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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Raphael Sun, Dionne Skeete, Kristel Wetjen, Michele Lilienthal, Junlin Liao, Mark Madsen, Gabriel Lancaster, Joel Shilyansky, Kent Choi
BACKGROUND: To minimize radiation exposure in children and reduce resource use, we implemented an age-specific algorithm to evaluate cervical spine injuries at a Level 1 trauma center. The effects of protocol implementation on computed tomography (CT) use in children (≤ 10 y) were determined. METHODS: With institutional review board approval, we conducted a retrospective review using the institutional trauma registry. All pediatric patients (≤ 10 y) (n = 324) between January 2007 and present were reviewed...
July 2013: Journal of Surgical Research
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