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Algorithm of Boulanger et al for Use of the FAST Examination in the Assessment of Blunt Abdominal Injury

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

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A Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) can be used to evaluate a patient with blunt abdominal trauma. Boulanger et al used an algorithm for use of FAST in conjunction with the patient's clinical status.

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