Roger E. G. Schutgens

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OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of the Wells rule for excluding deep vein thrombosis and whether this accuracy applies to different subgroups of patients. DESIGN Meta-analysis of individual patient data. DATA SOURCES Authors of 13 studies (n = 10,002) provided their datasets, and these individual patient data were merged into one dataset. ELIGIBILITY(More)
Dear Editor, In transfusion medicine, it can be a challenge to obtain compatible blood for patients who have clinically important alloantibodies to high-prevalence antigens. We describe a case which examples the decision process for autologous blood deposition in the Dutch health care system. In September 2006, a 56-year-old man was admitted to the(More)
BACKGROUND There is a marked lack of evidence on the optimal prevention of ischaemic stroke and other thromboembolic events in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and a recent intracerebral haemorrhage during treatment with oral anticoagulation. These patients are currently treated with oral anticoagulants, antiplatelet drugs, or no(More)
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