Navigation Links
Kids With Minor Head Injury May Not Need Hospitalization
Date:6/17/2011

FRIDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalization for further observation isn't necessary for most children who've suffered minor blunt head trauma and have normal CT scans, a new study indicates.

Researchers examined data from 13,543 U.S. children aged 18 years and younger with minor blunt head trauma, who were treated at 25 emergency departments across the country between 2004 and 2006.

Of those children, less than 1 percent had abnormal CT scans or MRIs and none of them required neurosurgery, according to the report published in the June 17 online edition of the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Although blunt head trauma is the leading cause of death in children over 1 year of age, these findings show that children with normal CT scans following minor blunt head trauma are at low risk for serious problems, the researchers explained.

"We now have definitive evidence supporting discharging most neurologically normal children with head trauma after negative CT scans home from the emergency department," lead author James Homes, a professor of medicine in the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, said in a university news release.

"Sending these patients home with their parents not only provides good, safe care but it also saves costs. It is a win for everyone concerned," he added.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about head injuries in children.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of California, Davis Health System, news release, June 17, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Greater Media Use Found Among Minority Kids
2. Study: Stark differences in media use between minority and white youth
3. Education doesnt increase odds that minorities play high-status sports
4. Experts Say Stroke Care Differs for U.S. Minorities
5. Urgent Need for Research on Cancer Among Minorities: U.S. Report
6. Minority Kids With Heart Defects More Likely to Die in Childhood
7. Minorities born with heart defects at higher risk of dying in early childhood than whites
8. Refusal skills help minority youths combat smoking, study finds
9. AACR awards 50 minority scholar in cancer research awards
10. Brain injuries rise sharply in minor hockey after bodychecking rules relaxed: Study
11. Pediatricians Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Kids With  Minor Head Injury May Not Need Hospitalization
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th ... Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology ... Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The company has ... today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula ... the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... leader in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture ... , AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, ... solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared the results ... Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. ... Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej ... Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently published in ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development ... aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the ... arrests with better efficiency compared to the dated and ... feedback on efficacy of the compression for a more ... a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Consulting, LLC , and named its founder as Diplomat,s ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat ... service offerings for health care partners to include IT ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: