Diagnostic accuracy of the Extended Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma (E-FAST) performed by emergency physicians compared to CT


AKOĞLU H. , ÇELİK Ö., Celik A., ERGELEN R. , Onur Ö. E. , DENİZBAŞI ALTINOK A.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.36, sa.6, ss.1014-1017, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.11.019
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1014-1017

Özet

Introduction: The diagnostic accuracy of the FAST exam performed by EM residents were shown to be similar to radiology residents. However, in the last 2 decades, an extended-FAST (E-FAST) protocol including thoracic examination to exclude pneumo- and hemothorax was introduced. The accuracy of emergency physicians (EPs) while performing E-FAST is a less studied area especially in Europe. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the E-FAST exam performed by EM residents with the results of CT scan as a gold standard.