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Table 6 Level III primary interventions (Ellis score) ranked by Oxford classification

From: Audit of therapeutic interventions in inpatient children using two scores: are they evidence-based in developing countries?

Diagnosis Patients Prescribed therapeutic intervention Oxford classification Appropriate therapeutical intervention Oxford classification Reference
Moderate dehydration 3 IV 0.9% ClNa bolus – Time of rehydration: 24 hours D Oral rehydration solution, 30–80 cc/Kg in 3–4 hours B{2b} 20
Community acquired pneumonia (<5 years) 2 Antibiotic therapy <3 days D Ampicillin/Chloramphenicol/Ceftriaxone D{5} 21
Cyanotic crisis due to cyanotic congenital heart disease 1 Meperidine, Ethylephrine, Oxygen D{5}, D Meperidine D{5} 26
Facial cellulitis 1 Ceftazidime, Vancomycin D{5} Oxacillin, Cephalosporin D{5} 20
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura* 1 Platelets, Dexamethasone D{5} Systemic corticosteroids A{1b} 44
Anal fissure 1 Zinc oxide D Topical anaesthetic or glyceryl trinitrate A{1b} 45, 46
Kawasaki disease 1 Acetylsalicylic acid D Intravenous immunoglobulin, acetylsalicylic acid A{1a} 47, 48
  1. *Presenting as haematoma with 15,000 plateles/mm3