Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study

@article{Kuppermann2009IdentificationOC,
  title={Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study},
  author={N. Kuppermann and J. Holmes and P. Dayan and J. Hoyle and For the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={374},
  pages={1160-1170}
}
BACKGROUND CT imaging of head-injured children has risks of radiation-induced malignancy. Our aim was to identify children at very low risk of clinically-important traumatic brain injuries (ciTBI) for whom CT might be unnecessary. METHODS We enrolled patients younger than 18 years presenting within 24 h of head trauma with Glasgow Coma Scale scores of 14-15 in 25 North American emergency departments. We derived and validated age-specific prediction rules for ciTBI (death from traumatic brain… CONTINUE READING
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