CME Information: Validation of the Pediatric NEXUS II Head Computed Tomography Decision Instrument for Selective Imaging of Pediatric Patients with Blunt Head Trauma.
ABSTRACT Background: Data suggest that clinicians, when evaluating pediatric patients with blunt head trauma, may be overordering head computed tomography (CT). Prior decision instruments (DIs) aimed at aiding clinicians in safely forgoing CTs may be paradoxically increasing CT utilization. This study evaluated a novel DI that aims for high sensitivity while also improving specificity over […]
David J.Mulvihill, MD; Sachin Jhawar, MD; John B.Kostis, MD; SharadGoyal, MD Introduction Environmental factors have long been thought to play a role in the development of adult and pediatric malignancies. Studies involving long-term survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as studies involving nuclear and radiation workers have provided compelling evidence […]