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Comparison of the Broselow tape, APLS, Luscombe and Owens, Best G | 40002
Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0665

+44 1478 350008

Comparison of the Broselow tape, APLS, Luscombe and Owens, Best Guess, Nelson’s, Argall formula and fi nger counting method in prediction of weight among Filipino children in a tertiary hospital: A prospective c


10th World Pediatric Congress

September 28-29, 2017 Dubai, UAE

Catherine Ong, Shirley Pascual-Ong and Neil Gregory Onghanseng

Makati Medical Center, Philippines

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Pediatr Ther

Abstract :

The objective of this study was to compare the predictive accuracy of diff erent methods of pediatric weight estimation among Filipino children. Th is is a prospective, cross-sectional study involving 776 Filipino children, aged 1 month to 14 years whose actual weights were compared to their estimated weights using the Broselow tape, original APLS, updated APLS, Luscombe and Owens, best guess, Nelson��?s, Argall formula and the fi nger counting method. In this study, it was found that the most accurate method of weight estimation for all age groups was the updated APLS formula, with a mean diff erence of 0.88 kg (95% CI 0.34-1.42 kg). By age group, the updated APLS formula was the most accurate for <1 year, the Finger counting method for 1-5 years and 11-14 years, and the Best Guess formula for 6-10 years. For Filipinos, the updated APLS formula is best used to estimate weight for <1 year and the fi nger counting method for 1-14 years. All weight estimation methods showed decreasing accuracy as age increased.

Biography :

Catherine Ong has completed her PhD from the University of Santo Tomas and Postdoctoral studies from Makati Medical Center Philippines.

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