Evaluation of Five Formulae for Estimating Body Surface Area of Nigerian Children

@inproceedings{Orimadegun2014EvaluationOF,
  title={Evaluation of Five Formulae for Estimating Body Surface Area of Nigerian Children},
  author={AE Orimadegun and AO Omisanjo},
  booktitle={Annals of medical and health sciences research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Physiological functions are often assessed by standardizing for body surface area (BSA) to avoid excessive variation in calculations in pediatric practice. AIM To explore the suitability of existing formulae for estimating the BSA of Nigerian children. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study involved healthy children in a Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria. The BSAs of 2745 children were calculated using the formulae by Boyd, Mosteller, Gehan and George, Haycock… CONTINUE READING
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