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<< The Focused Assessment With Sonography For Trauma (FAST) Examination And Pelvic Trauma: Indications And Limitations (Trauma CME)

Critical Appraisal Of The Literature

A review of the literature was conducted through article databases using PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE®, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The National Guideline Clearinghouse was reviewed for the use of FAST in different clinical settings. The policies of multiple organizations were reviewed, including the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the American College of Radiology, the American Association of Orthopedic Surgery, the Western Trauma Association, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Keyword searches included: US FAST, focused assessment in ultrasonography, abdominal ultrasound, pelvic ultrasound, pelvic fracture, pelvic injury, and pelvic trauma.

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