The use of repeated head computed tomography in pediatric blunt head trauma: Factors predicting new and worsening brain injury

W Hollingworth, MS Vavilala, JG Jarvik, S Chaudhry, BD Johnston, S Layman, N Tontisirin, S Muangman, M Wang

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Abstract

Objective: Opinion is divided on the value of repeat head computed tomography for guiding clinical management of pediatric patients with blunt head trauma. This study describes the prevalence of worsening brain injury on repeat computed tomography, predictors of worsening computed tomography findings, and the frequency of neurosurgical intervention after the repeat computed tomography. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: All patients were admitted to a level I pediatric trauma center between 1994 and 2003. Patients: Children
Translated title of the contributionThe use of repeated head computed tomography in pediatric blunt head trauma: Factors predicting new and worsening brain injury
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348 - 356
Number of pages9
JournalPediatric Critical Care Medicine
Volume8 (4)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

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Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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