Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Short Communication, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 5 Issue: 6

Does Presentation Time Matter in Abusive Head Trauma

Chau H, Krueger B and Vadivelu S*
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Corresponding author : Sudhakar Vadivelu
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave. MLC-2016 Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Received: April 11, 2016 Accepted: August 04, 2016 Published: August 14, 2016
Citation: Chau H, Krueger B, Vadivelu S (2016) Does Presentation Time Matter in Abusive Head Trauma. J Spine Neurosurg 5:6. doi: 10.4172/2325-9701.1000241


With interest, we read the article by Vadivelu and in this article, the authors performed a novel retrospective study of the relationship between time delay to presentation for medical treatment following non-accidental head trauma (NAHT) in pediatric patients with patient outcomes at discharge [1]. Categorizing time delay as <6 hours (without delay), 6-12 hours (moderate delay), and >12 hours (severe delay), it was concluded that patients who presented to pediatric emergency departments after a moderate delay following NAHT were associated with the worst outcomes.

Keywords: Trauma

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