Clinical validity of a negative computed tomography scan in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism: a systematic review.

@article{Quiroz2005ClinicalVO,
  title={Clinical validity of a negative computed tomography scan in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism: a systematic review.},
  author={Rene Quiroz and Nils Kucher and Kelly H. Zou and Florian Kipfmueller and Philip J. Costello and Samuel Z. Goldhaber and Uwe Joseph Schoepf},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2005},
  volume={293 16},
  pages={
          2012-7
        }
}
CONTEXT The clinical validity of using computed tomography (CT) to diagnose peripheral pulmonary embolism is uncertain. Insufficient sensitivity for peripheral pulmonary embolism is considered the principal limitation of CT. OBJECTIVE To review studies that used a CT-based approach to rule out a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. DATA SOURCES The medical literature databases of PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CRISP, metaRegister of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane were searched for articles published… CONTINUE READING

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