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Children with severe malnutrition: can those at highest risk of death be identified with the WHO protocol?

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BACKGROUND: With strict adherence to international recommended treatment guidelines, the case fatality for severe malnutrition ought to be less than 5%. In African hospitals, fatality rates of 20% are common and are often attributed to poor training and faulty case management. Improving outcome will depend upon the identification of those at greatest risk and targeting limited health resources. We retrospectively examined the major risk factors associated with early (<48 h) and late in-ho...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pmed.0030500

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Maitland, K More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Kenya Medical Research Institute More from this funder
Wellcome Trust More from this funder
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS medicine Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
12
Pages:
Article: e500
Publication date:
2006-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
URN:
uuid:9fffbe08-ec59-468b-b698-9429cca0b7e0
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66765
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pubs:66765

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