Neilan et al., Eur J Echocardiogr 2009
Allometric scaling model developed by investigators at Mass. General Hospital on over 4,000 patients.(!)
Conventional linear correction for body size is inaccurate in children and paradoxically increases the relationship of the indexed parameter with WT and BSA. Conversely, correction using the optimal AE removes the effect of that variable
Note: the study population had the following characteristics:
- age range: (1 - 17)
- weight range: (8.2 - 91.4)
Data entered for patients outside of these limits should be used with caution.