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M Zanobetti, A Coppa, P Nazerian, S Grifoni, M Scorpiniti, F Innocenti, A Conti, S Bigiarini, S Gualtieri, C Casula, P F Ticali, R Pini
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of a new protocol, Chest Abdominal-Focused Assessment Sonography for Trauma (CA-FAST), during the primary survey and to estimate its diagnostic accuracy when compared with thoracoabdominal computed tomography (CT) scan. METHODS: A prospective accuracy study was performed from November 2012 to November 2013 at the Emergency Department. Only adult trauma patients who underwent a CA-FAST examination prior to a thoracoabdominal CT scan were enrolled...
December 18, 2015: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Kenji Inaba, Konstantinos Chouliaras, Scott Zakaluzny, Stuart Swadron, Thomas Mailhot, Dina Seif, Pedro Teixeira, Emre Sivrikoz, Crystal Ives, Galinos Barmparas, Nikolaos Koronakis, Demetrios Demetriades
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the ability of Focused Assessment Using Sonography for Trauma (FAST) to discriminate between survivors and nonsurvivors undergoing resuscitative thoracotomy (RT). BACKGROUND: RT is a high-risk, low-salvage procedure performed in arresting trauma patients with poorly defined indications. METHODS: Patients undergoing RT from 10/2010 to 05/2014 were prospectively enrolled. A FAST examination including parasternal/subxiphoid cardiac views was performed before or concurrent with RT...
September 2015: Annals of Surgery
Adam S Brinkman, Kara G Gill, Charles M Leys, Ankush Gosain
PURPOSE: Pediatric trauma patients presenting to referring facilities (RF) often undergo computed tomography (CT) scans to identify injuries before transfer to a Level I pediatric trauma center (PTC). The purpose of our study was to evaluate RF compliance with the American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines to minimize ionizing radiation exposure in pediatric trauma patients and to determine the frequency of additional or repeat CT imaging after transfer to a PTC. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, a retrospective review of all pediatric trauma admissions from January 2010 to December 2011 at our American College of Surgeons Level I PTC was performed...
June 2015: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Zia A Dehqanzada, Quinn Meisinger, Jay Doucet, Alan Smith, Giovanna Casola, Raul Coimbra
BACKGROUND: Liberal use of computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) in the screening of blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) has heightened concerns for increased radiation exposure and costs. We sought to demonstrate that in a select group of BAT patients, complete ultrasonography of trauma (CUST) is equivalent to routine CTAP but with significantly decreased radiation and costs. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients screened for BAT from 2000 to 2011 in a Level 1 trauma center was performed...
August 2015: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Guendalina Menichini, Barbara Sessa, Margherita Trinci, Michele Galluzzo, Vittorio Miele
INTRODUCTION: Localized low-energy abdominal trauma is very frequent in the pediatric population. The findings of several studies have shown that ultrasonography (US) can represent a useful and cost-effective tool in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma both in adults and children. However, many parenchymal injuries are not correctly visualized at baseline US examination. The introduction of specific US contrast agents contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has enabled a better identification of traumatic organ injuries...
November 2015: La Radiologia Medica
Vittorio Miele, Ilenia Di Giampietro, Stefania Ianniello, Fabio Pinto, Margherita Trinci
Trauma is the cause of over 45% of deaths in children aged 1 to 14 years. Since multiple injuries are common among children, the emergency physician has to assess all the organs of a high-energy injured child, independent of mechanism of the trauma. Even if the principles of polytrauma management are identical both in children and in adults, the optimal pediatric patient care requires a specific understanding of some important anatomical, physiological, and psychological differences that play a significant role in the assessment and management of a pediatric patient...
January 2015: La Radiologia Medica
M E Sellars, A Deganello, P S Sidhu
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June 2014: Ultraschall in der Medizin
Seung Joon Choi, Eun Young Kim, Hyung Sik Kim, Hye-Young Choi, Jinseong Cho, Hyuk Jun Yang, Yong Eun Chung
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to analyze cumulative effective dose (cED) and to assess lifetime attributable risk (LAR) of cancer due to radiation exposure during computed tomography (CT) examinations in adolescent trauma patients. METHODS: Between January 2010 and May 2011, the adolescent patients with trauma were enrolled in this study. Numbers of CT examinations and body regions examined were collated, and cEDs were calculated using dose-length product values and conversion factors...
July 2014: Pediatric Emergency Care
Ashley E Walther, Timothy A Pritts, Richard A Falcone, Dennis J Hanseman, Bryce R H Robinson
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment facility for adolescent trauma patients is controversial. We sought to investigate risk-adjusted outcomes of adolescents treated at adult-only trauma centers (ATCs) versus pediatric-only trauma centers (PTCs) in a state system with legislated American College of Surgeons-verified institutions to determine ideal prehospital referral patterns. METHODS: The Ohio Trauma Registry was queried for patients 15 years to 19 years with a length of stay (LOS) greater than 1 day at ATC (Level 1) or PTC (Levels 1 and 2) from 2008 to 2012...
July 2014: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Robin Cardamore, Joe Nemeth, Christine Meyers
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the current availability and use of bedside emergency department ultrasonography (EDUS) for blunt trauma at Canadian pediatric centres and to identify any perceived barriers to the use of bedside EDUS in such centres. METHODS: An electronic survey was sent to 162 pediatric emergency physicians and 12 site directors from the 12 pediatric emergency departments across Canada. RESULTS: Ninety-two percent (11 of 12) of centres completed the survey...
January 2012: CJEM
Michael B Stone, Michael A Secko
A 10-year-old boy presented to the emergency department after being struck by a van while crossing the street. He complained of right side chest pain, and a chest radiography was suggestive of pulmonary contusion. The treating physician performed a bedside ultrasound that revealed a right-sided pulmonary contusion that was subsequently confirmed on computed tomography of the thorax. The sonographic features of pulmonary contusion are described, and the possible role of lung sonography in the assessment of pediatric thoracic trauma is discussed...
December 2009: Pediatric Emergency Care
Agoritsa G Baka, Carlos A Delgado, Harold K Simon
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the current use and perceived utility of ultrasound in the assessment of pediatric compared with adult trauma patients. METHODS: A questionnaire was developed and mailed to 72 pediatric emergency physicians, 120 general emergency physicians, and 117 trauma attendings at 240 institutions. RESULTS: Of 309 surveys, 234 (75%) were completed. Ultrasound was available to 169 of 234 (72%) of the physicians, and 122 of 169 (72%) were performing the Focused Assessment by Sonography for Trauma examination to evaluate trauma patients...
June 2002: Pediatric Emergency Care
S W Corbett, H G Andrews, E M Baker, W G Jones
The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of ultrasound examination of pediatric trauma patients by emergency physicians. Pediatric (age less than 18 years) trauma patients presenting to the emergency department of a level I trauma center were prospectively examined with bedside ultrasound during the secondary survey of their trauma resuscitation. Examinations were performed by emergency medicine residents and attending physicians who had completed an 8-hour course on trauma ultrasonography. Trauma physicians providing care to the patient were blinded to the results of the examination...
May 2000: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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