Unformatted text preview: nally, the pediatrician would immediately make a
referral to the poison control center. The poison control center may advise the mother to bring the child to the emergency
department, and if this is the case, the mother should call an ambulance.
295. Cryptorchidism Cryptorchidism (undescended testes) may occur as a result of hormone deficiency, intrinsic abnormality of a
testes, or a structural problem. Diagnostic tests for this disorder are performed to assess urinary and kidney function because the
kidneys and testes arise from the same germ tissue. Babinski reflex reflects neurological function. Assessing DNA synthesis and
a chromosomal analysis are unrelated to this disorder.
Although many methods have been devised to collect urine from an infant, the most reliable and appropriate
method is use of the urine collection device. This device is a plastic bag with an opening lined with adhesive to allow it to be
attached to the perineum. Urine for certain tests, such as specific gravity, may be obtained...
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- Sudden infant death syndrome, Shaken baby syndrome