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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Incidental findings in focused assessment with sonography for trauma in homodynamically stable blunt trauma patients: Speaking about cost to benefit.
Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) has become available in the emergency room to exclude intra-abdominal injury.
The standard of care in a penetrating trauma over the precordium involves a focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examination with assessment of pericardial space.
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.

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