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Mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are common in children and the vast majority of children with mild TBI have normal head CT scans. However, even when the initial scan is normal, some patients are reimaged and/or hospitalised for observation. There is little data regarding the value or harm of a second scan or hospitalisation and one would like to avoid the radiation and costs of these interventions if they are not beneficial. The study by Holmes et al is a secondary analysis of a large study of mild paediatric TBI designed to identify children who do not need a head CT.1 The objective of the current study was to identify the frequency of neurologic …
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