Heading for a fall? Management of head injury in infants.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122289
Title:
Heading for a fall? Management of head injury in infants.
Authors:
Williamson, M; Keenan, P; Kuan, S; McKay, M
Affiliation:
The Children's University Hospital, Temple St, Dublin 1. williamson2@gmail.com
Citation:
Heading for a fall? Management of head injury in infants. 2010, 103 (8):241-3 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122289
PubMed ID:
21046865
Abstract:
Head 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.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Accidental Falls; Brain Injuries; Craniocerebral Trauma; Female; Humans; Infant; Male
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Men
dc.contributor.authorKeenan, Pen
dc.contributor.authorKuan, Sen
dc.contributor.authorMcKay, Men
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

Related articles on PubMed

All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.