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The Diagnostic Value of Capillary Refill Time for Detecting Serious Illness in Children: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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Importance Capillary refill time (CRT) is widely recommended as part of the routine assessment of unwell children. Objective To determine the diagnostic value of capillary refill time for a range of serious outcomes in children. Methods We searched Medline, Embase and CINAHL from inception to June 2014. We included studies that measured both capillary refill time and a relevant clinical outcome such as mortality, dehydration, meningitis, or other serious illnesses in children aged up t...

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Gill, P
Publisher:
PLOS Publisher's website
Journal:
PLOS ONE
Acceptance date:
2015-09-01
EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Language:
English
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2015-09-09

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