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Emergency ultrasound-based algorithms for diagnosing blunt abdominal trauma

  1. Dirk Stengel1,*,
  2. Kai Bauwens2,
  3. Grit Rademacher3,
  4. Axel Ekkernkamp4,
  5. Claas Güthoff1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Injuries Group

Published Online: 31 JUL 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004446.pub3


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Stengel D, Bauwens K, Rademacher G, Ekkernkamp A, Güthoff C. Emergency ultrasound-based algorithms for diagnosing blunt abdominal trauma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD004446. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004446.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, Centre for Clinical Research, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Berlin, Germany

  2. 2

    Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, Department of Trauma, 12683 Berlin, Germany

  3. 3

    Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, Institute of Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology, 12683 Berlin, Germany

  4. 4

    Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Hospital, Department of Trauma Surgery, 17487 Greifswald, Germany

*Dirk Stengel, Centre for Clinical Research, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, Warener Str 7, Berlin, 12683, Germany. stengeldirk@aol.com. dirk.stengel@ukb.de.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 31 JUL 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study selection process flow diagram.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Mortality, Outcome 1 Relative risk of mortality.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Use of computed tomography (CT), Outcome 1 Difference in CT frequency.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Use of diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL), Outcome 1 Difference in DPL frequency.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Cost-effectiveness, Outcome 1 Direct costs per patient (US$).
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Laparotomy, Outcome 1 Laparotomy rate.
[Analysis 6.1]
Analysis 6.1. Comparison 6 Reduction in diagnostic time, Outcome 1 Mean reduction in diagnostic time (minutes).
[Analysis 7.1]
Analysis 7.1. Comparison 7 Delayed diagnoses, Outcome 1 Risk of delayed diagnosis.
[Analysis 8.1]
Analysis 8.1. Comparison 8 Non-therapeutic laparotomy, Outcome 1 Risk of non-therapeutic laparotomy.
[Analysis 9.1]
Analysis 9.1. Comparison 9 Duration of hospital stay, Outcome 1 Mean length of stay (days).
[Analysis 10.1]
Analysis 10.1. Comparison 10 Intensive care, Outcome 1 Mean ICU days.