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Normal ranges of heart rate and respiratory rate in children from birth to 18 years of age: a systematic review of observational studies

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Background: Although heart rate and respiratory rate in children are measured routinely in acute settings, current reference ranges are not based on evidence. We aimed to derive new centile charts for these vital signs and to compare these centiles with existing international ranges.

Methods: We searched Medline, Embase, CINAHL, and reference lists for studies that reported heart rate or respiratory rate of healthy children between birth and 18 years of age. We used non-parametric ke...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
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"University of Oxford", "Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA"
Department:
Department of Family Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Journal website
Volume:
377
Issue:
9770
Pages:
1011-1018
Publication date:
2011-03-01
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ISSN:
0140-6736
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2011-06-15

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