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The benefit of multislice CT in the emergency room management of polytraumatized patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17168258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The early treatment of polytraumatized patients needs an effective and standardized approach. Reducing time requirements for the primary diagnostic evaluation is a major concern in the early phase of polytrauma management. Multislice-CT (MSCT) is a quick and reliable method for the initial diagnostic evaluation. Computed tomography provides more detailed and more consistent information than conventional radiography. It has the great advantage of allowing rapid examination of the head, vertebral column, chest, abdomen and pelvis during one single examination. The CT-suite needs to be adequately equipped for resuscitation and reanimation, which is done parallel to the radiological investigations. Since polytrauma management is based on a multidisciplinary approach characterized by a coordinated interaction between trauma surgeons, anaesthesiologists and radiologists, members of all involved disciplines need adequate teaching. Guidelines and algorithms contribute to optimize the early management.
Authors:
M H Hessmann; A Hofmann; K F Kreitner; C Lott; P M Rommens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    2006 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-15     Completed Date:  2007-03-08     Revised Date:  2008-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  500-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Departments of. Trauma Surgery, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. Hessmann@unfall.klinik.uni-mainz.de
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Multiple Trauma / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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