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Coma scales for children with severe falciparum malaria.

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The Blantyre coma scale (BCS) is used to assess children with severe falciparum malaria, particularly as a criterion for cerebral malaria, but it has not been formally validated. We compared the BCS to the Adelaide coma scale (ACS), for Kenyan children with severe malaria. We examined the inter-observer agreement between 3 observers in the assessment of coma scales on 17 children by measuring the proportion of agreement (PA), disagreement rate (DR) and fixed sample size kappa (kappa n). We as...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene More from this journal
Volume:
91
Issue:
2
Pages:
161-165
Publication date:
1997-01-01
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
Language:
English
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pubs:45506
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uuid:1b289c19-fdf0-41d7-8818-4abd18da463b
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pubs:45506
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45506
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2012-12-19

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