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"No So FAST"

trauma-list@trauma.org trauma-list@trauma.org
Fri, 04 Apr 2003 09:59:15 -0500

In a message dated 4/3/2003 7:36:25 PM Eastern Standard Time, cmursic@yahoo.com writes:

> You've missed my point.  It is only by performing
> studies of this type that we can ever conclude with
> any degree of certainty that FAST is an inappropriate
> test in stable abdominal trauma victims when CT is
> readily available.  Was this study really necessary? 
> Maybe, maybe not.  It clearly DOES adds to a small but
> increasing body of literature on the subject and
> supports my and, I think, your bias that stable
> patients are better off getting CT scanned than
> FAST-ed.  Unless you can show that THE definitive
> article on the matter already exists, dismissing this
> study as irrelevant seems a bit short-sighted.

I agree with this line of thought