Utilization of a clinical prediction rule for abdominal–pelvic CT scans in patients with blunt abdominal trauma

@article{Corwin2014UtilizationOA,
  title={Utilization of a clinical prediction rule for abdominal–pelvic CT scans in patients with blunt abdominal trauma},
  author={Michael T. Corwin and Lucas Sheen and Alan Kuramoto and Ramit Lamba and Sudharshan Parthasarathy and James F Holmes},
  journal={Emergency Radiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={21},
  pages={571-576}
}
This study aims to determine if a clinical prediction (CP) rule to identify patients at low risk for intra-abdominal injury (IAI) is being utilized in patients undergoing abdominal computed tomography (CT) following blunt abdominal trauma. A retrospective review of adult patients with blunt abdominal trauma undergoing abdominal CT scans was performed. The CP rule was positive if any of the following were present: systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg; urinalysis >25 red blood cells/high power field… CONTINUE READING

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