Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, September 4th, 2005
Radiologists in the United States conducted a study to "determine retrospectively the accuracy" of screening US "in patients with hypotension (systolic blood pressure <or=90 mm Hg) after blunt abdominal trauma."
"The investigational review board approved the study and waived informed consent. The study group consisted of 128 hypotensive patients with blunt abdominal trauma who underwent screening US over a 9-year period," noted N. Farahmand and coauthors at the University of California at San Diego. "Abdomens were scanned for free fluid...
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