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Accuracy of NEXUS II head injury decision rule in children: A prospective PREDICT cohort study

Babl, Franz E; Oakley, Ed; Dalziel, Stuart R; Borland, Meredith L; Phillips, Natalie; Kochar, Amit; Dalton, Sarah; Cheek, John Alexander; Gilhotra, Yuri; Furyk, Jeremy; Neutze, Jocelyn; Donath, Susan; Hearps, Stephen; Crowe, Louise M; Arpone, Marta; Bressan, Silvia; Lyttle, Mark D


Franz E Babl

Ed Oakley

Stuart R Dalziel

Meredith L Borland

Natalie Phillips

Amit Kochar

Sarah Dalton

John Alexander Cheek

Yuri Gilhotra

Jeremy Furyk

Jocelyn Neutze

Susan Donath

Stephen Hearps

Louise M Crowe

Marta Arpone

Silvia Bressan


© 2019 Author(s). Objective The National Emergency X-Radiography Utilisation Study II (NEXUS II) clinical decision rule (CDR) can be used to optimise the use of CT in children with head trauma. We set out to externally validate this CDR in a large cohort. Methods We performed a prospective observational study of patients aged


Babl, F. E., Oakley, E., Dalziel, S. R., Borland, M. L., Phillips, N., Kochar, A., …Lyttle, M. D. (2019). Accuracy of NEXUS II head injury decision rule in children: A prospective PREDICT cohort study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 36(1), 4-11.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 24, 2018
Online Publication Date Aug 20, 2018
Publication Date Jan 1, 2019
Deposit Date Oct 22, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 22, 2018
Journal Emergency Medicine Journal
Print ISSN 1472-0205
Electronic ISSN 1472-0213
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 1
Pages 4-11
Keywords head injury, paediatric, nexus
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published version is available here:


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