focused assessment with sonography for trauma


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focused assessment with sonography for trauma

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FAST.

The use of rapid ultrasound screening of the injured patient to identify major internal injuries, such as free fluid in the peritoneum or pericardium or pneumothorax.
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Role of focused assessment with sonography for trauma as a screening tool for blunt abdominal trauma in young children after high energy trauma.
Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST): results from an international consensus conference.
The results of focused assessment with sonography for trauma performed by third year surgical residents: a prospective study.
Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) is a rapidly performed bedside study to identify ectopic abdominal fluid.
CT scans, unlike direct peritoneal lavage (DPL) or Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) examinations, have the capability to determine the source of haemorrhage.
Although in recent series, focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) has satisfying performance for detecting free intra-abdominal fluid (the volume of fluid greater than 100cc), but there is a situation that occurs less frequently with colon injuries.
Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) is a rapid bedside ultrasound examination that was first developed in Europe and subsequently employed in other trauma units.
Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) has become available in the emergency room to exclude intra-abdominal injury.
Rose's proposed exam consists of three ultrasound views: a right upper quadrant view, the same as is used for a focused assessment with sonography for trauma, or FAST, examination; a cardiac assessment with a subxiphoid or parasternal long axis view; and an abdominal view.
The utility of a focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) in identifying free intra-abdominal fluid and guide management is well established in adults, but is less well publicised in paediatric trauma.
In the haemodynamically unstable patient, a rapid evaluation of haemoperitoneum can be accomplished by means of diagnostic peritoneal lavage or the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST).

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