Tagged ‘D-dimer’

Journal Review

The ADvISED Trial: A Novel Clinical Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Acute Aortic Syndromes

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Acute Aortic Syndromes (AAS) are life threatening cardiovascular emergencies that are the bane of every emergency physician’s existence.  They are diagnostic challenges due to the clinical presentation being highly non-specific. 
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The YEARS Study – Simplified Diagnostic Management of PE

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Background

The clinical diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) can be challenging given its variable presentation, requiring dependence on objective testing. Decision instruments such as PERC and the Wells’ score help stratify patients to low or high probability,
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Age-Adjusted D-dimer (Using D-dimer Units)

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Risk stratification tools like the Well’s and Geneva scores are useful for identifying patients in whom a venous thromboembolism (VTE) can be excluded with a negative D-dimer. This allows for decreased utilization of computed tomographic pulmonary angiography,
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Age Adjusted D-dimer in PE – The ADJUST-PE Study

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 Background

Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common disease associated with high degrees of morbidity and mortality. The D-dimer assay has the potential to be a valuable test in the workup of PE as it is sensitive for thrombus formation.
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D-dimer in Aortic Dissection

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Acute Aortic Dissection (AD) is an uncommon, but potentially fatal cardiovascular disorder with a mortality of 1-2% per hour. This requires rapid identification and diagnosis, however, there are a limited number of screening tools available.
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