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Use of troponin for the diagnosis of myocardial contusion after blunt chest trauma
  1. Lorna Jackson, SpR in Emergency Medicine,
  2. Alison Stewart, SHO III in Emergency Medicine
  1. Emergency Medicine, Hope Hospital, Manchester, UK; s.carley1btinternet.com

    Abstract

    A short cut review was carried out to establish the utility of troponin levels in diagnosing myocardial contusion following blunt chest trauma. Using the reported search, 75 papers were found, of which six presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date, and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. A clinical bottom line is stated.

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