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Urine dipsticks in screening for diabetes mellitus
  1. Ooi Yau Wei, Medical Officer,
  2. Stewart Teece, Specialist Registrar
  1. Singapore Armed Force

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    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether urine dipstick testing for glycosuria was useful as a screening tool in asymptomatic patients. 178 papers were found using the reported searches, of which five presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these best …

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