Do we really rely on fast for decision-making in the management of blunt abdominal trauma?

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INTRODUCTION The Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma examination (FAST) is currently taught and recommended in the ATLS(®), often as an addendum to the primary survey for patients with blunt abdominal trauma. Although it is non-invasive and rapidly performed at bedside, the utility of FAST in blunt abdominal trauma has been questioned. We designed… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2014.11.023

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