Tagged ‘Pulmonary Embolism’

Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , July 20th, 2017 2 Comments

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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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , April 27th, 2017 Leave a Comment

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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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , January 12th, 2017 Leave a Comment

Pulmonary embolism (PE) kills 100,000 people in the United States each year making it the second most common cause of sudden, unexpected, nontraumatic death outside of the hospital. PE-related deaths can be unexpected because it can present with minimal symptoms,
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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , October 27th, 2016 Leave a Comment

In patients with symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE), we often turn to vital signs, including heart rate, respiratory rate and pulse oximetry, as part of our initial impression of the patient. 
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Core

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This posts delves into diagnosis + management of HD unstable (Massive) PE with a focus on thrombolytics.
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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , October 8th, 2015 Leave a Comment

 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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