Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg (2017) 43:755–762 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00068-017-0811-9 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) prediction rules in identifying high risk children with mild traumatic brain injury 1 2 3 4 B. Nakhjavan‑Shahraki · M. Yousefifard · M. J. Hajighanbari · A. Oraii · 5 6 S. Safari · M. Hosseini Received: 9 December 2016 / Accepted: 19 June 2017 / Published online: 22 June 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract At the end, discrimination power, calibration and overall Purpose Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research performance of PECARN rule were assessed. Network (PECARN) traumatic brain injury (TBI) prog- Results PECARN had a sensitivity and specificity of 92.3 nostic rules is a scoring system for prediction of the need and 40.6%, respectively, in predicting ciTBI in children for computed tomography (CT) scanning in children with under 2 years and 100.0 and 57.8%, respectively, in indi- mild TBI. However, its validation has not been assessed viduals between the ages of 2 and 18. PECARN rule had a in developing countries. Therefore, the present study was proper calibration in prediction of ciTBI and CT scan find - designed to assess the value of PECARN rule in identifica - ings.
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 22, 2017
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