Review of the CATCH study: a clinical decision rule for the use of computed tomography in children with minor head injury
Knowledge Applied to Practice
Christopher Gerdung, MD*; Shawn Dowling, MD, FRCPC†; Eddy Lang, MDCM, CCFP(EM)‡;
From the *Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON; †Department of Emergency Medicine, Alberta Children's Hospital and Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB; and ‡Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
This article has been peer reviewed.
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In children with minor head trauma, which elements of the history and physical examination, combined as a clinical decision rule, can be used to rule out clinically significant brain trauma?
Osmond MH, Klassen TP, Wells GA, et al. CATCH: a clinical decision rule for the use of computed tomography in children with minor head injury. CMAJ 2010;182:341-48.
To prospectively derive a sensitive and reliable clinical decision rule for the use of computed tomography in children with minor head injury.
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