Performance of the Canadian CT Head Rule and the New Orleans Criteria for predicting any traumatic intracranial injury on computed tomography in a United States Level I trauma center.

@article{Papa2012PerformanceOT,
  title={Performance of the Canadian CT Head Rule and the New Orleans Criteria for predicting any traumatic intracranial injury on computed tomography in a United States Level I trauma center.},
  author={Linda Papa and Ian G Stiell and Catherine M. Clement and Artur Pawlowicz and Andrew Wolfram and Carolina Silveira Braga and Sameer Draviam and George A Wells},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={2-10}
}
OBJECTIVES This study compared the clinical performance of the Canadian CT Head Rule (CCHR) and the New Orleans Criteria (NOC) for detecting any traumatic intracranial lesion on computed tomography (CT) in patients with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 15. Also assessed were ability to detect patients with "clinically important" brain injury and patients requiring neurosurgical intervention. Additionally, the performance of the CCHR was assessed in a larger cohort of those presenting with… CONTINUE READING
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