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    Palchak (UC Davis) Rule for Pediatric Head Trauma

    Identifies children at low risk for brain injuries after blunt head trauma.

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    Note: We recommend using PECARN over other pediatric head trauma rules, as it is the most widely validated.
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    Dr. Michael J. Palchak

    About the Creator

    Michael J. Palchak, MD, is an emergency medicine physician at Sutter Davis Hospital in Emeryville, California. He has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Palchak’s primary research interest is management of pediatric blunt head trauma.

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