What is the diagnostic value of physical examination findings for hypovolemia

McGee S, et al.  Is this patient hypovolemic?  JAMA.  1999;281(11):1022-29.
Systematic review & meta-analysis for studies of physical exam findings in the diagnosis of hypovolemia.

Table 5 addresses diagnostic accuracy of findings for hypovolemia not due to blood loss, including various findings of the axilla, mucous membranes, tongue, eyes and capillary refill time.


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