Published in PLOS One, The Diagnostic Value of Capillary Refill Time for Detecting Serious Illness in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis is the first comprehensive and systematic assessment of the diagnostic value of the CRT test for a range of serous outcomes in children worldwide. The research was led by Dr Susannah Fleming, a research fellow in the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. Susannah was a SPCR Fellow from 2010 to 2013 during which time the research was undertaken. The research has been included as a NIHR Signal by the NIHR Dissemination Centre.
Capillary refill time is an important indicator for identifying serious illness in children
Publication Research Trainees
5 October 2015
A systematic review has found that capillary refill time of three seconds or longer is an important warning sign for serious illness and risk of death in children.