Dev Neurorehabil 2017 Oct 2;20(7):452-455. Epub 2016 Sep 2.
b Paediatric Neuropsychology , The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds General Infirmary , Great George Street, Leeds , UK.
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J Trauma 2000 Aug;49(2):237-45
Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Background: Regional pediatric trauma centers (PTC) were established to optimize the care of injured children. However, because of the relative shortage of PTC, many injured children continue to be treated at adult trauma centers (ATC). As a result, a growing controversy has evolved regarding the impact of PTC and ATC on outcome for injured children. Read More
J Pediatr Surg 2017 Feb 6;52(2):349-353. Epub 2016 Nov 6.
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO; Department of Surgery, University Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO. Electronic address:
Introduction: Skiing and snowboarding are popular winter recreational activities that are commonly associated with orthopedic type injuries. Unbeknownst to most parents, however, are the significant but poorly described risks for head, cervical spine and solid organ injuries. Although helmet use is not mandated for skiers and snowboarders outside of resort sponsored activities, we hypothesized that helmet use is associated with a lower risk of severe head injury, shorter ICU stay and shorter hospital length of stay. Read More
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 1999 Jul-Aug;78(4):323-9
School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Despite recommendations that rehabilitation programs adopt family/patient satisfaction as an outcome measure, few studies have addressed satisfaction with services for children with head injury. This report describes our use of the Measure of Processes of Care (MPOC) to document the perceptions of care of parents whose children were hospitalized with a head injury and to compare parental perceptions of care with those of the service providers (n = 16). The MPOC is a self-administered questionnaire consisting of 56 items, each of which is included in one of five care-giving scales: (1) enabling and partnership; (2) providing general information; (3) providing specific information about the child; (4) coordinated and comprehensive care; (5) respectful and supportive care. Read More
JAMA Surg 2015 Sep;150(9):874-81
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada2Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada5Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sc.
Importance: Trauma is the leading cause of death among US children. Whether pediatric trauma centers (PTCs), mixed trauma centers (MTCs), or adult trauma centers (ATCs) offer a survival benefit compared with one another when treating injured children is controversial. Ascertaining the optimal care environment will better inform quality improvement initiatives and accreditation standards. Read More