Febrile urinary tract infection is one of the most common serious bacterial infections of children next to respiratory diseases. If left unrecognized and untreated it can lead to scarring of the kidneys followed by subsequent hypertension and renal failure. Accurate diagnosis and early treatment is essential. Quick and readily available diagnostic test kits help in the early diagnosis which decreases the extent of renal scarring and subsequent complications including hypertension and renal failure.
Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Last date updated on July, 2014