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:6/20/2017)... DIEGO, California (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 ... ... product documentation and help content solutions for the enterprise, is proud to announce ... properties, including CRM, e-commerce, ticketing systems, company websites, and more to provide a ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 ... ... with gum disease in Cincinnati, OH for leading-edge care, whether or ... advances in laser dentistry. Using the BIOLASE WaterLase® iPlus™ laser, she targets bacteria ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... With certifications and experience ... in Denville, NJ, Drs. Adam and Hal Kimowitz are currently accepting new patients at ... traditional orthodontics can cause for some patients, which is why they offer the latest ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... This year, participants ... focused on finding product improvements that could reduce the occurrence of unplanned extubations ... need help breathing or to provide medication. Sometimes, patient movement can cause unplanned ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... , ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... makers of SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener, Michael P. May, Ph.D., recently accepted the distinguished ... Export Recognition Program selected Wisdom Natural Brands (WNB), and 16 other businesses from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/12/2017)... June 12, 2017 Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company ... Kineta Vice President of R&D and Head of Virology ... Pandemic Preparedness for the Northwest and Beyond meeting sponsored ... June 14, 2017 from 8:30-10:30 AM PDT at the Agora ... Dr. Bedard will be joined by other leaders ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... Fla. , June 8, 2017  Less than ... that hit more than 200,000 companies, including hospital networks, ... being heralded as one of the largest online extortion ... in the healthcare market, it is imperative that providers ... protect their data from this — and many other ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... June 6, 2017  Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group, a brand of ... to its Iowa location. The ... now features an ISO 7 cleanroom—the standard needed to compound ... a low level of pollutants. ... consumers and better serve our Iowa patients," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: