Incidence of traumatic brain injuries in head-injured children with seizures

Paediat Res Emergency Dept Int Col, Meredith L. Borland, Stuart R. Dalziel, Natalie Phillips, Sarah Dalton, Mark D. Lyttle, Silvia Bressan, Ed Oakley, Amit Kochar, Jeremy Furyk, John A. Cheek, Jocelyn Neutze, Nitaa Eapen, Stephen JC Hearps, Vanessa C. Rausa, Franz E. Babl

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Objective Incidence and short-term outcomes of clinically important traumatic brain injury (ciTBI) in head-injured children presenting to ED with post-traumatic seizure (PTS) is not described in current literature. Methods Planned secondary analysis of a prospective observational study undertaken in 10 Australasian Paediatric Research in Emergency Department International Collaborative (PREDICT) network EDs between 2011 and 2014 of head-injured children = 2 nights (34 [10.1%] AR 9.0 [95% CI 5.8-12.3]), intubation >24 h (9 [2.7%] AR 2.5 [95% CI 0.8-4.2]) and neurosurgery (8 [2.4%] AR 2.0 [95% CI 0.4-3.7]), were higher than those without PTS. Children with PTS and GCS 15 or 14 had no neurosurgery, intubations or death, with two deaths in children with PTS and GCS
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-296
Number of pages8
JournalEmergency Medicine Australasia
Issue number2
Early online date2 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023


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