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Pediatric Head Injury Guidelines

  • Andrej Porgribny
  • Anna McFarlin
  • Cristina M. Zeretzke-Bien
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Abstract

The Pediatric Head Injury chapter is a poignant depiction of the widely accepted and utilized PECARN clinical decision rules for the patient in two specific age cohorts. Applying these rules can decrease the need for head CT and unnecessary radiation exposure.

Keywords

Blunt head injury Altered mental status Traumatic brain injury Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Head CT Skull fracture Glasgow coma scale (GCS) 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrej Porgribny
    • 1
  • Anna McFarlin
    • 1
  • Cristina M. Zeretzke-Bien
    • 2
  1. 1.Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Combined Residency Program, Pediatrics and Emergency MedicineLouisiana State University Health Science CenterNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida, Department of Emergency MedicineGainesvilleUSA

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