Title: Diagnosing serious infections in acutely ill children in ambulatory care (ERNIE 2 study protocol, part A): diagnostic accuracy of a clinical decision tree and added value of a point-of-care C-reactive protein test and oxygen saturation
Authors: Verbakel Jan Y, Jan ×
Lemiengre, Marieke B
De Burghgraeve, Tine
De Sutter, An
Bullens, Dominique
Aertgeerts, Bert
Buntinx, Frank
ERNIE 2 collaboration #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: BioMed Central
Series Title: BMC Pediatrics vol:14 pages:1-7
Article number: 207
Abstract: Acute illness is the most common presentation of children to ambulatory care. In contrast, serious infections are rare and often present at an early stage. To avoid complications or death, early recognition and adequate referral are essential. In a recent large study children were included prospectively to construct a symptom-based decision tree with a sensitivity and negative predictive value of nearly 100%. To reduce the number of false positives, point-of-care tests might be useful, providing an immediate result at bedside. The most probable candidate is C-reactive protein, as well as a pulse oximetry.
ISSN: 1471-2431
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Pediatric Immunology
Academic Center for General Practice
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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