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The agreement of fingertip and sternum capillary refill time in children
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    Response to: "Capillary refill time: Time to fill the gaps!"
    • Jodie Crook, Sister/PANP/Nurse
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      • Rachel M Taylor

    Thank you for your response to our research 'The agreement of fingertip and sternum capillary refill time (CRT) in children'

    We agree that there is a lack of gold standard for assessing tissue perfusion in a simple and timely manner and continue to extrapolate that in shock, blood is usually diverted from the skin in an attempt to perfuse vital organs. Current practice and guidance assumes that CRT is a reflecti...

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    Capillary refill time:Time to fill the gaps!
    • Biju M John, Associate Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Gajender Kumar,Girish Gupta

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest the article on capillary refill time (CRT) in children. Crook J and Taylor RM have carried out a simple and yet very relevant study on CRT in children.CRT is almost universally checked by child care providers particularly in emergency room or intensive care setting and is taken as a surrogate of the perfusion status. However, two issues have plagued this simple bedside te...

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