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Clinical signs of dehydration in children
  1. Simon Smith
  1. A&E Department, Wycombe Hospital, High Wycombe, Bucks, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
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The recent Best Evidence topic report article by Fayomi1 clearly illustrates the dangers of too narrow a focus when practising evidence based medicine. Firstly, the search strategy is too narrow, as three papers2–4 which have studied this have been missed. All of these papers found tissue turgor time to be closely associated with the presence of …

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