Indications for computed tomography in patients with minor head injury.

  title={Indications for computed tomography in patients with minor head injury.},
  author={M. Haydel and C. A. Preston and T. Mills and S. Luber and E. Blaudeau and P. Deblieux},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={343 2},
  • M. Haydel, C. A. Preston, +3 authors P. Deblieux
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • BACKGROUND Computed tomography (CT) is widely used as a screening test in patients with minor head injury, although the results are often normal. We performed a study to develop and validate a set of clinical criteria that could be used to identify patients with minor head injury who do not need to undergo CT. METHODS In the first phase of the study, we recorded clinical findings in 520 consecutive patients with minor head injury who had a normal score on the Glasgow Coma Scale and normal… CONTINUE READING
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