Pelvic radiography in blunt trauma resuscitation: a diminishing role.

@article{Guillamondegui2002PelvicRI,
  title={Pelvic radiography in blunt trauma resuscitation: a diminishing role.},
  author={Oscar Dean Guillamondegui and JohnP. Pryor and Vincente H. Gracias and Rajan T. Gupta and Patrick M. Reilly and Charles William Schwab},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2002},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={
          1043-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND An anteroposterior pelvic radiograph (PXR) continues to be recommended by Advanced Trauma Life Support protocol as an early diagnostic adjunct in the resuscitation of blunt trauma patients. At the same time, computed tomographic (CT) scanning has become a practice standard for diagnosis of most abdominal and pelvic injury. The objective of this study was to determine the necessity of obtaining an early PXR in stable trauma patients who will undergo CT scanning during the initial… CONTINUE READING
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