Are too many compression ultrasounds being performed for acute lower limb deep venous thrombosis in tertiary inpatients?

@article{Jager2016AreTM,
  title={Are too many compression ultrasounds being performed for acute lower limb deep venous thrombosis in tertiary inpatients?},
  author={Christiaan de Jager and Ruth Moont and Neil E. Pearce},
  journal={South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie},
  year={2016},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={4-7}
}
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a complex and serious condition, with high morbidity and mortality, especially in hospitalised patients. Yet its diagnosis remains challenging because of its unspecific clinical presentation. The objective of this study was to apply an algorithmic combination approach to diagnosing VTE by the addition of a D-dimer assay and Wells' criteria for our hospital's internal referral forms requesting compression ultrasound (CUS), to determine the effect on the… CONTINUE READING