Evaluation of the Accuracy of Different Methods Used to Estimate Weights in the Pediatric Population

  title={Evaluation of the Accuracy of Different Methods Used to Estimate Weights in the Pediatric Population},
  author={Tsz-Yin So and E. Farrington and R. Absher},
  pages={e1045 - e1051}
  • Tsz-Yin So, E. Farrington, R. Absher
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • OBJECTIVES. The purpose of this study was to compare the predictive accuracy of 3 methods (Broselow tape, Leffler formula, and Theron formula) for pediatric weight estimation to identify factors that can influence weight estimation, and to derive alternative models for such estimation if indicated. METHODS. This was a prospective, nonblinded observational study. Every patient in the cohort was ≤10 years of age. The patients’ age and height were used to estimate their weight by using the 3… CONTINUE READING
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