PECARN research makes headlines

  • Published April 30, 2024

Two studies out of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) have been making headlines the past few weeks.

“Pediatric mental health emergency department visits from 2017 to 2022: A multicenter study,” published April 2 in Academic Emergency Medicine, found emergency department visits for children and teens increased for certain severe mental health conditions – and for girls – during the pandemic. The research, led by Jennifer Hoffman, MD, MS, was covered in Good Morning America, HealthDay, and other outlets.

Another study, published in May by The Lancet: Child and Adolescent Health, validates intra-abdominal injury and traumatic brain injury prediction rules developed by Nathan Kuppermann, MD, and James Holmes, MD. The work was highlighted in MedicalXpress.

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