Laszlo Bax

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OBJECTIVE To review the evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of the currently available point of care D-dimer tests for excluding venous thromboembolism. DESIGN Systematic review of research on the accuracy of point of care D-dimer tests, using bivariate regression to examine sources of variation and to estimate sensitivity and specificity. DATA SOURCES(More)
The present document is a roadmap report prepared by Willems & van den Wildenberg (W&W) in the framework of the NanoRoadMap (NRM) project, co-funded by the 6th Framework Programme (FP6) of the European Commission. This roadmap report is mainly based on the input received from experts participating in a Delphi-like panel. In addition, W&W has added where(More)
BACKGROUND Physicians committed to the care of elderly patients, are challenged with the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE: deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) due to a higher incidence, co-morbidities masking signs and symptoms and burdening referrals. Clinical decision rules (CDRs) have been developed and implemented for VTE. Yet, until(More)
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