What is the role of chest X-ray in the initial assessment of stable trauma patients?

@article{Wisbach2007WhatIT,
  title={What is the role of chest X-ray in the initial assessment of stable trauma patients?},
  author={Gordon G. Wisbach and Michael J. Sise and Daniel I. Sack and Sophia M Swanson and Sanna M Sundquist and Gabrielle M Paci and Kenneth M Kingdon and Stephen S Kaminski},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={74-8; discussion 78-9}
}
BACKGROUND The Advanced Trauma Life Support course advocates the liberal use of chest X-ray (CXR) during the initial evaluation of trauma patients. We reviewed CXR performed in the trauma resuscitation room (TR) to determine its usefulness. METHODS A retrospective, registry-based review was conducted and included 1,000 consecutive trauma patients who underwent CXR in the TR at a Level I trauma center during a 7-month period. RESULTS Patients receiving CXR comprised 91.5% of all patients… CONTINUE READING

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