volume 99, issue 5, Pe11-e11 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.5.e11
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K. S. Quayle, D. M. Jaffe, N. Kuppermann, B. A. Kaufman, B. C. P. Lee, T. S. Park, W. H. McAlister

Abstract: ABSTRACT. Objective. Despite the frequent occurrence of head injury in children, there is no agreement about clinical screening criteria that indicate the need for imaging studies. This study was undertaken to provide information relevant to the choice of imaging modalities in children with acute head trauma.Methodology. A prospective cohort of 322 children seeking care consecutively in an urban pediatric emergency department for nontrivial head injury was assembled. Skull radiographs, head computed tomograph…

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