Can clinical prediction tools predict the need for computed tomography in blunt abdominal? A systematic review.

@article{Sharples2016CanCP,
  title={Can clinical prediction tools predict the need for computed tomography in blunt abdominal? A systematic review.},
  author={Alistair J Sharples and Karim Brohi},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2016},
  volume={47 8},
  pages={1811-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Blunt abdominal trauma is a common reason for admission to the Emergency Department. Early detection of injuries is an important goal but is often not straightforward as physical examination alone is not a good predictor of serious injury. Computed tomography (CT) has become the primary method for assessing the stable trauma patient. It has… CONTINUE READING