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Exploring the clinical utility of blood ketone levels in the emergency department assessment of paediatric patients.

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BACKGROUND: Ketonuria (on standard urine testing) is a frequent finding in children presenting to emergency departments. With the advent of hand-held ketone meters, blood ketone levels can now be rapidly quantified. HYPOTHESIS: Point of care testing (POCT) of blood ketone levels could provide clinically useful information on severity of illness in children and risk of hospital admission. METHODS: A prospective study using POCT of blood ketone levels in a convenience sample of children <13...

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10.1136/emj.2006.035758

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
Role:
Author
Journal:
Emergency medicine journal : EMJ
Volume:
23
Issue:
10
Pages:
783-787
Publication date:
2006-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1472-0213
ISSN:
1472-0205
URN:
uuid:9e29b9b6-8df0-4234-8e42-661b3461f72a
Source identifiers:
374564
Local pid:
pubs:374564

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