Canadian CT head rule and New Orleans Criteria in mild traumatic brain injury: comparison at a tertiary referral hospital in Japan

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Abstract

We compared Canadian computed tomography (CT) head rule (CCHR) and New Orleans Criteria (NOC) in predicting important CT findings in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). We included 142 consecutive patients with mild TBI [Glasgow coma scale (GCS) 13–15] who showed at least one of the risk factors stated in the CCHR or the NOC. We introduced two scores: a Canadian from the CCHR and a New Orleans from the NOC. A patient’s score represented a sum of the number of positive items. We examined the relationship between scores or items and the presence of important CT findings. Only the Canadian was significantly associated with important CT findings in multivariate analyses and showed higher area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) either in all 142 patients (GCS 13–15: P = 0.0130; AUC = 0.69) or in the 67 with a GCS = 15 (P = 0.0128, AUC = 0.73). Of items, “>60 years” or “≥65 years” included in either guideline was the strongest predictor of important CT finding, followed by “GCS < 15 after 2 h” included only in the CCHR. In a tertiary referral hospital in Japan, CCHR had higher performance than the NOC in predicting important CT findings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number176
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalSpringerPlus
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Canadian computed tomography (CT) head rule
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Mild traumatic brain injury
  • New Orleans Criteria
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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