Clinically Important TBI Definition
Clinically-important traumatic brain injury in the PECARN minor blunt head trauma study was defined as meeting any of the following:
Neurosurgical intervention for traumatic brain injury including intracranial pressure monitoring, elevation of depressed skull fracture, ventriculostomy placement, intracranial hematoma evacuation, lobectomy, tissue debridement, dura repair, or other neurosurgical procedure
Intubation of more than 24 hours for traumatic brain injury
Hospital admission of 2 nights or more for the traumatic brain injury in association with traumatic brain injury on CT
- Death from traumatic brain injury
Adapted with permission from Kuppermann, N. 2012, from Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study. Lancet 2009;374:1160-70.