Forehead or ear temperature measurement cannot replace rectal measurements, except for screening purposes.

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Summary of "Forehead or ear temperature measurement cannot replace rectal measurements, except for screening purposes."

Measuring rectal temperature in children is the gold standard, but ear or forehead measures are less traumatic and faster. The quality of non-invasive devices has improved but concerns remain whether they are reliable enough to substitute rectal thermometers. The aim was to evaluate in a real-life children population whether the forehead or ear temperature measurements could be used in screening to detect fever and if the agreement with the rectal temperature for different age groups is acceptable for clinical use.


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Name: BMC pediatrics
ISSN: 1471-2431
Pages: 15


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