Prospective validation of pediatric disease severity scores to predict mortality in Ugandan children presenting with malaria and non-malaria febrile illness

@inproceedings{Conroy2015ProspectiveVO,
  title={Prospective validation of pediatric disease severity scores to predict mortality in Ugandan children presenting with malaria and non-malaria febrile illness},
  author={Andrea L Conroy and Michael T Hawkes and Kyla T Hayford and Sophie Namasopo and Robert O Opoka and Chandy C John and W Conrad Liles and Kevin C Kain},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION The development of simple clinical tools to identify children at risk of death would enable rapid and rational implementation of lifesaving measures to reduce childhood mortality globally. METHODS We evaluated the ability of three clinical scoring systems to predict in-hospital mortality in a prospective observational study of Ugandan children with fever. We computed the Lambaréné Organ Dysfunction Score (LODS), Signs of Inflammation in Children that Kill (SICK), and the… CONTINUE READING
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