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Is skin turgor reliable as a means of assessing hydration status in children?
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    Skin turgor: Author's response

    Dear Editor,

    I was delighted to read the critique of the recent Best Evidence Topic summary (BET) on the reliability of skin turgor as a method for assessing dehydration in children (1), and would like to willingly accept your invitation to respond. My contribution, as third author for this paper, was to check and update the search strategy and to review the final manuscript.

    While I am sorry that the...

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    Clincal signs of dehydration in children

    Dear Editor,

    The recent Best Evidence topic report article by Fayomi (1), clearly illustrates the dangers of too narrow a focus when practising Evidence Based Medicine. Firstly, the search strategy is too narrow, as three papers (2, 3, 4) which have studied this have been missed. All of these papers found tissue turgor time to be closely associated with the presence of dehydration, while the paper cited by Gore...

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