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Childs Nerv Syst. 2005 Jun;21(6):430-6. Epub 2005 Mar 31.

Management and classification of children with head injury.

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Pediatric ICU, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital/Karolinska Hospital, 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden. ann-charlotte.falk@karolinska.se

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Traumatic brain injury is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality during childhood.

AIM:

This study was conducted to describe the primary management and classification of children admitted to the emergency department for head trauma. SERIES: All children (0-15 years) with a history of head injury who were admitted to the outpatient emergency department at a single paediatric trauma centre in the Stockholm region during 1 month were included.

RESULTS:

There were 242 children (137 girls and 105 boys; mean age 5.3+/-4.4 years) who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Based on the Scandinavian Head Injury Classification, 73% were classified as minimal, 17% mild and 2% moderate head injury. This classification seemed to be more accurately reflective than the ICD-10-based classification in the management of the children with head trauma.

PMID:
15800789
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-005-1142-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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