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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2004 Aug;22(3):581-99, vii.

Ultrasound in abdominal trauma.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd., PSSB 2100, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA. jsrose@ucdavis.edu

Abstract

This article reviews current issues regarding the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) examination. Technical performance issues, decision-making and practice algorithms, fluid volume and scoring systems, proficiency and training, and the role of the FAST in pediatric trauma are covered. This article examines the FAST examination from a practical, evidenced-based stand-point.

PMID:
15301840
DOI:
10.1016/j.emc.2004.04.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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