Published on in Vol 11, No 11 (2022): November

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/43027, first published .
Validation of Prediction Rules for Computed Tomography Use in Children With Blunt Abdominal or Blunt Head Trauma: Protocol for a Prospective Multicenter Observational Cohort Study

Validation of Prediction Rules for Computed Tomography Use in Children With Blunt Abdominal or Blunt Head Trauma: Protocol for a Prospective Multicenter Observational Cohort Study

Validation of Prediction Rules for Computed Tomography Use in Children With Blunt Abdominal or Blunt Head Trauma: Protocol for a Prospective Multicenter Observational Cohort Study

Irma T Ugalde 1*, MD;  Pradip P Chaudhari 2*, MD;  Mohamed Badawy 3, MD;  Paul Ishimine 4, MD;  Kevan A McCarten-Gibbs 5, MD;  Kenneth Yen 3, MD, MS;  Nisa S Atigapramoj 5, MD;  Allyson Sage 6, RN, MPH;  Donovan Nielsen 6, BA;  P David Adelson 7, MD;  Jeffrey Upperman 8, MD;  Daniel Tancredi 9, PhD;  Nathan Kuppermann 6*, MD, MPH;  James F Holmes 6*, MD, MPH

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, Houston, TX, US

2 Division of Emergency and Transport Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, US

3 Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern , Dallas, TX, US

4 Department of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA, US

5 Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital , Oakland, CA, US

6 Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine , Sacramento, CA, US

7 Barrow Neurological Institute of Phoenix Children's Hospital, Department of Child Health, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ, US

8 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, US

9 Department of Pediatrics, University of California Davis School of Medicine , Sacramento, CA, US

*these authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • James F Holmes, MD, MPH
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • University of California Davis School of Medicine
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