Comparison of four clinical prediction scores for the diagnosis of lower limb deep venous thrombosis in outpatients.

@article{Constans2003ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of four clinical prediction scores for the diagnosis of lower limb deep venous thrombosis in outpatients.},
  author={Jo{\"e}l Constans and Catherine Boutinet and Louis Rachid Salmi and J C Saby and M L Nelzy and Patrice Baudouin and Françoise Sampoux and J R Marchand and Caroline Boutami and V{\'e}ronique Dehant and St{\'e}phane Pulci and J. P. Gauthier and V{\'e}ronique Cacareigt-Bourdenx and Damien Barcat and Claude Conri},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={115 6},
  pages={436-40}
}
PURPOSE We compared three scores for the prediction of deep venous thrombosis with a new score designed specifically for outpatients. METHODS Patients referred for evaluation because of suspected deep venous thrombosis were examined by ultrasonography. Sensitivity and specificity were calculated for three clinical scores (Wells [nine components], Kahn [four components], and St. André [six components]). We developed a new score by multivariate analysis, and then compared this score with the… CONTINUE READING