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Thoracoabdominal Trauma

Trauma is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Children have unique injury patterns and substantial differences in their response to trauma when compared with adults; this requires special consideration when addressing the assessment and management of pediatric trauma.

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Pediatric Trauma Society Clinical Practice Guidelines

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Pediatric Trauma Society,

These guidelines have been supplied by a hospital as an example of a clinical practice guideline to provide clinicians at that institution with an analytical framework for the evaluation and treatment of a particular diagnosis or condition.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Suspected Spine Trauma [see section "Pediatric Patients" starting page 12]

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American College of Radiology,

Clinical guidelines on radiologic procedures for suspected spine trauma.

Radiation Risks and Pediatric Computed Tomography (CT): A Guide for Health Care Providers

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National Cancer Institute,

This page discusses the value of CT and the importance of minimizing the radiation dose, especially in children.

Pediatric Trauma Society Clinical Practice Guidelines

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Pediatric Trauma Society,

These guidelines have been supplied by a hospital as an example of a clinical practice guideline to provide clinicians at that institution with an analytical framework for the evaluation and treatment of a particular diagnosis or condition.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Suspected Spine Trauma [see section "Pediatric Patients" starting page 12]

Visit

American College of Radiology,

Clinical guidelines on radiologic procedures for suspected spine trauma.

Radiation Risks and Pediatric Computed Tomography (CT): A Guide for Health Care Providers

Visit

National Cancer Institute,

This page discusses the value of CT and the importance of minimizing the radiation dose, especially in children.