Navigation Links
White children far more likely to receive CT scans than Hispanic, African-American children
Date:10/16/2011

data compiled for a seminal 2009 study by UC Davis authors, which found that CT scans are not necessary for children at very low risk of clinically significant traumatic brain injury.

The 2009 study was lead by Nathan Kuppermann, co-author of the current study and chair of the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine. That study enrolled more than 40,000 children nationwide with minor head trauma who presented at 25 U.S. emergency departments, under the auspices of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) between 2004 and 2006.

The current study found that a child's race and/or ethnicity did not influence the likelihood of receiving a CT scan among children with minor head trauma at the greatest risk of having a clinically important brain injury. However, among lower-risk children, non-Hispanic white children were more likely to receive a CT scan than were non-Hispanic African-American children and children of Hispanic descent.

In addition to the increased risks posed by radiation exposure, overuse of CT scans in non-Hispanic white children also has impacts on overall health-care costs, Natale said. She said that the overuse of CT scans is part of a well-documented pattern of providing more care than is necessary to individuals of certain racial and/or ethnic groups, which in turn places additional burdens on health-care costs.

"Clearly, further studies should focus on explaining racial differences in the use of emergent neuroimaging," Natale said. "Our study highlights the importance of strong, evidence-based guidelines to ensure equal and optimal care for all children."


'/>"/>
Contact: Phyllis Brown
phyllis.brown@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9023
University of California - Davis Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. White Kids More Likely to Get CT Scans After Head Trauma
2. Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Colon Cancer Surgery
3. Survival disparities in African-American and white colo-rectal cancer patients
4. White House honors editor of American Chemical Society journal and 2 ACS members
5. Childrens National researchers make breakthrough in understanding white matter development
6. 2 scientists at the University of Texas at Austin receive early career awards from White House
7. Blacks Develop High Blood Pressure a Year Ahead of Whites
8. White Houses Childhood Obesity Task Force must focus on providing treatment for minority children
9. Scripps Research scientists reveal how white blood cell promotes growth and spread of cancer
10. Many Less-Educated Whites Abandoning Religion
11. Big gap exists on health care spending between Latinos and whites, study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... The microscopy market is estimated to ... $5,756.0 million by 2019. Optical microscopy is the ... microscopes product segment is expected to show the ... focus on nanotechnology, technological advancements, and increasing federal ... , Get Full Copy of Report @ ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed in ... ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... open conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul ... West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Recently, BellasDress ... on all its wedding dresses. BellasDress has chosen their ... for gift choices for the holiday season. , ... pick suitable wedding gowns here at discount prices. The ... experience at its website. , “All our ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... Very sick children with complex chronic illnesses can receive effective, ... "medical home," with easy access to a team of dedicated ... less likely to become seriously ill and need either hospitalization ... treatment at an enhanced medical home clinic at the University ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... tries its best to translate the experience of dress ... introduced its new collection of 2015 prom dresses, and ... prom outfits are guaranteed to contain the perfect designs ... designed for 2015. Anyone who wants to buy ... before Jan. 26, 2015, the deadline of the promotion. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Microscopy Market Hit to $5,756.0 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Microscopy Market Hit to $5,756.0 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Microscopy Market Hit to $5,756.0 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:BellasDress.com’s Christmas Sale: Trendy Wedding Dresses With Big Discounts 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 3Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2
... , THURSDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Fruits and vegetables ... stroke more than other fruits and vegetables, Dutch researchers report. ... vegetables consumed led to a 9 percent decrease in the ... commonly consumed "white fruit," according to the study, published in ...
... children admitted to hospitals or seen in emergency departments ... medication has risen dramatically in recent years, according to ... The rise in exposure to prescription products ... Control and Prevention has established the PROTECT Initiative, intended ...
... -- The facts about cancer found on the website ... the disease found on the patient-oriented section of the ... comprehensive peer-reviewed cancer database, according to a new study. ... hard-pressed to find errors on Wikipedia, they did find ...
... Glioblastoma is among the most lethal cancers, but ... patients with glioblastoma could be treated with cholesterol-lowering agents, ... newest journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. ... Harrison Latta professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and ...
... promising new therapies for ependymoma, a rare tumor ... Hospital investigators led the effort, which used a ... latest drug screening technology with the first accurate ... several dozen new and existing drugs as possible ...
... 15, 2011 The demand for transparency through publicly available ... for administrative and clinical data for research, and for clinical ... access has a measurable impact on research and policy making. ... Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:An Apple a Day Really May Keep the Doctor Away 2Health News:An Apple a Day Really May Keep the Doctor Away 3Health News:Number of children poisoned by medication rising dramatically, study says 2Health News:Wikipedia Accurate on Cancer Facts, But Hard to Read: Study 2Health News:Targeting cholesterol may help slow glioblastoma 2Health News:New strategy likely to speed drug development for rare cancers 2Health News:New strategy likely to speed drug development for rare cancers 3Health News:New report on creating clinical public use microdata files 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 24, 2014  Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) today announced ... transaction on Tuesday to help fund the expansion and consolidation ... Sharon . PHN is ... Pennsylvania . It is the largest employer in ... 150 people on staff. Currently, PHN Sharon offers ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 Kinex Pharmaceuticals announced today that the ... Park Cancer Institute. KX2-361 (KX02), a dual ... shown potent inhibitory activity against a broad panel of ... to Temozolomide (T98G), the most widely used chemotherapy for ... tumor mouse model, KX2-361 consistently clears brain tumors after ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014  The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its final ... Medical. In a notice issued on December 23, the ITC ... on its humidifier was invalid. BMC President, ... are very excited with the ITC,s decision in this case. ... taken since the very beginning on the key patents in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Commonwealth Cornerstone Group Announces $8 Million in Tax Credits to Expand and Consolidate Healthcare Services in Sharon 2Commonwealth Cornerstone Group Announces $8 Million in Tax Credits to Expand and Consolidate Healthcare Services in Sharon 3Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 3ITC Final Decision Goes Against ResMed (RMD) Monumental Win for 3B/BMC 2
... and CVA for CELL-DYN are assayed linearity ... calibration and to verify patient reportable range ... kits also measure the linear performance of ... kits have customized ranges appropriate for each ...
... is a nucleated red blood cell (nRBC) control ... Coulter LH 750/LH 755 hematology analyzer in its ... for the Coulter LH 750/LH 755. nRBC-Chex for ... cap-pierceable vials. nRBC-Chex for LH has a 75-day ...
... negative whole blood control to test for ... tests and hemoglobin electrophoresis. Sickle-Chex is compatible ... solubility kits. Sickle-Chex is packaged in a ... dispenses an accurate sample volume. No pipeting ...
... Proprietary EX.P.R.T. Release Technology ... No stent shortening,, Unique anatomically designed ... the carotid bifurcation,, 0.014 Rapid Exchange ... profile and flexible atraumatic tip,, Radiopaque ...
Medicine Products: