Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network head injury prediction rules: on the basis of cost and effectiveness


Gokharman F. D. , Aydin S. , Fatihoglu E., Kosar P. N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.47, ss.1770-1777, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1703-206
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1770-1777

Özet

Background/aim: Head injuries are commonly seen in the pediatric population. Noncontrast enhanced cranial CT is the method of choice to detect possible traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concerns about ionizing radiation exposure make the evaluation more challenging. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) rules in predicting clinically important TBI and to determine the amount of medical resource waste and unnecessary radiation exposure.