Validation of Vital Signs and Symptoms for the Diagnosis of Serious Infections in Children in the Paediatric A&E. (ERNIE3)
Validation of Vital Signs and Symptoms for the Diagnosis of Serious Infections in Acutely Ill Children in a High Prevalent Setting: The Paediatric Accidents & Emergencies through prospective observational data collection concerning specific items from the clinical and technical examination in diagnosing serious infections, such as meningitis, sepsis, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, bronchiolitis with hypoxia. Eventually we will attempt to validate a vital signs and symptoms rule derived from multiple low to high prevalent settings of acutely ill children.
Respiratory Tract Infections
Urinary Tract Infections
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Validation of Vital Signs and Symptoms for the Diagnosis of Serious Infections in Children in a High Prevalent Setting: the Paediatric A&E.|
- serious infections: meningitis, sepsis, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, osteomyelitis and cellulitis, gastroenteritis with sever dehydration, complicated urinary tract infection and complicated viral airway infection with hypoxia. [ Time Frame: within 24 hours after assessment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Children with an acute illness
Children aged 1 month to 16 years of age, which attend the A&E department of UZLeuven with an acute illness episode of maximum 5 days.
|Dienst Algemene Kindergeneeskunde, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven|
|Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, 3000|
|Principal Investigator:||Jan YJ Verbakel, M.D.||Katholieke Universiteit Leuven|