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Identifying Children with Low-Risk Head Injuries Who Do Not Require Computed Tomography 

Identifying Children with Low-Risk Head Injuries Who Do Not Require Computed Tomography
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Identifying Children with Low-Risk Head Injuries Who Do Not Require Computed Tomography
Author(s):

Michael E. Hochman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190223700.003.0002
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date: 20 August 2019

This chapter, found in the headache section of the book, provides a succinct synopsis of a key study examining the use of computed tomography (CT) scans for children with low-risk head injuries. This summary outlines the study methodology and design, major results, limitations and criticisms, related studies and additional information, and clinical implications. This study derived and validated prediction rules that can accurately identify children at very low risk for ci-TBI; the authors provide several guidelines for applying these rules depending on the severity of predictive features, patient history, and clinician’s judgment. In addition to outlining the most salient features of the study, a clinical vignette and imaging example are included in order to provide relevant clinical context.

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