BACKGROUND: Distinguishing serious bacterial infection (SBI) from milder/self-limiting infections is often difficult. Interpretation of vital signs is confounded by the effect of temperature on pulse and respiratory rate. Temperature-pulse centile charts have been proposed to improve the predictive value of pulse rate in the clinical assessment of children with suspected SBI. OBJECTIVES: To assess the utility of proposed temperature-pulse centile charts in the clinical assessment of children ...Expand abstract
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Evaluation of temperature-pulse centile charts in identifying serious bacterial illness: observational cohort study.
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