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Weight estimation in paediatrics: a comparison of the APLS formula and the formula ‘Weight=3(age)+7’
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    Age-based paediatric weight estimation is imprecise
    • Giles N Cattermole, Emergency Physician
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      • Colin A Graham, Timothy H Rainer

    Dear Editor,

    Luscombe et al [1] are to be congratulated for developing a more accurate age-based paediatric weight estimation tool than that previously commonly used in the UK. Perhaps modesty prevented them mentioning that their formula has also been incorporated into the 5th edition of the Advanced Paediatric Life Support manual, for 6-12 year olds [2]. It is important for readers to realise that in their art...

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