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Screening for Liver Injury Using Serum Liver Enzyme Levels After Blunt Abdominal Trauma in Children

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Puranik et al used serum levels of hepatic transaminases to help determine if a computed tomography (CT) scan should be performed in a hemodynamically stable child after blunt abdominal trauma. This can help reduce the number of unnecessary imaging studies. The authors are from Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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