Inflicted versus accidental head injury in critically injured children.

  title={Inflicted versus accidental head injury in critically injured children.},
  author={Brahm Goldstein and Mary M Kelly and Dean Bruton and Charles B. Cox},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={21 9},
OBJECTIVES To assess the frequency of inflicted head injury in critically injured children; the severity of neurologic injury; the neurologic outcome; and the historical, socioeconomic, physical, and radiologic factors associated with inflicted head injury. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Multidisciplinary pediatric intensive care unit (ICU). PATIENTS Consecutive cases (n = 40) of severe head injury admitted to a pediatric ICU. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN… CONTINUE READING


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