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Prevalence, aetiology, treatment and outcomes of shock in children admitted to Kenyan hospitals

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BACKGROUND: Shock may complicate several acute childhood illnesses in hospitals within low-income countries and has a high case fatality. Hypovolemic shock secondary to diarrhoea/dehydration and septic shock are thought to be common, but there are few reliable data on prevalence or treatment that differ for the two major forms of shock. Examining prevalence and treatment practices has become important since reports suggest high risks from liberal use of fluid boluses in African children. T...

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10.1186/s12916-016-0728-x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Wellcome Trust
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Akech, S
English, M
Grant:
107769/Z/15/Z
092654
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BioMed Central
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BMC Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
14
Issue:
184
Pages:
1-8
Publication date:
2016-11-16
Acceptance date:
2016-10-26
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1741-7015
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English
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pubs:660390
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uuid:058f6046-c26e-43db-a9e7-7a45a10228d0
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660390
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2016-11-22

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