary retention in children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 1993 Aug;9(4):205-7. PMID: 8367356.

Gatti JM, Perez-Brayfield M, Kirsch AJ, Smith EA, Massad HC, Broecker BH. Acute urinary retention in children. J Urol. 2001 Mar;165(3):918-21. PMID: 11176514.

By bradsobo

Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and an Associate Director for the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is on Twitter @PEMTweets and authors the Pediatric Emergency Medicine site PEMBlog and produces and hosts the PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast.

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