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OBJECTIVE The goal was to examine the influence of sociodemographic characteristics and health care system factors on the utilization of hospital resources by US children < or = 17 years of age with a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury. METHODS A retrospective analysis of data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of bacteremia in pediatric patients with radiographic evidence of pneumonia in whom blood cultures were obtained. METHODS We carried out a retrospective review of the radiology log of a tertiary care children's hospital to identify patients with radiographic evidence of pneumonia seen between August 1991 and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to describe the epidemiology of pediatric fireworks-related injuries among children aged 19 years and younger by using a nationally representative sample. DESIGN We performed a retrospective analysis of data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System from 1990-2003. RESULTS An(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the epidemiology of battery-related emergency department (ED) visits among children <18 years of age in the United States. METHODS Using a nationally representative sample from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, battery-related ED visits in the United States from 1990 to 2009 were analyzed. Four battery exposure(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate inflatable bouncer-related injuries to children in the United States. METHODS Records were analyzed from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System for patients ≤17 years old treated in US emergency departments (EDs) for inflatable bouncer-related injuries from 1990 to 2010. RESULTS An estimated 64 657 (95% confidence(More)
The objective of this study is to describe the epidemiology of bicycle-related injuries among children and adolescents 18 years and younger on a national level. This is a retrospective analysis of data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission for patients 18 years and younger who were seen in(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology of babywalker-related injuries to children treated in a pediatric emergency department despite current prevention efforts, and to investigate the beliefs of parents regarding babywalker use. DESIGN A descriptive study of a consecutive series of patients. SETTING The emergency department of a large, academic(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To examine the hospitalization costs and discharge outcomes of US children with TBI and to evaluate a severity measure, the predictive mortality likelihood level. RESEARCH DESIGN Data from the 2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) were used to report the national estimates and characteristics of(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic conditions influence the outcomes of adult trauma patients, but no study has investigated the impact of chronic conditions among pediatric trauma patients. METHODS We performed a retrospective study using the 2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) to determine the prevalence of chronic conditions(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the epidemiological features of pediatric injuries related to falls from windows. METHODS By using the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, emergency department (ED) data for pediatric injury cases associated with window falls in 1990-2008 were reviewed. RESULTS An estimated 98 415 children (95% confidence interval [CI]:(More)