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Updated Bottom Line Recommendations: Intussusception
Posted by TREKK member on July 09, 2018

Our Bottom Line Recommendation and Evidence Repository for intussusception have been updated as part of our two-year review process. Intussusception is the most common abdominal emergency of early childhood and is usually idiopathic. The vast majority of cases (80%) occur in children less than 2 years, with the most frequent age range being 5-10...

New study: Improving approach to head injury treatment in children
Posted by TREKK member on July 09, 2018

A Canadian research team has developed an improved way of determining whether children with head injuries need to receive surgical intervention. Called the CATCH2 rule, this approach standardizes how to determine the need for interventions such as a craniotomy, intubation, or ventilation when a child or young person suffers a head injury. The...


Most acutely ill and injured children in Canada are managed within emergency departments that are not part of a children’s hospital. Difficulties in getting the right resources and training have been cited as barriers to providing the best possible care in these settings. This has resulted in variable levels of emergency care for children within Canada.