UTI incidence is low among infants who have spina bifida

“For now, the UMPIRE [study] protocol will continue to withhold prophylaxis in the newborn population,” says investigator M. Chad Wallis, MD, FACS.

In this video, M. Chad Wallis, MD, FACS, discusses the recent Journal of Urology paper, “Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections in Newborns with Spina Bifida: Is Antibiotic Prophylaxis Necessary?, for which he served as a study author. Wallis is a clinical associate professor of surgery in the division of urology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.