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    CHALICE (Children's Head injury ALgorithm for the prediction of Important Clinical Events) Rule

    Predicts death, need for neurosurgical intervention or CT abnormality in children with head trauma.

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    Use in children under age 16 years with history or signs of head injury. Note: We recommend using PECARN over other pediatric head trauma rules, as it is the most widely validated.

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    Dr. Joel Dunning

    About the Creator

    Joel Dunning, FRCS, PhD, is a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. He developed the CHALICE Rule as part of his PhD as a junior doctor. Dr. Dunning is an associate editor of the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and co-editor in chief of CTSNet.org.

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