Tagged ‘Decision Instruments’

Journal Review

Wells’ Score + D-dimer to Rule Out PE

Filed Under: Tags: , , , September 6th, 2018 Leave a Comment

In the US, pulmonary embolism (PE) kills 100,000 people each year and over 360,000 new cases of PE are diagnosed each year (Horlander 2003). Currently, the gold standard for diagnosing PE is the computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA).
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Journal Review

The YEARS Study – Simplified Diagnostic Management of PE

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , November 16th, 2017 Leave a Comment

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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