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martes, 19 de enero de 2016

Minor Head Trauma

Clinical Decision Instruments
R.E.B.E.L.EM - Jan 18, 2016
"Potential to Impact Current Practice: These decision instruments continue to be widely used today by clinicians to help guide decision-making in minor head injuries. These articles were both named on the ALiEM’s Landmark Articles list.
Bottom Line: The New Orleans head CT criteria allow clinicians to identify all patients who will have intracranial injuries whether they are clinically significant or not but is unlikely to produce anything more than very small reductions in CT utilization. The Canadian Head CT decision instrument is a highly sensitive tool for determining which patients with minor head injury do not need emergent advanced imaging performed."