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Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Assess Anuria in Children

Steimle, Matthew D. DO; Plumb, Jennifer MD, MPH; Corneli, Howard M. MD

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000871
CME Review Article

Anuria in children may arise from a host of causes and is a frequent concern in the emergency department. This review focuses on differentiating common causes of obstructive and nonobstructive anuria and the role of point-of-care ultrasound in this evaluation. We discuss some indications and basic techniques for bedside ultrasound imaging of the urinary system.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Emergency Ultrasound (Steimle), Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Plumb), Professor of Pediatrics (Corneli), Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT.

The authors and staff in a position to control the content of this CME activity and their spouses/life partners (if any) have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity.

Reprints: Matthew Steimle, DO, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, 295 Chipeta Way, SLC, UT 84108 (e-mail:

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