External validation of the Canadian CT Head Rule and the New Orleans Criteria for CT scanning in patients with minor head injury.

@article{Smits2005ExternalVO,
  title={External validation of the Canadian CT Head Rule and the New Orleans Criteria for CT scanning in patients with minor head injury.},
  author={Marion Smits and Diederik W. J. Dippel and Gijs G de Haan and Heleen M. Dekker and Pieter E. Vos and Digna R. Kool and Paul H. J. Nederkoorn and P. A. M. Hofman and Albert Twijnstra and Herve L. J. Tanghe and M. G. Myriam Hunink},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2005},
  volume={294 12},
  pages={1519-25}
}
CONTEXT Two decision rules for indications of computed tomography (CT) in patients with minor head injury, the Canadian CT Head Rule (CCHR) and the New Orleans Criteria (NOC), suggest that CT scanning may be restricted to patients with certain risk factors, which would lead to important reductions in the use of CT scans. OBJECTIVE To validate and compare these 2 published decision rules in Dutch patients with head injuries. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS A prospective multicenter study… CONTINUE READING
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Guidelines for diagnosis and management of patients with minor head injury

  • A Twijnstra, O Brouwer, A Keyser
  • [in Dutch]. Available at: http://www .neurologie…
  • 2005
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