D-dimer testing and acute venous thromboembolism. A shortcut to accurate diagnosis?

@article{Becker1996DdimerTA,
  title={D-dimer testing and acute venous thromboembolism. A shortcut to accurate diagnosis?},
  author={Diane M. Becker and John T. Philbrick and Tanja Bachhuber and John Eric Humphries},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={156 9},
  pages={
          939-46
        }
}
D-dimer fragments can be measured easily in plasma and whole blood, and the presence or absence of D-dimer could be useful in the diagnostic evaluation of venous thromboembolism. We systematically reviewed the English literature for articles that compared D-dimer results with those of other tests for deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Twenty-nine studies were selected for detailed review, and we noted wide variability in assay performance, heterogeneity among subjects, and failure to… CONTINUE READING
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