Navigation Links
White Kids More Likely to Get CT Scans After Head Trauma
Date:10/14/2011

FRIDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic children in the United States are less likely than white children to receive a CT scan after they suffer a minor head injury, a new study finds.

Researchers examined the cases of nearly 40,000 children with head injuries treated at 25 pediatric emergency care trauma centers and found about 35 percent of them underwent a cranial CT scan.

There were no significant race/ethnicity-related differences in the likelihood that a child deemed at high risk for a traumatic brain injury would receive a CT scan, but low-risk white children were more likely to receive a CT scan than low-risk black or Hispanic children.

The study was slated to be presented Oct. 14 at an American Academy of Pediatrics meeting in Boston.

"Our study demonstrates that among children with minor head trauma, but at low risk for clinically important brain injury, white children received cranial CT scans more frequently than black or Hispanic children," Dr. Alexander Rogers said in an academy news release. "In this low-risk population, higher rates of cranial CT may represent overuse in white children, leading to increased radiation exposure and health care costs."

A number of factors likely contribute to this racial/ethnic disparity, but the study "highlights the importance of strong, evidence-based guidelines to assure equal and optimal care," Rogers said.

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about children and head injuries.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics, news release, Oct. 10, 2011


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

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Colon Cancer Surgery
2. Survival disparities in African-American and white colo-rectal cancer patients
3. White House honors editor of American Chemical Society journal and 2 ACS members
4. Childrens National researchers make breakthrough in understanding white matter development
5. 2 scientists at the University of Texas at Austin receive early career awards from White House
6. Blacks Develop High Blood Pressure a Year Ahead of Whites
7. White Houses Childhood Obesity Task Force must focus on providing treatment for minority children
8. Scripps Research scientists reveal how white blood cell promotes growth and spread of cancer
9. Many Less-Educated Whites Abandoning Religion
10. Big gap exists on health care spending between Latinos and whites, study finds
11. Women, Whites Most Likely to Seek Health Info Online: Survey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
White Kids More Likely to Get CT Scans After Head Trauma
(Date:7/22/2014)... When it comes to heart disease, Dr. Ross Feldman says ... that heart disease was a men,s-only disease, however, data has ... to get heart disease and are less likely to be ... online this week in the British Journal of Clinical ... disease in women and helps to identify which women are ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 SIMpalm, a ... payment app for Forte Payment System. Forte Mobile Payment ... payments on iPhone, iPod and iPad. The app ... recently updated by SIMpalm. This update was for iOS ... supported on iOS 4.3 and is available to download ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... The Beryl Institute announces its fifth ... Scholar Program. These offerings reinforce the Institute’s commitment to ... healthcare and the need for rigorous research to understand ... scholar programs are intended to encourage and support ... focusing on the patient experience before, during and after ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The park is the ... Kendalltown Homeowners Association, Inc., made a recent ... community with the purchase of playground equipment from American ... in beautiful Miami Florida, and is a 475-unit community ... the surrounding landscape has created a tropical paradise with ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) --,High school lacrosse players are facing ... as games, a new study finds. Although the ... 22 percent are concussions, researchers report. They note a ... lead to better ways to protect student athletes. ... underscores the need to learn more about these injuries," ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gene variant identified as a heart disease risk factor for women 2Health News:SIMpalm Launched Updated Forte Mobile Payment App on iPhone and iPad for Its Client 2Health News:SIMpalm Launched Updated Forte Mobile Payment App on iPhone and iPad for Its Client 3Health News:The Beryl Institute Opens Applications for 2014 Patient Experience Grant and Scholar Programs 2Health News:The Beryl Institute Opens Applications for 2014 Patient Experience Grant and Scholar Programs 3Health News:Fun in the Florida Sun: Kendalltown Homeowners Association Inc. Expands Outdoor Recreation with American Parks Company™ 2Health News:Fun in the Florida Sun: Kendalltown Homeowners Association Inc. Expands Outdoor Recreation with American Parks Company™ 3Health News:Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows 2Health News:Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows 3
... Presbyterian Hospital of,Plano has been named a recipient ... state,s highest honor for quality and organizational,performance., ... health care facility,in Collin County to receive this ... is the first hospital in parent company Texas ...
... thwarted rewiring needed for neural development, mouse study shows ... class of weight-loss drugs that suppresses appetite by blocking ... caution in children, U.S. scientists report. , In research ... suppresses the adaptive rewiring of the brain necessary for ...
... mice appear perfectly fine without any help from tiny bits ... the retinas do not work. , In the first-ever study ... mammalian eye, an international team of researchers directed by the ... a gradual structural decline in retinas that lack microRNAs ...
... part of its ongoing,commitment to providing the best ... excited to welcome Katherine Anne Binns as Senior ... York office. KN will,draw particularly on her exceptional ... list of clients., "Katherine possesses the expertise ...
... measure breathing patterns in sleeping infants which may also work ... has created a mathematical formula that measures varying breathing patterns ... sleep. , Mr Terrill said a band, placed around ... using the new formula based on the maths of chaos ...
... television ... show., SAN ... campaign to change the image of nursing,in the media. The campaign launches ... the front lines of modern,healthcare. The show, Nurse TV, will premier this ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Presbyterian Hospital of Plano Receives Prestigious Texas Award for Performance Excellence 2Health News:MicroRNAs appear essential for retinal health 2Health News:MicroRNAs appear essential for retinal health 3Health News:Senior Researcher With Extensive Healthcare Experience Joins Knowledge Networks 2Health News:Nursing Shortage Spurs Campaign to Change the Image of Nursing in the Media 2
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ... device R&D outsourcing company with operations in China ... today announced that it will release financial results for the ... closes on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (which will be Thursday ... be available on the investor relations section of the Company,s ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014  Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: ... Genomics ("Parabase"), (together "the companies"), today announced ... and development agreement (the "collaboration"). Under the ... a front-end, sample preparation method for Parabase,s ... testing process. The sample preparation method will ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... New York , July 22, ... Neue Partnerschaft für umfassenden Schutz von ... in Österreich    Equashield ... von geschlossenen Transfersystemen (Closed System Transfer Devices, CSTDs) für ... , einen Vertriebshändler und Hersteller von ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:WuXi PharmaTech Schedules Second-Quarter 2014 Earnings Release 2Pressure BioSciences to Develop Front-end Sample Preparation for Parabase Genomics' Targeted Next Generation Sequencing Testing Platform 2Pressure BioSciences to Develop Front-end Sample Preparation for Parabase Genomics' Targeted Next Generation Sequencing Testing Platform 3Pressure BioSciences to Develop Front-end Sample Preparation for Parabase Genomics' Targeted Next Generation Sequencing Testing Platform 4Equashield ernennt Medikus zu seinem exklusiven österreichischen Vertriebspartner für seine geschlossenen Arzneimitteltransfersysteme 2
For the quantitative in vitro determination of Transferrin in Serum...
Determination of Reptilase Time.Extracted venom of Bothrops atrox. 20 BU (Batroxobin unit) per vial....
Determination of the Thrombin Time by STA Analyzers. Freeze-dried human thrombin (1.5NIH units/mL) with calcium....
Quantitative determination of Fibrinogen (Clauss Method). Freeze-dried human thrombin (~100NIH units/mL) with heparin inhibitor and calcium....
Medicine Products: