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Why is the evidence not affecting the practice of fever management?
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    Efforts to reduce the gap between research and practice: the Italian experience
    • Maurizio de Martino, Professor of Paediatrics
    • Other Contributors:
      • Elena Chiappini1, Filippo Festini1, Riccardo Longhi2, Franscesca Bonsignori1, Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Italy Department of Paediatrics, Sant’Anna Hospital, Como, Italy

    Efforts to reduce the gap between research and practice: the Italian experience

    Elena Chiappini (1), Filippo Festini (1), Riccardo Longhi(2), Franscesca Bonsignori (1), Maurizio de Martino (1)

    (1)Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Italy (2)Department of Paediatrics, Sant’Anna Hospital, Como, Italy

    Key words: fever, antipyretics, guidelines

    Corresponding author: Prof. M...

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    Is the evidence regarding fever management up to date?
    • Jillian L Sussens, Paediatric SpR
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      • Damian Wood, Consultant Paediatrician, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

    We read with interest El-Radhi’s article on the management of fever and whilst we agree that fever is a very common complaint a more recent paper by Armon et al showed that the most common medical presenting complaint to a UK paediatric emergency department was breathing difficulties (31%). Febrile illness was the second most common of medical ED attendances (20%) with similar figures demonstrated in other contemporary...

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