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Indication for head CT in children with mild head injury
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    Re: Indications for CT head in minor head injury in children

    Dear Editor

    The Emergency Department management of minor head injury in children is an area of intense debate. It is encouraging that the BET (Best Evidence Topic) on indications for Computerised Tomography (HCT) in minor head injury in children published in November’s issue has stimulated further discussion.

    In his letter of criticism, Dr McCann expresses concern over the omission of a review article on...

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    Indications for CT Head in minor head injury in children.

    Dear Editor

    In "best BETs" of november 2001, regarding indications for head CT in children with mild head injury [1], Dr Munro makes no mention of the labours of Schutzman et al who sought to address this issue in the younger than 2 years age group. An expert panel drew evidence from 404 articles in total and presented their findings as "guidelines for the evaluation and management of children less than 2 with appa...

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