Derivation and validation of a multivariate model to predict mortality from pulmonary embolism with cancer: The POMPE-C tool.

@article{Kline2012DerivationAV,
  title={Derivation and validation of a multivariate model to predict mortality from pulmonary embolism with cancer: The POMPE-C tool.},
  author={Jeffrey A. Kline and P M Roy and Martin P Than and Jackeline Hernandez and Daniel Mark Courtney and Alan E. Jones and Andr{\'e}a Penaloza and Charles V. Pollack},
  journal={Thrombosis research},
  year={2012},
  volume={129 5},
  pages={e194-9}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical guidelines recommend risk stratification of patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Active cancer increases risk of PE and worsens prognosis, but also causes incidental PE that may be discovered during cancer staging. No quantitative decision instrument has been derived specifically for patients with active cancer and PE. METHODS Classification and regression technique was used to reduce 25 variables prospectively collected from 408 patients with AC and PE. Selected… CONTINUE READING