13. Blunt Head Injury in Children

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 9 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch13

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Blunt Head Injury in Children, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch13

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • blunt head injury in children;
  • blunt head trauma in children, morbidity/mortality;
  • traumatic brain injury, cause of morbidity/mortality;
  • PECARN head CT rule for children, <2 years old/≥ 2 years old;
  • 2009 PECARN rules, CT clinicals in pediatric blunt trauma;
  • The NEXUS II low-risk head CT rule for children;
  • performance of the NEXUS II HCT rule, in children;
  • criteria, injuries in children with closed head trauma;
  • British researchers and the CHALICE rule;
  • CATCH rule, head CT for children with head injuries

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comments

  • References