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Risk factors for blunt cerebrovascular injury in children: do they mimic those seen in adults?

BACKGROUND: Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma guideline for the evaluation of blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) states that pediatric trauma patients should be evaluated using the same criteria as the adult population. The purpose of our study was to determine whether adult criteria translate to the pediatric population. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation was performed at a Level I trauma center of blunt pediatric trauma patients (age <15 years) presenting over a 5-year period. Data obtained included patient demographics, presence of adult risk factors for BCVI (Glasgow coma scale Keywords : Adolescent,Adult,Age Factors,Arizona,Arteries,Brain,Brain Injuries,Carotid Arteries,Cerebrovascular Trauma,Child,Child,Preschool,diagnosis,etiology,Female,Glasgow Coma Scale,Humans,Incidence,Infant,injuries,Male,methods,mortality,Neck,Patients,Retrospective Studies,Risk,Risk Factors,Skull,Skull Base,Spine,Stroke,surgery,therapy,Thoracic Injuries,Trauma Centers,Trauma Severity Indices,Vertebral Artery,Wounds,Nonpenetrating,, Factors,Blunt,Cerebrovascular,Injury, face pens

Date of Publication : 2011 Sep

Authors : Kopelman TR;Berardoni NE;O’Neill PJ;Hedayati P;Vail SJ;Pieri PG;Feiz-Erfan I;Pressman MA;

Organisation : Department of Surgery, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona 85008, USA. tammy_kopelman@dmgaz.org

Journal of Publication : J Trauma

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21908994

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