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  1. Routine screening of Halloween candy : helpful or hazardous ?

    Article - En anglais

    Study objectives

    To determine the frequency of radiopaque items found in radiologic screening of Halloween candy and to determine the possibility of missing a small item.


    Prospective observational study on Halloween night, 1992.

    Data were collected from area medical centers that were screening Halloween candy.

    The ability to detect small sharp items was tested at five centers.


    Five hospitals and three immediate care centers.


    Four hundred fifty-four bags of candy were screened.


    No unknown radiopaque items were discovered.

    One of five centers tested for accuracy failed to detect a small radiopaque item.

    Only one hospital required parents to sign a waiver of liability.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Corps étranger, Voie aérodigestive supérieure, Prévention, Enfant, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Radiographie, Radiodiagnostic, Exploration, Sucrerie, Dépistage

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Foreign body, Upper aerodigestive tract, Prevention, Child, Human, United States, North America, America, Radiography, Radiodiagnosis, Exploration, Sugar works, Medical screening

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0656312

    Code Inist : 002B16G. Création : 199406.