Emergency Department Management of Adolescents with Urinary Complaints: Missed Opportunities

Najah S. Musacchio*, Sejal Gehani, Robert Garofalo

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Practice recommendations for the evaluation of adolescents with urinary complaints advise taking a sexual history and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In this emergency department chart review, 30% lacked a documented sexual history and 49% of sexually active patients were not STI tested, representing missed opportunities for diagnosis of STIs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Chlamydia
  • Emergency department
  • Gonorrhea
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Urinary tract infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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