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Effect of abdominal ultrasound on clinical care, outcomes, and resource use among children with blunt torso trauma. A randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2017; 317: 2290-2296.

Published: 6th October 2017

Authors: Holmes JF, Kelley KM, Wootton-Gorges SL, Utter GH, Abramson LP, Rose JS et al.

Conclusion

Some 925 children were studied. FAST ultrasound did not reduce the need for CT, shorten stay in the emergency department, or affect overall hospital cost.

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