A pilot study to derive clinical variables for selective chest radiography in blunt trauma patients.

STUDY OBJECTIVE The goal of this pilot study was to determine whether clinical criteria can identify blunt trauma patients with significant acute intrathoracic injury on chest radiograph. METHODS From January 2003 to May 2004, adult blunt trauma patients who received chest radiographs were prospectively enrolled at 2 urban trauma centers. Exclusion… CONTINUE READING