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Analysis of different decision aids for clinical use in pediatric head injury in an emergency department of a general hospital.

Authors
  • Fabbri, Andrea
  • Servadei, Franco
  • Marchesini, Giulio
  • Raggi, Angelica
  • Vandelli, Alberto
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
May 01, 2011
Volume
70
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181d4885a
PMID: 20495492
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In our setting, the variables selected by the Italian proposal had higher discriminating capacity for intracranial lesions than those proposed by the NEXUS II rule, in children with head injury. These results should be considered in children with head injury attending an emergency department of a general hospital.

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