Tagged ‘PE’

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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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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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PE Rule-Out Criteria RCT

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The diagnosis of a pulmonary embolism (PE) in the Emergency Department (ED) is complicated. Many different decision rules have been developed to help risk stratify patients coming into the ED with some level of suspicion for PE. 
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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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Long-Term Outcomes in Submassive PE After Thrombolytics

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There is scant evidence published on the long-term outcomes of systemic thrombolysis in acute submassive PE.  Many advocate for the use of systemic thrombolysis to reduce morbidity (complications from chronic pulmonary hypertension) and mortality.
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