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Prevalence and Clinical Import of Thoracic Injury Identified by Chest Computed Tomography but Not Chest Radiography in Blunt Trauma: Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study.
Annals of emergency medicine
  • Alan R Cherney, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • David M Richardson, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Marna R Greenberg, DO, MPH, FACEP, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Esther K Choo, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Alyson J McGregor, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Basmah Safdar, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Publication/Presentation Date
7-1-2016
Abstract
We read with interest the recent article by Langdorf et al,1 which reports the prevalence and importance of thoracic injury identified by chest computed tomography (CT) but not on chest radiography in blunt trauma. We agree with their assessment that there is a need for a validated decision instrument to support clinical judgment in identifying patients likely to benefit from CT.
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PubMedID
27343649
Document Type
Article
Citation Information

Cherney, A. R., Richardson, D. M., Greenberg, M. R., Choo, E. K., McGregor, A. J., & Safdar, B. (2016). Prevalence and Clinical Import of Thoracic Injury Identified by Chest Computed Tomography but Not Chest Radiography in Blunt Trauma: Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study. Annals Of Emergency Medicine, 68(1), 133-134. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.03.033.