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Predicting mortality in sick African children: the FEAST Paediatric Emergency Triage (PET) Score.

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BACKGROUND: Mortality in paediatric emergency care units in Africa often occurs within the first 24 h of admission and remains high. Alongside effective triage systems, a practical clinical bedside risk score to identify those at greatest risk could contribute to reducing mortality. METHODS: Data collected during the Fluid As Expansive Supportive Therapy (FEAST) trial, a multi-centre trial involving 3,170 severely ill African children, were analysed to identify clinical and laboratory prognos...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12916-015-0407-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, NDM Experimental Medicine
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC medicine Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
174
Chapter number:
ARTN 174
Publication date:
2015-07-31
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EISSN:
1741-7015
ISSN:
1741-7015
URN:
uuid:62f6c838-96ee-473e-9560-e3a4412e411c
Source identifiers:
535985
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pubs:535985
Language:
English
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