A rapid assay for the detection of circulating D-dimer is associated with clinical outcomes among critically ill patients.

@article{Kollef1998ARA,
  title={A rapid assay for the detection of circulating D-dimer is associated with clinical outcomes among critically ill patients.},
  author={Marin H Kollef and Paul R. Eisenberg and William Shannon},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={1054-60}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the results of a rapid, semiquantitative assay for the detection of circulating D-dimer in whole blood (SRDD assay) are associated with the occurrence of clinical outcomes among critically ill patients. DESIGN Prospective, blinded, single-center study. SETTING Medical intensive care unit (ICU) of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, a university-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENTS Three hundred twenty-three adult patients admitted to a medical ICU… CONTINUE READING

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