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Paediatric weight estimation
  1. Giles N Cattermole1,
  2. Colin A Graham2,
  3. Timothy H Rainer2
  1. 1South London Healthcare NHS Trust, Sidcup, Kent, UK
  2. 2Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
  1. Correspondence to Dr Giles N Cattermole, Emergency Department, Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough Common, Orpington, London BR6 8ND, UK; giles{at}

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Luscombe et al1 have developed a more accurate age-based paediatric weight estimation tool than that was previously commonly used in the UK, and their formula has also been incorporated into the 5th edition of the Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) manual, for 6–12-year-olds.2 It is important for readers to realise that in their article, the inaccurate ‘APLS formula’ refers …

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