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Analysis of included studies

We analysed the data to determine the odds ratio and positive predictive value for abusive head trauma for each of the following features:

Clinical Decision Rules

Recursive partitioning was used on a large dataset of children aged less than three years that identified variables that may assist in “screening out” children where abusive head trauma is unlikely 1

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  1. Hymel KP, Willson DF, Boos SC, Pullin DA, Homa K, Lorenz DJ, Herman BE, Graf JM, Isaac R, Armijo-Garcia V, Narang SK, Pediatric Brain Injury Research Network (PediBIRN) Investigators. Derivation of a clinical prediction rule for pediatric abusive head trauma. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2013;14(2):210-220. [Pubmed]


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