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Comment & Response
October 10, 2017

The FAST Examination for Children With Abdominal Trauma

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2Kaiser Permanente San Diego, San Diego, California
  • 3Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, North Carolina
JAMA. 2017;318(14):1394. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12943

To the Editor: In a randomized clinical trial (RCT) of the focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examination in stable children with blunt abdominal trauma compared with standard evaluation, Dr Holmes and colleagues1 found no difference in coprimary outcomes, including computed tomography (CT) use. There are a number of issues that limit the study’s generalizability.