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Is skin turgor reliable as a means of assessing hydration status in children?
  1. O Fayomi, Specialist Registrar Accident & Emergency Medicine, Wycombe General Hospital,
  2. I Maconochie, Consultant Paediatric Accident & Emergency Medicine,
  3. R Body, Clinical Research Fellow
  1. St Mary’s Hospital, London

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    Report by O Fayomi, Specialist Registrar Accident & Emergency Medicine, Wycombe General HospitalSearch checked by I Maconochie, R Body, Consultant Paediatric Accident & Emergency Medicine; Clinical Research FellowSt Mary’s Hospital, London

    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether skin turgor is a reliable indicator of hydration status in children. 478 papers were found in Medline and 107 in Embase using the reported searches, of which 4 presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and …

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