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The prevalence and management of dehydration amongst neonatal admissions to general paediatric wards in Kenya—a clinical audit

Abstract:

An audit of randomly selected case records of 810 patients admitted to 13 hospitals between December 2015 and November 2016 was done. Prevalence of dehydration was 19.7% (2293 of 11 636) [95% CI: 17.1–22.6%], range across hospitals was 9.4% to 27.0%. Most cases with dehydration were clinically diagnosed (82 of 153; 53.6%), followed by excessive weight loss (54 of 153; 35.3%) and abnormal urea/electrolytes/creatinine (23 of 153; 15.0%). Documentation of fluids prescribed was poor but, where da...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1093/tropej/fmx108

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Grant:
(#097170); (#092654); (#107769/Z/15/Z)
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
6
Pages:
516–522
Publication date:
2018-01-09
Acceptance date:
2017-12-01
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EISSN:
1465-3664
ISSN:
0142-6338
Pubs id:
pubs:819433
URN:
uri:2c738dd3-21f3-4333-a117-6f2272286008
UUID:
uuid:2c738dd3-21f3-4333-a117-6f2272286008
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pubs:819433

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