Neurol Clin Pract 2022 Jun;12(3):e7-e13
Section of Neurology (EM, SR, ES, JJ, JM, RM, MS), Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora; Section of Emergency Medicine Department of Pediatrics (RDM, JL), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora; and Division of Neurology (CAP), Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA.
Background And Objectives: Neuroimaging is often part of the workup for a pediatric patient presenting with a seizure to an emergency department (ED). We aim to evaluate when neuroimaging in the ED for children with a non-first-time seizure, or nonindex seizure (NIS), is associated with an acute change in management (ACM).
Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of all pediatric patients presenting to an ED from 2008 to 2018 with a NIS, excluding repeat febrile seizures, who underwent neuroimaging. Read More