Body surface area estimation in children using weight alone: application in paediatric oncology

@article{Sharkey2001BodySA,
  title={Body surface area estimation in children using weight alone: application in paediatric oncology},
  author={Ian Sharkey and Alan V. Boddy and Hillary Wallace and Julie Mycroft and Rachel Hollis and Susan V Picton},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={85},
  pages={23 - 28}
}
The majority of chemotherapy regimens and trials specify doses of cytotoxic drugs normalized to body surface area. Estimation of BSA in paediatric patients is particularly problematic, as conventional nomograms require accurate determination of both height and weight. The chemotherapy standards group of the UKCCSG (United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group) has evaluated a method for calculation of body surface area (BSA) estimation, based solely on patient weight. In comparison with BSA… CONTINUE READING
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