COMPLIANCE WITH CATCH RULES IN ADMINISTERING COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY SCANS TO CHILDREN ADMITTED TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WITH MINOR HEAD TRAUMA


Katirci Y., Ocak T., KARAMERCAN M. A. , Kocasaban D., Yurdakul M. S. , Baspinar I., ...Daha Fazla

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, cilt.29, sa.4, ss.717-722, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.717-722

Özet

Background: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health problem frequently encountered in children. Although TBI-associated acute brain damage is frequently observed in children, the need for neurosurgical intervention is rare. In many centers, it has become standard practice to assess children with minor TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS], 13-15) using head computerized tomography (CT). Therefore. preventing unnecessary CT imaging in children with minor TBI is important. The Canadian Assessment of Tomography for Childhood Head injury (CATCH) guidelines comprise precise rules aimed at reducing CT imaging in pediatric patients with minor TBI. In this study, we retrospectively investigated pediatric patients with head trauma who presented to our emergency clinic and assessed CATCH compliance in cases where CT scans were administered.