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Crit Care Clin. 2014 Jan;30(1):119-50, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.ccc.2013.08.005.

The FAST and E-FAST in 2013: trauma ultrasonography: overview, practical techniques, controversies, and new frontiers.

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  • 1Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive Alway Building, M121, Stanford, CA 93405, USA. Electronic address: srwilliams@stanford.edu.

Abstract

This article reviews important literature on the FAST and E-FAST examinations in adults. It also reviews key pitfalls, limitations, and controversies. A practical "how-to" guide is presented. Lastly, new frontiers are explored.

KEYWORDS:

E-FAST; FAST; Hemoperitoneum; Hemothorax; Pneumothorax; Point-of-care; Trauma; Ultrasound

PMID:
24295843
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccc.2013.08.005
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