Identifying predictive factors of traumatic brain injury in children with minor head trauma

Takeaway

  • In children with minor head trauma, repetitive vomiting, headache, and decreased level of consciousness may be predictors of abnormal brain computed tomography (CT).

Why this matters

  • Early detection and management of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is crucial to prevent serious and potentially fatal consequences.

  • This study identified three potential predictive factors of abnormal brain CT that could be used to assess TBI risk in children presenting to the emergency department (ED).