Accuracy of infrared ear thermometry in children: a meta-analysis and systematic review.

@article{Zhen2014AccuracyOI,
  title={Accuracy of infrared ear thermometry in children: a meta-analysis and systematic review.},
  author={Chen Zhen and Zhang Li Xia and Li Long and Y. N. Pu},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={1158-65}
}
BACKGROUND Accurate determination of temperature is important, especially in the diagnosis and treatment of febrile illnesses in the pediatric population. False negative measurement can lead to miss febrile and false positive measurement can cause excessive medical care. Temperatures can be measured at various sites, but we have not found the ideal thermometer yet. As a relatively new and popular alternative over traditional methods, infrared ear thermometry has many advantages, but its… CONTINUE READING
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