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dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, M
dc.contributor.authorKeenan, P
dc.contributor.authorKuan, S
dc.contributor.authorMcKay, M
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-18T13:08:31Z
dc.date.available2011-02-18T13:08:31Z
dc.date.issued2010-09
dc.identifier.citationHeading for a fall? Management of head injury in infants. 2010, 103 (8):241-3 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102
dc.identifier.pmid21046865
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/122289
dc.description.abstractHead injury is one of the commonest reasons for infants (< 1 year) to attend the Emergency Department (ED). Clinical management varies considerably and concern about non accidental injury results in a high admission rate in some hospitals. Information was obtained on 103 children under one year of age presenting to the ED with head injury in a prospective study. The average age was 6.7 months and 57% of patients were male. Twenty eight babies had skull x rays with 1 skull fracture diagnosed. None required CT brain scan. Ninety eight (94%) were discharged home from the ED. There were no unplanned returns, readmissions or adverse events. The incidence of traumatic brain injury in children under one year of age presenting with head injury is low and the majority can be safely discharged home.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAccidental Falls
dc.subject.meshBrain Injuries
dc.subject.meshCraniocerebral Trauma
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshInfant
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.titleHeading for a fall? Management of head injury in infants.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Children's University Hospital, Temple St, Dublin 1. williamson2@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-22T11:04:11Z
html.description.abstractHead injury is one of the commonest reasons for infants (< 1 year) to attend the Emergency Department (ED). Clinical management varies considerably and concern about non accidental injury results in a high admission rate in some hospitals. Information was obtained on 103 children under one year of age presenting to the ED with head injury in a prospective study. The average age was 6.7 months and 57% of patients were male. Twenty eight babies had skull x rays with 1 skull fracture diagnosed. None required CT brain scan. Ninety eight (94%) were discharged home from the ED. There were no unplanned returns, readmissions or adverse events. The incidence of traumatic brain injury in children under one year of age presenting with head injury is low and the majority can be safely discharged home.


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