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Normal ranges of heart rate and respiratory rate in children from birth to 18 years of age: a systematic review of observational studies.

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BACKGROUND: Although heart rate and respiratory rate in children are measured routinely in acute settings, current reference ranges are not based on evidence. We aimed to derive new centile charts for these vital signs and to compare these centiles with existing international ranges. METHODS: We searched Medline, Embase, CINAHL, and reference lists for studies that reported heart rate or respiratory rate of healthy children between birth and 18 years of age. We used non-parametric kernel reg...

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10.1016/s0140-6736(10)62226-x

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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University of Oxford
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Primary Care Health Sciences
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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Lancet Journal website
Volume:
377
Issue:
9770
Pages:
1011-1018
Publication date:
2011-03-01
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1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Source identifiers:
124383
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English
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2012-12-19

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