External validation of the clinical dehydration scale for children with acute gastroenteritis.

@article{Bailey2010ExternalVO,
  title={External validation of the clinical dehydration scale for children with acute gastroenteritis.},
  author={Beno{\^i}t Bailey and Jocelyn Gravel and Ran D. Goldman and Jeremy Friedman and Patricia C. Parkin},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={583-8}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective was to validate the clinical dehydration scale (CDS) for children with gastroenteritis in a different pediatric emergency department (ED) from where it was initially derived and validated. METHODS A prospective cohort study was performed in a tertiary care pediatric ED over a 1-year period. A sample of triage nurses were trained in applying the CDS. The CDS consists of four clinical characteristics (general appearance, eyes, mucous membranes, and tears), each of which… CONTINUE READING

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