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Joshua Davis, Byron Czerniski, Arthur Au, Srikar Adhikari, Isaac Farrell, J Matthew Fields
OBJECTIVES: Open wounds with the potential for retained foreign bodies are frequently seen in the emergency department (ED). Common foreign bodies, such as wood or glass, are often missed on physical examination and conventional radiography. The increased use of ultrasonography (US) in the ED presents an opportunity to better identify retained soft tissue foreign bodies, and understanding of its test characteristics is desirable. The authors set out to determine the test characteristics of US for detection of soft tissue foreign bodies by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis of the existing literature...
July 2015: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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