Pediatric FAST and elevated liver transaminases: An effective screening tool in blunt abdominal trauma.

@article{Sola2009PediatricFA,
  title={Pediatric FAST and elevated liver transaminases: An effective screening tool in blunt abdominal trauma.},
  author={Juan E. Sola and Michael C. Cheung and Relin Yang and Starr B Koslow and Emma L Lanuti and Chris Seaver and Holly Leigh Neville and Carl Ivan Schulman},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2009},
  volume={157 1},
  pages={103-7}
}
BACKGROUND The current standard for the evaluation of children with blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) consists of physical examination, screening lab values, and computed tomography (CT) scan. We sought to determine if the focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) combined with elevated liver transaminases (AST/ALT) could be used as a screening tool for intra-abdominal injury (IAI) in pediatric patients with BAT. METHODS Registry data at a level 1 trauma center was retrospectively… CONTINUE READING
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