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