Predicting TBI: Prediction rules or judgment?

CT imaging has been overused to evaluate children with blunt head trauma despite associated risks to patients and costs. PECARN developed prediction rules to determine which children are at very low risk for clinically important traumatic brain injury (ciTBI). But how do these rules compare to clinical suspicion? In cases when the clinician had a low suspicion for ciTBI but ordered a CT anyway, this study determined reasoning for obtaining the CT. Continue Reading

Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part V – Preparing for Promotion

For those of you jr. or mid-level faculty who are thinking…what are the next steps for Academia?  Or senior-level faculty who have been doing the same things for a decade or longer?  Or even the spry, recently added faculty looking… Continue Reading