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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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d-Dimer for the Exclusion of Acute Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
This meta-analysis summarizes data from 78 prospective studies that compared results of different d-dimer assays with findings of objective tests (for example, compression ultrasonography, venography, lung scanning) in patients with suspected DVT or PE. Expand
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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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Incidence of venous thromboembolism in patients hospitalized with cancer.
BACKGROUND There are sparse data on the frequency of venous thromboembolism in patients with various types of cancer. We sought to determine the incidence and relative risk of venous thromboembolism,Expand
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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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Prevalence of acute pulmonary embolism among patients in a general hospital and at autopsy.
PURPOSE The purpose of this investigation is to estimate the prevalence of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in a general hospital, its frequency among patients who died, and the ability of physicians toExpand
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Obesity as a risk factor in venous thromboembolism.
PURPOSE Whether obesity is an independent risk factor for pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis has not been fully determined. METHODS We used the database of the National Hospital DischargeExpand
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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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Antithrombotic therapy in valvular heart disease--native and prosthetic: the Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy.
This chapter about antithrombotic therapy in native and prosthetic valvular heart disease is part of the Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy: Evidence Based Guidelines.Expand
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Exercise Training in Patients with Heart Failure A Randomized, Controlled Trial
The role of exercise training in the treatment of heart failure remains a paradox, because exercise intolerance is a characteristic finding in patients with this condition. Improved exerciseExpand
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