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Multidetector computed tomography for acute pulmonary embolism.
BACKGROUND The accuracy of multidetector computed tomographic angiography (CTA) for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism has not been determined conclusively. METHODS The ProspectiveExpand
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Diagnostic pathways in acute pulmonary embolism: recommendations of the PIOPED II investigators.
PURPOSE To formulate comprehensive recommendations for the diagnostic approach to patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, based on randomized trials. METHODS Diagnostic managementExpand
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Aerosolized surfactant in adults with sepsis-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome. Exosurf Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Sepsis Study Group.
BACKGROUND Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) have a deficiency of surfactant. Surfactant replacement improves physiologic function in such patients, and preliminary dataExpand
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Clinical, laboratory, roentgenographic, and electrocardiographic findings in patients with acute pulmonary embolism and no pre-existing cardiac or pulmonary disease.
The history, physical examination, chest radiograph, electrocardiogram and blood gases were evaluated in patients with suspected acute pulmonary embolism (PE) and no history or evidence ofExpand
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Antithrombotic therapy for venous thromboembolic disease.
(CHEST 2001; 119:176S‐193S) S tasis of blood, abnormalities of the vessel wall, and changes in the soluble and formed elements of the blood are the major contributors to thrombosis. All of theseExpand
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Antithrombotic therapy for venous thromboembolic disease.
Abbreviations: APTT 5 activated partial thromboplastin time; DVT 5 deep venous thrombosis; HIT 5 heparin-induced thrombocytopenia; INR 5 international normalized ratio; IPG 5 impedanceExpand
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The clinical course of pulmonary embolism.
BACKGROUND Pulmonary embolism is a potentially fatal disorder. Information about the outcome of clinically recognized pulmonary embolism is sparse, particularly given that new treatments for moreExpand
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Clinical characteristics of patients with acute pulmonary embolism: data from PIOPED II.
BACKGROUND Selection of patients for diagnostic tests for acute pulmonary embolism requires recognition of the possibility of pulmonary embolism on the basis of the clinical characteristics. PatientsExpand
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