Tagged ‘DVT’

Journal Review

Edoxaban in Cancer-Associated VTE

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This post is cross-posted on REBEL EM

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs frequently in patient with cancer. Treatment in this group entails a number of challenges including a higher rate of thrombosis recurrence and a higher risk of bleeding.
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Journal Review

ACEP Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Policy 2018

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The evaluation and management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the Emergency Department (ED) is fraught with questions: who should I evaluate, who should get a d-dimer, what should the d-dimer threshold be etc.
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Journal Review

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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Core

Superficial Venous Thrombosis (SVT)

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Superficial Venous Thrombosis (SVT) is not a benign disease. We focus here on diagnosis as well as recommended management.
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Core

Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

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DVT is a common ED presentation. This post reviews the diagnosis and up to date treatment recommendations.
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