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Modified early warning score with rapid lactate level in critically ill medical patients: the ViEWS-L score
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    Re:Early warning score evaluated was not ViEWS
    • Jae Baek Lee
    • Other Contributors:
      • Sion Jo, Young Ho Jin, Tae Oh Jeong, Jae Chol Yoon, Yong Kyu Jun, Bo Young Park

    We reported the predictive value of modified VitalPAC Early Warning Score(ViEWS) with lactate level, which named ViEWS-L score[1]. However, queries are raised about the ViEWS using in the present manuscript. First, the weightings for the four SpO2 ranges. Second, the weightings for the five temperature ranges. And third, ambiguities in the cut-off points between the weighting bands for the respiratory rate values. We che...

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    Early warning score evaluated was not ViEWS
    • Gary Smith, Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Professor David Prytherch
    The article "Modified early warning score with rapid lactate level in critically ill medical patients: the ViEWS-L score"1 by Jo et al. states that the researchers evaluated the predictive value of the VitalPAC Early Warning Score (ViEWS)2 using the area under the receiver operating characteristic (AUROC) curve. They also present the AUROC value for a new EWS, the ViEWS-L score, which they state is the combination of ViEWS with th...
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