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liver paper

joe.nemeth at staff.mcgill.ca joe.nemeth at staff.mcgill.ca
Wed Apr 26 18:00:15 BST 2006

would love to see the methodology on this paper...besides, most people 
would not scan the abdo looking for just a liver issue...i.e. still 
find it a worthless test...


We published a paper in the late 80s that showed that liver injury (esp 
intrahepatic hematomas) are extremely rate with normal liver enzymes 
but not if they are elevated (p < 0.001)

Thus if your enzymes are normal, you do not need to do CT if worried 
about handlebar injuries, etc.
Dr. Joe Nemeth
Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine
Montreal General Hospital
Montreal Children's Hospital
McGill University Health Center

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