A prospective study of the usefulness of clinical and laboratory parameters for predicting percentage of dehydration in children.

@article{Vega1997APS,
  title={A prospective study of the usefulness of clinical and laboratory parameters for predicting percentage of dehydration in children.},
  author={Roger E. Rivero Vega and Jeffrey R. Avner},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={1997},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          179-82
        }
}
To evaluate the relative utility of clinical and laboratory parameters of dehydration in children for predicting the magnitude of percent less of body weight (PLBW), we studied 97 children who required intravenous fluids for acute dehydration. After a complete history and physical examination, the managing physician made a clinical estimation of dehydration for each child, based on a standard clinical scale. Serum electrolytes were obtained in all children prior to intravenous hydration therapy… CONTINUE READING
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