A Weight Estimation Strategy for Preterm and Full-Term Infants

Global Pediatric Health • December 2017.

Abdel-Rahman SM, Paul IM, Delmore P, James L, Fearn L, Atz A, Poindexter B, Al-Uzri A, Lewandowski A, Harper B, Smith PB.

Weight is the foremost marker of health outcomes in infants; however, the majority of community workers and health care providers in remote, resource-constrained settings have limited access to functional scales. This study develops and validates a simple weight estimation strategy for infants that addresses the limitations of current approaches.

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Evaluation of the Mercy TAPE: performance against the standard for pediatric weight estimation.

Annals of Emergency Medicine • October 2013.

Abdel-Rahman SM, Paul IM, James LP, Lewandowski A; Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act-Pediatric Trials Network.

We assessed the performance of 2 new devices (2D- and 3D-Mercy TAPE) to implement the Mercy Method for pediatric weight estimation and contrasted their accuracy with the Broselow method. We enrolled children aged 2 months through 16 years in this prospective, multicenter, observational study.

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